Thursday, 11 December 2014

Paperback Giveaway!





Since I am a TSU virgin, I thought I would get things underway by doing a giveaway of the Someone To Love Me paperback.

Click on this link www.tsu.co/GladysQuintal/16142574 and comment with where you have shared this post around social media and I will choose a winner via random dot org.

The Hapless Harlot by Gladys Quintal

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Hapless Harlot Available Now for Pre-order!!!!!


 All of my senses were screaming at me to run – but run where? I’d lost everything. I had nothing. No one. Nowhere left to turn. I was utterly alone and now at the mercy of this stranger……


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Teaser:
I opened my mouth to protest when the stranger pulled out his wallet and handed the woman two one hundred dollar bills.
“This should just about cover your loss of earnings, now take it and get out of here before I change my mind and get the police involved after all.”
He didn’t have to tell her twice. She snatched the money out of his hand, smiled from ear to ear and then turned and took off down the street with the other women running after her, no doubt making sure they got their cut. He then grabbed the clothes from me, stuffed them into my bag, turned and started wheeling it down the street.
“What are you doing?” I cried, exasperated. I was running to keep up with him. He didn’t answer but kept walking and towing my bag behind him. I caught up to him when he stopped by a silver car. He opened the boot and threw my bag in, slammed it shut and opened the car door.
“Get in,” he snapped without bothering to even turn and face me.
“What? I will not get in. For all I know you could be a serial killer or rapist!”
“Would you rather I left you here to fend for yourself? Those women have pimps and they will not be too thrilled to learn that you have been stealing money from out of their pockets. Though I am sure they will think of a way that you can make it up to them!” he snarled through gritted teeth.
“But you gave them money?” I gasped, suddenly realising that I was now in debt to this man that I didn’t know anything about.
“I did, yes. Let’s just call it an advanced payment for future services, shall we?”
“But I’m not…..” I tried to protest.
He roughly grabbed my arm and dragged me to the car. “Just get in the bloody car, I will not tell you again!”
I was frantic and tried to pull away, but his grip on my arm was solid and was really starting to hurt. My eyes darted around the street looking for someone, anyone to help me, but all they saw were those same four women and a couple of big, scary looking guys running towards us, pointing and yelling.
“Shit!” I heard him curse under his breath. “Get in the car now!”
He let go of my arm and jumped into the driver’s side. The engine roared to life. I was standing there in shock, not knowing what to do.
“Last chance, get in or I will leave you here to deal with them on your own.”
I scrambled into the car, barely closing the door behind me before we sped off down the street with the two tough guys chasing us. I was glad to escape that hell, but wondered to myself if I’d jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Competition: Name My Characters and WIN a Signed Paperback!!!!


Since my wonderful street team picked "Formerly Me" to be my next project, I thought I would run a competition to name the lead characters: the girl on the front cover and her boyfriend. Add your options and it will be up the public to vote on their favourite. The winner will receive a signed paperback copy once it has been published, along with some other swag that I will have made up soon. There will even be a prize for one lucky voter as well :)


Click here to vote on the entries.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Double Cover Reveal!!!


Pieces Of Mel (Pieces Of Mel Poetry Collection Series) BOOK 1




Publishing:
29th December 2014

Blurb:
The darkness…The light…The happiness and sadness…Where would we be without such raw emotional being?

Open the pages of international award-winning poet’s “Pieces Of Mel” and step into many of the portrayals, opinions, hopes, and beliefs the author expresses so deeply.
From the raw emotions to the miniature poetic stories you will find the proof of the author’s passion and soul.

You can pre-order your copy on ebook today for 0.99 cents at

As you can see it’ll also be in paperback

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Old Betrays (Old Blood Series) Book 0.5



EBOOK ONLY

Publishing:
November 2014

Blurb:
Old Betrays, a dark paranormal short story which introduces a future series about an old ally who becomes a very dangerous adversary bent on revenge.

