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Broken City, by D.D. Chant

Deeta has been sheltered all her life… In a world destroyed by a financial crisis gone too far, tribal factions struggle to survive.  For Deeta’s tribe, those ‘unbroken’ tribe members like her are kept within the confines of their tower … Continue reading

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Interview with an indie author (Whitney Moore)

Whitney Moore, author of Cupcakes and the Centre of the Universe If you were trapped on a desert island, and a magical talking stork could bring you one book (not yours) which would it be? I just went to a … Continue reading

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Interview with an indie author (Darlene Jones)

Darlene Jones, author of Empowered  If you were trapped on a desert island, and a magical talking stork could bring you one book (not yours) which would it be? Oh man! Just one! That’s cruel. I’d probably want an old … Continue reading

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Interview with an indie author (J Naomi Ay)

J. Naomi Ay, author of The Boy who Lit up the Sky If you were trapped on a desert island, and a magical talking stork could bring you one book (not yours) which would it be? My favorite book of … Continue reading

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The Caline Conspiracy, by M.H. Mead

“No that’s not a typo – the Caline in this conspiracy is a genetically engineered pet, which at first glance could be classed as a Canine.  The mad scientist behind this ‘perfect’ personalised pet is Dr Frithke, and he’s apparently … Continue reading

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Interview with an indie author (Eric Diehl)

Eric Diehl, author of Water Harvest and 24:01 One Minute After. If you were trapped on a desert island, and a magical talking stork could bring you one book (not yours) which would it be? That would be the 5th … Continue reading

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Twin-Bred, by Karen A. Wyle

“Humans have settled on a distant planet, Tofarn, choosing to co-exist with the original inhabitants, the Tofa.  Significant differences between the two civilisations inevitably result in misunderstandings and unrest.  In an attempt to breach the cultural divide and open a … Continue reading

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The Cookie Tin, by Nigel Edwards

A novella (or extended short story) from Greyhart Press. Rating: 4.5 stars Genre: Scifi / fantasy  “Have you ever wondered how someone would feel if they were you?” “Are you sure?” I have to be honest here… the cookie tin is not … Continue reading

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Short stories as a marketing tool?

I’m a keen believer in the power of a good sample.  For authors this could refer to sample chapters of a new book, or, as I highlight here, making short stories available for free.  As a marketing tool a good short story … Continue reading

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Under the Amoral Bridge, by Gary A Ballard

Another read I stumbled across in the Kindle store…   Rating: 4 stars Genre: Scifi / Cyberpunk Artemis Bridge ‘knows a guy’ and for a fee he’ll hook you up… Pulled together from an online serialisation (see http://www.bridgechronicles.info/) this is a easy read designed … Continue reading

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