Monday, 15 July 2019

Join Us at Books on the Beach in Blackpool


The first Books on the Beach event will take place at The Village Hotel in Blackpool on Saturday 20th July 2019, just one week away, eek! We will be joined by over 80 authors from across the globe. We are excited to bring so many names together under one roof and we would love it if you could join us! Check out our Facebook group for more details and to meet the authors who will attend.


I will be at the event showcasing my contemporary English Gothic novel Vampire of Blackpool, along with the Redcliffe novels series and whatever else I can find in my stash. There will even be book themed handmade greetings cards and bookmarks that I will offer to visitors. Order your ticket today and we will see you in Blackpool!


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Monday, 8 July 2019

Writing Books and Being a Freelancer

I am rather excited this week to share news of my first professional article published in a national magazine: Writing Magazine, August edition, to be precise. I have subscribed to this magazine for many years; indeed they have provided links to publishing houses and websites where I have had work published. I featured in Writers’ News a couple of times with my books, but this time I had a real article accepted! It has given me the confidence to reignite my freelance career and keep on pitching, because recently I had been a little deflated when all I got was rejection or plain old avoidance. Here was an editor who liked what I wrote and published it. Hooray!


In other news, I am still plodding on with the book writing and promotion. Later this month you can see me in Blackpool with my novel Vampire of Blackpool, and my Redcliffe novels series. The first Books on the Beach event will take place at The Village Hotel in Blackpool on Saturday 20th July 2019. We will be joined by over 80 authors from across the globe. We are excited to bring so many names together under one roof and we would love it if you could join us! Check out our Facebook group for more details and to meet the authors who will attend.



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Monday, 1 July 2019

Win Your FREE Ticket!


I have a special competition for you guys… I can offer 1 free ticket for Books on the Beach in Blackpool on Saturday 20th July. If you fancy winning your free ticket, all I ask is that you read my novel Vampire of Blackpool and post a review on your preferred book review site, i.e. Goodreads, Bookbub etc. Once your review is live please send me the link, and I will choose a winner at random on Monday 8th July.



The first Books on the Beach event will take place at The Village Hotel in Blackpool on Saturday 20th July 2019. We will be joined by over 80 authors from across the globe. We are excited to bring so many names together under one roof and we would love it if you could join us! Check out our Facebook group for more details and to meet the authors who will attend.



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Monday, 24 June 2019

Countdown to Books on the Beach Blackpool!


The first Books on the Beach event will take place at The Village Hotel in Blackpool on Saturday 20th July 2019. We will be joined by over 80 authors from across the globe. We are excited to bring so many names together under one roof and we would love it if you could join us! Check out our Facebook group for more details and to meet the authors who will attend.


I will be at the event showcasing my contemporary English Gothic novel Vampire of Blackpool, along with the Redcliffe novels series and whatever else I can find in my stash. There will even be book themed handmade greetings cards and bookmarks that I will offer to visitors. Order your ticket today or check back later to find out how you can win an exclusive free ticket for yourself. See you in Blackpool!





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Monday, 17 June 2019

Key to My Heart – Books on the Beach Anthology


You may now pre-order our Books on the Beach official event anthology, Key to My Heart. Get your sweet summer romance fix, but don’t expect it all to be sandy kisses… don’t forget my vampires are lurking in there somewhere! Here’s the link.


This is an official Books on the Beach Anthology brought to you from several attending authors of the Books on the Beach international signing event.

This anthology is full of stories of sweet romance, hearts racing and love blossoming.
All the proceeds from the anthology are being donated to charity.
All the sweetest sentiments of a summer romance brought to you by an amazing group of authors.
Get swept up in your summer escape and find your new romance.






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Monday, 10 June 2019

CHARITY ANTHOLOGY COVER REVEAL


Title: Key to My Heart Anthology

Authors: Alice La Roux, C L Norton, Catherine Green, Eleanor Lloyd-Jones, Jennah Thornhill, K.A Knight, K.M. Lowe, KT Kitchin, Lauren Connors, Lizzie James, Louisa Line, Paula Acton, Rebecca Barber, Sienna Grant, Stacey Broadbent, TA Andrews, T.L Wainwright and Taylor Porter
Cover Designer: Kathryn Dee at KatDeezigns




Add it to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46132959-key-to-my-heart-anthology


This is an official Books on the Beach anthology brought to you from several attending authors of the Books on the Beach international signing event.

