Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Pre-made Covers.

I've not been in the right frame of mind to write for the last few days. Those who are friends with me on Facebook will know all about what happened over weekend, with my mum and dad being in a motorbike accident.
I really needed to do something that kept my mind ticking over, but which would also chill me out. So I turned to Photoshop and created a few more pre-made covers. I'm completely in love with the top one lol.






Tuesday, 7 April 2015

To steal from another author... shocking.

I haven’t written a post in quite a long time. I’ve severely neglected this blog and my website. I’ve had so much going on, and I’m trying to write five books right now. So things have been a little crazy.
Unfortunately, my first post is not good news, but I feel I need to put this out there, one, because I’m livid about it all, and two, because other authors need to be aware that this is happening right now.

A little while ago I made a post on Facebook. The post was the full cover wrap, complete with blurb, of a book I was about to start writing. The title is A.T.O.N. and the blurb is…

Almost from birth, she has been trained to kill. To feel nothing. To be a ghost. 

He is a detective. Ex-military. In charge of keeping peace on the streets of Chrysler. 

Together with his team, Declan vows to take down the family known as The Toledo’s. One of the largest and most notorious crime families in the world... and the same people he believes are responsible for his parents’ deaths. His team will stop at nothing, leave no stone unturned, and if needed, break every rule in the book to see that justice is served. 

When The Toledo’s send their best people to take down Declan and his team, only one person can ensure their survival. She, alone, has the skills they will need to secure victory. Hiding in the shadows, she watches - protecting Declan and fulfilling a promise. Leaving him clueless as to who his guardian angel may be. After an almost fatal attack on the team, she reveals her identity. 

Declan will learn what connects them and why she has been watching him. Secrets will be exposed, blood will be spilled, passions will rise… and Declan will unlock a side of her she never knew existed.

This is the cover as posted on Facebook.



The book received a good response and I was thrilled. Especially since the characters and ideas for the book had haunted me since about October last year.
Whenever I know I’m going to write a book. I create the cover, sometimes the blurb, and put it into my WiP file on Facebook, both on my personal profile and my author page. It’s something I have always done, and there are people who like to know what I’m working on. I love that, I love that people enjoy my books and look forward to my next release. It really helps to boost my confidence.
However, not 48 hours later, I receive a message from a very dear friend. She informs me that another author has taken my idea for my story, AND my title idea, claiming it for their own. I was absolutely shocked beyond belief. Said author has a rather big following and has done well for herself over the last couple of years… yet she has now stolen from another author. After the shock wore off, I was both devastated and absolutely enraged. Since finding out about this, not a single day has passed that I haven’t thought about it.
For a short time, make that VERY short time, I actually debated tossing the idea. People would think I copied this author. She is more known than me and is rushing to get the book out before me. Then I remembered something. THIS WAS MY BOOK! MY IDEA! There was no way in hell I was going to scrap it. I instantly removed my WiP file from my personal profile on Facebook, but left it on my author page. It also appears on my graphics page. I had other books in there with the blurbs clearly visible, and the last thing I wanted was this woman taking more of my story ideas.
This woman was supposed to be a friend. She was supposed to be a reputable author. However, it seems all she is in fact, is a thief. Maybe she has no ideas left for books of her own, so she takes from others.

After speaking to some author friends who I would trust with my life, I learned that this ISN’T the first time this author has pulled such a stunt. I’m not the only one this woman had stolen from.

I don’t understand how this woman has the nerve to steal other people’s work and then claim it as her own. I sincerely wish to God book titles and ideas were copyrighted. It’s so unfair to those of us trying to bring our stories to life… only to have them snatched away. BUT, I am going to continue with MY story. I will make sure this book is written to the very best of my ability. One day soon, the truth will surface and this author will be knocked down off her pedestal. She will be exposed for the thief she really is.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Latest work (graphics)

Hey hey!

So thought I would post some of my latest graphics work. Hope people like them :D




New author logo











Sunday, 26 October 2014

COVER WARS COMPETITION

Hey everyone!!

