Tag Archives: Goodreads

Authors Answer 16 – Writer’s Resources

Ooh, this will be a bad one. What are your favourite online resources/websites for writers?

The truthful answer is that outside of Wikipedia for research purposes (yes, I’m very lazy) I don’t really have any. For a while I spent a lot of time on Goodreads, trawling the boards of a few specific groups, and I spent a fair amount of time on the message boards for Fantasy Faction, but that’s long since died a quiet death.

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Giveaway now live!

My Goodreads giveaway has been approved and is now live!

Click here to go to it.

There’s some sort of fancy widget thing, but I can’t figure out how to get that to work in a post (tips appreciated).

Anyway, if you like Fantasy and Romance, this is the book for you! And if you don’t believe me, then believe some of the things other people have said:

“This book was everything I could have possibly hoped for and more!” – Lindsey.

“There’s plenty of action, some truly dramatic moments and a scary twist at the end. (…) What about the romance side of things? Short answer – terrific. (…) Kai is one of the most charming heroes I’ve ever encountered, with none of the smug arrogance that so often characterises the male lead these days.” – Pauline.

“I like a series which gets better and better; I am pleased to say this is one of them.” – Anachronist.

“I wasn’t disappointed and it is better than the first. I loved the connection to the first book but you could read this without knowing the characters’ background.” – Wedgie.

I am likely to schedule a Kindle Countdown promotion to coincide with the closing date of this giveaway, for all those hordes of disappointed people *ahem* who would still like to read the book. Watch this space!

Also, as I said yesterday, any reblogs would be very much appreciated.

Lazy Monday post

Technically this should be another 26-Week Book Challenge, but I’ve come to another interlude, and frankly, I cannot be arsed this week. I shall therefore make this a short post with a few announcements that might interest you all.

Firstly, I have just created a Goodreads Giveaway for my second novel, The Conspiracy. It is still at the approval stage, but it will hopefully go live within the next few days. Once it does I’ll put up another post so you can go and sign up for it if you’re interested. I would also very much appreciate any shares/reblogs you are willing to throw at me. The giveaway will be available to people in the USA, Canada and Western Europe. If you live somewhere else then I’m sorry, but I have to post these myself and this book is 600+ pages, so the postage would be through the roof. (It will be anyway to the US and Canada, but I can’t really leave out such a large market.) There will be two copies available.

Secondly, I know I keep going on about how awesome my friend Hillary‘s books are, but I once again have proof that I’m not the only one who thinks so. Please go have a look at this rave review of her second book, The Splintered Eye, on Fantasy Review Barn and then go and buy it.

Oh, you wanted to know this week’s Book Challenge interlude? It was a book turned into a film and completely desecrated. And my simple answer is that I don’t know of any such films. Most book adaptations I remember seeing I have enjoyed, so I can’t start frothing at the mouth about any monstrosities produced by Hollywood.

Back next week with a proper post, I promise.

My review of 2013

I know, I’m a little bit late with this, but frankly, I couldn’t be arsed to do this sooner. Monday is my regular post day, so today you shall have my review of the year just past.

I’ll try to split this into three parts: my year of reading, my year of writing, and my personal life in 2013. I’m leaving the personal stuff for last, for those of you who get bored easily.

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Goodreads Giveaway now open!

Yep, you read it right, I have ten paperback copies of my first book, The Ritual, to give away. If you’re a member of the Goodreads community, go check it out here. You can enter until the 12th of July. Feel free to spread the word!

In other news, my good friend and editor has now made her first book, The Light of Kerrindryr, available as a paperback. It’ll take a day or two more for it to show up on Amazon, but until then you can find it here, on Createspace.

Lastly, I have been interviewed by the lovely and awesome Kira Lyn Blue. Check out her blog, because it’s great, or read the interview.

This concludes the news for today.