Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Competition - Have my next lead character look just like you!

I've just started working on book two and am trying to decide how the main characters, Leo and Rose (names might be changed) should look.  If you want me to model one of them on you then all you have to do is sign up to my mailing list here

I will email one lucky winner for a photo or description, which ever you prefer, and my next lead character will look just like you! There will also be an acknowledgment inside the front.

Book Cover

I've finally had the proof for my book cover back from the designer and would love to know what people think!!  Would you buy it? Does anything put you off? If you do want to know when the book will be released please sign up to my mailing list here it takes less than two seconds.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

How can Ellie stop Nate from seducing her cousin?

Ellie thinks Nate is trying to seduce her sweet Cousin Rose.

The trouble is that Nate has a reputation for seducing nice girls and then dumping them.  He's far too confident and goodlooking and Rose will end up getting hurt.

Ellie's plan is to get him to like her instead, is it a good plan? Should she intervene? How can she best divert his interest?

Ellie needs your ideas! Please comment below.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Mailing List! Hurrah!

I have now created a mailing list so that you can receive information about the release of my next book ahead of everyone else.

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Be the first to know when the book goes live.  Also all followers on my mailing list are automatically entered into all competitions! Including my pre-release competition to win a new ipad mini!

Win a New ipad Mini - this competition is only for those people who sign up to my mailing list before I release The Flirting Games in just two weeks.  That means you are in with a very very good chance!  Winner will be notified by email.

Just sign up now, and you could be a winner, or get some freebies, Yay!

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

How can she get the hottest guy in School?

Flora is mad about Gabriel.  But he's two years above her and he has a girlfriend already.  Not only that but he is the hottest guy in the whole school.

Flora is 14, nearly 15.  A sweet girl from California, a fish out of water in an English Boarding School.  All she has in her favour is a good suntan, freckles, a long honey blonde plait, and a new best friend who is willing to help in any way she can.

It's tough being the new girl. But even harder when you fall head over heels in love with someone who might never notice you.

Any ideas what Flora should do?

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Why your Best Friend is your Best Asset!

If you like someone then the quickest and most effective way to get noticed is to have your best friend chat up their friend.

You need a loyal bezzie who doesn't mind how she is seen by these boys, because the trick is not that she goes for his closest friend, but that she goes for his least attractive friend.

We call it "Chatting up the Ugly Mate".

It is extremely effective.  The cute boy will then want to talk to you for two reasons:

1. Because you are hopefully automatically left together talking whilst your friend flirts with his friend and
2. Because he is hopefully a nice guy, and therefore really pleased to see his unattractive friend getting a bit of attention and so he will talk to you in the hope that your friend continues to be nice to his friend

Of course it doesn't work if he isn't nice, but then you shouldn't want him,  and it doesn't work if your friend isn't willing to look like she's interested in a munt, but if not then she isn't a very good friend.

Oh, and you have to be willing to do the same for her!

So get dressed up, make sure you both look killer.  Then go and find some lads. If you definitely like one of them then check out the rest of the group. One of them is bound to look like a welders bench.  Stand really near by then have your BFF turn to the ugly one and say something that will start conversation.
Suggestion: Wow, you look just like that guy from the chewing gum advert, are you him or do you have a brother?
Chances are he will be flattered and ask what advert, and voila they are chatting.
You can stand and look bored for a minute, then go over and say "Can I chat to you whilst my friend talks to your friend? I feel like an idiot standing on my own."
You may not need to say anything at all.  If it is just the two of them out then he would have been left talking to you anyway.

Boys do this all the time, it's called having a Wing Man, but they never think it through the right way round, in boy world you approach the pretty girl first and leave your wing man stuck with the ugly mate.   Our way is much more sneaky and manipulative, but definitely much better! :-)

Give it a try and let me know how it goes

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sex Scenes in a Young Adult Book

Do you think they should be there?  My writing is really aimed at 13 - 17 years, so its kind of a grey area.  So far my main characters aren't at that stage, but a couple of the secondary characters are. Mainly I've only eluded to the fact it happened.

Would you as a reader want more detail or are you happy just to get the suggestion?

How High The High Heel?

Much debated but apart from a few very nice pairs of super high Choos or Manolos, really high is Non-U (i.e. not classy).

Personally I think anything under 2.5 inches can make you look dumpy, unless its a cute narrow kitten heel, otherwise you would be better off to avoid any heel at all really.  Ideal heel high has to be between 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches absolute maximum.  Only designer shoes up to 4 inches.  Anything over 3.5 inches and you are wearing 'Stripper Shoes'.  You look cheap and easy.  Sorry, maybe that's what you want?

I've done some very limited research and most studies seem to agree on this, but there aren't actually all that many studies,mostly just personal opinions in magazines and such like. The above is definitely my personal opinion, but what do you think? 

Friday, 1 March 2013

How much to show...

Leg or Breast?  That's often a question I have discussed with my friends.  I prefer to go for a bit of cleavage, then it's right there if you are chatting to Mr Handsome.  Also I have reasonable size breasts, but not too big to have to play them down.  (Anything larger than a D, then DON'T go for Cleavage).  But my best friend is quite tall and she has really long legs.  From a distance (like across the room in a party or a club) her legs will attract much more attention than my cleavage.

The only tip I can really give on this is that either is great, a bit of skin will reel them in, but never go for both!  I'm very serious about this, if you have a low cut top and a high cut skirt you look trampy.  I know trampy can get attention, but it's never attention you want in the end, and it will not hold the attention of anyone worth having.

Which are you and why?