Monday, 29 June 2015

Dream a Little Dream

It's almost here and I'm waiting for it patiently. I know the earth won't move any differently, but nevertheless... a goal I set two years ago will happen. 

My debut novel RACING HEART, will be published by Safkhet Soul and if you want to be one of the first to read it, you can pre-order on any Amazon site. (I'm repeating myself here, right?)

A few years ago, when my life centred around only one thing, I stopped, breathed and thought about it. 

I finally realised that I'm much more than that one thing, and that I'm good at other things too (by the way - I'm still not a master of that one thing, but I'm learning along the way).
So it was then that I sat down at my computer and looked for a long forgotten file; the one that contained every single thing I've ever written. You know, I don't delete anything I've written. Not even if I think it's utterly crap. 

The reason for that is because I once accidently deleted the complete file of my new novel - all together one whole night's work, around 15000 words. 

Well, actually I didn't delete it - what's worse is that I forgot to save it while I was typing it, and when the devil has its youngsters then he has a thousand of them and when the morning came we had a power cut. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, was lost. I never tried to re-write it, although parts of the story are still in my head. Something prevents me from doing so... even after almost two decades. Crazy, right? But that's how it is...  

When I found that long forgotten file, it was a turning point. I set myself a goal that in three years from then, I would write a novel in English, I would sign a publishing contract and my novel - the first one in English - would be published. 

The only thing I can say is - it's not yet been three years. And it's so nice to see it 'up there'... 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Book Cover Tour Sign Up

For all the book bloggers out there...

Brook Cottage Books kindly agreed and took me under their wing to organize the Book Cover Tour for my debut novel 

(Publisher: Safkhet Soul) which will be released on 1st July 2015 and it's already available for pre-order on Amazon.

For all the details about the Book Cover Tour - please, visit their page directly - Book Cover Tour Sign Up. 

Thank you!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Racing Heart - Book Blurb

I know I raced with the news about the publication day - 1st July 2015 - of my debut novel Racing Heart

Finally today I'm revealing you also - if you haven't checked already on Safkhet Publishing  or on Amazon - Racing Heart the novel's blurb:

At age twenty-five Desire Hart has experienced almost too much.

Taking drastic measures and changing everything in her life; her identity, her hometown and the country of residence, she hopes her new life will help her find her kidnaped son. Desire is determined that nothing will prevent her achieving her goal. Not even love which has led her to skate on thin ice in the past once too many times.

One spring evening she meets the golden boy of F1 racing, Lorcan Shore, and finds herself falling for him. Struggling to supress that feeling, she realises he might help her get closer to the child she starts to undoubtedly believe is her long lost son.

But nothing goes according to, what she believes, so well planned actions. Everything goes wrong. Her identity is revealed by the press, Lorcan experiences the unexpected racing accident and she finds out that the trail she was given leads her to another dead end. In despair she does, what she does best; she runs away.

Set against the glamorous backdrops of Monaco, Paris and Nice, 'Racing Heart' mixes romance and mystery as Desire struggles to come to terms with her past and learns how to accept love into her life once again.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Open for pre-order

And it's almost alive... my debut novel Racing Heart published by Safkhet Publishing; as an e-book, is now ready for pre-order on Amazon Kindle Store. You can choose between:

etc... You know the drill... :) 

Don't be shy... if pre-ordered now, you'll get it on 1st July, 2015 when it's its publication day - just in time before your holidays. 

It couldn't be better, right?


Friday, 19 June 2015

Book Cover Reveal

So here it is. I hope you like it. I do.

Book cover for my debut novel Racing Heart, published by Safkhet Publishing on 1st July 2015. (Yes, I'll remind you about this date a lot!)

In finding love, Desire faces a tough question; will love make her stronger, or will it prevent her from finding her kidnapped son?

All comments welcomed.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Find me... at

The good news spreads around the world... Thank you Roy... xx

Publication date

I'm very delighted to tell you that the publication date for my first novel 


(Race your heart around the bend with Racing Heart)

has been set and the date you have been waiting for is:  1st July 2015. 

In finding love, Desire faces a tough question; will love make her stronger, or will it prevent her from finding her kidnapped son? 

Interested to find the answer?... 

Cover reveal to follow... Soon!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Six things that distract me

There's no doubt about it - several things distract me from writing. We all have our own distractions and these are mine:

- Second: Facebook. Oh yes. When I sit down at the computer, the first thing I do is check what my friends have been doing. I can't help it. Although if I'm out of WiFi reach, I can easily live without it, and, to be honest,  I get a lot of work done then. ;)

- Third: Twitter. I have to know what new debates are going on there. Friday is always a busy day. :)

- Fourth: Different occasions; birthdays, celebrations, gatherings, etc.

- Fifth: Family. Luckily I'm a night owl, so most of my writing is done at night, when my family goes to sleep and the house is silent and still. So my family shouldn't really be a distraction, but... they can slow me down if they don't fall asleep 'on time'... (joking)

- Sixth: books, books and, did I mention, books. I love to read and, like most book nerds, I always have a book or my Kindle with me. If I get a chance to open it, I do. But there is also one more positive thing about carying around either of them. I don't mind (too much) if I have to wait; whether that's in the post office, or in any waiting room. I take a book out of my bag and, voila, I'm relaxed and not angry.

So you're probably wondering why I started with Number Two and I'm sure you think Facebook is Number One, and I've made a mistake. I haven't. 

The Number One thing that distracts me from writing is my job. 
I'm still employed full-time (thank god for that) so those eight hours per day (at least) from Monday to Friday are, let's face it, a distraction. 
I can think about plots, characters, plot twists, settings etc., when I'm involved in all the other things that distract me from ACTUAL writing... but not my job. My work is not something I can take lighlty and I'm not the sort of person who would take it lightly.

No matter what I do, I do it at 100%. I can't do it any differently. 

These are my greatest distractions. What distracts you from what you love to do most?