Thursday, 14 July 2016

New book Out!

So it’s finally here! The second part to the Unexpected Love series is now available on Amazon. It has taken longer than I would’ve liked, but it’s finally finished! So Angelica has a lot of challenges ahead of her, but she will eventually find her way through the wilderness of her life. I’m glad to say I’m happy with the way the story has ended. I had no idea how it would end, but it did and as usual it took me on an interesting journey. I hope you enjoy!




Synopsis

Angelica has finally walked down the aisle, but the more time she spends with Elliott, the more she begins to question the relationship. On their honeymoon things take a turn for the worst and it is then that she sees the real Elliott.
For a short while Angelica tries to keep everything together. She keeps up with the healthy eating habits and exercise regime, but when Elliott begins to control who she can be friends with, things change. Elliott wants complete control over everything she does! Angelica has to make some hard choices and, Elliott will not let her go easily. She belongs to him, and he will make sure he keeps her.
Angelica finally understands the true meaning of love and the sacrifices she has to make to finally be herself again.

Excerpt

The driver slid into the driver seat and drove her home. When she got home she wasn’t expecting to see Elliott, he’d left for the day, but he’d opened the door as soon as she arrived. She wasn’t that surprised, the women must have told him exactly what had happened, but at this point she was beyond caring.
‘What the hell happened?’ He sounded mad.
Angelica clutched to her handbag as she approached him. She knew that anything could happen, but she’d had enough.
‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ She pushed past him. This move shocked him. He’d never known her this way.
‘I’m talking about the scene you caused today at the restaurant. Ellen and Willow weren’t exactly pleased.’
‘Oh sorry for them.’ She headed for the stairs.
‘What is with you?’ He followed behind her, but she didn’t reply or stop. You’re acting crazy!’
‘No!’ She stopped a moment. ‘The day I started acting crazy was when I believed I had to change for you. That’s madness!’ She entered the bedroom and headed for the closet. There were a few suitcases at the end of the closet, the ones they’d used when they went on their honeymoon. She pulled one from the top shelf.
‘What the hell do you think you’re doing?’ he asked.
‘Leaving!’
He was silent a while, while he processed this information.
‘Something I should’ve done a long time ago.’
‘I will kill your mother and your brother. He’s on his way to Sierra Leone, anything could happen.’
Her heart picked up pace. She didn’t want anything to happen to her family, but she had to take care of herself or else she would cease to exist.
‘Do what you have to do.’ She didn’t mean that, but what else could she say. She began to take the clothes and put them in the suitcase.
‘You don’t get to take the clothes I bought you. You want to leave? You leave with nothing!’ He hated losing. He was in control, not her.
She stopped packing. ‘You’re right, these are not my real size clothing anyway!’
His nose flared, he was losing control. ‘Who do you think you are?’ He stepped forward towards her as if to strike her. ‘I’ll…’
‘You’ll what?’ she asked boldly even though she was terrified.
‘Kill you!’ He was livid.
She stood up and faced him. She loved him dearly it hurt, but she couldn’t keep denying who she was for him. ‘Go ahead. I’d rather die, than live another day denying who I am.’
He was silent a moment. He wasn’t expecting that response. He wanted fear and obedience, but Angelica was no longer a caged animal. She was fighting for her freedom; she was putting herself first for a change. If it meant a life without him, then that was how it was going to be. 

What’s happening end of this week?

So if you haven’t already read the first part to the Unexpected Love series, now is your chance to get it free. Starting from the 15th of July until the 20th, you can download it for free! So hurry up and get your copy. 
Not much else to tell you about what’s happening this week with regards to books and my work. I will definitely be working on the next story which I’m excited about it, but have no idea how it will go. I guess that’s the exciting part of writing.  So keep your eyes out for the new book.

On a personal note - A little bit about me and the crazy thing I did this week.

So Iris decided to cut her locks. Yep. I’ve been growing my natural hair for a good four years and then suddenly I felt the need to get rid of it all. I guess I was tired of the long process of maintaining it and then never having it out in the open. Now I just wash and go, it’s brilliant. So here are a couple photos of my new hairstyle :-).










































As always stay blessed!

