Friday, 17 November 2017

Cover Reveal

For all those that don't follow me on Twitter or my Facebook page, I wanted to share the cover for my latest book. It's an Omnibus that I've been working on for a few months. Its bringing together my paranormal romance novella's - Triton Rising, Mistakenly Mated, Magically Mated, and Whispers in a Dead Man's Ear - as well as showcasing a brand new novella exclusive to this collection called One Knight.


It's available to Pre - Order on Kindle from today - at the low price of £2.99/$2.99. A bargain for five novella's. You can Pre-Order a copy here.

It's official release day will be the 1st of December and it will go up to its regular price of £3.99/$3.99. I am hoping that the paperback will be available by early to mid January.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Dusty Pages Review: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire



In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...
 Anyone who's said that getting a job wouldn't kill someone, has never had to work for vampires. I liked Gigi's story as she tried to navigate the worlds of working for vampires, dealing with nerdy co-workers and dating a vampire that sometimes tries to kill you whilst dodging the unwanted attention of the office slacker.

It was really fun to watch Cal and Iris turn into super vampire parents when it came to Gigi dating an unsuitable boy. I can't imagine how much harder it must be trying to sneak that special boy into your room at night when your guardians have super senses. It was laugh out loud funny in a lot of places which I have come to expect from Molly Harper as I just love her sense of humour.

There was a character, who while only mildly annoying in other stories in this series, who I came to hate by the end of the book - Ophelia Lambert. Trust me if you read this book, prepare to be severely pissed off with the perpetual teenage head of the local council office.

I give it



Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Dusty Pages Review: Table for Two

Two people from different worlds come together. Isabella Violi owns a very popular up and coming restaurant in New York City. Parker Davidson is a cocky rock star. Isabella is happy with her life and her friends, running her own restaurant that is becoming extremely popular in NYC. Parker is happy living the rock star lifestyle. Neither one wants to change, especially after meeting each other. But fate has other plans and both get more than they bargained for. When their worlds collide there are sparks galore.
This is a very typical boy meets girl, where they don't like each other, then it turns out they do and he is the one that everyone has been trying to set her up with from the beginning.

I got bored very quickly with this book, mainly because the male lead was a mouthy unpleasant guy. He wasn't what I would consider charming in any aspect and came off severely like a spoiled little rich boy. The other major problem I had with this is that the only way they got together was because they were drunk. I don't care how drunk Isabella was, there is no way that she would not have recognized the guy who'd given her such a hard time only a few hours before. She recognized him soon enough after they'd slept together.

However I suppose without that, the story wouldn't have gone anywhere. This is a tale based on alcoholic memory blackouts and forgetting to practice safe sex. Although I didn't enjoy the story really, it was well written and satisfactorily edited.

I give it


Monday, 6 November 2017

Meet A Writer Monday Presents...

... Angel M



1. Tell me about your book, The Keeper, Book 1 of The Maze Series, and where you got your inspiration for it?

The Keeper finds 21-year old Gabriel not wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps by working at the local mill for the rest of his boring life and he is struggling to find his niche.

Inspiration #1 - Steel mills, factories and power plants rule where I live and it took me 46 years to figure out that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. I’m 54 now.

Gabriel likes to hike and go on road trips with his mother. They love adventure.

Inspiration #2 - Me (although I’m an older woman) and my mum used to road trip and go on adventures when I was in my twenties.

Gabriel enters an ancient maze that has the power to send people on their very own adventure of a lifetime. These take place on other worlds. Along on this trip is the nagging voice in Gabriel’s head that gives him crap all the time.

Inspiration #3 - I argue, talk, and whine with the voice in my head all the time. The voice is a cross between Jiminy Cricket and Denis Leary (raunchy comedian). I simply cut out the vulgarity in the book, but the sarcasm flows freely.

Adventure, comedy, stand out characters, a bad guy who keeps Gabriel wondering if he’s made a friend or an enemy, and destiny awaits. What more could you ask for?

