My Friend Susan Stephens

So happy to have my very talented friend, Susan Stephens on my blog today.  We go a long way back, having shared the same editor early on, as well as a love for alpha heroes and emotional stories!

Welcome, Susan!

ss1I’m so thrilled to be here. Thank you for inviting me, Jane!

I’ve just seen my 51st book for Harlequin Presents hit the shelves, and have been answering a lot of questions. What’s the best thing about writing romance, for example? The readers, of course! Meeting people across the world is a bonus I never imagined when I signed my first contract and the Internet has brought us all closer together, which I love.

What else is amazing? Meeting other industry professionals. And there’s no one I respect more than Jane, for all that she has achieved, and even more for the woman she is, sharing her love and her gift as a wordsmith so generously.

And just for being Jane! Unique, tender, and special—as well as a lot of fun!

Here’s a pic of the first time we met at a gorgeously romantic hotel in Chester, England, when I was a complete newbie, and so unbelievably thrilled to meet another author, especially one from the USA. We’re still friends. That’s how special this business is.


When I attended the Romance Writers of America conference in San Diego this year, the first attendee I signed a book for, asked when I was going to write more polo books similar to my Acosta series. I just love her for that. I love my billionaire cowboys, and I love my readers, so I came home and started writing straight away.

ss3A new series is born!

My brand new Blood and Thunder series is a collection of stand-alone, no-holds-barred romance stories, set in the tough, unforgiving world of top-class polo. There’s passion and steamy action, as well as fiery, stand-up heroines to deal with those arrogant men.

Here’s the first novel in the series—available for purchase November 8th.  Up for pre-order now! Isn’t the cover great—the guy’s so hot!

This is my Russian billionaire hero, Alexei Riga.


Here are the links for you…
Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iBooks US | iBooks UK | iBooks CA | Kobo

And if that cover isn’t hot enough, here’s Book 2 in the series…


My Romani Chieftain, Dante Formosa is the billionaire hero of Argentinian Billionaire, and Dante is hot, hot, hot!!  Pre-order now. Release date January 2017.

Coming soon in the same series…
Book 3 Spanish Gold
Book4 Cold Cache
to be continued…

I’ve had the best fun writing these red-hot stories, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Please don’t be shy. Join in with the chat on my Facebook page and on Twitter. The romance world is such a genuinely happy community that whatever else is going on in our lives, we can reach out and escape for a while, either by reading a new book, or by chatting with other fans of the genre.

Having the opportunity to hook up with you today has been great. Let this be just the start!
Susan xx

Find Susan on the web:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter 


81xzwxeb9dlThanks so much for stopping by today, Susan!  I’m so excited about your new releases and can’t wait to read them. 🙂  Readers, do check out Susan’s books and drop her a line to share your thoughts!  As always, there’s fun to be had with a great giveaway and Susan has generously decided to giveaway a digital copy of Christmas Tsar along with a signed copy of her latest Presents novel, A Diamond for Del Rio’s Housekeeper, together with Susan Stephens swag, and a special little gift just for you.  This giveaway is available globally so that no one is excluded.  Leave a comment for Susan and you’ll be entered to win!  Contest ends November 11th with winner announced November 12th.


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