Friday, 29 March 2013

Interview: Claire E Smith

 You can find Claire on Twitter @SmithEClaire and on her site (here).

Me: Tell us a little about yourself.
Claire: Well, people usually associate me with coffee and/or Starbucks. I'm a huge addict ever since I was a Barista during college. And now that I work in the coffee industry during my day job, I have a higher appreciation for how much work goes into making a single cup of coffee.

My other addiction is writing. I get a little crabby when I can't write, and I've been writing for ten years. This book, the Duke's Trumpet, is my debut novel which I'm very proud of. It's written by a sci-fi fan, for a sci-fi fan and a lot of fun and a little bit of silliness.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Interview: Yvette Russell

You can find Yvette on twitter @YvetteRussell, wattpad (here), Facebook (here) and on her blog (here).

Me: Tell us a little about yourself.
Yvette: Well, to start, my name isn't actually Yvette Russell; that's a pen name. I'm not hiding my name for nefarious purposes, or because I'm ashamed of my writing or something. My answer is really quite silly... I didn't want my novels popping up in Google search results for my name, because I work as a web designer. It's as simple as that!

I'm not going to tell you what it is though, just to be cheeky, but it can be very easily found. See if you can guess!

Other than that... I'm just a web designer and illustrator living in Vancouver, Canada, though I'm originally from the prairies. I have a cat, named Daphne, who gets fussy when I'm writing and tries to sit on my keyboard (I blame all my typos on her). I love books, comics, loose-leaf tea, and thunder storms.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Interview: R. E. Palmer

You can find R. E. Palmer on twitter @R_E_Palmer or on his site (here). His debut novel Sky is going down a storm with eleven five-star reviews and multiple four-star reviews. You can buy it (here).

Me: Tell us a little about yourself.
R. E. Palmer: I'm married with two kids (12 and 17). I used to be a computer programmer until I decided to leave and train to become an Alexander Technique teacher. I've always been interested in sport and hold a 2nd degree karate black belt, I'm a cricket coach, and recently became an athletics coach. Since an early age I loved to read and grew up with the books of Arthur C. Clarke, Tolkien and John Wyndham. Readers familiar with their work will see their influence in SKY.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Review: Chasing Dolphins by September Lynn Gray

For a summary review you can go to Goodreads or Amazon.

You can buy his novelette for kindle on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Click HERE to find out what is going to happen to reviews in the new year.

Title: Chasing Dolphins
Author: September Lynn Gray
Released: 22nd January 2012
Genre: -
My Rating:  ★★★★ (4 out of 5)


Charlie loses things. She has, on occasion, lost her job, her home and even her rightful inheritance. Mainly, she loses the people she needs and loves the most. Then, on a night she always feared would come, she meets the wrong man and can only pray she doesn't lose her very life.

Review: Luna For The Lunies by Ira Nayman

For a summary review you can go to Goodreads or Amazon.

You can buy his novella in paper back or for kindle on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Click HERE to find out what is going to happen to reviews in the new year.

Title: Luna For The Lunies!
Author: Ira Nayman
Released: 10th February 2012
Genre: Science Fiction/ Humour
My Rating:  ★★★ (3 out of 5)


If you don’t read Luna for the Lunies!, you will miss the following:
This is the future: an Apple Records logo stamped on the cheek of humanity...forever.
Proper attribution format in news articles must be maintained. This is what separates us from the animals!
When everybody looks like they are starving, true starvation becomes kitsch.