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April 17, 2017

So...

There's going to be a sequel to Max Seventeen. And it's going to be called Firebrand. And it's going to be out in July.










You're welcome.

 Sequel to Rona award winning Max Seventeen: Firebrand continues Max and Riley's story...

 Max has always eaten life in very small bites. Now it's coming at her in great big mouthfuls.

 Riley used to have very short horizons. Now the future
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Published on April 17, 2017 18:41 • 17 views

March 14, 2017

I only went and bloody won it, didn't I?




The trophy has my name on it. It doesn't even say Moonlight or anything.

Yes, Max triumphed at the RoNAs, winning the inaugural Paranormal award and also being the first ever self-published book to win a RoNA!

I'm still in something of a daze, and can't really remember an awful lot of the evening (I thought I was okay until I sat down and tried to
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Published on March 14, 2017 05:39 • 12 views

March 1, 2017

Three years ago, I attended RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans for the first time, which I loved. I loved the city, but I also loved the convention itself, the buzz that readers and writers always generate around the books they love. Along with my good friend JT Bock, I presented a workshop for writers based on the work of my favourite auteur, Joss Whedon. It was so successful we were
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Published on March 01, 2017 17:18 • 8 views

February 9, 2017

I can't tell you how delighted I am to announce that Max has been shortlisted for the Goldsboro Romantic Novel of the Year Awards!

For the first time ever there is a paranormal category, and Max is shortlisted alongside Jan Jones's An Ordinary Gift, Christina Courtenay's The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight and Hywela Lyn's Beloved Enemy.

There are five other categories: Contemporary (the Untied
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Published on February 09, 2017 08:15 • 21 views

November 28, 2016

An early Christmas present for you!

The first Luke Sharpe File, Worth A Shot, will be released 13th December 2016. This is a little companion novella, running alongside I, Spy? but from Luke's point of view. After all, he can't just sit around waiting for Sophie to get into trouble: he's got a life of his own!




Luke Sharpe is a spy. And he's good at what he does. He's smart, he's brave, he's
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Published on November 28, 2016 22:00 • 18 views

November 1, 2016

Yes, Max is finally here! And to celebrate I thought I'd answer a few questions about it...
Is the glitch fixed?

Yes! If you buy Max now, you'll get a lovely properly formatted file. If you've already got the wrongly formatted file (you'll know when you see it) Amazon should be issuing an update soon. If you really can't wait, let me know (details below) and I'll sort you out.

Now, back to our
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Published on November 01, 2016 07:57 • 10 views

October 31, 2016

Hi everybody,

It's come to my attention that some devices are displaying formatting glitches in the Max Seventeen file. I literally only discovered this less than two hours after the file had gone live, when I was looking at it on my Paperwhite.

I had of course proofed and previewed the file in every way Amazon KDP allows, but somewhere along the way it seems to have become corrupted and the
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Published on October 31, 2016 02:56 • 2 views

October 30, 2016

Yes, Max is finally here! And to celebrate I thought I'd answer a few questions about it...

What inspired you to write Max Seventeen?



Tom Hopper's amazing arms. 



No, not really. Inspiration's a hard thing to pin down, but my major influences at the time were Black Sails and Mad Max: Fury Road. One is a drama about the Golden Age of Piracy that's full of sex and violence. The other is a
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Published on October 30, 2016 17:59 • 5 views

October 21, 2016

Good question.

It's about sex, violence and swearing, of course. It's also about finding your identity and creating your own destiny. It's about finding where you came from and figuring out where you want to go. It's about realising you're the sort of person who gets to fall in love.



 


It's about pirates. Those of you who live Firefly will probably know that Joss Whedon's space jockeys
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Published on October 21, 2016 02:00 • 11 views

October 19, 2016

It's less than two weeks before Max is unleashed on the world. Want to have a sneak peak of what goes on? Click here to read a free excerpt through InstaFreebie!

Don't forget, Max is available to preorder now as both ebook and paperback, exclusively from Amazon.
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Published on October 19, 2016 08:56 • 12 views