Author Sophia Valentine


Today I’d like to introduce Sophia Valentine, author, lifestyle and book blogger, and fashionista.

Sophia Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit England, which in a way, will always be home. Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper. Her interests include reading, shopping, sunbathing, and watching shows like Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and Gossip Girl.

For more information, please visit: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books.  If you join her newsletter, you will be the first to receive sneak peeks of chapters, teasers, news, giveaway prizes and more!

The title of her Erotic romance is ‘HIS CONFESSION’ and will be published by Limitless Publishing on the 16th February.  Get your fingers ready to order it from Amazon because you’re going to be blown away by it!

When Gabriella Woods finds matches to a gentleman’s club in her fiancés pocket, her suspicion’s require a search for answers.

At the club, she realises, it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted…

It’s her own.

The owner, Darion Milano comes into her life–daring, intriguing, and unpredictable.

Unable to get him out of her head, against Darion’s explicit warning, Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his deepest desires.

They became the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knew.

Until his confession changes everything.

Her heart is telling her to stay. Her instinct is telling her to run. She can never match his outrageous ex-wife, and become the fun fearless woman that he craves, or can she?

Discover a world of sex, secrets and seduction.

 

Stay tuned for an exclusive author interview and more details about her book!

 

 

 

 

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New Header


Hi,

Some of you may have noticed that new header on this blog.  It’s made up of just some of the books  my poetry has been published in.

Love Tele

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Books Books Books….


These are just some of the books that I’ve promoted on this blog… don’t they look pretty?

 

 

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Introducing Iris Blobel


I met Iris Blobel this week (courtesy of Facebook).  She told me she was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Australia only in the late 1990’s and that having had the travel bug most of her life, she spent quite some time living in Scotland and London, as well as in Canada, where she actually had met her future husband.  I think that we’ll say she’s Australian (mainly).

Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but she now states that her laptop is a constant companion. I’m sure we can all identify with that one.

Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters, as well as her two dogs. In addition to her job at a private school she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio making good use of all that travelling.

All of this brings us neatly to her latest publication ‘I Think I love you’ in her Australian Sports Stars series.

Australian Sports Stars Series FB BANNER

 

I Think I love you

 

Blurb:

Markus DeLeon and Sarah Winter’s lives couldn’t be more different…

After three years away as the goalkeeper for an English soccer club, Markus has been happy to be back in Australia. He’d missed his family and friends, including Sarah. He’s known her since childhood, and often protected her from the teasing of other children and the troubling consequences of a broken home.

When they attend their friends’ wedding, a new light is cast on their friendship…

Sarah is fresh out of a bad relationship, and Markus has always been the one she can confide in. Maybe it’s the magic of the wedding—or how stunning he looks in a tux—but the attraction between them intensifies in ways they’d never imagined.

But sometimes when risking what you have, you might lose everything…

Following a passionate encounter, Markus isn’t sure how to handle this new aspect of his relationship with Sarah, and literally flees the scene for the coast. Sarah is unsure how to react to his sudden departure, but is soon knocked off course by misunderstandings and a frightening family emergency.

Markus realises his mistake and wants to make things right, but he also faces obstacles. He’s been offered an exciting new job, and an attractive newcomer to the neighbourhood is eager to claim his attention, though the last thing Markus needs is another confusing relationship.

 Can Sarah and Markus face the fear and doubt—and the potential loss of their lifelong friendship—to give their love a chance?

 

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 Where to buy:

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Think-Love-Australian-Sports-Star-ebook/dp/B010FW81H6/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435369230&sr=1-7&keywords=iris+blobel&pebp=1435369253806&perid=1VDN15GQXPDC2RNFQHVK

 

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Love-Australian-Sports-Star-ebook/dp/B010FW81H6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1435369528&sr=8-4&keywords=iris+blobel

 

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Think-Love-Australian-Sports-Star-ebook/dp/B010FW81H6/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1435369595&sr=8-8&keywords=iris+blobel

If you want to contact Iris she can be found by clicking on the following links:

Blog: www.iris-b.blogspot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/irisblobel

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4067254.Iris_Blobel

Twitter: @_iris_b

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/iblobel/

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/107759085454255573026/posts

 

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Introducing Andrea Murray


Andrea is the author of YA paranormal and Science Fiction novels. Her current book is called Contra and is book two of the ‘Omni Duology’. Omni is a dystopian novel based on the love story of Paris and Helen from Greek mythology featuring a couple who will do anything to stay together amongst the chaos of a fractured world.

Since taking over the US government, the Omni party has created a perfect existence where each citizen has a specific role in one of the four strata. Enter Pierce who has dreams of leaving the strata he’s in. When circumstances bring him and Harmony together forcing the couple to fight against the system.  In Contra they have to find a way back to one another when the Omni government would do anything to stop them.

 

Omni

Dystopian fiction (sometimes combined with, but distinct from apocalyptic literature) is the opposite: creation of an utterly horrible or degraded society that is generally headed to an irreversible oblivion, or dystopia.

Andrea has four previous publication, all with Booktrope. The Vivid Trilogy (Vivid, Vicious, and Vengeance) is a paranormal romance with a strong female protagonist, think super-hero!

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All of her books can found on Amazon and are worth getting for the covers alone!

Contra is out now!

http://www.amazon.com/Contra-Omni-Duology-Book-2-ebook/dp/B017Y1ZS9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447894043&sr=8-1&keywords=contra+andrea+murray

 

Andrea is currently working on what she believes will be a ghost story but she isn’t quite sure yet!  :)

To contact her you can check out her website:
http://byandreamurray.com/
Or twitter:
https://twitter.com/byandreamurray
Or even her Facebook profile:
www.facebook.com/andreamurrayfanpage

 

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Bringing you Author J A Kerr….


