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How far did I get? Who was it that found me? Were they here to take me back?
A thousand questions run through Kennedy’s mind as she tries to escape the evil of her past.

Starting her new found life she never thought she would ever find happiness… until him.
Cole was perfectly content going through his days on autopilot with no real purpose… until her.

“I don’t know what you are running from, but I can promise you I am nothing like your past. I’m your future, Kennedy. Does that scare you? Are you scared of falling?”

Will the love between them be enough to help Kennedy get over her past?
Enough for Cole to see a future?
Or will the past always be there to haunt them?

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Rachael Tonks is a contemporary romance author with a love of books, and a particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015 when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters screaming for their story to be told. Starting out her career with a new adult romance novel, she has now published multiple novels, ranging from dark romance to contemporary. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield, in the north of England with her family. She has 3 beautiful children and a crazy dog. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is self-proclaimed chocoholic!


Friday, 8 January 2016

Discovered by Em Taylor

Discovered is the first book in the exciting new Forsaken Blood Series by Em Taylor.

GENRE – Vampire Romance/ Science Fiction Romance/ Futuristic Romance
PUBLICATION DATE –  4th December 2015
LENGTH  – 98,000 words
COVER ARTIST –  Veronica Fernandez Munoz and Em Taylor


Lachlan Ethelred Mackenzie looks like an ordinary sexy university professor, but for over a millennium, he’s been one of a number of his kind trying to steer humanity towards the heavens. But humans are slow and stubborn. 

It’s been a long slow journey since the spaceship from Vampyras experienced technical difficulty near Earth in 1006 and the Vampyrs had to abandon ship, and learn to survive on a planet filled with primitive beings. 

It’s now 2061, and humanity is heading to Mars - perhaps now the Vampyrs can research space folding technology away from prying human eyes. 

Psychologist, Doctor Kate Maxwell is excited about going to Mars—except for one thing - she’s terrified of the journey. A space accident when she was twelve has left her with PTSD and a fear of space travel. But when the handsome Professor, Lachlan Mackenzie becomes her cabin mate she finds herself falling for him all too easily. But why is he so reticent? He’s cute, single and seems altogether perfect. 

Things are getting complicated for Lachlan. He’s falling for the sexy red-headed psychologist, his long-lost daughter is on board the spaceship to Mars and she has no clue what or who he is and it seems that the leader of the Vampyr council is plotting something. Lachlan has too many secrets and too many problems. And Kate is the only thing he wants. Can he keep his hands and his fangs away from her? Does he want to? And what will happen if she discovers his secret? 

All hell is about to break loose.

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Blood spurted everywhere. Kate squealed as it hit her face and dripped onto her chest, arms, and hands. It ruined her dress, but she had no time to think about that now. His eyes had turned a dark silver colour, almost like sparkling granite.
“You shouldn’t have done that, Kate.” His voice was a deep growl, and his teeth were covered in blood—his fangs still visible as he grinned wolfishly at her. Lachlan placed the half full bag into an empty coffee mug and surveyed the damage. “I’m a Vampyr. You know I can’t just let you wash blood down the drain. It’s almost sacrilegious.”
He lifted the hand which she had used to squeeze the bag and surveyed it, licking his lips before he sucked her index finger slowly into his mouth. She held her breath as the sensation pulled at her core. His rough tongue worked around the digit, and his eyes sparked with pleasure before he closed them and moaned. She squirmed on her seat atop his lap. When he opened his mouth extending his tongue between her other fingers and licking, her breath hitched.
“Lachlan.” Her voice was just a whisper.
The Vampyr pulled her finger out of his mouth and stroked his tongue up a large dark red globule which ran from her ring finger almost to her wrist.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Nanowrimo if you want to

Yes, it's that time of year again when well meaning authors get on their high horses and let rip their opinions about the 30 day extravaganza that is the National Novel Writing Month.

On one side of the fence we have have the miserable lot telling us that no decent novel can be written in 30 days (despite the fact that when it comes down to brass tacks it is only 1667 words a day and that is do-able if you really put your mind to it). They tell us that it's contrived and that it's absolute nonsense that everyone has a novel in them. They bemoan the idea that it minimises their craft so that everyone thinks that they can write a book and that it's easy. (I used to be a teacher. You've no idea how many people thought teaching was a piece of cake and if we were just tougher on the pupils then everything would fall into place. That was before they complained we were too tough on their wee Johnny who had obviously done nothing wrong and was an angel--of course).

