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A True Friend

There’s a new (free) short story available from Karen Aminadra: A True Friend. If you get a chance to read it, please take the time to leave a review and perhaps pick up the larger collection of stories – Life … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of…?

I’ve talked before about the effect that both positive and negative bias can have on reviews and given a certain indie book has received a lot of attention  of late (in the UK press at least) I’ve decided to return … Continue reading

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Close the Door, by James Fant

“Mark Morris was a monster bent on revenge.  Armed with hatred, brass knuckles, and a glock pistol, he traveled to his hometown to harm those who harmed him so long ago. But every act of revenge only moved Mark closer … Continue reading

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How indie publishing reminds me of ‘The Wire’

Firstly, if you’ve not had the joy of watching The Wire I’d recommend you give it a try…  There’s a reason why this TV Series ran on HBO for 5 seasons and an on-going theme throughout was the practice of … Continue reading

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Update: The first batch of stories for 2012 go live on 25th March

Do already offer a short story for free? Perhaps it’s loosely linked the imaginary world of a full length novel. Perhaps it’s been sitting on a shelf for the last few years. Let’s think outside the box for a moment.  … Continue reading

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Why you need an editor

We all have our blind spots.  I, for example, always confuse independant and independent, or effect and affect.  No one is infallible. On a rainy day I might go through this blog  so I can remove these errors (and more). If I had an editor … Continue reading

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Bella, by Steve Piacente

“A striking widow intent on proving the military lied about her husband’s death lures a Washington journalist into the investigation. Working together, they discover the power of temptation, the futility of revenge, and the consequences of yielding to either.” Rating:  … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 3

Why I don’t trust Amazon reviews Any site that allows you to both review and buy/sell a book will be biased. It’s useful to have a network of friends or authors provide reviews for you, but these will always be … Continue reading

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The Secret Branch, by James Fant

“Sergeant Harold Hobbs returned from a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq to find that the baby boy that he and his wife Tracy conceived before he left looks exactly like his best friend, Peter Beasley…” Rating:  4 stars Genre: … Continue reading

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