Tuesday, 31 December 2013

...and another year over...

Wow - what a year it's been too - here's hoping 2014 will be every bit as good!
Wishing you all a very happy new year!
Lots of love
Heather x

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
I've had a fabulous year - my books have become all the more popular this year and I have sold more and more month on month - so thanks to all who have read them!
I'm currently in the process of creating Operation Boyfriend which is coming on a treat and I'm writing the framework for Clean Break - that's the follow up to Summer Break. I've not quite finished with that pair yet - and I'd also like to see what happened to the rest of his band....
I'm also planning on releasing number ten of the Seltham Community College series; which promises to have a couple of surprises in it - the golden couple, Will and Selina break up in it - will they ever get back together?
Anyway - enough spoilers; I've got a turkey to stuff...
Have a great day!
Lots of love - and I hope Santa was good you!
Heather xxxx

Friday, 13 December 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Summer Break still $0.99....

discounted price of $0.99 on Summer Break extended to 31st December 2013 - check it out at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-break-heather-mar-gerrison/1115218859?ean=2940044494589

Songs for my book....

Operation Boyfriend is coming on a treat... My two main characters sing a song together for karaoke night - any suggestions for a great song for two young beautiful people falling in love? 'Cause I can't think of one! All suggestions considered...
Titles already suggested: My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson; I won't give up by Jason Mraz and I Will Wait by good old Mumford and Sons.... decisions, decisions - keep 'em coming!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Coming Soon...The Third Daughter

Had another idea in the night - so look out for "The Third Daughter". It's about Amber; she's just a regular teenage girl until her 12th birthday when she goes to see her Great Grandmother in the old folks home for her hundredth birthday party which happens to be the same day - 22nd November.
Great Grandma holds her hand and tells her that she can go now that she's seen her and has passed on the knowledge.
Amber thinks the old lady is just a bit batty and smiles and wishes her a happy birthday.
Her Great Gran dies in the night and Amber wakes up the next morning to find an old book on her bedside table. She can open the book - but the pages are blank - however, she cannot move the book - it just won't budge...
Amber is the third daughter of the third daughter of the third daughter - and as words start to appear in the ancient book she realises that maybe Great Grandma wasn't so batty after all - may she was right and they were a pretty special family after all...

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Like No Other...out now...

He grinned at me, “What about snowball fights? How are you at them?”
Now that was a challenge. The truth was, I hated the idea of being hit by a flying frozen missile…still – he was my boyfriend. Surely he wouldn’t intend to hurt me…
“I can hold my own.” I said, trying to sound confident.
His grin got even broader. “So can I,” he said huskily, “But I much prefer it when you do.”
Lacey Shaw, Like No Other...coming soon


If I Can't Have You... available now....

“Are you seeing Alex at the weekend?” it was an innocent enough question, but I’d learned that Jackson was good at asking a question within a question – that wasn’t what he was asking at all – the real question was something along the lines of ‘are you really serious about this guy, because he isn’t good enough for you and he isn’t me’.
Leila, If I Can't Have You $2.99 from Barnes and Noble


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-cant-have-you-heather-mar-gerrison/1113845629?ean=2940045062046

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Romance Selection....all available now....







Summer Break....Out Now



$0.99 until 1st December and then back to full price $2.99

Zayn is a surfer, a singer and co-owner of his own bar. He’s also drop-dead gorgeous with his untidy blonde hair and his ever-so-sexy lip ring. He could have any woman he wants but he only wants the one that he can’t have; the one he fell in love with five years ago.
Maria goes on holiday with Wesley; her boyfriend, completely oblivious to the fact that “Cassidy” is someone she already knows… When she finally gets to meet him, she’s shocked to realise he’s the same guy she met on the beach five years earlier – and has never really gotten over.
She’s never been able to forget Zayn or their brief but very intense romance – and from the look on his face – it would appear that he feels exactly the same way…                

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine...release date...

The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine will be available for pre-ordering from 15th November. The release date is 20th December 2013.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Out Now....

The One That Got Away...
 

“Rachel,” Mr Wardle said brightly. “This is Evan, Evan Jones – he’s a sixth former here at Franklin Adams Academy."
Yes, I know that, I thought, I’ve been crushing on him since I was eleven and since this outstanding Academy was only a crappy Technology College…
Evan Jones was everything I'd ever wanted - or at least he was until he dumped me and I met the most wonderful guy, Paddy - who turned out to be his best mate...
Paddy was perfect for me. My soul-mate, my life...But one day, life was changed forever and my soul-mate was gone.
I thought my life was over, but then who should come bursting back into my life? None other than Evan Jones and he wasn't taking no for an answer....                

If I Can't Have You... Out Now!


“Are you seeing Alex at the weekend?” it was an innocent enough question, but I’d learned that Jackson was good at asking a question within a question – that wasn’t what he was asking at all – the real question was something along the lines of ‘are you really serious about this guy, because he isn’t good enough for you and he isn’t me’.

Leila, If I Can't You...Out Now
 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-cant-have-you-heather-mar-gerrison/1113845629?ean=2940045062046
SelfPubBookCovers.com/Nina

Out Now!

