Current Release

Current Release
Sold to the Viking Warrior

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Conquer Me 12 Hot Viking Romance giveaway

Love Viking romances (particularly hot ones)? N
ow is your chance to try 12 Viking romances for free.
Included is chapter 8 from my latest SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR.
You can access them  on http://bit.ly/ConqueMe


In other news: my agent has just sent my latest Viking romance to my editor so fingers crossed.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Secret Valentine Goodreads giveaway for SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR

My #HarlequinSecretValentine giveway is now live on Goodreads and is open to all all around the world.
It is for my latest SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR and includes  as a secret surprise, a book from one of my favourite Harlequin Historical authors.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sold to the Viking Warrior by Michelle Styles

Sold to the Viking Warrior

by Michelle Styles

Giveaway ends February 21, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Friday, February 03, 2017

Four star review from the RT for SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR

Super pleased to discover that Maria Ferrer of the RT Book Reviews has rated SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR four stars.
Her main comment totally made my day Everyone loves Styles’ Vikings! She’s penned another sensual tale, this time about a wary widow and a strong-minded Viking.

You can read the full review here. I am grinning ear to ear as I work hard on the next one!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Giveaway for SOLD TO THE VIKING WARRIOR

Because Sold to the Viking Warrior is officially published in Feb 2017 and I've received my author copies, I am doing a giveaway with Goodreads (there will be other opportunities to win a copy as well).


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sold to the Viking Warrior by Michelle Styles

Sold to the Viking Warrior

by Michelle Styles

Giveaway ends January 29, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cover reveal for Sold to The Viking Warrior

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In her captor's bed! 

Women are not part of Sigurd Sigmundson's existence, and Eilidith should purely be a means to an end to gain access to a well-guarded Viking stronghold. He would have to be made of iron, though, not to be stirred by the warmly sensual woman beneath her ice-cold shield. 
Liddy has been made to feel ugly and insignificant because of her facial birthmark. Surely her captor couldn't physically desire her? But, oh, how the stifled, passionate Liddy yearns to experience unrestrained love in his arms…
I am not sure about the cover but I did like the story.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sold to the Viking Warrior (Feb 2017)

My next Harlequin Historical/ Mills &Boon Historical will be published in February 2017.
The back cover copy reads:
In her captor's bed! 
Women are not part of Sigurd Sigmundson's existence, and Eilidith should purely be a means to an end to gain access to a well-guarded Viking stronghold. He would have to be made of iron, though, not to be stirred by the warmly sensual woman beneath her ice-cold shield. 
Liddy has been made to feel ugly and insignificant because of her facial birthmark. Surely her captor couldn't physically desire her? But, oh, how the stifled, passionate Liddy yearns to experience unrestrained love in his arms…

Friday, March 04, 2016

Thoughts on Mothering Sunday

It is Mothering Sunday on Sunday. This is the Uk's version of Mother's Day. The UK already had Mothering Sunday when Anna Jarvis began her campaign in the US. It was done in part to honour her dead mother (a renown peace activist) which is why in the US, the day happens around the 13th of May. In the UK, Mothering Sunday origins come from Lent and the tradition of returning to the Mother church on the 4th Sunday of Lent. As this meant often returning to where you came from, it also became about visiting your own mother. 
When the International Mother's Day movement began, the UK simply co-opted the day rather than moving it to the 2nd Sunday in May. Some countries used the presentation of Jesus to the temple as a date ie Norway and Kosovo). Some use the vernal/Spring equinox (many of the Islamic counties such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Syria etc)
It is a day to honour your mother -- whether or not she is alive or dead. Everyone has a mother. There was a colour code in the carnations (the first flower associated with Mother's Day -- white if your mother was dead, red if she was alive) It is about remembering how much your mother does for you and what she means to you. The day which Anna Jarvis worked so hard for was supposed to be about sentiment, not profit. Jarvis grew to hate the day because she loathed the commercialization.
It was supposed to be about telling your mother (or indeed the person who was your mother figure) about how much you appreciate her. Personal, not commercial.
Unfortunately the marketing focuses on living mothers, rather than on honouring all mothers. An idea to honour a departed mother would be to give a donation to her favourite charity. Or perhaps spending a little time looking through photos of her and remembering how special she was and the little things she did. (I do this on Father's Day as my father died over 25 years ago). A good mother never dies, she lives on in the things you do and the way you do things. And if you have children sometimes you do see your parents in them.
Mothers are important. I am very grateful for mine who remains very much alive. Although at her request, I honour her on the US Mother's Day, rather than on Mothering Sunday as she is American, not British as she has pointed out several times.