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Filled with relatable, three-dimensional characters, her books are warm and engaging - guaranteed page-turners from beginning to end.
Julia is also a popular figure on social media, and her blog - A Little Bit of Blake - is a weekly friendly chat about Julia's quirky take on everyday life.
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Sometimes, you must decide whether to listen to your head or trust your heart
When 17-year-old Isabella Santorini fell in love with the 19-year-old American boy, Nick Eastman, she thought it was forever. Then fate cruelly ripped them apart. Now, eleven years later, Nick is back, but can Isabella trust him or his vows of love?
Her boss says no. All intel about him says no. Even Isabella's head says no. But her heart desperately wants to believe that the boy she loved is still somewhere inside the mysterious and dangerous man Nick has become.
From the streets of London to the harsh landscape of Afghanistan, Isabella must fight for her life all the time unsure of who - or even what - Nick Eastman is.
Exciting and fast-paced, Kiss & Tell is a battle between the head and the heart - with death the consequence of a wrong decision.
Since first encountered in Lost & Found, Isabella Santorini has been an enigma, but finally her story is told and all her secrets are revealed.
Kiss & Tell is book four of the fabulously exciting Blackwood Family Saga - which tells the individual stories of the strong men, and even stronger women, who make up this eclectic and eccentric clan, and their bumpy road to finding true love
Think you know the Snow White story? Think again!
The path to the throne is a dangerous one...
All her life, Princess Snow of the House White has had to tread carefully. The powerful Contratulum plans to use her as its puppet. Her aunt wishes her dead. And as for her stepfather - well, Snow has no illusions about what he desires from her.
Escaping an assassination attempt, Snow finds sanctuary with the mysterious Ronin - the Captain of a band of outlaws living deep within the Great Forest. These seven are all that is left of the Dwarvians, a once proud and powerful people driven to the brink of extinction by the Contratulum.
When the seven Dwarvians pledge to help Snow claim her throne, the race is on to enlist allies using forbidden airship technology. But the clock is ticking...
With only two weeks to go before her coronation, and facing almost insurmountable odds, Snow and her friends must push themselves to the limits of their endurance - and beyond.
Hold onto your corsets! This is Snow White as it should be told. A rip-roaring, action-packed, and exciting steampunk tale of magic and airships, friendship and love. With a strong heroine to root for, the seven dwarves as you've never seen them before - two of them are women - and containing over forty hand-drawn images, this is a book to cherish and read over and over again.
Should some secrets go to the grave?
My name is Eve...
But that is not my real name, rather it is the one given to me by Annaliese when she invited me into her goldern world. It was all I had ever longed for - a life of easy luxury and glamorous intentions - with beautiful people as my friends.
Yet even the best party must eventually end, and this one ended in a storm of tragedy and bitter betrayal. Overnight, my perfect life was exposed for the lie it was ... and so I ran, as far and as fast as I could.
Now an irresistible urge is summoning me back from my lonely exile, to attend one last party - Annaliese's farewell bash. Maybe I will find the resolution I seek, or maybe I will only find more heartbreak and deceit. And always the same question begs to be answered.
Should some secrets go to the grave?
The Book of Eve is a sumptuous and sophisticated tale of friendship, love, and betrayal amongst the rich and beautiful. With overtones of the glamour of the 1920s and echoes of the Great Gatsby, this is a beautiful and clever read which will envelop you in the world of Eve and her friends.
Once upon a time, an ugly duckling girl dreamt of becoming a beautiful swan...
Book one in the Perennials Trilogy, Becoming Lili tells the story of an ugly duckling girl, Phyllis. Bullied viciously at school and unloved at home, Phyllis is a lonely teenager longing for so much more from life.
Suddenly, a tragedy and a random encounter with a stranger offer her the opportunity to have it all ... if only she has the courage to change, to grasp the chance with both hands.
In the years that follow, others join her on her journey to Becoming Lili. There's the outrageously flambouyant Conrad, who acts as Pygmalion in her transformation. There are the siblings, Kevin and Amy. Trapped in grief following the sudden death of their parents, Lili offers them a way out of the darkness.
