I have a few things on that I want to post about. :D
Firstly, I have put together a box set of the first three books in the Friends series, and it's available for pre-order at the special limited time price of 99c right now through iBooks, Amazon and Kobo. It will be available through B&N, but they're dragging their heels so I don't have a link yet.
Here's the description:
Friends Forever - The First Half
Release date August 6
Catch up with The Friends Series in one box set for a limited time at 99c.
Book One - Loving Rowan
Rowan and Kyle’s story
After a lifetime of unrequited love for Andrew, Rowan’s heart is broken when she finds him with another friend, Charlie. Isolating herself from the pair, she strikes up a friendship with Kyle. Kyle wants more, but Rowan struggles to let go. And when tragedy strikes, Andrew comes back on the scene and will do whatever it takes to keep her.
Book Two - Three Days
Andrew and Maddy’s story
After the events of Loving Rowan, Andrew starts his life again. He hit rock bottom when Charlie died and acted irrationally, destroying any chance of friendship with Rowan. Meeting Maddy brings love and laughter to his life, and he soon finds himself falling for her. Sometimes it takes a life changing event to put the pieces back together as Andrew will find.
Book Three - Something Real
Logan and Olivia’s story
Olivia Grant’s husband walked out while she was at work one day, leaving her to fend for herself and their two children. Selling up, she moves to an apartment where she meets Logan. He’s gorgeous and seems to like her just as much as she likes him. Will her secret derail their relationship before it’s had a chance to take off?
All three books are standalone, but Three Days is the sequel to Loving Rowan, so it is recommended to read both.
Book Four - The Right One is also available separately
Rebecca Wallace has everything she could ever need, but a gaping hole where her heart used to be. Meeting her sometimes employed, sometimes musician neighbour, Elliot, turns her world on its head. He’s everything she never knew she wanted.
B&N Coming soon
On top of that, I'm working on a new stand alone! It's the first new thing in a while after two books in the Chances Series and four in the Friends series, but it's a story that hasn't left me alone. I can't wait to finish putting it together. It's called In a Lifetime.
I think it will be a very emotional one, like Another Chance was, but with a bit more heat and a big twist. I've tried to make stories that will work anywhere, but for fans of NZ based stories, this is well and truly planted in NZ. :D
The current blurb (subject to change) is:
When Matt lays eyes on Ella, it’s love at first sight. At the very least, lust. But when fate steps in, Matt ends up playing the good samaritan and losing the girl he wants to his best friend Sam.
When Ella and Sam marry, Matt leaves the country, desperate to get over the deep feelings he has for his friend’s wife. When he returns, he finds a couple struggling with infertility, cracks appearing in their relationship. Making things worse, his feelings for Ella have intensified.
When you’re in love with your best friend’s wife, whose side do you take when everything falls apart?
And last, but certainly not least. I'm working on the 5th book for the Friends series. One Nicola's story was suggested, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Usually when I write the minor characters in my books, I picture something of a back story for them. Once I put Nicola together with Neil, I had a vague idea of how they got together, but now I'm writing it down!
It's a bit of a crazy time for me. I try to steer clear of controversial topics or things that I know people won't like, and it would appear that I might be dabbling in infidelity and the older man/younger woman dynamic. But, I will do it in my own way and make their stories as genuine and heartfelt as I can. I hope my readers know they can trust me by now. ;)
Ariadne Wayne is the pen name of an overworked, often exhausted mother of two who frequently turns to the internet for relaxation. It doesn't always work...