Monday, 29 May 2017

Coming Soon: Eye of the Tiger (A Redcliffe Novel) #ASMSG

I am very pleased to announce that book 4 in the Redcliffe novels series will be published this summer. Yes, Eye of the Tiger (A Redcliffe Novel) is finally finished. I have been working on this baby since 2013, although I’m sure you will understand the delay when I tell you that my youngest child is three years old…


Nevertheless, I persevered amidst the chaos of breastfeeding, nappy changing, and everything else that babies and toddlers need. I also worked on a few other novels in the interim, when new ideas presented themselves and new characters were born. Well, you will see the cover reveal for Eye of the Tiger (A Redcliffe Novel) very soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t read the first three novels in the series, you had better get reading! 

  

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

I Write for Manchester #ASMSG

I am in shock. Not my Manchester. Not my city. No, not those poor, innocent, decent families. Yes, it happened. The terrorist finally got in. All it took was one lost soul intent on wreaking devastation. We cannot comprehend a person that commits these atrocities. All we can do is pick up the pieces and move on. Manchester is strong. Manchester is resilient. Manchester never gives up.

Manchester is my Muse. I lived and worked in the city for several years. My husband studied at university. We frequented student pubs and nightclubs, the city centre shops, museums, and even the hospitals. Indeed, I am still a regular outpatient at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, which provided lots of writing inspiration during its transition from Gothic, old buildings to a smart new medical hub.



This week I grieve for those who died. I didn’t know them personally, but it doesn’t matter. I know the MEN arena (that is the name I know it by). I have been to concerts there in the past. I may consider taking my own children to concerts in the future, although right now it is the last thing I would do. Earlier that day, on Monday, I sent out a manuscript to a publisher for consideration. The novel is called Hunting the Hunted. It is about a vampire in Manchester city centre, and what happens when the hunters come for him. There are more Manchester vampire hunter stories in progress. My Muse has spoken. Manchester has spoken. My Manchester.


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Monday, 22 May 2017

Rethink Your Book Publishing

Since my first novel was published six years ago, there have been lots of changes in the book publishing industry. Back then I tried very hard to find an agent that could represent me and help me achieve my dream of fame and fortune. It has not materialized yet, but I have learned a lot about our industry, and the many facets that make up book publishing.


There is no “right way” to get published. Anybody can publish a book at the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen. Getting published is the easy part. Building your audience, and finding new readers, that is the challenge. And it is one that I am still learning about. I took time out to participate in a training course and it taught me a lot about self-publishing.

  

One thing I learned is that I would rather not self publish from scratch. I am very fortunate to have a good friend who is a professional photographer, and she designed the cover for my new novel, Eye of the Tiger (A Redcliffe Novel), which I am very happy with. I have agreed to return to my original publisher, Mirador, who will help with the book formatting, distribution, and all the technical knowledge that is required. That leaves me free to continue doing what I do best: writing the darn books!


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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Spiritual Writing

I am currently experiencing a lot of reiki healing as I study for my 2nd Degree Okuden accreditation. Part of my work involves recording the results of my healing sessions both on myself, and on other people. I find it very therapeutic to write down my feelings, and have kept diaries and journals throughout my life. These will be a useful resource when I decide that the time is right to collect my scribblings and publish a series of non-fiction books covering my spiritual journey, my experiences with reiki energy healing, and my life as the pagan housewife. It is interesting to see how far I have come, when I was only ever going to write just 1 novel all those years ago…. Where will it end? Nobody knows!

 Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel)



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Monday, 15 May 2017

Release Day! "Destiny" by Holly J. Gill




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Title: Destiny
Series: Destiny BK 1
Author: Holly J. Gill
Genres: #Romantic #Erotica #Billionaire #sweet #adult #HollyJGill #Destiny

 


💕✶ BLURB ✶💕
Are you ready for Mr. Wright?
She is his addiction—his misfit.
She has got under his skin, opened his heart and forced herself in.
Luke Wright sits under his father running a multinational company ‘Wrights Enterprisers’. Much to his frustration, he is called to sort out a department, forcing him to miss a trip to New York. However, when he walks in, he sees a young woman and becomes powerless, losing his morals, and begins breaking his own rules.
Can she be his Destiny?
Destiny Love is young and wants for nothing and is determined to make it in London. Things aren’t quite going to plan, though, and to top it off there’s a new bossman, meaning new rules. Will Mr. Wright give her a chance to prove herself?
Why can’t she stop fantasizing about him?
Warning: Destiny ends in a cliffhanger.



