Monday, March 11, 2019

Books, Cats, & Egg Rolls





I love books and I love people who love books. I enjoy travelling to magical places in fantastical realms. I enjoy reading a book from cover to cover, without many interruptions. If you see me reading you can go ahead and assume I'm not in the mood and if you are looking for food, please order takeout. Don't forget the extra egg rolls.

I'm looking for a reader who reads for enjoyment, that wants to read fun books with plenty of action and just a light touch of romance. A reader that will overlook an occasional typo and forgive me for my plot flaws. A reader that likes twists and turns and a ton of surprises. If you love cats that's a plus.

We are on the same page.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Our Books Are Not Free



I'm not upset with people for pricing their books free. I understand the concept of a free sample to get someone to try one of your books in the hopes they will go on to buy the second one and so on. I have done it myself. Unfortunately, over the years so many people are doing it that a lot of readers never have to really pay for a book, they just go on to the next free one. I would love to see this practice change back to a short story or a little prequel to entice people to buy. Or may a limited time at a reduced price first in the series book. I do think that if you are looking for a lot of reviews on these free books you will probably end up disappointed. There are so many out there a lot of them never get read and the ones that do, some readers feel they don't really have a lot of value because they were free which makes the chances of getting great reviews, greatly reduced. In the meantime those authors trying to get just a little compensation for their work grow frustrated with trying to make sales and fall into the temptation of FREE, making it harder for the next author hoping to recover their costs or make a few dollars for their hard work. There are a lot of great books out there that never sell and never get the readers they deserve. It's a tough cycle with no easy solution and no end in sight.
I do believe that educating readers on the cost of publishing and marketing a book helps. There are a lot of readers out there that want to support an author's efforts, that don't want them to give up. Others just don't understand how expensive it can be to publish a good book.
Maybe events like this will help. I really feel that something still needs to be done.
comments welcome....


I hope you will join us!


Friday, October 19, 2018

To Be Continued...


Don't you hate it when a series stops while you are eagerly awaiting the next episode. Yeah, me too. I want to apologize to all my fans that have been waiting a long time for the next Jewel adventure. I have been suffering from writer's block but another two stories will eventually come in this series.

There's a dragon egg that needs to be found. Romance and adventure await. It will come and you won't be disappointed. The next story is firm in my head and I just need to get it written. Please hang in there. I will get through this.

For those of you that have not read these books, I encourage you to do so. They are a lot of fun. Both are reasonably priced and both are free with Kindle Unlimited.

Jewel #YA
UK http://amzn.to/18KgEfd
DE http://amzn.to/1AB1u2B
AU http://bit.ly/1EKMRBc
CA http://amzn.to/1CfS2as
US http://amzn.to/1FdKmWL

Ghost School #YA
US http://amzn.to/1QHAEQ6
DE http://amzn.to/1GSkUnS
UK http://amzn.to/1LDlFmX
CA http://amzn.to/1LKrKl9
AU http://bit.ly/1Nn0Y1e


Monday, July 23, 2018

Tantalizing Tales of the Horrific and Fantastic by Marie Krepps


Sink your teeth into this book of fantastical short stories that will leave you wanting more. This collection mixes fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more into one big boiling pot of tastiness. Stories may include princesses, talking birds, alien species, magical items, terrifying creatures, cyborgs, or assassins. You’ll get your fill of thrills and chills.

Available for pre-order (releases July 27) here...

https://www.books2read.com/tantalizingtales

My Review:

First let me say that the author has a real talent for getting a reader interested in these shorts right off the bat. Ranging from what I would describe as flash fiction to longer more developed short stories, regardless of length, I found them all to be delightful reads. Overall I would say this collection was quirky and unpredictable while at the same time engaging and entertaining. 

I felt that several of them could be developed into full length novels that I would definitely be interested in reading.

I give it 5 Stars...



You can follow Marie Krepps and check out her other books at these places


Marie Krepps
Wattpad - https://www.wattpad.com/user/naturechild02 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Press Release: Curtain Call by C H Clepitt


Curtain Call, by C H Clepitt

Blurb:

C H Clepitt has a knack for creating real, relatable characters, who face adversity with humour
and humanity, and Curtain Call is no exception.

“Possibly the best thing I’ve read by C H Clepitt so far.” - Murray McLean

When an assistant to the director role turns into P.A. to her favourite film star, Jen can’t believe
her luck. Eleanor Francis is charming, kind and funny, but she has a secret, and when tragedy
strikes, things threaten to unravel at an uncontrollable pace. Despite being out of her depth Jen
has to adapt to her new role quickly, to protect Eleanor, with whom she is rapidly falling in love.
This is a sweet, understated story that will have you laughing and crying in equal measure. If
you’ve enjoyed C H Clepitt’s other books then this is not to be missed.

Release Date: 6th May 2018

Reviews:

“The story is very well written and flows nicely… I would love to read more about the two main
characters in future books.” - Simon Leonard - Black Books Blog
“Love blossoms in an unexpected place in this emotional short story. A change of direction for
Clepitt but delicately written and heartfelt.” - Claire Buss - Author of The Rose Thief and other
novels.
“The story's optimism that makes it such a joy to read and leaves one feeling there must be
hope after all.” A.M. Leibowitz - Author of Keeping the Faith and other novels.

Preorder Link:

Kindle: relinks.me/B07CKFLYW6

Get in touch via chclepitt.com to order paper

A Word from the Author

This started as a short story, prompted by an anthology call by friend and colleague A.M.
Leibowitz. I was at the maximum word limit, and felt the characters still had more to say, so,
when it turned out my submission was 4 times longer than all of the other submissions, I
withdrew it, expanded it and this novella was born. I am really proud of what I have achieved
here, and think it might be some of my best writing to date. I really hope you enjoy reading it as
much as I enjoyed writing it.

Contact
If you would like to arrange an interview or spotlight, you can contact C H Clepitt via her
website, or by replying to this email.