Some believed in fate, and Darren was a true believer but when Julie never reciprocated his advances they just never happened. Until she was sent back in time to the 1970s and met Darren again in a way she never expected. #timetravel #paranormalbooks #iartg #wrpbks #RRBC

Julie should be dead, yet she was in someone else’s body and living their life through her eyes. And if things couldn’t get any worse, it was 1972. Julie Compton’s life should have ended when she crashed the car, instead … Continue reading

Because the end is sometimes the beginning: Wide Awake Asleep

Is she awake or is she dreaming? Reality or nightmare? Julie Compton can’t believe she’s escaped a terrible car crash… it’s impossible, in fact. A tree branch had impaled her to her seat, yet here she was, unharmed and looking … Continue reading

Nurture or nature? Does anyone have any answers? #paradox #paranormal #timeslipnovels #timetravel

by Louise Wise   I tend to write about lonely, could-have-psychological-problems characters who mingle with the ‘normal’ so my books have a dark edge, and my latest book is no different, but it has got me thinking about the human … Continue reading

Only #99c for readers who loved the Time Traveler’s Wife – Wide Awake Asleep #bookboost #soulmate

‘Past events can be changed but one must be careful of how one does it because it’ll impact on the rest of one’s life.’—Dáire Quin, Modify your Destiny if you Must, 2003 Wide Awake Asleep No one saw Julie’s car … Continue reading

If you liked the #Brit series Life on Mars, you’ll like Wide Awake Asleep #kindleUnlimited #timetravel #timeslips #coma

Free on Kindle Unlimited… Wide Awake Asleep If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up where you least expect Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they turned against … Continue reading

Louise Wise’s new time-travel romance out for Christmas!

Coming soon… Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, neither could she wait to turn her back on her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they cruelly conspired against her and turned her cossetted life upside down and inside … Continue reading

Returning to Eden’s prehistoric #scifi saga that stole the hearts of #readers everywhere.

‘I’m scared’, Fly had said. He was never scared. He was her hero. Her rugged hero made up from all the romance books she’d read. Big, bold and beautiful—in an alien kind of way. Jenny’s from Earth. Fly’s from Itor. … Continue reading

The worst thing you can say to someone with #depression is ‘pull yourself together’.

‘I’m not angry, moody or resentful. I just don’t like people.’ – Valerie Anthrope. ‘Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love! comes a warm, tear-jerking story of strong women, bad-turned-good men and the power of friendship. Valerie’s life has been one of … Continue reading

‘Is it in?’ – A Proper Charlie #romcom #british #badsex #cheapbooks

 A Proper Charlie is a contemporary romance and sums up what the genre is all about: fun, ‘finding yourself’ and relationships.   Charlie Wallis is a ditzy redhead but her heart is in the right place. Without a family, she was … Continue reading

What does a ‘trashy novel’ really mean? #romcom #trashy

I always thought the answer was gratuitous sex scenes amongst shallow characters, but others have told me it’s an insignificant plot. I Googled the answer and (palpitations!) it brought up chick lit. Chick lit! Surely not the light-hearted books I … Continue reading

Jenny was stranded, but she wasn’t alone. #alien #99c #offer #scifi

Imprisoned for brutal crimes against his wardens, Fly became an
unwilling experiment and was transported, with other criminals, to a
hostile planet. Full of mutiny, anger and a desire for revenge the
experiment was never going to be successful and Fly became the only
survivor when the craft crashed.



Then the human ship arrived — and Jenny.



With a malfunctioning spacecraft she was in for a fight for her
life, but her problems were only just beginning when her crewmates
abandon her on Eden.



Jenny’s on her own… or so she thinks.
 Eden
only 99c / 77p

 

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Eden is a stand-alone novel and it tells the story of Fly and Jenny’s developing relationship. It’s a story of survival, acceptance and love, of changing perspective and a need for companionship.It’s a story told from both Jenny and Fly’s viewpoints which will bring you a gritty reality in Jenny’s human fragilities and sci-fi from Fly’s very different culture.

Eden isn’t just a sci-fi romance, it’s a story of survival and acceptance. Check out the the reviews!

For week only Eden is reduced to 99c (and in other country’s respectively.)