Lindy is a rough-around-the-edges London girl whose brashness is a shield for her fear of being alone. To her, Lili is a beacon of hope. And when staid and boring Martin is jilted at the alter, it is Lili and her friends who help him regain himself.
Johnny has lived a life of privilege and ease, but under the influence of Lili he discovers there is so much more to him than idle playboy. And then there's kind and sweet Daisy. She thinks she has married the man of her dreams, her childhood sweetheart. But has she?
Finally, Lili meets Jake and realises that sometimes the one thing you want, is the one thing you just can't have.
Becoming Lili is an epic, heart-warming tale of love, aspiration and friendship set against the backdrop of the vibrant 1990s, and is packed full of unforgettable characters you will instantly fall in love with.
Erinsmore - a land of myth and magic, swords and chivalry. A fantastical realm existing parallel to our own, Erinsmore is a land on the point of vicious civil conflict.
All her life, Ruby has longed to escape. Her imagination fed by the Narnia books and Arthurian legends, she dreams of another world. Discovering the ancient prophecy stone in a Cornish antique shop, she and her cynical older sister, Cassie, suddenly find themselves in the mythical land of Erinsmore. A realm of swords, chivalry and magic, it is everything Ruby has been longing for, but it is a world poised on the brink of war...
The evil warlock Lorcan has escaped his prison, bringing death and destruction to Erinsmore and its people with the release of his hounds of death, the skraelings, and the Gilmesh - creatures of pure evil who extract the souls of their victims.
Struggling to understand this strange world, Ruby and Cassie must toughen up quick if they wish to survive and help their newfound friends in the ongoing battle. For if Erinsmore falls to Lorcan, then their own world will be next. And what exactly does the last verse of that prophecy mean?
Two shall fight for freedom
Defend the dragon's throne
Two shall walk the dark path
And one return alone
Erinsmore is a fabulous tale of a quest to save a world under threat from pure evil. A story in which the forces of good must be victorious, because the alternate is unthinkable.
Oh, and there are dragons. We mustn't forget the dragons...
What kind of a world was this, that can treat itself so?
She came from a different place...
A world living in harmony with the lifesong that flowed through everything, connecting all to the great song of the universe. Suddenly, she's trapped on our world, a place hell bent on self-destruction, a place that destroys without thought, poisons its own water supply, and pollutes the very air that it breathes. Horrified to discover we have no lifesong, the question burns - what kind of world is this, that can treat itself so?
Hauntingly beautiful, this story will make you think and feel about her our planet and our choices, and wonder if, ultimately, the love on one woman is enough to save an entire world?
Lifesong is an intriguing blend of fantasy, science-fiction, and environmental concerns that will touch your soul with its poignant and lyrical prose. Placed highly in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future competion, Lifesong has received nothing but critical acclaim since its release.
Sometimes, no matter how fast or far you run, you cannot escape fate
Susannah Blackwood happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and now she is being pursued by a vicious serial killer. He has killed before, but something about Susannah has caught his interest and he won't stop until she is in his grasp.
With only her brother's colleague, Sullivan, to help her - Susannah has no choice but to leave everything she loves behind her and run - and never stop running. Because he's coming for her and has promised her an exquisite death.
From the back alleys and underground clubs of London to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, he pursues her. Yet even in the middle of the most heart-stopping terror, the most heart-aching sweetness can be found.
Sugar & Spice is one book that will thrill and enthral from the very first taste to the very last bite.
Susannah Blackwood believes herself contented with her small and peaceful life, but she has no idea of the danger and love that fate will put in her path.
Sugar & Spice is book three of the fabulously exciting Blackwood Family Saga - which tells the individual stories of the strong men, and even stronger women, who make up this eclectic and eccentric clan, and their bumpy road to finding true love
Sometimes, a choice must be made. What to keep and what to leave behind
Rich, handsome, sophisticated Marcus Backwood has it all. Then a double murder turns his perfect life upside down, leaving him sole guardian of his young niece. Traumatised into muteness, Megan needs so much more than Marcus believes he can ever give her.
