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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Who do I write like?

  I just inserted two excerpts from the third book in the Destiny Trilogy to find my writing style. Apparently:

I write like
 

What's really interesting is that I write Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance. Agatha Christie also wrote romances - but as far as I know, Raymond Chandler only wrote crime novels - and posting a third excerpt from the same book - Beloved Enemy - the programme told me I wrote like him too. Well I've always tried to inject an element of suspense and mystery into my novels,  so hopefully I've succeeded to some extent. I'm keeping my badge in the sidebar, anyway!

(If you want to find out who YOU write like, just click on the badge above.)

 

 

 

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Honouring the Dogs of 9/11

Yesterday was the 20th Anniversary of the terrible events of 11th September, 2001.  While it is absolutely right and fitting that the brave men and women who worked tirelessly day and night to recover bodies and survivors from the rubble be remembered and honoured,  it is also right that we should remember as well the nearly 400 dogs called into action - Search and Rescue and Police K9 dogs who also risked their lives in the search, and Comfort and Therapy  dogs who were there to comfort the injured and grief stricken. One Search and Rescue dog was killed and many suffered burns and scorched paws. One SAR dog was so traumatized after finding two bodies of fire fighters, that he lay down, refusing to eat or interact, and had to be retired. (These dogs are trained to normally find living survivors rather than bodies.)

 As a dog lover, I found this video incredibly moving and a wonderful tribute to the dogs and their handlers, and all the courageous men and women who worked tirelessly for a month, digging in the rubble in the aftermath of that horrific event. 

 

 


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Thursday, 9 September 2021

Love In The Time Of Wormholes Spotlight and #Giveaway,

 

  I'm so pleased to be part of this book tour. Read all about it, and don't forget to leave a comment and enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for your chance to win  an e-copy of Love in the Time of Wormholes by Jess K. Hardy.  

 ABOUT THE BOOK:

On this deep space pleasure cruise, love is in the recycled air.

Sunastara Jeka is passionate about two things: (1) meeting the needs of the varied species who holiday aboard her interstellar pleasure cruise during the day, and (2) avoiding attachments when the occasional guest meets her needs at night.

Sunny’s life is simple, straightforward, and safe until a former one-night stand becomes her newest crew member.

Freddie has never forgotten that night with Sunny. He’s ecstatic to see her again, until she tells him she never dates her coworkers. Determined not to lose this confident, sexy, hysterical woman again, Freddie bides his time, pursuing a purely professional relationship with Sunny when they’re on the clock, while he slowly charms her senseless after hours.

As Sunny breaks her own rules about workplace romance, her tragic past and a heartbreaking betrayal thrust her orderly life into chaos.

When a hostile species holidays aboard the ship, endangering VIP guests and even the known universe, Sunny and Freddie must decide. Will they let the gravity of their pasts keep them apart, or risk it all for love and fight for their future together?

Content Warning: Prior to the events of this book, the main character lost a child. She continues to process this loss throughout this story.

Excerpt:

                “Is it always this hard?” asked Freddie as they watched Garran’s shuttle pull away from the ship through the flexglass. “Saying goodbye to the guests?”

               “No. Garran was special, one in a million, like a single piece of hay in a haystack.”

               Freddie’s head swiveled toward her. He frowned. “Where did you hear that expression?”

               She shrugged. “Some New Earth American guest, I think. Why?”

               “If I may, I’m not sure you’re using it correctly. That particular saying is actually ‘like a needle in a haystack.’”

               Her brow furrowed. “Well, that doesn’t make one lick of sense. Why would there be a needle in a stack of hay?”

               “Hmm,” he considered. “I’ve never thought about it that way. Why would there be a needle in a haystack?”

               “Don’t look at me.” She slid her arm around his waist.

               “Baffling nature of the expression aside, it’s typically employed to point out how difficult it would be to find a certain thing or person. As hard as finding a single needle hidden in a haystack. For your purpose, to borrow another New Earth colloquialism, you could say something along the lines of ‘they broke the mold when they made him.’”

               Sunny looked up at him, a smile breaking across her face. She didn’t often get to see him playing his role of L&C, let alone benefit from it. His kind, patient competence was, unsurprisingly, a major turn-on.

               “Yes, that’s exactly what I meant,” she replied, then she grabbed his tie and pulled his lips to hers


ASIN: ‎ B09BPY2HHJ
Publisher: ‎ City Owl Press: Mystic Owl (September 9, 2021)
Publication Date: ‎ September 9, 2021
Language: English
Print Length: ‎ 240 pages
Genre: SF/Space Romance/Second Chance Romance/Office Romance
Check it Out On Amazon: http://mybook.to/LITOW

Praise for Jess K. Hardy's Love in The Time of Wormholes:
“LOVE IN THE TIME OF WORMHOLES is the perfect blend of clever humor, hotter-than-hot romance, and alien antics! Hardy has delivered a phenomenal read that is quite literally out of this world. Find yourself laughing, crying, and honestly kinda horny through this sci-fi romcom." - Cate Pearce, author of Traitors of the Black Crown

“Love in the Time of Wormholes is a delightful, fast-paced, and warm-hearted rom-com set on an interstellar pleasure craft. Hardy weaves a dramatic socio-political backstory as we cheer for Sunny’s happy ending with Freddie, a spunky one-night stand that returns as a crew member… A great sci-fi rom-com with funny and unique characters and an engaging story.” - Readers’ Favorite.
 

