A few errors in book 2

There are a number of errors in my second book THE THREAD FRAYS that I am working on to fix. If you have already kindly downloaded the book from Amazon, but haven’t read it, please don’t start it at the moment. I will soon contact you so you can download the updated version from Amazon…

Cover for Book 3 – decided

The cover for my third book in the Path to Chaos series has been decided. The cover was designed by Vanesa Garkova from Bulgaria who also designed the cover of book 2 – THE THREAD FRAYS I hope to have the third book – CHAOS – released in the next few weeks. At 509 pages,…

TWIN – Kindle Countdown Deal 2 to 9 Apr

TWIN will be part of a Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk from April 2nd to 9th. This means the price will be dropped to US$0.99 for a few days, then to US$1.99 and then back up to $2.99. So if you wondered what you should do with your weekend, well there’s your answer.  

The Thread Frays released – Book 2 in the series

I’m pleased to say the the second book in my PATH TO CHAOS series has been released much faster than expected. I got a great review from the professional reviewer from Lynk manuscript and only had a few bits and pieces to adjust, which I’ve done so we are ready to go! THE THREAD FRAYS takes…

Yikes! A newbie error

One eagle-eyed reader has picked up an error in my prologue. I named both twins as babies – Jack and Tul – then proceeded to have Tul stolen back to the monastery. No one there should have known his name. But they did! A basic error and easily fixed but its a lesson about the importance…

Price reduction on Amazon

I’ve dropped the price of TWIN to US$2.99 which is more realistic for a new author. I was reluctant to make the book too cheap since, in mind, it looks … well, cheap! It’s amazing how price sensitive the market is. The ranking for TWIN in the Fantasy category on Amazon has risen from 9400 to…

Goodreads

I’ve just joined the Goodreads fantasy book club to try and be more a part of the ‘community’ of writers and readers of fantasy fiction. It’s almost a full time job keeping up with this social media element of writing. However, it’s great to see that there are lots of readers still passionate about reading fiction and…

Lost character!

I’ve just finished reviewing the first draft of my fantasy fiction book CHAOS, which is the third and final in the PATH TO CHAOS trilogy, and I seem to have lost a character! I won’t tell you which one, but a moderately important character, disappeared from the story line, requiring me to ‘Weave’ him/ her…

History of Fantasy novels (my history at least)

Here is my bookcase where I store some of the favourite Fantasy novels that I’ve read since the early 1980’s.  If you like reading Fantasy but are new to it, this blurb might help you find some of the great Fantasy classics.  If you don’t like Fantasy, then at least you can snoop on one of my…

My Biggles collection returns

When I was 11, I loved reading about the adventures of James Bigglesworth (Biggles), the extraordinary WW1 pilot invented by Captain WE Johns. He flew a Sopwith Camel and was unbeatable, always managing to outfly and outsmart the ‘Huns’, but always with the grace and fairness of a proper English gentleman. I remember my favourite book…

For budding authors. Amazon sales ranking

Here is the graph of the sales rank for TWIN which was released 3rd Dec. The red line is the free giveaway weekend (rated ~#3,000). I was sitting ~#40,000 to #50,000 for paid downloads and then the crash over Christmas. I wonder if other new authors are experiencing the same thing?

The Thread Frays sent for assessment

Yesterday I finally managed to send the second book of The Path to Chaos series, THE THREAD FRAYS, to Lynk manuscript for professional assessment. It costs a little bit of money but well worth it. Downloads for the first book TWIN has been ticking along since it was released 3rd December, although there has been the expected…