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What readers are saying about: Layered





What readers are saying:

Thank you Lynette, for sharing a free copy of your book so I could read it. I must say that even tho I normally choose creepy/horror books, I also enjoy cute tales! As the title says, this book has many layers... layers of characters, layers of feelings, layers of stories... and a refreshing twist in the end! Is well written, some parts express really deep emotions and you can identify with them (specially going back to your teenager years). Really enjoyed this title. a-maze rated it at Goodreads

I like this book... it suits to read by young adults... i do really like the "Hannah Part" in this book... it's so sweet :) Stephany Efflina rated it at Goodreads

I would like to thank the author for the free ebook copy she sent me. At first I could not read this book and was lost between Caitlyn and Hannah's worlds; and that is why it took me too long to get back to re-reading it. However, I gave it another chance and the book started to get much better. It talked about first loves, family, depression and death. Even though this book is directed to a younger audience, I really enjoyed reading it! Thank you Lynette! Marwa rated it at Goodreads

A story within a story. Caitlyn is seeing a doctor to deal with depression. She goes online to a game her friend has encouraged her to play. She creates Hannah and her family. I liked the Hannah story the best. This is a Teen Romance but as an older reader I enjoyed it. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Wendy Jensen rated it at Goodreads


What the story is about:

When Caitlyn meets Shayne, she is immediately drawn to his haunted eyes, even though her best friend, Sophia, warns her to stay away from him because he might be contagious.

The darkness found Shayne and he is not strong enough to fight it.

Caitlyn feels the darkness coming for her until she starts to play a computer game and she creates Hannah.

Caitlyn does everything in her power to push Hannah into the darkness with her, but Hannah has hope.


I have a backstory too

I was born in Burgersdorp in South Africa on a beautiful autumn day. As a child, I moved around a lot with my family, and even though I went to a new school in a new town every year, I grew up happy. 

As I grew older and got used to moving around, I realised it does not matter if the kids at the new school looked at me strangely for the first day or two. Soon I blended into the background. 

I was always excited about going to a new school, I enjoyed the excitement of a new environment, and most importantly what the boys would look like and will I find 'the one'. I only found who I thought was 'the one' in Grade 11, aged sixteen. After a year, I realised I am going to have to kiss more than one frog to find my true love - sadly!


In Galway in 2011, sitting on the steps of a church
waiting for my husband (on the phone as always)
and reading a Dean Koontz book, which I just bought 
and could not wait to start reading.

After school, I went to work at one of the last manual telephone exchanges in South Africa for my gap year. The year after, I went to Teacher Training College in Durban. Here I met whom I thought was 'the one'. After a tumultuous ten-year experience, with lots of kissing, this frog just refused to change into a prince, and thus pathways were split.

And then I met a frog, by pure accident. You guessed it :o) He did indeed turn into a prince of great distinction and importance. We now live in our own castle in Derry/Londonderry. I have three most amazing children, whom I love more than life itself.


Moving around did not stop once I left school. When I was with frog #2, I lived in the same village and house for ten years, but since then I have moved often. I expanded my horizons and now, instead of moving from town to town in one country, I move from country to country. 



In 2014, walking up a mountain at The Giant's Causeway.
The crazy one in the front is Sinead :)

I worked as a Personal Assistant at an international Financial Institution for most of my adult life, and in 2008, after moving back to South Africa from The Republic of Ireland, I sat down and wrote the first sentence for My Recycled Soul. My Recycled Soul was inspired by my daughter, Tahne, who was utterly distraught about leaving her friends behind in Ireland, and with my story, I wanted to show Tahne how things do actually happen for a reason. Most of those things might be horrible, bad things, but in the end it always brings us to a happy place. We only need to keep the faith!

Thank you so much for reading my stories you are appreciated :o) Even without readers I would always continue writing my stories, because it is what I love to do, but it is always so much better with you.



The Vampire Pirate Saga: William the Damned





What readers are saying:

First of all I have to say that I love the cover! It made me want to buy this book and I was not disappointed. CathyMcReader rated it at Amazon

Love is complicated and the author does a great job of proving that. The prose was poetic and the tension was real. All those thoughts and feelings you had when you found love or thought you found love are here. Scott A. Coleman rated it at Amazon


What the story is about:

A deadly vampire should not fall in love - but that is exactly what happens to William.

Terrified of being sent off to marry a man whom she has never met, Susanna boards The Majestic to travel from England to France. 

The attack on The Majestic was planned. 

Keeping Susanna was unplanned. 

Now, with a lady hidden in his cabin and a crew who is getting restless, William has a lot of decisions to make. Keep her or kill her?

We made these memories for ourselves

When we woke up to a bright, sunny day and decided not to go to church, but instead to venture west and go to the beach.


We stopped at a town called Buncrana, located in the Republic of Ireland and about an hour's drive from home.




Buncrana is located on the northern bank of the River Crana as it enters Lough Swilly, which in itself provides a most scenic drive.



We went to visit the three-story O'Doherty's Keep, which is the only surviving part of an original 14th-century Norman castle. 



Then we went for a long, long walk on fine, white sea sand. I have not seen sea sand in a forever long time, and as the gentle breeze washed over me, my soul felt as if it had wings.



After a very enjoyable day, we went back home, but it is a day I will remember fondly for a long, long time.




Aoibhinn Linn Áille na hÁite Seo


Reasons to love April


One: April is the second month of Spring or Autumn, depending which hemisphere you live in. If, like me, you live almost at the top of the world, days are getting longer and the sun makes its welcome return;

Two: It is a time for spring-cleaning in the Northern Hemisphere;

ThreeEaster - celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead;

Four: William Shakespeare was born in April 1564;

FiveDiamond is the birthstone for April;

Six: My Life Hereafter is available to download for nothing* ENDS 30 APRIL 2017





In case you've missed it, My Life Hereafter also got a new cover

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Did you miss getting The Vampire Pirate's Daughter for free?





In case you missed getting 
The Vampire Pirate's Daughter 
for free during the awesome month of March 
- when it was my birthday :o) 
it's been decided to upload the full, unabridged book to Inkitt and there are 100 copies available 
for free download.







Don't miss it. 







If you did take advantage of the free download month in March or if you are planning on taking advantage of getting a copy at Inkitt, remember to review/rate it at Goodreads.


Let me tell you a story of William the Damned, a vampire pirate


At last! It feels as if this has been a long time coming and today I feel so very accomplished 💗 I've just finished uploading the audio files for William the Damned: A Vampire Pirate and hopefully soon, the audio book will be available for download from audio-book-places all over the web.




I was umming and aahing whether I should change the cover for the audio book, but then, in 2010, Tahnĕ had created such an amazing cover for William, and I would never find anything as beautiful (to me) and so fitting. In my mind's eye William looks just like the guy on the cover.

Eileen send me the files for both William the Damned: A Vampire Pirate & The Vampire Pirate's Daughter all at once, and so now I'm off to indulge in some chocolate biscuits, a cup of coffee and to listen to her soothing Irish accent. The audio files for The Vampire Pirate's Daughter should be uploaded soon. (Release date to be announced)


Links to audio book will follow soon.

In case you forgot: The ebook editions of both William the Damned: A Vampire 
Pirate & The Vampire Pirate's Daughter are free for the month of March 2017.