Cover Reveal: EARLE’S GRAND DESPAIR

Fate brought them together one December evening, but it may also pull them apart forever…

Earle Kramer visits Enchante restaurant awaiting the arrival of his fiancée Bonita, primed to announce some wonderful news to her. When Bonita leaves Earle via cell phone text message, he is devastated, and does not know what to do. Another patron at the restaurant that same evening experiences a similar predicament to Earle.

Ria Carnette is also left in the lurch by her fiancé Alain, who does not show up at all at the restaurant. She later discovers a letter from Alain regarding their separation at home, which leaves her heartbroken.

The plights of Earle and Ria are viewed with sympathy by caring Enchante restaurant owner Harland, who does his best to encourage Earle and Ria to get together, seeing their mutual, if tentative interest in one another. Will Harland’s best attempts to connect Earle and Ria fail, or will his intuition about their compatibility prove wonderfully correct?

EARLE'S GRAND DESPAIR

EARLE’S GRAND DESPAIR

I present to you the cover for EARLE’S GRAND DESPAIR, my new romance novelette, and final book for 2015. EARLE’S GRAND DESPAIR will be available to readers from the 16th of November 2015 at bookstores.

BRANDY’S SUMMER IDOL Preview: Agnes

 

Agnes from BRANDY'S SUMMER IDOL

Agnes from BRANDY’S SUMMER IDOL

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“Yes, ah, well Brandy, this summer, you won’t celebrate like all the others running around at the beach, cavorting with young men, and making an almighty fool of yourself,” Agnes said.

Brandy shook her head, her eyes now saucer-shaped in sorrow.

“But mom, I never do things like that, you know,” Brandy said.

“No, I don’t know. Just because you’ve turned eighteen doesn’t mean you can become like all the others. This summer you’ll stay at home, with no parties, no merrymaking, nothing,” Agnes said, folding her arms in front of her daughter.

“What! I can’t see my friends, like Arabella,” Brandy said, bursting into tears.

“Agnes, stop this madness!” Garth said, pulling Agnes to the side.

“No, you stop it,” Agnes said, freeing her hand from Garth’s grip. “Only Arabella’s allowed into our house, but your other friends can amuse themselves with each other, and their boyfriends. Your grandparents won’t be able to enjoy the summer, and that doesn’t mean you can. Their memory will be cherished by us as a family for the next while, and that’s the end of it,” Agnes said, treating her daughter to an icy glance, before walking out of the room, leaving Garth and Brandy shocked. Seeing that Brandy was dumbfounded by Agnes’ behavior, Garth walked closer to his daughter, and wrapped his arms around her.

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BRANDY'S SUMMER IDOL

BRANDY’S SUMMER IDOL

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This is the second preview from BRANDY’S SUMMER IDOL, which is available now for pre-order to readers on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, I-Tunes, Kobo, and will be released 12 August, 2015 with other bookstores to follow.

THE KIDNAPPER: Excerpt

 

Katie from THE KIDNAPPER

Katie from THE KIDNAPPER

 

Raph from THE KIDNAPPER

Raph from THE KIDNAPPER

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“Shut up and eat,” Raph said, feeding her a packet of potato crisps, which she polished off, to her surprise, followed by a can of mixed fruit. Both of these were like heaven to her palate after days of no food, and her food fix made her more alert, washed down with plenty of water. Raph grinned at her, and nodded.

“Thank you,” Katie said, beginning to cry.

Raph groaned heavily, and rolled his eyes.

“Oh there she goes again – crybaby. I can’t work you out; you don’t eat, you cry, you eat, you still cry…you’re a basket case, man,” Raph said. He examined her, and saw that her eyes were wet from her crying. Raph took out a handkerchief, and dried her tears. This was such a surreal chain of events that Katie believed she was in one of those weird dreams where someone changes personality half-way through, like a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde transformation. Katie composed herself, moved by this man’s actions.

“Who are you, an angel, or the devil?” Katie said.

“Huh, you trying to psychoanalyze me little girl?” Raph said, curling his mouth. “I’m the devil personified.”

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THE KIDNAPPER

THE KIDNAPPER

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THE KIDNAPPER is now available on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, I-Tunes, Kobo, Indigo, Scribd, Oyster and Inktera.

My Guest Post on author Shannon Thompson’s website

TGHSLG:

I recently had the pleasure of doing a guest post on young adult and fantasy author Shannon Thompson’s great website, the link to which is below. Shannon is the author of MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET, and has a comprehensive and helpful website that you should visit.

Shannon Thompson, author photograph

Shannon Thompson, author photograph

Shannon can be contacted on the following sites:

*Shannon’s website

*Twitter

*Goodreads

*Amazon Author Page

*Barnes and Noble

Originally posted on Shannon A Thompson:

Intro:

As an author, I spend a lot of my free time on the computer. In fact, between my editing job and my writing time, I spend almost ALL my time on my computer. But you still have to get off the laptop sometimes and explore the world. This is what our guest blogger is discussing today. Author Marcia Carrington talks about how important it is to seek inspiration outside of the computer-sphere. If you’re an author, tell us about stepping away from your work and what that means to you. But first and foremost, let’s welcome Marcia!

Do You ‘Take’ Your Characters With You When You’re In The Outside World? By Marcia Carrington

This is something that I often do whenever I’m not at home, that is, I could be at the mall, waiting at a doctor’s surgery, in line at the supermarket, or at some other such place…

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