Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog

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

Monday, 22 April 2013

Cover Reveal!

Nothing more exciting in the life of an author when they get a look see at a new book cover...unless its when they can share one they love with the world!!!

Here's the cover for WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED...

And here's why we (being Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and I) love it:

The shoes - divine right?
The legs - who wouldn't wish for such pins?
The dress - glamor wedding personified, and Honey's wedding is nothing if not glamorous.
The colour - yellow is Honey's signature colour.
The authors - I'd pick up a book written by any of those gals in a Louisiana second.

Check out our website for more about the books!  And "like" Honey on Facebook for the most up to date goss on the wedding of the decade.

Entangled Indulgence * May 201
Pre-order from Amazon today!

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Friday, 19 April 2013

when ally got excited!

I'm so excited about my next book.  If you haven't heard me gushing about it all over the shop, it's your turn to hear it now.

WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED... is an anthology of stories set around the wedding of southern belle Honey Moreau as imagined by Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and my good self.  We had such a ball writing these stories I think we could have happily lost herself in Honey's world forever.  Here's why:

Check out her website to find out a little about the books. And "Like" her Facebook page to stay in the loop!

As an added bonus, the first 40 reviewers who'd happily review the book and write it up on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble get an Advance Reading Copy!  Head here.

Pre-order links are due any day, so watch this space.

Until then...happy reading


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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

blog tour :: harlequin junkie

Today I'm nattering with the fabulous Harlequin Junkie about my first Harlequin KISS - out now across North America - THE SECRET WEDDING DRESS!

One of the questions Sara asked was to name five random things about myself.  Here's a taste:

*  I told the kids in my primary school I had three middle names (instead of one) as I thought it made me seem more exotic.  The extra names? Karen and Vanessa.  Why the heck didn't I go all out with something like Periwinkle and Desdemona!
*  I could never, never, not even upon the promise of a million dollars watch a horror film, and yet am addicted to True Blood and The Walking Dead.
* Growing up I desperately wanted a horse. Not because I was interested in riding, per say, I really just wanted to name it.  Writing for a living I get to name heroes, heroines, dogs, cats, businesses, places...  Some horse somewhere should count itself verrry lucky.

Come visit Harlequin Junkie for your chance to win an ebook copy of my last book THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT!

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Friday, 5 April 2013

first page friday

Am I the only one who flicks to a book's first page before considering buying it?  Seems so cutthroat, doesn't it!  Well, we authors spend a good deal of time getting our first line right for that very reason.

Today I'm over at the lovely Liz Fielding's blog, taking up her First Page Friday slot with my current Harlequin KISS novel, THE SECRET WEDDING DRESS.

Hope it grabs you!

Harlequin KISS - April 2013

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

blog tour :: pink heart society

I'm a write at home mum with a bit of a difference.  I don't write at home ;).

Want to know how I go about it?  I'm over at the Pink Hearts Society today talking about just that!

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Monday, 1 April 2013

how writers write

I looove hearing how other writers write - especially when their methods surprise me.  Here's George R.R. Martin who wrote "The Game of Thrones" - a wonderfully intricate, detailed, rich books...and more.
“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows. And I’m much more a gardener than an architect.”

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