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