Friday, 4 August 2017

It's been a while

I know, I had promised to keep my blog up to date, but life happened. I'm sorry for not keep you up to date with what's going on with my life and work. I'm back now and focused on bringing out quite a few stories before the end of this year. 

So first things first. The Ruby Rae series. I've put it on hold on for a short while. I have a story that's going between this series and then I will be back to tell you everything that's happening with Ruby-Rae. I can't wait to get back to it myself. There's so much to tell. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with all I want to do and freeze and do nothing at all. But I'm unstuck now and I a moving again.  I will be finishing my first year at Uni so that's out of the way until October. It's been a challenge but worth it. I'm looking forward to my second year. 

So a little bit about my new story.  It's a thriller. Yep. Be prepared for a little bit of disturbing stuff, but there is love, lots of it so don't be put off by the ugly. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it. Every story I tell I get really excited about, and I'm grateful for all the people who have read my books. Thank you for your support. Mwah!

Here's the cover to the new story coming out really soon!


Stay beautiful

- Iris 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Woman in her Dreams (Ruby-Rae book 3)

So the third part to the Rub-Rae series has been published. She's been captured! Will Jacob find her? If he does, what happens after that. There seems to be so many twists and turns to Ruby-Rae's life. At least one thing is certain, she has someone who loves her and that makes things a lot easier. 

Book 3 is now available at Amazon and is in the top hundred of 90 min reads thrillers. You can see it here. The woman in her dreams top 100 short reads.

Synopsis

Ruby-Rae has been taken! It is now up to Jacob to find her. But what happens to her parents? They are the ones who have caused all this trauma in her life. Things are changing fast. Her abductors have unlocked a few memories that could jeopardise a lot of things. Will Jacob find and rescue her, and if and when he does, what will happen next? Things aren’t as they seem. Things begin to unfold and answers begin to come to Ruby-Rae. But who is the woman in her dreams? That is what Ruby-Rae really needs to find out!






Excerpt

Ruby-Rae was in and out of consciousness. She felt a slight prick to her arm and managed to open her eyes to catch a glimpse of what was going on.  The man with the white beard stood beside her with two other men. There was a woman to the other side of her.
‘What’s…what’s going on?’
‘Where is it Nuan?’ The bearded man asked.
‘Where’s what?’ Her mouth felt like cotton wool and her head felt like an axe was lodged in it. What did this man want? What was he asking for? Where was what?
The man looked at one of the men and asked, ‘How much more can she take before it becomes dangerous?’
‘One more, any more she might never come back from it.’ He looked to the side where a couple of syringes lay.
‘Fine, give her one more then.’
The man was hesitant. But he had to do what he was told even though he knew it was a danger to Ruby-Rae. He picked up a syringe and administered it to her arm directly in her vein. Ruby-Rae felt the liquid shoot through her veins all around her body and finally to her mind. It was like a short knock out and then being woken up from it. She struggle to keep her eyes opened.
‘Nuan, where did your father and mother hide their secrets? It’s important that you tell me. He was a smart man and I’m sure he gave you some sort of information. Information that if put together could be very useful indeed. I need it.’
She moved her head from side to side slowly, the room spun and his voice felt like it was a YouTube video on a slow connection. It was then that she slipped into a place she’d didn’t remember but felt happy.


I hope you enjoy the story and look out for book four coming soon!

- Iris

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Second part to Ruby-Rae Now Available

So I've finally finished the second part to the Ruby-Rae series. It is a few days late, but I've made it. I hope you enjoy it. Don't worry, the next one won't take this long as I'm only focusing on this story for now. 

Ruby-Rae is an interesting character. She will soon learn how valuable she is to those who hunt her down. Jacob is her hero. If it wasn't for him, she would've died. It's nice to have someone who has your back, it reminds you that you're not alone in this life. There is still quite a bit to tell and the exciting part is that I don't even know what's going to happen next. The story guides me, it has a life of it's own, I find that really exciting!











