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!


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!




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!

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:


Heart Search: Betrayal Launch Giveaway

One of the exciting things about the launch of Heart Search: Betrayal in 6 days time is the fantastic giveaway I’ve organised through Rafflecopter. Every single item is Heart Search themed and, apart from two (one of which was made by Julie Milne), have all been exclusively designed and made by Sarah-Jane Bird at Made By Birdies.

Unfortunately, Rafflecopter has changed since I last used it and they won’t allow you to add images unless you pay a monthly fee. I’m not tight, but I really don’t see the point in paying for something monthly that I’ll only use once or twice a year. So what I thought would be nice is to show the photos on here so you can all see what’s on offer and at the bottom of the page is the link for the giveaway which runs from 7th Feb – 28th Feb.

The 1st prize: All 3 paperbacks signed. UK only (sorry). All other prizes are open to International participants.HS trilogy newThe 2nd prize: Exclusive Heart Search charm bracelet


3rd and 4th prizes are Exclusive Heart Search quote necklaces

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5th prize is an Exclusive Heart Search: Lost quote necklace


6th prize is an Exclusive Heart Search: Found quote necklace


7th prize is an Exclusive Heart Search: Betrayal quote necklace


8th prize is an Exclusive Heart Search themed necklace & earrings set (made by Julie Milne)


The 9th prize is a pair of Heart Search themed crystal earrings – each crystal matching the colour theme on the covers


The 10th prize is a pair of Heart Search themed ‘Love’ earrings


The 11th, 12th, and 13th prizes are Exclusive Heart Search: Betrayal bag charms – each one is different, so I’m only showing you one as an example


14th and 15th prizes are Exclusive Heart Search: Betrayal bookmarks


And last, but not least, the 16th and 17th prizes are Exclusive Heart Search: Betrayal key rings


I hope you’ll agree that these prizes are absolutely fantastic. I’m going to have a hard job parting with them!

There are lots of things you can do to enter and each time you do certain things, you’ll rack up the number of entries. Here’s the link:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I really hope you’ll share the giveaway and give others a chance to enter too. Now don’t forget, you can’t enter until 7th Feb so until then, you’ll just have to drool over the gorgeous jewellery and unique items above!