“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.

Ross M Kitson

Ross M Kitson

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!

“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:



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.

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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A Nutty Hamster and 5-Stars

This is day 5 of the Heart Search: Betrayal blog tour and what a day it’s been!

When Tiffany Shand and I got together for an interview (she lives quite close to me – quite a bonus), we had to contend with two shy cats – she’s only had them just over a fortnight – and a crazy hamster! I have to say it was quite fun though. To read the interview, click here.

Fudge - the nutty hamster.

Fudge – the nutty hamster. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Shand

In addition, Sherry Fundin has written her review of Heart Search: Betrayal and I’m chuffed to bits that she’s awarded it 5-stars. To read her review click here.

If you haven’t already entered the free Rafflecopter giveaway, here’s the link again:

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Catch you tomorrow!

Heart Search Betrayal Blog Tour – Day 3

I have a wonderful set of friends who are helping me spread the word about the launch of Heart Search: Betrayal, through my blog tour. When you’re independently published and have to arrange all your own marketing, friends who are willing to give up their time and space on their blogs are more than worth their weight in gold.

Betrayal front cover

Today, the wonderful Emma Biddulph has posted her review of Heart Search: Lost, the first book in the trilogy. She will be reviewing books two and three later in the tour. Check out her review here.

Heart Search cover

We also have an interview with the lovely Joy Keeney. She threw one or two tricky questions my way, I can tell you. Click to see the interview here.

There will be lots more going on over the next three weeks including more reviews, interviews and exclusive excerpts and I’ll be posting every day so you can pop into the blogs and see what’s happening where.

Also, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. You’ve seen the fabulous prizes on offer and anyone can enter. So don’t delay, click the link below. You never know – one of the winners could be you!

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Heart Search: Betrayal Launch, Trailer & A Special Treat…

The big day has finally arrived and Heart Search: Betrayal, the final book in the trilogy, is live on Amazon!! YIPPEE!!!! 😀 I’ve got a grin that just won’t quit at the moment!

Now I promised you some treats and I’ve got something really special lined for you, but first let’s just remind ourselves of the fantastic cover:

Betrayal front cover

You can either click on the cover in the side bar or use http://hyperurl.co/HeartSearch-Betrayal to take you straight to Amazon.

Now, my wonderful friend, Sarah-Jane Bird, the one who made virtually everything for the giveaway, is multi-talented. This fantastic lady has made me a trailer for the book and although it’s not very long, it suits the mood of the book so well. So sit back for a mo and have a look at this…

WOW! It blows my socks off every time I watch it and makes me tingle all over.

I hope you enjoyed that – it was just the warm-up act. The next part is exclusive to this site and because I’m the author, I can do things like this and get away with it.

DRUMROLL PLEASE… *loud clapping and cheering* I can’t hear you! *extremely loud clapping and cheering*

I give you the prologue from Heart Search: Betrayal:

Becky’s Diary Entry

I miss Remy and the twins so much. It’s been over six weeks since they went to stay with Josh for the weekend (although it seems sooo much longer) and I’ve not seen them at all. She hardly ever rings or texts me and when she does, it’s . . . different – she’s different. Remy still tells me she loves me and misses me, but . . . oh, I don’t know . . . I can’t exactly explain how . . . it’s sort of like there’s not the same feeling, the same . . . connection between us anymore. 

I know Mum & Dad are upset too, but they’re not talking about it – well not to me, at any rate. Typical!

Remy is vague about when they’re coming back and isn’t saying much about what’s happening either. She won’t tell me exactly where they are. She used to confide in me about everything and it feels strange not being a big part of her life.

I’m sure something’s wrong. Ever since she left I’ve had weird mood swings. I get angry much quicker than I used to. It terrifies me how intense that anger can be. My food preferences have changed – for God’s sake, I even opt for my meat on the rare side now where it used to turn my stomach just to look at it that way before. And I have trouble sleeping. I just can’t make sense of it all. What’s going on?

I NEED to get to the bottom of this. I don’t feel like myself anymore and it’s scaring the crap out of me. If Remy doesn’t come home by the end of the month, I’m going to hunt her down and find out what the hell is going on!

Are you intrigued? What with this and all the teasers I’ve been posting this week, you should be! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it.

Now don’t forget to enter the fantastic giveaway, especially as you’ve seen all the wonderful prizes.

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And don’t forget, the celebrate the launch, Heart Search: Lost, the first book in the trilogy is FREE today and tomorrow only on Kindle. Here’s the link: http://smarturl.it/HeartSearch-Lost Alternatively, you can just click on the cover in the side bar. So spread the word amongst your friends and get them to pick up a free copy quickly.

The Blog Tour starts today and I have four special things going on: Alison DeLuca unveils the first review of the book, Rachel Tsoumbakos has the first excerpt, Shaun Allen/Sin’s interview (they’ve really got a bacon fetish, let me tell you!), and last but not least Sarah-Jane Bird and I chat on her vlog with the tag of ‘Would you rather…’ (at least I think that’s what it was called). Anyway please show these people some love, visit their sites and share everywhere you can. (Please note: these wonderful people are in different time zones so if you can’t find the right post, just try again later)

Please come and join the Facebook launch party tonight from 7.30pm GMT as there will be goodies, games and prizes. I hope to see you there.

Catch you tomorrow!