Sunday, July 16, 2017

Free read! Minding Amy ~ contemporary romance


How about a fun freebie for today's reading?  MINDING AMY is #free on #kindle #KU from today for 5 days - grab it while you can! This is a light contemporary romance set in London. I love the cover for this one, designed by Frauke Spanuth. My heroine adores high heels but she's not very good at staying upright in them - getting her into all sorts of sexy trouble ..  I hope it'll bring you some smiles.  Here's the summary:
"Amy Norton is on a mission to prove herself as an Investigative Journalist, but her over-protective father hires a bodyguard to accompany her during her investigative work, and she's furious. Things only get worse when she realizes the bodyguard is the guy she mistakenly approached on a blind date the night before. She was all over the man and embarrassed herself, big time. The last thing she wants is to have him obstructing her investigation, gorgeous though he is.
Undercover Investigator, Sebastian Armitage, is amused and fascinated by the situation and sets out to charm the pants off the hot-headed Ms Norton. She is one sexy lady, and he wants her. Before long they embark on a red-hot affair, but how is Sebastian going to point out that she's going about investigative work the wrong way, while keeping her sweet?"

Amazon worldwide


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Geisha Girl

We got a new rug....and within moments this happened. 
Think she approves. 😍



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Update on Roberta - our lady-hedgehog rescue

A few weeks ago I posted about our wildlife rescue – the lady-hedgehog who lived in our border hedges, now called Roberta. You can read the first part of her story a few posts down. I now have an update!! Roberta responded very well to the intensive care of the volunteer who took her in. Apparently because she had an old injury with one of her back legs she couldn't groom properly and had succumbed to mites. That’s what was pulling her health down. It was sorted quite quickly and she was subsequently placed with a foster carer for her retirement, a volunteer who has a walled garden and takes in the retired hedgehogs to safely live out their days there. At age around 7 years and with a dodgy leg Roberta was offered this safe environment.
What a surprise then for her new foster carer when within a couple of days of being moved into her “retirement home” Roberta had a litter of hedgehogs! Yes, the volunteer from the British hedgehog Preservation Society had phoned to update (as promised) and to congratulate us on becoming grandparents to a litter of hedgehogs...
We were all very excited because of course with Roberta being in her retirement years it was completely unexpected. Apparently at the point where we found her, unwell, she must have been a few days pregnant and there would have been a risk with her having to be x-rayed, but all was well and now there are lots of little hedgehogs in that walled garden too. The lovely British Hedgehog Preservation Society local volunteer informed us we’d not only saved one little life, we’d saved many. Well, the kudos goes to them – such lovely people – and it was so good to hear!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Writing in the summerhouse....

I think I’ve posted about writing in our summerhouse before. My Real Life Hero, Mark, built it so I could be outside while I write, but not in the direct sunlight. We live on the side of a hill so catch a lot of sun in the garden and I don’t last long out there without shade. 

He’s insulated the walls and we’ve put our old sofas in there. The idea was I’d take my laptop with me (unplugged) and use the battery for a couple of hours at a time. Marvelous idea! But he keeps figuring ways to make things even better for me. That’s his excuse  I think he enjoys pottering with his “experiment.”  

Yesterday he fitted a solar panel (we already have one that runs a water feature) so that I can plug the laptop in while working out there. (photo taken at the end of the day when the sun moves round but this side of the summerhouse is in direct light all through the day.) It’ll also run the speakers he’s fitted in the roof space, Bluetooth, and….. a film projector. Lol! He keeps coming up with new ideas for the summerhouse. I swear we’ll be able to rent it out as a self contained property by the time he’s done. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Confessing my dirty little secret... 😇

Have you read a #historicalromance by an author called Juliette Cosway? Of course you haven’t. I bet you’ve never even heard of her! And why would you want to read her book… she’s a crazy cat lady who spends all her time day dreaming about the swashbuckling heroes of yore, or so I imagine… I do like her motto though: “there’s no hero like a historical hero.”
Yes yes, it’s me, I confess! My dirty little secret is that I wrote a sensual historical #romance under a different name. Well, Juliette’s book was getting rather lonely all on its own out there and wanted to hang out with Saskia’s books. Ahem. Truth is maintaining two author personas was far too complicated for my poor old brain.  I don’t know how other authors do it, kudos to those who do. Anyway thanks to the lovely Jennifer Jakes and Kim Killion at Killiongroupinc.com we’ve updated the book as a Saskia Walker title. Kim Killion did the totally gorgeous cover for this one.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a traditional sensual historical romance, i.e. not quite as much kinkywotsitery as you’d usually find in one of Saskia Walker’s books 😇 It’s a big book, a Victorian travel/adventure romance, and it’s available in print and digi. To launch it under my own name I’ve reduced the digi price to 2.99 until the end of June.

