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The Emancipation of B

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

The Emancipation of B by Jennifer Kavanagh (Roundfire Books) But it must not be sought for or – heaven forbid!  – dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures

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Featured Book: Lost Eagle

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

  The Untold Story of HIH Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia. An epic drama of world-changing events revealed through the visionary consciousness of Tatiana, one of the four daughters of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra. This is Tatiana’s story, told through her diary: from idyllic childhood in the last royal

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Moon Song excerpts

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

Sparrow: Isolde For once, the cathedral was quite empty; Isoldé stood sensing into the quiet, the echoes of silence. At moments like this you really got a feel of the place. She stood at the west end. The wide floor of the nave was empty of chairs, the sun sent shadows of colour down through

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Creepiness and Sinister Mice

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

Here are a few excerpts from Intelligent Designing for Amateurs, featuring creepy mice. I blame Douglas Adams entirely, I just can’t get enough sinister mice… Charlie caught the dog-faced boy trying to put wheels on one of the mice. “So it can go faster,” he explained. “But mice aren’t supposed to have wheels!” She felt

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Featured Books: Wellsprings

Feb 13th, 2017 | By

    2026. The earth’s ecosystem has broken down under human abuse. Water supplies are shrinking. Rain is rare, and North America is gripped in the Great Drought with crops withering and forests dying. In the midst of ecological and social collapse, an old woman and a young man set out to heal nature and

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Riding Hearts

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

  Riding Hearts by Thomas Moffatt This is a tale of romance, betrayal and revenge that will keep you hooked to the very last page. Riding Hearts is an historical romance set in the fictional rotten borough of Upperbridge, Lincolnshire during the late 18th century. It tells the tale of forbidden romance between a riding

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Writing about books

Feb 21st, 2016 | By

For about a year now, I’ve been looking after this blog, posting wonderful excerpts and articles from other fiction authors, sharing news and new releases, and sprinkling this with my own observations about the book industry and the business of writing. It’s been a really interesting time, but at the end of February, I’ll stop

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Visions – an excerpt

Feb 19th, 2016 | By

Kara lies unconscious on the bed. The light bed covers accentuate her slightly swollen midsection. Richard pulls the covers back and places his hands there gently, ever so gently, looking up towards her eyes. Tears stain his face and it is all he can do to prevent bawling outright. He chokes back his anguish. And

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Ghostwritten

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

Go into a big bookstore and the odds are you’ll see some glossy titles with celebrity authors. Often the celebrity author is someone you won’t have thought of as a likely author – not the most gracefully articulate of people, or the cleverest, and yet here they are, and it turns out they can write

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Out this month – No Fire Escape in Hell

Feb 15th, 2016 | By

Escaping an abusive marriage, Maddy, a singing telegram performer, is forced to live in her car while trying to raise 100 grand to pay her husband to go away Maddy makes a fine living as a singing-telegram performer and is the proud mother to an over-achiever. The downside? She’s in a mentally abusive relationship with

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