Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#BookReview – The Sacrifice (The Fey #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch #fantasy #elves

Still catching up… Here’s my review of another one I read this winter. I’m a huge fan of Kris Rusch’s writing blog, and in awe of her specialised knowledge of the publishing industry, but this is the first of her novels I’ve tried. I think I might have to try a different series. The Sacrifice […]

#BookReview – STATE OF GRACE by John R. Phythyon #fantasy

I’ve had this one on my Kindle for years (oh dear, that TBR list…) and decided I felt in the mood to catch up on some of the books I’d taken note of as I’d found their blurbs particularly intriguing. You’ll see why this snagged my attention, considering my own series tagline: ‘James Bond meets […]

#BookReview TO KILL A FEA by Jamie A. Waters #fantasy

Quick post today as we have a lot going on just now, sorting and moving stuff into the new build because – yes! It’s finished! Well, mostly. We still have stuff to do inside, but it’s marvellous already to be in it, we almost feel like we have a whole new house. For my next […]

7 steps to formatting your paperback book #IndieAuthor #KDP

In the run up to releasing my most recent book, THE PRINCE’S HEIR, I set out to format my first paperback for a long time, and decided to document the stages so I will have a post to refer to next time, and not have to figure it out all over again! Hopefully this will […]

#BookReview – Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty #MedicalThriller

My review of another mainstream book I picked up, my curiosity having been sparked by Amazon turning it into a TV series Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty My rating: 4 of 5 stars Frances is the author of nineteen romance novels, but she’s twice divorced and had just been duped by an internet scammer. […]

#BookReview THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by Richard Osman #HumorousDarkComedy

I’ve had so much to share since early December, what with my latest release – book #4 of my Five Kingdoms series, THE PRINCE’S HEIR – results from my BookBub featured deal for book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN, and my building project, I haven’t posted a book review in a couple of months. This does […]

Building work update, and #BookBub Featured ad follow up

Life and work, including writing the new equestrian book, is pretty busy just now, and I’m cramming in what I can before I have to take a bit of downtime – I’m having my first hip replacement towards the end of April. I’m both anxious, and at the same time I can’t wait! I have […]

Why I Was Threatened With Legal Action After Reblogging On WordPress – A True Story And Guest Post by Deborah Jay @DeborahJay2

I’m over at Hugh’s Views and News this week, sharing a scary blogging experience I had last year – well worth reading so you don’t fall into the same trap I did.

#BookBubFeaturedDeal – sharing my figures

I always like reading about other people’s experiences with marketing, and as a result I’ve always been happy to share figures from my biggest sale of the year. Christmas seems to be bumper sale time for me, so I regularly organise a bunch of promos, even if I don’t get a BookBub Featured Deal. I […]

#Authors, what’s in your endmatter? #Apple #Kobo

If you’ve read my last post, you’ll be aware I recently fell foul of my own decision to publish (via the aggregator, Draft2Digital) my initial novels to Apple as a separate entity, rather than using the same master file for all platforms. This was a result of Apple’s strict policy of no links in your […]