Escorting an English Heiress should be no trouble for an experienced man of the world…or so he thought.
Miss Eleanor Craven is much more than she appears. The daughter of a world traveller, she’s confident and rebellious –and refuses to be chaperoned. No self-respecting adventurer has a chaperone! The man her aunt has sent as escort would only hinder Eleanor with his strong opinions and tall, dark good looks…and his muscular body that has Eleanor thinking more about sensual trysts than exciting travels. So she must give him the slip—but perhaps one night in his arms wouldn’t hurt before she disappears.
Peter Rivers loves his work in the California vineyard he manages. So when he’s asked to escort the family’s niece on her journey he agrees without hesitation, positive he can resist the fiery attraction he feels whenever she’s around. After all, Eleanor may be fearless, but she’s also an innocent in all ways, and he won’t betray the trust of his employers or ruin their good name—not when his past tarnished his reputation beyond repair. No, somehow he’ll have to avoid temptation.
Little does he know Eleanor is hell-bent on seduction.


Here’s a taster from midway on the journey:

Why shouldn’t she enjoy the pleasures that he offered her? There was no moral code to be obeyed now. They’d abandoned that, there was only two grown people indulging their passion for one another.
Passion, she thought, yes, their passion for one another. She moved faster, an invisible thread drawing her in the wake of his footsteps.
She recalled the feeling of his body against hers, the exquisite sensations he’d nurtured and set free inside her. She wanted to know them again. Her footsteps quickened as she climbed the stairs. She glanced behind her toward the echoing music and faint voices still coming from the ballroom and anterooms.
When she reached her bedchamber she paused outside the heavy mahogany paneled door, and pushed her hair back. There was no one about in the gloom of the passage. She opened the door quietly, quickly moving inside and closing it behind her. She leaned against it, as if to close out the world.
A small lantern glowed by the bedside.
Rivers stood there, his tall lean frame half cast in shadows, his eyes on her. She wanted him. The power of her desire strengthened her determination. She left the door and walked to him.
He smiled, indolently. “You managed to wait…” He flicked open his pocket watch. “…about two and a half minutes. How eager you are to reach your bed.” His tone was teasing.
“I won’t deny it.” Her erratic heartbeat made her bold.
He smiled at her remark, and she arched her eyebrow. “And you, sir, you are here – in my private room, when by rights I should send you on your way.”
She was gratified to witness a flicker of doubt in his eyes. No, she’d no intention of sending him away and perhaps couldn’t, so strong was her need, but his arrogance had to be tempered before she let him take control of her body once more.
He touched her hair, running his hand down its shimmering length, the simple gesture somehow claiming her. “I would respect your decision. But you wouldn’t send me away, now, would you?”
“I should.” She braved herself. “However I find myself curious regarding your statement about pleasuring me until dawn.”
He looked deep into her eyes.
“Is it possible?” she queried, with as much dignity as she could muster.
His eyes shone, his mouth curling. “Believe me, I’m going to do my damndest to find out.”
His mouth descended to hers. He leaned over her, his hands crushing her body to his. Her lips parted. She caressed his neck and slid one hand down inside the open jacket of his uniform.
She tilted her head back, limbs heavy with desire, fingers entwined in his hair. “I want you, Rivers, and I cannot think of a better way to bring in the New Year than discovering more about this passion…” Her voice faltered. “…that we seem to share.”

in print from Createspace, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon worldwide

Thursday, June 08, 2017

ALONG FOR THE RIDE - reduced price this week


Something for the weekend? ;) 

My ménage novel, ALONG FOR THE RIDE, has a gorgeous new cover (by Daqri Bernardo at Covers by Combs) and to celebrate the price of the digi version has been dropped to 99pennies -> for one week only! 

also available in print through Amazon and B&N


Soon after her arrival at art college in London Georgina Montgomery begins modeling for one of her tutors, the Austrian artist Calvin Rolf. When Cal introduces her to his photographer friend, Jason Sutherland, a steamy ménage à trois affair follows. Being involved with two gorgeous men is a heady intoxicant, and Georgie casts her inhibitions aside. She’s in her element, but their idyll of sexual adventuring in London is interrupted because a paparazzi scandal threatens to erupt around them.

