Sunday, 30 November 2014

I'll have a scotch tonight and start the editing tomorrow


 I didn't think I'd see these words this weekend, but it all feels so right.



Well today it happened. I said a final goodbye to four, five, six...special characters in my life. Two of them were the beginning of my writing, I wouldn't say career, but love for writing. 


Yes, as daft as it may sound Isabel Chambers & Marc Sanders are my 'fictional babies'! And I have to say, I have lived a lifetime through them. I've loved, I've laughed...I've swooned & I've shouted. More importantly though, I have lived! Being a single mother, I craved for something that I wanted to do for myself, but still be there for my boys...these books were it. The new characters you'll be introduced to in An Enrapturing Attraction are an extension to everything. My writing, the story and the remarkable journey (I don't like to over use the word, but it's now an enjoyable one) I've taken since those terrible couple years I experienced.


Less than eighteen months later, I've told a story that I've built on. I'm an indie author who started off writing a blog! I had no money for editors and certainly had no idea what I was doing when it came to self-publishing (I still don't!), but I hope that when readers read An Enrapturing Attraction, they can see I've developed and come on a bit from the first book.


Along my this period I've made some fantastic friends, some lifelong ones. All of which I care for tremendously.


So today maybe an end to a series...But it is also a new beginning.



AJ xxx



 

Friday, 21 November 2014

A proper blog post...Go me!

Before I was an author, I was a reader. 



 









 


I'll admit that in between the ages 22 & 36/37, I didn't read as much as I'd like due to having a family & commitments. I think back to a holiday I had with my folks at the age of 16 and buying Silence Of The Lambs & two other novels at the airport, to read on my fortnight away.







 
It's only the last few years that I've really got back into it....I've read some tremendous books including Gabriel's Inferno & Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard. I was among the numerous of fans waiting in anticipation of a third book, but was left disappointed. However, I am looking forward to his book, The Raven. It's a new book & series. 












I've read reviews of Sylvia Day's, Captivated By You and there are quite a few disappointed in it. I have read The Crossfire Series, but not this one as yet & also Sylvia's historical novels (which I love).

I'm 'Umming' and 'ahhing' as to get it. Not only because of the reviews, but I'd like to read & give so many other authors a chance...especially Indie Authors. I'm not saying all authors don't write from the heart, but....Oh my gosh! I hope you see where I'm coming from. I'll hold my hands up & say I didn't put what I have done into An Enrapturing Attraction & what I did do with An Acute Attraction into A Constant Attraction. I'm not saying my heart wasn't in it, but I felt the pressure....

Is this what Sylvia has had to deal with? Pressure on delivering? I don't know. It's not down to me to say.

All I can say is, when it comes to me...I'm living by how I started off. I love to write & not write to live.

AJ xxx





Sunday, 16 November 2014

New teaser - An Enrapturing Attraction...the anticipation is growing




"Breathing in sharply and exhaling slowly, I know I cannot hold her any more. I know in my heart of hearts, really deep down, I was born bad and made the conscious decision to stay bad. Out of rebellion? Maybe. Or was I bored? Hell, it could have been because I got a thrill out of it. I can't decide; it probably was all three." - Christian Wilson, An Enrapturing Attraction (A J Walters 2014)

Goodreads - link




Poetry Challenge

   I was set a challenge on Facebook, by a follower to compose a poem to go with a picture she sent posted to me. So anyway, here it is.....







Switch 

 

Lace topped stockings
Black binds of silk
Laid out, prepared
Since the night he dared

“I'm yours to control”
Were the words he said
A role in my dreams
Ripping at the seams


Days of planning
Anticipation at a high
The moment has come
Watch him come undone


Heels at the ready
The atmosphere is set
His body lying bare
Shoulders strong and square


Tonight he's all mine
And I am the Dom
I wasn't coerced
Into roles being reversed



(c) A J Walters 2015

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Poem - Fire







A tongue of fire
Is all it took
Smouldering licks
And my body shook
Lapping, tasting
Nearing there
The place I need him
Naked, bare
Increasing heat
Is felt below
A cherished gift
Doth bestow
A blaze of passion
Roars aloud
Flames then doused
With a body, a shroud


(c) A J Walters 2014



Friday, 14 November 2014

New Poem - Thirst

 

 

Wine touches lips
As hands reach for hips
Pulling her close
Needing to overdose
Tantalising, she sips
At her ear he nips
Hungry, needing more
Liquids flow, out pour
A glass of red
That leads to the bed
A fruity dry white
We'd go through the night
Whatever we drank
However you spank
A night full of lust
It is surely a must

 

 

(c) AJ Walters 2014

 

 

 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

It's that time of the year...18 years ago today!








I'm not going to go all religious on you...that's what my initial reaction to this post is, but actually, I am Christian and live in a Christian country so shouldn't be afraid in posting this....HOWEVER, my post isn't about religious beliefs, but personal beliefs.

It will be 17 years, 1 month & 13 days till I'll celebrate the birth of my eldest child. Yes, my son will be 18 years old on Christmas Day 2014 & the lead up to giving birth to him, as well as the actual birth is a moment in my life I'll never, ever forget.

