Hi, I'm Christina Hollis and I love romance! Places like this are ideal for writers and readers to get together and share. My first Harlequin Mills and Boon Modern Romance, 'The Italian Billionaire's Virgin', has just been published (January 2007) so I'm a 'new bug'. The last few months have been a real rollercoaster for me. That first acceptance has been followed by two more novels, one to be published in May and the second in December. I've been lucky enough to meet some of my favourite authors - or at least spot them across a crowded room! But the other day we had a tremendous storm which brought down the powerlines supplying our village, and brought everyone right down to earth. The electricity was off for two days. The whole area rallied round and it really restored everyone's faith in human nature. We were very lucky - all we lost was the contents of our fridge and freezers. They began to thaw and wouldn't you know it, leaked onto the only carpet in the house - our cottage has tiles or bare boards in all the other rooms!
Not all was lost, though. We managed to salvage some packs of blueberries, raspberries and strawberry granita and crushed them all into fruit smoothies. They were delicious, though not very warming on a cold, dark winter's night!