If I Can't Have You...
Jackson was my best friend all through High School and I loved him with all my heart - but best friends was all we were meant to be, right?
Wrong! But somehow, neither of us seemed able to put into words what we felt for each other and we finally drifted apart...
I ended up with Alex, the control freak, but when he'd cheated on me for the third time, enough was enough and I left.
On a whim I ran to my sister's place in Truro, where to my surprise and delight, I found my best friend all over again...
Unfortunately, Alex was a little more persistent than I'd given him credit for and as far he was concerned, we still had unfinished business...                
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/250320

SelfPubBookCovers.com/Nina

Out Now!

Too Easy To Pretend...
Friends - they'll do anything for each other right? Yeah, that's what I figured, so when my lifelong friend Chas asked me to be his plus one for the upcoming wedding of his best friend Ozzie, I naturally agreed. There were a couple of problems with his plan, one - he was just trying to avoid his ex - and two - I was finding it hard to remember that I was only supposed to be his fake girlfriend...    
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/337179

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Available now...

Available now from Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/like-no-other-heather-mar-gerrison/1115292194?ean=2940044516441
 SelfPubBookCovers.com/Elisabeth

When Lacey first meets Logan, she has no idea that he’s going to become the love of her life. All she knows is that he’s the best looking guy she’s ever met, with his beautiful green eyes and his wavy dark hair. Lacey doesn't believe in love. In fact she does her best not to fall for guys – everyone ultimately lets her down anyway. Logan is different – he’s like no other – or so she thinks...
Logan Fisher is a player. He’s incredibly good looking, charming and well off. He can have any woman he wants – and often does.
Life is easy and he’s comfortable with the way things are – until Lacey comes bursting into his life and turns it upside down that is...
Suddenly he’s experiencing feelings he’s never had before and he’s shocked to realise that he could very well be falling in love for the first time in his life…
Their relationship is peppered with flaws and anxieties; both are harbouring secrets from each other and both are terrified to admit their true feelings for each other. Can they work out their inner demons and make it work – or is their tenuous relationship ultimately doomed to failure?

Monday, 21 October 2013

Out Now!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-break-heather-mar-gerrison/1115218859?ean=2940044494589

...I was wandering along the beach minding my own business when it happened – not to be too dramatic about the whole thing – but it was the moment my life changed forever...
Zayn and I had five days together that summer and I never thought I'd see him again once I got home...Five years later, on holiday with my new boyfriend we found each other again and things started to get a little complicated.
We arrived at the house of Wesley's friend, Cassidy. My eyes widened as they met with his and I probably even gasped. He was regarding me with a polite smile; his lip ring glinting in the late afternoon sunshine streaming through the kitchen window. It also caught his hair, making it glow a glorious dark blonde. He hadn’t changed a bit – well, he was obviously five years older, but he was every bit as gorgeous as he had been back then...                

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Available for pre-ordering soon....



Let me tell you a little bit about Sebastian Valentine. He’s gorgeous; he’s effortlessly stylish, handsome beyond all reason and ever so slightly mysterious – and he happens to live right next door, which let me tell you, was the only silver lining in a very dark and cloudy sky when we first moved into Sunnyside Street; I swear my dad only chose this street for its upbeat name…

Carly Reynolds

Monday, 14 October 2013

I am the queen of procrastination....

It's true - I was going to write so much yesterday but instead I found all sorts of stupid things to do!
Must focus...

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Summer Break.......Out Now!


“Look – all I’m saying is, I don’t need some minister banging on about his idea of what makes two people love each other. I know how I feel, I know how you feel – we belong with each other and that’s good enough for me.”
I nodded. It was good enough for me too.
He suddenly grinned at me cheekily, taking my breath away with his stunning beauty, “– but I can’t deny – I do like a bit of bling.” He said.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308623




Out Now! Like No Other


“Nathan?”
The pretty guy that I’d seen Lacey leaving with turned around; a frown on his otherwise completely perfect face. “Are you speaking to me?” he asked politely.
I frowned. Well obviously. “You’re Nathan, aren’t you?” I growled.
He gi...ggled. Actually giggled. I stared at him. What the hell was she screwing this big girl’s blouse for?
“No.” He said. “I most certainly am not. I’m David. Nathan’s my boss – now why don’t you take a seat, and I’ll go and fetch him for you.”
He wasn’t Nathan? “Well who the hell are you then – and why were you hanging all over my girlfriend the other night?”
David drew himself up and puffed out his chest. He looked down his nose at me imperiously and made me feel about as stupid as anyone could ever feel. “You must be Logan...”
Logan, Like No Other.............Out Nowhttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/313145 

Smoke and Mirrors... out now

“Are you alright, man?” Jake was looking at me, a concerned look on his face. I sighed. He was the only person that had really shown any interest or friendliness towards me in all the time I’d been here – which seemed like forever but was a...ctually only three weeks.
“Not really,” I sighed, “My life kind of sucks.”
“Join the club, man,” Jake nodded, “The sunshine state is a big crock of shit.”
I raised an eyebrow, “So what’s your story?”
He shrugged, “My mother’s an alcoholic and Dad left.”
I frowned. That didn’t sound great.
He was looking at me expectantly, “You?”
I shrugged, “Well, I have both parents; we live this perfect life that everyone sees – but it’s all smoke and mirrors.”
Jake’s eyes lit up at my description, “Smoke and mirrors – I like that – we’ll call our first album Smoke and Mirrors.”
I smirked, “Okay,” I said, “Would you like me to tell you or not?”
“Sure,” He shrugged. I could tell he did want to know, he was just trying to act all cool – everyone around here did that I found – it was like they were all trying to be something they weren’t. Jake wasn’t bad – and I guessed he was just trying to get through the best way he could.
“Well, Mom and Dad pretty much hate each other, my sister is like this untouchable princess that can’t do anything wrong and I’m a total loser that Dad hates.” I stopped talking. I’d probably said too much; it wasn’t really great to air your dirty laundry in public and all that…
“And he beats you up?” Jake said, eyeing my chest where I was absent-mindedly rubbing it.
I hesitated. What was the point in denying it? “Yeah, that’s about the top and bottom of it.” I said.
“You’re right – your life sucks.” He grinned “So let’s make it better.”


