Sunday, 1 September 2019

The Tangled Web - Now Available on Amazon

I am pleased to announce that my third book in The Psychic Eye Mysteries is now available to buy on Amazon Kindle and is also available for free for those who have Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. Download and enjoy!
 
Here is the book synopsis:
Detective Kieran Steele has been haunted by his sister's murder for fourteen long years. After making a promise to his mother that he would no longer pursue the case, he'd let it go and moved to Hindleford. Now he has the chance to finally find out who took his sister's life with the help of the one person he knows can find the impossible. It will require him facing his demons and his past one more time...
Paige has made a promise to help Steele find the answers he is desperately seeking, but she isn't sure she will be able to. Unexpected problems at home throw up a whole new and strange twist to her gifts. In a bid to get some distance from her troubles and to help Steele, Paige travels to London where the case of Stacey’s murder becomes more twisted and complex than she could ever have imagined.
With a dark web tangled over everything she can see, Paige must dig deeper than ever if she hopes to free them all from the evil that threatens to consume everyone she cares about and to finally discover the truth before it’s too late.
This story has been a real labour of love. It took a lot of working out for all the plot pieces to fall into place, but it was so worth the effort. I enjoyed the way the characters have grown and the journey they took me on. They surprised me with some of the developments!
 
I am currently working on book four in this series. I will post with an update on that story soon, but if you can't wait there is a little teaser about the book on my website.
 
If you wish to follow me, I promise you won't be bombarded with posts. I am not a prolific poster. I only post now and then with an update on my books and release information. I prefer to spend my spare time actually writing the books for you to enjoy.
 
Happy Reading!

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

The Tangled Web

The Psychic Eye Mysteries Book Three

Cover Reveal

I am extremely excited to reveal the cover for my new book, The Tangled Web. This is the third book in my psychic eye mystery series. I expected to publish this book earlier in the year, but it has taken me longer to figure out all the plot and the characters have taken me down some interesting routes!
 
This story follows Steele and Paige as they head for his home in London and try to hunt for the answers to his sister's murder, fourteen years previously. It's a complicated case that almost drove Steele over the edge before. Paige is his last hope to find justice for his sister.
 
Paige faces her own challenges as her gifts bring up new and surprising twists. Problems at home also trouble her as she struggles to unravel the tangled web that is wrapped around the murder of Stacey Steele.
 
Pip, Beth, Jeremy, and Helen are all back, along with a host of new characters.
 
This is Paige's biggest challenge yet. It has certainly been a challenge for me to write, but also an enormous joy. The book is now in the final stages, so it won't be long now before it will be available to buy. I will keep you posted. 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The Lost Children - The Psychic Eye Mysteries Book 2

It has been a long time coming, apologies to my readers, but it is finally here. Book 2 of The Psychic Eye mysteries is now out and available to buy on Amazon Kindle.
 
With the Hindleford Killer safely caught, Paige Saunders struggles to put her life back together and return to normal. At least normal for her. Then strange things begin to happen. A tune that nobody knows haunts her, the sobbing of a child echoing in her mind, and her gifts begin to stir in frightening new ways.
When the remains of two children are found in a well in nearby Greenhaven, Detective Kieran Steele is at a loss. All evidence points to the children being murdered and dumped years ago, yet no report of them going missing can be found and no record of who they are. With no identity, there is no motive and no chance at solving the crime. Reluctantly, Detective Steele must once again turn to the one person he knows can find the impossible.
Paige once again finds herself drawn into a complex case. With her gifts throwing up frightening new surprises and problems in her personal life, she struggles to find the answers. Can she find a child killer or is this one case that will remain forever unsolved?
 
I am so happy to be back writing. The past two years have been really tough for me. I was doing a course for my regular, ordinary job. It took up all my time and left me with no time to write. I have missed it so very much. It was like an ache in my heart and a hole inside me. I came to realise that I needed to make a change in my life and that's exactly what I have done. It's been scary, but I am finally back doing what I love. Hopefully my readers will love this new instalment from Paige, Kieran and company.
I am now working on book 3 for this series and will update you when it will be released for sale. I am loving these characters and have lots more to come from them.
 
It is so exciting to be back. I wish you happy reading.
Danielle Rose-West
 


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Shadows in the Night - Release date 14th September

The day has finally arrived and Shadows in the Night is available from tomorrow on Amazon. I am so excited and happy that I can finally release this book for my readers to enjoy. It has been a long time in coming, now that I work, but I haven't given up on my writing. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.
 
