Hello book lovers, would you like to win a new edition of ‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon? It’s the first instalment in one of my favourite dystopian book series, and I’ve got two copies up for grabs! The giveaways are being held on Twitter and Instagram, so go check out my accounts to enter! (@tesscatiful) The competition closes on Wednesday 22nd February and is open to U.K. entrants only (sadly!). Winners will be announced on my respective social media platforms shortly after the closing date. Best of luck! COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered! _________________________ The ads below help to pay for this website. If you can see them, thank you for not using an ad-blocker. If you’re a fan of my content and you would like to support a self-employed writer further, please feel free to share the love and buy your girl a coffee. The caffeine jolt may just get me through my final edits! _____________________________________________________
I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as a Bone Season Advocate to help promote Samantha Shannon’s glorious fantasy series. My social media followers will know that I’m a huge fan of the books and am eagerly awaiting the third installment in the series: The Song Rising out on March 7th 2017! Today I have an exciting sneak peek at the new book in the form of the prologue for The Song Rising. Spoiler warning: It’s probably not a good idea to read the prologue if you haven’t read The Bone Season or The Mime Order.
I was lucky enough to interview Lori M. Lee, author of the Gates of Thread and Stone series, the first book of which was one of my favourite reads of last year. The second book The Infinite is coming out March 10th 2015, and I highly recommend it for fans of YA fantasy.
Meda’s back. This time, she has a friend. The battle is over; the choice has been made. Meda Melange has officially hung up her monstrous mantle and planted her feet firmly on the holy and righteous path of a Crusader-in-training. Or, at least, she’s willing to give it a shot. It helps that the Crusaders are the only thing standing between her and the demon hordes who want her dead. The problem is, the only people less convinced than Meda of her new-found role as Good Girl are the very Crusaders she’s trying to join. So when a devilishly handsome half-demon boy offers escape, how’s a girl supposed to say “no?” After all, everyone knows a good girl’s greatest weakness is a bad boy. — Crushed
Being an author in today’s market is a tough job! Not only do you have to create wonderful stories, but you also have to wear every other hat associated with the marketing and promotion of your book. Not easy, and in many cases not reasonable. Being computer literate is not a prerequisite of being an outstanding writer. Authors will take writing classes at the local college or university. They will attend conferences and soak up all they can about creating the perfect scene, all the while avoiding the aspects of selling books that they don’t feel comfortable with. Normal! None of us like doing things that we aren’t comfortable with. Although authors are willing to pay to take writing courses, they are hesitant to pay someone to help them understand things that they struggle with. Because of this two things occur. 1) Either they have a blog that looks like a thrift shop – filled with mismatched items that aren’t organized. I frequently hear the comment “I’m just not very technical so people have to …