Update – New Release, Giveaway Reminder, Works in Progress

Happy Valentine’s Day to all

Hope everyone’s February is going well.

Okay on with the update.

New Release

Wrong Becomes Right came out on the 8th. It is a contemporary romance where a message sent to the wrong person can be the best thing to ever happen. There is a Rafflecopter giveaway currently live to win a kindle edition of this new release. There are also two sets of Key Rings and Magnets up for grabs that feature my current release book covers. Act quickly the giveaway closes on Sunday 17th.

Works in Progress.

Help my Lover’s an Alien

It is almost finished. I am currently working on proofing it to of the best of my abilities before deciding where to submit it to. My thanks go out to everyone who has beta read it and suggested changes/improvements. The current word count is 40,000 and I am expecting to add at least another two to three thousand words with the proofing clean up process.

Historic fantasy world.

So, on Saturday Prince Tristen introduced you to my new world and the kingdom of Ruxox. He told you a brief history of his family and how the kingdom was formed.

This Saturday we will meet one of the Royal Guards, Hugh, and he will be telling you more about his and his fellow guards’ role in the kingdom and more about the Pegasus’ and their role.

Unison Island

This series is on hold. I am concentrating on finishing Help my Lover’s an Alien because it was nearer to completion than this one. Book one, however, has currently been doubled in size and there is still more to add/change.

Thanks for reading

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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 18.2

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Hi Everyone

Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs.

As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.


Chapter 18.2

Tristan looked at the couple sitting on the couch. He could see the mate bond connecting them. It was a glowing bronze and he knew as their bond deepened it would change through silver to a chain of brilliant gold. He pushed down a thread of jealousy, he had searched for his mate for centuries and he was still looking. He didn’t care what his mate was; shifter, mage, vampire, male, female, inter-sex, tall, short…He just wanted to be loved the way he could see Kitryn and Simon loved each other. To know there was someone who would put him first in everything and would love him for him and not his family name, his money, or his position with the High Council.

More people entered and Elder Patrick motioned him over to meet them. He pasted on his politician smile and—who was that?

Patrick’s voice broke through his shock. “Elder Tristan, this is Elder Carl of the Jade Coven. Now if everyone can please take a seat we can get down to business.”

Tristan sat next to Elder Carl and tried to keep his attention on Patrick as he laid out the problems they were having. In addition to what they called ‘The Cheryl Problem’, they also had a being possibly trying to sway their newest seer’s power. These people really were magnets for trouble.

When they’d finished telling him the story Tristan sat back with a sigh—and tried to ignore the sparks that went through his arm when it brushed Elder Carl.

“I can do what Meg is asking and boost Fran’s power to be able to see more and for longer. However, I believe we should deal with the issue of her uninvited visitor first. Has anyone spoken to her and asked her at least who this visitor appears as? And has anyone disturbed her room since the last visitation? I may be able to get a residual energy signature that may tell us at least what visited.”

Kitryn seemed relieved. “No one has been near the room since Meg saw what she thought was Fran’s mother.” Tristan nodded, so the visitor was taking a form the child would be most likely to trust. Kitryn continued, “No one has spoken to her about the visit because we didn’t want to scare or upset her. She has long lost her mother. To then be told the being visiting her may not be her mother could cause her to grieve all over again.”

Tristan saw his point but— “You do realize that with her power Fran would probably sense if something a threat to her. The visitor may not be her mother, but from the sounds of it, it isn’t malevolent. However, everyone can be wrong, and I will, of course, make sure your little seer is as safe as I can make her.

“Now, has anyone thought of putting wards around the den to ensure the protection of everyone inside? I don’t mind doing it, my companions who accompanied me can help with the power I’d need.”

Patrick gave him an innocent smile—that Tristan didn’t believe for one second and his senses went on alert.

“Vampires can help mages with power as well. Or so I’ve heard. What do you think Carl?” Patrick and most of the group turned to Carl. Tristan was too busy glaring at Patrick. He knew the shifter was up to something. But what?

“Yes, vampires can help with power. But only as a conduit. We make it easier for a mage to draw power from non-mage beings by acting as a bridge.” Carl’s voice was smooth as fine whiskey and Tristan fought the urge to get the man to say more so could keep listening.

