Monday, July 18, 2016

In It To Win It.

Another new release out this week! A sports themed anthology with six authors from Beachwalk Press. My story "Soccer Mum' was the fastest book I've ever written, and quite possibly my favourite!

When Maggie’s ten-year-old son joins a soccer team she hopes it will be an opportunity to meet new people and move forward from the disastrous past months. After all, a broken marriage and returning home to live with her parents wasn’t quite how she’d envisioned her thirties.

Agreeing to play soccer herself as part of the parents’ team, Maggie’s lack of skill requires a little extra coaching. Leo is happy to assist, and Maggie becomes captivated by the former professional player, who ignites feelings she thought had disappeared forever.

But as her ex-husband pressures her to re-kindle their relationship, Maggie’s guilt reaches overdrive. How can she possibly consider a future with Leo when there’s a chance of putting her family back together?

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Book

My new book 'Boot Camp' is almost here, and pre-orders can be made now!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Psychic Seductions Author Spotlight Tour Day 7

Lisa Knight

When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.

I’m so excited to be part of the anthology experience. I’d never written anything along the supernatural lines before so when the opportunity came up, I figured why not?

What Drew Me In...

Right from the beginning I became enthralled in the mystical nature of the whole thing. My character, Jill, has had her gift since childhood, but it’s only now as an adult that she’s learning how to live with it. I love how she grows and develops over the course of the story.

As for Darcy…well, he’s a broody thing. 
Tall? – check. Dark? – check. Handsome? – check. Dynamite in the sack? Triple check! He’s a good match for Jill. She just has to realize it. 

Kindergarten teacher Jill O’Halloran does her best to disregard the visions she sees in pools of still water, having learned from a young age that it wasn’t something that happened to normal people. But when images of Darcy Albright in the throes of passion keep appearing, they prove too difficult to ignore. Jill can’t understand why she’s so drawn to Darcy. Sure he’s gorgeous, but she doesn’t do relationships.

When Darcy’s ex-wife drops a bombshell, Jill discovers that he’s all too familiar with futuristic visions. But is the prospect of learning more about the gift she’s denied for so long worth the risk of falling for him?

And here’s a little sample…

Stifling a yawn, Jill reached for the glass on her desk, conscious of keeping up her fluids in this hot weather. Her heart skipped a beat when Darcy’s face reflected back from the water. He looked calm and relaxed, with a half-smile on his handsome mouth. In fact, it looked a little like he was… Oh dear God! She sat up stiffly in her seat, cheeks flaming with heat as her gaze darted over the room, desperately hoping nobody saw what she’d just witnessed. But of course no one had. She was the only person strange enough to see visions in water.
It had begun when she was about five or six years old. Pictures had started to appear in the bath, or in puddles left after rain. She hadn’t known what it was at first, but it had never occurred to her to be frightened. That didn’t come until later, when she told the foster parents who were caring for her at the time.
Jill had quickly learned that other people didn’t think it was normal to see visions in pools of water. They thought it made her weird and was something that had to be beaten out of her...regularly. As she grew older and moved from foster home to foster home, she’d learned to keep her mouth firmly shut. Even once she’d found a safe place to live, with people who seemed to care about her, she never told another soul about her ability.
There wasn’t all that much to tell anyway. It came in waves. She’d see glimpses of things for a few weeks or months, and then nothing for long stretches of time. It had been over a year since her last vision. Right around the time she’d got the job at Northwoods Elementary.
The thing was that every image she’d ever seen had ended up a reality, resulting in some kind of change in her life. The social worker who came to the door when she was eight to take her to a new home, her best friend Karen who she met on the first day of high school, the mailman who delivered her offer of a college scholarship, various school principals offering her teaching jobs. And today, Darcy Albright, on the verge of an orgasm.
At least she thought that’s what it was. Her visions were always brief and not entirely clear. Mostly they were just people’s faces, although sometimes she too appeared in the image. But what the hell did she know about men’s orgasms? Maybe he’d been about to sneeze.

I hope you fall in love with Jill and Darcy, and next time you have a glass of water, sneak a peak before you take a drink. You just never know what you might see!

A bit about Lisa Knight.

I love writing all kinds of stories but romance is definitely my favorite. Curling up with my laptop on a cold winter’s day is my idea of writing heaven and if there’s coffee and chocolate close by that’s even better.
I’m always on the lookout for story and character ideas and am inspired by everyday things like people doing their grocery shopping, having morning tea at the local cafĂ©, or the beautiful welcome back hugs and kisses at the arrivals gate at the airport. Makes me cry just thinking about it!
I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband and whenever I can, snatch time to write between being a mum to our three boys and my job as a social worker.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Psychic Seductions Author Spotlight Tour Day 6

Ellen Cummins

When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.

What drew me to this anthology?

