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Broken Ties available in Spanish – Lazos Rotos

It feels a little like I do nothing except post about book translations, but I’m still so excited about having my work available for so many more people to read in a multitude of languages. So much work goes on in the background to achieve this and I have to say thank you, thank you once again to Eva María Medina Cabanelas and Patricia M Begona for all their help on this. They translated Aversion and Other Slipper into Spanish and yet found time in their busy schedules to read through this and provide invaluable support. And, of course, a massive thanks to Vanessa Marisol Vargas Trejo for getting the job done!

Spread the word people, and I do hope you enjoy the story!

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Broken Ties - SPANISH

“No hubo nada diferente la noche en que todo cambió. No había luces centellantes en el cielo, no sentía fuego en mi panza, no hubo ninguna señal que sugiriese el cambio que estaba por llegar… Nora Brice provocaba cosas extrañas en mí. Extrañas y horribles cosas…”

Paul Colt tenía un problema, y no es uno a los que la mayoría de los adolescentes se enfrenta. Sí, le gusta una chica; una por la que está convencido haría tonterías si se diera la oportunidad. Pero no puede ir tras ella o tras cualquier otra chica con ese propósito. Eso es lo que obtuvo al ser un avertor, obligado a conformarse con la propagación de la colectiva. Él sabe que algunas reglas pueden pasarse por alto, y hay otras que nunca deben ser rotas. ¿La más grave de todas? Nunca te enamores, jamás.

Esta novela precuela de la saga La Mentalista puede ser leída antes o después de Aversión, el libro uno de la saga La Mentalista.

It’s May And We Love It – Mentalist Series Sale!

I’m always a little bit over excited about the lovely month of May (birthday month, say whaaaaat?) and this year is no exception. This time I’ve dropped the price of The Mentalist Series Box Set to $0.99 (from $4.99) for the next two weeks.  Now’s your chance to read all the books in the series for next to nothing. Bargain or what? Click away and spread the news! And most of all, I hope you enjoy Gemma’s story.

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And…it’s out! Keepers – Book Three of The Mentalist Series

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I won’t say much in this post as I have been going on about this for months but, KEEPERS is finally out! I’m so grateful to everyone who has helped throughout this process – Okey, Neso, Dumebi, Pi-lin, Chizoba, Cherese, Farah and Donna – you guys are absolute rock stars! If Oscars/BAFTAs (insert award ceremony as you feel appropriate) were being given out right now, y’all would be on the stage with me, glowing but trying not to gloat too much, heehee. Mario, Frances and Nnenna, thanks for commenting on the cover and listening to me worry endlessly about the right level of blue to include for the mist! Mum, Dad, Chi, Ekechi and Dana your emotional support has literally been lifesaving. I love you all and really hope all your faith in my work will not be in vain. I’ll shut up now.

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Keepers (Mentalist Series #3) Cover Reveal and Release Date

It’s taken much longer than I thought to get here (yes, its been two and a half years since the release of Broken Ties – what!!??!!), but it’s finally done! Sort of…last few edits are still happening but methinks it’s safe to finally announce a release date for the third (and final) book in the Mentalist Series! If you’re a little confused as there are already three released books, Broken Ties is the series prequel so it’s technically book 0.5. But I digress! My Facebook and Twitter followers were treated to a peek of the cover of Keepers on Thursday Continue reading

Aversión – Español and Broken Ties in German

Since I caught the translation bug, you all know that 2016 has been primarily filled with posts about this new venture in the Mentalist Series. Well…drum roll, again…I have two more to share. Next on the scenes is the Spanish translation of Aversion! Like all the others, it is available both digitally and in paperback across a multitude of websites. Please spread the word to any Spanish readers you might know. The translation was carried out by the brilliant team of Eva María Medina Cabanelas  and María de los Remedios Rubio Fernández. Thank you ladies for  doing such a great job.

Aversión: Libro uno de la saga La mentalista

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Por primera vez para Gemma Green, las cosas deberían haber sido sencillas. Encontrar a tu sujeto, sostenerle la mirada y meterle un pensamiento en la cabeza para salvarlo de un futuro desastre: aversión completa. Un proceso bastante simple, dado que el sujeto no va a tener ningún recuerdo de la experiencia. Pero Russ Tanner no parece querer olvidar. De hecho, cuanto más trata ella de evitarlo, más presiona él para llegar a conocerla. Gemma sabe que tiene un problema, pero ¿se está enfrentando a los efectos secundarios de una aversión fallida o el campeón de tenis del instituto se ha realmente enamorado de ella?

