Tainted Gold Update!

Hello All,

I know, it has been a while. Surprisingly, life has been busy and so have I. However, I’m getting back on schedule with my writing, even though I will be starting a BA course in October, doing an Creative Writing and English Literature course. Exciting stuff!

Well, I’m very close to completing Tainted Gold, my M/M Fantasy/Romance. I’m hoping to finish the first draft by the end of September and send to beta readers for feedback, before redrafting and preparing for self-publishing.

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Synopsis:

Dietrich Messenger has lived a privileged life since coming into his powers as a Magus. Living within one of the Magical Realms, allows him to pursue the life he wants, without worrying about consequences. If he could put his life into words, it would be ‘perfect’.

However, in one night his life is turned upside down. He becomes the centre of attention with the Magical Realm Enforcement Bureau, after a young woman is killed at a club he frequents.

Not sure where to turn, he takes it upon himself to clear his name, only to collide with a fire demon by the name of Krellis. Unsure whether to truly trust Krellis, he accepts his help in hunting down this murderer but what is Krellis hiding?

Will the real murderer be found before Dietrich is sentenced for crimes he didn’t commit? What is Krellis hiding and what does it have to do with Dietrich?

Fate can be a real bitch!

Now … I thought I would intrigue you all with sneak peak at chapter one (first draft). I would like to ask that you ignore the bad spelling, grammar and punctuation.

CHAPTER ONE

Tangled in a mess of red sheets, moaning at the light from the morning, which had managed to find its way passed the Venetian blind, lay one very grumpy Dietrich Clive Messenger. The muscles in his arms flexed and rippled, as he draped them over his eyes, in an attempt to hinder the glaring morning from proceeding to wake him further; his mess of black hair was a sharp contrast against the red covers, which hid the rest of his olive, toned body.

Dietrich had never been a morning person, he hated how bright and chipper everything was, including the people. Give him the darkness of the night any day of the week that was when he was at his best; especially at the clubs and bars. He wasn’t a big drinker, but he did love to dance and party the night away; the only time those evenings were perfect, were when he found some sexy young thing to take home with him.

With a sigh, he decided he couldn’t ignore the morning light much further and that it was about time to get his ass out of bed. Uncovering his face, he groaned, blinking against the harsh light that invaded his exotic charcoal coloured eyes. Rolling over on his side, he checked the clock on his bedside table; he moaned furiously as the little red digits told him it was eight-thirty-two in the morning.

‘Why the hell am I up this early? I doubt God would be awake at this time on a Sunday.’ With that said he sat up in his bed and rubbed the sleep from his eyes.

With a hearty yawn, he surveyed his bedroom. Apart from the obvious red covers, the rest of the room was decorated in creams and beige, from the walls all the way to the carpets and chairs. Dietrich liked clean, neutral colours, as well as order; every room in his large, fancy apartment was decorated pretty much the same – everything clean, tidy and orderly. However, he also enjoyed having that little something that represented chaos – with order always comes chaos – so in each room there was one object that stood out or didn’t quite go with its surroundings, much like his bright red bed sheets.

He stared at the mirrored wardrobe facing him and within seconds they opened, allowing him to peruse its contents. He had to admit, he did love being born a magus, it gave him so much freedom that he just wouldn’t have, if he was just a normal human. He especially liked the powers, as they came in so handy. However, all good things come with the bad; also known as ‘The Magi Elders’. They set down the law for all the witches, wizards, magi and magus alike; they knew if you break one of the laws, even before a person could say ‘I’m fucked.’

But even with the annoying elders, Dietrich always felt blessed he was born a natural magus – one born with power close to that of the elders – and in a world full of magic, and magical beings. Instead of living with other humans, he resides within another realm, a dimension for those with great power, whether a mage or demon. With a sigh, he clicked his fingers together, making a deep red shirt and a pair of black jeans fly out of the wardrobe, and land neatly on his bed.