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A slice of Eden to whet your appetite:
The water droplets from the
waterfall sparkled against the clouds, making the lower part of the sky almost
seem effervescent.
  ‘Wow,’ she said moving forward
for a better look.
  Shock caused her to stop.
  Below, standing on rocks
beneath the gushing waterfall was the alien.
  He was naked.
  His back was towards her, and
his long line of body was taut with muscle. He was washing his hair; tossing
the long mane over his shoulder.
  He raised his hands up towards
the pounding water and shouted something—it was the same noise she’d heard
before. It was a shout of exhilaration.
  He turned, his head rearing up
as if feeling her scrutiny.
  They stared at one another
until the alien raised a hand and beckoned her to join him.
  Jenny turned and ran back to
the buggy.
  Inside, she clutched the wheel
with both hands, her heart pounding with the same ferocity as the waterfall.
  ‘Shit,’ she said. ‘Shit, shit,
shit.’
  As she sat, her heart rate
stabilising, the earlier thought came back to her. It could work. The alien had an opportunity to kill her not once but
several times now, and hadn’t.
  That meant he didn’t see her as
a threat.
  She pictured him under the
waterfall and the way he beckoned her to join him. He’d been mocking her.
  That meant he had rational
thought.
  Really, Jenny?
You sure about that?
  She pushed her scathing views
away. The idea, although dangerous, was her only hope and could work—if the alien had a balanced mind.

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Do you believe in
fairy tales?

I never used to. I always thought our destiny was down to ourselves and the paths we choose. What I discovered is that our destiny is already pre-mapped. 


Let me explain… during the winter of 2013 I became Cinderella. A modern Cinderella.

While I was tending the graves of my parents I noticed I was being watched by a middle-aged woman. She introduced herself as Ellen, and became a thorn in my side ever since. She claimed to be my fairy godmother.



I claimed she was bossy, interfering, insufferable… I could go on, but I doubt you have time.

My ugly sisters weren’t real-life people unlike Ellen but my problems: Depression and Insomnia.


Prince Charming was womanising Lex Kendal who refused to take no for an answer. And my glass slipper was Boots–a kitten.


Events caused us all to meet, and our lives became entangled in a way none of us expected.


The story is told from Lex and my own point of view in varying chapters, because, I guess, we both went on a journey in those crazy first months of meeting. And you can read our full story in the novel: Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love!


Remember though, the nightmare that you have in your sleep is really reality trying to get your attention. So listen to your nightmares. Because you probably don’t have a fairy godmother.


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Valerie Anthrope





 Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love! 
dark comedy romance






 Also available on devices Kobo, Nook and Apple iStore

Have you seen a pattern emerge from your novel writing?

I have.


I seem to write about loneliness. It wasn’t a conscious effort to include this core emotion (some might argue it’s a state of mind not an emotion), but it just seemed to happen. I’m not a lonely person. I love being on my own, but in reality, as a mother of four and from a large family, those moments are rare.

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In Eden the main character is deserted on a planet after a space mission goes horribly wrong. It’s a sort of a cross between Robinson and Crusoe and Blue Lagoon only not on Earth. It’s a ‘soft’ sci-fi, or as I prefer to call it, a romance tied up with a science fiction ribbon. Imagine being the only person on a strange planet. Scary!


Hunted is the sequel to Eden. This book is less romance and more focused on survival. The main character, Jenny, has found happiness on Eden, but her world is pulled apart when she realises she’s been living in self-denial at ever being happy. Life’s a struggle when you’ve no one to turn to and your mind plays wonderful tricks.

I tried my hand at a comedy romance with A Proper Charlie, surely loneliness can’t feature in a romcom? But it does. Here, the main character, Charlie realises she’s hanging on to her ‘no good’ boyfriend because she doesn’t want to be alone, then she goes after an exclusive (she’s a wannabe reporter), regardless of the dangers just so she can belong at work. It’s madcap, with dry British humour but loneliness features in the book all the same.


But The Fall of the Misanthrope: I bitch, therefore I am is the only book that I wrote consciously with the theme of loneliness. Valerie is a hardcore bitch, or rather, a tries-very-hard-to-be bitch. I wrote it as a dark chick lit, chatty and funny, but with the under-theme of darkness from the main character. She’s depressed, but hides it from everyone she knows. Of course, the paint flakes and then the cracks appear in Valerie’s emotional state. This was the book that made me research loneliness, and I never realised it could be a symptom rather than a cause of depression. Or how painful and life debilitating is can be.


I’m introverted, but being and feeling lonely is something else altogether. I wouldn’t want to go there… unless it’s in my books.

A book advisory service can make or break you. Don’t let it become the latter.

A Day in the Life of… 
Louise Wise

March 8th 1999 was the day I BECAME an author.

I’d been writing a long time before that, but that was the defining moment in my head and where I received the most horrendous review on my precious novel. I’d sent it for analyst to a well-known (shall remain nameless because I’m still scared of them) book advisory service.

I paid my money (over £400) and waited for them to fall over themselves in recommending me to agents and publishers (we’re dreamers, us authors).

