Valerie’s world is turned upside down when she meets smooth-talking Lex Kendal. #readinglife #romcom @IndieWriterSupp #dryhumour

First up in the ‘middle line from the middle of your book’ promo is… Oh No, I’ve Fallen in Love! by Louise Wise. Continue reading

How far would you go to stay alive? Eden – #scifi #adventure #alphamale #mustread #inlust #scifiromance

How far would you go to stay alive? Eden http://bookShow.me/B0052DN2YG #scifi #adventure #alphamale #mustread #inlust Continue reading

Some believed in fate, and Darren was a true believer but when Julie never reciprocated his advances they just never happened. Until she was sent back in time to the 1970s and met Darren again in a way she never expected. #timetravel #paranormalbooks #iartg #wrpbks #RRBC

Julie should be dead, yet she was in someone else’s body and living their life through her eyes. And if things couldn’t get any worse, it was 1972. Julie Compton’s life should have ended when she crashed the car, instead … Continue reading

Only #99c for readers who loved the Time Traveler’s Wife – Wide Awake Asleep #bookboost #soulmate

‘Past events can be changed but one must be careful of how one does it because it’ll impact on the rest of one’s life.’—Dáire Quin, Modify your Destiny if you Must, 2003 Wide Awake Asleep No one saw Julie’s car … Continue reading

If you liked the #Brit series Life on Mars, you’ll like Wide Awake Asleep #kindleUnlimited #timetravel #timeslips #coma

Free on Kindle Unlimited… Wide Awake Asleep If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up where you least expect Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they turned against … Continue reading

Louise Wise’s new time-travel romance out for Christmas!

Coming soon… Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, neither could she wait to turn her back on her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they cruelly conspired against her and turned her cossetted life upside down and inside … Continue reading

Returning to Eden’s prehistoric #scifi saga that stole the hearts of #readers everywhere.

‘I’m scared’, Fly had said. He was never scared. He was her hero. Her rugged hero made up from all the romance books she’d read. Big, bold and beautiful—in an alien kind of way. Jenny’s from Earth. Fly’s from Itor. … Continue reading

The worst thing you can say to someone with #depression is ‘pull yourself together’.

‘I’m not angry, moody or resentful. I just don’t like people.’ – Valerie Anthrope. ‘Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love! comes a warm, tear-jerking story of strong women, bad-turned-good men and the power of friendship. Valerie’s life has been one of … Continue reading

More rants from the minds of fictional people – Benefit Street

 Bolshy, moody and downright badtempered Valerie Anthrope gives her opinion on the current TV show Benefit Street.
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I watched Benefit Street last night, and my
God, I wanted to reach into the TV screen and slap every one of those lazy,
good-for-nothings. How dare they think they have a right to our precious welfare
system, built to provide for the needy NOT the lazy.


There was one woman (she ate her way through her dole cheque judging by
her size) who believed she was the spokeswoman for the entire street and wouldn’t
let anyone else get a word in. She seemed to think that what she received in
handouts wasn’t enough because she was forced—yeah right—to go to soup kitchens
just to eat. Did I mention she was fat? That’s some soup!

And then there was this guy
whose ‘job’ was scrounging for more money on the streets (to top up his
benefits) from the hard-working. 

Another stole for a living to
feed his six kids. He said he can’t work because he needs to help his wife look
after the sprogs, on the plus side it’s a two-parent family. Think he was a rarity on that street.

And all those people, well the
majority anyway had mobile phones, flatscreen TV, they smoked and managed to
sink several pints in the pub on a daily basis! That’s not struggling on the
welfare system that’s bloody taking the piss!

Work-shy scrougers the lot of them. – Valerie Anthrope from Oh no,
I’ve Fallen in Love!

Now for the turn of gullible but thinks-she’s-smart Charlotte (Charlie) Wallis

There was a heart-breaking programme on the box last night. About people living
on welfare, or trying to. Obviously, it isn’t enough money for the poor sods
because the majority are forced to steal just to eat! 
One guy has six children
to feed and the money he’s given isn’t enough for them. Just because he’s on
benefits doesn’t mean his kids are! The children shouldn’t have to suffer.
Where is their support, eh? 

A lady, White Dee, I think
her name was, was the street’s backbone. An intelligent voice among the demoralised.


The programme was a little bit of a circus for the working smug, which I don’t think was the intention, or at least I hope not, becuase once you’re on
the downward slope of being without a job, with no prospects and live amongst others
like yourself you become discouraged and eventually probably depressed. 

And I should know. I’ve been there. Luckily, I had a friend to pull me back up else I’d probably still be in the gutter. But what do these people have? 

Diddley squat, that’s what. There
needs to be more out there for people who are battling with unemployment. More
help and more money. – Charlie Wallis from A Proper Charlie.

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If (some) indie authors were car dealers.

