Thursday, 13 December 2012

Ellie Jones Christmas Box-set

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A brill Christmas Box Set offer on Kindle from Ellie Jones - three books for the price of one

Get grabbing while you can -  Christmas Box-Set Kindle USA

                                               Christmas Box-Set Kindle UK

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Smiley Cat

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I just love this picture. I wonder what the cat is smiling about - nice dreams???


Source - RedGage

Monday, 5 November 2012

Ellie Jones on Smashwords

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Arousing Amelia by Ellie Jones is at last available on Smashwords. Ellie Jones has been published on Kindle for quite some time, but not everyone has a Kindle.

Other E readers such as Sony, Apple, Kobo, Nook, etc, are VERY popular, and this can be a problem if a writer limits their market outlet to Amazon Kindle. The one answer for writers is to publish through Smashwords and have their work listed in the premium catalogue for maximum exposure.

Go to the Smashwords page here: Arousing Amelia
Arousing Amelia by Ellie Jones
Frustration. Power. Volatile passion. A potent mix ready to spill over.

Amelia is a young widow starved of affection. Karl, a gorgeous hunk, has recently been dumped. The new friendship releases volatile passions as they are drawn together. However, as Karl discovers, there is far more to Amelia than just a sexy lady.
 Review by: Brad Cal on Nov. 04, 2012 : star star star star star
Well written and hot! That there was a twist at the end was predictable, I expected it, but was totally surprised that it wasn't the one I expected. Well done!

Review by: hrhsophia on Nov. 03, 2012 : star star star star star
Great writing loved the twist.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Free On Kindle - Without Reproach by Ellie Jones

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WITHOUT REPROACH by Ellie Jones is free on Kindle until 3rd November. Grab your copy NOW

Without Reproach Kindle USA
Without Reproach Kindle UK

An intriguing mystery. A heart-warming story. A sizzling liaison

Mrs Joanne Beech says - "What a wonderful book, I just couldn't put it down. Very raunchy… "
Without Reproach by Ellie Jones -
Jenny freaks out when she finds a painting of herself in the entrance to the villa - totally naked. Spanish artist, Juan Garcia left the enormous villa to her in his Will, which is gross. She is not related to him, has never heard of him, never met him, and certainly never been to this villa before... So why does she recognize things?
Mrs Maureen Elizabeth Moss says - "Forbidden passion, mystery and intrigue - this story has them all. Have you ever desired someone you really don't like? Set in the magnificent hills of the northern Costa Blanca, this story covers a sweeping range of emotions. Intrigue, deception, disappointment, anger and passion - they are all here, simmering beneath a surface of self-control."


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Second Chance Romance

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Author - Asrai Devin
Title     - Second Chance Romance
Stars   - 3

Second Chance Romance:
Mandy is quite content balancing her life as a single mother with her job as a school teacher. However, her world is turned upside down when an old high school sweetheart connects with her via Facebook. Mandy decides on one, last date with Kip to put her memories to rest, but Kip isn't quite so eager to let go.

One of the big problems with this book is incorrect grammar... and punctuation is sometimes non-existent. However, that being said, the storyline is just about likeable enough to overlook them - providing you are the forgiving sort.

Second Chance Romance is a basic boy meets girl, boy leaves town, grown man returns but is still in love with woman. It can be a little corny, but sometimes corny is good. I think potentially, this is an entertaining story.

Be warned, Second Chance Romance contains explicit sexual scenes.

Why not try a Kindle Best Seller

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

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Incredible CT Images from a fossil reveal a 300 million-year-old cockroach - now can you make a story of that....

Sunday, 26 August 2012

J.K. Rowling in Personal Promotional Visit to US

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This autumn, J.K. Rowling has scheduled a personal appearance in the U.S. to promote her first novel for adults.

FILE - In this  July 7, 2011 file photo, British author JK Rowling arrives in Trafalgar Square, in central London, for the World Premiere of "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the last film in the series. This fall, British writer J.K. Rowling plans to make her one and only in-person appearance in the U.S. to promote her first novel for adults. The "Harry Potter" author will discuss "The Casual Vacancy" at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on Oct. 16. The venue can seat about 1,100 people.  Little, Brown and Company announced Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2012, that Rowling will be interviewed on stage by fellow author Ann Patchett and will take "select" audience questions. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

The author of the "Harry Potter" series will discuss "The Casual Vacancy" at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Centre on October 16th. The venue can seat about 1,100 people.

