Welcome to Rosie Amber


rosyamberMy name is Rosie Amber, I’m an author, book reviewer and blogger. I live in the county of Hampshire in the UK. Blogging opened up a whole new world to me and I have met some lovely people. I try to publish a blog post every single day because my blog is still quite new and I need to keep readers interested. I began my blog primarily to help promote my own book, but it has become a much bigger part of my life. I’m now able to use my love of reading and my blog to help promote other people books too.

TalkoftheplaygroundMy first published book is called “Talk of the Playground” (Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com)and is a fun tale of the ins and outs of an English village school. I call it my work of love rather than my work of art because it meant so much to me at the time. I learnt a lot about writing and self-publishing and have learnt even more from blogging and reading other writers work. Now I’m working on a big edit of my book because I love evolving as a writer.

I love reading. In the Goodreads 2013 challenge I read 154 books, this year I expect to increase that number. Nearly every book I read gets a review on Goodreads, Amazon and my blog, with links to my Facebook author page, Google+ and Twitter. I also do Guest Author Interviews and take part in book related tours.

In 2013 I was lucky enough to be invited to write a monthly book review page for a local magazine called “Fleet Life”. 5000 copies go out locally and the magazine has an online version too, I usually review 5 books of my choice per month for the magazine. In 2014 I also picked up its sister magazine Elvetham Heath Directory which has 2000 copies and an online version, I do a different set of reviews in each magazine.

I love keeping my blog fresh; in April 2013 I took part in my first April A to Z Challenge and I blogged my way through the alphabet matching book titles to the letters of the alphabet. This year I took part for a second year and again promoted books using all the letters of the alphabet, it is a great way to meet lots of new bloggers from all over the world.

Never one to stand still for long I recently completed a year-long challenge that I set myself on the day I began reading a book called “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly.

Judith challenged herself to do Good Deeds for a whole year and wrote a truly inspirational book about what happened. Judith undertook giant acts of good, my own challenge was to do just 1 Good Deed a day for a year. Every Sunday I updated my readers with my latest deeds. On April 16th 2014 I celebrated completing my challenge and am now carrying on for a second year. Do come and check it out.

My most recent addition to the blog is a page I’m building on resources for writers. It features people who offer editing services, marketing, promotion, book covers, book reviewers etc and I shall be adding more.


About Lizzie Lamb

I write contemporary women's fiction mostly based in Scotland with hot heroes, feisty heroines and always a happy ending. Along with three other authors - Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Margaret Cullingford - I formed the New Romantics Press under which our books are published. I have published six books since 2012, the latest being Harper's Highland Fling. I am currently working on #7 which I hope to publish in 2022. In the meantime, do check out my Amazon page: viewAuthor.at/LizzieLamb and click 'FOLLOW' to keep up to date with me and my news.

Posted on June 23, 2014, in First Person Singular and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much Lizzie for this lovely shout out.


  2. newromantics4

    My pleasure , and I’m sure I speak for the the NR4 when I say that we really appreciate your Shout Outs on our behalf, too. I’m a great believer in ‘play it forward’. Thank you.


  3. newromantics4

    Reblogged this on New Romantics 4 and commented:

    Lovely to be hosting Rosie Amber on my blog today.


  4. I second Lizzie’s comment, Rosie – you are tireless in your support of other authors, and help make promotion really easy, ( even for us technophobes). Thank you!


  5. Rosie you are razor sharp and are one of my favourite literary bloggers …finger on the pulse, discovering new stars …and writing up a storm. Good work.


  6. Margaret Cullingford

    Rosie your industry is amazing. Recently on your recommendation I’ve read Greening of the Heart by Stepheny Houghtlin and Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls, and shared your enthusiasm for these two very different novels.. To my shame I haven’t posted reviews on Goodreads or Amazon. My only excuse, in the throes of polishing my second novel six months behind my New Romantics 4 colleagues, I don’t seem able to find a slot for writing review. Hence my admiration for your work-rate. How do you do it?


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