Oh, boy. July is here and is already half over. Where has this year gone?
If you are interested, there is a Reader’s Choice Award happening.
One of my books is there also. So take a look, you might pick a new book or author to read next.
Plus don’t forget to vote! Oh, and also place a vote for my book also.
2019 Reader’s Choice Awards
Voting and contest details can be found under the “Contest Rules” tab. Use the filter options to the right to see Highest or Lowest votes or to filter by category. Voting begins June 15th and ends August 1st. Good luck to all the finalists! If you would like to share a listing on social media, click on the entry then use the icons below the cover to share with all your followers. The heart icon to the left shows the current number of votes. The eye shows number of views.
My next book is nearly ready!
It is a little behind.
Anticipation is building and I cannot wait for the release!
It’s You, is nearly here!
Still busy writing and editing the next book, Kept in the Dark of Lies and Deceit.
Are you attempting editing your manuscript?
How are you with words ending – ly?
Cut down on -ly adverbs such as quickly, quietly, slowly, completely, angrily. Are you overusing any -ly words? Are you telling an emotion rather than showing it? Can you replace it with a stronger word? Do you miss the adverb if it’s cut?
This is only one type of word to look out for in your work.
Books on SALE.
Author of Unforsaken, available at Amazon.
.99 cent sale from the 31 May.
Hidden deep in the Snowy Mountains, lives a brotherhood of immortal Guardians, banished from the Heavens.
After centuries of exile, Head Guardian Raven can taste Hell. One wrong move could destroy his soul. When Fate assigns him a female mortal to protect, his forbidden desire becomes a distraction he can’t afford. Giving in to temptation risks plummeting into the fiery pits of Hell, dragging her along with him.
Tayla Eason is on the run, escaping a horrific attack on her life. When she lands in the arms of the sexy, alluring man who saved her, the shadows of her past swiftly close in. But when Fate throws a twist, Tayla’s forced to choose between saving Raven’s soul or fleeing before the creatures strike again.
In an ultimate test of love, the two must battle against the almighty Fate. But will it be enough to save them both?
The sisters are tasked to save the people from their power-mad kings. Three separate missions to three separate kingdoms – sky, land, and sea.
Armed with their dragon-enchanted weapons, they take on the armies of men.
As the soldiers prepare for battle in a war that must not happen, the sisters have to stop it before it starts. From the heights of the kingdom in the clouds, to the raging seas and the turbulent land, the sisters find that their dragons are not as forthcoming as they’d like.
Some wars are fought in the battleground of the mind.
Join the sisters as they enter the world of mankind on a journey to save the people from themselves.
Writing songs for a would-be pop star is painful. When young, gay songwriter Duncan falls in love, he writes a love song. When he gets dumped, he writes a break-up song. Luckily for his songwriting career, his love life is a roller-coaster.
When his long-term boyfriend breaks up with him, Duncan finds solace in music. And pancakes, of course. With the help of his sassy diva singer and best friend Marlene, her ex-boyfriend guitarist, and a local music producer, they form a musical dream team to produce songs to pitch to agents, and for Marlene’s promising singing career.
A new guy here, a new guy there, they are delicious distractions, but this drama fuels new and better songs. And that ex? He just won’t seem to go away. But it all pays off when they have their first number one hit with a teenybopper all-girl band.
Not everything in their favorite hangout-a breakfast restaurant called Pancake Heaven-is rainbows and maple syrup. The all-girl band drops them as songwriters, and they squabble with one another over their musical future. Will they find the success they can be proud of?
Blueberry Pancakes is a contemporary gay drama about falling in and out of love, the price of success, and walking through the world with confidence.
And don’t forget my latest release.
A shifter romance
Hard working city girl, Misty Statesly travels to a coastal town in Victoria to save her job from sabotage and hopefully win over her new clients from a sleazy work colleague.
The feeling of déjà vu fills Misty when she runs into a gorgeous guy in the town’s supermarket, and it happens again when she meets her new client – Braven O’Geary.
Braven is mesmerised by the mark on the inside of Misty’s thigh when they find themselves in a compromising position. A matching mark he had given his soul mate whom he was led to believe had died in a car accident with her parents, some sixteen years earlier.
When Misty discovers she has lost memories, and the sexy as sin guy in front of her is not only her client, but also her soul mate and husband. Yeah, crazy, just does not come close enough to what Misty is feeling.
Can Braven and Misty outwit the cat shifter clan and survive the evil plot his ex-fiancé and the Alpha have orchestrated? Will Misty regain her lost childhood memories, and fight for the man she loves, embracing her new strange world or will she die this time for real?
This book contains coarse language, adult sexual themes (yes-steamy sex scenes), blood, shifters, young love, violence, nudity, handsome – muscled men. This book is written and edited in Australian/UK English. Which means spelling will be different.
If you are offended by any of these themes, this book is not for you.
For 18 years an older
It is that time of the year again.
Where we over indulge in yummy cross buns and delicious mouth water chocolate.
I hope you manage to enjoy your Easter break with your loved ones.
Over the Easter break, my latest book – Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust, is once more reduced to the special price of .99 cents.
