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SeQuence Unbound Cover Reveal!

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SeQuence Unbound Cover Reveal!

Here it is!

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for the 4th book in the Heart of the Ocean Series. Massive thanks to my amazing cover designer Jane Dixon-Smith!

Pre-order and release details will be coming soon!

Blurb

When Alessia saves not only Tuscania, but Dante as well, she hopes it will set all the Sequences in order. But things rarely turn out the way Alessia hopes. Instead, she finds herself torn between two princes as the voices and visions in her head become stronger than ever.

While Dante and Jadherey vie for her heart and her hand, a part of Tuscania’s protective shield collapses and it is attacked. The invaders have a proposition though—they’ll leave the realm intact if Alessia and her foretold mate are turned over to them in chains. With Alessia and Dante as their key, the Njuzathians plan to break open the gate to Earth and wreak havoc on two worlds at once.

But the Reverse Sequence has other plans—plans that will twist the fate of everyone involved beyond reckoning.

They had long fish tails of various shades with scales that gleamed like diamonds. I was blinded. They moved so fast it caused the ocean to ripple around them. But their eyes, my prince, they don’t blink—they roll.

Elijah of house Leyjoy

Fisherman

Ickworth House – A step back in time

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Ickworth House – A step back in time

Last Saturday, my family and I visited the amazing Ickworth House in Suffolk. We had a great time exploring the house and it almost felt like we had stepped back in time. The Servants quarters were the most interesting for me. Being a writer, even when I don’t plan to wear my writing hat, it just happens. There was something about the house that told of great stories and I could imagine some of the stories being told from the servant’s POV. Check out these two boards from the servants quarters.

Somewhere in there is a story. It could be a start of a great YA Historical Novel told entirely from a servant’s POV. In those days servants were not allowed an opinion and it’s sad that they didn’t have a voice, but now they can have a voice and they should. I’ve kind of plotted a story inside my head, but historical fiction is not my natural genre so I just need to pluck up the courage to write it.

Fascinating history. Stunning architecture. Great day out.

Note to self — One day I’ll attempt to write a YA historical romance novel, and it might be sooner than I think.

I’ll keep you posted.

Much love,

Lorraine

 

A message of thanks

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A message of thanks

I’m thrilled to reveal my redesigned website banner!

Sequence Website Banner

Huge thanks to my amazing website designer Nick Hunt for his patience, understanding and talents.

Massive thanks to my fabulous cover designer, Jane Dixon-Smith for her brilliant design. Jane always manages to capture the essence of my stories in her designs and I must say, this time, once again, she was spot on. This banner echoes the intricacies of modern writing, emphasizes the power of imagination whilst weaving the boundary between reality and magic. It is a perfect encapsulation of my stories (published and unpublished), all captured on a single image ranging from fantasy to contemporary.

Seriously I can’t stop smiling because there’s so much more within the image that speaks volumes without words. Being a modern writer, I love writing across genres and this banner sums up why I’m a lover of genre mash-ups. The beauty is limitless.

Please watch this space for my upcoming books filled with #adventure, #magic, #mystery, #fantasy, #dreams, #reality, #romance #love #diversity #paranormal #sci-fi #fun

I could go on and on but I’d love to hear your thoughts instead.

Much love,

Lorraine

Cover Reveal News

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Cover Reveal News

Exciting News!

The long-awaited cover reveal for SeQuence Unbound, Book 4 in the Heart of the Ocean Series is scheduled for Thursday, August 9th 2018. YA Bound Book Tours is hosting the cover reveal for me so if you’re a blogger and would like to be involved, please click to sign up here.

Or if you prefer to get in touch with me, please do.

I can’t wait!

Much love,

Lorraine

 

 

Framlingham Castle – A step back in time!

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Framlingham Castle – A step back in time!

Today I had the pleasure of visiting Framlingham Castle in Suffolk, England. Wow, it was a trip worth taking. In forty-five minutes, my family and I were drinking in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The views are absolutely stunning, the history fascinating, and the locals, totally charming.

