Looking for a new read? Not sure what to try? Or maybe you want to see your own book 'up in lights'? Check out my Book Reviews page and get an idea what your next read might be, or see if one of your books has been read and reviewed by yours truly. I'm even... Continue Reading →
I'm not usually a big reader of young adult fiction, but I'd read extracts of 'Subject A36', and could tell in the first few pages it was going to be a book I'd enjoy. And I was right. 'Subject A36' by author Teri Polen, is an extremely well-written story, set in a dystopian future/alternate timeline.... Continue Reading →
I've recently become a big fan of C. S. Boyack (The Hat grabbed me, and Viral Blues sealed the deal). So when I had a chance to slip The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack to the top spot of my TBR pile, I did. A whole book of short stories from the twisted brain... Continue Reading →
When I started 'Through the Nethergate' I thought to myself, "Ooo, a good old fashioned ghost story!" Then suddenly, author Roberta Eaton Cheadle went and changed the rules. Ghosts became semi solid, famous (and infamous) figures from history were involved in socio-political intrigue, and the Big Bad was nothing short of Lucifer himself! I’ve rarely... Continue Reading →
Eternal Road: The Final Stop - John Howell When I picked up this book, I expected a sombre tale about passing over and a journey to the other side. I didn't expect a rollicking adventure through time! John Howell's Eternal Road is one of the more unique titles I've come across in recent memory, pitting... Continue Reading →
I wanted to have read Voyage of the Lanternfish by C. S. Boyack before the release of Boyack's latest adventure, 'H.M.S. Lanternfish'. And I almost made it (I was a few days behind in finishing)! This way, when I started reading reviews about 'H.M.S', I wasn't going to have any spoilers for 'Voyage' sneak up... Continue Reading →
I don't post book reviews here - or rather - I haven't posted book reviews here in the past. Chiefly, this is because I'm usually too busy to READ. However, I have made a point of finding time this year to read, so consequently, I've actually finished a few books (yes, and there were a... Continue Reading →
Goddamn what a fucking thrill it is the first time you see your front cover! Especially for your debut novel! That was my joy yesterday when my extremely talented cover artist, Jennifer, from Indie Designz, showed me the first draft of Guns of Perdition. Thrilled is actually downplaying how I felt. So now I'm back to that... Continue Reading →
Caution; article contains book porn... A second hand bookstore... in a cellar... made by convicts... in Tasmania. Why yes, I'd love to go and have a look! We'll hit up The Book Cellar (cool name) in Campbell Town, Tasmania when we head off for two weeks over Easter. I'm just a wee bit excited.
By now, I'm sure you all know that I'm laboriously working on my debut novel, Guns of Perdition. I had planned to self-publish this WIP in December, however I've recently decided to try the traditional publishing route. This means Guns of Perdition may not be released in 2017 or possibly 2018. It depends if I... Continue Reading →
I promised an excerpt of Guns of Perdition and I am a woman of her word. Without any further to-do, here's an excerpt from Chapter Twenty-Five He cried out and woke in a dark room. Thick velvet curtains were drawn across the window. Behind the curtains, Johnny could see the grey light of pre-dawn. He sat... Continue Reading →
This week’s member inducted into The Oucast’s Bloghouse is the mistress of mystery (and fellow INFJ) - Mae Clair. Whilst I attempt to be professional and cool in my Bloghouse write-ups, I have to admit I'm going to fangirl over Mae Clair. She is not only the author of many books in multiple genres (one... Continue Reading →
So you've written your epic novel. You've painstakingly edited it, got your beta readers onto it and hired a pro to polish it and make it shiny. But guess what? All that is going to mean precisely jack if you front cover looks like this; But wait! Aren't we all taught as toddlers that most... Continue Reading →
So here's a question to all those who have gone before me and have a book(s) published. I don't care if it's indie publishing or traditional, my question remains the same. How the bleep did you do it? I posted off a query email to my local ISBN Agency just asking about purchasing ISBNs for... Continue Reading →
I have been listening to the soundtrack I've made for Guns of Perdition and thought I'd share some of the songs with you'all as well as some images that have inspired me regarding this upcoming novel. This might give you'all an idea if what to expect from Guns... "Bad Company" - Bad Company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5GXbk58R0 This... Continue Reading →
I'm now on Goodreads, so if you fancy seeing what books I enjoy or would like me to check out some of your own hard work find me here! https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/67794159-jess I'm happy to add any new writer's works to my 'to read' shelf!