Monday, 18 June 2018

It's Complicated is out now to buy

At the end of The Dating Game, you were given a choice. Will it be Caleb or Owen? Take your pick out of these two full-length novels, that are book book two.

Rita has a choice to make.
Choosing Caleb does not mean that things will be plain sailing, far from it.
As they get closer they realise that they are world's apart. 

Rita has a choice to make.
Choosing Owen does not mean that things will be plain sailing, far from it.
As they get closer they realise that they are world's apart.
Can their relationship go the distance and survive all the obstacles that life has to throw at them.

Click here to pick Owen

Haven't read The Dating Game yet?

As a best-selling author Rita Davies has the world at her feet, but there is one thing missing.
All Rita wants is a man and she is determined to go to great lengths to find one. Even if that includes auctioning herself off at a charity fundraiser.
The only single one in her group, Rita is desperate for a plus one so she can Netflix and chill with because her tubs of ice cream just aren’t doing it for her no more.
Rita is quirky, flirty and, at times, downright dirty.
Follow Rita on her writing journey then decide which path she should take.

All books are free to read on Kindle Unlimited.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Side Hustle by A.J. Lape Cover Reveal

Title: Side Hustle Season 1
Author: A.J. Lape
Genre: Mystery
Episode Release Date: June 25, 2018 Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Join Darcy Walker in season one of SIDE HUSTLE, a three-part serial where she leaves the Cincinnati, Ohio, area for the bright lights and bustling action of Los Angeles, California. Crimes are darker, people are more colorful, but one thing remains the same—Darcy Walker solves crime one way: living life like a verb.

Darcy Walker excels at lies, deception, and outthinking the bad guys. She has the résumé to prove it. While waiting to attend the police academy, she takes her talents into pizza delivery. Little does she know, life as a delivery driver isn’t all pizza and wings.
On a late-night run to a customer’s home, Darcy’s delivery turns deadly. She stumbles into a murder mystery straight out of a Hollywood script—a blood-soaked crime scene with no known witnesses except a suspicious man with a Mona Lisa smile. To compound the trifecta, the victim appears to have a past he’s been trying to outrun. Uncovering his secret-filled life leads Darcy and some new friends on a high-voltage journey, intersecting with a former adversary.
When shadows of this old enemy surface, Darcy realizes black and white are an absolute as sure as the sun’s rotation. One wrong move could keep her from the academy, and one screw up could mean a friend of hers breathes his last breath. 
In Side Hustle, solving crime takes a backseat to the moral dilemma she’s placed in: protect her dream or keep a friend alive. Will Darcy uncover who murdered her customer? Or will a Grim Reaper from the past end her and her friends’ lives first?
Readers call the Darcy Walker Series Stephanie Plum meets Veronica Mars meets The Blacklist in this #1 Amazon Bestseller in Teens Mysteries & Thrillers, Spies & Detective Stores.

A. J. lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two feministic daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, watching too much cable TV, or cheering like a banshee at hometown sporting events. But as always, she’s dreaming of her characters and eavesdropping-slash-creeping on those around her to find out how people interact.
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Thursday, 22 February 2018

My Journey: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

My Journey: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer.

When I was diagnosed with cancer I was asked by friends to keep a journal, with the hope that I would publish it. I kept the journal but I still wasn't 100% sure whether I would release it as it it something where I completely bare my soul. Something that shows the real me, behind the mask of smiles.

In this journal I talk about everything, and I mean everything. I talk about how it also affects my other health issues.

This book is not for the faint hearted and if real life offends you then this book is not for you.
You may wonder why I am releasing it and there are so many reasons. Friends wanted to know what it was like to live with cancer. Some of these friends have cared for others, and are still caring for people, with cancer. A lot of people do not like to talk about what they are going through.
I am open, I always have been. However, there are so many things I kept to myself. So many things I held back from revealing to friends, but these are the things I put down in the book.
If, after all of this, I can help just one person then I have succeeded in my mission to raise awareness. 
2017 was one of the hardest times of my life. It was the year I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
In this book I lay everything bare and tell you what it is really like living with cancer.

Release date: 28th February 2018

Monday, 23 October 2017

Upcoming releases

In all the years I have been writing, I have never had a yearly writing plan. Then yesterday I saw someone had made a status saying how she had one created which included word counts etc. This got me thinking that maybe I should be creating one, not necessarily one that includes word counts though.
So I opened Excel and began writing out what I plan on writing and publishing before the end of 2018. I have to say that it looks really good but I definitely 'Eek' moment. But I must stay positive. 
2017 has been spent focusing on my health and my work has had to take a back seat so I am determined that 2018 will be a bumper of a year.
So you are now probably wondering what books I have planned. 
The first book I will release will be the third book in the Alimanti series. I am currently half way through writing this and I am hoping that I can get it done and possibly released before the end of this year.
Then I would like to release the next two books in The Dating Game series. I know so many of you are really waiting to see what happens with this.
After that I want to release the journal I have been keeping through my battle with cancer. So many people have asked me to turn it into a book as they would love to read it. I just want to wait awhile first.
After that I would like to work on the first main book in the Mystic Valley series.

Going by how many books that is I really should be writing now. I also should not sleep from now until the end of next year, lol. But I am positive. I can do this. I implore you guys to nag at me. Encourage me to just keep writing.

But I know that all I have to do is write a little every day. Give myself mini targets, like 500 words here and there. Let the positivity begin :) 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

October Frights Blog Hog Day 6 - Part 3

Frozen in Time (Excerpt)

Book 1 in the Alimanti series

Time waits for no man. It has its own schedule and doesn’t give you extra seconds or minutes. It doesn’t wait for you to say the things you want or do the things you need to. It doesn’t wait around for you to say goodbye or to tell someone how much you love them. Before you know it, it is too late, and you don’t get a chance for a do over. I know this all too well because last year, my mum lost her battle to cancer. She was my rock. She was the most beautiful and loving mother who I loved, and still love, unconditionally. But now I’m left with a gaping hole in my chest.
If I had hoped that my dad would be there to comfort me after I lost my mum, then I was sorely mistaken. He became withdrawn. He quit his job, or rather his employer let him go because he stopped going in. My dad stopped doing a lot of things, such as washing, dressing, eating, and even talking. What could I do? I was 14 years old. I wanted to be held, comforted, to be told that everything was going to be okay, and that we would get through this together, but that never happened.
One thing I was grateful for was my best friend, Lauren McLaren, and her family. They were there for me in ways I wished my dad was. But I never felt complete, and a lot of the time, I felt like a burden. I knew they had no qualms with me being there all of the time. I had pretty much moved in with them, and they had already begun including me in everything they did, but I felt resentment for what they had.
If I thought things were going to get better, I was wrong. There I was, a year older and sitting in the Accident and Emergency room of Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary with doctors and nurses running around. People were crying, children squealing, and grownups were complaining, whilst I sat there frozen in time whilst doctors tried to revive my dad.
Yeah, you read that right. My dad was lying on a hospital gurney, dying. Dying. I couldn’t even bring myself to cry. No tears welled up as I sat there in the busy waiting room.
Fifteen years old and I knew that my dad had given up. He didn’t see me. The fun loving dad I knew and loved had died the same day my mum had. It was just me who had to carry this burden.

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