You can get this story on Amazon

Amazon US
Amazon UK


Synopsis


Jacob has finally come to Ruby-Rae’s rescue, but what will happen to Henry and the deal his parents made with Ruby-Rae. What Ruby-Rae doesn’t know is that other people are after her too. It’s only after Jacob commits to keeping her safe does he find out why.


The new love of her life has come at the right time, probably the best time because Ruby-Rae is in more danger than she will ever know. 


Other News

Well I was doing dry January and by day ten I gave in and had a drink!! Oh no! The truth is I don't feel guilty at all. I feel there's no point and it serves no purpose. Will I try again? Not sure, but for now I'm just living one day at a time.

I hope your year has started out great and will continue to be a great year! That's all for now.

- Iris



Friday, 6 January 2017

Dry January and other news

So I've committed myself to having a dry January. I'm a bit late to the party because it's only been three days! But three days no booze for me is a big deal. It was getting to the point I was polishing a bottle of Merlot a day!!! Not cool. To be honest I didn't want to stop drinking, but I discovered that it was becoming a terrible habit so I've decided to go thirty days without drinking. 

I can't count the first three days because I drank half glass on the second of Jan and three glasses on the third of Jan, but on the fourth day I was fed up of this routine so I got up and promised I would go thirty days without any kind of alcohol. 

On New Years eve I had one hell of a night. I had actually told myself that I wanted to get really pissed! I did and paid the price for that night. It was enjoyable, but by the end of it I didn't enjoy the hangover. 

This is me early hours of New years day!!!




















I felt awful! And though I can't promise I will never do this again because I know what I'm like when I go out to party, I do want to stay away from the booze this January. So far it's been great. 

Day One

Felt really motivated and kept drinking blackcurrant with seven up, as well as a few cups of tea. That evening I slept really well. 

Day Two

Waking up felt awesome. No headache, not feeling moody and while I walked my dog early that morning I had so much energy. It felt awesome.

Day Three

This is the day I pat my self on the back. Although it isn't a big deal to some people, it's huge for me. I feel pretty great. The night before I was watching Cougar Town with my Bae and every time the cast drink, I kept wanting a drink, but I didn't do it! So that was great!

What these three sober days have taught me?

Well I'm doing a lot more work. I'm ahead of my university work. I have a lot more energy and I'm writing a lot more than when I'm drinking. Drinking makes me drowsy and all I want to do at the end of the day is sleep.  So the effects have been pretty positive. I want to stay the course. Watch this space. 

So will I drink again? Yes. I'm not planning to quit for good, but I do want to change my relationship with alcohol. I want to drink it and enjoy it, but not drink every day. Everything in moderation, as the saying goes!

And other news...

Well I'm working on the second part to the Ruby-Rae, Assassin series. I'm enjoying that. It will be available next week. So keep your eyes peeled.  I will be sticking with this story until it's finished. I don't want to drag this one. So you won't be waiting too long. 


Besides writing I will be out Saturday morning at a coffee morning. I am a bereavement supporter for those who have lost loved ones to terminal illness. This will be my first coffee morning so I am looking forward to it.

That's all the news I have for now, I wish you all the best for 2017!


stay blessed

- Iris

Friday, 23 December 2016

What Happens Now (The Gift book 3)

So I've finally finished the Gift Series after a few requests. It has taken me so long because I wasn't sure how the story would unfold, and I had so many other story ideas that I wanted to explore. I have now done it and I'm happy with the end result. Will there be more story? I don't know, but anything is possible. 

This book is now available Amazon












Amazon US
Amazon UK

Synopsis

Anthony is struggling with issues of his own. He seems confused. He’s falling for Monica, but his urges for Mathew don’t magically disappear. Monica is learning to live without Joe, and at the same time learning to allow Anthony into her life. What she doesn’t know is that Anthony has issues of his own.

As the couple try to find their way through without Joe, Monica has to decide how she wants to move forward. Will she move forward with Anthony, the way Joe had planned it, or will she find love somewhere else?

Hope you enjoy this story.

My paperback is now available to purchase at Amazon. A Different Kind of Love can now be yours in paperback. I've ordered one myself and love the feel of having a book in my hands feels different from an book. 

