****ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EPIC KIND****

So, I finished Kissing Cassie in March of this year and submitted it to publishers.

My heart has skipped many a beat, tears have been shed, and my confidence knocked out of the ring as though it’s been ten rounds with Mike Tyson.

However, I’m so thrilled to announce that Kissing Cassie has been selected for publication by Resplendence Publishing.

They promote themselves as a boutique publisher only accepting 1% of their submissions, so I’ve done extremely well to pique their interest let alone snag a contract with them!

Although I’m an author, there simply aren’t the words to describe how I’m feeling right now. I think I may just have to go ahead and have a sapphire ring tattooed on my butt! (That’s the Resplendence heat level that Kissing Cassie is at.)

I can’t thank my beautiful beta readers enough, they have all been contacted to inform them of the books success and I hope they’ll all enjoy a well deserved acknowledgement!

For now, Lucy’s Lit Lovin’ Blog will be closed for submissions for review due to the vast amount of work I’ll have on my hands to get Kissing Cassie ready for publication, plus an energized view at getting Kissing Katie written.

To all of you, thanks a million for your support. You’re all worth a million dollars in my eyes. :-).

An Easter gift from me to you. :D

Happy Easter to all followers of Lucy’s Lit Lovin’ Blog! I haven’t had a book sale for a whole nine months! I’ve been so busy with writing Kissing Cassie that I sort of forgot about poor Teagan and her wonderful adventures.

I hope you’ll indulge her. I’m making Falling to Pieces FREE. Falling into You is just 99c/99p. Both are available on Amazon, on sale/free, for a limited time only. Don’t miss out!

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HAPPY EASTER!

***COVER REVEAL*** Never Too Late by Susannah Hutchinson

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Title: Never Too Late

Author: Susannah Hutchinson

Release Date: April 24, 2015

Publisher: Alegos Press

Genre: Thriller, Social Issues, Suspense

Sometimes, the right choice is the most difficult one to make.

Tina Blythe has led a difficult life, working hard to make something of herself. From the moment she met her future husband, she knew her happiness was assured. Clive was the answer to her prayers, a dream she thought came true.

It doesn’t take long for Clive to show his true colours, and her life takes an unexpected turn. Her husband has turned into someone she barely recognises, a mere shell of the man she married. Yearning for a fresh start, Tina is willing to do anything to give meaning to the life she lives. She refuses to allow herself to become a victim once again.

Determined to find a means to an end, she devises a plan that will help her gain her freedom. She knows it will be difficult, but somehow, someway, Tina is resolute. She will get past Clive’s harsh hold by any means necessary. Only then will she be able to lead the life she’s always wanted.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24894141-never-too-late

Excerpt:

Chapter 1

Tina squeezed herself between several parked cars and stepped onto the pavement, jogging the last hundred yards to her home. Hot and out of breath, she blotted her forehead with the edge of her sleeve. The thought of what waited for her behind the front door made her heart race. Her hands trembled as she reached into her pocket for her keys. They slid through her fingers and hit the ground with a loud chink.

Damn it! she thought, and bent down to pick them up.

She rolled her shoulders to ease the tension and slid the key into the lock, promptly letting herself in. Her mouth grew dry as she set one foot on the doormat. There he was, sitting at the bottom of the stairs, a position he assumed when things didn’t go his way.

“You’re late. Where have you been?” Clive asked, his hands locked together, elbows balanced on his knees.

Tina’s face paled as she stared at him. “I’m only a little late. You know I’ve been to see Sam.”

She kicked off her trainers and then remembered to place them neatly with the other shoes in the rack.

Clive’s eyes narrowed as he stared back at her. “You should have left earlier.”

“I got carried away chatting.”

She hung her coat on the hook and leant forward to peck her husband on the lips then stroked his right cheek, hoping that it would ease the hostility between them.

He brushed her hands away and said, “We said eleven o’clock. You will not see her again. Do you hear me?”

