Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Launch Day!!!

A very warm welcome to Minxes of Romance blog!

We’re so very happy you stopped by for our launch.

Stay a while, share some cyber champers and get to know the Minxes. Our aim is to share our writing journey with you, bring a positive, supportive and helpful outlook to a sometimes tough and disheartening industry, share great books, inspiring call stories and links and updates on useful industry information.

We aim to blog three times a week, so be sure to stop by for more fun stuff and who knows, you might just be in the right place at the right time to win a book from one of our lovely guest authors!

And now, meet The Minxes –

I’m Maya Blake. I live in the Garden of England, better known as Kent, England with my husband and two kids. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading a book or three. I wrote my first novel at sixteen, but alas, boys got in my way :). It wasn’t until I had my second child in 2005 that I began writing again. I was lucky enough to have my third finished manuscript, Hostage To Love, published in 2009. That experience has gone a long way in spurring me on to pursue a writing career and I count my blessings that I met the wonderful Minxes through the 2009 Harlequin Presents Writing Competition.

Romy Sommer discovered romance novels rather late in life. Thanks to a friend who said she had a ‘voice for romance’ she started reading (and writing) category romance novels a few years ago, and now romance is her obsession. She is targeting Harlequin, and under the name Rae Summers she also writes historical novellas set in the 1920s. Watch out for her first novella, Let's Misbehave, which has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press.

Lorraine Wilson has been creating fictional worlds for as long as she can remember but when she discovered the fun of writing romance she filed the exercise books with maps drawn in felt tip and the ‘typed with two fingers’ teenage angst safely in the loft.Now she writes contemporary and historical romance (hoping to prove that a history degree can be vocational after all). When she’s not reading blogs, visiting writers' forums or emailing her lovely newfound writing friends that is!

Suzanne Jones has been writing fiction for many years and her short stories have appeared in magazines in the UK and Australia. She adores reading romance novels and has attempted to write one or two of her own. These are yet to catch a publisher's attention, but she remains hopeful and continues to write, regardless.

Sally Clements loves writing romances with twisty plots and unusual heroines. Sofar, her romantic heroines have been an artisan chocolatier and a masterjeweller. As well as romance she also writes crime - with a twist.

Even though, she always didn't know that she wanted to be a writer, Sri grew up surrounded by writers (her father and grandfather) and books. So, it seemed like fate when she fell in love with romance novels and decided that's what she wanted to write. She writes contemporary romance with strong heroes and spunky heroines.

Joanne has been writing on and off since she was a teen when she created her very own (English) version of the Sweet Valley High series. Deciding she’d missed the boat with that she took some time off to try her hand at many varied careers. A couple of years ago she started reading Mills & Boon books and decided she would try her hand at writing a ‘grown up’ book. Now on her third ms, she's just stubborn enough to keep writing until she's published!

Mairi Williams has been writing for a year and is based in the south west of England.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Please stop by on Wednesday to meet our first guest author, Sandra Sookoo, who has volunteered to answer some cheeky Minxy questions and give one lucky commenter a copy of her book!

28 comments:

Joanne Coles said...

Yay for the Minxes!

Can't wait to hear from Sandra on Wednesday.

Suzanne Jones said...

Go Minxes.

Looking forward to Wednesday.

XX

Joanne Fox said...

Good luck with your new blog - though I'm sure you won't need luck as it sounds great!

joanne pibworth said...

Good luck with your shiny new blog girls!
Will read with interest. x

Maisey said...

Hey there, Minxies! Love the blog!

Lorraine said...

Thanks for popping over for a look, I hope you come back soon!

Debs said...

Hello Minxes. Love this blog and will definately be back to read more.

Sutton Fox said...

Greetings, Minxes.

Congrats on your new blog. Sounds like it will be lots of fun. Think I'll follow along. Don't want to miss a good time.

Kaye Manro said...

Hello Minxes. Congrats on the new blog and it looks to be a grand time with you. Good luck!

Lucy King said...

Hiya, congrats on the blog. Looks like it's going to be lots of fun!

Caroline said...

Go Minxes go! Here's to a great new blog for me - enjoy your cyber champagne - I know I will... Caroline x

Maya said...

Wow, so glad to see the party's jumpin'! Thank everyone for making this launch so much fun. Stick around, there's more fun to be had!!!

Sri Pammi said...

Woohoo, it's here.

Thank you to Sally for getting the group together, Jo for the fabulous idea for a group blog, Romy for all her hard work in setting it up, and Maya for starting the party so well.

Here's to lifelong friendships and lots of fabulous sales!!

penandpaints said...

Hi Minxes!
Here's to your new blog,(virtual clink) sounds like great fun! What music have you got on? something 80s I hope :)

Mary Ricksen said...

I wish you all the best of luck on your new endeavor. A blog can be a great took and a lot of fun. You meet some wonderful people!

Maya said...

Yayyy, I see more friends have joined the party since I went to get more drinks! Welcome, enjoy.

Penandpaints - the music is whatever you want it to be! I'll tell the DJ to turn it up for ya :)

Thank you, Mary! You're one of those wonderful people. Hope you visit again!

Off to fix myself a mojito!

Romy said...

Ooh, I'm definitely in for a mojito! I especially love the cyber kind cos you can still get up early to write the next morning after a few of them.

Jackie Ashenden said...

Nice blog, ladies!! And now I'll have yet another place to visit when I should be writing. Thanks a lot! Lol!

Maeve said...

What a lovely blog! Looking forward to more visits with the minxes. :)

Ju Dimello said...

Nice blog :)

Passing my congrats and best wishes, to all the lovely ladies out here. Go Minxes !

Sally Clements said...

Hi everyone! Great to see everyone here - Just adding virtual crushed ice to my Baileys...

Judy Jarvie said...

Congrats ladies! Lovely new blog, and delicious champers too! j

Liz Fielding said...

Always grest to see a new blog devoted the wonderful stuff we read and write. Have fun with it!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Congrats on the launch and I'm excited to be here tomorrow :-)

Amanda Holly said...

Cheers to the saucy minxes with a strawberry daiquiri and a mountain of crushed ice! Looking forward to your posts ladies.

Rachael Johns said...

Coming in late but had to say - WHAT a gorgeous blog :)

Jilly C said...

Hope you'll forgive a very late gatecrasher - my timing has always been a little off-key :-)

Good luck with the blog, guys! I'm sure you'll have a ball, and everything crossed that it'll soon be crammed-full with news of the publishing variety.

All best wishes,

Jilly

Hywela Lyn said...

Hi Minxes

Love the new blog! Congratulations - and it's always nice to meet a fellow Brit, Maya!