Monthly Archives: March 2016

May afternoon

Window “Are we really that boring, Isabel?” I jumped and looked at Terrence, who was glowering at me. “Sorry,” I muttered. “I was miles away.” “Yeah, we’d noticed,” Rissa said. “You keep looking out the window. Are you waiting for … Continue reading

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May morning

Window When I opened my eyes, the wind was blowing softly through the curtains and into my bedroom. It felt cool, soft, and as light as a kiss. I folded back the duvet, got out of bed and went over … Continue reading

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The heir and the spare

Envy You’d think Isabel would have been jealous of her brother. He was the firstborn, after all. And since Percival was born first, that meant he would inherit instead of her. He teased her about it for years before finally … Continue reading

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Opening line

I was raised to marry a monster. (Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge) This story begins with endless night and infinite forest; with two orphaned children, and two swords made out of broken bone. (Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge) She shouldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Boy, is my face red

You know how I said my book probably wouldn’t be YA? Oops. Believe me, it wasn’t intentional. And it puts an entirely different spin on things. For instance, where are the sequels going to go, the ones where the girls … Continue reading

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Musings

The internet. It’s a strange thing. It can be a very dark place; sometimes you have to be very careful where you click. It’s a place where you can express yourself and talk to people (without actually talking to them). … Continue reading

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Secret

Secret Everyone has secrets. Zara knew that. When she was thirteen, she came home from hospital and realised something was wrong. The next day, she was told something she couldn’t believe and she couldn’t tell anybody, and not just because … Continue reading

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