‘Time to get up I suppose.’ He stretched; his toned muscles rippling. ‘But first, a shower.’ He retorted, as he scratched his head.

Last night he had partied hard, but it had also been strangely different … and eventful. And for some reason, he still didn’t feel right in his own skin. It wasn’t like him to feel perturbed by someone before, whether human or not, but last night had totally change his perception about himself. He could still feel those deep yellow-gold eyes drinking him in and making him shiver all over with pleasure. Now Dietrich wouldn’t usually mind this, but it wasn’t a woman that had found him so interesting, it was male and a demon to boot. He shook his head hard, trying to remove the image from his mind, but finding it futile.

Never before has someone shaken my confidence and my sexual orientation. Just what did he hold over me? He thought, biting at his plump pink lip. No! He wouldn’t think about him, he just needed to get dressed and take his mind off of everything.

‘It’s not like I’ll see him again anyway.’ He told himself; he figured if he kept telling himself that and said it out loud, that it would eventually ring true.

But with that demon’s vision in his mind, he felt movement between his legs. No! The mere through of that golden-eyed stranger had him aroused … and hard! Damn. Reaching below the covers he wrapped his hand around his throbbing shaft and began pumping away. Just don’t think of him, don’t think of him. He chanted in his mind, but his thoughts betrayed him and began unfolding visions of the two of them engrossed in each other’s bodies. The demon had pinned him to the bed, and was trailing his tongue down his defined chest, before pausing. Looking up, those golden eyes burned like molten magma, he smiled devilishly before wrapping his mouth around Dietrich’s member.

Dietrich groaned with pleasure, never had he felt this way about someone. Increasing the speed of his strokes, he tried to match his growing heat. His other hand clenched the bed sheets, as his imagination ran wild with sexual images of the two of them. A thin layer of perspiration covered his body, as he pumped harder and faster, wanting to reach the inevitable climax. Though, honestly he was annoyed at his reaction to these thoughts.

Finally, turning on his side, he cried out in pleasure; his throbbing member clenched, painful, at the intensity of his release. Panting, he lay there reeling at the idea that he had just got excited from an image a demon, and the fact that it was a man made it worse. Cringing at his own weakness, he gave himself a moment or two to let himself calm down before getting out of bed.

Wandering into bathroom, he enjoyed a long, hot shower. The pounding of the heated water against his skin, felt like a sweet dream. After finishing his shower, he returned to his room and got dressed. Wading into the large open-plan living room of his apartment; he made his way towards the ‘clinically’ white kitchen. But what to do for breakfast? He pondered, as he opened the fridge and stared hungrily at its contents. After a few moments, Dietrich grabbed a couple of eggs and some cranberry, and Wensleydale cheese – a cheese he’d come to develop a taste for, after visiting the mortal realm. A nice omelette always went down well when he didn’t know what else to eat. After laying them on the counter top, he grabbed the milk and closed the fridge door; he also needed his morning ‘wake-up’ coffee.

He rarely used magic unless he needed to; it was his grandmother that had taught him to only use his gift when necessary, though he did splurge occasionally – but only for himself. Other magical beings found him to be strange, and as a result they kept their distance from him. Not that he cared much; he figured that he was better off without them if they only wanted to be around him for his power.

After eating breakfast he lounged on the sofa, watching daytime TV. Which he never found to be interesting, but it was something to do while he let his food settle. As he flicked through the channels he found something that made him lean forward on his lovely, leather cream sofa. What he saw made his face twist into a mixture of shock, confusion and anger.

He had stopped on a news channel which was reporting on a story that had developed from the early hours of the morning, where by a young male had been found naked, raped and murdered in a local club known as ‘Vudoo’; which also happened to be one of Dietrich’s favourite watering holes. His eyes were glued to the set, as the reporter detailed the gruesome incident, including the location where the body was found and the state it was found in. He could hardly believe what he was seeing or hearing; since way before he was born, magic had been used to find out the killers by bringing back the spirits of the dead, so in the current era there were no murders.

