Blind Faith

  • Blind Faith ~ New Covers, a Sale, and a Box Set

    I first wrote Blind Faith back in 2012 and while I loved the old covers, it was time for a makeover. So I prettied up the covers to a new, fresh look and updated the book files though please note no new content has been added.

    Here are the new covers… (made by me!)


    I just love them!! And as you can see, I kept the cover model for Blindside because honestly that model is the perfect Mark Gattison. I had to upgrade that image of him because they’d changed the licensing but it was well worth it!

    Here are some buy links for you:

    Blind Faith

    Through These Eyes


    Twelfth of Never

    Blind Faith is just 99c and Twelfth of Never is FREEEEE!!


    But wait… There’s more!

    I’ve also done the Blind Faith Series ebooks as a Box Set!  You can get all the ebooks in one handy book.


    Box Set Buy Link


    I’ll have more box sets coming soon as well! Turning Point Series, Thomas Elkin Series, Spencer Cohen Series, Red Dirt Heart Series, Cronin’s Key Series will be out soon.





    From today until Monday there are four competitions from four groups of authors and the prizes are awesome!

    : SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 23.45 AM – New York

     SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 00.15 – New York

    Prizes are drawn – 14 Sept at 2am – New York

    I’m taking part in GROUP THREE with these amazing authors.

    AE Via

    Annabelle Jacobs

    Becca Seymour

    Con Riley

    Jodi Payne

    Teodora Kostova

    V.L. Locey


    $30 in Amazon GiftCards

    Signed paperback (International Availability)

    5 x eBooks from Backlists



  • Good Morning Monday! For The Love of Audio!

    It’s been a busy week in world of audio!  Elements of Retrofit AND Blind Faith are out now, and I’m so excited to FINALLY be getting my backlist organised for audio. Blind Faith was first released in 2012, so it’s been a long time coming, and my Thomas Elkin series was 2013. Audios are rather expensive to produce and I have a LOT of books, so planning which books and when hasn’t been easy.

    But I’m so freaking happy how these turned out.

    Nick Russo narrated Elements of Retrofit and he is the perfect Thomas and Cooper. The job he’s done on these two guys is perfection. And it can’t have been easy… Tom and Cooper grace a lot of people’s ‘favourite couples’ lists and readers have LOVED these characters for a long time. That makes for some pretty big shoes to fill, but he far exceeded my expectations. When he sent me the first few chapters for my opinion/proof, my reply to him was something like ‘OMG don’t change a thing!’ 🙂

    You can find Elements at Audible and iBooks

    Clarity of Lines (Book Two in the series) has been submitted to ACX and should be out in a few weeks.

    My Blind Faith series was the first books I self-published. After going through the mess that was Silver Publishing, I withheld passing this series onto another publisher because I would have been going from having nine books published to none, and my newer publisher said they’d take a year or more to re-publish. I know things with publishers take longer, but there was no way I was not having any books out there in the world while I waited. So I gave the new publisher six titles and kept the Blind Faith boys and thought I’d give this self-publishing thing a go (best decision I ever made).

    That was 2012.

    Isaac and Carter are very special to me, and Michael Pauley did an amazing job narrating these boys.  We all know Isaac is a prickly character, and a lot of readers probably hated him LOL so I was interested to see how Michael handled that. But it was fantastic, and I’m so thrilled he agreed to narrate them. He really is perfect for them!

    You can find Blind Faith at Audilbe and it should be up at iBooks any day (no link yet, sorry)

    Book Two shouldn’t be too far away either!  I’m so excited, guys. I will let you all know when I know more!

    That’s it for this week!  Release of The Hate You Drink is getting closer and I’m super excited for that too! I’ve had some mixed feedback on my next manuscript so I’m not sure what to do with that yet, and my current WIP is a disaster. LOL  Hopefully I’ll have more news on that next week!

    Until then…


  • Good Morning Monday! Who Wants Christmas Freebies?

    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!

    Until then…

  • The Sense of Sight – RJ Scott’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop & a Free Book!


    I’m honoured to be part of RJ’s Blog Tour for Autism Awareness,  highlighting the Five Senses.

