Thursday, 26 December 2013

A lot can happen in 12 months....

Exactly 12 months ago I had a scene in my head that I HAD to write down. I was listening to Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran and was struck with an image of piercing blue eyes haunting someone after they'd left suddenly and without warning. I put myself in the woman's shoes, imagining what it would feel like to have the love of your life disappear in the middle of the night without saying goodbye, without anything being wrong. 

And so, the prologue for Lost in Distraction was written. I showed an author that I had been fan-girling over (literally), I said "I wrote something tonight and I'm kind of freaking out. But these characters won't stop invading my mind." She replied "Show me!" and with her urging, I kept writing.

Twenty days later, the first draft of Lost in Distraction was written and I'd typed "The End".

Why am I telling you this? 12 months ago I could never have imagined that I would've written four books, published 280,000 words, made a lot of awesome friends, found a few new best friends on the opposite side of the world, and become an Amazon Bestselling author.

As for the next year? My main aim is to continue improving my writing. With every new release, I'm happiest not just when a reader tells me they loved my book, but even more so when I'm told that my writing is getting better and better.

So to celebrate, all of my books are now on sale on Amazon and B&N for $0.99c for one day only starting now.

Thank you for taking a chance, sticking by me, laughing, swooning, smiling, frowning, getting pissed off (both at and with me!), and crying with me.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Special Christmas Post - Mac and Daniel at Christmas

Blissful Christmas by BJ Harvey

“Wake up, gorgeous,” I hear a husky voice whisper from the warm hard body currently cocooning mine.
I shake my head ever so slightly which simply earns a thrust of morning wood against my ass and a deep chuckle that speaks to my loins.

“Mac, it’s Christmas. You need to wake up so I can give you my present.” I feel the bed shift as I assume he sits up behind me against the deep oak headboard of our king sized bed.

“I’d rather have the present that was offered to me a minute ago as long as I can just lie here. We can role play. Sleepy, pregnant girlfriend with a horny, rabid superhero swooping in to save the day. Or make my day, if you’re good enough that is.” I giggle as I feel Daniel’s arms wrap around my waist and rub my belly, waking up the spawn inside.

“Shh, no talking. You’ll wake them up, and it’s way too soon to be worrying about the kids hearing us.” He nips my earlobe before sucking it into his mouth. Damn, that man knows the right buttons to push.

The hand on my belly moves upwards to my now larger than life boobs; definitely one of Daniel’s favorite  pregnancy side effects. Knowing that I’ll soon be unable to think straight, I reach my arm behind me and find his weapon of mass impregnation—hey, the name stuck, alright? Blame Kate!—straining towards me. Enveloping him in my hand, I slowly stroke up and down, adding a signature twist at the end to keep him on his toes.

His hand moves quickly from my aching breasts, and under my silk, mistletoe panties, finding me wet and raring to go; another positive side effect of this procreation business.

“Mac,” he growls. “Don’t start something you’re not gonna finish.”

“Wasn’t planning on it.”

He pulls his hand away leaving me to whimper at the loss. “Good because I think it’s time for you to sit up.”

“On your cock?” I add, rolling over to face him.

“On your knees, gorgeous. It’s my turn to give, and if I’m not mistaken, I have some mistletoe to kiss.”

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Vote for Shay! and a Lost Without You teaser

I'm so honored that Shay from the Lost series has been nominated for Best Supporting Male Character in the REaD Carpet Awards being held by Love Between The Sheets and Mary Elizabeth's Crazy Book Obsession. I'd love it if you could all vote for him.

Shay's novella, Lost Without You, is due for release in February 2014. The gorgeous cover will be revealed in January. 

Now for a little teaser from Lost Without You

It’s the guilt and the loss that still tears me apart, like it was just yesterday. I have to live the rest of my life with the knowledge that I had everything good in the world cocooned in my arms, only to have it snatched away in the blink of an eye.

Once you’ve had something so pure, so good, so right; nothing and no one can ever compare. 

Sunday, 8 December 2013

State of the Nation (or Update on BJ's Books)

It's been an awesome week for me and I thought it was time for another State of BJ's nation. 

Temporary Bliss is a Best Seller

Temporary Bliss peaked at #65 in the Kindle Store and #22 at B&N so I'm now officially a Bestselling author! Totally amazed and honored that so many of you have read the first Bliss book. I'd like to say thank you to each and every one of you that have supported me and my writing journey this year. I'm coming up to my one year writing anniversary and am hoping to have an awesome giveaway as a way to say thank you, so watch this space!!