This anthology is full of stories of sweet romance, hearts racing and love blossoming.
All the proceeds from the anthology are being donated to charity.
All the sweetest sentiments of a summer romance brought to you by an amazing group of authors.
Get swept up in your summer escape and find your new romance.




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Monday, 3 June 2019

My Summer Reading List


A bumper go-to reading list for all genres!
One link to carry you through the Summer, however the mood takes you.
Thriller, Romance, Action, Adventure, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Techno and more!
If you enjoy a book let these wonderful Authors know by writing a review.
And if you want to keep up with future releases, join their email lists.
Enjoy, here's to a fab Summer!



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Monday, 27 May 2019

Paranormal May


Need your paranormal?
You've come to the right place.
These authors are bringing you the good stuff.
Choose your books, download them for free, and enjoy!


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Monday, 20 May 2019

The Write Stuff


Free eBooks by female authors…



Find your new favourite work by a female author and explore the world from a female perspective (or simply revel in your own). This month you can download your free copy of Return of the Vampire Hunter




Just your average Cheshire housewife – who used to hunt vampires!



Hannah Oakley used to be a vampire hunter. She retired from active service when she fell in love with the female vampire she was hunting, but old wounds refuse to heal. She and the vampire fought almost to the death, and now it seems that the vampire has tracked her down. Hannah must return to work, grudgingly accepting help from a new hunting partner, and she is determined that this time she will finish the job. But can she ignore the old lust for her vampire lover? Is the mother able to be a vampire hunter one more time? And will her marriage survive the ordeal?




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Monday, 13 May 2019

Hot Girls and Ladies in Hot Books!


One thing is certain in my novels: the women know what they want, and they get it! That includes the men, women or creatures they desire. None more so than werewolf lieutenant Sally Frost in the Redcliffe novels series. She lusts after her alpha, Danny Mason, and she will do his bidding as long as he gives her something in return. Read her story for free in this month’s special offer for sexy books. Just look for It’s Complicated (A Redcliffe Short Story) in the collection. You can also choose from a selection of other hot and sexy female-led novels. Enjoy!



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Monday, 6 May 2019

Those who Forget the Past…


Did you know I once published a historical novel? It’s about vampires and is set in Victorian England. It tells the story of how playboy millionaire Marcus Scott came to be a vampire when he worked as a stable boy for Lord Gregory Stockton. You may have met Marcus in the Redcliffe novels series…


Well, during May I am offering free copies of that novel, The Darkness of Love, for you to sample. You can also choose from a variety of other historical novels in all sub-genres. Stock up your holiday reading list now and discover some new historical authors.




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Monday, 29 April 2019

LGBTQ+ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Giveaway


Discover sci-fi & fantasy stories featuring LGBTQ+ characters. In my case you can discover #TheRedcliffeNovels urban fantasy series featuring gay and bisexual werewolves and vampires… Check out the free book selection on the giveaway page today.



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Monday, 22 April 2019

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๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ โ„๐•š๐•ค ๐”พ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•–๐••๐•ช ๐”พ๐•š๐•ฃ๐• 
by C.A. Bell



Genre: Erotic Fiction, Mรฉnage, MFM.
Cover Design: Envy Creative Designs
Book Length: Novella (20k)

๐’ฅ๐’ถ๐“
It was all I could think about…
My gaze upon a stranger as he watched her naked figure writhe.
My hands and his all over her body.
My tongue tracing her curves while he tasted her mouth.
I wanted to make our twosome more.
I wanted a threesome.
Two men for my greedy girl.
One being me.
I’d become obsessed.
It had to happen.
But finding the right guy for her was proving difficult.
Then I found him…

๐’ฎ๐“…๐’ฝ๐’พ๐’ถ
It was all I could think about…
Two pairs of hungry eyes burning into my naked flesh.
Two pairs of hands on my body.
Two tongues tasting my skin.
I wanted two plus me.
I wanted a threesome.
With two men.
One being my husband.
I’d become obsessed.
It had to happen.
But finding the perfect guy to join us was proving difficult.
Then he said hello…



Warning: This book contains mature content and is intended for adults only.