“It’s only a few minutes. Why do we have to go through this every time I see her?” she asked. “You know she’s my oldest friend.”

Clive’s lips thinned to a tight line. Her body tensed as the words left her mouth. He stood and approached her, clutching her shoulders and pinning her against the wall.

“You won’t see her again,” he repeated. “Is that clear?”

Tina’s cheeks tingled as Clive’s breath puffed across her face as he spoke She cowered before him, dreading what was to come.

“I–I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to answer back. Please, let me go!”

Clive increased the pressure upon her shoulders, his eyes boring deep into hers. “I’m not making myself clear, am I?”

The scent of sour milk and garlic invaded her nostrils as his breath blew across her cheek. Tina’s spine pressed against the wall as she tried to back away from him to no avail. Clive wrapped his hand around her throat, pushing her jawbone upwards. His grip tightened, restricting her airflow. She slumped against the wall, feeling a little woozy. Spittle oozed from the corners of her lips, dripping onto his shirtsleeve. Incoherent nonsense came from her lips when she tried to speak.

A searing pain invaded her abdomen, causing her to double over. Through watery eyes, she watched as Clive shook his hand and flexed his fingers. The smug look on his face betrayed his enjoyment. A stream of urine slowly trickled down her thighs. Tina clamped her legs together, hoping to shield the wetness that was now seeping into her trousers from her husband’s view.

Her eyesight swam and she soon rolled to the floor. Curled up in the corner, Tina wrapped her arms around her middle. Her nostrils flared as she struggled to breathe, hoping that it would cure the dizziness she now felt.

Clive stared down at her and said, “You will not talk back to me again, bitch. Stop snivelling! I hardly touched you.”

Cowering against the wall, Tina tried to suppress her tears. She knew if she cried that it would fuel his anger.

“S–Sorry. I didn’t mean . . . to . . . answer back.” She paused and looked at him from the corner of her eye. “You’ve really hurt me this time!”

Using the telephone table for balance, she stood on unsteady feet. Clive shook his head in disapproval.

“You’ve pissed yourself. Sort it out. It stinks.” He offered her a hand. “Come on. I’ll make you a tea.”

Tina allowed him to lead her through to the kitchen. He helped her into a chair near the table, and set about in preparing a cup of tea. Her knuckles whitened to the point of hurting as she clenched her fists across her lap. He flipped the switch on the kettle. Neither of them spoke until he placed the cup in front of her.

“Thanks,” she said, her voice barely a whisper.

Her throat felt dry as her gaze landed on the cup. She reached for it, the heat of the porcelain mug warming her palms.

“I’m going to bed.” He smirked. “I want you up by midnight.”

She nodded, afraid of looking up at him. “Yes, Darling. I’ll drink this and have a shower.”

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About The Author:

 Susannah Hutchinson was born and raised in Sunderland in the North East of England. She spent most of her childhood with either a book in her hand or riding horses. She moved to Norfolk in 1990, where she now lives with her long-term partner, artist Gerald Marsland.

Susannah turned to writing in the hopes that one day she would find a publisher and embark on a successful career as an author. She’s written several short stories and has one printed in a local magazine. Another was accepted and read in a podcast in the USA. Her ambition is to become a novelist.

At the age of 46, she has finished writing what will be her soon-to-be released debut novel titled, Never Too Late. Her genre of choice is Social Thriller. As well as entertaining the reader, she tries to send out a message within her work, while bringing social issues to the forefront of people’s minds. She is also a conservationist and supports several animal charities. She enjoys traditional art, reading almost any genre of books, and is very interested in Forensics and Psychology.

Social Media Links:

Email Address: author.shutchinson@yahoo.com

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/susannah-hutchinson/8a/a19/515

Twitter: https://twitter.com/2English5Rose

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Author Interview: https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/here-is-my-interview-with-susannah-hutchinson/

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***REVIEW*** Point of Release by Remy Landon.

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If you scroll down you’ll see that I reviewed Point of Submission, the first in this two part series. I loved the smooth simplicity and flow of Remy’s writing style but I wasn’t wowed by the story line.

