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Help- left on charge and gone on hols!

22 October 2016 14:56 (GMT)

Hi there, apologies if a similar question has been posted before. I left for holiday this morning and put my Paperwhite on charge, with the intention of unplugging and packing it before leaving. Stupid me completely forgot to unplug it in the chaos of getting a toddler ready; the earliest I can get a house key to my neighbour so that they can unplug it is Tuesday (Saturday now). I'm not back until next Friday. I called Amazon for advice and the man said max. recommended charge time is 2 days and no more- this is not helpful Sad can anyone advise or make me feel less panicky about it potentially overheating? Many thanks.

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Paperwhite, what version?

21 October 2016 14:01 (GMT)

How can I tell what version is my paperwhite? Thinking that I might have to get a new battery in the future, I see in adverts for them that one has to know the version.
I have browsed the settings but it don't say, unless I missed it some place.
I have the upgrade.

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JooRevoo: Black Pine Creek by David Haynes

13 October 2016 19:22 (GMT)

Black Pine Creek

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Scott Draper is a gold miner. He hasn't mined for 2 years after an incident, but wants back in. The only site he can get is at Black Pine Creek. Why did the last prospectors disappear leaving millions of dollars of equipment? Was it just because they got bored, or did something else happen?

This is a departure from David Haynes' previous books. It's more of a thriller and less of a full on horror story. Yes, there's something in the woods, but for me this book was more about the story than the frights. In fact the "something in the woods" could have been a bear and the story would still be as good.

This is a story more about the characters. I felt drawn in from the start, even though it might have been a storyline topic I'd less likely pick up if it wasn't from an author I know and love reading.

I found the character of the woods to be as much a character as the human ones. The descriptions were very clear (unlike the view in the woods) and I could easily picture it in my mind's eye.

Another fantastic book from an author who should be more popular.

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Amazon bans 'incentivised reviews

05 October 2016 08:23 (GMT)

The goal posts have moved again: https://www.theguardian.com...

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Virtual FantasyCon 2016

03 October 2016 16:39 (GMT)

Hi everyone,

As an experiment I decided to join the Virtual FantasyCon 2016 this year, which is taking place through Facebook, blogs and other websites; starting Sunday the 9th of October. This is an 8-days long event, where each day is focused on a different genre. The organization has been busy for months to put things together and make it a fun experience for those that attend. Though I am not actively involved in the organization (apart from trying out my own booth), I thought I would put the links here, so that those people interested can check in and join the event online:

Epic/Sword & Sorcery Sunday 9th October
Sci-Fi/Sci-Fantasy/Time-Travel Monday 10th October
Fairytale/Punk Tuesday 11th October
Paranormal/Urban Wednesday 12th October
Series/Short Stories Thursday 13th October
Dystopian/Apocalyptic Friday 14th October
Dark/GrimDark/Horror Saturday 15th October
Children/YA Fantasy Sunday 16th October

What is Virtual FantasyCon?

In visiting a physical convention each guest would come across author booths, with an author sitting on the other side. Guests would be wandering about the event in costume, celebrating their favourite characters. Perhaps giveaways would take place and panel discussions up on a stage. 

Virtual FantasyCon has all of these features, but it is unique in the following ways:
  • You don't have leave home to attend.
  • Distance is no longer an issue.
  • Waiting in line no longer exists.
  • It offers an opportunity to connect with participants and find new books and authors.
  • To discover new blogs to read or sign up for.
  • Artists will share artwork for books as well as original pieces. There will be Panel Discussions via Youtube.
  • Fun features, such as Cosplay, the Scavenger Hunt and Giveaways will leave you smiling.
Virtual FantasyCon features:
  • Author / Artist / Blogger / Book Service / Publisher Booths
  • Scavenger Hunt Booth
  • Cosplay Booth
  • Vendor Booth (booths relating to craft, book related items, jewellery - limited spots)
  • Giveaways
  • The Author's Cache Booth
  • Panel Discussions and Meet your Author via our Youtube Channel.
  • A Keynote Speaker as an introduction.
  • Mini Interviews and a chance for each participant to promote and share their creative work or service.

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The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

25 September 2016 13:27 (GMT)

I've just posted my review for Cixin Liu's 'The Dark Forest', and it somehow manages to be better than the first book. It's a damn fine read, and in my opinion it's one of the finest examples of modern science fiction:

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'Buy it Cheaper - A Guide to Saving Money by Paying as Little as Possible

27 October 2016 20:56 (GMT)

Hi, I just wanted to let people know that my book 'Buy it Cheaper' is free on the Kindle store from tomorrow, Fri 28th Oct, until Mon 31st October. It's just been written so it is very up to date, and as it says in the title it is a guide to saving money by buying things for less money. It's UK specific, and is packed full of tips and tricks for saving money in the UK, including an A-Z guide of products and services and where to get them cheapest, as well as a guide to cashback websites, vouchers and lots more. I know I'm biased, but I think that most people in the UK will find at least one or two really useful money saving ideas in this book, and hopefully a lot more. 
Thanks for looking at!

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Slideshow featuring free books with link and descriptions

08 October 2016 19:30 (GMT)

Here is a slideshow of books, descriptions and links across a variety of genres.
Hope you enjoy!

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Ides of March (Time Patrol) FREE Today (Video trailer)

02 October 2016 14:57 (GMT)

Caesar, George Washington, Tsar Nicholas II, Christopher Columbus, King Leonidas of Sparta, King Odoacer of Italy. For all, the 15th of March was a significant day. Six missions, same day, different years in the past. The Time Patrol has to save our timeline.
Ides of March (Time Patrol) 
"He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past." Orwell. 1984
Hope you enjoy!  Thanks.

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Long list of free books this weekend

01 October 2016 11:30 (GMT)


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Free Books from 2nd October

01 October 2016 07:56 (GMT)

FREE 2nd to 4th
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JILPBIW
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JILPBIW

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IXJ0YUA
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IXJ0YUA

Retirement Planning: How to manage your money and investments and retire financially free
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01K4C67Q4

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4C67Q4

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