💕✶ EXCERT ✶💕
“I still need to speak with you,” he said, leaning across me to get a spoonful of coffee.
“Yes.”
“The sooner the better, Miss Love.”
I was hypnotised by his presence, with thoughts from last night troubling me.
“Nice view.”
I instantly pulled the material together. He reached across me as I noticed his Rolex Daytona in gold with a black leather strap watch.
“My office, Miss Love,” he said, moving around me for the hot water, and then poured a little milk in his mug, feeling his breath on my face.
“Of course,” my voice broke, so small, if he heard me.
I heard him inhale a deep breath, taking in my fruity aroma. “Cerruti 1881, by Nino Cerruti, I believe?”
“Yes, yes, it is,” I said, appreciating the fact he knew my fragrance.
“The fresh, floral scent for such an incredible young woman, excellent choice.”
I became lost in his entrapment of seduction, closing my eyes.
“My office, Miss Love,” he reminded me, losing all sense of anything, lost in his words, lost in his closeness.
“Shit.” My mind and body went mental for him, eager to just reach out and have him…explore him, rip away that suit and bare all, have our nude bodies pressed erotically together.
I hadn’t noticed he’d left my side, too lost drowning in him, the boss.
“Flipping heck, Destiny, stop it.” I turned, looking at the office door, aware he was behind it, waiting no doubt for me to go in and listen to whatever else he had to say.
Come on, Destiny, get it over and done with.
Standing at his office door, I sucked in a deep breath and moved my hair from my face that had fallen loose. I knocked, anxiously.
“Enter,” his voice ordered.
I stepped in with severe knots in my tummy. I grinned.
“Mr. Wright.”
“Please shut the door,” he informed me, sitting behind his desk, and leaned back staring at me, watching my every move.
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

#MHAW17 Writing as Therapy

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and today I share a brief message about how I use writing as therapy. All my life I felt odd, alone, always on the outside looking in. Now, I come from a close-knit family, I was loved and supported as a child, and that continued into adulthood. I always had friends. I was never the popular girl at school. I was the geek. I was bullied. But I always knew that I was different, and that I just had to find my place, whatever that may be.

Writing has been my constant source of therapy and support. Throughout my teenage years, I kept diaries of my daily activities. Some of those entries might only have been a couple of sentences scribbled down before I went to bed. But I did them, because I knew that they helped. I still have those diaries, and perhaps one day I will incorporate them into a memoir.



My spiritual journey has progressed hugely during the past ten years or so. I am now completing my training in Reiki 2nd Degree, Okuden. This Japanese energy healing system has brought about great transformation in me as a person, both emotionally and spiritually. Now I plan to share that with my family and friends, and maybe out into the wider world. I will continue to document my experiences, and I would be honoured if you will join me on the journey. Feel free to share your mental health stories. We all have a story. Be proud.


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Monday, 8 May 2017

Inspired to Write

My spiritual journey is picking up the pace again this year, and along with it is my determination to write more. Since I began my reiki training, I have taken time to work on self-care, meditation, energy clearing, and a lot more that I will elaborate on in due time.


You see, I now feel that the time is right for me to explore the avenue of non-fiction publishing. Up to now I have only published fictional novels and short stories, and all my non-fiction work has been online in blogs and on information websites. Well, I am currently collecting material for my #365DaysofTarot challenge. That will be the first non-fiction book I write. But after that, who knows? Perhaps a memoir of the pagan housewife… everyday reiki in a Western household… meditation and mindfulness for busy parents… the possibilities are growing all the time. Speak to you later. I have some writing to do!



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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Let’s Get This Sorted! #15kinMay #amwriting

I decided to look back at some old blog posts and see if I could glean a little inspiration and motivation to move forward from my current writing slump. I had forgotten all about my participation in the #15kinMay challenge back in 2013. It looks as though this was a short-lived social media trend, but I think it would be a good opportunity to get myself back in gear again this month.


What I want to do is finish the first draft of my current WIP, which is book 5 in the Redcliffe novels series. That will probably take around 15000 words, so this is a great opportunity to get myself up to date. How do you fix a problem when your writing slows down? I know the cause of my problems, and am working towards releasing those blocks and freeing my time a bit more. It is all a work in progress.


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Monday, 1 May 2017

Losing My Way #amwriting

I have lost my way a little bit during the past month. All it took was a long school holiday and a bit of family drama, and suddenly here I am stuck in limbo once again. I haven’t opened my WIP for a couple of weeks. I haven’t written anything proper for ages. Well, I say proper. I have been maintaining two blogs and posting regular articles on those, so I suppose really I’m not that bad.



