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AutoCrit ~ what a marvelous tool

AutoCrit When you're someone like me, who struggles so much with grammar and the rules of good writing, then this tool is a lifesaver! The above is my score for Faith in Abertillery before sending it to the professional editor. This is amazing for me. If you score over 85 and apply for a Quality… Continue reading AutoCrit ~ what a marvelous tool

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Faith in Abertillery ~ The Blurb

Not only do I hate writing blurbs, but I'm awful at it. I don't think I'd even want to buy a book after reading a blurb I'd written. So what do you do when you can't stand doing something? Well you get someone else to do it for you of course! And that's exactly what… Continue reading Faith in Abertillery ~ The Blurb

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Book Review – Darkspire Reaches by CN Lesley

Ok, I admit it, I'm a fantasy fan through and through. What I'm an even bigger fan of is, fantasy books that are both gripping and easy to read. This means that, Darkspire Reaches has to go onto my list of really enjoyable fantasy books. Raven is a wonderful heroine, a witch, who from the… Continue reading Book Review – Darkspire Reaches by CN Lesley

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Book Review – The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins

Do you think the Akakies will visit us soon? I do love a good joke. Well wow, you would not believe that this was Sean Robins first book! At the end when I read his short bio and discovered he's a teacher, that made sense - because the book, especially for a first novel, is… Continue reading Book Review – The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins

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Free tools for creating media posts

I just found a new tool - absolutely free, for creating 3D images of your book covers. Love it, love it, love it. So easy to use, unlimited use and great PNG transparent images for using on ads. Want to try it out? Here it is 🙂 https://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups The other tool I use, to upload… Continue reading Free tools for creating media posts

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Coming soon…

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Sale alert – Grace in Mombasa

Hi everyone From today until 21st May '19, Grace in Mombasa ebook is discounted from $4.99 to $0.99! Why not watch the 2 min video clip below to see if this is a book you might be interested in? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_3xsbrjRE https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KT8S4N7

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Revival Novels ~ Two Book Reviews

During my research on the Welsh revival of 1904/1905 I came across two novels. Queen of the Rushes by Allen Raine &The Withered Root by Rhys Davies How I enjoyed reading these books and if I wasn’t a Christian I would quite happily have read them and put them down and thought no more of… Continue reading Revival Novels ~ Two Book Reviews

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Amazon Advertising – How to set one up

Do they really work? Well for me they do.  If you are thinking of following the steps below to set up an ad I would suggest you do something first.  Go to Amazon, put in books and then write your category in the search bar.  This will bring up 400 pages of books in your… Continue reading Amazon Advertising – How to set one up

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Let’s get our books noticed… and make some money!

Amazon kdp select and Advertising Some people don't rate Amazon, a friend of mine has stopped buying from them due to their tax evasion policies... however, let's face it, Amazon is a book lover's paradise and they are, after all, the world's number 1 book seller.  So as indie authors we really are losing out… Continue reading Let’s get our books noticed… and make some money!

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Amazon kdp Select & advertising – is it worth it?

   Yes! Well in my experience anyway, and I've been an indie author for three years now.  In fact yesterday I removed some of my books from various other sites - from which I had zero sales, and put my books back onto kindle select. The reason? Well to make money of course.  The main reason… Continue reading Amazon kdp Select & advertising – is it worth it?

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Grace in Mombasa launch date!

Official launch date is finally here... just got the paperback onto Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0995687994  Paperback UK link https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995687994  Paperback USA link https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Mombasa-Inspired-historic-Mombasa-ebook/dp/B07KT8S4N7/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543688943&sr=1-1&keywords=grace+in+mombasa  

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Why are Christian books so expensive?

I love a good book with a good story, and if that book happens to promote Christian morals and standards then I am doubly-happy.  It is therefore, rather distressing that so many good books by Christian authors are priced out of my price-range. Who is it that set a kindle book at $8 - $15? … Continue reading Why are Christian books so expensive?

