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My Books

My hope is you’ve enjoyed the stories and poems here and you’re interested in more of my work.

If you’re looking for where you can read my books, here are the links. I value your support and in return you’ll get stories which will entertain and engage you as a reader. If you’re a reviewer, get in touch and I will be happy to offer a copy of these in exchange for a review across the internet.

My first book

As Dahlia Bliss

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089TWR21J/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_LAa4EbKXFYG00 In paperback now too.

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Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere is out now in paperback

Out now in print, a gripping tale of passion, redemption and secrets.

John is a self-improvement coach giving a speech at a conference when he meets Andrea, an ambitious MMA fighter. When their passionate physical relationship leads to professional disaster for John, he finds a path to redemption through his involvement with Andrea and the training team she has built around her. When John’s past returns to wreak more havoc on the new life he’s built for himself, he must decide whether his love is enough to make him stand firm or run.

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Writing Update

I’m working through The Lightning Thesaurus at a healthy pace. One of the aids to this has been the outlining as a guide, and also understanding more about archetype and story structure.

The draft is telling the story. I’m keen to avoid big chunks of exposition so when it arises, i put them in a separate file so i can break them up and seed them later. Using what I need is key.

Tone is different here. I’m drawing on some disparate ideas and elements, and the language reflects it. You can communicate difference through the words themselves so long as it doesn’t stop you putting them down.

Conceptually, the ideas come from different places. Some of it archetypal, mostly because the idea amuses me and i like the challenge of it.

I’m at a good point, with a great outline and a clear process. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all in due course.

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The Lightning Thesaurus

This is a quick update. I’ve hit 10k on this, so about a third of the way through. It is a different texture and style for me, so presents some challenges which are part of what makes the work enjoyable.

Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere is out now. I hope you all take the time to pick it up, either in paperback or ebook. It is a book I am proud to share with you all.

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Need help with your writing idea?

My experience and passion can help your writing take form and meaning. I provide analysis, a report and suggestions which will show you the issues with your piece and then the solution.

https://www.fiverr.com/s2/8f268d64c6

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Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere is out now

A gripping tale of passion, redemption and secrets. 
John is a self-improvement coach giving a speech at a conference when he meets Andrea, an ambitious MMA fighter. When their passionate physical relationship leads to professional disaster for John, he finds a path to redemption through his involvement with Andrea and the training team she has built around her. When John’s past returns to wreak more havoc on the new life he’s built for himself, he must decide whether his love is enough to make him stand firm or run.

Out now in ebook and paperback. I hope you will enjoy this one. Please share and comment.

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Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere

I have rebranded and amended the book to better reflect my ownership of it. It is unique and I feel reaching more people under my name rather than Dahlia would better serve it.

It will also be available in paperback and ebook.

A gripping tale of passion, redemption and secrets from the author of 51R and Lessons and Tests. 
John is a self-improvement coach giving a speech at a conference when he meets Andrea, an ambitious MMA fighter. When their passionate physical relationship leads to professional disaster for John, he finds a path to redemption through his involvement with Andrea and the training team she has built around her. When John’s past returns to wreak more havoc on the new life, he’s built for himself, he must decide whether his love is enough to make him stand firm or run.

I will post the link once its gone live.

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Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere

A gripping tale of passion, redemption and secrets from the author of 51R and Lessons and Tests.
John is a self-improvement coach giving a speech at a conference when he meets Andrea, an ambitious MMA fighter. When their passionate physical relationship leads to professional disaster for John, he finds a path to redemption through his involvement with Andrea and the training team she has built around her. When John’s past returns to wreak more havoc on the new life he’s built for himself, he must decide whether his love is enough to make him stand firm or run.

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Nothing Keeps Me Anywhere eBook: Bliss, Dahlia: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Out now for Kindle in ebook.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C7VRPF6

A gripping tale of passion, redemption and secrets from the author of 51R and Lessons and Tests.
John is a self-improvement coach giving a speech at a conference when he meets Andrea, an ambitious MMA fighter. When their passionate physical relationship leads to professional disaster for John, he finds a path to redemption through his involvement with Andrea and the training team she has built around her. When John’s past returns to wreak more havoc on the new life he’s built for himself, he must decide whether his love is enough to make him stand firm or run.

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The Lightning Rides

An excerpt from something new. Also new Dahlia Bliss is coming as well.

Zephyros ran through the night, calling The Lightning until his head pounded with the effort of speaking it. 

The thumping hooves of their horses and the joyous, terrified cries of men going to war. 

As a sixty feet column of brilliant white and blue light sliced through the trees in a serpentine arc, Zephyros Barak prayed for Ansel Mercer’s men to give up their pursuit.

He had shared his circumstances of birth with Mercer over dinner that same evening. Hatched from The Divine Egg, stolen from a dragon goddess who was tricked into surrender by his father. Mercer had sputtered on his wine and sat back aghast. 

Zephyros remembered the statutes in the hallway. The shard of diamond around his neck, hung on a length of cord. He believed they were affectations,  not beliefs held without shame. 

Zephyros put his hands up, spluttered something about being house trained.

Humour, he discovered, was another skill he lacked experience in. 

When Mercer reached to slash at him, screaming the word, abomination,  Zephyros realised he had been too honest about his circumstances.  Taking a wound to his forearm had distracted him from the concentration used to Speak, so instead he had ran, relying on surprise to make it out of the chamber, and then the courtyard before Mercer could act on his outrage. 

Zephyros remembered the papers he had left behind. A modest proposal to fund an expedition, researches and cataloguing the unknown lands to the south. He had planned to appeal to Mercers noblesse oblige but then he had plans for all sorts of things. 

His left forearm was sodden with blood, soaking through the sleeve of his robe and each step made it sing with pain. The wavering edges of his vision spoke to a blood loss which would overcome him faster than the men at his heels.

Ahead, the forest was growing thicker, and he continued his frenzied retreat as he heard arrows fly ahead.

Zephyros prayed the assertions of a greater destiny were not his moment of ironic demise. Which was when the arrow slammed into his left shoulder and he cries out with shock. He reached out, tested the shaft where it had gone in and his fingertips were sodden with blood.

Each breath was a furnace in his chest, and The Lightning slipped from his acuity.

Zephyros tried to keep up his pace but his wounds were bold with exhaustion and soon, he was staggering and stumbling over his feet as the shouts grew muted behind him.

Let me know what you think.