Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Don't say you love me! (Boundless love series)

This series is close to my heart. It's dedicated to my nan, who was an extraordinary woman! I'd say that she taught me what unconditional love is. To give and love without expecting it in return, is the hardest thing in the world. But as I watched her, I understood one thing. It gave her so much joy. My story isn't based on my nan, but it tells a story that I learnt from observing her. I'm excited about this series, and I hope it finds those who need it. I hope it gives some insight as to how blessed we are to be here right now, in this present moment.

Live like there's no tomorrow! 

Hope you enjoy!


Perhaps sometimes battles aren’t meant to be won, but managed. What if life had always been the same? At some point the inevitable would happen. How would you live your life?

Sahara has accepted her life. She has been doing so since the age of seventeen. But at her best-friends wedding, she meets Eugene, who might change the way she views her life forever.


Not wanting to get too close to anyone, for reasons only Sahara, her family and friends understand. She refuses to open up, but Eugene persists. The playboy that he is won’t give up on the one woman he thinks might be the one.  This is the woman he’s been waiting for all his life, but he has absolutely no idea that his love has to go beyond what he’s ever done before. It will be a test of true love!


Excerpt

Myles pushed back his seat and they moved out of the room and into the hall that seemed a lot less busy.
‘What is it?’ asked Myles.
‘I need to ask you something.’
Myles had known Eugene a long time to know that his questions usually involved a woman.
‘First of all, I probably won’t be able to help you. This is my wedding day, I’m not setting you up with anyone.’
Eugene laughed. ‘It’s not like I need help with that. Do I?’
‘Probably not, but am I wrong in thinking that this involves a woman.’
‘Not entirely.’
‘I thought so.’
‘I just wanted a little information on that pretty maid of honour.’
‘Oh no you don’t!’ Myles was serious. ‘This one is not just any woman, she’s not another notch in your bed post.’
‘Blimey! It almost sounds like you like her yourself.’
‘It’s not what you think. She’s very important to the woman I love, and I won’t let you near her.’
‘Won’t let me?’ He laughed.
‘Yes, I won’t let you!’
‘I don’t need your permission.’
‘Well then, you don’t need my help.’ He was about to walk away.
‘Okay wait, just hear me out.’
‘She’s not just any woman. You can’t just walk into her life and walk out like you do.’
‘I’m not going to do that.’
‘I mean it Eugene. I’m your friend, but Emily means more to me.’
‘Wow! You have changed!’
‘I have, I’m a man now. A responsible one.’
‘And I’m not?’
‘I…listen, let’s just get back to the reception.’
‘Not until you tell me her name.’
‘Ask her yourself!’ Myles was a little put off. It had always been this way with Eugene, and he never expected him to change.
‘Maybe I will…oh and thanks for nothing.’ He started to walk off.
‘Hey man. Just leave this one alone. Please.’ He begged.
Eugene turned towards his friend with his hands in his suit pockets, and pursed his lips.
‘Just leave her alone.’
‘I think I’ll let her make that decision,’ he said and walked away.
Myles shook his head, watched as his friend walked away and head for the balcony.
‘Some things never change,’ said Myles under his breath.

Available at Amazon UK, Amazon US and soon at ARE, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and the Apple store.



Sunday, 17 August 2014

Second Chances ( Mending Hearts series) Available now

The final  part to the mending hearts series is now available. I hope you enjoy!

An abuser’s life blood is their victim. But when that victim extracts themselves from the abuser, sometimes there are dire consequences.

When Nina and Liam try to focus on their lives, their abusers have ideas of their own. Leaving their abusive relationships isn't that simple. It not only takes strength, it takes courage and love too.

What happens when the abuser won’t let go? How far will one drive the other, and how much will the victim put up with?


The road is long and tedious for both Liam and Nina. And just when you think there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, darkness falls on them again. Will they really survive it this time? Their relationship will prove just how strong love can be, and how sometimes, letting other people in, not only helps them, but the other person too. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

What About Tomorrow (Mending Hearts Series)

The second part to the Mending series is now out. It has taken me on a journey again, and I'm looking forward to writing the third and final part. It's an intense journey, even for me. I guess I tend to be in the minds of my characters.  I really enjoy telling their stories though, and I hope you enjoy them too. 

