“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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“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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Remember, you could win things like this:

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And Tomorrow Becomes Today

Wow! What a day it was yesterday. What with the excitement of the book launch and the Facebook launch party last night, I feel quite mellow today.

The party was a huge success. I had some wonderful people attend and we had great fun with games and giveaways. The poor bartender was rushed off her feet; it’s a good job she knows how to make a mean cocktail (or several)!

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Anyway, on the blog tour today, our stop is with Stephen Swartz, a friend and fellow author at Myrddin Publishing. He has an exclusive excerpt to share with you from Heart Search: Betrayal. Just click on his name and be sure to pop in and see what’s going on over there.

Also just a quick reminder that this is the last day, Heart Search: Lost is free so if you haven’t got your copy yet, you’re running out of time!

I’ll pop back tomorrow and tell you where the tour bus is stopping!

Wednesday Teaser & Freebie Alert

We really are on countdown now, aren’t we? Only three days before Heart Search: Betrayal hits the virtual shelves. As part of the celebrations, I’m making Heart Search: Lost ebook FREE on Amazon for 7th-8th Feb ONLY. So if you haven’t read it yet (and why haven’t you? Lol) or know someone who wants to read it, please pass the word around. All they need to do is click the cover image in the side bar for quickness and it will take them straight to it.

I’m giving you a nice gentle teaser today, after the blood-soaked one from yesterday, and I’ll see what I can come up with for Thursday. In the meantime, here it is…

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#AprilPrompts Day 19 – Guilt

A couple of days ago, I gave you a little insight into Remy, the female protagonist in Heart Search: Lost. It’s only fair I give Joshua, the male protagonist, the same opportunity. His story is very different to Remy’s . . .

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Day 19 - Guilt

Day 19 – Guilt

After being bitten by a vampire, Joshua’s transformation is very slow, but he begins to change in subtle ways. You see this for the first time when he meets Remy off the plane from America and kisses her too hard.

In the days which follow, he becomes violent during lovemaking. Remy’s body, covered with bruises and scratches, appals him. How could he do this to the woman he loves? What has made him so vicious?

With no explanation forthcoming, and wracked with guilt, he packs his bags, leaves her a note and walks out of her life mere days before their wedding.

Joshua’s guilt doesn’t end there.

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He begins a new relationship with a member of the vampire coven he’s inducted into, and as his feelings grow for Jasna, Joshua suffers pangs of conscience. He still loves Remy, you see, and is conflicted. Despite abandoning Remy, ending their relationship in the letter he left her, he struggles with the notion he’s being unfaithful. At the same time, Joshua knows he’s being unfair to Jasna.

It’s unusual for a vampire to experience human emotions like guilt – they certainly don’t when they feed – but Joshua’s love for Remy and Jasna makes the difference.

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