Preordered books are now available on KDP!

Amazon just sent a statement out they now authors can place their books for preorders. Hello, We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within 24 hours. When you make your book available for pre-order, customers can order the book anytime leading up to the release date you set. We will deliver it to them on that date. One … Continue Reading →


Reviewing Edward Lorn’s Just Short of Paradise and Full Moon Over Cedar Hill

I read both of these stories back to back. Just Short of Paradise is a free flash fiction story available on Goodreads HERE. And Full Moon Over Cedar Hill is a short story that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. ~~~ My Review Katlyn chooses the long road trip to California as an opportune time to tell her mother something important. Trapped in the car with miles to go, she’d have to listen. Her mother does her best not to. She doesn’t want to hear it and when she’s forced to, her religious intolerance rears its … Continue Reading →


Books With Similiar Covers: What to do?

So I came across these two books and wondered to myself, How often does this happen? Many writers pay for their images from many different places and sources, but how often does it become the idea of someone else? In this case both books are high in their rankings on Amazon, at least higher than 100 in horror. That’s pretty impressive but I must ask is it the cover? If I found a stock picture of a writer how was successful would I have a higher rank? Personally I don’t care for rank or money when it comes from writing … Continue Reading →


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AMAZON CARTACEI

Review: A Case of Noir

A Case of Noir Paul D. Brazill I’m a sucker for Brazill’s singularly laconic style and his hapless heroes — or is it too grand to call them heroes? Main characters? Saps? No, they’re seldom suckers — just not particularly well prepared, thoughtful or lucky. You can move Luke Case around to a new city, but the seedy world seems to follow him there, whether it’s a Peruvian pan pipe band playing ‘Ring of Fire’ or any of a variety of other off-hand pop culture references (Arthur, Mr B? Priceless). If Luke Case manages to survive, it’s not down to … Continue Reading →


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Reviewing three short stories

You are now entering the….. Just kidding. But I do have three very different short stories for you. Take a gander! The Dead of Penderghast Manor by Julianne Snow My Review Zombies that don’t want to eat me? This I had to read. Chester works at the family mortuary, preparing the recently deceased for their viewings. It should be easy. But these dead don’t hold still for embalming. They don’t lie still. They walk and talk. He can’t have any disappearing so he has to handle them with care. This proves difficult when the local senior playboy wants to keep … Continue Reading →


Marcin

Cover Artists: Marcin Drzewiecki

My three favourite pieces that can be found on line: Portrait of John Wayne (above) Art for Duke Nukem Critical MassGame Cover for Roman Dalton, P.I.   Three words I would use to describe my aesthetic: oldschool, climactic, dark   Artists who have influenced me: Mike Mignola, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Jamie Hewlett, Dave Gibbons   “The worst thing I can remember seeing in a book cover” mostly photographic covers >>>Find Marcin on FACEBOOK


Extricate Throw the Bones Dual Cover

Cover Artists: Sarah Anne Langton

Sarah Anne Langton ∆ Your three favourite pieces you’ve done that can be found on line: Speculative Fiction 2012 – Jurassic London An excellent idea for an anthology from Justin Landon and Jared Shurin. And really bloody difficult to design a cover for! A collection that celebrates the best non-fiction online. I liked the idea of traditional writing now moving onto the big world of the web, so chose a classic typewriter and ‘tweaked’ the keys. After throwing a lot of things in the bin. Now nominated for a Hugo Award – which is pretty neat. Fox Pocket Anthologies – … Continue Reading →


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