Sunday, 26 January 2014

All that is going on!

So what’s new?

Well, just before Christmas, Bloodlines was officially released in audio format. Yay!! Very exciting. The narrator, Angie, is absolutely perfect. The editor Ben is a diamond to work with. The music and sound effects he’s used are wonderful! It’s like he’s known me all my life and gets me! So dark and delicious, perfect for the story.

The audiobook was released through Empire Voices. The owner of which, Joann H. Buchanan (also a great author) is great to work with. I hope this company goes far. She’s worked really hard.

Revelations was released mid last year and has so far been warmly received. PHEW!

I've had some wonderful reviews and feedback. This means so much to me. It was hard to finish this series. I suffered severe writers block - it lasted for months. I think my problem was that I just didn't want to let go of my characters. Writing this trilogy got me through some very hard, sad, and dark times in my life. It's my baby and I was genuinely heartbroken when I finished it, but knowing people have enjoyed it has put a smile on my face on more than one occasion. Thank you to all who have left the reviews and sent me messages. 

In other news, I’m re-writing Leticia. There are a few things I’m not happy with. I feel I’ve grown as a writer and I need to take it back to the drawing board. It will flow better and be much more atmospheric. There are also a few good ‘one-liners’ being thrown in there. 

It will also be getting a new cover. I've toyed with a few and now finally have a winner. I'll be posting it shortly. But for now, I'll stick with the old one. I'll be having a re-release party and I will show it there. Hoping everyone likes it. Personally, I can't stop looking at it LOL. 

I’ve been on location to where Betrayal will be set. It’s only about twenty miles away from where I live and is a beautiful place. It’s not too far from where Leticia began. For those who may want to know, it's set between Bamford and Castleton, Derbyshire, UK. Still steeped in history and some haunting mysteries. 

There is a big twist coming up, I just hope nobody sees it coming. 

This will also be getting a new cover. While I liked the old one I had in place, I feel the model is overused and I wanted something a little more unique. I'll be releasing this soon. But for now, I'm posting the older cover. 

My new websites are up and running. One is for my books and anything book related (be it mine or to share news of other authors releases). The other is for my graphics and photography. Happy with both and they will be regularly updated. 

I’m also working on my first adult novel. An urban fantasy. It’s coming along well and I’m hoping for great things.... fingers crossed! Even wrote my first naughty scene....eeeeek!
I’m growing my photography. I have a lovely young girl who will be modelling for me. So any book covers I create using her images will be unique. These photos will not be available on the stock sites! Originality is a great thing! Just need the weather to perk up a little so we can get started.

And for now I think that is about it. This year is starting off quite well and I have lots of things I want to achieve. I’m not being involved in anyone’s drama. I’m being cautious of who I trust and class as friends. Of course, as always, I will still be here for my friends and to help promote others in any way I can. But, I do intend on concentrating on my career. Let’s just hope luck is on my side this year!

Monday, 20 January 2014

The Hunter by Joann H. Buchanan - COVER REVEAL

Destiny chose her, vengeance drove her. Seventeen year old Carly was born to be a hunter, a destiny she rejected until one fateful night when the only person she had in the world was taken, her mom. Now Carly is on a mission to hunt down the entity that destroyed her world.


My name is Carly. I belong to The Order of the Hunters—a group of chosen who are given the gift to track and kill those beings that go bump in the night. Oh yes, they are real, the monsters that creep in the darkness. They hide in the gardens of our own minds by making us believe they are nothing more than myths and legends. I’ve traveled this road for two years now. It’s not the same highway, but at times, when the sun is high in the sky and the road sweats from the heat, it feels like it. I wish I could say what brought me to this point was a sense of honor and nobility. In reality it was much simpler, it was revenge. Mom was taken by Shai, the weigher of souls.

The Hunter is scheduled to be released on January 31st 2014

Cover art by Lindsay Anne Kendal Graphics

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Hello all my lovely friends. I’m asking for your help here. My sister Cheryl’s friend, Fern, tragically lost her partner, David, in a car accident. At the time, Fern was 36 weeks pregnant with their beautiful daughter, Macy.

As if this was not upsetting, distressing and heartbreaking enough, when Macy was born, Fern was told they would not allow David’s name to be put on the birth certificate because he had passed away. As I’m sure you’ll all agree, this is just terrible and causes even more pain to already heartbroken people.

Fern and Macy SHOULD have the right to have the Daddy’s name on the birth certificate. Fern has contacted the House of Commons and had been told she needs 100,000 signatures to have this address in said House. They will then be able to legally fight to have David’s name put on Macy’s birth certificate. It may also become a new law that if you lose a partner during pregnancy, you will be still be allowed to register them as the father.

I’m asking all my friends to PLEASE sign this petition. It only takes 1-2 minutes and is done online. PLEASE also share this post and help me to get some attention to Fern’s cause.

Please sign the petition here.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Review - Counter Measures by Andrew Hixson

Counter Measures (A Handful of Secrets # 8)Counter Measures by Andrew Hixson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I desperately wanted to like it... I really tried. If this book had been any longer than its 49 pages, it would have ended up in my very small DNF pile. Thankfully, it took me less than an hour to read it.

Okay, where to start.
Good Points
The book is short.
Very few typos and only two very long run on sentences. One which contained the word and about six times.
Set in the UK.

Bad Points
It seemed rushed.
I knew who the killer was almost instantly.
No surprises anywhere.
Flat characters.
Bad sentence structure.
While the book had very few typos etc, the writing style really didn't work for me.

I think this could have been a good short story if the author had showed it a little more TLC. I haven't read any of the other books by this author, and sadly, I don't think I will after reading this.

I spent more time reading about what beer the guys were drinking, the weather, and home interiors than I did reading a good murder mystery.

I would encourage others to make their own minds up about this book. I also think it may have helped if I had read the previous books. However, since they are all different cases, I doubt I would feel any different. But who knows?

2 stars. One to support the author and one because it kept me busy for an hour.

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Revelations Official Teaser by Lindsay Anne Kendal