When I heard about Beachwalk's psychic anthology, I got very excited! This kind of thing was right up my alley. I love anything supernatural and extraordinary, and to be honest, I'm slightly obsessed with super-heroes and comic book characters. I could only wish to walk through walls, fly through the air, and read thoughts like they do. If I could choose one psychic power or superhuman gift, it would be to move things with my mind. I find the idea of it absolutely intriguing. 
Lucky for me, I had a story I'd written a few years ago about a young girl who was telekinetic. She was homeless—an outcast because when she touched people she burned them, and nobody could stand to be near her. The electric charge she emitted was just too painful. It wasn’t ready for publishing, so Mote Highway stayed locked deep inside my plethora of digital documents waiting for the day I had time to clean it up. The moment I decided I wanted to make a submission for this cool anthology project, I unearthed it and made my female character older and sexier. Holly became a buxom woman of substance instead of a lost teenager, but still desperate to find a way out of the lonely and isolated life she'd been living. My male character Jacob grew up too. (in a big way) So I renamed it Taming Fury, befitting its new sizzling content—and it's so much deeper than the original tale I'd written long ago. 

Holly is a mind-moving Fury who electrifies all human flesh she touches. Even her own family has sent her packing. She moves things with her mind, manipulating fire with the flick of her finger, but she burns for the one thing that has never been an option for her—love.

When she catches sight of the handsome man helping her new neighbor move in she longs to take a chance and introduce pretend to be normal just once. It could easily end in disaster, but surprisingly, when she shakes his hand, no mind-blowing electrocution follows, and she begins to hope. But it turns out that her touch has affected Jacob in a way she never imagined, and it will change his life forever.

Still walking forward, Holly closed her eyes and reached for the damp motes of dust from the earth, gathering them in her fist while static electricity buzzed inside her gut. A tiny electric current snaked the length of her arm, starting from the back of her neck. The tug rolled from her fingers to the empty beer can on the ground near a small garbage can on the sidewalk. Up, she willed. Reaching, she willed it to rise, sure that no one would see this small thing. It slowly lifted a few inches above the ground and hovered. She swished her hand, slamming the aluminum can into the trash. Her mind was a powerful thing. And this one tiny action would suffice for now.
She burst through the door of the building, adrenaline fueling her courage. Mr. Perfect snapped his head up from his paperwork at the sound of the door slamming against the wall.
“Hi.” He swallowed, taking her curves in with his eyes. “How may I help you?”
The urge to surge had subsided. But the need to know this man had not. She stared at his chiseled cheekbones, strong jaw, and molten brown eyes from across the room. If she got too close, he’d be repelled by her like the opposite end of a magnet. To push this perfect stranger away would kill her. But the loneliness had to stop.
“My name is Holly. And you are...” She waited, pursing her lips together to hold back the thoughts that wanted to tumble out of her mouth. Please don’t run from me.
“I’m Jacob.” He smiled and started toward her with his hand out to shake hers.
“Stop,” she ordered.
He stopped. Confused, his brows lifted.
“Please don’t come any closer.” She placed her hand on her throat. “I have a little virus…nothing too terrible, but I may be contagious.” She removed her hood and adjusted her collar that was beginning to cut off her air supply. “How do I go about signing up for some personal training?”
“Well, Holly.” He smiled widely. “Personal training requires some up-close and personal contact, and if I have to stay seven arms’ lengths away…” He took another step toward her. “May I? I’m not afraid of a few germs.”
She cringed and stepped back. Her courage was fading fast. Jacob’s cellphone rang in his pocket and he pulled it out, clicking the ON button. He put it to his ear.
“Hello?” His eyes darted back to Holly’s. “I’m with a client right now, can I call you back?”
This was a very good sign.

             Ellen Cummins grew up in the heart of California chasing adventures in the sun. One of her obsessions has always been movies and books that take on an unexpected twist, leaving her with her heart in her throat. She wears many hats—a mother and wife, retail sales girl and manicurist of nearly 30 years, and unexpectedly a writer. Suddenly at the age of 40, an idea popped into her head and she began feverishly pecking away at the computer creating characters and worlds that she soon became obsessed with. From that point on she fought for them to have their own day in the sun inside the minds of others. Her love of pretty things, be it a pink sparkly purse or a giant and mysterious Clematis bloom, inspires her to write colorful characters and haunting love stories that might make your soul just a little sweeter knowing them.


The authors of the Psychic Seductions Anthology are giving away 2 $20 Amazon Gift Cards to celebrate the release of this spectacular collection. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Psychic Seductions Author Spotlight Tour Day 5

Jacquie Underdown...
When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.

