*Newsletter 2017

Hi,

So much has happened so far this year and the weeks are just rushing by, aren't they? Or is it just me getting older?




I'll give you a quick recap of books I've published so far this year and I know somewhere on this blog I have a list of books due for publication (I found it). Some of them were re-publications so *exhausted chuckle* I am not a machine who can pump out a book every month.




First there was Insight
Republished on 10 June 2017
The story used to be from Daryl's point of view, but I changed it to third-person and added about 10,000 words.
Insight is also available in audio book.


High school student, Daryl Foley possesses innate charisma thanks to his natural empathic abilities. When he likes girls, they find him irresistible. Dating is easy until he meets Samantha. The beautiful brunette is a closed book - he cannot perceive her emotions—at all. Intrigued by the mystery, Daryl finds himself drawn into her world of disturbing family secrets. For the first time in his life, he experiences the joy and fear of true attraction and discovers—the girl he cares for is in danger.





Then there was The Vampire Virus
Republished on 1 July 2017
This story used to be called The Vampire Legacy, but I decided the continuation of Susanna & William's story should be called The Vampire Legacy, as it will mostly be about William (Susie's son) and his legacy of having the vampire virus. 

This story (The Vampire Virus) is really just a side story of how the virus was created by Joseph and has also been extended.


Being a tutor in 1800's London is not easy when you are a pretty girl. Men like Joseph are used to getting their own way, and Joseph had clearly decided he wanted Maggie. Joseph is an Alchemist, looking for the fountain of youth. He did not expect to meet a girl who would steal his heart away, he did not expect the thirst for blood after he discovered the fountain of youth.




The Girl in Room Thirteen is brand new and at the moment it is available for pre-order from Amazon only (release date 1 September 2017), but will become available at all other retailers from January 2018. As soon as the paperback is formatted there'll be a Goodreads give away for a paperback or two.

As part of her initiation, as a new arrival at boarding school, she has to accept a dare. Unfortunately, Alison's dare requires her to go into the dreaded room thirteen on the anniversary of Lily's death. It is rumoured, Lily, the girl who used to reside in the room, thirteen years ago killed herself on the thirteenth of February, the day before Valentine's Day. When Alison goes into the room, alone and afraid, armed with only an Ouija Board, the dead girl gives her a riddle, which leads Alison on a journey of discovery to find out what really happened to Lily. What dark secrets is the girl in room thirteen hiding?





ForNever (Book 2) is also brand new and at the moment it is available for pre-order from Amazon only, but will become available at all other retailers from 1 October 2017.

For centuries, Heather died each time she had chosen Kieran after she came back until the curse is broken by Jayden. Now, Kieran can hear the screams of a million ghosts rush through him and the feeling gives him hope. Hope that everything could still be as it is supposed to be. Heather could still be his.


Even though I said Changed and Unbreakable will be released this year, I have run out of months so they have been moved to 2018. Unbreakable is ready to go, so will probably be the first to be published in January 2018, and Changed will follow in February. (Can you believe it's been two years since I shared the first chapters for Changed!)

I hear you ask, "How did you run out of months?"
My answer is simply this book cover:



Dead Girl does not have a page I can link to yet or #firstchapters even, but I had this idea and I am writing a mile-a-minute. Due date 1 December 2017.





I know I have ranted about this issue before, but here I go again :o) From this day until infinity my e-books will all be priced at $0.99

To be honest, I am tired of people telling me readers do not see value in a book if the price is under a dollar or a pound or whatever currency they trade in, because I know there is value in my stories :o) so I am going to stop doubting myself by listening to others.

Personally, I am very reluctant to buy an e-book priced above $0.99 (for the paperback, I don't mind paying a whole lot more because I find more value in a physical object - maybe I really am just getting old). 

If you feel my books are not worth reading because they are only priced at $0.99 that's okay too :o)

Secretly I am hoping you read the e-book and love it SO much you just have to own the paperback.




In case you've missed it, there are also 100 copies each of the following stories to read for free on Inkitt:

The Girl in Room Thirteen (Abridged edition)





I have also decided to retire The Dark, Dark House from distribution, so now you can read a free flash fiction story every week for the next nine weeks. Subscribe to this blog to be notified when the next one goes live.

Fifteen Seconds Ago is already available to read.

You can also read All Over Again and Only In My Memories for free.


I almost forgot! This week I reached 4,000 page likes on my Facebook page *does happy dance*

Lastly, I am thinking of getting a kitten to keep Alvin (my chatty, fat cat) company. Do you think I should just do it?



