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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'.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Beloved Enemy's Birthday!

Can you believe it's a year since Beloved Enemy was published!
To celebrate I designed a new 'teaser' above to go with these two:



















I have to admit I enjoy playing with graphics, so I'll be doing some more for Beloved Enemy when I get some time - but I must finish my current WIP which is a ghost story and a bit of a departure from Science Fiction, but I have some more SFs on the 'back burner'.

I'm looking forward to the RoNa Awards in London on Monday when I'll get to meet the other nominees, including those in my category, Christine Courtenay, Jan Jones and Kate Johnson. I'm a bit nervous as I've never been to a Romance Novelists event before but it should be a lovely, sparkly evening!

I thought I'd share the first chapter of Beloved Enemy with you (It's already on my sidebar but in case you missed it, here's the link):






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Friday, 3 March 2017

On the RNA Blog Today...the Paranormal/Speculative Fiction Rona Awards



This year’s shortlisted novels include space adventures, timeslip, and a ghost story, and include two independently published novels. ...

For the first time ever there is a paranormal category. 
The other three finalists   in this category are Christine Courtenay, Kate Johnson and Jan Jones and I am so thrilled to be included with such wonderful, talented authors, with the latest in the Destiny Trilogy - Beloved Enemy!  

There are five other categories: Contemporary, Epic, Historical, Romantic Comedy and Young Adult, plus the RoNA Rose for shorter fiction. So many wonderful books in the running. The awards will be announced at the RNA  Awards Ceremony on the 13th March  by guest presenter Prue Leith. Although I'm not really expecting to get any further with such great authors in the running, wish me and Kerry and Cat luck!

Here is a brief excerpt from Beloved Enemy

He pulled her back toward him and looked deep into her eyes.Something she saw in those blue depths struck her heart. The pain that never left them went so deep. This man bore scars far worse than the physical one running faintly below his left eye…worse even than the mental scars she harboured herself.

Almost without thinking, she put her hands on each side of his face and pressed her lips to his in a brief kiss, then drew back. For a moment he hesitated, before pulling her close again, so close she gasped. He brushed his thumb along her lips, until she parted them in surrender. A shockwave like electricity ran through her, sending her senses reeling in the ecstasy of the moment. She’d sworn never to let a man betray her again. Every man she’d ever known, even her own father, had let her down, lied to her, and deceived her. Yet at this moment,with this man, every nerve in her body ached with sweet desire.





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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

MARCH 1st - ST DAVID'S DAY


Today is St David's Day, the national Saint's Day for Wales. 

People in Wales will be wearing a dafodil or leek and all sorts of celebrations will be taking place, from concerts called Eisteddfords to lunches with a special soup of lamb, leeks and potato, served with bread and cheese and known  as cawl and  in many schools the children will dress up in national costume.





The leek is the symbol of St David but many people, including myself, prefer to wear our national flower, the daffodil, and thanks to our mild winter, I'm happy to say the daffodils in my garden have flowered well in time for the special day, this year!

Happy St David's Day everyone.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

God's Silver Soldiers virtual book tour





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Book Genre: Christian/Superhero/Graphic Comics
Publisher: Nordskog Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: Nov. 2016 (First edition/Collectors item)

Buy Link(s): Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Silver-Soldiers-Origin-Issue/dp/1888092300/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482938375&sr=1-1&keywords=God+Silver+Soldiers


Book Description:

Truthmonger Comics, is a creative entity whose mission is to bring the much-needed messages of morality and spirituality to today's youth through the medium of comic books. Joining creator/editor/writer Art Greenhaw for this new line of Truthmonger Comics and its flagship title, God's Silver Soldiers, are superstar comic book artist Ben Dunn, writer Rebecca Dunn, and graphic designer Josh Knight. Truthmonger Comics is additionally inspired by Art's friend of many years and biggest literary influence, Stan Lee.Creator/editor/co-writer Art Greenhaw s comic book roots run deep, Art having enjoyed a 20 -year friendship with Stan Lee and a lifetime apprenticeship.

Excerpt :

The smoke is clearing on the lawn of Angelica’s newly blown up home. We see that the center of the home is completely missing, but the further away from the blast site there’s less and less damage.

The soldiers, who have been blown in different directions and have various stages of injuries, are getting up or waking up from being knocked out from the blast.

John is helping Becky up.

Moses: How ya doin’, girl?

Becky: What happened?!!

Soldiers have come together on the lawn. There’s holes and burn marks on their uniforms. One of them is holding pressure on a pretty bad cut on another’s arm.

John: Is everyone OK?

