Release Day – Scarlett Temptation!

Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of posting lately, personal life and then lurghy have rather got in the way. Still, I’m back with good news – I have a new release out day (squee!). Scarlett Temptation is finally here  – annnnnd it’s on a special offer price this weekend only. Goes up to full price on Monday, so if you’re wanting a bargain make sure you grab your copy quick 🙂

 

Blurb

Niko cover 600x900What if the fairy-tales were true – but they got it all wrong?

Everyone Katya thought she could rely on has betrayed her in the end, yet when she finds she has a long-lost niece a tiny traitorous part of her rears up – the part that has always longed for a real family – and before she quite knows how it’s happened she’s flown halfway around the world to meet Natalia. But Natalia lives in a strange place full of secrets. Big bad wolves and red cloaks belong in fairytales, right? The more Kat finds out the more she’s forced to suspend disbelief – and dare to wish she could stay.

Niko has given his whole life to his pack – almost literally when his last fight nearly killed him. Years of being second in command have left him drained and cynical. Once he dared to dream about a mate – and it blew up in his face. So why is he still impossibly drawn to Kat? The attraction may be off the charts, but surely he learnt his lesson last time about letting anyone into his heart.

Two lost and broken people might not be willing to admit they need anyone – but when Kat is thrown into danger, they may not have a choice but to trust each other. Can this temptation lead to anything more?

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I really hope you enjoy! Take care x

Wednesday WIP

Hi all,

Hope your week is going well. Apologies for the lack of posts – 2017 is kicking my butt already *sighs* Still, it’s not all bad – have just started editing my witchy/vampire novella so I’ll share a wee snippet with you now. (Please bear in mind, just started editing so please forgive any mistakes!)

 

Venn stared at the little cottage with some trepidation. It cottagewas just so… cutesy. Warm red brick with a neat little garden, shadowed in the growing darkness, leaden-paned windows and a sloping roof. He wouldn’t be surprised to see deer and little bunnies frolicking through the grass. Urgh. This did not look like the home of a powerful witch. Maybe it was a kind of camouflage? Still it wasn’t as though he had a great deal of options here. Everyone else had turned him away. If this witch couldn’t help he was pretty much screwed.

He glided through the night to the painted front door. There was a neat, hand-printed sign.

For enquiries, come to back door.

Great. Like a servant, or a delivery person. Gritting his teeth he made his way round to the back and knocked sharply on the door. It flung open, spilling out warm light and framing the form of a small woman. He blinked at her a moment. Short, curvy, with brown, slightly frizzy hair pulled back in a messy up-do and thick glasses that gave her the look of a blinking owl. This – this was his last hope?

“Can I help you?”

Her voice was surprisingly rich and smooth. Fine, he was here now, though he wasn’t feeling optimistic.

“I hope so. You are the witch in residence here?”

Maybe she was an assistant or something? There could be someone inside who reeked of power. Her eyes narrowed as though she sensed his thoughts.

witch-fantasy_00408573“The one and only. I am Elizabeth Garrett Morrigan. And I need a good reason to want to help a vampire.”

He sighed. At least she had enough power to know what he was, that was surely a start.

“My name is Venn Draconius. I was told that you can be sympathetic to those who others shun. I am badly in need of help. I am under a curse.”

Her brow furrowed. “What kind of curse?”

“Could we perhaps discuss inside?”

A male voice came from inside the house. “Libby, don’t you dare invite a vampire in here.”

Venn raised an eyebrow. “I assure you no harm will come to anyone in this house on my account.” His lips twisted cynically. “I give you my word on that. Even if I had the inclination, the execution is no longer possible for me.”

The woman stared at him for a long moment, almost as if she was taking his measure. He was surprised to notice that her eyes behind those huge lenses were actually quite beautiful, a deep forest green with tiny flecks of gold around the iris. Odd, he hadn’t noticed a woman’s eyes in probably a century.

She suddenly stepped back, gesturing him in. “I invite you into my home.”

