Monday, 4 January 2021

Devil You Know, the sequel to Beautiful Dangerous, is coming! Check out the cover reveal, and read a FREE extract!


From ordinary girl to cartel queen, Olivia Delgado's story began in Beautiful Dangerous, and now it continues in the sequel Devil You Know...

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Devil You Know (Book #2 in the Cartel Queens Series)

Free Extract...

I believed in happy-ever-afters. I did. Maybe not the kind most people dream of, but my life wasn’t like theirs. Okay, in the beginning it was, I was an ordinary girl from an ordinary world living an ordinary life. But that changed, in a heartbeat, and my ordinary life suddenly became extraordinary; dangerous. Deadly. Anyway, it’s a long story, and I’ve already told it once, and that life, I walked away from it. Because I found my happy-ever-after. But it didn’t come without a price. It wasn’t something that was gifted to me, I had to fight for it. We had to fight for each other.

Was the pain worth it?

Yes.

Was the loss of life that came with that fight something I regret?

No.

Sometimes.

Maybe a little, I try not to think about it too much.

Was my happy-ever-after perfect, once the pain had subsided?

It was.

But nothing is forever.

No-one stays the same, no matter how much they think they do. They don’t.

Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. People start wars without realizing what they’re doing. It happens, even in a world you thought was safer.

We can never stray too far from our past, even if we feel like we’ve left it behind us. We haven’t. We can’t. Even fairytales suck, believe me, I know. I know.

But sometimes we need to go back. We have to, go back. There are reasons, ones you never saw coming, they hit like a punch to the gut; they make sure you have no other choice but to fight again. And you can’t ignore them. You can’t do that, even if you want to; even if starting that fight threatens everything, you have no choice. The person you were before, you have to bring them back, and that’s what I was scared of. What we were both scared of.

I thought my future was certain. That was my first mistake.

I thought nothing could touch us anymore. That was my second.

I thought love could overcome anything, and I don’t want to be proved wrong, but I might be. I might be…

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I became too complacent. Too relaxed. I took my eye off the ball, and going back there… Fixing that… Well, that just might be the thing that breaks me. Us. All of us.

My name was Olivia Delgado.

And my story’s not over yet…


 

Prologue

 

The air is thick with smoke, black and heavy, but it’s the silence that’s unsettling. It’s like the world just ended, but it hasn’t. Not yet.

“Are we done?”

I nod, tucking my gun down the back of my jeans. “We’re done.”

But we don’t make any attempt to move, not even when we hear the wail of sirens growing closer.

“We should get out of here.”

Yeah. We should. We’ve done what we needed to do, seen what we needed to see, we don’t need to hang around.

“Come on.”

We run to the beat-up black van parked just around the corner, jump in, and drive off, just as three police cars pull up outside the smouldering wreck of a building. They didn’t see us. They were never going to see us, they never do. But even if they had, we’ve done them a favor. Saved them a job.

“Do you think she’s okay?”

“She’ll be fine.” I grip the steering wheel tighter as we turn the corner and head back toward the clubhouse. “She knew what she was doing.”

Pulling into the compound, I breathe a sigh of relief as I see her standing outside the workshop, drinking beer and laughing at something Eddie’s just said, it’s like nothing’s happened. Like she didn’t just risk her life to do something only she could do. If I could’ve swapped places with her I would’ve done that, no question. But we needed her to do it. I couldn’t protect her from that.

“She got here in one piece, then.” He gets out of the van, but I sit there for a second or two, and I think I can probably breathe now. Maybe. She’s okay. She got back, unscathed, I hope. But there’s this dark, desperate churning in the pit of my stomach when I think about what she might have had to go through before this point. And I know I can’t think like that, I can’t let those thoughts take over, we all knew this was the way it had to be. She knew the risks, we all did, but that doesn’t make me feel any better. I should’ve been able to protect her. That’s my fucking job…

Sighing heavily, I drag a hand through my hair and get out of the van, and the second she spots me she smiles, she comes over, and she takes my hand, squeezing it tight.

“Are you okay?” I reach out and gently push her hair aside, I need to see her face.

“I’m fine.”

I cock my head slightly and frown as I take a look at her neck. “Who did this?”

She reaches up to touch the faint red marks just below her jaw line, some bastard’s had his hands around her, I swear, I can’t be done with this yet. I can’t let it go…

“It’s okay. Really.”

She can tell what I’m thinking. She knows what I want to do, but we both know I can’t. I can’t do it…

“Who did this?” I repeat, but she just shakes her head and pulls her hair back over her shoulder.