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Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

I'm so excited to say that I will probably have the kindle of Grace in Mombasa up by Friday 23rd November - a whole week early! I'd like to share with you the two endorsements that I have had for the book. Tracy Traynor’s writing transports you from World War 1 and 2 England to… Continue reading Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

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Only 3 weeks to go…

When you've spent most of your life... and you're 57 so that's a pretty long time... thinking that you're stupid and rubbish and an idiot, it can be hard to change.  I do believe I've come a long way to getting over low self-esteem but then in times like this, that old nagging voice "you're… Continue reading Only 3 weeks to go…

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Grace in Mombasa – release date 01/12/18

  I am happy to say, that Grace in Mombasa is now with a professional editor being polished. The release date on Amazon will be Sat 1st December 2018. I'm so excited and can't wait for people to read it and find out what they think. 53 days to go....

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“Idi & the Oracle’s Quest” by TN Traynor

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IdiAndTheOraclesQuestIDI & THE ORACLE’S QUEST

T N Traynor
CreateSpace (2014)
ISBN 9781496043931
Reviewed by Autumn (age 14) for Reader Views Kids (7/18)

If you like mysterious rendezvous, witches, castles, demons, dragons and a quest to save the world then “Idi & The Oracle’s Quest,” book one in the Born to Be series, by T N Traynor, is a story you definitely should read.

A spell of forbidden love is cast, only to leave a princess grieving over her love after he is killed, and she is banished from her kingdom for the child she is carrying. Little does she know that the elements or earth witches have taken a solemn vow to protect her and her unborn child from an evil wizard by the name of Norvora. If he gets control of the child, he will unleash unimaginable horrors from the depths of Astaroth.

A plan is made by the…

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Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

I have to begin by saying I think the book cover is great!  If you want a picture to draw you into a story, this one certainly does.  Its atmospheric black and white picture of a moonlit street simply shouts mystery and intrigue, a very good start for a detective novel! As the blurb tells… Continue reading Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

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Reviews by kids, for kids.

Love my latest review, which is by Autumn aged 14.  Nearly all my reviews are by adults and I was really happy to receive this one through the website Reviews by kids, for kids. Idi & The Oracle’s Quest by T N Traynor ISBN 9781496043931 Reviewed by Autumn (age 14) for Reader Views Kids (7/18) If… Continue reading Reviews by kids, for kids.

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Should we go to writers conferences?

Until this weekend I wasn't sure about writers conferences, plus I have discovered I am a terribly indecisive procrastinator!  I'm not sure, I'm going, I've paid, I've canceled, I've repaid... seriously, I must have driven the organizers crazy.  (Sorry Tanja!) Before today if you had asked me about a conference I would have answered you with umm's,… Continue reading Should we go to writers conferences?

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Grace in Mombasa ~ update

I'm happy to say, that I am now just about at the halfway mark of this beautiful story. Inspired by true events ~ A book in two halves The first half of Grace's life is in England between 1912 - 1953.  The book picks up when Grace is 27 and WW2 has just begun.  Living… Continue reading Grace in Mombasa ~ update

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The Innkeeper’s Son ~ K C Herbel

As a Christian, I love it when I find a book full of morals.  One of my all-time favorites is the Narnia series by C S Lewis.  Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. I love that Clive went… Continue reading The Innkeeper’s Son ~ K C Herbel

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Ruin’s Lot by ID Johnson

Over time, many authors have painted a different image of angels and demons.  I loved the film Michael with John Travolta drinking, smoking and smelling of cookies... ingenious.  Also, really enjoyed Constantine with Keanu Reeves, which was intriguing and spellbinding.  And City of Angels with Nicolas Cage, which was lovely and moving.  These are just to name… Continue reading Ruin’s Lot by ID Johnson

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Audiobook now available.

Come on in and discover the world of Talia... Very happy to announce that book 1 is now available on audiobook.  Have a listen to Steve, I think he's done a great job! I'm looking forward to the next two already. Click here to buy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx6AoE9IJk8  

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Are book promotions value for money?

My experience with OnlineBookClub.org  I decided to pay to advertise my book with Onlinebookclub.org. I paid $598.00 for their Book of the Day deal. In the days running up, I began watching the rankings of other books that were the ‘book of the day’.  I was quite excited to see a few of them rise… Continue reading Are book promotions value for money?