Guest blogger: Wendy S Marcus
Hello, Australian Romance Readers Association members! I’m so happy to be blogging with you today. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m one of the new authors in the medical romance line of Mills and Boon. My third book, The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal is out this month, but more about that later.
Today I’d like to talk about change. I’ll start off by saying I am NOT a big fan of change. (Especially as it pertains to my only son (my middle child) graduating from high school in June and leaving me to attend college in August, but that’s a topic for another blog post.)
I’m one of those people who find comfort in the familiar and routine. And yet I realise change is necessary for growth and progress, new opportunities and options. I am a huge fan of options. So I make every effort to embrace change when it comes, albeit at times under protest, with some complaining, and in extreme situations (like children leaving – I know, I’m a total sap) tears.
The publishing industry is changing at alarming speed. New publishers seem to pop up overnight. Authors can self-publish their books. Readers can click a button and a book pops onto their computer, e-reader or iPhone. I’m a huge fan of instant gratification, seeing a book, wanting a book, buying said book, and reading it within seconds, which would not be possible for me had I not embraced change, accepted e-books as the way of the future, and purchased a Kindle.
And as publishing is changing, so is the medical romance line of Mills and Boon, with a slew of new authors, telling new stories, introducing new types of characters and plotlines. Our stories take place around the world and are not limited to doctors and nurses in hospital settings. The wonderful thing about medical romance is there is truly something for everyone with heat levels ranging from sweet to sexy.
I write on the sexy end of the spectrum and my stories are edgy and fast-paced. I push the boundaries of medical romance with my storylines and characters. Whether you’re a long time medical romance fan or new to the line, I hope you’ll give my books a try.
Out in May 2012 is The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal, the third book in my Madrin Memorial Hospital series, although each book is written to stand alone. Here is the back of the book blurb:
Between family nightmares and a series of lousy men, nurse Roxie Morano’s life is a disaster zone. But enigmatic – and gorgeous! – new colleague Ryan ‘Fig’ Figelstein is ignoring her hazard warnings… Instead, he’s signaling his attraction!
Now Roxie’s bulletproof heart is at risk for the very first time. Dare she dream Fig will stick around when he discovers all her secrets…?
To read an excerpt and find links to some excellent reviews or for purchase visit my website.
So what do you think about change? Have you changed over to reading e-books? If so, what device do you read them on? Do you check out new authors or stick with your favorites? Two commenters will be chosen at random to receive a copy of the 2-in-1 UK edition of The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal, which includes a copy of Georgie’s Big Greek Wedding by Emily Forbes.
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Two lucky people who comment on this post will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Wendy’s The Nurse’s Not-So-Secret Scandal in the UK 2-in-1 edition. This book also includes a copy of Georgie’s Big Greek Wedding by Emily Forbes. Congratulations to Earth09 and Maggie Brooke.