2. Have you ever been pulled over by a cop?

Yes and it still ticks me off to this day. Shortly after I got married, the hubster needed to use my vehicle for something or other so we switched rides. Keep in mind, I was 38 years old and never had a ticket or got pulled over in my life. Uh, huh...you guessed it. Pulled over, at night for a burnt out headlight on the hubster’s truck. It wasn’t even my truck, but I got the bad girl slap on my record. (Muttered expletives)

3. Have you ever danced in the rain?

I don’t dance, but does standing in the rain, looking like an idiot count? Falling rain, snow, and leaves have a very calming affect on me. Falling down, over, and off just adds another bruise to the collection.

4. What is the longest you’ve gone without writing?

I do believe I am working towards that record right now. After promoting my third book, Pawper to Pedigree for two months, thinking that the day it went live, I would probably sell a dozen copies, only to sell ZERO; I stopped writing and started focusing on marketing and promotion. So, let’s say eight months of no real writing. I’m having withdrawals and dark thoughts of losing the magic.

5. Which do you use more often, dictionary or thesaurus?

Neither. If I have to look it up, I don’t write it. I am a very simplistic person and I write to entertain. Big or fancy words slow the process down. Although I tend to use spellcheck a lot.

6. You’ve just been kidnapped and the people from the last TV Show/Movie you watched have to save you. Who is it?

Finding Dory. I’m in trouble, but it’ll be fun! Oh look, something shiney!

7. If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which would you give up and why?

Hearing. I don’t listen, anyway. I know that sounds awful, but I have so much going on that my mind cannot take anymore outside abuse. Which means it’s up to my ears to provide the buffer. Plus, my hearing isn’t that good anyway. May as well shut that factory all the way down, I guess. I will miss bird song though. Maybe smell...yeah, smell. I have a very touchy sense of smell that can be a real pain at times. Is it too late to change my answer? Hang on; if I get rid of smell, then won’t my taste buds lose their zing? I love food way too much to mess with that. But then I do need to drop some poundage. What was the question?

8. What do you find are the most effective ways of marketing your book?

HA, HA, HAAAAA! Aren’t you the funny one? Pardon me while I go have a nervous breakdown. I’m back. If I had the answer to this question, I would be making more than the $97.00 I made in 2016 with three books out. Still laughing...crying...seething...

9. Have you written any other books that are not published? Do you intend to publish them?

Absolutely! I wrote a dark comedy titled Gold Dust, about a woman who gets even with her abusive husband. It is impatiently sitting on my computer, waiting for me to format it. I swear that book keeps messing with me. Knocking me off line, typing in cuss words, brushing against the mouse pad so the curser jumps all over the page.

10. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

Oh yeah, they hijack. I begin with an idea, the movie plays in my head, and I struggle to get it all on paper or the computer. However, my characters are open to discussion. For example: if they head off in a direction that bogs the story down, I’ll give them a, “Hang on. I’m yawning here.” That’s when the yelling...I mean, discussion...begins. I can usually convince them to change course, unless they have something up their collective sleeves that I am unaware of.
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A thirst for adventure. A magical maze in search of a keeper. Destiny awaits.

​Gabriel's lust for adventure leads him to the Maine wilderness where he enters an ancient maze and is transported to another world. His sidekick? The nagging voice inside his head. What could possibly go wrong?

As if escaping an arranged marriage and Jaguar warriors bent on making him a sacrificial lamb weren't enough excitement, Gabriel's tour guide seems to enjoy killing whenever the opportunity arises. Will Gabriel be his next victim?
BUY

About Angel M


From story dabbler in the 1980's, to published author as of July 2013, Angel M. is a multi-genre fictional author. To date, she has published The Keeper Book 1 and Underwater City Book 2 of an adventure/fantasy series and Pawper to Pedigree, a dog comedy. In between her day job, family, and writing, Angel M. uses her humor to help those wanting to pursue a writing career on the Lessons Learned page of her website where she posts the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of what comes after you've written your manuscript. With an almost non-existent attention span and selective memory, you can usually find her scribbling down yet another book idea, line of dialogue, scene, or even something as small as a name for use in future novels.

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday Sale


Agent Nicholas Grafton has a plan. To use a convicted criminal to catch other criminals and he thinks he’s chosen the perfect candidate.

