Freebie alert!

We all love freebies, and I have one for you right now :) However, this is a conditional one. I’m looking for reviewers for Twisted Bloodlines, book one in the series. I need roughly around twenty lovely people, to leave reviews on Amazon, in exchange for a free copy of the book :) If you are interested, please leave your name, and email address, and my lovely publisher Miranda Stork will send you your free copy. You can either leave your details in the comment box, or email me directly at lujjacks@live.co.uk. I’ll look forward to hearing from you, and happy reading :)
Details of the book are below. It’s the first of six, in my paranormal thriller series. The first three are out now, with the fourth due some time next year. If you like your books full of hunky shifters, love triangles, and evil villains, then this is the book for you. It follows a dark story line full of twists and turns, with quite a few steamy moments, and best of all, it’s free to you lucky twenty :)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000447_00008]  Megan has never had what most would call a normal life.

Her childhood and teen years were spent on the run with her family, hiding from a horror so great it defines their world. Friends and homes are traded at a moment’s notice to escape from their worst nightmares.

Years pass, and her mother settles down with her new step-father, a kind man who does his best to protect them. Life lulls into a safe pace, and Megan finally feels as though she has control of her future for the first time in her life. But that peace is shattered with the arrival of a new family member, one that bears a striking resemblance to a savior of her past…

Confused by her deep emotional connection to him, things unravel fast. She learns that the people she lives with, even her own family, are not what they seem. Her only friend who helped her piece her life back together changes overnight, and she is left dealing with the fallout on her own…

As events unfold, Megan finds herself face to face with the horror that has haunted her since childhood. But will she be able to escape from her twisted bloodline?

The dreaded visit

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What is your worst nightmare scenario when visiting someone’s house? Maybe they have so much clutter, that you can barely see the floor, and you politely shove things aside with your foot, in order to make your way through their house. Or perhaps they have creepy paintings, or ornaments whose eyes follow you wherever you go. Leaving you returning home, and having nightmares for the rest of the week. Maybe hygiene isn’t there top priority, and you find yourself sitting stiffly on the edge of the sofa. Too scared to move, in case you touch the odd looking lump of something unknown, resting on the cushion beside you.

Perhaps your worst nightmare is that they have purchased another expensive item, and are about to spend your whole visit, explaining each and every detail, leaving you raging with jealousy, or boredom :)

My worst nightmare is a dirty toilet, and no toilet paper in sight. I have been heavily pregnant, busting for a pee, and still not used a toilet because it was dirty. Seriously, how hard is it to clean a toilet? I have four males, and four females in my home who use the toilet. I’m constantly in there toilet brush in one hand, and bleach in the other. I can’t bear a dirty toilet, and I always have plenty of toilet paper. It’s okay for males when there isn’t any, but what do they expect a female to do?

So there is my nightmare, obviously I have come across other minor things, but that is the worst for me. What are yours?

Ageism

Listening to the radio today, they were discussing whether there should be an age limit, for when you should stop doing certain things. For example, wearing bikinis, kissing in the street etc. Most of the callers targeted people aged 40 and onwards. Should there be an age limit? Why should someone aged 60, for example, not be allowed to wear a bikini? Is it because people don’t wish to witness the sight? While it’s true that for most of us, things start going south, after a certain age, does that mean we need to cover up for other peoples sake? If we’re comfortable in ourselves, then why should it matter? Everyone is an individual, age shouldn’t make any difference to our personal habits, if we don’t want it to.

I think it’s sweet to witness an old couple, kissing in the street. It shows that even after all these years, their love is still going strong. Unless of course, they have recently gotten together, which is all the more sweeter :)

One comment, was about riding a skateboard, and that they thought you stop at 60. If you can do it at that age, fair play to you. I can’t even ride a skateboard, at my age:)

What are your views? Should age matter?th (15)

Release day is finally here :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book three, Curses and Deception, is finally out now at most good online stores

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/curses-and-deception-twisted-bloodlines-book-3

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/448321

Holidays out of school term time

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This discussion has been debated widely, especially since fines, for taking children on holiday during term time has been instated. We all know that holidays can be sometimes doubled in price during the school holidays. Even with all of the many discount sites available online, a week earlier, can make a huge difference to the price. Some even say that they would rather pay the fine, than the extra 1000 added to the cost of traveling in peak times.

I can sympathise with both sides of the argument. Our children’s education is extremely important, but would a week really make a difference? If say, they had chicken-pox, wouldn’t having to take a week off school to recover from that, not have the same effect on their education? Sometimes there are certain circumstances that require taking children out of school, like a death in the family. Will they be fined for this as well?

I feel for the families like mine. When you have a large family, even a few days can seem like a small fortune, surely these companies are able to lower their prices. If they matched their prices with peak, and off peak times, we could avoid those families who struggle to afford it. They wouldn’t lose out on money, more people would take a holiday if it was more affordable in out of term time.

What are your views?