He gave her a brief bow, before stepping past her into a warm and homely kitchen. Curious, he glanced around for the source of the male voice. Perhaps she felt safe because she wasn’t alone.

“I honestly cannot believe you, Libby.” The voice sounded again, close, like it was in the room, but Venn couldn’t see any sign of anyone. “If we’re all killed in our sleep I swear I will never let you live it down.”

Libby gave a brief smile and gestured to an odd shape on the wall. “This is Huwie. Don’t mind him.”

“Don’t mind me? Don’t mind me! That’s gratitude for you.”

“Is that a starfish?”

Venn stared in bewilderment as one of the tiny creature’s arms flapped around, obviously in time with his distress.

She sniffed. “That is Huwie, he is my friend and my familiar and if you expect me to even consider helping you then you’ll be nice to him.”

Be nice to a talking starfish? Obviously this witch was crazier than he’d thought, but for now he needed to keep her on side.

“Erm, nice to meet you?”

Was he supposed to shake hands as well, and which of those waving arm/limb things were classed as hands? He felt the strangest urge to laugh. Again something that hadn’t ocurred to him in more years then he cared to remember.

“Take a seat,” the little witch gestured him to one of the wooden chairs at the table, “and tell me about this curse.”

sl-promo2And if you’re looking for a free read – Scarlett Legacy is currently up on Instafreebie. If you haven’t got your copy yet then grab it now, and make sure you’re caught up for the new release next month 🙂

Scarlett Legacy

 

Take care x

Monday Catch Up – Happy New Year

Hi all,

Happy New Year! Can you believe we’re into 2017? Like I think most people, I was pretty glad happy_new_year_2013_by_ladyowl-d5pwe9cto see the back of 2016 so let’s hope this will be a better year 🙂 What I am grateful for though is the support of my wonderful readers through the year – and I hope you stick around as there’s lots planned for this year!

I’ve just sent my next round edits back for my second wolf book – so hopefully they will be back soon for finals and I can get a release date set. At the moment I’m thinking end of Jan/start of Feb. This one seems to have been getting put back forever, so I’m thrilled to finally see the end in sight.

I also have my novella to get edited – my allergic witch and cursed vampire have been so much fun to write and I can’t wait for you to meet them 🙂

I’m working this week on a release schedule for the year – so won’t give away too much just yet. But let’s just say it will be a busy one and I can’t wait to get going with it.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and New Year – and wish you everything you wish for in the year to come x

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Hi all,

You know I can’t resist a HP reference 😉 I hope you’ve all had a good week and are all prepared for Sunday – eek, where has the time gone? As you may know I’ve had a lovely time this month working my way through my Xmassy to-read list. I absolutely love Christmas reads at this time of year and since I’m hoping you might do too, I thought I would share a few of my favourites and where you can find them. There’s paranormal, historical, sweet reads and steamy scenes – so something for everyone!

kissesMistletoe Kisses: A Westmore Christmas – Erzabet Bishop – 4 stars

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This was a really fun paranormal romance. Gargoyles aren’t something you see very often in these type of stories but the author has built a very rich and varied paranormal world, with shifters, demons and even a pink dragon all mentioned. This is obviously part of a series and it probably would have benefitted me to read earlier ones first as some of the background details were a little brief and I feel some of the secondary characters probably had their own stories already. That said, the main story was followable and I liked the characters a lot.

Jess is a very strong character. She’s gone through some terrible things and although she’s still traumatised in many ways, she hasn’t let it break her. She’s constantly trying to give back and help others, but I liked that she also had a sassy and sarcastic side (woman after my own heart lol).

Thorne was initially very reluctant to be stuck babysitting what he thought would be a spoilt princess but the relationship between them quickly develops. While I liked Thorne as a character, the relationship progression from his own point of view did feel a little jumpy at parts. He seemed to go from ‘he wanted her but needed to move on and he was no good for her anyway’ to ‘refuses to leave her’ pretty abruptly and I would have liked to see a little more of his internal journey there – especially with the back story that was only really hinted at.

