Archive for June, 2013

Quote of the week

Posted: June 30, 2013 in books

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Very true 🙂

Wimbledon Tennis

Posted: June 30, 2013 in books

It’s that time again when people break out the strawberries and cream, lining the streets of Wimbledon at crazy o’clock to go and watch the matches. I live just around the corner from the courts and apparently my residence is the envy of many people. Most of the residence take their opportunity to make a profit, renting their driveways for parking or various refreshment stands. Me on the other hand hate this time of year, it’s not just because I have no interest in tennis its simply because it is a huge inconvenience to my daily routine.

When I didn’t drive I had to suffer the packed buses, sometimes not even being able to get on them when trying to get my kids to and from school. Now I drive it is even worse! Coming out of a side road where visibility is usually reduced on a normal day is now completely impossible to see at all. Back to back cars parked on both sides of a narrow road leaving no room to swerve to avoid oncoming cars especially as I drive a seven seater it can become quite dangerous just pulling out of where I live. The roundabout I have to get across is completely congested while people are trying to get to the courts, some even using the bus lane to get across. Thankfully it only lasts a fortnight but for those of you who envy not living closer to the courts don’t, it really isn’t all that great 🙂

Outlines and plots

Posted: June 29, 2013 in books

Just started to outline the last three books in the Twisted Bloodlines series now all I want to do is start writing them 🙂 

Here are the last two stops on the tour:

Firstly the lovely Tara S. Wood’s blog :http://tarasphere.wordpress.com/

and lastly the equally lovely Allison Cosgrove :http://stanbrookshire.com/

Come on over and check it out 🙂

Tour stop and review

Posted: June 17, 2013 in books

Check out the lovely Maghon Thomas’s blog for her review of my book and an author interview with me :http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/

Nervous about opinions

Posted: June 15, 2013 in books

As nervous as I am while waiting on the reviews to come in, there is nothing worse than waiting on the opinion of those close to you. My mother in-law and her mother have just finished reading my book. This was a big deal to me, especially as there are a few raunchy scenes in the book so that alone had me nervous 🙂 I received the phone call today and have never been so relieved in my life, they stayed up all night reading it. Said they were hooked from the beginning and can’t wait for the second one to come out, they also said they were very proud of me which means a great deal to me. That is one review that can’t be beaten 🙂

What do you like in a book?

Posted: June 15, 2013 in books

Do you prefer the action to start at the beginning of a book or several chapters later? I have to say that if a book I’m reading just drags chapter after chapter then I will struggle to read it. Obviously you need the background and character introductions but endless chapters full of details is not my thing. At the moment I am reading Lover at Last by J.R. Ward, the black dagger series is my all time favorite and anyone who follows it will have been long awaiting Quinn and Blay’s story. I have enjoyed every book in this series and have never wanted to put them down, sometimes reading them in one sitting even the really huge ones 🙂 Having said this, I have really struggled with this book. Only now at chapter thirty-four am I really starting to get into it, Maybe it’s just me. Anyone else had this problem?