Romance

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/

F is for…

 

Another day, another letter. Today, F is for…

 

 

Flirting…

Most of the time, flirting happens naturally. We see someone we’re attracted to, and try and get their attention and to get them to like us back. Sometimes, flirting can be quite calculated; a way to get attention transferred from someone else to yourself. But, this is very often noticed and ignored.

I really like writing flirting, particularly the awkward first meeting kind of flirting. In It Started in Texas, Charlotte and Gage bump into each other in a bar – literally. I really had fun writing their interaction. Usually, I worry when I’m writing dialogue that it reads as wooden and bland, but I never had that with this scene. It was flirty and awkward, plus they were seen by Charlotte’s friend which added something extra.

Whereas the flirting between Heidi and Shane was very different in The One That Got Away because of their history. It was more personal and catered to them specifically in trying to turn the other on – especially at the reunion. Both of them were saying things to get a reaction from the other, seeing how far they could go with it. That was fun to write too because it came across as a little naughty and pushing limits of flirting almost into foreplay.

The flirting in Mile High was different again, because it started off as an intense dislike on Tarryn’s side of the ‘relationship’, and it eventuually let to a very different place to anything else I’ve ever written.

Flirting can also be very embarrassing. I’m a voracious people watcher, and once watched a guy trying to flirt with a girl in a pub, and fail dismally.

So, in your comments, I’d love to hear about your flirting disasters!

E is for…

 

Day… I actually think I messed up yesterday, and now I’ve lost count. That sounds just like me. Let’s just get down to business…

 

 

Most people I know (and it’s common in books, films, TV show, etc), wen they have a relationship break up, there’s a lot of animosity between them, and their now, ex. I can understand if infidelity or some form of abuse is involved, that someone would want nothing to do with that ex, but what about those relationships that simply drifted apart?

I’m lucky. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen out with an ex, and am still in contact with some twenty years later, albeit, distant friends via the interwebz.

In books, there’s always that ‘I need to show my ex what s/he is missing’ and I sometime quite enjoy that, but when it’s been overdone, it can be very cliche. Second chance romance are some of my favourite books, and when I was writing The One That Got Away, I loved diving into the dynamics of a couple who already knew each other – sometimes intimately, finding one another again.

The word ‘ex’ doesn’t always need to equate to ‘enemy’, especially if a split isn’t acrimonious. An ex can still be a friend, someone with a shared history, even if you have gone down different paths later in life.

In the comments, I’d love to hear about your relationship with an ex, especially the positive ones.

D is for…

 

Day 4, and I’m still winging it on the day… So, shall we get started?

 

 

Dates… something I haven’t done in years considering myself and my partner have been together sine 2001. Even when we do get a rare night out, just the two of us, it’s not really a date, it’s us being able to be adults and not worry about getting up with the kids the next morning.

Everyone has a story about their best and worst date, especially in books. When I was writing Right Click, Love – which is all about dating, I read a lot of articles about bad first dates. I wanted Louise and Jodie to experience some Gd awful dates in their quest to find their ‘Mr Right’. While I was reading, some of the bad dates I read about made me laugh uncontrollably, while others actually made me sad. Why is it that people feel like they can treat someone they have never met like crap the first time they meet?

Every now and then, I post a short over on Wattpad. I follow a Romance account which often posts contests. I saw one for Valentine’s Day. Well, an ‘un-Valentine’s Day’. My short was about a first date that ended up in A&E (The Emergency Room for my non-UK readers).

Dates in books and movies tend to go from one extreme to the other. They’re either absolutely perfect, or downright terrible, but what about those dates that are a bit… bland? Why do they never get attention? Maybe I’ll write one in a book. Dates can be fun to write. The nerves, the build up, and the expectation are fun, but the date itself can be harder to write. It’s not easy to write and get across the awkwardness that so many people feel when the date is getting started.

So… in the comments tell me about a first date that sticks out in your mind, or any date. It can be good, bad, or meh.

B is for…

 

Yay, day 2 and I’m a little ahead of myself… have I just jinxed myself? We shall see.

 

 

Friends – to – lovers are some of my favourite romance books. The dynamics of friends and lovers are two completely different things, and when it’s done well, it can be an amazing story. Add MC’s that were Best friends into the mix and it can very quickly become a 5* read for me.

Best friends, especially those who have been friends for years, can be amazing. Writing about platonic friends can be fun as they tend to have so many ‘in’ jokes and a wide shared history. The dialogue can be brilliant, and you have a lot of freedom because these characters know just what buttons to push to get a reaction without taking it that step too far. So, what happens when one of them falls in love with the other? This is a person they know almost as well, if not better, than themselves and they can’t begin to picture themselves with anyone else. They get jealous of new boyfriends/girlfriends because of the time they get to spend with their friend.

Most friends who love their best friend have this internal battle about whether a relationship will ruin their friendship or not. That aspect can be absolutely fascinating to write and read. The war within one person can be hard to fight, especially if they’re scared to tell the other person how they feel. Sometimes they do and it’s wonderful, sometimes it falls apart, and sometimes they keep it to themselves for forever. There’s no hard and fast rule to writing about best friends.

Also, sometimes best friends are just that, and nothing more.

Comment below and give a shout out to your best friend. Mine’s the amazing Sarah. She’s my sounding board, my concert buddy, and my parabatai (yes, a book reference, go me). I would be without her.