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Welcome to the blog.

 

Here you will find all the updates on how my writing is going, how the quest for publishing is coming along, and details of any new additions to the website. You will also find any announcements, and the details of where you can find my work.

 

Chelle

Posted By Michelle Birbeck

It has been all go here for what feels like years. Between the two pre-launch events, virtual tour, virtual release party, physical release party, editors, pre-readers, and reviewers, it is a wonder my to do list is only just hitting the five page mark.

But through all of this several things have happened, and I am seeing some kind of return on the many days of 3am bedtimes. The first of these is Goodreads. I have two more entries up on that wonderful site now.

Last Chance has been up there for a little while, but it is now complete with book cover, summary, and release date. And the newest short story is also now there. It’s called A Glimpse Into Darkness, and will be released on the same day as Last Chance. Instead of a new horror story this year, however, I opted to write an accompaniment to The Keepers’ Chronicles.

So for now I am off back to my to do list, but if you want more information on any of the launch activities, check out my facebook page. I would say check out the website, but I am currently redesigning it, so things are somewhat out of date on there at the moment whilst I recode everything.


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

2013 is now here, and despite the disappointment of the world not ending (I was looking forward to the zombies), I am excited for the coming year. Last Chance is perhaps the biggest thing on my agenda for the year, but it isn’t the only thing happening. So here’s a run down of what you can expect in 2013.

March; ARCs of Last Chance will be available.
May; Last Chance will be release on May 30th
June; Last Chance’s launch party.

Also, Playthings will be out with Pocket Novel publishing. My short story erotica blog over on tumblr is going well, with a smutty update every Tuesday. And there will be a new, free short story up around September, as well as paperbacks being available from any of my signings.

But outside of the things definitely happening, I have plans. I’m away almost every month this year, except September so far, and though it is something I am looking forward to anyway, it means travelling. And travelling means trains. Trains mean writing time.

At the moment I have been working on the Keepers’ series for the last five years, and in that time I started an ideas folder. In that are more book ideas than I know what to do with, and all of them have been percolating for a while. So this year I plan on writing some of them. Not all (I can’t write that fast, despite what my friends believe), but some of them.

By the end of the year I am hoping to have made some space in my ideas folder, and with any luck, there’ll be a few more getting jotted down in there for the future.


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Amazon


Hello!

First of all, sorry for the radio silence these last weeks. I've been busy on an exciting new project called The Stars Are Falling. There’s a pretty tight deadline for it, so I’ve been spending pretty much all day writing away for it. The project is coming along nicely, and should be complete in the next couple of days. Then it’s off to my wonderful prereaders before it comes back to me for a very quick very thorough edit.

Secondly, if you’ve read The Last Keeper, or any of my other works, and have rated the book on goodreads, would you be so kind as to pop a quick review on Amazon? Ratings and reviews are coming in every few days on Goodreads at the moment, and I am so happy so many of you are enjoying the book. It takes just a few second to review a book on Amazon, so if you’ve got a few seconds to spare, it would be very much appreciated.

In other news, I’ll be at Sunderland library on October 8th at 5pm for their literary festival! I’ll be a guest speaker along with author Rachael H Dixon, and together we’ll be talking about horror and vampires, and things that go bump in the night.

Rachael and I will then be back together on Halloween at Stockton library for their Halloween festivities! They’ve got spooky stories, refreshments, tarot readings, and competitions. Rachael and I will be judging a costume contest, too! That’s on October 31st from 6.15pm through until 10m.

You’ll also get the very first look in the whole world of Last Chance’s book trailer. We’re doing the photoshoot this weekend, including the cover shots. The music is already written and recorded and is completely original! And all that’s left is the pictures and putting the video together. There’s going to be a blog tour with video interviews of the cast and my wonderful musician, as well as behind the scenes photos, videos, and tips for anyone wanting to make their own book trailer.

And lastly, if you’ve noticed that the website needs updating, you’re right. That’s the plan for Sunday as soon as The Stars Are Falling is written and off to the prereaders. I’ll be adding more interviews, including an interview with Serenity Cardea, as well as a list of guest posts and an updated calendar.

In the meantime, I’m off to get cracking on this project!

Chelle


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Open Heart by Emlyn Chand


The second book in Emlyn's Farsighted series is out now! It's called Open Heart, and you can check out her release day post here for goodies and giveaways.

 

Simmi Shergill's life is a mess. Her powers of psychic feeling are on the fritz, and Grandon Township's sudden population boom has brought quite a few unsavory characters to town. She also looks like an over-blown balloon in her size 14 pants, but not even starving herself seems to be working as a diet plan. Well, at least her boyfriend, Alex, loves her so much he'd do anything for her. Last summer he even risked his life to protect her from the mysterious boy everyone was convinced wanted to kill her.

The problem is, she's not so sure she feels the same way. Is Alex really the man of her dreams? And why can't she stop fixating on her would-be killer, Dax? Whenever he's around, part of her wants to run screaming in the other direction while the other part longs to run into his embrace, no matter who she’d hurt or what she’d risk.

Simmi's loyalty is on the line. Who will she choose—the blind seer who loves her, or the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him? Emotions run high as the tension mounts in book two of the Farsighted series.

You can buy Open Heart, and the first book; Farsighted, below

Farsighted:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

B&N

Book Depository

 

Open Heart:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

 

Enjoy! And don't forget to leave a review when you've read it!


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

There are a whopping 15 stops on The Last Keeper's tour, from May 7th to May 18th, with guest posts and interviews, reviews and giveaways.

 

So pop by and check out the posts and take part in the giveaway with Talk Supe Blog.

 

Here's what's on offer (it's an international giveaway!)

 

A signed copy of The Last Keeper

A signed copy of Consequences

A limited edition The Last Keeper necklace

And no doubt there'll be a couple more little bits in the parcel, too!

 

For more info, rules, ect, check out Talk Supe and enter between May 7th-18th for a chance to win!

 

Here are the resdt of the stops on the tour!

 

7th - Review @ Bookish Temptations

8th - Interview on Edin Radio & Guest Post on Blog

Guest Post @ Bookish Temptations

9th - Review, Guest Post & Giveaway @ Talk Supe

10th - Review @ Jacitamati

11th - Review @ Cafe Art Space

12th - Review @ Black & Dark Night

13th - Interview @ Wordy Bitches

14th - Review/Guest Post @ Passion for Pages

15th - Review/Guest Post @ Scotzig’s Blog

Review @ Lanun Reviews

16th - Review/Guest Post @ I’m a Book Shark

17th - Interview @ Twific Central

18th - Guest Post @ Krazy Book Lady

Interview @ Black & Dark Night