    An interesting fact you may not know about autism is:  People with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who are hyposensitive to smell may have no sense of smell at all, and fail to notice extreme odours (this can include their own body odour). Some people may lick things to get a better sense of what they are.

    When I found out this blog tour would revolve around the five senses, my first thoughts went to Isaac Brannigan from Blind Faith. He was one of my first characters I ever wrote. A very stubborn, impatient, and wonderful man, who just happens to be blind. Writing a character with vision impairment wasn’t easy, and I learned a lot in my research when I decided the character in my head had a story to tell.

    Sight is a fundamental sense that a lot of people take for granted. Having it taken away is a life changing event, and one Isaac Brannigan had to overcome. To write his story, I researched a LOT, I spoke to people with vision impairments, I joined forums, I read and read, and I learned.

    People who are vision impaired live full and rewarding lives and I was, and still am, in complete awe of how these people live their day-to-day lives without missing a beat. Careers, children, public transport, shopping, reading, sports, arts, everything full-vision people do every day, and take for granted, every single day. They adapt to their environments, make adjustments and push forward. It’s incredibly inspiring!

    Do me a little favour, and imagine this:  a normal morning routine for some…

    Wake up at 6:30 a.m.  Shower, dress for work, including hair and make-up, or shave your face (whichever is your normal morning routine).  Wake the kids up, get them breakfast, pack school lunches, get them dressed, do their hair. Get them on the school bus, while praying for good weather. Rain makes everything more difficult…  Catch your bus, pay your fare, and hope there’s a seat. Maybe you could take a cab. It’s easier but more expensive to do on a daily basis. Get to work, manage the revolving doors, then the stairs, or elevator, find your desk, log in to your computer and check emails…

    All this and it’s not even 8:30 a.m.

    Sounds like a normal, but hectic, morning, right?

    Now imagine doing it blind.

    Imagine doing every one of these steps without using your sight.  Does your shirt match your pants? Are you wearing two different coloured shoes? Who else was watching your kids get on that bus? Who else was watching you walk off alone, unassisted?  Did you catch the right bus? Did you pay the right amount? Did the bus driver short change you $10? How would you know?  Did you get off at the right bus stop?  Are you even in the right suburb?  HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?

    Scary, huh?

    Downright frightening, if you ask me, yet people with vision impairments do it every day.

    A lot people disliked Isaac Brannigan. Said he was too brattish, too short-tempered and one lovely reviewer said he was “too blind.”  Yep, not even kidding.  I also had two separate people contact me, who have/had blind spouses, and said I absolutely nailed the characterisations, the frustrations, the outbursts, the longing for independence but fear of it at the same time.  And that, that acknowledgment to my research and dedication to character, has been a highlight of my writing career.

    I will admit without shame, that I love Isaac. I love his faults, and I love his strengths. And what I’m doing is making Blind Faith FREE on Amazon for four days. Starting today (April 7th) until April 10th, you can download Blind Faith and meet Isaac, Carter, and of course Brady the wonder dog.  🙂

    The universal link for Blind Faith is HERE!  Go forth, click and read!

    Blind Faith

    Thank you for taking part of RJ Scott’s annual autism awareness blog hop!  You can check out all the other awesome authors taking part HERE <3

  • Retro Read: Blind Faith

    The Blind Faith series has three books; Blind Faith, Through These Eyes and Blindside.  The first in the series, Blind Faith, introduces us to Isaac Brannigan and Carter Reece, and Brady, of course.


    BUY LINKS: Amazon

    Blind Faith Series is now only available on Amazon and is part of the Kindle Unlimited program. 


    Starting a new job in a new town, veterinarian Carter Reece, makes a house call to a very special client.

    Arrogant, moody and totally gorgeous, Isaac Brannigan has been blind since he was eight. After the death of his guide dog and best friend, Rosie, his partnership with his new guide dog, Brady, isn’t going well.

    Carter tries to help both man and canine through this initiation phase, but just who is leading who?


    I always thought a person’s car was reflective of its owner, and as I opened the passenger door of the late ’80s Ford Taurus and got in, I smiled to myself. Like its owner, Dr Fields, it was gray in color and in impeccable condition. Not a scratch, not a dent, not a thing out of place. Polished, tidy, and clean. Family oriented, safety first. Just like its owner.

