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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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    Amazon only or wide – that is the question…

    My blog posts are like buses – you wait ages for one, then a bunch come along at once, although I’m not certain two constitutes a bunch. Then again, who knows what tomorrow might bring? This post concerns the vexing question in its title.  At least, it’s a vexing question for indie authors like me, who have control of all aspects of the writing and publication processes. I started off wide – that means I listed my books on all the websites I felt comfortable with: Amazon, Kobo, others via a service provided by Draft2Digital (D2D), mainly so I could list on iBooks. For those of you who aren’t aware,…

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    Club Aegis Update

    Things are moving in the Club Aegis universe! Winter’s Fire (#5) is now with my editor. I’m hoping to have it up for order in early December, but that’s dependent on her schedule. In the meantime, I’m using #NaNoWriMo as a springboard to get No Going Back (#6) started. #NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, and the challenge is to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel in a month. I have no idea how long No Going Back will be, even though I’ve done some plotting of the story, but even if it’s longer than 50,000 words, if I can hit that target, it’ll be a good…

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    Club Latest

    It struck me today that it was probably time I gave you an update on Club Aegis, and the latest book in the series. The word count for Winter’s Fire is currently around 68k. I think the final word count will be around 90-95k, so still a way to go to finish the first draft. I now have a better handle on Logan and Lucy, so I’m going back over what I’ve already done. Yes, I know – my writing method is stupidly inefficient, but that’s a work in progress too. Even though I have 6 books out already, I’m still honing my technique. I imagine I always will, because…

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    Closure of All Romance eBooks – Updated

    31 Dec 2016 – Further to the post below, and having had time to talk to friends and sleep on it, I’ve decided to bring forward my decision to go exclusively with Amazon, for the next three months at any rate. What happens after that depends on how successful the experiment is. If you’ve previously purchased my books from other retailers, thank you very much for your support – it is very much appreciated. However, my decision is based on an analysis of all the sales data in my possession. There was only one realistic conclusion, and that was to give Amazon exclusivity a try. And once again – if…