My book Leticia is currently in a cover wars competition. If you have time, could you please vote for me! I would be so so grateful!!

Vote by clicking HERE


Monday, 13 October 2014

Bloodlines and Leticia giveaway on Goodreads!



Goodreads Book Giveaway


Bloodlines by Lindsay Anne Kendal

Bloodlines

by Lindsay Anne Kendal


Giveaway ends November 25, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win




Goodreads Book Giveaway


Leticia by Lindsay Anne Kendal

Leticia

by Lindsay Anne Kendal


Giveaway ends November 20, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Friday, 19 September 2014

New stuff!

Well it's been a busy few months. In fact, the fun filled crazy period started back in April... and I still have lots to do. Phew.

So what's been happening? Well, for starters I left my publisher, World Castle Publications, to become a self published author. WCP will always have a special place in my heart and I will continue to support them and their authors, but it was time for me to move forward. Therefore, Bloodlines, Torment, Revelations and Leticia have undergone new edits. Leticia has new artwork, and they all have a little extra something in the print versions. They look great (or at least I think so lol), read so much better (massive thank you to my lifesaver Jodi from TJS Literary Editing) and I'm generally much happier with them.


I've also been busy with my graphics work. Creating trailers, book covers and now, interior paperback formatting. I love it!! I'm learning new tricks all the time, and so far, everyone is happy! Always a bonus!
So here are a few!








And the trailers.









On top of this, I have day jobs and I'm working on three novels and one short story. One is a secret, shhh, don't tell anyone. But these are my current WIP's.

Betrayal (Leticia book 2)

Leticia has had her fair share of hurt and hardships, but it seems things are about to go from bad to worse.

Her ex-lover, originally thought to be behind all this upset and pain, is dead. Two of her friends are missing and presumed dead, and the attacks on her and the new man in her life, Jackson, are becoming more ferocious. Who is doing this to them? When will they discover who the man, known to them only as ‘Boss’ actually is? Will Leticia and Jackson’s love stay strong through it all?

It seems there is nowhere else to run, nowhere else to hide. They must fight, even if it means to their death... who will win is anybody’s guess.




Stranger (stand alone)

When Nick, Macy and a few friends go on holiday to a private island, they plan to relax and rebuild their slightly estranged friendships. They’ll enjoy each other’s company, catch up on each other’s lives and make the most of their time away from work.

After a particularly bad storm, Macy finds a small, badly damaged boat washed up on the shore. She and her friends search the surrounding waters for any survivors, but find nothing.

Frightening things begin to happen. One of the friends mysteriously vanishes. Another seems to have taken their own life. Then they lose power.

Fears grow, as one by one, the friends are disappearing.  The remaining members of the group must try to find a way off the island. Is someone playing a cruel joke? Is there a murderer among them? After all, one of them is a suspected sociopath. Or is there an uninvited stranger on the island?


Night Terrors 
(Haunted Dreams Novelette Series - Book 2)

After battling a demon in her dreams and finally being able to put her past to rest, Rayne has known peace. Although her eyes have been opened to things she previously thought impossible, she has been able to live a normal and happy life. That is until she receives a call from her friend Sasha, panic stricken and in desperate need of help.

Sasha’s client, a young girl of only ten, is showing the same signs and symptoms as Rayne did only a year ago. The child is frightened and refuses to sleep for fear the entity in her dreams will come for her. Sasha believes Rayne may be the only one who can save the girl.

Rayne must once again face her fears, open herself up to a new state of consciousness and help the child to conquer her dreams, before the intruder claims them both.



So all in all, its CRAZY!! But I absolutely love it and wouldn't have it any other way. If I didn't have million things to do, I would be so bored and miserable. Much prefer crazy to boredom!

Now that I've got all that off my chest, I think since it 3.20am here in the UK, I'm going to make a brew and continue to update my website... yes, the night is still young!

Love and hugs to all who read this post.



Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Cover Contest Winner!

I'm proud to say that one of my cover designs for Author Elissa Daye, has won a cover contest. So happy and excited! The contest was over on IWrite, IAm on Facebook.

And here is the winning cover!