This piece is free on GoodReads now at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17340406-old-betray

And will also be available on Smashwords for free soon





A little bit about the author:




 Hi I’m Mel aka Melina Turner, I’m an international award-winning poet and live in Australia in a little town called Gympie. I began my writing at an extremely young age starting in primary school in year 3 when I heard about Write4Fun, a school international writing competition. My first piece was called “Wild Brumbies” published in 2003 when I was in year 3. I soon after moved from Nambour to Gympie an hour away, where I was influenced by an amazing English teacher to continue writing. In 2005 when I was in year 5 I was awarded “honoured writer” for my poetry in which I continued and still do. In 2013 I was awarded, “Best Poet of 2012” and put into a poetry book that is now in the library of Congress.
After I began poetry I soon wanted to branch out thus starting “The Deathly-Roses Volume 1” a flash fiction narrative-prose piece, original and first of its kind, to be published 2014. I then gapped it out and wrote Volume 2 in 2007 to be published also in 2014; the third to be written in 2014 and published 2015. My goal with these books (TDR Volumes) was to make it short and poetic-like to gain non-readers interest and I believe I have done that.
As of 2012, I slowly branched out and started helping co-author for an independent film company called Timothy Mitchell Films, helping with scripts for movies.
As of now I am beginning to write my first finished novel ever. As of now I will be finishing my novels and aiming for traditional publishing.

You Can Catch Mel At
Her face book author page
Her The Deathly-Roses Volumes Page
Her twitter account
Her blog link
Or add her on face book
Her Goodreads link


Sunday, 9 November 2014

#FREE eBooks!!!!!

Undeserving (Novella #1 in the Someone To Love Me trilogy)


Genre: Contemporary Romance

All of her life, Bree had been treated badly by men.  According to her mother, it was just the way it was with the women in her family and there was no point in trying to fight it. There was no sense in dreaming about Prince Charming right out of the story books, he just didn't exist. She had to accept her fate and move on. It was as simple as that.

Bree craved love. She longed for a man to promise her his heart and soul and protect her from the monsters that she had grown accustomed to. She prayed that her mother was wrong and that one day he would find her.








Teaser:

“The problem is,” he said and then paused. “The problem is, I cannot just switch off my feelings.”
He raised his head to gaze into my eyes and my stomach muscles tightened. The image of him making love to me at the hospital flashed before me and as I looked into his eyes, I knew he saw it, too. His eyes were dark and brooding and filled with lust. I had to look away before I threw myself at him. My hormones were all over the place and now all I could think about was the feeling of his skin against mine….
“I still love you, Bree,” he said softly. “That isn’t going to change overnight. I think about you all the time. I remember what it felt like when we were together and it takes all of my willpower not to just grab you and have you, right here and right now.”
My heart beat very fast and a flush travelled up my neck and into my cheeks. I knew that if he decided to have his way with me, there was no way I could stop him. Not that I would even want to. My body was overtaken with desire, but I was frozen to the chair and unable to move. I was helpless and at his mercy. I broke our gaze and tried to pick up my cup to sip my tea. My hands were trembling and I knew that he noticed.
“You’re shaking,” he said and he reached across the table and ran his finger down my forearm. “Are you scared of me?”
He frowned and seemed genuinely concerned. I shook my head and smiled. I wasn’t scared of Trey; I knew he would never intentionally hurt me. I was scared about the way he made me feel, though, and I knew I was fighting a losing battle to keep my distance from him. If he were to take me in his arms and kiss me, I would be his.






The Man of my Dreams 
 (Book #1 in The Dream Series)



Genre: Paranormal Romance 


Ever since the death of her parents at the age of 17, Cassie has been dreaming about a dark haired man. He always comes to her in times of trouble to comfort her and help her through the toughest of days. But now after the devastating break up with her boyfriend, Cassie struggles with separating reality from her dreams.

During a trip to her family beach house, her dream man becomes her lover and Cassie finds herself longing for this man to be in her life. But trying to find out the truth about him leaves her questioning her very existence and sanity.

She is convinced her dream man is real and connected to a string of macabre murders over the last 20 years. Fearing for her life, Cassie prays she is right about him and that he can save her before it is too late. 











WARNING FROM AUTHOR: This book mentions a case of sexual abuse and contains violent themes


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Editor:  

Melanie Saxton

Cover Model:  

Jimmy Thomas 

Cover Artist: 

Delle Jacobs