Monday, September 14, 2015

Christina Hollis: My Favourite Things...
On sale 15th September! 
My family and good health top the list of my favourite things, of course, but I've been very lucky in that three more things I enjoy combined to make this a great week for me... 

Countryside: I've lived out in the countryside nearly all my life. When things are going well and the weather's nice, there's nothing like it. It's not always sunshine and holidays, though. One winter we couldn't get the cars to within half a mile of our house for nearly three weeks! 

By the middle of an English September, nights are noticeably drawing in. This year there's been a real nip in the air, which isn't always the case but makes it important to enjoy good weather while we can. 

I hope summer still has a while to run. Just in case we're shivering from now until next spring, I've written a short, summery romance, My Dream Guy, to capture some of the fun. It's set in our local countryside and will be published tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th September. You can reserve a copy of My Dream Guy from Amazon by clicking on this magical link:
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Holidays: When I worked in an office, I lived for the weekends and holidays. As a full-time writer living the dream, holidays are a lovely treat—but I never stop work. I've always got a notebook and pencil to hand, so I can jot down anything and everything that takes my fancy. 

My holiday notebooks really turned up a treat when I wanted to escape from one particularly dark, cold, and wet February day. I got the idea for a romance set in sun-drenched Greece. His Majesty's Secret Passion turned into my perfect escapist fantasy, with an exhausted businesswoman and a king in disguise finding fun in the sun at a luxurious spa.

His Majesty's Secret Passion was the first book in my Princes of Kharova series for The Wild Rose Press. It's up for nomination in The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards, Winter 2015, so if you're feeling kind I'd be really grateful if you could cast your vote for His Majesty's Secret Passion by clicking here!
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Romance: If you follow me on Facebook, you'll have seen the spectacular surprise my OH sprang for our wedding anniversary a few days ago. I love romance, especially when a story involves two contrasting characters discovering they can turn there lives around by becoming first a team, and then a couple. This is how it happened for me and OH in real life.

In the second book of my Princes of Kharova series, Her Royal Risk, I gave Krisia and Athan some enormous challenges before they found their happy ever after. Their story touched a nerve, and readers tell me they identify with the frustration both Krisia and Athan feel when conflicts between life and duty put them on opposing sides of a problem.

Her Royal Risk also qualifies for inclusion in The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards, Winter 2015. I'd love you to cast your vote for Her Royal Risk by clicking here. Thank you so much! 

Will you be able to enjoy your favourite things this week? There's a signed copy from my backlist on offer for a comment picked at random next Sunday, 20th September.

When she isn't cooking, gardening or beekeeping, Christina Hollis writes contemporary fiction starring complex men and independent women.  Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and she’s sold nearly three million books worldwide. You can catch up with her at, on Twitter, and Facebook


Just Another Bloke said...

What? Not a raindrop on a rose, or a whisker on a kitten in sight!!

Family of course, and Friends - I have been blessed with my friends, all over the world.

By and large I agree with you on al lfronts. I might add beer.


jcp said...

I hope so.

alysap AT yahoo DOT com

Christina Hollis said...

I thought using too many lyrics might bring the copyright people down on my head, John! ;) I agree with you about family and friends. As long as you've got those, and your health, you're in a great position. Thanks for commenting.

Christina Hollis said...

I hope you get to enjoy them too, JCP. Thanks for commenting!

dstoutholcomb said...

friends and family, plus Autumn days.


Christina Hollis said...

I love the autumn too, Denise. Especially when it's crisp and clear, with beautifully coloured leaves. I'm not sure if we'll have many leaves left here this winter. A small tornado ripped through my sister's village yesterday! Thanks for commenting.

Christina Hollis said...

UPDATE! Just Another Bloke was first out of my (nice and clean!) extractor in the draw for a signed book—drop me a line with your snail-mail address, Just, and let me know if you have a preference. Thanks to everyone who posted a comment!