Isabella Rose


What a hoot, my new book Secrets of the village girls is 87850 words long and covers underground tunnels in Norwich - it has romance - a treasure hunt - blackmail and three murders to solve. So that should keep readers happy. it could be the first of a series. At the moment it is under review and if its favourable it will be shortly an ebook. I am aiming for a traditional publisher for this one, but they are scarcer than hens teeth. So its lucky that I can be my own publisher.
I have entered two short story competitions so wish me luck.
One is entered for the Hillingdon Literary Festival which sounds like a very good weekend out for everyone. if you live locally check it out. There will be a lot of bigwigs there as well as writers.

I went to the Over fifty plus show at Olympia, London and discovered that I had won the writers competition. So I contacted the organiser Dr Robert McCaffrey who was pleased to give me my prize. We had a lovely day and enjoyed all the stalls and learned a lot. The men enjoyed watching two girls in feathers dancing. And the ladies enjoyed snatches of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Had a wonderful day -met friendly editors -and like minded writers - ending with glass of bubbly - cheers. Now I have to practise what I learned and inspire an editor with enthusiasm. Wish me luck.

I am off to Richmond to a master class of writing for Harlequin. Hope my brain holds all the information I can glean.

My weird marriage proposal where a sailor openly said he would probably not be faithful - won a goodie bag from Harper Impulse recently. Sometimes good comes out of bad memories.

My book An Obsession for Jake by Isabella Rose has a saucy domination theme and I'm looking for a publisher to market it further than I can. Review says its hilarious chic lit, read the book to join in the action!..

My first line entry to Authonomy and Avon competition was short listed to the last ten. Out of one thousand entries so I was thrilled. My as yet unpublished novel Love and Lust No Strings No Trust is an exciting read and entered for another competition. If it doesn't win I will put it on line myself.
One snag I discovered is if you are in the library readers can download your books for free. Which rather defeats the object if you want to sell your work and only give away a sample to whet the readers appetite.
Hundreds of downloads so at least I'm getting readers.

Mysterious Master by Isabella Rose is short listed for best author published read at the international festival for romance writers 2012. The award ceremony was thrilling sprinkled with friendly authors publishers and literary agents followed by a gala ball.It was a fun night.

check out my website to find links to my books and to other interesting authors.

Love or lust no Strings No Trust by Isabella Rose saucy romantic suspense will be ebook soon.

Daddy's Little Spy -Isabella by Isabella Rose
child abuse as isabella struggles to survive WW2 and witchcraft - light relief -love spells.

To Catch a Daring Thief by Angel Rose is a fun read. Billion dollar heist with sensual intrigue.

Intimate Enemies is a sensual romance if Blake is guilty -does Angel want to prove it.

Devil Doctor - hates sadistic surgeon who told her mother terminally ill -inspirational story.

Mysterious Master by Isabella Rose -family relationships complex romance. Feedback welcomed.

Ena Roscoe musical star 1920-1940's. Family history mixed with music hall and radio stars etc.
Walt Disney's gift to Ena. Treasured to this day.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Writing as Isabella Rose - From the age of seven I had to write a letter to my Nanny to prove that I was still alive -the royal mail was so reliable that if I posted the letter on Tuesday my Nanny would get the letter on Wednesday lunch time. If I didn't write she would phone the only neighbour in our street who had a telephone and find out why. She literally saved my life several times. Daddy's Little Spy by Isabella Rose will explain how and why?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have written short stories and articles for newspapers and magazines since the late 1960's. In fact my first by line was with the local newspaper who published my children's nature stories the Tales of Trip Dormouse for three and a half years. I was only allowed 300 words to create a plausible adventure. It taught me to make sure every word was essential. These short stories in a booklet of 20 stories with small drawings are still popular with children up to the age of nine -can be read alone by the age of six. Read to by mother if younger. I would have liked them syndicated by a large newspaper -any offers. Otherwise I will put more stories in a book format as I think they will sell well.
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Where to find Isabella Rose online


An Obsession for Jake.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Kayla has good reason to distrust men and after a recent fiasco is throwing herself into the party scene. Fireman Flynn the stripper gives her a night to remember -after she says Jake the cowboy made domination fun -she is dismayed to see Flynn next day at the airport, Jason a television gardener with the world at his feet - is attracted - but she thinks he's Jake? Is she right?
Mysterious Master
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
this book is short listed for best author published read award at the international festival of romance on line in 2012. jana had good reason to distrust the deputy head at marshland school. he had a guilty secret which she was determined to ferret out. and she believed he knew why her sister disappeared. read the book to join in the exciting action.
To Catch A Daring Thief
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,050. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A billion dollar heist -espionage in the beauty business - a complex puzzle to be solved. After discovering her fiance inflagrante delico with her best friend and desperate to get out of the make a fresh start -Adriana takes a job in Seattle, USA. Watch the fireworks as she endeavours to keep her rich alpha male employer at arms length whilst she investigates the theft.
Devil Doctor
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-30 16:36:23
Gayle is shocked by the brusque way Dr James Flood breaks the bad news about her mother. She channels her anger by hating him picturing him in her mind as Satan. Intriguing story of dysfunctional family coping with cancer in an inspirational unusual way.
Intimate Enemies
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
death is always shocking. Love is never simple. follow angel’s amorous adventures in florida as she checks out the charismatic blake hammond. after the suspicious death of an aeronautical engineer, angel’s task is to find out if blake was innocent, or guilty of industrial espionage. And was jade’s death suicide, or murder? if the charismatic blake is guilty - does angel want to prove it?