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ABOUT ALLY

Ally Blake is an award-winning, bestselling Australian author with twenty-three fun, fresh, flirty romance novels published by Harlequin Mills and Boon, with over three million copies of her books sold worldwide in more than thirty languages.

 

A former Brisbane Broncos cheerleader, after marrying her own tall dark handsome hero in Las Vegas Ally spent ten years in Melbourne - barracking for the Collingwood Magpies - before moving her tribe home to Brisbane where she now resides in the leafy western suburbs with one husband, three rambunctious toddlers and a host of creepy crawlies.

 

LATEST BOOK RELEASE:

More about Ally's latest book THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT here.

Her next release THE SECRET WEDDING DRESS is due to be released in January 2013.

 

EXCITING SIDE PROJECT:

In partnership with Tyrrell's Wines, Ally wrote the story of Arabella Rose, the namesake character of their new sparkling rose wine.

Via her interactive '50 days with Rose' Facebook page, Arabella travels from Sydney to London, Paris, New York and LA, finally ending up in Melbourne this Christmas.  Along the way there's a little fun, a little fashion and whole lot of romance.

"Like" Arabella Rose: facebook.com/50dayswithrose

Contact Liz Hunt @ Bang PR for more.

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL FIND HEREIN...

 


 

ALLY'S BOOKS

 

The Secret Wedding Dress ::

The Rules of Engagement ::

The Wedding Date  :: eBook

Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue :: eBook

A Night with the Society Playboy ::  eBook

The Magnate's Indecent Proposal :: eBook

Steamy Surrender

Getting Down to Business 

Millionaire Dad's SOS ::  eBook

Dating the Rebel Tycoon ::  eBook

Hired: The Boss's Bride ::  eBook

Falling for the Rebel Heir ::  eBook

Millionaire to the Rescue ::  eBook

Billionaire on Her Doorstep ::  eBook

Meant-To-Be Mother        

Wanted: Outback Wife               

A Father in the Making             

The Shock Engagement           

A Mother For His Daughter              

How to Marry a Billionaire              

Marriage Make-Over             

Marriage Material           

The Wedding Wish              

 

ARTICLES & SHORT STORIES

 

Sizzle, Seduce & Simmer :: Short Story - Tall, Dark & Fettuccini

The Barrackers Are Shouting :: Article - Snapshots


 

FUN FACTS ABOUT HARLEQUIN MILLS AND BOON

 

     130 million books are sold worldwide every year

     50-plus new series titles released each month

     Published in 26 different languages

     Sold in over 109 international markets

     A Mills & Boon book is sold every 5 seconds in the UK

      “Mills & Boon” is in the Oxford English Dictionary meaning “a (type of) popular romantic novel”


 

CONTACT ALLY

 

Email:  ally@allyblake.com

 

Picture (c) Mark Ciobo

Permission granted for any media use.

 

 


  

A COLLECTION OF ALLY'S COVERS


FUN FACTS ABOUT ALLY BLAKE

 

On Writing and Reading…

 

What do you love most about being a writer?

I love that my working hours are flexible.  I super love that my uniform is track pants, a sloppy sweater, ugh boots and no make-up.  And I super duper love that my stationery addiction is tax deductible!

 

What do you like least about being a writer?

I am a born procrastinator, without a willpower gene to speak of.  So having a job where I don’t have a boss looming over me making sure I achieve daily targets while I work at home near a fridge, two televisions, and a car that can take me shopping can be, let’s say, taxing when my deadlines loom large.

 

Do you have a favourite locale or setting for your novels? What is it and why is it your favourite?

Melbourne to be sure. It’s my home city. And it’s quite simply gorgeous.  And there are so many nooks and crannies and alleys and mountains and beaches and historic suburbs in which I can land my heroes and heroines and simply watch how they react against not only one another but the intensity of their surrounds as well. 

 

Which of the books you have written is your favourite?

My favourite is always the one yet to be written.  The next idea floating around in my head is so tempting, so full of possibility and so hard to ignore, especially when I’m meant to be concentrating wholeheartedly on the story that is due so very soon!

 

What are your five all-time favourite books (with authors)?

CATCH 22 by Joseph Heller
THE PRINCE IN WAITING TRILOGY by John Christopher
THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer
And pretty much anything by Dick Francis or LaVyrle Spencer

 

What one specific piece of advice would you give a would-be writer trying to kick-start a career?

Write what you love to write.  If one day you sell a book (yay!) beware, your editor, and your readers, will want more of the same.  So be very very careful of trying to write historical vampires if you don’t think you can keep it up for a good long time!  Write what you love to write and you’ll be a happy camper!


On Romance…

 

Describe the ultimate romantic meal.

Anything cooked by someone else!  Which isn’t hard as I can’t cook.  My hubby cooks nine nights out of ten, okay make that nineteen out of twenty, so I guess that means in my house every meal is romantic!

 

What is your all-time favourite romantic movie?

Can’t do it.  Can’t possibly pick just one.  So here’s a few for your viewing pleasure:  Notting Hill - the final scene in the park is my version of heaven, makes me cry EVERY time, The Little Mermaid, Pride and Prejudice, Funny Girl, The Way We Were, La Femme Nikita & Cyrano de Bergerac

 

What is your all-time favourite romantic song or composition?

My hubby and I attended a dinner on our six month anniversary at a posh restaurant - which was actually my folks home decked out to look like a posh restaurant.  My sister answered the door dressed as a waitress, mum was the cook, and we had a candlelit table on the back deck.  Beautiful music played in the background all evening and we danced to ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’,  How could it not be my favourite?

 

What is the most romantic gesture or gift you have received?

I think the most wonderful romantic gestures in my life are the small daily moments that could easily slip by unless I choose to realise how romantic they are: the kiss on the back of my neck when I’m writing, the foot rub when sitting in front of the telly, the fact that my hubby uses fettuccini instead of penne knowing how much I prefer it.  I’d give up diamonds and roses forever if it meant keeping those moments instead.

 

How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?

I think it’s really important to remember romance is just one part of a multi-faceted relationship.  Remain communicative, respectful, supportive, energetic and joyful and the romance comes naturally.   Though I have been with my hubby for over eleven years and we never go to sleep without a kiss.

 

What tip would you give your readers to make their lives more romantic?

DIY!  You be the one to light candles all over the house when hubby comes home from work.  Or organise a weekend away somewhere special for no good reason.  Or dedicate a book or two to the man you love – that one works for me!

 

Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever travelled?

Anywhere in the car with my hubby driving, with great music in the CD player, my bare feet on the dashboard, watching the world flash by while we exist in our own private little pocket of the world.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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