Sunday, 31 March 2013

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One First Book Review

Well this is a special day for me as not only am I stuffing my face with Easter Eggs...I have received my first book review and I am so happy with the comments!

EK Ellis has kindly reviewed my first YA Urban Fantasy Romance novel and has given it 4 out of 5 stars along with some wonderful feedback.

'There are many mystical elements in Split Blood: The Ancient Codex, not your habitual vampire, werewolf, gang' EK Ellis

'Fairies, (an interesting twist) witches, werewolves, vampires, all coagulate to add in this boiling pot of characters' EK Ellis

'The romantically aspects between Faith & Rohan, nicely woven and you actually feel for the characters' EK Ellis

'I have to say Split Blood comes across as an adventurous attempt to add new and different elements to genre that is slowly wearing thin' EK Ellis

To view the full review, please go to:

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One Book Review on the EK Ellis Blog (Posted on 30th March 2013)

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One Book Review on Amazon

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One Book Review on Goodreads

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

RIP James Herbert

Being one of my favourite authors, and one who inspired me to start writing, I was shocked and saddened to hear James Herbert died yesterday, aged 69.

I was a little late reading his work (I started in my late teens) but his writing always sent me to the situation he created, usually leaving me wanting to the keep the lights on and jumping at every shadow that appeared!

His descriptive skills were so fantastic that I thought, 'if someone can make my emotions change so quickly, there must be something in this writing stuff'!' lol.

I started to get hooked on James Herbert's books after reading, 'The Rats' but it wasn't until I read, 'Others' that I realised he was in my top 3 favourite authors and that's when I started creating some outlines for my own stories.

I always thought, 'if I could make my readers feel half of emotions I want them to feel when reading my own work, it would feel like a major achievement!' and now hearing this sad news, I really hope this can happen for my future work and would love to dedicate the first book of my next novella trilogy to the man who helped me form the strange worlds and weird characters I write about in my books.

RIP James Herbert, you will be missed! :(

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One is now on Smashwords!

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One has now been published on Smashwords and you can read Chapter One for FREE on Wattpad.

The Description

When Faith’s mother starts organising the second stage of her arranged marriage to wizard, Damien, Faith knew she needed to escape, so she used her school as a place to retreat.

Throughout her after school duties, she meets the intense, alluring Rohan, who changes her life forever.

With his ice cold skin, transfixing eyes and enchanting voice, Rohan took hold of Faith’s heart and soul as soon as they looked at each other.

She knew it was wrong.

They were from two different circles and if the Elder’s found out, the consequences would be catastrophic for all involved, but the more time they spent together, the stronger they’re love grew, until one day someone sees them...

Will their love be strong enough to combat their conflicting mythical needs? And what will they do when Faith is dealt a life threatening blow that forces her to make a heartbreaking decision?


Happy Reading :)

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One on Smashwords

Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One Chapter One on Wattpad