Julie has walked the wrong destiny, but Fate catches up and sends her on a journey of self -correction. #secondchance #timetravel #backintime #nostalgia #1970

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No one saw her crash, no one saw the tree branch impale her. No one heard her scream. She was dying, yet this was just the beginning. Continue reading

A spanking connection (literally!) between a human and a non-human species — a book to read when you’re definitely alone! #erotica #spanking #otk #nsfw #LPRTG #SSRTG #EARTG

Jelvia: Not Human Holding out for a Hero book #1 Jelvias have lived alongside humans since time began—or that’s what mankind once thought. Now they are waking up to the invisible technology that had fogged their brains. Beasts. Devil spawn. … Continue reading

Like a bit of sizzle in your romance?

Jelvias have been living alongside humans since time began—or that’s what mankind once thought. Now they are waking up to the invisible technology that had fogged their brains.

Beasts. Devil spawn. Aliens. Venomous… are the words used to describe Jelvias. They execute criminals and judge beyond redemption.

Macy Shaw wants to prove there’s more to Jelvias than violent murderers but knows no one will listen to a small-time celebrity reporter such as her—until she catches the eye of her boss and he gives her the job of a lifetime:

Narcifer, the Jelvian Lothario, woo him, seduce him, get a story.

Macy is going to do anything to get that story…even if she risks losing her heart.

Contains adult material.

Over 18 only.

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO

only on Amazon!

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Wide Awake Asleep is on a book tour!

Wide Awake Asleep
on tour! 

I’ve never used resources like Rachel’s Random Resources before (it’s usually me on WWBB as the host!), so I’m looking forward to having Wide Awake Asleep pampered and shared around like a bag of Jelly Babies! (Unless they are my Jelly Babies, and then they’d NEVER be shared!)

So, from November 8th I hope to be splayed (the book, not me!) on many book blogger sites, where I will reveal various excerpts from the book, interviews and — gulp — a few book reviews where I’ve gifted copies of Wide Awake Asleep. 

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Wide Awake Asleep
(a time travel, paranormal adventure).

Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?

No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.
Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again.
One flaw. She’s in the body of a stranger.
Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie is forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling other people’s bodies she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one all while wondering if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car.
With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but of those around her. She’s finally ‘living’ but does that mean she must die?

A sci-fi Beauty and the Beast! #scifi #beautyandthebeast #alienromance

Imprisoned for brutal crimes against his wardens, Fly was taken from his planet Itor and transported to an uninhabited world alongside other criminals. Full of mutiny, anger and a desire for revenge the transportation 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.


#2

‘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. By a quirk of fate they met. She tamed him and they fell in love. They live idyllic lives in a protected corner of the world away from the wolf-like people and savage tribes of Neanderthals, and when Jenny discovers she’s pregnant they feel things can’t get any more perfect.

But things are changing outside their little kingdom. The wolf-people are disbanding and someone, or something, appears to be hunting the Neanderthals. Fly makes provisions to protect all that’s dear to him, but then he just doesn’t return home. Jenny knows he’s alive somewhere, but alone with her baby daughter, is she equipped to deal with the new horror that awaits her?

This sequel will have you turning the pages wondering if happy ever afters are possible in this conclusion to Eden.

Trashy novel alert! Last chance to buy for 99cents on Amazon #romcom #chicklit #lol #99c #wwbb

What do the words ‘trashy novel’ mean to you?

I’ve 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! Other answers are a formulaic book written for scandal or simply a badly-written book. It seems no one really knows the true answer. Maybe it’s an easy-reading book that you’ve enjoyed?
When I brought up this question with a group of writers, a gentleman answered: ‘Any book written by a female.’
Yeah, I know, idiot.

So the question is still out there—what constitutes a trashy novel?
Meanwhile, my own trashy, chick lit novel (with no gratuitous sex scenes or insignificant plot) is only 99c to buy all through March.

