Sunday, 27 July 2014

What About Tomorrow (Mending Hearts Series)

The second part to the Mending series is now out. It has taken me on a journey again, and I'm looking forward to writing the third and final part. It's an intense journey, even for me. I guess I tend to be in the minds of my characters.  I really enjoy telling their stories though, and I hope you enjoy them too. 

The journey to freedom isn't always an easy one. Nina knows what she wants, and has taken the bold steps to make that happen.  Liam on the other hand doesn't have it so easy.  He has to think about it. To walk out would mean he could loose his son. It leaves things in a complicated mess.

As Nina battles Colt, she begins to  have doubts about her relationship with Liam. What seems like a fairytale start, has now been struck with life's realities. Nina has to question what she wants. For the first time in her life, she has to put herself first. That decision could cost her their new blooming relationship. 

It's a journey worth taking. As with all things, anything worth having, must be worked hard for. But will they survive it all? 


Now available at Amazon, ARE and soon at B&N and the Apple store. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Broken (Mending Hearts) Series One

Okay, my next series... the first part is out. Whew!!! It was pretty hard to write, but I had to write it. It's one of those things that you know deep down within you, you have to tell the story  no matter what. So here it is...Life is beautiful...You can overcome anything as long as there is love!

I hope you enjoy!


Nina and Liam meet under unusual circumstances. Liam believes that everything happens for a reason, but Nina begs to differ. Life has given her some unfriendly blows. With a nightmare husband and a family across the ocean, Nina just thinks life is unfair.

But as things develop and unfold, maybe Liam is right. Life has a way of sorting itself out. Nina discovers that she has no control how her life unfolds. She can make decisions, but when it comes to the heart, that decision is made for her.

Love doesn’t and should never hurt, but it takes pain first before Nina can realise that.


This is the first part to the series, Mending Hearts. 




Excerpt

Liam took a seat in his chair and observed the woman who sat in front of him. Even though he’d just met her, he was drawn to her. There was something vulnerable about her. He was drawn to her energy, but he could sense the walls around her.
‘Do you want to talk about it?’ he asked.
‘Talk about what?’ She played dumb.
‘About why you slept out on the street last night.’
She was silent. She wasn’t sure she wanted to tell her story to another stranger.
‘Does he hit you?’ he asked.
Nina sat back astonished.
‘Your eyes, I can see the bruises around your eyes. You didn’t accidentally bash into the door.’
She was silent and felt super exposed. He stood up and drew closer towards her and perched on the edge of the glass desk.
‘Does he say mean and spiteful things?’ He gazed at her, but she refused to return his gaze. ‘And after all the horrible things he’s said and done, does he become caring and charming?'
Nina looked at him a moment, everything he said was true.
‘I have to go,’ she said suddenly.
Nina stood up, she wanted to get out of the office as quick as possible, things were a little too familiar.
‘Will you at least let me call you a taxi?’
She was hesitant.
‘I’ll settle the bill, don’t worry. I don’t want you walking to wherever it is,’ he said.
Nina nodded, she was certain she wouldn't be able to walk back. He picked up the phone and called a local taxi company.
‘They’ll be here in five minutes,’ he said as he put the phone down. ‘Here, take my card.’ He got up and handed her his card. ‘You can call me if you need anything at all.’
‘That’s really nice, but you don’t have to do that.’
‘Trust me, I do, you don’t have to go through it alone.’
‘Go through what?’
‘The abuse.’
She was silent.
‘Let me walk you out.’

Soon Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks and Apple. 



Saturday, 28 June 2014

About my stories and looking back!

It’s been nine months since I went into full-time writing and it’s been an amazing and fulfilling ride. Writing romance and erotic fiction brings a sense of satisfaction that I’ve never found with other genres.

When I start writing a story, I never know what’s going to happen. The characters lead me, rather than I, lead them. My writing process always starts as an idea. It could be a word, a song or just something I’ve observed that starts the ideas flowing.

