Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

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I can't believe it's 2014 today - where have the last 12 months gone? For me personally, this new year will bring with it a lot of changes, and hopefully much of that will be on the writing front.
I also have some simple NY resolutions, ones that I am working to get to fruition.

~Change my writing patterns, try new things.

~ Find an agent and sell Dimensional to one of the big six (five?) publishers.

~Write book four of the Alien Hunger series

~Write book four of the Winged and Dangerous series

~ Finish my continuity book (30k)

~Continue on my with my YA book and my other single title.

~(non writing) Look after my health better!!!

  Whatever resolutions you make for this 2014 year, I hope they come true!!! 



Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013...The Year That's Almost Been...






I've had a pretty solid 2013 year. On a personal front, I moved house 10 hours to the tropical North, where we are renting while our house is getting built. 
We'll be on 13.5 acres surrounded by mountains (not houses) with a tiny little town just a minute's drive down the road. A little farther up the road, you'll come to a large hillside with a winding road and little waterfalls tumbling down alongside the road.  Up top there's lots of rivers where you can view platypus playing and swimming. After a 'hectic' day's viewing, you can call in at the 'chalet' which is a pub that sits atop the hill with beautiful views of the valley (you can see our property) and you can drink a nice icy cold brew of whatever takes your fancy, or perhaps a burger while watching the the crazy people in their hang gliders take off from a ramp just below the veranda of the pub. (it's a drop-off and a half below!)
My brother had his first baby this year, born at just thirty weeks and with some complications, but they're hoping she'll be able to come home soon. Little Sofia Hanna, such a beautiful name (not sure if he knows I have a book out with the heroine's name in the title!)
On the writing front, I've had a few releases this year, with some others sitting on editors desks and in the waiting queue.

 


Believe is my first ever inspirational book as well as my first ever co-authored book. It's a longer length story of around 100k, with much more room for readers to 'connect' to the characters. We've already had emails from readers who've cried as they read the story and also really understood one or more of the characters. Mostly, I think, Josie, who is the mentally-disturbed (at least in her parents eyes) sister of James, the hero.






Enraptured is about my heroine who was bullied as a child, but who has found love in the most unlikely of places - as a high class call girl. I can't help but think of Pretty Woman when I think of this story - the heroine loves her work, loves how admiring men make her feel. But that's all put on the line when a billionaire 'regular' decides he wants her all for himself.

 








Abducting the Princess is the 2nd book in my Nightmix series - a shape shifting world where shifters and humans coexist in an uneasy alliance, and where the 'nightmix'  - creatures born from human and shifter parents - are an atrocity who at any time could give into their murderous compulsions.

I loved the world building in this one, a desert kingdom where horses are their only transport and kings are the rulers of their domain. Lusting the Enemy is book 1.









Galactic Flame is book 3 in the Alien Hunger series, where my heroine pretends to be her sister to save her from being whisked away from Earth and to another planet, where an alien male prince has his wicked way with her. I plan to write another book in this series early next year, where her sister gets two men to keep her happy BWG!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Release!!


It's release day (late) today for Abducting the Princess!! Ellora's Cave will release it late today (AUS time) and Amazon soon after - it's up for pre-order right now. Other e-tailers should have it up now too long afterwards.
Thanks in advance to all you readers who've purchased and read my story, hope you enjoy it! =))

Blurb
Princess Mira is everything Mahaya wants in a woman and a shape shifter, but he’s a nobody brought up by mortals who trained him as a thief. Even worse, he’s a nightmix, a human and larakyte panther offspring whose inner darkness keeps those around him in fear.

