Time flies!

Well, I seem to be averaging two blogs a year at the moment! Not brilliant for a writer. In my defense, we have moved THREE times this year and I’m mindbogglingly shattered. Still, I am writing – plowing on regardless – but it’s slow process. I’m still working through book 1 of the murder mystery series and trying to find new ways to promote the trilogy. If anyone fancies reading and reviewing any of the Eshla books, please let me know. I’m happy to send a free mobi file, for use on kindles, or a pdf.

It hasn’t all been hard work though – got in a few good days at the beach (with best friend in picture below) and an amazing 12 hours on the flying Scotsman in vintage luxury (strictly for historical research you understand!).

The Wilderness…

I admit it – I am lost without the internet. Seven days in our lovely new house and the broadband box still hasn’t arrived (yes, I’m typing at work during my lunch break instead of eating!).

I completed GCSE’s, A’Levels and my degree without the power of the internet – no problem. It was absent for many of the years I spent as a single Mum, and I managed just fine; but this has been the impossible week.

Apart from the practicalities of trying to promote my new e-book with no e-access, I’ve lost count of the amount of times my husband or I have asked a question and we’ve reached for our phones to google the answer! I’ve also lost count of the amount of times one of us has said, ‘I’ll do that when the internet’s back…’

When did I become so dependent?!

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Independent authors

One of the best things about WordPress so far has been connecting with other indie authors and experiencing their work. This is something I definitely want to continue doing.

So far, I’ve read the brilliant ‘Tissue of Lies’ by Carole Parkes and am half way through ‘Xoe’ by Sara C. Roethle. I can recommend both books, though both are very different genres. I’ve got Grady P. Brown’s ‘The Young Guardians’ book waiting too – my reading list has never been so packed and I can’t help feeling that my own writing is improving by reading different styles and genres. It’s also been great getting feedback on my own book from another author, I recommend the process to anyone. If any other authors out there want to book swap and review with me please send a message.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a gripping, suspense-filled thriller, try ‘Tissue of Lies’, available here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tissue-Lies-Carole-Parkes-ebook/dp/B00PCNYB7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415637824&sr=8-1&keywords=Tissue+of+Lies

or for fantasy/horror, try ‘Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, oh my’ – the first half of which has been very enjoyable:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xoe-Vampires-Werewolves-Demons-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B004ZMVQRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415638010&sr=8-1&keywords=xoe

Happy reading!