Monday, 31 December 2012

Whacky New Year Resolutions

Yep, it's that time of year again. It's time to put the festivities behind us, throw out the leftovers and embrace the new year with firm resolutions what? To lose weight, to give up alcohol, to quit smoking? Gym memberships soar, diet foods enjoy their five minutes of fame, and know how it is.

I was curious to know what sorts of things people resolve and came across these on line. Do people really want these things?

I will try to figure out why I really need nine e-mail addresses.

I resolve to work with neglected children -- my own.

I will stop sending e-mail, ICQ, Instant Messages and be on the phone at the same time with the same person.

I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I'm not a clock watcher.

I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.

I will not ring the stewardess button on airplanes just to get her phone number.

I resolve to work with neglected children. (my own).

I will answer my snail mail with the same enthusiasm with which I answer my e-mail.

When I hear a funny joke I will not reply, "LOL... LOL!"

And my personal favourite - I will gain 40lbs because my mum always said I was too skinny. (I wish!).

What have I resolved? I gave up making them years ago because I don't cope well with failure. Even so, I'm quietly resolved to have the courage of my convictions - make of that what you will!

Whatever you resolve for the new year, I hope it works out for you.

All the best for 2013.


Monday, 17 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Whether this represents the holiday for you

or if this is more your style

or, er, this best represents the present you'd like to receive from Santa

A very merry Christmas and happy and prosperous new year to you all. And many thanks for reading my ramblings over the past year.


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Compromising the Marquess

Many thanks to all of you who stopped by for the Hot Nights Blog and left comments. Dita Škarste is the Hot Autumn Night Blog Hop grand prize winner from the blog, Love Is A Many Flavored Thing. The winner of a copy of my novel, Compromising the Marquess, is Susan Frances. Congratulations Susan, your prize is on its way to you.

You could still win a copy of Compromising the Marquess by following my launch blog tour to the following stops. Good luck!

Virtual Book Tour: Compromising the Marquess by Wendy Soliman

Compromising the Marquess

by Wendy Soliman
December 3 – 14
Historical romance author, Wendy Soliman, takes the first installment of her Forsters series from Carina Press, COMPROMISING THE MARQUESS, on a virtual book tour.
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Tone: Regency, light-hearted
Heat Level: Hot
Elements/Tags: Regency romance, historical romance, Regency newspapers, Fanny Hill
Publisher: Carina Press
Publishing Date: December 10, 2012
Format: eBook
Words: 83,000

Back Cover Blurb:

Leah Elliott and her sister Bethany remove to the south coast, where Leah makes a living by picking up tidbits of gossip for a scandal sheet about the local family of consequence, the Forsters. She erroneously reports that the marquess, Hal Forster, is about to marry a local lady. To make up for her mistake, Leah offers to act as Hal’s paramour. In return he agrees to educate her in matters of romantic love, acting out scenes from Fanny Hill, a book which they have both read.

Leah discovers that Hal has a young Frenchman hidden on his boat, which makes her suspicious. During a grand ball at Forster Hall, the Frenchman kidnaps Leah, using her to lure Hal into a trap. Using her wits, Leah manages to warn the man she has fallen in love with that he’s in deadly peril. Managing to overcome his foes, Hal concentrates on discovering the truth behind the fire that killed Leah’s father and supposedly destroyed the rare books he so treasured. His efforts lead them both into more danger when they have a deadly confrontation with a scoundrel at an inn in the backstreets of London.

Deeply in love with his feisty scribe, Hal proposes marriage. Leah realizes that true love simply doesn’t recognise the class divide invented by society and joyously accepts him.

In a sentence:

A sparkling Regency in which a marquess finds his destiny in an impecunious siren with a beautiful voice and scorching pen.

Meet Author Wendy Soliman

Wendy Soliman was brought up on the Isle of Wight in Southern England but now divides her time between Andorra and West Florida. She lives with her husband Andre and a rescued dog of indeterminate pedigree named Jake Bentley.

The Isle of Wight is full of historic buildings, which is where she acquired her love of history, absorbing it like osmosis. She is the author of nine single-title Regency romances and is excited about her up-coming series charting the fortunes of the Forster dynasty.

When not writing she enjoys reading other people’s books, walking miles with her dog whilst plotting her next scene, and is on a one-woman mission to save the wine industry from the economic slump. Well, someone’s got to do it!

Contact email:
Facebook: Wendy Soliman – Author
Twitter: @wendyswriter


  • One randomly drawn commenter from each tour stop will win a copy of COMPROMISING THE MARQUESS.

Tour Stops & Dates
Week of December 3

Dec. 3: Love Saves the World
Dec. 4: Cocktails & Books
Dec. 5: Novel Reflections
Dec. 6: Bodice Ripper Novels
Dec. 7: Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
STOP #2: Dec. 7: Ex Libris
Week of December 10

HRD: Dec. 10: Book Whore Blog
Dec. 11: Reading Romances
STOP #2: Dec. 11: The Book Vixen
STOP: #3: Dec. 11: Seductive Musings
Dec. 12:
Dec. 13: RomFan Reviews
STOP #2: Dec. 13: Love Romance Passion
Dec. 14: Book Lovin’ Mamas