Free Books For Everyone

Friday, 22 August 2014
So summer is almost over here in the UK, and the weather is already beginning to change--something I'm not too pleased about. However, you can cling to the summery feeling a little longer as I'm giving away Summer Demons for FREE on Amazon until Sunday!

If you haven't downloaded your copy yet, make sure you do it before the weekend is over. I promise it'll whisk you away to a warm, scenic beach that'll bring the nice weather back to you. It also has some lovable characters and a sweet romance that'll put a smile on your face!

You can get the book at:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

Please share everyone if you can!

Writing Update, New Books, Reviews & More

Monday, 11 August 2014
Hi everyone!

Sorry for being so inactive on here lately, I've been busy writing Seasons of Change 3 and doing other things. Here's a little update:


  • I'm about halfway through Seasons of Change 3, which I want released by October at the latest. You'll have to read Winter Angel to find out whose story it will follow though, as I'm not revealing anything immediately. 
  • I've also started planning a new standalone. I'm going back to what I first started out writing and making it darker with paranormal aspects, but I'm still working out the kinks in the plot at the moment. I can't wait to start it!!
Apart from writing, I have been keeping up with reading the reviews that have been coming in for Summer Demons. The only thing I can say is I love you guys and I'm so glad that you are enjoying Ethan and Jenna's story! 

A few people have asked whether I will right a full-length novel with the characters involved in the Seasons of Change series, and although it will not be any time soon, I haven't written off the idea so you may see one in the future if enough people ask. Therefore, make sure to tweet/email/Facebook me if you've read Summer Demons and you'd want more.

That's it for now, but here are a few of the most recent blogs who have reviewed Summer Demons. Make sure to check them out and leave a comment. 
Katrina @ Bookish Things & More 4*s
Ginger Reads @ Ginger Reads 4*s
Rebecca @ Universal Bookworm 5*s
Kelly @ Kindle And Me 5*s

Happy reading!
Mia
x

Free Day + Excerpt ~ Winter Angel

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Winter Angel
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA Romance
Release date: 25th June 2014
Length: Novella

Blurb:
She was on holiday. He was tricked into returning.
Neither of them wanted to be there, but neither could avoid it.


Amy wants to be back under the sun in Portugal. However, when her suggestion is overruled in favour of a skiing holiday, even she can't turn it down. What she couldn't have predicted is that the holiday could make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to get into a serious relationship again.

When Amy first sees Luke, she knows something is wrong. He's struggling to cope with everything and her need to help people makes him the perfect distraction from the cold. He hasn't been to the Alps in five years and he swore to never ski again. But as his defences are broken by Amy's persistence, the winter paradise begins to reawaken his desires.

However, with constant flashbacks triggering his anxiety, he's torn, battling conflicting emotions as he becomes increasingly captivated by Amy. She has a rule though. She didn't go on holiday to fall for someone and the last thing she needs is to ignore her own advice. Whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Winter Angel is a standalone, young adult romance novella, but is the second book in the Seasons of Change series.

Download in now for FREE!
Only free 19th & 20th of July

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You can also download Summer Demons: the first, bestselling, standalone novella in the Seasons of Change series for 99c / 77p.

