House Hunt, the third installment of Jack and Gareth's story, is due for release in just under two weeks and I feel a bit like this kitten right at the moment. Why? Because pre-orders are coming in already and I've started to worry. About disappointing people, mostly. And doesn't that make me sound … [Read more...] about Nerves and New Year’s Resolutions | A Jack and Gareth Ficlet
Free Stories, Snippets and Outtakes
Craving a little light reading with your coffee? You're in the right place. I love writing shorts and ficlets to work out characters or plot points, so here we have a collection of stories, snippets and outtakes featuring:
- Jack and Gareth, Nico and Daniel, Aidan, Alex, Raf, Skylar and the rest of the crew from the Power of Zero series
- Tempest, Max Young and their snarky best friend Min from FanBait
- The FireWorks Security boys: Joel Weston, Kieran Ross, Marius Leven and Gabriel Coelho
- Minel and Falcon from Healing Glass
- Macalla, Bran, Aslan and various other characters from the Dornost Saga
- Hitoshi and Kazuhiro from Warring States
- Raven, Cynthia, Damon and Leigh from the Adepts series
- and, of course, my latest obsession, who doesn't even have a name yet...
There are advantages to being self-employed. No office politics, for one. No blame games, for another. And I can work on the sofa in my dressing gown if I feel like it. If things don't work out, it's because I've done or not done something. The failures are mine. But so are the triumphs.On the … [Read more...] about Don’t Ever Tell Me… Not to Cook
It's Jack's birthday today and he's already looking all naffed off about me making a fuss. It's bad enough when Gareth embarrasses him with attention and mush like roses and heart-shaped biscuits. He doesn't need me to do it, too. You see, Jack and family occasions don't mix. And a birthday isn't … [Read more...] about Sneak Peek: Celebrating Jack’s Birthday with… Ghosts
Novels aren't written in a day. And while my memory is rather good, it's not perfect.Combine the two, apply to a novel series and today's job - continuity checks on House Hunt - becomes a necessity.It's fun, too. And so far I've not yet found two minor characters with the same name, which is … [Read more...] about Safe House: Outtake from Job Hunt
Roughly this time last year I submitted Job Hunt. I had a friend breathe down my neck to make sure I hit the button and I was a nervous wreck for the rest of the day. In all honesty, I hadn't really planned to do any work that day. The next nine weeks or so were spent haunting my inbox until me … [Read more...] about Toasting You With Coffee
Hey, I'm Jack Horwood. There, will that do? Why do I have to turn into a trained monkey, just because Jackie's book is coming out? It's too early for this stuff. Honestly. And I'm not a morning person, unless I'm still awake from the night before. Then it's okay.I suppose I promised. And the woman … [Read more...] about A Second Chance at Love?