“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!

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“Dramatic and Intriguing”

I never get tired of reading reviews for my books. Whether they are good or bad (and luckily mine have been mostly good), the opinions of the reviewers can always teach you something. Their insights into my work have helped me to hone my writing and make my books better.

Today, the wonderful Emma Biddulph reviews Heart Search, book two: Found as part of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour. Last week she reviewed book one, Heart Search: Lost (here’s a link in case you missed it), and next week will bring her series of reviews to its climax as she tackles Betrayal. Click here to see what she thinks of it.

I thought it would also be good to remind you a little about the story so here is the book trailer for Heart Search: Found.

 

In addition, the lovely Sonya Alford features a blinding excerpt on her blog from Heart Search: Betrayal. Click here to see what’s occurring.

Don’t forget, you only have one day left to enter the competition to win a FREE eBook of Betrayal. Check out this post for details http://wp.me/p1UhOl-1Q0

A Bit of Kick-Arse

We’re now on day 10 of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour and have I got a treat for you today.

A lovely lady and friend, Laura Thomas, who jumped into the Heart Search: Lost blog tour at the last minute to help out and has supported my books ever since, has got a real kick-arse excerpt for you. Click here to read it.

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The other post is an interview with eleven-year-old Hannah Greenland. She was a runner up in the Writebulb Christmas story writing competition and has since joined the group. In case you’ve forgotten, Writebulb is the writing group I run. Anyway, please show her some love and click here to read the interview.

Don’t forget about the competition on yesterday’s post – you have two days left in which to get your entry in, and if you haven’t checked out the giveaway yet, now would be as good a time as any, especially with the fabulous items on offer!

Great Balls of Fire

I have to say, yesterday didn’t quite go as planned. One of the two scheduled posts went live, but the other one didn’t. I kept waiting and waiting, but by the time midnight rolled around, I was too shattered to check anymore and went to bed.

So today I’m combining two days in one post. What has she got in store for us I hear you ask. Lots including a competition, is my reply.

First there is an excerpt posted by the lovely Joy Keeney. Someone discovers they have a new gift and to say it’s explosive is an understatement. Click here to see what it is and who’s got it.

Secondly, we have an interview with my friend and fellow author at Myrddin Publishing, Rachel Tsoumbakos. She’s just released a new book called Unremembered Things, which I’m reading at the moment, so you’ll be seeing my review on this soon. It was fun to go ‘down under’ and visit Rachel again. Click here to read more.

Thirdly, my friend and the person who made virtually all the fantastically gorgeous items for my giveaway, Sarah-Jane Bird (Made by Birdies), and the amazing trailer for the book, posts her review of Heart Search: Betrayal. Click here to see if she loved it or hated it.

Here’s a reminder of that amazing trailer:

There might be a fourth post to add to the list, but I’m waiting for the time difference to catch up to find out. That’s the only problem when you have people in different time zones, however, I wouldn’t have it any other way, especially with those people who have been with me ever since Heart Search: Lost was first launched. I count everyone of those people my friends and am eternally grateful for all the help and support they’ve given me along the way.

Now for the competition. Just to see if you’ve been paying attention – who was the first person to give Heart Search: Betrayal a 5-star review during the blog tour. All the correct entrants names will be put into a randomizer and one person will receive a free eBook of Heart Search: Betrayal. Deadline for entries is midday GMT on 18th Feb.

Now don’t forget to enter the Giveaway if you haven’t done so already. Here’s the link in case you missed it before.

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Remember, you could win things like this:

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Is There A Conspiracy?

Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour day 6 – so what have I got in store for you today?

Well, today the lovely Deborah Jay hosts an interesting and exclusive excerpt from the book. Is there a conspiracy? Are the vampires actually vulnerable? You need to click here to find out.

And I’ve decided to run a mini competition, mainly to see if you’ve been paying attention. The first person to comment below with the name of the blogger who gave me my first 5-star review, wins a FREE eBook of Heart Search: Betrayal.

Watch out for other mini competitions – I could spring one on you at any time!

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Success #BlogFlash2012

Hi. The Day 10 prompt for today’s #BlogFlash2012 is Success. I had a choice of two true stories I could share with you for this prompt, one was a personal success and the other is the one I chose. I hope you enjoy it!

 

SUCCESS

Dressed in a sparkling outfit, I put the finishing touches to my daughter’s hair and make-up for her first major freestyle dancing competition.

Her age group was called and split into heats – hers being heat one. I didn’t take my eyes from her as she flawlessly executed her routine in perfect time to the music, while judges looked on, noting their favourites.

I hugged her as she came off the floor, hoping for her number to be called for Round Two. They only needed twelve competitors.

Two faultless performances later and we waited with baited breath.

Her name was announced – she’d made it to the Nationwide Championships!

IDTA – Organisers of the Nationwide Dance Championships