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Today, find out more about DATING RULES.
What initially got you interested in writing?
I’ve always ben creative, but the turning point came when I did work experience in a publishing house when I was 15. They gave me a chance to write a book and have it published by them. I relished in it and since that day its been my passion to write for people.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
Once I saw my name on the published book when I did work experience, I knew that I wanted to see my name on a book for the rest of my life. It’s such an achievement and I love it when people enjoy my work.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
A happiness and appreciation of those around them. The theme in my books always surround the importance of family and friends. They always have a good support system ready to back them up when the time comes and I want my readers to appreciate that. I want them to see that they are not alone and that they always have someone there for them, to laugh, to cry, to share a bottle of wine with!
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
When my readers love it. There’s nothing better than connecting with those who feel something after reading your books. It makes all those late night, early morning and hair pulling moments worthwhile LOL
What do you find most challenging about writing?
The first chapter. Without a doubt, that is the hardest thing. I plot out my chapters, chapter by chapter, so I know what will happen, but my mind is taken up with my previous character, so that first chapter I find it really hard to get into the new characters head, to find their voice. After that, it gets easier 😊
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
Read as much as you can, it’s research. And then when you write, expect the first thing you write to be a pile of rubbish. First drafts are terrible, build on it. Nurture it. It will get better. Just keep going. Good things are hard to get, but so worth it!
What ways can readers connect with you?
Any way they want to! 😊 They can find me being rather crazy on Facebook and Instagram. They should come and join me in my author group on Facebook, I’m always talking and interacting, I also LOVE to give away prizes 😊
Are you ready for this?” Daniel asked as he handed me a gun. He was grinning
like an idiot, the green of his eyes twinkling.
passed me a gun? Did they seriously believe I would take part in this?
Parker looked at me only once and then addressed all of my friends.
shocked to see her here.
so it should be fun.”
why would a date include everyone else? Unless he didn’t want to be alone with
me? And, importantly, why would a date include the pain from getting shot?
up, men against the women and see who are the strongest.”
them. I was surprised to see Frank here; I was shocked that he could get away
from Daniel’s evil aunt long enough to be here. I didn’t know the other man in
the group but his eyes were as red as rubies as he focused on Parker. His
purple hair was already squashed under the helmet. Strange colours for eyes and
hair, but it suited him.
throwing a helmet my way.
and I guess the one rule is to try and aim above the groin.”
at Malcolm. I’d seen Lacey flirt of course, but not like this. There was an
anger behind that smile. Some flirt. More anger. Who was this man, and what had
he done to my friend? He was the man crisis she was going through. “And you are?” I asked.
family friend,” Daniel informed me.
groin if you agree not to hit my tits,” Lacey told him.
could get quite hard.”
it did get hard…” Lacey mocked.
Cock talk, already… Jesus.
but he didn’t say anything.
tits take up half your body, where are we going to hit?”
Learn to cover it otherwise you won’t be using it.”
all you get. I know you, you’ll continue to fire at my dick because you love it
so much.” He aimed that comment at me.
“Watch me kick arse out there.”
finger and turned to them. “Right, they might be stronger than us physically,
but we’re more cunning… we could use that…but then, this is shooting and
men can shoot and they’re stronger… Shit.”
at anything and everything that moves,” I hissed.
whistle. It blew, and the shooting started.
area. Balls whizzed past my head. A thought that should never enter one’s mind,
but it made me grin.
on the floor holding her leg and rocking back and forth trying to throw off the
pain. If it hurt that bad, I wasn’t going to get hit.
obstacle I’d hidden behind. I could see a leg near a pile of tires. How did I know
who those legs belonged to? It could be one of the girls… I breathed deeply, my
eyes surveying the area. Red showed as the leg moved. Red coat. That meant it
pulled the trigger.
from her hiding spot.
duck and run for cover behind a tree.
actually made my legs feel numb. How the hell did you run on jelly legs?
fucking terrifying…and strangely exhilarating.
my gun at a very open Jake. I fired. It hit the mark, dead centre in his chest.
hid behind the tree, grinning as Lacey and Jake left the area.
screamed and then seconds later, Malcolm cursed. They were dropping like flies
and this meant I had a chance of winning.