Feel free to check it out:
  
A Proper Charlie
 What’s a girl to do when she discovers her boss is a wanted man?
Amazon

She’s losing her job.
She’s losing her boyfriend.
She can only afford to eat spaghetti hoops on toast.
She’s called Charlie… Charlotte, ginger, ginge, Duracell or carrot.
Yet with all these odds against her, she pushes forward to take the lead story on her paper at London Core.

Too bad no one knows.

Too bad she’s the office general assistant and not a real journalist. Too bad 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!
 Unashamedly trashy!

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

If you liked The Butterfly Effect and the time travel series Life on Mars…

Wide Awake Asleep – coming Christmas 2016
Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they turned against her and turned her cossetted life upside down and inside out.
Unable to forgive then, she left for London and threw herself into making a name for herself in the perfume industry.
Twenty years later, and with adult hindsight, she can see that she played an active part in her adolescent misery.
But it was too late to rectify things now. Her mum was dying, her boyfriend and best friend had both died. And the village where she grew up had moved-on without her.
It’s strange how things turn out, isn’t it?
‘Time travel may be possible for some,
 but it happens at impractical times and when you least expect.’
Dáire Quin, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, 1999

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

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

Stranded, but not alone. You only wish you were.

Join in on the Buddy Read of Eden.
Dear Reader


Robinson and Crusoe, The Blue Lagoon, Castaway — I’d read the books and seen the movies. Never thought I’d have my own story to tell, and anyway, you’d think an astronaut would be prepared for such an eventuality, wouldn’t you? We’re trained over months, years, in fact. 


We’re picked especially for our strong mental state. But we’re human just like you. We have emotions just like you. We have fears just like you. The only difference is we learn to control them. 

There were just three of us. Bodie, Matt and myself, Jenny, and we were all on our way to the first manned mission outside the solar system. To a planet that was similar to Earth in size and makeup.

We flew in our respective spacepods, leaving  Taurus, the mother ship, in orbit around Eden, and took our first steps on the planet that had been untouched by humans. Our mission was to embed probes at various pre-marked sites, and collect samples such as rocks, plants, water, you know the mundane, astronauty things before heading back.

But, how can I explain? No training can prepare you for the momentous feelings we were feeling. A sky with two suns, a perpetual twilight with eight moons, a wondrous alien terrain. It was surreal.

On our way to insert the probes, we found an alien spaceship; deserves its own sentence really: We found an alien spaceship. It was easy to tell it had been there a long time because vegetation had started to grow over it and some of it was covered completely. There was an unspoken agreement between us when we abandoned our duties to explore it further.

That’s when it all went wrong. We’d let our human emotions take over. A fatal error.

I found a gap in the side of the spacecraft that was big enough for me to crawl through. Bodie was lacklustre in disallowing it, I think he wanted to find out what it was like inside just as much as me. I found bodies. Countless alien bodies. Most were decapitated. But one, one, was very much alive.

It was a bit of a blank after that. I was dragged back outside, and I remember my throat being constricted and lights dancing behind my eyes. Then I woke to Bodie and Matt not being there and I was on my own.

Alone on an unknown planet.

The alien and my so-called colleagues had gone. I guessed the alien had killed them and had travelled back to Taurus in one of the buggies. Taurus would have killed it instantly, so its attempt to flee ended then and there.

I was alone. Completely alone.

Read my full story in Eden. But before you go — can I just say please don’t judge me. 

You’d do the same.

 Jenny


THE MISSION 

Interplanetary exploration from 2236 Earth to the newly discovered planet, Eden. The animal life on Eden is on the brink of evolution and humankind wants a first-hand seat. 
THEN THINGS GO FROM BAD 
The space explorers are separated and Jenny, the only female of the group, is on her own.
TO WORSE
Fly, from the planet Itor, is the lone survivor of his crashed spacecraft. He’s been on Eden for years. He’s watching Jenny–and sees the others leave without her.
TO YOU’LL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE 
Fly has food, shelter and weaponry against hostile animals. All that Jenny needs. It’s buried deep in the human psyche to do anything to keep yourself alive, but does that includes sleeping with the enemy?
THE CONCLUSION 
Don’t judge until you’ve read her story. You’d probably do the same.