    And although it still ran well, although it was still reliable, it was getting on in miles, years. Just like its owner.

    Was my car reflective of me? As much as I wished otherwise—yeah, it was. A sturdy Jeep 4×4, a few dents and scratches. Not too old, and certainly not showroom-pretty by any means. More rugged, well-worn, sometimes fun, always practical. That’s me. Practical for my work as a vet, practical for me on days off to harness my dog in the backseat and head out of town. Nothing about my car strictly screamed “gay man” but nothing about me did either.

    Unless you counted the small star decal on the rear bumper.

    My best friend Mark had stuck it there before I’d left Hartford, Connecticut to start my new job in Boston. He’d known I’d bury myself in my work like I always did, limiting my chances of meeting anyone new. He had told me by having a star stuck on my rear bumper, it might increase the chances of some guy seeing the one tattooed on my hip. He’d said the star was more discreet than the “I’m gay. Wanna fuck?” decal he was going to put on my car. He thought it was hilarious. Mark always thought he was hilarious.

    “What’s got you smiling?” Dr Fields asked.

    I looked at the older man behind the steering wheel. “Oh, nothing,” I said dismissively. But I looked at him and smiled.

    He smiled back at me. Then the older man asked, “How are you settling in? You enjoying it here?”

    “Yes,” I answered him honestly. “Very much. I mean, it’s only been a week, but I love what I’ve seen so far.” And I did. My new job at East Weymouth Animal Hospital was quite the step up for me.

    He smiled again, seemingly pleased with his decision to hire me.

    He concentrated on driving for a moment, then he asked, “Did you do house calls in Hartford?”

    I laughed. “Uh, no. I thought house calls were something doctors and vets did in small country towns for large animals.” Or in television shows, I thought errantly, but kept that to myself.

    This time it was Dr Fields who laughed. “Well, there’s not many house calls left on my books these days. Just the families who’ve been coming to see me for years.”

    And that’s where we were on our way to now. The animal hospital was in a nice part of town, and all house calls were close by. Our first visit was to a Mrs Yeo and her seventeen year old cat, Mr Whiskers. When we got there, I wasn’t surprised Mrs Yeo preferred house calls. She must have been near a hundred years old, all of four feet tall, with gray, wiry hair and skin like wrinkled paper.

    “Don’t let her appearance fool you,” Dr Fields had warned me in the car. “She’s as sharp as a tack.”

    So she was, but poor old Mr Whiskers wasn’t doing so well. He was slow and not too responsive as Dr Fields gently checked him over. He gave Mr Whiskers some more arthritis medication, but even Mrs Yeo had given a sad nod, acknowledging she knew the poor tabby’s days were numbered.

    Against our insistence, Mrs Yeo had walked us out. Dr Fields had given her a reassuring pat on the arm, telling her if she needed anything to give him a call. As we got back into his car, Dr Fields sighed. “I don’t think poor Mr Whiskers will see the end of summer,” he said sadly. “Not sure how Mrs Yeo will cope without him. She got that cat for company after her husband died…” The older man’s words trailed away. He didn’t need to say any more. I understood.

    It was easy to tell the older man loved his job. I’d only worked with him a week, but he knew every patient and owner by name, and he took his time with each of them. He knew their personal histories. He had an old-school work ethic, and I wondered how his pending retirement would fare on him.

    I assumed he’d miss it as much as the hospital would miss him, and from my first week on the job, one thing was very clear—I had very big shoes to fill.

    We drove in silence for a short while, and I watched the slow passing of houses through the passenger side window. The animal hospital was in Weymouth, South Boston, which was a nice neighborhood already, but the houses we were driving past were getting even nicer, the gardens and lawns well-tended.

    Wanting to keep conversation going between us, I prompted the old man, “Next stop is the Brannigans.”

    Dr Fields nodded. “Isaac Brannigan…” he said quietly with a shake of his head. “Sad story, but not really mine to tell. Hannah will be there. She’s his official caregiver,” he said rather cryptically.

    I wondered what he meant by that when we pulled into a circular drive. The large, single story house sat proudly in the midst of manicured gardens. It spoke money.