That is right, for a short few days, my eBook is available only at amazon at this special price.
| Australian Romance Readers Association – Author spotlight: |
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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:11:13 AEDT
Author spotlight: ML Tompsett
We’re featuring a wide range of Australian authors participating in ARR2019 in venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Today we’re having Elevenses with ML Tompsett, author of three romances in the genre of contemporary romance. She will be attending ARR2019 in Melbourne.
When did you first realise you wanted to be an author?
From an early age. I enjoyed creating stories in my head. However, actually becoming a published author is a whole different ball game.
Why romance and not a different genre?
I have always enjoyed romance, especially historical romance. However, when I discovered paranormal and realised there was such a genre as paranormal romance, my brain and muse went into overdrive.
What was the first romance you read and why did you love it?
Oh wow. I remember discovering and reading one of my mother’s old Mills & Boon romance books when I was young—and I wanted more. What it was called, I have no idea. I was eager to read it without being discovered.
What is the single most important characteristic for an aspiring author wanting to be a published writer?
Never give up. Tomorrow is another day. And you will complete your manuscript. Never allow someone to tell you, ‘You can never achieve anything by becoming an author.’ And never allow someone to dictate, ‘You can never do something you enjoy.’
What is your favourite part of creating a story?
The lives of my characters and who they are. Sometimes I keep all the information in my head and forget to write it down in the books.
What is your best tip for fighting writer’s block/writer’s fear?
When I work it out, I’ll tell you! LOL. Try listening to good music, to set the flow and mood of the book. Or if nothing comes to you, move away from the computer and read a book and become lost within the words and journey for an hour or two.
Pick a favourite (bold your preference)
– series or stand-alone?
– ebook, paperback or hardcover?
– first person or third?
Who has been an inspiration to you, in life or your writing career?
In my writing career, I would say the beautiful Alli Sinclair was a significant inspiration to me. I was stuck in a bad place and debating if I should give up writing and my goal of becoming a published author. She inspired me, reach into me and released that small part of hope I had left inside to focus on and continue my writing.
Tell us about your latest release, Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust, in 100 words or less
It’s about a hard-working city girl fighting to keep her job. She stumbles across a new world of paranormal shifters, only to discover it is part of her past, which has been hidden from her. She soon discovers her new handsome client is no ordinary client and is part of her hidden past—who just happens to be her soul mate and husband.
What else will you be working on in 2019?
I am currently working on completing book four in my Sex, Lies and Family Secrets series—It’s You. This is Alley’s story and her journey into the world of Dark Ones and shifters, and the love she has for two men. Can she have both? Or will she end up alone, to raise her daughter. And while she thought life as a princess was never easy, now she has to contend with becoming a Queen.
Please recommend an Aussie romance you read recently
Wow. I have read so many books so far this year. Anything by the talented JA Low, KM Golland and Tracey Pedersen. And don’t forget the gorgeous Alli Sinclair and her latest release with Rosie and Tomas in Burning Fields.
Kept in the dark of love and lust.
Available from all good ebook outlets
Welcome to my release day, for my latest book.
My first attempt at writing about shifters.
Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust
It has finally happened, my latest book, Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust, has hit the digital shelves and for a short time only, will be available at the low price, even as low as .99 cents.
Yep, that’s right. For a short time only the book has been marked down at a special low price for the release celebrations.
To save her job from being sabotaged by a sleazy work colleague, Misty travels to a coastal town in Victoria to hopefully win over her clients and keep her job.
Misty Statesly travels to a coastal town in Victoria, and hopefully win over her new clients. The feeling of déjà vu fills Misty when she meets her sexy new client for the first time – Braven O’Geary.
Braven is memorised by the mark on the inside of Misty’s thigh when they find themselves in a compromising position. A matching mark he had given his soul mate whom he was lead to believe had died in a car accident with her parents, some sixteen years earlier.
Can Braven and Misty outwit the cat shifter clan and survive the evil plot his ex-fiancé and the Alpha have orchestrate. Will Misty regain her lost childhood memories, and fight for the man she loves, embracing her new strange world or will she die this time for real?
Some eBook links.
Barnes and Noble
The Romantic Rende’zvous
The Australian Romance Readers event is getting closer.
Make sure to book your tickets and come on down to the Mantra in Preston and see your favourite romance author, on the 30th March.
Look out for my table and come and say hello.
The year is progressing. Valentine’s Day has been and gone.
With works still busy with print books and also creating the large font print books for low vision, or as I would say, books which are easier to read! My two WIP are still going strong, and soon I will start posting little snippets.
Another big announcement for this year is, I have finally added a new page to my website!
I have been extremely busy with clients and assisting them with their book files. From there they have now published in print and eBooks. Both fiction and non-fiction.
Even though my name is not mentioned in their books – well they are not my book babies to begin with. I still feel proud with the knowledge I am behind the reason why these books are available to the public today.
So if you have been debating what you should do with your completed manuscript and wanted to turn it into the digital files required for uploading to be a Print book or an eBook, send me a message and we can work out the best course to go. I can also provide advice to becoming an indie author in this big scary world of publishing.