Saturday, 13 July 2019

Soulmates Saga Sale, Book 1 #FREE for Limited Time

You might have noticed that the Soulmates Saga is on sale at the Smashwords store, and Book 1, Every Little Piece of You (previously published as Chasing Pavements) is free to download from all retailers that Smashwords distributes to, so don't miss out. Offer ends 31st July, 2019.

Every Little Piece of Us (Book 3)  ~ $2.99 only on Smashwords

Every Little Piece of Me (Book 2) ~ $2 only on Smashwords

Every Little Piece of You (Book 1) ~ FREE at:
Apple Books 
B&N Nook
Kobo
Smashwords 

Normal price of all three books is $3.99 each. Link to series at Smashwords here.


Book 1 Details
Length: 110,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Romantic Drama / Women’s Fiction

Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Coming of Age / Dark
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers

Recommended for: Readers that enjoy romance novels with serious issues and characters with depth. This is a story about life, love, friendship, family, music, art, destiny and soul mates.






Also, I never explained why I re-branded the Soulmates Saga, did I? So, I’ll take this opportunity to quickly go through my reasoning behind it.

First, the covers and titles before the change:







Basically, I’d been meaning to change the titles of the three books in this new adult romance series for a while, but I hadn’t found the time to focus on it. What made me consider a re-brand was something that a reader had said on Goodreads when she downloaded the first two books. Although she hadn’t been offensive in any way, her comment got me thinking: The fact that the titles of my three books are the titles of Adele hits might be seen as a gimmick by potential readers, that I’d used the titles of those hugely popular songs as a sly marketing tactic, click bait in a way. To draw readers into a series that perhaps had no substance to it. We don’t like to be tricked, and if we believe we’re being duped, we’re instantly negative about the product or service that we think is trying to rip us off, and we’ll keep well away. I didn’t want potential readers to disregard these books for this reason, because this series is much more than the initial titles I so naively assigned to them. (Check out the review snippets dotted around on this post if you don’t believe me).




The truth is that it took me so long to settle on a title for Book 1, which had started off as a stand-alone (and can be read as a stand-alone), that when I decided on Chasing Pavements, and it felt perfect, I was extremely relieved that I could finally publish it. It was my debut self-published novel and I really had no idea what book marketing entailed (book titles, covers, blurbs with key words--just to name a few--are all crucial to the process, and I didn’t know any of this back then! Lots of indie authors say the same thing: “We didn’t know what we were doing when we started this journey.”).




When it came to the sequel, and then the third book in the series, it felt natural to go with other Adele hits that fit the theme and mood of each novel (Make You Feel My Love and Someone Like You). There was actually a beloved BBC drama series named after a Bowie song (Life on Mars); when they made the second series, they went with a another Bowie song for its name. I thought it was cool, I thought I was being cool, too. I still, personally, like the idea of song titles as book titles, but I know what it might look like to others. (I’d love to use the following song titles for future books, but I won’t; I’ve learned my lesson: Somewhere Only We Know, When We Were Young, Driftwood, Never Let Me Go).

Funnily enough, the new titles for these books are actually song lyrics (well, the first two books are). The phrases, ‘Every Little Piece of You’ and ‘Every Little Piece of Me’ feature in a song called Linked, written by the male protagonist of this series, Jamie, who is a singer/songwriter. All three titles, coupled with the new covers, are romantic, though, and convey the feel of the books to potential readers, so I’m very happy with them. Do check out this series while it’s on sale (three books for under $5!) and post a review to let me know what you think.




Thanks for reading this post. The first two books in my teen urban fantasy/YA paranormal romance series, the Poison Blood series, can be downloaded for free via:

Amazon |  Apple Books US UK   |   B&N Nook Store   |   Smashwords





PB1 Book Details
Length: 29,000 words
GenreYA Paranormal Romance / Teen Vampire Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy / Teen & YA Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy / Supernatural Romance / Fantasy Romance / Sparkling Vampires
Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things related to the Chosen One, vampires, slayers and witches!




Thursday, 2 May 2019

Witch's Blood Series Q&A

Q: What was your main inspiration behind this series?

A: Short answer: Amber. She played a big role in my Poison Blood series, and turned into a great character. I thought she deserved a series of her own. For those of you that have read the Poison Blood Series, I hope you agree!

