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Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Year, New Releases, New Events

Wow, it's been awhile since I posted here. I'm so sorry everyone, I've been busy in my writing/editing cave for the past few months and then the holiday season took over. Anyway, I'm hoping you'll forgive me when you see what I have in store for 2016!

2015 has been a slow year for me since I only released 2 books and an anthology. However, I have been writing constantly--as in 4 books you haven't seen. :-) I couldn't publish these titles for various reasons this year, but that just means 2016 is going to be busy and you won't have to wait long between releases of the new series I have coming out.

Here's what my calendar looks like so far for 2016:

February 2nd: Chameleon Soul (Chequered Flag 1)
March 8th: Twisted Mind (Chequered Flag 2)
June: Bet On Me (standalone--release date to be decided)

I hoping to have at least 2 more releases next year on top of those, one of which will be Chequered Flag 3 since I'm writing it now. I will also be signing in Cardiff towards the end of the year.

Also, if you follow me on social media, you may have already seen the sign ups. For those of you who might have missed them though, here are all of the events for Chameleon Soul.


Blog Tour (Feb 3-7) with Enticing Journey Book Promotions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yxOIqNnqtVKx1rflpwf4ngTs7-e94lLQ2IaJpSAA1CA/viewform

Release Blitz (Feb 2nd) with Limitless Publishing​: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aFSk4hmXE4Ij0D9vp8Hlze9p3nD_5whwdu3AvaifvLY/viewform

Cover Reveal (Jan 11th): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l5PXVuvGF64v6vncrtrYCEcE1uxFuutrmV9w_PW0Ju4/viewform

*Please be aware that either my publisher or a tour company is hosting all of these and are responsible for sending out content and ARCs.*

I will have more updates next year, and I promise I will be better at updating things here! For now, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope it becomes a great one for you filled with happiness and plenty of books ;-)

Happy reading,
Mia
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Character Interview - Not Enough

Hi everyone!

Because my new release, Not Enough, features a few Christmas scenes, I thought I'd interview my leading male, Blake, about his Christmas plans. Please give him a warm welcome!



Mia: Hi Blake. Thanks for agreeing to an interview, especially at this time of year. It’s a shame Neve couldn’t be here, but at least I get you all to myself.

Blake: [Chuckles] Hey everyone! Yeah, Neve isn’t really a fan of interviews so you’re stuck with me.

Mia: I understand where she’s coming from completely. Anyway, what I really want to know is have you got any plans for Christmas yet?

Blake: I think we’re going to spend the day with my parents. It should be a laugh and they haven’t seen Neve since we became a couple so that should be interesting.

Mia: You haven’t got any special gifts planned?

Blake: What do you mean by special?

Mia: The jewellery kind, maybe.

Blake: [Glances around nervously] What have you been told?

Mia: I saw you looking round a cute little jewellery shop not far from here yesterday. Anything you fancy telling me and the readers about your plans?

Blake: Not really.

Mia: Come on, Blake. Please?

Blake: [Shakes his head with a teasing smile] I think you’ve already revealed enough really. I’m not going to risk Neve seeing this and ruining my surprise.

Mia: So there is a surprise? And it involves jewellery?

Blake: My lips are sealed. You’ll have to read our story if you want to know what I have planned.

Mia: Okay, fine. How about some Christmas themed quick fire questions instead? You just have to answer with the first thought that comes into your head.

Blake: [Shrugs] Sounds easy enough.

Mia: Favourite Christmas memory?

Blake: Sneaking downstairs on Christmas Eve with Neve and hoping to catch Santa coming down the chimney. My parents found us the next morning curled up under the tree asleep, and Neve spent forever picking pine needles from her hair.

Mia: Favourite Christmas food?

Blake: My mum’s mince pies. Seriously, if you haven’t tried them you haven’t lived.

Mia: Best present you’ve ever received?

Blake: A mini remote controlled helicopter. It was only a few quid, but I had more fun with that toy than anything else when I was a kid. Shame I crashed it.

Mia: Favourite Christmas movie?

Blake: Any as long as Neve’s there. I spend more time watching her than the film.

Mia: Favourite Christmas song?

Blake: The Power of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Mia: What have you bought Neve?

Blake: [Laughs] Nice try, but I’m not falling for it.

Mia: It was worth a shot. I guess people will have to read your book to find out since that’s all I have time for. Thanks again Blake. I hope Neve loves her gift and have a Merry Christmas.