‘Whoever did this must be an idiot, especially if they think they can get away with it.’ Dietrich mumbled to himself, thoroughly fixated on the TV. After a few more moments, he relaxed back into the sofa with a sigh, and raked his fingers through his damp hair.

I hope you liked it and hopefully it will be available to buy soon. All the Pleasure World Novels will be based within the other realms but will not follow on from each other – though the characters may know each other or know about them. I like to keep things interesting!

Now, I’m looking for beat readers for this lovely book, once finished. Please message me – I would love to include you.

Keep reading!
Gemma

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Autumn Tree Press #Podcast!

Hello All,

Well, I’ve had an exciting month. I’ve re-published Twilight House – Book 1, Twilight House Chronicles – and I’ve done my first ever PODCAST!!!

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It was exciting and nerve-wracking, I can tell you! However, I did enjoy it. I talked a bit about self-publishing, and writing. I also gave some useful information, and that I would include the links of some of the stuff, so here they are:

Editing Companies:

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http://www.castlerockediting.com

Links for Createspace:

Creating templates for book covers
– https://www.createspace.com/Help/Book/Artwork.do

Download word interior template – https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/InteriorPDF.jsp

Sites links for publishing ebooks:

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As I said, you can use Smashwords, however, not everyone has a good experience with them.

Now, I hope I remembered to include everything regarding links!

Remembers, if you want an author interview, to promote an upcoming book release or to promote your books in general, get a review read out, promote your business (writing and design services for authors only, please) or maybe you want to showcase your publishing company. Maybe you’re a blogger or reviewer offering services to authors/writers, or maybe you have some hints, tips and helpful links. If so, please get in touch.

Contact: Gemma
Email: autumntreepress@gmail.com

Good luck with your books!!

Gemma
Autumn Tree Press

#ValentinesDay Twilight HouseBook Release

AMAZING NEWS!!

Yep, you guessed it, Twilight House Chronicles, Book 1 is now available to purchase! I hope you will check it out!!!

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Blurb:
Moira Laird has had a difficult life, growing up without a real family; being shifted from one foster home to another. But now her life is about to change forever, after accepting a job at a local Twilight House – a refuge for Fae.

How will she fare with the prospect of ancient curses, Fae prophecies, rape, racist attacks and violence? With all that going on, will there be any room for love? Let’s face it … There has to be something better out there, right?

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I hope you will have a look, grab a coffee and enjoy a good read tonight!

Thanks
Gemma

Twilight House Chronicles – Update!

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Seasons Greetings my festive fearsome fans!

I have been busy these last few weeks. After having my lovely, wonderful beta readers check out Twilight House, I started editing it. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way. Instead of editing it, which should have taken half the time, I ended up re-drafting the whole book. Ooops! Anyway, I have since completed my ‘re-draft’ of Twilight House and it is now completed – so far as I’m aware.

I have since sent query letters to some agents and am currently awaiting their reply. I intend to send off to further agents this week – crosses fingers – and I hope to hear by the middle of next month whether anyone is interested! I would like it if an agent find my series enjoyable and worthy of a publishing contract, but there are so many talented writers out there trying to do the same as I, that I have no idea how I will do.

In the mean time, I am writing book 2 – Cursed Hearts – and hope to have it finished by the middle of next year; Gods and Goddess’s willing. I hope to have book 3 completed by the end of next year and then I will finish off Code Zero (Book 1 of Code Hacker Series). I will then redraft Cursed Hearts – unless I get a publishing contract of course, then  it will be full steam ahead and lots of revisions before even contemplating Code Zero.

I will say this though, if no agents if forthcoming and I find myself on the island of self-publishing, then that it what will happen. I will release Twilight House, within a few months of book 2 coming out. I want you to read the series as quickly as possible – I know you all will really enjoy it, as I have had some amazing feedback from my beta readers!!

