Thursday, 20 December 2012

Living the Dream receives its first gold star and it's all 5 stars.



Living the Dream
by 
Maxi Shelton

Receives its first review and it's a glowing 5 star review.

Thank you. xx 


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Issi
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a delightful romance for our time, combining as it does scenes of celebrity high-life with those more familiar to most of us. The main characters, Claire and Jack, are warm and well drawn and you will be hoping against hope that they overcome their difficulties and end up together. However, the author does not let you off the hook too easily and you will find yourself on a rollercoaster of emotions as the story unfolds. This is a very satisfying read.





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Living the Dream
by 
Maxi Shelton

She now knew why she’d never fallen in love before . . . it hurt . . . it hurt a lot.

Claire Labelle A-list movie star had spent most of her life in front of the camera.  On the surface her life was magazine picture perfect.  But behind closed doors Claire dreamt of a normal life away from the flashing lights.

On the eve of her 30th Birthday, Claire finally gathers the courage to follow her dream.

After buying her dream chocolate box cottage in the country, Claire has an unfortunate encounter with her tall sexy neighbour.  Sparks instantly fly between farmer Jack Harris and Claire.

A passionate romance quickly blossoms, until the paparazzi track her down, trampling her dream, and Jack does the unforgivable . . .





Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Another amazing 5 Star review for Christmas Blood by Maxi Shelton





Christmas Blood 

Receives another amazing 5 star review. 

Thank you. x


5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and PlayfulDecember 17, 2012
By 
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Christmas Blood (Kindle Edition)
By turns romantic and humorous, Christmas Blood thrusts the reader into the fantasy of what would happen if you went to a Halloween party and got romanced by a real monster? We follow the heroine, Daisy, as she tries to deal with her new life as a vampire. I could easily identify with the main character and found her likeable. I don't want to give out any spoilers, so I'll just say she learns about the vampire world and their rules and it's rather interesting.
The hero is just as hunky as he should be and the time they spend together is steamy! It was well worth the .99 I paid for it. I felt it was long enough to cover the exciting story and not get boring. I would recommend this to my friends.




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Christmas Blood
by 
Maxi Shelton

What happens when you wake up as the creature nightmares are made of?

Alone, weak, afraid…
Unable to feed yourself….with an uncontrollable hunger.









Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Blood get's it's first review - 5 Stars



Christmas Blood 

Get's it's first review 

and it's a glowing 5 Star review.

Thank you. xxx







5.0 out of 5 stars
 
A new voice in paranormal romance!13 Dec 2012
By 
R. J. Cross (England) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Christmas Blood (Kindle Edition)
Loved the idea of Daisy who takes a personal journey into a new and exciting world. She might of met her delicious soulmate but it's the new take on sexy vampires that keeps you gripped to the end. Can't wait for the next one as we get to take a look and the new vampire world!





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Christmas Blood 
by 
Maxi Shelton

What if those things that go bump in the night were real?

Do we really know who walks among us?

Are things really as they seem?

What happens when you wake up as the creature nightmares are made of?

Alone, weak, afraid…

Unable to feed yourself….with an uncontrollable hunger

Then as if things couldn’t get any worse, you meet your soul mate…

While you lie dying in the Christmas snow…







Friday, 14 December 2012

New 5 Star Review.


Sold into Marriage 
by 
Maxi Shelton

Has just received 
another glowing 5 Star review. 

Thank you. xx 


5.0 out of 5 stars Very good novel6 Dec 2012



I found it very interesting and very enjoyable and will go for other novels from Maxi Shelton. I also enjoyed the fact that it was historic.


Taken from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Maxi Shelton appears in John Cox Blog.



My Book trailer videos 
appear in author John Cox blog.  





Sold into Marriage 
by 
Maxi Shelton

Amazon UK www.amazon.co.uk


Christmas Blood
by 
Maxi Shelton

Amazon UK www.amazon.co.uk/
Amazon US www.amazon.com


Thank you John you are very kind to feature my trailers. 


