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Pets in Books – Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day

  February 20th, 2018 is International Love Your Pet Day and it got us thinking about how often pets feature as a key character in fiction… From Nana the nurse dog in Peter Pan, Scabbers the Rat in Harry Potter, Tintin’s Snowy to Bill Syke’s Bulls-Eye in Oliver Twist. They are the constant and often closest

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Author Insights: Get to know Roundfire Author David Bulitt

    “The non-shaving, motorcycle-riding, bourbon-drinking, non-lawyer, lawyer.” …Who also happens to be a fine writer        BECAUSE I HAD TO is a “can’t-put-it-down-tale of adoption secrets and the dark side of a therapist’s couch.” It is hard-hitting, thought-provoking, funny and sad. BECAUSE I HAD TO is a book that moves and engages its readers.

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Where fantasy meets SiFi – The Alkoryn Chronicles series

The Alkoryn Chronicles take you to a rich alternative world full of its own animals, vegetation and dynamic landscapes, from jungles and deserts to volcanoes. It is a unique world where its axis only allows the sun to shine on one side, leaving the other side in complete darkness. In this world, there are two

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From the hell of Flanders to the liberating beauty of the Breton coast – the love that lies between.

That They Might Lovely Be is the sweeping evocative and engaging debut novel from David Matthews.  Beginning in a village in Kent, taking the reader from the hell of Flanders to the liberating beauty of the Breton coast, recounting a love affair which embraces the living and the dead. It is a multi-layered literary novel

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Stan Pavlov’s acting career has, literally, gone to the dog…

  Stan Pavlov, method actor, once stabbed a distant uncle before an audition for Hamlet – just to get the feel of it; he once ruined a performance of MacBeth yelling “look out, Duncan!”; and for Equus… well… the less said, the better. The only recent acting jobs he has listed on his headshot are

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Historical drama on the high seas & a modern-day Witch. All New Scottish Fiction

Whether it’s the rugged Highlands and Islands or the gritty cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, Scotland always provides a fantastic backdrop for a story. This month JHP is proud to be publishing two very different but both brilliantly entertaining reads with atmospheric Scottish settings. With No Safe Anchorage author Liz McCrae Shaw delivers a hard to

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What do you do when a stranger stares out of the mirror at you?

A thriller that takes the reader inside a fundamentalist Muslim family, A Glance at My Other by Bruce Randal Wilkerson also depicts a young man’s experience of being a woman in 21st century society and explores his reactions to being a woman in an intolerant society. Roundfire Books is proud to publish this title on 29

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What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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Events & Announcements

“Gilda Trillim” announced as a finalist in the 2017 Whitney Awards

Roundfire Books are delighted to announce that Gilda Trillim – Shepherdess of Rats by Steven L. Peck has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Whitney Awards in the General Fiction category. The winners will be announced in May 2018 and we wish all the finalist well. Steven L. Peck’s intriguing, literary narrative follows

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The Man Who Drew Triangles Out Today!

We’re really excited that The Man Who Drew Triangles is out today! The book tells the story of Patricia, a psychiatrist who is given a  sectioned 27y/o Icelander who claims he has spiritual  powers. Judging him “crazy”, she is forced to reconsider her view when a series of supernatural events have a profound effect on

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Visions Through A Glass Darkly Is Out Today!

Visions Through A Glass Darkly Is Out Today! This dark literary thriller by David Aboulafia changes both convention and the reader: it’s a novel that can terrify you, make you laugh, make you cry and make you think. Two days, eighteen hours, fifty-eight minutes… The time of your life on this earth. Richard Goodman is

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Book News

“Gilda Trillim” announced as a finalist in the 2017 Whitney Awards

Roundfire Books are delighted to announce that Gilda Trillim – Shepherdess of Rats by Steven L. Peck has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Whitney Awards in the General Fiction category. The winners will be announced in May 2018 and we wish all the finalist well. Steven L. Peck’s intriguing, literary narrative follows

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Where fantasy meets SiFi – The Alkoryn Chronicles series

The Alkoryn Chronicles take you to a rich alternative world full of its own animals, vegetation and dynamic landscapes, from jungles and deserts to volcanoes. It is a unique world where its axis only allows the sun to shine on one side, leaving the other side in complete darkness. In this world, there are two

[continue reading…]

What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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Extract

Stan Pavlov’s acting career has, literally, gone to the dog…

  Stan Pavlov, method actor, once stabbed a distant uncle before an audition for Hamlet – just to get the feel of it; he once ruined a performance of MacBeth yelling “look out, Duncan!”; and for Equus… well… the less said, the better. The only recent acting jobs he has listed on his headshot are

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A unique fall out of love story for the 21st Century

Beat The Rain is a gripping and twisting tale set in the cracks of the grimy everyday… Can Louise move on from the loss of her lover Tom? Can she and Tom’s twin brother Adam really find a way to love one another? Or are they trapped on a path of self-destruction, moving towards a

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Extract: Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen

  Hardboiled, high-octane noir. Ryan K. Lindsay, Negative Space Extract from Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen The spiral staircase made me giddy. While it might come across a poor-man’s knock-off of one Hitchcock would’ve deployed to better effect, I was half way up the ancient thing and felt lunch lurch in my gut. Then again,

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