Author Archives: Deborah Jay

What a lovely new #review of THE PRINCE’S MAN #fantasy #EpicFantasy

What a lovely surprise to find this wonderful new review of THE PRINCE’S MAN on Sally Cronin’s fabulous blog ‘Smorgasbord‘ . If you haven’t yet discovered Sally’s blog, take a look – the title really does describe it to a tee. 5.0 out of 5 stars Elves, Magic, and Spies–what a fast-moving tale By Jacqui Murray VINE VOICE on September 7, […]

Book Blast – SOUL WARRIOR, THE AGE OF KALI by Falguni Kothari #Fantasy #mythic #demons

★.•**•.★ Soul Warrior Book Blast ★.•**•.★  15th to 17th September, 2017     The Age of Kali is a series of mythic fantasy novels by international bestselling novelist Falguni Kothari. The first book of the series, Soul Warrior, introduces readers to a fictional law-governed Cosmos made up of heavenly, demonic and human realms and its […]

Playing the tourist – Loch Ness #Scotland #Highlands

Haven’t done one of these for a while, but most of this year has been a blur of work with no time for sightseeing. I managed to cram an entire day off into the schedule on the end of my last Highland trip and decided to play the tourist. We’ve actually owned a property nearby […]

Infographic: 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead #amwriting #amediting

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Jack Milgram is a writer and blogger at Custom Writing. He recently published an Infographic with 28 Boring Words and suggestions of what to use instead. The idea is that, if you practice using these suggested words instead of the plain-vanilla ones, it will become a habit and enrich your writing. You can…

This Self-Publishing Course Is Free… And Great Too

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
When I heard someone was giving away a self-publishing course, I was a little skeptical, presuming it was either some kind of bait-and-switch or an opportunity for some hardcore upselling. But I was wrong. Iain Rob Wright has done something pretty amazing. He has created a pretty damn comprehensive course…

#BookReview – CENTAUR OF THE CRIME by Michael Angel ~#Fantasy and Forensics book #1 #humour

I’ve been storing this one up for a while, but finally found time to read it, and I’m so pleased I did. It came highly recommended by my friend Leiah, who has gone on to become editor for further books in the series. You can read her excellent recommendations at https://soireadthisbooktoday.com/ and although she is not […]

Nottingham University #ShortStoryCompetition #winner – yours truly!

A couple of months ago, my University (Nottingham) newsletter announced a short story competition for alumni. How could I resist? The story was to be set on one of the campuses, and had a limit of 2000 words. Quite a challenge for someone accustomed to writing fantasy novels of epic length, but I decided to have a go, and chose a […]

10 Hilarious Memes About Being Sleep Deprived from Reading

Originally posted on Capital Nerd:
If you love books, you’ve undoubtedly had to decide between getting some much needed shut-eye or reading just one more chapter — and by one more chapter, we mean the rest of the book. For those that tend to choose the “just one more chapter” option, check out these hilarious memes on…

“The Road to Hell is Paved With Adverbs” – Stephen King – What do the numbers say?

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
As writers, we are constantly (adverb) told about the misstep of using too many adverbs in our writing. I recently received the book Nabakov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt which has the first attempt to quanitfy adverb usage by authors recognized as the masters of the craft that…

You READ – but do you leave REVIEWS?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
If not, why not? I don’t have time The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record…