COVER REVEAL: ~ FORBIDDEN~ A romantic suspense novel…



FORBIDDEN is an intense romantic suspense novel. Two cultures, English/Hindu. This is a story of two families from two entirely different worlds. They have only one thing in common, to keep their children apart from one another. Ajay Sharma and Jessie Hamilton fall in love after meeting at work. They both agree to keep their relationship secret for as long as possible fearing reprisal from their families. Eventually, their powerful families find out and the intense journey to separate them begins. There is near death, tragic loss and deeply buried family secrets that all add to this suspense-filled story. Set in Birmingham UK. Due for release March 2016. Available for pre-order soon. I will keep you posted on the pre-order date…




Seb Kirby’s new release, Each day I wake, has got everyone gripping on to the edge of their seats! This gripping thriller will keep you turning the pages as the mystery of missing young women  unfolds. The twists and turns are intricately woven like a patchwork quilt. Just when you think you have it all figured out the plot takes a new turn and one that is unexpected…

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EACH DAY I WAKE:  A gripping psychological thriller by talented author Seb Kirby…

Young women are going missing and only Tom Markland knows the terrifying truth.

When he’s pulled out of the North Dock, he comes round not knowing who he is or how he got there.

All he knows is that someone is killing young women.

He sees them die each time he closes his eyes.

The only way he’s going to recover his identity is to discover who is doing the killings.

Each Day I Wake will keep you turning page after page.



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#GIVEAWAY #ALERT Win a signed copy of, BROKEN WINGS by D.G. Torrens…

Enter for a chance to win… The giveaway ends 25th October 2015.

I am giving away two signed paperback copies of, BROKEN WINGS. This giveaway is open to all countries worldwide and ends October 25th. All you have to do is pop over to my Fan Page and post a comment on the giveaway post, so I can add you to the draw. Good luck everyone…

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Two people who have both suffered tragic losses in their young life; both of them avoiding love for completely different reasons. Joshua, a soldier in the British Army, a bomb disposal expert and the very best at what he does. Angelina, an editor for a local newspaper and writer in her spare time. Both of them focused on their careers.
Brought together unexpectedly, they fall unconditionally and irrevocably in love with one another. All is perfect in their lives until Joshua is unexpectedly posted to Afghanistan for six months. Angelina’s worst fears are finally realized. Joshua has to go, it’s his duty as a soldier, but the pull in his heart is strong and he leaves her behind with a heavy heart.
Angelina is devastated and prays for his safe return. Until one day, a few weeks into Joshua’s deployment, there is a knock on her door that changes her life forever.


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For Amelia, Life felt like one, long, endurance test.

This is a powerful true story of one young girl’s struggle to survive the state-care-system in the 70’s and 80’s. Amelia has just one wish, to make it through to adulthood and hold her destiny in her own hands. This is a harrowing true story. One of survival and human strength. Amelia has been tragically separated from all of her siblings, never to see them again for many years. She is moved from one children’s home to another until finally, it’s just too much for her to bear. Amelia starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death.

Some obstacles are impossible to climb…



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Life is a complex sequence of moments…

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Life is a complex sequence of moments. You have all heard the saying, ‘Make each moment count,’ well it is true. Because in the end these moments are all we have to draw on. A series of moments stored in our memory bank. As a woman in my forties, I have lived through enough moments good and bad to know what I am talking about.


I no longer suffer fools gladly. I will not waste my precious time being in the company of negative people who only serve to hurt those around them. I make decisions based on how they will affect me and my family even it that means someone will not be happy about said decisions.


I believe a person needs to make their own journey through life and leave their own footprints in the soil. What is the point of life if you constantly walk in another persons footsteps? Sometimes we need to go against the grain in order to achieve our own goals. This brings to mind a quote I once heard, “It is far better to be a lion for one day than a sheep your entire life.”


I remember when I was a young girl and my head was filled with dreams. I always believed in myself. I always knew that one day my dreams would be fulfilled. No one could deter me from my track. Even as a 9-year-old girl, my inner strength was of Everest proportions. To this day, it remains so. When I happen across negative people who use the word, ‘Can’t’ excessively, I would simply distance myself from them. Somewhere deep inside of me, I only believed I could and not that I could not. I refused to believe that I would not achieve my dreams. My inner belief came from a place I still do not understand. I lived my whole life with this inner self-belief. This inner magic as I call it helped me to achieve everything I hoped I would.


We are gifted with a precious thing called life. That life can only be lived once. You can be the same as everyone else or you can stand above the crowd. Take the road less travelled. Do not be a sheep, be a lion…


Today recieved its one millionth visitor…



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It has been four years since I set up I remember those first few months I was lucky to get 30 visitors a day! Now, four years on I am getting over 3k visits a day. I do not have a magic formula or the best-dressed site out there by any means. My site is simple and advertisement free. That was important to me from the offset. I remember how irritating I found it when I visited blogs and they were jam-packed with pop-up ads I had no interest in. I wanted to keep my site personal and about the content, not about how much money I could make from it. This site was a place that I could write about the things that mattered to me.