“It doesn’t matter. It’s done now. It’s over.”

I throw my head back and let out a loud, frustrated sigh, because she’s right. It’s over.

“Go inside, get a drink, and let’s just enjoy the fact that we won. Alright?”

She smiles at me, and I still can’t believe how beautiful she is, but that’s the problem. She’s too beautiful. And that shouldn’t be a problem, but it is. For me.

“I’m not sure alcohol is going to help.” I murmur that almost to myself as I glance around the compound, everyone’s in a party mood. Except me. I think, finally, everything we’ve done, everything we had to put her through, it’s catching up with me. And it fucking hurts.

“Try and relax, please?”

I look at her, into eyes that are begging me to put this behind me, so we can move on. Except, I’m not sure I want to. I’m not sure I can.

“Please?” She’s pleading with me, and I can’t let her down again, I won’t do that, so I suck it up and throw her a smile before I head inside. But I’m no sooner through the door than the sound of tires screeching; guns firing off round after round, the air’s filled with a terrifying noise and I race back outside, yanking my gun from my back pocket, just as she’s being bundled into the back of a white van that tears out of the compound as quickly as it arrived, and I drop to my haunches, my head in my hands, and I let out the longest, loudest howl…


Devil You Know will be released early Spring 2021, but watch this space for a cover reveal coming VERY soon! 😊


And if you haven't yet read Beautiful Dangerous, and you want to find out how Olivia's story began, just click a link below to grab yourself a copy for only £1.99/$2.99 (or equivalent) or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!





Happy New Year to everyone out there, stay safe, keep reading ( a few of my books, hopefully! 😁), and let's hope that 2021 holds much better times ahead for all of us. 

Michelle x

























 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

πŸ“šIt's Release Day for Toy Boy!πŸ“š


Yes, it's time for another new release from me! Following hot on the heels of Beautiful Dangerous, comes Toy Boy...

After a bitter divorce from her heart surgeon husband, the man who – quite literally – saved her life, Megan Flowers is moving on. She has a new home, a successful business, family and friends she adores, and without the stifling presence of Scott Warren holding her back she has everything to look forward to. But, two years after he left the small seaside town of Beachcastle Bay to take up a position in Denmark, news of Scott’s return threatens to cloud Megan’s new start…

Xander Johansson hasn’t come to Beachcastle Bay for a holiday. It isn’t a place he would’ve chosen to visit at all, if he didn’t have to. And he doesn’t intend to stay for long, just until he’s done what he needs to do. A few weeks, maybe a month or two, no more, and then he can go home. As long as there are no distractions, no taking his eye off the ball, no falling in love. Definitely no falling in love…

Scott Warren is a changed man. And he’s back in Beachcastle Bay to prove that, to everyone, but to one person in particular. Megan. The woman he treat so badly. The women he knows he never stopped loving, he just didn’t realise that, until it was too late. And now he wants her back. He wants a brand new start, with the woman whose life he saved, they were meant to be together. Fate saw to that. He just needs Megan to see that, too…

Megan loved Scott, once. She doesn’t want to go there again. But Scott isn’t willing to give up without a fight, a fight hampered by the arrival of a handsome, younger man who’s also vying for Megan’s attention. A man who, in the beginning, looks like he just might win. But not everything is as it seems. And as secrets are revealed, and the past is reluctantly re-visited, one summer in Beachcastle Bay ends up changing not only Megan’s, but Scott and Xander’s lives, too.

For better.
For worse.
Forever…


Want to check out Chapter One for FREE? You can do just that by clicking the link below!



Toy Boy is available to download now, and until January 4th 2021 you can get it for the bargain price of just #99p, or your country's equivalent! Or read it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!



In other news, I'm currently working on a sequel to Beautiful Dangerous, which I'm hoping to release in early 2021. But, until then, I hope everyone's well, staying safe, and reading lots. Some of my books, hopefully ! πŸ˜„ Lots of love,  

 Michelle x


Monday, 16 November 2020

There's Another New Book Coming Soon! Toy Boy release date, pre-order details, and book blurb...



