Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#FilmReview: NO TIME TO DIE #JamesBond

I don’t review every film I see, but this one begged for it on the grounds that the main character in my Five Kingdoms series (Rustam Chalice) was born out of my frustration that Bond was never allowed to grow as a character. NO TIME TO DIE is Daniel Craig’s last Bond film, and someone […]

And here they are: #coverreveal for THE PRINCE’S HEIR and the re-covered PRINCE’S MAN #epicfantasy

Without further ado, here’s the gorgeous new cover for THE FIVE KINGDOMS book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN I still love the original cover, but once book #4 is released I will also be putting all four together as a boxset, so they need to match. Besides, isn’t this new one gorgeous? And so to the […]

Excerpt and a (bit) more cover: THE PRINCE’S HEIR #EPICFANTASY

Now THE PRINCE’S HEIR is in the editing phase, I’m turning (some) of my attention to all that comes next, such as setting up a release schedule to include: cover reveal excerpts keeping tabs on timings for formatting and publishing on various platforms advertising schedule pre-orders (Amazon and ?) shares on other blogs updating ALL […]

It’s Done! THE PRINCE’S HEIR is in editing #Fantasy

I’ve been pretty quiet recently on the blog front, to free up some much-needed writing time. I’d always intended to get book #4 of The Five Kingdoms series out before the end of this year, but with signing the contract on my next equestrian book, the pressure was on! I set myself an end of […]

#Sale – #OneWeekOnly – #The Emissary Books 1, 2, and 3 – $.99

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
To celebrate the fact that I’m VASTLY improved from my breakthrough case of COVID, I decided to say thank you to my guardian angel by offering each of my Emissary books for the heavenly price of a mere $.99 apiece. (If you download all three books, you’ll save $3.00.) …

Createspace to KDP – how did you transfer your paperbacks?

It seems so long ago that Amazon closed down Createspace, and transferred all our paperbacks to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). If, like me, you didn’t bother to transfer your paperback files yourself, but just left Amazon to do it for you, I would suggest, if you haven’t done so, that you order up a copy […]

August bonanza book sales #EpicFantasy

Just a quick post as I’m racing towards the end of the big bang climax of The Five Kingdoms book #4, and I’ve started wrapping up the epilogue at the same time. So nervous about what people will say about how I’ve handled it, but this month was a confidence booster in terms of sales. […]

Weekend off! Blair Horse Trials #equestrian

This weekend was possibly the last blast of summer, and I felt I deserved a weekend off to enjoy it, so I finally managed to go to an event I’ve been trying to visit for many years, but never quite found the time: Blair International Horse Trials. One of the premier equine events in Scotland, […]

THE PRINCE’S HEIR – excerpt from my WIP #amwriting #EpicFantasy

As my WIP gallops towards a close (yes, I’m writing the climax right now, and I’ve ordered the cover – yay!), I thought I’d share a few snippets with you – I shared the prologue a while ago, which you can find here in case you missed it. I never find it easy, picking out […]

One Down and One To Go – Let’s Celebrate! #Sale

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
In celebration of my husband’s remarkable complete recovery from COVID-19, I have made an executive decision! (Alert the Media!) The best way I can think of to share our good fortune with others is to have a BIG SALE, so for at least a week (possibly a bit longer),…