https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278128



Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine....coming soon


“I’ve got something to tell you that might cheer you up.” Darren grinned.
I raised an eyebrow but it hurt so I stopped immediately. “What?” I asked.
“I heard that one of the science geeks was interested in you,” He said looking gleeful, “And she’s smokin’!”
I rolled my eyes; I had no idea who any of the ‘science geeks’ as he called them, were and I wasn’t in the slightest bit interested either – the only girl I was interested in smiled at me yesterday and totally made my day – week even… “Yeah, right,” I scoffed, “Why would I be interested in someone like that?” Why would someone like that be interested in me, more like…?
“Duh!” he said, looking at me as if I was completely thick, “Because she’s smokin’!”

Sebastian

Friday, 11 October 2013

Smoke and Mirrors....

“But we’re not coming back.” I whispered. Two big fat tears rolled down my cheeks. She looked at me in alarm. It must have looked a little odd. There was I, a giant of a teenager with a buzz cut and huge gold earrings, with hair flopping in my eyes, sobbing like a baby.
My mom got out of her seat and came to fetch me.
“Is he yours?” The stewardess asked kindly; making me feel like a lost piece of baggage. Maybe that’s all I was…
“He is – he’s had to leave the love of his life behind – he’s kind of heart-broken.”
The words washed over me. It was true. I really was broken. I didn’t think I’d ever be fixed again…

Jon Willis, The Ballad of Jon and Lisa

Saturday, 5 October 2013

The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine... coming soon


... being Sebastian Valentine comes with some responsibility – and that is to appear to the outside world like everything is rosy, to keep the secrets of my shit life close to my chest – sometimes they feel like they’re choking the life out of me…

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Alyson; Prom Night 1 and 2 updates


You can now read Seltham Community College Prom Night Specials 1 & 2 on my blog - they each have their own page and also Alyson the Time Travelling Weirdo - they are no longer available for downloading through any of the usual distribution channels. They'll still be available right here to read though.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Summer Break...

He flashed me a grin, “I honestly can’t live without you.” He sighed and shook his head, “I’ve tried – and it’s kinda miserable.”
Maria Bliss, Summer Break... Out Now

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Summer Break...

“I always listen to what you don’t say as intently as to what you do say.”
Zayn Cassidy; Summer Break...

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308623


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Matilda's escape...coming soon

It's been a long time coming I'll admit, but I'm nearing the end of the Brunswick family trilogy.
here's a small excerpt of the upcoming finale...
“He shot you?” Matilda’s eyes were wide with horror.
“It was just a scratch.” Toby insisted, even though the blood was seeping through the handkerchief at a rather alarming rate.
“That’s not a scratch – let me see!” She crossed the room in an instant. “Dotty!” She called. “Dotty – bring some hot water and bandages!”
Dotty came running, “right away, ma’am!” she dashed off down the corridor to the kitchens. She was back in minutes armed with the bandages. “Smithy is bringing a jug of hot water.” She explained.
Toby was beginning to feel a little light headed. He sat down on the sofa. “Jus’ a scratch.” He said before passing out cold....


 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Summer Break - new front cover....

 Isn't it gorgeous... sums the book up perfectly for me.
I got this from SelfPubBookCovers.com - I can highly recommend them for great covers and really easy to create...
The artist for this one was Claudia - check them out.

Becky's Diary

Becky's Diary; the first in my series of Seltham Community College, is now free! Just thought I'd spread the news...
:D Have a great day!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Some kind of Paradise...


Brooklyn was getting married to his childhood sweetheart Sandy.
I had mixed feelings about it – Brooklyn was my brother’s best friend and I’d always had a bit of a crush on him – but he was three years older than me and kind of out of my league – particularly with my brother breathing down his neck….
We’d always got on really well though – and there was that kiss in the garden on my brother’s eighteenth birthday… I’ll never forget that.
Anyway, of course I was invited – since my brother was to be the best man and I was on the one hand delighted to go – to share in the best day of his life – even if it was up there with the worst days of mine – Nana’s funeral… fluffy getting run over… Yes, I was in love with the groom; had been since I was thirteen and he was first brought round by my big brother after they met at college. This guy was the man of my dreams since then and I knew I’d be in love with him forever – and he was marrying someone else… bummer huh?

Madison Allbright; Some Kind of Paradise...coming soon....

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Smashwords Interview....

Have just finished an interview with Smashwords. If you fancy checking it out, please visit my page at https://www.smashwords.com/interview/marialouiseheath.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Holiday time....

Porth Beach Holiday Park - can't beat it for a great location when the weather's good - and by 'eck the weather's good. Have been on the beach, paddled in the sea, got sun burnt - not so great - should have remembered the sun cream :(  and have generally had a really lovely day - now we're sitting in the tent while the dinner cooks before we mosey on down to the Mermaid.... Life doesn't get better than this....
And of course I've brought the lap top so I can continue to write my stories.... :)

Monday, 5 August 2013

The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine....coming soon....


