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Come and Visit Llandeilo Book Fair 2016

The Last Krystallos

I’m taking part in my first Book Fair on Saturday 30th April
in the picturesque town of Llandeilo in beautiful West Wales

llandeilo book fair 2016Llandeilo is a gorgeous setting close to Aberglasney Gardens andGelli Aur in the pretty Tywi Valley. So if you’re local or at a loose end this Saturday and fancy finding some new books by some great authors, then pop along and meet us. We’ll be very pleased to see you!


I’ve spent some time planning my table and set up, especially as I haven’t done this before, and I think I’m ready!

llandeilo book fair 2016, lisa shambrook, bookmarks, banner, business cards, the hope within novels,

I’ll be there with paperback copies of my Hope Within series. Beneath the Rainbow, Beneath the Old OakandBeneath the Distant Star. There will be free bookmarks and business cards for the Hope Within novels and you can see some props from Beneath the Rainbow too.

lisa shambrook books, hope within novels, amaranth alchemy, bookspine bookmarks, bookpage bookmarks,

We’ll also be selling

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Smashwords Shares 5 Ways to Succeed with Self-Publishing in 2016

Jennifer Bresnick

Self-publishing is a pretty tough game for most authors, but as the industry matures and best practices start to emerge, we’re starting to learn more about what makes a self-published title sell.

Each year, Smashwords parses its sales data to give the rest of the world a little glimpse into what works for its best-selling authors. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, the fifth annual survey revealed that romance, erotica, and young adult fiction are the top sellers for the digital self-publishing platform.

These categories are so popular, in fact, that romance titles (adult and young adult combined) make up more than seventy percent of the top 200 best-selling titles, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker said.  Seventy percent.  That’s a pretty steady paycheck for the seamstresses that have to repair all those ripped bodices.

Fantasy clocked in as the fourth most popular fiction category in 2016, which I can only assume is due…

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The House Next Door… — Suddenly they all died. The end.

…is a frightfully fun read. A spooky tale of demons and darkness, with a fabulous cover by Hazel Butler, this book had me afraid to turn off the light. Mister Jones’ luck is as bad as ever in the third installment of this series, thanks to his equally unlucky neighbor lady, and many of the same […]

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Laugh … Laugh a Lot #LifeSwap

Facing 50 with humour.

IMG_0567It’s another big day here in the Grumpy house …that’s to say it’s a big day for me and Mr Grumpy is going to treat it with the familiar disdain he reserves for most days that are grey and cloudy.

Today my ninth – yes, my ninth – book is released. And between you and me – it’s my best to date.

Life Swap, published by Bookouture is available for purchase and as you may know has been getting incredible reviews from the book bloggers.

Anyway, I don’t want to bore you all rigid (I have already driven Mr Grumpy mad today) droning on about it but if you fancy a proper good giggle and surprises, this book is for you.

The inspiration for it came when I eavesdropped a conversation while filming for a quiz show. A fellow contestant was reading one of those celebrity magazines and announced she…

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Author Talk – Judith Barrow

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New Book in Series – The Mr. Jones Mysteries – The House Next Door by Will Macmillan Jones

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

New book in series

The Mister Jones mysteries by Will Macmillan Jones –  The Series so far.

Each book is a stand alone and they need not be read in any order.

51OPc7+qAKL._UY250_The series begins with The Showing.

Mister Jones is drawn, against his will, into the world of the paranormal for the first time – or is it the first time? His grandfather’s house holds a secret, and his nostalgic visit to the house with an estate agent has awoken the ancient evil dwelling there. Estate agents are going missing, the police suspect Mister Jones knows much more about their disappearance than he cares to admit.

What will happen first – his arrest, the slaughter of the victims, or victory over whatever is living in his grandfather’s house?

One of the reviews for The Showing.

Memorable story By I Readalot VINE VOICE on 12 April 2013

It has been a couple of…

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New Release – Defeat the Aliens by T.Jackson King

Ch'kara SilverWolf

It is my pleasure to bring you a New Release, Defeat The Aliens, book three in the Escape series by my friend T. Jackson King.  Tom has also given us the first chapter to give us a taste.


Bill the SEAL and Jane the starship captain head to Alien worlds to create a NATO of the Stars that will fight against the slave-taking Aliens who attacked Earth. They get a shock when a slave ship in the new system boasts to them that a giant fleet is being gathered to attack Earth again! More shock happens when Jane and Bill take their ship Blue Sky on a covert intel mission to the enemy’s star system. Thirty-five battleship-level starships have been gathered to attack Earth. The enemy commander is a hybrid of a cobra and a gorilla. Death Leader is his name and he aims to turn Earth into…

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