Cera Raine went to prison for the murder of her father. Intelligent, beautiful and resourceful, Cera could have done it but claims she didn’t. Intrigued by Grafton’s proposal she takes it, even with its condition – that she wear a bomb around her neck. Once out, she will do whatever she has to, to get him to trust her, even take down a drug operation plaguing the streets of Central City.

Praise for A Chance of Rain


What a thrill ride. Chance of Rain is an amazing erotic sci-fi thriller that will have you reading as fast as you can.



This is a well written, futuristic crime thriller and a great start to a new series. I love Cera Raine. She is a smart and sexy female lead that kicks it!



This was an awesome read and a stellar start to a new series.





UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chance-Rain-Cera-Raine-Book-ebook/dp/B015ENC7E4/

US - https://www.amazon.com/Chance-Rain-Cera-Raine-Book-ebook/dp/B015ENC7E4/

Friday, 3 November 2017

October Sales

Continuing my trend of honestly talking about my sales. Here is October

Your eyes aren't deceiving you. One sale. In an entire month. Sales over the last two months have dropped down to almost nothing. I had only one sale last month and looking even further back, I had one sale in October last year.

I imagine that this is because from the end of August through to November I don't do much in the way of promotion. This is entirely because money becomes a bit tighter in the fall and there is usually something I am working on full throttle trying to get it out for Christmas.

This year its an omnibus encompassing all my paranormal romance novellas called Paranormal Pleasures. This title is going to collect together Triton Rising, Mistakenly Mated, Magically Mated and Whispers in a Dead Man's Ear, along with a brand new story specially written for this book.

I am also considering running a .99p/$.99 sale on one of my full length novels for two weeks in November.

See you again next month


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Dusty Pages Review: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas



College co-ed Gigi is headed home to Half-Moon Hollow for her first Christmas since her sister, Iris, was turned into a vampire by her beloved undead husband, Cal. Iris is working overtime to make this holiday as normal and special as possible. After all, it’s taken her months of working with Jane Jameson and the Hollow’s vampires to convince herself that she won’t bite her baby sister on sight.

Gigi has her own worries. She’s falling out of love with her high school sweetheart, Ben, and has no idea how to tell him. She’s got a secret job interview with terrifying teen Council official, Ophelia Lambert. And there’s a handsome but cagey vampire following her around town and then disappearing before Gigi can confirm that he’s not, in fact, a figment of her fertile imagination. Holidays with family are complicated. Christmas with an undead family can be downright dangerous.
 A short novella focusing on the events of Christmas (post Iris's turning) in the Scanlon house. Read from Gigi's perspective, you get to see the teen look on vampires trying to follow old human traditions. It's much like any well meant family gatherings in the Hollow - doomed to failure. Gigi has a very level headed but deeply sarcastic view on the world that I just love and her ability to arrive at quick come backs make me laugh.

The romance in this book is severely muted because of the dilemma in which Gigi finds her self, not being in love with her boyfriend anymore and the mysterious new vampire stalker in her life. Jane and Crew are still hovering in the background adding much needed continuity and humour to the story that makes listening to this story like spending time with family. Family that you don't hate. Its also a little bit of a precursor to the the next book in the series. Almost like the author had a really fun idea but couldn't fit it into the next story without it feeling out of place.

Also Jane's Christmas present from the guys in her life is just hilarious.

I give it





Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Dusty Pages Review: Lost Boy

There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. He wants always to be that shining sun that we all revolve around. He'll do anything to be that sun. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter will say I'm a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend. Peter Lies.
I always believed that J.M Barrie pointed at a darker side to Peter Pan. Christina Henry slaps you in the face with it. Don't misunderstand, its not in a bad way.

This dark twisting tale is almost a prequel to what I know as the story of Peter Pan and it puts a new spin on the antagonistic relationship between Peter and Hook. Like a lot of retellings its making the traditional villain less villainous, more understandable or justified even in his actions. Although the characters were all small children, they were very distinctly written with individual personalities that shone through in the writing.

Its a gripping read that I very much enjoyed. I like these darker takes on traditional books and especially on fairy tales as they were meant to be Grimm. Get it ;) I have however taken half a star because this author will have me never looking at the original story the same again. I will always imagine that if this Pan and J. M Barrie's Pan are the same, what were his motives for bringing Wendy and her brothers there.

I give it