20 December 2012

Book Savvy Spotlight on Paul Purday

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter.
Our Guest is Paul Purday*
Enjoy the interview.

Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a professional watercolour artist who has, due to various reasons retired from exhibiting my work, but will still paint commissions if asked. I painted the picture for the cover design of my book and the fact that I wrote the great proportion of it while sitting in shopping centres manning my exhibitions, meant that my art provided the opportunity for its execution.
 
Q2. What gave you the impetus to write a book?
I have written poetry most of my life and had some published as well as winning a poetry competition. Writing a book is always something I have considered but never found the right time. I read the 'Dark Secrets' and liked the style. This gave me the impetus to write, particularly as I had hours on my hands while I manned my exhibitions of watercolour paintings.
 
Q3. Where did you get the inspiration to write this fantasy fiction story?
Straight out of my head with no direct reference or influence from any other book. Which means my head is filled with fantasy! Ask my wife!  Actually I am more planted than that, as I really wanted to convey an underlying message.

18 December 2012

Listen to Neal James' latest interview on Blog Talk Radio

The Plot
James Poynter is a young man out for revenge. Set up for a crime which he did not commit, and by someone whom he felt he could trust implicitly, his sole focus becomes one of retribution against his former employers.
His future at Brodsworth Textiles disintegrated one Friday evening prior to his wedding, when conscientiousness overtook him and he returned to the factory after work to rectify an error in his paperwork. What he discovered that night changed his life forever and set off a chain of events which sent him spiralling downwards, and out of a job which had promised so much.
Murder, deception, drug trafficking and embezzlement combine to derail the futures of everyone connected to the company, and set off a chase for the man at the centre of a plot so intricately woven, that the forces of law and order in several countries are thwarted at every turn.

11 December 2012

Finders Keepers - a short story by author Neal James

At last, back home. The rail journey up from London had been the worst he could ever remember. Stop and start all the way with one delay following another and precious little of anything edible in the buffet car. Three and a half hours to travel 200 miles on what was supposed to be a high speed railway after a business meeting which seemed to go on forever. Never mind, he’d already phoned his wife Jane to tell her of the delay until 7.30pm, and she would be waiting in the car for him. They would soon be off home for supper and a relaxing evening in front of the TV.
James Michael Taylor was not one of life’s high flyers, feeling content to be one of the cogs in the corporate machine and happy to draw a monthly salary for a fairly routine set of regular tasks. He and Jane would always have liked a little more in the way of life’s comforts, but they were by no means hard up and now that the children were off their hands there was money at the end of the month these days instead of the other way round. At 54, he had ‘only’ eleven years left to retirement and today was his birthday – Friday 27th October 2006.

7 December 2012

World War 2 History - Book Trailer

Wild Strawberries | War History
by Derek Smith



This is the true story of a nine year old boy who, at the height of the Birmingham blitz, is transported from his ‘all mod cons’ big city home to the safety of a house in a remote south Staffordshire hamlet, a mile and a half from nowhere, where he finds himself living in domestic and sanitary conditions that have remained unaltered for over a thousand years – the culture shock to end all culture shocks.

6 December 2012

Mammograms Save Lives - A Stirring True Story of Triumphant Recovery

Avril was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011. After a mammogram she was called back to receive the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She felt well, had no symptoms, had never smoked, ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly, so how could this be? There was no explanation, it can happen to anyone!

Author Avril Dalziel Saunders says ‘…I want to inspire and encourage these women as well as women all over the world to have regular checks. …my profit from the book sales will go to Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan Nurses. I am shouting this out loud…‘MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES!’…
 

5 December 2012

World War 2 Re-enacted in a Novel by Karl Brockmann

Alles Fur Deutschland (Published 2012)
 
An action-packed, wartime novel about the 1943 Eastern Front featuring retreating German front lines fragmented by a massive Russian offensive.

