Well this happened a little quicker than I expected but
FLAMES OF ANTEROS IS LIVE!
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Hi there everyone.
Recently my good friend John Quinlan has been sharing fabulous photos that have sent little sparks throughout my brain, sparks that I hope will turn into more from my favourite character ever, Benito. Now whether these sparks turn into a full length novel or just a series of short stories that I will share on here I don’t know but either way it is good to hear his voice again.
Now it would be unfair of me to speak of the fab pictures that John has been sharing but not share them with you so here you go…
Oh and before I go, thanks John, you rock!
P.S if you have no idea who Benito is you can find him in my novel Aphrodite’s Fire available now from Amazon.
Just a quick post to let you all know that I will be interviewing the fabulous John Quinlan again in September, I know he has some pretty exciting things happening in his life at the minute and I can’t wait to share with you all, but until then here’s a truly gorgeous picture of my wonderful friend for you to enjoy 😉
Just popping by with a couple of bits of news.
Firstly can you believe it’s nearly a year since I pressed publish on Aphrodite’s Fire? This weekend sees the anniversary of its release and to celebrate I will be lowering the price of the kindle addition to just…
Now for the second bit of news…
The Cinnamon Treats Multi Author Advent begins next week!
I have already received some truly fabulous stories and poems which I can’t wait to begin sharing with you all. The only thing I ask from you all is that you all support the wonderful authors that have dropped everything to produce work for this advent. I don’t like to beg (haha who am I kidding, we all know I love it) but please if you enjoy a piece of work from any (or all) of the Advent authors can you like, comment, and click on the links I have attached to the bottom of each piece has the whole aim of this Advent is to hopefully introduce you to new authors and poets.
This years contributions range in genres so I am hoping there will be something for everyone in this years event, yes there will be the filth that you all know I love to share but there will also be works that are romantic, thought provoking and even terrifying because after all what’s Christmas without a good scary story?
So that’s it, that’s my news for now.
Until Tuesday, take care of yourselves and if you can’t be good make sure you have a damn good time being bad.
This is just a quick post to bring you all up to date with future events I will be attending and also a bit of book news.
This year has been a whirlwind of activity for me which unfortunately has left very little time for writing but that will soon be changing. As soon as my kids are back in school I will be sitting down to work on a couple of major projects that I have been planning, but more about those at a later date as I have to tell you about all the fabulous future signings I will be attending, the attending authors and the ticket links. So let me stop babbling and get to it beginning with…
Leeds – March 5th, 2016.
Liverpool – March 19th, 2016
Cardiff – September 17th, 2016
Tickets sales to be announced.
Chester – April 8th, 2017
That’s it for now, I will keep you all up to date with any others as and when, hopefully I will get to meet some of you soon 🙂
If you are planning on attending and would like to pre-order any of my books then you can do so here.
Now for a quick bit of book news.
Recently I made the decision to make the eBook copies of my poetry collections available for just 99p/99c. At the minute only From The Heart and Poetica are available at that price but Lust and Lace will soon be available at that price as well.
Well I think that’s it, for now lol
This time last week I was nervously making my way to Birmingham, ready for my first ever signing as an author. To say I was scared would be an understatement, I had so many worries in my head, had so many sleepless night before hand but there really was no need for my worries because Cassie Hunt (our lovely organiser and all round beautiful soul) had pulled together a truly fabulous event.
Friday night was a relaxed affair, I reconnected with my old friend Nikki after an awful lot of years and meet so many people I knew from Facebook. They were all truly lovely and made me feel as if we had know each other forever. After a late dinner I called it a night, a couple of mugs of vodka later (yep I’m a classy girl lol) I quickly fell into a deep sleep which surprised me as I have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms at the best of times, let alone the night before I stepped big time out of my comfort zone.
Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny. First dilemma of the day was what I was going to wear. You see I had this beautiful 1950’s style dress but when I put it on I felt super self conscious so that got flung on the bed and replaced with a white vest top, black skinny jean and my gorgeous 5 inch red suede stilettos’, finally I was ready.
After breakfast we all made our way out of the hotel and on to the bus that was transporting us to St Andrew’s Stadium, trust me, tall girl in heels on the top deck of the bus was interesting and involved a lot of ducking and giggling lol. The atmosphere on the bus was fabulous, if you remember back to being in school and the excitement whenever you went on a school trip that would just about sum up the mood just without the pukey kid at the front of the bus. Within mere moments we arrived at the stadium and again my nerves began it kick in.
