Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 22

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I an into my second year.

New Good DeedsDuring my week I’ll also being updating you on My Kindness Challenge which I’m also doing. I read about a new challenge to make the world a better place to live in. “Speak Kind Words, Receive Kind Echoes” see the inspiration on  The Kindness blog . During my learning process I’m donating money to charity for my slip-ups to make me work harder to achieve results. I earn no money from any of my book reviews, so having little to spare should focus my mind.

September 14th – Dark Gothic romance is Jane Godman’s book Echoes in the Darkness, Day 14 of Romancing September.

Am putting together plans for my next tour, this one will feature mystery books and their authors and will take place in November.

September 15th – Laura E James featured in Romancing September today with her book Follow Me , Follow You.

A school morning and I’m getting to know my new set of children that I listen to as they practise their reading. This year I have twins amongst my group, luckily they are not identical.  Donated a series of books to the school for their library that I had finished reading. Have been and bought a load more books again today, taking full advantage of the sales going on.

September 16th – Mary Forbes joins us on the Romance tour today with her book One Dance With A Stranger, Mary hails from Canada, it’s so great meeting all these people from across the world and bringing them together.

Getting lots of interest for the November Mystery book tour, busy sending out Q&A sheets and creating pictures to use on Twitter. I enjoy the challenge and the skills that I am learning from this task.

September 17th – Monica La Porta is the featured author on Romancing September today with her book The Lost Centurion, set in a stunning Italian landscape it mixes paranormal with hot romance.

Am off out to dinner this evening with friends, a rare treat, and it’s another good deed opportunity as it’s my turn to drive.

September 18th – E.L. Lindley is chatting about her book Dare To Lose today on Romancing September.

What a 24 hours! The blog is SO busy at the moment it’s truly wonderful, thank you to everyone who reads and reviews book, signs up for tours, comments and shares posts and tweets and everything else you do for me.  So here is a little something back for anyone going through an anxious and stressful time at the moment and with children in the Uk off the University this month, I know there will be a few Mums out there in need of a little TLC, firstly why not circle the date of your birthday on every month of the calendar and give yourself a little treat once a month for a whole year. Plan out what you could do, it could be time out for yourself, meeting with a friend, 15 minutes meditation, buying a new book randomly in a genre you don’t normally read, anything, but give yourself a well deserved treat.

Have been helping out my dearest friends with some support at their own emotional times. Plus recommending books for them to read. If you want to read them too, try these, get them in paperback, you’ll want to flip back through them too often to read on Kindle.

You Can Heal Your life by Louise Hay

Heal Your Body/New Cover: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them by Louise Hay

Next watch this video on Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique

September 19th – Today it was the turn of Rock Chick Nicky Wells and her book Fallen for Rock on the Romancing September Tour.

I’ve been out buying more books as gifts for people. Still at bargain prices.

September 20th –  The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan was our book on the tour today.

Have been delivering a birthday present for my Dad this morning, it’s his birthday tomorrow.

Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 15


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Welcome to Day 15 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Laura E James. Catch up with more from Laura in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to Laura.

Follow Me, Follow You

1)Where is your home town? 

Weymouth, in Dorset, which is a beautiful and inspirational coastal county in the UK.

2)How long have you been writing romance? 

I started writing romance in the mid-noughties, 2007.

3)What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

I love issue-based romances ‒ ones that make me consider my actions and motives if I were faced with the same problems.

4)Where does Victoria work? 

Victoria Noble is the Director of EweSpeak, a British social networking site with an office in London. It’s a demanding job, but one she has thrown herself into, as the virtual world provides her with a sanctuary from real life.

5)What does EweSpeak offer its clients? 

A secure site from which to connect with their families, friends and/or fans. It’s a particularly good platform for the rich and famous as it was originally created to support that customer base.

6)Why has Chris Frampton returned from Hollywood? 

Chris Frampton has suffered a terrible tragedy in LA, losing his wife and one of his twin boys to an awful accident. His other twin son, Rick, survived, but is traumatised by the loss of a mother and brother. Scared he’s losing Rick too, and in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to bring Rick back to life, Chris returns home to the UK, hoping sharing his past with his son will help them reconnect.

7)Can you hint at some of the secrets he is trying to escape? 

His secrets are tied in with his late wife’s past and the impact they could have on his son’s recovery.

8)What is the biggest stumbling block for any relationship between Victoria and Chris? 

‘Follow Me, Follow You’ is a reunion story, and for both parties, getting back together will depend on how they decide to handle the past.

9)Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

Book 3 has a working title of ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ and is set in and around Dorset, as my previous two novels are, and it’s a story of Griff Hendry, a thirty-nine-year-old Coastguard Watch Officer. He believes everything and everybody can be saved. His wife and father think otherwise, and his fifteen-year-old step-daughter, Tess, has her own thoughts on the subject. It’s a dark romance examining the sandwich generation and the pressures each family member experiences in trying to hold the sacred unit together.

10)Where can readers find out more about you?

Laura E James

on Facebook at

and on Twitter at

I can also be found at,

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