Author Karl Brockmann says “The novel Alles Fur Deutschland originated from my deep interest in this part of our world history. I have been an active member of a WW2 re-enactment society for some years… Over the years I have met many colourful and interesting people including elderly veterans from both sides of the conflict. These gentlemen would often talk about all types of situations they found themselves, situations which most ordinary people could never imagine. It is from listening to these events that I have been inspired to finally put pen to paper and to write my first fictional wartime novel.”

Alles Fur Deutschland is available in the following eBook formats:


“A sweeping, action-packed, wartime movie,
sandwiched between the covers”
…publishedbestsellers.com

4 December 2012

Romantic flame kindled on Royal Wedding Day - Out in eBook

Pomp and Circumstance | By Sue Hampton
Genre: Fiction: Children’s and young adult

After a disastrous date with Eleanor, James wakes up to a house full of Royal Wedding fever. It may be a national holiday, but he’s in no mood for romance. His best friend Olly is anti-monarchy, but his loved-up parents are ready to party and his younger sister Faith sets off for Hyde Park to experience the atmosphere for herself.
Somewhere across the city, in the crowd that James does not want to be part of, is a girl from a different kind of postcode who could change his world.
POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCES is Sue Hampton’s seventeenth novel.
 

“A spectacular rendezvous”
…publishedbestsellers.com



 

30 November 2012

Who is he digging the grave for and why are they pointing their guns at him? - Watch the Trailer

The Coffin Maker | James McCarthy* | Fiction: Thriller/Suspense
From behind the headstones the laser beams from the machine guns settle on the target; coffin maker, Pat O’Donnell. He is unwillingly digging a grave in the old colony cemetery on Achill Island for these thugs, and they will not hesitate to use their fire power.

29 November 2012

When two 'strangers' get too close for comfort - a short story

By Neal James*
 
FIVE O'CLOCK – great. And it was Friday too – even better. The whole weekend ahead without the drudgery of returning to work until Monday and that seemed a long way off right now.
Terry Mason liked his weekend out with the lads. Tonight would be an evening on the town, a few beers, something to eat and maybe a disco or a club. Saturday afternoon was reserved for football and this week they'd hired a minibus for an away fixture. Sunday was his and he spent the whole day watching TV and reading. He was 27, and alone since his mum died five years previously. His father had walked out when he was just nine years old.
Terry wasn't what you might call one for the ladies, preferring to remain in the background enjoying the company while his mates did most of the talking, but if someone interesting came along he was not too shy to engage in conversation and there had been a number of girls in the past with whom he had struck up brief, if inconclusive, relationships....

28 November 2012

Playing Havoc - 5 Copies to Give Away!

Win 1 of 5 copies of Playing Havoc, Steve Morris' newly released novel, featured in the winter (Christmas) edition of Yattar Yattar magazine. Draw closes on 1st March 2012. See Magazine Feature. To enter, email with your details to: editorial@yattaryattar.co.uk.
Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection, seen through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace.
 Steve Morris is the author of 'In All Probability', 'Jumble Tales' and the newly released novel, 'Playing Havoc'.
 
'Playing Havoc' is available in eBook.
 
 

23 November 2012

Murder Tale Brings Local Area to Life

Monk Fryston Author Julius Falconer's 14th crime detective novel featured in the local press, where the novel was set. 'The Alkan Murder', is set at Scarthingwell Hall, a large country house outside of Tadcaster, where the murder occurs. ...A resoundingly engaging detective murder mystery in the finest British traditions: suave, sophisticated and sharp. Newspaper cut out
 
The Alkan Murder is available in eBook.

22 November 2012

Audio clip - Intro to The Wishing Book Series

Grahame Howard's introduction to the Wishing Book series, a fantasy fiction novel for children age 7-11 years old. A magical book which makes all wishes come true is at the heart of these fascinating and action-packed adventures to Mars....

20 November 2012

Book Savvy Spotlight on John White

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter.
Our Guest is John White*
Enjoy the interview.
 
Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'Brook Breasting'?
I'm just your average sixty-nine year old, who simply wants his writing out there in the public domain. My novel is about life in a village called Brook Breasting during one eventful year, with a little mystery thrown in.
Q2. What provided the inspiration for you to become a writer in the first place?
I've watched active people become bored stupid when they retire. I needed another absorbing hobby. Although my school results in English were abysmal, I decided that if I couldn't better the celebrity 'literature' in the bookshops, I'd stand shooting.
 
Q3. Your novel has such a unique and fascinating plot, where did you get your inspiration for it?
I study people, that and fresh air is all I need for ideas. However, you have to be very careful not to stare at a character you find interesting. You don't want "Oi, who are you staring at, pal"?
 

16 November 2012

Sharks That Walk On Land - The Trailer

Sharks That Walk On Land | Ron Palmer | Fiction / Historical
A superbly written historical fiction based on an authentic account of the events leading up to the tragic death of Captain James Cook. ...Sail with Captain Cook in this rousing sea adventure novel!

15 November 2012

In Search Of Ireland Again? Watch the trailer

In Search Of Ireland Again | Travel and holiday
By John Butler

The book is a personal account of the tours. It is more than a mere travelogue; it is a personal observation and evaluation of the traumatic phases of the country and its history – seen in past, present and future.

9 November 2012

Heartrending choices, fast pace suspense... Watch the Trailer (TM)

The Blake Curse
A Spine-tingling supernatural thriller with heartrending choices, fast pace suspense, startling twists and that thread of human goodness.


 
Ben Blake, an eighteen year old British Intelligence agent brimming with gifts; intellectual genius, striking appearance, impeccable acting skills and a heightened sixth sense... gifts that all guarantee the success of his first undercover assignment. He effortlessly infiltrates university life in Cambridge and befriends Cathy, the daughter of billionaire Edward Carter, one of the most influential and politically secure titans of the time.
Samantha Black, known as the elusive and exquisitely petite Sam. She rises from the ashes and battles her dark legacy. Her cryptic past and deep secrets become firmly intertwined with Ben’s investigations, shredding his carefully thought out plan to bits.
Jake Snell, the young rugged Earl of Yorkley, the enigma, the rogue full of vices....but possessing abundant resourcefulness, creativity and determination. He is Ben’s only lifeline in this treacherous game.
The Blake Curse is all about heartrending choices, fast pace suspense and that faith in the thread of human goodness.

I. C. Camilleri is the author of: 'The Blake Curse'.

The Blake Curse is available in the following eBook formats:

8 November 2012

British Island’s battle for normality following a coronal mass ejection

Steve Morris' newly released novel, Playing Havoc has been featured in the Reader's Shadow. Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection, seen through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace.
 Steve Morris is the author of 'In All Probability', 'Jumble Tales' and the newly released novel, 'Playing Havoc'.
 
'Playing Havoc' is available in eBook.
 
 

7 November 2012

A video review of 'The Assembly Room' by Elise And Her Books

Watch the Review (Rating 4 stars)
 
 
The book
The ghosts of The Assembly Room have been waiting for someone to unlock their secrets, and 14 year old Merryn Stearne has arrived. For Merryn the future should have been perfect–a new home in the idyllic Suffolk countryside and romance with the gorgeous boy next door. If only the past would stop interfering with the present.
Bryony Allen is the author of three books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector', 'OTOLI' and her latest - 'The Assembly Room'.

'The Assembly Room' is available in the following eBook formats:

5 November 2012

"What would you usually get when you move into a crummy old house?"

A review of 'The Assembly Room' by Angie, YA Novelties review site.
 
Review Snippet (Rating 4 stars)
"The Assembly Room is an amazingly written story of the past and present intermingling. The depth of many of the characters that face terrible luck due to the past is realistic and perfectly portrayed. This book is definitely one of my favourite surprises of this year. I totally did not expect to enjoy The Assembly Room as much as I did. The Assembly Room is a must read for all horror readers because honestly, it's a story that packs a punch and tantalises one's reading palette..." Read more.
The book
The ghosts of The Assembly Room have been waiting for someone to unlock their secrets, and 14 year old Merryn Stearne has arrived. For Merryn the future should have been perfect–a new home in the idyllic Suffolk countryside and romance with the gorgeous boy next door. If only the past would stop interfering with the present.
 