- Iris

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

So what’s happening this week?

Well quite a bit. My Loving You series has been proofread and now it’s ready to go for editing. It hasn’t been easy finding an editor, but I think I’ll finally find the right person. I’m really excited about having this story in print. I think a few more of my stories will follow in the same direction.

 The unexpected Love series is complete. Yes!










This is exactly how I feel hehe! 

It’s always nice to finish a series, but sad at the same time. I really do miss the characters. I’ve decided that this series will only have two parts because I feel the story is complete. Yes, my stories are usually in three’s, but this one has ended. I don't feel it's necessary to drag it out. I really enjoyed writing it, and felt empowered by Angelica. We all go through struggles, and at times we might feel weak or be seen as weak, but the human spirit always prevails. At least I believe it does. Expect the story out soon!

More on the book front. 

Starting on the 7th of July a few of my stories will be going free on Amazon. This is your chance to get a copy of the books free. The promo will run for five days, so make sure you download the books during that time. Some of the books that will be free are.

I hope you take this opportunity to download a free copy :-).

What are my plans for the next coming weeks?

Write, write and write some more. I will be starting my new paranormal series. I’m excited about it. So watch this space!

That’s about it for now. Short and sweet, but before I go I would like to answer a question that has been asked a few times.

 Why do I write short novellas with cliffhangers instead of full novels?

The reason I do that is how my mind words. I write a story until there’s no story left to tell. When I reach the end and there’s a cliffhanger, I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen in the second book. There is something about starting on a blank page for me. It’s as if I get new ideas by starting again. It’s weird and probably something I’ve taught myself to do, but it works. I have tried to get my stories to an end, but I always find that I’m forcing the story, and it never works.

I hope that has answered the question. I think every writer writes differently, and in the future I would really like to make my works longer. If not, I will just put all three volumes into one, for those who prefer longer works. It might just take a little bit longer.



On the personal

I will be going out to see a play tomorrow evening, (Betty Blue Eyes), which will be interesting. It’s always nice to go to the theatre. I’m hopeful that the weekend will bring good weather as we’re – by that I mean family – are off to a BBQ. I guess even if it rains we’ll still be having a BBQ. It would just be nice to have the sunshine.
I hope you have a great week and weekend!

- Iris

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Midweek Updates...

Midweek tings!
This is a whole new world for me and I plan or should I say I will try to keep it up. So many exciting things are happening in my life so I thought – not really – someone gave me the idea to update my blog on a regular basis to let you know what’s happening. So let’s see what I’ve been up to so far.

On the book front
I’m still working on the Unexpected Love series. Elliott is driving me a little insane! SMH!!! Most of the time I have an idea what my characters will do, but Elliott has a mind of his own. Angelica is also deciding what she wants to do with her life. Did I mention there’s a new love interest? Well sort of, but I still have no idea where these characters are going. I must admit that I’m enjoying them, and sometimes it’s hard to finish a series because you have to say goodbye to characters you’ve come to know and love. Anyway, this book can be expected early July, so keep your eyes peeled.

I also have a new idea for a new series. Now let me just say that it’s paranormal. Yes…I can almost hear you gasp with disbelief. Well I’m only imagining it, but I really think it’s a great idea. I won’t really know until I get it out there. It probably won’t be the typical paranormal, but nothing I write is the same as everyone else. So yep, I’m excited about this new story brewing within me, begging to come out!

I’m also working on getting my Autistic series into print. Exciting stuff! The three parts will be put into one and sold on Amazon. I’ve had a few requests about having my books in print, so I’ve heard and now I’m taking action. Watch this space Virginia Williams, my dear facebook friend! The paper back is being worked on. It’s just in the editing process. There might also be plans to have it in audio too!

I guess that’s about it on the book front, and now for something a little more exciting or interesting, however you wish to view it.