This book is where things changed. This story was different to most romance novels I’ve read, and trust me, I’ve read a lot. I know the author will be pleased to know that I loved it.

Her writing style is still amazing, seamless and beautiful. I absolutely couldn’t put this book down…I mean, how very dare my children speak to me!

The pain, feelings of loss, need, and gut wrenching love held me captive from page one through till the last one. My heart ached the whole way through. I begged for Cassandra to give in to Carlo to rid the dull ache in my chest every time my eyes scanned the pages, or in this case my iPhone.

When she introduced Josh, a sexy, calming and gorgeous new work mate my heart screamed ‘No!’, but my head agreed he was probably the safest choice for her. But, meh! Who wants safe when you can have sexy, dangerous, captivating, hotness? Not this girl.

This storyline was different in two ways…firstly she did NOT give in to him. He pursued her in ways that made me long to meet this man, have him break my heart, and my trust in the sexiest of ways and then fight to win me back. This story is focussed on their own personal battles as well as the one between them. They worked through them separately.

Secondly, Carlo was chasing the hell out of Cassandra. It was clear, even to him, that he was doggone in love with her. However, when a woman is all out offering herself to a hot blooded male met with iron resistance from the woman he truly wants he’s gonna’ take it. That for me was beautifully realistic. I love realistic in a book and Landon did not fail to impress. I was also glad because her sex scenes are smokin’.

Also, when the end comes…which unfortunately it did, you won’t feel like it was rushed. You’ll feel satisfied that Carlo and Cassandra are real, they’ll be together forever, because she took her time and felt sure before she gave her heart away.

I’m truly sad that it doesn’t look as though Landon is producing another book in this series. I’d have liked to have seen what came next for the couple. That said, I’m a true Remy Landon fan forever.

I award, a truly deserved 5 stallions to Point of Release.

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The Falling Series for $0.99/£0.99 this weekend ONLY + Giveaway.

I’m running this promotion at (almost) the end of a hectic and successful year, both for me personally and as a writer.

At the beginning of this year I embarked on a new role within the ambulance service, I’m so proud of what I do. In March I was offered a full time contract. It was a bit of a body and culture shock going from twelve hours a week to twelve hours a days at least three times a week! I’m proud that I still managed to release Falling into you in May as well.

In August my husband retired from a military career spanning twenty-eight years. With that came the hugest of up-heavals. In September we bought and moved into our own house whist negotiating  my husband starting a new job and both of my children starting school, my daughter who is four years old, for the first time.

I’ve almost finished my new contemporary romance, Kissing Cassie. I’m excited with what 2015 may hold for me, and where I’ll be this time next year!

Without further ado…

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When Teagan Lewis moves from rural Montana to the bright lights of London with her maker Thomas, she expects to live as harmoniously as she has for the last one hundred-fifty years.

Teagan didn’t know she had a heart or soul until she met Marc Romano.

However, it quickly becomes clear that Marc is forbidden fruit. All the signs that he isn’t human were there from the beginning, but she chose to ignore them…to her peril.

Can she simply walk away from this mesmirising stranger? Or should she risk her immortality to be with the man she has fallen in love with?

Review excerpts:

From the very first page, I knew I was going to love Falling to Pieces. Paranormal romances are a comfort zone for me, and it felt really good to return to them with this amazing book. L.T. Kelly was a master at getting my attention and keeping it throughout the entire book. I was really in awe that this was her debut novel. It doesn’t read that way. It reads like a seasoned writer wrote this. –Pretty Little Pages.

 I try to steer away from vampire books, but this one is more about Teagan and her life. I didn’t want the book to end! I loved how smoothly the read of this book was, I fell in love and even loved to hate some of the characters. –Chrissy

This book was definitely different from most of the vampire books that I have read. It has it all, the drama between two species of creatures, different kinds of rules, great chemistry and romance, and a not so ordinary love triangle. Did I say a great romance that is just HOT? –Hines and Bingham Literary Tryst.