    Dr Fields pulled up at the front door, but before he got out of the car, he said, “Isaac’s having some adjustment issues with his new dog, Brady. He’s a little…” he searched for the right word, “…insistent, but I guess he’s got his reasons.”

    Before I could ask if he was referring to the dog or its owner, the older man got out of the car. I followed suit, grabbed the bag off the backseat and followed him to the front door.

    A woman answered the door and smiled warmly as soon as she saw Dr Fields, standing aside to welcome us in. She looked around thirty years old—just a few years older than me—and had brown, curly hair, pale skin, and a wide, kind smile.

    “Hannah,” Dr Fields introduced us, “this is Dr Carter Reece. Carter, this is Hannah Brannigan.”

    I extended my hand, which she shook. “Very nice to meet you.”

    She was still smiling. “Does Max have you doing the rounds with him?”

    She called him by his given name, so I quickly deduced she knew him well. Before I could answer, Dr Fields answered for me. “Dr Carter will be taking my place at the hospital.”

    “Oh,” she said quietly, looking from me to the old man. “You’re retiring?” she asked, and Dr Fields nodded. “Isaac never mentioned it…”

    “He doesn’t know,” Dr Fields told her quietly. “I was going to tell him today.”

    Just then, a man no older than me walked into the foyer. He was dressed as though he’d just stepped off a yacht. Khaki shorts, white polo t-shirt, expensive leather boat shoes and small, dark, designer sunglasses worth what I earned in a month. He was fit looking, matched my five foot ten height and had short, spiky dark brown hair and pale skin. He was gorgeous.

    He smiled. “Tell me what?”

  • French Translation of Blindside ~ Confiance Aveuglé – Tome 3

    For my wonderful French readers, I have the best news!  The translation of Blindside is now available! And it still has the gorgeous Mark on the cover <3


    Mark Gattison a évité l’amour et l’engagement durant toute sa vie d’adulte. Pas intéressé par quelque chose de plus qu’un coup d’un soir ou une brève rencontre dans une arrière-salle, il est l’incarnation du bon vivant. Will Parkinson est l’homme qui le défend, l’homme qui le comprend, l’homme que Mark appelle son meilleur ami. Quand Will devient perturbé et un peu distant, Mark décide de lui trouver un petit ami. Peu familier avec le concept lui-même, Mark pense que Will a besoin de quelqu’un qui le rende heureux. Ce que Mark ne sait pas, c’est qu’il est sur le point d’être surpris. Il est sur le point de se faire renverser par la seule chose qui se tenait juste sous son nez depuis le début.




    And I will post links to Apple and B&N when they become available.

  • Blindside Free for One More Day

    Blindside is free on Kindle Unlimited until 14th October.

    BlindsideMark Gattison has avoided love and commitment his entire adult life. Not interested in more than a one night stand or a brief encounter in a bathroom stall, he is the epitome of a good time.

    Will Parkinson is the guy who defends him, the guy who puts up with him, the guy Mark calls his best friend.

    When Will becomes unsettled and a little distant, Mark takes it upon himself to find Will a boyfriend. Not familiar with the concept himself, Mark thinks Will needs someone to make him happy.

    What Mark doesn’t know, is that he’s about to get blindsided. He’s about to get knocked off his feet by the one thing that’s been right in front of him the entire time.

  • Blind Faith is on Kindle Unlimited

    If you haven’t read my Blind Faith series, it will be free for a  short period through Kindle Unlimited.

    Blind Faith will be free 30th September to 4th October

    Blind Faith

    Starting a new job in a new town, veterinarian Carter Reece, makes a house call to a very special client.

    Arrogant, moody and totally gorgeous, Isaac Brannigan has been blind since he was eight. After the death of his guide dog and best friend, Rosie, his partnership with his new guide dog, Brady, isn’t going well.

    Carter tries to help both man and canine through this initiation phase, but just who is leading who?

    Through These Eyes will be free 5th October to 9 October

    Through these Eyes

    Six months after we last met Carter Reece and Isaac Brannigan, they’re still very much in love. Moving in together, moving forward, life for these two is great until some life changing events occur. Isaac has a frightening setback and Carter’s world starts to unravel. Things become even more complicated and start to change for both men when Isaac’s new colleague enters the picture.

