Twin Flames Series

The Twin Flame Reunion

A little update for those who follow my blog, but don’t follow my Facebook or Twitter threads – The Twin Flame Reunion, my latest book, will be available to pre-order on Kindle from the 1st November, well that’s the plan anyway!

As for my other plans, well, this book has thrown a bit of a curve-ball. My original intention for this book, is that it would fill in the 20 year gap that was left at the end of The Earth Angel Awakening (hopefully that’s not too much of a spoiler for anyone who has yet to read it!) and so, I started writing, and 40,000 words later, I realised I had covered just a few months out of that twenty year time span. Ah.

So, it appears that this will not just be a single book, but three. Why three, you might wonder, why not two? I say three because that’s the number I keep getting. Of course, as we all know, things might change once the writing begins. So, for all the Earth Angel series fans, this of course is excellent news – two extra books you weren’t expecting! It was just a bit of a surprise to me, and now I’ll have to work out what to call the other two…

But I am still going ahead with my original plan to get this book published before Christmas, which will be quite a mission, because I have a few other plans up my sleeve at the moment, which could make life very interesting in the next few months!

**SPOILER ALERT****

If you haven’t read The Earth Angel Awakening, you might not want to read on!

Because I’m in a teasing mood, I have decided to post a tiny excerpt here from the new book, which I hope to finish writing this week!

 

They had waited until all who wanted to return had left, and then had chosen whose lives and bodies they wanted to walk into. They hoped that their choice would ensure they would meet again once they got to Earth.

“What if we don’t find each other?”Aria whispered, as she stared into the white mists.

“Don’t be silly, of course we will,” Linen responded, his hand tightening around hers. “I will make sure of it.” They turned to each other and kissed for a long time, until Gold had to clear his throat to snap them out of it.

Aria looked over her shoulder and smiled at him. “Sorry! See you again soon.”

Gold smiled, but his right eye twitched as he replied. “I look forward to it.”

Without any further hesitation, Linen and Aria flew into the mists, not letting go of each other’s hands until the last moment.

I will keep you updated! I hope to reveal the new cover soon…

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Authors Are Humans Too

I know fellow book-lovers out there will understand what I mean when I say that favourite authors can become like gods to us, and that we can put them up on pedestals, elevated high above us ordinary human-folk. And when we reach out to tell them how much their words have touched us, how much their prose has changed our lives, we are shocked and quite excited when they respond, amazed that they deemed us worthy to reply to.

But honestly, authors are humans too. It was more unusual to get a reply years ago, when snail mail was the norm, because as most authors know, finding writing time can be tough as it is, but handwriting and sending replies to fanmail would eat into that time too much. These days, when you can reply in 140 characters on Twitter, or reply to a Facebook post or a short email quite quickly, the likelihood of getting a response has increased dramatically.

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I remember writing to one of my favourite authors as a teenager, in the earlyish days of email, and was very excited to get a reply, even though the reply consisted of a single line. It felt like I had connected, though briefly, with a mythical creature that a mere mortal like me shouldn’t have been allowed to. In recent times, I have connected with several authors on Twitter, and have ended up having conversations with some of them, who have turned out to be genuinely awesome people.

Back in January I received a message on Goodreads from a fellow book-lover and book reviewer, asking for a copy of The Elphite, because she was keen to review it. I responded quite quickly and soon sent a copy of the book. The review she has written will soon be posted, along with an interview, and the brand new cover of The Elphite! She said that she was surprised and extremely excited that I had responded to her request, and sent her the copy, because after all, I was an author, and to get a response from such a mythical, magical creature was unexpected but exciting.

I’ve said it before, but I will repeat it here – I am just a human. I’m not even an incarnated Faerie or a Starperson. Just a mere mortal. And I love hearing from my readers and from potential readers. It is what keeps me writing, keeps me connecting, keeps me creating. So reach out, send messages, all are appreciated and cherished and often printed and stuck on my walls, to motivate me to publish more books.

Sending love out to everyone who has ever sent me messages, you are all amazing. xx

 

Duelling Poets

For thirty days, I duelled with another poet. Each day, one of us would set a topic, and by midnight we would have to produce a poem on said topic. It was quite a challenge, considering I hadn’t written much poetry in years. He however, is a professional poet, and you can find his books on Kindle here.

So after those 30 days, we decided to embark on another challenge, no topics this time, but the poem would have to be Tweet-sized, and posted on Twitter every day with the hashtag – #duellingpoets 

So if you want to follow our duel, just search for us, and perhaps start your own duel!

February 2012

It’s a month into the new year, and I have not been posting every week, I know! But I have been very busy! Editing, setting up a publishing business, quitting my job, going on holiday, sorting out my art studio and desk… and that’s all just in the last six weeks! I knew this year would be a busy one, but it has already exceeded my expectations of busyness.

I have spent the entire day in front of two laptops doing research, Tweeting, and setting up the basics of the new publishing business. I know that in order to make money with the business and sell a few copies of my books I need to be on the social networking sites and make myself known, but I miss the times when I would go on my computer to actually write! I know, I’m complaining about social networking on my blog, don’t worry, the irony of that hasn’t escaped me. I’m not really complaining as much as commenting on the fact that I spend more time on my computer than I ever used to, and yet my productivity as a writer is so much lower than it used to be too.

But would there even be any point in writing my next book if I didn’t do the networking now to guarantee some readers?

I guess the answer to that depends on how important it is to me that people read my words. I know that those who have read my books have enjoyed them and have in some way been inspired or moved by them, and in some ways, that’s enough. But I would very much like to reach more people.

Which means I suppose I’d better get back to my Tweeting…