Bryony Allen is the author of three books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector', 'OTOLI' and her latest - 'The Assembly Room'.

'The Assembly Room' is available in the following eBook formats:

3 November 2012

Travelogue Video - An unforgettable trip to Brazil, Peru and Bolivia

From Coconuts to Condors: A book on unforgettable travel adventures during a trip to Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Also featured, Temples and Tacos: An insightful and inspiring book on a trip to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. An amazing travel experience!


Valerie Astill is the author of 'From Coconuts to Condors' and has also written a second book titled - 'Temples and Tacos' about her journey through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.

Read selected Reviews:
http://www.publishedbestsellers.com/2012/02/excellent-review-of-from-coconuts-to.html
http://www.publishedbestsellers.com/2012/01/from-coconuts-to-condors-candid-reviews.html
http://www.publishedbestsellers.com/2010/01/from-coconuts-to-condors.html

2 November 2012

A book that delivers some food for thought...

A review of 'OTOLI' by Theta Sigma, Resolution Corner blog.
 
"A book that delivers some food for thought... even for somebody who left school over twenty years ago." The Review Rating 4/5
 
"You know when you identify with a character in a book and say "I'm like him/her" or "I know what he/she feels like". Well, with this book I can genuinely say that to a point.
I initially found out about this book due to the author, Bryony Allen, becoming a friend through Goodreads and I became interested in the book's theme of bullying. The reason for this is because I am a bullying "survivor" (I prefer to use this term rather than "victim") who was bullied physically, verbally and emotionally throughout primary and secondary school.
The book is primarily seen through the third person points of view of main characters Alice and Keiran. Both characters are marginalised through bullying - Alice due to the actions of a school clique called "The Populars" and Keiran from his peers and parents due to his parents' desire for him to receive an education which caters to his intelligence...."
Read more
 
Bryony Allen is the author of three books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector', 'OTOLI' and her latest - 'The Assembly Room'.

'OTOLI' is available in the following eBook formats:

1 November 2012

A haunted-looking building and the Suffolk witch trials of 1645...

Bryony Allen's latest YA novel in the spotlight as she's interviewed by Steven Russell, East Anglian Daily Times.
 
"A haunted-looking building and the Suffolk witch trials of 1645 were more than enough to send writer Bryony Allen’s imagination into overdrive, as Steven Russell discover".
Read the interview (Press Cutting)

The book
The ghosts of The Assembly Room have been waiting for someone to unlock their secrets, and 14 year old Merryn Stearne has arrived. For Merryn the future should have been perfect–a new home in the idyllic Suffolk countryside and romance with the gorgeous boy next door. If only the past would stop interfering with the present.
Bryony Allen is the author of three books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector', 'OTOLI' and her latest - 'The Assembly Room'.

'The Assembly Room' is available in the following eBook formats:

31 October 2012

A Cut Above the Rest - a thrilling short story based around the Heanor / Shipley area

By Neal James
 
"The body, or what remained of it, had been found by a dog walker out for an early morning stroll. He had parked his car close to Derbyshire’s Mapperley Reservoir in Shipley Country Park, and let his Jack Russell terrier out of the back of the vehicle, watching her disappear on one of her customary forages around Shipley Lane. Having seen the dog stop abruptly, sniffing the air, ears erect, he was surprised when she vanished into the trees to the right, instead of following their customary course left, and up to the wooded area encompassing the remains of what had been the Miller-Mundy estate.
“Where’s the body?” DS Fletcher crushed the stub of the cigarette beneath his shoe after the disapproving look from one of the park rangers..."
A published collection of short stories by Neal James titled 'Short Stories - Volume One' is available in the following eBook formats:
 


Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One', 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and Threads of Deceit

