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: