Can You Explore A Character’s Backstory Too Much?

I recently posted this question on facebook and got a resounding…  YES!! The majority has spoken. Okay, it was only 3 people who replied however, I admire and respect their opinions and they all said YES! ! ! So, I’m going to give you a little back story myself…and the reason I was pondering this question at all. […]

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Novel Excerpt – Tainted Love

I’m very excited about my latest working in progress.. Tainted Love. Its part of a new series I’ve begun about what happened behind the closed doors of the McKenzie household and its effects on the children as adults.  I’ve been  eager to share an extract for a couple of weeks… I hope you enjoy it […]

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Your Character vs Your Genre??

 There’s hot debate in my world at the moment about the messages we writers are sending and while I am greatly opinionated to one side of the debate I’m going to save that for another day. But it’s really got me thinking about what we’re doing with our craft. You spend time with your character. […]

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Never Say Never

Last summer I bought three books by the same author. They weren’t my usual romance sub-genre but the back blurbs sold them really well. However I never finish the first chapter of the first book. There was nothing wrong with writing and I can still remember the detail and the scenes fairly well. But the […]

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Book Review: The Long Lost by Patti Larsen

SYD’s BACK! ! ! And I was so hoping that Syd would be because the perfect world Syd fought for was left balancing on that frustrating edge authors like to call “leaving for the readers imagination”. It’s amazing, its been 5 months since I read The Wild and yet the second I opened The Long […]

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Best Friends Forever by Patti Larsen

Fasten your seat belt because Emily is going to grab your hand and drag you along a gripping ride. And you don’t want to miss this! Tragically touched by the loss of her best friends Emily is shocked from her cloud of depression when her brother goes missing. The police are useless but her parents […]

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Diamond City (The Diamond City Trilogy #3) by Patti Larsen

Fresco has something everyone wants; ultimate freedom. When the evil corporation attempt to replace a drug more lethal than Wasteland its Time for Fresco to take the fight off the streets and back to The Diamond City. Will Fresco trigger the hidden kill switch inside every genetically modified child and kill the experiment? Nothing irritates […]

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Book Review: Wasteland by Patti Larsen

Fresco’s Back! But he’s tainted by the betrayal, abduction and loss of many loved ones. He has inner demons as well as outer ones. In taking on the corporation who destroyed the only place he found peace Fresco discovers the truth about the drug ‘Wasteland’, the experiment he was born into, and the heritage he […]

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Fresco – The Diamond City Trilogy #1 – By Patti Larsen

For those of you who know me, my writing and the books I read, you’ll know I live in a rose tinted happy ever after, head in the clouds fiction kind of world. But you’ll also know before Christmas I discovered a new author who had me on the edge of my seat and forgetting […]

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Book Review: Me before You by Jojo Moyes

Lou and Will are the unlikeliest of people to ever meet, the unlikeliest of people to ever become friends, and the unlikeliest of people to ever fall in love, but they do. I don’t want to say anymore because following their journey is to discover a whole different side of this world we live. It’s […]

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