I looked up and down the street as I met her at the gate, “No Ben today?” I asked, raising my eyebrows questioningly.
She shook her head, “We’ve kind of fallen out.” She admitted, biting her lip and sending funny feelings through my whole body as I stared at her mouth.
Pulling myself together and forcing myself to look into her eyes instead, I frowned, “Because of me?” I really didn’t want to be the one to break up a friendship of hers – even if it was a guy that I was a little worried fancied her…
She shrugged, “A little I guess – he thinks you’ll be bad for me.”
I nodded, “He’s probably right,” I muttered.

Sebastian, The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine...coming soon...

The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine...coming soon...


I didn’t really know what to say to him – the last time we’d been together was that day a couple of years ago when he just turned up out of the blue…
“So, how have you been?” Well, it was a valid question…
He looked sideways at me. “I’ve been surviving.” He said cryptically, “What about you?”
Without really thinking I answered him honestly – it’s the only way I know how – and my shrink doesn’t seem to think it’s a real problem anyway… “I’ve been seeing a psychiatrist.”
He did a double take; his eyes widened and his mouth dropped open – he reacted in exactly the way I expected him to – no one thinks a fifteen year old girl should be seeing a shrink… Then again, most people think thirteen year old girls shouldn’t be having sex with multiple partners – and they’d be right – and that’s why I see the psychiatrist…
“Uh, right,” He finally managed; nodding his head and pretending to be comfortable about the conversation, “And how’s that going for you?”
I grinned, “Nice recovery,” I murmured, “It’s going really well; my counsellor is really nice, her name is Hilary and she just asks me questions that make me think and I talk and that’s it really…”
“How does that help?” He sat down opposite me in a booth and stared at me in confusion.
I stared back; not because I had to – but just because he’s the most beautiful person on the planet and I can’t help it. “I get to question why I did the stuff I did – and I get to see why the choices I made weren’t good for me and I get to see where I can make better choices in the future…” I shrugged.
He nodded, looking impressed. “Well, you seem like you’re in a pretty good place right now.”
“I am,” I beamed at him, “Well, let’s say it’s a much better place that I was a couple of years ago anyway.”
The waitress came over, “What’ll it be, kids?”
I checked the menu and chose a strawberry milkshake. Dead original, I know… Seb had a chocolate one and we sat and talked for ages – well, I did – he just sat with a little contented smile on his face, listening to me for the most part – he asked a few questions too here and there.
“So what else does she do?” He asked, looking as though he was really interested.
I shrugged, “She kind of makes me challenge myself and I also have to write a journal and take it with me.”
He frowned, “How does that work?”
I smiled, “I have to set myself a challenge a week at the moment – I used to have to do a challenge a day – I’m improving apparently!” I rolled my eyes, making him smile. “So, my challenge this week was to do something that I was afraid of.” I looked up at him.
“What are you afraid of?” He raised his eyebrows questioningly, his eyes boring into mine making him look really intense – and really handsome. I glanced at his lips. Oh God I wanted to kiss him. He’d asked me a question though…
I looked back up into his eyes, “I’m afraid of having a relationship with someone without sex getting in the way.” I answered truthfully.
His jaw dropped again. He hadn’t been expecting that answer… “Well, don’t you have that sort of relationship with Ben?” he asked, looking puzzled and surprising me.
I nodded, “Yes.”
“So why aren’t you afraid with him?”
“I’m not afraid of Ben because I’m not attracted to him that way. But I’m really attracted to you and I want to do things with you that are not healthy for me in my present state of mind.” Have I mentioned that I have no filter? Yeah – it’s a problem – maybe I should make that my next challenge…
He nodded, going very red. “Yeah, well – I totally get that – me too.”

Carly and Sebastian on their first date.... coming soon

Sunday, 28 July 2013

No sign of a mouse...

So, we went out and got traps (humane ones - I'm not into killing the little critters) baited them with food... and absolutely nothing.
Heaven only knows where it might be - of course I'm hoping it jumped out the back door and ran away....
As for Bella? Well, she's asleep right now on my bed, where she usually is to be fair - she's got the life of Riley that one!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

I'm gonna get that cat....

Our adorable cat Bella is not so adorable at the moment....
She hides under the bed like a big scaredy cat all night whilst it rains and pours and thunders but then under the cover of darkness she goes out on the prowl - brings in a mouse and instead of being all deadly and cat-like - she lets it go - the darned thing could be anywhere.... It's like an episode of Tom and Jerry! I'll keep you posted... Grrrr!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Wow! The lightning is incredible!

Well, the weathermen promised us lightning, but this is unbelievable! It's been lightning for around an hour and it hasn't moved away yet!
The cat's hiding upstairs under the bed....

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Only Human...coming soon....


His touch was like fire, sending heat through my entire body. Flashbacks of us together seared my brain. It was like his touch was all I needed to remember everything…
Kallie Jacobson, Only Human...coming soon...

White Water....

