Real People DO Win

Have you ever heard someone say, “There’s no point in entering, no-one ever wins”, or “There’s no point in entering, I never win anything”, or “These things are rigged, only  friends and family win”? I have – more times than I can count!

As you know, I recently ran a Rafflecopter giveaway with the launch of Heart Search: Betrayal and I thought it would be nice to celebrate with the winners and for everyone to see that real people DO win giveaways!

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The first prize was won by Steven Bufton

 

 

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The second prize was won by Ichabod Temperance

 

 

 

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The third prize was won by Ashley Martinez

 

 

 

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The fourth prize was won by Stacey Beatrice

 

 

 

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The fifth prize was won by Sherry Fundin. I do know Sherry as she has kindly supported my last two blog tours, but unfortunately we’ve never met – a little matter of 6,000 miles + between us!

 

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The 6th prize was won by Cat Moonsong

 

 

 

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The 7th prize was won by Christina Philippou

 

 

 

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The 8th prize was won by Lynsey Buchanan

 

 

 

 

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The ninth prize was won by Emily Anne Hutchinson

 

 

 

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The tenth prize was won by Julie Milne. I’ve never met Julie, but got to know her through my last employer. I’ve since had to give up work for health reasons. She very kindly donated the 8th prize!

 

 

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These bags charms were won by Sian Roullier, Betty Woodrum, and Kim Neville

 

 

 

 

 

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The bookmarks were won by Donna L Jones and Polina El Abd. I do know Polina personally as she’s my daughter’s best friend, but her name being drawn was pure luck!

 

 

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These were won by Shadow Kohler and Patricia Avery

 

 

 

Congratulations to everyone who won! If you click on any of the winner’s names, it will take you to either their Facebook or Twitter page so you can see they are REAL people.

For those that entered and didn’t get a prize, thank you so much for trying and maybe you’ll win when I run my next giveaway!

 

 

 

 

“What if you demanded a … hostage of sorts?”

Sadly, today is the last day of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour *wipes tear from eye*. I’ve had a great time and I hope you have too. I’m so grateful to everyone who has given up time and space on their blogs for me – I wouldn’t have got the word out about the book without you.

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So what have we got for you today? First there’s an interview I did with the lovely Sherry Fundin. I met Sherry through her sister, Laura, when I was launching the second book in the series, Heart Search: Found and she quickly became a fan of the books. We had fun on the interview so click here to read it.

Next up is Sherry’s sister, the wonderful Laura Thomas, who has written a review of Betrayal. Laura has been a staunch supporter of the series since my first blog tour for Heart Search: Lost. To read her review click here.

Thirdly, we have the fantastic Emma Biddulph. I’ve told you before about how I met Emma so I won’t bore you with the details again. Today she’s posting a great excerpt. Click here to read it.

Last, but certainly not least, is the fabulous Maria V A Johnson. She is my ‘partner in crime’ at Eagle Eye Editors and without her, this series might not have been written at all. I have so much to thank her for! Maria twisted my arm for a guest post, something I said I wouldn’t do this time around, but in all honesty, how could I say no? So check out ‘Saying Goodbye and Hello’ on her blog here.

You now have just under three hours to enter the giveaway, so you need to get your entries in NOW. It closes at midnight tonight GMT. Here’s the link again: a Rafflecopter giveaway

You still have time to enter the competition from yesterday’s blog for two eBooks of Heart Search: Betrayal. I’ll be accepting entries until midnight GMT on 28th February.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!

“Inspired and Bonkers”

Well, it’s the penultimate day of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour and have I got a treat for you!

Today, the fabulous Ross M Kitson, author of the Darkness Rising series and Infinity Bridge, and fellow member of Myrddin Publishing, has reviewed my novel. I feel really honoured that such an amazing writer would be interested in my work, but Ross has reviewed my two previous books and was intrigued by how I would finish the story. This is an awesome must read! Click here to see what he thinks.

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Also, the lovely Tiffany Shand hosts an excerpt from the book. Tiffany will be launching her debut novel next month and I’ll be featuring on here. Anyway, to read about the hostage, click here.

As a special treat, I’m giving away not one, but two ebooks of Heart Search: Betrayal. All you have to do is tell me who made the fantastic jewellery for the giveaway. All correct answers will be put in a randomiser and the first two names drawn will win. How easy is that?

Speaking of the giveaway, you have one day left to enter, so get those entries in now!

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Good luck!

Twists, Turns, and Sucker Punches

I bet you’re wondering what the heck is going to be in this post with a title like that!

Today, Joy Keeney, who I met during a blogflash event about three years ago, has published her review of Heart Search: Betrayal on her blog. She’s been following the whole trilogy! The title comes from her review so to find out more, click here.

Also, my dear friend, Alison DeLuca, who is a fellow author at Myrddin Publishing, has a slightly racy excerpt on her blog. Click here to find out what’s going on.

With only a couple of days left of the blog tour and giveaway, the time is fast running out for you to enter. So here’s the link again for those of you who have left it until the last minute!

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Saying Goodbye to Characters

We have a rather late blog post today and all because of a Junk Folder. Why is it that people you are in regular contact with on email suddenly get swiped into the junk folder? It’s so flipping annoying (can you see I’m being good here and not swearing, even though I’m sorely tempted?). Still, at least it was caught in time and before midnight!

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Today, I’ve been interviewed by the wonderful Sarah-Jane Bird (yes, she of the fantastic jewellery and book trailer!). I have to say, she threw a couple of hard questions my way about Heart Search: Betrayal, but I have to forgive her…for now at least. I’ll get my revenge when she releases her book. Ha ha ha! I digress. Click here to read the interview and consider following her blog, The Booklife – she has some great stuff on there!

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“An Inventive And Novel Trilogy” plus Giveaway

Before I tell you what I’ve got for you today, let me just remind you that there’s only FOUR days left to enter the FREE giveaway I’m running to celebrate the launch of Heart Search: Betrayal. If you haven’t already entered, get over to Rafflecopter NOW! Here’s the link again:

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And here’s a little reminder of what you could win:

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Today we have a post from the lovely Emma Biddulph. I first met Emma in 2011 when I took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month where you try to write 50,000 words in 30 days). Emma was one of the organisers for the Essex region and in 2012 she became the Municipal Liaison for Essex, which basically means she runs NaNoWriMo for our county. As I’ve taken part in this competition every year since, I’ve got to know Emma and we’ve become friends. Anyway, Emma has been writing reviews for the whole series during this blog tour and today she has posted her review of Betrayal. If you missed her previous reviews, her one for Heart Search: Lost is here and the one for Heart Search: Found is here. So, to read her terrific review of Betrayal, which she’s posted today, click here.

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As we enter the last week of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour, I can’t believe how quick the last two weeks have gone.

Anyway, today we have an excerpt hosted by author, Michelle Birbeck. We’ve been friends online for three or four years and I actually met her at FantasyCon in York last year. She’s a lovely lady! Click here to read it.

You’re also running out of time to enter the FREE giveaway. If you’ve been following my posts you’ll have seen the fantastic items available. So don’t delay, enter now while you still have a chance. Just click the link below.

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