Goodbye 2016

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

In just a couple days 2016 will be over. It’s been an interesting year on a global scale. Brexit, Trump, The Grimm Reaper taking the rich and famous, friends and family. It’s been a stressful year to say the least. And I have to say, I’m glad it’s over. Lets just hope that 2017 is less of a killer.

There have also been some good things in 2016 and they’re what I’m going to try and focus on and take with me and grow in 2017.

I managed to publish two new books! I’m fucking proud of myself for that. I also got all the rights back for my other books and managed to republish them and go completely indie in a matter of days. Another accomplishment that I’m fucking proud of.

I may not be a bestselling author – yet, but I’m working on it. That’s where my focus is going to be in the new year. I’m focusing on building my audience and writing new stories. The rest will take care of itself.

I’m not going to make any hard and fast New Years resolutions. None of that new year, new me crap. I’m still going to be the dark, twisted, and sarcastic bitch I’ve always been. The coffee and wine are still going to flow in 2017.

With the close of 2016 I’d like to ask you to take a moment to think of the books you’ve read and enjoyed this year. Think of the writers who’ve worked to craft those words that have taken you on unexpected journeys. The words that have made you cry, or laugh, or scared you shitless.

If you appreciate those words that were so cleverly strung together leave a little review, doesn’t have to be a long one, on Goodreads or Amazon or wherever you got it. Tell your friends about the book. Tell them about the author. Spread the words.
And in 2017 try expanding your reading horizons. Try an author you’ve never read before. Give the little guy a shot. Don’t just stick within your usual safe zone. You never know, you might stumble onto your new favourite author and then tell your friends about them.

And just to make sure the new year starts off with a bang, I’ll be making Shadows FREE until the end of January. Most ebook stores have already caught up with the change in price but it may take Amazon a few days to catch up. Just click on the Universal buy link and choose your favourite store. Go download it and tell your friends about it.

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I hope 2017 brings you all joy, prosperity, and good books. See you all in the new year.

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Piracy

Requiem CoverHello my Freaky Darlings,

So … this morning I came across a forum discussing Requiem in E Sharp where one of the people on the forum was looking for a free copy. Apparently he or she was desperate to get hold of one but couldn’t afford to pay for it. Another person on the forum pointed them in the direction of a piracy site where they could get a copy for free. I have to admit the people on the thread had some really nice things to say about me and my books. Which was great. Apparently I’m a genius, not sure if they were being sarcastic or not. Now, I don’t have a problem with readers wanting my books for free, hell I’ve been that broke before too. But if you’re going to pirate my books at least have the decency to leave a review somewhere. If you’re a fan of mine and have downloaded my books from a piracy site – cool (okay not so cool). But for fucks sake leave a review of it on Amazon or Goodreads or somewhere and let me know about it so that other people who can and want to pay for it can read how fabulous my books are. It’s the least you can do. Please remember I also have bills to pay. Thanks!

Oh! And incase you’re interested here are my thoughts from the first time I was pirated way back in 2010 – Pirates Afoot.