So now that I've finished Too Easy To Pretend (which is flying off the shelves over at Smashwords - along with Summer Break; Like No Other; The One that Got Away and If I Can't Have You - I can't tell you how great it feels - thanks for your continued interest everyone!) I'm concentrating on this little project....
It's a follow on from my Stan Series and starts with White Water - Cody Conner comes to town with his family and he meets Sophie. He is immediately smitten but she can't stand him - or can she...?
The next one after that is Phase 5, then Kallie's Secret and the final one in the series, which I couldn't decide on for a while is definitely going to be called Only Human.
I'm hoping for them to be finished for Christmas (or sooner if I get cracking...)
Anyway, since the Great British Summer is in full swing; I'm off to enjoy it today - hope you have a great day wherever you are in the world!  Why not post me and tell me where you are and about your day?
Laters xxx

Friday, 19 July 2013

Last few days of the Smashwords Summer Sale...

Since it's the last few days of the Smashwords Summer Sale - I've gone a little crazy and have made all of my books absolutely free! Go get 'em!!!!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Too Easy To Pretend...

I've finally published it! Too Easy To Pretend is now available through Smashwords exclusively for the next few days and then it will be available through all the other channels over the next couple of weeks following.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Laters x

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Half price sale!

It's the Smashwords summer sale - all of my books are enrolled, making them all half price!
Enjoy!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Just a little update...

So, just to keep you posted - I've pretty much finished Too Easy to Pretend. I've still got to find a decent front cover (I'm thinking along the lines of the tattoo on Chas's body but getting someone to pose is posing quite a problem! No pun intended....)
Going to have to resort to bribing my female family members and their boyfriends me thinks! I'll let you know how that one pans out....
I've started the editing process - which is kind of boring, but necessary and then it needs checking over by my proof-reader - should be out mid July.
Anyway - you know me - I've thought up a fair few other plot lines over the last few weeks and now have another book started - story of my life, I start them - it's finishing them that's the problem!
So I shall keep you posted - have a great weekend!
Laters xxx



Friday, 14 June 2013

Updates on my pages...

Just to let you know, I've updated the two pages on my blog - I've put the first couple of chapters of both Phase 5 and White water on one of them; and then excerpts from Kallie's Secret and Only Human on the other - I am working on these - but they'll be a while before they're out so I thought I'd let you see what I'm working on in the background.
Hopefully, my latest book, Too Easy to Pretend will be out very soon - I'm having a 'mare finding the right front cover at the moment, so bear with me!
Have a great day xx

Operation Boyfriend...coming soon


“You know, I’ve been thinking…”
I looked up. “What?”
Dallas looked up from his task – he was painting my toenails for me – bright red – and yes, they looked absolutely fantastic. He grinned at me. “It’s really quite a plan – I’m very proud of myself of thinking up such a fine plan. Well, to be honest,” he shrugged modestly, “– it’s a total no-brainer. You just have to make him jealous.” He blew across his handiwork to aid the drying. It felt nice.
“Jealous?” I looked at him doubtfully. “He slept with someone else, Dal, so I’m not sure jealousy will actually feature – I clearly wasn’t good enough for him to wait for – what on earth could I do to make him want me back?”
“He needs to see what he’s missing.” Dallas grinned confidently and leaned forward slightly to grab my other leg so he could start on the next foot – his enthusiasm was catching. I found myself grinning back at him as he planted a little kiss on my ankle.
I loved it when he really grinned – it was the only time the dimple in his right cheek was so obvious – and I’d always loved that dimple…
I raised an eyebrow. “Go on then,” I said with a laugh, “– I’m listening.”
He leaned in towards me conspiratorially and lowered his voice to just above a whisper. “If you’ve got a new boyfriend – one that loves and adores you – one that positively worships the ground you walk on – and tells everyone how absolutely fantastic you are – he’s gonna want you back, like that.” Dallas snapped his fingers. The snap was very impressive.
I looked at him bemused. “Well, okay – that’s as maybe; but where am I gonna find myself such a perfect boyfriend?”
He stood up and swept a bow. “Look no further – I’m right here.” He said sitting back down and pulling my leg back onto his lap. He dipped the brush back in the bottle and carefully started applying the bright red polish to my big toe; a big sappy grin on his face.
Faith, Operation Boyfriend...coming soon...

Friday, 31 May 2013

Too Easy to Pretend....coming soon


“So – did you tell her?” Dylan looked at me hopefully – I’d confided in him years ago how I felt about Brooke and he’d always been on side about the whole thing.
I shook my head. “Nah – it wasn’t the right moment.”
Dylan rolled his eyes, “Man – it’s never gonna be the perfect moment for anything – if you don’t make a move sometime soon – someone else is gonna come along and snap her up – she’s a hot girl – you know that better than anyone.”
I frowned at him. “You’d better not be getting any ideas, dude.” I warned him.
He shook his head at me, “What? You reckon? Nah,” he shook his head again, a little more emphatically – “she’s not my type at all.” He said firmly.
“What is your type?” I raised an eyebrow. As far as I could tell, Dylan pretty much liked to nail anything that had a pulse.
He grinned, “Blondes with big tits.” He held his hands up as if he had a pair right there.
“Great – you can take Deanna off my hands.” I mumbled into my pint.
Chas...Too Easy to Pretend.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

White Water...coming soon


We were walking together from English to Science and I saw Cody coming the other way. I groaned. Faron snorted with amusement at my discomfort. He kind of knew all about my terrible crush – I’d been complaining to him constantly since I’d first had to deal with Cody at the payment booth…
“Here comes lover boy.” Faron teased.
“Right back atcha.” I murmured as I saw who was behind him, “There’s Jared.”
“Oh, holy crap! This is so embarrassing now that you know!” Faron tried to make himself as inconspicuous as possible, but Jared had already removed himself from the crowd he was walking with and was making a beeline for him.
“Hey – Faron!” He called with a great big smile.
Faron made an incoherent squeaking noise that I took as panic and looked as though he was about to bolt in the opposite direction. I grabbed his arm and turned to him. “Don’t be stupid.”
Sophie Milestone, White Water...coming soon

Friday, 17 May 2013

White Water...coming soon....


