Monday, 20 November 2017

A Rock 'n' Roll Lovestyle by Kiltie Jackson

I have the utmost pleasure in introducing you to a fellow author of mine this week, a fellow Scot too, whom I met some many months back during an author event I hosted. 
Kiltie is such a lovely lady with a crazily hilarious sense of humour that I just had to share her debut book with all my followers.

The book!

A Rock 'n' Roll Lovestyle is a modern day love story which travels from Austria to London to Italy, as the main characters, Sukie McClaren and Pete Wallace, develop an unexpected, and unlikely, friendship. He is a world-renowned rock-star who is the darling of the paparazzi – regardless of how much he detests the publicity – and she is an office supervisor who can’t even bear to have her photograph taken for the office newsletter. 
Having been used badly in the past, by ladder-climbing, celebrity-seeking wannabes, Pete no longer trusts anyone and is finding life lonely at the top. Through Sukie, he begins to learn that not everyone wants something from him and that there are people who will go out of their way to make life better for others. Sukie’s lesson is to learn that true love means making sacrifices and that love can only be perfect when people are prepared to compromise. 
As Sukie and Pete prepare to spend a family Christmas together in Austria, they are unaware that, in Verona, Italy, Eduardo Di Santo is carefully planning his revenge against Pete as payback for the life-changing accident his kid sister had at a Pete Wallace concert three years prior.  
When Pete announces his new world-tour, which includes a gig in Verona, Eduardo knows this is what he has been waiting for. He begins to make his plans – plans in which Pete’s death is the only acceptable outcome. 
A secondary sub-plot involves Pete’s manager and long-standing family friend, Jordie Ray, and Sukie’s mum, Beth McClaren. 
They are two older people who have come to accept that the days of love and affection are behind them. 

Despite a very rocky beginning, they find they are developing romantic feelings for each other - something neither of them had ever anticipated experiencing again. 
Their own love story develops in-between the drama unfolding with Sukie and Pete. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle is a 21st-century love story. 
The leading lady is independent, feisty and takes no nonsense from anyone. 
These traits, however, do not stop her from being a kind, caring and funny person. The leading man is trying to deal with living a life in the public spotlight and highlights how society today puts celebrities upon pedestals where we then try our damnedest to knock them off. 

Readers of Jill Mansell, Karen Swan and Tilly Bagshawe would most likely find ‘A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle’ to be to their liking. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle by Kiltie Jackson can be purchased online from Amazon. 

Kiltie Jackson Author Bio 

Kiltie grew up in Scotland, Glasgow to be precise. A very unique city with a very unique way of looking at life. When she was old enough to do so, she moved to London and then, after several years of obtaining interesting experiences -which are finding their way into her writing - she moved up to the Midlands. She currently lives in Staffordshire with five cats and one husband. The cats kindly allow her and her husband to share their house on the condition they keeps paying the mortgage! Her little home is known as Moggy Towers, even though despite having plenty of moggies, there are no towers! She loves reading, watching movies, and visiting old castles. She really dislikes going to the gym! Her biggest desire is that one day she can give up the day job and write her stories for a living. 

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Kilties two favourite Amazon reviews!!!

A truly heart-warming read, perfect for this time of year!

5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sukie McClaren is over the moon when her boss asks her to attend a business meeting in Salzburg just before Christmas. The reason for her excitement is that this is the setting for her all-time favourite film, The Sound of Music. She plans to take a few days of well earned holiday and extend her work trip for a few days so that she can take in some sights as well as the Christmas markets.

While Sukie is busy planning her trip and fizzing with excitement, Pete Wallace, the world's Number One, best selling, male solo artist, is also heading to Salzburg but his feelings are the exact opposite to Sukie's. Despite his fame, Pete is not one for being in the spotlight, but as he's heading out on tour again after a three year break, he has to meet with the press and put himself out there.

When Sukie meets Pete at the Mirabellplatz they don't get off to the best of starts as Pete suspects her of being a journalist but after some straight talking from Sukie he realises that he's wrong and their friendship grows.

I adored this book! I was immediately drawn to the characters of Sukie and Pete. Sukie is feisty and outspoken but with a heart of gold. She has a close relationship with her mum, Beth, who just wants to see her daughter settle down and marry a nice young man. Pete was endearing as the reluctant pop star, who just wanted to be taken seriously for his songwriting, rather than having his face and private life splashed over all the tabloids and women's magazines. His friendship with his manager, Jordie, was an interesting one. Jordie, having known Pete since he was a young lad just starting out, wanted to make sure that he had Pete's back but at the same time he was getting tired of the lifestyle but was too afraid to speak up as he knows Pete needs and values his support.