© Article and image source - Amber Valley Info

 
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26 October 2012

Let's get rolling...'The Assembly Room' Blog Tour


Author Bryony Allen's new YA novel 'The Assembly Room' will be hosted for blog tour on the 'Reading Away The Days' YA blog in the last week of October 2012. The tour will feature reviews, guest post, an excerpt and some giveaway competitions too!
Click to see the full schedule on Goodreads

Bryony Allen is the author of three books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector', 'OTOLI' and her latest - 'The Assembly Room'.
'The Assembly Room' is available in the following eBook formats:

23 October 2012

Book Savvy Spotlight on Nathan Robertson

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter.
Our Guest is Nathan Robertson*
Enjoy the interview.

Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'The First Six Days?
I am currently a research scientist working in the Biotech sector. I feel very fortunate to be working in science as I have the opportunity to investigate the workings of biology on a molecular level and gain an appreciation of the complexity of nature. My book reconciles the world of science and the biblical words of Genesis from the Torah (Old Testament).
 
Q2. Why did you write this book?
A famous proverb in Judaism is that one can study the Torah (Old Testament) and understand the world, or one can study the world and understand the Torah. One only has to scratch the surface of the two worlds of science and Genesis and the perceived initial contradictions dissolve. I realised both science and religion are not only compatible but on the same page, both enlightening the other.
 
Q3. What was the most challenging thing about writing this book?
I was initially concerned about entering the debate of science vs. religion, as this can be a heated arena with strong views from both sides of the fence. However I have attempted to be true to Genesis and to known scientific ideas so that my conclusions are based on knowledge and not just opinion.
 

22 October 2012

Sue Hampton will be speaking at the Marvellous Women Conference

 
Sue is the author of the soon to be released book - 'Pomp and Circumstances' and she is one of the line up of female speakers to share their stories and life journeys. The Women’s Conference is an occasion to inspire, encourage, ignite passion and give hope to women from all walks of life.
A former primary school teacher, Sue always had a passion for English and a desire to work with young children. In 1981, she lost all her hair and began to live with alopecia, which for twenty-eight years meant a series of increasingly convincing wigs to preserve her ‘secret’. Sue is now in demand as a visiting author & leading inspiring workshops and lectures in schools and universities across the county. She will share how her experiences as a woman with alopecia have shaped her as an author. Shunning stereotypes, media spin-offs and marketing trends, Sue values language and real-life courage.
Visit organisers event page to book a place

Find out about 'Pomp and Circumstances'

We wish Sue Hampton the very best with this event.

18 October 2012

A book trailer for 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'

Over a century ago a series of shocking mutilation murders took place in a squalid, overcrowded district of Victorian London. Five women fell victim to a man driven by rage and violent fantasy. The newspapers of the day gave him a chilling nickname, a name that evokes images of gas-lit foggy streets and a top-hatted sinister figure carrying a Gladstone bag. From the outset, the murderer attained almost mythical status merely by virtue of his name and his uncanny ability to avoid detection.
The legend of Jack the Ripper was born.

Watch Book Trailer
 
Peter Hodgson is the author of two books: 'Critical Murder' and 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'

12 October 2012

'Deadlier Than The Male' or 'A Genuine Fake'? - Watch the Trailer

A book trailer for Fred Maddox's novels.

The Novels
Deadlier Than The Male - Peter Milton promised himself he would never again live in poverty, as he had done as a child. That promise became an obsession, so great, he robs and cheats to get his way, and it looked like he would succeed but is in for the shock of his life. A Fantastic read. More...

A Genuine Fake - A gripping tale of greed and deception with a tightly-woven, deft and thought-provoking plot, centred on the antique business. An obsession for revenge and for money creates a twist in this superb tale. Click the link below to read more. An Absolutely Cracking Read! More...

JOSS - A superbly written fantasy fiction novel with beautifully crafted characters. More...