This story could have easily been expanded for me. I would have loved to have seen their relationship progression in more detail and there were quite a few unanswered questions still left at the end (though perhaps they get resolved in a later installment). Overall though I really enjoyed the story, great characters and chemistry and a sweet Christmas backdrop. Will definitely be checking out others in this series.

angelThe Wrong Kind of Angel – Ruby Moone – 4 stars

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Charles is resigned to a lonely Christmas alone, when a stranger collapses on his door in the middle of a snowstorm. The beautiful young might share his sexual tastes but despite what he says, Charles knows he’s no angel. Harry has secrets of his own, that mean he can’t stay with Charles, no matter how tempted he may be, and ones that could very well get them both killed.

I really liked both characters in this. Charles initially comes across as very shy, quiet, even a little meek, but it quickly becomes apparent that he has hidden depths and is very capable of taking care of himself – and those around him. Harry has had a rough life and has had to do things he isn’t proud of to survive, but you can see that he has kept a core decency in the way he’s tried to save Julian. It was nice to see how they balanced each other out and the relationship development was really sweet.

Steamy scenes, gripping actions and a Christmas backdrop – what more could you ask for?

secretSecret Santa – Lichelle Slater – 4 stars

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Bell is a Secret Santa elf, tasked with helping people to rediscover their Christmas spirit. Unfortunately she’s failed with bar owner Drake the past years, but she’s determined this year she will find exactly what he needs for Christmas. Turns out it might just be her 🙂

This was an adorable little Christmas story. Bell is a really sweet character who genuinely cares about the people in her small town and goes out of her way to try and find what they need and to make their lives that little bit better. There was a great cast of secondary characters and a real community feel to the story. Drake wasn’t quite as well-developed for me – it might have been nice to see a bit from his point of view to help with that – but it was nice to see his progression from grumpy Scrooge to someone who was opening up to the festive season.

I did like their relationship development. The angst with Kristi did come across a little over-the-top at times and some of Bell’s assumptions didn’t really make sense to me – but the fact that she was a little naive in some ways didn’t make it seem as unbelievable as it otherwise might have been. Overall a really sweet Christmassy read. Would look for others from this author.

familyA Family for Christmas – Jay Northcote – 5 stars

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This was a great read, just overflowing with Christmassyness (it’s a word!). Rudy has a crush on his co-worker Zac but is convinced it’s all one-sided. When he learns Zac is spending Christmas all alone though, he can’t resist asking him along to his own crazy family festivities. When his family all assume that he’s finally found a boyfriend he doesn’t have the heart to upset them at Christmas – and Zac agrees to go along with the pretence. Soon though it’s feeling a little more real than either of them expected.

I really liked the characters in this story. Rudy was sweet and shy, with an endearing habit of always putting his foot in it. Zac has obviously had a hard life and a tough outer shell to show for it. It was really lovely to see that breaking down though under the onslaught of Rudy and his whole family, and to see that there was a softer interior that was desperate for something more out of life. The relationship between them both was believable and I enjoyed the progression.

This was just brimming with lovely Christmas details, and I especially loved Rudy’s family with all their warmth, openness and occasional complete inappropriateness 🙂 Not a lot of angst along the way but a feel-good romance, perfect for the festive season.

migglesMerry Christmas Mr Miggles – Eli Easton – 5 stars

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I just adored this book. Sweet, feel-good romance with just the right amount of Christmas spirit.

Toby is the junior librarian and loves his job. At the start of the story he has a horrible boyfriend and an ever-growing curiousity about his boss, the head librarian Mr Miggles. The older man is quiet, reserved, keeps himself to himself and Toby feels there’s always a sadness about him.

When Mr Miggles is wrongly arrested not only Toby but the whole town comes to realise just how much they miss him, and how much he quietly does behind the scenes for everyone.

This was a lovely story, there was a real small town community feel to it, with lots of interesting secondary characters. I loved the slow burn on the romance side, and the relationship development was sweet and believable. Both were well-developed characters; it was nice to see Toby growing and finding the strength to stand up for both himself and people he cared about, while Sean had to learn to loosen up a bit and let people in again. They were a great couple who really complemented each other well.

