ARC Readers

What is an ARC Reader?

ARC stands for Advance Reader Copy or Advanced Review Copy. These are ready-to-print or galley copies of books sent out ahead of publication to review blogs and readers who like to leave reviews online.

When it comes to my expectations regarding ARC readers…
Leaving a review is optional. Leaving an honest review is a must. Being kind is appreciated.

I feel very strongly about spoilers in reviews (this is my personal opinion as someone whose books are basically one twist after another) so any synopsis of the plot of the book beyond (or too far beyond) what has been revealed in the blurb is very much discouraged. Mostly as it breaks my heart and I do cry real human tears over it so…I’d rather have a bad review than one that spoils the plot. Although that’s not an invitation! Crikey. No challenges accepted, just so you know. Oh gawd, please be nice! : )

On the other hand…you can write what you want. I’ve have great reviews that were pages long and read better than my books, and some of a few words of “I can’t even. It was—yeah,” and both are equally wonderful in my eyes. I’ve even had reviews from people who didn’t like the book, which I have shared with readers as I thought they were fair and eloquent, so I don’t think that there is only one way to write a good review.

I’ll stipulate too that I generally only read the ARC reviews of my books and as such, I will in all likelihood quote a little bit in publicity if you have a glowing soundbite that makes me sound like I know what I’m doing. I always credit but I’ll just put that out there.

If you would like to have the option to get books 2-4 weeks before they’re released, to write a short review and share it on Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, Facebook, or wherever, email me with a link to a review you’ve left and I’ll let you know if I have space on the list.
You don’t have to take every book I put out, but if I send more than two that you read and don’t review then it just makes good business sense to give someone else your spot. I hope that’s fair.

Love Bytes Book of the Year Poll


Holy Moly! Home Is Where You Are made it through to the 2016 Book of the Year Poll on Love Bytes Reviews. Which is amazing!

It was properly gobsmacking to make it through the weekly and monthly rounds, so to see Caleb and Jacob’s story up with all those other fantastic books at the end of the year is kinda crazy.

Obviously, if you would like to vote, that would be lovely. You can click Here, but mostly, I just wanted to say thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has bought, read and reviewed any of my books in 2016, thank you to everyone at Love Bytes who have been so supportive of my new venture, and thank you to everyone who voted for Home last year.

You guys are the best.


‘Tis the Season – Kindle Unlimited


‘Tis the Season is now available on Kindle Unlimited.

Also, I’ve had some really nice blog reviews!

Bike Book Reviews 4stars “This book is a beautiful story of recovery and rediscovery…”

Books Laid Bare Boys 5stars “What a wonderful, heartwarming story of two men who need hope for a better future…”

Open Skye Book Reviews 4stars “Wow, this is NOT what I was expecting!…”

Alpha Book Club 4stars ” There is so much angst and push and pull, I wasn’t sure if these two would make it…”

Sexy Erotic Xciting 5stars‘Tis the Season brought a smile and a tear and the knowledge that good things are around the corner when we open ourselves to the holiday spirit…”



The giveaway is now closed. And the winner is…

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5stars Gayle Offerjost! 5stars

Congrats to Gayle and thank you to everyone that took part : ) x

I’m doing a giveaway as part of Victoria Sue’s Release Party on Facebook for her new book, The Beginning. I’ll be online there between 9-9.30 pm BST tonight chatting about werewolves and stuff, and answering questions about Home Is Where You Are and The Alphas’ Homestead series, so come and say Hi!

To celebrate me finally managing to get actual printed books made, I’ll be giving away a paperback copy of Home Is Where You Are. I suppose I can even sign it for the winner…if you want. I’ll also throw in some other bits and pieces of swag too.


All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post.

That’s it.


Then tomorrow (I’ll give it 24 hours so 9pm BST Friday), I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner, and announce it…everywhere.

While you wait, you could always sign up to the newsletter with the widget at the bottom of the page. That way you can take part in more giveaways, get exclusive news and offers.

Or you could check out the Home Is Where You Are page for buy links, info, reviews and whatnot.

Or take a look at some of the things in the menu, like blurbs for future books or free stories.

Or, of course, you could drop by the release party to ask a question...or if you miss it, there’s a facility on Goodreads where you can do that any time : ) x




Guest Blog for RJ Scott


Here’s a little waffly guest post that I wrote for RJ Scott’s blog about what it was like having my writing published for the first time.

RJ Scott Author Blog



Been doing a few guest posts promoting Valentine Delights this week.
I was flabbergasted when Charlie Cochrane asked me to do a Q&A for her blog.

You can see the results here – CharlieCochrane’s Weblog
There are also some interviews with other contributors to the anthology so leave them some love too.

Valentine Delights


On the run up to the release of Valentine Delights on the 12th Feb, which features Something Beginning with ‘V’, the lovely Elin Gregory did a little Q&A thing with me for her blog.

You can read it here.

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