Blake: Thanks, Mia. I hope you and your readers have a great Christmas too.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Not Enough Release Day: Excerpt + Giveaway


Not Enough is live!

And to celebrate, it's only 0.99 for the first week of its release.

I've been overwhelmed by the support and early reviews. I can't put into words how much it all means to me. Thank you to everyone who has or will take part in the release, and I hope you all enjoy Not Enough.

Mia 
x



Not Enough
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 16th 2015

Pages: 324

Blurb
Neve Colvin isn’t good enough. As an introvert, her life is a never-ending list of labels and criticism. Pressures to change come from everyone—including the one person she thought would love her unconditionally … her mother. All Neve wants is acceptance, but surrounded by extroverts it’s a wish that’s nearly impossible to fulfil.

For Neve there’s only one solution: anyone disapproving must go. Even if it means only one person will remain.

That person is her lifelong friend Blake Reynolds. He’s seen the fights with her mum, the breakdowns caused by attacks on her personality, and the battles for acceptance. Each time she is left shattered and questioning who she is, he’s the one to collect the pieces of her broken heart. Shielding her from the cruelty is his only concern. But how can he protect her when Neve is concealing a secret so dark?

Blake thinks he knows everything about her, and with their relationship developing, he assumes Neve trusts him fully. However, there is one memory Neve is too ashamed of to share. Revealing it will test Blake’s loyalty beyond what she could ever ask, and Blake is the only friend she can’t afford to lose. He’s the one person capable of dragging her from the darkness plaguing her, but with pressures to conform increasing, even Blake may not be enough to pull her back this time.




ONLY 0.99 FOR THE RELEASE WEEK!

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What reviewers are saying:

"From the dedication at the beginning up to the end this was both a thought provoking and an emotional read for me and I loved it!" - Sandra @ JeanzBookReadNReview

"This story tugged at my heartstrings, played on my every emotion. It was a beautifully written story of how an introverted young girl blossoms into a beautiful young woman." - Keren Hughes, Author of Nothing Like The First Time

"A heartbreaking read that sometimes had me close to tears." - Susan @ Ladies Living in Bookland

"Heartbreaking. Powerful. Real ... I literally lived the pages, not read them ... It's so well and beautifully written, it is more than just another YA novel." - Cristina @ Crazy Beautiful 

Excerpt


 “What are you doing?” I manage to get out around my laughs. She tenses at my words and then tilts her head back to fix me with a glare, her eyes blazing with irritation.
“I’m sleeping in the bath like I said I would. Why, what did you think I was doing? Teaching myself to swim?”
“I know what you’re doing. I think that’s obvious. What I meant was why are you doing this?” I step into the room and move in front of her so she doesn’t have to crane her neck to see me.
“You know why.”
“You’re not sleeping in here, Stripes.”
“Watch me.”
I cross my arms. There’s no way I’m going back to bed and allowing her to sleep in a bath. The only problem is that it’s hard to maintain a frustrated expression when everything about the situation is so damn funny. “Be back in a second.”
She mumbles something that sounds like “I’m not going anywhere” to my back as I rush out of the bathroom. Rummaging in my drawer, I find what I’m looking for then I’m back in the room with Neve in seconds.
Before she can react, I have a camera in front of me.
“Smile,” I tease, only it causes her glower to darken. Three lines appear on her forehead as her face screws up.
“Delete that now.”
“Nope. Get out of the bath and I might let you.”
“I’m not getting out. I told you I’m sleeping here.”
“Why all the drama? We’ve slept in the same bed for ages now. It’s not a big deal.” She rolls over, showing me her back, and ignores me. “Stripes, get out of the bath.”
“Night, Blake.”
If she thinks I’m going to give up that easy, she’s got another surprise coming. She should know by now that I don’t give up and people don’t say no to me. I put the camera on the counter by the sink, needing both of my hands.
Carefully, so as not to reveal my intentions, I lean over the bath and line up my hands. With one swift motion, I grip her tightly, heaving her out of the tub and throwing her over my shoulder as she screams, “Put me down, Blake!”
“I told you, you’re not sleeping in a bath. Now shut up and stop hitting my back.” My light and jovial words only serve to make her flail around even more. I manage to pin her legs, but I’m powerless to do anything to stop her hands pounding against my back. It’s not enough to hurt, that’s not her intention, but the squirming is becoming increasingly frustrating.
When I reach the bed, I drag her back over my shoulder and dump her on the mattress. She bounces, not able to hide the laughter on her face while she stares at me and hiccups. This is how I like to see her, carefree and happy. It’s rare nowadays that I catch a glimpse of Neve when she’s truly happy, but in this moment there isn’t a strained muscle in her body. It’s natural, and I can’t stop myself from watching her. I’m still amazed that I’m the one who can bring out her joy and it baffles me that she’s allowed herself to be mine.
We remain gazing at each other with ridiculous grins for a minute. When I’m sure she isn’t going to run, I move around to my of the bed side. Her head follows me, and when I go to climb in beside her, she rolls over. She throws her arms and legs out wide, taking up the entire mattress.
You’re in the bath then.” She points at the door with the hand furthest away from me, a devilish twinkle in her eyes. It takes me a while to respond. The sight of her body stretched out in her skimpy pyjamas makes my throat dry, and I have to consciously remind myself to swallow. My gaze focuses on her pale skin, which is exposed by her shirt riding up and the top of her shorts lowering as a result of her actions.
“I don’t think so.” My voice comes out more breathless than I expect as I watch her spread out in front of me.
“Well, you’re not sleeping in here with me.”
“My bed, my rules.” I place one knee on the mattress and climb on. My arms support most of my weight so my body is directly above hers. “So, I can either sleep on the left … or on top of you.” My voice drops into a murmur and she gulps, her lips parting as I hover over her. “Take your pick, Stripes.” 


