Thrilled, terrified, delighted, awed, excited and ecstatic! (My thesaurus is running out of words to describe how I feel…)

My novel, ‘Lookeylikey’, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Novelicious award… and I really, really, REALLY want to win!!

There’s no point pretending to be nonchalant about this, and saying ‘It’s the taking part that counts’… with something so close to my heart, the taking part is fab, but winning would be…. AWESOME!

I’ve never considered myself a ‘chicklit’ author, but then ‘chicklit’ has evolved to embrace a much wider range of writing than sugar-pink covers, ditsy heroines, shopping and snogging. Now it simply means a book written by a woman, with wide commercial appeal… and ‘Lookeylikey’ certainly qualifies on both counts.

This story is a romance, of course; but then all great stories have love at their heart, because love in its many facets should be the central theme of all our lives.  But ‘Lookeylikey’ embraces showbiz sparkle and emotional darkness as well, and I hope that spicy combination of real-life emotion in glamorous situations will win each reader’s heart (and vote…)

If you’d like to read more, leave a comment about the first chapter of ‘Lookeylikey’ or read the other authors’ extracts and vote, please visit:

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