Overall, really enjoyable festive read. Will definitely be looking for more from this author.

And if you’re still looking for something I may have an angel themed Christmassy romance out myself 😉

angel-cover-7Divine Justice

He was sent to judge her… not fall for her.

As a justice angel, Jeremiah had been dispensing heavenly judgement for millenia. While he used to love his job, take pride it, then centuries of watching humans turn to selfishness and greed had left him cynical and bitter. These were no fit emotions for an angel and when he is summoned before the Archangel Council he is willing to accept his fate. Instead he is given one final task, one last judgement.

Holly was used to being alone. It didn’t mean she didn’t love her life, her friends, her work at the shelter. For Christmas though, she just wanted one thing; hope. Hospital tests were never fun and Holly had spent enough time being poked and prodded to never want to go through it again. When she encounters the mysterious Jeremiah she knows there’s something different about him. Something that has her inviting him in out of the cold and into her home, where the fire isn’t the only thing keeping them warm.

As secrets pile up faster than the snow outside, and lives hang in the balance, can Holly and Jeremiah both manage to get what they really want this Christmas?

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Have a lovely Christmas weekend. Take care x

Saturday Teaser

Hi all,

Weekend at last – and can you believe it’s out last one before Christmas? Hope you’ll all feeling organised and Christmassy 🙂 I think I’m getting there, waiting on some last bits coming through the post, so fingers crossed nothing’s too late! To keep in the Christmassy spirit, I’m sharing an excerpt from my angel romance, Divine Justice – hope you enjoy.

 

Jeremiah set his teeth as they had to return to the metal box. Why could humans not find a d632891b93e42d44292c7b22f223f958more suitable means of transport? Still, he’d managed to find an excuse to stay close to Holly, for now at least. So far she was perfect, from her petal soft skin to her delicate features, from her kindness to the banked passion he saw behind her eyes. The way she always seemed to care about everyone, even when she had no logical reason to. There had to be something wrong with her, he just wasn’t looking hard enough.

He breathed a sigh of relief when she pulled into the same parking lot where they had met last night. If he had to spend much more time in this death contraption then he might just end up telling the council they could do whatever they wanted to him, it would surely be preferable. Instead, he forced himself to follow Holly’s lead and get out, breathing in thankful gasps of the frosty air. She gave him a brief smile before heading towards the nondescript building that he knew housed the soup kitchen. He strode after her, mentally going over what he knew about it. It was run totally on donations, a woman called Mary being in charge. Holly volunteered here all year round, one of the very few who did, and it looked like the centre was in trouble money-wise.

Background details but nothing that really helped him at the moment. He followed the slight woman in front of him as she pushed open the heavy door and into the rush of warm air and scent of cooking food.

“Holly,” a robust elderly woman came dashing over to her. “I’m so glad you could make it. Peter isn’t coming in and we’re short again.”

angel-cover-7Holly embraced the shorter woman and then stood back and gestured towards Jeremiah. “Mary, this is Jeremiah. He’s offered to help us out a bit today.”

Mary’s face broke into smiles as she warmly shook his hand. “That’s wonderful. It’s so nice to meet you, Jeremiah. You’re a lifesaver today.”

He took her hand, a little uncomfortable with the praise. “Don’t worry about it. Holly was kind enough to help me out, so the least I can do is give something back.”

Mary shot a searching glance at the other woman, and Holly flushed slightly and looked away. Was she embarrassed to be associated with him? Fair enough, he was acting the part of a homeless bum but somehow he hadn’t thought she seemed the type that would matter to. A stab of disappointment pricked him. Stupid, you wanted a sign she wasn’t as perfect as she seems. He pushed the thoughts aside, this was just a job anyway. Nothing more. He flashed Mary a smile.

“So, what do you want me to do?”

