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.
E-BOOK and PRINT RELEASES and PRE-ORDERS
The Shell Keeper
New release: Lei Crime Kindle Worlds novella; ebook
In South Carolina, magic is as plentiful as sweet tea.
Thanks to her aunt’s unwanted generosity, policewoman Lei Texeira has embarked on a vacation—of the supernatural sort. She’s staying on the beach in a frothy mansion that resembles a baker’s confection. Pixie, a Southern belle with enough bling to open a shop on Rodeo Drive, manages the place.
When Pixie reveals a local woman reputed to have psychic powers wants to meet Lei, the invitation is anything but welcome.
What Lei discovers about the sorcery of belief, and the love promised to her future will begin to heal wounds she’s carried for far too long.
Nolfi was invited by Toby Neal, author of the bestselling Lei Crime series, to help launch the new Kindle World.
The Shell Keeper is the #1 Kindle Worlds Contemporary
4.7 stars on 37 reviews
YA Fantasy Audience; Ebook and Paperback
At fourteen, barefoot and running wild, Rose is delighted to be apprenticed to Akiva, the witch of the forest. She thinks it will be all enchantment and excitement, and not so much fuss about baths.
The reality is much more sober and practical- that is, until she meets a mysterious wolf in the forest and is tricked into stepping off the path . . .
Sometimes the little girl in the red hood doesn’t get eaten, and sometimes the wolf isn’t the most frightening thing in the forest.
A Serpent in Paradise
Readers of crime fiction ebook for Kindle
The new Tom Morton novel from Mark Hayden has just been published: A Serpent in Paradise.
Welcome to the world of 7Bridge, England’s most exclusive gated community. Behind the barriers, footballers and their WAGs are treated like royalty and insulated from reality, but something in the garden is rotten.
One of the residents is badly beaten and drowned. The local police quickly arrest a young footballer, but DCI Tom Morton and his partner are convinced that they have the wrong man.
This new adventure for Tom Morton follows straight on from Mark Hayden’s highly regarded Operation Jigsaw trilogy
Nothing preordained Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, known as “Sissi”, to become Empress of Austria at the age of seventeen.
It was, in fact, despite herself that the young Bavarian duchess, who had always been somewhat rebellious and untamed, was courted by the Emperor of Austria, one of Europe’s most powerful men, whom she finally accepted to marry.
Attempting by all means to get away from the Imperial Court, this Hungarian queen of legendary beauty will carry the weight of the Crown of the Habsburgs throughout her adult life. Sissi does not adapt well to the strict etiquette of the imperial life, and the several moments she spends away from her husband are difficult.
A romantic liaison with an enemy count will serve as a rare source of comfort for the empress. An unhappy sovereign, Sissi is nevertheless idolized by her people and becomes the main unifying actor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Alone at the head of a kingdom and hounded by her admirers, she will die a tragic death at the hands of a fanatic.
EVENTS, DISCUSSIONS, MEETINGS, CAVALCADES
Ask the Panel: Are You Ready to Self-Publish?
Writers live event
I_AM Self-Publishing team up with London Writers’ Cafe (London’s biggest writing group) for: Ask the Panel: Are You Ready to Self-Publish?
On Monday 27th April 7pm at The Shooting Star, London E1.
The panel will be made up of:
- Ali Dewji director of I_AM Self-Publishing, who helps authors see the market from a commercial perspective
- Andrew Lowe ALLi member, writer, editor and journalist
- Caroline Goldsmith, Red Button
- Chris McCrudden, Midas PR
- Justine Solomons, the creator of London’s biggest publishing and author networks bytethebook.
Come down and join us…
The Gory Details
Those interested in research for crime writing. Live
Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival panel -All The Gory Details. How to research for crime writing with JJ Franklin (Bren Littlewood) author of Urge to Kill and soon to be released, Echoes of Justice and her police advisor, Kevin Robinson who has had a 30-year career in the police and has an MSc in Forensic and Legal Psychology.
Also author AJ Cross, a forensic psychologist.
Bren has a background in mental health and counselling.
Meeting of ALLi Bristol and SW
The next meeting of the Alli Bristol and SW group is at Foyles Bookshop, Bristol on the evening (6-8pm) of Thursday 14 May. Special guest is Jo Joanna Penn who will be hot from Crimefest Bristol, taking place at the same time, who will take part in a Q and A session on Self-Publishing and Social Marketing.
All ALLI members attending Crimefest welcome to attend. Free entry but small charge for refreshments. Contact Paul Murphy on [email protected] for more details.
Looking for a fun day out for all the family over the Bank Holiday? The Canalway Cavalcade is taking place in Little Venice, London 2nd – 4th May and it’s free!
If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our ALLi Showcase, please send it to [email protected] to reach me no later than the Thursday proceeding the Saturday you would like it published.