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JooRevoo: Tuesday Falling by S Williams

07 February 2016 20:52 (GMT)

Tuesday Falling by S Williams

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This is a story of revenge and tunnels. Tuesday is a killer, but she kills those who deserve it.

A favourite reviewer (thanks Ignite) said this is a roller coaster ride, so I started it, and didn't want to finish it. There may be a high body count and some ingenious ways to die, but I found the journey fascinating. Both where Tuesday's come from and the actual underground passages she takes. Below the streets of London is a maze of tunnels and conduits. How it hasn't fallen down amazes me.

It may only be mid-February, but this is one of my books of the year.

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Likeable characters - are they necessary?

29 January 2016 10:42 (GMT)

Here is a two-star review I've had recently for Auto:

I enjoyed the overall story and the way the early short stories were linked together. The idea of these Autos, the extreme internet/digital regulations and how reliant everyone has become on technology is a really interesting idea. However, I just really did not like a few of the short stories. In particular, 'Relationship Status' and 'Copy'. The characters in these felt like caricatures, with way too much inner dialogue for me. They were annoying, unlikeable and completely arrogant. These few stories ruined my overall impression and left me feeling that this book was just not for me!

(I'm not upset about this at all because, hey, you can't appeal to everyone! And I'm grateful to receive an honest and well-written review.)

In the stories the reviewer mentions, the main characters are deliberately spiky and aggressive. They go through some changes as the plots progress, but it's true they are not what you'd call 'likeable'. In this instance, that ruined the whole book for the reader.

This has made me wonder: how important is it to have likeable characters in fiction?

Obviously, secondary characters can be unlikeable, otherwise we would never have villains, irritants or obstacles in a story. I am wondering specifically about the main character of a story, the one whose eyes we see it through, and how key is it for he or she to have an appealing personality.

Readers - is it vital that a book's main character is likeable for you to enjoy it? 

Authors - do you strive to include likeable main characters in your fiction?

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Kindle keyboard 3g unable to connect to the internet

29 January 2016 10:20 (GMT)

When I attempt to connect to the internet my kindle keyboard successfully connects but there is one problem! the page is blank? When I move the kindle 4 way controller/cursor around the screen there is just a black line? I have set to factory resets but the problem still persists? Has anyone else face this problem or is it time to say good bye to my kindle keyboard...

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broken kindle?

28 January 2016 16:30 (GMT)

my kindle is starting to play up, its a kindle fire hdx and has always been fine, but now the screen is sticking when im trying to use it, has anyone else had this issue? does anyone know the cause? and is there any way of fixing it? i have never dropped it so do not understand why it has started doing this.

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Offering a kindle book to an epub e reader

26 January 2016 18:03 (GMT)

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help with this one?
I have had a lady contact me who would like to download my books (always nice to hear), but only has an e reader running epub. She doesn't have a phone or other tablet.
Is there an easy way to help her or should I thank her and apologise?

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I Can See You

18 January 2016 10:19 (GMT)

I Can See You by David Haynes. What splendid stuff!  This is most definitely a 'turn off the phone' book and I read it all in one go. 
Do you believe in ghosts? Chris is forty years old, the age his own father was when he died, and he begins to see a frightening figure - and not just in his dreams. She starts to appear in real life too and the black voids where her eyes should be seem to want to pull him into oblivion. Is he going mad? We all know that our past can come back to bite us, but can it bite our children – and their children…? A chilling thought.
This is the story of a family haunted down the generations. We watch a man apparently losing his mind. Slowly, gradually, others share the horror. Where did it all go wrong and can Chris do anything to change it? The Cornish coast and the English weather almost become characters in the drama which is played out in this family. It's a gripping book which I read at a single sitting.

Do you believe in ghosts? You might now.

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FREE Children eBook For Kindle Alert!

06 February 2016 09:17 (GMT)

Visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01A59W2PG
Original Price:$5.99 FREE Today!

You and your child will enjoy this special adventurous camping story for kids. This book includes cute and colorful illustrations for early and beginning readers. ALSO INCLUDES ACTIVITY AND CAMPING JOKES!

These stories are great for early & beginning readers, reading aloud at home, and bedtime stories.

• Amazing short stories for kids
• Perfect for early and beginner readers also for ages 4 to 13 years
• Adventure filled story, activity and hilarious jokes included
• Bright and colorful images for early and younger readers

This story is great for quick bedtime stories and cute tales to be read aloud with friends and family!
Fun for the entire family!

Kids and children can practice their reading skills and enjoy the camping story. These special camping stories are sure to get you and your family in the adventure spirit. The hilarious camping jokes will have everyone laughing

Original Price: $5.99 FREE Today!
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Free ebook: "Parallel Realities: The Mundane Reimagined" (Satire, Office)

30 January 2016 18:04 (GMT)

Hi all! I have just finished my ebook "Parallel Realities: The Mundane Reimagined" which is free until 3 February 2016 (0.99 otherwise). Blurb below:

"Carefully crafted to accommodate the duration of a single bowel movement in today's fast-paced society, this short is dedicated to office drones everywhere. Join memorable characters such as Lucas, Bob and Jane on their epic adventures in familiar situations. If misdirection of expectations, ambiguous statements and lame jokes are what you seek, then look no further! Either that or you could just go back to work for the same."

Link: https://kdp.amazon.com...

Hope you guys enjoy it. Thanks for your time.

- JC 

The author is a pencil-pusher looking to push pencils in a more creative environment. Hobbies include writing, staring at screens and general laziness i.e. transferable skills between work and leisure.

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The Waiters - horror story from Weird Tales - final day FREE

28 January 2016 13:34 (GMT)

What is it with the Ivydene Care Home for the Elderly? What goes on behind closed doors? The staff all look similar, and Great-Aunt Sarah -- bedridden and in her nineties -- keeps on insisting they are waiters and seems scared of them. But if that's true, who are they waiting on ... or for?

Free for the next 5 days.


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The Magic of Moonlight - Free Book Alert!

28 January 2016 12:51 (GMT)

Jerry Cantor's  book "The Magic of Moonlight" - FREE until 31/1/16!
Get the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ARZ287U

For more great books, go to http://www.contentonow.com

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David Levi's Best Seller "Delightful Memories Are Made Of These" - FREE!

28 January 2016 12:11 (GMT)

Free Book Alert!
David Levi's Best Seller "Delightful Memories Are Made Of These" in a new edition - FREE until 31/1/16!
Get the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com//dp/B019Y6WGPM/

For more great books, go to http://www.contentonow.com

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