Every Saturday ALLi will tell the world about our members' latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members.
Contemporary fiction and science fiction readers – ebook & print
Are you who they say you are? London, 2052. An ID tag is embedded in the flesh of your neck.
Your every move is tracked. Your genes tell the State nearly everything about you. Everything you were. Everything you are. Everything you will be.
For Freya, Kane, and the rest of this fledgling generation, the battle to break free of their genetic horoscopes will not be without bloodshed…
“Holly has created a very emotional and complex story that tackles big scientific ideas and combines them with an intriguing plot.”
“Such gorgeous imagery … It’s a world that doesn’t seem too far away and I’m sure many of the themes will resonate with readers.”
“Ricochets between intimacy and suspense – a breathtaking story.”
The Generation has been shortlisted for the Mumsnet and Janklow & Nesbit Novel Award for previously unpublished or self-published authors.
Skeletal – 99c sale
Crime/Mystery Readers 17+; -ebook
Three months before she died Daina faced a bully at school.
Six weeks before she died Daina suffered an assault in the park.
One week before she died Daina stole a secret people had killed to hide.
That was ten years ago. Ten long years.
Now, her bones have been found on a building site. A coroner's inquest has been reopened. A parade of witnesses is about to start.
And Daina's here. Watching, and making sure that no matter what the coroner hears, you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So help you God.
“Skeletal is an intriguing read that doesn't play out in the way readers would expect, with an engaging style of storytelling and a conclusion that leaves you reeling in wonder. Bravo.”” – K.C.Finn Readers' Favorite
“Skeletal… offers a different perspective on how teenage fiction may be written. Skeletal is a tale full of life… vivified by one of teen fiction's strongest characters.” – Alysha Allen Readers' Favorite
“This book will haunt the bejesus out of you. Recommended.” – Cate Baum SPR
Baron Of Godsmere: Book One (The Feud)
Women of Inspirational/Clean Read Historical Romance ebook
Three noblemen gather to ally against their treacherous lord. But though each is elevated to a baron and given a portion of his lord’s lands, jealousy and reprisals lead to a twenty-five year feud, pitting family against family, passing father to son.
On the eve of the deadline to honor the decree of marriage to end the feud, Elianor of Emberly imprisons her betrothed to ensure his lands are forfeited. But when all goes awry and he compels her to marriage, she discovers the real enemy is one in their midst–one bent on keeping the feud burning.
USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning author of twenty-four novels.
M. Louisa Locke
Deadly Proof: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
People who have read the first three books in my series – since this book has just been published; ebook and print.
Deadly Proof, Book 4 in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series has just come out.
It’s the summer of 1880, and once again the lovely and inquisitive businesswoman, Annie Fuller, is helping San Francisco lawyer and beau, Nate Dawson, with a troublesome case.
Will Nate be able to win his first big case? Will Laura and Seth find some way of becoming friends? And finally, will Annie and Nate’s upcoming nuptials be derailed by their attempts to track down a killer?
Old friends and new readers alike will enjoy Deadly Proof, this fourth installment of the cozy Victorian San Francisco Mystery series that blends light romance, suspense, and a glimpse into the lives of late 19th century women who worked.
All the other three books have been bestseller in the historical mystery and cozy mystery categories and after a week, Deadly Proof has already achieved this status.
The Secret Bunker Trilogy – Darkness Falls
Young Adult/Crossover [Dystopian/Sci-Fi]- Kindle/Print
Thursday 12th March is the release date for the final instalment of Paul Teague's The Secret Bunker Trilogy.
The Secret Bunker: Darkness Falls is a Young Adult Fiction trilogy of stories featuring Dan Tracy.
It is inspired by a family visit to the real ‘Secret Bunker’ which is located near Fife in Scotland, UK in 2011.
On a day-trip to a disused Cold War bunker, the Tracy family gets caught up in life-threatening events which have cast a sudden and terrible darkness over the surface of the planet, putting all known life to sleep and causing havoc in its wake.
“I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down, I can't wait to see what happens next in book two! 5 Stars, I really enjoyed it! [Caleb Lang on Amazon.com]
Most highly recommended. [A Navy Vet on Amazon.com]
The Secret Bunker set a quick pace towards a culmination of events with a meeting of all the main characters and left me gripped along the way. It's not often I pre order the next book but I did in this case, there's no way I'm missing what happens next. [Amanda J. Ryan on Amazon.co.uk]”
I got some nice TV promotion yesterday, it's ‘hot off the press':
The Reflecting Man Volume Two
Historical fiction readers -eBook and Print
Set in multiple locales in Canada, America, France, Germany, and England, before and during the Second World War, Volume Two of The Reflecting Man is the continuation of the antic, ribald journey of a loquacious and unreliable narrator, Kurtis De’ath, from the Maritimes in Canada, whose unusual talents lead him into the innermost circles of Hitler’s Third Reich and Churchill’s British government in The Reflecting Man – Volume One .
Liviu Siciu, Fantasy Fiction: ”…the novel truly takes flight and becomes impossible to put down. The Reflecting Man vaulted to my top 10 books of the year. Highly, highly recommended.””
Historical Novel Society: ””Boyd’s skill at weaving exposition into his narrative is so great that the large and complicated plot moves forward very smoothly. Watching 20th century history unfold through the unmistakable viewpoint of Kurtis De’ath would be a treat for any lover of well-done historical fiction. Promised sequels are eagerly anticipated.”
Amazon.com Reviewer “Dense and yet compelling, Boyd's prose and detail makes for a read that is witty and paced just right as it weaves through modern history in a way that I have not seen since Dorothy Dunnett conquered the events of the late Middle Ages.”
M is for Memories
General/Adult -ebook and print
M is for Memories is a mystery story about a famous artist, Nancy Miller.