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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Excerpt Reveal ~ Not Enough

Read the first ever excerpt from Not Enough!

I've been overwhelmed by some of the reviews I've been receiving already. Here's just a few of the comments:

"From the dedication at the beginning up to the end this was both a thought provoking and an emotional read for me and I loved it!" - Sandra @ JeanzBookReadNReview

"This story tugged at my heartstrings, played on my every emotion. It was a beautifully written story of how an introverted young girl blossoms into a beautiful young woman." - Keren Hughes, Author of Nothing Like The First Time

"A heartbreaking read that sometimes had me close to tears." - Susan @ Ladies Living in Bookland

There's still time to sign up for the blog tour HERE

Not Enough is also on a special pre-order price of 99c until the release!



Thursday, 15 October 2015

Men of Mayhem: A Mafia Anthology Cover Reveal

So, I have another cover reveal for you guys today. I haven't spoken much about this project since it's been super secret, but now I can!

I'm included in this amazing line up of author who've come together with Limitless Publishing to produce the Men of Mayhem anthology. This anthology is a collection of short stories, and my contribution, One Shot, is a prequel to a new dark contemporary, mafia romance I'm going to be working on soon.

Here's a brief blurb of what One Shot is about:

One couple...two rival families. For the Salvato mafia prince and the Aletti mafia princess, being together is the ultimate betrayal. However, being apart means denying their hearts. Will Brianna and Nico take their one shot at escaping a life of crime together, or will deep-rooted family loyalties prove too much for them?
Now time for the cover. Couldn't you just stare at it all day? ;-)


Title: Men of Mayhem (A Mafia Anthology)
Authors: J.L. Beck, Lisa Cardiff, J.L. Drake, Douglas Esper, E.J. Fechenda, Marita A. Hansen, Mia Hoddell, Soraya Naomi, Ginger Ring, Amy Rachiele, Elle Raven, Sara Schoen, and Ashlee Taylor
Genre: Mafia/Mob Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2015

Friday, 9 October 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Not Enough

It's here!

I'm so excited to be able to reveal the cover for Not Enough to you all. I've had it finalised for at least a month now and I've hated every second of waiting.

Hope you like it!

Not Enough
Mia Hoddell

Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 16th 2015

Pages: 324

Blurb

Neve Colvin isn’t good enough. As an introvert, her life is a never-ending list of labels and criticism. Pressures to change come from everyone—including the one person she thought would love her unconditionally … her mother. All Neve wants is acceptance, but surrounded by extroverts it’s a wish that’s nearly impossible to fulfil.

For Neve there’s only one solution: anyone disapproving must go. Even if it means only one person will remain.

That person is her lifelong friend Blake Reynolds. He’s seen the fights with her mum, the breakdowns caused by attacks on her personality, and the battles for acceptance. Each time she is left shattered and questioning who she is, he’s the one to collect the pieces of her broken heart. Shielding her from the cruelty is his only concern. But how can he protect her when Neve is concealing a secret so dark?