Q: So, is this like a spin-off to your Poison Blood Series?

A: It’s a follow-on series, from Amber’s point of view. It takes place after the events of Poison Blood, Book 4, the final book in that series. However, I’ve written Witch’s Blood, Book 1so that you can read and enjoy it and not feel lost if you haven’t read the Poison Blood books yet. I tried my best not to include too many spoilers for anyone that wants to read the Poison Blood Series after reading Bloodless, so I’ve tried not to refer to the events in those books if I didn’t absolutely have to. It wasn’t easy :)
A few things that may not have made sense in this book will do so in Book 2 when I go into spoilery mode, so hopefully a lot of your questions will be answered then.

Before reading the subsequent books in the Witch’s Blood Series however, I would highly recommend reading the Poison Blood Series first. This is because there will be spoilers for the Poison Blood Series in the rest of the books in the Witch’s Blood Series, and it will spoil it for you if you decide to read the Poison Blood Series afterwards.

Q: Okay, so what’s the Poison Blood Series about, then? Will I like it?

A: The blurb for the first book in the series, Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation, is below, so you can find out more about it from that, and the first two books in the series are free to download, so you can start catching up right now!


"I don’t know what blood tastes like to a human. I’d never even licked a tiny drop of it from a pricked finger, let alone suck on a bleeding cut.

Now it’s my only food source."

Meet teenage runaway Ellie. She’s snarky, witty, funny, and has issues with her mother, just like any other 17-year-old girl.

She’s also a vampire.

Days before her 18th birthday, the mysterious and handsome immortal Christian, turned her into a creature that she loathes, forcing her to leave her old life behind forever and move to London. Thrust into the supernatural world, full of magic and danger, Ellie doesn’t want to be a killer.

She doesn’t even like to drink blood.

But Christian wasn’t completely honest about why he’d taken a romantic interest in her, and he wasn’t the only one keeping things from her, either.

Her mother was hiding the same secret.

Ellie was never an ordinary teenager, and now, she’s no ordinary teen vampire. When she discovers why she’s not like others of her kind, why she protects humans instead of hunting them, she realises that her life is about to change all over again.

And the world as she knows it will never be the same...

Download this book for FREE from:
Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |   iBooks US UK   |   B&N Nook Store

Poison Blood, Book 2: Absolution is also free to download and answers some of the questions raised in Book 1, while asking many more...

Download Book 2 for FREE from:
Amazon US   |  Amazon UK  |   iBooks US UK   |  B&N Nook Store 

What Readers Said About the Poison Blood Series:

“Hooked on the Poison Blood series.” 5-stars
“Awesome.” 5-stars
“Loved this series.” 5-stars
“This was great, couldn’t put it down.” 5-stars
“A great book.” 5-stars
“I loved this book.” 5-stars
“Amazingly interesting.” 5-stars


And once you've caught up on the Poison Blood Series, you can continue with the Witch's Blood books with Bloodshed:

Available at the Amazon Kindle Store. Click this link to download:

Also on Kobo  |  iBooks  |  B&N Nook  | Smashwords













Witch's Blood, Book 3: Bloodlust (Coming Soon!)


Friday, 1 March 2019

Hello! Thanks for dropping by :)

I'm currently on maternity leave, with little or no time to blog, Tweet or Instagram. At least not on a regular basis, anyway.

So, instead of you landing on a post that's a few weeks (or a few months) old, I thought I'd use this out of office-type message to point out that your visit to this page can still be worthwhile. Have a look around; I'm sure you'll find something interesting :)

If you'd like to know a little more about me, I've written some articles on my personal experiences and how they've influenced my writing and publishing journey. Check out the 'Confessions of an #IndieAuthor' tab for these posts.

For authors/writers:
I have a group of posts aimed at you, with tips and advice on writing, publishing and marketing. You'll find these under the 'For Authors' tab.

For readers:
I write both contemporary romance and urban fantasy. I have two complete series ready for you to check out, which I will list below. Click on the book titles if you're interested in learning more about my books.

1. Contemporary Romance:
Soulmates Saga

Book 2: Every Little Piece of Me
Book 3: Every Little Piece of Us


2. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance:
Poison Blood Series

The first two books in this series are free to download from your favourite e-book store!

Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy
Poison Blood, Book 4: Apocalypse



I also have another contemporary romance novel, If I Say Yes (Love & Alternatives #1), so check that out for FREE:

Kindle US|   Kindle UK  |   iBooks US UK   |   B&N Nook Store   |   Smashwords






Sign up to my Mailing List for a Free eBook!

By signing up, you will receive e-mails when I run free or discounted book promotions. I won't bombard you with e-mails otherwise.



Soulmates Saga #1 Book Details:
Length: 110,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Romantic Drama / Women’s Fiction
Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Coming of Age / Dark
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers
Recommended for: Readers that enjoy romance novels with serious issues and characters with depth. This is a story about life, love, friendship, family, music, art, destiny and soul mates.

Poison Blood, Book 1 Details:
Length: 29,000 words
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Vampire Romance / Paranormal Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Sparkly Vampires
Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things vampires, slayers and witches!

If I Say Yes Book Details:
Length: A 100,000-word contemporary romance novel with added bonus content
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Light Hearted Romance / Modern Day Love Story / Chick-Lit / Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Wedding Fiction
Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Funny
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers
Recommended for: Readers that enjoy novels by Cecilia Ahern, Jojo Moyes, Giovanna Fletcher etc., and books such as the Wedding Pact Series.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Soulmates Saga Book 1 #FREE for Limited Time

So, you might have noticed that the Soulmates Saga has been re-branded. New book titles, new covers, but same great love story. Book 1, Every Little Piece of You (previously published as Chasing Pavements) is currently free to download, so don't miss out. Offer ends February 28, 2019.

If you're interested in learning more, click this link:

Like all my other books, it's also available on:
iBooks   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo |   Smashwords 


Book Details
Length: 110,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Romantic Drama / Women’s Fiction

Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Coming of Age / Dark
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers

Recommended for: Readers that enjoy romance novels with serious issues and characters with depth. This is a story about life, love, friendship, family, music, art, destiny and soul mates.





And the first two books in my teen urban fantasy/YA paranormal romance series, the Poison Blood series, can be downloaded for free via:

Amazon |  iBooks US UK   |   B&N Nook Store   |   Smashwords





PB1 Book Details
Length: 29,000 words
GenreYA Paranormal Romance / Teen Vampire Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy / Teen & YA Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy / Supernatural Romance / Fantasy Romance / Sparkling Vampires
Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things related to the Chosen One, vampires, slayers and witches!





Sunday, 25 November 2018

Hello, and thanks for popping by :)

I'm currently on maternity leave, with little or no time to blog, Tweet or Instagram. At least not on a regular basis, anyway.

So, instead of you landing on a post that's a few weeks (or a few months) old, I thought I'd use this out of office-type message to point out that your visit to this page can still be worthwhile. Have a look around; I'm sure you'll find something interesting :)

If you'd like to know a little more about me, I've written some articles on my personal experiences and how they've influenced my writing and publishing journey. Check out the 'Confessions of an #IndieAuthor' tab for these posts.

For authors/writers:
I have a group of posts aimed at you, with tips and advice on writing, publishing and marketing. You'll find these under the 'For Authors' tab.

For readers:
I write both contemporary romance and urban fantasy. I have two complete series ready for you to check out, which I will list below. Click on the book titles if you're interested in learning more about my books.

1. Contemporary Romance:
Soulmates Saga



2. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance:
Poison Blood Series

The first two books in this series are free to download from your favourite e-book store!




I also have another contemporary romance novel, If I Say Yes (Love & Alternatives #1), so check that out for FREE:

Kindle US|   Kindle UK  |   iBooks US UK   |   B&N Nook Store   |   Smashwords






Sign up to my Mailing List for a Free eBook!

By signing up, you will receive e-mails when I run free or discounted book promotions. I won't bombard you with e-mails otherwise.



Soulmates Saga #1 Book Details:
Length: 110,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Romantic Drama / Women’s Fiction
Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Coming of Age / Dark
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers
Recommended for: Readers that enjoy romance novels with serious issues and characters with depth. This is a story about life, love, friendship, family, music, art, destiny and soul mates.