Once we were off the bus we all stopped to have our photo’s taken with the lovely Scott King and his friend Tony, now I hate having my pic taken, it was one of my biggest fears but both of the guys made me giggle and helped put me at ease. Sorry I’m babbling I know but bear with me 😉
It wasn’t until much later that I realised the guys were on tiptoes (sorry boys)#TallGirlProblems
Soon it was time to find my table for the day, into the Legends Lounge I walked and the nerves disappeared. Why? Well I think it’s because I had a job to do, my table wasn’t going to set itself up. Between Sue (my assistant for the day) and myself we had the table set up and ready to go quite quickly and if I do say so myself it looked pretty covered in Luca’s paper irises…
Before the doors opened I managed to grab five minutes to chat to VL Moon, L Chapman, JA Heron and my gorgeous girl Laura Smith, to name but a few. It was an honour to meet them all, there was also time for me to share my bottle of Toffoc, introducing the ladies to my fave toffee vodka 😉 After that the day passed in a blur, I meet so many people all of which were lovely and interested in hearing about my work…yep I even sold some books #Result. Have to say everyone seemed to love my swag had so many compliments for the mini book magnets and Luca’s flowers and I managed to sell some of my keyrings and raise some money for Spina Bifida so thank you to everyone that purchased one.
Throughout the day all the authors were looked after by an army of volunteers, they never stopped and were an absolute God send. Cassie was a blur throughout the day making sure everything was going perfectly, honestly she deserved a bloody medal! Sadly I didn’t get change to have a photo with her but I did grab her long enough to get her to sign my photo book.
The readers were a fabulous, fun lot. I had kisses, cuddles and people wanting to have their picture taken with me…yes I know even now a week later that’s still a little surreal, I will add some of the pics to the bottom of this post. I signed everything from books to bags to boobs, I even had my boobs grabbed by a fabulous bunch of ladies from Your Next Hot Read book blog! Love you ladies, thank you so much for all the giggles!
Now to thank you’s before I throw y’all some pics…
Cassie – without you this would never have happened, I know that it was rough at times but what you did was pure perfection and should you organise another one I would love to join you again!
Aaron aka Mr Cassie – although I didn’t actually speak to you I did see you rushing around taking pics so thank you.
The other authors – You all helped put my mind at ease both before the event and during it. Never have a met such a gorgeous bunch of people who showed each other so much love and support. I am blessed to know you all.
The volunteers – you guy’s rocked big time, thank you!
The readers and bloggers – so many of you took the time to pop to my table and speak to me, for that I will forever be grateful. Being unknown my biggest fear was no one coming to my table but instead I found myself surrounded by love…thank you so, so much.
The model’s – Although I only got pic’s with Scott and Tony the rest of you certainly filled the room with a little something special 😉
The lovely member of St Andrew’s staff that carried my cases down the stairs at the end of the day – thank you, although you were ribbed by your co workers because I called you my hero, you are and always will be!
I’m pretty sure I may have forgotten someone for wish I apologise, honestly to everyone involved in this event thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Hello there everyone!
Sorry I’ve been MIA recently, this year seems to be flying by in a blur. Between working on my next novel and preparing for my first author signing I seem to have lost a hell of a lot of time, time that in the past I would have spent on here and for that I apologise. Guess changing my phone didn’t help either as trying to use WP on my new phone is nigh on impossible…I want my iPhone back lol. Ok well I guess I best get to the point of this post rather than babbling on.
Firstly starting tomorrow my latest poetry book Lust and Lace will be on sale so why not grab yourself a bit of a bargain while you can. 25 deliciously sexy poems for £0.99/$0.99!
During quiet moments in her life S.J’s mind wanders to many different places, some of these wanderings she turns into prose.
This book is a collection of 25 poems, covering many different themes from Lust to Lace but each and everyone of them is erotic.
Come lose yourself in this collection of pure eroticism!
Now for the next bit of news.
As I mentioned above this July (18th) I will be taking a huge step out of my comfort zone to take part in a fabulous event in Birmingham UK. I have posted about this before as honestly I’m pretty excited to be taking part in the Second City Signing author event as I will be attending with many other truly wonderful authors, many of whom I will be seriously fan-girling over lol.
This is going to be a truly wonderful event and if you haven’t already got your tickets then next month is the perfect time to purchase as if you use the promo code May15 you will get 15% off the purchase price!
I would really love to see you there and to finally be able to put faces to names! Ladies the delightful Scott King will also be attending so there’s another might fine reason for you to come along 😉 plus there’s going to be a fab book themed fancy dress party after the event so if you fancy coming to mingle and chat with the authors even more then this is the perfect opportunity!
So where can you get your tickets for this fabulous event? Well by clicking this link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/second-city-signing-tickets-13481396219 look forward to seeing you there!