Blake thinks he knows everything about her, and with their relationship developing, he assumes Neve trusts him fully. However, there is one memory Neve is too ashamed of to share. Revealing it will test Blake’s loyalty beyond what she could ever ask, and Blake is the only friend she can’t afford to lose. He’s the one person capable of dragging her from the darkness plaguing her, but with pressures to conform increasing, even Blake may not be enough to pull her back this time.


Not Enough is a full-length, standalone contemporary romance. Due to some strong language it is recommended for 17+ readers. 

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And here's the paperback jacket.



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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Character Interview - Spring Knight

Here's an interview I wrote as part of a holiday blogfest with Kayleigh and Aiden from Spring Knight.

Mia: Hi everyone, today I have with me Kayleigh and Aiden from my fourth novella Spring Knight. They’ve kindly allowed me to interview them for you.

Aiden: Hi everyone, great to be here!

Kayleigh: Hello.

Mia: So, Kayleigh, it’s safe to say that your relationship had an unusual start. What did you think when he first showed up in your drama rehearsal?

Kayleigh: Um … I think I was a little more worried by the fact I was about to jump off a platform really. It did cross my mind why he was there, but most of my attention was on not breaking my neck.

 Aiden: She scared the hell out of me, that’s for sure.

Kayleigh: When I finally found out the reason, though, I thought it was a wind up. He’s not the type to audition for the university’s production.

Mia: No, he definitely isn’t. Were you surprised when he noticed you?

Kayleigh: Of course, I mean I’m not someone people notice very often. I don’t like being the centre of attention unless I’m on stage, and he’s a big name on campus. It made me feel uneasy.

Aiden: [puts his arm around her shoulders and pulls her against him] She made me work for her, which was a first. I’ve never had someone say no to me, but she’s worth all of the effort and more.

Mia: Well now you’ve brought it up, what was that like? And how long did you know that Kayleigh was the one for you?

Aiden: I can’t reveal everything, can I? That would ruin my reputation. I think a guy’s entitled to some secrets.

Mia: Okay, I guess the readers will just have to pick up your book to find out. My next question is, what was it like being in the show?

Aiden: Terrifying. I’m not usually one to admit when I’m scared, but being on that stage—just the thought even—made me want to puke. It did give me a newfound respect for Kay. I honestly don’t know how she does it.

Kayleigh: It’s not that bad. And anyway, it serves you right for not being able to turn down a challenge. He did great, though; you wouldn’t have known it was his first time.

Aiden: And last.

Mia: You can’t see yourself ever up there again, Aiden?

Aiden: Hell no, not if I have anything to do with it! I’ll support Kay in the audience from now on.

Kayleigh: [looking at him with a devilish smile] What if I bet you two hundred pounds you can’t do it again?

Mia: Are you sure you know what you’re doing, Kayleigh?

Aiden: I’d listen to her if I were you. You know I don’t turn down money, and you know I always win.

Kayleigh: Prove it then. I bet you two hundred pounds that you won’t perform in the next university production.

Aiden: You’re on, but you’re going to lose.

Kayleigh: Really? I control who gets cast. [she laughs at his shocked expression as he tries to respond]

Mia: I think she’s beaten you there, Aiden.

Aiden: Yeah, she probably has, but I have my ways of convincing her to do things. [turns to Kayleigh] Remember what happened last time you tried to trick me?

Kayleigh: You don’t scare me anymore, Aiden. I know all of your weaknesses. [he moves to kiss her]

Mia: Okay, I think that’s all we’ve got time for guys. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you let him perform, Kayleigh. I’d love to see him play a fairy godmother.

 Kayleigh: [laughing] That’s a brilliant idea!

Aiden: Thanks, Mia … really … just thanks … [groans]


Mia: No problem, Aiden. I’m always happy to help out. Good luck!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Read Not Enough ~ ARC Sign Ups


I've been working non-stop this week to finish Not Enough and I finally have ARCs ready to be sent out. If you would like to be considered for a copy, fill out the form below. If you're selected you'll receive the book months before everyone else!

All details on the book can be found below.

Happy reading,
Mia
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

And My New Release Is ...


It seems like forever since I've been able to update you all about my work. This year has been slow for releases due to many reasons I won't go into. They are just part of being an author, even if it means waiting around for months on end. However, I have been writing away and now have 3 completed manuscripts ready for you guys!

Since I'm finally free of all the situations that have been holding me back, I'm thrilled to announce I will have a second book to release this year! I wrote this back in February and it's been killing me not to share it.

