Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Guest blog

Louise Wise’s books

I love romance but I also like it with a little something else be it sci-fi or comedy. I also demand realism. I like to keep it real, as they say. With my first novel I mixed science-fiction with romance, but because I don’t like hard-core sci-fi with strange, unpronounceable names and anything machinery (mention something metallic and shiny and my eyes glaze over) I thought I’d find readers for my sci-fi difficult to find. But I was wrong. Eden is selling extremely well, which, for an indie author is pretty good!

Here’s the blurb for Eden:
Imagine being stranded.
No way of getting home. 
No telephone, no computer, no shelter. 
No food. 
Now imagine the place you're stranded is another planet. 
Then you realise you're not alone after all...


My true fluffy chick lit is A Proper Charlie. She’s annoying as hell, but you can’t help loving her. It was fun to write and I could let the comic in me out!

Here’s the blurb for A Proper Charlie:
She's losing her job.
She's losing her boyfriend.
She can only afford to eat spaghetti hoops on toast.
She's called Charlie... or Charlotte, or ginger, ginge, Duracell,
carrot. Yet with all these odds against her, she pushes forward to
take the lead story on her paper at London Core. 

Shame no one knows. Shame she's the office general assistant and not a real journalist.
 it's on missing prostitutes and Charlie thinks pretending to be a 'tart
with a heart' will get her that story. She doesn't just get a story. She becomes the starring role.

My latest release is another chick lit with the big title The Fall of the Misanthrope: I bitch, therefore I am. With this I’ve mixed depression into the pot. Most of us have suffered with this illness one way or another, from mild baby-blues to full blown Fluoxetine depression. My main character, Valerie, thinks she’s a hard-as-nails business woman. She looks at everyone with contempt, and snarls instead of talks. She needs chick lit love, doesn’t she?

Here’s the blurb for The Fall of the Misanthrope: I bitch, therefore I am.
Valerie Anthrope lives alone and works alone. She is a bitch that no one wants to be around, and that suits her fine.
But busybody, Ellen, is watching her and wants to ‘mend’ Valerie. In fact, she makes it her mission. She thinks she’s a struggling broker for Sunny Oak Brokerage and coerces her rich nephew into buying insurance. But nephew Lex wants Valerie to become another notch on his bedpost.
While Valerie brings Lex down a peg or three, Lex teaches Valerie that life is for the living. Only neither Lex nor Ellen realise that Valerie is cursed, and the very reason that she is a bitch is that it keeps people from dying.
Welcome to the dark side of chick lit.

Louise also blogs at: http://louisewise.com and she’s accepting guest posts and other indie books for her Book Junkies library. Follow her blog, fire her an email and she’ll gladly add your book to the many others.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Images of Los Cavernas

When I created Los Cavernas, in book one of Operation Summer Storm, it was only a figment of my imagination--a beautiful, remote tropical island somewhere deep in the South Pacific someplace. When I wrote it back into Operation Swift Mercy, we'd moved away from the caves, where Tate and the boys had lived and further around to the other side of the island.
 When I pictured this part of the island, childhood memories came back to me in the scene where Mercy discovers the rock pools at low tide. As a child I was always fascinated by rock pools and am now passing the wonder of these small magical worlds down to my own children. It makes me so happy to be able to share with them the same beach and rock pools I used to explore as a child and we are so fortunate to live where we do, with the spectacular beaches that we have on our doorstep.
 I thought I'd post a few of the gorgeous photos of where my inspiration for some of the beach and rock pool scenes came from...enjoy!
 P.S...I keep waiting for Chase and Mercy to show up in some of these!

Above is where I pictured Chase standing to fish
 from the rocks for their dinner. 

                                           One of Mercy's rock pools

 Maybe the opening to Los Cavernas? 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Meet my Marines

I'm so excited because as you may already know, I've been writing the Operation Series which actually didn't start out as a series! However after each story, these guys just kept lining up and demanding their own book! Pushy or what? 

Luckily for them I'm rather fond of all of them and it's no great hardship to get to know each of them a little better in their own books. 

The next book out will be Operation Swift Mercy which see's Chase Maloney meet his match with yet another of those sassy darn Aussie women!

So, stay tuned for the big announcement of the launch date but in the mean time, have you read the other titles yet? If not, now's the best time! Operation Summer Storm started it all and is available here  and Operation Willow Quest is on sale here for $3.99

Go here and discover the real life attributes that make up my Marines  here 

Saturday, 4 August 2012

It's here!!!!!!!!!

I've been waiting for such a long time for this book to be released and finally, it's here! The Cottage by the lake is now available on Amazon and all good online stores.

This is my black sheep of the book family. I don't love it any less than my other book children--far from it, but it was such a strange story line for me, venturing into romantic fantasy. I've been a little unsure of how readers would embrace it...but embrace it they have! Thank goodness!!! Two days after release and I have two 5 star reviews already!

This is the story of Burk and Lucy. Don't let the cover put you off--hopefully it will intrigue you, but the story isn't quite as dark as the cover implies! I actually love the cover--if you look closely it has all kinds of hidden secrets that relate to the book.

In the background there's a castle...the lake house is also in the background and then the lake itself is in there as well. It also shows the tie between contemporary and fantasy with Lucy (not quite the Lucy I was picturing) in modern attire and Burk (holy hotness batman!) in armor....go on, take the plunge...have a read of The Cottage by the Lake and let me know what you think!