Another voice broke into his quickly spiraling thoughts.

“A bridge? How does that work?” The question came from Simon. Tristan thought he must be missing some of the story. How did even a new vampire not know the basics of their kind? If Carl was his sire, as Tristan assumed he was, then the elder was neglecting his duties.

Carl was answering the young male. “I just have to be touching the mage and the being they want to draw power from. I can also break the connection at any time if I think the source person is being drained too far to be safe.”

Simon nodded and Kitryn whispered in his mate’s ear. Simon nodded again and leaned back, snuggling into Kitryn’s side.

Tristan shook himself and decided his questions could wait for now.

“No time like the present. Why don’t I see Fran’s room and at least I can put your minds at rest about her visitor having good or bad intent.”

Everyone started moving to a chorus of agreements.


Thank you for reading  

For more great stories from more great authors click the links below or visit the Wednesday Briefs website

 

Cia Nordwell

J Alan Veerkamp

Julie Lynn Hayes

Jon Keys

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GIVEAWAY – Win a Kindle book, keyrings, and magnets. #Giveaway #Win

To celebrate my recent release I am giving away a full set of keyrings and magnets featuring all my current book covers.

One lucky winner will also win a Kindle copy of Wrong Becomes Right.

All you have to do is click the link below to go to the Rafflecopter giveaway page.

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GOOD LUCK

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New Release – Out Now – Wrong Becomes Right By Carol Pedroso #NewRelease #OutNow #Me

As the title says, I have a new release out now.

Wrong Becomes Right is a contemporary short read, great for a lazy evening on the couch with a nice hot drink to escape the cold winter.

When Kevin receives a message meant for someone else, little does he know how his life will change.

Blurb

Kevin receives a message via a dating app, but his hopes are dashed when he realizes it’s meant for someone else. The guy sounded perfect.

He tells the guy he has the wrong user and thinks nothing of it until he gets another reply, and then another. Before he knows it, he has a new friend in Brian.

Brian is as perfect as he first sounded, and if Kevin harbors lustful thoughts about his new pen pal? Well, no one knows but him. Right?

Then a fall and an interfering sister intervene. Add in an unwanted birthday party and an overeager twink, and who knows what will happen?

Buy Links

Smashwords

MLRPress

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 18.1

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Hi Everyone

Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs.

As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.


Chapter 18.1

Kitryn let out another long sigh and sat up, the covers pooled around him. Simon let out a mumble and tugged them back to his side of the bed.

“Go back to sleep, the sun has only just set, I can still feel it. Anyway, you should still be tired out from…well, you know.”

Kitryn suppressed a grin. After all they’d done together, Simon still couldn’t bring himself to mention a simple act between two people.

He rolled over his mate and kissed his way up to Simon’s ear. “You mean when I spent the early morning hours pounding you into the mattress and making you scream yourself horse?”

Kitryn let out a chuckle at the yelp Simon let out as he slapped a hand over Kitryn’s mouth.

“Shh, someone could hear you. You know all h beings around here have that super hearing thing going on.”

Kitryn didn’t try and suppress the laugh this time. “My mate, you made enough noise to wake an entire country of paranormals. I think most on this compound know what we were up to before we slept. Of course, many others may have been up to the same thing. They could have heard us and decided to take a leaf out of our books. We could even give them an encore right now.”

By the time Kitryn had finished Simon was bright red and stuttering so prettily.

Anything else Kitryn was planning on sating or doing was cut off by a knock on the door.

“Breakfast in twenty minutes. And be warned the kits are up and playing in the main room. Which, of you remember, is right next door to this bedroom.”

Kitryn and Simon both groaned. Blocked by a grandmother and three kids.

“Oh well, time for a shower, I think.”

Kitryn perked up at Simon’s words. Shower sex sounded good, and the water should cover any noises well enough.

Meg’s voice cut into Kitryn’s planning. “And don’t think of heading for the shower you haven’t got time.”

With a groan and a long sigh, they pulled themselves out of bed and got dressed.

