Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Carrero Solution - Free for 5 days

The lovely folks at Amazon have applied another promo on my Book 3 of The Trilogy.
For 5 days you can download the kindle completely free to our device. It starts tomorrow!

And if that's not good enough to tempt you, you can also download Book 1 free of charge from Smashwords!!

So, if you're wondering what all the hype is about and are curious enough to have a nosey then visit the links above and give it a go.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Come meet me at an amazing weekend! Book Convention.

That's right folks. I will be meeting and greeting readers, signing books and dishing out Carrero flyers and merchandise at this event. The weekend looks set to be amazing and I am looking forward to attending. 

If you want to scope out the line up and events for the weekend then hit their Facebook page here!

From 11:00am to 17:00pm
Aug 19, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017

Lancashire Mining Museum formerly Astley Green Colliery Museum
Higher Green Lane, Astley, Manchester, M29 7JB

There are a lot of things going on through the two days, authors , models, bands and beer tents. Stalls, a buffet lunch on a long boat and much more. There is also an after party at the event that I will definitely be attending.

Come along and meet me, bring your book to get it signed or purchase one on the day. 

Friday, 12 May 2017

My new release is around a month away.

That's right, my newest book Just Rose is in the rewrite and edit stages and we are looking to release in the early part of June. I am really excited to be releasing a new book and hope you all love it as much as the Carrero Trilogy. As soon as it's released on Amazon I shall be linking on all my social media so follow me for updates. All links can be found on your right!

This is the mock up of the cover and has not yet been completely finalised, it may change a little but overall this is how it will look. This is the chosen cover model for Rose and I am super duper happy with it.

Wondering what it's all about? Here's a brief synopsis.

Just Rose!

The unexpected death of Rose’s beloved Aunt ends up being a driving force in her uneventful life. She gives up her lonely unfulfilled big city existence for the country home and life from cherished childhood memories. Can it live up to them? All she wants is to find her place in the world, finally find the happiness and independence she has been searching for and hopefully this move will do it… hopefully.
With her little dog Muffin by her side and a much needed new friend in the form of Abby it does seem possible. That is until a not so ideal first encounter with the handsome local Laird of the Munro Estate sends her spiralling from young professional woman to hormonal bundle of goo. The chemistry undeniable but with him not seemingly on the market this might not be the place for her after all. Thrust into the world of not so quiet country living will Rose ever find true love?
A roller coaster of emotions and a whole lot of country charm there’s one thing for sure Rose is certainly not going to be bored anymore!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Book 2 - FREE on Amazon for 5 days

Once again amazon KDP has put a promo on book 2. You can download it here - completely FREE for the next 5 days!

Don't delay. Book 2 is my favourite one of the 3!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Book 1 free on smashwords

 I have managed to upload book 1 onto smashwords entirely FREE, the reason being that it supports many formats and you should be able to get a copy in the format that you use most often. I hope to price match this once it goes live so Amazon will make it's kindle version free too.
In the meantime you can use the direct link to download while I await approval into the smashwords catalogue.

Revisions are done.

That's all 3 books been looked over, edited and re-uploaded to amazon. And I can announce that book 1 of the limited edition paperback is pending on amazon and should be available within 24 hours . Now that's something for me to be happy about. I am absolutely thrilled to be done with everything required of me and the Carrero Trilogy.
It's been an emotional ride and these books will always have the most special place in my heart, alongside Emma and Jake, but it's time to move forward.
This means I can finally move onto my next book which has been patiently waiting and finally have a new release.
I want to thank everyone who has been so patient, who read and loved the books, despite the mistakes and who have supported me along the way. 
To a brighter future and many more books to follow!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Limited edition cover release

I am so happy to tell you that the new covers are being made available. The Carrero books had a little make over and one by one have been made ready to buy as paperbacks on Amazon. Book 1 is still undergoing minor tweaks and should be out there with the other 2 next week. In the meantime this is how the new ones look!

I am currently working on my new release, so keep a look out for my newest book .

Friday, 28 April 2017

A little fun and a cheeky update.

Sadly it has come to the time of year when I have to dedicate my time to my online business rather intensely for a few weeks, this means writing becomes at a standstill until the colder months move in. I do apologise to followers over my lack of blog posts but I have been seriously busy. I decided to make it up to you all with a fun little quiz which tests your Carrero fandom! Feel free to post shots of completed quizzes on my Facebook page :)

Friday, 31 March 2017

Win a Carrero Goodies Bag!

I want to thank everyone for the continued success of The Carrero Trilogy, so in doing so I thought I would make it a little more challenging to enter.

Obviously, I want genuine readers to get a shot at winning over randoms so I decided to make you work for it a little. Don't worry, it's not hard to enter. You just have to go to Goodreads ( you may have to sign up) and leave a genuine and honest review on any of my 3 books. ( Meaning you have to have read at least one!) You cannot only leave a star rating, you must leave at least a sentence or more as a review to be counted. If you leave a review on more than one of the books you will be entered more than once.

If you have already reviewed me on Goodreads then you can review me on amazon, if you have already done that too then please leave a review as a comment on this blog for entry. I will be checking all entrants to be fair.

This is open to anyone over 18 years of age, international and will close on 1st July 2017 at midnight. Winner will be announced around a week after ( due to being away at events)

Goodreads Link!

You can find the 3 books here to review.

Amazon Link!

You can find the 3 books here to review.

What to expect in the Goodies Bag!!

I have a random collection of Carrero merchandise, so this will be varied, can be from bookmarks, stationary and magnets, to keyrings, brooches or quirky related themed items. I want to make this a surprise package so do not want to be too specific. You will also receive a letter from me which will be signed.