The journey to freedom isn't always an easy one. Nina knows what she wants, and has taken the bold steps to make that happen.  Liam on the other hand doesn't have it so easy.  He has to think about it. To walk out would mean he could loose his son. It leaves things in a complicated mess.

As Nina battles Colt, she begins to  have doubts about her relationship with Liam. What seems like a fairytale start, has now been struck with life's realities. Nina has to question what she wants. For the first time in her life, she has to put herself first. That decision could cost her their new blooming relationship. 

It's a journey worth taking. As with all things, anything worth having, must be worked hard for. But will they survive it all? 


Now available at Amazon, ARE and soon at B&N and the Apple store. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Broken (Mending Hearts) Series One

Okay, my next series... the first part is out. Whew!!! It was pretty hard to write, but I had to write it. It's one of those things that you know deep down within you, you have to tell the story  no matter what. So here it is...Life is beautiful...You can overcome anything as long as there is love!

I hope you enjoy!


Nina and Liam meet under unusual circumstances. Liam believes that everything happens for a reason, but Nina begs to differ. Life has given her some unfriendly blows. With a nightmare husband and a family across the ocean, Nina just thinks life is unfair.

But as things develop and unfold, maybe Liam is right. Life has a way of sorting itself out. Nina discovers that she has no control how her life unfolds. She can make decisions, but when it comes to the heart, that decision is made for her.

Love doesn’t and should never hurt, but it takes pain first before Nina can realise that.


This is the first part to the series, Mending Hearts. 




Excerpt

Liam took a seat in his chair and observed the woman who sat in front of him. Even though he’d just met her, he was drawn to her. There was something vulnerable about her. He was drawn to her energy, but he could sense the walls around her.
‘Do you want to talk about it?’ he asked.
‘Talk about what?’ She played dumb.
‘About why you slept out on the street last night.’
She was silent. She wasn’t sure she wanted to tell her story to another stranger.
‘Does he hit you?’ he asked.
Nina sat back astonished.
‘Your eyes, I can see the bruises around your eyes. You didn’t accidentally bash into the door.’
She was silent and felt super exposed. He stood up and drew closer towards her and perched on the edge of the glass desk.
‘Does he say mean and spiteful things?’ He gazed at her, but she refused to return his gaze. ‘And after all the horrible things he’s said and done, does he become caring and charming?'
Nina looked at him a moment, everything he said was true.
‘I have to go,’ she said suddenly.
Nina stood up, she wanted to get out of the office as quick as possible, things were a little too familiar.
‘Will you at least let me call you a taxi?’
She was hesitant.
‘I’ll settle the bill, don’t worry. I don’t want you walking to wherever it is,’ he said.
Nina nodded, she was certain she wouldn't be able to walk back. He picked up the phone and called a local taxi company.
‘They’ll be here in five minutes,’ he said as he put the phone down. ‘Here, take my card.’ He got up and handed her his card. ‘You can call me if you need anything at all.’
‘That’s really nice, but you don’t have to do that.’
‘Trust me, I do, you don’t have to go through it alone.’
‘Go through what?’
‘The abuse.’
She was silent.
‘Let me walk you out.’

Soon Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks and Apple. 



Saturday, 28 June 2014

About my stories and looking back!

It’s been nine months since I went into full-time writing and it’s been an amazing and fulfilling ride. Writing romance and erotic fiction brings a sense of satisfaction that I’ve never found with other genres.

When I start writing a story, I never know what’s going to happen. The characters lead me, rather than I, lead them. My writing process always starts as an idea. It could be a word, a song or just something I’ve observed that starts the ideas flowing.

Even though I start with an idea, the end result is never what I plan it to be. It’s the strangest, but greatest feeling when the end of the story shocks me. My life is built around each of my characters; I try to imagine what they would feel like in certain situations. I tend to write what I feel, rather than what is selling.  When I got the idea to write ‘The Girl with the Curves’, I was in bed, in the middle of reading a novel by a well known author. I stopped for a moment after I’d read the description of a character and thought, ‘Gosh! Where are all the other women in this world?’ I never get to read about them much, and as far as I’m aware, there are billions of different and unique people on this planet. And so my story about a strong curvy woman began.

