Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fan mail & Reviews

It's a lovely feeling to get fan mail, where a reader/s really gets your story and is emotionally connected to the characters. I received an email the other day from a lovely woman who loved our story, BELIEVE and felt as if the story was written just for her. Danni was also sweet enough to leave a 5 star review on Amazon for us. Here it is:

I’m going to say it straight out – get tissues. This book will tug at your heartstrings and then some.

BELIEVE centres on James and Josie, who grew up in a repressed household with an alcoholic father and an emotionless mother. The siblings possess psychic abilities, though James denies his. Josie, on the other hand, is more intuitive and as a result, spends her life in and out of institutions because she is unable to cope with the things she sees and hears. This is exacerbated by the fact that her parents think she’s mad and offer no support. Only James is sympathetic. James spends his life thinking he’s nothing like his father only to discover his drug addiction more than makes up for his father’s chosen poison. His career as a doctor in training takes on a twist as he finds himself listening to unknown instincts that make huge differences in the lives of the people around him. He thinks the drugs are the reason he’s beginning to see and hear things, but by the end of the story, even he ‘believes’ about himself what Josie has known all along. Together they repair themselves and learn to overcome their miserable childhood and that’s when the reader ‘believes’ in the power of love and faith.

The story is punctuated with the most beautiful poetry, which leads the reader further into the characters’ psyches and leaves hints of the tale to come. The way you feel about particular characters at the beginning of the story will be altered by the time you reach the end. The authors’ abilities to change your perceptions will amaze you. This story will horrify you, make you look over your shoulder to see if anyone really is there and take you on an emotional journey. I found this book fascinating. I hope you do as well.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My Writing Process: Blog Chain

I'm taking part in a writing chain that is leaping from one writer's blog to another. Very Cool! I was asked by the fabulously talented S.E Gilchrist to take part next. I met S.E through an anthology idea that blossomed into short stories through Momentum's Hot Down Under line. Since then S.E has written books in sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary and everything in between. You can find her here:
 http://www.segilchrist.com/


What am I working on now:

I'm finishing off my contemporary single title (with romantic and fantasy elements) and hope to either gain an agent for it or sub it to a publisher very soon. Aside from that, waiting for edits on 3 different ms'.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I find that my erotic works aren't all about the sex, I plot a lot of action and drama amongst the emotional and physical aspects.I also like to create worlds (like my dystopian and alien worlds) that are different from anything I've read.


Why do I write what I do?

Because if I couldn't write what interested me I wouldn't write at all. I love to explore different genres, heat levels and characters. It's why I've written contemporary, sci-fi, paranormal and even inspirational. If I wrote one type of genre or heat level  all the time I'd get bored and that wouldn't be good for me or my readers lol

How does my writing process work?

I get up, check social media between emails, then I do a bit of housework and eat brekky etc. After that I write when I can and everything else revolves around it - except on school holidays, then things change up a bit LOL. But I write something everyday, even if its only a couple of hundred words and on a scrap of paper. Also if my muse is being ignorant I know it's time to give my current ms a rest and work on something else. I almost always have at least three manuscripts on the go at once, with a handful more waiting their turn.

Next Week!

Shona Husk

Four time ARRA finalist Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally.

With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she is published with Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Sourcebooks. You can find out more at 

www.shonahusk.com
www.twitter.com/ShonaHusk
www.facebook.com/shonahusk
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/lySiD


Cate Ellink

Cate Ellink became intrigued by the erotic when her grandfather used to pass books to her father saying, “Don’t let the girls read page X.” Although her mother and sisters never bothered to chase those pages, Cate always did. Invariably, her imagination was better than what she read.

While pursuing a career in science, Cate amused herself by writing about ordinary events and giving them an erotic twist. It’s taken more than a few years to bravely expose her mind to the public. While the events in her stories may have occurred, it’s highly likely that her imagination is far more exciting than the reality.

Cate lives near the beach in NSW with a long-suffering husband.

Find her on:

Facebook person (www.facebook.com/cate.ellink)
Facebook author page (www.facebook.com/CateEllinkAuthor)
Website (www.cateellink.com)
Email (cate@cateellink.com)
Twitter (@CateEllink)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FREE READ!!


For three days only, Believe is going up on Amazon for FREE! We'd LOVE LOVE LOVE some reviews on Amazon and GoodReads for those of you who snap it up. This book took Kylie Sheaffe and myself almost three years to finish and even at around 3 bucks (normal price) it's a seriously cheap read for a quality story (IMHO). 

Anyway, I hope you'll all love it as much as we did writing it! =))

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lord of the Hunt


Looking for a good read now that Christmas and all the festivities are behind us? Lord of the Hunt might be just the ticket! If you love fantasy with a big dollop of magic that is her fairy world, then give this Annwyn series book a go! Happy Release day Shona Husk!! =)


She Wasn't Cut Out for His World...

The realm of the fairies might be unbelievably beautiful, but its people are notoriously treacherous. Raised among mortals, Taryn hoped to avoid her fairy heritage her whole life. But now she must cross over to Annwyn and appeal to the King to pardon her exiled parents, or they're sure to die. And to get to the King, she'll first have to face the Lord of the Hunt...

He Can't Imagine Life Without Her...

Verden, Lord of the Hunt, is sworn to serve to King. But the moment he sees Taryn, the attraction is instant and devastating. How can he not help the beautiful, brave young woman who refuses to bend to the will of the court? Yet the power in Annwyn is shifting, its magic failing. No matter how much he may love Taryn, the Hunter knows that abandoning his duty could bring down the mortal world forever...

New Release: Taken by the Desert Sheikh

TAKEN BY THE DESERT SHEIKH by Cathleen Ross, Mel Teshco and Christina Phillips is our latest offering and a new releas...