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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Writing Update & Giveaway

I posted this on my Facebook the other day, but for those of you who may have missed it here's what's going on with my writing. I've had a few people asking about release dates over the last few days and whilst I don't have dates, here's what you can expect in 2015.

  • I'm currently rewriting the entire Elemental Killers series. Book 1 is with a few of my betas, and I've nearly finished editing book 2. All four books were complete, but I wasn't happy with book 1 and decided to do major rewrites on it (the start has been redone from scratch) rather than publish books 3 & 4, which need editing. Anyway, I'm hoping to release all four books at once towards the end of the year so the series will finally be finished.
  • I have an Upper YA/NA contemporary romance complete that I've been keeping a secret. I will reveal more when I decide to publish. 
  • I'm planning an Upper YA/NA contemporary novel and will begin drafting it this week. I hope to publish it mid-year (fingers crossed).
  • If I find the time I may start Seasons of Change Volume Two for an autumn release of the first novella. This is more tentative than the rest of the projects.

So, I know I don't have anything definite, but there will be books releasing at some point. Please be patient with me while I get Elemental Killers in order; I need to complete it for personal reasons so I can move on as well as wanting it out there for you guys to finish.



And now for a giveaway.

For a chance to win a paperback copy of False Finder visit Goodreads.

It's open to US, UK, CA and ends on April 1st.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Meet the Characters + Excerpt ~ Jed vs Mayana & Giveaway


Part two of meeting the characters from False Finder.

Jed and Mayana were complex characters to create because they have so many secrets. Often they ended up surprising me because when they appeared in the book I always ended up deviating from my plan due to them revealing another secret/motive. However, if you want to find out who they really are, and what they're planning you'll have to read the book.


Jed vs Mayana







Excerpt



“In regards to your other question, yes there are more of us. I’m part of an organisation.”
Cora nodded but on the inside she was screaming. She just wanted all of the information laid out for her so she could decide what implications it would have on her life.
“An organisation that wants to do what?”
“We’re growing still. Every day we’re getting bigger and soon we will have enough people but we are missing one. We need you to complete our ranks,” he stated cryptically. He wasn’t even trying to answer Cora’s question.
“Hold up. Answer my questions first. What is this organisation?” Cora asked, irritated.
“We can help you.” Jed shrugged casually while taking a sip of his drink.
“I don’t need help. I’m doing quite well on my own thanks,” Cora muttered. She knew what was coming next.
“Really? Avoiding Carvelli numerous times because of tips we left you and then getting caught and having to escape? It sounds like you’re doing brilliantly.” Jed’s attitude shifted as he spoke with a sarcastic bite to his voice but his eyes danced playfully.
“Well I’ve lasted a long time without being caught.”
“With our help,” he responded quickly, while peering over the lip of his cup.
“Who are the ‘we’ you keep referring to?”

“Say you’ll help us and you’ll find out,”


*Giveaway*



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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Meet the Characters + Excerpt ~ Cora Shields vs Rogan Carvelli & Giveaway


False Finder has been out a few weeks now, so I thought it was about time I introduced you to the main characters ... well two of them. The rest will feature in a later post.

These have been, by far, the most fun characters I've created. They are tough, take no nonsense, and because the book is an urban fantasy thriller there was plenty of action to describe. Rogan and Cora have constant battles of wit, words, and physical fights (hence the title), but you'll have to read the book to find out the whole story.


Cora vs Rogan





Excerpt


Leaning forward, both arms propping his strong body up on the desk, Rogan glared at her.
“I tried to be cordial. I agreed to your insane demands but this ends here and now. You will sign this contract stating you are employed by me or things are going to get very bad for you, very quickly.”
Cora matched his stance, pulling herself up and meeting his gaze with unwavering eyes.
“Get this into your head now as I’m not going to say it again. I am not, nor will I ever let you own me. I will never sign that piece of paper.” Cora kept her voice level, matching his tone with equal determination. She didn’t have a plan for how to get out but she knew she would never sign his contract.
“Is that so? I beg to differ.”
A flash of uncertainty flickered before Cora’s eyes as he spoke, not sure where he was going with his comment. It didn’t fail to escape Rogan’s notice and on the inside he was smiling with joy at his forward thinking.
“You can’t force me to sign it!”
“Am I that crass? I won’t have to force you.”
Picking up a remote from the top of the desk, he pointed it at a painting that was hung on the wall to the right of Cora. It moved to reveal a flat screen TV and with the click of another button it flickered into life.
As the image became clearer on the screen, Cora gasped in shock. Her hand moved to cover her mouth in disbelief and her head was shaking, not wanting to believe the truth that was before her eyes.
“Still don’t want to reconsider my offer?” Rogan asked triumphantly, knowing he had won. 


*Giveaway*



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