Sibylline Nights: The Journey - Part Two

Back in 2012 I wrote a post about the progress I'd made on my urban-fantasy Sibylline Nights, comparing the original first chapter of an unnamed story about witch triplets, with the new opening chapter I'd written during NaNoWriMo 2011.

Long story short, Sibylline Nights never made it past the first draft. Somewhere along the editing process I fell out of love with the story, and shelved it. A few years later, I stopped writing urban-fantasy and paranormal altogether, focusing on contemporary romance. 

Fast-forward to 2018, and after publishing All It Takes and serialising Every Moment With You - both contemporary romance - I have the itch to write urban-fantasy again, and have started work on a rewrite of Sibylline Nights. Which, btw, needs a new, more awesome name! 

The concept of witch triplets separated at birth will remain, as will many other aspects of the previous version, such as the triplets' names, abilities etc. but I feel I have a tighter plot this time around, with a clearer direction; something the previous draft lacked, and contributed to me shelving the story. 

I've written 3,500 words on the new draft since Monday, and I love it. I've only written three chapters so far, but already it feels so much stronger than the previous version.  I'm so excited to be working on this this again.

Here's a snippet from the new opening chapter:

The mother hesitated, but only for a moment, before she pulled back the blanket to reveal a girl of about two with a large laceration across her torso. 
Hands quivering, Esmee reached out and laid her palms on the child’s wound. In an instant a bright white radiated from her fingertips, and where the light touched the cut, the skin fused together. 
“Well I’ll be dammed, you’re a witch,” came the voice of the bus driver from behind Esmee. 
Esmee bowed her head, and hastily handed the girl back to her mother, the woman’s eyes widening as she received her child who was now completely healed, though still covered in blood.

COVER REVEAL: Snowy Wings Publishing YA Fairy Tale Anthology - Magic at Midnight

Happy Wednesday, everyone! 

Today I'm super excited to reveal the cover for the Snowy Wings Publishing YA Fairy Tale Anthology - Magic at Midnight, which is scheduled for release May 29. 

Once upon a time is eternal…

Turn the pages and fall into the enchanting worlds of beloved, age-old fairy tales made new again in this fifteen-story collection from Snowy Wings Publishing.

A girl with long, long hair is trapped in an attic, ensnared by promises of immortality, the radio her only companion. An android wants to believe in her life, that the feelings she has are real—and that she might be just as beautiful as her famous stepsister. A gamer must save her true love from the mysterious, dark entity that has ensnared him in their MMORPG. A modern teen is lured to the fantastical Land of the Dolls, and only her own cunning can help her escape. These are just a few of the bewitching tales found within Magic at Midnight. 

From sci-fi to fantasy, contemporary to historical, paranormal and more, there’s a fairy tale retelling in this collection for every reader. Featuring stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors as well as emerging voices, this anthology will take you to distant worlds and back again—all just familiar enough to make you feel at home.


My, as of yet, untitled re-telling of the Nutcracker Prince is one of the fifteen stories featured, and here's a little more about it:

Clara Birch has always loved Christmas, and the story of The Nutcracker Prince is her favourite since childhood. 

That’s why she’s determined to attend town's annual masquerade ball themed around the classic fairy tale. It doesn't matter that she's only sixteen, and the ball is held at town's most exclusive nightclub, Sugarplums. Clara and her best friend, Maria, are armed with fake IDs, and they're not taking no for an answer. 

Once at the ball, Clara is approached by a handsome stranger, who offers to buy her a drink. After just one sip, she passes out. When she awakens, Clara finds herself in a strange realm, and though the world is not her own, it’s oddly familiar to her.

She soon discovers she’s been spirited away to the Land of the Dolls; a kingdom ruled by the Nutcracker Prince she so loved as a child.

But all is not as it seems in the Land of the Dolls. After stumbling upon the palace dungeons, Clara discovers the Nutcracker Prince is hiding a terrible secret. The magical Land of the Dolls is nothing more than an illusion.

Now Clara must escape this once enchanting fairy tale realm, before it costs her her soul. 

Every Moment With You: Chapter Twenty-Two

Now we're properly into 2018 I'm back to regularly updating my age-gap romance serial EVERY MOMENT WITH YOU, so expect a new chapter every Tuesday from here on out.

Thanks to everyone who has read, commented on, shared, and liked the story so far. I hope you all continue to enjoy it.

Chapter Twenty-Two now live on Wattpad and Fiction Press

Every Moment With You: Chapter Twenty-One

Seth's ex-wife, Tessa, continues to cause trouble for him and Jade. 

Find out what causes her to punch Jade in chapter 21 of EVERY MOMENT WITH YOU, 
now live on

Every Moment With You: Chapter Twenty

Have Seth's demons of the past finally caught up with him and caused heartache for his fifteen-year-old daughter?

Find out in chapter twenty of age-gap romance EVERY MOMENT WITH YOU, now live on

Every Moment With You: Chapter Nineteen

In chapter nineteen of Every Moment With You, Jade gets to meet one of her idols, but will the day end in happiness or heartbreak for her and Seth?

Find out in chapter nineteen, now live on 

Every Moment With You: Chapter Eighteen

Are you ready to meet Seth's ex-wife, Tessa? His new girlfriend Jade certainly wasn't prepared.

Find out what happened when Seth's past and present collided in chapter eighteen of EVERY MOMENT WITH YOU, live on