Just A Few Words...

Welcome to my blog, which is designed to give information and inside gossip about The Furry Tale Chronicles, my rom-com series. The first book, If The Shoe Fits, releases with Crimson Romance in April 2013.

Monday, 27 January 2014

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Hello!

This is just a quick note to let you know that I no longer blog here, but you can find me over at my Princess of Procastination blog, where I blog all about my books, as well as ramble a bit about the more personal stuff. Please stop by! For more information about WHY I no longer blog here, you can read this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Amber

Sunday, 2 June 2013

A Blog Hop and a Beast Sighting!

For those of you here for the Crimson Romance A Year in Love Blog Hop, please visit the Blog Hop Page Tab at the top of this page!

That little message up there is simply to direct readers to the correct place, but I wanted to stop by today and talk a little bit about what the blog hop is about, and also to show you a teaser about the next book in my Furry Tale Chronicles series...

A Year in Love Blog Hop

It's pretty self-explanatory, really... my publishers, Crimson Romance, are celebrating their first anniversary throughout June, and while Crimson are doing lots of lovely things to promote the milestone (you can check their Facebook and Twitter to see what they have planned), the CR Sisters decided that they needed to do a little something extra to help with the partying!



For three weeks in June, the CR Sisters are hosting a blog hop, where we will be offering a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards (one for Amazon and one for Barnes & Noble) to all those who visit our blogs. There are also going to be individual book giveaways from many of the participants, so be sure to check out everyone on the hop list, because there are prizes aplenty!

As well as the prizes, the participants are posting excerpts from their books to tempt you. And as if that wasn't enough, there is an exclusive brand new short story being posted, written by seven Crimson Romance authors (I wrote the first 'chapter' - eeek!). Everyone is synchronising their posts, so all excerpts and story chapters will be available immediately, meaning you can spend all day happily clicking lots of lovely links and reading to your heart's content! Please drop by and share in the fun!

Beast Sighting

I'm excited to announce that I finally have the inspiration for the next book in my Furry Tale Chronicles series! After several false starts, I was worried that I'd never find the right beginning for my second book, but a few days ago I was hit with a flash of  inspiration, and I'm currently hard at work on the first draft of my next book. The EXCELLENT thing about this, is that the excitement I feel about this project is exactly the same feeling I got when I started writing If The Shoe Fits. And to add to the awesomeness, I am writing this during a WriMo month, which is the same way I wrote my debut furry tale. Everything has clicked neatly into place, and I have that all important 'good vibe' feeling about it, which bodes well for finishing the book and sending it to my publishers by the end of July (*fingers crossed*)!

As visual stimulation, my good friend Joris Ammerlaan created some cover art for me, and while I know it will not be used if and when the book is published, I think that having a cover art in place is a great boost to the writing process, and I am excited to let you all have a peek at it! There is also a short blurb - again, a work in progress - just to let you guys have a glimpse of what is to come...





The Blurb

Model by day, wolf by night...

Jennifer Hope has everything she ever wanted. She's a successful model, financially independent, has fantastic friends, and enjoys being single. She also hides a secret, and this secret means holding down any kind of relationship is never going to be more than a fantasy.

Brandon Denning is a ruthless agent, dubbed ‘The Beast’ by all who work with him. Grumpy, foul-mouthed, and perpetually pessimistic, he takes an immediate dislike to Jennifer, who sashays into his organised world and creates instant chaos with her inability to take anything seriously.

Thrown together, this Beauty and Beast seem doomed to be forever at odds. But Jennifer isn’t the only one with a secret, and Brandon may get more than he bargained for when he discovers that Beauty is far more Beast-like than he could ever be...


And that's my current news! I'll keep you all posted on the progress of Beneath the Beast, and don't forget to check out the blog hop - it'll be a blast!


Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Z is for...

Zips

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Ella has a problem with zips
And buttons, and sandals and slips.
She'd like to undo
More than just one or two
But usually ends up having trips!


I'm also blogging over at Princess of Procrastination for the April A-Z. Please stop by!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Y is for...

Yay, Yay, Release Day!



When hoping to publish your book
You need something to use as a 'hook'
I tried this and that
But went with a cat
To find out some more, take a look...


Life isn’t a fairy tale… except when it is.

There’s nothing wrong with Ella Gibson’s life— it just isn’t very exciting, despite being surrounded by lingerie. Working for Cardiff’s top modelling agency should have been glamorous, but most of the time Ella is running around with memos and cups of coffee. It’s a far cry from living the dream, but skirting the edge of her fantasy life is enough.

Then comes the day when her cat starts to talk, claiming to be Ella’s fairy godmother. As if that weren’t crazy enough, the pesky puss becomes a fashion advisor and behavioral expert, too. Add an evil ex-stepmother, a hunk called Charming, plus a looming party-cum-ball, and you have all the elements of a classical fairy tale. There’s even a couple of ugly sisters—the fact that they are two gorgeous gay men being neither here nor there.

Ella’s not your typical fairy-tale princess though, and it will take more than a discarded glass slipper to get her man. It’s quite possible she may have to curb her enthusiasm for cursing a wee bit, not to mention her love of vodka. And can Muse, her surprisingly straight-laced feline friend, overcome her prudishness long enough for Ella to sneak a kiss or three with her intended beau?

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Release day is here!!! Can't believe my book baby is finally available, and that my prudish pussy cat is now unleashed, ready to amuse (and possibly scare) the world at large! For those of you who take a chance on this, first and foremost, you have my heartfelt thanks!! Second - I hope you find the story as funny and snort-worthy as I did when I wrote it! Definitely the best time I've ever had writing something, and hopefully the reading experience will be as laugh-inducing as the writing of it was!

*hugs to all*

I'm also blogging over at Princess of Procrastination for the April A-Z. Please drop by!!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

X is for...

Xerography 

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To make copies is Ella's main duty
A job that's in no way a beauty.
The office PCs
Often break down with ease,
And Ella is rushed off her booty!


I'm also blogging over at Princess of Procrastination for the April A-Z. Please drop by!

Friday, 26 April 2013

W is for...

Window

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When looking through panes of glass
You might think that the scene is crass
But do not despair -
Sight may be impaired!
And good things can still come to pass! 


I'm also blogging over at Princess of Procrastination for the April A-Z. Please stop by!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

V is for...

Voluptuous

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Ella's proud of her ample chest
And doesn't mind the odd joke or jest
But do it with charm,
Don't use slimy smarm!
Be witty, not smutty, that's best!


I'm also blogging over at Princess of Procrastination for the April A-Z. Please drop by!