When I wrote the Jasmine and Zack series, ‘The Look In His Eyes’, I had thought about what it would feel like to have a mental illness no one understood. I wanted Jasmine to find love, despite her disability. The next series I’m writing has a similar theme. It isn’t a disability, but it’s about things we don’t hear much about. I guess, I like to bring to light, that which is hardly spoken about.

My stories are about everyday people who want and deserve love just like everybody else. They don’t have to look or be a certain way to find love, they just have to be human.

To be human is amazing! To be yourself is even better! I hope my stories continue to entertain, and thank you for all your support!


- Iris

Thursday, 26 June 2014

FREED (Mind of her billionaire)

The last in the series The mind of her billionaire. I've really enjoyed writing this. I had no idea where it was going to end up, and I just let it flow with me. I hope you enjoy reading it, the same way I enjoyed writing it!


Amelia’s life becomes a whirlwind of events. She’s forced into being an instant billionaire, and is carrying Justin’s child. From a person looking from the outside in, life seems pretty good, after all she can afford anything. But it is anything but rosy. Roses do come with thorns and her thorn is Justin.

This odd relationship takes an odd route. It’s a love hate relationship for both parties. But eventually, each one will have to come to an agreement, for the child that is soon to be part of their lives.


Life has its surprises, but in the end life just is. Happiness is a choice. Will Amelia choose happiness? What is happiness anyway? Only Amelia can make that choice. 


Available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, ARE, Barnes&Noble and soon on Apple. 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

CONTROLLED (The mind of her billionaire book 2)

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Just because he looks nice, dress’s nice and smells nice, doesn’t mean he plays nice.

How the mind works! Just because a person thinks one way, doesn’t mean everyone has to think that way. Is Amelia immature for falling for the good looking billionaire? No, Amelia is human, and so is Justin. They have two very different views of the world.


As their story unfolds, Amelia learns more about herself and her mistakes. Her mistakes are a chance for growth and not judgement, a chance for understanding and not guilt. Is this the end of her relationship with Justin? Or is this just the beginning? Until there is complete understanding of how the human mind works, there is no way of telling what true love means to an individual. And when the veil is finally pulled from her eyes, she sees everything as it is.


 Excerpt

He collapsed into her breathing heavily. Amelia shut her eyes and blinked back the tears and anger. After a while he rolled off her and she turned away from him, she couldn’t face him, she didn’t want to, and she hoped he would never ask her to do it again. It felt like a betrayal to herself, a betrayal of what she felt was true love, her definition of love!
She felt his hand on her shoulder, and he gently turned her back towards him. She quickly wiped away the tears and made sure she wasn’t going to show him any weakness.
‘I love you,’ he said gazing into her eyes.
Amelia bit back her lip, holding back the avalanche of words that were trying to get past.
‘You have to believe me, I love you. Everything I do, is because I love you so much.’
‘So forcing me to go down in dress size is a show of your love?’ She couldn’t help herself.
‘It is. I’m saving you!’ he said.
‘Saving me?!’ The anger rose up within her again. ‘Saving me from what?’
‘I’m saving you from myself,’ he said gently.
She frowned unsure of it all, it made no sense, he was saving her from himself.
‘You can do that by letting me go.’
‘I can’t let you go.’
‘Why not?’ She swallowed back the pain.
‘Because.’ He leaned on his elbow and looked down at her. His eyes were warm, nothing like she’d seen before. ‘Because I need you more than you need me.’
‘I don’t…I don’t understand.’ Her eyes glazed over, she just wanted to go home, she just wanted to be set free!
‘You will, one day you will.’ He lay onto his back and gazed up at the ceiling.
Amelia sniffed and wiped the tear that had escaped her eye. Everything he’d said, just didn’t make any sense at all. He needed her more than she needed him??
‘Get some sleep, we have a big day ahead of us.’
Amelia didn’t even want to think past the next hour, there was nothing left in her to give!

Available at Amazon US, Amazon UK and soon at Kobo, ARE, Barnes and Noble and Apple