Why Did I Choose to Write About Domestic Abuse?

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by the very lovely Deb Nam-Krane over at Written By Deb.  The interview focused on my debut novel Tainted Love, wherein Faith McKenzie is the wife of wealthy psychiatrist, Calvin. Over twenty-five years their relationship is tested with unexpected pregnancies, tragedies, successful business empires, and of course the […]

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#TemptationTuesday – Inside All Night Long

 It’s Tuesday so here’s a little bit of temptation. Here’s something from one of my NaNoWriMo projects a couple of years ago All Night Long. Christina Hughes-Ellis has been scared by the man she loved after he is killed on their wedding day. His secret life unravels and Chrissie has lots of questions and no […]

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Today, Something Really Awesome Happened

So this week the M word (see page tab above) has given me hell. More than usual and more than I’ve been able to cope with. There’s been tears and there‘s been sick days in bed. Now I do not take kindly to staying in bed all day long. Migraine or no migraine. I just […]

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Meet Darryl, Faith’s Little Brother. – Excerpt from Behind Closed Doors

For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook last week I shared an excerpt from Behind Closed Doors on my Facebook Author page. Here’s the excerpt for you if you didn’t get to read it. Behind Closed Doors “Welcome to my world” Sean sighed raising his bottle to toast the evening. It wasn’t […]

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Ask Faith: What Brings You Joy?

Last week I introduced a new regular feature on my blog called “Ask Faith“. With so many people connecting with Tainted Love’s Faith McKenzie through her story, I wanted to bring you the opportunity to get to know her a little more.  Do you want to know what her favorite color is? Or maybe if […]

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What Would You Ask Tainted Love’s Faith McKenzie?

I’ve had such a wonderful response to Tainted Love: The Faith McKenzie Story.  As many of you know, at twenty years old Faith, an intelligent student nurse, unexpectedly became pregnant and married her fiance, Calvin. Over the next twenty years their marriage decays under Calvin’s unpredictable and increasingly violent temper. The couple have four children […]

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Light and Shadow by @PattiLarsen (HCN#11)

 Come the Brotherhood.  You must be careful. I turn toward the voice, see a shape floating next to me in the dark, glowing softly iridescent, all the colors of the rainbow and others for which I have no names. Of what? The sound and feel of the shape is feminine. She lifts her arm and […]

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First Plane – by Patti Larsen – Hayle Coven Novels #10

OH. MY. GOD. Stop everything you are doing right now GO READ THIS BOOK! I know I only posted on book 9 of the HCN series, Divided Heart, last week but I was holding out until I’d finished my uni work and eventually caved in to read it. And even though I didn’t love it, […]

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Excerpt – Life’s A Ball?

I began writing Life’s A Ball? way back in 2007. Finished the first draft in 2009 and Thought I was finally finished with it in 2011. But I’m not a 100% happy with it. I’ve not posted for a while I’ve been busy with my uni work and I’m currently writing the 2nd in the […]

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Divided Heart by Patti Larsen (HCN #9)

Oh my! We left Syd in Wilding Springs as the new co-coven leader of the Hayle Coven and about to embark on college. With no first chapter I had no idea what to expect from Divided Heart.  So … Here comes Harvard. Syd is looking forward to a life where being a witch is normal. […]

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