Archive for April, 2009


moving on… and up

For most of you this will come as a shock, but it’s time to say goodbye and farewell to the Desirabelles – well, at least, to this blog. We haven’t come to this decision lightly:  it was with much discussion and input about what we wanted from the blog and how that impacted with our writing and our personal lives. And the overwhelming opinion was wanted to go out on a high, not hang around for years, becoming jaded and crotchety (or worse, uninteresting 🙂 ) So from our Belles, their final words:

Yvonne says: The other day, when my husband and I went to look at a second hand car, I could have just stayed and talked and talked to the seller. Hubby said as we were leaving, “I bet he’d thought we’d never go.” As we drove home it occurred to me, I really hate saying goodbye. And that’s kind of how I feel now. There’s something quite special about working with a group of people you respect and admire which makes it something quite sad when you all realise that due to changing circumstances you just have to let go. When some of us started the Diamonds Down Under loop in conjunction with the release of our continuity in January 2008 it was really exciting to be working and promoting the series. When that was over, well, most of us didn’t want to let it finish at that—at least I know I didn’t. But when demands on your time mean you can’t give your best to different aspects of your work then it’s time to reassess and regroup and move on. So that’s what we’ve agreed to do. It has been fabulous continuing to work with some of the DDU ladies as well as start promoting our new Desire authors down under and it’s been great sharing it all with our regular blog visitors. I know we’ll stay in touch with one another through our blogs, emails and conferences and things. I hope that you, our visitors, will check on me via my blog whenever you can to see what’s up-and-coming with me and I’m sure we’ll cross paths on everyone else’s blogs too. All the very best everyone! Stay in touch, please!

Bron says: Thank you to everyone who has visited and joined in the discussions here at Desirabelles.  I’ve enjoyed your company and your insights into books, romance and life ever so much.  I hope to see you at the Desire authors’ blog launching next week at; it promises to be a lot of fun.  Warmest wishes.

Robbie says: Thanks for your support! It’s been wonderful getting to know you all, particularly the regulars. Thanks too to my fellow Downunder Desirabelles. A fabulous bunch of writers and wonderful people to boot. Onward and upward! Best wishes to all.

Sandra says: Hi everyone. And bye. I feel like I arrived late to a cool party and now it’s over. Still, I had fun while I was here and really enjoyed the company. It was lovely meeting you all and sharing the space with my fellow Desireabelles. If anyone ever wants to catch up with what I’m doing I do have a website – it’s still a work in progress but I’m getting there. My first book Having The Billionaire’s Baby is out in July. If you read it and enjoy it please let me know. My contact details are on my website. (I’m a little on the anxious side about finally having my work out where real people can read it). Hope to ‘see’ some of you around in other forums/blogs from time to time. Take care.

Paula says: Many of you followed us from the Diamonds Down Under blog and I want to sincerely thank you, every one of you (and not just our regulars!) who read our bloggings and contributed to our little community.  Keeping up the momentum of a group blog can be a difficult task and I wanted to also thank my fellow Desirabelles for their enthusiasm and input. I’ll still be in cyberspace, via my own blog, plus hanging around various boards – especially eHarlequin. Pop in and say hi!

Rachel says:I’ve had a ball here at the Desirabelles! It was the perfect place for a new author like me to land. Working with fabulous authors, meeting wonderful readers, following interesting posts and fun comments – basically getting to know everyone while having a blast.

Thanks to my fellow Desirabelles and everyone who’s left a comment. If you see me at a conference, please come up and say hi.

One question: I’ve had this as my homepage since I joined, so if anyone has any suggestions for what my new homepage should be, please let me know! What’s your must visit site every day?