 “Dean isn’t right for me.”
“I could have told you that, weeks ago.”
He nodded with the ghost of a smile on his beautiful face. “Then why did you ask him out for me?”
Ah – he’d got me there. “Well – you wanted me to – what are friends for?” I know – as lame as they  come, but I’d been caught on the back foot…
“He hasn’t come out to his parents – by all accounts his dad would rather see me dead than see his son truly happy – so I’m thinking I should end it now before one or other of us gets too fond of the other.”
“So – you’re not… too fond of him… yet?”
Faron looked me straight in the eye and my stomach went all fluttery as I gazed back at him – surely he must have guessed by now how I felt about him?
 “No.” he said firmly. “I’m really not.”
I breathed a silent sigh of relief. “Right, well – you know – whatever you think is right.”
Faron frowned at me – I’m not surprised – I was being a right dick. “What would you do?” he asked.
“Um, well – now you come to mention it – I’d probably finish it – I finished with Chelsea last night…” I held my breath wondering what he’d say to that.
“Really?”
I chanced a look at him and nodded. “Yeah – it wasn’t going anywhere – and she fancies Brad Higgins – he’s more her type…” Damned right he was more her type – he was straight for starters…
Faron seemed to be in a world of his own; he was barely listening.
“Did you hear me?”
He jumped and looked at me a little guiltily. “Um – sorry – no I didn't.” he blushed. “I was wondering how best to tell Dean it was over...”
Jared, White Water...coming soon

White Water...coming soon...


“Faron.” I said; I couldn’t hold in my news any longer. I just hoped he was ready to really hear what I’d got to say.
“What?” he glanced down and must have thought I was protesting at him holding my hand as he immediately dropped it and put his hands in his pockets, looking all awkward.
I took a deep breath, “I came out to my parents.” I looked at him, wondering what his reaction was going to be.
He stared at me for the longest time, his mouth was slightly open as he gazed at me; all sorts of emotions flickered across his face. Finally he spoke. “But you’re not…”
Jared, White Water...coming soon.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Too Easy to Pretend...coming soon....


We couldn’t seem to stay away from each other for long and I bumped into him in the library one lunch time a couple of days after Ryan and I had split up.
I picked a book off the shelf and jumped slightly as a pair of dark twinkly eyes met mine through the shelving. He grinned. “Is it safe for us to talk M?” He asked in a low conspiratorial voice.
I couldn’t help it – I grinned and rolled my eyes at him. “Uh, huh, thank you double-O-seven – the enemy has been disposed of.”
His eyes widened, “What? You mean…?”
I nodded. “I couldn’t stand him trying to tell me what to do all the time,” I said.
He nodded thoughtfully. “He really didn’t like me, did he?”
I smiled up at him. “No, Bond – he really didn’t like you.”
He grinned. “But you do – so it’s all good.”
Brooke and Chas, In the library, Too Easy to Pretend...coming soon...

Friday, 10 May 2013

Too easy to Pretend...coming soon

It was right there – that moment when I knew. My heart kind of cracked and a little bit of it died I think – I was always going to love him – and he was always going to think of me as nothing more than one of the boys – I was just his best friend… nothing more….
Brooke, Too Easy to Pretend...coming soon

Too Easy to Pretend...coming soon


Turned out he was as screwed up about our friendship as Deanna was – maybe there was something in their paranoia – maybe they could see something that we’d always been happily oblivious to.
Chas Bond, Too Easy to Pretend...coming soon

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Can't wait to get them out there...

I'm really excitedly working on my new series at the moment. White Water is the first one in the series and focuses on Sophie and Cody.
Cody also has brothers, Dakota, Ethan, Genesis and Fabien - each of them have a story to tell too... and Sophie has a sister Dana - all of them are gifted one way or another.
The second book in the series is Phase 5, then Kallie's Secret and finally (or not) Only Human.
I'm guessing these will be out nearer to Autumn than any time soon - they're a follow on from the Stan Series; which goes in this order; Stan; Molly; Stan, Remember Me; Stan, New Beginnings.
Anyway, gotta go - off to the day job today - but tomorrow is mine, all mine - so you know where I'll be - in the conservatory with a long glass of water and my laptop... :)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

White Water....Coming Soon....


Cody was leaning against the veranda looking up at the trees. He had an adorable frown on his face. He turned to me, still frowning. “What are those big round things hanging off the trees?”
I looked up. The big round things that he was referring to was the parasitic plant mistletoe that had infested the trees.
Oh God he would ask that…“Um, it’s mistletoe.” I mumbled feeling mortally embarrassed.
He nodded. Then he raised an eyebrow, an impish grin on his face, “Really?” He asked. “Well, wouldn’t you know it? We’re stood right beneath it.”
Sophie Milestone, White Water...coming soon

If I Can't Have You...


