So you got, you know, a device for reading readily-available, affordably-priced digital stories, huh? You got a Kindle/Nook/Kobo/iPad(shudder)/Android tablet?
… and you’re looking for some ideas on how to fill it up? Some fun reads to get you through these unseasonably wet days?
Well… it just so happens…
(Yep, I’ve done a previous post llike this one. Find it HERE).
This, the first part of The Art of Forgetting, is a gripping story about belonging and identity, set in a superbly imagined and complex world that is both harsh and beautiful.
‘A roistering romp, with darker undercurrents… Intriguing characters in a setting both familiar and different’
Francis Knight, author of ‘Fade to Black’, Orbit publishing
Image on the left points to the Amazon(.com) Kindle page, but you can also buy from:
There’s none so blind as she who can see . . .
Esther is blessed, and cursed, with a rare gift: the ability to see the fates of those around her. But when she escapes her peasant upbringing to become a priestess of the Order, she begins to realise how valuable her ability is among the power-hungry nobility, and what they are willing to do to possess it.
Haunted by the dark man of her father’s warnings, and unable to see her own destiny, Esther is betrayed by those sworn to protect her. With eyes newly open to the harsh realities of her world, she embarks on a path that diverges from the plan the Gods have laid out. Now she must choose between sacrificing her own heart’s blood, and risking a future that will turn the lands against each other in bloody war.
The Reluctant Prophet is the story of one woman who holds the fate of the world in her hands, when all she wishes for is a glimpse of her own happiness.
The wyvern has hunted for the young outcast all her life; a day will come when, after being rejected by civilisation and the tribes, she must at last face him.
Abandoned as a sacrifice to the wyvern, a young girl is raised to fear the beast her adoptive clan believes meant to kill her. When the Emperor outlaws all magic, Raven is forced to flee from her home with her foster mother, for both are judged as witches. Now an outcast, she lives at the mercy of others, forever pursued by the wyvern. Soon her life will change forever.
A unique and unsettling romantic adventure about rejection and belonging.
“…the kind of enveloping world-building and characterization that can cause you to look up hours later and only then notice that while you were immersed in the book the sun has set and you’ve missed a meal. Or two.”
Wendy S. Delmater, Abyss & Apex Magazine
When the newly-promoted Sergeant Crystal Lewis and her military team loops to a parallel world, they discover a London very different to those their agency have investigated elsewhere. Steam powered ships fill the sky, metal creatures scurry through the streets, and the Great Library is now nothing more than a burnt out shell; the history, knowledge and literature of the world has been destroyed. Crystal’s investigations discover the records of the Scriptorians: elite explorers, scientists and chroniclers, chosen for their wordsmith abilities, their tenacious belief in uncovering the truth, their passion for the bizarre and baffling. There is some evidence that these mysterious adventurers, fighters and writers also discovered the technology to loop and visit other parallel worlds. Here are some of their tales…
Zoe Harris offers us a vision of feminism taken to extremes, while Ken Dawson has the epitome of the pushy parent at the heart of his story; Jake Finlay’s and Ross Kitson’s stories are concerned with moral dilemmas in research and medicine and both consider the nature of immortality; Steven J. Guscott gives a novel twist to the Frankenstein story; David Muir’s central character is an apparently immortal warrior; on lighter note, Paul Freeman gives us a hero easily swayed by a pretty face and adventure, and Robert Peett shows a world of strange invasions, infections and mutations, and at the end, Sammy H.K Smith shows how it all began with the daring Lady Pippa Raven – the first true Scriptorian.
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Also, I might just happen to know a few other writers who have published over the last year or so, so, you know, I may highlight them a little later… maybe…
- VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH!!! Carnival of Secrets up on Kindle and Kobo (carnivalofsecrets.wordpress.com)
- The traditional book or the ebook? (stevenhlatto.wordpress.com)
- Independant Author’s Toolbag: Smashwords (kalspriggs.wordpress.com)
- Want To Fill Your Kindle?? (nerdypaige.com)
- Why do young readers prefer print to ebooks? (theguardian.com)