Jelvia: Not Human Holding out for a Hero book #1 Jelvias have lived alongside humans since time began—or that’s what mankind once thought. Now they are waking up to the invisible technology that had fogged their brains. Beasts. Devil spawn. … Continue reading →
Jelvias have been living alongside humans since time began—or that’s what mankind once thought. Now they are waking up to the invisible technology that had fogged their brains.
Beasts. Devil spawn. Aliens. Venomous… are the words used to describe Jelvias. They execute criminals and judge beyond redemption.
Macy Shaw wants to prove there’s more to Jelvias than violent murderers but knows no one will listen to a small-time celebrity reporter such as her—until she catches the eye of her boss and he gives her the job of a lifetime:
Narcifer, the Jelvian Lothario, woo him, seduce him, get a story.
Macy is going to do anything to get that story…even if she risks losing her heart.
I’ve never used resources like Rachel’s Random Resources before (it’s usually me on WWBB as the host!), so I’m looking forward to having Wide Awake Asleep pampered and shared around like a bag of Jelly Babies! (Unless they are my Jelly Babies, and then they’d NEVER be shared!)
So, from November 8th I hope to be splayed (the book, not me!) on many book blogger sites, where I will reveal various excerpts from the book, interviews and — gulp — a few book reviews where I’ve gifted copies of Wide Awake Asleep.
Wide Awake Asleep
(a time travel, paranormal adventure).
Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?
No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.
Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again.
One flaw. She’s in the body of a stranger.
Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie is forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling other people’s bodies she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one all while wondering if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car.
With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but of those around her. She’s finally ‘living’ but does that mean she must die?
Imprisoned for brutal crimes against his wardens, Fly was taken from his planet Itor and transported to an uninhabited world alongside other criminals. Full of mutiny, anger and a desire for revenge the transportation was never going to be successful and Fly became the only survivor when the craft crashed.
Then the human ship arrived – and Jenny.
With a malfunctioning spacecraft she was in for a fight for her life, but her problems were only just beginning when her crewmates abandon her on Eden.
‘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. By a quirk of fate they met. She tamed him and they fell in love. They live idyllic lives in a protected corner of the world away from the wolf-like people and savage tribes of Neanderthals, and when Jenny discovers she’s pregnant they feel things can’t get any more perfect.
But things are changing outside their little kingdom. The wolf-people are disbanding and someone, or something, appears to be hunting the Neanderthals. Fly makes provisions to protect all that’s dear to him, but then he just doesn’t return home. Jenny knows he’s alive somewhere, but alone with her baby daughter, is she equipped to deal with the new horror that awaits her?
This sequel will have you turning the pages wondering if happy ever afters are possible in this conclusion to Eden.
I’ve always thought the answer was gratuitous sex scenes amongst shallow characters, but others have told me it’s an insignificant plot.
I Googled the answer and (palpitations!) it brought up chick lit. Chick lit! Surely not! Other answers are a formulaic book written for scandal or simply a badly-written book. It seems no one really knows the true answer. Maybe it’s an easy-reading book that you’ve enjoyed?
When I brought up this question with a group of writers, a gentleman answered: ‘Any book written by a female.’
Yeah, I know, idiot. So the question is still out there—what constitutes a trashy novel?
Meanwhile, my own trashy, chick lit novel (with no gratuitous sex scenes or insignificant plot) is only 99c to buy all through March. Feel free to check it out:
A Proper Charlie
What’s a girl to do when she discovers her boss is a wanted man?
She’s losing her job. She’s losing her boyfriend. She can only afford to eat spaghetti hoops on toast. She’s called Charlie… Charlotte, ginger, ginge, Duracell or carrot. Yet with all these odds against her, she pushes forward to take the lead story on her paper at London Core.
Too bad no one knows.
Too bad she’s the office general assistant and not a real journalist. Too bad it’s on missing prostitutes and Charlie thinks pretending to be a ‘tart with a heart’ will get her that story. She doesn’t just get a story. She becomes the starring role!
‘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 →
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 →
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 →
‘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 →
‘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 →
I always thought the answer was gratuitous sex scenes amongst shallow characters, but others have told me it’s an insignificant plot. I Googled the answer and (palpitations!) it brought up chick lit. Chick lit! Surely not the light-hearted books I … Continue reading →