Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New Series on it's way....


 I dragged myself to the third floor where I’d been told the detention was being held. Mr Field, our head of year was there looking over his glasses sternly at all the assembled students – for a small community there sure were a lot of students that clearly couldn’t conduct themselves properly… His eyes about popped out of his head when I walked in the room. I wasn’t known for stepping out of line. “Take a seat, Miss Milestone,” he murmured, indicating to a space on the second row from the back. I hurried towards it with my head down and got my books out, doing my utmost to blend into the crowd.
I was working on my History homework when I became aware that someone was stood in front of me waiting patiently for my attention. I looked up.
Cody was stood in front of me; his hands were stuffed in his pockets and he looked totally out of his comfort zone.
Sophie Milestone...

I seemed to be able to control traffic lights. You might laugh – and I’d done it for fun when I was little – I’d think them to be green when they were on red and they would immediately change – I’d kind of treated it as a game – it took me a while to figure out that it really was me controlling them and not just chance.
As I got older I kind of took it for granted that if I wanted Dad to get home quicker I would think them all green.
If I was angry however, they would go completely haywire – they would either all stay on red – which wasn’t really a problem; I could usually calm myself down enough to make them change – it was when they all went to green at once that was the problem… I’ve caused traffic chaos a few times over the years.
Anyway – more recently I’ve been able to control stuff a lot better and I’d convinced myself that it was all my imagination and that I was completely normal. Only other stuff was happening and I was beginning to worry that there was something really odd going on…
Joshua Johnson

Kallie?
I squeezed my eyes more tightly shut and tried my best to ignore my brother’s insistent voice, Oh go away; you’re interrupting my time with Josh.
Kallie!
“Yeah?” I replied stupidly. Well I was sleeping. It wasn’t always easy to distinguish between the spoken word and the one transmitted by mind…
I’m in your head, stupid – shut up! My brother’s amused voice had me awake in seconds.
I sat up, instantly on my guard. Where are you?
He sounded relieved that I was finally back in the real world, I’m outside the window, waiting for you to open it so I can get past the rottweilers at the gates.
I scrambled off my bed and headed for the window. I’m on it. He wasn’t actually talking about the dogs; he was talking about our uncle’s minions....
Kallie Jacobson

 Ryder rolled his eyes. “For Christ sakes guys –how many times? I’m human! They’re not after me!”
I exchanged a glance with Wesley who was looking at him in despair.
I cleared my throat, “he’s right,” I said quietly, “He’s able to fly under the radar – we know we can trust him and we know he’s the best person for the job.”
“We also know that we’re up against murderers and he’s got no defence against them whatsoever.”
Damn him; he always had to say things like that. Ryder looked at him indignantly, “I’m not completely helpless you know,” he said.
I sighed, “Look – whatever’s been said, it’s said – let’s move on. Ryder – you can go; Wesley –back off.”
Wesley gave me a murderous stare and then turned on his heel and stalked off out of the room.

Joshua Johnson


White Water is available for pre-order now; general release 1st march 2014....



The Watchtower

Got my cover for the finale! What do you think? Cool huh?
The Watchtower will be released Autumn/Winter 2014
 

Sunday, 23 February 2014

New covers for my Seltham Community College series

In the process of replacing all my covers for the Seltham Community College series and this is the first one completed - so what do you think?
They are courtesy of Shardels Book Cover Designs - I'm really chuffed with this one and looking forward to seeing what she's got for me next!
Look out for them gracing the covers of my Seltham Community College Series very soon!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Not long now....

“What are those big round things hanging off the trees?”
I looked up. The big round things he was referring to was the parasitic plant mistletoe. It had completely infested the trees in this area.
Oh God he would ask that… “You really don’t know?” I hedged.
He looked at me completely nonplussed. “Uh, no.” he said, as if I was completely nuts. “That’s why I asked.”
I nodded. Of course… city boy… “Um, it’s mistletoe.” I mumbled feeling mortally embarrassed.

He nodded, his lips twitched then he raised an eyebrow, an impish grin on his face, “Really?” He asked. “Well, wouldn’t you know it?” he looked back up, “And we’re stood right beneath it.”
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Coming soon... Phase 5

My mind drifted – as it so often did – to Wesley. He was strong bodied – gloriously so – he was like Adonis…
And I was quite certain he had a good solid mind too – let’s face it; he had the control in his mind to move objects and to become invisible – all at the same time. He could also dematerialise as well as the next person – well, hybrid person anyway.
I sighed. I didn’t have any special gifts – I wasn’t one of these wonderful beings but somehow I felt so at home with them all. And yet at the same time I was constantly afraid – afraid of our discovery – if they were all taken from me – what would I do?
My biggest fear was far more selfish and something I was a little ashamed of – them being discovered and abused for their skills was by far the worst thing that could happen – but for me the worst thing would be the next hybrid through that door being Wesley’s soul-mate…

I jumped when I heard two sets of heavy boots walking towards the kitchen. My heart started thumping hard – I knew those footsteps – the only two constantly starving guys here – Joshua and Wesley.
Hope....Phase 5....coming soon

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!


“Oh, Sebastian, hello,” She blushed bright red as I stood staring at her. I couldn’t help it – she might have been wearing more eyeliner and dark eye shadow than I’d seen on anyone but she was still totally beautiful to me.
My palms started to sweat and my heart started beating faster and faster. I suddenly felt as though my skin was too tight over my bones and it was too hard to breathe. She must have thought I was completely unhinged to just stand there staring at her and, well, she wouldn’t have been far wrong, would she?
“Hi, I um, I’m sorry to bother you...” I gasped. Suddenly feeling really awkward and totally out of order, I faltered; every coherent thought I’d had went completely out of my mind and I couldn’t think of a damned thing to say. I turned to go. She clearly had other ideas because she shot her arm out and grabbed me around the wrist; which was at once thrilling and really painful – I’d had a bit of a bad night…
“Don’t go,” she said in her lovely soft voice that I somehow felt to my very core, “You only just got here.”

