Stuck for that special gift…



Time for that Christmas plug…. Although not a Christmas book All Tomorrows Parties does pack a punch in the ‘ can’t put it down’ category.The reviews have been so encouraging… Here’s what some of them say:

∗∗∗∗∗ ” Highly entertaining heady brew of romance and thriller which twists and turns and keeps you hooked all the way through”

 ∗∗∗∗∗ ” Fantastic read and thoroughly engaging into the emotional roller-coaster of Laine Marshall’s life. Being an 80’s girl I could picture the clothes & could the hear the music too! Incredible twist after twist towards the end, which I didn’t see coming. Read over 2 days on the sun lounger – perfect holiday book. Agree it would make a fantastic film. Thank you Nicole Fitton and looking forward to another one…”
So if you like to be the first to champion debut authors and like the idea of having your head in a book rather than in a Turkey give All Tomorrow’s Parties a try:
Would make a great stocking filler!

Introducing…..Party For Two by Monique DeVere

Today I am hosting my friend Monique DeVere. Her new book ‘Party For Two’ was released yesterday. Here we discuss life, love and laughter (not necessarily in that order) oh and her new book! To be entered into a competition to win a copy of her new book you can email her here or alternatively add your comment in the comment box along with your email address..

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Monique DeVere is a full-time author of Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Romantic Comedy and Contemporary Romance. She also writes Christian Supernatural Suspense movie scripts. She was born on the beautiful island of Barbados, where she grew up on a large plantation with enough wide-open space to let the imagination run free. She moved to the UK as a teen and shortly after met and fell instantly, and irrevocably, in love with her very own strong-silent-type hero. When Monique isn’t writing or spending quality time with her family, she likes to armchair travel to distant and exciting parts of the world. She considers herself to have the best job on earth. Continue reading “Introducing…..Party For Two by Monique DeVere”

Say hello to Monique DeVere…..


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I’m excited to let you all know that on Thursday December 3rd my friend and fellow author Monique DeVere will be a featured author on my blog. Her new book Party for Two is released on December 2nd and she is stopping by to give me the heads up on life,love and laughter! If you can’t wait until Thursday you can have a sneaky peek and pre order Party for Two on Amazon for just 99p. See you Thursday!!

FREE Kindle Ebook on Plotting – Nov 27 – Nov 29



I wanted to share this for my author friend Alicia Dean, a great book & free between Nov 27-Nov 29. What more could you ask for. For those celebrating thanksgiving – Happy Holidays.

AD_cover_jpg_versII.pngEditor and author, Alicia Dean’s FIND THE MAGIC – How to Plot a Story in 10 Easy Steps is FREE through Amazon Kindle for a LIMITED Time:

Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th

PLUS, her suspense novel used for examples in the book, WITHOUT MERCY, is on sale for $2.99 (free with Kindle Unlimited)

Click here to get your FREE kindle copy of Find the Magic :

Click here to purchase Without Mercy for $2.99:

Comments from reviews for Find the Magic:

“This book is exactly what I had been looking for. I am finally able to organise my 60,000 word novel, structure it, work out the theme and basically be able to finish it after putting it off for 2 years.”

“Includes some show and tell examples for clear understanding of the concepts presented. Will be one of my go-to reference books.”

“Excellent book. Simple, understandable guidelines that even I can follow.”

“This is the best guideline I’ve ever seen on how to get started with writing a novel.”

“Find the Magic will help you get that book written, and Alicia Dean is a master at explaining and encouraging from page one … all the way to the end.”

“I would recommend this book to anyone who is seriously pursuing a publishing career in fiction.”

“Her examples are excellent and I especially liked her ‘Extra Nuggets’ at the end of each chapter. Whether you’re beginner or advanced, this little book is a gem.”

About Alicia:

Alicia Dean lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has three grown children and a huge network of supportive friends and family. She writes mostly contemporary suspense and paranormal, but has also written in other genres, including a few vintage historicals.

In addition to being an author of more than twenty-five published works, Alicia is both a freelance editor and an editor for The Wild Rose Press, under the name, Ally Robertson, in their suspense line.

Other than reading and writing, her passions are Elvis Presley, MLB, NFL (she usually works in a mention of one or all three into her stories) and watching her favorite televisions shows like Vampire Diaries, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Haven, The Mindy Project, and Dexter (even though it has sadly ended, she will forever be a fan). Some of her favorite authors are Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Sharon Sala, Jordan Dane, Ridley Pearson, Joseph Finder, and Jonathan Kellerman…to name a few.


Find Alicia here:







Congratulations…. And the winner is…..

October 2015 Competition
October 2015 Competition

Hearty congrats to Ms S Hadlow & Ms J Fryer who entered the October competition to win a copy of All Tomorrow’s Parties. Signed copies of my book are winging their way to you as I write.
Look out for the December comp which will add to the festive cheer! ( that and a glass of Prosecco I think may do the trick!).

Drama Club Calling

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So lovely readers this week I have managed to have very little sleep. I am flat out with my FTDJ (full time day job), which is giving me palpitations about my lack of writing time. I have developed a guilt complex about not writing enough and am starting to feel I am a member of a real life drama club that I never pitch up to, hence the catchy title of this post –  like it? I knew you would! Continue reading “Drama Club Calling”

Book 2… Come In Book 2… Book 2 Where are you?

With my debut novel All Tomorrow’s Parties under my belt I am feeling very pleased with myself indeed. Yes it took me ages to actually get around to finishing it.Whilst I can lay most of the blame for the ‘slow burn’ of ATP on the full time day job (FTDJ)  there was still an element of procrastination which I allowed myself to indulge upon . I managed to invoke the 3D’s ( delay, dally and dawdle) and fill myself with so much self doubt that I have surprised myself by actually publishing. With the fear of the first novel gone I now have something new and altogether scarier to worry about….. Book 2.

ATP was as much an exercise in ‘can I do this?’ as anything else. It was me against my own internal demons. Book 2 is a trickier customer. I have raised my own expectations as to what I can achieve and that in itself is enough to make me hide behind the sofa!

So far I have an outline, the main characters and a working title…. ‘Forbidden Colours’. I also have something new – a deadline. Admittedly it is a self imposed deadline, but all the same it’s a deadline. So to keep myself in check I shall share it. I am planning to release my second book in June 2016, yes that’s June 2016. Heaven help me. You may not see me for quite a while and when you do it may not be a very pretty sight. Double espresso here I come…..

Time to break out the big guns
Time to break out the big guns