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Marc Romano disappeared without a trace into the darkness. His lover became overwhelmed with grief in her loss. But her grief takes on a much more murderous form than most, for Teagan Lewis is a vampire.

Now her heartache is driving her further from the woman she once was, and she realises she must snap out of her monstrous habits and discover the way back to her old self. But how?

Ending their trip around Europe, Teagan and her friend Alex head back to New York. Teagan has the full intention of carrying out a dangerous plan here; not just physically dangerous, but emotionally as well.

How will she be able to resist the irresistible? And what of the new rival, Ivan Lenin? He threatens her life and the lives of everyone she loves. The only people who can help her are her sworn enemy and an ancient stranger. Will they assist her?

How will Teagan Lewis face the demons of her past and try to find happiness? Will she stay and fight or will she run from the things she must face in order to finally be at peace? Mistakes will be made. People will die. The time has come…

Review Excerpts:

I loved her character, I loved that her life was so messed up, she was happy, sad, confused, devastated,torn and lost. She was as real to me, not like other vampires you read in other books who have the strength to overcome all obstacles, and the seemingly perfect life. Teagan struggled with her past and her unknown future. Her search for her “one true love” Marc and her Maker Thomas, leads her to find the peace she has always longed for and a love that shows her that her guilt need not consume her. – Daisy

You can tell that L.T Kelly wrote this book from her heart. She created some beautiful, astounding characters that have left footprints on my heart. The story flows beautifully and with the sneaky little twists and turns, you will never know what’s coming until the wind is knocked out of your sail. – Gothic Angel Book Reviews

“Falling into You” surprises at every turn. Right when you think you know what comes next, you’re taken down an unexpected, but highly satisfying path. Kelly weaves a tale of heartbreak and triumph, loss and discovery with sexy heroes and a kick ass heroine. Each encounter will leave you panting for more. A lesson in flexibility, this story shows that not all is what it appears to be, and sometimes the most unexpected answers are the answers to your dreams. Don’t hide behind your expectations but rather open them to the world.- M.K. Meredith

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***REVIEW*** Crazy Red by Kaley Craig

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This is book one in the Jackson Sugar series. The author wrote to me and asked me if I’d review her book. I’m so glad that I accepted.

The story is set in America in the late 1960’s. The settings have been well thought out and easily send you back to that time through powerful scene setting.

This was a book that captivated me to the point that when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it. The main character, Maggie, suffers so much torment by her strange mother Sybil that I spent the first half of the book going from weeping to sobbing. I didn’t realise it was possible to feel so much hate and disgust for a fictional character until now. I wanted Sybil to be real so that I could beat the living crap out of her.

The dialogue is authentic and well written. Each scene is carefully crafted, I felt like I was in the room watching the characters and feeling their emotions.

Maggie is overwhelmed when the most eligible bachelor in the community falls for her. Their love is sweet and beautiful, I enjoyed the scenes between Will and Maggie the most. As with everything in Maggie’s life Sybil find a way to tear them apart.

It seems that Maggie’s life is falling to pieces before her very eyes. Yet she struggles on and finds a way to survive until she is finally ‘rescued’ by a handsome and mysterious stranger, Edmond Jackson. But will her troubles end with meeting a rich man? I have a feeling that it won’t.

I truly love Maggie. She’s a fighter that has struggled her whole life. She’s completely mixed up and it’s easy to see how its happened. Although her surroundings improved dramatically by the end of ‘Crazy Red’ I’m not sure that her predicament has.

I think the cover has room for improvement, perhaps the author could think about have her illustrator draw a cover for this book. The cover doesn’t begin to display the complexity of the work within.

I hope that Kaley has cracked out the second book. If not she had better get a bloody shimmy on. I have a hunger in my stomach that only she can fill.

This book needs more reviews. This book needs to be read and talked about. This book deserves more attention.

Well done Ms. Craig, and thank you!

I award Crazy Red 5 stunning redheads.

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