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Rereading Jane Eyre

#FridayBookShare was created by Shelley Wilson for book lovers to share what they’re reading. The idea is to answer a few simple questions about the novel you recommend and post on Fridays.

Today, I’d like to share Silent Scream, by Angela Marsons. It’s book 1 of Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, set in the UK.

First line of the book.

Teresa Wyatt had the inexplicable feeling that this night would be her last.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when…

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CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

(Did you miss me? After the craziness of the Distress Signals month-long blogging bonanza, I decided to give you all a month off from me. Well, a month and a bit. Also, since I last blogged WordPress have hidden the ‘justify paragraph’ button from me and it is driving. Me. CUCKOO. I can’t even look at this left-aligned. Oh my God. Deep breaths. Wait! Keyboard shortcuts! YES. Okay. It’s all okay. Everything’s going to be okay. Breathe… Okay. Anyway.)

As of February 1, this little blog is a staggering SEVEN years old. One of the first posts I published on here was a tongue-in-cheek How To Write A Novel in 37 Easy Steps. So, seven years and a bit on, and to break my post-blogging-bonanza fast, I’ve decided to update that – or rather, continue it.

How To Get Published in Just 50 Easy Steps! 

  1. Decide, aged 8, that you…

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Rereading Jane Eyre

I’m a writer, but, as I’ve so often said, I’m more of a reader than a writer, because I admit that I prefer reading to writing.

I’m a great reader, which means I read a lot, much more than most people.

I’ve always read a lot, but in the last three-four years, I’ve been reading between eight and fifteen books a month, depending on weather I’m writing or not. Most of the books I read are kindle ebooks, but I also read some paperbacks and a few audio books a month, too.

I read contemporary fiction, especially independent authors, debut authors and some bestsellers.

I especially enjoy reading psychological thrillers, romantic suspense, crime fiction, paranormal (but not vampires etc.), women’s fiction, Chick lit, historical romance, and contemporary romance.

I finish and review almost every book I start, unless I don’t enjoy it. Reading is a pleasure, and life’s too short…

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I am happy to feature our first author interview with Linda Mansfield, author of Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas. Hello.  Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yours…

Source: Interview with Author Linda Mansfield

Wanda DeHaven Pyle, Author

I am happy to feature our first author interview with Linda Mansfield, author of Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas.

  • Hello.  Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
  • I’m happy to be here. I am an Indianapolis-based author, reporter, and public-relations representative. I own Restart Communications, a motorsports PR firm. My book of fictional short stories with a Christmas theme, “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas,” was published in April 2015. I anticipate having three sequels out in 2017.
  • Tell us about your newest book. “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas” is a self-published collection of 13 fictional but realistic stories set at Christmas to provide short breaks for teens through seniors. It is not a kids’ book nor is it a romance. Seven of the stories have female main characters and six have male main characters from diverse backgrounds.
  • Do…

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lucinda E Clarke

Please will you re-blog this post for me? Yes, I know you’ve not read it yet, but I really, really want to get the word out.

In January I plan to start a new monthly newsletter which will contain the back story to Amie before she went to Africa and the lives of other characters in the trilogy. The first one recounts a major event in Ben’s life which I think you will find both fascinating and interesting. This will only ever appear in my newsletter and never be posted anywhere else.

There will also be early notice of price drops and promos and I will feature and promote books by other authors – so, if you’d like to be included, please contact me.

Most important of all, I will be giving you updates on the full story of the court case as Amie sues me with the intention of…

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Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX)

ACX_University_logo_FINALHave you heard the news? We’re taking ACX University online, with six interactive, live streamed panels coming your way Wednesdays this summer starting July 13. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified about our interactive sessions covering audiobook production, performance, and business topics. Then, check out our favorite links from the past week below.

For Producers:

[VIDEO] ACX University 2015 – via ACX – Get ready for this year’s event by catching up on our panels from last year.

Periscope: A New Way to Market a Voiceover Business – via Victoria DeAnda – Get some idea for promoting your VO services using Twitter’s live video streaming platform.

Recharging the Batteries– via Rob Marley – Learn how even a small break from focusing on your voiceover routine can pay dividends.

Busting Five Voice-Over Myths – via Nethervoice – Learn the truth behind  the most common misconceptions about a career…

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