Best Reads of 2018 and A Happy New Year!

2018 has been a bit of an odd year for me. Mostly because health issues meant I achieved so little. One thing I did manage to do, though, was READ! So much so, I surpassed my reading challenge and almost doubled my intake against my goal.

How was your reading this year? Remember, it’s okay to not hit your reading goals, because, well … life, right? It happens.

Anyhoo, I thought I’d take a few moments to share my most remembered, or favourite reads of the year we’re leaving, just in case any of you guys wanted to check them out.

So, in no particular order:

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You can check any of these out, or add them to your Goodreads list, by clicking on the cover image.
And you can check out the whole of my 2018 reading spurge HERE!

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Feel free to share your favourite reads of 2018 – I love hearing about new authors and books to check out.

And in the meantime …

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Happy Book Birthday to #CORNERED w/ #Giveaway

Available NOW (squeeeeee!) …

CORNERED

And the blurb:

Daniel Larsen is playing a dangerous game, and he doesn’t even know it.

 A two-wheeled speedster. A little redhead in a bar. Evenings spent away from his pack. Innocent enough for most, but for Danny, the combination leads down a path of destruction and straight to a hell he doesn’t even see coming.

Entangled in a nightmare that started with his own brother and the cat he brought into their home, Dan’s driving himself toward a solitary existence—except for the curvaceous Olivia Fanella. Seduced by his new companion, and happy to ignore the divide growing between himself and the pack, Danny is oblivious to the trap being laid out for him.

Before long, Danny’s integrity gets questioned. His loyalty gets questioned. Hell, he even questions himself.

On top of that, just when he believes life might be going a little better, he gets served the roughest shot he could never have imagined—not even in his worst nightmares—and Danny has no idea how to come back from a hit like that.

**Cornered contains scenes that some readers might find upsetting**

 CORNERED is available NOW.

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the most spectacular sex scene ive ever read! And I mean ever! ~ Maghon, Happy Tails & Tales

Meet Daniel Larsen and fall in love a little!

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Add CORNERED to your Goodreads.


Other titles by J.A. Belfield:

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Titles included: Darkness & Light, Blue Moon, Resonance, Caged & Unnatural.

On Darkness & Light:

If I did not have to eat or sleep I would have read in one seating.

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Once again, J.A. Belfield has blown me away!

On Resonance:

Resonance is the WAY TO SHORT, heart breaking, hungering, pulse fastening, amazing, loving, tear jerking […], fairytale ending, plot twisting, novella to keeps us […] satisfied until Caged gets published.

On Caged:

CAGED is more than just a pretty cover—this book tastes as good as it looks!

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This book will knock your socks off.

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About the author:

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Best known for her Holloway Pack Stories, J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, two dogs she treats like babies, and a cat that drives her nuts. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.

Find her here:

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Pink Hair, Blue Hair by the ‘other me’ is here! #kidlit #picturebooks

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is HERE!

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We are all unique!

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is a wonderful celebration of being ourselves, whoever we are – a must read for children everywhere.

Release Date: July 16th, 2015

What reviewers are saying about Pink Hair, Blue Hair:

This is a cute colorful children’s book that teaches we are unique from the color of our hair to the pants we wear and that it is Ok. Love being you. ~ Kimberly, Caffeinated Book Reviewer


 

Like a favorite teddy bear, your child will keep this book close by and read it often. ~ Wendy


Treat the kids just in time for the summer holidays.

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And don’t forget to add Pink Hair, Blue Hair to your Goodreads.

Other titles by Jenna Lyn Field:

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About the author:

Author of children’s picture books, Jenna Lyn Field lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a scrawny cat that drives her insane.

Jenna also writes adult fiction under the name J.A. Belfield.

Find her here:

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COVER REVEAL: Make Believe Anthology

You might recall, around 10 days ago, I announced that my short story, ESCORT TO INSANITY, had been contracted for the MAKE BELIEVE anthology.

Well, the time has come to share the cover and blurb.

Here’s the cover:

It’s so pretty. LOVE the red against the white.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand here’s the blurb:

Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski

An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place. 

With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford

There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death.

After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn’t the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

Birthright by Lynda R. Young

Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible. 

She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she’s never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.

Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

Petrified by Kelly Said

A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow.  Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either. 

The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who’s just as isolated as Sterling, he’ll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton

Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra—a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired.

The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield

From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can’t help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong.

Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems—ones from which she’ll have to find the courage just to survive.

Yeah, mine’s the crazy sounding one. 😉

Well, what did you expect?

So, whatcha thunk? Like?

MAKE BELIEVE will be available December 3rd. 🙂

Pssst, if ya wanted to add it to your Goodreads in the meantime, all’s ya gotta do is click on the link. 😉

NEWS: Escort to Insanity is Contracted!

Sometime last winter, around November time, my editor approached me with a propostion.

“Hey,” she said, “we’re thinking of making a winter anthology for December 2012. We want you to be the headliner. You interested?”

“Sure,” I said. Coz I was.
So then I had a problem. I’d agreed to provide a story. But I had no story.

Last time they asked me for an antho submission, I gave them a Holloway Pack short.

I couldn’t do that this time.

Because, due to the fact the anthology will be released the same day that Blue Moon launches, I have no Holloway Pack happenings that will fit into that slot time-wise.

About that moment, when realisation sank in, my head kinda went ‘Eeeeeeeeeeek!’

Because it meant I had to write a new story. One at fairly short notice. One with an unfamiliar plotline. One set in a ‘world’ I’d had no time to get to understand. One with new characters I knew absolutely nothing about.

But I panicked not. Okay, not much.

I simply took a singular idea that popped into my head … wrote down around 300 words to solidify that said idea would be where the story would start … and kept going back to it and playing around with the folks like they were Barbie and Ken on a bender … and voila …

ESCORT TO INSANITY was born.

It’s different to Holloway Pack. Different cast. Different tone. Different (dare I say it?) supes.

And I just recently signed a contract for it.

So it’s official.

I’m heading up a winter anthology.

MAKE BELIEVE is coming December 2012.

You can find out about the other contributing authors at: Jennifer M. Eaton | Jenny Keller Ford | Terri Rochenski | Kelly Said | Lynda Young

Exciting, no?