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30 September 2014 10:08 (GMT)Yesterday I saw a half hour programme on BBC2 interviewing Hilary Mantel about her new short story collection. I only watched because I’d seen a documentary/interview on her life a couple of years ago and I find her mesmerising to listen to. The way she plucks just the right word out of nowhere is uncanny.
I have to confess I’ve never read any of her books because they just aren’t ‘my thing’, but I might give the short story collection a go – although not the kindle version at almost seven quid on principle.
I assume the programme is still on iplayer and can recommend it to readers and writers alike.
Readers - Kindle Unlimited and KOLL: what do you think of them?
30 September 2014 08:29 (GMT)What do you think of Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited service? Useful?
And KOLL? Do you use that?
A big thank you to those who respond and tell us if you use them or plan to soon.
Authors with books that are available to borrow.
29 September 2014 13:49 (GMT)With the KU launch I thought it might be useful to have a thread where authors can list books that are available to borrow. My books are all in Select.
But Can You Drink The Water? humorous fiction
The Breadwinners (a family saga of love, lust and betrayal)
Mystery at Ocean Drive teen action adventure
Something to Read on the Plane a bit of light literature, short stories and other fun stuff.
With the Headmaster's Approval general fiction with a romance element
The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers) children's
Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs children's
Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the kidnapped mouse children's
Bheki and the Magic Light children's
I Made These Up (short stories for the fireside)
One Thousand Paperback Thrillers Giveaway
26 September 2014 18:28 (GMT)The International Thriller Writers organisation have a competition starting on 1st November.
The prize is one thousand paperback thrillers sent by mail to the winner(s). Sent in batches monthly.
Full details coming soon from International Thriller Writers.
Helena's Diary - Linda S Prather
19 September 2014 12:19 (GMT)Hi,
I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Linda S Prather's latest romantic suspense novel Helena's Diary here's my review.
[font=Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif]Writer Gabriella Carson is suffering from the loss of her beloved mother and caught up in romance that is the total opposite to those she writes about in her steamy romance novels. One day a parcel with a letter attached to it arrives from a lawyer in Madrid. Inside the parcel is her mother's diary and a locket.[/font]
[font=Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif]Intrigued, Gabriella spends night after night reading about her mother's love affair with Armand that she forgets to open the letter which turns out to be a plea to visit Madrid as Armand is on his deathbed.[/font]
[font=Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif]Eager to meet up with her mother's ex lover Gabriella drops everything and travels to Spain, only to be welcomed by a less than enthusiastic Antonio, who is Armand's son.[/font]
[font=Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif]This story has everything, romantic tension, intrigue, drama, and a last wish that will turn Gabriella's world upside down.[/font]
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The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson
17 September 2014 16:23 (GMT)Steve Robinson has moved with this novel from Queens to Empresses but this time he’s writing about a monarch of the sea, the liner Empress of Ireland, which was lost at sea in 1914. Jefferson Tayte is trying to trace Alice, a client’s ancestor, and comes to a dead end when the woman appears to have been amongst the lost on board the ship. We have a past narrative as we follow Alice’s life in the months before the fateful voyage, and a present story in which JT not only traces his client’s family but helps the police in catching a murderer.
I found both strands of this story fascinating. When we were in the past reading about spies in the run-up to the Great War, I didn’t want to leave it and my heart sank when we returned to the present. By the time I’d reached the end of the next chapter, I didn’t want to be wrenched away from JT’s investigations to be thrown back into the early 1900s. The usual Robinson craft kept both strands of the story tightly wound. It’s a dangerous life, being a genealogist, when you throw yourself into your work as whole-heartedly as Jefferson Tayte does. Mr Robinson has another winner on his hands with this book. An utterly gripping story.
I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley.
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Shadow Core - The Legacy is Free for the weekend [promotion finished]
27 September 2014 15:20 (GMT)Shadow Core - The Legacy is Free for the weekend. (27/09/14 to 28/09/14)
I hope you enjoy it
In a future where humanity has broken the shackles that confined it to the solar system, opportunities abound for those willing to take risks.
Kade, whose adventurous spirit borders on insanity, unwittingly leads her crew into the middle of a centuries old conflict between the Solarian Union and an ancient spaceship with a dark past, as she strives to fulfil a promise made to her grandfather.
Events take a turn for the unexpected as Kade begins to wonder if Drake, the sole crew member on a ship run by the legendary Artificial Intelligence 'NEXUS', is actually human. And the Solarian Union makes its move.
GhostiLeaks FREE Horror Book. 100% FREE PROMO a Paranormal Delight!
27 September 2014 09:24 (GMT)
A Journey into TERROR!
