A-Z of Blogging…

I’ve stolen this idea from the wonderful Clare Dugmore. I’ve realised that I don’t utilise this blog anywhere near as much as I should, so a month of daily blog posts should help, right?

I’ve completely stolen her theme for this month, which is Romance. Should be easy… yeah, somehow I doubt it will be. But, I’m willing to give it a go.

Here’s the full schedule, with some letters still to be confirmed.

Saturday April 1: A is for Attraction
Monday April 3: B is for Best Friends
Tuesday April 4: C is for Crushes
Wednesday April 5: D is for Dates
Thursday April 6: E is for Exes
Friday April 7: F is for Flirting
Saturday April 8: G is for TBC

Monday April 10: H is for Happy Ever Afters
Tuesday April 11: I is for TBC
Wednesday April 12: J is for TBC
Thursday April 13: K is for Kisses
Friday April 14: L is for LGBT+
Saturday April 15: M is for Marriage

Monday April 17: N is for Nicknames
Tuesday April 18: O is for One True Pairings (OTPs)
Wednesday April 19: P is for TBC
Thursday April 20: Q is for Quotes
Friday April 21: R is for Relationships
Saturday April 22: S is for Sex

Monday April 24: T is for TBC
Tuesday April 25: U is for TBC
Wednesday April 26: V is for Valentine’s Day
Thursday April 27: W is for Weddings
Friday April 28: X is for TBC
Saturday April 29: Y is for TBC
Monday April 30: Z is for TBC

I hope I can pull it off and get one post a day done…

Cover Reveals – Two of em!

I have two cover reveals for you today. Yep, TWO!

First up is a charity anthology I a taking part in (I just have to finish the pesky short)

 

 

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks is a collection of short stories and poetry by writers from all walks of life.

Each story is based on the titles of 90s Britpop songs, including Come Back To What You Know, Bittersweet Symphony, Animal Nitrate, Disco 2000, and more.

Our list of authors is: Kyra Lennon, Clare Dugmore, Annalisa Crawford, Wesley Copeland, Robb Turburville, D H Sidebottom, Audrina Lane, M.B. Feeney, Karen Frances, S.J Warner, Scout Dawson, Kimberly Morgan, Maddie Wade, Rebeccalou Heronpontin, Andrea Coventry

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go to Clusterbusters.

There’s also a spotify playlist of the songs that are being featured (with more to come). Check it out here!

 

 

Second cover reveal is for my Exchange Series. I am finally releasing it as an entire collection.

 

 

Not only is the cover being revealed, but the book is now available for pre order!

Amazon: http://mybook.to/ExchSeries
Other Platforms: https://www.books2read.com/u/bw8x7Z

It’s also going to be released in paperback once the ebooks o live on 4th April 2017.

To Camp or Not To Camp?

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Every time I sign up for NaNo, I fail spectacularly (last November was the best word count I ever managed at just over 42k)

So… do I sign up for Camp next month? I would get to set my own target word count (which is great), and I have plenty of projects I can attempt to finish off – maybe even more than one could be completed.

I wasn’t originally going to sign up because of the Chester Signing next month, but sadly, I have had to withdraw from attending because of Childcare issues (urgh), so I would have the time to write, and it may kickstart the motivation that has been seriously lacking so far this year. Honestly, every time I sit down to write, I find something else to do and the word doc gets closed without me adding anything to it.

It’s getting ridiculous and frustrating and I’m getting angry at myself more than anything. I have multiple projects that need to be finished this year. I’m currently writing a charity piece (minimum 15k word count) which will be in an anthology to raise money for Clusterbusters. While Girls and Boys is complete, editing will be starting soon (ick) and I still need to finish Andy’s accompanying novella. This will be titled A Wicked Game and is about 9k so far. I’m aiming for it to be at least 35-40k (more would be great).

Next month, I am releasing The Exchange Series: The Complete Collection in both ebook and paperback.

So, with all that, I can’t afford to have no motivation right now. So, yeah. Just going to sign up for next month’s Camp…

 

Mile High – Pre Order

So, my erotic short that is part of the Pleasure Me boxset is now available for pre order. It’s solo release is being published through Liquid Gold. The erotica imprint of Paper Gold Publishing. It’s my first foray into erotica, and I’m nervous as to how it’ll be received, but excited at the same time!

