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Completing the Deviant Trilogy was much harder than I expected. It's a lot of threads to hold onto across three books, and that's without considering the wider story in which all five books interlink.

When I finished Deviant Betrayal, I promised myself that I would write a short, simple novella for Lucian and his Pet, aka Ruthless Control. I'm 3/4 of the way into the draft, and it's wrapping up to be a full novel!

For the record, Lucian is a bad, bad man...

As always happens in these books, we will get a peek at our old characters, and more insights into those we have yet to fully meet. I already know I want to tackle Abby and the two Deltas, Jordan and Kade, next. But a few other interesting characters have also arrived that I am itching to explore.

I'm aiming to have Ruthless Control out before the end of the year.

I have also been working on several other novels, including a dystopian, a rom-com, and a lighter Sci-Fi romance that is heavy on the action!

Looking forward to sharing with you as they develop.

If you have enjoyed my books, and want to see what I'm up to on a daily basis. I have a private reader group on Facebook where you can also join me!

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This Sunday closes a very crazy week. There have been some high notes! I published the fourth book in The Controllers series, 'Deviant Evolution'. If you have been reading the rest of the series, I really think you're going to like this latest book. If you have already finished, I'd love to hear your feedback on Amazon and GoodReads. :) Other highs... my husband celebrated a major birthday milestone, so we've been away celebrating this weekend. I have a taste for different cocktails and tried a new one last night that blew my mind. I am a bit of a lightweight when it comes to alcohol though... much to my husband's delight!

Super tasty cocktail at W hotel

On lower notes, I had some panics this last week. I was looking into my reading figures and thought maybe the keywords could be improved. Changing them suddenly saw a significant drop in my Kindle Unlimited page reads. Eeek. Now don't get me wrong, my page reads are not JK Rowling numbers, but it's all relative. Then I changed them back to a mix of some original keywords and some new ones, but also learned that Amazon picks up 'keywords' from your descriptions, so edited those. The result, page reads were up to a great numbers. Happy Liv!!

Bit I couldn't stop meddling, so I thought I would also look at the categories I had my books in. Note to any authors reading this. Tread carefully when changing categories. It appears that when you change categories, Amazon reset the statistics for the book. It makes sense when you think about it. But... the end result is a huge negative impact to my page reads. I'm hoping it turns around quickly and returns to normal, but it has been a hard lesson!

Finally, whilst Deviant Evolution has published this week, I'm pleased to announce that Deviant Betrayal is now available for pre-order and will release on 30 September. As you can see from the cover below, I'm trying a new design. Please let me know your thoughts on this too. I hope everyone likes it.

Deviant Betrayal

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I must start by apologising. I had intended to write blog posts more frequently than I have. Well, since this is only my second post, there hasn’t really been a frequency to speak of.

But I have not been idle as some of you may know. Since releasing ‘Taking Control’, book one in the Controllers series just four months ago, I’ve written and published book two ‘Complete Control’ and part one of follow-up trilogy ‘Deviant Control’. The success of the books has really amazed, and humbled me. At the time of writing, I have over two hundred and fifty ratings on GoodReads and I receive a lot of really positive feedback from readers. If you have left me a rating, no matter the number, then thank you. Even better if you left me feedback. :)

This has inspired me to go harder and you’ll be pleased to know part two of the trilogy, ‘Deviant Evolution’, will release next week on August 21st. Needless to say, part three is already written and going through edits, but I’m hoping to release by the end of September.

Where to then? Well, I have two more books planned for this series and another completely new series already in early planning. So there’s still a lot to come in 2019!

Finally a small request. If you want to receive early news of my books and other works, please do join my mailing list. I promise not to spam you and will only use your email for genuine notifications.

PS. There's going to be more surprises about the Doctor and her blood!

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