The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

I read this book while holidaying in Cypress. I finished it in two days which is a reflection of how good it is. I can spend months reading a book I’m not keen on and have been known to cheekily take a sneak peak at Wikipedia for the synopsis to bluff my way through a Reading Group evening…. The story was beautifully written and at one point I thought to myself it was like poetry. I’m not a fan of poetry normally but the way the story unfolded evoked emotions…

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Ways to read ebooks on your computer (PC or Mac) – for when you don’t have a Kindle or iPad

Having recently done a Member Giveaway of  my ebook, Children of the Elementi, I sent emails with the book attached in the Kindle and epub formats. I was surprised that not everyone knew about Kindle for PC or Mac, so I thought I would do a brief post about the various ways to read an ebook on your computer. Kindle Apps The best software for reading Mobi files is always going to be using the Kindle software but there are several different versions. Go to Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk (whichever is…

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Children of the Element Kindle Competition winner announcement

The winner of the Kindle Competition is Laura Poyner. Her entry was: The dog in the story was called Friel Five children are living in a world – unaware of their magical heritage and the part they will play in restoring the world, now consumed by an evil Magi force, to what it once was.  Now a teenager, the protagonist of the story is Jake who discovers he can read minds and is the heir to the Elementi throne! When Jake discovers a magical crystal and touches it for the first…

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The Night Watchman Express by Alison DeLuca

I enjoyed this one! As an independent author, I am eager to help and read other indie authors. I set up a Fantasy Kindle Book Group on Kindle on Amazon discussions and also belong to the ABNA Writers Group on Facebook. Now I’ve read quite a few books over the months and I came across some books which, ahem, I was very disappointed with but Allison DeLuca’s book is most definitely NOT in that category. The Night Watchman Express kept me interested throughout the book. This is the book that…

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How not to respond to a review / Rebecca Black / Libya/ Japan/Ceri Clark/ Connie J. Jasperson/ Alison DeLuca/ Marilyn Rucker Norrod/

How not to respond to a Review The internet was abuzz with how not to respond to a review this week. An author had submitted her book to a reviewer and took exception to what the reviewer said. Now I don’t condone what the author did. It did seem very unprofessional to me but I don’t know what is happening in her private life. She just seemed to have lost it. The thing with reviews in my limited experience is that people either get your story or they don’t. This…

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Children of the Elementi FAQ

Children of the Elementi Children of the Elementi is a quick, fast paced read but it is peppered with information which you might just skip if you read it too fast! Here are a few frequently asked questions from the book. How did Jake survive if his mum was only six months pregnant at the massacre? Jake’s mum, Nuin, was with the Healer, Kiron. Their medical knowledge and skills are far better than our own. What is the Matrix? The Matrix is a planet-wide crystalline mind. Nothing to do with…

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