His grin stretched across his face and his eyes danced. “I’m transferring back to sixth form,” He shrugged. “– I’m not doing so well at the college – away from all my mates.” His smile faded a little, “– and from you.”
Seeing his smile fade I asked in a small voice. “Am I still not in the mate category, then?”
He gave me a funny look that I was too groggy to analyse at the time. “You never really were.” He said quietly.
Leila Duval

New Series, coming Soon...


I looked up into the kindest face I’d seen in a long time. “Hello – are you Joshua’s brother?”
He nodded. “I am yes – I understand that you have suffered from some loss of memory – we don’t know if this was done to you, or from some sort of trauma but I’m hoping that my gift as a healer will make some sort of improvement…”
“Will it help me remember Joshua better?"
He grinned. “Boy – I hope so; he’s been hell to live with since you disappeared…” He stopped talking abruptly.
“I’m guessing there’s a little silent communication going on here?” I said with a smirk. I might have forgotten all about our past relationship, but memories or not, I already liked Joshua – a lot!
“I’m going to have to touch your head – just with my fingertips – I won’t hurt you, I promise.” Kelsey said and then he stopped talking again and rolled his eyes.
“Don’t tell me – you’re being told not to lay a finger on me or he’ll rip your heart out of your chest?”
Kelsey chuckled. “Are you sure you don’t remember?” he asked.

Kallie Jacobson, Only Human

Monday, 6 May 2013

The Ballad of Jon and Lisa (Smoke & Mirrors) Out Now...


“But we’re not coming back.” I whispered. Two big fat tears rolled down my cheeks. She looked at me in alarm. It must have looked a little odd. There was I, a giant of a teenager with a buzz cut and huge gold earrings, with hair flopping in my eyes, sobbing like a baby.
My mom got out of her seat and came to fetch me.
“Is he yours?” The stewardess asked kindly; making me feel like a lost piece of baggage. Maybe that’s all I was…
“He is – he’s had to leave the love of his life behind – he’s kind of heart-broken.”
The words washed over me. It was true. I really was broken. I didn’t think I’d ever be fixed again…
Jon Willis, The Ballad of Jon and Lisa

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Like No Other...out now....

He grinned at me, "What about snowball fights? How are you at them?"
Now that was a challenge. The truth was, I hated the idea of being hit by a flying frozen missile…still – he was my boyfriend. Surely he wouldn’t intend to hurt me…
"I can hold my own." I said, trying to sound confident.
His grin got even broader. "So can I," he said huskily, "But I much prefer it when you do."

Lacey Shaw, Like No Other...out now

Summer Break - out now


The bus pulled out. I’d been hoping against hope that Zayn might have come down to say goodbye. He was back on his feet after all – in fact there was hardly anything left to show for the ordeal we’d been through at the hands of that dreadful woman. I so wanted to hear him tell me he knew I’d been telling him the truth. But I guess some things are too painful to face even when the truth is staring you in the face. How could he possibly have thought I’d go back to Wesley after what we had?
I sighed and checked my phone. Not even a text message. I closed my eyes and tried not to cry.
Maria Bliss, Summer Break.

Too Easy to Pretend...coming soon

...I groaned into my coffee cup. Seriously – was she ever going to realise how I felt about her? I swear I told her I loved her last night – my foggy brain was quite sure she said it back too. I must have been dreaming. Oh God – and she’d seen my tattoo – so now surely she knew? How could she not know?
Chas Bond, Too Easy To Pretend...

“You can’t be with him without thinking of me. It isn’t him you’re kissing when he takes you in his arms – it’s me. All you can think of is me, because you burn for me,” He stroked my neck with his fingertips, “for my touch,” he trailed his hand down over my chest and came to rest on my hip, “for my kisses,” he captured my lips in his....
Brooke, Too Easy to Pretend...

Like No Other - out now

...Apart from Sam, she was the only person to have ever really shown me any sort of love and I realised that I really needed that… “But…you can’t, I don’t want you to go.” The lump was back in my throat and I was finding it hard to try to suppress it. I grabbed her hand and made her look at me. “Please don’t leave me, Lacey,” I begged her, “– everyone does.”
Logan Fisher, Like No Other...out now

Summer Break - out now

“I always listen to what you don’t say as intently as to what you do say.”
Zayn Cassidy; Summer Break...

Friday, 3 May 2013

...Like No Other

Currently working on my latest novel - Like No Other; which should be out by the end of the month with a bit of luck.
This one is about Logan and Lacey - they rush headlong into a pretty intense relationship without really ever getting to know one another properly... Can their love survive?
I've also got another couple I'm working on - Too Easy to Pretend should be out next, following Like No Other and then I'm hoping the one after that is a compilation of shorter stories - well, that's the plan anyway...

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Summer Break released

Just a quickie - Summer Break is now published through Smashwords.com and available to buy exclusively from them for the next couple of weeks before distribution through all the usual channels.
It is retailing at $3.99.

It's been a rollercoaster of a ride writing it and I've enjoyed every minute - hope you love it too!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Just got back from the cinema..

Have just been to see The Host.
I've read the book and I absolutely loved it - I wasn't in the slightest bit disappointed with the movie - brilliant adaptation. Loved it.
If you're going and you're anything like me (ie. ridiculously emotional at all things slightly sad) then take tissues, or your tee shirt will look like mine - totally stained with mascara!
So, can't wait for it to come out on DVD now...
Ooh...the trailer for City of Bones was advertised too - looking forward to that now...!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Summer Break

Here's a tiny little taster from my new book - it'll hopefully be out by June...

