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15 08, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 20

2018-08-17T05:14:24+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 20 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication.

OMG, coffee!

If there’s one thing in life I can’t do without, it’s coffee.

I’ve heard that it’s unhealthy, that it’s the devil’s drink (he has great taste), that it spikes your body juices and turns you into a hyper-hamster, blah blah blahdy blah…

And I admit, these dire warnings have shaken me. So much so that every now and then I attempt to turn a new […]

8 08, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 19

2018-08-10T14:26:12+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 19 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication.

It’s the height of summer where I live, and the evenings especially are filled with golden sunshine, kids having fun, and the music of ice-cream vans.

And, I mean ‘vans’, plural.

Because usually, there’s just one van going around a particular neighbourhood, and they’re all very careful not to jingle on each other’s turf (might set off ice-cream cold war three). But it’s a little different in […]

1 08, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 18

2018-08-05T13:46:15+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 18 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication. I’m in a special kind of spellcheck hell right now.

Every time I type the word ‘lycan’ my spellchecker scrubs an angry red line beneath it and tries to change it to ‘glycan’. And as Wikipedia ever so helpfully tells me, a ‘glycan’ is a long chain of sugar molecules.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I never particularly imagined Luca as ‘sugary sweet’ in any way, and I […]

25 07, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 17

2018-08-05T13:50:11+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 17 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication.

I miss reading.

Reading stories, that is. Ever since I began writing seriously, I haven’t read any fiction (at least not a complete story). It wasn’t a conscious choice on my part; time always seemed scarce, and so I ended up sacrificing my enjoyment of great books.

You see, I’m a slow writer compared to some, and any and all of my free time goes into getting words down on […]

18 07, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 16

2018-07-20T05:14:52+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 16 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication. Nature can be so beautiful yet so cruel.

There’s a young cat that likes to visit our back garden. It’s a pretty thing with white fur and brown patches and huge yellow-green eyes. It wanders in around eight o’clock in the evening—an after-dinner stroll, I presume—just when the evening sun is setting, and the summer sunlight is deepest gold and makes all the flowers glow.

And this little cat likes […]

11 07, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 15

2018-07-15T12:25:07+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 15 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication. Welcome back to Luca’s story. I’ve had a few weeks to catch up, and while I’m nowhere near finished, it feels good to not be lagging behind on the chapters anymore.

Over the next weeks, I’ll be editing Merla’s story (the prequel novella to the Demon Born series). I’ll give you a sneak peek of that book soon. It’s exciting, full of action and magic (and hot sexy times, […]

15 06, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 14

2018-07-10T05:01:04+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 14 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication.

What a week! I’ve literally just finished writing the last words in a novella I was squeezing in on the side while I worked on Luca’s story. It’s titled ‘Merla’, and it’s the love story of Luca’s great-grandparents (Merla and Renzo) as well as the tale of how the Fairfall lycan line began.

It was unplanned, but Merla is mentioned in Luca’s book, and her story is so exciting […]

8 06, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 13

2018-07-10T05:01:43+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 13 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication. Luca’s story is coming along nicely. And after next week, I’ll finally have time to catch up and get a few more chapters written down for it.

Meanwhile though, I had a lot of fun writing this week’s instalment. In fact, I would say I had an ‘ivy-tastic’ time (terrible pun, I know, but I couldn’t resist).

Enjoy 🙂

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1 06, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 12

2018-07-10T05:02:21+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 12 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication. I love forests. Stepping into one is like stepping into another world. They radiate a calm and quiet I’ve never experienced anywhere else. Even if the forest is on the edge of a busy motorway, you just have to walk in a few metres and you can magically escape all the noise.

Many of you are from other parts of the world, and I’m sure the forests where you […]

25 05, 2018

Work-in-Progress: Luca Chapter 11

2018-07-10T05:03:02+00:00Tags: , , , |

Chapter 11 sneak preview of my current work-in-progress:
Luca – Book 1 of the Demon Born Series (paranormal romance).
Pre-edit version. May change before publication.

So another week has passed, and I’ve managed to squeeze in some precious writing time to get today’s chapter ready. I apologise for taking time with the story. Some of you have emailed me about it, and as much as I’d like to crack the whip and speed up, I’m inundated with some heavy non-writing commitments at the moment.

But all is not lost! I’ve some free weeks coming […]