The New Year is fast approaching and with it come new deadlines and projects for me to work through.
Something that I released over the holidays under the radar was a writing planner. I made this mostly for myself but it is available on Amazon for purchase.
Thought I'd give a sneak peek here of one of the pages.
The Stars Above eBook is now available to buy on Kobo or read it for free with Kobo Plus.
The paperback is still exclusively sold on Amazon.
Within the next little while, some changes are coming to my site and my novels.
I have decided to re-publish my book Snowed In under the pen name: Olivia Oakley. The next book in the series will be released soon as well. I am doing this to make it easier to separate the genres I wish to write in. I hope everyone understands.
My new project is well underway and I hope to have it to you by the end of summer. In this book we travel from England to Denmark in/about 936. The world was a very different place back then. For example, the castles we know about today were not yet built - even the Tower of London was merely a distant dream.
As always, this is the story of a woman ahead of her time. Despite her conventional upbringing she would have a spectacular life but would be doomed to becoming a footnote in history. Though fictional I wish to reconstruct not only the world of the 10th century but also her life.
I have been exploring new genres and the latest is contemporary romance. It definitely has a place in the rom-com subcategory. Currently, it is only available as an ebook on Amazon. You can read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.
Winter might be coming to an end but for two unsuspecting people a chance winter storm may lead to something more...
Please enjoy a excerpt from "Snowed In: Chapter One"
“We have a guest room, and I promise no one will bother you if you want your space. I just don’t want to explain why a woman was found frozen in one of my cabins. It might not be good for my rating.”
She couldn’t help but laugh. “Well, I wouldn’t want to be an inconvenience.” He smiled. It struck her how serious he usually appeared. The smile suited him better. She grabbed her small suitcase and purse, slinging it around her shoulders. “Luckily I’m ready to go.”
He frowned, looking at her thin coat. “Don’t you at least have a hat or something?” It’s -10 degrees out there and at least a five-minute walk.”
She shook her head. He looked around the cabin and pulled the thick throw cover over her.
“Hey,” she said, a bit startled.
“Better than nothing. Come on.”
Just wanted to let everyone know that paperback versions of The Stars Above and Fortuna's Queen are now available. I added links in the post below.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible and supported me through the process of formatting and putting everything together.
Currently, the ebook for Fortuna's Queen is also on sale until Friday March 24th for 99 cents.
Hello! I hope everyone is keeping safe.
I wanted to announce that I have republished To Crown A Rose under a new name: The Lady's Crown. Please contact me if you have recently purchased a paperback version and have had any issues.
I shall update the links as soon as possible as well. Please bear with me.
The Lady's Ambition is now available for purchase on Amazon as both an eBook and paperback.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me get this book ready.
I am also pleased to announce the release of my new cover for Joan - Book 1 of my Forgotten Women of History series. I have always wanted to update this cover but I felt I lacked the knowledge needed to create my vision. All it took was some buckling down but I have finally accomplished what I wanted. I will always be nitpicking but I am proud of my work.
At the beginning of this year I wrote a post updating you all on my plans and what I was up to.
Between publishing and editing a new book I have also achieved some of those goals and thought I should update you all too. Thank you for your patience!
So far the books that have been edited and reformatted are:
So far the books that have been reformatted are:
You might have an older format or edition of the books so please update if they do not do so already.
I would be grateful if you told me if you find any discrepancies/errors. Feel free to leave a comment or send me a private message here or on Goodreads.
“The King will decide what is treason...”
These are words Catherine Carey has heard before, and they’ve always led to the block. As a girl, she saw her aunt, Anne Boleyn, go to the scaffold. Now she might see yet another Queen suffer the same fate. She has to decide. To serve her mistress would be treason, to abandon her would mean the doom of a good lady. She knows her duty is to serve her family, but what about her heart and her conscience?
In a world where any indiscretion can lead to death, where competition corrupts any friendship, and where your family is ready to abandon you, Catherine must stay ahead of the ever-changing rules. The King is becoming a monster, ready to turn on those he claimed to love. As a lady-in-waiting, Catherine sees first hand the danger of the Tudor court. She finds her dreams changing from grandeur to the peaceful existence of a country life.
However, when you are part of the great Howard family, the illegitimate daughter of the King, and cousin to the future Queen of England, there is no place for you but court.
In my latest novel, I delve into the world of the Tudors following the story of Catherine Carey - niece to the infamous Anne Boleyn and kin to Queen Elizabeth I.
I have worked hard with my editor Vanessa Ricci-Thode to put together this story and make it available to you in as an eBook and a paperback format.
I hope you enjoy.
2017: Year of Change
It may have appeared that I have been taking a break but this is far from the truth.
Over the last month or so I have been planning out what my goals will be for 2017. My ultimate goal revolved around the overall quality of my books. This meant writing as well as formatting.
Until recently I have not had the funds to pay for the things I envisioned (i.e. an editor). On that note, I want to thank everyone who has read or purchased a copy of my books. Not only do I feel honored but now I also want to repay you by putting out better books.
Goal #1: Find an Editor
One of my biggest goal was to hire on an editor.
I know I needed one but as I mentioned above I needed to rely on friends and family to look my manuscripts over. One of the downsides of self-publishing is that you have to build up your team yourself. This may take time but it makes all the difference.
Finally, last December I found my editor. She is currently hard at work looking over all my manuscripts and I am plugging away at some rewrites as well. Stay tuned for more.
Goal #2: Reformatting
This one was simpler than finding an editor. I had to improve my skills with formatting ebooks (or find a suitable program to help me do it).
I have been working hard at reformatting all five of my books which I have found is a huge undertaking but my efforts have been rewarded.
Here is a sneak peak:
Goal #3: Print Books
I have not had much progress on this goal yet.
I hope to do a book giveaway before the end of the year and do a trial run of some prints.
Goal #4: Write More! (Self-explanatory)