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Four months later, I received my ms back (in those days it was all done via the old fashion postal service) and I opened the brown package with eager fingers. The smell hit me first: cigarettes. But I wasn’t deterred. I sat down with my smelly ms to read the advisory’s review, digest their suggestions and to feel warmed by their encouragement.

What I got was wriggly red lines underlining sentences, red circles around paragraphs and lots of exclamations or question marks in the margin. There was no explanation to these marks, but there was a one-paged mockery analyst of my work. It was handwritten with very bad handwriting at that.

Of course, I was devastated, and my husband suggested I not contact the advisory until I calmed down. But name me a woman who listens to her husband! Oi, put your hand down, you.

The advisory was blunt, unapologetic: “Welcome to the writing world, dahling, this is what it’s like, get used to it.” They blamed the smell of the ms on the ‘cheap’ (their words) ink I’d used, and said the wriggly lines and circles should be self-explanatory. 


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They offered to take the ms back and re examine it ‘providing I pay the postage costs’. But I was so shocked and demoralized by their attitude I declined. 

The report could have broken me. It was more than harsh, it was nasty. In hindsight, I think I was sent the note version of the analyst although this was never admitted. But you know what, that day something clicked in my head and my backbone strengthened.


I put the ms aside and began another book. This time though, I used another advisory service: Cornerstones Literary Consultancy. This book wasn’t ready either, but the service was encouraging, patient and most of all, a learning experience.


The moral? 


There are some nasty people out there. Be strong.


Louise Wise has written two comedy romances, two science fiction novels, a collection of short stories and a non-fiction novella.



craziness assured 
A Proper Charlie 
romantic comedy
She’s losing her job.
She’s losing her boyfriend.
She can only afford to eat spaghetti hoops on toast.

She’s called Charlie… or Charlotte, or ginger, ginge, Duracell,
carrot. 


Yet with all these odds against her, she pushes forward to
take the lead story on her paper at London Core. 


Shame no one knows. Shame she’s the office general assistant and not a real journalist.
Shame
 it’s on missing prostitutes and Charlie thinks pretending to be a ‘tart
with a heart’ will get her that story.


She doesn’t just get a story.

She becomes the starring role.
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The Fall of the Misanthrope: 
I bitch, therefore I am 
dark comedy

‘So where would you have taken me on the drive?’

‘A place where we could walk along the Thames just by ourselves; it’d be beautiful watching the silver moon dance on the surface. I’d have taken your hand…’


‘Yes?’ My heart was thumping; the menu – my guard – was lowering from my face.



‘Kissed each one of your fingers, and told you how beautiful you looked.’ His honey-coloured eyes were watching me intently. ‘I’d lean in, you’d lean in and we’d kiss. Gently. Softly. You’d look shocked, maybe embarrassed, and then I’d say, let’s walk. And we’d walk along the river bank. My coat around your shoulders. We’d hold hands, you’d relax. Then, beneath the moon, I’d stop, pull you against me and kiss you again. This time you wouldn’t be embarrassed.’



I couldn’t believe this. He was doing it again!



‘Did you have lessons in seduction?’



His mouth twitched. He sat back, and picked up the menu. ‘Admit it, Velvet, you were falling for it.’


Insufferable, but correct, man. He was good, I’d give him that. Playboy at his best. I’d have to stay alert. Maybe I shouldn’t drink anything alcoholic tonight. Just in case.

Ooh, they had cocktails! I love cocktails. I snatched up the cocktail menu and, yep, they had my favourite – Fuzzy Navel.
One wouldn’t hurt.

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Eden 
science fiction romance

Jenny was hurled to the floor. Winded, but managing to crawl out of the spaceship, she glimpsed Bodie turning to look and calling for her to run. Matt picked up a rock and threw it at the alien as it ran towards them.

She began to stand, but dizziness swamped her. Trying to ignore the sensation, she staggered away from the spacecraft, but the ground shifted under her feet. Time was measured for Jenny, yet around her things were moving fast.

‘Jen! Move!’ yelled Bodie. The alien was in between her and the two men who, by now, were at the top of the crater.



HUNTED
sequel to Eden
(new release – links to follow)



‘I’m scared’, he’d said. 


He was never scared. He was her hero. Her rugged hero made up from all the romance books she’d read. Big, bold and beautiful—in an alien kind of way.




Beauty has tamed her beast. Jenny and Fly live on Eden, a planet where they were both marooned. They’ve come a long way since then: farming livestock and living a perfect life on their idyllic world.

But signs were all there that their world was changing–only they didn’t notice it at first. 

And when they did, they didn’t have much time to prepare.

Fly and Jenny become HUNTED.


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