Age is nothing but a number…

After a bitter divorce from her heart surgeon husband, the man who – quite literally – saved her life, Megan Flowers is moving on. She has a new home, a successful business, family and friends she adores, and without the stifling presence of Scott Warren holding her back she has everything to look forward to. But, two years after he left the small seaside town of Beachcastle Bay to take up a position in Denmark, news of Scott’s return threatens to cloud Megan’s new start…

Xander Johansson hasn’t come to Beachcastle Bay for a holiday. It isn’t a place he would’ve chosen to visit at all, if he didn’t have to. And he doesn’t intend to stay for long, just until he’s done what he needs to do. A few weeks, maybe a month or two, no more, and then he can go home. As long as there are no distractions, no taking his eye off the ball, no falling in love. Definitely no falling in love…

​Scott Warren is a changed man. And he’s back in Beachcastle Bay to prove that, to everyone, but to one person in particular. Megan. The woman he treat so badly. The women he knows he never stopped loving, he just didn’t realise that, until it was too late. And now he wants her back. He wants a brand new start, with the woman whose life he saved, they were meant to be together. Fate saw to that. He just needs Megan to see that, too…

​Megan loved Scott, once. She doesn’t want to go there again. But Scott isn’t willing to give up without a fight, a fight hampered by the arrival of a handsome, younger man who’s also vying for Megan’s attention. A man who, in the beginning, looks like he just might win. But not everything is as it seems. And as secrets are revealed, and the past is reluctantly re-visited, one summer in Beachcastle Bay ends up changing not only Megan’s, but Scott and Xander’s lives, too.

For better.
For worse.
Forever…


Toy Boy will be released on December 2nd, and it's available to pre-order right now! 

AmazonUK / AmazonUS / AmazonAUS / AmazonCA


  Michelle x

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

πŸ“šIt's Publication Day for Beautiful Dangerous!πŸ“š

"Falling in love was the catalyst, and in the end it's what's caused my entire house of carefully stacked cards to come crashing down. And now - now it could kill me."


Release day for BEAUTIFUL DANGEROUS is finally here! My first brand new release for almost a year, so to say I'm nervous about putting it out there is an understatement. I just hope that some of you enjoy reading Olivia's story as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

It's available to download now for just £1.99, or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!



And if you want to check out the first few pages of Beautiful Dangerous for FREE you can so right HERE!

 



Watch this space for news on another new book from me coming in November! 
And once again, thank you, for all your love and support. Stay safe, everyone! πŸ’—

        Michelle x



Thursday, 15 October 2020

Finally, I have a new book coming out! Beautiful Dangerous will be released on October 28th!

 

After what feels like an eternity, and it is, in fact, almost a year since I released any new books, I have a brand new one coming out in a matter of days! 

As I'm sure has been true for most of us this year, it's been a strange few months, and my writing did suffer because of that. But, I'm happy to say my focus is back, with a vengeance, actually, and I have TONS of new stories I can't wait to share with you all. 

The first one of those is BEAUTIFUL DANGEROUS...


Love hurts. But what if it could kill, too...?

Who am I?
How did I get here?
How did I become this woman? This powerful, wealthy, dangerous woman…?
It’s a long story, but all you need to know right now is that I didn’t want to be the woman I became. I never wanted the life I ended up living. The money, the power, I didn’t want any of it. Not at first, anyway. But sometimes we don’t always get what we want. Sometimes we lose control of our own destiny, it happens far more easily than you might think. I certainly didn’t set out to be the person I ended up becoming, how could I? I didn’t even know women like me existed, because they didn’t. Not in my world. The one I left behind, when I fell in love with a man who needed me to choose between his world, and mine. I chose his.
My first mistake…?
I think that depends on how you look at things. Nothing was that simple. There was no black and white in that new world of mine, just countless shades of gray. But what you probably should know is that I was just an ordinary girl, once-upon-a-time. Before I met the man who changed everything. Before the s**t hit the fan and all hell broke loose. It’s just hard to believe, sometimes, that I was ever that girl, because when I look in the mirror I see a completely different woman staring back at me. A cold, emotionless woman, someone who’s seen things, done things, dark, dangerous things. Stuff I never thought I'd ever be capable of. And I don’t regret a thing. None of that was to blame for what’s happening now. None of it. What’s happening now is the result of something else entirely. And it wasn’t all my fault. Others played their part; started that timebomb ticking, and now – now my life depends on how I choose to deal with the consequences. Of what, you might ask? Of falling in love, that’s what.
Love was the game changer. The thing that started it all.
Love changed me; made me stronger; turned me into the kind of b***h nobody wanted to mess with, and very few did. Those who tried, they paid for it.
Falling in love was the catalyst, and in the end it’s what’s caused my entire house of carefully stacked cards to come crashing down. And now – now it could kill me.
So, who am I, exactly?
My name is Olivia Delgado.
Head of the Delgado cartel.
And this is my story…


BEAUTIFUL DANGEROUS will be released on October 28th, and it's available to pre-order HERE.

Watch this space for more news on more upcoming new book news, and that's happening very soon!

