Author Archives: Deborah Jay

3 things to do for paperback formatting #publishing #indiepublishing

I’ve been unable to write creatively for some weeks now due to high stress levels, and the ill-health those visit upon the body, so when I haven’t been in the throes of a migraine I’ve been tackling the production of the paperback version of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Under normal circumstances, I would have done this […]

A Heavenly Toasters’ Relaunch

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
The more observant among you may have noticed that I have been quietly experimenting with the cover of A Heaven for Toasters. I removed the kissing couple and used a single man, curious to see if that would make any difference to sales. To my surprise, it did, albeit…

Good Luck With That #Writers #Authors

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay I remember having a dialogue with a writer friend a few years ago. She was chastising me for stressing the importance of luck in publishing. Her argument was that, if you work hard enough, you’re bound to succeed. At the time, I was…

#BookReview – PRINCE OF DREAMS by Pippa DaCosta – Messenger Chronicles #4 #SFF #Paranormal

Continuing to catch up on my reading, I’m also catching up on my reviews. I recently shared my review for book #3 in the Messenger Chronicles: The Nightshade’s Touch, and mentioned that it grabbed me so completely I bought the next one as soon as I got off the aircraft where I’d been reading. Here […]

#Holiday, Touring the Inner Hebrides – Isle of Skye #Scotland

We reach our final destination on our recent grand tour of the Inner Hebrides – the Isle of Skye. I cannot deny it, the weather on our first day there was appalling! So much so, it was a challenge to get places, and stand upright long enough to film and photograph. On the other hand, […]

Finding solace in beauty – Leanordslea #Gardens, Sussex, England

A couple of days after losing my beloved Merlin, Easter Monday offered a warm and peaceful balm to my aching soul, though I wasn’t ready to share it until now. Leanordslea Gardens is a place we used to visit regularly, but which shut to the public when purchased by a new owner. Now, the place […]

#BookReview – The Nightshade’s Touch by Pippa DaCosta #SFF #Paranormal

Time to catch up with another review… Fae in space – awesome! A truly masterful mix of fantasy and SF, with a slow-burn reverse harem at its heart. This one is for Book #3 in The Messenger Chronicles by Pippa DaCosta – see my reviews of the previous books: Shoot the Messenger Game of Lies […]

#Holiday – Touring the Inner Hebrides – Mull to Skye #Scotland

Drawing near to the end of this grand tour of the Inner Hebrides, we travelled on from Mull, over the mainland to Mallaig, where we took the ferry ‘over the sea to Skye’. Unfortunately, we left in a downpour, which made it hard to take a good photo of Tobermore. You might recognise this one […]

#Holiday – Touring the Inner Hebrides – Mull day 3 #Scotland

While my creativity is still on hiatus, I’m going to finish up the rest of our tour of the Inner Hebrides. I opted for 3 days on Mull, and I’m SO pleased I did – we would never have crammed it all into 2 days, and there are still things left over we didn’t get […]

#BookReview – The Threats of Sky and Sea Trilogy by Jennifer Ellision #fantasy #YAfantasy

One week on and I’m still not up to doing anything creative myself yet, so today I’m sharing my review of a box set – you can see my review of Book 1 here, and you can clearly see I enjoyed it enough to go on and buy the set! Elementals: The Threats of Sky […]