Hello bookish people :-D
I know you haven’t had an email from me in ages, but I’m still writing, I’ve been off moonlighting in murder mysteries!
I know you signed up for young adult romance, and murder mystery certainly isn’t that. But just in case you are one of those readers who actually just liked my style, then I thought I’d share my new series with you.
It’s what Amazon calls ‘cozy’. This means it’s clean. No violence, sex or swearing. But there is a murder, a bit of kissing, and my heroine can be a little snarky on occasion.
Of course, being British, we have different standards of what we consider ‘cozy’. For a start, we spell it cosy, which causes all kinds of confusion. And, while we’re on that, all my books are in British English, they’re not spelling mistakes, I promise!
Anyway, back to the cozy. It is set in Cornwall. A pretty village on a rugged romantic bit of coast, with the castle where King Arthur was allegedly born, and a few ghosts thrown in for good measure. So, if you’ve ever enjoyed a bit of Agatha Christie, then maybe come and get cozy with me, ha ha!
P.S. Try the prequel novella first, click the picture below. It's a short intro story and only .99c (or free to read in Kindle Unlimited)
New Release - All Hallows Eve
The Lord of the Dead might be hotter than Hades, but Eve must resist his dark charm if she wants to make it back to the land of the living.
When Eve’s roommate does a magical ceremony on Halloween, it’s Eve that gets sucked into the spell. She has to attend a feast as the date of the God of the Underworld, except she can’t eat or drink anything or she might never be able to leave. Eve has class on Monday morning, but seductive Lord Samhain is tempting her to stay forever…
A modern twist on the Hades and Persephone myth.
How to Hex a Halo
Game, Set, Mismatch out now
I'm having a ton of fun writing a tennis romance for my Blue River Boys series. It's been a few years since I last played so I'm trying to brush up on the rules, but mainly this is a high school romance, so the only things that really matter are Luke and Cami and their rocky relationship after they get stuck paired up together and must learn to get along. I hope you enjoy it as much as the others, and if you want to be informed as soon as it goes live then sign up for my reader list HERE
Crazy May is out now!
Sometimes the right person can change everything, sometimes they can’t. But, maybe, just maybe, they can change enough to make a difference.
I’m Callie May. Username: May Day!
And I have issues. I am addicted to my phone and to social media, and when my parents tried to cut me off from it all, bad things happened. But we’re all trying harder now, and I’m in control of it, mostly. So, when they booked me a weekend at a riding stables for a ‘break away’, I was okay with it, until I discovered I’d have no internet access. Then the nightmare started.
Except that it didn’t totally consume me, because I wasn’t alone. There was this boy…
Antoine was strong, calm, sunshine to my darkness. He loved life, food and horses. And possibly, me?
A sweet and clean romance with no violence, sex or swearing on the page.
Callie May - Character analysis
Who is Callie May? She's the girl from my newest story Love Offline.
Callie is just seventeen and she has some issues. She got sucked into a life where her online personality took over her real life one. With more than 8,000 so called "friends" on Instagram she found that these friends were more engaged with her when it came to negative stuff than anything positive, and so began a slippery path down to self harm and low self esteem. In Love Offline we meet Callie after she's sought out help and is back in control. But that doesn't mean it's all roses from then on, there are moments of doubt, insecurities, and most of all she's still fighting to separate herself from her phone. The big question is how she copes when she goes somewhere with no phone reception and no wifi. And can she find a hunky distraction to get through it? Well, it is a romance, so of course she does :-)
Which type of cover?
I'm just editing a story at the moment and having a dilemma about covers. This story was inspired by what is going on in the news right now about teenagers in England and the effects of Instagram on their mental health. It's a big story here as the government are trying to slap Instagram with a Duty of Care order. Even as I was writing this story the owners of the site have agreed to remove self harm images completely, though it hasn't happened yet.
The story is about a girl who spends a lot of her time on social media and has issues because of it, however her parents send her away for a weekend and it changes things for her. It's all wrapped up in a sweet romance, as all my stories are, and it has a happy ending. But which type of cover would suit this best?
I don't want to mislead readers into thinking it's a fluffy hearts and rainbows book, but I also don't want people to think it's going to be over heavy on the angst, especially as it's still a sweet romance.
Here are my two current choices, or maybe I should stick to a more traditional cover? I'd love your input and thoughts! You can email me as usual through the contact page or comment here (though none of you ever do, ha ha!)