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Monday, 22 September 2014

Day 1 flying With Fire Review Tour

So today Gabby over at What's Beyond Forks kicked off the Flying With Fire review tour with a bang! She says "There are dark and crazy twists with some time travel mixed in, and you just don't know what to expect from one page to the next." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Head over to her book blog to read her full review!

Another two reviews have come in from the UK & US administrators on the FB page, Claire & Marley. I have posted them below as they don't have their own blogs.

Flying with fire! Another great book from the author Emma Mills. This book is a prequel to the Witchblood series looking a little at Brittany's time at the boarding school, but in this book Brittany isn't the main character, it's a new character called Brooke and I loved this twist and was excited to learn about all the new characters including Brooks love interest Leo. This book had it all and kept me wanting to carry on reading all the way through and I'm hoping that the author continues telling Brooke and Leo's story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book has a great story to it. We are introduced to a new character which her story seemingly attaches to another character we met in Witchcraft. In Flying With Fire, we meet an extraordinary girl, Brooke, who is unconscious of the power she can elicit. We travel back in time and into the future with Brooke. We learn that there are certain people working against her and trying to suppress her wonderous power. Brooke fights with all her might to save others and some one who may potentially be a love interest. Emma Mills writes a dark tale compared to her previous books. This book gives you hope that her magnificent writing will develop other dark stories with themes of 
fighting what is right. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Remember that Flying With Fire is on promotion this week and is only 99p /c so grab it now before it goes back full price!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Review Tour and lots of Reading!

I can't quite believe how fast time is flying currently. These last couple of weeks in Sept are the last I'm dedicating to Flying With Fire before I move on. So I have reduced the digital price to just 99p... or cents! If you haven't already bought it grab it quick because it will be going full price again in October.

I have a review tour kicking off on Monday over at 'What Beyond Forks'. For the full list click the 'Tour Schedule' tab above. If you have read the book please leave me an Amazon review. They are the most important thing for indie writers, and we really appreciate them!

Other than juggling life I have been doing a bit of reading over the last few weeks! I have read and thoroughly enjoyed the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I have also read the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver, and now I've just started Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Another book I read recently was The Spell of Summer by a fellow indie writer called Dianna Hardy. I loved this book and thoroughly recommend it for a light-hearted romantic read.

Words can change everything, but can they change your destiny?

Meredith is leading a straight-laced life in London with her straight-laced fiancé, determined to forget her reckless, wild-child past. They're about to get married.

Jamie is an old, poetic soul with a broken heart returning home to Cornwall to get his life back in order.

What binds them?

One chance meeting thirteen summers ago; one innocent spell spoken after one perfect night...

And now history is unravelling; the past and present, merging...

Words can change everything, but can they change your destiny?
And in the messy world of magic, what part does love play?
It's summer all over again, but the spell has only just begun.

My Review
I really enjoyed this book; and that was straight after reading The Book Thief (one of my most loved books!) In fact it is the perfect antidote for when you are feeling upset! I immediately fell in love with the two main characters Merri and Jamie. I thought they were believable and realistic. I adored that it was mainly set in beautiful Cornwall; the descriptions were vivid and never too involved. The story itself had just an ounce of magic peppering what is otherwise a contemporary romance. Of all Dianna's books this is my favourite. I heartily recommend you read it the next time you want a lift! 

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.