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Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, The Bear & the Nightingale is a stunningly atmospheric story for lovers of myths and legends. Vasya is wild and wilful and her friends are the spirits.  In the Northern parts of darkest Russia, where the winters are long and cruel, and the summers short and full of endless… Continue reading Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Book Review ~ Krampusnacht by James Drummond

I wrote this 5* review for Artisan Book Reviews. FREE to buy today! Also on KindleUnlimited if you miss the free download. I can't wait for my granddaughter to be a few years older so that I can read this with her. Fans of fantasy and scary stories, this pulse racing book is for you! … Continue reading Book Review ~ Krampusnacht by James Drummond

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Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg

From Wallstreet Journal & Amazon bestselling author Charlie N Holmberg, comes a great book of Victorian adventure and magic! I really enjoyed this book; it’s very well-written with superb pace, wonderful characters and a great plot.  I loved the delicate details that were just enough to firmly put you in Victorian London without bogging down… Continue reading Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg

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Faith In Abertillery by Tracy Traynor – book review.

Faith is going to be on sale at 0.99 from 11th Nov, don’t forget to grab a copy 🙂

R J Askew . St Albans

This engaging romance, set during the Welsh religious revival of 1904-1905, is a little gem, with several sparkling facets.

I like history and so was taken with the insights the story offers into both the difficulties of working-class life, at a time when there was no welfare state to offer a safety net, and the astonishing nature of an upsurge in religious fervour that had a radical effect on the lives of thousands, throwing up some unexpected consequences, some of which had serious outcomes for those not swept along with it – publicans for example – and sometimes producing downright hilarious results. And all because thousands of miners deserted the pubs and packed the chapels and stopped cursing so much.

Backed by a passion for research, Tracy Traynor’s writing portrays a way of life that was perhaps more family oriented than our experiences. She also captures the gulf between rich…

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Book Review – Year One by Nora Roberts

In my quest to continually better my writing skills, I devour books.  Picking up bestsellers I’m searching for their magical ingredients – what makes this book a New York Times bestseller?  Is it the characters, plot or writing style? The book I have just turned the last page of is Year One by Nora Roberts.… Continue reading Book Review – Year One by Nora Roberts

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Book Review – Oil & Water by Lara Ann Dominick

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café A spellbindingly scrumptious paranormal love story, Oil and Water is slick, sophisticated and gritty.  A real Vampire masterpiece! Normally, I like to start with the characters but… the plot – wow, I loved it!  The twist wasn’t obvious and when I saw it coming, I… Continue reading Book Review – Oil & Water by Lara Ann Dominick

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Book Review – On Twilight’s Wings by Ariel Paiement

Blurb She is the key to everything.Until a few months ago, Cat's only worries were about her foster parents and whether she'll be shipped off to another boarding school over the summer. Dealing with a painful past and a friendless existence were at the top of her priority list.All of that is about to change.Shortly… Continue reading Book Review – On Twilight’s Wings by Ariel Paiement

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REVIEW:FAITH IN ABERTILLERY BY TRACY TRAYNOR

Susan, thnk you so much for such a wondeful review you have made me happy and given me so much encouragement to continue writing, thank you.

Susanlovesbooks

49987777._SX318_SY475_MY REVIEW:

Okay, for the first time, Tracy Traynor owes me a box of tissues! Wow, she just ripped out my heart, stomped all over it, and I didn’t even see it coming! Keep the tissues close by as you are reading FAITH IN ABERTILLERY .  She will have your emotions all over the place. I have never read any other books by Tracy Traynor before but I know FAITH IN ABERTILLERY won’t be the last! Wow! What an awesome story. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! Tracy makes her readers feel every emotion her characters are feeling to the point where you feel as if you are right there, struggling along with them.

Faith needs to find a job and quickly.  Her mother relies on her as well as Bertie.  She begins working for Lord Geoffrey Driscoll as a maid.  Before that, she was a…

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Faith in Abertillery by Tracy Traynor

Thank you for a lovely review 🙂

Lisa Everyday Reads

Historical Romance

With ‘An Officer & A Gentleman’ feel, and a Christmas Day ending, this is a perfect festive season, feel-good book. She’s given up on love. He’s marrying for money. But God has other plans…

South Wales, 1905. Faith only believes in the certainty of pain and suffering. Born with a club foot and harboring a dark secret, the barmaid can’t escape her sinful past. But after the country’s religious revival puts her out of a job, hope sparks when a handsome aristocrat gallantly offers her a second chance.

Lord Geoffrey Driscoll fears his estate will run out of money before he can find a suitable bride. However, the devout nobleman can’t keep his mind off the stunning redhead despite her lowly status. As the attraction between them grows, Lord Driscoll is torn between his need for a wife of means and his heart.

As Faith falls for Lord…

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5 Days to a #1 BestSeller

I thought I might share how I recently got to be a Amazon UK BestSeller. Below is a graph showing the dates, who I used to promote, how much I was charged and how many sales I received. Hopefully, from the below you will be able to ascertain whether running consecutive promotions is something you… Continue reading 5 Days to a #1 BestSeller

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My Review Of IDI &The Oracle’s Quest (Born To Be-Book 1) by TN Traynor

Thanks so much to Katrina for this lovely review.

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IDI &The Oracle’s Quest (Born To Be-Book 1) by TN Traynor

IDI & The Oracle’s Quest is a magical story with many different and wonderful characters. This is the perfect book to read when you have a free day and a long evening. I felt that this book expresses that everyone is special through the character IDI an Orphan living a life where he doesn’t feel loved or understood and doesn’t feel special at all. But life and growth can make all the difference.

The story itself follows Marcus and the band of brothers as they prepare to meet the chosen one. However, Marcus is sent by a magic oracle to help IDI discover he is magical and special and hopes he will help him discover the chosen one. However, will Marcus convince IDI of his hidden powers? Will they go on a journey to find the…

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Book Review – In For A Spell by Sharon Clare

Magical, enchanting, romantic, heartwarming... just a few words to describe this lovely book. Ever since I was little I have loved fairy tales. The magic, the mystery, the happy-ever-after. In For A Spell is definitely an adult (quite adult in one particular section!) fairy tale - and I loved it! Finn, the interfering Elf, reminded… Continue reading Book Review – In For A Spell by Sharon Clare

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Author – Narrator Interview

TRACY TRAYNOR – STEVE WHITE Hi Steve I need to start by saying thank you for narrating my books.  I think you do a wonderful job of portraying my characters and bringing the stories to life.  I never could have afforded to pay up front the recommended thousands of dollars for the narration of my… Continue reading Author – Narrator Interview

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

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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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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?