Release of The Suitable Bride – A Regency Romance You’ll Love!

Hey everyone! Today we have a takeover from the lovely Karen Aminadra – the second book in her fabulous Emberton Brothers series is out today, The Suitable Bride! So I’m just going to take a step back with some popcorn, and let you guys read on. 😉 Take it away, Karen!

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Today I am celebrating the launch of my eighth novel! Yes, eighth!
I cannot even believe I am here already! It has been such an exciting journey and wonderful four years since I published my first novel.
The Suitable Bride is book 2 in The Emberton Brothers series and is a clean Regency romance novel.
In the first novel, we followed the story of Richard, the eldest of the three brothers. In this book, we follow Edward the middle one.

Edward is the driven one out of the three. He has spent years working hard at achieving his dream. He’s a politician and dreams of being Prime Minister of Britain one day. He knows the advantages there are to be had in marrying and is eager to find a bride from amongst the set who will help advance his career.
Frances Davenport is the daughter of a lord. She is privileged and has led a life that has had its ups and downs…literally speaking 😉 She’s a little naughty. She doesn’t believe there is one single man out there who can please her as a husband and is resigned to that fact. Until she meets Edward, that is…

 

To celebrate the release of The Suitable Bride I am having a bumper giveaway with a big list of goodies! Please visit my blog to enter! And good luck! https://kjaminadra.wordpress.com/

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Edward Emberton wants to be Prime Minister. He has a passionate vision for the future of England, which includes the abolition of slavery. As the son of a tradesman, his journey to Parliament has been a difficult one, but there is only one thing left to cement this foothold on the steps to Parliament – a suitable bride. She must be of noble birth, reasonable intelligence, mild temperament, and extraordinary beauty.

Frances Davenport is most of those things. And a suitable marriage to Edward isn’t only the answer to her prayers; it’s a way to keep her secrets. Edward is handsome, driven, and better still, enchanted by her beauty. It’s more than a suitable match; it couldn’t be more perfect.

But appearances are often deceiving, and Frances’ beguiling beauty comes with its own set of problems. Edward and Frances are about to discover that there’s more to marriage than suitability because neither is as suitable as they seem…
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Author bio –

Karen is a multi-genre author who writes novels within many different genres; Historical Romance, Historical Crime, and modern Chick-Lit.

She can usually be found sat at the computer either writing a novel, writing down new ideas or on social media chatting!

Her love of reading, writing short stories, and her childhood imaginary world led quite naturally to writing novels. Encouraged to read by her bookworm father and grandmother and by winning a writing competition in just her first year of secondary school, she was spurred on, and she has been writing stories ever since. Her love of mystery and plot twists that she put into that first story continues today.

She has travelled to and lived in many countries, not just in her imagination, and has gained an insight into people’s characters that shines through in her work. Today, with her feet firmly back in the United Kingdom, she travels the world, the universe and in time through her imagination and her novels.

She is now the author of eight novels;

Charlotte – Pride & Prejudice Continues,

Rosings – Pride & Prejudice Continues book 2,

Relative Deceit – Death in the Family,

The Uncanny Life of Polly,

It’s a Man’s World – Lettie Jenkins Investigates,

Wickham – Pride & Prejudice Continues book 3,

The Spice Bride – The Emberton Brothers Series book 1.

The Suitable Bride – The Emberton Brothers Series book 2.

In 2012 she received a B.R.A.G Medallion ™ for her debut novel Charlotte – Pride & Prejudice Continues.

In 2013 she was once again honoured with a B.R.A.G Medallion ™ for Rosings – Pride & Prejudice Continues book 2.

In 2016 she received another prized B.R.A.G Medallion™ for Wickham -Pride & Prejudice Continues book 3.

For more information and to download a free book visit  www.karenaminadra.com

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Author Feature – Not Juliet!

Hey, everyone! Today we’ve got a special feature from Ella Medler’s Not Juliet – read on to find out more! 🙂

 

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Excerpt:

Luca buried his face in her hair, trying to save his eyesight. Riella was lethal. She would have made a very successful cage fighter.

“I begged you to leave him alone. I begged you on my knees!”

“He knew it,” he shouted, trying to still her. “He gave up his life to protect yours.”

She still fought, but he could feel her tiring, grief weighing her down. Deep sobs erupted from her chest, replacing her will to fight.

“Come on.” He pulled her to her feet and towed her into the darkness, farther away from the fire and shootings.

They made it to the last trailer just as he heard the grenade launchers.

