Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Play Review: Private Resistance

Following an extended family in rural England, Private Resistance is the ultimate "What If" scenario.

Tom recruiting Frank to run the Essex branch of the AUs.
Tom & Frank.
(from left)
It’s 1940 and the Jerry’s are invading wartime Britain. Churchill has set up a network of Auxiliary Units (AUs) based in underground bunkers and has provided them with highly explosive weapons. The secret AUs seem to be Britain’s last chance. German soldiers are shooting innocent men (and boys), and the railways are being used to transport Jews to prisoner of war camps in Europe. Relationships are tested, hope is lost and freedom is but a distant dream. Private Resistance is in two parts: Germany invading followed by a May Day uprising, three years on, led by the Communists and people of Britain. It is a truly intense, heartrending and emotional performance written by Eastern Angles’ Artistic Director, Ivan Cutting.

The plot was

Monday, 26 March 2012

Cleaning up that grammar #5

Yes, it's back!
Feedback below would be much appreciated :-)


There are around twenty or so rules for the correct use of commas.

The rule I am going to focus on is the use of commas around names, as it was requested. Commas are used to ‘surround’ a name if the person is being addressed directly. For example:

Well done Jill you got full marks on the test!
Well done, Jill, you got full marks on the test!

Obviously, whether you’re addressing someone by their name or just their title (Dr, Mr, etc,) you must capitalise it.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

A quick question...

Hi guys, just popping in!
So, obviously I haven't done any of my 'Cleaning up your grammar' posts in, like, forEVER! Someting which has surprised me is that some people actually liked them; in the sense that they helped. For this reason, I am going to continue with the grammar posts. I'll post one next week and then try to continue that regularly. First, I'd like to hear from you guys!

Interview: Ira Nayman

For Ira Nayman's site, visit: www.lespagesauxfolles.ca. You can follow him on twitter

Read the interview below!

Me: Tell us bit about yourself.
Ira: I have the most boring life you could possibly imagine. I read a lot. I stare out the window. I spend several hours a day staring at a computer screen. I read some more. I stare out the window a lot more. Some evenings, I have dinner and watch old TV shows on the computer with a dear friend (oh, like you never do it! And, anyway, it would only be interesting to the MPAA and their friends in Congress…). Friday evenings I spend with my family.

I’m Canadian. Need I say more?

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Pre-Release Interview: Steven Montano on SOULRAZOR

You may remember Steven from a previous interview on here. If not, click this link and get familiar with him! This week, Friday 16th March to be exact, Steven is releasing the third book in the Blood Skies series-- SOULRAZOR. The description for this latest release is below along with links to buy the first two books on Amazon!

Eric Cross and his team of elite mercenaries are the bane of the Ebon Cities. Armed with the cutting-edge arcane weaponry of the Southern Claw, Cross and his crew – Black, Kane, Ronan, Maur, Grissom and Ash – have become a veritable thorn in the side of the vampire armies.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Writing update #1


So this is the first in a series of posts where I tell you whats going on in my writing. I know that this might appeal to other writers that like to read up on other's progress rather than everyone, but it's something I'm trying out. Feel free to comment!

So, depending on whether you follow me on twitter, you may or may not know that since January I've been working on a paranormal YA (working title Tainted Blood.) It's been going great!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Guest Post: Imagery & description

Hello there! So, to celebrate the release of Steven Montano's latest book SOULRAZOR (Blood Skies #3) he has written a guest post for me. As you can tell from the post's title, it is on imagery and description. Who better to give advice on this subject than a man who is able to create whole worlds beautifully in a few pages? If you haven't seen his work then stop by at his site where you can buy the books from different sites. There is a link to Soulrazor on Amazon at the end of the post. (If you missed the Soulrazor interview with Steven then you can see it here.)

Now, I'm going to hand it over to Steven!

The smell of burning sky greeted them as the doors were peeled open.  The air had turned orange from the fire and smoke. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Review: Blood Skies by Steven Montano

For a reader-friendly, summary review click here. For a more detailed review keep reading!
Title: Blood Skies (Blood Skies #1)
Author: Steven Montano
Genre: Dark Fantasy (Adult Fiction)
My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)


In the time after The Black, human survivors of the Southern Claw Alliance clash with vampire legions of the Ebon Cities in a constant war for survival. Earth as we know it has been forever damaged by an arcane storm that fused our world with distant realms of madness and terror. Things that once existed only in our nightmares stalk the earth.