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Coming soon, a new Gornstock short story!
Ever wondered how Gornstock was founded? Who discovered the Universal Collider? Well, your wait will shortly be over.
I’ll be giving you details on how to get your hands on this very desirable item soon.
This is an entertaining fast-paced detective story with interestingly flawed main characters. Sullivan ends up on the Rock of Gibraltar, via a secondment, having run foul of her superiors in the Met, while Broderick moved from London a few years previously through adverse personal circumstances.
Murder comes to the Rock and it’s down to world-weary Chief Inspector Broderick and D/S Sullivan to sort out the truth from the half-truth.
The main characters both have an interesting back-story and this is drip-fed into the narrative so that you can feel the angst and injustices they have suffered. The prose has much to commend, it is well written and descriptive with flashes of humour interspersed throughout. Though the book is on the short side, it is one that is well worth a read.
Congrats to the author on producing a debut novel that is both enthralling and entertaining. I will definitely read more of Sullivan and Broderick’s detective adventures.
I’ve decided to freshen up my books by giving them shiny new covers. Although I loved the old ones, I thought it was now time for a change. The cartoon characters are taking a well earned rest and are probably at this moment raising a glass in the Stoat and drinking to their success.
I hope you like the new ones, and here they are
Good, aren’t they!
Pop over to my book page for more info.
Free for two days.
Seeing as I will have a new book coming in the next few weeks, I thought I’d put Banker’s available for free to the discerning masses. It’s just for a couple of days at the mo, today and tomorrow… 5th and 6th April.
So whizz over and grab a great freebie on me!
Ever had problems with grammar? I know I have.
I can’t say I’ve solved my problems, but there is help out there if you know where to look. This is a site that I regularly turn to and it might be one to help you too.
If you can’t figure out your “m” dash from your “n” or your comma from your splice, take a look and play with the exercises — it might just improve your writing.
Jo is back!
I’m making very good inroads catching up with my emails, but still not all clear there. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your loving and kind wishes, and I will get to each and every one of you. I’m not quite at warp zoom speed yet, but I’ll get there. I have to get stuck into earning an income from what I do straight away (to avoid the whole camping out under a tree thing), so I’ve had my head down for a while sorting out my website. I’m launching my services now at really low prices to begin with to get a feel for costing, and I’ll adjust them upwards a little later, so grabbing them now even if you only want them for later would be a fabulous idea. I’ve taken down my pre-made book covers page here, and replaced it…
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The Wizards Gambit by Kylie Betzner is a whimsical light foray into the world of dwarves, elves and men — with a few other odds and ends thrown in for good measure.
After generations of conflict, Wizard White Beard has had enough, so he decides to end the wars by instigating a scavenger hunt. All the spoils go to the winner.
Enter Mongrel, a human with an interesting past, who decides that he wants to play too.
The story follows the hunt as the various factions are let loose on the countryside, they’re fighting to win, and dastardly and underhand deeds are the norm as things begin to heat up; but there is also another element to the story: does everyone have to hate each other?
The author’s light bouncy style imbues the book with a cosy warmth. There is humour running throughout, with tongue in cheek modern-day references aplenty.
Take a trip and embark on a light-hearted journey into a well-defined fantasy land; I’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did.