Lies for a Living available on Smashwords – isn't it romantic?

I’ve recently published my new adult contemporary romance trilogy on Smashwords.

What’s it about?

Image result for isn't it romanticWell, if you love that rom com Isn’t It Romantic on Netflix starring Rebel Wilson as a cynical young woman who wakes up in a romantic comedy with Liam Hemsworth,  you’ll love the first book, Backstage Heat.

Although mine isn’t a comedy, here are some weird similarities (keep in mind my books were originally published on Amazon in 2017 so I haven’t copied the movie):

  • Plus-size female lead
  • The super hot, successful love interest is a celebrity
  • Both of them are Aussies in a foreign city: mine is London, theirs is New York
  • The end message is self love
  • Karaoke!

You can find the books on Smashwords here, plus a special box set of all three books bundled together.

COVER REVEAL: NAME IN LIGHTS (Lies for a Living Box Set #1-3)

As a little surprise, the LIES FOR A LIVING trilogy will be released in a box set comprising of all three books for a discounted price than if you’d buy them all separately. NAME IN LIGHTS (Lies for a Living BoxN Set #1-3) will be released on 15 July 2017.

Here’s the cover and blurb:

In this special edition Box Set of the Lies for a Living trilogy, you will find all three Lies for a Living novellas bundled into one exclusive novel-length romantic adventure.

Contains:
Book #1: Backstage Heat
Book #2: Centre Stage
Book #3: Leading Lady

BACKSTAGE HEAT:

Curvy Aussie ex-pat Tori Walker never expected to catch the eye of the hottest actor on London’s West End.
Cameron Campbell is a notorious womaniser, and guys like him don’t notice girls like her – except he did, and now he wants her in his bed.
But Tori’s not prepared to share her darkest secret with London’s baddest playboy, even if she had been crushing on him for years.
Cameron had given up on finding love offstage, accepting an eternity of make-believe and losing himself in one night stands and booty calls.
When Tori enters Cameron’s life, he finds himself overcome with feelings that he thought were gone forever.
Can Tori learn to trust someone who lies for a living, or will Cameron lose her to her inner demons?

CENTRE STAGE

Tori and Cameron have spent three blissful months together flying under the radar of the paparazzi while Cameron completes his West End run of Wuthering Heights.
But then the paparazzi mysteriously start getting all the scoops on Cameron’s location and expose their secret relationship, bringing up questions about the notorious former playboy’s faithfulness while swamping them with obsessed fans who hate Tori because she managed to snag the object of their lust.
Tori desperately wants to trust her man who lies for a living, but has he gone back to his old ways, or are the paparazzi just after juicy gossip?
Meanwhile, a dangerously obsessed stalker might put their liaison to an end once and for all…

LEADING LADY

Tori and Cameron are newly engaged, but Cameron’s off to Hawaii for six months to shoot an action film while Tori’s stuck in London.
Desperately bored and lonely, Tori decides to spice things up by auditioning for a local band looking for a new lead singer.
When she meets the enigmatic, irresistible Kai Henderson, resident tattooed and pierced bad boy keyboardist, sparks fly.
Cameron may have a reputation as a sleep-around, but Tori trusts him despite the distance. Can she trust herself with a hot rockstar who won’t take no for an answer?

Available for pre-order here.

COVER REVEAL: Leading Lady

As promised, LEADING LADY, Book 3 of the LIES FOR A LIVING trilogy will be released on June 17 (which is ONLY TEN DAYS AWAY!).

Here’s the cover and blurb:

Tori and Cameron are newly engaged, but Cameron’s off to Hawaii for six months to shoot an action film while Tori’s stuck in London.

Desperately bored and lonely, Tori decides to spice things up by auditioning for a local band looking for a new lead singer.

When she meets the enigmatic, irresistible Kai Henderson, resident tattooed and pierced bad boy keyboardist, sparks fly.

Cameron may have a reputation as a sleep-around, but Tori trusts him despite the distance

Can she trust herself with a hot rockstar who won’t take no for an answer?

It is available to pre-order on Amazon here.

COVER REVEAL: Centre Stage

As promised, CENTRE STAGE, Book 2 of the LIES FOR A LIVING trilogy will be released on May 13 (which is ONLY TEN DAYS AWAY!).

Here’s the cover and blurb:

Tori and Cameron have spent three blissful months together flying under the radar of the paparazzi while Cameron completes his West End run of Wuthering Heights.

But then the paparazzi mysteriously start getting all the scoops on Cameron’s location and expose their secret relationship, bringing up questions about the notorious former playboy’s faithfulness while swamping them with obsessed fans who hate Tori because she managed to snag the object of their lust.

Tori desperately wants to trust her man who lies for a living, but has he gone back to his old ways, or are the paparazzi just after juicy gossip?

Meanwhile, a dangerously obsessed stalker might put their liaison to an end once and for all…

It will be made available for pre-order soon.

NaNoWriMo Prep in October – The Writing Playlist

Every year I prepare a writing playlist specifically for NaNoWriMo. Sometimes I need absolute silence to write, other times I can do with some tunes to get me in the right frame of mind.

I find that film soundtracks work best of all.

This year I discovered Spotify. It’s a free web player with a massive library of albums. The only downside is that sometimes they put in ads, but that’s OK because they tend to only last for about 30 seconds. It can be frustrating interrupting your music flow, but for a free web player i won’t be complaining.

NOTE – I tried using the Spotify app on my phone, but it’s not the same. Selecting a playlist led to other random songs being played as well. Only on the web player and on tablets does it actually do what you want it to do.

Here is this year’s playlist, thanks to Spotify:


Spotify says it’s about 6 hours worth of music. It’s remarkably different to my 2011 NaNo soundtrack which eventually consisted of one song played on repeat.