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Author Newsletter July 2016

Yep – I’ve given up on the silly titles.  It didn’t take long did it?  My knowledge of news based quiz shows is not extensive enough to keep it going any longer.  And beyond that, I saw an article by Jane Friedman here which suggested it was not a productive idea!  So we have a functional title instead.

And on that note – thanks to Jane for her excellent blog advice.  I have signed up to a few ‘writing bloggers’ out there, but I have to say that Jane has become my go-to source of self-publishing info.  There’s always something useful there.

Now, on with the news.  What’s been happening?  Here’s the highlights:

  • England rugby union rolled over the Aussies in their own back yard!  Hurrah;
  • England football limped out of the European Championships with an embarrassing whimper.  Not so hurrah;
  • And Brexit happened.  Brexit actually happened.  Oh dear god;
  • I have been reviewing a lot of books in a quest to get some feedback on Fear’s Union;
  • Mandestroy has continued to be edited and is being blogged with a view to getting it published at the end of the month (still).

And that’s about it – I think.  It doesn’t sound like a lot when I put it like that.

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Book Review: Deity’s Soulmate

Book One of the Goddess Training Trilogy

By Angelina Kerner

This is a very interesting concept – certainly not akin to anything I’ve Deity's Soulmate - Book Coverread before.  And strangely, this is the second book in a row that I’ve read with gods at the core.  But more than that – here we have dragons too; and lots of other classic fantasy creatures to think about.  Almost all of them in fact.  This is certainly a far reaching concept.

I would say that this is a peaceful and sedate read.  However, darker sub-texts do reveal themselves and are ultimately unveiled just enough to lead into the second novel, where it sounds like things are about to get a bit nastier.  Great!  Most of the book is told from Gardenia’s perspective, and being an adolescent goddess, the tone and the trajectory of the story feel very young adult to me.

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