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Wattpad? What?

Here’s what you need to know before I start throwing out numbers. It is a fact now that the writers on Wattpad are not kids and that many of the stories on Wattpad are not suitable for kids. That is why Wattpad has a mature label for adult stories.

Yes, Wattpad started as kids writing fan fiction, and even though there is still fan fiction written, ( Yes, I have partaken in this) that is just a tiny percentage now, compared to before.

I’m an avid, well more like addicted reader on Wattpad and I have a pen name for my fan-fiction and I use my own name for my novel work.

The Wattpad app came out in 2008 – 14 years ago.

90 million readers use Wattpad.

Wattpad stories are available in over 50 languages.

Even though most of the stories on there are free to read, their paid book users have spent half a billion minutes reading the paid books. On average there are 30 million minutes of reading every month from these paid books.

I have read stories on Wattpad that can easily rival a bestseller.

Wattpad authors have gone on to receive publishing contacts and many, more every year, get picked up by TV or film producers.

So, back in 2015 many took part in a Wattpad challenge called A to Z of Wattpad. I have decided in recognition of how frigging AWESOME Wattpad is, I would resurrect this challenge. And if any Wattpad readers or writers happen to see this blog, I challenge you to post your A to Z of Wattpad.

LET’S DO THIS!

Day 9 #MarchoftheWriters

 Show off your TBR

If my Kindle still worked I would show you how long that TBR list is, but as I happen to be addicted to Wattpad, where I write and read. Umm I wonder if I can do a screenshot to show you my list of books. Remember I go through genre binges, depending on what I’m working on.

So there is Dark romance, Alpha werewolves, mafia romances, BDSM and DDLG, Ceo bully romance in that mix. There is a total of 36 books on my TBR Wattpad library and some books I’m waiting for the authors to catch up and write the next scenes. Others, I haven’t started and some I’m reading two or three at the same time. There are about 400 in my archive list. See, I said I was addicted.

I’m currently reading a gang romance, I think I’m nearly finished, but so much shit has just gone down I have a sneaky suspicion that there’s gonna be a book two. The standard of writing on Wattpad varies. You have the young kids that are trying to write their first book, you will know from the first page if they can write or not, and then others that had the sense to publish their book. Or some that just don’t realise how good their novel is.

So I’m either writing in one of those genres mentioned above, or I have written a book in one or two of those genres, and I’m still binging on it.

Reply if you have any of my books on your TBR list. (A few of you may get lucky 😉

Fantasy vs Sci-fi – friends chat


Wesley Britton is an author of the Beta Earth Chronicles and short story collection in sub-genres. He’s also been my client for many years now. As Wesley is blind he relies on me to handle most of his business to do with his books. I take care of his monthly newsletter, I’m his PA, VA, graphic designer, social media manager. I handle the marketing and promotion, I narrate, I’ve done book trailers and the list goes, on.
Wesley emails me at least 3 times or more every day, (even on my weekends off) and we talk on the phone 1/2 times a month, more if needed. So we know each other and the books we both write, very well.

This chat was hosted by Jasveena, from International Book Promotions. It was fun and many will find it informative.
The best thing about the video is that she has split it up into small parts so you can watch and listen to which part interests you, or you can watch the full video.
Enjoy.



Broken Chains – dark mafia romance

This is the first time I have shared unpublished work to the public. It’s quite a scary thing to do.

I started writing each chapter on Wattpad, then I narrated small parts and added chapter to my monthly newsletter.

I’m about halfway through now with 50,000 words. I’ve given myself a September deadline, but it doesn’t matter if I meet the deadline or not.

Thank you, everyone, who is taking this journey with me.

If you haven’t started reading Broken Chains, allow me to introduce to you some of the main players.

 

Elizabeth Finley. I put her through hell.  She starts of doing some research for the novel she’s working on. But her research goes too far and she ends up getting snatched by MI5 and interrogated by agents. And that’s how the story starts.

Liz (2)

 

Alex Jones is one of the MI5 agents that interrogates her. Can’t tell you any more without giving up the plot.  But let’s just say Liz and Alex get very cosy.

Alex Jones

 

James, Liz’s estranged father, turns out to be the Godfather of the Greek Mafia. He’s lied to her and she quickly learns how ruthless and dangerous he really is.  Liz is the Princess of the Greek Mafia and Jacob’s only heir. Now it’s her turn to do her duty.

Untitled design (69)

 

Marco Luchiano. Don of the Italian Mafia who kidnaps and tortures Liz.

Marco Lucianno

 
Something new I’m also trying is I’m translating all the Italian, Greek and Russian mafia, who star in the book. I want authentic dialogue which is then translated into English.

I do hope you take a look and read the chapters that are up on Wattpad.

The narration of Broken Chains

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Broken Chains – Update

Broken Chains

 

Broken Chain is my WIP (work in progress) a dark mafia thriller.

You can follow the story as I write it on Wattpad. I’m up to part 24 and there are lots more twists to come so don’t miss it.

Please don’t forget to vote, follow me, comment and share the story

https://www.wattpad.com/story/202038824-broken-chains-wip

If you prefer to listen – I’ve got up to part 10 narrated on YouTube for you.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjOMQORvQpEwiiqkNCqOKLw2VggBDtJGv

Please subscribe, leave comments and like the videos.

On the next update – I’ll post a character card for you to look at.  🙂

2 x new uploads Broken Chains – Dark Mafia Thriller

Hey folks, so I’ve uploaded two new parts on Wattpad of my WIP Broken Chains which is a dark mafia romance.

Thanks to everyone that is following the story progress. It’s very exciting and more action and twists to come.

Please keep the votes and reads coming. The higher they go, the more people will find Broken Chains.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/202038824-broken-chains-wip

 

Broken Chains

Update: Broken Chains Mafia/dark romance

For those that are following and voting on Wattpad thank you so much.

It’s scary for an author to share their work to the public before it’s been professionally edited. I hope you’re all enjoying the book so far. It’s getting dark now, isn’t it   😉


Part 21 posted on Wattpad

https://www.wattpad.com/789798978-broken-chains-wip-part-1

 

Part 8 narrated on YouTube

Broken Chains new chapter

For all of you that are following me as I write my new novel mafia thriller, dark romance, Broken Chains,  Part 20 has just been uploaded on to Wattpad, where you can read the book for free. You can find me as Explosive Writer.

https://www.wattpad.com/863804471-broken-chains-wip-part-20

Broken Chains

 

Tomorrow the narration of part seven will be uploaded on to YouTube you can watch all the videos here.

 

Thanks for your continued support and for your comments and votes.
Mwah!