Thursday, 25 October 2012

Review: Sea Of Trees by Robert James Russell

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Title: Sea of Trees
Author: Robert James Russell
Released: 21st May 2012
Genre: Suspense
My Rating:  ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)


Swirling mystery permeates Sea of Trees as Bill, an American college student, and his Japanese girlfriend Junko traverse the Aokigahara Forest in Japan-infamous as one of the world's top suicide destinations-in search of evidence of Junko's sister Izumi who disappeared there a year previous. As the two follow clues and journey deeper into the woods amid the eerily quiet and hauntingly beautiful landscape-bypassing tokens and remains of the departed, suicide notes tacked to trees and shrines put up by forlorn loved ones-they'll depend on one another in ways they never had to before, testing the very fabric of their relationship. And, as daylight quickly escapes them and they find themselves lost in the dark veil of night, Bill discovers a truth Junko has hidden deep within her-a truth that will change them both forever.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Review: Subterfuge in Heart by Tobias Troy

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Title: Subterfuge in Heart
Author: Tobias Troy
Released: 3rd April 2012
Genre: Magical Realism/Fantasy
My Rating:  ★★★★ (4.5 out of 5)


His life was one peculiarity after another. He had no perception of his name, be it spoken or seen. Then came his dreams, where slipping in and out of alternate worlds was all too easy. But what of David, the boy next door? With an aptitude for tampering with reality, David exhibited abilities far beyond what any man should be capable of. As our nameless protagonist unravels the mystery behind his surreal existence, he becomes entangled in the affairs of the neighbouring world of Heart, where he is forced to face off against demons that he once held dear.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

What is Wattpad - and should you use it?

What is wattpad?

Those of you who read my guest post at Self Publish Or Die in August, already know. For those of you who didn’t, I’m going to explain to you.

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Wattpad is a writing platform that started in 2006. It allows users to sign up for free and upload their writing. Other members can leave feedback, vote for stories, add them to one of their virtual reading lists and fan the writers. Genres range from horror and action to teen fiction and vampire. The site receives its revenue from advertisements, so members have an all access pass free of charge. What’s more, you don’t even have to be a member to read people’s work. (If you want to leave feedback or vote you have to sign up.)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Review: The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

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Title: The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey
Author: Rebecca Hamilton
Released: 26th January 2012
Genre: Paranormal romance
My Rating:  ★★★★ (4 out of 5)


Sophia's family has skeletons, but they aren't in their graves.
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Interview: Engelia McCullough

Engelia McCullough is a currently unpublished writer with a B.A. English Literature and an M.S. HR Management under her belt. She has been mentioned in various publications such as The Examiner and The Howard County Times. You can visit her site HERE and follow her on twitter: @EngeliaM

Me: Tell us a little about yourself.
Engelia: I was raised in Howard County the youngest and only girl in the family. I was always into anything creative as well as sports. Writing is my therapy and just like a book, it allows me to escape and get a breather from the world.

Me: Have you always wanted to write - when did it all start? 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Review: The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle

This is my review for The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle. Unfortunately, due to personal time constraints, I am not able to write the in depth critique reviews anymore, but I do still make note of the same aspects. This will be the same for all of my reviews up until next year. 

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Title: The Lure of Shapinsay
Author: Krista Holle
Released: 16th December 2011
Genre: Fantasy/supernatural romance
My Rating:  ★★★★ (4 out of 5)


Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Guest Post: A fork in the road

A Fork In The Road is actually a guest post that I wrote for Emily Walker over at in August. If you find this extract interesting, you can go over to the original post to read the whole thing.

Anyone who takes writing seriously has spared a thought about publishing options. Most serious writers want to get their stories out there. So, naturally, they research different options.