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NetGalley Reviewers Check out Shadows of the Realm

Are you a reviewer who uses NetGalley? If you are, Shadows of the Realm, the first book in my YA epic fantasy is on there for a month. It has dragons, a panther, action, and evil gormons. If you’re looking for another world to escape into then this is the book for you. It’s even been number #1 in two categories on Amazon. So, what else can I say? Not much. Wow this is a really short blog post. Hmm, okay, I’m off to get a coffee. Bye 🙂

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My Triumph Over The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

If you haven’t noticed, I’m having a sale on my best-selling fantasy, Shadows of the Realm. Well, I’m saying that tongue in cheek because I’ve been tweeting the hell out of it over the last few days and I’m sorry if I’m boring all you Tweeps who see the “Buy Shadows of the Realm with dragons, blah blah blah” twenty times a day and the facebook peeps who have seen a gazillion screen shots of my book looking sexy on all the different “I’m so good look at me” Amazon lists. It’s just, you have to suffer so I can gain domination over the Caterpillar. Yes that’s right, Shadows of the Realm got one up on Eric Carle’s amazing children’s book.

The moment of caterpillar domination

The moment of caterpillar domination

My book, and I can’t believe this, but yes, my book reached #1 on Amazon yesterday in two categories: Children’s books animals and children’s books dragons. I know it’s not technically a children’s book, however Amazon, in it’s infinite, monopolising wisdom, has decided that if you have dragons or animals in your books, which I have in abundance, it must be a children’s book. Well my book is for adults and teens. I don’t think the 8 year olds of this world want to read about what happens when the gormons possess one boy and make him eat another one alive.

Thankfully I also reached #6 in teen literary fiction and my best ranking ever was #610 overall paid on Amazon. Figures have never meant more to me than they did yesterday, and I know it’s pathetic, but I’m a starving author and I need attention, I need people to buy my books or I will wither and die (don’t pull that face; I am not exaggerating!).

The rush was better than chocolate!

The rush was better than chocolate!

So, just in case you did miss those thousands of tweets, Shadows of the Realm (SOTR, notice how I’m making it look like that other great epic fantasy LOTR ;)), is on sale for another 10 days and it’s only $1.99—crazy I know, but I’m not known for my sanity. Join the legions of other people with good taste and discerning intellect, and go grab a copy before the sale finishes or I’ll send the gormons over to ‘encourage’ you. And if you’re on Goodreads, you can add my book (see the widget thingy at the side) to your ‘can’t wait to read this awesome book’ list. And lastly thank you, thank you, thank you to all the wonderful people who shared my sale, my tweets and my Facebook notifications and to those who took the plunge and bought the book—the dragons will make sure the gormons don’t get you. So, adieu as I have more tweets to do now—that bloody caterpillar is beating me again!

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When a Good Book Goes Bad—Shadows of the Realm has Stripped!

Ok, I know I’m going on about it but my book is now on sale! I’ve really put the price down to $1.99. I know it’s not free, but this is as far as I go for now, kind of like playing strip poker—I’m the prude wearing 50 layers of clothing. I’ll only take off so much before I put it all back on again. Although, it is a bit nerve-wracking: what if no one buys it, even when it’s cheap? Maybe that’s why stripping off scares me: what if I take it all off and people look for a moment then look away in boredom, or even worse, disgust—what do I have left? Nothing. And please nobody hold up cards with one star on them. Oh dear, I’ve given myself away and people are telling others about how unimpressed they are. Ok, maybe I’m going too far. I’m sure you’ll love me naked, ah, I mean my book, you’ll love my book, and I’m sure you’ll buy it at $1.99 because you wouldn’t want it to get depressed would you? Rejection is so hard to take.

So, show my book some love and tell your friends, tell your family, even tell that weird old lady who sleeps at the bus stop—she’s probably secretly a millionaire and can’t wait to read my epic fantasy novel. Shadows of the Realm, or SOTR as it’s becoming known because of the ease of fitting into a tweet, is perfect for teens and adults—it’s an awesome crossover/family read. You’re always complaining that you have nothing to talk to your teenagers about, so buy this, both read it and get talking!

You can purchase it at Amazon US, Amazon UK and Smashwords. Happy reading :).

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