Category Fantasy novels

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. […]

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 […]

#BookReview: THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH by D. Wallace Peach #fantasy

In the midst of all the craziness going on around here: the building work, finishing up the climax of The Five Kingdom’s series, writing the outline for my commissioned equestrian book, getting annual accounts done super early to see if I am eligible for the government’s final COVID pay out, checking over the proofs for […]

Ever considered joining or organising a multi-author boxset? #Marketing #Freebooks

I will admit I probably wouldn’t consider arranging one of these myself just yet, but when a prolific and successful author I follow offered the opportunity to five other authors to apply to join her in a boxset venture, I put THE PRINCE’S MAN forward right away. The lady in question, Australian author Patty Jansen, […]

#BookReview – ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER #2 – THE LAUGHING CORPSE by Laurell K Hamilton #FantasyHorror #zombies

I am still reading through the omnibus edition of the first 3 books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series – there are at least 24 books to date – and loving it. Horror is not my usual genre, but these are so well written with Anita’s humanity and principles clearly to the forefront despite […]

UK or US English – does it bother you either way?

I am a UK author, and I write my books in English – I don’t like to qualify that by calling it ‘UK English’ because in my books that’s a redundancy. I hope that doesn’t offend my many US friends. My reason for raising this, is that I often see discussions between UK authors about […]

#BookReview EPICENTRE by Chris Andrews #mermaids #fantasy

I hesitated about reviewing this book, but decided that even a 3 star review can be useful to an author – I felt I had enough positive to say to balance the negative to make it worth it, so here it is. Epicentre by Chris Andrews My rating: 3 of 5 stars Grace is a […]

Apparently my mind is ‘iridescent’… #fantasy

One of my equestrian clients quizzed me the other day about my books. She’s Scottish, so my Caledonian Sprite series intrigued her, despite the fact she hadn’t read a fiction novel in 30 years! Here is what she said: ‘…the big news is I read a book – fiction – not my usual thing at […]

Sharing a little of my #WIP #amwriting

During the first lockdown, much of my time was taken up with outdoor activities, such as gardening, dog walking, and riding my horse. There wasn’t much time left over for writing and, like it was for so many others, creativity didn’t flow well during that period. This time around though, what with being more severely […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Fantasy Reads – New Release – Jan Sikes – Reviews – Fiona Tarr, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, Adele Marie Park, Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Christmas Book Fair where I will be featuring all the authors currently on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore. Today I am sharing books which all have elements of fantasy at the heart of their stories. Delighted to share the news of the latest release…