On the other side we have the evangelicals trying to convince everyone to have a go, to empty their local supermarket of Doritos, high sugar drinks and caffeinated products. They tell us that two chalkboards and two ink boards filled with notations and post-it notes are the minimum amount of pre-nano preparation we must do, along with joining up to every group we can in order to make the most out of the experience. They tell us it will be the hardest thing we've ever done in our lives and that by December the 1st we'll have done the literary equivalent of climbing Everest.

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I've done Nanowrimo four times and I highly recommend it. I recommend it if you are an author and just want to get a book out, like me or if you've always fancied trying writing. The first year I did Nano, I had been writing Star Trek Voyager fan fiction for friends and posting it online for about a
year. I wanted to write my own character and situations. So I wrote a science fiction story. It wasn't the best book and I had a nervous breakdown right there in the middle of November, which included me ending up off work and on anti-depressants. I suspect Nanowrimo was the only anchor in my storm that year. I finished with hours to go on November 30th and I still have no idea how. That book was published for about five days on Amazon and then I decided I hated it and it was awful and I couldn't in all conscience ask money for it. It was sold under a pen name. The next two years I didn't win but both books were eventually published, One under my old pen name of Krystal Brookes and the other was Restoring Lady Anna. I gave up both years quite early on due to work but I did eventually finish both books.
Last year I took a last stab at the book I had tried to write three times. It was originally entitled Lachlan but when it's released in the next couple of months it shall be called Discovered. It's a futuristic vampire story. The first of the Forsaken Blood series. It's twice the size it was when I finished Nanowrimo last November.

So should you do it? My advice is, do it if you want to. Don't let the naysayers stop you. But do it your way. If you want to have post it notes and coloured mind maps and a garage full of Doritos, knock yourself out. If you prefer to sit down and batter at the keys like one of those monkeys that will hopefully one day produce the entire works of Shakespeare (that's my method) then that's equally valid. The point is to have fun, even if you're an author and this is how you make your living. It's the one point of the year when you have a whole load of company on the crazy and sometimes lonely journey.

And if Nanowrimo isn't your bag, then you don't have to participate. Smile indulgently at us and look forward to Christmas. There's another good thing about Nano. It staves off the dreaded C word for another month.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Book Blast - The Cynfell Brothers by Samantha Holt



SERIES – Cynfell Brothers
AUTHOR – Samantha Holt
GENRE – Victorian Romance
COVER ARTISTLove, Lust & Lipstick Stains


Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The Cynfell brothers are the very embodiment of a sinful existence. But could the right woman change that?


Sinful Confessions
Sinful Confessions

Sinful Deeds
Sinful Deeds

Sinful Liaisons
Sinful Liaisons

Sinful Liasons - Teaser


Sinful Liaisons Oxfordshire, 1897
A breeze whistled across his nether regions. Pierce grimaced. It could have been worse, he supposed. At least the day was mild with no sign of rain. He peered into the distance. Only the deeply grooved road cutting its path through the gentle hills hinted at civilisation. He grimaced again. Where the bloody hell was he?
He curled a fist and began trudging along the grass at the side of the road. Stones pricked his bare feet.
“Bloody Goddamn it.”
Pierce was going to kill Giles if he lived through this. He hadn’t intended to visit their favourite gambling den, but Giles just had to talk him into it. Nor had he meant to get utterly foxed. He hardly remembered wagering everything including his clothes. As for how he’d ended up naked on the roadside...
“Bloody Goddamn it all to hell.”
One final wager...He had vague recollections. Something to do with a race? Damnation, if only his head wasn’t so fuzzy. But even then, why had Giles left him to sleep it off in a field—naked?
The rumble of a carriage made him stiffen. He wouldn’t get far with his bare feet. A form of transport would be useful indeed. But who would give a naked man a ride? Pierce shrugged to himself and turned, cupping one hand over himself to preserve what little modesty he had left and using the other to gain the driver’s attention.
The black, glossy carriage rumbled closer, led by two horses. He saw the driver glance his way then look again before turning his head away. Dirt spattered his legs making him jump back as it rolled past.
“Rot in hell then,” he muttered half-heartedly and resisted the urge to scuff his bare foot across the ground.
A command from the driver reached his ears and he held his breath as the horses came to a halt. The vehicle stopped. Both hands over the family jewels, Pierce waited. The door swung open.
“Thank you,” he uttered, lifting his gaze to the heavens, and hurried toward the carriage. He cursed under his breath when several more rocks jabbed the soles of his feet.
Trying to look as noble as one could when naked, he paused in front of the open door. There, in the dark confines of the vehicle and set against plush royal blue seats, an elegant redhead skimmed her gaze up and down his body. Even in the gloom of the carriage, he saw an eyebrow rise. Then he noted the curve of her lips.
Pierce stared back. He allowed his own gaze to travel over her, observing the generous rise of her breasts against a low cut bodice and the slender waist that led to hips that were emphasised by a bustle. Hair coiled high, it gave him a fine view of the gems on her neck and ears. From the delicate porcelain skin to the emeralds casting a faint green hew across it, everything about this woman told him of her importance.
And her attractiveness. He had to force his gaze from her breasts or else both hands wouldn’t conceal anything.
“Get in.”


Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls. She enjoys writing historical romance involving chivalrous knights, hot highlanders and cravatted men, but sometimes gets lured away by bad boy bikers, soldiers and other heroic modern men.



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Friday, 24 October 2014

Double Cover Reveal - Samantha Holt

Tempting His Mistress

Coming November 10th

What could possibly induce at woman to follow in the footsteps of her mother and further sully her reputation by becoming a mistress?

Lilly Claremont is well used to being at the centre of gossip.  Being the illegitimate child of a rich businessman never failed to titillate the gossips and while she cared little about the wagging tongues she never intended to reinforce their opinions of her by ruining herself completely.

But it seems Lord Hawksley is determined to make the fascinating Lilly his mistress…

Evan has no doubt her bold tongue and beautiful body could keep him entertained for some time. Captivated by her, he must find a way to burn through his desire for her. He cannot marry a woman of such social standing so why not make her his mistress?

After the murder of her father, Lilly is searching for answers and they lead her directly to Lord Hawksley. But will they also lead her to his bed...?

Once Upon a Rake

Coming November 24th

In Victorian England, little Ellie Browning swiftly discovered happy endings did not exist, and rakes were simply rakes. When the man she had adored for years kissed her and left her heartbroken, she resolved to put any dreams of fairy tales aside.
Seven years later, the widowed Eleanor, Countess of Hawthorne, has returned to England after years of travelling with a few ideas in mind. Firstly, she will continue to be the refined, elegant woman she has learned to be—or at least she shall try her best—and secondly, she will make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than her.  A fine opportunity presents itself when she discovers she is now a part owner of a cotton mill.But the owner of the mill and the very same rake who had hurt her, has no desire to let a woman interfere with his business, let alone little Ellie Browning. After one of Lucian’s mills succumbed to fire, he’s fighting to save the other and continue his father’s legacy of fine business decisions and accruing wealth.However, after a series of accidents, it becomes clear someone wishes the mill to close. But who, and why? Forced together to investigate the incidents, they must get past their shared history if they want to save the business.
If only the growing attraction between them did not prove such a distraction. With things heating up between them, it becomes clear that they are both at risk of getting burned...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Too Much to Lose by Samantha Holt - Cover Reveal

I don't normally do contemporary books on my blog but Samantha is also a great historical writer and I'm really looking forward to this book

Have you ever been so desperate you made a decision that would haunt you forever?

 Jess has.

She became a porn star. Jess is on the run from her past. She has no friends, no life. She tries to forget everything that happened to her all those years ago. After changing her image, leaving her home and getting a new job, she’s determined it won’t happen again. If that means never being close to anyone ever again, then so be it.

If only Hunter O’Reilly didn’t make her wish things could be different. Hunter needs this job. After being screwed over by his partner—make that ex-partner—his investigation business is on the line. Already in debt, he eagerly takes on the job of finding some stolen money at triple his going rate and all leads point in Jess’s direction. He expects problems at that price. But he doesn’t expect to fall for her.

However, no job is ever that simple. When he’s forced to spend more time with her, the lines between business and pleasure are blurred. And once Jess’s life comes under threat, they have to make a decision, can they both overcome Jess’s past?

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Regency Men on Monday - Colonel Brandon

Today I'm talking about Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility. He is such a wonderfully honourable man and he soooo loves Marianne. I'm torn between which TV/movie adaption version of Brandon I like the best. I mean Alan Rickman is fantastic in everything he acts in, but David Morrissey made my heart beat that little bit faster. Forget the Walking Dead, that man rocks breeches and top boots. So I hate to drop Rickman into second place but David Morrissey wins. Also the BBC adaption version had Brandon duelling with Willoughby, Nothing like a man with a sword in his hand to make me go all weak at the knees. So today's blog is going to be dedicated to gratuitous photos of David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon

A man who loves animals...swoon

This is the screensaver on my ipad... you can see why.

I really don't see what Elinor sees in Edward Ferrars

If she doesn't want you, I'll happily oblige, Colonel.

OK, clearly he doesn't love all animals but a man has to eat,

Looking all heartbroken. I would gladly mend his broken heart

Aw shucks, I do love a happy ending

And the last ones are just gratuitous photos because they happened to be on my hard drive.