So it’s that time again… One month until release day! Yes, that’s right! Galaxies and Oceans will be out June 25th!
So I better show you guys the cover and blurb, right? 😉
This amazing cover was made by Lou Harper. It was a premade cover – and you all know how much I love premade covers LOL! I saw this cover over a year ago, loved it, but didn’t buy it. Then I stumbled across it six months later and it was still there. It was like it was just waiting for me to come back for it! It was fate. LOL And the best part for me, is then being able to write a story that’s moulded by what the cover inspires. And so, Aubrey and Patrick’s story was born…
Blurb:Seizing his one chance to escape, Ethan Hosking leaves his violent ex-boyfriend, leaves his entire life, and walks into the path of a raging bushfire. Desperate to start over, a new man named Aubrey Hobbs walks out of the fire-ravaged forest, alive and alone. With no ID and no money, nothing but his grandfather’s telescope, he goes where the Southern Cross leads him.Patrick Carney is the resident lighthouse keeper in Hadley Cove, a small town on the remote Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. After the tragic death of his lover four years ago, he lives a solitary life; just him, a tabby cat, the Indian and Southern Oceans, and a whole lot of loneliness. He’s content with his life until a stranger shows up in town and turns Patrick’s head.Patrick never expected to be interested in anyone else.Aubrey never expected to be happy.Between Aubrey’s love of the stars and Patrick’s love of the ocean, these two fragile hearts must navigate new waters. If they can weather the storm of their pasts, they could very well have a love that eclipses everything.<3So write down the date! June 25th! There won’t be pre-orders, and it will be exclusive to KU.
The first draft of Private Charter is now complete!! It’s basically 65K words of sun, sailing, sand, swimming and sex. I’m not even kidding. I’m sure there’s more plot in there somewhere but for the most part, it’s all about those five S words. It’s not very often I write something that’s mostly driven by sex, but these boys weren’t having it any other way. I will make no apologies LOL
Translation News : Italian
Thomas Elkin Elements of Retrofit is now in Italian! I’ve waited five years for these boys to be translated, so I’m VERY happy!
Okay, so if that’s not enough for one week, I don’t know what is. LOL
See you all next Monday!! <3
What an absolute crazy week it’s been. Yes, I’m currently in Sydney. Well, when this post goes live, I’ll be driving home (I live five hours from Sydney). I’ve been here for a Fantasy Writing course at the NSW Writers’ Centre, hosted by the very lovely and extremely talented CS Pacat – author of the remarkable Captive Prince Series. If you haven’t read it, do yourself a favour and do so.
Anyway, it was incredibly interesting and I learned a lot. Not just about the Fantasy genre, but about writing in general. My writing journey has been either online or mostly isolated, so stepping out of my comfort zone and spending the weekend with likeminded people was wonderful. We were all there to learn and hone our craft, and I took away some invaluable information and it gave me a lot to think about.
I have a Fantasy story that has been in my head for a long time, but it’s always felt too big for me to write. Which is weird, right? Because looking back at Cronin’s Key, I should have been daunted as hell. But I jumped into that without any clue of what I was getting myself into and it all turned out rather well. I hope. LOL But this one just feels… I don’t know… BIG. And this weekend’s course helped me break it down a lot, and see that it’s not really anything I haven’t tackled before.
I don’t know when I’ll get around to starting this fantasy book that’s plagued me. I’ve had the title name and the two main characters in my head for almost two years. I didn’t have any immediate plans to write it (certainly not this year) but I might jot down a few ideas/notes and maybe the story and characterisation will form more if I give it time to breathe. In the mean time, I’ll keep on with my usual schedule.
Speaking of which, my WIP (Private Charter) is now at 55K words. In spite of only writing 3 days last week, I did manage my 10K goal which is pretty big for me. I’d say I’m at the 75% mark and on the downhill run.
So it’s typical that I should get the first edits of Galaxies and Oceans back from my editor to stop my flow of words. LOL Though my editor did say G&O might be her all-time fave story of mine to date, so that’s pretty freaking awesome!
Release date for Galaxies and Oceans is June 25th, which is just five weeks away! Eeek! Note the date on your diaries! And I’ll be revealing the cover very soon!
Anyway, it’s late as I type this and I’ve actually spent the last day of the writing course feeling sick, so I’m hoping I wake up feeling better before I have to drive for five hours, then this week I can hopefully tackle some edits that are waiting in my inbox and maybe manage some words on the WIP. Busy, as always! But have I told you guys lately that I have the best job in the world? I seriously do. And I couldn’t do it without you!
Enough sappiness. I’ll be back next week with a cover for Galaxies an Oceans.
Until then… <3
Happy Mother’s Day!
Even though it’s Monday here, it’s still Sunday somewhere, so I hope you have a great day! I spent the weekend at basketball and doing housework. Exciting life I lead. LOL Though I did get out of cooking dinner.
I had a busy week and managed a pretty good word count on Private Charter. I’m at 44K and I believe they’re now on Day 4 of their 12 cruise around the Whitsundays. They are Foster and Stuart, they’re a super sweet couple and I’m thoroughly enjoying writing their story. It’s turned cold here, so writing a book about the steamy hot tropics is a little weird. LOL
I’m not sure how much writing I’ll get done this week. I have a bit happening in RL. I want to have the first draft finished, or close to being finished, before I start edits on Galaxies and Oceans – which should be in about two weeks.
I’m hoping to have Galaxies and Oceans out on June 23rd, or thereabouts. I’ll keep you all posted on that, and I’ll be releasing the cover soon!!
A super quick reminder about my audio books! I had two audio’s come out recently. Spencer Cohen Book Three, and Breaking Point! If you’re new to audio, or thinking of trying it, you can get your first credit free!
Okay, that’s it for this week. Short and sweet. Like me. LOL Until then… <3
What a crazy week it was! But it’s Monday here right now, my house is blessedly quiet and I have a to-do list as long as my arm. I normally write my GMM posts on Sunday and schedule them to post first thing Monday morning, but I was out all day yesterday so this will literally be a fly-by post.
Last week I sent out a ‘please re-subscribe to my newsletter’ to my newsletter subscribers. This is to conform with new legislation to come into play on May 25th. It’s a huge pain in the arse for everyone, so I do apologise. Anyone who doesn’t re-subscribe will have to be deleted from the email list. And I would love to keep you all, of course!
You can do that by clicking on my NEWSLETTER form 🙂
In other news, Evolved has far exceeded my expectations in visibility and reviews. People are loving it, and that makes my little sci-fi heart so happy!
And in WIP news, Private Charter is at 33K. Nowhere near where I wanted it to be, but last week was a disaster on a lot of fronts.
Anywho, I’ll be back next Monday. Until then…