Hello! First up, I have to apologize for letting my little blog gather dust the last few months. The start of 2016 has been a busy one and I’ve been plagued with some health issues that have sucked up what little energy has been left over after meeting my deadlines. But I’ve missed posting here and would like to make it more of a regular thing. So, here we are.
To get back into the blogging spirit I thought it might be fun to do a ‘getting to know me’ type post. Kind of a Stefanie London 101 in terms of me as a person and as an author.
If you’re new, hello! If you’re returning, then welcome back. Thanks for being awesome.
I’m Stefanie, author, caffeine addict, collector of lipsticks. Owner of stuffed llamas. I’m an Aussie gal who managed to survive the Australian wildlife for thirty years before moving to Toronto, Canada. After working in Human Resources, Change Management, Communications, Retail, and Makeup Artistry, I gave it all up to pursue writing full time. I honestly think it’s the best job in the world and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
I grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie, R.L.Stine and Sweet Valley High books until I eventually started ‘borrowing’ books from my mother’s shelf. I didn’t develop a strong appreciation for romance until I got married and decided I wanted to fulfill my lifelong dream of being a published author. When trying to figure out what I wanted to write, I gravitated to romance because I’ve always been interested in people. And what is romance about, if not people? (well, there’s shifters and aliens and the like, but you know what I mean!)
Aside from my love of books I’m a fan of anything zombie-related, I love playing board games (my current fave is Agricola!) and I have a newly developed appreciation for baseball.
Want to know more? Here’s some rapid fire info:
- I live with my husband and our best friend/roomie, we’re all Aussies and we’re very loud when watching the baseball.
- I studied ballet from the ages of 5 until 16 when I had to give it up due to ankle injuries and tendinitis. I continued to dance other styles until I was 20.
- I miss Australian coffee SO MUCH. But I love poutine. Also, Canada does grilled sandwiches very well…I appreciate that.
- I’m really clumsy (clearly all that money my parents invested in my ballet classes didn’t give me any grace or balance. Sorry Mum!). In fact, to ‘do a Stef’ in our household means to walk into an open cupboard door. Yes, it happens often enough that we have a name for it.
- I got glasses and braces in the same week when I was fourteen. I have never grown out of the awkwardness.
So, what’s the deal with your books?
I write sexy contemporary romances, this means there are ‘on screen’ love scenes with descriptive language (and I love me some descriptive language haha!) All my books have a ‘happy ever after’ and generally can be read as standalone, even when in a series. Not sure where to start? Here are some recommendations:
The USA Today Bestselling series!! Behind the Bar (Entangled Lovestruck) – sexy romantic comedies
Paul and Des Chapman are the sexy brothers you’ve been looking for! These sexy Italian-Australian brothers run a bar and make a lot of mischief on the road to finding love. The series is currently two books in (with two more hopefully on the way).
Read this series if: you want a light-hearted, ‘warm and fuzzy’ series with plenty of laughs.
The Dangerous Bachelors Club (Harlequin Blaze) – super steamy romance with a touch of mystery
The men who work for Cobalt & Dane Security are here for your protection (and pleasure!) This series has ex-cops, former FBI officers and sexy computer geeks. It’s steamier than my other works, but there’s still plenty of emotion and each book has a satisfying HEA.
Read this series if: you like a little mystery and light suspense mixed in with your romance.
Still not sure? Short on time? Try a low commitment option.
Loving the Odds is a fun, sexy novella set at a Vegas romance genre convention. It’s not linked to any of my other series and you can pick up a copy for only 99c!
Or, if you fancy something totally for free, I have my small town romance, A Kiss in Kite Harbor, available as a free gift for newsletter subscribers.
Want to see where I work?
Check out this video I made a few months back where I give you a tour of my work space.
That’s all for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed this little look into me and my books. If you have any questions that you’d like me to answer, please feel free to contact me.