Sunday, 20 November 2016
Is it any wonder that my short Christmas story was inspired by the tale? But what if the roles were reversed and the male was the kind hearted one, and the female the "beast"?
A short story inspired by Beauty and the Beast, but with a modern twist – role reversal.
Tina needs help with her business paperwork in the run-up to Christmas. When Greg arrives instead of the PA she hired, she’s not happy.
Greg has to go to work for Tina because of staff shortages, he finds her short-tempered and unfriendly.
When he discovers an abandoned puppy, he’s nearly out of a job, but he can’t leave the dog to an uncertain fate.
Can Greg and a puppy work some Christmas magic to transform Tina?
Discover this magical tale for yourself:
At the end of the story you'll also find a sneak peek for my next YA book to be published next year.
Friday, 2 September 2016
My daughter, Megan, is studying Conservation Biology and Ecology at University. She had the opportunity to go to Transylvania, Romania to help in an on-going study over the summer. This was their brief. This is a four week expedition to the agricultural region of the Tarnava Mare at the base of the Carpathian Mountains. We will be assessing the health and biodiversity of the region - trying to protect one of the richest grassland habitats in Europe. This area supports important populations of large mammals; the European Brown Bear population, in particular, is one of the largest globally.
This is closest she got to the bears which was a bit sad, they reckoned they were about an hour behind them.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Hi, everybody. One month since the box set A Breath of Paranormal was released.
Saturday, 30 July 2016
I've just finished reading M.J. Rutter's book Time to Breathe. What a great read! The characters were believable and had depth to them, even the minor ones. they made you root for them, laugh with them, or want to punch them - oh wait, is that too violent? - make you dislike them.
Waiting by the car stands Hunter Pearson, the limo driver. As his boss and world famous pop star, Sydney Marx runs towards him, he has no idea what has happened. She tells him she needs to get away and he just drives.
She pleads with him to take her away from everything just for a few days and eventually he gives in, taking her to his home. A farm in Up-State New York where his daughter, Callie, lives with his parents. Bringing home visitors is new for loner, Hunter, and when that one visitor is a famous pop star, he is surprised by his family's reaction to her. They adore her and accept her into their home. Hunter is not exactly the host of the year and Sydney has more issues than he would care to know about. Will they find a common ground, or will it all end in fireworks?
Waiting for her life to change she decided to take a leap into the big unknown, take a new job in London and make that trip to LA without Kevin or his extra baggage. She was not looking for love, but it found her, she was not looking for him, but she found him and bumping into business tycoon, Alec Richards’ breakfast and knocking it across the restaurant floor was one of the best things to happen to her, even if at the time she didn’t know it.
“Maybe I am your kryptonite.” He smiled slightly, his warm brown eyes seem to dance in the sun.
“Or I am yours,” I replied.
Whether she wants to or not, the forces seem to be working in her favour and the holiday she started out alone, soon turns into an adventure of the heart. Discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Alec Richards has woken her beaten and battered heart and brought it back to life. Everything tells her it is too soon, that she could get hurt again, but her heart has a mind of its own…
After all, if a heart that has been battered and broken is so ready to love again, then I have no choice but to trust it.
Will the flames flicker out when they return to London, or will the oils that had soothed her, fuel the fire that burned so brightly on the other side of the pond? One thing she knows for sure, Alec Richards has changed her life, whether he is there forever or for a fleeting moment, she will never be the same again.
A tale of two different worlds, two different lives being burst open and entwining together, Grace is certain that Alec is her happy ever after and that no matter what happens, he owns her heart now, completely.
I wish her a very happy release day, and thank you for such an enjoyable read.
Friday, 15 July 2016
And don't forget, at the moment you can buy Janalya as part of A Breath of Paranormal box set, so you get 10 books for the price of 1.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
So you've probably heard - I have been shouting out about it, a lot - that Janalya is in the box set A Breath of Paranormal. Today I'd like to share an excerpt with you.
Kun sat on the edge of the bed, his elbows resting on his knees. His head dropped into his hands; it felt too heavy to lift again. He smelt the mud and sweat ingrained in his skin and wondered if he could smell blood too or if that was just his imagination.
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I hope you liked this sneak peek. To read more, and all the other great stories, go to one of the links whilst it's still at it's launch price of under $1/£1. And if you love them, we would love it if you could right a review or let others know.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Release Day! There is nothing as exciting for an author, and today there are 9 other authors to keep me buzzing.
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Happy reading and don't forget to let us know what you think, a review would be great.
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Now it's time to tell you about my addition to A Breath of Paranormal.
Janalya achieved a readers' favourite five star award.
Our box set:
I'm so excited to be part of this box set, and I hope you enjoy it.
Magic is in A Breath of Paranormal with Teresa Roman's book, Daughter of Magic.
