Thursday, March 1

Some Updates...

I've been busy with proofreading for the last week or so, but I'm now back to writing time (for the foreseeable future, at least) and since my plans for You Don't Know Jack are all in place, I plan on starting chapter one today.

Haunted Hearts has received another review, this time from Maura Frankman at The Romance Studio. Among other things, she says:

"Ms Raymond has created a classic ghost story here. Two lovers separated by a mistake are brought together by the [paranormal] investigation and get a second chance to work out the past, unlike the ghosts in the house. The house is perfectly described for this story. It is an unhappy place with lots of unresolved problems just like Sam and Beth. The ghosts definitely want to be heard, seen and felt, particularly at the end."

The book scored 4 out of 5 and you can read the full review here. Thanks, Maura!

The book in which my novella One Shore Thing will be appearing, to be published by Moonlit Romance in May 2007, now has an overall title. Part of the "Moonlit Summer Beach Party Duets" series, the book featuring both mine and my critique partner Nell Dixon's stories (Nell's is entitled Making Waves) will be titled "A Taste of Summer". Keep checking back here and on my website for an excerpt of One Shore Thing and a sneak peek at the cover, once it's ready.

In a more writerly direction, Penguin Books UK posted a very interesting series of pieces on their blog last week, all about the art of the blurb. If you'd like to see what the experts had to say, just click here.


liz fenwick said...

Great review!!! Have ordered HH in print. Can't do the electronic thing. Planning on reading it on hols over Easter. Can't wait.

Intereting link to Penquin.

Jessica Raymond said...

Thanks so much, Liz -- I hope you enjoy Haunted Hearts!

Jess x

Nell Dixon said...

Can't wait for the first chapter of you don't know Jack. Great review!!!

Jessica Raymond said...

Thanks, Nell. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it :)

Jess x