Paperback Release; Crazy, Undercover, Love – the day has come!

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‘Most definitely a must read for all romance fans!’ – Chicks That Read

‘I couldn’t put the book down!’ – Erin’s Choice

I’m so incredibly excited to be able to say that my debut novel Crazy, Undercover, Love published by HarperImpulse is out as a paperback today!!

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Since it was released as an eBook in April, I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I’ve received from family, friends, other writers … and of course, my lovely readers. I really appreciate each and every review written, because it means someone has felt passionate enough about the book – one way or another – to give up their time and share their thoughts about the story.

It feels like a dream come true that not only is it available as an eBook on a dizzying amount of websites, but it’s also on the Waterstones website – bit.ly/Y8HlVO, and Amazon – amzn.to/1lfuBnd – for…

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Christina Farley’s Silvern Reviewed – Revving up the Mythology while Ramping up the Challenge

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Christina Farley pulled a rabbit, or rather a Blue Dragon, out of a hat with Gilded (reviewed here); was there anything left in the hat for Silvern? You see, one of the things that made Gilded such a fun, fresh read was the use Korean mythology juxtaposed to modern day Seoul, South Korea and the international students populating this world. So, its sequel, Silvern, had a bit of a challenge; the world Christina Farley created so well is now, comparatively speaking, old hat. Can Silvern generate the same level of excitement with that newly minted shine dulled a bit with use? No, no it can’t. Instead it goes even further, generating a whole new level of intensity with established relationships going deeper, a much more involved romp in the Spirit World and a foray into North Korea. It is a slightly darker, more intense world with…

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Keepers of the Planetary Flame

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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I came across the Keepers of the Planetary Flame some years ago via Coleston Brown, author of many esoteric books including Secrets of a Faery Landscape and TheMystery of the Seven Directions (with Gareth Knight). I joined the group in, I believe, 2008 and the simple, daily practice became part of my life.

The woman who was doing much of the admin for the group and sending out the newsletter became a close friend, one of that handful of very special people who waltz into your heart and take up permanent residence.

When my son was attacked and left for dead, the individuals who make up the KPF rallied round and messages, prayers and healing were sent from across the planet; messages I treasure still. Their kindness and care made a huge difference when things were at their worst for my family, and as my son recovered I…

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Writing: Natural Talent Plus Acquired Skills

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Writing is a craft

I often get asked, “Where did you learn to learn to write?” In my own personal experience, writing is both talent and learning new skills. I have had this ability to tell stories and weave together words since I was a little girl. But like any profession, you need more than natural ability to succeed. Acquiring skills like grammar, point of view, plot progression and character development are necessary to excel.

Read the second part of the quote again, “You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then seeing where you went wrong.”

That is me right there. I learn by doing things, always have. I’m a very hands-on learner and the one way for me to learn the quickest is by making mistakes. Mistakes aren’t failures, people. They are life’s teachers and the key is to learn from your mistakes the first time. Here’s an example:

When I was asked…

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Another fab, four star review for…

KATE JACK'S BLOG

Through the Gloaming, book ll in The Silver Flute Trilogy.

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Katrina Jack continues to develop her fantasy in an exciting and page turning style. I instantly picked up with the characters I had become involved with in the first book and thoroughly enjoyed the read. There are a lot of fantasies out there but this is something original and a bit special! Suchea.

http://goo.gl/DYGopC

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