Teresa Roman's absolute favorite things in life are her family and books. Her passion for reading is what inspired her to become a writer. She loves the way stories can take you to another time and place.
Teresa currently live in beautiful Sacramento, CA with her husband, three adorable children and a doxiepoo named Parker that her son convinced them to adopt. When she's not at her day job or running around with her kiddos, you can find her in front of the computer writing, or with her head buried in another book. If you'd like to check out her book recommendations, or read an excerpt of her writing, she can be found at www.teresaromanwrites.com where you can also sign up for her newsletter for exclusive book release information.
Instead of questioning her sanity, Devin confesses to secrets of his own, which are far darker. His revelations about magic, witches and demons stun Lilli. But it's what he knows about Lilli's mother, long believed to be dead, that leaves her feeling betrayed. Despite her anger, Lilli will have to learn to trust Devin again, because he is the only one who can protect her from a dark danger that's coming for her from a world away.
Only one more book to be revealed in our set before release day!
Later on I'll tell you about my own book Janalya, until then have a great day.
Today A Breath of Paranormal is hosting a psychic - or rather her creator - Shereen Vedam.
Our box set links:
Release day is tomorrow, as you can imagine we're very excited. Only two more authors left so check back later.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Day seven and we've found the vampires, thanks to Sharon Coady- what paranormal set would be complete without them!
A Breath of Paranormal author Brenda Pandos is here today with her time travel, dystopian novel which is an exciting edition to the set.
A Breath of Paranormal is available from multiple retailers which can be found by following the links below.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Today is all about secrets as I feature another Breath of Paranormal author. Meet S.D. Wasley.
S.D. Wasley was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She has been composing literary works since before she could write – at five years of age she announced her first poem in the kitchen, improv-style. About 20 years later she earned a PhD in communications. She writes in a range of genres including young adult, paranormal, mystery, new adult romance, and short stories.
Her debut novel was published in early 2015 through Evernight Teen. Today, she lives and writes in a wine region with her partner and two daughters, surrounded by dogs, cats and chickens.
The Incorruptibles Book 1
Furtive meetings in an underground chamber ... Latin words carved into a stone wall ... intense desire ... and a secret so elusive she’ll do almost anything to bust it open. Until now, Frankie never believed in grand passions—but that’s not the only one of her beliefs about to implode right before her eyes.
This could be Frankie’s downfall.A mysterious addition to the set.
To order your copy go to one of these links:
Tomorrow, join us for a trip in time.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
E.A. Weston's addition to A Breath of Pranormal brings us nicely back around to werewolves with her short novel Bite Me: Lupo Legacy. But before telling you more lets find out about her.
E.A. Weston was born and raised in Dublin Ireland, She now resides in southern California.
She is the best-selling author of New Adult contemporary, paranormal, and Fantasy romance novels. By day she stays at home with her daughter but each night she slips away to spin her tales and gets lost in her fantasy worlds.
As an avid reader, Elizabeth enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she's not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family or watching movies.
Elizabeth loves to hear from readers and you can contact her on her social media pages.
Bite Me: Lupo Legacy:
He doesn’t know, but Emery holds out hope of telling him one day and having their happily ever after. When Emery’s cousin Teegan, arrives for the summer she not only brings her smart mouth but a secret so wild Emery is shocked to the core.
Episode one of Lupo Legacy - Bite me, follows Emery and Teegan as they become friends again over the summer bonding over a broken heart and the loneliness it brings. After Teegan is attacked in the woods behind their house, she spills her secret forcing Emery to rethink her whole life and what it means to be in her family.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Today we're going to ancient Greece with Victoria Pinder.
The Greek angle makes a nice change in A Breath of Paranormal box set and we hope you enjoy reading it too.
Join us tomorrow for another reveal
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Day two of getting to know the authors of A Breath of Paranormal and I'm delighted to introduce you to Jennifer Loiske.
Jen and I met many years ago when we both had our stories accepted for publication. Alas the books never emerged, the publisher being a charlatan, but a friendship did, and we have since become founding members of Authors For Charity, so we have ample opportunity to work together.
More about Jennifer:
Part One of The Shape Shifter Series.
What if you woke up one day and noticed that everything you ever believed has been a lie? Your mom is not a human, but something way more dangerous. Something that shouldn’t exist. And she’s not alone. Your sister is deathly sick and she’s getting worse day by day. A dangerous predator, a guy who is exceptionally good looking, wants you and has this nonsensical obsession to get you no matter what. A merciless hunt begins and nothing is safe. Not even your hidden dreams…
Is your mom strong enough to protect your family? Can she escape her dark past or will it destroy her? Change is about to come and she is willing to do anything to spare her loved ones. Even murder if needed…
Thanks for reading - I hope it's getting you excited to read our books. See you again tomorrow when I introduce another great author.