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.


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!


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.