If you want to get your copy, you can find it on Amazon here

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Have a lovely weekend – take care x

My Sexy Saturday – Christmas Romance

Hi all,

Hope you all have a fun weekend planned. I’ve off to a wee job this morning then am hoping to be able to chill out a bit and catch up on my editing – we’ll see how that goes! First though, I’m thrilled to be joining in the My Sexy Saturday blog hop. The theme this week is supposed to be Sexy in Space – sadly I have no space themed stories for you, so I hope you’ll settle for something heavenly instead (hey, it’s all up, right?) This is from my new Christmassy release, Divine Justice.

 

Studio shot of handsome man posing as fallen angel, on gray background
Studio shot of handsome man posing as fallen angel, on gray background

“Jeremiah, you have been brought before the Council of Archangels to answer for your recent actions.”

The words echoed around the coliseum. Pillars framed the circle, solid cloud of pure white veined faintly with pink and gold. Above them the sky glowed, reflecting the light of the heavens. There was a time when he would have appreciated the grandeur, the beauty of it. When he would never have expected to be in this position.

Jeremiah stood straight and tall in front of them. He was not going to beg for mercy or plead for his life. He was aware that he had… slipped. Where he had once loved his work, lived for it, been willing to believe in anyone or anything. Then centuries of watching the selfishness and greed of humans had left him bitter, cynical even. These were no kind of emotions for an angel. The council would be well within their rights to end his existence, a part of him would almost welcome it. The emptiness and peace of eternal oblivion. There was an appeal to that.

He eyed up the solemn line of archangels. All tall, blond, well-built. Ethereally beautiful, pure yet stern. He knew them all, had been friends with some of them once. It seemed a long time ago. When you lived forever then time started to lose all meaning.

Their leader stepped forward. Raphael looked solemn but then he generally did. Never one for cracking a smile, even in the old days.

“We have discussed the matter and reached a decision.”

Jeremiah held his breath. This was it. They were going to pronounce sentence, end him. There was little mercy for one of his kind; there couldn’t be with the powers they possessed. Up until this moment he’d thought he’d made his peace with that, but the faint tremble to his hands and the tightness in his chest proved him wrong. It was odd to be on the receiving end of judgement instead of being the one passing it. For the first time he wondered about those he had judged over his long existence – had they all felt like this?

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If you’re wanting to find out what happens next, you can grab your copy for just 0.99 on Amazon here:

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And don’t forget to check out the rest of the great authors taking part today.

Take care x

Guest Author Carolyn LaRoche with All She Never Wanted

Hi all,

Yay, it’s weekend. Thank you so much to all who bought, liked and shared Divine Justice yesterday (and if you haven’t seen it yet, do go grab your copy lol!). Today, though I’m thrilled to have the fab Carolyn LaRoche visiting to chat about her release, All She Never Wanted.

 

So, let’s start with you telling us a bit about yourself.

carolyn-laroche-author-pictureThank you so much for allowing me to visit your blog today. I am very excited to be out and about promoting my new book. It’s been a long time in the making—lugging my laptop to my boys’ baseball practices and squeezing edits in between writing lesson plans for my science students—but it’s been worth every word in the book.

They’re always a labour of love, aren’t they? Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?

I have always loved to write stories but as far as becoming a “writer”, I’d have to say it was about seven or eight years ago. I’d just finished the first draft to my romantic suspense Witness Protection and sent it to a friend to read. Upon finishing, her response was “you better do something with this one.” I took her advice and eventually signed it with a small press. Now, two series and this book later, here I am!

Do you have a particular writing routine, or any special rituals?

The closest thing I have to a writing routine is procrastinating as long as possible before sitting down at my computer. As soon as I decide to work, I suddenly have laundry I just have to fold or floors that must be mopped right then. I don’t know why- I love writing. I guess maybe I can’t really concentrate unless everything else is done.

Lol, I better not show you the state of my laundry pile then 😉 Tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.

I love happy endings. It may take gunshots, kidnappings and car chases to get to them but there’s always that happy ending just waiting for my characters.

Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?

I absolutely love reading indie author books. There is so much talent out there just waiting to be discovered.