Lynette X♥X♥

The Vampire Pirate Saga: The Vampire Virus




What the story is about:

Being a tutor in 1800's London is not easy when you are a pretty girl. 

Men like Joseph are used to getting their own way, and Joseph had clearly decided he wanted Maggie.

Joseph is an Alchemist, looking for the fountain of youth. 

He did not expect to meet a girl who would steal his heart away, he did not expect the thirst for blood after he discovered the fountain of youth.





Read4Free: Fifteen Seconds Ago


Life is unpredictable, so maybe things do not always have to be perfect.



*INSIGHT: A social issues/paranormal romance




An empath is a person with the paranormal ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual. According to the dictionary,  it is an imaginative concepts. However, there are a small percentage of people in the world who do possess this ability.


What the story is about:

High school student, Daryl Foley possesses innate charisma thanks to his natural empathic abilities. When he likes girls, they find him irresistible and usually when Daryl likes a girl, the feeling is always mutual. 

Dating is easy until he meets Samantha. 

The beautiful brunette is a closed book--he cannot perceive her emotions--at all. 

Intrigued by the mystery, Daryl finds himself drawn into her world of disturbing family secrets. 

For the first time in his life, he experiences the joy and fear of true attraction and discovers--the girl he cares for, is in danger.


The day I released William into the wild


I don't remember what link I first clicked to discover bookcrossing.com but when I did, I felt such a great sense of adventure.

BookCrossing is the act of releasing a book into the wild for a stranger to find and then tracking where in the world the book goes via journal entries on the site.



What greater way to start a treasure hunt than with a story about a Vampire Pirate?


I decided to leave my own copy of William in Brooke Park in Derry/Londonderry at Gwyn's Cafe & Pavilion on 11 July 2017.


Photography by Sinéad Ferreira

At first, I was afraid to just leave the book there unloved and uncared for. What if it rains and its beautiful cover gets all ruined, and the water soaks into the paper and creates that ugly wavy paper effect?


Photography by Sinéad Ferreira

My heart broke a little when, after drinking my Cappuccino, we stood up and walked away. I did my best not to look back, but it was hard.


Photography by Sinéad Ferreira

Now, all I can hope for is that someone found William, and is either reading the story or put it somewhere for someone else to find.



I hope he is loved and well taken care of and will soon find his way in the world.


What readers are saying about: Guardian Angel




What readers are saying:

I was sent this book for review and found it to be an excellent read. Yes, it was a love story, but with a difference and it was very well written. I liked the characters who were realistic and believable, despite the fantasy element, being that the very real thoughts and feelings involved were very well done... I especially liked seeing into the 'feelings' of angels. It was a well thought out book, and maybe for a younger audience, however, I think that the fantasy would appeal to anyone who are intrigued by the concept of Heaven and what may happen to souls - and the idea of where they may go and how. Themes of love, redemption, punishment, loyalty and, most importantly, death, are steeped in this story. When is it our time to die? And is there someone to help at that time? And, what if love..? How can I say anything more without giving spoilers? Enjoyable. Julie Powell rated it at Goodreads

This book was so amazing because it is a love story with some adventure mixed in. Also it made me tear up more than once. My favorite character is Taylor because she is so brave about her cancer and she takes care of her mother. For full review please go to: 5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com, Twitter @camartinez and Facebook "5 Girls Book Reviews"  Charity rated it at Goodreads


What the story is about:


Taylor Fergusson should have died just days after she was born. 

Accidents and mishaps kept happening to her until she and Daimhin, the Guardian Angel sent to fetch her, made a deal. 

When upper management discovers Daimhin did not take Taylor's soul the first time he was supposed to, his own future is in jeopardy until he discovers his destiny and his choices are being assessed by a higher power. 

As a love grows between a mortal and an angel, Daimhin can do nothing to stop the inevitable.




Read FORNEVER (Book One) for free



Get your copy today: FORNEVER (Book One) on Inkitt (100 free copies)


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FORNEVER was supposed to be a stand-alone novel. I never intended for it to continue until readers started asking, 'Is the story going to carry on?' and then it started me thinking about Kieran's revenge and dark magic. Maybe there could be a plot of murder, love and intrigue and so (four years later) FORNEVER 2 was finally finished.

FORNEVER is in the genre of Magical Realism, with a lot of angst and first love. Throughout Heather has to deal with her parents getting divorced and the tug of war within her as she realises love never lasts.