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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Head's Up! for LORE!

Hello, friends! It just occurred to me I haven't yet posted about my debut novel here on Multiverse. Yes, I've posted about my work before, but if you recall, there was a contract and a series change and a bunch of title changes due before I could again inundate you. All is new! And thus, in a manner of speaking, this (will tell you now) was and is my debut novel (dear Thomas Henson, for all his issues, is a short story!). Those of you who jump between my blogs will already have come across the big reveal, and those of you who follow my Facebook Page certainly are well aware. Of course, you may have noticed the new cover image popping up yesterday on the sidebar ;)

The Infinity Mantle (Lore of Arcana I) released by Wild Wold Publishing as eBook on Amazon UK and Amazon US and available also from your nearest Amazon! Coming soon to Smashwords and other outlets (will update you!).


Two reviews have already been posted. See Elaina's Writing World for more on those! 

What do you think of the cover? The design process was fun, if stressful:


To whet your appetite, here's a little something I put together:



And, last but not least, a little competition I have going: 


(The marketing side of a writer's life!)

xxx

Realms of fantasy...


...are of the imagination...




Drips and drops





Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Geisha by Sessha Batto

Multiverse's review of Geisha!



Geisha is the short prequel to Sessha Batto’s Shadow Wolf…and I have now delved into the world of homoeroticism and eastern mind-set.  And loved it! Sessha Batto writes with a calmness that races the heart and tells a story with such clean detail one cannot but follow onward. The dialogue is excellent, the setting spot on, the twist in the tale absolute brilliance. Right now I’m hoping the guard gets his comeuppance and I’m hoping Yoshi ends up with the one he fantasises about. Which means I’m dying to read Shadow Wolf, and you will too, this I guarantee!

A remarkable read. 5 stars well deserved!

Available on Amazon

I am weary...


Thomas Henson on Amazon


Excerpt


Thomas Henson was born close to a silver-spoon-in-the-mouth situation. Society adored him...and now ignores him. Judgemental freaks. That is ISSUE FOUR.
Society, however, is in the mind. While it is a living, breathing entity, society remains a concept of intellect more than a physical one. You either take it or leave it, but Thomas cannot do this. He requires validation. He is inflated by it. He becomes more.
Ethan Danwick-Blythe, case in point.
Thomas had the misfortune to play witness to the laughing bastard’s elevated status in society. It was at a social gathering on the common before the village- farmer’s market, actually, but Thomas Henson would NEVER admit to curiosity over produce and handmade goods, and thus a social gathering it is.
Ethan Danwick-Blythe swans in with arms loaded. Flowers, from his perfect garden! Such colours, so much greenery. A heady perfume. And is greeted as a conquering hero by all! While he, Thomas Henson, is ignored, even shunned. Sure, he brought only his smile (his mother ever says it needs only a smile to gather the masses to you), but he uses his smile everywhere…and folks frown and move away as fast as the excuse they can imagine is uttered…why? He has a beautiful smile, after all.


Vessels




Friday, February 22, 2013

Autumn beauty


Vivid Elisabeth Rose!

Multiverse's review for Elisabeth Rose by Janus Gangi


I’ve had this on my list of must-reads for some while now, but that mental list gets lost when you look at your Kindle library. I’m sorry it took me so long, but I’m glad I finally got to it…because, as short stories go, this is a humdinger.
It’s almost like to reading a full-length novel there is so much in such a short space! That, by the way, isn’t a bad thing at all, because the richness of the detail, culture and legends leaps off the page at you and draws you in.
I like how Janus Gangi draws two separate times and tales together, using the method of bards of old, and the telling is vivid and intense. Read this slowly to savour the detail, and if you get a bit lost, no worries, go back a bit to re-savour it! Elisabeth Rose is an excellent starter, I believe, to the main course – the Stolen Moments novels (which I can’t wait to sink my teeth into!).
Even now, hours after finishing it, I can see the Taurus Mountains, smell the devastation of Jericho…and the little twist in the tale at the very end will stay with me for a long time.



The magick in books




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