Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#SFF book bonanza – #Free books in #KU

Are you in KU? The site, DISCOVER SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS has brought together a selection of  SFF books that are enrolled in KU, including one of mine – Desprite Measures It even offers the link for you to sign up for a 30 day FREE trial of KU, well worth it if you are […]

#BookReview – GATEWAY TO THE PAST (The Last Bucelarii #3) by Andy Peloquin #GrimDark #DarkFantasy

This book launched recently, as I announced on my blog here. I have now had a chance to read it, so here is my review… A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past. The Hunter of Voramis–a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? (The Last Bucelarii–dark fantasy with a look at the underside of […]

#BookReview – THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK by Josie Brown #murder #humour

For me it’s the busiest time of year – competition season is in full swing, so riding, competing, judging and coaching are keeping me manically busy. With the travelling, often by air, and nights in hotels, it does mean I get to do more reading than at other times of year (not so conducive for writing, […]

#BookReview – DANCES OF DECEPTION by JC Kang #EpicFantasy #HighFantasy

  Book 3 in the LEGENDS OF TIVARA series If you’ve been with me long, you’ll know I very highly recommend this series. I’ve you are new here, welcome, and if you are a lover of Epic and High Fantasy, I suggest taking a look at this earlier post about these wonderful books, including links to my reviews of […]

#FlashFiction – THE CASTLE – #fantasy #dragons

And now for something completely different… When readers ask authors the inevitable question – “Where do you get your ideas?” – many of us can’t give a straight answer. Often, our stories spring from our imagination, and sometimes there seems to be no obvious trigger. For once, I experienced a trigger I can pinpoint, and here […]

#BookReview – SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS by Lizzie Lamb #romance #Scotland

This book for me was quite a departure from my usual genres. While I read the odd Mills and Boon long ago, with the idea of trying to write one (no, I didn’t), straight romance is not usually my thing. I picked this title up after seeing it as one of the prize winners in the RBRT […]

Do you know how traditional publishers pay their authors?

Neil Gaiman comes up with such wonderful quotes! I’ve wanted to be an author since I was able to read, it was something I always assumed I would do. It wasn’t until I was older that I realised it wasn’t (at that time) as straightforward as that. Once I’d written a book that I believed […]

Do you have a fabulous day job? I am so lucky…

If I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front lately, you’ll understand why when you see the lovely pics below… Yes, I’ve been a tad busy – competing and judging at the UK Winter Dressage Championships (NAF are the title sponsors – Natural Animal Feeds) Qualifying was a bit of a surprise – you always hope […]

#Author interview of the month – yes, it’s me.

This month the wonderful ASHLEY SCOTT, urban fantasy author, has featured me as her Author Interview for April, which you can read HERE Ashley’s interviews are fun – you get to choose your own questions from a wide selection she provides. Take a look here, and perhaps you too might be her featured interviewee. All she asks […]

Blog Tour & #Giveaway – THE THIEVES OF NOTTICA by Ash Gray #SF #Steampunk

Blog Tour ~ The Thieves of Nottica Author: Ash Gray Genre: Science Fiction/Steampunk Tour Dates: 3rd – 7th of April Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: In a world where humans are evil, invading aliens, Rigg is the youngest member of the Keymasters, a band of professional thieves who use their skills to defy […]