“Fuck. We need to run like you’ve never run before. Over to that line of trees. Ready?”

“No. Wait. I can barely stand up.”

“Tough. You can complain later. C’mon.”

Luca grabbed Riella’s hand tight in his hand and started for the trees. They ran for their lives, while behind them the campsite turned to churned mud and fire. Trailers and cars alike blew up, and the few people who hadn’t already taken cover ran away into the darkness.

As soon as they were hidden by the first line of trees, Riella pulled her hand out of his and dug her heels in. “Wait!”

“Riella, we’re not safe here. We need to get farther in.”

“I don’t give a shit! You stop and answer me one question, Luca Anziano, or you may as well kill me here and now.”

Luca stared at her for a split second. Dogged determination was shining in her eyes. Hell of a gene to inherit from her father. Why couldn’t she just have his color eyes, or same shape chin instead?

Riella stood, hands on hips, hair wild and twisting in the wind, outlined against the conflagration that had been her and her people’s home, like some avenging angel come to rid the world of its canker.

“Luca,” she panted, “when you told me you loved me… I just need to know… Were you lying to me?”

The metallic whizzing of several simultaneous barrels resonated over the crackling of the fire. Sprays of bullets showered the already destroyed site, catching any stragglers unawares.

“Who the hell sold him a metal storm? The guy’s nuts!”

“Answer me!”

“I’ll answer you on the go.”

Luca grabbed her in his arms and ran. The bullets kept coming and Riella was shouting something over the noise, but not loud enough for him to make out individual words. He ran, mind focused on one thing, and one thing only: to get her away from the danger, to make her safe.

The forest floor was uneven, and it would have been difficult terrain even without having to carry a struggling woman in his arms; with her added weight, Luca felt like he was wrenching each step through a vat full of treacle. His thigh muscles burned, his lungs were on fire, but now he could see the road, and parked to the side, the truck in which Karalius must have brought over his arsenal designed to teach Goliath’s people who’s boss.

Escape was in sight.

From in front, someone opened fire, and Luca stumbled. Before he could work out why, he hit the ground and knew no more.

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Want to read more? Find Not Juliet on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Juliet-Addicted-Romance-Collection-ebook/dp/B00IDC1Q50/

The First Impression

Now, I’m not talking about general first impressions, of course – but of book first impressions! 🙂 Annnd….I know this post was supposed to be up days ago, but apparently WordPress had other ideas, and didn’t post it for me. So here it is, anyway! 

We all know the important parts of putting a book together. Cover, editor, marketing…but what happens after the reader first clicks onto your Amazon page? They might take a look at the cover, and decide that they love it enough to look further. A cover may not bother them, and they’ll go straight to the blurb. (I made a big post on writing a blurb here.) After they’ve read it, been hooked enough to read a bit more, what next?

They’re going to take a ‘Look Inside’. And that’s where the book either lives up to its promise, or falls a little short.

Because the most important part of your entire manuscript – really! – is the very first line. Anyone who has ever had to write an essay knows that it must begin with a sentence that sums up everything the essay is about, your opinion, or your viewpoint. A manuscript is no different in that it must sum up the feeling of your entire novel, and hook someone is just a few words. First, let’s take a look at some great first lines, then we’ll see what sets them apart. (Just to note, first lines in any book are subjective, but I’ve tried to pick lines from classic books that I think most people will know pretty well, and most will agree on. 🙂 )

 

At least we passed the Snape test.

At least we passed the Snape test.

The Good Stuff

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”  George Orwell, 1984

“I am an invisible man.” Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

“Call me Ishmael.” Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

“All children, except one, grow up.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped.” Iain Banks, The Wasp Factory

“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?'” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

It's a blog, don't worry. We're all crazy around here. But we'll work out these damn opening lines together!

It’s a blog, don’t worry. We’re all crazy around here. But we’ll work out these damn opening lines together!

What’s The Idea?

What makes all these opening lines both so memorable and brilliant? What is it that they all have in common? Well the first important thing to note is that all of them, in one way or another, sum up everything the novel is about. Without having to delve further, the reader already has the seed of an idea of what the book is about. J.M. Barrie’s line immediately encapsulates Peter Pan. Melville’s line open up a complex web of ideas about the narrator, who really, is the character that the book revolves around as he tells it from his own viewpoint. Austen’s famous line also immediately gets to the heart of what the book about, and even without reading further, we almost certainly know there will be a romantic couple somewhere in the novel who do not instantly fall in love. 