Here is the synopsis to whet your apatite.
A photograph, a first name, and the description of a pendant is not much for private investigator Slade Curtis to go on. Regardless, he is determined to crack the strange case he has been handed and find the beneficiary he has been paid to locate. His reputation demands it. However, he doesn’t bank on a ghostly apparition haunting him or the very woman he is searching for to pop into his life by chance. Slater suddenly finds himself sucked into a dangerous game and his adversary holds all the cards.
Jade Robinson has no interest in recovering her lost memory or searching for the answers to her mysterious past. She never wants to recall the reason she was wandering the streets at fourteen, covered with blood. However, someone from her past wants to awaken her memory and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Suddenly, the only person Jade can rely on is the very investigator that threw her to the madman determined to wrest from her something she can’t remember. Can she trust Slater to help her solve the mystery? Or is there more to his involvement than meets the eye?
As events spiral dangerously out of control, Jade and Slater are left fighting for their lives. Every turn takes them down another shocking path. Can they uncover the truth before it’s too late or will they be swallowed by the shadows all around them before the answers become clear?
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Monday, 25 August 2014

Shadows in the Night Cover Reveal and Update



Finally, I am at the stage where I can reveal the cover for my new book Shadows in the Night. I am really excited and happy to report that I have now finished writing the story. It still has to go through the editing stage, but it shouldn't be long before I can give a release date. Stay posted. I will be keeping you informed.
 
I know it has been quite some time since I was able to write anything on my blog or Facebook page, but life has just been so busy lately. It was a choice of social media or finishing the book! Obviously I chose to finish the book. It is much tougher now that I have to fit everything around a full time job, but I am determined to keep on writing.
 
I love this story and am very pleased with the outcome. I hope every reader thinks it was worth the wait. Slater has completely captured my heart. He has been one of my favourite characters to date. I have loved writing every word, although I am sad I was unable to finish the book quicker than I have.
 
This is a story full of mystery and strange events that I hope will keep you guessing to the very end. It certainly took a great deal of thought and planning. I spent many a night working out all the details. I think the end result was well worth the sleepless tossing in my bed! I hope it won't be long before I can publish the book and share Slater and Jade's mystery with you.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Update on Shadows in the Night

I will be releasing the cover image for this book in the next few weeks. My life has made so many changes recently that it has slowed down my writing considerably. I am now working full time in a new job, which I love, but it does mean that I don't have the time I used to be able to devote to writing.
 
Unfortunately this is something that most writers have to deal with. Our writing work simply doesn't pay the bills for most of us. I am very lucky. I have found a job and a place that I love working. It has been a joy for me to go back to full time employment. There are many writers that would love to give up their day job and be able to write full time, but simply can't afford to.
 
I would love it if this could change. It is generally down to more and more books being offered for free and many readers not willing to pay for a book anymore, or will only buy it on discount. Hopefully this trend will change. If we don't support our writers, how can we expect them to have the time to continue to create the entertainment we love to enjoy? After all, nobody expects to work for hours for free. Yet many authors do.
 
Books also cost money to produce, which is something I think most readers don't realise. An author has to pay for things like professional editing, covers, etc. It takes a lot of hard work and effort to create one book and I think authors deserve the small amount of money that is requested for the opportunity to enjoy their work. Perhaps this is something that we can all make the effort to change in the future. I do my part. I always buy the books I wish to read and rarely read a free book (usually only when an author friend has requested for an honest review of their work). I know then that I have honoured the hard work and effort the author has put into their novel. I hope many readers will do the same.
 
In the meantime, I will continue to finish Jade's story. It isn't far from the end, I just need to get the time to finish it off, edit it and then release it. After her story is complete, I am thinking of starting a new series for Young Adults which is more of an adventure kind of a story, but I won't tell you more about that just yet!
 
For now, keep your eyes open for the cover reveal of Shadows in the Night and more information about the release date for this book. Have a great summer and happy reading.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Author Interview - Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

I am really pleased to interview a dear friend of mine, Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku.

What’s the story behind your latest book?

My latest release, Stolen Valentine Kiss: Will One Kiss Steal Her Heart? (Holiday Series #1) features an emotionally troubled British/Nigerian heroine (Lorna Ibe) who went to America on holiday to forget about her problems but unexpectedly meets US born hero (Logan Blake) who thankfully, isn’t interested in a relationship.
The cheeky notion of Logan stealing one kiss from an unwilling and uninterested Lorna kicks off unexpected emotion. I imagined the magic of that kiss; the heat flowing through her veins and the tip of his tongue drawing dizzying circles in her mouth making her heart pound so much she’s swayed.
The more I thought about it, the more the story took shape. It was entirely my readers idea to turn Stolen Valentine Kiss into a series.
 
What are you working on next?
 
Cowries From a Prince, book one of my first historical romance series is on my writing table at the moment. (This is the first time I'm naming the new title). There are three books in the series.
Cowries From a Prince is based in the Ancient Benin City, a bustling town in the South West of Nigeria in the 17th Century. The city still has monarchical rule till date.
In Igodomigodo land (as it was called) there were traditions that my heroine, Uvbi Adolo believed took away the rights of women. To change the norm, she must battle against all odds; family challenges and bear unbelievable upheavals.
The hero, Nagudia Igho, seek ways to bring justice to all, but he must use subtle ways that can’t be linked to him. Their attraction is strong but unrecognised.
Nagudia and Uvbi fight the growing attraction as there are family and societal pressure to contend with. I love both of them and the rough tide they face.
 