Jason has taken intimate photos of an old flame, Chloe Mac, now a pop star and media darling. His cousin is after the images to sell to the highest bidder, and Jason has to get to the photos in Scotland before his cousin does. Cal and Jason decide to hit the road, and Georgie comes along for the ride.

But the paparazzi hunt results in Georgie’s kidnap, and danger ups the emotional stakes for everybody involved. Georgie has to put her new found sexual power and confidence to good use, and territorial claims of the heart are about to be made.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Historical romance readers...check it out!

Romance readers, if you love historical romance you need to check out this super newsletter!

Buy A Historical is organised by prolific historical romance author Jess Michaels and delivers the latest news to your mailbox in a weekly delivery. Click on the graphic to find out more and sign up. 



Friday, June 02, 2017

Meet our new pal, Roberta :)

Let me introduce our new friend as of last week, a hedgehog who is now called Roberta :) I was sitting outside in the garden and heard rustling in the bamboo behind me, thought it was one of our cats. When I looked round I saw this hedgehog lying in the sun. So I called my Real Life Hero and he informed me this is not a good sign.... :( I looked online and found the British Hedgehog Preservation Society website. Oh my, what a great resource it is, and what lovely people run it and volunteer all over the country to help out with our wildlife hedgehogs.
We followed the instructions and got the hedgehog in a nice warm place with cat food and water, both of which it availed of, as you can see in the photo! Good sign. We noticed it was dragging one of its back legs and we assumed that was the issue. I rang the number on the British hedgehog preservation Society website and had a good chat, and the lady there made sure we were doing everything right – which thankfully we were - and then gave me the number of our local volunteer. 
So I rang this second lovely lady called Stephanie and she went through everything with me and then arranged for my local vet to receive it from us, where it would be looked after until she could pick it up in a couple of hours. So my Real Life Hero transfers the poor little thing to a cardboard box (that he’d made air holes in) and headed off at a pace...
We didn’t really expect to hear any more about it but the next day Stephanie rang me back and informed me that our hedgehog was a lady of seven years (which apparently is a long life for a hedgehog!) and her back leg injury was quite old, healed, and she'd obviously been managing despite it. She had some other health issues (and would have died within a few days if we hadn’t taken action) so she is going to live with Stephanie for three weeks, being cared for every day, then she will be transferred to an enclosed garden (given her age) at a volunteers for her “retirement.” Stephanie asked me to name the hedgehog and I named it after a dear friend and lovely lady who does all sorts of animal rescue herself (and who may see this on Facebook ;)
I didn’t know much about hedgehogs so this was quite an adventure for me! I told Stephanie we’d seen some smaller hedgehogs when we first moved into this house and she said they were probably Roberta’s offspring. Apparently hedgehogs (after about eight weeks old) become hermit type creatures and pretty much live on their own apart from mating season. I had no clue!
Anyway, happy ending, Roberta is now living in the lap of luxury in her retirement. Big thanks to the Hedgehog Preservation Society!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What am I working on?

What am I working on? Currently it's..... RORY:)  Hoping to finish by the end of June if not before! I'm up to 50K, woot!

Gorgeous cover by Daqri Bernardo at Covers by Combs.