What I mean is that my previous work has stalled. I need to produce a new book to publish, and I want to have it done and ready by the end of June so that I can release it just before the school summer holidays. That way I can take a bit of time to do promotions and networking to give it a decent chance of getting off the ground. But I also need a bit more freelance paid work coming in, so I must reboot my efforts in the non-fiction department as well. Looks like May will be a busy month!


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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Witchcraft on the #AtoZChallenge for #ThrowbackThursday

April has flown by in a whirlwind of chaos and drama, and today I look back to my entry for the #AtoZChallenge in 2015. I wrote about witchcraft and its connection to my Redcliffe novels series set in Cornwall, England. My heroine, Jessica Stone, believed herself to be a very average human being at the beginning of my debut novel. Events turned quickly, and she soon found that her friends were not as human as she believed, and her new boyfriend was a whole different species… Have you read Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel)?


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Monday, 24 April 2017

My Fair Assassin by C.J. Anaya



It's not every day a teenage girl is singled out for assassination.

Crysta has come to accept the fact that she is freakishly different. Her shocking white hair, creepy powers, and weird eating habits have prevented her from fitting in with her various foster families. Now that she is fully emancipated and providing for herself, she hopes that life will settle down and become something halfway normal.

Her hopes are shattered when a dangerous man with lethal intent breaks into her apartment, but this enticing stranger isn't what he seems. Is he here to kill her or protect her from others who will?




My Fair Assassin is a romantic love story with elements of paranormal and urban fantasy woven in for an entertaining read. Adults and teens alike will enjoy getting lost in the pages of Crysta's story as she finally comes to accept who she is...or rather what she is.

My Fair Assassin is the first book in the series and free in all Amazon stores. Follow the link for your store: http://myBook.to/myfairassassin 

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Friday, 21 April 2017

"Redemption" by M.L. Kay - Cover Reveal Author Promotion #ASMSG



Cover & Trailer Reveal:


Redemption


(Living A Lie Part Three)


by


M.L. Kacy



Apr 21st





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Your life journey can change in a blink of an eye.
A new place, a new beginning, that’s what is in store for me.
Would I make better choices this time?
Mistakes will be made, some are for the better, some for the worse.
I have one saving grace, a redemption of sorts.
I created lives, ones that I would love unconditionally.
They would be the ones that would help me along.
Thoughts of them would always bring me back from the depths of darkness.

Join me in the final instalment of the Living A Lie series

















In your early adult years, you think that you know it all. Well that’s how I was looking back on my life. Nearly nineteen-years later, it’s true what they say, you always learn by your mistakes, mistakes make you into a stronger person. Boy, did I make a hell of a lot of mistakes. I never thought that my life would turn out the way that it did. There are only four things that I would never regret, my four beautiful children. They were, and still are, my saving grace, my redemption of sorts. When the darkness became too much, thoughts of them would pull me into the light.

This is my story, it’s not a story that is all sweetness and light. It’s a story of love, regret, devastation, darkness and maybe a little redemption.

So here we are, I shall start from the beginning.
Part One

***Disclaimer- Some of the content in this book can cause triggers for some. Also, contains profanity, erotic scenes and only suitable for readers 18+***















                                           


Darkness Surrounds

(Part Two Living A Lie Series)










Darkness surrounds me, a dreary, cold, place with no escape.

Feeling lost, alone and confused I’m sucked deep into my own mind.

A place I soon became comfortable in, a place where I can hide.

The darkness becomes my respite, my shelter.

A buffer from the devastation of my own broken dreams.

Trapped in my own mind I search in circles for
answers.

Surviving but not living, my heart bleeding and broken from my loss.

Torn up by guilt, thoughts of being punished for some perceived fault.

Confusion and turmoil become my only companions.

I need to start living again they tell me - but could I?

Do I have the strength to crawl my way out of my own mind?

Then again, do I really want to?

If I do escape the void will I still be me and if not, can I accept the person I’ve become?

Follow my journey in part two of my Living A Lie Series.

***Disclaimer- Some of the content in this book can cause triggers for some. Also, contains profanity, erotic scenes and only suitable for readers 18+***





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I have been involved in the indie community for several years and have always loved how everyone comes together in support of each other.
I love writing and reading, living life with my family, and always coming up with new ideas and putting then in to practice.

Words have a way of healing someone, so I will carry on writing, included events that have happened and taking you all on a journey with me.



 

 



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