Natasha Oakley - British Romance Author

Writer of tug-at-the-heartstrings, feel-good romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back at the keyboard

I've had a good working day. Lots of words streaming from my fingertips. Really does make a change to be blogging that! In fact, makes a bit of a change to have the time to blog at all.

I hestitate to say it, but I do believe my life has returned to 'normal'. Well, as normal as it can ever be with five children and a floor that's still drying out ... Plus my husband has an oncology appointment coming up and they do rather loom. But he's looking good so I'm refusing to be too anxious.

And I have a book out on the shelves in the UK and North America right now. I will eventually get around to updating my website but I'm loathed to interrupt the flow of my current WIP. It's the hero. He's really rather demanding ...

So, in the meantime, here's Romantic Times Magazine'sreview of 'Cinderella and the Sheikh':
CINDERELLA AND THE SHEIKH (4.5) by Natasha Oakley Getting a documentary about her great-great-grandmother's life made is almost as important to Polly Anderson as hanging on to her stepfather's ancestral home, and Sheikh Rashid Al Baha knows it. A breeder of fine horses, Rashid allows Polly and her crew into his country to ascertain her culpability in a bad deal he made with her stepbrother. He never expects to discover she's innocent -- or to fall in love. Polly's sweet and vulnerable, and Rashid dreads telling her the truth -- he's sure it will mean the end of their affair. Oakley begins her Brides of Amrah Kingdom duet with a well-told story. The exotic setting -- and Rashid -- add a dash of mystery and glamour.

—Catherine Witmer

And now there is nothing for it but to try and fill out my tax return. Anyone else in the UK really irritated by the 'tax doesn't have to be taxing' advert????? I don't know what form they're looking at.

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  • At 3:18 am, Blogger Barbara Hannay said…

    So glad to hear everything's going well, Natasha. All the very best for the next appointment -- and I do like the sound of your demanding hero.

  • At 5:47 am, Blogger Natasha Oakley said…

    Thank you, Barbara. It's been a tough couple of years one way or another. My turn for an upturn I feel!

  • At 6:22 pm, Blogger Jan Jones said…

    Nice cover, Natasha. And great review.

    I still have palpitations (Regency writer? Moi?) at the way you say 'five children' in such a nonchalant manner.

  • At 7:55 am, Blogger Liz Fielding said…

    Glad you have you back, Natasha. That is a lovely cover and fab review and this minute I've beaten my own wip into submission I'll be downloading it. (If you download a book and read it on your laptop, everyone thinks you're working...)

    As for the tax thing, I had it nailed until they "simplified" the form...


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