So, to mark this milestone I have reposted the first poem and the first blog post I ever posted on my site, see below. The crazy thing about my first blog post is that I am writing about Amelia’s Story, which is my bestselling book. This book is now published and has been downloaded over 300k times worldwide. It is an Amazon bestseller and has over 700 customer reviews on with an average of 4 out of 5 stars. The success of Amelia’s Story got the attention of BBC RADIO WM 95.6 FM in 2013 and I was invited to give a live interview with presenter and film maker Adrian Goldberg. I am now a regular on the radio breakfast show lending my time as a paper reviewer. 



The first poem I ever posted on my poetry corner 20/08/2011


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I struggle to find the words needed

As you turn and walk away.

The coldness in your expression

Tells me words won’t work today.


My tears betray my torn heart

Which is weak and bears the scar.

This heart you’re leaving behind

To start a new, somewhere afar.


Souls once entwined now broken

Are lost and traveling alone.

On separate roads forever

To somewhere unknown.


Sometimes there are no words

just the footprints you left behind.

No matter how much it hurts

Letting go is right.


FEELING STRESSED TODAY (First blog post I ever wrote) 20/08/2011

It is not easy to write when you have an energetic toddler wanting your attention 24/7, especially today when I really need to get my website up and running. So, if it looks bad and unfinished that’s why! Last night I only typed 3,672 words of Amelia’s Story. Sounds like a lot but it is not enough.

I am a few chapters in writing my autobiography (Amelia’s Story) for my daughter. This has taken me on a very personal journey and made me look at myself in a completely new light. I am also writing a thriller based novel, which I have been writing for quite some years, during which there have been period’s where I have not written at all.  I will admit that life has got in the way often and time was just not available to me. Ever since I was a teenager, I have wanted to write. This was always my dream, my ambition! So tonight, while my princess is sleeping I am making the most of my time, with a glass of wine on the table and a galaxy CHOCOLATE bar crying out to be opened!

It is 10.31 p.m. I am shattered due to lack of sleep last night (finally caught some zzzs at 3 a.m)!  I have more research to do tonight, lots of old letters to go through and a ton of NSPCC paperwork that I was able to get copies of when I visited the records department at Besford house. This is the best part of the day for me to continue with my projects regardless of how much my body tells me I need to sleep!  The galaxy bar helps enormously, and one or two cups of coffee too. It is hard to imagine that one day other people could be reading my books. However, right now, I am obsessing over completing Amelia’s Story, and then we shall see about the rest…


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What a difference four years make. I would never have believed back then that in such a short space of time I would go on to write and publish 12 books. I would never have believed this simple website of mine would go on to receive 1 million visitors. I have no magic formula, however, what I do possess in abundance is a passion for what I do. I am annoyingly determined in my quest to pursue my dreams. I never listen to anyone who says, “you can’t do that” because I know in my heart of hearts I can do just about anything I put my mind too.



Moral compass: A natural feeling that lets us know right from wrong…



A natural feeling that makes people know what is right and wrong and how they should behave: anything, which serves to guide a person’s decisions, based on morals or virtues.


Where is people’s moral compass? You know that feeling inside of us which guides us to do, say or act in a certain way. We all have one, only some peoples are buried so far deep within them that it rarely raises its head.


Over recent times, I have used theses words frequently, why? Well, because it is not visible around me so much these days. I don’t know why this is, it just is. Bad manners, rudeness and pure lack of respect for another person is so prevalent in our society that it is really bothering me.


In today’s society, I have noticed a lack of regard for each other. People do not respect each other the way they once did. Why? The truth is I do not know the answer to this. It is an enigma to me. I personally always think of others. I do not say anything that may hurt those around me. I respect other’s opinions and differences because after all we are all different and unique. However, irritation, impatience, lack of respect, and downright bad manners is commonplace today in a way it never has been before.


Could this be put down to our ever-growing population? Too many people crammed onto this small Island or could it be we are not practicing these simple yet priceless virtues anymore. I remember an elder once telling me, “Good manners will take you far and open many doors for you.” I never forgot that and I have always followed that advice. I was only young at the time and those words had a powerful and lasting effect on me.


I do not see this anymore, I cannot tell you how little I hear the word, please and thank you. This saddens me, irritates the hell out of me but most of all worries me. Why does this worry me you may ask? Because a society lacking in these precious virtues will suffer in the long term. People expect everything and appreciate nothing. They want more and more and more while putting very little effort in to achieve this. These virtues are priceless. If someone has been kind enough to do you a good deed then say thank you. If someone lets you go first in a queue say thank you. If someone offers up a seat for you say thank you. It is that simple. Yet, you would be surprised how many people don’t say it.


Moral compass, you cannot see it, yet it is one of the most powerful tools we have within ourselves. If you have not used yours recently, dig deep and you will find it…

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