Despite me being Catholic, I was a single mother as the father of my child left me when I was 8 weeks pregnant. No way on this earth was I ever going to give him up. I had been given ultimatums by the father & even told of ways to get rid of my unborn child by an employer (as he didn't believe in single mothers), but no! I knew this baby meant everything to me.

I gave up my job because of not only the lack of support of my employer, but also because of the poor pay I was on. To this day, I never regretted any of it.

I lived with my parents at home and this time 18 years ago, I'd go to work with my mum (who worked nights in a nursing home) and slept on a chair, just in case I went into birth. I think it was also a comfort to both of us...The memories I have of trying to sleep in what was a an uncomfortable seat, but I had my mother with me, will be with me forever....

Isabel, my main female character in An Acute Attraction is also a single mother....

This will be continued......















Friday, 7 November 2014

Where's the time gone?






Hi all.

I hope you've had a wonderful summer. Autumn has well and truly kicked in here in the UK, it's lovely! The new school year started, so I'm back into full swing as regards that as well.

As you can see above, there's been a new addition to the line up of remarkable book covers for The Attraction Series!

I was extrememly excited to reveal the book cover to book three of the series, A Constant Attraction, which was yet again drawn by my incredibly talented younger brother John Walters.

It's had a fabulous response, as had the book itself. 











                      

Synopsis:

A hot and suspenseful story of a bad boy who is wanting to make good with a chance meeting between him and one strong, independent woman.
Christian Wilson reformed bad boy is released early from the Boston correctional facility, due to flaws in the original court case. Re-entering the big, wide world is not only a shock to the system, but he also realises he isn’t the man he was. Tough decisions need to be made and temptations to revert back to how he was need to be resisted. It’s not only he who is thinking this, so when his step-father Edward Sanders intervenes, Christian’s life is turned upside down. Being the ‘Black Sheep’ of the Sanders dynasty he has to prove to them and himself, he’s a changed man. Coming second best to his step-brother Marc Sanders, Professor of Medicine, gives him enough determination to want to succeed.
Having moved to the US from the UK, Hannah Marshall has shown and proven what a strong, independent woman she is and she’s not had to rely on any man. However, family comes first and therefore Hannah takes the big decision to return home to Cambridge in England. Accepting a new job in The Met Police and leaving close friends behind, she begins what is a new life not without it’s ups, downs and surprises!
With Christian and Hannah not everything is as black and white as they seem, but when the two meet sparks fly!
Will secrets and lies come between them? Will the temptations in life become too strong? What the future holds for these two passionate and strong willed people, nobody knows.
From Amazon Number One Best Seller A J Walters, let An Enrapturing Attraction take you on an emotion filled journey of scintillating passion and mystery. A contemporary romance not without it’s laughs!

Scheduled release: Mid- late January 2015














I've been really excited about writing new characters Christian and Hannah, but my heart was all their when Marc and Isabel came into game as well. Even though this is the third book of the series, this book can be seen as a stand alone. 



 

Excerpt:

“Your forfeit for you losing Miss Marshall is that you are to kiss, no snog the face off the next man who comes through those pub doors.” Every single one of our party, including me, turn to face the dreaded doors. The feeling of expectation has just trebled and shot through the roof.
“You’re joking, right? What if it’s an eighteen year-old student? My job would be on the line or even worse, I’d be classed as a cougar!” My voice ends on a shrill as the realisation of what I’ve got to do sinks in.
“Come on Marshall, I’m sure your forfeit for me had I lost would have been far worse.” Actually he’s probably not wrong there. Having him rub a red-hot chili over his hands and then telling him to wank himself sounds more and more appealing. Next time Rushton, next time.
I rest my head in my hands dreading every second of this and as to who will be the next male to walk in here. Please don’t let it be some old geezer either. I groan through my fingers. The silence is deadly as the wait begins. I wish someone would bloody talk to break the drought of conversation, it may just lead to a distraction and then me not having to do it, or at least them remembering when a hot looking Professor walks in.
Actually scratch that thought, as the image of Marc Sanders is now firmly imprinted on my brain. I can hear the laughs from Isabel now, as she most probably would have read my mind. I look up when I hear an over exaggerated intake of breath come from Melissa and once again all eyes are fixed on the doorway.
“You’ve got to be fucking kidding me!” The words are out of mouth before I can even put my brain into first gear.











If you've not read any of the books from The Attraction Series, you can buy them from:



Amazon.com


AmazonUK

Kobo

 
Barnes & Noble




Thank you for reading & I hope ou have a fab weekend!



AJ xxx


















Lest We Forget...A New Poem.









Forever a Memory.





Sat next to you,
One day we asked.
What ever happened,
In years that past.
Younger we were,
With a curious mind.
Wanting to know,
Not meaning to remind.
Silently you spoke,
Of horrors only you.
Were forced to see,
And witnessed by few.
A sea of blood,
Is what you said.
Head bent down,
Many lives were shed.
Men you once knew,
Giving their life.
All leaving home,
Some leaving a wife.
You fought for us,
And came back here.
Grandad we'll remember,
You're forever near.