    As Isaac struggles for what he really wants, it might just cost him what he needs the most.

    Blindside will be free 10th October to 14th October

    BlindsideMark Gattison has avoided love and commitment his entire adult life. Not interested in more than a one night stand or a brief encounter in a bathroom stall, he is the epitome of a good time.

    Will Parkinson is the guy who defends him, the guy who puts up with him, the guy Mark calls his best friend.

    When Will becomes unsettled and a little distant, Mark takes it upon himself to find Will a boyfriend. Not familiar with the concept himself, Mark thinks Will needs someone to make him happy.

    What Mark doesn’t know, is that he’s about to get blindsided. He’s about to get knocked off his feet by the one thing that’s been right in front of him the entire time.


  • To Will Parkinson… Twelfth of Never – Blind Faith 3.5

    Over the last year, Will Parkinson (the man, not the character from Blindside) has pestered hounded harassed encouraged me to write a little more of the Blind Faith series. And while it might not be a full novel, I have done a very short (as in only 8500 words) FREE Christmas story instead to shut him up make him happy. 🙂

    Will has demanded requested demanded Mark and Will (the characters, not the men) become parents. But we all know Mark doesn’t have a clue paternal side, and truthfully I just didn’t see Mark filling that role. He is, after all, a child himself.

    So what we have, is this…

    Christmastime coffee


    The very beautiful cover was made my the VERY talented and awesome Sara York. I am so blessed to have her skills representing my books.  


    Will Parkinson has been with Mark Gattison for five years and, in his words, there has never been a dull moment. Will has always been the serious one, the responsible one. Mark is the irresponsible man-child who loves nothing more than to make people smile.

    But Will has an ache for something Mark won’t give him.

    Until he does.

    Join Will, Mark, Carter, Isaac and Brady, Hannah and her family (and some other special guests for Christmas) and have yourself a Merry Twelfth of Never.

    Now, what’s with the title you ask?

    Well, Will bloody Parkinson has asked me so many times when the next Blind Faith book was coming out, that I eventually gave him an expected release date of, yes you guessed it, the Twelfth of Never.  Which, for those who don’t know, means IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, WILL, SO STFU ALREADY  it’s not likely to happen.

    But it did happen.

    And I hope you love this little insight into the Blind Faith family’s future.

    Oh, and there’s a guest appearance in this book from another couple of mine who some people have been dying to see more of. It’s only very brief, but we see how happy they are, and I must extend a very warm thank you to Totally Bound for allowing these characters to turn up in another book.

    Disclaimer: This book has NOT been professionally edited. My very awesome writing buddies looked it over for me and fixed it, but any and all remaining errors and typos are mine. This little story is also free. So if you do find a typo or a continuity error, just smile and wave, k?

    Another disclaimer: This is it, Will. There is no more. Their story is done. Kaput. Fin. Just because I like you doesn’t mean I won’t inflict bodily harm. 



    This book will be available from All Romance eBooks  HERE  from December 12th.

    It will not be on Amazon, because I don’t want anyone to have to buy it before Amazon will reduce the price to zero.  I will also be adding it here to by blog after December 12th. Check the pages menu under Books > Blind Faith.

    Much, much love <3 <3  And please, have yourself a very safe and merry Twelfth of Never.

  • Blindside is available now!

    Blindside – Mark’s story is live!!

    You can buy it at  

    Blindside at ARe

    Blindside at Smashwords

    Blindside at Amazon 

    Blindside is the third installment in the Blind Faith series. We met Mark in Blind Faith and Through These Eyes. Best friend to Carter; loyal, funny and commitment-phobe, he’s about to be blindsided by love. 

    The poor guy won’t know what’s hit him. 

    I’m really excited about this book. Hope you all love Mark and Will like I do <3 

    I need to thank some people for making it happen. Sara York for the amazing cover, Erika Orrick for the fabulous job she did editing (I exposed her to my bloody comma addiction) and of course, Will Parkinson for encouraging (read: pestering) me to give Mark a story. 

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