Lost Without You

Today I released the first taster for Lost Without You (Lost 2.5) today on Facebook and Goodreads.

Lost Without You is a companion novella to the Lost series and tells the back story of Shay McCarron, Brax's best friend. At this stage I'm aiming for a February 2014 release with the cover reveal taking place mid January. I can't wait to share this story with you as I know Shay has a special place in all of your hearts. 

Harvey's Harlots

We've got an awesome group going on Facebook called "Harvey's Harlots" where you can talk about any of my books, share photos, and ask me anything. You'll also get exclusive giveaways and early access to teasers and snippets before they are released publicly. If you'd like to join us, you'll find the group here

Harvey's Harlots on FB

Bliss Series Order

If you're a fan of the Bliss series, here is an updated series order list and proposed release dates.

Bliss Series
#1 Temporary Bliss (Mac & Daniel) – Available Now (Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo and Smashwords)
#2 True Bliss (Zander and Kate) – Available Now (Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Smashwords - Apple to come VERY soon)
#3 Blissful Surrender (Sean and Samantha) – April 2014

#4 Finding Bliss (Noah)–  July 2014


I'd also like to encourage you all to leave honest reviews for my books that you've read. These can be on any of the retailer sites that you purchased the book from (Amazon, B&N etc.) As a self-published indie author, reviews are what help get the word out about my books. The more reviews, the more potential exposure to new readers.

Lastly, I love your messages and posts on my author page. Keep them coming! You're also welcome to email me on Facebook or tweet me on Twitter. I love hearing what you loved about my work so please feel free to contact me. 

Until next time 

xxx ooo

Monday, 16 September 2013

True Bliss teaser......

This is the first teaser from True Bliss (Bliss #2) 
Due for release early December 2013

(Unedited, unchanged, and uncensored - you've been warned!)

He stands at the end of the bed, his eyes full of hunger as he roams my naked body. From the tips of my toes he slowly rakes his eyes over me, the curve of my hips, the dip of my waist, my heavy aching breasts as they rise and fall quickly as the eroticism of the moment engulfs me. I’m panting with need, biting my lip to stop me begging him to take me.

“God you’re beautiful. You’re every man’s wet dream. I’ve dreamt of you like this, naked and waiting for me, wanting me. Open for me. In your bed.”

“Fuck” I moan, lifting my hands up to cup my breasts, my thumbs on each hand rubbing across my hard nipples sending delicious tingles straight down to my wet pussy.

“I plan to, and I’m gonna take my time. Because you deserve the world Kate. You deserve everything I have to give you and more.”

“Touch me, I need you to touch me.” I’m begging. I don’t care. My entire body is on fire and he’s the spark that has set me alight.

“Try and stop me firebird.”

Wait what? I shake my head, not wanting to lose the moment.

Then his large rough hands are on me. He puts a knee on the bed between my feet as he skims the inside of my calves, gently easing my calves apart further as he moves up my body.

As he dips his head down to rain kisses up my thighs, he looks up at me, his eyes look ravenous. “You’re so fucking beautiful. What did I do to deserve you.”

“So close…” I moan, increase the pressure on my aching nipples.

“You’re so hot. I wanna taste you, be inside you.”

“Yes!” I cry out as his tongue swipes my core, stopping at my throbbing clit which is begging for attention.

As if he can read my mind, he moves his fingers up, slowly pushing one then two inside of me, my pussy is so wet that he easily slips back and forward as his tongue circles my clit, before he wraps his lips around it and sucks hard, flicking back and forth. My hips buck up, forcing his fingers deeper into me as I moan loudly, relishing in the growing pressure deep within me dying to be released.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Temporary Bliss is being released 29th August

This is my new erotic romance book, the first in a series of standalone books with common characters. Temporary Bliss is Book 1.

There are a bunch of teasers on my Facebook page which you can find here. But here are a few photos to keep you going.

Make sure you check it out on Goodreads too - Temporary Bliss

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Lost For You is LIVE!!!!

The conclusion of Brax and Elle's story is live on Amazon, Smashwords and Kobo. B&N and Apple to follow soon.

Also remember that Lost in Distraction is on sale until July 28th for 99c.

The Links:

Lost in Distraction

Lost For You

Now, time for a giveaway. Okay. A $10 USD Amazon Gift Card and 5 x copies of Lost In Distraction or Lost For You (winners choice). Winner's can also nominate someone else to get the prize if they already have the book(s). So 6 prizes total.  