Add it to your Goodread TBR shelf NOW

It goes live on the 20th of January 2017 and is only 0.99. It’s going to be exclusive to Amazon, and will be in KU for a while. Beyond that, as soon as I know, I’ll let you know.

Get your copy now on Amazon

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Summary:

When Taryn Caine was assigned a long haul flight on a private jet hired by Blazed, the hottest new band around, she never expected to end up screwing the lead vocalist, Max Reeves.

Max certainly rubbed Taryn up the wrong way from the moment he stepped foot on the jet, but can he rub her the ‘right’ way by the end of it?

The Exchange Series is now complete!

With the release of Dear John last week, The Exchange Series is now complete.

I had always maintained that I wouldn’t ever write a series because I never thought I’d be able to continue with the momentum of one, but with The Exchange Series, because I wasn’t writing a continuous story about the same characters, I found it easier – even if it did take me over a year to write 4 short novellas.

I am planning, later this year, to release the series as a whole collection. In both paperback and ebook format. This won’t be done until April so I can concentrate on getting ready for the three signings I have between now and April.

I already have a cover sorted and I will be hosting a reveal later in the year, so I hope plenty of people will sign up. I’ll also most likely be placing it on pre order, so keep an eye open here and on my Facebook page for that information.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and now has a positive outlook for 2017.

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An Update on Me.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Nano2016 was another fail, but I beat my personal bet. I managed to write 42,483 words, this included finishing the WIP I had been working on – Girls and Boys, a novel set in 1990s London – and starting a novella linked to the novel. While I’m disappointed to not have ‘won’ at Nano yet again, I am so proud that I didn’t give up halfway through week one and I finished a first draft.

Since the end of November, I have had shorts released as part of boxsets. These sets were released by Papergold Publishing and if you check out the books page, you can find the buy links for them both. They are only available on Amazon as an ebook. I’ll share the covers and the blurbs for each of my shorts:

Mile High: Part of the Pleasure Me boxset – Erotica and steamy romance

When Taryn Caine was assigned a long haul flight on a private jet hired by Blazed, the hottest new band around, she never expected to end up screwing the lead vocalist, Max Reeves.

Max certainly rubbed Taryn up the wrong way from the moment he stepped foot on the jet, but can he rub her the ‘right’ way by the end of it?

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Cover Created as always by The Graphics Shed

I’m pleased to announce that this short has been picked up by Papergold Publishing as part of their new 18+ imprint Liquid Gold. I don’t have any details of release just yet, but as soon as I know, you’ll know.

While You Were Asleep: Part of The Winter Wishes boxset – heartwarming tales set during winter and around Christmas

When Jared Keating is admitted into hospital after being beaten up and left for dead, his family and friends wait for him to wake up. In the hopes he can hear them, they all spend a little time with him, recalling memories of good times with him, letting him know that they can’t live without him in their lives.

Anger and sadness overwhelm them when they come face to face with the reason Jared is in a coma, but they soon understand that no one is to blame other than his ruthless attackers.

Will he wake up? Will he still be ‘Jared’ if he does?

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Cover Created as always by The Graphics Shed

I shall probably be self publishing this once the boxset is dissolved, but I am undecided for now. Again, I’ll let people know once I decide.

Also, I have been confirmed as an author at an Hourglass event in 2018. It’s in March in Leeds. If you keep an eye on my events page, I’ll update details as and when I have them. I’m hoping to have a deposit paid for a 2nd event in 2018 in Birmingham, but that will have to wait until the new year as I need to pay for Christmas first… You may not have realised that I had to withdraw from the Titanic signing in Belfast. I’d looked through everything I had committed myself to and realised that I simply couldn’t afford it, so unfortunately I had to pull out. Hopefully, I’ll be able to attend as a reader and I wish everyone the best with it.

My plan for 2017 is to finish all the WIPs I have started. I would like to get them finished and edited so I can release as and when I am ready, keeping up a consistent release schedule. I have offered Papergold first refusal on anything new I release, but I will still be self publishing also. I’d like to have a good mix of indie and traditional works on the market.

Another thing I shall be working on improving, is sending out regular newsletters. If you’re interested, subscribe here.

So, I guess I best get writing and finish some more manuscripts.