Monthly Archives: December 2013

Read Tuesday – Discounted books!

Tomorrow is Read Tuesday, an initiative where indie writers offer their books at a discount in order to get people reading. I am participating in this event, and both my books have been discounted to $0.99 today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

The Ritual:

The Conspiracy:

For the full catalogue of discounted books, go visit the Read Tuesday webpage. The link to the full catalogue is at the top, my books are under the Mature category.


A Shire Romance – Aftermath

Last week I posted the Epilogue of my Tolkien crossover fanfic A Shire Romance, and with that it was finished. As the blurb for it says, this was the very first novel I actually completed (I’ve written craploads of unfinished stuff before it), and while I know it has shedloads of flaws, as a story in itself I quite like it, hence my decision to post it in episode format.

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Enough of the vampires already!

So, technically I should have done this post yesterday, since I no longer have competitions and readalongs to keep me busy on Mondays, but I got distracted. Back to the usual schedule next week, hopefully.

Today I’m on part nine of my 26 Week Book Challenge, not counting my two interludes of contraryness. In the process I may have potentially pissed off part of my audience by slagging off Fifty Shades of Grey, but just in case I haven’t I’m going to try again by giving you a book I hated.

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Review: Poison Study – Maria V Snyder

  • Title: Poison Study
  • Author: Maria V Snyder
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Why: Someone compared my book to this, so I was curious.
  • Rating: 3.5 Stars

Description: About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

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