Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Find some new crime to read

Yes, there's been quite enough about fantasy the last few weeks. Time for my crime readers to have a turn!

Well, in the same way that a group of fantasy writers got together to produce a veritable feast of books available in Kindle Unlimited, a group of us have put a selection of crime books together for you. Again, they are all in Kindle Unlimited, and most of them aren't more than the cost of a cup of coffee for those of you not in Kindle Unlimited.

Fill your boots. Or at least fill your Kindles!

Where to go to see all these?

You go RIGHT HERE to find them all!!

Let me know who you've discovered?

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Interview with Martin Shannon

Martin Shannon
I'm delighted to introduce you to another online friend this week - Martin Shannon, author of the Tales from Weird Florida series. The latest installment - Beaten Path - is out today!

Martin, welcome! When did you first start writing? And what made you start?
I first started writing in grade school. Thankfully, this was before the world turned color and prior to the internet, so none of those stories will see the light of day. Since that time I resumed again in 2016 when a health scare reminded me to “get busy living.”

What was the first full-length novel you ever wrote? (I realise this may not be the same as the first book you have had published!)
My first novel was “The Bone Line” which is currently available on Amazon. It was finally published last month. It’s the story I always imagined as a kid growing up in a sleepy beach town in South Florida. In my mind’s eye, there was always something more mysterious just beneath that simple veneer. The Bone Line is a middle grade adventure (I called it a STEM-venture) that dips its toes into those paranormal waters.

Your new book is just out. Tell me more about it?
Beaten Path is the third book in the five-part Tales of Weird Florida series. The book centers on our hero, Eugene Law, West Florida’s favorite Magician/Wizard as he navigates his new reality. Without giving away book one in the series, Gene is in rough shape due to some questionable decisions. In classic middle act fashion, our hero is “up to his armpits in alligators,” and not exactly sure which way is up.

What prompted you to write it?

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Interview with Kendall Grey

I'm delighted to welcome to the blog, Kendall Grey, the author of Asgard Awakening books.

When did you first start writing? And what made you start?
I started writing in August of 2008. I’d read Stephenie Meyers’s TWILIGHT books and thought I could write a book too. I was sorely mistaken. Ha! After taking tons of writing classes, reading tons of books about writing craft, and rewriting my story tons of times, I finally published my first novel in 2012. I probably should’ve started with the research portion before jumping in feet first, but hey, live and learn!

What was the first full-length novel you ever wrote? (I realise this may not be the same as the first book you have had published!)
My first novel was an urban fantasy romance called INHALE. It’s about a whale biologist who falls for a rock star Sentinel in the Dreaming. Oh, and they save the world together. Or maybe just Australia. Close enough. :-)

Your new book is just out. Tell me more about it?
DRAGGED is the third book in my Asgard Awakening urban fantasy comedy series. The Norse god Loki wakes up in 2019—sans a penis, plus two breasts—and has to find her immortality runes at the risk of … well … dying. DRAGGED takes Loki and her friends to San Francisco, where they get involved with a drag show only to discover that the judge is someone from Loki’s past who has a vested interest in making her miserable. Typical Norse stuff. Haha!

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Discover a new series...

Well, if we're all going to be stuck inside, self-isolating and avoiding COVID-19, we might as well ensure our Kindles are well stocked with books, right??


I've got together with another 31 (yes, 31!) authors to bring you an absolute smorgasbord of urban fantasy. All of the titles in this bundle are FREE if you're in Kindle Unlimited (and many are not that much, even if you're not in Kindle Unlimited) and are the first in a series. I kid you not, you'll be hard pushed NOT to find a new series you'll love.

Where do you go for all this???


Now, go fill your boots. Or at least fill your Kindles. Happy reading!

Let me know which new series got you hooked?

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Interviews and blog tours...

I was all over the internet last week, between interviews and the blog tour!

Here's a quick round-up of what was going on!


Julianne Berokoff returned the favour and interviewed me on her blog:
Thick Skin, Parallel Worlds & Casting Chris Hemsworth

Wayne Turmel also interviewed me:
Demons & Being In the Wrong World at the Wrong Time with Amanda Fleet

I had a complete blast with both of them!

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Cover Reveal - War

The final book of the trilogy - War - is almost ready for pre-order. Isn't the cover amazing?? It was done by MiblArt (who did all the covers for the trilogy).


Thirteen demons were trapped in The Realm. So was Aegyir, their ring-leader.
All of them wanted to live forever, by stealing the life-force out of people, killing them. The only people who can stop them are the Guardians. 
Now, all of them are free and in The Realm, with only one thing on their minds: kill all the Guardians.
Can Aeron and Faran find a way to destroy the demons forever? Or will The Realm fall, and with it, Earth?
In the thrilling conclusion to the Guardians of The Realm trilogy, Aeron and Faran must fight for their honour, their lives, and the future of The Realm. But the odds are stacked against them.

Book 2 - Aeron Returns - is still available to pr-order at the introductory price of 99p/99c but don't hang about, because the price will go up after the weekend!

And of course, book 1 - Aegyir Rises is still available.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Interview with the author Julianne Berokoff

I know! It's been a while since I did one of these, but I am delighted to share my interview with Julianne with you today.

I 'met' Julianne via a Facebook Group for Fantasy writers, recently, and we got chatting (as you do). Her new book, An Oath of Blood - the second book in the series The Fae Academy - is out now. The first book in the series is A Gift of Magic.

Hello Julianne and welcome to the blog!

When did you first start writing? And what made you start?
I think my first ever poem was written for some English assignment in middle school. It was about cats. Very deep, I know. But I had so much fun composing it! Needless to say, the years that followed were filled with terribly derivative fantasy short stories, angsty poetry, and abandoned romance arcs.

What was the first full-length novel you ever wrote? (I realise this may not be the same as the first book you have had published!)
The first book I wrote was called What Do You Know of the Dream Walkers. I know, quite the mouthful. It’s a YA fantasy about a girl who can cast an indestructible version of herself anywhere she pleases.

She has no idea what she’s doing. Her best friend is a bird. And someone is definitely trying to murder her. Hilarity ensues.

Anyway, I finished the novel, panicked, and buried it somewhere in my documents folder. Insecurity is a funny thing, isn’t it? But I’ll publish it one day!

Your new book is just out. Tell me more about it?
Yes! An Oath of Blood is the second book of my Urban Fantasy Academy series, The Fae Academy.

Vienna Defante is a straight-shooter princess with a knack for knives who’s thrown into an academy on forbidden Seelie territory.

And why yes, she is being stalked by demons. I’m glad you asked.

In her second semester, Vienna uncovers literal buried secrets in Noqtu Academy. She dives into this mystery because (no spoilers) her family is horrible and someone on campus is trying to kill her.

Normal teenage stuff, right?

What prompted you to write it?
I just love academy fantasy books. Probably because I want to attend one. Desperately. C’mon Hogwarts.

What are you working on at the moment? Are there already plans for the next book after this one?
Yes! Book 3 is coming in April. That’s what I’m working on now!