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well, what the hell am I doing?

So, I’ve dropped off the face of the planet these past few weeks, but it’s not so bad. I’m working in London now, so time to play about on the interweb and update all my sites and blogs has been minimal. The lack of laptop has now been resolved as I gave up on Dell and bought myself a teeny tiny little Samsung. I need a spare battery for it, but that’s only £60.

In Heat is no longer number 1 in Erotica at Fictionwise, but it had a glorious run of 3 weeks at that position! It’s number 3 now, which is the slip I’d been expecting from week 2 of its run. This run of success and bestseller-dom is far more than I’d expected for the story since it’s more of a hot romance than erotica.

Still, there’s a sequel in the works! But I have no illusion that it’ll do as well as the first.

I am fighting one of those “why bother?” moments today. So writing down all the great stories I’ve got coming up for release and in the works might help me wade through this horrible feeling. Sometimes I feel as though I’m fighting some impenetrable barrier that has immeasurable power and I can’t break through. It’s then that the “why bother?” feeling descends upon me and I can see nothing in my future but failure and pointlessness. (like why bother writing a blog that no one reads?)

Never mind. Plough on through and find some faith in myself. That’s the remedy.

So what’s coming soon?

Well, first up are the re-releases of my first three novels – Killing Game (romantic suspense), The Merciless (historical pirate romance) and The Merciless: Vengeance (historical pirate romance – sequel).

Then I’ve got to do some work, lol. The Night is due for release in mid-October. It’s a novella length introduction to my new series, a dark fantasy one set on a different world. That’s my Halloween release this year.

At the end of November, Cabin Fever, my long-haul romantic suspense novel will be released. I’m very happy about this and can’t wait to see it finally spread its wings and go out into the big wide world.

I’ve got the sequel to In Heat planned for release at the start of December. It’s going to be hotter than, but just as suspenseful, as the first book. I’m even considering writing a third book for the man who appears alongside Kim and Erik in this story.

That’s all my releases for 2007. In 2008 I’ll be writing mostly stories for Vampires Realm and my new series, but there’ll be stand alone stories in there too, one of which is my current beloved, Deadly Force. I’ve got that pencilled in for a March release if possible.

Well, I can’t really write much about 2008 without giving everything away but I can confirm that Blood Moon and Midnight will be making an outing for Vampires Realm.

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all this catching up to do…

Cabin Fever is finally done in its second draft form. This is the only time I’ve had to write a second draft, but I’m glad that I did. I’m editing it now due to serious lack of laptop. My new one still hasn’t come and there’s been much arguing with Dell about the length of the wait!

I’ve got more time in my journey to / from work now so I can edit things much faster than before and write more too. It’s great. Leaves me little time in the evenings to work at home – such as promotion, emails, etc – but I prefer to be writing, even editing!, to working my fingers to the bone on projects like Alinar etc. It’s seriously impacts my time but does benefit me too.

I’m still number 1 in Erotica at with In Heat. I’m quite proud of it now and hope to start writing the sequel soon. It just got a FIVE ANGEL review at Fallen Angel Reviews and the reviewer loved it! She mentioned something about wanting a sequel or a series, so I’m happy to oblige. lol. It’s been number 1 for 3 weeks now and every week I expect it to slip down to number 5 or something. I’m sure that this Monday will reveal that it’s the week it happened.

The sales have been amazing – shocking in fact – and I hope I can reach the same audience with the second book.

Lack of a laptop means I’ve been forced to do things like writing up notes into my story notebooks for each upcoming one. So far I’ve taken all my scraps of paper with notes on for scenes and ideas and written up the ones for 3 Vampires Realm novels due to be written next year, The Night and Reunion.

In other news, I’m very excited to be working with a new author. I read her romantic suspense novel and just had to offer her my support with it. I don’t normally edit and critique peoples work, but her enthusiasm and style stood out to me and I see great potential in her writing. I’ve of course offered her a chance to sell it at Alinar when it’s done and I’m very excited that she accepted.

