Monday, December 31, 2018

Wanted:Have you seen this book?

As part of Harlequin's attempt to get Harlequin Historical back into North American retail, they have re-released my book The Warrior's Viking Bride in Walmart and Target stores. It is part of a trial. Who knows if there will be more releases -- it is entirely dependent on how well this book does.
My fingers are firmly crossed that this trial succeeds and Harlequin Historical returns to retail.
So if anyone happens to see it in Walmart or Target, could you please take a photo for me?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

All I want for Christmas...

It is that time of year.

What does @michellelstyles want for Christmas?
Find out on @AngiMorganAuthr’s @GetLostInAStory
$20.00 #Giveaway to a blog commenter.
Ends 12/14

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

A favourite quote from my latest

This is a favourite quote from my latest novel SENT AS THE VIKING'S BRIDE
You can read the first chapter for free  on 
Currently available for purchase at and

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

An excellent reference manual for self-editing your manuscript

Troubleshooting Your Novel: 100 Incredibly Practical Ways to Fix Your FictionTroubleshooting Your Novel: 100 Incredibly Practical Ways to Fix Your Fiction by Steven James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an excellent manual to help you edit a manuscript and ranks up there with Self Editing for Fiction Writers in terms of its effectiveness. It is a book aimed at helping the author revise or edit the manuscript. His earlier book Story Trumps Structure is about the organic process of writing a manuscript.
The one caveat I would have is that James has little idea or interest in the romance genre as he primarily writes thrillers aimed at men. Thus those two chapters are far weaker than the rest of the book (78 other chapters). However as I have written over 27 bestselling romances for Harlequin, I was not as concerned about that section -- I just rolled my eyes and muttered a few unprintable words.
The other sections are excellent however. The chart in the show (render) v tell (summarize) chapter is one of the best I have seen and is certainly worth the price of the book. The questions and fine-tuning your manuscript in each chapter are thought provoking.
It is a book which has made me think. I suspect it is a book that will find a place on many writers' desks for many years to come.

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

A great book for any author seeking to improve her social media skills.

Building Online Relationships: One Reader at a TimeBuilding Online Relationships: One Reader at a Time by LaShaunda Hoffman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you want to get better at social media, read this inspiring and thoroughly helpful book. Hoffman sets out simple steps about how to improve your social media skills. She breaks things down into bite-sized portions and allows you to set your own goals. I have read it and am still working out my plans but it has inspired me so much. It is a book I plan to go back to.
The book was recommended to me as a must-read for any author seeking to improve her social media skill set and I agree it is true. My only slight quibble is that social media moves so quickly that the book could do with an update.
Nevertheless, it is pure gold dust.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018


As I just discovered my cover and blurb today and am so thrilled!

She’s the wife he doesn’t want…
…and the woman he needs!
Desperate to escape her murderous brother-in-law and protect her young sister, Ragnhild agrees to marry an unknown warrior, and arrives penniless at his remote island. Only Gunnar Olafson’s belief in love died with his family—he does not want a bride! But as yuletide approaches Ragnhild transforms his isolated existence. Can she melt her Viking warrior’s frozen heart?

To be published 27 December 2018.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Make a Date with Harlequin --Super sale until April 8 2018

To celebrate its Make a Date with Harlequin Spring campaign Harlequin has put 60 of its ebook backlist on super special  of $1.99. This includes 8 of my Vikings! This is across all e-book channels (so wherever good ebooks are sold in  North America). My titles on super special are:

  • Taken by the Viking
  • The Viking's Captive Princess
  • Paying the Viking's Price
  • Return of the Viking Warrior
  • Sold to the Viking Warrior
  • Summer of the Viking
  • Taming His Viking Woman
  • Saved by the Viking  Warrior

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Celebrate Valentine's Day with New Authors (and me)

Because I am so excited about my new book The Warrior's Viking Bride, I have joined  forces with Book Sweeps in their latest giveaway  -- 40+ books to be won as well as a brand new e-reader including a signed copy of THe Warrior's Viking Bride.

I am also sending out my v occasional newsletter tomorrow (14 Feb 2018) which has details of a giveway for my subscribers. This is open to all my worldwide readers. If you have not signed up yet, there is still time.

It is very easy to enter the Booksweeps contest -- so why not give it a go? Enter HERE

And I had another lovely early review for The Warrior's Viking Bride from Chicks, Rogues and Scandals. It is so wonderful when a reader *gets* what the book is about.  My favourite bit was: Ms Styles has created an original and I found it to be a very moving story about moving on, and second chances. The storyline is a wonderful blend of romance and action with that seductive and mysterious quality that you only get from the Medieval era. I think Ms Styles has got Aeden and Dagmar spot on, they are both highly charged individuals who need the other in each of their lives.
This is so good, I cannot recommend it more. You can read the full review here

Friday, February 02, 2018

Glowing Four Star Review for The Warrior's Viking Bride from the RT

The glowing review for The Warrior's Viking Bride made my day!
For a variety of reasons the book is very close to my heart.

This is what the RT said:

No one does Vikings better than Michelle Styles. The Warrior’s Viking Bride is a passionate romance between a Shield Maiden and a Gael warrior, who find love amid danger and betrayal. Styles’ attention to detail will captivate readers, as will her powerful characters and elaborate plots.

The Warrior's Viking Bride is now available on the Mills &Boon and Harlequin websites.
You can read the first chapter for free on