She has been persuaded by her agent to publish her memoirs but needs a ghost writer to help her to write them. She finds a young woman called Ana who is keen to take on the job. However, as Nancy starts to recount her life story, it becomes obvious to Ana that the artist is hiding something, so she decides to dig more deeply to unravel Nancy’s past.
When she eventually works out what Nancy's terrible secret is, she does not know what to do with the information; should she include it in the book and risk ruining Nancy's international reputation or should she tell Nancy's son what she has discovered? Either way the consequences threaten to be devastating for Nancy and her family.
The Captive Queen: A Novel of Mary Stuart
Political schemes, religious partisanship and unbridled love shake the Royal Court of Scotland at the end of the Stuart dynasty.
Witness to sordid murders, spy for Her Majesty among the Protestants of the infamous preacher John Knox, forced to give up her one true love, thrown out onto the streets then ruthlessly attacked by a drunkard, Charlotte Gray will do everything in her power to remain the sovereign’s lady-in-waiting.
Despite their hardships, Mary and Charlotte will keep their dignity throughout the storm. The two women will finally find serenity, one in the arms of a man and the other in the arms of God.
Interwoven with historical facts of the era, the thrilling The Captive Queen saga is worthy of the greatest royal intrigues that still fascinate us several centuries later.
Jeanne Rogers (JE Rogers)
The Gift of Sunderland
A Fantasy where Endangered Animal Heroes Roam the Pages
A rift has been created in the Ayers’ lineage. Roland Ayers, Guardian of the Forest, knows that he must obey the voices of past Guardians and declare the next in line. When the announcement is made, two estranged brothers will be torn further apart, causing the Forest to rise from its long sleep.
Follow Fergal, Waylond, and the rest of our heroes as they trek across Sunderland to the depths of Mt. Olga where evil dwells. It’s there they will discover the importance of family and friendship.
Jeanne (JE Rogers) is also the Author of The Sword of Demelza, a multi award-winning middle grade fantasy. Always a lover of reading and writing,
Jeanne decided to combine her love of writing, her concern for the environment and her dedication to promoting the need to protect wildlife, into a new career. Thus, the Australian Fantasy Adventures were born.
In her first book, The Sword of Demelza, she introduces young readers to many of the endangered animals of Australia.
Available on Amazon
Golbo the Spider’s Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure
I’d like to announce that my children’s book Golbo the Spider’s Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure is a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Awards. The book has been shortlisted in the category for 6 – 8 year olds.
The Wishing Shelf Awards finalists were announced yesterday.
The children’s books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adults books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The Winners will be announced on April 1st, 2015
Faiz is an award-winning writer equally at home in the world of science or children's fiction.
AD Starrling is pleased to announce two new releases in the series Seventeen.
624. Edo period. Japan.
When hunted half-breed immortal Lucas Soul hears tales of legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto during his travels in the Far East, he sails to Japan to meet the great man and convince him to take him on as an apprentice.
Musashi refuses to agree to his request, leaving Soul with no option but to shadow the samurai and repeatedly challenge him to duel, in the hope of proving his worth. But things takes a sinister turn when Soul stumbles upon a plot that threatens the life of Musashi’s son.
Can the immortal rescue the young man in time and change the master’s mind?
Join Soul as he embarks on an exciting adventure that sees him grow as a warrior and gain the respect of the greatest samurai who has ever lived.
Dancing Blades is a short story set in the action-packed world of AD Starrling’s award-winning thriller series Seventeen.
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GIVEAWAYS / WORKSHOPS
Goodreads members in the UK- print.
Three copies of Erosion are available on Goodreads Giveaways for readers in the UK – Rippling with tension and dark humour, Erosion is an exciting thriller from the author of Boyle's Law and Each New Morn.
Ten people are stranded on a remote Scottish island. One of the women suspects her husband of infidelity but the revenge she plans goes terribly wrong.
The story twists and turns as the group disintegrates. It's not long before ten become nine. The battle for survival has begun.
“A modern take on classic suspense.”
“Couldn't put it down, fast-paced, twists and turns”.
Mastering Word for Fiction Writers Workshop (online)
Fiction Writers of any genre online workshop Starting March 9, 2015, Savvy Authors is hosting Mastering Word for Fiction Writers.
Learn how to use Word to create and edit your manuscript, prepare your eBook and design your print book. Uncover the mysteries of templates and
Track Changes, scene and section breaks, and more.
Sign up now and learn how to master the most powerful tool in a writer’s toolkit.
When using “find”, I used to be afraid of clicking on “more” because it seemed so confusing – now I actually know how to use it instead of staring at it, wondering, and then clicking “cancel” in a panic. ~Wendi S
Joan’s workshop was not only very well-paced, but it was also formatted to allow participants to progress on their own speed. Thank you for the useful resources and for such a well-prepared course. ~Debbie H
I love it. It has been so helpful. You answered all my questions extremely well. ~Marion B-B
SPECIAL OFFERS / INTERVIEWS
David George Clarke
People who enjoy fast-paced thrillers – ebook
Delusional Traits is on free offer as a download from all Amazon sites 27 Feb – 3 March
And Rare Traits is permanently FREE at all ebook outlets.
Getting your Self-Published Book into Bookstores and Libraries With Debbie Young
If you want to know about getting your book into bookstores and libraries, check out this interview with Debbie Young. She discusses the fantastic book, Opening up to Indie Authors with Joanna Penn.
Debbie explains that, “The book is divided – the first half is aimed at people in the publishing industry, to educate them about Indies, and the second half is for authors, to help us understand how the trade side works.”
If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our ALLi Showcase, please complete the submission form here and then mail me the image at [email protected] – more details here.
Contributions to reach me no later than the Thursday proceeding the Saturday you would like it published.