Watch Book Trailer

The novels are available in popular eBook formats such as ePub, PDF and Kindle (Mobi).

ePub - Kobo
Deadlier Than The Male
A Genuine Fake
JOSS

Amazon Kindle
Deadlier Than The Male
A Genuine Fake
JOSS

PDF - Tesco eBook
Deadlier Than The Male
JOSS


10 October 2012

Stowmarket author's tale of the supernatural

'The Assembly Room', Bryony Allen's latest YA novel, featured in the 'In touch with Stowmarket' magazine.
 
The book
The ghosts of The Assembly Room have been waiting for someone to unlock their secrets, and 14 year old Merryn Stearne has arrived. For Merryn the future should have been perfect–a new home in the idyllic Suffolk countryside and romance with the gorgeous boy next door. If only the past would stop interfering with the present.
Read the feature (Press Cutting) below.

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'.
Bryony's latest book - 'The Assembly Room' is due to be released on 11 October 2012.
 
'The Assembly Room' is available in the following eBook formats:
 
 

9 October 2012

Watch the Trailer - 608 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force

A book trailer for 'The Kipper Patrol' by Louise Wilkinson.
 
The Kipper Patrol serves as an insight into the history of this squadron, as well as the history of Thornaby Aerodrome itself. It uses as its basis, a series of interviews with veterans from the squadron and presents their memories of squadron life, along with many of their personal photographs. The book provides an insight into relationships between officers and other ranks within a military organisation and shows how these relationships changed over time..
 
Book Trailer


Louise Wilkinson is the author of two books: 'The Kipper Patrol'.

8 October 2012

Family secrets revealed

The Daisy Chain
By Elizabeth Cantle

Love and truth conquer all in this stirring story of a family, torn and mended by events both preventable and beyond their control.

Daisy is young and determined. Her relationship with her mother, Joanne is a difficult one. She has a deep need to understand her mother and feels the only way to do this is to find out what led to the breakdown of her parents’ marriage. Daisy’s father, Richard has made mistakes in his marriage and almost paid the price no father wants to pay.
Katherine, her grandmother, is the key to the truth but what Daisy finds out is more shocking than she could have imagined ….Find out more


Author Elizabeth Cantle says “The Daisy Chain proves truth and love conquers all. …as Richard, Daisy and Katherine find out in this difficult but cathartic story of family secrets that shock and change relationships. ”


“It’s a family affair”
…publishedbestsellers.com

Genre: Fiction: Modern and contemporary
Paperback ISBN: 9781782281825
Publication Date: 06 December 2012
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback and eBook
Book Size: 210 x 148 mm, 192pp

Sales and Distribution: Spring Leaf Books
Landline: +44(0)1322 377445 | Mobile: +44(0)7944 352237
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orders@springleafbooks.com | E: sales@pneumasprings.co.uk

5 October 2012

A collection of beautifully crafted and poignant poems

'Teach us of Love'
By Henry Disney

The verses are as challenging as ever, and they range over the poet’s varied experience and encounters with a diversity of people.

This assortment of stirring verses are primarily concerned with musings about the author’s Christian faith–a faith which is less concerned with abstract doctrine than with living out the Gospel in every day living. Topics range from family life, human nature, politics and a variety of poignant situations. The verses are as challenging as ever, and they cover the poet’s varied experience and encounters with a diversity of people. These poems shine a critical, but compassionate, light on contemporary people and events.
Author Henry Disney says in usual poetic fashion:
“At times I've had a close exchange with death,
But soon escaped to live again.
I've met a rich array of men
And women drawn from diverse walks
Of life, both high and low. With some
I've clashed. With most I've relished each
As I've beheld the child behind
The mask. The only tale I'll tell
Is one of thanks for love for wife,
For children too, for theirs as well.”


“Poems from an earnest soul and grateful heart”
…publishedbestsellers.com

Genre: Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 9781782281849
Publication Date: 15 November 2012
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback and eBook
Book Size: 210 x 148 mm, 274pp

Sales and Distribution: Spring Leaf Books
Landline: +44(0)1322 377445 | Mobile: +44(0)7944 352237
E:
orders@springleafbooks.com | E: sales@pneumasprings.co.uk

4 October 2012

"A good read but left me worried..." Sally Bunn, the Shropshire Star

Steve Morris' newly released novel, Playing Havoc has been reviewed in the Shropshire Star Newspaper.



