UK Mother's Day is nearly here

UK Mother's Day is nearly here
Perfect gift, 12 books by 13 authors all about how great mothers are.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Mother's Day Magic...with Love by book. Felt by the Heart Angela Ford

Hi everyone,
I have just realised I must be the only author with a blog, who doesn't blog about books. It occurred to me that I am in an anthology full of books, so why not just mention a few of them here. Okay I am a bit slow, but I get there in the end.  Which reminds me I have just finished reading 'Go Set A Watchman' by Harper Lee.  I was saddened to hear of her passing and it urged me to pick up the book to finish, what I started five months ago. I am not usually that slow at reading a book, it just so happens that I was given a hardback copy as a present. As a traveller, taking physical books cuts down on clothes, so although I had started to read it, I had to store it in my mum's attic while I went on my lovely three month honeymoon in South Africa.  As we drove down to Spain (see last post for the humour content of the trip), I managed to smuggle it in.  If I write every day until the day I die, I will never, ever be able to write with that skill or panache, I feel honoured to have read her books. Her name is definitely on my list of top authors.
Right, back to reality and our humble offerings...sorry Angela, I did not mean your book of course.

Felt by the Heart by Angela Ford   Amazon Author link:  Angela is the Canadian representative in our anthology
A mother's love is priceless. Words cannot describe the love of a Mother.
Rachel Winter's world is thrown into a state of confusion and despair. As she approaches her fiftieth birthday, her heart is crushed. The man she believed was her forever destroyed it.

But Rachel's heart ached more for her daughter, Brooke. Her world had now been crushed by two dads. Her oldest child Tyler had little to no contact with his father. Because of that, he'd never formed a close bond with Ryan. His concern was his mother's happiness and to help his younger sister. She had bonded with Ryan.
As Rachel deals silently with her own heartache, Her love for her children gives her the strength to rebuild her life. Will it give her the strength to mend broken hearts and broken promises?


I am happy to be able to say that I finished reading this story today. All the books in the anthology are novellas, so I can fit a quick read in here and there, without losing the plot line. Angela has excellent skills in making you feel apart of the story, as if you are privy to the thoughts, and no one else. Rachel, the main protagonist, like most mothers, puts her feelings aside for most of the time, and shows the brave face to her children.  There must be an unwritten rule somewhere that states, 'Mothers, do not show weakness to your children'.  Knowing that your children need you, is much more important than your own being.  In this story, Angela gives Rachel a strength and brings her through disappointments to realise her own worth and ability to manage on her own.  I enjoyed reading it and it did bring a slight tear, in one or two scenes and a smile in others as I recognised similarities in all mothers.   

In case you have not pre ordered the anthology for your mother, you may like to know that there is also going to be a paperback soon as my husband finishes formatting it (he has promised it every day for the past week). 
When I have read the next book in the box by Cornelia Amiri, I will write another post. Until then, have a great few days.


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Mother's Day Magic ....don't miss the magic!

Everything is moving along so quickly, it is hard to catch a breath. The Mother's Day Magic Anthology is having a great reception, even though it is not being published until 1st March. We have over a hundred pre orders on Amazon (  and our Thunderclap campaign reached it 100% within a week and it now at 150% with over 700, 000 social reach when the thunderclap happens (here is the link if you can costs you nothing:) you don't even have to buy the anthology,  You can also pre order from Barnes and Nobel, ITunes and KOBO and I am pleased to announce that the anthology will also be available in Paperback format, just in time for the UK Mother's Day.
All 12 of the book covers have now been revealed and the anthology cover is looking beautiful.  My book, An English Rose, is number 7.
12 books for only's a bargain, and don't forget 10% of all proceeds will be going to a charity towards MS Research. How can you not treat your mother to this fantastic deal?
Apart from all of the excitement of the anthology, I have been on the move as well. My new hubby and I drove down to Spain from the UK. 

 It took a few days and it was one of those journeys that we will never forget. We only have an old car; 18yr old Rover 600, with no working fan for heat or cool air blasting. on the first and second days it was so cold it took over half an hour to scrape the ice of the car and then it kept freezing up during the first few miles or so, making us stop to clear it again. We only just made the ferry in time. 
Our SatNav (GPS) decided it was all too much and kept rebooting, so every few minutes the screen would go blank and we went into panic more. I ended up having to take pictures of it so we had an idea where we were going while it rebooted. We had planned on taking the scenic routes to avoid the toll roads (lots of them in France), but due to our wonky SatNav and time delays, we decided to just hit the tolls and get there (Valencia) as quickly as possible. The first toll road we came to, the ticket machine is on the left, so being a right hand drive car, it was my job t get the tickets etc. I rolled down the window to reach the ticket and then the window wouldn't go back up again.  so we had to stop at the first service station and Hubby took the door to bits to fix it.  Luckily there was a nice coffee stall and pastries to keep him smiling.  Apart from the engine warning light coming on, when it started to rain, we actually got here in one piece.  We did have a few laughs and chuckles though on the way, especially when in the middle of rush hour traffic in the city of Valencia, the Satnav went off.  Anyone want to buy a cheap car and a satnav? 

Seeing the beautiful beach 200metres from our apartment and seeing the sun, soon made us forget the trauma of the journey.

Can you believe it....
I nearly forgot to mention...which is silly really because it is probably the best bit of news I have. I sent one of my books to a publisher, Books To Go Now, and it was accepted...WOOHOO.  I don't think it has actually sunk in as to what this all means, but I am sure it is all good.  So I am now what is known as a hybrid,  a bit published and a lot indie.  I will let you know what happens.

Anyway, thanks for reading to the bottom...I will catch you in a week or so.