Free Book Time Again

Today & tomorrow, (25th & 26th July) my book is free (again). My posts recently seem to be me either announcing that I have a free book or doing the stat posts and I promise I will post more interesting stuff but this is still new and I am still feeling my way around. I suppose that is why I wanted to do this “Free Book Announcement” post a little differently, so I have decided that at the end of each of my posts I am going to put a random fact regarding my novels which will probably at some point be listed on a special section either on my website or this blog. I am doing this for two reasons: 1) I am hoping in the future when I am doing competitions and/or giveaways that the random facts I will be posting will be something like an Easter egg hunt where I will pose a question and then whoever is interested can go and search the archives to find the answer and then email me. When I’ve work out everything I’ll write a proper post about it, and 2) I am thinking that eventually my readers will want to know more about my books and this is a fun way for them to find out everything in little snippets about Sycamore Heights along with, in time, my future books.

Anyway, look out for the first random fact at the end of this post 🙂 and now on to more pressing matters. As I mentioned above, my book will be free and is available at all the Amazons linked below.

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Another Update!

I think it is time for an update, which I know I suck at doing, but I have been busy editing and writing so please forgive me for not doing one sooner.

Today, I want to talk about what is and what might have been. When I was younger I wanted to be a showjumper. I adored horses (and I still do) and thought that I could do something I love and be around one of my favourite animals all day long, but events decided that wasn’t the right path that my life would take.

Now, fast forward to the present. I find it fitting that my debut novel will be released this year, the same year that I probably would have qualified for this years Olympics had I been able to pursue my first dream.

I read recently this quote: “Are we programmed to go into a certain job, to make a certain decision at 32 that will lead to something that happens at 35 … is everything pre-programmed for us in life?” and it’s true in my case. Something that happened years before I had even thought of writing a novel changed the course that my life would take and if anyone had said that I would be a writer and be in the position I am in now I would have thought they were crazy and just rolled my eyes. But maybe, just maybe, everything that has happened in my life happened to lead me to this point and it is only now that I can look back and be thankful. Sometimes hindsight is a beautiful thing.

‘Forgotten’ has literally been years in the making and, if you excuse the showjumping term, I only have two fences to go before I clear my round, which in novel terms means I only have a little formatting involving indents to do and another read-through before ‘Forgotten’ finally goes to the ebook formatter.

It is so close now and I cannot wait until everyone else gets to read the novel that has been a part of my life for so long!

My Novel: Sneak Peak

I have thought long and hard whether or not to do this post because I few things have come up recently regarding to BTS stuff in connection with my writing but then I thought that I should focus on the good. So, I am grabbing this little bit of happiness after the recent upset.

To give full disclosure, the title to this blog may be a little misleading but that depends on how to view it. This post is connected to my novel or rather a certain element in my novel.

When it comes to my novel(s) I am a little on the obsessive side when it comes to the research because I want (or at least like) everything to be perfect. So, while I write I also do my research or in this particular case, design something.

I know why would I have to design to anything? I am a writer, right? Well, yes, I would like to think I am or at least trying to be a writer and so to help me along with anyone else who maybe interested I designed the cheerleading uniforms that some of my characters wear throughout the series.

Before I post the pictures for you to see I do have to say that I am proud of these designs and I hope that one day I will be able to have them made so that if any fans of my novels would like to, they can buy them and be apart of my series world.

Without further ado here are the designs and I hope that you like them.

The Before Design

The After Design

The Mistake Design

So, now you know three things about my novels…

1) It involves cheerleaders
2) What the cheerleading uniforms look like
3) What the school teams are called

Go Wolves!

Book covers

Before anyone gets too excited I am not about to reveal my book cover for my YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy but I wish I could, I will talk more about that in later posts.

No, what I want to blog about today is… Have you ever found the perfect picture or portfolio of pictures only to find out that you can’t use them? Well, this happened to me around one hour ago and I saw a couple of pictures that would be ideal for future book covers. They were so beautiful and I checked out the price to get just to see much it would cost and I nearly died. The price for the license to use the photograph just for paperback alone was around £1208 ($1994) and that is just for one year.

The price is astounding to me and I can’t be the only one out there that feels this way or maybe I am. But I take away two things from this..

1) I have actually now seen a photograph of how I pictured one of my book covers to be, so hopefully I will one day find another.

2) God Bless, royalty free stock photography sites. 🙂

Also, because it is Easter and I love book covers, bunnies, awesome stuff. I give you the best book cover… EVER!

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Writing Progress & Stats

This post is all about my writing progress and stats, hence, the subject title.

Number of WIP’s: Too many, okay, from plotting to actual finished, around eight
           
Number of WIP’s Finished: One, and I am editing that now, got around another twelve chapters to go
                               
WIP’s (Stand alone or series): Apart the non-fiction most of the novels are part of a series I am planning, all other works would probably have a sequel or be part of a trilogy
                         
 Type of Novels I write: Apart from two non-fiction books all my other WIP’s are YA Urban Fantasy/Supernatural/Paranormal

Type of Novels/Books I read: Like above YA Urban Fantasy/Supernatural/Paranormal but I also like to read classics like Wuthering Heights or real-life books on the Titanic.







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