So the first thing to consider is ‘does this first line get across the feel of my novel?’ I’m not saying that you have to give away everything in one sentence, but you have to set the tone. Take Orwell’s line, “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” For those who have never read it, it’s a science-fiction novel, and it also falls neatly into a ‘modern’ genre; dystopian. This line sets the scene first with its description of the day -cold and bright. ‘Bright’ on its own could bring back memories of sunny days, but not when coupled with ‘cold’. It brings to mind cold, bright places, such as the clinical areas of hospitals, or snowy days outside. It gives a clean, clinical feel to the first line, something quite emotionless and separate from anything comforting. Then there’s the second part of that line – the clocks were striking thirteen. This captures out attention straight away, because we know, in our world, clocks do no such thing. So this tells the reader that this is a strange, unforgiving place with different rules and ideas from our own. We already have the emotionless feel from the first part, so this can only tell us that clocks striking thirteen are not a good thing. This is a carefully crafted sentence, and each part of it, although short, gives the feel of the whole novel to the reader.

 

I must know more!

I must know more!

But What Else?

It can’t be as easy as setting the scene; there must be something more. And there is. It speaks directly to the reader. The quickest way to get a reader to connect with your book is to give them something they can relate to. On the surface, some of them don’t seem like they go too far into this, but unconsciously, you can connect with something in the line. Look at Lewis Carroll’s opening line – didn’t we all feel like that when we were small children? And with Ellison’s line, despite the fact none of us have ever actually been invisible (at least, I hope not!), we can feel the depression and loneliness behind the statement. Maybe it’s because at some point or another, we’ve all felt ‘invisible’ in some way, perhaps for some of us its because we’re the kind of people who empathise easily with people in a difficult situation. 

Leo Tolstoy’s first line actually does this twice. First by suggesting the truth we all know behind any family – that no matter how much you love each other, there will be arguments and fall-outs, and no doubt there’s one or two people in the family who don’t speak to each other at all! But this leads to the other truth he holds up, that we like to have a social veneer over ourselves and our loved ones, to prevent the rest of society from seeing what would be considered to be flaws or immoral ideas. This also encompasses what the novel itself is about, and weirdly, strikes as true today as when it was first written.

 

Go, create beautiful opening lines together. Or apart. Or in a room of people. You can literally write opening lines anywhere. LOL

Go, create beautiful opening lines together. Or apart. Or in a room of people. You can literally write opening lines anywhere. LOL

So To Sum Up…

An opening line needs to be the most powerful sentence you write in the whole novel. It has to connect with the reader, either by evoking an emotion, or by linking it to a universal truth we’ve all felt at one time or another. It also has to immediately sum up the entire book in just a few words. This is the ultimate synopsis, is that it sums up everything that can be expected from the book in one go.

The best way to go about it really, is to write your whole book, edit it, then come back to that first line again. Tweak it and play with it until it covers everything mentioned above – and any reader who loves your first line, is already eager for the rest of your book. 🙂

 

What lines do you guys like the best from novels? What’s your favourite opening line ever? 🙂

Plotter or Panster? And Why You Should Be Both.

A lot of authors often ask the same question – “Are you a plotter or a panster?”

In case you’re wondering what the term is, it basically describes your method of planning out and writing a book. A panster does it by ‘the seat of their pants’, hence the term, and there will be total freefall in where the story goes and how it pans out. Whereas a plotter, as the name suggests, plots everything from the ground up.

Now obviously, some genres will require more plotting than others, such as mysteries (where you will probably need to know whodunnit long before the actual beginning), and epic fantasies, where you will probably need to at least work out lands, names, maps, etc., before fingers touch keyboard. There’s no hard and fast rules to this, as it also depends on how you work yourself, and how you want the book to turn out. But personally, I think that every writer needs to be a little bit of both panster and plotter. And here’s why:

 

Pansters Have All The Fun

ANARCHY. It'll be fun, until someone loses a metaphorical eye.

ANARCHY. It’ll be fun, until someone loses a metaphorical eye.

And that they do! You simply get an idea in your head, decide your main character, and start typing. The story could go anywhere, and even you don’t know where it’s going, which can be an exciting way of writing. But only a few people can do this really well, with no plotting at all, and I personally only know about four people who can. Because there’s another danger with doing nothing but panstering. Aside from the fact you will have to keep making pauses when you write to check facts in your manuscript, you’ve got almost too much freedom.