When Beachwalk Press Inc. announced the submission call for an anthology featuring psychics, I was in. My head was instantly swirling with ideas.  My mother is a psychic (card & tarot reader), and I’ve certainly had my own share of ‘intuitive’ experiences, so it’s a topic I’m familiar with.
The old adage of ‘write what you know’ isn’t one to be ignored, nor is the opportunity to write about a subject that’s close to my heart.
So Cupid and Cupcakes was brought to life, starring Penny, who is a much better baker than I’ll ever be and is way more talented at matchmaking than I’ve ever been.
And, let’s be honest, I’m not sure there are many more delicious combinations than romance and cupcakes.

Mix a modern-day cupid with a hot-as-hell hero, smother with a thick layer of buttercream, and the result is a sticky, sweet, and utterly satisfying mouthful of a story.

Cupid and Cupcakes
In a snowy, sleepy town is a quaint cupcake shop. People travel from miles away to visit this sugar-scented store because they think it's magical. They're not entirely wrong. But it isn't the shop, or the cupcakes it sells, that's magical…it's the owner.
Penny loves her little store, but people don't visit Cupid and Cupcakes solely for her cakes. They have an ulterior motive—they're seeking love. Penny is a matchmaker, a modern-day cupid, and she's great at it. Never wrong. Unfortunately, Penny's gift doesn't work where her own love life is concerned. That is until Jonathon reappears in her life. He's her best friend's brother, utterly wrong for her, and completely off-limits. Or is he?

You will find Cupid and Cupcakes sitting alongside six other fantastic stories in…

Psychic Seductions

When it comes to love, sex, and seduction, these psychics break all the rules. Seven sexy stories and seven gifts of insight that will make you a believer.

Cupid and Cupcakes - excerpt
Penny had started up the hall to her room when the bathroom door opened and plumes of steam rolled out, followed by Jonathon. Dressed only in a towel. She stopped dead in her tracks. His hair was wet and hanging loosely around his ears and neck. Goodness, Jonathon had definitely grown up. His skin was tanned and taut; the muscles in his chest, arms, and shoulders thieved her attention. The way his towel hung loosely on his hips, barely covering what was hidden underneath, made her heart beat faster. He was…hot. Jonathon was hot. This couldn’t be right.
Whoa, back up, Penny. You cannot be perving on your best friend’s brother. That had to cross a billion best friend boundaries. Uncrossable boundaries. This was Jonathon. Ratty, bratty, sexy-as-hell Jonathon.
She closed her eyes and took a few deep breaths.
“Everything okay, Pen?” came his deep voice. Deeper than she remembered it being. It sizzled through her veins, igniting her insides. Her belly squeezed just hearing his voice.
Penny opened her eyes and made certain she looked only at his face. Not at that delectable body. If the front of him was that good, she could only imagine what his back and ass…oh dear God. She couldn’t help but look—he was so strong and toned. Eyes, Penny, his eyes. She forced her gaze to find his face again and swallowed hard. “Absolutely fine. Just a dizzy spell. I think I’m tired.”
He strode to her, reached out, and held her elbow. She tried not to breathe in the scent of bubbles and clean, male flesh, or revel in the warmth pouring from him, coaxing her own skin.
“You sure? You look a little pale.”
Penny forced a smile. “I’m fine. Once I get out of these clothes and into something more comfortable...” Oh, dear, did I seriously just say that? Now she was picturing herself naked and Jonathon naked. Both naked…together. Breathe, Penny, breathe. “I mean, I smell like my cupcake shop still...”
He grinned. “You smell delicious.”
Her eyes widened.
“When am I going to get to try one of your cupcakes?”
Was that a euphemism? Of course not. He was being completely literal here. She blinked and watched a droplet of water run down the side of his face, down his stubbled, square jaw. Talk, Penny. “Um…tomorrow. Come downstairs tomorrow and I’ll give you a taste…of, um, my cupcake.” She shook her head. “I mean, a cupcake.”
He nodded and grinned again, those flashing dimples carving lines in his cheeks. “Look forward to it.” He released her elbow and headed to his room.
Penny sucked in a deep breath and continued to her own room.
It was Jonathon. Yes, she found him attractive. Very attractive. Any warm-blooded female would. But it meant absolutely nothing.
1. because he’s Jonathon.
2. he’s her best friend’s brother.
3. …um.
What was she talking about again?

About me

I live in rural Victoria, Australia. On permanent hiatus from a profession I don’t love, I now spend my time wrapped up in my imagination, creating characters and exploring alternative realities. I am an author of a number of digitally published novels, novellas and short stories that are emotionally driven and possess unique themes beyond the constraints of the physical universe.

If you’d like to know more about me, my books, or to connect with me online, you can visit my webpage, follow me on twitter, or like my Facebook page You can also follow me through my publisher’s page


The authors of Psychic Seductions are giving away 2 x $20 Amazon Gift Cards to celebrate the release of this spectacular collection.