The Captain and the Prime Minister – out now!

The sixth in our Captivating Captains series, The Captain and the Prime Minister, is out now from Pride. It’s available in ebook, paperback and Kindle Unlimited from Amazon and other online retailers.

When a devoted prime minster has a second chance at romance, he discovers that love is love on Downing Street.

Captain Tom Southwell has swapped bullets for babies and works as a manny at one of the world’s most famous addresses. Behind the doors of Downing Street, he cooks dinner, puts the children to bed and is the prime minister’s best friend.

Alex Hart is the prime minister Great Britain’s been dreaming of. He’s dedicated, caring and has a conscience. He’s also a widower with two small children. The last thing he can let himself do is fall in love with the manny who has held his family together.

When an old flame from Tom’s past gets in touch, Tom’s first instinct is to keep him at arm’s length, but hell hath no fury like a yoga teacher scorned. As Alex fights to push a life-changing bill through Parliament, the tabloid vultures are circling. With rumors swirling about the prime minister and his gorgeous manny, every shark in Westminster senses blood.

Will Alex put love ahead of duty, or will the most important man in the country be the loneliest, too?

Excerpt

Tom lay sprawled on the beanbag between the two small beds—one shaped like a car, the other shaped like a boat. He’d almost sent himself to sleep with the twins’ bedtime story, but it finally seemed, from the sound of their gentle breathing, that they’d dropped off. He sat in the quiet, dimly lit room, the elephant nightlight casting its gentle glow. And in that glow, he re-read the text from Stuart.

 

Hey good lookin’, ya miss me? Through with Barca and heading home—you shud SEE my tan lines babe. Get ready Laaahndaaaan! x

 

Stuart wasn’t high on the list of people who Tom wanted to talk to. Their break-up had been acrimonious, Stuart furious at one too many dates being canceled at the last minute because Tom had to look after the twins. ‘You love that family more than you love me!’ And off Stuart had gone to Barcelona.

Except, apparently, Stuart was back.

And that list of Tom’s was rather brief.

It’d be rude not to reply, wouldn’t it?

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A Tale of Two Writers

Join us as we answer the perennial question– how do we write together? Get the inside scoop on where we write, how we come up with plots, the fun to be had in a sandbox, how we decide who writes who, and what happens when things don’t go so smoothly. And as ever, discover what’s crawling out of the inkwell, and who – or what – is putting the fizz in our gin!

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The Dishevelled Duke

A Little Bit Cupid Collection #4

It’s publication day for The Dishevelled Duke, available in ebook from Amazon and Pride.

Will a photographer be swept off his feet by a duke who’s more dishevelled than dashing?

It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s Billy last shift at The Chelsea Bunn. His photography career never took off, so it’s time to leave London, parcel up the leftover heart-shaped cakes and head back home to Hampshire.

Rumpled Charlie and his two mischievous dogs are Billy’s favourite customers, so when Charlie turns up at closing time with a mysterious wrapped gift and the offer of a whirlwind trip on the London Eye, Billy can’t say no. But Charlie is keeping a secret that could turn Billy’s world happily upside down.

As the snow falls over London and the big wheel grinds to a halt, Billy discovers that wishes aren’t just for Christmas.

Excerpt

All the champagne cupcakes had gone. Only a few slices of red velvet cake remained, sharing a plate with the last three heart-shaped cookies. Imogen had said that Billy could take them home with him. What a way to arrive. Ten years in London and Billy would appear on his parents’ doorstep with leftover Valentine’s Day cake and hundreds of unsold photographs.

At least I tried.

For the last time, Billy loaded the café’s dishwasher. In a couple of minutes he would turn the sign to closed for the last time, shut the blinds for the last time and leave The Chelsea Bunn forever. He would lug his case through the crowds, clamber onto a packed train and say goodbye to London.

But he wouldn’t say goodbye to Charlie-who-has-no-surname, who came in five times a week for a cup of tea and a bun for the two wolfhounds that dragged him around like slightly undersized donkeys. Charlie with the peppery hair and laughing eyes and the lines that crinkled around them when he smiled. And he smiled a lot.

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CF White: The District Line

We’re really pleased to welcome CF White back to our blog. Her series The District Line is out soon in audio book. Read on to find out how to get your hands on a code for a free audiobook of Kick Off, the first novel in the series!

Describe your perfect Valentine’s Day.

My perfect Valentine’s Day would start with a lie in, no disturbances! Followed by tea and breakfast (scrambled eggs, smoked salmon – yum), then a stroll around London with dinner and to end a West End show. And the hope that it wasn’t raining!

Chocolates or roses? Or something else?

Roses. I’m on a diet!

Who’s your dream date for a Valentine’s Day dinner?

I have a huge crush on Taron Edgerton and I have the feeling he’d be quite the romantic. Or at least for my dream date, he would be.

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Aliyah Burke: This Ain’t No Love Story

USA Today bestselling author Aliyah Burke has come to say hello and tell us about her perfect Valentine’s Day. She’s the author of “This Ain’t No Love Story”, part of the A Little Bit Cupid Valentine’s collection. It’s available on Amazon and from Totally Bound.

Describe your perfect Valentine’s Day.

To be honest, mine is just having my husband home. He spent the majority of our married years deployed so anytime he was home, would be perfect. Typically it would be a dinner at home, quiet. I don’t do a lot of loud, going out, so we were good at home.

If we were at a place where we could go to the mountains, we would have dinner in the back of the truck as the sun set and our dogs with us. We are country people at heart and city living is hard. To me being out in the wilderness with the love of my life, that is perfect.

Chocolates or roses? Or something else?

I prefer real flowers to cut ones, love chocolate but I love books. You want to get on my good side, books. Or sapphires. *grin* Sapphires are always welcome.

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Pelaam: The Moment

Today we welcome Pelaam to the blog, author of The Moment from Pride’s A Little Bit Cupid collection, to tell us about her ideal Valentine’s Day.

Describe your perfect Valentine’s Day.

Get up late. Have brunch at our favourite beachside restaurant with a glass of buck’s fizz. A leisurely afternoon walking along the beach, playing minigolf, then sitting at a café, people watching. Home to shower and change, then a romantic dinner for two early evening, then relaxing on a rooftop bar. (Bear in mind, I live in New Zealand, so Feb is my summer)

Chocolates or roses? Or something else?

Chocolates are always welcome, but a nice bottle of bubbles (champagne) or a good rosé wine are also favourites.

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