Even though I start with an idea, the end result is never what I plan it to be. It’s the strangest, but greatest feeling when the end of the story shocks me. My life is built around each of my characters; I try to imagine what they would feel like in certain situations. I tend to write what I feel, rather than what is selling.  When I got the idea to write ‘The Girl with the Curves’, I was in bed, in the middle of reading a novel by a well known author. I stopped for a moment after I’d read the description of a character and thought, ‘Gosh! Where are all the other women in this world?’ I never get to read about them much, and as far as I’m aware, there are billions of different and unique people on this planet. And so my story about a strong curvy woman began.

When I wrote the Jasmine and Zack series, ‘The Look In His Eyes’, I had thought about what it would feel like to have a mental illness no one understood. I wanted Jasmine to find love, despite her disability. The next series I’m writing has a similar theme. It isn’t a disability, but it’s about things we don’t hear much about. I guess, I like to bring to light, that which is hardly spoken about.

My stories are about everyday people who want and deserve love just like everybody else. They don’t have to look or be a certain way to find love, they just have to be human.

To be human is amazing! To be yourself is even better! I hope my stories continue to entertain, and thank you for all your support!


- Iris

Thursday, 26 June 2014

FREED (Mind of her billionaire)

The last in the series The mind of her billionaire. I've really enjoyed writing this. I had no idea where it was going to end up, and I just let it flow with me. I hope you enjoy reading it, the same way I enjoyed writing it!


Amelia’s life becomes a whirlwind of events. She’s forced into being an instant billionaire, and is carrying Justin’s child. From a person looking from the outside in, life seems pretty good, after all she can afford anything. But it is anything but rosy. Roses do come with thorns and her thorn is Justin.

This odd relationship takes an odd route. It’s a love hate relationship for both parties. But eventually, each one will have to come to an agreement, for the child that is soon to be part of their lives.


Life has its surprises, but in the end life just is. Happiness is a choice. Will Amelia choose happiness? What is happiness anyway? Only Amelia can make that choice. 


Available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, ARE, Barnes&Noble and soon on Apple. 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

CONTROLLED (The mind of her billionaire book 2)

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Just because he looks nice, dress’s nice and smells nice, doesn’t mean he plays nice.

How the mind works! Just because a person thinks one way, doesn’t mean everyone has to think that way. Is Amelia immature for falling for the good looking billionaire? No, Amelia is human, and so is Justin. They have two very different views of the world.


As their story unfolds, Amelia learns more about herself and her mistakes. Her mistakes are a chance for growth and not judgement, a chance for understanding and not guilt. Is this the end of her relationship with Justin? Or is this just the beginning? Until there is complete understanding of how the human mind works, there is no way of telling what true love means to an individual. And when the veil is finally pulled from her eyes, she sees everything as it is.


 Excerpt

He collapsed into her breathing heavily. Amelia shut her eyes and blinked back the tears and anger. After a while he rolled off her and she turned away from him, she couldn’t face him, she didn’t want to, and she hoped he would never ask her to do it again. It felt like a betrayal to herself, a betrayal of what she felt was true love, her definition of love!
She felt his hand on her shoulder, and he gently turned her back towards him. She quickly wiped away the tears and made sure she wasn’t going to show him any weakness.
‘I love you,’ he said gazing into her eyes.
Amelia bit back her lip, holding back the avalanche of words that were trying to get past.
‘You have to believe me, I love you. Everything I do, is because I love you so much.’
‘So forcing me to go down in dress size is a show of your love?’ She couldn’t help herself.
‘It is. I’m saving you!’ he said.
‘Saving me?!’ The anger rose up within her again. ‘Saving me from what?’
‘I’m saving you from myself,’ he said gently.
She frowned unsure of it all, it made no sense, he was saving her from himself.
‘You can do that by letting me go.’
‘I can’t let you go.’
‘Why not?’ She swallowed back the pain.
‘Because.’ He leaned on his elbow and looked down at her. His eyes were warm, nothing like she’d seen before. ‘Because I need you more than you need me.’
‘I don’t…I don’t understand.’ Her eyes glazed over, she just wanted to go home, she just wanted to be set free!
‘You will, one day you will.’ He lay onto his back and gazed up at the ceiling.
Amelia sniffed and wiped the tear that had escaped her eye. Everything he’d said, just didn’t make any sense at all. He needed her more than she needed him??
‘Get some sleep, we have a big day ahead of us.’
Amelia didn’t even want to think past the next hour, there was nothing left in her to give!

