Publication Day!

Yay!

So the day is finally here, today Dare to Dream Again is now like on kindle for download.

For three young women the outbreak of the Second World War offers many different opportunities.
Vivacious Maureen loves to be loved, but as one of five children finds the family home far too chaotic. Put off by the thought of the strict women’s services she promptly signs up to become a land girl, but will life in the quiet countryside suit this wild young woman and will she ever understand the feeling of true love?
Rose is quiet and well mannered, brought up primarily by her overbearing mother she has always done as she was told, that is until she finally rebels and joins the ATS as a driver. Leaving her mother behind horrified and frustrated, Rose will face worse than her mother’s wrath!
Lily is a devoted girlfriend, unable to bear being left behind when her boyfriend joins the army she signs up for the WAAF to play her role in the war, but will it pose to many challenges for her, and can their relationship survive its many trials?
Each girl must face the war head on and deal with what it throws at them as they learn to love, laugh and to lose.

(Full Length Novel Approx 98,000 Words)

Available now for download £5.15 UK or $8.18 US

I hope you all enjoy!

Eilise xxx

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Publication Weekend!

Hey Guys!

Well the time has finally come and I have to let my precious baby go and once and for all publish my debut novel Dare to Dream Again! It’s been a long time coming but this is it, as of this weekend Dare to Dream Again will be available for download from amazon so watch this space! I am thoroughly excited and look forward to sharing this with you all. As a place holder until the weekend here’s a sneak peak at the cover.

And in case you need something to keep you entertained until publication day I will be listing my short stories for free until then, so make the most of it and grab your copies whilst you can!

Until the weekend all, take care and enjoy!

Eilise xx

“…written from the heart.”

Hey guys!

Well what can I say other than horrible, awful week! That was until this little spark of joy brought me back from the darkness, a 5* amazon review for my short story Senghenydd.

The 14th October 1913 is a date that should be burned into the national consciousness just as is the sinking of the Titanic. On this day 440 men lost their lives in an explosion in the Universal Colliery Senghenydd, an event that graphically underlined the human cost of coal. Hardly a household in the village was left untouched. This short and moving account as seen through the eyes of one of the survivors should be compulsory reading. It is certainly compulsive and obviously written from the heart. Thankyou and well done Elise for Senghenydd (Historical Short Story)

 

To the writer of the review, whoever you are, I would really like to say thank you! After a very long and tearful week this really put a smile on my face. To all of my readers, thank you so much for your continued support.

Eilise xxx

Edit, write and flap!

Hey all!

So as I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been keeping pretty busy the last couple of months, work has been busy with a last rush of late summer visitors, I’m still editing my novel which I am determined to get out by the end of the year but am tempted to send to a professional editor to get checked over before it’s published so that it’s squeaky clean 🙂 But along with editing I am desperate to start my new project based around my short story Senghenydd so I am also swatting up on the history of the South Wales mining communities during the early 1900’s. I am thoroughly enjoying doing some research again but have on occasion found myself in a bit of a flap when trying to do everything at once, so this evening I’ve taken a step back and realised to move forward I need to stop rushing around panicking as I’d probably get far more done then so tonight is the start of that by popping in here to update you all.

So keep popping by as I will be popping in more often with updates and mutterings 🙂

Night for now!

Eilise xxx

 

Not Missing!

Hey all,

Just to let you know don’t worry I’m not missing, I haven’t been kidnapped by aliens and I am still here writing just work has demanded a little more of my time over the past two months with people off on their summer hols. The good news is I am still thinking of my writing and often wander back to look at it in the few spare minutes so once things have quieted down a little I should be back on track once more and you will have another couple of stories to read.

I’ve also recently become involved with a group called Operation Shoebox who I discovered whilst doing some research for my most recent WIP. The are an a mazing group of people who give their free time towards putting welfare boxes together for our service men and women who are oversees. If you are interested in helping there are many different things you can do to help just pop over to their site.

I recently received an interesting suggestion to expand my short story Senghenydd for the centenary of the event next year so I have many projects lined up at the moment!

I hope you are all well and are having a good summer.

Eilise xx

Rank 962 in Free Kindle Store!

Hey all,

Well I’ve had a wonderful response so far to my July Giveaway so much so that my first short story, ‘The Strength of a Promise’ has rocketed to 962 in the Free in Kindle Store ranks which has made my day. But with 36 more hours to go of my 2 day giveaway could it possibly reach the to 100?!!! If you haven’t already got your copy and are interested in having a read then you will find any of my short stories for free at the moment here.

Happy reading all!

Eilise xxx

Historical Short Story Collection.

Hey guys sorry as always, I’m useless at updating things but the good news is that my five short stories that I’ve published on kindle over the past few months are now available as a complete collection, basically by buying this you’ll get one story free! 🙂

Historical Short Story Collection

A collection of five historical short stories including:

The Strength of a Promise.
A wartime romance between an RAF pilot and a young WAAF. The turbulence of war threw them together in an unexpected whirlwind romance but it could just as easily separate them forever. Read about the night that holds their entire future in limbo, what will the dawn of the following day bring?

Senghenydd.
An emotional short story based on the largest coal mining disaster in Britain. On the 14th of October 1913 there were several explosions throughout the Senghenydd mine in Glamorgan, South Wales.
This short story recounts one woman’s experience of waiting for news of her husband and two sons who were working down the mine at the time of the accident.

No Possible Future?
Set in 1937 Soviet Russia.
When Iosif is dragged from his family home in the dead of night he loses everything, sent to a hard labour camp in Siberia he cannot contemplate a future. Day by day he witnesses the devastating affect the camp has on inmates and the rare likelihood that anyone will survive their sentence to have a future outside of the camp once more. Can anything make him consider any kind of future again?

Blossoming Love.
A short story of young love during the 1930’s, this story shows a snippet in time of the beginning of a relationship between Lily and Peter.
This short story is an introduction to Lily one of the main characters in Eilise Burrows’ soon to be released debut novel ‘Dare to Dream Again.’

Scared to Love.
During the turbulent years of the Second World War young women everywhere are falling for men in uniform but this is the last thing Edna Sinclair plans on doing as she mourns the death of her elder brother Richard. When childhood friend Joseph Walsh returns home on leave he tries his very hardest to help Edna realize that it can be worth risking everything for love but can he convince her to break the biggest promise she ever made to herself?

The collection is available for £2.56 for my UK friends or $4.11 for all my lovely readers in the US.

So what can I say other than happy reading and enjoy that free story!

Bye for now, after a busy hot few days at work I am finally off for my first bit of chocolate I’ve allowed myself all week! Yum I can’t wait, dark chocolate with salted caramel 🙂

Eilise xx

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