Monday, 29 April 2013

Treacherous Cover reveal

ok here it is, the cover for my first NA contemporary, Treacherous!



Blurb:


Charli Jayne has always been judged for who she is and was given all kinds of labels growing up.
'Undatable' being one of them.
That is until she goes to college.
Charli plans to change, to be different, to rebel against her parents. With the help of her best friend Mia she sets that plan into motion.
When Mia introduces Charli to a mysterious stranger in the college chat room, Charli knows her life has changed.
But this mysterious stranger isn’t who he says he is. Love is blind and little does she know, Mr. Mysterious has already stolen her heart.

That is, until her life collides with Nathan

Nathan and Charli's lives are connected in more ways than one, and when Charli discovers how they are connected, she won’t know whom to trust: her best friend, the mysterious bad boy, or the man who was sent to protect her?

What will her heart decide?

You can add Treacherous to your reading shelf here

Excerpt *unedited* **Note: certain names have been blanked due to spoilers**


I took a few more slow sips of my soy caramel latte, inhaling the sweet, delicious scent.
“Oh, before I forget, I bought you breakfast as well.” He stood and held out the brown, greased covered paper bag towards me. I took it and peered inside.
“Mm, bacon and egg roll.” My stomach growled. I hadn’t realised how starving I was. I walked into the kitchen.
“Want half?” I asked, bending down to grab some plates from the cupboard.
“Only if you can’t eat all of it.”
“I’m a tiny eater.” I grabbed a knife and placed the bacon and egg roll on one of the plates. I attempted to cut into it, failing miserably.
*blank* chuckled, watching me in amusement. “Here, let me.” He came to stand behind me. Taking the knife from me he pressed down into the bread and commenced cutting. It was then I noticed our proximity to one another. He was standing to the right and a little behind me. His left hip- bone was touching my right buttocks cheek and his left arm grazed my right one. I looked up and caught him looking at me. The hand that was cutting froze. The next second the knife had fallen to the plate and his lips were crushed against mine. His fingers found their way into my hair and my body was pressed against the kitchen counter. My hands came up flat against his chiselled chest and crept up and over his shoulders, making their way around his neck. His lean hips sandwiched mine between him and the kitchen drawers and I felt the handles stick in my butt, but I ignored the pain. He pulled me closer against him and his tongue found its way inside my mouth. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t think. All I did was kiss.
He picked me up sat me up on the counter, spreading my thighs either side of his hips. He kissed me harder and with more passion. Soon his hands found their way underneath my robe and underneath my pyjama top. I suddenly realised only a thin piece of fabric separated his hands from my bare breasts. I shuddered at the thought.


Thank you to the AMAZING Cover Lust Designs for creating this masterpiece!





Expected release: August 15th

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Upcoming release dates

I have announced a lot of things today and i'm sorry to overwhelm you all.

But here are two more for today, and these will be the last (for today only)

Here are the upcoming release dates for my next new releases:

Treacherous - a NA stand alone contemporary novel
Release date: August 15th 2013

The Garden of Eden - a Legend of the Archangel spin off novella
Release date: October 1st 2013

The Chronicles of Silver and Gold- book 3 in the Legend of the archangel series
Release date: early 2014

I will release the 2014 publishing schedule in early 2014 so be on the look out for that.

Makeover!

Hey guys,

a bit has happened since i last blogged, so its about time i fill you in.

Over the coming months all my sites, facebook, blog and twitter will be going through a makeover. I'm sorry if this causes any inconvenience but its for the better i assure you! It will be because i am also working on my debut NA contemporary novel called Treacherous! I am hoping to release it later this year before The Garden of Eden.

Cover reveal and blurb for Treacherous coming soon! Please contact me if you would like to be a part of the reveal. But i am yet to set a date for it, but it will be before i go away on holidays in July.

I am very pleased and proud of my current project and i can't wait to share it with you.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Author Tania Elizabeth's Starlight mission


Just a few days ago, the wonderfully sweet Tania Elizabeth came to me asking if i would help her raise money for the Starlight children's foundation. Starlight does wonderful work fulfilling wishes for sick children, and i said of course i would!
Tania pledged that for every blog post, interview,basically any form of publicity she receives she will give $1 to The Starlight children's foundation.


And of course Tania is also an author! Below is some info about her book and an interview I conducted with her. Enjoy!