Want to check out my range of merchandise?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Carrero Trilogy - plans for a book 4.

That's right folks, you heard it here. My Carrero books have become so popular and every day a growing fan base of Jake lovers tells me how they never wanted the books to end. So, always being a people pleaser I have already laid a plot line out for book 4 and can even show you a sneak peek of the cover design we may use. ( this could change in course)

That's right. Can you guess who this book shall be about?

Because I left Jake and Emma in such a rosy place I did not want to revisit their story, although I do want them to be in the books so you can all check up on them.

Book 4 will be set 5 years on from the last page of book 3. Time to let a young Sophie reach her 20th birthday and tell you a story about being young, fun and reckless.With a best friend in the form of the very loveable and calm Arrick Carrero, this is set to be another heart-wrenching rollercoaster of emotions, as friends who are almost like siblings, find the paths they are on have other plans for them.

Arrick stole our hearts in the trilogy, now he's half a duo, another Carrero takes the crown in this Carrero book.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Life update and vlog news.

I am awfully sorry I have been very quiet lately, unfortunately, life sort of got in the way.

We have been editing books 1 and 2 of The Carrero Trilogy still and my newest book was read by 4 beta readers who then needed to sit and discuss what I needed to alter. In between I had friends from London stay with me for a few days and a lot of other life things happening too. I have pretty much had a non-stop schedule of late and trying to keep all the pieces together has been crazy.

Sadly while my life is at its most hectic I have become anaemic and have been literally fatigued as heck the last 2 weeks, only now I'm on iron tablets so hope to perk up soon. This has made well, pretty much everything, a hundred times more difficult and I'm sure everyone around me thinks I have some sort of narcolepsy.

I have been sewing my fingers to the bone on the camper van project I was lovingly assigned by my worse half and I have pretty much been a slave to work. I must say I am rather impressed with how it's turning out and will annoy you all with a full montage of pictures when it's all pretty and complete.

Writing at the moment is in limbo while we perfect the first books and re-upload them but keep your eyes peeled for the limited edition books with diff covers, coming your way soon, we will also be publishing a paperback trilogy book with all 3 books in one large novel.

On another note, I have decided to boost my youtube channel content by filming vlogs. I have absolutely no idea what I shall vlog about, maybe just life. But I intend to start soon and keep you bored to tears with my mundane chatter and heavy accent.

I'm sorry this is such a rubbish update, my head is like cotton candy and my limbs feel like lead weights. I hope to be back on form soon and bubbling away in my blog.

Leanne x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Carrero Merchandise available now

Really love the Carrero Trilogy and want to further that love with merchandise? Yup, we have banded together with a couple of businesses and come up with official Carrero Merch!

The Carrero Trilogy is still doing well in the literature world. Why not, give it a go by reading Book 1 - The Carrero Effect.

We have badges, keyrings, bookmarks and even stationary with a lot more in design. Soon to be added to the store.

You can find all these items and more at Liana Marcel!

For the avid reader and fan of my trilogy, support the Carrero buzz and sport your very own Carrero Merchandise.

Lovingly hand packed by yours truly, with some items completely hand-crafted by me.

Stickers to adorn phones, tablets, laptops and notebooks.

Magnets to adorn any metal object.

Or keyrings to carry around. We also have necklaces in process, bags and notebooks and will have all up soon enough. So, why not support me by buying Carrero!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

An unusually quiet Saturday and some catch up.

Today is normally the day that I get my head down and go to town on anything that needs doing, be it written, domestic or manual labour. I guess having kids home on a weekend means I don't get enough 'quiet time' to work on my books so instead I get all in about the motherly - wifely duties so I can ignore them through the week.
Well, yesterday saw me home with two kids, I won't traumatise you with the fine details but let's just say it involved a child from the exorcist (both ends)  and a blocked toilet - twice, a shower hose down and a lot of Febreze and endless running around. My editor thought this was all rather hilarious, knowing my aversion to maternal instincts.
I am stuck home today awaiting a massive roll of upholstery fabric, I was dumb enough to volunteer my interior design self to the inner's of a camper van my beloved is renovating and now waiting on a  fabric roll that weighs and stands taller than me to get on with covering cushions.
You have to admit though, this fella is kinda cute.

I am rather excited to see how this baby will look all done and dusted and ready to roll.
I have a dining table piled high with crazy amounts of fabric, lining, haberdasheries etc already as YUP I am in charge of the cushions and curtains. Mehh. Joy of my life!
My book is doing really well on Amazon, or should I say trilogy and still going strong with daily downloads which pleases me immensely. You have no idea how grateful I am for the continued support and new fans I collect daily. I just want to say a huge and merry THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
My next book is already underway. Just Rose is a soft, cosy romance and a stand alone (Thank god) Not that I didn't enjoy writing a trilogy but juggling three books that all have to tie up is really quite a challenge. I also covered a lot more gritty topics and raw emotion in Carrero that I am super glad to say are not present in my newest. It's warm, funny and family orientated and will be a breeze to work on after the all-consuming Carrero books.
I have been getting all my merchandise going for my first author signing in august. I had been invited to some in April, June, and May but I already have commitments at events connected to my online business Liana Marcel and felt the jump into other stardom ( I say sardonically) is something quite scary and needed the lengthy wait to work the courage up. I am super excited to be travelling to manchester to attend the book convention and my lil old table and Carrero stand will be awaiting your lovely presence. I'll be signing books, giving away bookmarks and smiles and most likely a nervous ball of stress. The glamorous life of a writer.
I will leave you with a lil picture to brighten our day, mine is grey and in all typical Scottish tradition sprinkled with rain, cloudy skies and the threat of another bout of snow.