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Book Review: Dusk and Summer by Joseph Pinto

Dusk and Summer by Joseph Pinto is a beautiful heart warming story. Written in the first dusk and summerperson narrative and combining tragedy with seeds of urban fantasy. It follows the heartbreaking tale of a son sent on a final request from his father, as he lies dying. “Find me from Tolten.” This last adventure is one of discovery, a son recalling and remembering the greatness of his father during his journey, gaining new insight into the man he loved and respected and one needed as much by the son as the father. But there was more to his father than he realised, and mysteries which may never be explained.

Joseph Pinto knows how to write pain. He is an expert at bringing to life vivid and heart-wrenching emotions in a way a reader cannot help but feel the grief of the main character. His pain is yours to share. Dusk and Summer beautifully portrays a father son relationship, from hero worship to deep respect. The finally crafted imagery  is pure poetry casting a spell of beauty over a tragic, yet magical tale. This book is about loss and captures it in a pure and real form. It is a truly amazing read.

This is one book I highly recommend, touching, engrossing and magical. As an added incentive Joseph Pinto will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. I myself have already gifted a copy to someone I know will enjoy it.

Book links

UK: Dusk and Summer

US: Dusk and Summer

 

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Author Interview: Ian D Moore

This week, it is my great honour to present author Ian D Moore, not only author of Salby Damned but the mastermind behind the Indies for Charity group who are a collection of world wide authors, banding together to create an anthology for charity. Their first title, You’re not Alone, was released last year, with the plans for an additional title this year. Let’s meet the author.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio)

Born in Sutton Coldfield, England, Ian served with the British Army for four years both here and abroad.ian pic

Ian works full time as a national trucker and also owns his own internet based business. Having been writing short stories and poetry for many years his first published novel, Salby Damned, was released in July 2014.

Ian has since written a short story collection book for children, just to see if he could. That book, The Amazing Adventures Of Ken Brown – Australian Wombat is almost ready for publication.

He now lives and works in Goole, East Yorkshire. Ian recently headed the first group anthology created for charity entitled You’re Not Alone, featuring a host of talented authors from this group.

You’ll find it on Amazon so please, help us to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by buying your copy.

He is currently one of the admin team of the esteemed IASD facebook group.

What are your hobbies? Continue reading “Author Interview: Ian D Moore”

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You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

Hi I hope you are all in good health.

I just wanted to do a very quick blog for an upcoming book. I have personally pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to get my hands on it, so watch this space for a review in the upcoming months.

At this moment I am not getting as much time as I would like to dedicate to reading, in fact, my reading list has almost doubled whilst I still have yet to check a book off it. I can’t help myself, I love reading, and if I am honest, about 95% of all the works I purchase are written by indie authors.

Many years back indie authors were getting bad press and words like vanity publishing were being thrown around by traditional publishers, but to be quite honest, having read a large number of indie books I have yet to come across one that hasn’t clearly shown the author’s passion for writing, a passion which is clearly reflected through the brilliant characters and compelling plots. It is for this reason I now favour the indie authors over the traditionally published ones. Of course, being independent means they don’t get the publicity of traditionally published authors and all marketing comes out of their own pocket and awareness comes from word of mouth, and the help of social media and blogs.

As you may know I am quite active on social media, more so Twitter at the moment, I have made friends with a number of authors and I was really excited to learn about an upcoming release which will contain the works of many indie authors. A few of the names I already know and have loved their work, so I jumped at the chance to pre-order it, who knows, I may even find more books to add to my ever growing list.

The authors of this work span over countless time zones and have banded together in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, in fact 100% of the royalties from this labour of love are being donated to this cause. I think what this selection of authors are doing is amazing, they have dedicated their time and effort into producing an outstanding work and have done so selflessly under the banner of doing something good for charity.

The book itself, which is titled “You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology” is now available for pre-order and will be available from the 11th July

Why not take a look at it for yourself? The link is below. I hope you are as excited about reading this as I am.

Click here to check it out

Here’s the list of authors involved in this project it is the combined effort of the following International Indie Authors. In order of appearance.

Lesley Hayes (Editor In Chief, grammatical and literary advisor)
BL Pride
Anthony Randall
Ian D. Moore (Project Leader, Charity Liason/Legal, formatting/proofreading)
Mike Billington
D. Avraham
Sallyann Phillips (Editorial Team, Blog Tour Organiser and Promotions Advocate)
Kayla Howarth
Christoph Fischer
Phyllis Edgerley Ring
Felipe Adan Lerma
Sylva Fae (Editorial Team, Promotions Advocate)
Andy Updegrove
Penny Luker
Katerina Sestakova Novotna
Lisa Shambrook
Tom Benson
Katharine E. Hamilton
Lucinda E. Clarke
Barbara Doran
Angela Lockwood
Rebecca Bryn
Max Power
Paul Ruddock
S.K. Holmesley
Eric Lahti
S.E. Meyer
Nico Laser (Cover image graphics designer, file formatting and conversion.)
Diana J. Febry (Editorial Team)
Christine Southworth (Artist and cover image creator)

Certain members of the above group also had other roles in the creation of this anthology as indicated.