A chance encounter on the London Underground brings Sky Matthews face to face with her stepbrother, Rory Rattigan, the guy she had a passionate teen crush on back home in Wales. Sky’s vowed to stay out of trouble. She’s already been thrown out of one college and she’s desperate for a second chance to study art in London – but she never could resist sparring with Rory Rattigan.
 Irish bad boy biker, Rory Rattigan, is trying to break with his computer hacker past. His sexy stepsister turns up just when he needs to hide his hacker kit, and she’s more than willing to help him out. But Rory soon realizes the desire he’s always had for Sky is going to complicate his plans to play life by the rules. He left home because he couldn’t have her, and now here she is. The chemistry between Rory and Sky is about to change their lives forever -- because now they’re together in the big city, and there’s no one telling them to keep their hands off each other any more. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Publication day! REX is now available

REX is here for your delectation! 😍

...and if you get in quick it's still only 0.99 for the digi version this week,  :) then the price will go up. 

This novel is a big contemporary BDSM erotic romance set in London and Oxfordshire. Carmen and Rex are a couple who have history. They first met when their parents married, back when Rex and Carmen were teenagers. They were expected to play brother and sister, which didn't exactly work out too well. They are now adults and at odds over the manor house that has been left to them.

Rex and Carmen were forbidden... as teenagers, and there is a lot of desire and conflict between them as a result of their history, and other events in the family. So what happens when they meet again after several years?

As the story commences a will splits the Burlington Manor estate between them. As far as Rex is concerned Carmen was the one who got away... He sees this battle ground over the estate as the perfect opportunity to pursue her. Rex is a playboy and a tease and a complete charmer.

Carmen is a business woman now and expects to be able to buy the house out from Rex - who has never shown any interest in it. She's incensed when he offers it to her free of charge in exchange for two weeks together in the house, during which time he can have her--sexually, any way he wants. The idea is shocking to Carmen, but also...incredibly arousing. She attempts to resist the intense desire that flares at his suggestion. When Rex points out he can see how turned on she is, that only torments her. How long can she deny it? Well.. he's a total hottie, and he's a natural born Master, so not too long at all, I bet. 😄

I've posted the official blurb and buy links below:


Rex Carruthers can have any woman he wants, but he wants only one - his stepsister, Carmen Shelby. Their desire was once forbidden, and Rex walked away from his heritage as a result. Now, the reading of a will brings them back together, and Rex has something Carmen wants - his birthright, the stately home, Burlington Manor. 


Carmen Shelby is haunted by her desire for her stepbrother, Rex - a dangerous, masterful player, the man who broke her heart.Then Rex makes an outrageous suggestion - he will give her the Burlington Manor Estate, in exchange for the affair they were denied. 

Carmen must risk her fragile heart and explore a new,submissive sexuality with Rex, a natural Dom. She quickly discovers Rex may be her true master, but can he control the powerful family secrets that both drew them together - and threaten to tear them apart. 

Yummy cover art: Covers by Combs

Out now in print

and in digital format:Kindle USKindle UK & Kindle worldwide.


(please note: If you've read The Burlington Manor Affair, this is a new version of the story) 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Reader/reviewers..?

Any reader/reviewers out there who would like an ARC of my novel, REX, in exchange for an honest review, please message me! The novel is due out end of May. saskiawalker AT gmail . com (with no spaces) 

Now available for preorder: REX

REX ( a stepbrother romance) is publishing on May 30th in print and digital formats,
and is now available for pre-order at Amazon. I'll post more info on the writing of this one, and snippets from the book on the lead in to publication. 


Rex Carruthers can have any woman he wants, but he wants only one -- his stepsister, Carmen Shelby.
 Their desire was once forbidden, and Rex walked away from his heritage as a result. Now, the reading of a will brings them back together, and Rex has something Carmen wants – his birthright, the stately home, Burlington Manor.
 Carmen Shelby is haunted by her desire for her stepbrother, Rex -- a dangerous, masterful player, the man who broke her heart. Then Rex makes an outrageous suggestion -- he will give her the Burlington Manor Estate, in exchange for the affair they were denied.
 To resolve the desire that haunts her, Carmen must risk her fragile heart and explore a new, submissive sexuality with Rex, a natural Dom. But while they thrash out their mutual passions, Carmen and Rex discover family secrets threaten and surround them. Carmen learns Rex is her true Master, but can he control the powerful forces that both drew them together – and threaten to tear them apart.



Please note: this book was originally published in 2014 with a different cover and under the title The Burlington Manor Affair.

Gorgeous cover art is from: Covers by Combs