So you want to be a writer?

So you want to be a writer?

Posted January 20, 2018 by Elise in Random, Writing / 1 Comment

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an author? It’s not all moleskin notepads and brunch, you know. Here are a few things I’ve done in the name of writing: – Googled “what does a fresh body smell like?” – Asked a nice ex-soldier for his email address so I can contact him *for research […]

Book Review: Play by Piper Lawson

Book Review: Play by Piper Lawson

Posted January 14, 2018 by Elise in Reviews / 0 Comments

The blurb: I’m Payton Blake. Just another successful twenty-something woman living the dream… OK, that’s a lie. But I could be those things, if I had friends outside of work. If I didn’t treat watermelon slushies like a food group. Maybe if I’d had sex in the last year…  Even if I wanted a relationship and […]

Book review: The Coma Girl series by Stephanie Bond

Book review: The Coma Girl series by Stephanie Bond

Posted January 8, 2018 by Elise in Reviews / 0 Comments

The blurb: In COMA GIRL, a victim of a tragic event lies in a hospital bed, at the mercy of friends and relatives who think she can’t hear them. But she SO can. My thoughts: Coma Girl was billed as “family drama, suspense, comedy, and romance.” I wasn’t entirely sure how that would happen, seeing […]

Gift ideas

Gift ideas

Posted December 1, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood, Random / 6 Comments

Wearable words from Litographs Litographs sell clothing and scarves printed with words from over 200 classic books. Would you like to wear words from The Great Gatsby or Sherlock Holmes? Some garments incorporate pictures too. If you’re a writer, you can even upload your own story and have it made into a scarf or a […]

My writing calendar

My writing calendar

Posted December 1, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood, Writing / 8 Comments

We’re fast heading for the new year, so I figured I should probably make some attempt at getting organised (which has never been one of my strong points!). In 2017, my goal was to publish a book a month, and I’ve done that, although December’s release will be a box set rather than a new […]

Review: The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Review: The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Posted November 13, 2017 by Elise in Reviews / 2 Comments

The blurb: They have never seen a murder like it – but something about this killer is all too familiar… A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before. A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim is […]

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

Posted November 13, 2017 by Elise in Random / 5 Comments

It’s hard to miss the fact that Amazon is trying to take over the world, and one of its weapons is the Kindle Unlimited program. Pay $9.99 per month and read as many books as you like! Great, huh? Well, not always, for readers or authors. Amazon demands exclusivity, you see. If an author wants […]

My top 5 podcasts

My top 5 podcasts

Posted October 31, 2017 by Elise in Random / 6 Comments

My name is Elise, and I’m a secret podcast addict. I listen most mornings while I clean up after His Royal Horseness, Trev, and also while I walk the dog. And at home, when I should be writing. My biggest vice is true crime, and podcasts serve up bitesize chunks to feed my habit. Here […]

The Black Trilogy Rebooted

The Black Trilogy Rebooted

Posted October 3, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood / 38 Comments

    Scroll down for giveaway! I published my first book in July 2015, and so much has happened since then! I’ve set another fifteen books loose on the unsuspecting public, writing has become my job as well as my hobby, and the first book in my Blackwood Security series, Pitch Black, has been downloaded […]