Good morning/afternoon from Sue Brown

January 31, 2015

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been here. So hello from me, Sue Brown. Waving to you from a disappointingly lack of snowy London, and very happily warm now my boiler is fixed.

Actually that’s not quite true about not being on the blog because I had a free read here a few days ago. Friends with Benefits – with Liam and Sam from the Isle series.

But I’m not here to talk about them. I’m here to talk Stolen Dreams which was re-released yesterday, and because I’ve got The Next Call coming out next week on the 4th I hope you don’t mind if I burble on about that later too.

Stolen Dreams is a re-release, and I was thrilled when Dreamspinner agreed to publish it. What do you think of the cover by Brooke Albrecht? I think it’s stunning to be honest. I love the blues and the focus of the main guy’s eyes – that’s Shae by the way – they just draw you in.

I’ve been looking over my covers recently and I have a lot of blues and browns. It seems to be the colours I naturally choose when I’m given my options.

I love that moment when you get the draft covers and there’s that ‘yes, this is my story’ moment. Sometimes it takes more than one draft and a bit of discussion with the artist before you get that moment. But sometimes the Eureka moment is instantaneous and it’s a fabulous moment.

I’ve been doing a lot of book tours lately, thanks to the amazing Sid Love and do pop over to one of the stops to take part in the Rafflecopter.

I’m also hosting a giveaway on this blog so you get two bites of the cherry. Anyone who answers one of my questions on any of today’s blogs gets entered into the giveaway for a copy of Stolen Dreams.

Question 1. What colour eyes does your partner/spouse have? Yes, you can go and check. If you don’t have another half what about yours? Please don’t tell me you have to look in the mirror for that. Mine are brown.


Okay, so the cherry has nothing to do with the story. I just like the picture.

Both Stolen Dreams and The Next Call deal with difficult issues and I’ll talk about them a little in other posts but today is really for fun. I hope you stay with me, join in the giveaway and have a great weekend. I’m also on Dreamspinner’s Facebook page later this evening (8-10pm GMT, 3-5pm EST)

Stolen Dreams excerpt:

THE OUTCOME had been inevitable. One minute after purchasing the skinny latte, extra hot, no froth, the lady in her professional heels and custom-made silk suit wore the drink all the way down the front of her sleek lavender outfit. The cause of the catastrophe? Morgan knew of only one person who treated every arrival like an event involving doors slamming against walls. He sighed as he looked down at the script, not wanting to see what followed the screeching.

“Look at me. Look at me!”

A mezzo-soprano would have admired the woman’s vocal range and volume. Her outraged rant overrode the clumsy attempts of her persecutor to apologize. They needed a harridan like this as an extra for the film. Somewhere in the script there was a woman having an argument in the background. Perhaps Morgan could drop this lady a business card and suggest she contact the casting agents. She would be one less problem for Xander Bannatyne, the temperamental director of his next film, to deal with.

The cause of all the fuss sounded increasingly desperate as the woman refused to be placated with offers of a fresh coffee and dry cleaning. Morgan wasn’t going to be able to ignore them for much longer. Wait for it….

“Morgan! I need help here, man!”

Pasting on a professional smile, Morgan got to his feet and made his way over to the commotion.

Elroy had done an impressive job, Morgan had to admit. A brown stain completely covered the front of the poor woman’s pale lavender suit, and there was a puddle of coffee under her feet. Morgan had no doubt her fifteen-hundred-dollar shoes were ruined. “Nice start to the day, Elroy,” Morgan said out of the corner of his mouth.




12 Responses to “Good morning/afternoon from Sue Brown”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Brown eyes

  2. Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to reading Stolen Dreams and The Next Call!

  3. My husband’s eyes are blue. Except that they’re not really, because there’s a lot than just blue in them, they’ve also got a lot of green. He’d tell you I’m nutty for saying that, but he’s red/green color blind, so he can hardly be expected to see it.

  4. stella says:

    Good Afternoon Sue! Congrats on your new releases!! I really like your blue covers.

    My eyes are brown, I’d like the blue ones of Shae lol

  5. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Mine are brown. I’ve always wanted blue eyes like my sister.

  6. Debra E says:

    Congrats on all the new releases and thanks for letting me know I missed a Sam and Liam short! My husband’s eyes are brown (which he passed to my daughter) and mine are blue.

  7. Angela says:

    Congratulations on your re-release of Stolen Dreams, i really like the cover and excerpt.

    As for your question my husband´s eyes are brown and my own eyes are green.

  8. Denise Dechene says:

    Congrats on the re-release of Stolen Dreams. MY honey has puppy dog Brown eyes with eyelashes I would love to have.

  9. H.B. says:

    Congrats on the re-release of your book!
    My eyes are brown too.

  10. Yvonne says:

    He has blue eyes. Love the cover.

  11. Trix says:

    Mine are brown!

  12. Jules says:

    Exactly, C Speno. I guess the dilemma that most businesses have with social media strategy is that they take it to extereme levels! Some of them create a very rigid and iflexible SMM plans, overlooking the ever-changing and unpredictable nature of SM. Others equate strategy to stress and see it as an unnecessary daunting task. These businesses set themselves up for failure unfortunately.

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