FREE DOWNLOAD DAY 22/12/16:Not Just for Christmas #amreading #romance #christmas #london #free

Merry Christmas one and all!

My gift to you for Christmas is a free download  of Not Just for Christmas for today only. My second romance novella. Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Have a wonderful day on the 25th 

Book blurb:

In Not Just For Christmas readers are taken on a romantic journey set in London, during the festive season, following two characters originally opposed to each other fall in love, with a enough warmth and sensuality to keep readers warm at any time of year.
As Christmas draws near thirty-five-year-old social worker Ava Green, finds herself desperate to not be alone at her favourite time of year. Following the break- up of her engagement to her ex earlier in the year, Ava has spent ten months on a mission to get over her ex. With the support of her two of her closest girlfriends Tasha and Marie, Ava makes a bold move which surprises her girlfriends in order to find a companion for the festive season. Ava’s path crosses with tall dark and handsome Detective Jerome Samuels, a forty-five-year-old divorcee also in search of love. Once their paths cross after a few bumps along the way there’s no turning back, these two characters are caught up in a whirlwind of sensual and heart –warming romance, that Detective Jerome Samuels hopes is not just for Christmas, he’s on a mission to claim his lady Ava.

Download Links

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Amazon.co.uk

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November 2016

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Are You Ready For 19 Stories by 19 Talented Authors? #charity #February #author #coderedhead

I am really excited to share with you the teasers two other authors have put together, for the serial novel we’ll feature in. If you’ve not heard where have you been? I’ve been talking about this since forever . 19 authors under my publisher were selected to write a short story ,to feature in a book called Code Redhead, all proceeds from the sale of the book will go to a children’s charity. I’m really proud and happy to support this cause by doing something I love, basically responding to a writing prompt ” CodeRed”. The book will be published February 2017.  Read more here

 

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Why I Pulled my First Novel From Sale. #amwriting #amreading #author #sheiscrazy #romance #lessonslearned

Hello!

Yes, I know to many it would appear that I’ve fallen of the face of the earth. I’m back  it has been an age since I last wrote something on my author site, or shared something with you.  I really wanted to do this blog as a V-Log and film me talking to you all, but it is a bit late in the evening London time. I’ve been busy writing, preparing for Christmas and the big year I have coming my way next year. Personally, I have quite a bit of change happening all good things, and I will share with you next year!

Anyway, as the title of this blog suggests, I have learned two very important lessons on my road to a published author after writing two books.

  1. Always do what makes you happy as the author.
  2. If you need to take a risk, if it is worth it in your view do it.

I’ll be honest, I was never really 100% happy with the final copy of my first book A Stranger in France. I have always been happy with the storytelling but I felt I could have more editorial work it’s a 90,000 word book! I can’t spot everything. A lot of what I learned,  I put into Not Just for Christmas my second book. So on my road to learning that really I need to make decisions that make ME as the author happy, I decided to ask my publisher to pull my book down from sale, so I could get another edit done myself.  (Learning curve no.1  grow some balls do what makes you happy). Second, I knew that there was always a risk that they might  turn around and say fine, pull it but we won’t re-publish- I was prepared to take that risk. Why? Because while I am forever grateful for the opportunity to become a  traditionally published author, to me as an author of a story I enjoyed writing so much and feel so proud of, it  is worth the risk. Bottom line, I have to be happy with my own work at any cost. ( Learning curve no 2. take risks if need be, it’s your work, your name, your rep). Lucky thing is they never turned around and said that! It will be republished.

So there you have it, any budding writers out there hoping to become published on top of all the other bits of experience I’ve shared with you, this is probably key. Be happy with your own work, if you have to take a risk in order to be happy do it, as you will never really feel 100% proud of your work if you are not happy as the author!

A Stranger in France is currently off line for sale, and will be republished January 2017. And I am now one happy author!

Merry Christmas guys! Thursday I have a surprise for you all so stay tuned. While A Stranger in France is not for sale you can enjoy my second romance novella Not Just for Christmas available on Amazon for download. Here is a free chapter preview click here.

With love,

Kim