Excerpt

White. Gazing out of the small, circular window, it was the only colour he could see surrounding him. The bursts of light—which had broken through the heavy, grey clouds—were reflected back as the ground grew closer with each passing second. Not too long ago he had been blissfully unaware of the location his sister was dragging him to for a holiday. A bubble of excitement had surrounded him throughout the early morning as he got up, and stayed with him through travelling to the airport and catching the flight. However, it had burst as soon as the icy tips of the mountains appeared and the plane began its descent. Until that moment, he had hoped his guesses had been wrong.
His sister had carefully planned the trip, making sure to hide all clues as to where they were heading, and as she glanced across at him, it seemed as if she had been successful. Luke’s knuckles were white on the arm rests. He had claimed both of them, gripping them so hard they looked like they would snap under the force, or at least be moulded to the shape of his hands when he removed them.
Ellie watched as he took in a shaky breath, but she heard no exhale.
“Luke?”
The silence that filled the space around them was icier than the Alps they had just flown over. Her brother’s gaze remained fixed on the window, watching as the ground, and his fate, drew ever closer. Deep, ragged breaths steamed up the window, which was almost touching his nose. Desperately, he tried to control the tremors shaking his body, and his pounding heart, from the fear that washed over him in waves.
“Luke, please, say something.” Worry had crept into Ellie’s tone. She had thought her idea would do him good, that forcing him to face everything would turn him back into his old self. Ellie missed the brother she had grown up with and wanted him back. However, seeing his eyes wide with fear, his jaw clenched in anger, and his arms tense with both, suddenly she wasn’t so sure about her plan.
“You promised, Ellie. You swore you wouldn’t pressure me, and I trusted you with that. You know how I feel about this.” His voice was sharp and curt as he spoke through clenched teeth, trying to keep a hold on his emotions.
The urge to flee surged within him. He wanted to go home, to get off the plane and board the next flight straight back to England, but he couldn’t. Not only was the plane still minutes from landing—trapping him in the confines of economy class, which felt even smaller as realisation forced him to understand Ellie’s plans—but he also refused to waste more money on the pointless trip Ellie had conned him into taking. If he was going to use the money he had earned from before everything changed, it would be on his own terms.
“You’ll enjoy it when you’re there,” Ellie stated, brushing off his comments like they meant nothing to her.
“That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have to live with, or through, what I have.” Luke was trying hard to control his voice. Had they been in private, he would have already been shouting. The cramped environment meant that Ellie was getting off lightly, but he swore that when they reached their chalet, he would not hold back. She had no right to interfere with his life.
“Never tell me I didn’t live through it, Luke. I was there when it happened, in the hospital, and when you got home. I was there through it all. It may not have been me, but it wasn’t like it had no effect on my life,” Ellie hissed. It was the only way she could convey her anger without disturbing other passengers.
“Why though, Ellie? Why is this such a big deal to you?” Luke’s eyes were full of sorrow as he turned to face his sister for the first time, begging to understand her reasoning for putting him through something she knew would hurt him.




Summer Demons - NetGalley Copies

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

For one month only, I have put Summer Demons up on NetGalley. So, if you have been wanting to read it, now's your chance to download for free in exchange for reviews (hopefully good ones)! :)

Please note that I have no control over who gets accepted to read the book. All of that is dealt with by Patchwork Press who is hosting my books for me, so I'm sorry if your request gets declined. 

Here's the NetGalley link so get requesting everyone and I hope you enjoy Summer Demons!

Book Blitz Sign Up Request

Saturday, 5 July 2014
I'm organising a Book Blitz for Winter Angel on July 19th & 20th so I'm looking for anyone who would be interested in hosting a stop.

The Blitz will include all of the book's info, an excerpt and a giveaway, plus I'll send out all of the files and a HTML for an easy copy and paste post.

If you can help, please do! Here's the link to sign up  Google Doc Sign Up

Blurb:
She was on holiday. He was tricked into returning.
Neither of them wanted to be there, but neither could avoid it.


Amy wants to be back under the sun in Portugal. However, when her suggestion is overruled in favour of a skiing holiday, even she can't turn it down. What she couldn't have predicted is that the holiday could make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to get into a serious relationship again.

When Amy first sees Luke, she knows something is wrong. He's struggling to cope with everything and her need to help people makes him the perfect distraction from the cold. He hasn't been to the Alps in five years and he swore to never ski again. But as his defences are broken by Amy's persistence, the winter paradise begins to reawaken his desires.

However, with constant flashbacks triggering his anxiety, he's torn, battling conflicting emotions as he becomes increasingly captivated by Amy. She has a rule though. She didn't go on holiday to fall for someone and the last thing she needs is to ignore her own advice. Whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Thanks everyone!
Mia
x

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