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

Tuesday 26 February 2013

book-signing this Saturday!

The Australian Romance Readers Convention hits my home town this weekend!  There are panels galore to enjoy with talks by bestselling Australian and International authors.
I'm super excited to be a part of  Saturday's book-signing, as last year's on the Gold Coast was super fun!  So many lovely readers to meet and chat with about romance novels.
This from the ARRA website:
Book-signing event
The book-signing event at ARRC2013 is on the Saturday (2 March), running from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. It will be held in the Terrace Rooms at the Mercure Hotel. Tickets for the signing are also now on sale. Entry is free for ARRC2013 delegates. There will be a $10 entry fee for members of the general public ($7.50 for ARRA members). ARRA members who are attending the signing only should be sure to bring their membership card with them, so they can buy a ticket at the discounted rate.
Hope to see you there!

Friday 22 February 2013

author alterations

Right now I'm working on my author alterations for FAKING IT TO MAKING IT.  Author alterations are the author's last chance to make any changes to a book before it heads out into the big wide world! Nerve-wracking huh?

And yet so much fun.  Especially as by this stage I haven't seen the book for a few months and no longer feel ill reading it for the zillionth time.  It's a little fresh, a  little forgotten, a little surprising, and a big relief at that!

These AA's are particularly enjoyable, as this book was on such a tight deadline I was't sure I'd get to see them at all, so imagine my sigh of relief when they landed in my inbox!

Queue even more relief as this book was sold without a jot of revisions.  Not one.  Sounds awesome right?  Unfortunately, in author world, that clearly means "oh my god they forgot to read it, as no revisions is, like, a total myth, and bought it anyway and what if its complete rubbish!!!"

And far so good ;).

Harlequin KISS - August 2013
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Wednesday 20 February 2013

work in progress

I've been having a bit of fun creating  a Pinterest board for the book I'm currently working on - the working title is Dirty Dancing which just makes me grin everytime I see it!

I'm loving the heroine - who's a little tougher than I usually write, and the hero who has no idea what he's in for!

Check out the Pinterest board for more.

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