September Issue of Fleet Life

The September Issue of Fleet Life is now out and I have the following books have a place on Rosie’s Good Reads Page. This month you can find them on Page 20. To access the online version go to click on the online directory and go to page 20.

September Fleet Life Best

The features books are;

“The Wayward Gifted” by Donna Childree

“The Last Juror” by John Grisham

“Land of the Unaltered” by Leti Del Mar

“The Great Convergence” by Joseph Lallo

“Mouse and the Cossacks” by Paul Wilson

Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour

Romance Around the World

Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour

Join us for Romancing September Across the World. We are looking for romance authors who want to promote their work on both sides of the Atlantic during the month of September. Romance author Stephanie Hurt from Georgia (USA) And Author Rosie Amber from Hampshire UK are joining forces in a double blogging event.

On each Romance Author’s selected day there will be a book specific interview about one of their chosen books and book promotion posted in the UK from Rosie, then a few hours later when the sun reaches Georgia the author will get to share their views on “Writing romance in today’s society” from Stephanie.

Authors will need to send in jpeg photos of themselves and the cover of the book being featured.

Rosie and Stephanie will allocate the promotional days and will contact the authors to agree on the material to be used in advance of their designated day. We encourage authors to re-blog, tweet, Facebook, etc. the posts for this free promotion of their work. If any of the authors in the tour are planning a price drop, competition or ‘free weekend’ during September for their work, we’ll gladly add that to the posts.

Hurry and message either Rosie at or Stephanie Hurt at to get your name on the list. Remember there are only 30 days in September so time’s ticking away.

A New School

Over the summer, you may need to start thinking about the move to a new school. Secondary schools hold open evenings very early on, usually in September, because you need to apply, online, by the end of October for your child’s place.
For some of you it will mean a huge step into the unknown, it could be frightening for you and your child. Do make an effort and go to meetings, they have a huge load of positive and helpful information. And most definitely attend the open evenings. Some schools also offer daytime tours. You may also be able to get a group of you together and ask for a tour at a separate date. If there are several schools from which to choose, check out the catchment areas and seriously look at the points system as to how your application will be considered. For instance; 1. Are you in catchment? Do you have a sibling already at the school? Do you have special religious reasons to attend the school? Does your child have special needs?
Also listen to what others are saying about the schools. Is this the school they are all raving about? BUT remember results only reflect the school year children who were tested, i.e. SATs and GCSE results. Also gossip about a school can often be out of date! When I chose a secondary school place, my catchment school was supposed to be second best in the area. For me personally, I found that they were prepared to work harder to raise their results and their reputation than the other school which assumed I would want my child to attend because they were already the best! My catchment school is NOT perfect, but I don’t know a school which can be! However my child is happy, thriving and achieving good results. She is an engaged learner who is now very independent and has only 1 year left to go.
So listen to your gut feelings as well and getting a feel for the school. Don’t rush decisions and try to get as much information as you can

Tender Flames by Stephanie Hurt

Read “Tender Flames” by Stephanie Hurt last night on Kindle. A lovely easy read romance set in the world of horses and ranchfolk.

In my own world of writing the flow of words to laptop has been extremely slow due to the school holidays. But the ideas are buzzing and as September approaches and the start of the new school year looms, I’m sure the hours spent typing will begin again. I’ve got plenty of material lined up for “The Farmer” and shouting for attention at the back are the characters for “More Talk of the Playground” I’m sure if I don’t hurry up with that one then Good old Glenda Glossop will have something to say about that!

As a parent I have a whole pile of things to achieve before term starts. I haven’t started the name labelling of all the new uniform and we still have shoes to buy and other bits and pieces, plus everyone needs an eye test and a hair cut! We’ve certainly been in “chill-out” mode. Time to put down the cricket bats, pack up the picnics (well perhaps there’s time for just a few more!) and step back up a gear!

Ghost LoverGhost Lover by Stephanie Hurt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An easy read romance, I thought I had guessed the ending, but there was as unseen twist. This is the second book I have read from Stephanie, looking forward to her next one.

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Moonbeam & RosesMoonbeam & Roses by Stephanie Hurt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great easy read romance, guessed the ending from a long way off, thought more twists would make it popular.

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