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    When the characters take over…

    A few days ago, Sasha’s Spirit (Spectrum Security Inc. #2) went to my editor. At this point, I’m supposed to be getting into writing my next Club Aegis book—Soul Lost—which is the 8th book in a planned series of nine. However… Sometimes, the characters take over. Sean and Nia, from Soul Lost, have gone into a bit of a sulk and won’t talk to me. I’m not entirely sure why, but Lucas—or as he prefers to be called, Brand—and Rachael have decided they’d quite like me to look at their story, for a while, at least. Their story is currently provisionally entitled Rachael’s Brand. Lucas is a more mature hero—something…

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    Looking Forward to 2021

    So, here we are at the end of a year that’s memorable for a whole host of wrong reasons. It’s been truly awful for so many, with so much heart-breaking news virtually every day. At this point in the year, it’s only natural that we look forward with hope to the coming year. It would be very easy to think “New year, new start”, but the reality is, we will still have bad news to deal with. However, there is a glimmer of hope, in that vaccines have been developed, and if not already approved for use, are in the process of being approved. In the meantime, stay safe and…

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    Available for pre-order: Shattered Secrets (Club Aegis #7)

    The post title says it all – Shattered Secrets (Club Aegis #7) is finally available for pre-order. Once again, I can only apologise for taking so long – it’s all my fault. I had a couple of false starts with this one – I couldn’t decide which of two ways I should start it and ended up choosing the one that didn’t work. Then, when it was finished, I really wasn’t happy with it, so I had to make some substantial changes. If you do pre-order it – thank you so very much. The pre-order price is 99c/99p, so it’s an ideal opportunity to get a full-length novel at a…

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    Plans for 2020

    Hello, and a slightly belated Happy New Year! I hope this year is a good one for you. I thought it might be a good idea to let you know what’s on the cards for the start of the new decade. Let me first start by sharing the news that I’m going part-time at the day job, so I have an extra full day for writing, which I hope will assist in making at least some of these plans come to fruition. Events: I’m attending one event as an author this year, and that’s Books On The Beach in Blackpool on 22 August 2020. To find out more, here’s the…

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    Season’s Greetings!

    So here we are, about to celebrate Christmas and the end of another year. I don’t know about you, but I’ve reached that age where time seems to speed up, with the result that January happened about five minutes ago. I’m not a winter person. Snow is something best viewed through a window, although we seldom get any where I live. When we do get it, it rarely lasts long. What I do like about Christmas, though, is that it comes only a few days after the Winter Solstice, so on Christmas Day, I find comfort in the thought that the days are getting longer at last, no matter what…

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    Passion’s Last Promise – a male submissive

    I’ve debated writing this post for a while, but observing apparent patterns of purchasing behaviour when it comes to the Club Aegis books, I decided to take the plunge and put fingers to keyboard now. First of all, let me say I am massively grateful to each and every reader who’s bought a book or chosen to read it through Kindle Unlimited – thank you so much. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Club Aegis of the series title is  a fictional BDSM club, where the members are current or former members of the British armed forces, or intelligence or emergency services. And in common with probably the majority of BDSM-related stories,…

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    About No Going Back

    As of the date of this post, No Going Back (Club Aegis #6) is up on Amazon and available for pre-order. I think it’s as well that I let you know that the style of this book is a little different from other books in the series, but only in a small way, and one that I hope won’t be detrimental to your enjoyment of the story. I normally write in third person past tense, which is a fairly standard writing style for fiction. However, there was something about the nature of this story that led me to write the prologue, and only the prologue, in first person present tense.…

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    Club Aegis news – progress on No Going Back, and more

    I haven’t posted an update on the Club Aegis series since the end of March, so I thought I’d better bring you up to speed. No Going Back is with my beta readers. Once I have feedback from them, and taken any appropriate action, it’ll be going to my editor, who can’t wait to read it. Once the editing process is complete, I’ll format it and get it ready on Amazon. Which leads to the next question—which book do I write next? As I was writing No Going Back, I was convinced the next in the series would be Soul Lost, but the last read-through suggested I should start Shattered…

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    No Going Back (Club Aegis #6) – Update

    So, the first draft of No Going Back is complete. I’m now reading through it to make sure it’s got all the right plot points in the right order—the pitfalls of writing out of sequence! The main male character in this story is Sir Guy Somerton. Guy’s made other appearances in the series, but in No Going Back, he takes centre stage. He’s spent more than a decade alone, since losing the love of his life in a fire—a situation he doesn’t expect to change, until he meets Madeleine Scott. When I originally conceived the character of Sir Guy, he was only going to be a minor character—a pompous senior…

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    Club Aegis, and what comes next…

    If you’re a regular reader of my infrequent posts—and if you are, thank you very much—then you’ll know that I’m currently working on the sixth book in my Club Aegis series. The cover art is already done for that one, but because I can’t resist the temptation to see what work of art she’ll come up with next, I’ve already asked my wonderful cover artist, Syneca Featherstone, to work on the seventh. You can see more of her wonderful work on her website here. And that got me thinking. Only books eight and nine remain in my plans for the series, and that’s quite a daunting prospect. Although I’ve written…