As we toured the towering walls, I couldn’t help sliding into my writing hat. There was so much to take in and inevitably, I started plotting a YA Historical romance. Hmm, it will be a challenge writing a historical romance, but if I can find the time, I think it will be a challenge worth taking.

Till next time.

Much love,

Lorraine

 

A Royal Wedding

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A Royal Wedding

#Royalwedding

Well, I wasn’t planning on spending all day watching the Royal wedding today or even blogging about it, but I got to admit, there was so much beauty, cuteness, and love going around, I had to join in. The weather was awesome. And we all know the British weather, it never behaves. But today, it was absolutely amazing and the wedding was phenomenal. I was in Windsor a couple of weeks ago and I wish I had stayed a little bit longer.

 

Congrats to the newlyweds.

Whatever you were up to, hope you enjoyed your day!

I sure did. In fact, not much writing went on for me. My head is still buzzing with #royalwedding cuteness. After today’s research, (which included being glued to the TV, eating popcorn, sipping red wine…Olivier started it:) – okay non-alcoholic red wine) I feel I’m well equipped for a royal love story. Once Upon a Royal…

Good day!

Lorraine

Blickling Estate – A step back in time!

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Blickling Estate – A step back in time!

So this weekend, my family and I visited the amazing Blickling Estate in Norfolk.

This was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn –the Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 and the second wife of King Henry VIII. Anne Boleyn was sadly executed in 1536 but her history is not forgotten. The estate is absolutely stunning and the history fascinating. I got so much inspiration for my upcoming book, Fairy Tale Dad, and not only that, I think I might have a new book coming soon too.

SeQuence – A finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards

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SeQuence – A finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards

I’m so thrilled to announce that my debut novel, SeQuence has been selected as one of the finalists in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. I’m totally chuffed that the judges were the very readers I wrote this book for. (The YA category was judged by Young Adults from several secondary schools in the UK.) Winners will be announced on the 1st of April, but I’m delighted I made it this far! I even got a really cool certificate, and I’m feeling pretty awesome!

Here’s to dreams coming true!

Much love,

Lorraine

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

So tonight, I sat down to watch King Arthur–Legend of the Sword and for the first time ever, I couldn’t finish watching a movie that centres around the Arthurian legends. I love watching anything with a sword i.e movies set before the seventeenth century.

Arthurian legends are so close to my heart such that any time a new movie so much as touches on Arthur, his knights, Lancelot, Merlin, Camelot or dragons…I’m bought. But tonight I was so underwhelmed, I’m going to bed with a broken heart.

Mention Arthur and I immediately think honour, valour, love and magic. But King Arthur: Legend of the sword, although it had fabulous actors, I felt the movie tried to modernise an aged tale and lost everything that makes the original tale so incredibly charming. The language, tone, music, and humour just didn’t fit the era. But I adored the actors. Great casting — it’s just the way the story was told didn’t quite work for me. But don’t let me put you off. I have specific taste when it comes to myths and legends.

Happy watching!

Lorraine

Happy 60th birthday to my Mother!

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Happy 60th birthday to my Mother!

To my mother, Asele,

A mother’s love is unconditional. Your love for me is absolute—it never wavers. My love for you is forever—and today I write for you…

All that I am is because of you. You raised me well and you raised me right. Today, January 22nd as we celebrate your 60th birthday, I’m in tears. But these are not tears of sadness, these are tears of happiness, hope, courage, love and everything in between for you are loved.

You have a big and loving heart. And yes, it hurts that I’m not there to celebrate with you, but even as five thousand miles separate us, our hearts are as close as they’ve always been. You’re my number one, and no matter where I go, who I meet or what I do, you’ll always be my first love.


Happy birthday, Mum! I wish you plenty of love, happiness, good health and many more years to come.

I love you, Mum.

Love,
Lorraine