Little, Brown and Company announced on Wednesday that Rowling will be interviewed on stage by fellow author Ann Patchett and will take audience questions. Rowling also will sign copies of her new book for each audience member. Boo

Yay for those with the clout to visit, although it’s said that tickets for the event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting September 10th. Prices will range from $44 for phone purchases, $43 for online and $37 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office.ksellers will have access to a live web cast.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Gone Girl

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Author - Gillian Flynn
Title     - Gone Girl
Stars   - 5

Gone Girl:

On the anniversary of her wedding, Amy disappears. There are signs of a scuffle in the house, and her husband, Nick quickly becomes the main suspect.
The fact that Nick isn’t as open with the police as he should doesn’t help matters. As more evidence appears against him, Nick insists on his innocence. 

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Gone Girl is a convoluted, psychological thriller. As disclosures unfurl, it becomes clear that the truth is far darker, more warped, and scarier than you can imagine.  

Gone Girl is well conceived, and the uncertainty doesn’t waver for a single page. Gone Girl one of those books where the ending doesn’t just come, it perforates your head and won’t leave you alone.

Well worth a read

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Google is Sued

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Google is potentially up for $2 billion in compensation for scanning millions of university library books without seeking permission. The Authors Guild claim is a long-running lawsuit that is testing the U.S. copyright law to the limit.

Back in 2004, Google persuaded several universities to scan their libraries, without the  author's permission, and to make extracts of those books available online via Google’s search engine.

Google was consequently sued by individual writers, publishers and the Authors Guild. A litigation that has had a tortured history, resulted in a settlement that a federal judge rejected last year.

The fight is back on.

The guild is now seeking a minimum of $750 in copyright damages for each piece of work that has been infringed. Yay!
I wonder if mine have been infringed??? I never thought to look.

The moral here is one that serious writers the world over are only too aware of - DON’T PLAGIARIZE - even if you are big and powerful. Someone somewhere is bound to catch you out...

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Scent of Woman - Ellie Jones

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An erotic romance from Ellie Jones of Stoke on Trent - Scent of Woman.

Author - Ellie Jones
Title     - Scent of Woman
Stars   - 5

Scent of Woman:
Since her husband died, Debbie hasn’t had many men, but it doesn't mean she's ready to be put out to pasture. For much of her adult life she's put her needs on back burner, in order to raise Samantha. Things need to change.

When Elliot, wafts into her life, Debbie closes her eyes to her immediate attraction to the younger man. He has a reputation for fending off women who chase him, so what chance does she stand.

Once again an exciting read from Ellie Jones.  

Scent Of Woman is a story that will prove popular amongst adult women everywhere. If Fifty Shades of Grey is 'Mummy Porn', then Scent Of Woman is 'Lady Porn'. This is reading for adults with a discerning nature.

The characters of Scent Of Woman come across as genuine, the dialogue authentic, and the descriptive work realistic. The pace of the story is fast, the ending heart-warming, and the content cannot be hotter. This is one sexy story. What more can be asked? 

Scent Of Woman US Kindle
Scent Of Woman UK Kindle

Please note: Scent of Woman is a short, adult romance and contains explicit sexual scenes

Monday, 16 July 2012

Gone Girl

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 Author - Gillian Flynn
Title      - Gone Girl
Stars    - 4

Gone Girl:
On Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary she disappears from their home on the Mississippi River. Passages from Amy's diary reveal she could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter, but is he really a killer?
   With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
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In Gone Girl, the characters unfold, bit by bit, and in unexpected ways, that keep you reading. The question is generally, "Can we ever really know another human being?" This book actually probes further and we find ourselves asking, "Can we ever really know ourselves. What are we capable of? The way the story ends clinches what a sickening liaison Nick and Amy had.

A book well worth reading... But be aware that Gone Girl contains coarse language as well as violence and sexual content.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Free Book - WITHOUT REPROACH by Ellie Jones

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Here's a Kindle freebie for everyone to checkout

Without Reproach by Ellie Jones

An adult romance of intrigue, and deceit. Jenny is not related to Juan Garcia. She has never heard of him, never met him, and certainly never been to his villa before... So why does she vaguely recognize certain things about it...

