An Earth Angel Makeover

Hello! Before you ask, no, it’s not me whose had a makeover! The Earth Angel Series has! While the books are currently available on Amazon, and in bookstores in the US, they weren’t available in bookstores in the UK or Australia. So, while at the London Book Fair in March, I spoke with a company that could make that a possibility.

At the moment, the books are in US sizes, so in order to print them in UK sizes, I decided a whole new look would be a good idea (because I’m crazy, I know). Which is what I’ve been working on feverishly for the last 6 weeks (with the help of madappledesigns, Elizabeth Lockwood and Soulscape Design), and what I am finally happy to reveal!

These new UK Editions will be available worldwide on the 9th June 2017, along with the Kindle and US Edition of book 8, The Twin Flame Revolution.

So without further ado, here they are!

I will be continuing the series in the US Edition covers as well, so don’t worry about not being able to complete the set! Do you love them? I would love to hear your thoughts, please comment below!

The Proof Copies Arrived!

I was crazy excited this week to receive the proof copies of the Visionary Collection this week, they truly are just beautiful! I adore the new matte covers, and the fabulous cover designs and the way they are interlinked. They’re just stunning.

I took a few pictures, and also did a short video which includes a reading for a lovely Earth Angel in India.

Aren't they beautiful?

Aren’t they beautiful?

The back covers

The back covers

They will be available very soon!

They will be available very soon!

 

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Wise Words of Buddha

It’s been a quiet week on the blog front as I have been busy editing and also spring cleaning the house. I’ve also been working with the madly talented madappledesigns on the new covers for Heaven Dot Com, The Doorway to PAM and The Elphite, as well as the cover for my new novel, I’m Here.

The title of this post is referring to the quote on my calendar right now, which says -‘ Do not speak – unless it improves on silence.’ And I guess that’s why my blog posts are a little sporadic, because as a rule, I do not post unless I have something to say, that I think is worth saying, and worthy of my readers’ time.

Rocking with my firewalking buddies at last year's UPW.

Rocking with my firewalking buddies at last year’s UPW.

So why am I writing this post? Because at this very moment in time, a whole group of my favourite people are at Tony Robbins’ Unleash Your Power, in London. I attended the event last year, and it was amazing. I can honestly say that it changed my perspective on life completely, and made me realise that I could in fact live the life I wanted to live. Walking on fire was one of the scariest things I have ever done (even more so than breaking an arrow with my neck) and it made me feel like anything was possible. Since then I have been doing work I love, full time. I haven’t yet got everything sorted, but I know that I am so very lucky to live in such beautiful surroundings, to have an awesome partner and to be living my life’s purpose.

I have had times where I’ve wanted to give up. When it looked like things weren’t working out, or when the finances start to freak me out. And I would start thinking about what I should do instead. Perhaps I should go and get a job, it might be a boring 9-5, and I might only get minimum wage – but it would be a regular income! Surely that would be better? I’d get stuck in these ruts for sometimes days at a time, where I’d scour the job pages, send out CVs, etc etc. And do you know what? Usually I ended up giving up on that and going back to the task at hand – making a living as an author and a publisher.

It came to my awareness recently that I was never going to make Plan A work, if I was focusing on Plan B. If I truly believed in my Plan A of being a successful author, then I didn’t need a Plan B. Just having a Plan B makes Plan A destined to fail. I remembered these words from a talk that Brad Burton gave at a 4Networking meeting I attended, 18 months ago. He knew that his Plan A was going to work. Even when his family and friends thought he was crazy, even when he suffered setbacks and financial problems. He just knew. And he believed in it. I believe that it was his belief that made it work. His single-minded determination made his business successful. But it wasn’t an easy path for him, and I also believe that anything worth doing, anything worth creating, will require a decent amount of hard work, sweat and tears.

So I have thrown away all Plan B’s. There is no other path for me. My path is to do my writing and publishing, and anything related to it. Normal jobs are no longer on the agenda.

It doesn’t just apply to career, either. When you have a relationship back up plan, then your relationship is destined to fail. If all you can think of is what you will do, where you will go, or how you will cope when the relationship breaks down, then inevitably, it will indeed break down. You have to give 100% of yourself to the relationship you are in, and believe that it is ‘forever’. If you don’t want to do that, then it may be time to leave.

So what is your Plan A? What will it take for you to commit to it? Let me know in the comments 🙂

I hope that this post improved on the silence, if it didn’t, my apologies to you!

Exciting developments!

What a great day! Woke up this morning with no clue what to call my new book, or any idea whatsoever of what to put on the cover of it.

With a meeting scheduled with my cover designer, Jason Mordecai, at 11.30am, this was a slight problem!

Over a cup of tea with a friend, we did a little brainstorming and by the end of it, not only did we have a title, but we had a very cool concept for the graphics too.

So I set off to my meeting with Jason, feeling quite excited about the new ideas. I got there a little late (I have yet to travel around Cardiff and not get lost!) but we set to work, and before I knew it, it was 3pm! But by then we not only had the rough design for the new book, but we had tweaked and perfected the designs he had created for two of my other books.

I decided this year to have the covers of The Earth Angel Training Academy and The Earth Angel Awakening redesigned before the release of the third book in the series. Jason did the initial designs a few months ago, but I have been keeping them to myself for the launch this summer. I really think they are amazing, and I cannot wait to reveal them to everyone!

I have decided to reveal the name of the new book, literally only thought of this morning, and it is: (imagine drumroll here)

The Other Side of The Earth Angel Training Academy.

I know it seems like a very long title, but the official title will be The Other Side, the rest is a subtitle. Explanation needed? Okay, here goes:

Originally, the third book in the series was going to be the same story as The Earth Angel Training Academy, but told from the point of view of the Golden Age Children. This was because though they are mentioned in the story, they do not have much of a voice. So the working title all along was The Children of the Golden Age. But, as anyone who knows me will know, I do not plot my books, and often have very little say over what comes out when I start writing. Though in this new book, the stories of the Children will be told, they are not the main feature. Quite quickly, as I started writing, I realised that the male characters of the story (all of whom are secondary characters in the first book) were speaking up. They wanted their stories told and they refused to be quiet! It has been very interesting to see their side of the story, and I must admit, once I gave up fighting them (I wanted the Children and Aria to be the main characters!) the story began to flow and it has brought some interesting revelations…

So, it is literally the other side of the story. It is the story of the male characters, and also the Children. It is all of the stories that I did not get to discover and write about in the first book. Though just to be clear, because I don’t want to disappoint anyone, no, the Leprechaun incident it still not spoke about in any detail!

Perhaps it will be in the next book in the series…