Category Archives: Self Published

Find Out More About ‘A Night Of All Evil’

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As promised in yesterday’s post, here is a synopsis of Jean Shorney’s new book, ‘A Night Of All Evil’. Be ready for the release, coming soon!

A New Addition To The World Of Horror From Jean Shorney

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Lovers of horror and the darkly gothic, rejoice! ‘Night Of All Evil’ is Jean Shorney’s up and coming thriller, so if you enjoy a little guts with your bloody fiction, watch this space for the release. Some of the scenes are quite horrific, though lovers of crime thrillers should enjoy the book also! You may already know about some of Jean Shorney’s bestselling novels to date, including ‘Progeny of a Killer’ and ‘Stalking Aidan’ but the story behind her journey to writing these books is just as fascinating…

David Saunders’ Take On The War Of The Roses

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In the year 1464, the Kingdom is engulfed by civil war as the renowned houses of Lancaster and York fight to the death for the crown of England. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III, arrives, aged twelve, for the safety of Middleham Castle to begin his training for knighthood. His new companions discover he can change from kindness to cold rage within the wink of an eye. Men, it was said, watched him with wary eyes, for they knew when the young pup found his teeth, he would make a dangerous enemy. Far in the north, Margaret of Anjou, warrior Queen to Henry VI, prepares to fight against the advancing armies of Edward IV. Why does she abandon her husband, and flee to France vowing never to return? Who blackmails her, seven years later, to join forces with her most hated enemy, to return and fight once again for the crown of England? King Edward IV, tall, handsome, and clever, is a brilliant warrior, whose Achilles’ heel is women; he loves them all. What dark forces drive him into a secret marriage that rips his kingdom apart? He is forced to fight Louis XI of France, and the mighty Earl of Warwick, not only for his crown but also his life. From the courts of Edward IV, Louis XI, and Margaret of Anjou, comes intrigue, betrayal, witchcraft, and love. The Dreams of Kings weaves plots and characters together to make a roller-coaster read of the period they call the WAR of the ROSES.

Uncovering Angels and Demons With @Animreh

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…there are rumours about a place, where the souls go to die. There are rumours about a place, where the wind sounds like a sigh and raindrops look like tears. There are rumours about a place in old tales where the angels goes to mourn, and where each old wound is torn open again… 
Animreh invites you on a journey to follow the history of mankind and immortals. Animreh shows you the mysterious archangel, Raziel and his battle between love and faith. The un-told story of the beginning of the Nephilyn and the Great War of Angels. Will Raziel stay in Heaven with his love, Yura or will he follow his destiny and join to Lucifer?

Michael J Flagg’s Tricks Of The Self-Publishing Trade

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Michael J Flagg is the writer behind The Learning Curve of a First Time Self-Published Writer Online. He is a retired university lecturer who nowadays takes part in live theatre, an interest of Michael’s throughout his working life. You may know him for his first book following the life of Arthur Edwin Simms. An impressive tome, Michael chose to self-publish and this is what inspired his latest works. Michael’s experiences as a self-published writer are used as a basis to forewarn and forearm budding writers of some of the frustrations and pitfalls they might encounter when self-publishing.

Michael-FlaggWhen we asked Michael why he decided to write a book about self-publishing, he told us that writing his first book and self-publishing was an experience that other budding writers might profit by. He suggested it would be useful for college and university libraries dealing with leisure, tourism and hospitality. Michael also told us that he would have benefited from reading the book in his own time of self-publishing. The Learning Curve of a First Time Self-Published Writer Online (or The Learning Curve to quote from here onwards) is essentially a sequel to his original biography of Arthur Edwin Simms. It discusses the frustration and loneliness of being an online self-published writer. A unique aspect of the book that you may not be aware of is in chapter one; Michael has made references to Punch and Judy performances as well as a suggested link to Loggie Baird. These directly follow on from Michael’s first book, so you might want to have a read before fully understanding the hints!

Having experienced the highs and lows of self-publishing first-hand, we asked Michael what the most rewarding and difficult aspects are. He told us “the most difficult aspect is being or feeling entirely alone, especially when trying to decipher technical instructions online”. Of course, the most rewarding thing is finally seeing the book in print.

As previously mentioned, Michael has followed his love of theatre throughout his working life. He started with a two-year part time acting diploma at Mountview Theatre School, and twelve years with the Tavistock Repertory Company at Canonbury Tower, Islington. He also performed with other companies at The Cockpit, Webber Douglas, Rudolph Steiner Regent’s Park and the Kenneth More Theatre Ilford Essex including some directing. Now, living in Kent, he performs for the Dickens Players and the Hilderstone Players and has taken on professional engagements with Gordon Clarkson Productions at Margate.

Michael hopes to receive a positive reaction from aspiring writers about The Learning Curve, particularly those contemplating biographies similar to his own. His expertise in the industry leave us no doubts for the book’s success in helping others along the self-publishing path.

 

Computer Security Expert Mike Smart’s Book, Gatekeeper

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Planes inexplicably colliding, economies in disarray. A psychotic businessman has brought the world to its knees. Can a former Special Forces operative with the help of a damaged Cambridge Professor save a bride to be and avoid worldwide anarchy? They have twenty-four hours to try!

Night Walker: Aaron Speer’s Take on the Unwritten Side of Vampires

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“Although I rarely read vampire stories, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. An erotic and exciting tale about vampires in Australia.” Amazon review

 

Vampire fiction is a genre sure to have been covered by most avid readers, however Aaron Speer’s new novel is certainly not your typical vampire story. Set in Sydney, Australia, Night Walker strays from the cliche Gothic castles you may find in the novels surrounding this one on your local library bookshelf.

Far Worlds by Various Authors – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the latest self-published anthology from the Bolthole, a collection of authors responsible for The Black Wind’s Whispers and Marching Time. Unlike the last two books with their focus on horror and time travel, Far Worlds focuses on science fiction.

An excellent collection of short stories – Far Worlds is a great place to explore what science fiction has to offer – as its stories are all consistently strong and entertaining, even if they may be of varying length.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Marching Time by Various Authors – Anthology Review [Eroldren]

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Eroldren looks over at the latest theme anthology from the Bolthole forum writing community, Marching Time, covering the myriad subject of Time Traveling.

Showcases varied time periods and locations of remarkable Bolthole imagination to be found throughout this curious collection.” – Eroldren, The Founding Fields

How To Cheat by Matt Forbeck – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the second novel in Matt Forbeck’s self-published Dangerous Games trilogy.

“All I can say is that my search for a less-than-stellar Matt Forbeck novel continues.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields