Starting with a view, always the best place to start! These are the views either way from our hotel …with a peek of the bridge we need to cross for the next stage of our journey up the West Coast. I thought we’d take a quick stop just up the road at the Scottish Sea […]


I’m on holiday – yay! As a result, writing posts will take a back seat to the glorious views and rich history of Scotland for a few days – hope you will enjoy the ride. This year, instead of breaking our journey up from the UK south coast to the farmhouse above Inverness with just […]


I listened to this short audio book (also available as an ebook), which is a prequel to The Soul Summoner series which I have been thoroughly enjoying – see my review of books 1, 2 and 3 here, here and here. This book, unlike the others, has no supernatural components, being a straightforward police procedural, but I […]

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: dailyfinance.com Yesterday, I received a deluge of emails from worried friends. The reason? This update on Amazon reviews, posted on Amazon’s blog by Chee Chew, VP of Customer Experience. It announced how so-called ‘incentivized reviews‘ – i.e. reviews in exchange for free stuff – are now prohibited: “Our…


COVER REVEAL Well folks, its been a long time coming, and I still have some finishing touches to the manuscript to complete, but I can now reveal this gorgeous cover by the talented Ravven for the second book in The Five Kingdoms series – yay! Like THE PRINCE’S MAN, this book can be read as a stand […]


Originally posted on Journey To Ambeth:
Today I’m very pleased to welcome author (and author-y friend!) Kate M. Colby to my blog. Kate has just released The Courtesan’s Avenger, the second book in her Desertera series (and if you haven’t read her first book, The Cogmsith’s Daughter, get yourselves a copy now!). Set in the…


If you like a fresh fantasy series NOT set in the traditional Middle Ages European setting, then I highly recommend you give the DAUGHTER OF THE DRAGON THRONE novels a go. Here is my review of the latest: The Dragon Charmer by J.C. Kang My rating: 5 of 5 stars Picking up two years after […]

Originally posted on Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess:
Ha, ha, so true! Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess View original post


You do edit your writing before letting anyone read it, right? Unless you want an opinion of the really raw product as you produce it, you probably do some editing before you show your work to even your alpha readers, let along beta readers. Have you ever considered using editing software? Sure, software can’t take the place […]


Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
In keeping with the August Review Month thing, here’s something you can share with your groups to encourage/remind them.