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A Little Teaser…

The Promise (full without textA little teaser from my new novel THE PROMISE, which went live on Amazon today. Get your copy for the launch price of just 99p/$0.99 (this week only!) via the links below.


“Tim, please. I need this. I need him. It’s too late to change my mind, I can’t give him up. Please, just understand, can’t you?”

“But how can you love him so soon and so strong? I don’t get it.”

Saraya ran her fingers through Flynn’s fine hair, a smile forming on her lips. “Love isn’t something you can control or explain. It emerges from your soul and takes over your heart. I felt it the moment I held him in my arms and it has grown stronger every day since. Even when I feel like I love him more than I can bare, it continues to grow.”

She leaned forward and brushed a kiss over the baby’s downy forehead. Then she lifted her face meeting Tim’s eyes with her own. “The love of a mother for her child has no limit. It expands farther than the reaches of the universe. It is the most dangerous and wonderful feeling I have ever known.”

“Dangerous?” Tim repeated, his voice cautious. “Dangerous how?”

“Because there is nothing I wouldn’t do to keep him from harm Tim. Nothing. I used to have the ability to reason, to water down my reactions for the sake of being polite or minding someone’s feelings. Not anymore. I can feel it, this new depth to my capabilities. It’s reckless but it’s undeniable. I mean it when I say I would do anything. It must be the oldest instinct in the world, that of a mother protecting her child. I feel as though a grizzly bear wouldn’t have a chance against me if he tried to take him from me.” She looked at Tim, a fierce glint in her eyes challenging him to make her prove it.






Available worldwide. Paperback coming soon!


Early reviews:

“Beautiful, profound and from the heart. The Promise shows a depth of character development beyond that of standard ‘women’s fiction’, and offers readers a journey into what it means to love selflessly, completely, and what truly makes a mother – biological or otherwise.”

“I read this book in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down. There were points I could barely breathe due to the raw emotions I was feeling for the characters. I cried and I even found myself wanting another baby (!!) to relive the moments so beautifully written about in the promise. Well worth a read. Excellent.”

“This is a wonderfully written book, full of confronting emotions. It was an easy read, with a depth to the narrative that was enticing.”

“You cannot put this book down!”

“From the first chapter I was gripped. It is beautifully written and the characters are brought to life that you feel like you know them like your friends by the end of the novel.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it was definitely a page turner.”




Temporary Is a Double Edged Sword – A Letter To My Son

I wrote this one just for Little Cat, but I knew if I didn’t publish it, I would lose it and he would never get to read it. Skip it if you don’t like gushing sentimental gooeyness!

Being a mother is without a doubt the best thing I have ever done in my life. Making the decision to have a baby was the most confidant, most sure I have ever been, and though parenting is not the fantasy daydream life I imagined, I have not regretted the choice for even a second.

Sometimes I think about the future. I think about twenty years from now when you will be all grown up, and I feel so overcome with emotion, sadness consuming me as I picture an LC who no longer needs me, and more than that, the end of this precious time when you are just three, and you are my world and I yours.

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The Weird Things Breastfeeding Toddlers Say!

I have been breastfeeding my son for two years, seven months (and counting!) and during that time I have built up quite a collection of funny phrases that he says frequently in relation to nursing.

Since we have had a few text heavy posts lately I thought I would take this opportunity to have a light-hearted week and share my sons funniest and strangest sayings for your amusement…

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How To Cope With New Parent Exhaustion

When a new baby comes in to your family, the sudden impact on your usual sleep habits can come as a huge shock. It is not uncommon for parents to feel totally exhausted and too fatigued to continue on in their regular routines.

Many experience feeling burned out and are surprised at how much of a struggle parenting this tiny little person can be.

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What Every New Parent Needs To Know – How Often Should You Hold A Baby?

When I first became a new parent, it seemed everyone had a little bit of advice that they simply had to share with me. Trouble was, not one piece of advice correlated with the other, and a lot of the things I was told made me feel uncomfortable. On top of that, my own background as a childcare professional working with children right from babies up until their teens, had put me right in the path of hearing over and over again differing and confusing advice.

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