Steve Morris is the author of 'In All Probability', 'Jumble Tales' and the newly released novel, 'Playing Havoc'.
 
'Playing Havoc' is available in the following eBook formats:
 
 

1 October 2012

Book Giveaway For The Assembly Room On Goodreads and fReado

What do the Suffolk witch hunts of 1645 have to do with Merryn Stearne’s family? Here's your chance to find out.
 
 
fReado Giveaway - Three Kindle e-Book copies.
  
For 14 year old Merryn, the future should have been perfect–a new home in the idyllic Suffolk countryside and romance with Jamie, the gorgeous boy next door. If only the past would stop interfering with the present.
Dreams of medieval witchcraft trials become so terrifyingly real that Merryn believes there is a mystery to be solved. With Jamie's help, she uncovers the truth about the Suffolk witch hunts of 1645.
Is there a curse hanging over the Stearne family, or is it all in Merryn’s imagination…?
Find out more

21 September 2012

Book Savvy Spotlight on Oge Austin-Chukwu

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter.
Our Guest is Oge Austin-Chukwu*
Enjoy the interview.

Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'Pearls of Wisdom'?
I have been writing since I was a child. I love words and the concept of using them to paint a picture that people can relate to. As a medical doctor in a busy hospital setting I couldn't seem to find the time to write or indeed do other things I had an interest in doing, so eight years ago I retrained as a General Practitioner and my work/life balance is so much better.
I wrote Pearls of Wisdom because I believe there is so much we can learn from looking at other people's lives. My heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things because they believed in Someone and Something greater than themselves. The Bible is full of these ordinary people. Pearls of Wisdom aims to capture just a few of these women.
 
Q2. What was your motivation for writing this book?
I wanted to encourage women to believe that their lives had value and that they could make a difference, regardless of their background, education, connections or level of wealth.
 
Q3. What provided the inspiration for you to become a writer in the first place?
My parents were well known authors. When we were young, we were encouraged to read widely. I developed a love for reading and I suppose writing was a natural follow on to that for me.
 

19 September 2012

Neal James - Waterstones Book Signing 22.09.12

Neal James will be signing copies of his four published books.

Date: Saturday, 22 September 2012
Time: 10.30am
Address: Waterstone's Derby St. Peters, 78-80 St Peter's Street, Derby DE1 1SR

Further details: Tel: 0843 290 8273
E-mail: manager@derby.waterstones.com
Site: http://www.waterstones.com


If you are unable to attend an event. Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details.

Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One', 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit'. These novels are available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play. Soon to be released on Kobo.

We wish Neal James the very best with this events.

18 September 2012

Another resoundingly engaging Crime Detective Novel

The Alkan Murder
By Julius Falconer

A notably intriguing murder mystery–will you identify the murderer before the detectives do? Another crime novel from the inimitable Julius Falconer, written in the finest British traditions: suave, sophisticated and sharp.
The wealthy and reclusive Harry Quirke, misanthropist and student of the piano works of Alkan, is stabbed to death in his country house outside Tadcaster. Only one of the obvious suspects seems to have much of a motive: his alibi is shaky, it is true, but there is no proof of his involvement. DI Moat and his assistant DS Stockwell follow one false lead after another in an exasperating investigation that seems to be getting nowhere: a gypsy caravan, an old murder in Kansas, the hurried will of a dying man, a golf-course green and an unfinished catalogue of Alkan’s works – none of it seems to make sense. Finally, the murderer makes the smallest of slips, and the penny drops - but it’s a close thing! Find out more

“Resoundingly engaging”
…publishedbestsellers.com

Genre: Fiction: Crime and mystery
ISBN: 9781782281832
Publication Date: 01 November 2012
Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback
Book Size: 210 x 148 mm, 186pp

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