Considering this book had only four characters, two of them mainly featured, WOW!!!!! I’ve read this book multiple times it’s so engaging. 

The planet Eden was vividly and atmospherically described, the characters were well developed and the plot, although simple, had me hooked. 

What an incredibly original and beautiful journey this was! Louise Wise has created a world that was vivid and engaging in so very many ways that I was captivated from the get go. Sci-fi is not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed Eden.

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this book. It is both good sci-fi about survival on an alien world, and a good romance novel where the romance is with a scary and dangerous alien man.

I read through this book twice because I loved it so much! It’s an interesting look at prejudice and overcoming it. It’s also a great sci-fi love story!

one of the best i’ve read, absolutely awesome story. going to read it again. Amazon keeps asking for a review, but then wants to tell me how many words i should use to review it.

Read more at Goodreads and Amazon:

Eden – available on Kindle NOW!

Imagine being left stranded.
No way of getting home.
No telephone, no computer, no shelter.
No food.
Now imagine the place where you’re stranded is another planet. 
And then you realise you’re not alone after all…
Beauty and the Beast for grown ups
The fairy tale you never grow out of.
Buy from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Excerpt

A distant howl of the native-wolves caused her to swivel around towards the noise. Her heart gathered speed, and the tiny hairs that covered her flesh became erect with fear. It took long a moment to realise she wasn’t alone any more. There was Fly. But what was that going to cost her?
She looked over.
He was leaning against the broken boulder; his eyes fixed steadily on her face. He held out his hand to her.
She stared, mortified.
You’re not going to survive on your own, Jennifer Daykin; you’ve become a pathetic excuse for a human.
With that truth she allowed herself to be pulled down next to him, and was held so close that she could hear the beat of his heart. She sat tense, aware and afraid. His arm was firm around her middle. His hand, the fingers bunched into a loose fist, rested lightly on her upper thigh. She could feel the hardness of his body against hers, and she held herself as rigid as she could. Heat poured off him, warming her and worrying her at the same time.
The light gave way to the dimness of night, and the howling became louder and more frequent. The fire had faded into bright embers, and hardly any warmth came from it. Jenny peered up at Fly, his eyes were closed but she had never been more awake in her life.
She glanced down at the hand that lay on her thigh. It was large; the nails soiled. She peered closer and noticed the tiny slits on the tip of each finger where the claws emerge and retract. He came from such an ugly and violent race; she was extremely lucky she was female and able to provide him with light entertainment otherwise, as he had already said, she’d be dead.
No! I won’t become entertainment for anyone. I’ll die first!
And you will, Jen, you will.
The knowledge was like a presentiment, and she mentally recoiled at the thought of clawed, soiled hands on her body, and of the emotionless eyes that would see her at her most vulnerable. She thought for a moment of his hard, lean body against hers and a shiver, different to her repulsed thoughts, swept her body.
She stared into the fire. After a few minutes gathering courage, she began to move away. The hand on her stomach abruptly splayed out and stopped all movement.
Jenny physically cringed.
She was a woman from the 23rd century, and had made mincemeat out of men as big as Fly, yet she was unable to defend herself or seemingly survive without him. She was a strong woman, so why was she reduced to being at the mercy of a man? An alien man?
She pushed his hand off her, and made space between them, but her voice let her down. ‘It isn’t going to happen, Fly. I won’t let you rape me.’
‘There will be no need for rape.’
Jenny closed her eyes, and struggled to regain normality – but there was nothing except a black-eyed alien, vicious animals and deadly flowers in her mind to remind her that nothing would be normal again.