Sunday, 26 October 2014

A moment to look back

This writing journey has been amazing and I am so thankful for those quiet moments when I get to sit and make up stories in my head. There are times I wish for more time, more peace and quiet.
But, I know it's foolish. I want to take a moment to look back on one part of the last year when I had lots of quiet time, but that wasn't so hot. When I think back to how poorly I was this time last year I can't help but feel so very lucky.
I've never been hit by something as bad as the bronchitis that floored me for 4weeks last October, and never want to again! When every breath you takes is painful and you can taste the infection inside of you with each exhale, it is incredibly scary. I didn't want to eat, had no energy to move and no breath to talk. I was a zombie, and I'm so glad to have gotten past it and had a healthy year since then.
Sometimes we all should sit back and take stock of the good and bad, the trials and the triumphs.
I feel very lucky for all the good in my life xxx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Upcoming release

I hope you can make it to one of my social media sites for the release day of Forever Lost - 2nd December 2014!

Forever Lost is a stand-alone novel, completely separate from my gothic romance series. Fans of my other books will know that while I do enjoy writing a good love-story, I absolutely have no such things as easy, happy romances where life is simple and lovers come together easily! Forever Lost is NO EXCEPTION! If you are looking for an easy read, this is not it! I will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions that will leave you begging for more, don't say I didn't warn you ;-)

Watch this space for more details and information soon, including a cover reveal in the next few days xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Such a privilege!

I still can't believe that I'm going to be part of the amazing lineup of authors attending the Second City Signing event next July. I would love to meet any fans of my novels, so please stop by and say hello if you're planning on attending!
For now, I'm working hard to make sure I have plenty of options for you to buy on the day, because as well as all five of my Black Rose series novels I will have at least one or two of my contemporary romance books available too :-) x

Friday, 10 October 2014

In other news....

Hi everyone,
I have had a super crazy and very exciting day FILMING (yes you read that right) an interview/mini documentary for Forces TV that should be airing in a couple of weeks :-)
I am so excited, this has been in the works for a few weeks now but I didn't want to announce it until I knew for sure that we were going ahead. I will put up the timings and links to the web page as and when I know the details, but for now I'm super excited to have been given the opportunity to tell my story about my life as an army wife and writer.
Many people think they know or can understand what it is like to be married into the forces life, but there are many sides and many different types of person that this world creates and while I'm not one for defining myself by what my husband does with his career, I am also affected by it tremendously. This piece is my story, my own independence from his career and the person I have become since finding that voice inside of me that wanted to tell these stories.
I hope you all take a few minutes to have a watch when the time comes, and I'll be forever grateful to the lovely people at Forces TV / BFBS who have taken the time to let me tell my story.

First thing's first though, I'm going to kick back and relax with a few drinks and a Chinese takeaway! Happy Friday everyone! x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

A new fun site

I have got to tell you all about this fantastic new site I have been introduced to by a fellow author, Cassie Lewis.
This site lets readers put together the ideal cast for if their favourite books were ever turned into a movie or TV series :-) What a great idea, I've had loads of fun this afternoon putting in all of my top choices, and seeing them all listed together looks amazing, almost like its very own IMDB page!

You've gotta get in on this, not just for my books but for others too, great fun!

And even book 4, you'll have to wait and see if you agree on my choices!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Thinking back over the year so far

I can honestly say that this year has so far been the most amazing experience. What started out as a little bit of writing for fun has turned into a journey I could never have imagined.

Every month my books are selling, being reviewed and enjoyed by the vast majority - I know full well that I will never please everybody :-) I cannot thank those giving my series a try enough, you owe me nothing and yet you're giving my stories your time and imagination, when you think about it that's an amazing gift you've given me, and I can never repay you other than to offer my heartfelt appreciation!

I'm also incredibly excited about some of the opportunities that have come my way recently, not just the book signing event in Birmingham next summer but also the possibility of a contract that will turn me from an indie author to a hybrid, and a very exciting appearance on a national TV channel that I am bursting to fill everybody in on but am currently keeping under wraps until things are finalised. Watch this space!