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Thursday, 4 September 2014

School's Back! I'm Back!

So I hope everyone had a lovely summer? It was our first summer in Somerset and luckily the UK was blessed with amazing weather for once! We managed to take full advantage of our fantastic local outdoor pool, have a couple of day trips down to the Dorset coastline and had a lovely week in the Isle of Wight.

This morning felt very quiet after I dropped the children at school. I have a long list of writing work that needs to be done, but I felt so deflated this morning that I had to get out instead, which is why I'm logging on at 2:30pm... which isn't very helpful when I have to go out for school pick-up in about 45 minutes!

I have been considering writing a Halloween Flying With Fire novella for the end of next month (& I had a great plot line) but I have decided against it as it would follow on from the FWF story and not enough people have downloaded the first book yet to make it viable... So please if you have read and enjoyed Flying With Fire leave me an Amazon review, so I know whether to carry on with it!

With regards to FWF I have instead decided to arrange a short review tour for the end of the month, for all the book bloggers who have read (or are reading FWF) and would like to review. I already have the first week full, but if you are a blogger and would like a review copy and could read by the first week in October, please get in contact. If you are yet to read FWF I will be reducing the price for the duration of the blog tour.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Happy Publication Day!

If you are a WitchBlood fan and you have arrived here, you'll be glad to know that Flying With Fire should now be available on Kindle. It has been shipped to Barnes & Noble and ibooks so will hopefully be available today, if not very soon. If you can't wait and want an epub copy, or a different format go to Smashwords and download here.

I will be hosting a month long review tour in September but for now I'm kicking off with a short publication tour. If you visit the blogs taking part you will be able to read teasers from the book along with a couple of guest posts written by me.

Don't forget to take part in the giveaway and remember to grab Witchblood while it's FREE!

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Flying With Fire Mini Tour

I have decided that as my editing and proof reading has delayed the sending out of review copies I will also delay the main blog tour until September, giving bloggers plenty of time to read and review. In the mean time Flying With Fire will be published on July 17th and to celebrate it I shall run a mini tour and giveaway during the publication week consisting mainly of guest posts, teasers from the book and a couple of reviews from my Beta readers.

Here is the poster and links to bloggers taking part:

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17th: Pop by the blog for a chance to enter a competition to win the FWF paperback!
18th: Dark Readers : Guest Post
21st: Aurelia B Rowl: Guest Post
22nd: Book Reviews By Lynn: Guest Post
23rd: Caffeinated Diva: Review of FWF
24th: The Avid Reader: Guest Post
25th: Pop back to this blog to read another review and more...

**Also if you are new to the WitchBlood world I have reduced Book 1 in the series, 'Witchblood'. It is going FREE for the summer!! Here is the US link, but if you search for Witchblood on any platform it should show up FREE.  http://www.amazon.com/Witchblood-Book-1-Emma-Mills-ebook/dp/B006VD5QLI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405542883&sr=8-1&keywords=witchblood

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Cover Reveal

Finally I feel like I'm getting somewhere! I hope you like the cover, I think it juxtaposes the innocence of the young girl well against the deadly background!

Here is the Synopsis:

Nobody who enters Ravenwood school will ever be the same again.

Fifteen year old Brooke has been in care all her life. Now she finally has an adoptive family who don’t want to send her back to The Home; but their solution for her problems is much more dangerous.

A secret boarding school for possessed children. A boarding school where any unnatural behaviour will be stamped out. A boarding school with no escape; where witchcraft is punished and vampires are murdered in the sunlight.

Brooke is the only one with the power to escape the security wards, yet she must find a way to help them all before it is too late.

And here is a brief snippet:

‘Run! I’ll catch you later. Oh, and Brooke, don’t admit to anything! Ember wouldn’t want you to get in trouble and you really mustn't let the old witch think there’s even the tiniest chance you can get through those wards. Be careful!’ Blade whispered.

Brooke knocked on the door tentatively. The discussion with Blade had distracted her from her worries, but in the two minutes she stood waiting outside Mrs Willing’s room, Brooke had revisited them. Where were they keeping Brittany and Ember and when would they be allowed back to class? Erica’s words kept haunting her… punishable by death… and she had to keep shaking them away and telling herself she was being ridiculous.

Lastly here is the Goodreads link. I'd love it if you added my book to your lists and helped spread the word!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Let The Edits Begin!

Hoorah! I have finished writing Flying with Fire! I actually wrote 'The End' on Friday and have had a lovely weekend relaxing and catching up with some gardening. On Saturday morning we took the kiddies into Wells, which is the smallest city in England. It is so small in fact that it's population is actually smaller than most towns with a population of only about 12,000, whereas the town I moved from, Glossop has a population of 30,000!

I love Wells and luckily for me it's only about 20 minutes away; so we spent the morning mooching round the market and lazing on the green in front of the Cathedral... heavenly.

Yesterday I had an appointment in Bristol which is a big, vibrant city 40 miles away, so that took up most of my day. So today I am back at my desk. Until the first proof read is completed I can't do anything on the manuscript so I'm going to design the front cover today, and if I get time I shall write a synopsis so that I can upload it onto Goodreads. Keep a look out on Goodreads as it should be up this week with a publishing date.

Also I have finally managed to change the name on my Facebook page; so the weblink is the same, but the title is now 'Emma Mills, Author', instead of 'Witchblood the Novel'. In case you haven't liked it, here is the link so you can keep up to date with all my news.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Nearly There...

Last week was half term which we split spending half the week at my mum's house on the Isle of Wight in Freshwater and the last half of the week at home in Somerset. Fortunately we had some half decent weather the first half of the week and the last half was pretty much rained out... which was good for our new seeded lawn!

This week however the kiddies are back at school and I am back writing. My deadline for the first draft is Friday 20th June giving me almost three weeks to finish. This Friday's target was to reach the 60k mark and with my hubs away in London yesterday I got cracking and broke my personal best. I did 4000 words in a day which for me is amazing! Once or twice I've done 3.5k, but normally I do 1500 and I aim for 2000. So I was really chuffed. I was going to blog last night, but my head was killing me LOL from all the brain strain! 

I think I channelled J.K :D

Thursday, 22 May 2014

I've Got a Date!

With half term coming up tomorrow I'm heading to the Isle of Wight, with my lovely Hubs and kiddies, to see my mum. The manuscript is at 50k words which feels like an achievement, after the past couple of weeks I've had, with headaches and gardeners disrupting my life!

With approximately 25k words to go I am hoping that I can still publish before the summer holidays. In fact I have pencilled in a date... 14th July. My plan is to give myself 3 weeks writing and 3 weeks editing. Yes I'm going to be VERY busy!

But it will be totally worth it when I can kick back and enjoy our first summer in Somerset!

Enjoy the Half Term people and I'll be back writing on June 2nd!