I’m also currently re-working three of my older stories -my first ones. Killing Game, a romantic suspense novel, is all but done now as it didn’t require much work. The Merciless and The Merciless: Vengeance are both going to be more work. I love both of these pirate romance stories and I’ve always been tempted to write a third.


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Number 1 Erotica Bestseller!

My hot new shapeshifter romance / paranormal romance ebook is currently the Number 1 Bestselling Ebook in Erotica at!

I’m utterly thrilled and excited about this. I’ve never had a number 1 before and it’s something I never thought would happen!

In Heat
A heat wave isn’t the only thing making London too hot for lawyer Kim. She’s been spending each night with a man who sets her body and heart on fire. The problem? He’s a man that always sprouts black fur and purrs, and he’s only a dream. Walking into work on the hottest day of the year, the last thing she expects is to meet Erik, a man who send her temperature soaring and who resembles her dream guy exactly.

A black panther shape-shifter, Erik Blackwell has been searching for his mate for twenty-seven years. The visions they share each night are getting hotter but finding her is proving impossible as he’s never seen her face. That is, until it turns out she’s working as his lawyer on his contract negotiations with his brother, Alistair.

Kim can’t deny her attraction to Erik. The heat she feels with him is intense and it’s only a matter of time before they surrender to their desires, but something haunts her. Is Erik really the man of her dreams? If so, can he grow fur and purr? And what about the terrible feeling she has about Alistair and the contract? How far is he willing to go to get his hands on the company Erik owns?

What will Kim do when she discovers Erik’s secret? Will she turn her back on him, or will she complete the mating and become like him so they can be together forever?

Click here to read an excerpt and get it while it’s HOT!

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Bestseller Paranormal Romance Ebook!

Wow, just read through the blog and realised that I hadn’t been crowing about these reviews and the fact that Prophecy: Child of Light spent three weeks in the Bestseller list! It was amazingly exciting to see it there. Made me so proud. I really hope the second book in the trilogy, Prophecy: Caelestis & Aurorea can live up to it!

Here’s some reviews I had recently for Prophecy: Child of Light

“The first in a new epic vampire series. The characters were wonderfully crafted; both Prophecy and Valentine take on realism in your mind. The story line is very creative…This is the first book of Ms. Heaton’s that I have read. I really enjoyed the whole adventure and I’m waiting for more in this dark new series.” — Connie Devaney, Paranormal Romance (read the whole review)
“Ms. Heaton’s novel Prophecy: Child of Light starts this series of with a bang. The characters are extremely interesting and have depth. The story is very unique and I’ve never ready anything like it. It has a minor Romeo and Juliet theme going on, but has a very dark and dangerous undertone…Even with so many pages the book is a quick read and leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait to read the next book – Prophecy: Caelestis & Aurorea.” — Tammie King, Night Owl Romance — 4.5 Stars (read the whole review)
“Wonderfully imaginative this story seems to fly from beginning to end. Readers will be left anxiously waiting for the next installment in Prophecy’s story. For exciting action and romance as well as amazing creativity readers are encouraged to look for Prophecy: Child of Light by F.E. Heaton.” — Anita, The Romance Studio — 4 hearts (read the whole review)
Needless to say I was thrilled!

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Bestselling Vampire Romance Ebook!

Well, I’ve got my first bestseller. Prophecy: Child of Light is currently at Number 10 in the Fictionwise Bestsellers List, and is now Number 9 in the Fictionwise Romance List. (it was number 7). Needless to say I’m very excited about that. I can’t believe the great attention this story has received. It’s technically a bestseller. lol. Check it out here:

I’m really hoping that book two, Prophecy: Caelestis & Aurorea, lives up to the first one. Dear God, what are you all gonna make of Venturi? Well, love him or hate him, he’s an integral character. Personally, I think he’s brilliant.

I’ve just finished writing the first draft of book three, Prophecy: Dark Moon Rising. I’m reading it through now before sending it off to the ever-lovely Maria so she can give me her much needed opinion of it.

If you’d like to know more about the characters – vist the website:

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