Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Release Day for 'Changing the Future'

My new contemporary romance, 'Changing the Future' is released today!

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 that past, but will it take a volcanic eruption to help them change the future?

You can find it at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk where you can have a sneak peek at the first chapter. It's also available in various formats at Smashwords, Monkeybars, and Lulu.

Here's a small teaser for you:

Without a word, he took the book from her hands and put it on the bookcase, his eyes never leaving her face. For a long moment, he gazed at her, and then leant forward, cupped her face in his hands and kissed her.

Her instinctive reaction was to push him away, and she brought her hands up to his shoulders, but her mind suddenly stopped working.

His mouth was soft, his tongue tenderly explored her lower lip and she couldn’t think. She was aware only of the surge of need, quivering down her spine, igniting every nerve ending, and flooding her with warmth.

Helplessly, she parted her lips and his tongue slid inside, still infinitely tender, probing, seeking, and finding hers. Her head swam, her knees started to give way and a small gasp escaped from her throat. His arms tightened around her, pulling her firmly against him. Their tongues met in a sensual entwining which melted every bone in her body. She let her head fall back when his mouth moved across her cheek to her earlobe, alternately nibbling and kissing. His tongue trailed a line down her neck and she writhed at the delicious sensations which heated her skin.

She gripped his shoulders and made no resistance when he moved one hand to stroke her shoulder and then her upper arm. As his hand folded around her breast and his thumb and finger caressed the hard nub of her nipple through her thin blouse, a hot flame shot through her. Her body arched against his and she felt the warm dampness between her legs.

Desire ran riot through her. She yearned for him, longed to see the look in his eyes as he made love to her, to hear his breathless gasp of her name when he reached the edge, and then to lose herself completely with him in the ecstasy of completion.

"I want you,” he whispered, his mouth still nuzzling her neck.

Reality returned like a pistol shot. Panic-stricken,she pushed him away. “What the hell are we doing?”

On Thursday, I will be at KMN Books, telling you how this developed from a story written over 30 years ago to today's published book. Believe me, it's gone through a lot of changes from that first story!

And on Friday I shall be at our group blog, Heroines with Hearts, answering the questions which were posted here last weekend when I asked for some questions! Wow, I got some amazing questions, particularly about my volcanologist hero, and also about Lisa's son.

Hope you'll join me at those two events - and maybe ask some of your own questions!


  1. Congrats! Your book sounds wonderful!

  2. How exciting Paula, this looks like a fabulous book! Thanks for letting us know. I have three weeks off now so I have time to read!

  3. This sounds fab! Another one for my "to read" list!

  4. Congratulations, Paula - that sounds like another great read!

  5. Thanks, Dana, Tracy, Kyra and Rosemary! If/when you read it, do let me know whether you liked it!

  6. Congrats Paula it sounds very erruptive! And I love the cover. Hoping you sell millions. Hugs x

  7. Mnay thanks, Pauline! I just had my first reader's report, and she said she couldn't put it down!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Hope the launch goes well!

  9. Congratulations, Paula! Sorry I am late but mother is staying for two weeks, so my reading time is limited!

  10. Paula, I'm late but I want to say congratulations again on your newest release. I have my copy on Kindle and can't wait to begin reading. I know it will be as wonderful as the last two I have read. I wish you much success with this one.

  11. Many thanks, Glynis and Linda :-)

  12. Wishing you every success with your book launch, Paula.

  13. Late to this as I've been away. Congratulations and all the luck in the world with your book launch, Paula.

    You're right - Phew! - a very scorching kiss.
    Atb, gilli x

  14. Hi Paula. Glynis Smy sent me your way! This is great. Congratulations and I'm looking forward to checking out your release. Best wishes!

  15. Thanks so much, Gilli and Cristin! I really appreciate you visiting here!