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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And it’s 5-stars From Down Under

Today everything seems to be fine on the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour. No technical problems so the gods are behaving themselves!

First up is the lovely Deborah Jay. She and I first met on Twitter and then in person at the Wold Fantasy Convention in Brighton, and again at FantasyCon in York, She has interviewed me so click here to read more.

We also have a review from my friend, the fabulous Rachel Tsoumbakos. You may remember she interviewed about a week ago and is a fellow author at Myrddin Publishing. I’m ecstatic over this review as Rachel is very discerning, Click here to read it.

Don’t forget, there’s still a week left to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway. Click on the link below.

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Deities Rule, Okay?

Yesterday we had one or two technical difficulties – the gods weren’t on our side so hence no post.

However, today they are playing nicely so I’m able to bring you two day’s worth of awesomeness instead of just one.

First up we have the lovely Sherry Fundin, who has an exciting excerpt for you. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a deity! Click here to read more.

Last evening, I was on Writer-Chat with the charming Gerald Hornsby. The last time he interviewed me, my webcam decided not to work so every time I spoke there was a black screen. Luckily that didn’t happen this time! Gerald and I discuss Heart Search: Betrayal, my latest work in progress, and editing. You can catch the entire interview here.

 

Today, my dear friend and fellow author at Myrddin Publishing, Connie J Jasperson pulled out a chair, plonked me in it, and grilled me for a time while tipping tea down my neck at fairly regular intervals. I’m only joking – she was the perfect hostess! Catch the interview here. On a more serious note, Connie is definitely an author to watch out for if you love fantasy – she writes some amazing stories and I love her work (and I’m not just saying that because I’m her main editor)!

Last, but by no means least, another awesome author and friend from Myrddin Publishing, Shaun Allan, has an excerpt where Remy gets let off the hook. But from what? You’ll have to read it to find out! Click here and join me in the asylum once again.

Catch you tomorrow!

 

Radio Presenter Interview

Isn’t it amazing the different people who suddenly cross your path and become friends?

Last year I was introduced to Sarah Banham by my friend, Sarah-Jane Bird (she of the Made By Birdies jewellery that features in my giveaway). She is not only an author, but a radio presenter. I was honoured to be asked to be a guest on her show, Writer’s Block, last year and it was great. I’d met Sarah before the event as she wanted to get to know me a bit so when the big day came, I didn’t feel nervous and she made it such a fun experience. Funnily enough, Sarah-Jane and I were guests together a couple of months later talking about the writing group I run and a kids writing competition we were running (which was Sarah-Jane’s brainchild).

Anyway, when I put out a call for bloggers to help with the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour, she was one of the first to raise her hand. She and I got together and she interviewed me. You can read it here.

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Just think, if it wasn’t for Sarah-Jane introducing us, all the foregoing would never have happened. It’s a funny world sometimes!

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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Intrigue and Immortality

We’re now on day 7 of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour and I hope you’re enjoying all the different posts. It’s a great shame no one actually acted on my post yesterday, or backtrack, as you missed the chance to win an eBook of the novel. There will be more spot competitions to win things so pay attention – you never know when I’m going to spring one!

Anyway, today the lovely Emma Biddulph interviewed me. Pop over and take a look – you’ll get an insight on what inspires me and on my current project. Click here to read it all.

In addition, the wonderful Connie J Jasperson decided my book was good enough to make the Best In Fantasy hall of fame and has written a great review. She’s given me 5-stars and I’m absolutely thrilled. Click here to see what she thinks.

More tomorrow…