So what’s a nightmix to do but abduct the princess and save her from those who would do anything to kill her. Their lust burns bright, but Mira can’t trust her captor. Only time will tell if Mahaya can seize her heart forever.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Enraptured review

Thanks to Gardenia of the Long and Short Reviews for the 4.5 star rating on Enraptured


“Sex couldn’t replicate love, no matter how much she enjoyed the act.” … And I say Amen to that. This is a well-written novella dealing with the self-esteem after effects of bullying.
Our protagonist, Kate, creates a separate persona with a different name in order to create a separate reality in which she is beautiful, self-assured, and able to enjoy sex. She creates Brandy, a high priced call girl/escort who remains aloof as she goes from bed to bed of the most elite group of billionaires.
The characters in this novella are well defined in spite of the short length of this story. The plot line is both interesting and erotic. Blaine is the perfect male lead we all dream of in our fantasies. He is handsome, assertive, complicated, passionate and rich. From the moment he meets Brandy, he is taken by her beauty and style. She becomes his obsession as he tries to entice her away from the escort life to become his own alone.
I have given this novella 4.5 Stars, because this novella was a little too short. I was left wanting more and hoping the author will continue to write about these characters in the future.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lovin' the short stories?

Sometimes all we have time for is a short story, right? And I find this is especially so with Christmas just around the corner and we're all rush rush rush. Here's some short stories that might be just the ticket, including one of mine from the Hot Down Under collection! 
*note* these are just a handful of the stories you will find from Momentum's Hot Down Under Line. There are many more to enjoy and all of them are great reads! If any of these stores intrigue you (all at a great buy of around 90c) then click on the pictures and it will take you directly to Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Light-Silver-Moon-Under-ebook/dp/B009DF1FHA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385955650&sr=8-1&keywords=beneath+the+light+of+a+silver+moon

Kristen Treymore isn't living anymore – she's existing.
Trapped in marriage to Jack, an alcoholic who uses his fists to communicate, Kristen has given up her freedom in an attempt to protect his daughter.
When Conrad Doyle, childhood friend and the man whose heart she unwittingly broke, shows up on Kristen's doorstep and offers her a lifeline, she can't refuse.
What she never dreams possible is how much she still wants him—but is that enough to keep them together when terror still beats deep in her heart?


http://www.amazon.com/Real-Online-Fantasy-Down-Under-ebook/dp/B009S58CTE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385955621&sr=8-1&keywords=a+real+online+fantasy%2C+cate+ellink

 Can an online fantasy ever become real?
When Condamine connects with Esquire in a chat room, neither expect their mutual pleasure and close friendship will become something far more intimate and real.
But when the opportunity to meet Esquire in the flesh comes up will Condamine – Caitlyn, in real life – be bold enough to act out her deepest fantasies, or will she hide away from the world behind the comfortable glare of her computer screen?


http://www.amazon.com/Midsummers-Eve-Hot-Down-Under-ebook/dp/B00ABQ0LG6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385955583&sr=8-1&keywords=midsummer%27s+eve%2C+shona+husk


 When Zoe walked out on the dare-devil photographer Sam Lincoln she never expected to see him again.
Now he is here covering the reopening of a winery that nearly burned down, the one where they’d planned to marry.
Seeing Zoe is a shock. Five years ago Sam hadn’t been able to refuse the job of a lifetime, but in exchange he lost the love of his life.
With a little help from the winery’s lusty patron spirit Zoe and Sam might be able to put the past aside and rekindle what they’d thought lost.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Final-Wish-Down-Under-ebook/dp/B009S58CFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385955550&sr=8-1&keywords=the+final+wish%2C+tracey+o%27hara

 Ishari is a djinn - the veritable genie in a bottle.
Her latest master, Caleb Salt, a hot young rock star, has one wish left. The curse of sexual need has nothing to do with the lust she feels for him, but he doesn't seem to desire her in the same way.
Caleb has used his first two wishes to save his brother. Will he do the same with the last, or will he use it for himself? Either way, once he makes that wish, his erotically sensual genie will be lost to him forever and she's something he's just not ready to lose.



http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Lover-Hot-Down-Under-ebook/dp/B009DZFVB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385955370&sr=8-1&keywords=dream+lover%2C+ct+green

 Cate Reynolds is lost in the middle of the Australian bush, all because of one fatally attractive man.
Reece Johnson's not just a threat to her libido, but her peaceful paranormal existence. In order to avoid revealing her darkest secret, Cate needs to stay as far away from Reece's irresistible appeal as possible. But how can she when they're forced to share a tent? In the sultry heat of summer, Cate will discover just how incredible dreams can be and that sometimes they can also come true.




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