Share this Post on your Facebook and Twitter telling your friends and followers what you thought of this book or how much you want to read it, and comment here with your email address and how you shared.

Will draw 24th July 12pm EST. 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

14 days until Lost For You is released and 2500 Likes on Facebook!!!

I just wanted to thank all of you who have supported me on my writing journey so far. I'm loving all of the comments and likes and reactions to my teasers and I hope you all continue to post on my Facebook author page, especially once Lost For You comes out and the end of Brax, Elle, and Shay's story is shared.

To celebrate reaching 2500 Likes on Facebook. I'm going to give away a $10 US Amazon Gift Card and a Paperback copy of Lost in Distraction (Worldwide).

To enter, Share/Tweet/Scream from the rooftops about Lost For You being released on 23rd July and Lost in Distraction being available on Amazon, Smashwords, B&N and Kobo right now.

Then come back here and comment, telling me what you're looking forward to and how you've shared as well as your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Remember that on 15th July through to the 19th July, the Prologue and Each point of view from Chapter 1 will be released on the following five fantastic book blogs. Make sure you check them out.

Monday 15th July - Book Addict Mumma
Tuesday 16th July - The Book Avenue Review
Wednesday 17th July - Bookaholics Blog
Thursday18th July - The Book Enthusiast
Friday 19th July - TotallyBooked

There will also be a giveaway for the week across all these blogs for 2 ARC copies of Lost For You so make sure you enter.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

State of the Nation update

I'm still blown away by all of the love Lost in Distraction has been getting. I hope you've all loved Brax and Elle (and Shay) as much as I do.

I'm busy writing Lost & Found - You can find the blurb at the end of Lost in Distraction or here

Lost and Found will be the final book in the Lost series, and will give you all of the answers to those unanswered questions from book 1.

I'm also writing my new contemporary romance/erotica book called Temporary Bliss, inspired by this awesome song by The Cab (one of my new favorite bands)

Temporary Bliss on Goodreads

This will be book #1 of a new series (each book will be a standalone though) called Bliss of which there will be four books in total.

But please be assured, Lost & Found is well under way and it will be released before you know it :)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Awesome Book Trailer for Lost in Distraction

My awesome book bestie and beta reader/blog tour organiser extraordinaire Cris Soriaga Hadarly made this mindblowing trailer for Lost in Distraction. Make sure you check it out.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Spot Prize Giveaway

Comment on this post, tell me what book you'd like out of

Lost in Distraction by me
Every Rose by Lynetta Halat
Moving Forward by Erika Taylor
Give Me Love by Kate McCarthy

and I'll give away one copy of each!

I'll draw it at 12am EST today (Monday)

Good luck!

Remember to check out the Lost in Distraction Blog Tour Event on Facebook where you can win more prizes and see all of the posts from the Lost in Distraction blog tour -

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Special Blog Tour Giveaway

Hey. To say thank you for all of your support and messages about Lost in Distraction I've put together an awesome giveaway. This will run for the length of the blog tour which started today and runs until April 19th.

The blog tour schedule can be seen by clicking the Blog Tour Button to the right of the screen.

The blog tour giveaway with a chance to win one of 10 copies of Lost in Distraction can be found here - Blog Tour Giveaway

Now for my personal giveaway:

One person will receive a $20 Amazon or B&N gift card and one of the first signed paperback copies of Lost In Distraction when they become available in the next month (there may be a slight delay due to having to be sent to me to sign then sent to you but I'll keep you up to day every step of the way)

How awesome is that! This giveaway is international and open to everyone.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Lost in Distraction is now LIVE - Released 5th April 2013

My first novel, Lost in Distraction (Lost #1) is now available on Amazon, Smashwords and Kobo.

All of the links are below

Amazon US

Amazon UK



Monday, 1 April 2013

Prologue & First Chapter Release 30th March

TotallyBooked Blog & The Book Avenue Review have exclusively released the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Lost in Distraction on their blogs and they're both giving away an ARC copy of the book (advanced reader copy) to one lucky reader each.

Visit TotallyBooked or The Book Avenue Review to read the chapter and enter their awesome giveaways.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

State of the Nation, or blog, or book..... Update!

So this is where we are at with the release of Lost in Distraction (Lost #1).

Release day is April 10th, 2013.

I'm currently finishing my final read through before my editor has a super quick last look over it, catching any hiding little mistakes that might have snuck in there, then its off to the formatter, ready to be released on Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks and Kobo on Wednesday 10th April.