Remember those prompts you used to get given in little school? Something like, ‘You go into the garden, and find someone has left a mysterious box. You go to open it and…write what happens next.’ Sounds good, right? Except it’s not that good. Sure, it gives a great beginning to work from, same as an idea for a story, but it’s missing a few things. There’s no twists, there’s no problems, there’s no story. (I read something yesterday on a blog that goes much deeper into all of this, and it’s a good article to read over. You can find it here, at Writer Unboxed.) This means that all the complex parts of a story have to be worked out as you’re writing the story, which may mean you have to go back to change huge chunks, or risk continuity errors. This seems like a really freeing idea, but in fact, it can be crippling. It’s easy to work on to start with, but as you get further into a long book, or into sequels to a series, you may find that not having a plan gives you too much freedom. Characters act out of character (pun!), events that shouldn’t happen will happen, and you’ll get confused over what happened in Chapter 3, Book 2.

As I say, there are some authors who can do this, and do it incredibly well. This isn’t everyone. But for most, and especially the average writer just starting out, this can end in one of those ‘I’ll-finish-it-one-day’ manuscripts.

 

Plotters Are Too Rigid

Of characters, people, OF CHARACTERS!

Of characters, people, OF CHARACTERS!

Just as the complete panster can have too much freedom, a complete plotter can have too little. It seems like a great plan. Detail every inch of the story out, know what’s going to happen around every bend, and get writing. Right? Except, no. If you plot everything out, you do have the pros of being able to check notes at a glance, not worry about continuity, and you’ll create a great story.

But by planning every tiny detail, you miss out the creative freedom that comes with intuitive writing. What if you’re creating the perfect scenario for your main character walking through the city, and – oh, wait. You can’t put that in, because otherwise you won’t be able to write out your next carefully-planned chapter, because it won’t make sense otherwise. By being so rigid, you cut out any chances of allowing the natural flow of writing as it occurs, which means that what you’re left with is a technically perfect book, but one that’s a bit flat. It’s a book you’ll enjoy, but it won’t have that memorable ‘something’, that leaves you unable to forget it the next day. Imagine it as a film you’ve once enjoyed, but wasn’t memorable. Good actors, probably well-written dialogue, and great scenes. But it lacked a spark behind it, a glimmer of talent unbridled by the twists the story should take.

Plotting is a great tool, and it’s a hugely important one. But relying on it entirely can take away your author’s ‘voice’, making it feel and seem like something only you could have written, and something with your particular talent behind it. But most good writers I know, however much they plot, always have a bit of panstering about them, which leads on to…

 

Plotter/Panster – A Bit Of Everything

Yes, you too can have it all and go crazy on the dancefloor. I mean...with your manuscript.

Yes, you too can have it all and go crazy on the dancefloor. I mean…with your manuscript.

This is what you’re aiming for, if you want the best manuscript you can come up with. Too much of either plotting or panstering can be too much of a good thing, so a balance is the way to go. But how do you set this up? (By the way, this method below completely depends on how you write, and what genre, so take it only as a basic of the basics.) Well, as we know panstering to start with will leave us with questions later on, let’s do the next thing.

Plotting The Framework

The best way to create the merest of plotting isn’t notes – it’s a synopsis. A synopsis is literally a very thinned-out, 2-4 page description of what happens in your story, including twists and the conclusion. I know, I know, that sounds crazy because it seems more rigid. But I promise it’s not. And this isn’t necessarily the synopsis you’ll put over to a publisher, (but it may be, depending on how well you write it, up to you) it’s just for you to use. Once you’ve got your idea, whether it’s a kind of character, an object, or even just a random jumble of thoughts that came to you in the shower, jot it down. Now decide how it’s going to begin, remembering that it’s always best to go straight into action, rather than slow build-up. This doesn’t mean it has to be a car chase, but put the reader straight into the middle of a conversation, or into the middle of someone moving house, whatever fits. The first line is hugely important (and there’ll be another post on that soon), as it’s the one that will hit your reader first, and the whole first chapter lives by the same rules.

After you’ve got your beginning, what happens next? This is where the plotting comes in useful. Create a problem for your character(s), something that won’t be worked out easily. Now onto the next chapter, where you aim to start resolving this for them. There should be minor twists along the way, backstabbing, secret conversations, whatever you want to use to keep the pace and the storyline flowing well. By the time you get to the middle, you should have half-resolved the problem. I say ‘half-resolved’, because you don’t want it completely worked out. But you need enough that the reader doesn’t sit there going, “Why haven’t the characters done the reasonable stuff yet?”. It should also lead onto another problem, for the second half of your book. (Not forgetting that ‘the middle’ is an objective term, and generally means you’ve hit this point, rather than a certain word count.) Here’s an example:

Beginning: Tracy has to move out of her apartment, because she’s being evicted.

