A bargain, a cover reveal, and a bit of a schedule – Oh my!
Okay first up, the bargain sale!! Private Charter is now just 99c for a short time only! That’s 65,000 words for just a buck! It’s hot, it’s steamy, and you’ll never look at a bottle of tequila the same again 😉
Available at all major retailers!!
Now for the cover reveal!!
I know everyone has waited long enough for this book, so without further ado, here it is!! Release date: January 28th. Cover by SJ York.
Kennard and Stas have been enjoying being newly bonded mates, hidden away for the last six months in Stas’ cabin, deep in the forests of Northern Russia. When they get a visit from Alec, Cronin, Eiji, and Jodis, Kennard and Stas decide to return to London where they get news of a supernatural disturbance in India.
Excited for a new adventure, the band of friends embark on a journey like they’ve never seen before. Following a trail of snakes and serpents, they slip through gates into timeless dimensions all over the world, leaving them without their vampire powers. Even Alec is powerless as they follow a trail of gates and doorways to their final destination.
But the bad guy isn’t who they think it is, and Kennard will need to draw on his past to save their future. Because history is never what it seems…
I can’t wait for you guys to read this. It’s 35,000 words of crazy, but it was SO much fun to spend some time with these crowd again. I hope it was all the wait!!
2018 was a very busy year!
And 2019 shows no signs of slowing down… what I can tell you right now is I will be aiming to have a new release every 8 weeks, starting with January 28th – Cronin’s Key IV ~Kennard’s Story. The next will be late March – Current WIP (still untitled) contemporary romance, then the next would be late May, then late July etc.
I have 9 audios planned this year already. They include The Blind Faith series (March-April), Thomas Elkin series (Feb-April), Private Charter (June), Galaxies and Oceans (July), and Kennard’s Story. **Please note dates are tentative and subject to change. I would LOVE to get Nova Praetorian into Audio but that one’s up in the air at the moment. It would be almost 19 hours long and that’s crazy expensive to produce as a self publisher.
I also have two book signings so far. Local ones, which will be a nice change 🙂 They are 23rd Feb in Sydney for Books By the Bridge
and 3rd March in Brisbane for BookMarked and Sexy
So yes, 2019 is going to be super busy but I am really excited! I think this year is going to be awesome!! I will also have a new website soon, but I will keep you posted! (this blog and my Good Morning Monday posts won’t change)
Okay folks, I will see you in the new year!!! Until then! <3
I know I say this every year, but damn, it just goes by so fast. I swear it just March or April last week LOL But apparently it is Christmas Eve, and I have houseful of guests, a fridge full of food, and a dent in my credit card to prove it. Also, our Chinese food delivery guy was wearing a Santa suit, so I’m guessing it’s real 😉
I also spent yesterday afternoon/evening at the emergency dentist, which was not fun. One emergency root canal, an aching jaw, and a swollen face later… But I’m feeling better today, thankfully. I have to go back next week to get a more permanent fix, so no yays there, let me tell you. I mean who in their right mind looks forward going to the dentist knowing you’re in for needles and whatnot. Blah.
Anyway, onwards and upwards.
I’ve also given my next release a date! Cronin’s Key IV – Kennard’s Story will be out January 28th! All things going well, that is. If anything, it might get pushed back a week, but I am aiming for January 🙂
If you follow me on social media, you would have seen this…
I’ll be releasing the cover soon!! Made by the awesome SJ York, it’s a perfect addition to the Cronin series.
My WIP update: I’m at 28K words. I’d hoped for more words this week but with kids off school, Christmas preparations, dentist appointments, and other real life crap, it just wasn’t meant to be.
Still no title, but these guys are adorable. I’m hoping to have some kissing this next week, maybe… unless Jordan’s awkwardness and babbling gets in the way LOL
But these boys are a joy to write and I can’t wait to share more about them!
And in some great news, A Soldier’s Wish was voted Book of the Week at LoveBytes Book Reviews!!!
You can check out the review HERE!
Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!! Thank you all for being with me throughout 2018, and I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019. My job as an author is a dream for me, and a responsibility I take seriously. Please know you’re the reason I write, and I couldn’t do this without you!
It’s the time of year to be Merry, and what better way to spread some holiday cheer than to give ebooks away! I love giving stuff away, it makes me happy. I’m not even kidding. And, it makes me even happier to give stuff away if I don’t have to leave my house! LOL Giving people ebooks is a win/win for everyone!
There’s a bunch of awesome authors who have put up some Holiday stories on Prolific (it used to be Instafreebie) and you can grab them ALL if you wish! Click on the link below and take a peek!
My free story included in this is my 2014 Christmas freebie called Twelfth of Never (Blind Faith 3.5). So if you haven’t grabbed it, now is your chance!
You might remember last week I posted about the HUGE giveaway with 19 prizes? Well, it ended yesterday and all winners have been notified. I already have the first pile of parcels ready for my trip to the post office tomorrow 🙂
Thank you to everyone who entered and played along! <3
My new WIP is at 21K words and coming along nicely! I’m thinking it might be 50K all up and will be released late Feb/early March. I have no title yet and I’m still working on final cover ideas. But these boys are so sweet together, and one character does that nervous rambling thing like Henry from The Weight Of It All does. He’s so funny! Their names are Jordan and Hennessy, it’s based in Sydney, and although there are some laughs and awkward hilarity, there is a message in this book as well. It’s a very personal book for me and I’m super proud to be in a position where I can give these boys a voice.
Here’s some character art I made for them…
As we’re wrapping up 2018, I will try and have some kind of tentative schedule for 2019 releases and signings written up soon. And I’ll also have a cover reveal maybe next week as a little extra Christmas pressie for you all!
