Saturday, 30 May 2015

CHRISTINA OW


It is my pleasure to welcome Christina OW to my blog.  



Author Spotlight  Christina OW
Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She's always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.

1.      What genre(s) do you write? Romance in contemporary, paranormal and fantasy. My characters are IR/MC couples.

2.      What was the hardest part of writing your book? The writing. There is this meme about having voices in your head. For authors we need those voices, those characters, in writing the book because when they go silent, I end up staring at a blank page for hours even days. It’s not fun at all especially when there deadline is looming in the horizon.

3.      Are you a plotter or a pantser? Both. Before I begin a book, I plot it out. How I would like it to begin, the climax, the conflict and finally the ending. But sometimes the book takes a life of it’s on and the only thing that stuck to the plan was the beginning.

4.      How long have you been a writer?  Five years.

5.      How much time did it take from writing your first book to having it published? The first book I ever wrote just got published in January- Fate Reborn. So I would say from the first word written to publication, four and a half years.

6.      What other careers have you had? I have a BA in International Studies and Communications & Media, and a Diploma in Law. I worked at a law firm, and a fashion house while studying. But at the moment, I’m a writer and a fashion designer. This is where the ‘We make plans and God laughs’ joke comes in.

7.      What else would you like readers to know about you or your work? My books are just different social circumstances and how I think I would react to them. For example, a cheating boyfriend? Would I just burst up his stuff or other things on his body his emotionally attached to?

8.      What is your favorite vacation spot? Mombasa, Kenya. It’s beautiful, it’s hot and has the best night life during the holidays. It’s also home, nothing beats that.

9.      Which food could you not live without? Chocolate. I would wither away without chocolate.

10.  If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you travel? Italy. There is just something about Italy that has me drooling over it.

11.  Do you have siblings? What was it like growing up with them? Yes, a twin, and an older sister. Growing up, let’s just say, it was complicated. No one likes to share but people seem to think just because you’re a twin, it’s a given.

12.  Do you have a favorite snacks that you drink when you write? Orange juice, chutney chips and chocolate chip cookies








Book Blurb:
Life had been great these past few weeks. I have a hot boyfriend, got back my dad and my adopted sisters were happy with their significant others. Life was good. That is until I started getting attacked by bouts of pain that would render me unconscious. Something was wrong with me, Ash knew but he wasn’t sharing. Worse than that, Steve in the worst form possible is back to haunt me. And Ash with his hug archaic pride just won’t let it go. Oh, but I haven’t gotten to the worst part yet…hell!
What’s a girl to do to get some long term happiness?


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Twists of Fate Book Blast

Book Blurb:
Life had been great these past few weeks. I have a hot boyfriend, got back my dad and my adopted sisters were happy with their significant others. Life was good. That is until I started getting attacked by bouts of pain that would render me unconscious. Something was wrong with me, Ash knew but he wasn’t sharing. Worse than that, Steve in the worst form possible is back to haunt me. And Ash with his hug archaic pride just won’t let it go. Oh, but I haven’t gotten to the worst part yet…hell!
What’s a girl to do to get some long term happiness?
Dukkha Fate Series
- Sweet Romance.
-Sweet Romance
-Interracial, Multicultural, New Adult, Paranormal, Werewolf.
-Hero is Native American, heroine is African American with East African origins.

When a man with an ancient grudge meets and falls in love with the innocent girl who's life was ruined by his vendetta, complicated isn't word enough to describe the situation he finds himself in. His chance with her would be shot to hell if she were to find out his role in her family's death. She would probably take the news that he was 325 year old werewolf much better.

Get the series preview The Beginning FREE https://christinaow.wordpress.com/fate-series/the-begining/
Buy Link

Author Bio
Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She's always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.
Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift card and other giveaways. For multiple entries visit Christina OW’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-OW/254729541266869?sk=app_228910107186452



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Friday, 29 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Facebook Virtual Party








Facebook virtual party. You don't even have to leave the comfort of your favorite chair to join in.
All are welcome!

Please join me to celebrate the final book in my trilogy The Lost Sisters. Undone By His Desire, Rejecting His Desire, Seduced By His Desire.
Lots of fun and gifts.
Authors participating are:-

Dilys J Carnie- 3.30pm-4.30pm
Jennifer Davies-4.30pm-5pm (11.30am EST)
Beth D. Carter-5pm-6pm (9AM PDT)
Holly Jody Gill Author-6pm-7pm
Tamaria Soana-7pm-8pm (2PM EST)
Finishing is Dilys J Carnie


So as not to get confused with time zones the party starts at 4pm UK time







There is going to be a $10 Amazon gift card given at the end of the party for the guest who can tell me in what do all three girls have that connects them as triplets in The Lost Sisters trilogy.

CLUE...They have a birthmark but what and where??



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Dilys J Carnie Contemporary Romance That Delivers Every Time!


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Christmas Romance

I know Christmas is a while away but I love to read seasonal stories whatever time of year and I'm just too excited not to show my Christmas collection looking all pretty in a print copy.
These stories take you to a small village in Scotland called Kinneff, the beautiful village in Llanberis North Wales and the very quaint walled city of Chester in England.








Monday, 25 May 2015

Holly J Gill

 Today on my blog I have my good friend  the gorgeous, talented***** Holly J Gill***** She is celebrating the release of her new book Innocence.

















 New Release

Thank you so much for hosting me on your site you are just amazing, wine and chocolates at the ready! I am delighted to be sharing the Innocence Series with you. I am truly excited by this contemporary sweet romance series being a different genre for me as I normally write erotica.

