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Book Tour, #giveaway & #BookReview – TRIBAL AFFAIRS by Matt Dallmann #YAfantasy

Book Details: Book Title: Tribal Affairs by Matt Dallmann Category: YA Fiction, 277 pages Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Matt Dallmann Release date: July 2017 Tour dates: August 6 to 24, 2018 Content Rating: G (No bad language or sex) Book Description: Dahlia, a centuries-old genie, lies hopelessly trapped in a damaged golden locket charm attached to […]

HONORING HONORIFICS

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
Let’s take this week to go after a certain copy editing bugaboo that I have found extremely common in both fantasy and science fiction. It’s another of those seemingly impenetrable rules governing the proper use of an initial cap. An initial cap is when the first letter of…

#BookReview – SHOOT THE MESSENGER by Pippa DaCosta #SFF #paranormal

I read this book back in March while having a bit of a hiatus from reviewing, so this is another catch up that deserved better from me – a totally breathless, excellent read. Book 2 is on my Kindle and #3 will be along shortly. Can’t wait!   Shoot the Messenger by Pippa DaCosta My […]

How to write attention grabbing sentences: active vs passive construction #amwriting

With the huge number of novels available these days, it’s important to grab your readers’ attention immediately or they may never read past the sample pages Amazon offers. There’s lots of advice out there on writing those all-important opening lines – start with action, suggest something unusual, be controversial etc. – but I want to […]

#BookReview – THE HARVEST OF LIES by Mark Henwick #fantasy #urbanfantasy

I’d been waiting eagerly for this book, and it didn’t disappoint in any respect. An offshoot from Mark Henwick’s BITE BACK series, you can find my previous reviews from this series below this one. The Harvest of Lies: An Athanate Novel of Nineteenth Century Saigon by Mark Henwick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bian’s […]

Are you a healthy author?

I’ve noticed quite a lot of posts on this topic this year, and I think the subject deserves plenty of attention. Being an author is, for the most part, a sedentary occupation (not to mention solitary!) which can cause plenty of health issues. I chose today to talk about this because I was prompted by […]

#BookReview – BILLY NINEFINGERS by Connie Jasperson #Medieval #Fantasy

Catching up on more reviews this month…   Billy Ninefingers by Connie J. Jasperson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Billy was settled in the mercenary lifestyle – a bit of danger, a lot of waiting around, camaraderie with his fellow Rowdies, and the hope of one day persuading Bess to marry him, although that […]

Looking for a great summer read? Try these…

Once again, I’ve joined up with a bunch of other authors to offer FREE summer reads, so take a look at this lovely selection… Click HERE  And if you’d like something other than fantasy (though in my book, why would you?), take a look at this HUGE selection – over 300 to choose from, some […]

#BookReview – THE REGULAR GUY by Elicia Hyder #ParanormalRomance #Supernatural

I have just read and reviewed this novella ARC, and the book was released a couple of days ago. THE REGULAR GUY is part of a series I’ve been enjoying very much – you’ll have seen me review previous books if you’ve been here for a while. If not, you can take a look at […]

7 Most Useful Legal Tips for Writers

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
When I started my Indie career, I realized one of my most useful skills was my experience with Internet marketing. But I constantly wished I was experienced in legal matters, too. Which is why I was so excited to meet Lucy Taylor, a legal expert at LY Lawyers. Luckily…