Book Expo America!

This time next week I’ll have just landed in New York City! It’s been three years since I was last there and it’s one of my favourite places, but I’m most excited about the reason I’m going there – BEA 2014! I’m attending on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st and although most of the time I’ll just be exploring for myself, you can also find me at Lulu’s booth: 4-5pm Friday 30th: Lulu’s main booth Read more…

Waiting game

I haven’t posted anything for a while, but that’s because there’s not much going on. The book is on its way to Amazon/B&N etc. and has been for about 3 and a half weeks now, and it can take anything from 2-8 weeks for it to show up. I google the ISBNs every day but no luck yet. In the meantime, I’ve been working a bit on a possible prequel novella I’m considering serialising on Read more…

Giveaways, release plans & book trailer

Lots of things going on at the moment. Last weekend the 2nd paperback proof arrived and I approved it, so that’s currently on its way to Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc. for processing. That normally takes 4-8 weeks but lately it’s apparently been moving faster so it could be as little as 2-4 weeks. The hardback has also been done although it will be available exclusively through Lulu to keep the price down. Ebook is Read more…

Sample chapter #2 and book trailers!

The second sample chapter is now available to read here. This chapter is from the point of view of Corran Dunslade, the youngest son of Lord Huwcyn Dunslade who led the fight against dragons sixteen years ago. In other news, I’ve been working on book trailers! I have 4 planned which will all be released over the coming week or two. There will be three teasers, one general and the other two for Corran and Read more…

Sample chapter and proof copy

The first sample chapter of Kindling Ashes is now available to read! This is the very first chapter of the book from Giselle’s point of view. She is an orphan who has grown up with a voice in her head, and survives on the streets of the capital city by smuggling gold. Read it here: CHAPTER 1 The second chapter introducing you to the other main character, Corran Dunslade, will be available next weekend so Read more…

Cover (& website) reveal

The cover for Kindling Ashes has been finalised and here it is, all over my new website! It was designed by Jessica Norman and the burning heart is a representation of the “Firesouls” the series is named after – humans with dragon souls inside them. The dragons escaped extinction sixteen years ago but human bodies are not equipped for two souls. The extra soul has kept the Firesouls weaker and smaller but now there is Read more…