Title: The Tier of Eternal Grace: The Moon Clearing

“She lives of heart through battles of mind.”
The Tier of Eternal Grace is a captivating fantasy of magic and passion, wound into the truths of reality that will enchant readers with its depiction of the faerie realm, and the exploits of the faeries themselves. Book One of the series The Moon Clearing is an immersive tale of mysticism and adventure, of spiritual and sensual intent that shall enrapture your every sense.
SUMMARY
Beyond the boundary that separates the mundane and earthly planes from the divine lies Eterna Fadas, a place ruled by extraordinary beings, lithe and human-like in appearance, yet ethereal in their grace and beauty, and sensuous in nature.
"I have existed always! Where I began I do not know, for all I know is just as I am today!"
As Queen, Tatiana was thought to have lived a life of opulence, her faith and beliefs her endearing essence. Why then was it so, that beneath the picture of perfection laid torments and terrors even she dare not explain. Being She came with its prices paid. Being She came with a deal; a contract in which she was to relinquish herself to a rogue of unmerciful fury. Would this be the end of all she know? Would this be the end of her existence?

For more information on Tania Elizabeth herself, and her trilogy The Tier of Eternal Grace, you may follow these links.




Interview:



1. Have you always wanted to be an author?

It was something in which I had dreamed of for as long back as I can remember.
           
2. How long have you been writing for?

Writing has been a part of my almost everyday from the mere age of 11. Though I had never truly believed in my abilities, or had the courage to live out my dreams until only 2 years ago. This is when The Tier of Eternal Grace began to mold into something more than just a vision.

3. How did the inspiration for your book/s come to you?

My ideas arose from the desire to write a book that not only enabled the reader to delve into an enchanting realm of magic, love, betrayal, deceit, every emotion under the sun. But that also had the reader begin a journey of self discovery and to learn to love oneself within. As for the faeries, I have had an avid interest in faeries ever since I was a child.

4. Do you read the same genre that you write?

Actually, I’m a girl of who enjoys reading all genres. Though, if I’m honest, my favorite is fantasy fiction. I love to loose myself within a world of illusion and originality.

5. Typically, how long does it take you to finish a book, from conception to editing?

The first round of written work, which would you believe is always with paper and pen, generally takes me a couple of months. Now the rewrites and the editing process, that’s a whole different story.

6. Do people you know inspire your writing?

My biggest inspiration would be that of my own self. Beyond that would be my three beautiful children of who inspire me on every level within my life.

7. Which authors have inspired you?

To begin with, I would have to name, Enid Blyton. For it was her books, The Adventures of the Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair in which had me lost in the fantasy worlds as a child.
The classical and poetic writings of William Shakespeare.
And, Florence Scovel Shinn, who wrote the book in which was the catalyst for my own journey of self love and discovery.

 8. Do you have a favorite author/s?

The answer to that question is one of no end really. Though, if I had to name one, I would say Dean Mayes. His words of a somewhat poetic influence and his worded description brings me to the place and time with complete ease.

9. Are there any other books in this series?

The Tier of Eternal Grace is a trilogy. So, yes. Book One The Moon Clearing was released earlier this year. Book Two, The Mirrors Shadow will be launched late September, and Book Three will make its appearance in the earlier part of 2014.

10. Is your protagonist based on yourself?

Tatiana Grace is based very much so on the present me. Though both other main female characters are also aspects of myself. Crystabella for example, being the young, naive me.

11. What is your goal/wish for your book in the upcoming year?

As all authors do, I would hope for it to reach a best sellers list. For myself, this would also mean my larger dreams of funding other charity organizations would be brought to life much sooner.

A message from Tania:

STARLIGHT AUTHOR’S AID

I am asking for all’s assistance.
To give to others is to give to oneself, and 
I NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Help us to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which supports terminally ill children and their families.
There are two ways in which people can help.
It is very simple. 

By simply hosting, reviewing or interviewing myself/my book via a blog post, amazon, newspaper, radio, TV within a 21day window frame, between the dates of Friday 12th of April and Friday the 3rd of May. For every appearance, I will be donating $1 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. 

If any of you could help, I would be so grateful. If you could connect me with anyone else who would be happy to interview, do a short post or review on myself/my book, I would be ever so grateful more.

I am also asking for donations, even $1, which you may do direct via this link.
 http://starlightday2013.gofundraise.com.au/page/ElizabethT
You may also follow our progress on the Starlight Author's Aid Facebook Page.
http://www.facebook.com/StarlightAuthorsAid

We are looking at making this an annual event. This year it is based upon myself, though every year after, we will base it upon another upcoming author.
So please share and pass this along to all. Let's make this a huge affair and raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause.

My heartfelt thanks to all.
Love, Blessings and Faerie Kisses always xo

This is a wonderful charity. If you can't donate, please please spread the word about Tania's campaign, she only has 2 weeks left!