John Cox or author name Paul Dorset 

Is the successful author to 5 must read books. 










Digging in the Library for Gold; Thanks to Maxi Shelton featured in Michael Charton blog


Digging in the Library for Gold; 

Thanks to Maxi Shelton




Taken from iamanauthorimustauth.wordpress.com on 12th December 2012

Michael Charton

I posted on Facebook about going to the library today.  A writer friend, Maxi Shelton responded with; “Are you just going to get the books on reserve for you?  It’s like a sweet shop, you never know what sort of treasures are waiting.”
I told her I’ve become disciplined, but my local branch manager said, yes there is  gold in Arizona, but none under the library.  It was just renovated and please stop digging.
Maxi had a comeback;  but we all want to have adventures.
I liked that comeback and used it.  Next time, I started digging in the biographies.  I made her nervous with my mining helmet and tools.  The canary made her jump.
Maxi wanted to see the look on the Branch Managers face.  Maxi, I want to do book signings there.  You are cruel, LOL!
Maxi thinks I am the Indiana Jones of the library.  No, that’s why we write.  Someone else drills out the library floor and finds bugs and snakes like Indy does.

Thank you Michael that was loads of fun... 
of course it's now proven that I talk too much 
and want to go on more adventures.... 
soooo I'd best get back to the writing then! lol 



Monday, 10 December 2012

NEW OUT NOW ~ Christmas Blood ~ Book 1 by Maxi Shelton



NEW OUT NOW

Christmas Blood

Book 1

by 
Maxi Shelton 







What if those things that go bump in the night were real?

Do we really know who walks among us?

Are things really as they seem?

What happens when you wake up as the creature nightmares are made of?

Alone, weak, afraid…

Unable to feed yourself….with an uncontrollable hunger

Then as if things couldn’t get any worse, you meet your soul mate…

While you lie dying in the Christmas snow…






Amazon UK ~ www.amazon.co.uk

Amazon US - www.amazon.com


Merry Christmas everyone.


Friday, 2 November 2012

Living the Dream by Maxi Shelton - OUT NOW

Living the Dream


OUT NOW





She now knew why she’d never fallen in 
love before . . . it hurt . . . 
it hurt a lot.

Claire Labelle A-list movie star had spent most of her life in front of the camera.  On the surface her life was magazine picture perfect.  But behind closed doors Claire dreamt of a normal life away from the flashing lights.

On the eve of her 30th Birthday, Claire finally gathers the courage to follow her dream.

After buying her dream chocolate box cottage in the country, Claire has an unfortunate encounter with her tall sexy neighbour.  Sparks instantly fly between farmer Jack Harris and Claire.

A passionate romance quickly blossoms, until the paparazzi track her down, trampling her dream, and Jack does the unforgivable . . .










OUT NOW


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sold into Marriage is less than half price for a limited time only!

I have a limited number of copies of my book 'Sold into Marriage', which I will sign, going for less than half price for a limited time only...... until my new book comes out this month.

Grab one while you can.......www.amazon.co.uk


Friday, 5 October 2012

SHINY NEW WEBSITE

Have you check out my shiny new website yet?


www.maxishelton.com




Why not go and have a good look around, it has loads of new pages.......


www.maxishelton.com




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Friday, 28 September 2012

Coming Soon ~ Living the Dream by Maxi Shelton


Coming Soon


Living the Dream

by 

Maxi Shelton


Out Oct'12



 



She now knew why she'd never fallen in love before . . . it hurt . . . it hurt a lot.

Claire Labelle A-list movie star had spent most of her life in front of the camera.  On the surface her life was magazine picture perfect.  But behind closed doors Claire dreamt of a normal life away from the flashing lights.

On the eve of her 30th Birthday, Claire finally gathers the courage to follow her dream.

After buying her dream chocolate box cottage in the country, Claire has an unfortunate encounter with her tall sexy neighbour.  Sparks instantly fly between farmer Jack Harris and Claire.