And finally, to everyone who's stuck with me, and not forgotten about me, thank you. So much.

Take care, and stay safe! πŸ’—

Michelle x

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

⭐️It's Publication Day for Are You With Me!⭐️

Yes, it's here! Publication day for my brand new romance Are you With Me is here!

This story, set over four days at a fictional electronic dance music festival, was inspired by my own visit to my very first festival back in July - Tomorrowland in Belgium - and quite a few of the things that happened to us at Tomorrowland appear in this book: dancing in the rain; extreme weather; fabulous food... Let's put it this way, I did my research!

So, this story is very special to me, because it brings back a lot of memories of my time at Tomorrowland, a truly magical festival. It reminds me of what a very special place it is; how music can bring people together. It's a happy place. So this story is an uplifting one, and I just hope some of you out there enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it...

Book Blurb

Five people.
Five stories.
One festival…

After quitting his job, Markus arrives at Ethergy – one of Europe’s biggest electronic dance music festivals – with the realization that he’s come to a bit of a crossroads in his life. But he’s determined not to let reality get in the way of the weekend, that can wait until he gets back home, to Iceland. And after striking up a friendship with Sonny – the English girl who’s pitched her tent next to his – he begins to believe that this year’s Ethergy just might be the best one yet. He feels an instant connection with Sonny. She’s beautiful, but guarded, and he wants to get to know her more but she keeps pushing him away at every turn. Has he got time to make her feel that connection, too? Could they be more than just festival friends…?

Sonny has come to Ethergy – her first ever festival – alone. She wants to mark the beginning of the rest of her life, after escaping a controlling relationship, and despite feeling instantly comfortable in Markus’ company, it isn’t long before she’s putting those barriers back up that she thought she’d finally torn down. And she begins to wonder if she’ll ever really be free. But with the help of Markus, a new friend called Winter, and the magic of the festival, maybe she can be. Maybe…

Dutch DJ and producer Arne Vos has played Ethergy every year since the festival began. And this year he’s celebrating twenty-five years in the business by playing an epic eight-hour set on the final night of the festival. He should be having the time of his life, but what the outside world doesn’t know – doesn’t see – is that he’s struggling with the kind of self-doubt that’s caused him to suddenly start questioning everything from his career to his personal life.
He’s been in a relationship with Dutch-Belgian Techno/House DJ Elia Ida for a few years now. A rising star in the world of electronic dance music, Elia’s had to deal with people claiming she’s only with Arne because of who he is and what he can do for her, but they both know the truth. She doesn’t need Arne. It’s him who needs her, and that’s something Arne has trouble dealing with. That, and a past relationship Elia had with fellow DJ Magnus Jennsen, a.k.a. Magma. It got in the way, for a while, and it almost destroyed them all, but they got through it. Or maybe not, in Arne’s case. And with Magnus also playing Ethergy, and Elia still insisting he’ll always be her friend, can Arne continue to accept that? Or fight it. This year’s Ethergy is going to be a very different one for Arne, that’s for sure. In a way he can’t even begin to imagine…

For German couple Johan and Heidi, Ethergy is a very special place. They met there, five years ago. And they’ve been coming back as a couple ever since. But this year, Johan has something very special planned. He’s got it all mapped out in his head, the perfect moment, and Heidi’s going to love it. Isn’t she…?

Heid has an inkling that Johan has a surprise planned for this year’s Ethergy, after all, they have a lot to celebrate. Johan’s promotion. Moving in together. Their future, it’s an exciting one, and Heidi couldn’t be happier. Until she receives a phone call that turns everything they both thought they wanted upside down, in a heartbeat. And they only have the weekend to work it all out…

Can a festival really change your life?
For Markus, Sonny, Arne, Heidi and Johan, yes. It can. It did.
It changed theirs…





Are You With Me - the second book in the Superstar DJ Series - is available to download now, and it's also FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon UK / Amazon US / Amazon CA / Amazon DE / 
Amazon NL / Amazon AU

Want to check out the first chapter? You can do that right now, just click the link below.
Are You With Me Teaser Chapter

And if you'd like to find out more about the characters in the book, and a little background to their stories, you can do that, too...
Are You With Me - Meet The Characters

And if you want to find out more about the inspiration behind the book, check out our Tomorrowland Journey blog posts...

