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A change for the better

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hello friends

Well, I’ve finally done it. I am now a full time author, which one would think meant I had a lot more time. The answer is no.

I believe I’ve done more in the last couple of weeks than I managed in the months since Christmas.

With 2 boxed sets I’m contributing to and a small town series as well as trying to wrangle the marketing side of the business, I’m slowly getting into a routine. Deadlines are a curse and a saving grace, and I love it.

Yes, despite the hard work, I really do. I also love to give you great deals as they happen and if you don’t get my newsletters (why not?) here is one that I’m so excited about.

The first boxed set is called Billionaires ever after and with 22 authors penning some great stories – from sweet to ‘oh my!’ – It’s a steal at 99 cents.

My story is called Ruthless Billionaire. Read about Jenna Molloy and Benjamin Knight as they find the good in a bad situation.

Please note that this is a pre-order as the set comes out in September, and you can’t buy these books separately.

Here are the links:

iTunes: http://apple.co/2qqBObQ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2pJgjGH

B&N: http://bit.ly/2s2jv1w Google Play: http://bit.ly/2qgvqYa

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2oJNV7b

Enjoy!

Cheryl

Bonus Short Story for Prossers Bay Series

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hello, dear reader

I had to do it!

Doc Morris, was demanding I tell his side of the story, so I’ve added Doc’s Town into the boxed set which includes the first 3 books in the series – Finding Liam, Seducing Megan and Saving Stephanie. It’s only 99 cents, so I think it’s fair to say that’s a bargain.  Prossers Bay Boxed Set – Books 1-4

Whether you’re a new, old, or returning resident, of Prossers Bay, one thing is certain; things will never be the same again.

Once you step foot into this tight knit community, of sand, sea, and hope, your past becomes irrelevant.

Your future in this town, depends on your willingness to accept that love is in the air, and that strangers will care about you. Can you handle that?

I hope you can. LOL

I’ll be in touch soon.

Cheryl

The new look for my Family Ties Series

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hi there

The weeks are flying by and my next book is shaping up, but I’ve also been busy making some changes. You are the first to see my new covers for my Family Ties Series, which is all about Millionaires. Later this year I hope to have some new stories to add to the series, which are about other characters (due to popular demand, ;-)) from the original stories.

So, here are my covers from my wonderful friend Shar. I love them, and hope you will too.

   

The Best Laid Plans

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hello, my friends

SO, things are not going quite as intended. Having reduced my working hours outside the home to concentrate more on my writing career, fate (insert whatever you choose to call it) had a different idea.

My first week started off okay. Monday I did half a day at my other job and got stuck in to some editing when I got home.

Tuesday I jumped out of bed ready to face my first full day of writer work, and promptly pulled a muscle in my back. The last three days have been a round robin of pain and drugs to deal with said pain. Having had three children and various operations I am no stranger to pain. If you’ve never experienced it, and I certainly hope you never do, back pain is on a totally different level. Functioning at all becomes a bonus.

2 Osteo appointments later, I am feeling more optimistic about everything. I get that the writing will still be there next week, but isn’t it frustrating when life just doesn’t play the game your way?

I did have a visit from my 3 podcasting buddies today, so it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Plus, my husband is my hero, and showed me once again how much he will put up with in the name of love. (After 40 years, he’s earned his stripes, well and truly)

With a trip planned to the beach next weekend (we are surrounded by them) I hope to be more mobile!

Until next time, keep well and be careful when you wake up tomorrow.

Cheryl

Great deal on 75+ Free and 99cent books

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hello avid readers

I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and have enjoyed the break. Here in New Zealand our weather is being temperamental but still warm and, to be fair, any holiday is a good holiday.

I’m still doing family things, but thought I’d stop by with a promotion you won’t want to miss. Teaming up with some amazing authors we bring you a great after Christmas gift, only available from 27 to 30 December.

E-reader a little skinny after the holidays? Stuff it with 75+ Free and $0.99 romances from best-selling Australian and New Zealand authors. From sexy or sweet contemporaries to romantic comedy, historical, paranormal, romantic suspense, erotica, women’s fiction and Urban fantasy/Sci-fi/fantasy – we’ve got you covered.

Go here before the sale ends: http://bit.ly/2gZUCg4

Enjoy, and keep well.

Cheryl

Here’s to a great New Year

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hi there

Happy New Year, and how was your Christmas?

Hopefully it was a relaxing time, but if you’re a woman you probably hardly stopped to draw breath. There’s so much to do – presents, food, visitors, packing, and you still have all the day to day stuff like cooking, cleaning and washing. No matter the intention, this is a trap we (most of us) fall into.

I think that since I’m so organized, and yes, bossy, I get things done. Well, I’m going to work hard on that this year. To not being so available, or trying to sort people out. They don’t ask for it (not always) so maybe they can do ‘it’ on their own. I’m going to delegate and already had  a taste of that for a family holiday this weekend.