About the Author:


Speculative and contemporary romance writer of The Bench (Evernight Publishing), Missing Charlie (Black Rose Writing), and the forthcoming Love in the Time of Wormholes scifi-romcom from City Owl press.

Find her on social media or on her website at: https://jesskhardy.com/

Represented by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary Agency.

 

 

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Thursday, 2 September 2021

 


Haunted Bride

Moragh's Ghost Book 1

by Maggie Tideswell

Genre: Paranormal Romance



"Excellent read! Maggie Tideswell's book is impossible to put down. This writer is skilled in evoking deep emotions in the readerA pleasure to read." - Amazon Reviewer

A marriage of convenience - no strings attached - suited both Holly and Joshua just fine; a virgin marriage, so that they could both walk away… But they made a crucial mistake: they didn't take chemistry into account.

Holly —
Seriously? They actually advertised for a husband for her without telling her?
She was going to have to kill them, stone dead.

But having a ‘husband’ behind her would give her an edge she didn’t have now. Donald, her ex, and his wife would have to revise their strategy of keeping her children away from her. That was an advantage worth taking a risk for. But what kind of man was likely to respond to a tiny ad in the newspaper no one reads anymore?

Joshua —
Nicole had to marry him now or let him go. He was done waiting, but he did not know what else he could do to persuade her to his way of thinking. Until he saw the little ad in the paper. A plan fell into his head as if he'd snapped his fingers. This woman who audaciously advertised herself as available would do perfectly. Married to another woman would make him irresistibly attractive to Nicole – as was the case with everything she wanted and couldn’t have.

From the moment Holly accepted Joshua’s offer of marriage, strange things started happening to her, and the strangeness followed her to her new (temporary) home. She was going to have to unravel a decades-old mystery before anything else.

A ghost, a wronged fiancĂ©e, and trouble with everyone around them. Will Holly and Joshua get what they’ve set out to achieve?


Maggie Tideswell, internationally acclaimed bestselling South African author, has a passion for romance. All over the world people are falling in love, making it love, not money, that makes the world go round.
Ghosts just can't seem to leave her alone and she combines things that can't be explained, sweaty bodies and rumpled beds in a way that will make your toes curl and your hair stand on end.
Maggie just can't do without perfume, coffee and the internet. She is nearly as passionate about food as she is about creating alpha heroes every woman will fall in love with, just as she does, every time.
The strangest thing is that cats have never played any kind of role in her stories, as she is owned by three of them.
That might change soon.

 

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Saturday, 28 August 2021

Here's my final link in #BacklistBonanza #Giveaway

 
I hope you're enjoying a nice relaxing weekend!
 
You  can enter the Backlist Bonanza contest to win a $39 Amazon gift card, and read an excerpt and a bit more about the third book in the Destiny Trilogy, BELOVED ENEMY.
 
 Check out the other books featured in N.N. Light’s Backlist Bonanza Bookish Event, and enter the giveaway.There are so many great romance books to choose from, whatever your taste.
 
 AND DON'T FORGET
- Kindle versions of all three books in the Destiny Trilogy are now on Sale at around 99c. (For some reason it's a little higher on Amazon.com's page for the book, but if you click the  link below for my own Amazon Author page with all my books, it's listed at 99c)

Hurry because this sale ends on 3rd September!
 
Now's your chance to grab one at a serious discount, or all three for less than a third of one full price Ebook.You can see all my books on my Amazon Author page HERE (UK) or HERE (U.S.)
 

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Friday, 27 August 2021

Here's the second link in #BacklistBonanza #Giveaway

 
 I hope you're enjoying a nice relaxing weekend!
 
I’m thrilled to be a part of N.N. Light’s Backlist Bonanza Bookish Event. Check out all the backlist books and enter the giveaway to win a $39 Amazon gift card.  There are so many great romance books to choose from, whatever your taste.
 
You can read an excerpt and a bit more about the second book in the Destiny Trilogy HERE.
 AND DON'T FORGET
- Kindle versions of all three books in the Destiny Trilogy are now on Sale at around 99c. (For some reason it's a little higher on Amazon. com's page for the book, but if you click the  link below for my own Amazon Author page with all my books, it's listed at 99c)

Hurry because this sale ends on 3rd September!
 
Now's your chance to grab one at a serious discount, or all three for less than a third of one full price Ebook.You can see all my books HERE
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway    GOOD LUCK!



 

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