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Monday, 31 December 2012

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 Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan


I was unsure about this book when I first started as I thought the language was more suitable for a YA market. However, the plot had me hooked within the first few pages so I mustered onwards and I'm so glad I did.

I usually prefer to read about fantasy worlds that don't exist but this one was set in our world. However, it still seemed new to me as it was set in a very American environment of a small back town. Living in the UK this was an eye opener for me. As I read through the story I could totally picture my surroundings so the author did a good job with the descriptive settings.

Loved the main 3 characters and the twist at the end was not expected at all. A bit of sex and bit of gore probably means it's not a YA story but these features were done just right and not just for the sake of it. I will be continuing to read about Jenny Pox if there is another tale to tell, she sort of grew on me, you know as a good character does.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1)

Not normally my cup of tea as I think this is a YA. At first I thought it was just bad grammar but then realised this type of language must be intentional, as if a young person is telling a tale. Well anyway, that's how I see it but this may not be the case. I am now totally hooked with such good character creation. I will report back once completed.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

BOOK REVIEW - The Book of Deacon 5/5

What a wonderful tale this is.

The Book of Deacon

Following the main female character, we see the ups and downs of her life in an adventure of intrigue. Some colourful characters, just what the reader of a fantasy story wants. The plot is certainly not predictable as we are taken through the magical journey of different subplots. There are a few editing issues but not enough to distract from the tale. I downloaded this book as a free kindle version and I will most certainly be purchasing other books by this author.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


A major character from Book 1 Divided Realms (an upcoming trilogy of the Aarabassa World).

RAPHAEL - The youngest of three princes. The complications of birth leave him with fatal injuries and illnesses. It is believed his blood mixed with his mothers in the womb and became toxic. His mother, Queen Elma died giving birth to him. His father, the king, hates him because he loved his Queen and is lonely upon her death. Raphael is kidnapped as a young child,  by the evil Emperor Morte-Bielz and then rescued by a giant snake. The snake is Emperor Morte-Bielz's brother, the Ancient Mage Saurlton. Saurlton goes on to train Raphael to be his apprentice and all of Raphael' s weaknesses and injuries are cured by his increasing skills in magic.

The first 3 people to answer the following question will be emailed a copy of the Divided Realms Book 1 (in mobi version). If you like Fantasy Adventure then you'll love this tale of good versus bad, of family life, of dwarves, dragons and centaurs. Perhaps you may consider leaving that all important feedback on this blog or on Amazon.

QUESTION: What is the mother's name of Raphael?

Pick up a copy of this tale on Amazon for your kindle


Monday, 10 December 2012

Maggies Fall by Ricki Wilson

Maggie's Fall

A true-to-life family saga set in the contemporary west that is both endearing and well written. You won't want to miss this compelling tale. Kindle & paperback.

From the Author

I did not write Maggie's Fall to be either gender or genre specific. It was important to me that Maggie appeal to all readers who love a good story. While there are romantic elements in Maggie, it is not a Romance; nor is it a Western, although I hope it evokes the spirit of the west.

About the Author

Ricki Wilson is an independent author and professional educator from Oklahoma.  Growing up among genuine cowboys, Ricki learned at an early age to appreciate the true value of a good horse and a faithful dog.  Maggie's Fall, Wilson's first novel, is a tribute to both. 

Divided Realms - Fantasy Adventure Book 1


Sunday, 9 December 2012


The Book of Deacon

Still available to download onto kindle for FREE on Amazon.

I will put my Review on my blog when I've finished but thoroughly enjoying it is all I'll say for now.

Muddled and Fuddled

Well I've earned the title of Indie Author but no-one ever said how hard this would be. So far I've:- *Approached many Reviewers to hopefully gain positive reviews on their sites.
*Giving away FREE copies on other people's sites to get coverage.
*Try to Tweet, Pin and Facebook my book at least once a day but to be honest I don't really want to spam my book to my followers too much.
*Joining forums of authors
*working out how to produce a printed copy on Amazon's Create.
All of the above is to time consuming that my family think I've gone mad. I really will have to sit down and plan this all out because at the moment there seems little time to actually write and I'm trying to produce Book 2 of this trilogy.
So if any one reads this and knows of other methods of publicity for new authors, then please message me. I need all the help I can get.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Learning the Ropes as an Indie Author

Writing my book was by far more enjoyable than trying to wade through the etiquette of being an Indie Author. Trying to join so many Social Networks is not only time consuming but also difficult to remember what you have done where. So after changing all own sites such as my blog, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter accounts to now include my works as an author, I am now offering my book for FREE on other sites via people who do actually know what they're doing. 

So today's offer of a mobi version of my book Divided Realms is at the following the link:

I you're a Fantasy Adventurer, like me, then I implore you to give my book a read. I'm still awaiting my very first feedback from a reader. That will be the day I will have an idea of what someone I don't know thinks of my work. Meanwhile I await with eager anticipation.  

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Book Review

The latest Book I have Read is Book 1 of the Fallen Star Series by Jesicca Sorenson.  Downloaded for Free onto my kindle and well worth paying for the remaining series.

The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series Book 1)

Couldn't turn the pages fast enough in certain parts. Good main female character. Her story unfolds with intrigue & mystery. The author created new creatures for us to experience and lots of twists in the plot. Got this as a free download but I will be purchasing the rest of the series. Found a few little typos but not enough to distract from enjoying the tale.

FREE copies of kindle edition Fantasy Adventure book

Calling all Fantasy Adventure Readers

I'm giving away 10 FREE copies of Book 1 Divided Realms (Aarabassa World trilogy) as mobi version for your kindle. Interested??? Fantastic - then follow this link to find details.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

My book in kindle version on Amazon
Divided Realms, Book 1 of an upcoming trilogy (Aarabassa World).

The destiny of four young people living their ordinary lives, changes almost overnight. The youngest, Prince Raphael, thought to die young through illness, is kidnapped by the evil Emperor of the Dark Side of Aarabassa. His ransom is Heather, the Changeling and key to enabling his vamplin army to enter the Light Lands once he has used the Fire Giant to destroy the Magic Wall. Prince Leon and Prince Amos must travel the realms to unite the People of the Light Lands in readiness for a battle to stop the evil monshaad Emperor from destroying the Magic Wall. Dragons, Dwarves, Centaurs and many a creature will fight for the continuation of their races.