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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Trouble With Character Names

I have been struggling to find a name for the leading male in my new series 'The Elemental' the past week. His previous name was Richie and I have written over half the book using that name, but there is something about the name that doesn't seem to fit. Anyway I have been searching through numerous baby name site, with no luck so moved onto name meaning sites but still couldn't find anything that I thought was right. 

However last night I was really hungry so when I went to look for something in the fridge I noticed the alphabet magnets stuck to the door. Instead of eating, I sat in front of the fridge rearranging letters for two hours before I finally came up with a name I liked, and fitted with my idea of the character. The only problem now was I had to go back and change all the 'Richies' in my book to the new name, something that took forever when my Open Office doesn't have a replace button. I'll definitely be using the magnets again for other names that I struggle with!

I am also going to be giving a Smashwords code away sometime during the first week in October, to allow you to download The Sheol for free, so keep checking my blog for update as I will be posting about it here.

Monday, 24 September 2012

News on The Sheol

I have had two new reviews for The Sheol today. Both brightened my day after being stuck at home ill for a week, not being able to write anything and now I couldn't be happier  

The first review can be found here at: She's Got Books on Her Mind
Thank you Adriana! 

The second review can be found here at: Maureen's Book Haven 
Also I have just sent off the Smashwords code to Maureen as there are only a few days left to enter the GIVEAWAY on her blog for a chance to win one of five free copies of The Sheol, so hurry if you want to enter!
Thanks Maureen!

I'm glad you both enjoyed the book

Oh and don't forget to answer my poll in the post below!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Poll for next titles

Vote for the titles you prefer and help me name my new paranormal series :)

Option 1 -
Book 1 - The Elementals
Book 2 - The Elementals - Flame
Book 3 - The Elementals - Ripple
Book 4 - The Elementals - Quake

Option 2 -
Book 1 - Summer Demon (The Elementals #1)
Book 2 - Winter Angel (The Elementals #2)

Vote Here!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

New Guest Post

A new guest post I have written can be found on this amazing blog :)
Thanks Carlie!

I have been busy writing this week and I'm now over half way through the first book in The Elementals (I am probably going to change the title from Summer Demon though). Hopefully I should be able to finish it by the end of Oct so it can be released early Nov.

I have also added a few chapters to The Hunted (The Wanderer Trilogy #3), which I planning to release late Dec/early Jan hopefully.

Also Don't forget to follow me on twitter! @MiaHoddell

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Flawless Review

pickpickI have just recieved the first review of The Flawless (The Wanderer Trilogy #2) and couldn't be happier!

Click Here To Visit Rather Barefoot Than Bookless

Also there is another guest post on a great blog HERE 
Thanks Corina!


Saturday, 15 September 2012



I have finally Twitter!
Follow me @MiaHoddell

I have been really busy this week, what with starting college again so my writing has taken a bit of a back seat. I plan to work of The Elementals this weekend (that's if I don't get distracted by going to see Michael Mcintyre in Birmingham) and I also have some more guest posts, interview and giveaways coming up! 

As well as this The Sheol (The Wanderer Trilogy #1) Is now available on Barnes & Nobel:

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Guest Post on 1 More Page Please

My guestpost is now up on 1 More Page Please! If you're interested visit here:

1 More Page Please

Thanks Alpa!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Giveaway #2

A new giveaway of The Sheol can be found here at:

There are five copies to giveaway and is open internationally! Enter soon as it ends at the end of the month.

Thank you Maureen for hosting this giveaway on your amazing blog! 
She will also be reviewing my book at some point so keep checking back for updates.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Books, Reviews, Writing and More

After five days of pestering the postman for my book I finally got my copy of The Sheol today! I was so nervous as I opened the packaging but it has turned out better than I could have ever hoped and I love it :) Now I'm just waiting for the other books I've ordered so I can get in some reading before I get stuck with a load of college work.

Things coming soon!

A giveaway
Guest posts by me
An interview with me
More reviews of The Sheol

I will post the relevant links when they go live on other blogs.

Writing Updates
Summer Demon: I am half way through writing the first draft and hopefully I will be able to keep writing a chapter a day so I can finish it soon. The great weather has given me an excuse to write while lying in the sun so I have been topping up my tan while writing, I love it!

The Hunted (The Wanderer Trilogy #3): I have been focusing more on Summer Demon for the moment but I have written the first few chapters and planned the whole book. I also have a special edition I am planning once the final book is released.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Released in Paperback!

The Sheol (The Wanderer Trilogy #1) is now in paperback! I'm really excited to see what it comes out like and can't wait to get my own copy. Seriously 3-5 days is way to long to wait for me (I may be slightly impatient).

I've always wanted a physical copy of my own book and now I have. To take a look or buy a copy by visiting my Buying My Books page or click the button below
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