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse!
If YOU, yes, you, tell everyone about my fabulous cars {please tweet/blog about my god-damn awful book} I’ll take you for FREE 600 mile spin {I’ve made the book free so you have no excuse not to read it}, but you must tell your friends how fab the drive is along those long, dreary, no-sign-of life-anywhere, roads {there’s no plot, just endless waffle}.
I know there are a few silly faults {typos} (broken wing mirror etc, but nothing that will ruin your enjoyment of driving), so I’d like to put it out there that if someone knows of someone who can fix cars for free, {please edit my 600-paged book for free} I will personally put their name in the window of my shop, which will bring them potentially LOTS of clients especially as I’ll tell all my customers how fabulously you fixed them. I can’t be fairer than that, can I?
My cars are special. You won’t find a Mini, Fiat or a Range Rover, but a mismatch of each and every car the world over so one size fits all! {The genre is mixed: romance, horror, crime, suitable from birth to 100, has a mix of comedy and noire. Oh, and bondage, and don’t forget the vampire!}.
I’ve cleaned each and every car myself because I can’t afford staff, but hey, I have a degree in cleaning so it’s all good {I uploaded my own photos}. Anyway, I’ve have no complaints so far, all my friends and family think they are beautiful cars. 
But oh, and when I asked for advice on the colour of one of my cars, I didn’t expect people to hurt my feelings {not interested in hearing the truth}. That was mean. I LOVE the yellow and brown and think it compliments the red polka dots stickers perfectly {really awful cover photo-shopped cover}


And I KNOW the steering is wonky in all of the cars, which sends them from one side of the road to the other, but that’s part of their charm! {Mixed POV. Even the cat has its own storyline.}

So, open to you, who wants the privilege of reviewing/mending my cars? {read and tell me it’s the best thing since, like, ever!}


The offer is there for one week only so hurry or you could miss out!!
The offer has been extended for a MONTH!

Anyone?

A British read that sums up the entire chick lit genre: fun, relationships and ‘finding yourself’.

Sssh, don’t tell everyone, but it’s half price for one week only


Sorry, folks, but it’s back to normal price now.

A Proper Charlie

Charlie Wallis is ditzy but her heart is the right place, it’s just a shame her brain isn’t.
Without a family, she was brought up in a children’s home and subsequently craves to fall in love and be loved herself. She is heart-broken when her boyfriend dumps her, but then feels attracted to her boss, Ben. And it’s mutual! Problem is he’s wanted for murder.
Is her life destined to meet bad men? Or is Ben as innocent as he claims?
A true British book – A Proper Charlie will take you around the streets of London on Charlie’s journey to contentment, and it’s where she least expects to find it!

99c / 77p for one week only!

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Louise Wise’s page turner two-parter!

Eden #1

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Her senses were acute to sound, and her brain
nagged her to flee, but she remained motionless. The old, old trick: play dead.

 
Imagine being an astronaut.


Now imagine applying for a mission where you became one of the first humans to travel outside the solar system.

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The training couldn’t prepare you for what was about to happen–the unimaginable.

Jenny Daykin, her co-travellers presumed dead, became shipwrecked on Eden.


She wasn’t alone.


Jenny Daykin, ordinary woman with an extraordinary dilemma: kill or be killed. Surrender or invade. Hunt or Hunted. Love or hate.

Hunted #2

As the only survivors they rely on one another. But he isn’t human and the place she calls home, isn’t Earth

 

Nook  

Jenny chose love. An emotion only felt by higher species such as you or I. 

But do so-called ‘higher species’ need to have the thought-process of hope love? Or are such emotions mere survival instincts? Or, even, a disabling thought-process? 

An error of human-kind?


Somehow, Jenny found herself wondering just that as she was forced to quell her emotions in order to survive.

Sad scenes say so much…

Yeah, I know the song title is Sad Songs (say so much) by Elton John but for July’s theme I’m asking for the most tear-jerking scene in your novel (reading or writing).

Scenes should be no more than 500 words long. Make me cry! Send in your most emotional scenes, author media and book details (if you’re an author), if you’re a reader all you need to send me is the scene. My Email
Here’s my sad scene from Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love! Valerie Anthrope has finally realised that her past has much to do with how she is feeling. The house she lived in as a child is full of sad memories: the death of her baby brother, her parents and nan. Their deaths are all linked to a curse she received as a child. And now that her boyfriend has declared his undying love, she needs to get away before he becomes the next casualty.

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My house was unwelcoming. Its furnishings
tortured me in their familiarity. How could everything be the same, when inside
I was dying? I walked through the rooms. I no longer liked the home that I’d
grown up in. It was too full of memories; of my mum’s endless crying and of my
dad’s tortured eyes. In every room, I could still hear the echo of her sobbing,
and see the ghost-like image of my dad as he stood nervously on the side-lines.

   Suddenly, I could see myself as an eight-year-old
little girl. I was sitting on the stairs, watching the ambulance from the
opened doorway as the paramedics took Sean’s small body away. Mum and Dad had
followed them, their heads lowered and shoulders slumped, and every now and
then Mum’s body jerked with a tearful spasm. My nan was crying into a large
handkerchief and every time I asked what was happening and when Sean would be
better, she’d only wailed louder. The house represented everything I was hiding
from. There were no happy memories here. Only mourning.

Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love!

Amazon 

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Valerie Anthrope has a problem. Only she shies away from
acknowledging it. On the outside, she’s a cut-throat business woman running her
own financial brokerage. On the inside, she’s lonely, and frightened her past
will catch up with her.
And when it does, she’s not prepared. 
She’ll never be prepared for what awaits her.
Dark romance.

In the celebration of motherhood…

Nineteen authors from around the world were given six weeks or less
to prod
uce a story involving a mother, and the result is here! 

In A Kind of Mad Courage, we have a collection of tales that will make you laugh, cry, and truly appreciate the “mad courage” of motherhood. 

 

Samantha Stroh Bailey – “Hide and Seek”

Regina Cash-Clark – “Autumn’s Eyes”

Laura Chapman – “Oh Baby”

Elke Feuer – “The Sacrifice”

Diana Gliedman – “Love in the Time of Cannibals”

Carey Heywood – “A Poem for Mommy”

Wendy Janes – “Verity”

Francine LaSala – “Monkey Bread”

Sheryn MacMunn – “Last Words”

Nikki Mahood – “This Year’s Love”

Karen E. Martin – “Two Thousand Steps”

Heather McCoubrey – “Emily’s Promise”

Monique McDonell – “A Tale of Two Mothers”

Maria Schulz – “Like a Boomerang”

Jen Tucker – “Heartstrings”

Donna Valenti – “In the Nick of Time”

Julie Valerie – “LLL”

k.c. wilder – “Lady in Red”

Louise Wise – “Becky’s Mum”
 
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Heard of reverse promotion?

For something different in May I’m offering space on my blog for those who dare to write reverse promotion about their book (or themselves). It’s a fun/evil way of talking about your bad characters, or your characters’ worse traits (they aren’t perfect, I hope!), and dishing the dirt on your writing style. 

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Here’s my reverse promotion on my romantic comedy – 



A Proper Charlie.



The book is British and set in London, so for any non Britons reading be prepared for a lot Brit lingo that’ll confuse the stuffing out of you. The main character, Charlie Wallis, also has ginger hair, and if that isn’t enough to put you off she’s too needy, too trusting and an utter doormat to her loser of a boyfriend, Andy.

The genre is romantic comedy but love scenes don’t come easy to me so I took the easy way out and wrote bad sex scenes–I’ve had lots of experience (did I just say that out loud?). Anyhoo, here’s short ‘sexy’ excerpt:



He stood
up – it took several attempts – but he eventually stood before her. ‘Had one
pint, that’s all,’ he said, pronouncing pint as “point”. He staggered
sidewards, righted himself, but then staggered the other way. He sat back down.
‘Think my drink was spiked.’
Charlie
sat next to him. ‘Sorry I yelled, love. I’m tired, that’s all. You could have
asked me about having your mates here. I wouldn’t have minded,’ she lied. She
always felt the need to count the cutlery after they’d been round.
Andy
swallowed a belch and nodded.
She
slipped her arms around his waist. ‘I’m not too tired for making love, though.’
‘Need a
piss,’ he said and pulled away from her. Before he got to the bathroom, his fly
was undone and he was pulling his penis from his boxers. He peed with the door
open and then staggered back towards Charlie, tucking it away. He wiped his
hands on his jeans.
‘Let’s
shag until morning,’ he said with a grin. 
He tripped and crashed to the ground by her feet. He laughed, belched,
and fell asleep.

A Proper Charlie is real life, real funny and real pink. If you’re a guy you’ll hate it: no guns (heck, this is a British novel!), no babes (heck, this is a British novel!), and no fast cars (heck this is a …). If you’re a girl you’ll hate it too: no hearts and flowers, no sexy guys (unless you find geeky men attractive) and no shiny, sparkly shoes (I don’t think Charlie has any!).


Charlie lives for love but she’s clueless, and clings to her boyfriend unaware that he’s abusing her trust. She’s clueless in everything she does, in fact, as one reviewer put ‘A Proper Charlie is a piece of steaming shite!’ and her boss Ben Middleton (no relation to Kate) gets covered in the stuff! 

So you see, unless you like annoying characters who are not only unlucky in love but useless, then do literature a favour and DON’T buy A Proper Charlie.

So over to you guys. Write something about your book using one of the below styles (or your own idea):

1. 200 to 700 word article (approx) on why people shouldn’t buy {name of book}.
2. 200 to 700 word article (approx) on why people should avoid all your book(s).
3. 200 to 700 word article (approx) on why people should avoid you completely (as a person and/or as an author).

Article (or bullet points) can be funny, argumentative, evil, an utter piss-take, your call.

Send in your author media (links, bio and pic) and book details (purchase links, blurb, extract etc).

Please send all ASAP so I can arrange everyone with dates using the ‘contact’ button top left of screen. All articles will appear here and tweeted out via Triberr. Intros to your article will be posted to WWBB’s Facebook page. All book covers will be posted on Pinterest in the Book Junkies library.

Come on, be brave…