Problem: She hasn’t got anywhere else to go.

Attempts to solve the problem: Friends put her up, but it’s not the same as having her own house, and she can’t fit all her stuff in.

Half-resolved: She finds a new flat (resolved), but she has to share it with a room-mate who she can’t stand, and irritates her. (new problem, so only half-resolved.)

The half-resolved issue leads onto another, bigger problem that needs to be solved. This would give you the next part of your story, with the same method as before. (Problem, attempts to solve problem), with the difference of actually solving and concluding the story. The other important thing as you’re working through your synopsis should be to make your characters change in some way. In the example above, Tracy could perhaps work out that she’s being difficult, and they end up being friends – or in a romance, perhaps she falls in love with her hunky but annoying room-mate.

So by now, you should have characters, a basic storyline, and where it’s headed. Don’t worry about filling in details, such as ‘why’ Tracy was evicted, why she finds the flatmate annoying, or why she can’t find a new flat. You just need the structure here. The important things to have are twists, beginning, conclusion, middle twist, and main characters. (Not even minor characters!) Now…for the panstering.

 

Making Some Changes

The beauty of not being so rigid on yourself with the synopsis means that you can now have some fun playing with it. You know where the beginning is going, so get going on it! As you know what the next twist will be, but not how your characters will get there, if gives you a chance to have freedom with how that will happen. Filling in the gaps of your synopsis are where you can put your panster hat on, and wave your story as it flows naturally from your fingers flying across the keyboard.

And if you want to change something? With a synopsis, rather than a chapter-by-chapter analysis of how the story will go, you’ve got the room to do it. Remember how there are ‘twists’ in there, but they’re not necessarily listed by chapter. So why not take one out, if it’s too long? Add another one, if you think of something great. Or even make them change places, if it makes more sense. When you do something chapter-by-chapter, you line the bricks up and number exactly where they should go. With a synopsis, you can lay the bricks out, but change the order and even add more bricks.

 

So here’s a good place to start, if you’re wondering how to make a start on that manuscript that’s running around your brain. Get your ideas down on (virtual) paper, and work out the major kinks, remembering Problem, Attempts to Fix, Half-Resolved, Attempts to Fix, Characters’ Changes, Conclusion. Then use your writing mojo to panster all the gaps inbetween, letting your characters show you how to link one plotting part to the next. 🙂

How about you guys? What methods do you use when working out a new story? Are a panster, plotter, or both?

Cover Reveal For Soul’s Unbound!

Morning, lovely people! 🙂 Today we have the cover reveal of Soul’s Unbound, the newest book from Tina Pollick, and the second novella in her Souls Series! Don’t forget, as always, to scroll right down to see how you can take part too. 😉

Drew is shocked when his fellow soul broker, Eton, calls out to him for his help in freeing his love, Gwen. Struck by disbelief, but finally understanding, Drew agrees to help him. When Mackenzie finds out Drew is even thinking about going to Hell—well, he’s not going without her.

Olesha isn’t done punishing Drew by a long shot, but even she’s gone too far this time. Using Gwen, Olesha plots to kidnap Mackenzie and trap her in Hell. Will Mackenzie be strong enough for Olesha’s mind games, or will she become Olesha’s next broker?

Drew races to save Mackenzie, and free Gwen. Only one will be saved. Who will it be?

 

To take part in the contest to win your very own copy of Soul’s Unbound, simply click on this link here, (which will take you to Facebook) and share it on your own page. That’s it! Good luck, everyone! 🙂

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Feature Friday – Jake Snow By Elodie Parkes!

Hi Miranda, thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new release, ‘Jake Snow’! (September 20, release to Kindle)

The book is the story of Bethany Snow’s brother. Bethany is the leading female character in my erotic romance, ‘The Last Time’ and people who read the book early in its release always wanted to know more about Jake. I had his story in my head and so here it is.

‘The Last Time’ takes place on a movie location and that’s where Jake and Bethany, who are private investigators are sent by their agency to deal with hate mail being sent to a movie star there. It’s two years since his sister got married and Jake has been working cases alone. He’s tired and hoping to find love too when we meet him in this book. This time the story takes place in the fashion world and Jake gets caught up in the strange happenings in an atelier.