Anyway, I better get back to writing. Unfortunately, these books don’t write themselves – shame really. Wouldn’t you just love it if you thought about a book and it wrote itself, whilst you carried on with your normal day-to-day life. That would be nice, weird, but nice!

Okay, I’m off. Time to finish writing and wrapping presents, a job made more fun with a 9 month old that likes to try and eat the paper, or play with all the toys!

Take care of yourself this Christmas!

Gemma

No Rest For The Wicked!!

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Hey my fiction followers,

Well, I’ve been editing Twilight House, or should I say, re-drafting. I started editing it and the next thing I knew, I’ve re-drafted nearly half the book. I’m a little excited, actually, as I didn’t realise how much I had changed as a writer of the last year, since originally writing this book. I think it’s even better than it was before and I can’t wait to re-release it. I’ve started writing up book 2 at the moment as well, it’s called Cursed Hearts. I’m hoping this will be a popular and interesting paranormal romance series for everyone to enjoy.

Whilst I’m here updating you all, I thought I should mention, I’ve nearly finished book 1 of Code Hacker Series – my sci-fi/dystopia series. I’m hoping to finished writing it by the February 2017, at which point I hope to be half way through Cursed Hearts. I hope the have Twilight House published by the beginning of 2017, the latest.

Both Code Zero and Twilight House will be on sale, upon completion, for £0.99 or $0.99. All the following book in each series with be £1.99 or $1.99. They will be available in paperback as well, as I know people love to hold a good book rather than a tablet when reading.

I’m hoping, as well, to be in contact with Deep Dark Woods, and have them sell my book in their small but growing indie/second hand book shop. They are local to Wolverhampton, but they travel and try to do a few venues here and there. I also hope that this will be a great relationship for selling all my books!!

On another note, I’m hoping to get the whole Twilight series finished in 2017 and most of the Code series done in the same year as well. Once those series are completed, I will be working on a male erotica series, as well a few stand alone books, which have worked their way into my never ending ideas for books.

Now, I want to remind you all. As I have different genre of books, I will be writing under different names. So, if you think, ‘hey, that’s not her.’ I suggest you read the copyright information, and you will find it is me.

Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful 2016 – what’s left of it and a fantastic Christmas!

Gemma
Fiction Alley Press

Brain Fried!

Seriously, I don’t know what has been wrong with me these last few weeks, but my brain is on a role. Last night, I had the most amazingly vivid dream. I dreamt up a Sci-Fi novel and, honestly, it was bloody fantastic. Now, how I’m going to write it up or even have time, what with all the other novels I need to write up and looking after a little one … forget my brain, I’m fried!

I was have been thinking about it, and I’ve decided I’m going to put certain novels and their series, on hold, at least whilst I have these new ones which are really tempting my tastebuds—figuratively speaking, of course!

I’ve decided to concentrate on Code Series, Pleasure World Novels, Last Train, Purgatory, Blind Obsession and this new one, which I have ye to name. I think you will love it when you read it … at least, I hope you do!

Well, I’m wittering on. I have to back to writing. This is one of my few quite moments.

Talk again soon!

 

Twilight House #Update

Hey all you lovely readers,

A quick blogging update regarding Twilight House. Yes, I know that it was released a while ago and then taken off the presses to be re-edited, but I can’t let you have something that isn’t right. Well, it’s slow and steady progress. I’m only a few chapters in, unfortunately, and it’s going to take a while yet due to baby responsibilities. But, I can assure you all that this book will be released again, eventually and when it does, it will be free to all you readers to enjoy! Yes, I said it … FREE!!!

Now, I will be updating you all once this lovely book is finished and published, so keep those fingers poised over the ‘buy now’ button, because you won’t be disappointed.

As for my other books, again, a slow process. I’m not getting much writing done, as yet but I am working through them slowly. I hope to get a bit more writing done, when the little one is a bit bigger … but, who knows.

For now, I hope you like my books I have already published. I’m still working out a few problems with Amazon regarding the price but, I’m sure it will be sorted soon.

Keep those dark dreams alive!

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