This was a truly heart-warming read, just perfect for this time of year, curled up with a big mug of hot chocolate and a few cookies thrown in for good measure! It's clear that the author has herself got a love of Salzburg as the descriptions of the area were so crystal clear she could have been showing me photographs of them. I'm not a fan of snow but I could almost feel it in the air as I was reading. I also think that Kiltie shares a love of The Sound of Music with Sukie as her knowledge of places relevant to the film shone through.

A Rock 'n' Roll Lovestyle is a thoroughly enjoyable novel and an impressive debut from Kiltie Jackson. I really hope that there's another book in progress as I'd love to hang out with Sukie again and find out what comes next for her.

I loved this book and can't wait to read more from Kiltie

5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kiltie Jackson's debut novel A Rock 'n' Roll Lovestyle is a thoroughly enjoyable rollercoaster of a book from the beginning to the very end.

It's not the kind of book I would usually go for but something about it piqued my interest and I'm eternally grateful that it did.

From the first page I was immediately drawn into the life of the main characters Sukie and Pete and whizzed through the book at record speed, in fact I was a little disappointed when it ended as I wanted more.

I loved the main characters and truly feel that Kiltie has put her heart and soul into them. They are well written and by the end of the book you feel like you know them well enough to call them friends. Special mention also should go to the secondary characters in the book as they are just as perfectly written.

As for the setting, Salzburg is one of many places on my bucket list and after reading this book it has moved up a few places. Sukie and Pete's adventures through the city had me wishing I was there, while also feeling a little like I already was. While reading, I was able to picture the setting with ease thanks to Kiltie's amazingly descriptive writing.

All in all I loved this book and can't wait to read more from Kiltie, in the meantime I think someone should drop a copy off with Richard Curtis as this has all the makings of a fantastic Christmas rom-com - move over Love Actually.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Support release day!!

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The Carrero Heart - Part 2
By L.T. Marshall
Release day: 17th November 2017
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This is the second half to the story of Arrick and Sophie, in my Carrero Series. This is the 5th book from this series.
Sophie has been living her life for the past three months. She is finding her feet, her strength, and doing it in an Arry'less world, determined that she no longer needs him in any way shape or form. She's heartbroken, but refuses to let him infiltrate her everyday life and take her from the goal she set herself. To succeed as something more and prove to not only everyone else, but herself, that she can do this.
Unfortunately for her, the wheels of fate, and the depth of how he feels about her, tug them straight back together, like magnets pulled by a stronger force that neither can fight. The heart is a funny thing, it can both hate and love, hurt and heal, at the same time.
Sometimes trusting someone the first time is so much easier than having to forgive them for breaking your heart. Something given so readily once upon a time is not so willing to peek out from the safe shadows. Sophie has to decide if she can let that one person back in, that she never thought would ever betray her.
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About the Author
Leanne Marshall is a Scottish born and bred romance writer with more than the average person's life experience. She has been a torrent of wild things, including singer in a girl band, animal rights activist and charity owner, worked in radio and offered jobs in TV.
A passionate, restless soul, who has always found peace in writing, the only way to calm that fiery spirit.
She uses her wit and dark humour to her advantage in her works and has been an avid reader for most of her life. Her influences vary, but from early life and a teen stint in journalism, she applies logic to most of her plot lines, is a self confessed research fiend, and likes a lot of psychology behind her characters actions.
She currently resides in Central Scotland with her two children and Fiancee of 13 years, making waves in the book world with her signature 'WTF moments' she likes to apply in each story, hints of humour and devastating emotional rollercoaster rides.
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Carrero Heart Part 2 Release Date

I can finally announce the official release date of The Carrero Heart Part 2. I have been working my butt off in an attempt to get this second half to you as quickly as humanly possible and now can confirm it's release date. We are currently amassing bloggers and reviewers to set the date on fire on November 17th 2017.

The official blurb and promo is all yet to come , but this is a sneak peek of the finalised cover.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Letters to Leanne - Agony aunt weekly. #4

I have always been someone that people have asked advice of, since an early age. I became known for my level headed outlook on life and was trusted in all manner of personal issues. I have a lot of life experience, and my honest attitude, logical way of seeing any scenario meant that over the years I have received many requests for advice through social media. Anyone who gets to know me, knows that I always give my best advice wholeheartedly and am always there to be an ear and shoulder to cry on. It has gained me many friends across the sea's for years and I felt it was time I extended the efforts. I will post one 'Letters to Leanne' blog a week,  from 1 to 3 letters each time, from the many emails and messages I receive with your consent. To have advice published please contact with your problems at the form below.