So true and great to support other authors on their way up. What five things could you never do without?

Aside from my husband and boys. I’d say I couldn’t live without wifi. I love the world wide web! I also need to have chocolate in my life at all times. Flannel pajamas and leggings are a must and the beach. The ocean is my happy place.

Tell us a bit about your new release.

Evie and Landon come from two completely different worlds, each dealing with their own tragedies. Evie’s dreams had been violently destroyed and Landon’s playboy lifestyle had come to an abrupt and horrific end. Circumstances have thrown them together and despite mutual dislike, they are forced to coexist and eventually find a common ground. Falling in love was not something they wanted or expected.

Aww, I do have a soft spot for hate to love stories. Where did your inspiration for it come from?

I spend a lot of time at the beach and it seemed like the perfect place to fall in love. Especially at the holidays.

What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?

The story is set in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. This is one of my very favorite places in the world. Having Evie find her second chance at life and love on the beautiful islands of the Outer Banks made the experience of writing the book that much better.

Sounds like a lovely place! What was the hardest part about writing it?

Having no more story left to tell. I fell in love with Evie and Landon and ending their story made me sad.

Aww, I always struggle with the goodbye bit as well – probably why my characters keep popping up in other people’s stories lol! Speaking of, who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)

I love Evie because no matter how much life tosses at her, she still manages to be her snarky self. She cries when she’s alone but she doesn’t let tragedy win. In the end her strength pulls her through and she ends up stronger and better for it.

Why should we run out and buy it right now?

If you want to laugh and cry and experience all the feels, you need to meet Evie and Landon. It’s a great holiday romance that will leave you searching for a beach and some mistletoe.

Hehe, I must admit I’m more used to holiday snow than a beach but this sounds like it could win me round 🙂 Check out the book details here:

Blurb

cover1One moment changed everything…

Evie Ward had everything she’d ever dreamed of. An action-packed job where no two shifts were ever the same, the best friend a girl could ever want, and a fairy tale wedding just days away. Her life was absolutely perfect. Until one bullet—one horrible choice—left her with a broken heart and shattered dreams. Fleeing the city she loved and a lifetime of memories, Evie took a job in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the hopes that the ocean air and fresh beaches could somehow restore her soul. Falling in love again wasn’t part of the plan.

Landon Reed was on top of the world. The money, the women, the status—he had it all until one bad decision nearly cost him his life. His father gave him three months to get his act together or be cut off from the family fortune and business. No house, no job and no money. His will and his patience are tested further when his father hires a nurse to whip him into shape. She may be little but she’s mean and it looks like Landon has finally met his match.

With her shattered heart and his broken spirit, the road to recovery will be long. Can they help each other heal or will their fractured pasts be too much to overcome?

And you can get your hands on a copy here:

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Don’t forget to follow Carolyn on social media here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolynLaRoche

Blog: http://carolynlarocheauthor.blogspot.com/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7734909.Carolyn_LaRoche

Twitter: @CarolynLaRoche

 

Take care x

Release Day! Divine Justice – Christmas Angel Romance

Hi all,

It’s release day – squee! Divine Justice is finally live. This has probably been the fastest turnaround I’ve ever done on a book – so definitely on the stressful side, but I’m so excited to see it out in the world and can’t wait to hear what you all think.

It’s just 0.99 at the moment, so grab your copy here now 🙂

angel-cover-1200x800Blurb

He was sent to judge her… not fall for her.

As a justice angel, Jeremiah had been dispensing heavenly judgement for millenia. While he used to love his job, take pride it, then centuries of watching humans turn to selfishness and greed had left him cynical and bitter. These were no fit emotions for an angel and when he is summoned before the Archangel Council he is willing to accept his fate. Instead he is given one final task, one last judgement.

Holly was used to being alone. It didn’t mean she didn’t love her life, her friends, her work at the shelter. For Christmas though, she just wanted one thing; hope. Hospital tests were never fun and Holly had spent enough time being poked and prodded to never want to go through it again. When she encounters the mysterious Jeremiah she knows there’s something different about him. Something that has her inviting him in out of the cold and into her home, where the fire isn’t the only thing keeping them warm.