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Valentine's Day....

It's almost upon us.... If you don't have someone special in your life, don't sweat it - just immerse yourself in a romantic read instead....take a look at my romance collection and pick one to snuggle up with!
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Have a great Valentine's Day!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Operation Boyfriend....coming Spring 2014

“How about a goodbye kiss?” My heart was in my mouth – what if she didn’t like the way I kissed…? It wasn’t like I’d really put my heart and soul into it on karaoke night – it had been little more than a peck.
She stared at me, “What? Now?” she asked looking terrified at the thought and her eyes darted around to see who was around. My heart sank a little – God, was I that bad?
I nodded apprehensively, “Well, if we’re gonna do a good job of fooling all the nice people out there – we’ve got to be convincing.” See – I can come across as perfectly reasonable when I actually try…
She took a deep breath and nodded. “You’re right – come here.”

Wow! We were really gonna do this! I took a step towards her. She moved closer to me and suddenly we were inches apart. I could feel her breath on my face and I could see all the little flecks in her eyes that I’d never really noticed before, “Your eyes are beautiful,” I murmured and then before I could even think about what I was doing, the sensible part of my brain had been completely overtaken by the part that’s controlled by the contents of my jeans and I was gathering her into my arms and pulling her closer. Our lips met and I swear I heard angels singing… yeah I’m one of those cheesy romantic types – just go out of the room if you don’t want to know what happens…
Dallas...Operation Boyfriend...coming real soon...

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Coming Soon - Phase Five

“Come on, Kel,” I got up, “I feel like I need to get out of here for a bit.”
He raised an eyebrow, “Okay – where are we going?”
I shrugged. I didn’t know where I wanted to go – I just felt like the walls were closing in on me – I got like this a lot. I didn’t really know why.
We were walking through the estate that took us to the town centre – it was a little rougher here and although I felt as though I was quite able to handle myself – I kept my eyes open – Kelsey was by no means unable to defend himself – but it wasn’t like he was programmed for it – not like I was.
“Hey! Johnson,” Oh shit – who the hell was that?
Kelsey glanced towards me, “Who’ve you pissed off this time?”
I shook my head, “No one as far as I know.”
Kelsey shook his head, “Doesn’t sound like no one to me,” he murmured. We both turned around. “Oh, look – it’s Gemma’s big brother,” he said quietly, “Way to go, Josh.”
I couldn’t believe it – what was that stuffed shirt doing around here? Surely he should have been at some golf club with his cronies? “Shit,” I muttered, “You go – I can handle him.”
“No way,” Kelsey murmured seeing that we were outnumbered, “You’re gonna need my help when he’s done with you.”
I almost laughed out loud, “Unless he’s got a blade – he’s history,” I said confidently. Honestly the guy was a pussy and as for the others? Well, they were simply there to make this look good and get me to back down – which I didn’t do – ever.
“So,” he said in his hoity-toity voice, “You think you can sleep with my sister and then just bin her off, do you?” Paul Stanton didn’t really do ‘street’ all that well; he was far too posh.
I shrugged, “I don’t think I can,” I retorted, making Kelsey cringe, “– I did.” I said, “What of it?”
He scowled at me, his eyes narrowing. He was flanked on both sides by his mates and obviously thought he had the upper hand. I almost admired him for defending his sister’s honour – but the fact that he was broadcasting the fact that we’d slept together was proof enough that he just had a death wish and felt like fighting – and that was just fine with me, because so did I.
I allowed Paul to throw the first punch. My reflexes were much quicker than his and not one of his punches connected with my face. He wasn’t so lucky – one, I was just in the mood to smash something and two, I hit pretty damned hard.
Kelsey pulled me off him after only a couple of minutes and I really wasn’t ready to call it a day, “That’s enough Josh.” He hissed in my ear, “You’ve broken his freaking nose.”
“So fix it,” I growled.
Kelsey sighed. Paul’s two friends had run at the first sign of trouble – great mates they’d turned out to be. It was just me, Kel and Paul.
“Let me look at you,” Kelsey pulled him up off the floor; his eyes rolled in his head, “Christ, Josh – you’ve beaten him almost unconscious.”
“Have I?” I was a little surprised, “Shit.”
Kelsey shook his head, “I’ve fixed his nose, I’m just gonna take down some of this swelling too – there’s nothing wrong on the inside – just a little bruised pride I reckon.”
I watched as Paul’s external bruises faded and his nose returned to normal, “He’s gonna know I hit him harder than that.”
Kel shrugged, “he’s got no proof now though, has he?”
We made sure he was breathing normally, propped him up against a wall and left pretty damned quickly. “I’ve got a bad feeling about this,” I muttered as we walked away.

“Yeah, me too.” he nodded.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Friends....

I've been asked many times if I will write a sequel to "Friends" and I've always said no...
And I'm still not doing a sequel as such - just the full novel version - coming soon - watch this space...
Of course it may take some time to get out there - first I have to write Phase 5, Kallie's Secret and TheWatchtower; Clean Break; Operation Boyfriend; Some Kind of Paradise; The Third Daughter; Hunter's Moon.... so... I'll um, I'll get round to it.... someday....