Weekly agony aunt post - Need advice ? Contact me here

Dear Anon

It sounds like you had a knee jerk reaction to a very serious proposition, fear induced most likely, as you admitted you panicked. I am guessing that possibly you have been hurt in the past, had failed relationships and learned the value of having this man as a good close friend through all of that. Now he wants to change the dynamics, and instead of trusted stability he wants to take you down the path of the unknown where your heart will then be vulnerable. 

I am guessing you are afraid that it will fail and you will lose him in the process.
You need to ask yourself if missing out on someone who could very well be your happy ever after is worse than being afraid? If you already know that deep down the feelings are already there, then what is stopping you. You have already fallen; the hard, scary part was natural and didn't kill you in the process. You just need to see where this could go.

Many people marry and have long happy lives with their best friends, the best relationships are based on friendship.

You clearly trust him, have the right emotions, and you're hurt that he has pulled away because he obviously feels the same way about you. He is in pain, more than just a bruised ego. He obviously sees a future with you and will pull away to guard his own heart.

There is a very real chance that for a while he may disconnect from you to get over his feelings if you truly do not want to go there, but I get the sense that you are really asking for someone to tell you it is okay.

Yes, it's okay to fall in love with your best friend. 
Go for it.
You have already lost your heart to him.
Good luck, I hope you swallow the fear and give him a real chance.

Leanne xxx

Agree or disagree with my response? Have another view or opinion? Please comment below. I love nothing more than interaction with readers who may offer a wider variety of solutions to my letter writer. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Goodreads Giveaway ! The Carrero Heart Paperback.

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The Carrero Heart book 1 by L.T. Marshall

The Carrero Heart book 1

by L.T. Marshall

Giveaway ends October 20, 2017.
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Only ten days to go for this giveaway. So be quick to sign up!
You get a signed copy of my newest book, The Carrero Heart book 1... Book 2 is out in the next month and I really encourage you to enter.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Big things are happening.Blog tour!

In the last week things have started to roll in big style. From around Monday last week, I have been overwhelmed suddenly with an influx of interest from blogs, interviews and even been booked for a live video interview with a USA you-tuber. I will announce when I have more details on that and of course paste up link on my social media when I find the blog posts about me. I also started my very first live slot on my author page. Life has been absolutely hectic, all the while, trying to write my Carrero Heart Book 2.

Now the reason for this post is to alert you of opportunities as I build my online presence, a chance to get involved. I want to offer the opportunity to people who read my blog regularly.

My new PA Suzie is organising a blog tour and looking bloggers

The book Blog Tour will be on The Carrero Effect

Emma Anderson has everything in her life worked out. She has her perfect job in a Manhattan empire allowing her to live a quiet and organised safe existence. A necessity to her, after a childhood filled with bad memories, abuse, and a mother who was less than useless. But, with it comes a problem, one that could derail everything she thought she needed in her life. Her promotion sends her straight into the close employment of young, gorgeous, playboy billionaire, Jacob Carrero with his formidable reputation for being a player. Stuck as his right-hand man, every waking moment of every single day, she realises he is exactly the type of person who could drive her crazy, and not in a good way. Like chalk and cheese, he is everything she's not. Compulsive, confident, laid back, dominant and fun, with a seriously laid back attitude to casual sex and dating. Jake is the only one with an ability to steamroll over her manicured ice maiden exterior, who is not phased by the closed in demeanour and cool manners, but as much as she wants to, letting him in is another thing entirely. A past that made her man wary and no desire to ever let one close enough to hurt her again, Jacob Carrero has his work cut out. He is not someone who takes NO for an answer and will have to learn how to break through if he wants more than the mask she shows the world. Jake needs to show her that even some one like him can change when that one girl that matters breaks through. Love-able sexy characters and deep emotional topics. Contains some mature, adult content and language.

If you want to listen to the playlist to accompany this book it's here 

She has also set up some new Facebook groups and we are looking for participants.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

L.T.Marshall LIVE on FACEBOOK WED 7PM *****

I am setting up a regular live spot on my facebook page for all and everyone to come along. There will be random chat, questions, humour and giveaways. Please feel free to pop along and support me. I hope to do this regularly on a scheduled 7pm (UK TIME) slot.

Carrero Heart updates!! Download please.


So anyone who got the original download on amazon can now update their kindles for the proper version. You will have received an email with instruction on how to do so. Manually go to the book in your contents page and click on the accept update button.
One you do, the brand new, longer, fixed and polished edition will be on your kindle. It has all the missing scenes and edits and reads far differently from the rough draft which was mistakingly uploaded.
I can only apologise once again,, to all readers for this error.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Letters to Leanne - Agony aunt weekly. #3

I have always been someone that people have asked advice of, since an early age. I became known for my level headed outlook on life and was trusted in all manner of personal issues. I have a lot of life experience, and my honest attitude, logical way of seeing any scenario meant that over the years I have received many requests for advice through social media. Anyone who gets to know me, knows that I always give my best advice wholeheartedly and am always there to be an ear and shoulder to cry on. It has gained me many friends across the sea's for years and I felt it was time I extended the efforts. I will post one 'Letters to Leanne' blog a week,  from 1 to 3 letters each time, from the many emails and messages I receive with your consent. To have advice published please contact with your problems at the form below.