Searching for their forever home, instead Marcus finds Grace Lovejoy. An eccentric single parent, Grace and her children are being forced to sell their house. Somehow a connection is forged between Megan and the Lovejoy family, which Marcus hopes will bring his little niece back from a very dark place.
And then there's Grace herself. The complete antithesis to everything he has ever looked for in a woman, yet still there is a bond between them that Marcus cannot explain. She is not what he wants, but is she what he needs?
And all the time, the deadly consequences of trying to break Megan's silence creep ever closer, because there is a killer out there with unfinished business.
A heart-warming, romantic read interspersed with edge-of-the-seat action, Fixtures & Fittings is one book you will want to keep forever.
This is Marcus Blackwood's story. On the surface, Marcus appears to have it all - the money, the lifestyle, the women - and becoming a father overnight was not in his plans. So, what does he do? He steps up to the mark, because he is Marcus Blackwood and his family means everything to him.
Fixtures & Fittings is book two of the fabulously exciting Blackwood Family Saga - which tells the individual stories of the strong men, and even stronger women, who make up this eclectic and eccentric clan, and their bumpy road to finding true love.
Sometimes, you have to lose everything to find what's important
Arianna Santorini has had a hard life.
Abandoned by her husband and left alone to raise their child for six long years, she has learnt to make the best of things. Then she meets Luke Blackwood and initially he seems perfect. Strong, kind, understanding and loving, he's everything she could possibly want.
But Luke has a secret. He's rich, very rich, and Arianna has a deep-seated prejudice against weathy men, believing it turns them into men like her husband - manipulative, arrogant bullies. When she discovers the truth about Luke, her first response is to send him away and harden her heart to what might have been.
Then the worst thing that can happen to a parent, happens to Arianna. And the only person who can help her, is the one she's vowed to never see again.
This is Luke Blackwood's story. A strong and confident man, he never realised his life was incomplete until he meets the fiercely proud and independent Arianna and her young daughter Lucia.
Lost & Found is book one of the fabulously exciting Blackwood Family saga - which tells the individual stories of the strong men, and even stronger women, who make up this eclectic and eccentric clan, and their bumpy road to finding true love
Book Two in the Perennials Trilogy, Chaining Daisy continues the story begun in Becoming Lili. Now adults coping with relationships, marriage and parenthood, Lili and her friends have no idea of the dark days to come.
Desperate for a baby, Daisy feels the chains of expectation tighten as her failure to conceive places an unbearable strain on her marriage, threatening to stretch her husband’s patience to breaking point.
Kevin also has problems as his feelings grow for his mysterious Ukrainian cleaner. But Kateryna is a woman with a tragic past and a secret – a secret which will change everything.
Chaining Daisy is a magnificent, sweeping story of life in all its harsh, beautiful wonder, and is a tale that will wrench at your heart and hold you spellbound until the very last page.
A wonderful collection of eclectic tales and quirky poems to suit every mood. Spanning many genres, each story is coffee break length and contains many wonderful hand drawn images. Eclairs for Tea and other stories is the perfect book for people with busy lives - allowing them to dip into it whenever they have a spare five minutes.
Containing such tales as...
Eclairs for Tea - There was something very important Kevin has told her not to forget. If only she could remember what it was.
Taproot - As war raged in the skies above, Meg fought her own battle against growing up and her fears for her brother.
Do You Believe? - Susan was never one for flights of fancy, so what is she to think when her daughter tells her a fairy has taken up residence at the bottom of the garden?
Vicious Circle - As far as DI Cass Sawyer was concerned, the past should remain firmly in the past, but it seems the past may have other ideas.
Lifesong - If there is life on other worlds, what would it be like? And what would they make of us?
Along with many other heartwarming and surprising tales, interspersed with the author's quirky poems about modern life, this is a book you will want to read again and again...