Available at Amazon US, Amazon UK and soon at Kobo, ARE, Barnes and Noble and Apple

Thursday, 5 June 2014

TRAPPED (The Mind of her billionaire)

Part of a new series I'm writing. Trapped is the first in the series. If there is one thing I know for sure, is that looks aren't everything, and neither is money. Sometimes striving for the wrong thing can take a person on a journey unexpected. But as always, lessons are to be learnt and hopefully my heroine will have a deeper understanding to what she really wants. 


Careful what you wish for! Looks aren’t everything, and Amelia knows this. But when it comes to Justin, Amelia just can’t help herself. The billionaire is hot, tall and extremely handsome. He could have any woman he wants without having to lift a finger.

Amelia has never had trouble attracting men. Taller and bigger than most women, Amelia possesses a healthy self-esteem, thanks to her parents. But when it comes to Justin, something inside her just wants to do everything she can to get his attention.

As head of a creative team, Amelia has always managed to impress the board, all except Justin, until one day things change. Suddenly she gets all the attention she wants from him, and her world is complete. Or is it? How far will she go to keep this man? And just when she thinks he’s so into her, something very disturbing shakes the whole relationship. Amelia finds herself trapped!



This is part of a series and Part Two will be available mid June!


Excerpt

Forty minutes later they stopped outside the restaurant. It had a warm feel to it and Amelia felt at home. They were directed to a table, and it seemed as though Justin was well known.

‘This is nice,’ she said as she got comfortable.

‘I’ve been coming here for years! They’re like family to me.’

‘Wow, that’s lovely.’

A waiter appeared with the menus and gave them a moment to decide. After a few minutes he returned to take the order.

‘Ready to order?’ he asked.

‘I’ll have my usual,’ he said to the waiter.

‘Duck breast…’

‘Yes, and everything in between.’

The waiter nodded, and then gazed at Amelia.

‘I think I’ll have the fish and fat chips with peas.’ She could already feel her mouth water just by the sound of it.

‘Actually, get her the house salad,’ he said suddenly.

What had just happened? Amelia wasn’t sure she’d heard him right.

‘Actually, I’d really like the fish and chips,’ she said.

‘House salad,’ he said again to the waiter, then sent him on his way.

It took her by surprise, like a cold fish slap against her face. Had he just placed an order for her?

‘Remember what I said in the car about the body being a temple.’

She nodded slowly.

‘I want you to start treating your body like a temple.’ He smiled then reached out his hand.

Amelia wasn’t sure whether to take it or not. But when she noticed how his grey eyes softened and his charming smile appeared, she found herself placing her hand in his.

It felt amazing! Touching his hands, touching the man she’d been crazy about.

‘You my dear have great potential,’ he said. ‘You have big ideas and big confidence, but that will only carry you so far.’ He smiled. ‘If you want to get ahead, run a company like mine, you’ll have to do more than sell big ideas.’ He let go of her hand and withdrew.


Soon available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, ARE and Apple.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

New story early June

Okay, I've started writing a new story that has a strange twist to it! When I first thought about it, I was really excited about it, now, I'm really, really excited about it.  I have all these new personalities floating around in my head, fighting for space ��.

It's not your typical love story, but then again most of my stories aren't. It has love, but the question in this story is, how much is one willing to give up for love? And how much of what we base love on is on the looks of someone else. Looks aren't everything when it comes to love, in fact looks can be the worst reason for falling in love with someone!

Anyway, my new series TRAPPED will be out early June!  Keep your eyes peeled!

- Iris