Free Download From 31/3/17 on #smashwords and major retailers! #romance #amreading #free

I just felt like it… I’m in a good mood ūüôā free download of Not Just For Christmas,¬†I’ve updated Smashwords.com.¬†first so it is free here straight away, on this e-book retailer’s platform. If you read and enjoy leave me a review on Smashwords or Amazon. Have a lovely weekend all.

Download from Smashwords.com link below

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/707895

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. There’s 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 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 that 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 divorcee 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 heartwarming romance, that Detective Jerome Samuels hopes is not just for Christmas, he’s on a mission to claim his lady Ava.

 

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Cover Reveal!: Romance in Paradise- Havana Heat. Release Date 18/5/17. #amwriting #romance #newrelease

Hello!

I’ve been quiet I know, no writing prompts, short stories or poems blogged. I have been dormant. But never mind me, behind the scene I’ve been tapping away at my keyboard since my return from France. I’m (very) please to share with you the cover for my next romance novella. ¬†Book one of a series I’ve been working on called Romance in Paradise¬†. Romance in Paradise is a series of four modern, romantic, suspenseful and steamy stories set in some of the most exotic locations around the world. Book one is Havana Heat, set in Cuba in the Caribbean… writing this book and brainstorming for the others has put me in the mood to sip some rum on a beach somewhere hot, I’m loving the research and writing ¬†needed to transport readers into a slice of paradise. A free chapter download will follow shortly, stay tuned to the blog…Your summer romance reads are on their way!

Book blurb:

Havana Heat is book one of the Romance in Paradise Series of modern,steamy, suspenseful and romantic stories, set in exotic locations around the world. In Havana Heat readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spaniard Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones.Melinda’s path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa de Amour Hotel as a guest at her client’s exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home in London. Once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins.

When all hell breaks out at Casa de Amour Hotel, and conflict builds over their past both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away forever asking themselves what could have been. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this modern romance series set in paradise in the Caribbean.

Release date: 18th May 2017 on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and many more platforms!

 

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I Think I’ve Cracked it!… Well Sort Of

Bonjour¬†from the south of France! My family and I¬†are on a mini trip. I recently wrote this writing prompt response on the word “successful” you can read it here if you missed it, I expressed my desire to move from what I feel is a real basic level of ¬†French, and feel more confident in talking. I can read and write much better I feel.¬†Well, I kid you not today I got us from the airport to the hotel via taxi, changed¬†some money,¬† checked us in, asked for directions¬†and got us to the¬†city centre by walking , and even understood when someone in Mcdonalds told us¬†” there is extra seating on the floors above, please move up there”¬† all in French !¬† I understood the native speakers well, and thankfully they understood me. In addition to this standing in the line at the supermarket I had a conversation with a lovely French lady, who thought maybe we were American ….¬†oddly.

I am over the moon I had to updated this blog post with my “success”

New Direction: Hybrid Author and Self Publishing?? #amwriting #writerslife

My gosh

It feels like an age since I sat down to update my author site, I’ve been a busy bee heading in a new direction. Yep! Looks like I’m now what they call a Hybrid author, after I gladly took back ownership of my first two novels I had traditionally published. ¬†That’s it¬†they are ¬†mine! I have my rights back! And I have republished them. This week…. Why did I walk away from a traditional publisher, well I felt that sadly my work was not what I would have expected in terms of quality I work so so hard. I did a blog on this last year when I pulled one down from sale. I’d ¬†be up at night thinking about it. And so I felt that I was happy to have my rights back over my independent work only, and do my own thing. Whether that be submit to another publisher or self publish, I decided nothing wrong with a bit of DIY so I went for the latter.

That does not mean I will never traditionally publish again, hell no! My ¬†full manuscript for my third romance book has been requested by another publisher from last year, I’m working ¬†on completing it. ¬†I am happy to try other publishers. BUT it does mean I’ve learned a hell of a lot also, about me as a writer and if I feel better going it alone as an indie author, hybrid author ¬†by the time I’ve finished the book ¬†I’ll keep going. I have no regrets walking away, I feel better. Here’s what I’ve learned..

  1. Don’t ¬†accept compromise on quality or your overall vision for your work . You will never truly be proud of your work.
  2. Chose carefully! Ask questions about processes and procedures, and see if you feel happy with the process your work will undergo. Then make sure that the procedures actually happen.
  3. Have balls, always if your gut tells you it’s not right, chances are it isn’t and you should listen.Don’t be nervous just be respectful and say how you are feeling.
  4. It does not matter how you are published! Once you have finished your novel, novella, short story whatever and it is out there in the world, you’re an author baby and a writer and that’s all that matters!
  5. Self publishing seems to have many benefits, if you understand the process well.I would urge any aspiring author to consider it and not hold out for that book deal, if you have passion go for it! Don’t look back. Put out some of your work and keep chasing the ideal publishing deal.

 

So that’s it! We’ll see what direction I go in now as a writer but one thing is for sure I’m not going to stop writing! This experience has unleashed something great that I truly don’t think I will ever live to regret. I tread these waters much more wiser! I’ll keep going down this road and see where I end up. It’s about the love of writing.