Wednesday 27 August 2014

Second to Cry

This week is shaping up to be an exceptionally exciting one! Not only is First to Fall released tomorrow but the cover for its sequel, Second to Cry, has just been revealed;

Second to Cry returns to Avalon and follows on from where Aiden's story left off. 

Aiden Connelly is just settling in to life in Avalon following the shocking revelations of his first case. But it seems he can't escape the ghosts of his past. His new case involves the Sheriff's millionaire brother, Samuel Fern, and the paternity of one of his sons. 

When the truth threatens to tear about not just one family but two Aiden must ask himself how far he is willing to go to protect the people he loves.

The book is already available for pre-order through Amazon with an expected release date of 8th September. I'm currently working on the third book in the Avalon series, Third to Die, which will hopefully be released before the end of the year.

I truly love my Avalon series, particularly the central character of Aiden Connelly. He is a joy to write as he is so earnest with noble intentions but he is also a victim of his own good nature. I hope that everyone loves reading about his adventures in Avalon as much as I love writing them! 

Well, I've loitered enough online. Back to my study I go, I've got a book to write! 

Hope everyone is having a great week! Let me know what you think of the new cover! 


Friday 15 August 2014

Girl on Tour!

My blog tour will soon be kicking off and I'm so excited! A massive thank you to Leah @GirlsLovetoRead for creating such an awesome poster to promote the tour! I love connecting with bloggers and can't wait to meet new people throughout the tour! I'm also being featured on some additional blogs during release week thanks to the support of some of my blogger friends! 

I just hope that everyone enjoys the book! Releasing a book is always a tense time as you never know how your work will be received. All I can do is sit and nervously wait for the first reviews to start coming in! 

I'm crazy busy at the moment writing the third Avalon book in the series and also two additional books as part of my freelance commitments but I shall endeavor to take time off on release day to share the excitement of First to Fall entering the big wide virtual world! 

Thank you to everyone who continues to support me and my work it really does mean so much to me! Rollo and I are now off to finally watch Divergent (bought the DVD earlier this week) 

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday 13 August 2014

Why I Write

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I recently happened upon the above quote by Maya Angelou and it made me reflect on why I became a writer. It was never really a conscious choice that I made I just had to write. My mind is constantly filled with dozens of ideas. I imagine them trapped in there like exquisite caged butterflies and one by one I take them out, write them down and let them fly off and exist in the great wide world. 

I keep a notebook of ideas and a list of stories I still need to write. To date I've written eleven novels with more than double that still to go. But every week or so I'm adding to my list of books to write as new ideas flutter in to my head. 

I love writing. It really is that simple. Locking myself away and pouring my imagination out on to the blank screen is extremely cathartic for me to the point where the most miserable times in my life have been the points where for whatever reason I wasn't writing. Now I'm lucky enough to write on a daily basis and I love it. I love giving life to my ideas, my characters. I just wish there were more hours in the day so that I could write all of the stories within me which are just bursting to get out! 

My hope is that one day that cage in my mind will empty and all my ideas will be free and alive but I have a sneaky suspicion that will never happen...

Monday 4 August 2014

Cover Reveal for First to Fall

Today I'm super excited to be able to share the gorgeous new cover for First to Fall! The CarinaUK design team have yet again out done themselves and created a cover which perfectly fits the tone of the book and I couldn't be happier with it!

First to Fall will be released through all e-book retailers on Thursday 28th August. Hope everyone loves the cover as much as I do!