Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Valentine’s Day – and I’m a romance writer!
February 14th – 1 plus 4 equals 5, so I’m giving away a PDF copy of one of my novels to five – yes five! – people who leave me a comment. For a chance to win, all you have to do is say which novel you would like – and why!
Here’s some information about each of them:

‘His Leading Lady’: Jess Harper's predictable life is turned upside down when she discovers that Lora, her twin sister, has disappeared. It's just a week before rehearsals are due to start for a new West End musical in which Lora has the lead role. Jess decides to pose as her sister in order to save Lora's career. This brings her into close contact with arrogrant theatre director Kyle Drummond. Attraction sparks between them but there's also evidence that he had been dating Lora. So is Jess simply a substitute - in real life as well as in the show? And what will happen when Lora eventually returns?
'Fragrance of Violets' is set mainly in England's Lake District, a beautiful area which I know and love. The latter part of the story moves to London's theatre world and also to Paris.
The title is derived from a quotation by Mark Twain - "Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it"
Abbey Seton distrusts men, especially Jack Tremayne who destroyed their friendship when they were teenagers. Ten years later, they meet again. Can they put the past behind them? Abbey has to forgive not only Jack, but also her father who deserted his family when she was young. Jack holds himself responsible for his fiancée’s death. He’s also hiding another secret which threatens the fragile resumption of their relationship. Will Abbey ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?
'Changing the Future': Lisa Marshall is stunned when celebrated volcanologist Paul Hamilton comes back into her life at the college where she now teaches. Despite their acrimonious break-up several years earlier, they soon realise the magnetic attraction between them is stronger than ever.
However, the past is still part of the present, not least when Paul discovers Lisa has a young son.
They can't change the past, but will it take a volcanic eruption to help them change the future?
'Her Only Option': Neve Dalton loves her job as a tour guide on a River Nile cruise ship as much as she values her independence. She isn’t ready to settle down with her Egyptian boyfriend, despite his repeated proposals and his father’s desire to see him married.
Nor is she ready to meet Ross McAllister, a compelling and fascinating archaeologist. She struggles against her growing attraction to him until she can no longer ignore what her heart is telling her. This is the man who sets her soul on fire.
When she starts receiving cryptic messages, and Ross’s work in the famous Valley of the Kings is threatened, Neve has to make a heart-breaking and life-changing decision which she feels is her only option.
Can they discover whose enmity is forcing them apart before it's too late?
Dream of Paris: Anna Richards has a dream of going to live and study in Paris, but when Matthew Carlton comes into her life, her dream changes direction. Attraction sparks between them, but Matt’s behaviour is strangely inconsistent. Anna is shocked when she discovers the reason and is sure there is no future for them. Can Paris work its magic and make her dream come true?
The winners will be chosen on Saturday February 16th, and you can enter more than once by leaving more than one comment, but don’t forget to say why you would like the novel – and please leave an email address too, so that I can contact you if you win!
Good luck! 


  1. The books sound great, but unfortunately, I'm not one to read pdfs. The last one I got is still sitting on my laptop unopened. Maybe I'll eventually join the 21st century.

  2. Count me in Paula!! Happy Valentines Day! ♥♥♥


  3. Super idea. I'd like to read them all but if I had to choose, I'd like to read His Leading Lady. I love all the performance arts so that setting appeals to me. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

  4. You are a new author for me Paula. I would love to win. All the books look great, but His Leading Lady looks good. I love the cover, her eyes are beautiful. I also love the fact of her taking her twins place.

    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  5. What a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day having the chance to win a book...I have not read any of your books Paula, but they all sound wonderful..

  6. Happy Valentine's Day, Paula. It's difficult to choose, but if I must then it's "His Leading Lady." Whenever I see the book and read the blurb a song by one of my favorite singers comes to mind. The song is Love Scenes by Beverley Craven. I would like the chance to know the story of His Leading Lady to compare it to Love Scenes.

  7. Happy Valentine's Day - I am so glad I stopped by your page. I haven't read any of your books but am interested in reading your books. I think I will start with "His Leading Lady". Hope everyone has a great day

  8. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Thanks so much for this contest. You are a new to me author. I found you on the LoveRomancesCafe chat group. I would love to read His Leading Lady. My husband is a twin and his twin tried the switch on me when we first started dating (it didn't work - I could tell them apart). I love to read stories about twins taking the other's place.
    Rhonda D

  9. These look like great books! I would love to read and review them! Happy Valentines Day!

  10. ALL of the books are great - but I will choose His Leading Lady - I love the theatre - so I am very intrigued with this!

  11. Oh Paula, I would love to win one of your books, all of your books! "Dream Of Paris" is my pick. I want to know what Matt is hiding... And I've always dreamed of going to Paris. :) Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for this opportunity!

  12. Paula, how romantic and generous of you! I would love to read "Her Only Option". Don't know why, but it immediately made me think of African Queen with Humphrey Bogart! (I also have a fascination with the Nile.) You can reach me at Thanks again for the opportunity!

  13. Hi Paula. I would love to win Fragrance of Violets. I want to learn something about the Lake District. Happy Valentine's Day!


  14. I'm in! Since I don't your books any one would be lovely!

  15. I would LOVE the new one. Paris sounds lovely to me and I am a dreamer! Besides, though I have read the others, I wouldn't say no to a hard autographed copy of any of them!

    Love you.