David: Define “OK”!!

Cecilia: Where’s Angelica?

Samson: Last I saw, she was being dragged off to that helicopter by what I can only describe as demons from hell! I mean, did everyone else see what I saw?

Moses talking, but with a memory bubble of the demons attacking.

Moses: Oh, I saw them, all right! Pretty much the scariest moments of my life!

All are looking puzzled.

Becky to Cecilia (or the group): Why did they zero-in on Angelica? Why not
any of us?!

David is speaking to the group.

David: I think I can answer that one, though I’m not sure how…!

John: What do you mean? Did you overhear them or something?

David: No. I mean, I know “why” they took her, but no one told me. It was like I
could read their minds...but even “more” than that. It was like I could just feel their intentions!

Soldiers are looking at each other skeptically.

David: Look, I know what you’re thinking. I’m not crazy, OK?! I can’t explain
it to you, but I’m telling you the truth!

Samson speaks to David.

Samson: (quietly) Look man, we’re not judging you. ALL of this is just a little
tough to take in...

Moses: Totally!! I mean, did you see those things?! THEY WERE DEMONS!

I was like, “Oh no you didn’t...!!!” when that hell-spawned, head monster grabbed Angelica!

Author Bio: 
Creator/editor/co-writer Art Greenhaw's comicbook roots run deep, Art having enjoyed a 20-year friendship with Stan Lee and a lifetime apprenticeship
studying the works of his biggest comicbook influences including Stan, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Al Hartley, and Ben Dunn. Art was a National Council of Teachers of English literary competition award winner and was the Optimist Club's oratory contest winner. He has studied art at the Dallas Museum of Art and co-created and co-wrote stories and songs with pop culture icon Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who proclaimed Art "The Voice of Rat Fink". Art is a Grammy Award-Winning artist, producer, arranger, and mixing engineer and holds a Grammy record for most Grammy Nominations (eight) by a group in his particular category of Gospel-Christian music.

 Among the legendary artists who have recorded the songs and stories of Art include Ann-Margret, Engelbert Humperdinck, Trini Lopez, The Jordanaires, James Blackwood, The Light Crust Doughboys, The Ventures, the Southern Methodist University Mustang Band, and many more. It is Art's lifetime mission to bring much-needed messages of morality and spirituality to today's youth through his favorite literary medium: comicbooks. Art owns and manages the iconic #1 Texas legacy country band, The Light Crust Doughboys.
Website: www.GodsSilverSoldiers.com
www.artgreenhaw.com
Facebook: God's Silver Soldiers; https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=god's%20silver%20soldiers

Facebook Discussion Group: Truthmonger Publishing; https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Truthmonger%20publishing
https://www.facebook.com/groups/549595598557761/





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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Kerry and Cat are guest blogging today with Jennifer Lowery


Cat and Kerry are interviewed on Jennifer Lowery's blog today - come and say hello for your chance to win a download of the first book in the trilogy.

https://jenniferloweryauthor.com/2017/02/21/meet-the-characters-with-hywela-lyn/


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Monday, 20 February 2017

Beloved Enemy - Teaser

Looking forward to the RNA RoNA Awards on 13th March
(Did I mention Beloved Enemy is on the shortlist for the Paranormal/Speculative Romance Category? 😉

Anyway there the other authors in the category are amazing so I'm not counting any chickens, I'm just thrilled to have got on the shortlist, but I thought I'd give a taster of the book over the next few weeks to celebrate the fact that it will be Beloved Enemy's first birthday on 11th March!


Excerpt from BELOVED ENEMY

He looked around, his face expressionless.
She frowned at his perusal. The furnishings of the small interior were necessarily sparse. A pilot seat and passenger seat to the front, and at the rear of the vessel, a small living and storage area, complete with a folding table and murphy bunk unit. If he didn’t like it, too bad. He could always go back outside and sleep rough if he
preferred.

“I dare say it will suffice,” he said at length.

“Well, thank you. I’m so glad it meets with your approval.”

His expression remained impassive. It seemed her cynicism was lost on him.

“It would be useful to have a name to call you.”

“Catrina. Catrina…Kincaid. I prefer to be called Cat.”

Again, that stunning smile spread over his face, and she noticed how his eyes seemed even bluer above the even, white teeth. Damn, there was something about him. She almost regretted she’d have to kill him eventually.

“The name suits you.” It did not sound like a compliment. “I am Kerry Marchant.”

“Yes, I know who you are.” She ignored his quizzical look. “As I said earlier, don’t get any ideas. This ‘cat’ has claws.

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