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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Autism Awareness Day Blog Tour & Giveaway


Today is Autism Awareness Day and, having known people with autism, when I saw R J Scott looking for people to host as part of this tour to promote awareness I couldn't not sign up. You can see RJ's master post here.

But for now here are some facts you might not know about autism.

Facts

While some people with autism live independent lives, others may need a lifetime of specialist support. Autism can have a profound and sometimes devastating effect on individuals and families.
Autism doesn't just affect children. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism.
Autism is a hidden disability - you can't always tell if someone has it.
Some people with autism have an accompanying learning disability, learning difficulty or mental health problem. 
One of the best known forms of autism is Asperger syndrome. People with the condition are often of average or above-average intelligence. They have fewer speech problems than people with other types of autism, but may find it difficult to understand and process language.
While some people with autism live independent lives, others may need a lifetime of specialist support. Autism can have a profound and sometimes devastating effect on individuals and families. 

Also as part of the hop, I'm giving away 5 copies of Summer Demons. All you have to do is fill in the form below.

I have also put the Seasons of Change Box Set back on sale for one week only.




Giveaway

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,”


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