Poison Blood, Book 1 Details:
Length: 29,000 words
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Vampire Romance / Paranormal Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Sparkly Vampires
Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things vampires, slayers and witches!


If I Say Yes Book Details:
Length: A 100,000-word contemporary romance novel with added bonus content
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Light Hearted Romance / Modern Day Love Story / Chick-Lit / Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Wedding Fiction
Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Funny
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers
Recommended for: Readers that enjoy novels by Cecilia Ahern, Jojo Moyes, Giovanna Fletcher etc., and books such as the Wedding Pact Series.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

What Would Your Characters Wear For A #Halloween Party?

With Halloween just around the corner, and loads of people already throwing Halloween parties, I started thinking about what the characters from my books would dress up as for such occasions. So this post will list the costume ideas I came up with for my characters. Authors, have you thought about what your characters would wear to a fancy dress party? Readers, what do you think your favourite fictional characters would wear for Halloween? Comment below if you have any ideas :)

Ellie (Poison Blood Series): A Marvel Cinematic Universe character, because the girl “sure loves her comic book films”. I think she’d go as Rogue, from X-Men; she’d love the idea of having/stealing all kinds of mutants’ gifts.



Mukti (Soulmates Saga): We saw what costume she donned for Halloween in the second book of this series, but if she had more time, I think she’d wear something cool. I’m thinking, Cleopatra, the Grim Reaper, or maybe the Snow Queen.



Christian (Poison Blood Series): This guy would probably show up in his black leather jacket and when everyone told him off for not coming in costume, he’d say, “Just pretend you can’t see me”, and when asked why, he would explain, “It will be as though I’ve thrown on my cloak of invisibility. See, I’ve come as Harry Potter wearing his invisibility cloak.” No one would be impressed.



Jamie (Soulmates Saga): I think Jamie would refuse to go to a Halloween party, and if he absolutely had to attend, he would just turn up in his usual skinny jeans and T-shirt. Everyone would give him hell for it but he wouldn’t care. So Jamie.



Imran (Love & Alternatives Series): He might cheat a little and throw on one of his sherwanis and try to pass himself off as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.



Jonathan (Soulmates Saga): Easy. James Bond. After all, he has enough snazzy suits for it. Plus, he’s a huge fan of the franchise.



Aiden (Poison Blood Series): I’m thinking either Sherlock Holmes or Dumbledore.



Shell (Love & Alternatives Series): Shell would take the Halloween aspect really seriously and choose to go as a spooky character, like a ghost (in a sheet with holes for eyes) or a vampire (it would be simple enough, wear lots of black and smudge some blood-red lipstick around the mouth). She might even consider a zombie costume, too.



Amber (Witch’s Blood Series): A stereotypical witch, of course, complete with a pointy hat and a broomstick. And have a little chuckle about it, too.



Maggie (Soulmates Saga): This girl would order her costume from a top costume company. She would go with sexy versions of the usual fancy dress party suspects ~ Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks. You get the picture.



Sebastian (Love & Alternatives Series): Out of all my characters, only Seb would want to go as a “concept”. For example, he might wear a banner saying, “the elf dies” or “the husband was the killer” or “the girl faked her own death”, etc. and tell everyone that he has come as a ‘spoiler’. Imran would find it hilarious.



Have you read any of my books? Would you agree with my costume ideas for the characters you know? Do you have any other costume ideas for them? Let me know in the comments if you think of anything.

Thank you for reading this post. If you're interested in my debut novel, Soulmates Saga, Book 1, click this link to learn more about it:



Like all my other books, it's also available on:
iBooks   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo |   Smashwords 


Book Details
Length: 110,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Romantic Drama / Women’s Fiction

Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Coming of Age / Dark
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers

Recommended for: Readers that enjoy romance novels with serious issues and characters with depth. This is a story about life, love, friendship, family, music, art, destiny and soul mates.




And the first two books in my teen urban fantasy/YA paranormal romance series, the Poison Blood series, can be downloaded for free via:

Amazon |  iBooks US UK   |   B&N Nook Store   |   Smashwords





PB1 Book Details
Length: 29,000 words
GenreYA Paranormal Romance / Teen Vampire Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy / Teen & YA Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy / Supernatural Romance / Fantasy Romance / Sparkling Vampires
Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things related to the Chosen One, vampires, slayers and witches!