   


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Monday, 15 April 2019

LGBTQIA 2+ Books April Giveaway


Looking for a LGBTQIA 2+ book but not sure which one to try? Can't find what you're looking for? Well, don't worry! You'll definitely find a book that matches your tastes in this awesome collection of LGBTQIA 2+ books!



Check out the latest freebies featuring characters that live both within and beyond the normal world. You can download my contemporary English Gothic novel Return of the Vampire Hunter as part of this promotion. Enjoy!


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Monday, 8 April 2019

NHS Nurse Werewolf Lieutenant?! #TheRedcliffeNovels


Have you read It’s Complicated yet? This cheeky short story comes from the perspective of NHS nurse Sally Frost as she navigates her busy life in Redcliffe, Cornwall. By day (or night) she is a dedicated NHS hospital nurse, and when she’s not in her day job, she works as pack lieutenant for the Redcliffe werewolves. And she is in love with the alpha, Danny Mason, naturally, but he cannot commit to one person. There is another lieutenant, Simon Bunce, and while he and Sally are good friends, she knows that Danny will always choose Simon over her when it comes to love, and other activities…



#TheRedcliffeNovels series starts out fairly tame as the innocent human Jessica Stone falls in love with Jack Mason. But when she discovers his secrets, and the truth about his identical twin brother, she unleashes a few surprises of her own. Look out for book 6 arriving later in 2019.


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Monday, 1 April 2019

Finding Time to Write


Last week I wrote about all the writing prompts I have jotted in old notebooks. When I dug those notebooks out of my drawer, I left two of them on the table where I sit down to work. I planned to use some of the notes during the week, but time somehow ran away from me. My work has gotten busy in other areas, and it means I spend most of my day running to and fro, and then I have to collect the children from school and help them with homework, activities and whatever else they need.


I still have a couple of mostly free days in which to work, and there are the evenings, but lately I find I’m too exhausted by time I get the children into bed. I used to sit up until the early hours working on my computer, but I simply cannot manage that these days. Still, I’m not worried. I have several books in progress, both fiction and non-fiction, but there is no urgency to complete them. They will be done when I am good and ready. And my notebooks will wait…


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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

What Shall I Write Today?


I am late posting on the blog this week, and there are a few reasons for it. The main one is that I simply didn’t know what to write. I could very easily try and promote one of my novels or my Redcliffe series, but I’m bored of that. This is my space to be creative, and truthfully, I have lots of ideas for writing. I just need to sit down and get started, rather than distract myself with other duties. So that is what I’m doing today, in between those other duties.

Just as I was trying to decide on a subject for today’s blog post, I opened a drawer and found a couple of very old notebooks. Indeed, I had forgotten about one of them, and the other I had been searching for and couldn’t locate. It was in the same drawer I had already searched, but hidden underneath another notebook, and this one is very battered and well worn. But it is full of ideas. I had this notebook before my children were born, and I would jot down little snippets of writing inspiration to be used in the future. Well, now it’s the future, so maybe I should use them!


Here is a note that confused me: A view over Cardiff from a modern hotel window or the roof of a tall, historic building. It is early morning just before dawn, and the city is quiet, with electric lights reflecting off the river. It is romantic at this time, before the start of a busy working day in the human world. Now, I haven’t visited Cardiff before, but I have visited lots of beautiful places in Wales, and maybe this inspiration came from Manchester and I just changed the city. Who knows? But it is there, and perhaps I will incorporate it into a novel. There are hints of it in my upcoming novel Hunting the Hunted (currently with agents). I wonder what other gems I will find in this battered old notebook? The possibilities are endless!

