Author Archives: Deborah Jay

Book reviews: #3 & #4 in Richell Mead’s DARK SWAN series #UF

I decided against reviewing these books separately, as it really only means much if you’ve read the earlier books in the series. I reviewed book #1 STORM BORN, and #2 THORN QUEEN already, and although each book is a separate story, there is one overall arc to all four, #3 IRON CROWNED and #4 SHADOW […]

New Release: GET THE DRAFT DONE by Charles F. French #writing books

Are you one of those aspiring writers, who would really love to write a novel, but you aren’t quite certain if you can tackle something that daunting? If that’s you, then check out this neat new helpful book by Charles F. French, hybrid author and English professor. From the author: “Instead of thinking about doing […]

Join me for a wander through our lockdown garden adventure

Unless things reverse, which is always possible, it looks like July will see some return to normal life, so I’m preparing to go back to work. Of course, having moved to the Scottish Highlands mere days before lockdown, this will entail a totally new ‘normal’ for me. I will now be travelling hundreds of miles […]

Touring Holiday: Skaill House #Orkney #Scotland

Back to Orkney This is the twelfth post from my Orkney trip, and I’m not finished yet by quite a long way. Considering we were only there for a week, you are maybe starting to understand just how much history there is to investigate in this amazing place – and so far this has all […]

#Writing tools: have you discovered BookLinker?

I mentioned BookLinker in my recent post on adding Amazon categories to your books, but finding categories is not the only thing Booklinker does – and it’s FREE to use. After publishing that post, its designer, Richard Hellewell, contacted me to tell me about new tools available on the site, so here’s a bit more […]

#BookReview: THORN QUEEN by Richelle Mead #UF

I went back to work this week, a bit of a shock after 10 weeks off. This will be my new normal now I live in the Scottish Highlands: a 5 day clinic, almost solid teaching and a LOT of driving, which I undertook in my little horsebox which is equipped with full living facilities, […]

#Touring #Scotland – Orkney’s Neolithic village, SKARA BRAE

Orkney’s most famous Neolithic site (and if you’ve been following my posts, you must by now realise there are a LOT of them), is the extremely well preserved stone age village SKARA BRAE From Wikipedia: “Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC and is Europe’s most […]

#BookReview – STORM BORN by Richelle Mead #UrbanFantasy

Whilst unpacking boxes following the grand move, I realised just how many un-read paperbacks I own, so I decided to read one! Hence, this review is for a traditionally published book by an author I already know I enjoy. Just before plunging into the fray, to make you even more jealous (as if you weren’t […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract #Fantasy The Prince’s Man by Deborah Jay #0.99c #Sale

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Deborah Jay shares an extract from her epic fantasy The Prince’s Man which is Book One in The Five Kingdoms Series. The book is on offer for just this week at 99c/99p About The Prince’s Man Think ‘James Bond meets Lord of the Rings’ Rustam Chalice, dance tutor, gigolo…

Special offer #HistoricalRomance novel A LOVE DIVIDED 0.99c next 2 days only

My good friend Rose, writing under one of her pen names, Belle McInnes, is offering her Scottish Historical Romance novel at 0.99c/0.99p for the next couple of days. This is a book I reviews in 2017, and you can see that review HERE I enjoyed it a lot, not least because the heroine loves her […]