As secrets pile up faster than the snow outside, and lives hang in the balance, can Holly and Jeremiah both manage to get what they really want this Christmas?

 

Amazon: getBook.at/DivineJustice1

 

Take care x

Tuesday Catch Up

Hi all,

Hope you’re all having a fab week. It’s less than 3 weeks to Christmas – eek! I have been so christmas_tree_by_julie1226busy with Christmassy writing tasks that I’ve done nothing for real-life Christmas. I think ass-in-gear is required this week 🙂 I hope you’re all much more organised than I am!

It’s been a good, if ridiculously busy week! My shiny Kindle Fire from Black Friday came, and early as well, so am a happy bunny. My Christmas treat to myself. I managed to squeeze in my first Christmassy reads – it’s officially December so I’m allowed to start my huge list of Christmassy ‘to-read’ books – yay! It was also a good weekend – went to see Placebo on Friday night. 20th anniversary tour with all the classics – took me right back to my teenage years lol.

Apart from that have been working hard on Christmas stories. It may have slightly slipped my mind that I’d promised to send in a Christmassy short story to an Advent Calendar type event, so ended up rather dashing something out at the last min. I think it’s quite a fun wee story though – so hopefully will get to share with you soon. Divine Justice is finally finished (*sighs* I only rewrote the ending about a dozen times!) so final checks and go-over tonight and then can format and get onto Amazon for Thursday. I’m really excited to see what you all think – there’s nothing quite like a release day 🙂

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Have a great week – take care x

Cover Reveal and Teaser – Divine Justice

Hi all,

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Mine has been busy, busy getting m Christmas story all ready to go. I now have a title – Divine Justice – and a shiny new cover. I really hope you like it! It releases this Thursday – and here’s a wee teaser in the meantime! My girl, Holly does love her caffeine fix 😉

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Holly bit her lip. “I just don’t want you to be… struggling, because of me. I don’t expect you to get me anything, you know? Just because I’m letting you stay here a few days I honestly don’t want anything in return.” 

“I know that.” He laughed suddenly. “Are you always this difficult to give a gift to.” 

Her cheeks burned. Probably yes. She remember something her mother had told her a long time ago. Shut up and just say thank you.  

“Thank you,” she said softly. “I love it.” 

“You’re welcome.” 

A grin lit up her face. “I guess I better try it out, right? Sooooo many kinds of coffee!” 

He laughed again. “I had no idea there were so many in the world.” 

“You’ll tell me which one you like?” 

“I don’t drink coffee.” 

Holly gaped at him. Wow, she’d heard rumours there were people like that but… “I knew there had to be something wrong with you!” 

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Jeremiah smiled at her. She was pretty adorable when she got excited, even if it was over the strange human drink they all seemed obsessed with. 

“I’m sorry to disappoint.” He told her seriously. “It is a bitter draught and I have never acquired the taste for it.” 

Give him a nice cup of ambrosia any day but that wasn’t something he could tell the little human. She grinned at him and he saw the light of challenge spark in her eyes. 

“I think you just haven’t found the right combination yet. Trust me, I’ll find it.” 

He grinned at her. It was strange that she made him smile. So few things did lately. He hadn’t laughed with another person in years, maybe decades. Possibly even centuries if he thought too hard about it. Which maybe wasn’t a good idea. She made him want to smile though. Her genuine delight in the smallest of things, her concern for other people, her unwillingness to accept anything from anyone. She was easy to… like. 

He shook his head and walked back into the living room. He was just here to judge, and for that he needed to remain impartial. Why was it getting harder and harder to keep telling himself that as Holly pottered round the kitchen, made him try a latte, a cappuccino and some strange bitter froth. It was almost worth the assault on his taste buds just to see her reactions. Her wide-eyed enthusiasm and her over-the-top faked disappointment when he didn’t like them. 

“Next try!” She told him with a teasing smile.

 

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Take care x