Weekly agony aunt post - Need advice ? Contact me here

Dear Anon

This really is a dilemma, isn't it?

Judging by the fact you even saw this as a huge deal, shows you truly love your best friend, and are a genuine caring person. That gives me the vibe that she is worthy of caring about and probably mutually lovely. Most girls would choose love over friends, even those of us who think they wouldn't. 

Given so little information, I can only summarise by the vibe I get from your letter.
You need to sit down with your friend and be completely honest with her, you never know. She may be as mature as you, and understand that love is not always reciprocated, and would rather see you happy than neither of you get the happy ever after. 

A true friend will want your happiness, even if it leaves her hurt.

If this guy truly is someone who may be in your future, in a very serious way, then you need to address it all from day one with your best friend. Secrets will only destroy trust. Sneaking around will hurt her more and I get the vibe that you will not easily give this guy up, even if you say you will.
She may not be immediately thrilled, but honesty, telling her you consider not being with him for her, in time I think she will come around.

After all, she likes him, but it's never been a relationship and doesn't really break any girl code if you both knew you have always liked him equally. She has no more 'right' to him than you have.

If your friend chooses that you stay away for him, for her, then you need to evaluate just what her friendship means to you. Ask yourself, if roles were reversed... Would you let her be happy with him? If that's a yes, then there is your answer.

Love is selfless, from both sides, love is putting aside your feelings to see someone you love happy.
If your best friend cannot get past this and lets you get the happy ever after, then you need to really look at your relationship. Some friends we outgrow, they trail away in our future paths, some friends cling on. You normally find the ones who stick around are the ones who say 'you like him...go for it.' and will cheer you on from the sidelines. Maybe you are not really as close as you want to be. 

You also need to evaluate if you think this guy and you could really work, be serious and is worth possibly losing someone over. It all comes down to you in the end and where you see your future heading. 

The 'love is selfless' thing can work both ways, and in theory, if you love her then you let him walk away. But in this, I do not feel the same applies. You would be shielding her from minor hurt, not stopping her from getting him, not shielding her from a  break up.... While she would be standing in the way of possibly being with the guy you could end up with for an eternity. A future that might hold a life, marriage, children. You need to weight this up.

If you do go down the route of being with this boy, with her blessing. Make sure you do not rub it in her face; openly be all over him, or prioritise him. 
She may go through a  phase of upset and insecurity, and how you handle it in the beginning will determine how quickly she gets used to you and him, as a couple, and move on from her crush.

If it were me, I would be honest, tell my friend, but also make it clear that he means a lot to me and I want both of them in my life. I would give her time to get used to it, keep things low key, but ultimately tell her that if she wants my happiness then she will move on from this. I am a firm believer in being fair, treating my friends with respect, but putting my needs first. True friends may get upset, but in the end will come around. I would not give her the option of keeping us apart, I own my life but I would accept there is going to be hurt and upset, and possibly a rough patch for us. I would work on making her important while my new romance blossoms.

I really hope some of this was helpful, I hope it all works out and you have both of them for a very long time.

Good luck 

Leanne xxx

Agree or disagree with my response? Have another view or opinion? Please comment below. I love nothing more than interaction with readers who may offer a wider variety of solutions to my letter writer. 

Monday, 2 October 2017

Readers contact me for your PDF, The Carrero Heart.

Anyone who was affected by the error version on amazon of the new Carrero Heart book, please contact me here for a PDF copy of the finished version. It makes a huge difference to how the main characters are perceived, as well as missing scenes and expansion in areas.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Carrero Heart, Amazon errors and missing scene.

Just a quick note to inform anyone who has downloaded The Carrero heart, the version Amazon had was not the final cut. It seems my word document had not been updating while edits were done and while it was the right file, it was not the final draft and had both mistakes, and a lot of missing info, including one missing scene. This has now been rectified and we identified it to be a word issue with my update feature.Luckily I leave my file open while I work and was able to recover the final edit.

The new version should automatically update to your kindles in around seven days, according to Amazon and I can only apologise. I am very disappointed that readers only got a broken view of the story and missed scene as a first time read. This will not happen again.

Book 2 is underway, we will be sending it to one another via email to spot check the issues before uploading the next one and my word program is undergoing an update to fix flaws I encountered through the process of this book.
I am so very sorry.

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