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When and Can’t.


When you see the pain we have hidden inside,
When you see the fears that we can’t hide.
When you see the horror of all that we know,
Can’t you understand our longing to go?

When you see just what it is to be me?
Can’t you just let me be free?

When you think you can understand,
Can’t you let go of my hand?

When you see that I can’t go on
Can’t you just let me be gone?

When you see
Can I be free?

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The Vampire Diaries


Season 7. 

I don’t just get it.

I’m trying to follow the time jump of 3 years but there isn’t enough detail about what is happening in 3 years to give you a narrative even when you’ve untangled all the new relationships between the main characters.

Meanwhile Elena is languishing in a coma and can only wake up if Bonnie dies.   Which she totally doesn’t have a track record of doing.

This plot point puzzles me because how many times has Elena been about to die? Klaus alone, was planning to kill her many times and everyone came up with scheme after scheme to keep her alive and now they just let her slumber in the coffin?  Does that make sense?

Then you have the Heretics, powerful witch-vampires who couldn’t figure out how to escape a prison world even though they can wipe out a town in five minutes?  So how are our desperate crew going to combat this threat?

Apparently by not talking to each other or coming up with a plan.

That always works right?

There were major qualms about the show managing to carry on after one of the main characters has left the show and by giving it a time jump as one of the main plot points it has focused the audience on the remaining cast.

Still, if you have un-likeable characters, Julian for example, and you add in an unexplained time jump, plus no sign that you are even looking to solve the Elena problem then you are going to lose viewers.  Pretty sure that I’m going to be one of them.

 

 

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Heaven Sent? Return to Sender more like… (Spoilers included)


So I’ve been scathing about Dr Who lately.

A lot really.

But it’s hard to accept that a show you are a fan off can be so … anti-climatic.

Okay, so I hate Peter Capaldi in the role I think we all realise that by now.  He just isn’t the Doctor and I am getting so fed up with people telling me I’m wrong. It’s my opinion folks, you like him – then that is your opinion… deal with it.

Saturday’s episode, ‘Heaven Sent’ saw Peter Capaldi having out of body experiences, talking to himself in the guise of a dead Clara and punching through something harder than diamonds.

Obviously in order to get to the bit where he could punch through this wall he first had to leave himself clues and then solve his own clues.  Confused yet? Not forgetting that this apparently took him millions of years and several thousand deaths.  Luckily he was able to use the transporter to bring back a version of himself so that when he died he also lived.

So why didn’t he leave himself the clue of creating some explosive compound that would help get through the wall?

Why did he have to punch a hole big enough for an elephant to get through?

And then we got the thing that Moffat has been leading up to all season. His destination. Not so much a surprise with the amount of hints that Moffat has been dropping in all of his interviews lately!

And it turns out that he’s been in his own confession disc all along! How amazing was that.. especially as it ties in nicely with the beginning episode.  How’s that for amazing continuity?  And of course some of that wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff.

So there he is, in the middle of a desert standing looking around and then from out of nowhere a young kid comes and stands next to him.  Convenient or what? So all full of vengeance for Clara and full of pent up feelings he turns to the boy and tells him to go off and tell them he’s coming!!

Er, he who?   Does the boy ask who he is or who he’s supposed to tell? Or does he just run off? Is the boy some kind of lookout?

It’s all nicely set for the finale next week when we’ll get the answers to all those pesky questions … such as why am I still watching this?  Will Moffat quit anytime soon? How can anyone watch this and think it’s good TV?

 

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Over the past few months I’ve been going through a lot of changes and coping with a lot of things all at once, most of them bad.   I’ve discovered strength, hope and compassion.  I’ve had support from surprising people and been let down by those I thought would be there.

Surprisingly I don’t hold grudges,  I used too.  There were things done to me, and others that I care for, that I could never bring myself to forgive and I let this scar me.  It held me back. It was safer to hate than it was to forgive.

Just because I’ve let a lot of negative stuff go doesn’t mean that I am now a better person.  I’m far too wrapped up in my own stuff,  I appreciate that everyone goes through stuff but my stuff is more important somehow.  Is this selfish?  Maybe. Possibly.

But I’ve learnt that I have to care about me.  I have to defend me.  I have to have my best interests at heart.  I’m alone and I have to do everything.

When caring about me it means taking time out to think about what is good for me rather than what I want.  It’s about making sure I make good choices, not just because they are good choices but because my choices impact on the people around me.

Saying I’m sorry.  This is such a hard thing.  Sometimes we don’t realise that we are the ones who have to apologise even when we’re the ones hurting.  It’s about accepting situations.  You know the mantra, grant us the serenity to accept things, courage to change and wisdom to accept.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,The courage to change the things I can,And the wisdom to know the difference.

That is what we all need to do.  But also we need to apologise to ourselves. We do stuff that gets us hurt, adds damage and then as the roller-coaster of emotions hit us from our actions, or in some instances our inactions, we rarely take the time out to apologise to the one we’ve hurt the most; ourselves.

So this is a new mantra, a new start and a new reach for peace.

It doesn’t mean that I’m suddenly a new person. It doesn’t mean that I’ve suddenly changed.  It just means that I’m going to focus on moving forward and not looking back.

Namaste y’all.

Love Tele

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