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Alliance Of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase #118

Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase #118


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.


#118santiagocropJoan Fallon

Santiago Tales

General readership; ebook and print

Santiago Tales is a novel inspired by Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’; it is a twenty-first century version of this famous book and is set on the Camino de Santiago, in northern Spain.

Beth is a woman whose life is falling apart; there are problems with her marriage, her career is in the doldrums and her health is not good. She decides she has to get away from it all and find some peace of mind, so she embarks on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Each pilgrim that she meets has a tale to tell and everyone has some secret in their life. When she arrives in Santiago de Compostela, five weeks later, she realises that the journey has changed her in a way she never expected.

Joan Fallon's new book, Santiago Tales, lets you walk 790 kilometres in the shoes of a modern-day pilgrim on the ancient Way of St. James across northern Spain. Her book illuminates the entire experience, from bedbugs and blisters to the camaraderie of the hostels and long days of solitude and contemplation.

A must read for anyone considering walking the Camino, or for armchair travellers who want to immerse themselves in the 1000-year-old traditions of this spiritual journey. Karen McCann, author of ‘Dancing in the Fountain’

Amazon UK     iTunes      Kobo     B&N

#118strangeIrene Lofthouse

Strange Tales in the Dales

7-11s, confident readers

I am proud to present the launch of my new children’s spooky story collection, Strange Tales in the Dales, available as a paper book.
Strange Tales in the Dales is aimed at 7-11s, for bedtime story sharing and for confident readers (though children of all ages will enjoy it).

Walk with Georgie and Joe as time shifts, gryphons fly and gargoyles come to life. Travel with Jack and the ghost, ride with the headless horseman.

Meet the housekeeper who doesn't know she's dead and discover ghosts on bridges and in big houses.

A selection of spooky stories inspired by the Yorkshire Dales landscape and legends, the first in the ‘Strange Tales' series.

Available on Amazon and www.gizmo.co.uk

#118nellyNelly Harper

The Albion Chronicles book 1 – The Girl of Two Worlds

Moving through time causes the same kind of ripples that moving through water does. A body can be traced but a mind cannot.

Kariss must not get caught, she is Albion's only hope and there is so much to be done. The Romans are looking to return. They must not get the chance to defeat the tribes and bring back their foreign deities.

When you are the gods only hope you must learn to trust them beyond doubt. Even when all appears lost.

This is the first in a planned two part series about an alternative history of Britain. The second – The Battle for Brigantia, is due for release at the end of 2015.

The book is available for sale on my website and on that of my publisher as well as on Amazon.

#118dreamMaggie Christensen

The Dreamcatcher

The Dreamcatcher is the second book in my Oregon Coast Series – a tale of mature love, of dreams, romance, and of doing the right thing, set on the beautiful Oregon coast.

Dreamcatchers trap bad dreams – but sometimes nightmares escape.

Ellen Williams, a Native American with a gift for foretelling the future, is at a loss to explain her terrifying nightmares and the portentous feeling of dread that seems to hang over her like a shroud.

When Travis Petersen – an old friend of her brother’s – appears in her bookshop The Reading Nook, Ellen can’t shake the idea there’s a strange connection between her nightmares and Travis’ arrival.

Can Ellen and Travis uncover the link between them and save her bookshop? And will it lead to happiness?

Amazon US    Amazon UK    Amazon Au


Yvonne Payne

#118kristaKritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa

Residents and visitors to Crete, and people who enjoy books set in a popular holiday location

Celebration and book signing

Yvonne invites you to join her book launch celebration in the heart of Kritsa on Thursday 28th May, 5.30 p.m. Aristidis Cafe, Kritsa, Crete. However, if that's not possible then you'll be welcome at her blog party.

Kritsotopoula, Girl of Kritsa is a lively historical adventure based on the true story of Rodanthe, a Kritsa village lass who fought against Ottoman oppression disguised as a young man.

Nearly 200 years after Rodanthe's death, British author Yvonne Payne made a home in Kritsa, and became so intrigued by the fascinating story that it inspired this novel.

Amazon UK


#118rubyLaxmi Hariharan

My book, The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer has just been placed a Finalist in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.


#118parisLinda Riesenberg Fisler

My Debut Fiction Novel Blind Influence won Honorable Mention in the Paris Book Festival 2015.

It is with much excitement and joy that we announce that Linda Riesenberg Fisler’s debut novel, Blind Influence was awarded Honorable Mention in the General Fiction Category at the Paris Book Festival!

For a debut novel to receive such distinction is quite a feat. “I’m completely astonished and utterly thrilled to death!” Riesenberg Fisler stated. “I entered the contest on a whim really, just two days prior to the submission deadline. I knew it would be difficult, so I wasn’t expecting anything. I’ve entered many, many art competition like this, so I know the competition is great with lots of extremely talented people entering.” Read more on her blog.

 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.

Author: Karen Lotter

Writer, photographer, workaholic info-junkie, Wordpress fan, blogger, aging geek, toyi-toying optimist, social media trainer, web writer. www.ethekwiniweb.co.za


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