Sunday, 21 December 2014

Time to Celebrate

I'm so happy to be able to do this.  In celebration of the release of Bonds and Alliances, and to end a four book writing journey for me, the first book of The Presenting Saga; Presenting, will be available for free ebook download from Amazon between December 27th to the 31st.  For anyone new to the story, welcome, and I hope you enjoy the ride :)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

It is done!!!!

It's been such a long time coming that I can hardly believe I'm typing this post, but the final book of The Presenting Saga is done!  Bonds and Alliances is complete and available on Amazon world wide.

After staring blankly at the words 'The End' for a few seconds, it was happy dance time.  This is the longest book of the series, with more characters, more locations, and more action than any of the ones before it.  Questions get answered, new information comes to light, and hopefully readers will be surprised with a few twists I've added to the story.  I'm excited to deliver the culmination of Kaylee's journey to those that have travelled along on her path.  Thanks for taking the trip!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Ahhh, a chance to read :)

I've just come back from a holiday in Niagara Falls, and I swear I've never seen so many fireworks in my life.  As well as their regular shows, the Falls also lit up for Canada Day and Independence Day.  Then, if that wasn't enough, on the one evening where there were no fireworks, a lightening storm put on a spectacle of its own.  What a great show. 

The other thing that I got to do on my little break is read.  I love books (ah - duh), but I rarely get a chance to read when I'm busy writing.  So I took the opportunity of some free time on my holidays to catch up on some stories that I've been dying to get to.  The first book was Hover by Melissa West. This is the sequel to Gravity, and I enjoyed the second book as much as I did the first.  What's great about West's series is that it's a bit different from most other YA novels in that it's more of a sci-fi story than a paranormal one.  I like it's freshness, and I can't wait to real the third book, Collide.  The other two books that I FINALLY got to read are City of Bones and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.  I know, I know; I'm a little late to the party on these, but they've always been on my radar and I'm so glad I finally got to read them.  My only regret is that I didn't have time to read the rest of the series, but they are already loaded on my Kindle, waiting.  I love Clare's sense of humour and she's really weaved an intriguing story.  Gotta say, I couldn't put these books down.

As for my own book 4, I'm still at it.  There's allot that happens in this final piece of Kaylee's story so I'm really trying to make sure it all falls together properly.  As with the previous books, the world has opened up even further now, and the stakes have never been higher.  This will be the most action packed book of the series, and I really hope everyone likes it.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

What is The Presenting Saga?

Since the Goodreads giveaway for a signed copy of Presenting begins at midnight tonight, I thought I'd write an extended synopsis of the series for those who want to know more about the story, and make their way to this blog.

This is a story about seventeen year old Kaylee Ward, who discovers that not only do Immortals with magical powers exist, but she may be about to become one of them.  In this discovery she meets the Immortal family the Gregorys, and their cousin, Will Bennett.  The Gregorys are kind and welcoming.  They explain to Kaylee that, if she presents powers, they will invite her to join their family.  Although this idea shocks Kaylee, her mortal aunt explains to her that it is likely she was meant to be a Gregory all along.  Sceptical, but curious, Kaylee agrees to spend her days at Miller's Landing, waiting for her anticipated powers to come.  Her curiosity; however, isn't limited to the world of Immortals.  She is especially drawn to the somewhat cool and aloof Will.  Since he has taken charge of protecting her through the waiting period, Kaylee hopes this will give her a chance to break through the wall he's built around himself, and make a deeper connection with him.  It's an uphill battle, especially in light of  the clash between Kaylee's insistence that she's not weak, and Will's determination to protect her.  Their opposing views only begin to meet when news arrives that the dangerous Immortal, Henri Descharmes, is searching for the Gregorys.  Since it is an unproven belief throughout the Imm world that Descharmes compelled the last presenter to join his family, and obey him unconditionally, Kaylee, Will, and the Gregorys unite to stand against this threat.

The Presenting Saga is Kaylee's journey.  Through the challenges she faces, and the mysteries she uncovers, she learns about herself, and defines herself within all her relationships; love, family, friendship, authority, and enemies. 

Monday, 28 April 2014


With summer fast approaching, and since Presenting takes place in the summer, I've decided to do something fun.  I will be running a giveaway in May for an autographed copy of my first book.

 The giveaway will be on Goodreads which will be open to readers who add the book to their 'want to read' list.  Details will follow soon.

Can't wait!

Friday, 14 February 2014

For Keeps is out!

Yes, I know it's been a long time coming.  Sorry about the wait, but I hope it was worth it.  For Keeps is out and available on Amazon and Kindle.

I love what Laura did with the cover.  What it suggests is true; the stakes become alot higher for everyone in book 3.  As I've mentioned before, Kaylee's world opens up in this edition.  There are new settings, more back story for a couple of the characters, plus a new character in Pete Renegade, who is one of my favourites.  As for Kaylee and Will, their relationship continues to evolve.  Enjoy :)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Payoff for Conquering Fears

Last week, after 10 years of being completely terrified of the idea, I got back on an airplane.  Woo hoo!!!  Although there were about 3 moments in the airport where there was a real chance I'd turn tail and run, it shocked me how calm I was once I got into my seat. 

What people say is true; you've got to face your fears to conquer them, and  I'm so glad I did.  Some of the most beautiful things I've ever seen have been from the air.  How can anyone help but be awestruck and inspired by sights like this.

The plane took me to Ft. Lauderdale where I got on a ship.  It was a great cruise, even though the music playing as we left port was the theme from Gilligan's Island.  Every holiday should start with a laugh.  A big ahoy to all the peeps I met on the Constellation last week.