The series comes as

Innocence
Innocence of Love
Breaking Innocence
Return To Innocence

Innocence Blurb
Book 1

Calvin Edwards has everything he could dream about— perfect lifestyle, running the family real-estate company back in London. He takes a holiday up north to visit his parents only to find a young pregnant woman attempting to take her life. Wishing to help, Calvin becomes a friend to her, only fears he’s out of his depth. Just when he thinks he can do this his past resurfaces, sending his life crashing.

Kacey is pregnant and her life is out of control with nowhere left to go. She descends on her mum for one last chance for help, only to have the door slammed in her face. At her wits end, she is alone, scared, and helpless until Calvin comes along. He becomes a dear friend giving her kindness, something she thought no longer existed in the world. Only she finds what she’d pushed to the back of her mind through selfish pain is back. Her past with all its mistakes has come back to life!






#NewRelease #Outnow #Sweetromance #buylinks and an #EXCLUSIVE Interview with Calvin Edwards from Innocence http://hollyjodygill.blogspot.com/2015/05/interview-with-calvin-edwards-from.html?spref=tw
#NewRelease #Outnow #Sweetromance #buylinks and an #EXCLUSIVE Interview with Calvin Edwards from Innocence http://hollyjodygill.blogspot.com/2015/05/interview-with-calvin-edwards-from.html?spref=tw

Excerpt Calvin Edwards

Calvin had no idea what the hell he was doing. He walked into the car park pondering whether he should call the police, longing for someone else to take over the extensive mess he’d somehow found himself in. He reached into his jeans pocket for his mobile phone, contemplating to call the police and have her picked up, get her some serious help, but he feared for her and the baby, and what would happen to them.
There was something in his mind calling out to him to help her. He saw his car and debated to climb in it and drive away as fast as he could, leaving her to deal with her own mess she had created. Clearly, she had been shameless. Otherwise, why would her parents turn their back on her, especially carrying a baby? But listening to what she had to say and how she got involved with a bad crowd, that could be enough to course any family break-up, or had she twisted the story about her parents to get sympathy?
He felt sick, there was no way he could take her back to his parents’ place, no way on this God’s living earth. She would take one look at the hall and see pound signs and lavish in his lifestyle, and there was no way he was going to be brought into her having his wallet. Hell, he had learned that over the years of being used and abused for his assets. Yes, his family was wealthy. Yes, they ran a hall and several businesses. Yes, he had the lifestyle many people would dream about, but he never took it for granted.
Okay, Calvin told a few white lies, he wasn’t living with anyone or had flatmates back in London. He owned the place out-right, worth millions, but wasn’t about to admit that. He lied about not owning the car and about going to prison. The nearest he’d been to the building was a school trip having a guided tour, that was it. He never considered himself being a swot, but he was brought up to respect people, their values, views, and lifestyles and clearly Kacey had some really serious issues on these.
He walked over to his BMW and leaned against the front wing, folding his arms across his chest, wondering what to do. He took a deep breath. His mind was all over the place searching for answers. If he couldn’t take her back home, and she certainly wasn’t welcome at her parents’ house, what would be the next option? He rubbed his chin and rolled his tongue over his teeth, thinking hard.


Kacey Richards

While she stood, waiting for her mum to finally show her face, things had changed drastically for her from being the prim and proper young girl into a woman who had no respect, lost her elegance, rough with no courteous or any thought for others, until getting shit on herself. Well, who really gave a fuck? The only time people helped you was when they needed something in return, hell I learned the hard way, like always!
The door opened and her mother stood before her, glaring at her like she was dirt.
“And what do I now owe the honour for this time?” she asked sarcastically lifting her brows. “We have discussed all that we needed to yesterday, now leave us alone,” she growled.
“Please, Mum. I need you.”
Her mum was about to shut the door when Kacey quickly jammed her foot into the frame. “Please. I am so sorry for all the trouble I have caused, but I have nothing and I mean nothing,” she pleaded.
“Well, you should have thought about that before spreading your legs and getting yourself in such condition.”
“Please, I never intended for this to happen, and you cannot blame the innocent child I’m carrying.”
“I’m not blaming the child. I’m blaming you,” she said cut throat.
“Fine. I understand that. But please we need your help.”
“You need my money more like. Do you think I am stupid? You’re going to rob us blind and run back to whatever trouble you are in,” she said thinning her eyes.
“No. I…we have finished. He wants nothing to do with me and this little one,” she said rubbing her tummy and glancing down, scrunching up her nose. Never had she felt so alone.
“I need somewhere for me to be safe.” Kacey lifted her head, gazing deeply into her mother’s harsh eyes, really needing her mum to stop being stubborn. After all, it was Kacey who had the problem with her parents, not the baby. Then thinking about it, she had disgraced the family.
“Look, I am sorry for disappearing all those years ago,” she said, keeping her foot lodged in the way as her mum attempted to close the door again.
“Move your foot,” her mum said sternly.
“Please, Mum.”
“You’re only here for money.”
“No, I need somewhere safe for myself and the little one.”
“Don’t you dare use the baby as the excuse,” she said, pointing her finger at Kacey, frowning.
“Please, Mum,” she said again pleading with her.
Her mum tried shutting the door again on her foot.
“Go away, and if you have any sense you will leave the village and not come back.”
Kacey moved her foot from the door. Her mum slammed the door shut. Kacey stood, staring at the large door not believing her mum could be so spiteful again, just like yesterday.  She felt like hitting her head against a brick wall. Her mum was just not prepared to listen; clearly she had shamed the family greatly. Her heart sunk to the pit of her stomach in anguish.






Author Holly J. Gill
A wife and a mum to three grown up children, and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is a romance writer, her main genre being erotic, romance and has recently been exploring new channels, paranormal and contemporary. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her, and longing to get their stories written. Finally, her dream came true two years ago, when getting her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her Desires series. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, seeing friends for lunches and sharing her new potential ideas for books. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.
Writing is where Holly’s heart is… 
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