Author: mouse555

Mich.... mum of 2 who loves to read pretty much anything....

Ladz: Owen

A while back, I started writing the first in a series about a boyband who rise to fame via a reality TV talent show. Yeah, I know it sounds familiar to the One Direction story, but I’m trying to make it different as much as I can.

I want to write it to show some of the things that these lads go through – the constant working, the media attention (good and bad), and the insane attention from fans, particularly on Social media. I will admit, being a One Direction fan (judge me lol) has seriously inspired me to write this series as some of the things I have seen fans say about them was amazingly sweet and heartwarming (especially when they were going through really bad times in their personal lives), the fans have raised so much money for charity in the name of the guys, and been generally supportive. Then, there’s the other side of the fandom.

Some ‘fans’ are absolutely appalling. They are disgustingly rude and inappropriate in comments on Twitter and Instagram, they demand attention from the guys, and try to force others to do the same and see things that aren’t there. Because of sites such as Twitter, fans have a whole new sense of ‘ownership’. (That’s not quite the right word, but I’m going with it.) Because the guys were always so open in their interaction with fans on Twitter, and open about their personal lives on Instagram, many fans took this to believe they constantly deserved more. The demands for attention from their idols became insane and crass, the request for follows lost their sweetness and endearing qualities, and in general, there was a sour tone across the fandom. This cause some of the band members to withdraw from social media, which made things worse, but I don’t blame them for doing so. The air of “we made them famous, we deserve more” was strong in the fandom.

Along with the insane positivity, I wanted to show the different sides to fame (as I see it) and how it could affect the person in the public eye.

As I started writing, I automatically thought about publishing the book, but was unsure how to market it as it doesn’t fall under any of the usual umbrellas I write under. I left it sitting (unfinished) on a USB stick for almost a year before I decided to post it over on Wattpad. I hoped to get honest feedback, and to get the impetus to finish the book and move on to the next in the series.

So far, six chapters have been posted, and I would love more feedback (don’t we all?). If you’d like to read it, click on the picture below (designed by the amazing Clare Dugmore) to head over to Wattpad. Feel free to leave a comment telling me what you’ve liked and disliked so I can make notes on how to improve the story. I’m hoping to dive back into it soon to finish it, or at lease get more chapters written before I run out of content to post.

 

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Pre Order Where There’s a Will…

If you follow my Facebook page and my Twitter, you may have seen that Where There’s a Will… is now available for pre order on Amazon.

It’s up for the special price of 0.99 until release day when it goes up to the regular price of 2.99, so grab it while you can HERE

Cover reveal – Where There’s a Will…

It’s been so long since I released anything new so I am so excited to share this cover with you.

Where There’s a Will… 

Coming soon…

 

The Blurb:

When Cosmic Tush hire the back room in Zoe’s pub to record the video to their comeback single, her life is flipped upside down, and it’s not because her favourite band invade her life.

Will Harvey, just as popular within the fandom, is a pushy charmer, and he has his eye on Zoe. Not that she complains that much, what’s wrong with a bit of harmless flirting and a fling?

It’s just a shame her heart and her head are at odds with each other while she tries to maintain a certain amount of distance during the short time Will’s in London, but when he returns to the US, she finds it harder than she thought to get over him.

Where there’s a Will… will he find a way to make the both of them realise they deserve more?

 

A pre-order will be going live soon, and as soon as I have the link, I’ll be posting it to my Facebook page and other social media.

I honestly can’t wait for you all to read this book.

 

Release Day – Help Our Heroes – Various Authors

For mature audiences only
15 amazing authors for only #99p in the Help Our Heroes charity anthology
On
ly available for 60 days!!!!

There is something for everyone in this military romance anthology.