 

Also released in May (has it really been three months?) was the German translation of Broken Ties, which ties in neatly with the first book in the series, Die Gedankenwenderin. Eva Markert and Christina Löw, I can’t thank you enough for the amazing work you did on this story.

Zerrissene Bande: Die Vorgeschichte zur Mentalisten-Serie

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Nichts war außergewöhnlich an jener Nacht, in der alles anders wurde. Es gab keine Lichter, die am Himmel aufleuchteten, kein verzehrendes Feuer in meinem Leib, kein wie auch immer geartetes Anzeichen für die Veränderung, die bevorstand. Nora Brice stellte merkwürdige Dinge mit mir an. Merkwürdige und schreckliche Dinge …

Paul Colt hat ein Problem, und es ist keins, mit dem die meisten Jungen im Teenageralter zu kämpfen haben. Ja, es gibt ein Mädchen, für das er – sollte sich jemals die Gelegenheit ergeben – Dummheiten begehen wird, da ist er sich ziemlich sicher. Aber er darf sich nicht darum bemühen, ihr Herz zu gewinnen, und auch nicht das Herz irgendeines anderen Mädchens. Das hat er davon, dass er ein Gedankenwender ist. Er ist gezwungen, sich in die Fortpflanzungslinie der Gemeinschaft einzufügen. Er weiß, einige Regeln kann man getrost vernachlässigen, andere dürften niemals gebrochen werden. Und wie lautet die wichtigste all dieser Regeln?

Verliebe dich nicht.

Niemals.

Dies ist die Geschichte, wie Paul diese Regel bricht.

Lacos Rompidos – Broken Ties now available in Portuguese

Você fala Português? If the answer is yes, then I’ve got a little treat for you. Following the release of Die Gedankenwenderin, last December, a lot has gone on in the background to get a few more of my books translated into other languages. First off the mark is the Mentalist novella, Lacos Rompidos, the Brazilian Portuguese version of Broken Ties, which is now available to download from all major ebook retailers. I’ll write a bit more about other books in the pipeline in future posts but for now, I just want to thank my amazing translator, Nathalia Carvalho, for being such a star throughout the process. And if you know any avid readers who speak Portuguese, please don’t be shy about mentioning this to them. I’ll owe you one!

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“Não havia nada de incomum na noite em que tudo mudou. Não haviam luzes piscando no céu, nenhum fogo abrasador em minha barriga; não havia nenhum sinal que sugerisse a mudança que estava por vir… Nora Brice conseguia fazer com que eu sentisse coisas estranhas. Coisas estranhas e terríveis…”

Paul Colt tem um problema, e não é um do tipo que a maioria dos garotos adolescentes enfrenta. Sim, ele gosta de uma garota; uma por quem ele certamente faria coisas idiotas, se tivesse a oportunidade. Mas ele não pode correr atrás dela — ou de nenhuma outra garota, para dizer a verdade. É isso o que ele ganha por ser um Dissuasor, forçado a andar na linha pelo bem da vida coletiva. Ele sabe que existem algumas regras que ele pode ignorar, assim como existem algumas que não devem jamais ser quebradas. E a mais grave de todas elas?

Não se apaixone.

Jamais.

Esta é a história de como Paul quebra esta regra.

Este prelúdio da Série dos Mentalistas pode ser lido antes ou depois de Dissuasão, Livro um da Série dos Mentalistas.

Okadabooks Author page, Amazon No 1 genre listing and other fun facts

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Last week was meant to be pretty uneventful. Write a few  thousand words of Keepers (the last book in the Mentalist series), run a promo with ManyBooks to get some exposure for the recently updated cover of Broken Ties, help a friend beta-read her novel, do some real bill paying work (ah, the joys of being an architect), and find time to warm up my vocal chords to sing with my choir at the London Marathon. All in all, a busy week but nothing too spectacular. And then this happened.

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I knew the promo ad would make a (little) difference to downloads but I was totally overwhelmed by the boost it actually gave. And it wasn’t just Amazon that yielded results – my Smashwords, iBooks and Barnes and Noble downloads had considerably  increased activity as well. I was still getting over the excitement of finally seeing Broken Ties at the top of an Amazon genre list when this happened too.

 

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Yep, I’ve been given my very own Okadabooks Author page! I was so thrilled about the news, it took me a few hours to gather my spinning thoughts before I emailed/texted my family and close friends about it.  For those of you who are thinking “what the heck is that?”, Continue reading