Have a Merry Christmas with the Vampires! #ASMSG

With his blond hair, ice blue eyes and sculpted physique, Marcus Scott immediately turns the heads of everyone he encounters upon his arrival in London at Christmas time. Unbeknownst to all the women and men who fall under his spell with just one glance, Marcus is a vampire with a desperate need to feed from the young and the beautiful. When he unexpectedly encounters the Lady Amelia Richmond, the vampire instrumental in his own transition, the two begin to plan a holiday feast to satisfy their deep hunger.

Christmas with the Vampires

Christmas with the Vampires

Christmas with the Vampires is a special seasonal Kindle short story that you can download now. Have a very merry festive holiday my friends!

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British Vampire Romance; The Darkness of Love #ASMSG

Some of you might already be familiar with the Redcliffe novels. If you have already read them, I wonder if you have tried my historical vampire romance novel, The Darkness of Love? This tells the story of Marcus Scott, who made his appearance in my Redcliffe novels, and then proved to be rather a forceful character. So much so that he now boasts a novel telling the story of his initiation into vampirism, and he has a seasonal short story in the form of Christmas With the Vampires.

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The Darkness of Love tells the story of Victorian stable hand Marcus Scott, and his adventures in love with his master’s wife. Lady Sarah Stockton is a beautiful woman, and Marcus dreams of rescuing her from her gilded cage so they can live happily ever after far away from the Stockton estate. But neither of them are aware that Lord Gregory Stockton is using them in his own game as he secures an heir to his fortune and an unwilling protege in his eternal existence.

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Discover the Redcliffe Novels this Christmas #ASMSG

Hello my friends, and welcome new followers of my blog. It has been a little quiet over here lately while I worked on my NaNoWriMo project whilst juggling the ever present domestic dramas of daily life. So it is that you might not yet be familiar with the Redcliffe novels. Well, allow me to introduce you to our  heroine Jessica Stone, her mysterious new boyfriend Detective Jack Mason, and his identical twin brother Danny…

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In Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel) we meet bookshop owner Jessica Stone, a happy young woman living in an idyllic English seaside town with her best friend Elizabeth Gormond. Jessica’s life begins to unravel when she meets a sexy police detective, Jack Mason, as he inadvertently draws her into the midst of an unresolved undercover mob operation he was infiltrating with his identical twin brother Danny.

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Book 2 in the series, Love Kills (A Redcliffe Novel), picks up the pieces of Jessica’s shattered life. She just discovered that she is in love with a vampire, and that his brother is the local werewolf pack alpha. Not only that, but Jessica’s close friend Simon has revealed his own secret double life. What lengths will Jessica reach in order to protect her relationship, and what secrets will she uncover about herself in the process?

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The conclusion to this trilogy comes in Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel). Jessica is a changed woman in every sense of the word. Her life will never be the same again, and now she must decide if she really can stay with her vampire lover, or whether she is safer simply to walk away now. Love is strong, emotions run high, and Jessica is tormented by her own inner demons as she makes her choice and accepts the consequences.

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My very own Sports Personality of the Year #SPOTY

Tonight, like many thousands of people in the UK, my husband and I are watching Sports Personality of the Year on BBC1. I am not interested in sports and never have been. I prefer the arts, hence my passion for writing and crafting. But for some strange reason, I always have to watch this award show, and I cannot fail to be aware of major sports activities around the world as I listen to BBC Radio 5 Live almost every day.

Anyway, I have seen the heartfelt support for our famous sporting heroes who are currently ill with serious brain injuries following accidents in 2014. I am talking about Michael Schumacher and Jules Bianchi. Now, I do not profess to know anything about these men, apart from what I hear on the BBC news programmes and across social media. However, their accidents came at a very strange time for my family.

