Family Jewels, new cover art, what’s up next

You know that book I started years ago, and kept picking away at on and off? Family Jewels? I actually finished it! I put it up for pre-order and it’s releasing tomorrow. Here are the details of the filth:

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Family JewelsRiley Cameron is the original poor little rich girl but with access to everything money can buy, she still feels something is missing.

When she visits her father’s jewellery business to liberate a favourite bauble from the office safe, she may well have found this ‘missing something’, in the form of Acting Manager, jeweller, lapidary and Dominant, Devon Scott.

Riley’s equal in all the ways that matter, Devon wants commitment not secrecy, but Riley knows if he finds out about the past she’d hoped was locked away like a tiara in a safe, she could lose something more precious than gold.

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It’s M/F BDSM-lite, so a little kinky but not exactly hardcore. Think less whips-and-chains, more submission and mindfuckery. It’s only 99c (or 99p if you’re in the U.K.) for the forseeable, so pre-order here:

Amazon Kindle US | Amazon Kindle UK

It’s also set to be available for ‘free’ in Kindle Unlimited once it’s published, so you may want to read it through that program instead.

Also, I decided to change the cover art for By the Book, which is one of my older books, just to freshen up the look. At the time of my writing this, the book page on Amazon still shows the previous cover art, even though I’ve received an email saying the updated version of my book is now available for sale. Ho hum.

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BTBTwo’s company; three’s allowed.

Reece Hutton conducts his life between the covers – of books and beds. A librarian by day, in the evenings he’s a man whose tastes are anything but vanilla. So when local writer Daniel Cross appears in the library one afternoon with the aim of doing some research, Reece has a hard time not noticing how attractive he is, or what feels like chemistry between them. They exchange a few words and Daniel’s business card, an interlude which Reece puts down to networking rather than flirtation.

After all, he has his girlfriend Georgia to go home to and her best friend: a threesome to help his birthday go literally with a bang. Reece, being a gentleman (most of the time), has no objection to returning the favour, especially as his new friend Daniel seems all too willing to be their third for the evening. Georgia sees their triangle as nothing more than a temporary bit of fun but Reece…? He’ll eventually have to own up to breaking the unwritten rules of their relationship or close the book on a growing attraction to Daniel.

Amazon Kindle US | Amazon Kindle UK

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What else is – ahem – coming up? Well, I’ve just started writing what I hope will be a novella. I know, I know. You can stop laughing. I’m trying to discipline myself and stop the over-writing. Actually, I shouldn’t call it that. It’s not over-writing if the story requires it; that suggests the text is bloated with many surplus chapters in it. What I mean is, I always seem to under-estimate how many words the story requires. Aaaaanyhoo, I’m hoping the manuscript I’m currently working on will be a short novella. It’s one of three (thus far) linked story ideas I’ve had, with crossover characters making guest appearances in each other’s books. A series but not quite, if that makes sense?

[Edited to add: I just received a WhatsApp message saying “The term you’re looking for at the end of your blog post is ‘companion series’.” So yeah, that. 🙂 ]

And after editing an 80k whopper like Family Jewels, I could do with my next book keeping itself short!

Cover reveal – Deep Screw

Three quarters into February and as yet unpublished in 2017 but fret ye not, I have been working on Deep Screw and IT’S ACTUALLY FINISHED. I remember saying, might have been on Twitter, that I’d do a cover reveal when the first draft was done but I’ve held off until now, so there won’t be too long between the reveal, and me hitting ‘publish’ on Amazon.

I’m doing a final (I hope) read-through just to check for…well, I don’t know what. Hoping to get this online and available sometime tomorrow. Meanwhile, here’s the cover, done by James at GoOnWrite.com, followed by the blurb:deep-screwCameron Carmichael used to be on top of the world—literally—as a World Snooker Champion and World Number One. These days, his mood is sinking faster than his ranking. Only thirty-one and barely holding on to his top-16 placement, his automatic pass into all the big tournaments, Cameron’s considering retirement.

It might be time to hang up his snooker cue; the only thing keeping him on the circuit is a taste for the finer things in life and snooker does pay very well. And there’s something else he has to deal with—an unavoidable attraction to Ryan Miller, a cocky young challenger with an eye for the trophies that used to be Cameron’s.