Along with good food, good wine and good friends, one of the other essentials in life is a good book - and I have hundreds of them spread on shelves throughout my apartment! Every now and then I think I should have a clear out and perhaps get rid of a few dusty tomes I haven’t read for a while. But not today. Or tomorrow.
Changed the name of my blog to Musings from a tropical island... because it is!
An article on me, published in Verve magazine!
Arranged the cover image for Ruby & Lilith. Far earlier than usual, since the book is not due for publication until the end of May, it will be up upon Amazon for pre-ordering and one less thing to sort out during our up-and-coming adventure on a remote island in the Kingdom of Tonga. Check out my tab above, Musings from the corner of the room to follow my blog!
Another four star review of The Outsider, and one for Alice After Hours too:
A great review of The Outsider from Poppy on Long and Short Reviews.com! And a compliment too! Click the link below to check it out:
Blog tour for The Outsider and Alice After Hours starts tomorrow! Visit these sites, check out what they have to say, and read their reviews. Then why not leave a question or a comment? See you there!
January 20: Long and Short Reviews
January 27: The Ultimate Pet
February 3: The Reading Addict
February 3: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
February 10: Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life
February 10: Romance Novel Giveaways
Just sitting here thinking where I was this time last year! Who would ever have guessed the exciting journey I was about to undertake and the amazing people I would meet on the way. Generous writers who willing gave of their time and wisdom, supportive bloggers, critical beta readers, and of course all my wonderful readers. Your encouragement and support has never faltered, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!
Just in time for Christmas!
Past Sin will be FREE on Amazon from 20-22 December. So grab your kindle, kick off your shoes, snuggle up and enjoy!!
Past Sin goes live on Amazon earlier than expected!
Not long now! Past Sin will be available on Amazon at the end of November. Watch this space for details!
This has been a whirlwind month! First, ten wonderful days in Khao Lak, Thailand, before home again to complete the final revisions and edits for Past Sin. A thriving and bustling place, Khao Lak was devastated by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and it was very sobering to walk along the beach after reading the accounts of those who had been there during the disaster, and who are still affected eleven years later.
Getting excited waiting for the cover reveal for Past Sin! Should be any day now. Meanwhile I'm busy packing for my trip to Thailand where I'll be doing a little research for an up and coming novel.
Enjoyed a weekend of meeting up with authors, readers and others associated with the self-publishing industry at the NZ Independent Authors Book Fair. Always good to chat!
A little later than planned, Past Sin went off to my very discriminating beta readers for critiquing. After that, and once the final edits have been completed, we will be good to go! So look out for a new launch date in early November.
The Vixen Club is now with the publishers for editing and approval! And check out the cover for Alice After Hours on my Galia Ryan page.
An avid reader across many genres - thrillers for the plane, romance for those cold winter evenings by the fire, biographies and historical faction for when my curiosity has been triggered - it was never my intention to write erotica. I considered my first novel a straightforward romance. (Okay, there were one or two steamy paragraphs dotted about, but as far as I was concerned they were necessary and intrinsic to the relationship between the characters!)
Hmm, noted my mentor in an email, you put over the smutty stuff quite well. Have you ever considered dabbling in that genre?
And so in 2012 and under the pen name Galia Ryan, I wrote Choices. Since then I've gone on to have another four novellas published with my latest, Anna After Hours, out in September.
In the meantime - and between writing erotica and working full time - I came back to where I started, publishing The Bordello Girl, a tale set in Auckland in 1925, in June 2015 followed by Past Sin, a romance spanning medieval Ireland and modern day London, in November. My latest novel, Ruby & Lilith, another nineteen twenties novel, this time opening in Portsmouth, England, has just been released (July 2016) and already I've been asked to write the sequel! With at least another three ideas waiting their turn to jump out of my head and onto the page, I write full time. Even so, there still doesn't seem enough hours in the day!
I’m very active on my Hilary Murray Facebook Author Page and my Galia Ryan Facebook Author Page, so it’s an excellent way to keep up to date with my release schedules, as well as getting occasional sneak peaks at works in progress.