Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Music Was My First Love

and it'll be my last.
When I first heard those lyrics back in 1976, they resonated like crazy. Well, I was only 16. Four decades later, they still have the same impact and, as my long-suffering hubby will attest, I spend every waking minute of every day listening to music.

So when I wrote a book featuring an X-factor-style singing contest, the title suggested itself.

You can pick up a copy for only 99c/99p.
Here's an idea of what you'd be letting yourself in for:
Kat’s just a girl who can’t say no. Taking on the Teen Factor competition nearly breaks her, but there’s way more going on than just vote fixing. Kat glimpses the potential danger from a ruthless, underground organisation. Does she have the courage to continue her risky investigation?

And here's what people are saying:
"I love Kat. She speaks to me. I love to please people and want everyone to be happy, even at my own expense. I appreciate her struggles and her strength to endure."

"I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at a singing competition, and Tank is one of my favourite characters - what’s not to love about a camp goth with a rockstar dad?"

"Boy can I relate to Kat's inability to say no! I have enjoyed every Jacky Gray story I ever read. This one is no exception. Teen life is never easy - or dull!"

"It’s at heart a story of impossible love, wrapped up in a mystery adventure with overtones of many of the social issues teenagers face like bullying, coping with exam pressures and pushing limits. Kat, the main character was easy to relate to and I found the idea she hated being so 'Mary-Sue' hilarious."

Monday, 3 September 2018

Crazy deal for September

The last two Bryant Rockwell books are close to release, so for this month, I'm offering a silly deal. If you sign up to my newsletter, you will get the first two books in the series absolutely FREE (normal price $8/£6). And a heads up when the other books are on offer.
What's the catch? A couple of emails a month giving you a chance to win free books (from other series of mine) or asking you to leave a review. Of course you can feel free to ignore them!

You're Welcome

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Fresh YA Series Free on Kindle Unlimited

I've just had some awesome ads created for the Bryant Rockwell series, I'm hoping they will tell the tale. quite nicely.

And a reminder if you, like me, are a huge drama-brat wannabee, looking for something full of references to popular movies and shows like "10 Things I Hate About You" and "13 Reasons Why," this series is packed full of references. As well as featuring Shakespeare and musicals like "West Side Story" and "Bugsy Malone."

Having just watched all 7 seasons of "Suits," I know it's not just me who mis-spent her youth watching movies.

And for those who aren't in KU, there will be free days all over the next couple of months in anticipation of book 5 - "Music was my First Love," which will be out in Autumn. Stay posted for details.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Great Beach Reads at silly prices

For a few days you can grab you copies of the first four in the Bryant Rockwell series for a crazy summer knock-down price of less than $6/£5 (Normally $16/£12)

If you like "Drama you can't look away from" with "all the feels," find out what happens to these gorgeous girls when they encounter man-sized guy-trouble in the form of Jimmy, Terry, Ray, Liam and Luke.

But you'll have to get in quick before they all go back up to full price.

Here's the breakdown:
July 5-6th:
BR#1 New Kid in Town 99c/99p
BR#2 The Show Must Go On FREE

July 6th-8th:
BR#3 Leader of the Pack 99c/99p

BR#4 Edge of the Blade $3.99/£3.00

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Oops. My Bad

Somehow, in the whole mad-panic to get my Hengist prequel out on the 21st December, (you know, Yule!) I kinda forgot to let people know exactly how it fits into the Hengist series. It goes something like this. The story of how the Hengist world came about spans several centuries of history and masses of earth-friendly technological developments. Not really something I could do in a single novel. I'm hoping it will all come out in three books. Famous last words.

I started with the before: - Twelve Days of Yule tells the story of Senna, a midwife living in the village of Avebury in the centre of medieval England. 💖 The eagle-eyed among you will notice I've played fast and loose with the timing of certain incidents, but heck, it is just a story, right, not a a chronicle of actual events.

Next is Eight Sabbats of the Sun, which tells the events leading up to the "big bang" - because of the terrific responses to Senna, I will keep her in it, but it's no longer her tale to tell. The Pagan "Wheel of the Year," is all about the growing season, so it kinda made sense this story should feature farm-based characters. I can reveal you have already met them! 😉 The link just tells you a little more about Sabbats and Esbats, but as soon as I have more, I'll add some pages.

Finally, we get to a kinda dystopian aftermath. Thirteen Esbats of the Moon starts with a people waking up in a new world, but because it has to span several centuries, will not have a coherent time-line - rather fast forwarding though time like "Back to the Future's" Doc Brown on speed. Mmmm, hold that image for a moment and figure why it's so wrong! So, as you can imagine, it will take a wee while to sort out, which is why I think it may not hit the virtual stores until 2019.

Please bear with me - I hope it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, I have a couple of short stories set in Archer's world which will only be available to those who sign up to my newsletter and request a copy.

And it doesn't end there. I already have a sixth book, and a third of a seventh book, which follow Archer's adventure as a young man. There are a lot darker than the initial series, so will be NA, rather than YA. But we are definitely looking at 2019 for Aurora (the grown-up version of Rory).

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Top 20 drabbelist? Kudos indeed

A few weeks ago, I'd never heard of a drabble. Now I'm hooked.
It's basically a complete story in 100 words (no more, no less). No mean feat, let me tell you.
You can check mine (and others) out here.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Book Hippo Featured Author

As Featured on BookHippo.uk I'm pleased and proud to be a featured author on BookHippo, not once, but twice, for Archer and Twelve Days of Yule.
Thanks guys - all I need now is to get a coupla drabbles under my belt.

What's a drabble? I hear you say. A story in 100 words. You can read some here.

Such a thrill - thanks to these guys, 12 Days is now the #7 Hot new Release in Medieval Historical Romance. Archer is hanging on at #3 in Teen & Young Adult Medieval Fiction, with Geraint @ #6. What a great start to 2018!

Thanks to all the wonderful BookHippo Crew.