Life in Pesmo Beach is consistently slow and uneventful. A never-ending cycle of hot, humid days and cold, lonely nights. Moving to the small coastal town is Scarlett Ryan’s only option since quitting the prestigious internship she'd secured after her senior year.
Leaving it all behind, Scarlett heads across the country to live with her older sister, arriving with no money, no friends and still no idea what to do with her life.
As the days and weeks pass by Scarlett's feelings of isolation deepen, until a bicycle ride and a punctured tire leads her to an introduction with the sweet and charming Noah, a boy with rosy cheeks and scruffy hair.
Forming an unlikely bond, the two try to navigate the storms that are stir within them and the town, learning that often in life it doesn’t matter how far you travel, it’s those who you meet along the way that count.
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Someday The Waves (2014)
Young Adult Romance (YA) Cover Design by J.E.Warren
Lines We Forget
*Lines We Forget is to be officially released in March 2016*
Love never comes easy, especially to those who aren’t prepared for it…
Twenty-four-year-old musician Charlie Stone has always played the classics. It’s just another day of playing the same old songs when he notices her—Anna Garrett, a beauty with cold-bitten, rosy cheeks and a coffee cup clutched in her hands.
Five songs later, and she’s still standing there. He vows to steal her heart the only way he knows how—through the power of music.
In the heart of London, chance encounters are few and far between, but a warm melody can bring people together…
New day, same old disappointments. Anna Garrett believes her luck at finding love has stalled before it’s even started when she’s stood up for a second date with a friend of her housemate.
But when she sees a handsome musician playing his heart out, everything changes. Memories come flooding back. As she listens to the music, Anna realises she must take matters of love and luck into her own hands.
When opposites attract, sparks fly…
After a series of wonderful, unconventional dates, feisty Anna and hopeless romantic Charlie declare their love for each other. But their newfound bond is rocked to its core by the appearance of an ex at a New Year’s Eve party gone awry, and a compromising situation that threatens to throw them off course.
Finally, a bright future appears to be within their grasp. But when Anna’s world fractures and distance comes between them, the real work begins.
Will their love go on in perfect harmony, or become another old song full of Lines We Forget?
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Readers praise for Lines We Forget (Wattpad):
"This story was a gorgeous read. You are amazingly skilled, and it shows. This is one of those books that one would expect on the bestsellers' list. Great job." - SlytherinPrincess30
"I love this story so much; it made me smile, laugh and cry. Sometimes all of them were at the same time. I think I've also fallen in love a little bit with Charlie along the way. And finally, a story set in England! This was truly amazing." - disneydauntlessjesy
"Words cannot express how much this book moved me. I loved it so much and it was a breath of fresh air. I feel like telling everyone to read this book, it was that good." - livertreats
"This was so beautiful, I was attached to every line and I swear, I felt what Charlie felt. Amazing taste in music and wonderful description!" - DizzMarshall
"I fell so in love with this story and the ending is just perfect! I'm so sad it's over but I couldn't stop reading. It's been a while since I fell in love with characters the way I did with Anna and Charlie!" clarissajackson
The brand new cover for Lines We Forget
Meet Anna and Charlie Book Teasers
You, Me and Everything in Between
Being holed up in the ladies loo's because the office internet and Wi-Fi's packed up, with an all important deadline looming isn't quite how Twenty-Nine year old writer Jemima Clarke envisioned her Friday afternoon to pan out.
And then in blows Ruby, a freshly dumped and hysterical young girl who is just as surprised to find someone camping out in the last toilet cubicle at the offices of Aspire To Be, the countries seventh most popular Women's Lifestyle site.
The ever apathetic Jemima isn't at all cut out to deal with such dramatics but she soon realises that some encounters you can't always escape from, nor should you hope to.
Just like her simmering dalliances with Jack, the office lothario or Dylan, the enigmatic new transatlantic import, and not to mention her passive aggressive boss Norine who has important news in store that sets in motion a chain of events that she could never have planned for, or ever have predicted.
But often chance chucks you a lifeline when you least expect it, and with Ruby becoming an increasing and much needed constant in her usually mundane daily life, Jemima finds that sometimes you have to separate the Jems from the rocks to truly appreciate lasting love and friendship.
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You, Me and Everything in Between is a new, contemporary ChickLit novel about life, lust, love, family and friendship. Humorous and unapologetic in tackling what it really means to be a woman on the cusp saying goodbye to her twenties, and all the complications that comes along and in between.
The first 15 chapters now available to read here, for free.
You, Me and Everything in Between (2015)
ChickLit/Romance. Cover Design by J.E.Warren
A selection of one shots and short stories.
Two Minutes And Twenty One Seconds - a short story set in the early 90's inspired by the prompt 'How They Met'.