On the personal front
So Iris has finally found love! After writing about it for so long and being single for a good six years, I finally have my happily ever after! Oh and it’s better than fiction haha! I guess it’s something I wanted to share with my readers, hopefully you’ll find it interesting. And just so you know, I love white chocolate, olives, high heels even though I’m 5f10, dancing and saying the word ‘thingy.’ Yes these are the very important things about me! Wink. Wink.

There you have it. A little bit of Iris Deorre. Keep your eye out on this blog and you might find out a lot more about me, like how I support New Zealand rugby team instead of the England team! Horrific! I should be punished accordingly. Yes, riveting stuff! Stay beautiful.

Bye for now


- Iris 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

A Deeper Kind Of Love (Loving You book 2)



Can Sylvester keep up with Marley? After seeing her helpless made him feel powerless. It will take courage and love for him to step back into her life. It takes him awhile to go back to her, and Marley is having difficulty coping with his disappearance.

It will all depend on what life brings them. In the end, life always has a way of working things out. It’s not over yet!












Available at Amazon


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A Different Kind Of Love (Loving You Book One)




Being left out and alone can feel terrible. Marley is one such person. She isn't like anyone else and has a hard time fitting in. Her parents worry that she'll never find anyone to love. But life always has a different plan. It's not about someone to love, it's about allowing someone to love her for who she is. This book is now available on Amazon. Hope you enjoy.













Synopsis

‘She’s different,’ the doctors had said.
‘What do you mean different?’ Marley’s parents had asked.
The two year old had hid under the table away from it all.

Marley was no ordinary woman. At the age of two her parents had been told that she was special. Without many people to understand or help her much, Marley would bury herself in figures. Maths and patterns were the only things that calmed her down. Her genius pushed her through school – although it was lonely – to where she became a maths professor. Not the easiest thing for her. 


Excerpt

For a moment, she gazed at her dark brown eyes as she looked through the mirror. No own could ever tell what lay behind those eyes. Even she didn’t know what lay behind her eyes. Life for Marley had never been easy. It was quite obvious there was something wrong by the time she was two. It seemed as though there was something not quite right. She was never able to blend in with other children, she loved to sit beneath a table, and loathed to be touched. It overwhelmed her mother Doris. She’d so wanted to touch her daughter, but Marley wouldn’t let her. Scott, Marley’s dad had been able to cope with it a little better. It wasn’t easy, but he also accepted that their child was never going to be like any other child. It had been confirmed by doctors that she was autistic. It was hard to say where she was, because of the broad spectrum. What happened with other children, didn’t necessarily mean it would happen to Marley.
There was one thing that Marley was good at and that was numbers and patterns. She could spend hours just working a puzzle or working mathematical problems. It seemed that there was something special lying underneath it all.
Marley took the toothbrush from the cup and put a blob of toothpaste on it. She set the timer on the side of the sink at two minutes and began to brush. As soon as the timer went off, Marley rinsed her mouth. Next, it was her face. She washed her face with great precision. It wasn’t always the case, but sometimes the time it took her to do something was important. The shower was next, and within ten minutes she was out and ready to get dressed. 

Available at Amazon US & Amazon UK

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Between Love (Crazy Love series book 3)

This is the final to the crazy love series. The story took on its own life and took me to the end. I guess life always no better. Hope you enjoy.

Life is going great with Louise and Julian until someone from his past walked in and tries to destroy everything. Just as the couple are about to overcome this little hiccup, another surprise hits them. But this time can they survive it? Louise faces her biggest challenge yet. Each turn in her life makes her a better person, but while she goes through it, she doesn’t see it. It’s only at the end does she see the bigger picture. It seems life has bigger plans than the ones she had laid out for herself.











Available at Amazon UK & Amazon US 

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Confused Love (Crazy love series book 2)

The second book to the Crazy love series is now out on Amazon.

Sometimes it takes pain to make a person realise true love. It can be the thing that propels one to a place of love. Louise is in a difficult position. Once independent, now has to rely on the people around her. What she doesn’t expect is for a hookup to turn into something more serious. The meeting doesn’t matter, it’s the way forward that can break or make a relationship. Will Louise finally allow her heart to love fully? Perhaps, but it always takes two to tango!