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Vampire Month: Heart of the Vampire (A Redcliffe Novel)


Have you read Heart of the Vampire yet? Why not?! If you need a little more persuading about why you should read #TheRedcliffeNovels series, check out my feature for Vampire Month over on the Lurking Musings blog. Here’s the link:





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Monday, 11 March 2019

Crisis of Confidence


Demons have crept into my mind during the past few months, whispering that I should give up on my dreams.

“Nobody likes your books,” they taunt, “No-one is buying them. Just give up. Move on. Find a regular job.”

I almost began to listen to them. My subscribers were disappearing, my book sales flatlined, and no matter where I look, I cannot find a way in to the places where I might find help. I’m just one person. I cannot do this alone. I have to be writer, proofreader, editor, publisher, promoter, networker, business planner, and above all else, Mother. All I want to do is write, and have people appreciate and enjoy my books. Is that too much to ask?


 As I was about to give up all hope, finish writing book 6 in #TheRedcliffeNovels series, and then call it quits on my career, something compelled me to check my sales pages online. Amazon Author Central showed me that I had a new 5* review just last month for my first novel, Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel). A new reader discovered my work and enjoyed it enough to leave a positive review. Hopefully she will enjoy the rest of my published novels as well.


And, just like that, all hope was restored. Being an Indie author is a hard slog. There is no get rich quick scheme. If you have business experience and can operate yourself appropriately, then you might make it work. I do not have that. All I have is the skill for creative writing. Everything else I must learn as I go along, or else find people that are willing to help teach and support me. But for now, I have silenced the demons. I will never stop writing. And my dreams will never die.


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Monday, 4 March 2019

Paranormal Reader Appreciation Giveaway


In honor of reader appreciation month in March we are going to celebrate the best way we know how ... with books! Check out this hot new giveaway with over 50 paranormal books and be seduced by a new author.



Download your FREE copy of my Redcliffe short story It’s Complicated and discover a whole new world in beautiful Cornwall.  

Sally Frost is a mild-mannered NHS hospital nurse by day (and night). When she is not at her human job, she follows a rather more exotic path as lieutenant for the Redcliffe werewolf pack. Her alpha, Danny Mason, battles to hold his pack together, and he calls upon his lovelorn, reliable right-hand woman to get the job done.


This short story compliments the Redcliffe Novels series that is widely available in bookshops and online.


  

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Monday, 25 February 2019

#TheRedcliffeNovels – Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel) Book 1


Set in the fictional seaside town of Redcliffe in Cornwall, Love Hurts is about a young woman who runs a bookshop with her best friend. She falls in love with a local police detective and later discovers that he is a vampire, and that his identical twin brother is a werewolf. She is dragged into their complicated and dangerous lives, to her detriment, where secrets are told and lives are lost...



What vampire book genre is the book?
My novel is a contemporary paranormal romance

What are the ‘themes’ of this book?
There is adult content, sexually explicit scenes and scenes of violence

What is the setting of your book series or book?
The Redcliffe Novels series is set in the fictional seaside town of Redcliffe in Cornwall, England.

What’s in store for readers?
This is the story of my heroine Jessica Stone as she struggles with being in love with a vampire, while having sexual feelings towards his identical twin brother who is a werewolf. To further complicate things, Jessica discovers she is a witch, and since she was orphaned at a young age, she had no family to guide her into her heritage. Things kick off with the aid of her newly discovered non-human friends, and her easy life spirals out of control.



Words from the Author

I have always been fascinated by the vampire myth and wrote my dissertation on vampires for my university degree. Contrary to popular folklore, I have always viewed vampires as a romantic and misunderstood creature, although I do not doubt their ability to kill and destroy. To me they represent the primitive, dangerous part of ourselves that humans prefer to ignore.


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Monday, 18 February 2019

Castles and Caves for Inspiration


While I am busy editing a manuscript for a vampire hunter novel, my mind is beginning to wander away to new territory. I haven’t written any new stories for a couple of months, and now I’m feeling restless. I do have a few unfinished manuscripts that I should probably attend to, but surely, I can allow time for another project in the meantime?


