What does Horned Winged Blessed actually stand for?

Reporting a major plot alteration made within Horned Winged Blessed.

As many of you know, my latest novel is in editing and will soon be ready for publication on Amazon in preparation for the launch.

However, after several discussions with my beta readers and main editor, the meanings behind what Horned Winged and Blessed actually stand for is being revealed much earlier in the book than previously scheduled.

I was planning to have it written subtly within the pages of the novel, so that readers could put the pieces together as and when they were able. (And don’t worry, there are still plenty of other aspects in the book that readers will be able to do exactly that with!)

But as this is something as crucial as what the title of the book actually means, I’ve altered it to now reveal this vital information within the first chapter instead.

Horned Winged Blessed… what does it mean?

In a post-world war III, dystopian future my next novel is set in what is portrayed (at first) as a utopia. A new Wiccan government is in power and is doing what they can to revive Broken Britain after the war.

One of their main new laws is the introduction of the new words given to the three genders:

Men are now called Horned ones.
Women are now called Winged ones.
Anyone other than that are called Blessed ones.

Some of you will see the issue there already.
If you don’t, then make sure to grab a copy of Horned Winged Blessed as soon as it’s out!

I’ve nearly given up countless times…

Writing this book was the easy part.
Now it’s all about organising the launch party, gathering the media’s attention and editing my work word by word.
The launch date is fast approaching, and I’m busier than ever.

Early mornings, late nights and missing out on seeing my friends and family has become the norm.
But I’m motivated. I want to make this book a success.

Even still, a lot of close friends and family ask me “Why bother with this book? It’s unlikely to do well…”


It’s a great question, and I’ve often asked myself the same thing when I’m yawning at 6:32 A.M. on my second coffee, going through feedback from my editor before my day job.

The reason I carry on is because I truly want to change peoples lives.

I remember when I got a message on my Instagram (@emi13230) from a person that told me they were about to kill themselves. They had found my book and wanted to ask me what it’s like to transition.
This beautiful soul told me that they were like me, but hadn’t transitioned yet. Sadly, due to social pressures, a religious family and lack of confidence, they feared that they never could.

To them, suicide seemed like the only option.

I’ve been there. Trust me. Read my first book and you’ll see.

So what did I do? I stayed up all night, constantly messaging with them, keeping them active, making sure they weren’t alone.
I didn’t give up until I had convinced them that if I can do it, anyone can.

Never give up.

That was my message.
So on my way into the office this morning, when I woke up at 3 A.M. in order to find plenty of time to edit before work, I asked myself that same old question…
“Why, though?”

The answer is simple.
“Because even if I save just one life, it’s all worth it.”

Horned Winged Blessed is out on the 29th of November 2019

Revised Book Cover – thoughts?

I need your help…

A few weeks ago I posted a book cover, and the feedback wasn’t too great.

First of all, thank you for all the support and honest opinions. Without that, I wouldn’t have known to go in a totally different direction.
Bless you all.

Are there any other writers out there that have been through the same? I would love to hear how you handled it. Did you follow your vision or listen to those around you?

Well I listened.

I drafted an entirely new design, with hopes that the dystopia vibe really shines through. The title should be legible now, and it should generally make you want to buy it.
So here goes…

This will hopefully get better feedback.

Let me know your thoughts!