Category Random

#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 […]

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 […]

Farewell, Mister Frodo #losingapet #heartbroken

A little over 3 days ago a small but very intense light went out, leaving my life forever darker, and I am heartbroken. Those of you who have never shared your life with a pet may not understand, but the rest of you will. I never contemplated having children – my maternal instincts are all for animals, […]

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – The Prince’s Son – Book Two The Five Kingdoms by Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Welcome to the first of the New on the Shelves for March and today the featured author is Deborah Jay and The Prince’s Son, Book Two in The Five Kingdoms series and publishined in November last year. About The Prince’s Son This epic fantasy…

How to open a link in a new Window – and why you should #Blogging

We all want people to read our posts, don’t we? Why else would we devote so much time to blogging? So in amongst your material, you include helpful links to other articles. What you may not realise is that more often than not, once a reader clicks away from your page, they don’t come back. Particularly […]

Blog Tour – CHAMELEON ASSASSIN by BR Kingsolver #Urban Fantasy #Dystopian

  Book Title: Chameleon Assassin Author Name: B.R. Kingsolver Genre: Urban Fantasy, science fiction, post-apocalyptic dystopian Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: Libby is a mutant, one of the top burglars and assassins in the world. For a price, she caters to executives’ secret desires. Eliminate your corporate rival? Deliver a priceless art masterpiece […]

#Holiday event – Brain to Books #giveaway – #win prizes!

YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT! 16, 17 & 18 December Games, competitions, fun and PRIZES! I’m participating in a mass giveaway of 50+ books (donating a copy of The Prince’s Man to the prize fund) 😀 so I encourage you all to go on over to THIS SITE to see what else you can win, […]

What’s Going On With Amazon Reviews?

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: dailyfinance.com Yesterday, I received a deluge of emails from worried friends. The reason? This update on Amazon reviews, posted on Amazon’s blog by Chee Chew, VP of Customer Experience. It announced how so-called ‘incentivized reviews‘ – i.e. reviews in exchange for free stuff – are now prohibited: “Our…

Time for more #funnies …

Life is somewhat complicated just at the moment, so I thought it was about time to share a few more funnies… There, I hope at least one of those made you chuckle? Sometimes it just pays to be frivolous …  

Olympic memories

Originally posted on deborahjay:
Forgive the departure from all things writing, I am indulging myself today with memories of one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Exactly one year ago today, Great Britain topped winning the Olympic team gold medal for dressage with individual gold and bronze in the freestyle competition. And for…