I’m exhausted. After uploading the file for Don’t Go There, I noticed – finally – that the title on the cover had no apostrophe where it needed one. Needless to say, I pulled that one down, and redid the cover without the grammatical error. I can’t believe I didn’t notice it! That cover’s been all around the place for the last week, and no one else mentioned the error either. I guess we really do see what we think ought to be there. Which certainly is the case with typos. I found a few more of those while I was glancing through the book file, and fixed them while I was at it. With a bit of luck, I’ve got them all now, or most of them, I hope. I’m never surprised when I see a few typos in a book, because they’re damned hard to get rid of. Having said that, however, I’ve been as thorough as possible with this book, so I hope it’s as clean a read as possible now.
Because – yes, it’s available for download right now. If I weren’t so tired (I’ve also been working on the cover for the upcoming print version) I’d be doing a big ole happy dance. I love all the stories I’ve published, but it’s always a big thrill for me when I put out a full length novel. This one’s not an especially long read – I think my Kindle told me it was a four hour job, but it’s at least twice the length of the Reality Dawn books.
Whatever – I’m a happy camper, and I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I did writing it. I already have my next book planned, and I’m looking forward to starting it now that the hustle and bustle of publication is almost behind me. But in the meantime – go and download ‘Don’t Go There’ because you know you really do want to go there…
It’s done. I wrote it last month, after asking quite a few of you to educate me about romance writing. I’m not quite sure how well I followed the conventions (though I did get the ones you considered most important in there), I ended up just going with instinct, and telling a story about two women and their bourgeoning relationship. And thus its best fit for categorisation is as a romantic novel. I’m a bit nervous about it, to tell the truth – I’ve written many stories with romantic storylines, but this is the first where the romantic relationship is the raison d’être for the action within the story.
And you know what? I loved writing it. I found it a lot more fulfilling than I expected to, and it’s made me want to write more of this type of story. I guess I’m getting sentimental in my old age. Though I don’t think sentimentality has any place in a story – but sentiment, yes, for sure.
Anyway, enough of my waffling, let’s get to the heart of the matter, shall we? It’s called Don’t Go There, and you’ll be able to download a digital edition on 4th December. I’m putting this one out in print as well, for those of you who prefer that format, but that may take up to a week longer. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you when it’s out.
So, here’s the blurb, and I do hope it piques your interest, because I really look forward to hearing what you think about this new direction of mine.
Don`t Go There
Teresa probably wouldn’t admit she’s in hiding from her own life; she simply feels that being back in her tiny home town will keep her out of trouble. Spending her days painting, she’s turned her back on more than her past, she’s let go of all her hopes and dreams for the future and while this new life is a struggle, she’s determined not to let anyone tempt her into changing course.
But Scarcity wants to know her – Teresa’s the only other lesbian in this tiny dot on the map after all, and Scarcity’s position in life feels increasingly precarious. She’s coming of age and coming out into a world that seems more hostile than welcoming. Things at home aren’t all they could be and the more experienced Teresa might be able to offer her a helping hand, and a safe place in which Scarcity can truly be herself.
Teresa’s frightened of her though. The girl stirs up too many feelings in her, and she doesn’t want to be reminded of needs that are going unfulfilled. It would be much easier if Scarcity would just leave her alone – on her own, Teresa can’t repeat her worst mistakes. Unfortunately, what she’s doing can barely be called living, and when Scarcity insists on being part of her life, Teresa may have to re-evaluate everything she thinks she knows about herself and the choices she’s made .
Available 4th December, but I`ll be back with links on the day.
It’s out – finally! I’m sure you’ve waited long enough for it, (sorry about that), so off you go and get your latest fix.
Reality Dawn is convinced there’s an inter-dimensional passageway open in a house belonging to an artist. Worse, the artist knows, and is going back and forth through it, and certainly won’t want Reality barging in there to close it permanently. Rae finds herself working for this artist, and sneaking Reality Dawn into the house to do the job on the sly.
That would be fine, just another adventure, except Reality’s refusing to let Rae come through the Doorway with her. In fact, something is going on with Reality Dawn that she’s refusing to talk about, and Rae is too afraid to ask what’s on her mind.
Plagued with her own growing feelings for Reality Dawn, and tormented by what happened between them on the last Earth they visited, Rae’s terrified of being sent away permanently. Reality’s acting like she doesn’t want her around anymore, but how are you supposed to go back to working in a supermarket after trekking around the multiverse with someone as fascinating and compelling as Reality Dawn? Rae doesn’t want to know, because when it comes down to it, she’ll risk anything for Reality.