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You see, on March 9th 2014, my father-in-law, Steven Green, had a serious cycling accident while out on a routine Sunday morning training ride in the Staffordshire Moorlands countryside. It came as a complete shock. I mean, he did have a cycling accident in January 2013, but that was an isolated incident from which he recovered sufficiently enough to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in May 2013. Oh yes, he is my sports personality of the year!

My father-in-law rediscovered his favourite hobby back in 2010, and since then he has cycled in Sportive challenges all across the North West of England and in London. He cycled Coast to Coast in 2012. And he did the big challenge, Lands’ End to John O’Groats in 2013. His challenge for 2014 had been to cycle the length of Ireland in September, but that wasn’t to be. Following the accident back in March, where he was airlifted to hospital and spent a month in Critical Care, he remains in hospital. We don’t know when he will return to full health. He was pretty much unconscious for his 60th birthday. But he is a fighter. And we are certain he will return to us in time. Until then, I would like to say that I am very proud to be your daughter-in-law. And Merry Christmas, Steven Green.

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Boxed Sets & #FREE #Kindle #ebooks on #ReadTuesday, Dec. 9 (like Black Friday, but for #Book Lovers)

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BOXED SETS & FREE KINDLE BOOKS

Read Tuesday is a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers on December 9, 2014.

We’re featuring amazing sale prices on a variety of e-books and print books, but none of the prices are better than those that are FREE.

Visit the Read Tuesday catalog Kindle freebies here:

http://readtuesday.com/free-kindle-books

There are some great books on the list, such as Beginning of a Hero, the first book in Charles E. Yallowitz’ sword and sorcery fantasy series, Legends of Windemere. (I can personally recommend that the characters and storyline of this series are fascinating, as I’ve actually read this book myself.) Not only is the first book in the series free, you can also save $2 on each of the other volumes in the series on December 9 (reg. $2.99, now 99 cents). Save $9 on the whole series (combined savings of 70%).

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Christmas is Coming and Books Make Great Stocking Fillers.

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Christmas is just around the corner, and do you know what makes a great stocking filler? Why books of course. Books are the gift that keep on giving. Hundreds of pages and characters that will stay with you forever. Friendships, love interests and enemies waiting to be to be met.

As it happens, my newest novel Blood of the Tainted is out now in paperback and could be yours in time for the holidays.

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Maybe you have already pushed the boat out for the one you love, and ordered them the newest e-reader. Well, what better way to bulk up such a wonderful gift than pre-loaded it with some super scary horror fiction. It’s not just me who would appreciate some holiday season sales, not is it just me and the folks that receive the thoughtful gift. Rather, there is a host of writers that deserve to have their books discovered…

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I Am a #NaNoWriMo Winner!!!!

Good afternoon my friends, and happy December! Wow, I cannot believe we are here already, almost at the end of another year. Actually, I say that every year. It’s bizarre, how time ebbs and flows… Well, enough pondering. I am buzzing from the achievement of finally completing #NaNoWriMo2014, and ahead of schedule. I did it! My word count came in at 50,197 when I validated my novel. It is not finished. I still have to write the end sequence. But that doesn’t matter. After the disappointment of giving up NaNoWriMo in 2013, I feel that I am back on track and raring to go. Let’s get some more novels published!

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And, while I am on the subject of books (it’s a recurring theme with me), I would like to invite you to two events taking place next week. The first is called #ReadTuesday. It is the antidote to all of the crazy hype over #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, and is an all-day event which is very simple: We ask that you consider buying books as gifts from independent authors and small publishing houses. We need your support! I thank you in advance if you decide to partake…

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The second event takes place on Facebook, on Wednesday 10th December. The fabulous author Mary Martinez invites you all to join us for a winter celebration with the Becketts. Who are the Becketts? Well, pop along to our party and all will be revealed. I will be there throughout the day, and I will bring along the vampire Marcus Scott from my novel The Darkness of Love, and my Kindle short story Christmas With The Vampires. There will be a select group of authors involved, and you have the opportunity to win books, swag and special offers from under the Beckett Christmas tree. See you there!

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