Those of you who follow along and are writers or would like to write a book, will know that I spend some time hanging out at the writer's cafe on kboards chatting all things craft and publishing.
Unfortunately the forum was recently purchased by a new company and they made some big changes to the terms and conditions which basically means (in a nutshell) that they can take our posts and do what they want with them, i.e. republish them or use them out of context. The members weren't given any option to opt out of this, and it means they now own everything we have ever posted. Does that sound right to you? It didn't to most of the members, and a large portion instantly stopped posting.
I've been there a long time, in fact I started there before I had published a single word. It was a place that was a huge part of my 'journey'. I'm not going to abandon it, but I am going to be more cautious now with what I share (perhaps I always should have been).
Which means that a lot of my posts need to be modified because I don't want them used in ways out of my control. So, I'm replacing them with this wormhole (as that's basically where my words have gone). And I apologise to anyone who might have found them useful. I'm still here, though, for any and all of your questions. Peace out :-)
Hello lovely readers,
As some of you know, I also write Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy under the name Elena Bryce.
I decided that my series: The Magical Misadventures of Emily Rand, would actually fit better under that name, even though it is still a young adult series.
Other than the new author name, nothing else has changed and you can still keep reading through them as before. Thanks for understanding and I hope you enjoy them x
Hi book lovers!
I'm sorry I haven't posted for ages, it's been the school holidays and I've had little people under my feet, doing their very best to make sure I get no work done!
However, it's been a great couple of months. My witchy romance How to Flunk Magic has sat on the Best Seller list for a few weeks, which has made me so happy. So, a huge thank you to everyone who bought a copy and to everyone who left a review too. Authors love reviews, both good and bad, because they let us know what you liked and what you didn't. Which means more books that you'll hopefully love!
Tomorrow brings the start of September, my favourite month of the whole year! Why do I love September? Well, because it is still warm, but the sun takes on a softer more golden light, the moon seems bigger, and the colours around us are richer. Also it smells nice. I can't explain that - it just does. Autumn has a special smell and I like it.
Hope you all have a fantastic September, and I'll get on with writing you some new books!
Today instead of traditional romance, I chose this picture to show my feelings :-)
It's a full moon tonight! In fact, it's called a Strawberry Moon this month.
I love strawberries and I love June, so I'm having a great month. Plus, of course, TWO book releases!
How to Flunk Magic (The Magical Misadventures of Emily Rand, Book One)
(Only 0.99c/p right now!)
How to Witch a Werewolf (The Magical Misadventures of Emily Rand, Book Two)
Both available on Amazon as ebook or paperback (and FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited).
Hope you had a great June too! And I hope you enjoy the new and extended books.
Hi book lovers!
For those who’ve been following along with me, you might remember that I’ve been rebranding my Magic & Mayhem series (re-releasing book one on Amazon next week - I’ll send you a notification!) and now I’m ready for my dramatic new cover reveal for the first one.
You may have already read it, but I’ve now combined books one and two, and I’ve expanded and re-edited the whole series, so you may (or may not) want to re-read.
So… here it is:
Also a question: Do you remember the old cover? Do you like this one better? (all opinions valid, lol).
So, my news… Well, I’ve been really enjoying the spring sunshine and the flowers in the graveyard. It’s so pretty at this time of year. I found this grave that was just bursting with bluebells and whitebells.
Oh, and I’m spending Saturday watching the Royal Wedding, which I’m secretly following with avid absorption (Ssh, don’t tell anyone).
I’ve also been working hard on my Fantasy pen name (Elena Bryce) and should have the last book in my first series come out this summer. So, I hope you’ll check those out too if you read that kind of thing.
Until next month, hope you’re having a fantastic spring!
Wow, 2017 went by fast and I didn't get done half the things I had planned to. My two year old daughter was probably the main reason as this time is so precious (she'll be starting pre-school when she's three in a few months). But at least when she goes it will mean I can finally get back to being a full time writer.
I hope to finish off the third book in the Blue River Boys Series this month, so keep a look out for a New Release Alert when that goes live. And then... I don't know. Maybe I'll start a new series? I've had a few requests to continue the Magic & Mayhem series into further books, so I'm considering it. But if you have any preference then do leave me a comment or email me through the Contact page, it is always interesting to hear what my wonderful readers enjoy most.
Until then, I wish you all a fantastic year to come and may 2018 bring you everything you dream of.
Hi Readers :-)