Jenny is puzzled when Spanish artist, Juan Garcia, leaves her his enormous villa in his Last Will and Testament, but freaks out when she discovers a painting of herself in the entrance to the villa... totally naked...

Eduardo, the younger half-brother of Juan, resolves to buy her out. She stubbornly refuses, pulled as she is, by the mystery of the finca. Her refusal to co-operate is at the root of heartbreak, as, like a moth to a candle, Jenny is drawn to Eduardo...

Free from
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Amazon UK Without Reproach

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Enemies and Playmates

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Author - Darcia Helle
Title     - Enemies and Playmates
Stars   - 4

Enemies and Playmates:
Lauren’s family preserves a grand pretence that contradicts their actual lives. Alex, Lauren's father, keeps a tight rein on his family through physical abuse, manipulation, and fanatical control. Because of this, Lauren doesn't believe she could ever trust a man, much less fall in love with one.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Stolen Prey

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Author - John Sandford
Title     - Stolen Prey
Stars   - 5

Stolen Prey:
Lucas has attended numerous murder scenes. This is one of the nastiest. A whole family has been killed, including the dogs.

Something about the incident nudges at Lucas’s cop instincts. It reminds him of the kind of retribution he’s seen in drug killings. However, this is a fashionable part town, and the husband a vice president of a bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.

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Stolen Prey is a disturbing murder-mystery that has been very skilfully composed. The storyline is full of unpredictable action. The dialogue is first-class, while central characters spring to life in a nerve-wracking thriller that has you hankering for more.

Stolen Prey is so well written and compelling that it is disappointing to see the story come to an end. A must-read.


Saturday, 19 May 2012

Anagram Solver

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Most writers love playing with words. As a distraction, here's a fun anagram solver/generator that might also be of use

Enjoy it.

Monday, 14 May 2012

11th Hour

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Author - James Patterson
Title     - 11th  Hour
Stars   - 4

11th Hour:
Lindsay is finally pregnant. However, her workload doesn't relax. Millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, and she finds that the murder weapon is connected to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most unassailable criminals. It was taken from her own department's evidence locker.

Lindsay is called to a most peculiar crime scene: two bodiless heads ostentatiously displayed in the garden of a famous actor. Another head is discovered in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims.

A reporter presents a series of articles about the cases and Lindsay's personal life is exposed. This time she has no one to turn to.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Free romance on Kindle

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Free romance on Kindle 9th 10th 11th May 2012 - 

Arousing Amelia

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Monday, 30 April 2012

The Innocent

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Author - David Baldacci
Title     - The Innocent
Stars   - 4

The Innocent
Robie is sent to take out a target. However, something doesn't seem right, and he does the inconceivable, he refuses to kill, and becomes a target himself.

He crosses paths with a fourteen-year-old absconder from a foster home, but she is no usual runaway. Her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against his professional judgement, Robie finds he can't walk away. The more he learns about her, the more he becomes convinced she is in the middle of a cover-up, that rises to inconceivable levels of power.

Robie may have to come out of hiding in order to save the girl's life, and maybe his own.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Every Morning

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I wake up to this view every morning in Jalon, Spain. Sometimes I just want to sit and soak it up all day long... But soaking it up doesn't put food on the table.
I need to sell books.  To sell books, I have to write them in the first place, so sitting isn't really an option.

Ah well, must get on with the next chapter...

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Lucky One

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Author - Nicholas Sparks
Title     - The Lucky One
Stars   - 5

The Lucky One:
Can there actually be an object that acts as a lucky charm? The central character of The Lucky One by  is certain he's found one in the photograph of a woman he has never met, but who he starts to believe holds the key to his future.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Past Sins, an erotic romance - FREE

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Past Sins, an erotic romance full of intrigue, deceit, and love. 

Past Sins is available FREE on 4th and 5th April 2012 on Kindle, so if you enjoy erotic romance, take advantage while you can.

Past Sins, an erotic romance:
Jenny is not related to Juan Garcia. She has never heard of him, never met him, and certainly never been to his villa before... So why does she vaguely recognize certain rooms and smells...
Jenny is puzzled when Spanish artist, Juan Garcia, leaves her his enormous villa in his Last Will and Testament ... But freaks out when she discovers a painting of herself in the entrance to the villa... totally naked...

Friday, 30 March 2012