Post-apocalyptic paranormal romantic fantasy
27 July 2019
It's been a busy few weeks as always and I'm sure you're eager for news on Weave of Love, third in the Choices and Consequences series. There have been a few hiccups along the way but it now has a cover and there's going to be a proper cover reveal on 30th August, so watch out for that. And it's got a publication day - 24th October 2019! And in turn, that means you can now pre-order it.
The text of Weave of Love is currently with my editor, Sarah for comment. She does an amazing job encouraging me to improve it. I should get her comments back in the first week of August, so I'll have a couple of weeks of intensive rewriting to do then - some authors hate that stage, I really enjoy it, getting back into the characters and the story.
August is going to be a very busy month too. I've got a month of promos running for Strand of Faith (book 1 in the series) and for the whole of August you'll be able to get the ebook version for 99p/99c so take advantage if you haven't already. There's also going to be a couple of giveaways which will include signed copies of both Strand of Faith and Thread of Hope along with other goodies. Sign up to my newsletter here to be sure you don't miss out on your chance - all subscribers are entered automatically. And if you're local to me, I'll be doing a talk at Rawtenstall Library at 2pm on Saturday 3rd August, followed by one at Bacup Library at 2pm on Wednesday 25th September - do come along and say hello.
Then the month will finish with the cover reveal for Weave of Love - but here's a sneak peek.
Weave of Love, book 3 in the Choices and Consequences series is available for pre order now!
What if your choices have devastating consequences for others?
How can anyone know the right thing to do?
Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.
Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?
The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence maybe out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.
31st May 2019
May is all but over already - where did the time go? Of course, with the publication of Thread of Hope it was always going to be a busy month for me. Publication day was great, the blog tour was fun (find all the links here - I did some guest blogs about the Choices and Consequences world) - and sales have been excellent. Thank you to everyone for their support. Now I'm into sorting out book 3, Weave of Love, ready for publication in October.
In the meantime, I've been catching up with my own reading - so what have I been reading this month? (If they tempt you, clicking on the blue text will take you to the Amazon Kindle page for that book).
Frederica - Georgette Heyer : You know where you are with Georgette Heyer, don't you? Light, entertaining historical romance, escapism pure and simple. And sometimes that's just what you need, something feelgood that doesn't tax your brain and encourages you to relax.
Shrill Dusk - Helen Harper : This is much higher fantasy than I write, with any number of magical beings. It's a spin off from her Fractured Frogs series, set in a Manchester that's be doused in magic and isolated from the rest of the country. A good story, well written as Helen's books always are, with strong female characters. But you probably need to have read the previous series to really follow what is going on. I kept wanting to go back to that to remind myself.
Great Falls Academy Parts 1 & 2 - Alex Lidell : This is also a spin off series, from Alex's Power of Five series. She's writing this book in episodes, set a few weeks apart, a bit like a TV series, which is an interesting concept. It's high fantasy again and be warned, it's reverse harem (one women, several men) which means the sex is quite a lot more graphic than I would normally read. I read the original series to find out what reverse harem was - and some are just about the sex - but this one has a really captivating story and characters as well. And whilst the relationship pattern may not be what we would consider normal, it is a very committed, loving and permanent relationship.
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman : I first read this last century (!) so more than twenty years ago. This month I re-read it in preparation for the TV series that is about to release. It's just as good as it ever was and just as funny. Some people feel it pokes fun at religion - but I thinik it's really about people being human, and how we are all affected by everything and everyone around us.
A SEAL's Oath - Cora Seaton : So this looks like a typical Mills and Boon type second chance romance. Childhood sweethearts are separated on bad terms, each grow up, meet again later under unusual circumstances. You know they are going to fall for each other again, face some arguments and obstacles and then live happily every after. And yes, this book has all that. What makes it interesting is that it also has a Pride and Predjudice/Regency theme, an environmentally sustainable living one, and it points out that we should also take time to enjoy life.
Inceptio - Alison Morton : I've just started this, which is first in a series. It's contemporary but set in an alternative history. I know there's a strong Roman cultural (brought up to the 21st Century) influence and strong female characters, but I've not got much further than that yet. If you want to try it you can get it free by signing up to Alison's newsletter here.
What have you been reading?