Book 2 - The name for Book 2 is announced at the end of Lost in Distraction and I can't wait for you all to see it. I'm over halfway through writing it and I'm loving the development and complexity involved in this story.

Lost #2 will be the last book in this series

I also have two stand alone books in the works:

Temporary Bliss - GR Link
The World We Don't Know - GR Link

I'm really excited about these books, especially Temporary Bliss as it is very different from what I've written before.

I would love you to keep spreading the word about Lost in Distraction's upcoming release, when I reach 600 likes on my FB Author Page I will let you in on a secret post coming on March 30th.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Want to win a copy of Lost in Distraction on release day?

Check out my latest blog post on Goodreads to find out how to win one of two e-book copies.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Competition Time

**Competition is now over, April Merriman was the winner with her suggestion of Silas**

I'm needing to name a male character for Book 2 of the Lost series which I am currently writing.

This is where I need your help :)

I need your suggestions.

He is approx 30-35 years old. Described as creepy, wily, almost albino in appearance. He has bad intentions and nobody knows where he has come from, who he is working for, and what he wants. Think of the creeper from The Bodyguard movie with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, its in that kind of league.

What you will win:
$10 Amazon voucher
Named in the acknowledgements in Book 2 of the Lost series
Free e-book copy of Lost in Distraction upon release
Bragging rights!

There will also be an additional 2 x $5 Amazon gift cards given away out of those who share this post :)

Competition ends Friday 15th March 11.59pm.

So hit me with your best shot in the comments.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Last teaser from Lost in Distraction before release day

I wake up on top of Brax, still lying on the couch. I can hear music playing on the television, and by the light streaming in the front window, it’s definitely morning. I try to get off him and feel his arm tighten around me. I look over and see his bright blue eyes staring back at me. How can someone wake up and look that sexy? We lie there, just staring at each other. Now I’m not sure what to do, I’ve just spent my first night ever sleeping in a man’s arms and my mind is focussed on the feeling of Brax’s hard body underneath me.

He feels good, way too good. I wonder how he feels about me lying on top of him. I try to move again and he tightens his arm, that tell-tale smirk of his gets larger than life.

“Where do you think you’re going?” he says, his voice is husky from sleeping and it's making my insides clench. Damn that is sexy.

“I thought you might be uncomfortable having me lying on you all night” I try to explain, losing my train of thought while staring at his mouth. His lips are begging to be kissed but I’ve never been one to initiate things. His eyes are all-knowing, like he can hear my inner-most thoughts.

His grin slowly disappears as his gaze shifts to my mouth. I lean down to gently nip his bottom lip as he opens his mouth to let me in. My fingers take on a mind of their own as they run through his bed hair, pulling his head closer to mine. It feels so natural to be waking up to him, to kiss him. Is this what love is supposed to be like? Am I in love with Brax? I can’t deny that I’m falling for him, and his kisses are the perfect antidote for any bad nightmare.

We pull our mouths apart, breathless and full of desire. I giggle and he quirks his eyebrow at me.

“Is kissing me funny?” he asks, grinning at my laughter.

“I just figured I’d have morning breath, I’m so sorry” I try saying between laughs. He pulls me down to him again and kisses me deeply, plunging my mouth with his tongue. He pulls away so that our lips are barely touching.

“I don’t care,” he whispers. I feel his hands roam down my shoulders, around my waist and slowly inch down to my ass as he pulls me even closer to him. I gasp when I feel how much he wants me, he feels devine. This time it’s me that has to pull away because if know if I don’t, I won’t be able to control myself and I’m not quite ready for that kind of interaction.

Leaning my forehead against his, I try to calm my racing heartbeat. It feels like it is going to beat out of my chest.

“That’s to prove how delicious your morning breath is babe.” He kisses my nose and lifts his shoulders up, propping himself up onto his elbows, giving me the opportunity to roll off the couch.

“Now, where is my coffee? I need my reward for being your knight in shining armour.” 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cover Reveal for Lost in Distraction


In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life. 

But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again. 

As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her. 

Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins. 

Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content/language*

Follow the link below for a special teaser to celebrate the cover reveal.

I'd love for you to connect with me on Goodreads or Facebook

Facebook - BJ Harvey

Goodreads - Lost in Distraction

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

New Blog

Welcome to my new blog. 

My first novel, Lost in Distraction, is currently with my lovely editor and due to be released 10th April 2013 on Amazon, Smashwords and B&N. 

If you would like to read the prologue for the book, and the few teasers that I've released on Facebook, check out the links on the right hand side. 

Looking forward to sharing this book with you all.