Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog

Latest news from Australian romance author Ally Blake, writer of fun, fresh flirty romance novels.

Thursday 28 October 2010

honorary minx

Head on over to the glorious Mixes of Romance blog today for some inside tips on where I get my ideas, the kind of romance I like best, and who inspired me to become an author in the first place as well as lots of other bits and bobs you've ALWAYS wanted to know ;).

So far there has been some happy discussion of this cover for my upcoming re-release of reader favourite GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS. I can't imagine why ;).

Like the guy? Then take him home! Pre-order today from the Book Depository get 25% off and free delivery worldwide.

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Monday 25 October 2010


The book I'd thought was going to be next - POISON of the head-to-toe, green-lyrca-wearing heroine - has of late been ousted by another idea I'd had in the pipeline. Working Title? CRUSH.

And if you're wondering why...

This is my hero. Will Garrison. With eyes as blue as the sky over Torquay.

And these are his two best mates and business partners - Logan and Crash.

Now can you blame me for making the switch? ;)

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Monday 18 October 2010

getting down to business

My first ever Modern Heat GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS is coming out in a fab new collection entitled BOARDROOM HOT-SHOTS alongside books by Jennie Lucas and Robyn Grady and here's a look at the cover!

Stubble, nice lips, great-looking suit. Tick, tick, tick!

It's not officially released until January but you can pre-order your copy today from the Book Depository, get 25% off the cover price AND Free Delivery Worldwide!!!

I use them ALL the time and they are FABULOUS. Just when I forget I've ordered a couple of books they turn up in the mail. Ooh that reminds me, I should have some old Jenny Crusie's arriving on my doorstep anyday now. Squee!!

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Thursday 14 October 2010

tappity tap

Another great writing day today! The story is bustling, The characters are a great match/mismatch. The tension is delicious. Yummdiddilyumptious!

Helps that I've found a local cafe or two that are condusive to inspiration. Both make amaaaazing iced coffees and yummy cupcakes and my very fave white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies.

If this book is a success I may just have to dedicate it to them. And by them I mean the cupcakes and cookies ;). Hey, I've done it before! THE WEDDING DATE, my next Harlequin Presents Extra, was dedicated to raspberry and white chocolate muffins! True.

By the way THE WEDDING DATE now has its own dedicated page on my website. So head on over to get a sneak peek.

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Wednesday 6 October 2010

bun in the oven

In answer to the lovely Joanne's question, the other day I did make a sneaky reference to the fact that I have Bub number three well on the way :). What with writing, and moving, and stuff the bump has managed to stay under the radar.

Come mid-December I'll have three under three. Heaven help me!


Sunday 3 October 2010

blue sky for mighty pies!

After ten years of living in Melbourne, primarily staying because we simply couldn't move back home to Brisbane til the Collingwood Magpies won the AFL Premiership, what do they go and do 6 weeks after we leave? THEY WIN THE FLAG!!!!

We left the kidlets with my in-laws (my first ever night away from my babies!) and made the trek back to Melbourne last week. Only to see our team draw. No loss. No win. No idea as to what to feel. No stranger a feeling have I known than at the end of that match, espeically as it was multiplied by the other 100,000 people around me. We knew we wouldn't be back, with littlies to return home to and thousands already spent on what should have been THE big weekend, we decided to go low key and stay home. Maybe that was the key? After being at three Collingwood non-wins in a decade maybe we were the problem? (A fan's gotta do what a fan's gotta do for the team, right?)

And in the best move of the millenium we instead shouted my husband's mum the airfare and grand final ticket to see the rematch. Boy did she have a ball!!!! If she has her voice back by now I'd be much surprised.

And as for us? Even from my lounge room, oh the joy of joys!!! Then out on the town last night I had a slurp of champagne. I had complete strangers address my very pregnant belly as "the next Pendlebury" (best player on the gorund yesterday). And I stood up wind while my hubby and his brother smoked cigars they've had saved since 2002, in waits for Collingwood's next grand final win.

Now we can all sit back and revel, and rewatch the game over and over again for the next few months of off-season. I reckon we can hold off til about February before declaring ourselves absolute favourites to win again next year.

Ah, what the heck, I might just go book our flights back to Melbourne for Grand Final weekend 2011 now!!!