Anyway, I'll shut up now and give you the info. If you've signed up to my mailing list you'll already know this and a bit more. For those of you who aren't, you'll have to wait a little longer for me to reveal more.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Blog Tour: Time to Live by R Holland


Wings of Beasts: Time to Live
Title: Time to Live (Wings of Beasts book 3)
Author: R. Holland 
Genre: Science Fiction/ Fantasy Romance

Friday, 17 July 2015

It's On Sale!


In a previous post I mentioned I had some news about False Finder later one this month. Well, it's finally here. 

For one week only, my amazing publisher (Limitless) has reduced the price from $3.99 to $0.99.

And the best bit is it's now available everywhere for that price!

Yep, I'm free from Amazon exclusivity, so for those of you who buy your books from B&N, iBooks, Kobo etc., you can now read False Finder.



*~ ONLY 0.99 ~*
For one week only.

Buy: 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Character Interview - Autumn Ghosts

I've decided to interview another couple from my books today. Here's an interview with Ellie and Justin from Autumn Ghosts.

Mia: Hi everyone, today I have with me Ellie and Justin from my third novella Autumn Ghosts. They’ve kindly allowed me to interview them for you.

Ellie: Hi everyone, this is exciting!
Justin: Hello.

Mia: So, my first question is for you, Ellie. It takes a while for you to open up in your book, but have you changed since then or do you still find it hard to let people in?

Ellie: If there’s a choice I will always help someone else over discussing my problems. I don’t like people to see me as weak, and even though I’m working on that, I’m still quite private. I don’t like causing trouble for people at my expense. 

Justin: The simple answer’s yes. It takes forever to get her to tell me something so it’s good I can read people so well.

Mia: It’s definitely an interesting skill, Justin, even if it’s got you into trouble on numerous occasions! How did you develop it?

Justin: Years of sitting and watching people I guess. I like to focus on the detail, and I don’t know … it just happens. [his cheeks are flushed in embarrassment and Ellie takes his hand]

Mia: What did you think of his skill when you first met, Ellie? It wasn’t the smoothest meeting in the world.

Ellie: [Laughs] You can say that again! When he started, I was shocked. Something like that takes you back, and when you’re already down it’s hard to hear. However, it was strange as the more he went on, the more I wanted to hear. It was disarming, and I think a part of me liked that he was putting my problems out there so I didn’t have to reveal them. 

Justin: I’m still working on my bluntness, but I think Ellie copes better than most because she’s just as blunt with me. [Ellie glares at him]

Mia: I think you might be on dangerous grounds there, Justin.

Justin: Probably, but I’m heading off to Indonesia tomorrow so I’ll be safe.

Mia: Wow! Really? What number is this on your round-the-world trip?

Justin: Sixteenth, and this leg of the journey is the one I’ve been most looking forward to. Asia has always held a strong appeal.

Ellie: It’s the one I’ve been dreading the most. Europe was easy and he never seemed that far away, especially in France, but Asia is a whole different league! I’ll miss him.

Justin: Aww … it’s only a month and a half, Elles. I’ll be back before you know it. Why didn’t you say anything earlier?

Ellie: I don’t want to stop you going. You’d change your plans if I said anything, and I didn’t want that.
Justin: See what I mean? She’s stubborn. [Ellie slaps him playfully]

Mia: Well, I think I’ve had enough of your time in that case. I don’t want Ellie to be mad at me for keeping you here for so long! Thanks for stopping by guys, and enjoy Asia, Justin!

Justin: Thanks, I’ll make sure to bring you back a present.

Ellie: Bye! I’m going to go and cry so he feels guilty about leaving me.

Justin: No you won’t. Don’t listen to her everyone, she lies [they both burst out laughing].

Mia: Thanks guys, have fun.



Friday, 26 June 2015

Free For The First Time Ever


As the title of this post suggest, I have a book free, and it's one I've never made free before. From June 26th to June 28th Spring Knight will be free to download on Amazon.

Spring Knight is my favourite book in my Seasons of Change series and has my favourite characters in it. It's also my first paid #1 Amazon bestseller, so I will always have a soft spot for it. I loved writing this one so I thought I'd put it out there for everyone because it's summer.

If you haven't read the other books in the series don't worry, Spring Knight--like the other books in the series--can be read as a standalone.


You can download Spring Knight here:

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Also, the Seasons of Change Box Set is still available. 

You can download the Seasons of Change Box Set here:

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Happy reading
Mia
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