What are you reading for your chill thrills? Clive Barker or Stephen King perhaps? Maybe turning on an episode of Ghost Adventures or catching a re-run of the Twilight Zone… or you might be reading GhostiLeaks by MJ Peter. It’s been likened to all of the above much to the author’s delight. MJ Peter has created an eerie world of ghosts, vampires and monsters as well as treating us to his real supernatural experiences with chilling detail. GhostiLeaks is a horror must read.
GhostiLeaks takes us to the other side and back again, on a terrifying journey through dark tales of horror and nightmare. With all the hype around The Walking Dead, it's a joy to read a fantastic zombie story in there, with the most amazing twist. Twists you won’t see coming are something MJ Peter has mastered to perfection, and they really get you. On our paranormal expedition we hear about the chilling inspiration behind these demons and phantom fun fairs. We learn that even the ‘fiction’ isn’t a million miles away from the true horrors lurking out there.
Few books can boast such a variety of scares as GhostiLeaks does. Without giving too much away there are hauntings, the undead and even something for fans of science fiction in a truly bizarre tale where the occult meets technology. As you read, you’re transported to a place where there really are monsters in the closet. The author was inspired to write the book after a series of bizarre encounters whilst investigating the truth behind horror and the unexplained. Writing since he was just 9 years old, MJ Peter explained that something odd happened as he produced this scary collection. ‘I was totally submerged in studying haunting and the dark side of the supernatural, it almost felt as if the pen moved automatically, like something from the shadows was telling these terrors through me’. This is why he named the book GhostiLeaks, tales LEAKED from the other side.
Each tale is a treat to fans of ghosts and horror with an air of Hammer (Look out for the subtle nods) and a hint of Tales from the Crypt. At their core, the stories are deeply disturbing and wonderfully written. Some of them are the first in a series with an eagerly awaited sequel ‘GhostiLeaks II’ to follow. ‘GhostiLeaks is a horror series, a treat like those childhood trips to the video store when Mum let you rent that horror flick with the nightmarish artwork on the case’ explains the author. GhostiLeaks is a brilliant, chilling read but more than this it’s an experience you won’t forget.
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Love Dark now Perma-free for UK
26 September 2014 16:46 (GMT)Love Dark is now perma-free for UK readers! I waited eight long months for this, my first freebie to hit the UK shelves, so I hope you enjoy my story!
Rome Unbound, FREE for a week
24 September 2014 02:51 (GMT)Rome Unbound: Whispers of Rebellion is the series from bestselling author, Christopher Lee Buckner, author of Wolves of Rome.
The first book in the Rome Unbound series is FREE for this week only
It has been over a century since Caesar first landed on Britain’s shores.
Now Rome has conquered the savage land, but civil unrest still prevails.
Quintus Liberius Verus, a newly assigned centurion to the Ninth Legion, has been sent from Judea to take up a new post in Britain.
A distinguished soldier, who rose from optio to centurian, achieving the prestigious rank of pilus prior for his work in the legion, he has decided he needs a change.
Where better than the edge of the world to start anew?
Britain, the mysterious island spoken of more in myth than reality, is still wild and untamed. Though Rome had come to these strange isles decades before – her legions spilling native blood, putting down revolts and building huge cities – the land is still savage and uncivilized.
When Verus arrives, he realises the situation in Britain is unstable. The natives are still resentful of their captors – the embers of war are burning deep below the surface.
Can Verus help keep the peace in these uncertain times?
Or will he be powerless to stop the Whispers of Rebellion?
Praise for Christopher Buckner:
'Wolves of Rome combines epic story-telling with convincing historical detail' - Richard Foreman, best-selling author of 'Sword of Rome'.
'Historical adventure fiction at its very best' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'The Dante Conspiracy'.
Christopher Lee Buckner worked as a video game journalist and designer before beginning his career as a writer. He lives in California with his wife and newborn baby girl. He is the author of the novel ‘Wolves of Rome’.
Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
* FREE * Forager - Post Apocalyptic Dystopian FREE on Kindle
20 September 2014 12:37 (GMT)Forager, Book One in the post apocalyptic trilogy, is still FREE on Amazon.com
Forager FREE on Amazon USA
Forager FREE on Amazon UK
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Jones has a secret that even his parents and foraging companions don't know. And if that secret is discovered, he'll be dragged away by the town's draconian paramilitary Custodians to be dissected like a frog.
The only time he feels safe, the only time he feels free, is when he's out in the ruins of 2122 AD Melbourne, foraging for scrap metals. The dull, drudgery of his life, however, is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from the degenerate, savage Skel. A girl who then breaks the town's rigid conventions in her attempts to get to know him, a girl who also carries the pain of a broken heart.
Meanwhile, the nomadic Skel savages are ramping up their attacks on Newhome's foraging teams and infesting Melbourne's ruins in ever greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town's doom?
INFILTRATOR, Forager Trilogy Book 2 NOW AVAILABLE[/size]
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