Anyway, I found a little inspiration at the caves I saw when I visited Beeston Castle in Cheshire. As an English Heritage member, I have visited this castle a few times during the past couple of years, but up to now I had not seen the caves. I think my children had been difficult or unwilling to walk that far, although as it turns out, the caves are not too far from the main entrance to the castle grounds. We couldn’t actually go inside the caves as they are fenced off, but I pressed my face to the iron bars and let my imagination wander… would we find a vampire lurking in the darkness, or a pack of hungry werewolves? Or maybe something more sinister still… Let’s see what happens when I start to write a new story.


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Monday, 11 February 2019

Magic, Monsters and Mercs Giveaway


Come one come all, it's time for some high fantasy. Give us your dungeons, your dragons, and your dastardly villains!


 Look out! Damian shouted as something appeared behind me.
            I leaped round just as a female fist slammed into me. Falling back onto the grass for a second time, I saw Damian fighting with another vampire. It was Elaine. Snarling, snapping, she punched him and flung him across the cemetery.
            Damian! I shouted.
            Then she turned her attention on me. I was sitting on the ground, stunned. She was just as beautiful as I remembered. And just as deadly.
            Hello, Hannah, she purred, After all these years, you still take my breath away.
            I swallowed nervously.

            You dont breathe, I said.
            She laughed, and the sound sent shivers down my spine. I tried to stand up, but my legs refused to work. Elaine offered a hand. I stared at it. The skin was white in the glow from the moon and the backdrop of streetlights. I was alone, in a graveyard, with an old, powerful vampire. This was a very bad situation.



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Monday, 4 February 2019

The Bloody Valentine Giveaway


Come join the dark side of the Valentine season. Do away with romance and embrace the wicked. Here the flowers are wilted and the hearts are broken (or stabbed).


Download your FREE copy of Return of the Vampire Hunter and see what the real housewives of Cheshire get up to in their spare time!



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Monday, 28 January 2019

The Truth about being a Freelance Writer


I have reached a point where I am about ready to give up my dreams of making a living from my books and my writing. For the past five years or so, I have tried all sorts of strategies to try and break into the “professional” arena. But just last week I learned a valuable lesson: there is no right or wrong way to do it. When it comes to earning money from your writing, you simply need to have contact with the right people in the right places, at the right time. For example, I could submit a manuscript to a literary agent, but depending on if and when they find time to look at it, I probably won’t make an impression.


The key lesson, I realised, is that we should never give up. I only submit manuscripts once or twice a year to agents and publishers, unless I am paying a publisher for their services. I have probably submitted even less pitches for freelance writing work if I take an average. Mostly it is because the publications I want to write for rarely share their contact details in public places. And the smaller publications that I approach usually tell me they can’t (or won’t) pay for my work, but they are happy to publish an article for free. Well, I am done with that. I publish free articles on my SpookyMrsGreen blog three times a week, and I have submitted more work than I care to remember to professional organisations. It is time for some payback in the form of cold, hard cash. I am still searching for that lucrative contract, but I need to give myself a kick up the backside, stop being complacent, and get on with it. Let’s see how we get on…


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Monday, 21 January 2019

When Life Gets in the Way


It’s a bloody good job I didn’t set any New Year’s resolutions! So far, I have been so busy with domestic chores, mothering and being the supportive wife, that I have barely even switched my laptop on for more than an hour at a time. I did manage to apply for a few writing-related jobs, so all is not lost, but today I am feeling rather fed-up and frustrated. My blog stats are slipping because I have been absent from social media, my books won’t sell because nobody knows about them, and I haven’t been able to prepare a manuscript for submission to agents. There is always so much to do!


Tomorrow is a new day, however, and for an added bonus it is my birthday. Since I just ran myself ragged preparing and hosting a birthday party for my daughter at the weekend, I am taking some time off while the children are at school, and I am going out for lunch. At least being my own boss, I can take a day off when I need to – but I can’t stop being Mummy and Wife. It’s a good job I love them!


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