My kids are finishing school this week (well, my daughter has already finished, my son has two more days). It’s a six week summer break, so spare a thought for my sanity! LOL Maybe we should start taking bets to see how many days I hide in the library for… 😉
I will also have my inlaws arrive mid week to stay for a week over Christmas. Lawd, give me strength, wine, chocolate, whatever it takes!! haha
I’m aiming for another 10K word week on my WIP which might be a tall order considering kids and inlaws, but here’s to hoping!
I’m running a HUGE Christmas Giveaway which ends this week, so be quick to get your entries in!!
There are 19 prizes! Yes, NINETEEN!
- 2 x $10 Amazon gift cards (USD)
- 4 x ebooks (winner’s choice)
- 1 x signed paperback A Soldier’s Wish
- 1 x signed paperback of Nova Praetorian
- 1 x signed paperback of Thomas Elkin Trilogy (old edition)
- 2 x signed paperbacks of Sixty Five Hours
- 4 x 2019 N.R Walker Desk calendars
- 2 x Cards Against Humanity Pride Pack (they contain glitter so consider yourself warned LOL)
- 1 x #PrayForHenry T-shirt (women’s size L)
- and 1 x USB with my entire ebook catalogue.
I said it was HUGE and I’m not even kidding!!
Will ship internationally, but please be sure to read the terms and conditions on the rafflecopter thingy (see links below). It’s open for another five days and there are some you can enter every day to boost your entries
You can check it out on my Facebook Author Page link HERE
You can find the Rafflecopter link HERE
Or you can go directly to the Rafflecopter page HERE
It’s a HUGE giveaway, and lots of fun! Please note that Australia Post has ceased all shipping to Canada at this current time (until their strike is over and the backlog is cleared) so if any of my Canadian friends win, I’ll definitely post it out when I can! 🙂
Due to request, I’ve also added my 2019 Calendars to my Signed Paperback Form. They’re $8.00 each, and a shipping guide is:
Australia: $2.50 and Overseas $8.00. These are AUD figures, so this equates to $11.50US for calendar and shipping combined.
In other news, I’ll be sending Kennard’s Story off to my editor this week! I’m still hopeful for an early February release, but that is subject to a whole bunch of things.
And I’m 10K into my next story which is SO much fun right now. It’s still untitled and I’m reluctant to say much more should I jinx myself LOL. I have NO clue how long it will be. One MC is a nervous rambler (a bit like Henry from The Weight Of It All) so the finished word count will depend on how much stage time this guy can steal 😉
I’m still working on my 2019 schedule. I can say roughly I’d like to release 6 novels (one every two months) but that depends on a myriad of factors (planets aligning, wind direction, kids’ school and sporting commitments, and other real life factors, that kind of thing) but I’m hoping to get/give some vague direction of where I’m heading. I always say that schedules help me focus and choose my path, but in all honesty, it’s usually shot to shit by February LOL
Okay folks, until next week!!
If you can believe it, it’s December! And it’s RELEASE DAY of A Soldier’s Wish!
It’s my first Christmas book involving new characters, and I adored writing their story. At first I worried it wasn’t Christmassy enough – that I might have concentrated too much on the horrors of war and living with PTSD and injury. I’m not a huge fan of Christmas so finding that festive spirit can be a challenge for me. I worried that it wasn’t like those Hallmark Christmas movies everyone loves, and it was a little more Die Hard. LOL And we all know writers are drowning in doubt and insecurities about their writing, as I most definitely with this one, but I was assured to keep going, to give these two boys their story and their HEA they deserve, and I’m super glad I did. Richard and Gary definitely deserved their HEA and I’m proud of this book. <3
A Soldier’s Wish is Book 5 in this anthology/series. BUT they can all be read out of order, and each book is a stand alone. The only thing they have in common is they each come into contact with a special Christmas ornament that has been passed down/lost/found throughout different years and times in history.
You can find the others at these links, by their amazing author!
Eli Easton – https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Angel-Book-ebook/dp/B07KQN55X6/
Kim Fielding – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K684L6C/
Jordan L Hawk – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KPKJ5KH/
LA Witt – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6X2RFW
Anyta Sunday – https://www.amazon.com/Shrewd-Angel-Christmas-Book-ebook/dp/B07KFDL1L6/
RJ Scott – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K7S9YG9/
Also, Private Charter is now out of KU and available for wide distribution!
The following links weren’t showing the book at the time of writing this post, but they may be there by the time this post goes live. If not, keep trying because it should be there any day now.
In other news, I got through my first read-through revisions of Kennard’s Story, and it’s now with some beta readers. It’s 35K words of utter craziness but like all the Cronin stories, it’s a helluva lot of fun!
And I started a new story!! These boys have been waiting very patiently and I’m excited to write this book for quite some time, and it’s weird because while they’ve been in my head, in the background, slowly filling in their backstory and a few notes on the story I’m supposed to write, I never really *know* them until I start to write. And as it turns out, one of the MC’s is funny. Like how Henry was funny. I’m not saying he’ll be the same as Henry, but he’s adorable already and I’ve snort-laughed a few times in the first chapter. Still early days and it’s untitled at this point and, all things going well, I’ll be aiming for a March release.
Speaking of releases, I’ll be working on my 2019 schedule this week and will post it here asap.
And this week, I’ll be starting some pretty cool giveaways in my Readers’ Group on Facebook. In the lead up to Christmas, I want to give some shit away LOL so join in!
Okay that’s all for now. Much love! <3