Zayn turned back to Mikey and was asking him how long we planned to stay with him. I watched him as he filled the kettle and reached into the cupboard to get cups out. He was wearing a sleeveless tee shirt that was as tattered as the jeans he was wearing. He looked impossibly sexy. The tee shirt rode up as he reached for the cups, showing a little flesh. Goosebumps appeared all over my arms as I watched him. I couldn’t have torn my gaze away from him in that moment if my life depended on it. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I couldn’t believe he was right there in front of me – I never thought I would see him again…

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Too Easy to Pretend...

Have been working really hard at the day job recently - which is fine, but doesn't give me much time at the end of the day to write...
So when I had a couple of days to myself at the end of last week I thought to myself, to hell with the washing and ironing and cleaning and vacuuming...I'm gonna sit my butt down and do some of what I love instead!
I've been working on my new series that starts with 'Phase 5' recently but then an idea popped into my head and I couldn't let it lie....and it became "Too Easy to Pretend," It's coming along nicely now and I'm guessing if I get a few more days off soon, it'll be out by June 2013....
Another one I'm working on has the tentative title of 'Wrong sort of Guy' but could still change yet - it's a work in progress!
Anyway - that's about all I've got to tell you, so I'll get back to work...

Sunday, 10 March 2013

'Read an eBook week'

Well thats RAEW over with for the year - but what a roaring success!
I had loads of interest so my thanks to all of you that decided to give one of my books a go.
I hope you enjoyed them as much I enjoy creating them all.
I usually take part in all of the promo's throughout the year - so look out for the next one!
Laters  x

Friday, 8 March 2013

Okay - that's done...Guess it's time to get my head back in the game...

I've finished it - Reckless - brilliant!!!!!!
I love that series sooooo much I can't tell you.
So now that I've read it and before I get sucked into another awesome book that I can't put down (It happens on a regular basis) I shall endeavour to finish my latest book. I haven't actually decided on the finished title yet, but the main characters are Logan Fisher and Lacey Shaw. It's coming along nicely, but I had to put it on hold to read Reckless - I'd been waiting for it for soooo long!
Anyway - better get on with it....laters xxx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

I'll write again soon I promise...

But right now I'm completely immersed in "Reckless" the last in the trilogy by SC Stephens - if you haven't read Thoughtless, Effortless and the latest release Reckless - stop what you are doing right now and download them!
I've never loved a character more (Except Harry Potter but that's different) than Kellan Kyle - he's absolutely amazing. I really like Keira too and I really want them to live happily ever after...
So - I shall resume business as usual as soon as I've finished but right now, turn the lights out when you go - I'll just be reading my new book....

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Read an ebook week...

Just a quickie - all of my books (with the exception of 'If I Can't Have You' and 'The One that Got Away' which are half price) are free over at Smashwords.com for 'Read an ebook week'
So read an ebook and enjoy!

New series coming soon....

I'm working on a new series at the moment - it's a follow up to the Stan series and is about the hybrids that were created during Phase 5...
Phase 5 was a disaster for the scientists, as most of the Gorevan volunteers disappeared once they got the Earth - so what happened to them....
Well they had kids and they're now teenagers....
Phase 5 is number one in the series...then there's White Water, Kallie's Secret, Only Human and the Watchtower....
I'll post more information soon.
Laters xxx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Waxwings where I live...

You all know by now that I'm a bit of a twitcher on the quiet...
Well - I was taking my daughter to college this morning - I don't usually, but I have the morning off work and she was running late so...
We were driving up a street near to ours when I spied them, high up on a telegraph pole. I excitedly told her and her friend that they were waxwings. They both looked at me like I was something they'd stepped in - but hey, that's teenage girls for you!
I dropped them off and drove back! I sat watching them for a few minutes and then I returned home with a happy glow and a big smile on my face.
I've seen plenty of waxwings on the TV and in books - but to see them sat on a telegraph pole in the middle of the village where you live is kind of magical!
I'm one happy woman!
Laters xx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Ballad of Jon and Lisa....

Had a little break from the usual this week and have written the story of Becky's parents from Becky's Diary.
I've always wanted to write their story - I first thought them up way back in 1992 and thought the story may not translate in the modern world - easy answer was to set it in 1992...so here it is!
It's available exclusively from Smashwords for the next few weeks and then it'll be rolled out to all the usual channels following that.
Hope you love it!
Heather x

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Red Button

It's finished and out there!
I've published it today and it is available exclusively from Smashwords for the next couple of weeks and will be rolled out to all the usual channels following that.
I'm now working on the next one, which will be called Lucy's Locket (or something like that) which follows on from this one nicely.
I'm also working on a new project which is a spin off from my Stan series. I'm quite excited about it and I really want to get my teeth into it over the next couple of months - I'll keep you posted!
Laters,
Heather xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

So, 2013 already eh? Wonder what this year will bring...
Well, I'm planning on publishing Red Button this month - it's in the process of being edited at the moment.
Following that, I'll start working on the follow up to The Wolf Moon - Hunter's Moon which is the story of Draven's revenge on his family.
I'm also working on a new project. It's a new saga, following on from my Stan series and is about the second generation hybrids that have super human powers and are being hunted down...I've planned on four books, but we'll see how things go...exciting!
I'm still working on my historical romances too and have other stories bubbling around in my head - should be a good year!
Anyway - I hope you had a great New years Eve celebration and that you have a great year too!
Laters xx