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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.

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Exciting Things Are A Coming…

If you follow me over on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may have noticed my news. If not… here goes.

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Tada!!!

I can’t even explain how excited I am to have words I’ve written come to life via an audiobook. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for about a year or so now – ever since I met a blind reader at a signing. Well, it’s finally happening, and I couldn’t be happier that these two books are the first to be produced.

Hopefully, you’ll all love them as much as I am so far.

I’ll keep you updated as much as I can – it’s currently a waiting game, so once I have news and more concrete release dates I’ll announce it (Most likely on Facebook first).

A Little News From Me…

Since the beginning of the summer, I have reworked Texas, decided to work Gage’s POV into a novella rather than the original 2nd epilogue, and I have finished writing the second in The Exchange Series, Reluctance. That’s three books in about four months – I’m exhausted.

But, rather than rest on my laurels, and sit back doing nothing, I decided I would try and get On the Buses (title may change), my 90’s based story about Jack and Andy. It was, when I opened it, sitting at 16,691 words, and I worked from top to bottom, and when I got to the bottom, it was 18,543 – great news. Then it came to writing new stuff… nothing happened.

I think I’ve burned myself out, but I’m still trying to move forward with it slowly.

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Speaking of Texas, Magic of Books Promotions are running a cover reveal for me in November. If you would like to sign up, fill in this FORM. You’d make my day!

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Also, I have set up a release event over on Facebook. I’m being a bit ambitious by hosting it over 12 days, with author takeovers and giveaways. Hopefully, I’ll pull it off, and I’d love to see you there. Check out the pinned post in the event for the first, and longest running giveaway of the event.

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I’m slowly getting myself ready for the Book-Pimpers signing in March of next year. As much as I loved being part of the Second City Signing, I felt a little unprepared and didn’t have much with me on my table. However, I’m certainly using it as a learning curve and making sure I learn from my own mistakes. Onwards and upwards…

If you’d like to come and see me, and other amazing authors, click HERE to buy tickets.

If you’d like to preorder books from me, whether you are attending the signing or not, fill in this FORM and I shall invoice you.

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As far as I know, this is all my news… but, keep an eye on my Facebook page, that is usually the first place I post any news.

If you have any queries, questions, or comments, either comment here, post to my page’s wall, or drop me a message. I’ll try my best to cat them all.