A great start to the New Year – by Rachael

First of all, on behalf of The Write Romantics I’d like to wish all our readers A Happy New Year. I hope that you were having a wonderful time wherever you were when the clock struck midnight and chimed in 2015. Even it was tucked up in bed like me!

Paper happy new year confetti sign.

The Write Romantics enjoyed a fabulous year in 2014 with book publications and contract signings galore and with more debuts to come in the next twelve months. I have a feeling this year is going to be even more exciting and fabulous.

I’m so pleased to here starting 2015 with news of my next book.


Claimed by the Sheikh is my second book and after the excitement of finally achieving my dream and seeing my first book on the shelves, the experience of seeing my second book is just as surreal.

I started writing this story whilst the So You Think You Can Write 2013 competition was on, never thinking for one moment I’d become a finalist, let alone be offered a two book contract. So to suddenly find my work in progress was to be second published book gave me the jitters to say the least, but I persevered through all those second book nerves and several rounds of revisions.



As with most of my stories, I saw the moment my characters first met, or in this case, were reunited and began to ask questions, the answers building up until the story just had to be written. When I saw the review in Romantic Times Book Reviews I was overjoyed.

Thomas’s tale is full of secrets, lies and veiled passion. Her visual depiction of the exotic, opulent desert locales and the emotionally heartrending ending is excellent.


Claimed by the Sheikh will be published by Harlequin Mills and Boon as a February release, but is available now from their website or on pre-order from Amazon and will be on WHSmith’s shelves from the middle of January.

I’m currently running a competition on my author Facebook page to win a signed hardback copy. All you need to do is comment on the competition post, saying how you most like to celebrate New Year’s Eve – but the closing date is Sunday 4th January at midday, so hurry!


5 thoughts on “A great start to the New Year – by Rachael

  1. What an exciting start to the new year. Congratulations on your new book, Rachael! And here’s to your continued success.

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