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
 
I spend my time with my husband and children; laughing, playing hard or going to the Cinema. When I’m not having fun with them, I’m baking or sitting in a comfy leather sofa watching TV. When I have additional spare time, I read lots of romance novels, contemporary or historical.
 
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
 
That’s an easy one. How can I forget? My first contemporary romance, Loitering Shadows is the first story I ever wrote. Published in May 2010, it was inspired in part by my life experiences. For you to deduce what parts are real and the parts that are fiction, you’ll have to read in between Tricia and Prescott’s emotional story.
 
Describe a favourite scene in your current novel?
 
My favourite scene in Stolen Valentine Kiss is when Logan stopped over at Lorna’s place on a date she’d reluctantly agreed to. She’d been pressured by her aunt.
In her state of panic, Lorna stumbled to her bedroom door, placed her ears behind the door, straining to listen to Logan’s conversation with her aunt. The knock on her door sent her tumbling backwards, landing slapdash on her bed. Her aunt walked in, a bemused expression on her face.
I still find that scene hilarious because Lorna had previously denied any feelings for Logan.
 
What else do you have in store for your readers?
 
Book two in the Holiday Series (sequel to Stolen Valentine Kiss) is due out before Thanksgiving 2014. Lorna and Logan will have to overcome a number of hurdles if they want their engagement to climax into the wedding of their dreams. Readers will have to wait to read book two to find out if they'll have a wedding.
 
How did you come up with the hero and heroine for your latest book?
 
Nagudia Igho and Uvbi Adolo, the hero and heroine in my Work-In-Progress; Cowries From a Prince are characters that stole my feisty heart as the thought of life for a young maiden in the chiefly traditional 17th Century Benin City raced through.
 
The story involves a hero who has the heart of a lion, the strength and gait of a thorough-bred horse and a rarely confrontational personality that open doors, who knows how to relate with men in power to push through his ideas. Nagudia fits perfectly. He's a man with a turbulent history and an enviable future.
Uvbi on the hand, is a young maiden with the heart of a lioness, fearless and bold, ready to crush every oppressive tradition and vocally challenges what she perceives as injustice against women.
 
Why are your hero and heroine perfect for each other?
 
To my writing pen, Nagudia and Uvbi are perfect for each other because opposite attract. They complement each other’s personalities but they may be too blind, stubborn and fearless to know how to work together.
 
Do you plan several books ahead or do you work on one book at a time?
 
Yes, I do plan a few books ahead but I only work on one book at a time. Interestingly, I set aside my current work-in-progress; Cowries From a Prince, for almost two years to write and publish two other titles; Husband to Rent and Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series).
 
Tell us a little about your writing style? Do you plan and plot your stories, or do you just start writing them?
 
It varies. In the past, I have written straight from the heart. At other times, I sketch loosely by writing down a few sentences for each chapter. As I write, I flesh out the story along the sketched lines.
 
Have you ever had writer’s block? How do you deal with it?
 
Not often. I remember once when I encountered the dreaded block, I packed up my writing for a day. When I returned to the story, I read the preceding pages and it flowed unstopped.
 
What is the best comment you ever received from a reader? The worst or weirdest?
 
A reader wrote to me on Facebook after reading Husband to Rent;  "I just wrote my review. I hope it did justice to a great work. I am so proud of you and my dear you were so bold. The the love making scenes were mouth watering.gooood job." On another occasion, she wrote; "I'll read anything Stella writes."
The worst was a great criticism about SPARKLING DAWN by a reader stating; "Okay I have to say the writing style and dialogue is very formal and stilted. The characters ran so hot and cold that I got a bit tired waiting for them to be on the same page. I don't quite get the story of how the secret came to be as Chloe was young and even with travelling parents suspicions would have been raised. A sweet if unrealistic story."
Interestingly, the same book (SPARKLING DAWN) was rated 5stars by another more enthusiastic reader.
"Awesome piece. True love and a crush eventually reciprocrated. Couldn't quite figure out why Chloe resisted Warren. When the truth came out. I cried for Chloe and fell in love with Warren by standing by her. That is true love! Believable and real. Love it, Love it, Love it. Thumbs up."
As a consequence, I have sent it off to a brilliant editor to have another read. I welcome every comment. It helps to sharpen my skill and story.
 

Book Synopsis

 
One broken heart. Two grieving minds.
To Lorna Ibe, Departmental Manager with one of London's multi-channel retailers, Valentine's Day lost its romantic flavour years ago. An unplanned holiday to New Jersey is her perfect getaway from the stress and emotional turmoil locked in her heart, just what she needs to take her mind off her troubles. That's until she runs into Logan.
Magazine publisher, Logan Blake has had his fair share of stress in the past few years. When his sister asks him to drop off old clothes to charity, he has a minor accident in front of the charity shop where Lorna volunteers. When he sets eyes on her bare midriff as she wipes the display window, he clears his busy schedule to volunteer his time. Two burdened hearts afraid to get entwined.
One Stolen Valentine Kiss. Will Valentine season bring them romance or will their fears keep them apart?
 
 

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Thanks, Stella for such a great interview. It was a pleasure to host you. :)