You can get it here


Other News

So it's almost Christmas! I hope you're ready and looking forward to it. I know I am! It's going to be a little different because this year we're spend it with my boyfriend. It's will be nine months since I met him. I think next time I should tell the story of our meeting. Tinder, is the only thing I'll give you. The thing is you just never know when you're going to meet someone. 

Anyway I really do hope you have an amazing Christmas and a fab 2017. I hope that all your dreams come true and life is good for you. 

Be Blessed!

- iris

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Paperback news, New story and everything in between!

Almost there!!! I could scream. This afternoon when UPS dropped off my proof I felt like a little girl waiting to open her Christmas present.  Just having it in my hands feels awesome. I look back now on my little girl dreams and realise just how many of them have come true. I also realised that sometimes there are so many naysayers, and sometimes we give up before we achieve the things we want to. The number of times I was told I couldn't do this, or this wasn't a real job...blah...blah...blah. Yes people's advice is all fair and fine, and sometimes done out of the goodness of their hearts. But it's really up to you to decide what you want to do with your life. There will those people who will be your cheerleaders. I have a few of them, and I'm grateful for them. I really am. I'm just happy that I finally have a book in print. 

Here a few photos of me showing it off. I will announce when it's out. 























This is the beginning of more turning into paperbacks, for those of you who prefer a paperback to an electronic copy, you have something to look forward to!

New Story

As promised I'm almost done with The Gift series. I had written two books and then had left it. After a few requests, I have finally written more of this story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it. 

After this story, it's back to The Assassin. Lots will be unfolding in that series. Can't wait! I will keep you updated.

Christmas

It's that time of year again and I hope you're almost ready for it. We've had our first real tree!

WALA!

Love it and it smells a little like sawdust. The reason I say this is when we had our hamster, her saw dust smelt just like the tree haha. It reminds my daughter and I of the lovely little thing :-).

So this is the tree before my daughter did her magic with it!














And this is after!



I thinks she's done a pretty awesome job! Now I have to get down to wrapping the presents and writing cards. I'm always about to do them, but never really get round to doing it, but I will have to soon or else I'll be wrapping them on Christmas eve. It won't be the first time I do that!













I hope you're much better prepared than me! Keep your eyes out for the new book that will be out very soon!

love

- Iris

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Paperback and other updates!

In my last post I had promised pictures of my weekend, unfortunately I didn't get round to taking any. Boo! Anyway, I did have a good time and I'm glad I went. Tonight I'm off to a party and hopefully I will take pictures ;).

I'm really excited about my new paperback that is coming out soon. It's slowly coming together. Woohoo! The editing has been done, and now the cover is done! Have a look at this lovely cover done by John Harcourt.  Love it!  *Doing a victory dance*















I think being able to touch a real book with my words written in it is exciting. Something I once dreamed about and is now becoming a reality. A lot of thanks goes to my lovely boyfriend for helping me achieve this. I'm really grateful for his help getting me to this point. I'm beginning to think about the next one, haha. I think that my book 'Don't say you love me' should also go into paperback, but it's one step at a time I think. So keep your eyes peeled for my paperback!

Upcoming books

At the moment I'm working on a story I did a while ago, 'the gift' series. I've had a few messages about it and I've decided to buckle down and finish it for the people who want a conclusion on this story. I'm sorry for the delay, it will be out soon. That doesn't mean I've abandoned the latest story. I'm working on that too and know exactly where it's going. So these books will be coming out soon too. 

Personal things

Party tonight, resting Sunday I hope. I've got some university work to do which I'm hoping to do Sunday afternoon. I've also been accepted to volunteer at the hospice as a bereavement support volunteer. I'm happy about that. As you will notice from some of my stories, I deal with difficult issues. I guess my heart is in trying to help others feel better, even if it's just to sit with them in silence. 

Thank you to everyone who read my blog! I've had 36,182 visitors! At least I'm not a lone voice in the wilderness! So thank you, sincerely! 

I hope you all have a good weekend!  Stay blessed!

- Iris