A passionate romance quickly blossoms, until the paparazzi track her down, trampling her dream, and Jack does the unforgivable . . .







Tuesday, 18 September 2012

5* Star Amazon Review for Sold into Marriage



5 Star Amazon Review for Sold into Marriage



Excellent Read


I would recommend this book to anybody, it was a lovely love story, l really enjoyed reading this book l couldn't put it down, l couldn't wait to get to the end of the book to see how it ended, l can't wait to read more books by Maxi Shelton as l'm sure they will be just as good as Sold Into Marriage.

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read18 Sep 2012
By Kirsty ~ taken from www.amazon.co.uk






Monday, 10 September 2012

AuthorHouse email marketing campaign with excellent Kirkus Review

AuthorHouse resent Marketing Campaign for

Sold into Marriage

by
Maxi Shelton

With excellent Kirkus Review


"An unwavering bachelor finds himself in an untenable situation in this novel set in the 19th century.  The malt-layered characters encourage you in invest.  For Isabel's stoic resilience to the emotional roller coaster that is Sebastian, this is an enjoyable boy-meets-girl tale" Kirkus Reviews








Sunday, 2 September 2012

Guest author blog from Miranda Stock - How To Recycle A Story


Guest author blog from Miranda Stock........ Author of new exciting supernatural romance Erin

Erin 

Erin is the werewolf Queen of Athol Castle. She has no memories of the events of a few months ago, where she believed herself to be a psychologist, and met the enigmatic and charming Conner...

Filtiarn has taken over Conner’s body once more, and is relishing being in control. Cruel and sensual, he decides to work on a plan...to take over humanity. He begins a war...of werewolves against humans. But unknown to him, Conner is fighting against him within his own body, to set things right, and to bring Erin back from her own darkness. He tries to undo a great mistake from long ago, using Erin’s famed sword, Sioctine, as remnants of his own memory come back to him, opening up the present he now lives in.

At the same time, another enemy is using the situation to their advantage, following the werewolves at every turn, threatening to undo everything that Conner is struggling to obtain...

But will he be able to bring Erin back from Filtiarn’s grasp, or is it too late? And will he be able to stop the war against the humans progressing?

And who is threatening to take over not only the humans, but the werewolves as well?




How To Recycle A Story

As I’ve been searching through several cool books on Amazon in the last few days, I’ve been considering something interesting. How do we writers make our stories so different from other stories before us? Or are we simply recycling them in some way?

Don’t get me wrong, nobody is getting accused of plagiarism, don’t panic! I’m thinking of something different. I remember being told a long time ago at primary school, by a lovely English teacher, that a story I wrote was very like one she had seen somewhere in a children’s book. I was quite upset, and pretty threw a small tantrum, muttering something under my breath. She laughed and told me not to worry about it, that it was actually a good thing. By copying parts of it unconsciously, it meant I had read lots of books, the integral part of being a successful writer.

While that made me happy that I was well on the way to being the next Stephen King (I wish!), it made me worry that no-one would ever find my stories interesting if they had already read it elsewhere in a different form. Surely, I thought, the point of writing is to aim for a reach that holy grail of writing, the Original Idea?

At least it is for me, and maybe it’s a ridiculous thing to aim for. Every time I see a story that is even slightly like mine in plotline, I have to change my entire manuscript. I want to have that single book that no-one has read yet, the one that they read and gasp, “I didn’t even realise how much I wanted to read this!” But perhaps my books are always going to be a little similar to others, especially as it slips neatly into the Paranormal Fantasy/Romance genres, meaning it must have similarities to other books.

But maybe that’s a good thing? All writers and readers head towards the end of the novel with two thoughts; to find out what happens, and the unconscious desire to make the characters come to life. When a reader hits the last page, and nobody has leapt out brandishing a sword, or sweeping past the flatscreen in their crinoline dress, they need that feeling again. So they start another book with similar characters, hoping this might be the one to jumpstart them out from the pages.