Tag Archives: romantic suspense

And the winners are…

22 Jul

PackshotA huge drumroll, please, for the winners of the “Eye in the Sky” DVD competition!

Congratulations to:

Judith Maunders
Mardi Chapman
Stella McLeod

Congratulations! You should already have an email from me with details of how to collect your prize.

To those who didn’t win, my commiserations – and also my encouragement! This is such a great movie, well worth the investment, and available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Don’t miss the chance to see it!

Thanks for reading, following and entering, and have a glorious weekend. I’ll be back next week with more Friday in Five!

Gracie x

Where is Gozo?

16 Aug

Xlendi sunsetThe question I’m asked most often about Hearts on Hold?  “Where’s Gozo?”

In the Mediterranean Sea, between the ancient civilisations of Sicily on the European continent and Libya in North Africa, lies the Maltese Archipelago. Its three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – comprise one of the world’s smallest states. For thousands of years its strategic importance – for trade, for culture, for war – has kept it in the covetous sights of empires and religions.

Gozo, second largest island in the Maltese achipelago after Malta, is said to be the true location of Ogygia, the home of seductress Calypso in Homer’s Odyssey.

Rich in history, rural in character, Gozo’s fortunes have forever been tied to those of its larger sister, Malta. It carries the world’s oldest free-standing structures, in legend the temples of giants. Invaded by the Ottomans in medieval times, repopulated by the Knights of Malta, occupied again by Napoleon’s French before being surrendered to the British, the people of Gozo have learned to adapt, to defend, to endure.

None of that matters to Cate Boyd. After searching for a place where nobody knows her name or asks why she’s alone, Cate has settled in the sleepy Gozo village of Xlendi (pronounced Shhlend-ee, with a sibilant, sensuous shhh at the front). Here she has privacy, anonymity, the serene life she craves, far from her former world.

Her peace is shattered when monolithic development company Vena announces its plans to level her village, and threatens to expose Cate if she stands in its way. Can the arrival of seductive, nosy professor Brandon Blackshaw really be coincidental when Vena is his research partner? Will he keep his promise to help, or will he betray her too?

As the pressure mounts, Cate must decide which is more important: her hard-won privacy, or the future of her beloved Xlendi.

Hearts on Hold is converting readers to the delights of Gozo, its warm, beautiful people and its stunning landscapes. If you can’t afford a holiday in this wonderful place, why not let your imagination and Hearts on Hold heroine Cate Boyd take you there!

A fine Scot for ‘Tuitous Tuesday?

9 Jul

One of my favourite historical series, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, is coming to the screen, and Sam Heughan is tipped to play Jamie Fraser. I think he looks a perfect choice, but I don’t know any of his work.

What do you think? Will he bring Jamie to life?

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Here’s to a wonderful Sunday.

7 Jul

Don’t miss a moment!

don't miss a moment

The magic of digital!

6 Jul

Hearts on Hold is now for sale in Norway (in English), and a bargain at only 44 Krone!

HOH in Norway

Welcome to your weekend!

6 Jul

Welcome to your weekend!
Hope you’re treating yourself…

sunrise-sunshine-coast-australia

TGIF! A wonderful weekend challenge

5 Jul

write something worth doing

Words are so powerful, and so beautiful.

4 Jul

Words are so powerful, and so beautiful. Today I feel compelled to use “discombobulate”.

use these words more often

“Hearts on Hold” is out in the world!

1 Jul

“…beautifully written, a story of love, grief and acceptance, and finding the one that can make you feel whole again. First time author Ms. MacGregor is a magical storyteller.”

“Her attention to the history of the region and insight to human character is quite remarkable… I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another of this author’s books for the writing style alone.”

Some people talk about delivering a book in the same terms as delivering a baby. I must have been lucky (in fact, I know I was!), because delivering Hearts on Hold was a breeze compared to childbirth! But that just makes me all the more grateful for the help I had in fulfilling this dream. From the family and friends who encouraged me, to the fellow authors, editors, designers and publishers who were so generous with advice, I’ve been blessed with a wonderful support team.

You can buy “Hearts on Hold” from your favourite ebook retailer, and I’d love to hear what you think of it!

Happy reading,

Gracie x

Pre-order “Hearts on Hold”

4 Jun
“Hearts on Hold” is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and discounted as well before its release on 1 July. So, for around the price of a good cup of coffee and less than a VERY ordinary glass of wine, you can order yourself a few (delayed gratification) hours of hearts, heartaches and happy endings, delivered straight to your e-reader or computer! 
 
(If you don’t have an e-reader, there are some simple instructions here on how to download software to allow you to read on your computer.)
 
Here are the pre-order links:
 
 
 
 
Don’t forget to write and let me know what you think – I love hearing from you!
 
Gracie xx
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