We shall see, but either way I will be guarding my time a bit more jealously. We all need to calm down and enjoy this ride that we’re on, to not be concentrating on a point further into our lives, otherwise we miss the fun and the moment. What we should give a big miss is the anxiety and the time pressures. That’s got to be a good thing.

I love how my life is looking and I’m going to enjoy it! I hope you do to.

Talk soon. Keep well.

Cheryl

Christmas – What it means to me.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Writing Life | 0 comments

I love Christmas, yet it can make me a little sad.

There’s so much to be thankful for.

A husband who’s amazing and is still here after 40 years of marriage. (the man deserves a medal) Grown up children who are also married to wonderful people, and make us proud. The seven grandchildren they’ve given us – who make me laugh, and give so much joy. Good friends who may not be an everyday part of our lives, which have naturally changed over the years, but continue to hold a vital place in our hearts and minds.

These are wonderful blessings, which I would never trade, but I still miss my mum. My dad too, but mum was the glue that kept us all together, and she was my best friend. When I get a bit blue, I can see her and hear her voice, and I still ache to feel her arms around me after several years.

Then I remember how she was so kind, and rarely angry or sad, and I think how silly I am. After all she is with me every day if I look hard enough. I can see her in my brothers and sisters, and myself. I know she’s there in my ideals and character, and I feel her in my heart.

Merry Christmas to all the mums and dads who’ve gone, but are never forgotten. xxccf03082011_00004

 

 

New Kindle World Release

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hello everyone

It’s been such a busy year, but productive, and with my trip to Europe so much fun. With all that’s happening in the world, and thanksgiving so close, I think it’s a nice time to reflect and be thankful for what we do have and for those around us who make us happy and support us.

Of course, having a new book out soon does lift a tired author.

It’s here! The new cover for Hidden in Laguna – a kindle world release – out on November 17 2016.

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Ballet dancer, Tania Patterson had the world at her feet until a terrible accident destroyed her career. Alone and devastated, after her boyfriend deserts her, she finds her way to Laguna beach, determined to start a new life as a wedding planner.

Braden Dorn was once a sought after piano player. Everyone wanted a piece of him, especially his grasping step-father, and then his world shattered. Now he must pick up the pieces of his life and start again.

For two wounded souls, love might be too much to ask when hearts have been shattered, and self-protection means everything.

Europe Travels

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Writing Life | 0 comments

Hi everyone

I’ve had the most amazing five weeks in Europe with my husband. From start to finish we had great weather and spent most of it with my sister and her husband.

That’s a lot of time with family, but it worked out well.1000291

I did feel bad about not writing since I had a deadline for a thanksgiving release of ‘Hidden in Laguna’, my latest Laguna Beach story, but I did write in a diary every day. It was interesting too because I wrote in the same book that I had used eleven years ago on our last European vacation.

New Zealand is such a long way from most places – it takes a bit of travelling to get anywhere. Like our flight to Dubai from Auckland – 17 hours! I kid you not. And, for a person that hates to fly, it’s even worse.

I thank my lucky stars for a husband that gets it and who allows me to wallow in misery, (He kind of ignores me, while watching that I don’t have a meltdown), and a half a sleeping pill. 😉

We went from Dubai to London where we met up with a cousin and my sister’s son. Then on to Paris for a couple of nights, to Bordeaux to stay with our lovely friends; to Athens for a couple of nights followed by a seven night cruise around the Mediterranean. From there we went to Tuscany for a friends 50th and then stayed in Rome for a couple of nights. Our last port of call was Dubai for 3 nights, then back home.

That’s it in a paragraph, but you can tell that there is a lot more to this story. In fact, there are stories within stories, but the family is here for our fortnightly Sunday dinner, 15 of us, so I must go.

Until next time  . . .

Keep well.

Cheryl xx

 

A time to write

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Writing Life | 0 comments

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Hi there. How’s your day? The weather at the moment in little old New Zealand is freakish. The winds are horrendous with thunder and lightening. Not a great way to finish the school holidays, but it is winter and I have the best excuse for doing some much needed work on my writing.

It’s not as though I haven’t been writing, but with grandchildren running a tag team for sleepovers and a husband off work, my time has been stretched to the limit. Not that I’m complaining. Those messy little hands supply me with an overabundance of cuddles and love. It makes my heart sing and, exhausting as it can be, I wouldn’t trade a single minute.

On Friday we took all seven of the grandchildren to the movies. Finding Dory was a hit and they were so good considering how young they are. Then, yesterday, my husband and I watched two of our granddaughters play soccer in their respective teams, and we were delighted when they both received player of the day prizes and certificates.

We are truly blessed, and I hope that you all get to have these experiences, now or in the future.

Well that’s it for today. Keep well.

Cheryl