Friday, 3 April 2015

New Series coming soon....



“There it is!” I shouted excitedly to Naveen and Henry, “Come on!” I pressed my foot harder on the accelerator of my V-Dub van – my total pride and joy. It was my most prized possession – well, of value anyway – my actual prized possession was a tiny Lego Harry Potter figure that Willow had given me for my eighth birthday…
“I see it!” Naveen yelled back excitedly, pushing his unruly hair out of his face and leaning forward in his seat.
Henry sat forward too. He was riding in the middle seat – where he preferred it.
“Hoist the sail!” I grinned putting up my hand for a high five.
Naveen grinned and slapped my hand, “This is so freakin’ cool,” he said, “I can’t wait for the meet.”
The ‘meet’ as we called it was a monthly competition between us and a few other groups of us kids. We weren’t exactly your run-of-the-mill teenagers – we had gifts that few others seemed to have – although there were quite a number of us now. We’d started out on skateboards and BMX bikes and had moved on to motor-cross and the like – but then we’d discovered that we were able to harness the wind – and ride it and then we started doing trick shots and now it’s like a surfing competition only with lightning and wind.


I woke up the next morning to find a cloud crystal on my pillow, I frowned – where on earth had that come from?
Do you like it?
I yelled with fright and about jumped out of my skin again; how the hell was he doing that?
We’re soul mates…
He’d gone again as soon as he arrived. How the hell did he do that?
Easy, I heard his voice again, Once you accept it – you can talk to me any time you like.
My heart was thumping out of my chest. I’d been attracted to Jesse from the first time I’d ever seen him. But we were rivals – Garner and Naveen would never allow me to leave our group and join theirs…
I know that.
Will you stop that!
He chuckled. The sound of his deep voice made the hairs on my arms stand on end. He had such an effect on me, it was scary. So, you do accept me as your soul-mate then?
I don’t know. I admitted. Maybe…
That’s all I needed to hear – now I have hope.



I’m considered lazy by my family – I guess they had a point when I was younger – there were no two ways about it – I hadn’t got any sort of aim in life to better myself – and that was perfectly fine as far as I was concerned. I was happy enough; I had enough money to get through life week by week and I was satisfied with life. You see, as lazy as they’ve always thought I am – I have imagination and drive for things that interest me – and ghosts are one of those interests…
So, yes – I’ve got a job, my own place – two cats for company and I’m perfectly happy. I’m self-employed and doing really well actually but my parents still think I’m a total loser and you know what? I guess that’s their prerogative. I couldn’t care less – the less I have to do with them the better. I don’t want their good opinion – it comes with too many conditions to be believed and the condescension is frankly nauseating. I certainly don’t need it – that’s reserved entirely for Simon – my half brother and business manager extraordinaire… I’m the other brother – the black sheep; the idiot – the ghost-hunter…


Friday, 20 March 2015

It's finished!

Available now for pre-ordering from Smashwords.com - release date 30th April 2015

“I can categorically assure you that I will never fall in love with you…”
I meant it at the time but things have a way of working out differently than you expect and almost as soon as the words left my mouth my feelings for Pete were changing...
Unfortunately for me, Pete already had a perfectly lovely girlfriend, so even if I did change my mind - it wasn't gonna make any difference...

“I can categorically assure you that I will never fall in love with you…”
I laughed as she said the words, but deep inside, it was like a cold hand squeezing painfully around my heart. I wasn't supposed to be feeling things for Amy. We were just mates, weren't we? I had a girlfriend already - It was just that I couldn't shake the feeling that maybe I'd made a mistake somewhere along the way and Amy was the one for me, not Grace...
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Something Stupid... and Inevitable... coming very soon....

Just thought I'd drop a line to say that Something Stupid and Inevitable will be on their way very soon - look out for them mid April...



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Operation Boyfriend Series.... Available now at Amazon

 Damn it was a hot night – and my stupidly tight skinny jeans were making my legs feel like they were on fire. I was very grateful for my ripped tee shirt I can tell you. The weathermen had promised us a really hot night too – it wasn’t gonna drop past twenty degrees – scorcher! Still, as hot as it was, I wasn’t gonna miss a chance to hold her hand – or to hold her in my arms and dance with her. I grabbed her hand as we walked down to the bus stop. “You look lovely,” I blurted out. I grinned embarrassedly at her. Jeez, I really had to rein it in – I was being a total doofus around her tonight...

Dallas... Operation Boyfriend. Out Now!
 I sat and stared into space. I wasn’t really thinking about anything, which was rather nice for a change – it really didn’t happen very often. I mostly had to force myself to not think about Sean and what I’d done to him – but since I’d met Celeste here last week I had to admit that my quiet moments had actually been spent thinking about her – what she was doing – why she came to see Ellis – what made her tick… Shit – I was in all kinds of trouble now – I was falling – for her…

James... All Kinds of Trouble... Out Now!









 I picked up my mobile phone and pressed the favourites key.

The phone took a while to answer and I bit my lip as I checked the time on the dashboard. Damn, it was way after ten o’clock. James might be busy…
He eventually answered, “What have you done this time?” came his sleepy voice.
I pinched the bridge of my nose between my finger and thumb and closed my eyes, “Remember Savannah?”
He yawned, “The tutor?”
I rubbed my eyes, “Yeah, I think I upset her.” I told him about the date from asking her out to right up until she ran away from me.
“Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it?” he asked.
Not to me it wasn’t, “Is it?” I asked, “If it’s obvious to you then please tell me what I’ve done wrong because I’m clueless, dude.”

Tyler... The Trouble with Tyler... Out Now!



She stared at me. She really didn’t get it, did she?
How could she not realise how I felt about her? How could she believe that what we had together wasn’t the most perfect thing in the world? How could she think so little of me that she thought I considered her a plaything? A toy to be discarded once a shiny new one came along?

I didn’t know what was going on with Lydia but she was definitely lying to me. She felt the same way as I did – I could see it in her eyes. She was in as much pain as I was being separated from me as I was from her. So why was she pretending otherwise?

Vegas... What Happens with Vegas... Out Now!