Kitryn’s mind went back to the problem that had woken him up. Who or what was visiting Fran? And why?

“She’ll be fine. We’ll keep her safe.” Simon’s words spoken against his back as his mate’s arm came around his middle were comforting. But they didn’t make Kitryn worry any less.

Be it ghost, astral projection, or something else entirely, Kitryn didn’t like it one bit.

“Come on, we don’t want Meg coming to get us, do we.”

Kitryn followed Simon out and pasted on a smile for the kits as they came running to greet them.

***

“He’s here,” Simon hissed when he poked his head into the office Kitryn was using to do research into the possibilities surrounding Fran’s visitor.

“Who?” Kitryn asked without looking up.

“The mage!”

Kitryn snapped to attention and shot out of his chair. “What’s he like? Will he help Fran? Can he help with the Cheryl problem?”

Simon pulled him into a hug. “Calm down he has only just arrived, and Paddy sent me to fetch you so he could introduce us to him. All I saw of him was he’s tall with white hair. I mean who has white hair? Grey, yeah, if you’re like sixty or so. But, white.”

Simon kept up the running chatter was he led Kitryn out the door and to the meeting room they were getting far too familiar with.

Paddy smiled when they entered. “Ah, there you two are. I’d like you to meet our newest arrival. This is Elder Tristan. Elder Tristan, may I present Kitryn and Simon. I’m sure you’ve heard the basics of how they arrived here and I’m sure they will be willing to fill in any missing details. We also have a few problems we are hoping you can help with. As soon as the others arrive we’ll get started.”

Simon and Kitryn both shook hands with the mage and then sat down to wait.


Thank you for reading  

For more great stories from more great authors click the links below or visit the Wednesday Briefs website

 

Cia Nordwell

J Alan Veerkamp

Julie Lynn Hayes

J Ray Lamb

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Book Review – I am a Failure By Akhil Sharma. Published by Flowers Press. #Non-fiction #Biography.

Publication: Flowers Publications
Publication date: December 28, 2017
262 pages

Blurb:

Have you experienced failures in your life? Is your startup business facing a downturn? Is your dream partner telling you she hates you? Don’t despair. Failure encages us all.

Akhil, born with a plastic spoon in India, was specially designed for all failures life can bring. Growing up like everyone, the more he tried for success, the more he failed. Not until when he redefined his stupidity and started listening to his heart, his failures brought forth his keys to freedom and made him discover that ‘Failure encourages us all’.

This book is about his transformation from being a failure to the creator of the award-winning technique ‘The Art of Failure’. It talks about his technique, hidden in the form of an entertaining but true autobiographical story. It is helpful for everyone who wants to become a fearless failure warrior rather than being a usual success hunter. 

The narrative is set against the transformation of India – from its analog days to the digital age and bubbling startup economy. One thing which hasn’t changed with time though is the hatred and fear towards failure and how it has been eating up our enormous innovation potential for ages. It is time to accept failure as a part of life – where there is no failure, there is no growth. Learn from your experiences and move on!

My Review:

First, let me say this is not my usual genre to read and so I am coming to this type of book completely new. The author contacted me and asked me to read it and give an honest review.

I found the story intriguing, especially because it was based in real life. I am used to reading fiction books on how people have succeeded/beaten the odds/done well. To read a real-life book on someone who has failed time and time again and still picks themselves up was a good different.

It was obvious that English wasn’t the author’s first language, but it doesn’t detract from the story. I don’t think I could do as well if I was writing in a langue that wasn’t what I spoke every day.

Overall it is a definitely a book I will revisit someday 3.5*

 

About The Author:

Akhil Sharma aka ‘The Failure Guy’ is a renowned award losing entrepreneur, speaker, inventor and innovator. Specially designed for failure during his decade long career, from mariner to a technologist, he is now known for ‘the art of failure’ workshops through which he has helped individuals to keep up the spirit of trying despite failures and coached them how to listen to their hearts and find their real inspiration.

In 2016, the United Nations and iCongo chose him for the Rex Karmaveer Chakra award and Global fellowship, and he is often called upon to talk about it for free on various platforms in India.

Website: www.akhilsharma.com.

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