Add to you GR – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39277207-help-our-heroes

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· My Sweet GI by T.L Wainwright – @wainwright_tl

· Wounded Hero by Ava Manello – @avamanello

· Wrecked by T.a. Mckay Author – @tamckayauthor

· Dearest Betty by M B Feeney – @mbfeeneyauthor

· Leaving Home by Alyvia Paige – @APaigeAuthor

· Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine Author – @Tracy_L_Author

· The Flyboys Girl by Michelle Rene – @AuthorMichelleR

· Battle Ground by Skye Turner: Author – @SkyeTurner_Auth

· No Beginning by Author Sam Destiny – @SamDestinyAuthr

· Man Down by Alice La Roux – @AliLaRoux

· Riding Out The Storm by Lucy Felthouse – @cw1985

· Hunter by S M Phillips – @s_m_phillips_

· Chopper (Broken Deeds MC #4.5) by Esther E. Schmidt – @EstherESchmidt

 
The Do-Gooder And The Dropout by Bella Settarra – @Bellasettarra


· Outranked in Love by J F Holland Author – @JFHollandAuthor

Paperback also available NOW!!!
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Cover Reveal and Author Announcement – Help Our Heroes Charity Anthology

You may have noticed, if you follow me on other social media platforms, that I am part of an amazing charity anthology. I shared the cover the other day on Facebook and Twitter, so I thought I’d best share it here too.
What do you think?

 

#CoverReveal & #AuthorAnnouncement
The Help Our Heroes charity anthology has 15 new stories from these amazing authors.
Release date May 1st, #Preorder coming soon.
For more info on the stories, authors and charties please join our Facebook group, you will also find some exclusive #giveaways happening in there soon. 
There is something for everyone in this military romance anthology.
Proceeds will be split between two miliarty charities.
This content is for mature audiences only.
·        My Sweet GI by T.L. Wainwright
·        Wounded Hero by Ava Manello
·        Wrecked by T.A Mckay
·        Dearest Betty by M.B. Feeney
·        Leaving Home by Alyvia Paige
·        Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine
·        The Flyboys Girl by Michelle Rene
·        Battle Ground by Skye Turner
·        No Beginning by Sam Destiny
·        Man Down by Alice La Roux
·        Riding Out The Storm by Lucy Felthouse
·        Hunter by S. M Phillips
·        Chopper by Esther E. Schmidt
·        The Do-Gooder And The Dropout by Bella Settarra
·        Outranked in Love by JF Holland
#ComingSoon #CharityAnthology #MilitaryRomance #MustRead #OneClick
#HelpOurHeroes

PRE ORDER:

You can preorder your copy for 0.99 on multiple platforms. Click on this link to choose your ebook. https://books2read.com/Helpourheroes/

Free Books and a Giveaway

Welcome to the December FREE For All & Giveaway Event December 4-8!

Click to download these romance reads.

Thank you for being loyal readers! To show their appreciation, your favorite authors have come together to offer a book for FREE. Download one or all. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite author.

 

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There She Goes – Now Available Only On Wattpad

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I wrote a short story for a charity anthology earlier this year. Each poem or short story was based around a song title, with the majority being based around 90s Britpop. I chose There She Goes by The Las.

I originally wrote this story after watching the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as some kind of ‘alternative’. I loved the show, especially the way the makers didn’t shy away from showing the horrific things Hannah went through. To me, that was the overall message of the show (and the book it’s based upon). One little thing may seem insignificant, but when it’s coupled together with a handful of other insignificant events and then followed by something extremely traumatic, some people can’t see a way out. Like Hannah, far too many teenagers (and other people) think that suicide is the only way to make their own personal hell go away.

In this story, I wanted to show that yes, there is another way. It may seem just as drastic, but it’s not as permanent.

As mentioned in the author note in the beginning, I’m a mother, and the idea of bullying getting so bad that my child is unable to see a way out scares the life out of me. I’m scared of being like Hannah’s parents, and being too busy to notice something was wrong, or being told everything is ‘fine’ when I do ask.

It’s not easy to be the one person to against the flock, to stand up for someone others have deemed unworthy of positive attention; but it is so important to try and be that person to the best of your ability. Extend a hand of friendship, you may save someone’s life.

As the story was part of a charity anthology that is no longer on sale, I uhmed and ahhed over what to do with it. I decided that I wouldn’t have felt right charging for it and make money on something that was written to help others, so I have decided to post it on Wattpad. I shall be updating weekly with a new chapter.

If you have the time to take a look, the prologue is now live. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Read it for FREE HERE!