The idea for the movie location book came to me when I was invited to watch a shoot by an indie film maker. The idea for the high fashion setting for this book was seeded about the same time when I went to watch a fashion show with friends. I was on holiday overseas, with them. We had attended a dance theatre, and then later in the week a fashion show. I knew immediately that I would write a story about the world of fashion. The idea of placing Jake Snow in this world came after I had written, The Last Time.

A new romantic mystery from Amazon best-selling author, Elodie Parkes

Jake Snow

Private detective, Jake Snow, has grown tired of working alone since his sister Bethany married, and stopped working on field cases with him. He’s chosen less high-powered cases as he decides against teaming with another partner from the Black Agency. Gradually Jake realizes he wants the kind of love his sister found, and a different job…

When he’s sent on what he thinks is a simple surveillance assignment, just before he’s due to take his requested extended leave, he finds a tangled web of lies, and a fashion designer in trouble…

The question is will he also find love?

With steamy love scenes and a twist of fun, this book is 18+

Read an excerpt G 13+ rated

 

He put his hand gently on her arm. “Let me see where you’re hurt.”

She pulled her T-shirt down to show him the top of her arm. There was a big bruise starting where her shoulder met the top of her arm and it continued down her arm a little way.

Jake frowned. “I’m sorry. I did that didn’t I? I knew you were slender, but I thought I was dealing with a young guy, maybe casing the place for a robbery. Have you got any witch hazel, that’s good for bruises?”

She shook her head, and pulled up her T-shirt.

“Maybe a pack of frozen peas?” Jake really wanted to help, and at the same time, he was trying to squash down an urgent need to hold her close and kiss that bruise away. It worried him, but he found her very attractive.

Pixie shook her head again, and to Jake’s alarm, a huge tear slid down her cheek and dripped off her chin. Jake caught it in the palm of his hand.

“Don’t cry. I’ll talk with my boss and maybe there will be some way we can help you.”

COPYRIGHT ELODIE PARKES 2013

*****

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Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.

Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent, darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.

Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, and Evernight

She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

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Jake Snow, a sweetie, sexy, strong…looking for love and the person responsible for the theft he’s currently investigating.

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Feature Friday – September Ends By Hunter S Jones!

SEPTEMBER ENDS

 

By

 

Hunter S. Jones & an Anonymous English Poet

Overweight and dull. That’s how I felt.

My grandfather and brother died. I hid inside a black cave deep in my soul, numbed for a decade on meds, booze, and bad love, married to my glorious career.

My name is Liz Snow, from Atlanta, Georgia, and this is my story.

One hot summer I fell hopelessly in love with successful attorney, Peter William Hendrix III, from Chattanooga, Tennessee. We bonded because of Shelley and Keats. Pete introduced me to the works of modern English poet, Jack O. Savage, It was like The Poet was drawing us together through his blogs and poems, like he had a message for my life and my love with Pete Hendrix.

I lived it in my heart and soul.

It all went tragically wrong once I learned Pete’s secret.

As September ends I jet to London, England. I didn’t realize it when I went, but it was to be the start of a new life. Pete Hendrix betrayed me big time. There was no time for my revenge. With an unstable mind, and a broken heart – my life was a kaleidoscope of stabbing shards of pain.

London ignored me. Maybe I didn’t exist. I was lost and lonely in a flat in Kensington. I hear that Jack O. Savage will make a rare public appearance. I wrangle an invitation to the art gallery where he is reading. I was curious. In some ways, he was the cause of my trouble.

It turned out my fallen rock-star-with-words was even more damaged than I.

Jack O.Savage, The Poet became my friend.

Then, an unexpected kiss at a county fair on a perfect English summer’s day changed everything forever. Jack the man became my lover.

Magic.

My elusive dream of a lifelong love began.

If Pete was what I’d always wanted, Jack was what I always needed.

The mystery unraveled as the kaleidoscope of my broken life evolved and I found myself living a rainbow of perfect bliss.

Sometimes when you believe it’s the end, it’s only the beginning.

September Ends is a contemporary romance with erotic and supernatural elements. It reveals the intricate web of passion and desire which ensnares Liz Snow, Pete Hendrix and Jack O. Savage. The story is told through Liz Snow’s diary, Jack O. Savage’s poetry and insights, and from letters sent across the Atlantic. Traveling throughout the lushness of a summertime in Tennessee and Georgia, September Ends journeys into the elegance of London’s West End and is finally settled in the countryside of Cornwall, England, a decade later.

September Ends is the story of sin, redemption and salvation through love, because love happens when we least expect it.

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