Our Tomorrowland Journey - Part One
Our Tomorrowland Journey - Part Two
Our Tomorrowland Journey - Part Three
Our Tomorrowland Journey - Part Four
Our Tomorrowland Journey - Part Five

And if you'd like to check out Before Today - Book #1 in the Superstar DJ Series, it's available to download right now, also FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Before Today Buy Link


Huge thanks to all of you who are still supporting me, reading my books, and giving me a reason to keep going with this. I'm more grateful than you'll ever know. Thank you! 😍

Michelle x



Tuesday, 15 October 2019

⭐Are You With Me (Superstar DJ Series Book 2) - Release date & Pre-Order details!⭐

We might be hurtling head-first towards Winter, and dare I say it, Christmas, but I'm not one to bow to conformity, which is just as well because we're halfway to November and I'm about to release a book set at a music festival, which are rarely held at this time of year, Tomorrowland Winter excepted, of course.

Anyway, Are You With Me was inspired by my own visit to my very first music festival back in July - one of THE biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world: Tomorrowland. And quite a few of my own experiences at that truly magical festival have been written into this story, but there'll be more about that in the coming weeks. Watch this space... πŸ˜‰

OK. Check out Are You With Me's book blurb below, and all the details you need to know about its release date, and pre-order info...



Book Blurb

Five people.
Five stories.
One festival…

After quitting his job, Markus arrives at Ethergy – one of Europe’s biggest electronic dance music festivals – with the realization that he’s come to a bit of a crossroads in his life. But he’s determined not to let reality get in the way of the weekend, that can wait until he gets back home, to Iceland. And after striking up a friendship with Sonny – the English girl who’s pitched her tent next to his – he begins to believe that this year’s Ethergy just might be the best one yet. He feels an instant connection with Sonny. She’s beautiful, but guarded, and he wants to get to know her more but she keeps pushing him away at every turn. Has he got time to make her feel that connection, too? Could they be more than just festival friends…?

Sonny has come to Ethergy – her first ever festival – alone. She wants to mark the beginning of the rest of her life, after escaping a controlling relationship, and despite feeling instantly comfortable in Markus’ company, it isn’t long before she’s putting those barriers back up that she thought she’d finally torn down. And she begins to wonder if she’ll ever really be free. But with the help of Markus, a new friend called Winter, and the magic of the festival, maybe she can be. Maybe…

Dutch DJ and producer Arne Vos has played Ethergy every year since the festival began. And this year he’s celebrating twenty-five years in the business by playing an epic eight-hour set on the final night of the festival. He should be having the time of his life, but what the outside world doesn’t know – doesn’t see – is that he’s struggling with the kind of self-doubt that’s caused him to suddenly start questioning everything from his career to his personal life.
He’s been in a relationship with Dutch-Belgian Techno/House DJ Elia Ida for a few years now. A rising star in the world of electronic dance music, Elia’s had to deal with people claiming she’s only with Arne because of who he is and what he can do for her, but they both know the truth. She doesn’t need Arne. It’s him who needs her, and that’s something Arne has trouble dealing with. That, and a past relationship Elia had with fellow DJ Magnus Jennsen, a.k.a. Magma. It got in the way, for a while, and it almost destroyed them all, but they got through it. Or maybe not, in Arne’s case. And with Magnus also playing Ethergy, and Elia still insisting he’ll always be her friend, can Arne continue to accept that? Or fight it. This year’s Ethergy is going to be a very different one for Arne, that’s for sure. In a way he can’t even begin to imagine…

For German couple Johan and Heidi, Ethergy is a very special place. They met there, five years ago. And they’ve been coming back as a couple ever since. But this year, Johan has something very special planned. He’s got it all mapped out in his head, the perfect moment, and Heidi’s going to love it. Isn’t she…?

Heid has an inkling that Johan has a surprise planned for this year’s Ethergy, after all, they have a lot to celebrate. Johan’s promotion. Moving in together. Their future, it’s an exciting one, and Heidi couldn’t be happier. Until she receives a phone call that turns everything they both thought they wanted upside down, in a heartbeat. And they only have the weekend to work it all out…

Can a festival really change your life?
For Markus, Sonny, Arne, Heidi and Johan, yes. It can. It did.
It changed theirs…




Are You With Me - the second book in the Superstar DJ Series - will be released on October 30th, and is available to pre-order right now over on Amazon.


And just to remind everyone that, although some characters may appear, or at least be mentioned, in some or all of the books in this series, all of the books are standalone stories.



And if you want to read a little teaser chapter from Are You With Me you can do that right now by clicking the link below.

And if you'd like to check out Before Today - Book #1 in the Superstar DJ Series, it's available to download right now, for FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited.
It's also available in paperback. Click the link below to check it out.



Have a great day! 😍

Michelle x