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Great news, Darrienia is now on multiple platforms

As you all my know my book Darrienia hit the number one best seller in two categories for a little over two weeks. An amazing achievement for which I thank my wonderful readers.

Given the recent interest it has been suggested to me, by a number of you, that I should release my book across other platforms. Your words have been heeded my friends. Darrienia is now available on Blio, iBooks, Inktera, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Oyster, Scribd, Smashwords and  Yuzu. Not to mention enrolled in e-book library distribution and reaches OverDrive (world’s largest library ebook platform serving 20,000+ libraries), Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Gardners (Askews & Holts and Browns Books for Students), and Odilo. So whatever your preferred device you can rest assured you can find it.

As a special thanks, until the end of July, for anyone who has already purchased my book on Kindle I will provide a coupon for Smashwords with 100% price discount allowing you to download the book for free on your desired device. To get your voucher simply complete the contact form at the bottom of this post and include your Amazon order number as proof of purchase and I will send you a code.

Done forget, book two of the Forgotten Legacies Series will be out later this year.

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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.