Hey all –
I have a really quick question for readers. The first post on this thread explains it and if you have a moment to just let me know your opinion I’d really appreciate it.
Post is here on Goodreads:
and if you’re not a member, do leave your answer here as a comment or mail me on
jaclement [dot] ondarkshores [at] gmail [dot] com.
All feedback greatly appreciated!
Loving this review and the comments – but not at all intimidated by it, ohhhh nooo….
Thanks so much for the review, AF – now all I have to do is hope and pray the next one won’t let you all down….
3* review from Paranormal Romance Guild – have a look and see what you think. Is it written in Old English or just slightly obscure English? Anyone got any thoughts on that? Sounds like the reviewer did get quite caught up in it – she was rooting for Nereia and says she cried when Copeland turned nasty – but thought it was over-complex perhaps, which is probably a fair comment.
Can’t decide whether that’s a good review, a bad review or not really either – but then a 3* is not really good or bad, but a more neutral vote I suppose.
What do you lot think?
Just a quickie to say that I’ve had two nice things – a shoutout from author Dianna Hardy in the course of a discussion about self-pub (do go along and add your twopenn’orth):
and another review for “On Dark Shores: The Lady”. I’m muchly pleased to say that Rachael at Historically Yours has given it five stars! Hurrah!
Check out her review here, and do leave a comment if you agree / disagree – I’ll be nipping by to join in the discussion!
And though it feels awfully cheeky to say so, it is available from Amazon UK and US as well as Smashwords and Goodreads – links here for your one-click convenience!!
This is just a spaceholder before this week’s guest blog, but more pertinently because I don’t recall having given you this link before and it is unnecessarily funny.
Read the Mr Men books?
So has Hamilton Richards – and he has some strong opinions on the subject!
Do drop by later on to find out who will be guesting this week…
Briefly, I’ve just had another review for “on Dark Shores 1: The Lady”, from TC at Booked Up Blog – do go and have a look, and see if you think it’s fair comment. I hope you do, as it’s very pleasing! Possibly the thing I am proudest of is that she has never particularly considered herself a fan of the fantasy genre but says that reading “On Dark Shores” has made her reconsider what genres she will say she enjoys in the future – how’s that for a compliment?!
Anyway, I’m really pleased that she liked it (I was quite nervous that it might be asking for trouble to ask someone to read outside their usual genre, and would have felt quite bad about wasting her time if she’d hated it) so if any of you lot would be prepared to go have a look and, if you don’t mind, to share that or like it or whatever, I’d really appreciate it. TC’s blog is full of sterling reviews and she is to blame for a couple of my own one-click moments already (and more to come I have no doubt) so does deserve to be shared at large….
Smug moment aside, this is just a spaceholder prior to the main blog of the week, which hopefully will be a guest-blog from the delightful Barbara Silkstone…do come back and check later in the week!
Thanks for dropping by!
Hiya all – I’m back from hols and there’s a HUGE amount to catch up on! Emails, forums, Tweets, blogs, never mind edits on Book 2 which I should start on just after Easter….it’s going to be a busy month even without all the usual day-job, home-life maintenance stuff (and this month there’s going to be a whole load of that too!)
Anyhow, this is mostly a spaceholder and to let you know two things:firstly, I’ll be guest-blogging in May and will give you more details as I have them.
Secondly, I may try to initiate a series of interviews or guest blogs with other authors, so if you have any questions you’d like added to the list do leave them in a comment for me.
Also, as you might have guessed from the title, I’m very chuffed to have received another good review, again with 5* rating, which has been copied across to both US & UK Amazons and to Smashwords.
Check it out at:
(Whoa! It didn’t used to do that, I’m sure, but am loving the link though it’s a bit in-your-face markety….) Anyway.
Hope you all have / had a lovely Easter, and watch this space for more bloggage next week.
Right! As Zebedee so wisely commented, it is indeed time for bed.
Hey all –
‘On Dark Shores: The Lady’ just got a 5* review on Amazon.co.uk
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oh, you’re just teasing us,
18 Mar 2011
By Gingerlily (Ireland) – See all my reviews
This review is from: On Dark Shores: The Lady (Kindle Edition)
This book feels like its not nearly long enough, and I can’t wait for the next part to come out. It’s great fantasy, quite dark and gripping.
Most of the action takes place in one small town, it’s a very intense and claustrophobic setting, but near the end it starts to open up and you get a feeling of all sorts of wider story happening around the little knot of characters that you have got so involved with.
Don’t read this if you want light and frothy stuff – there is some violence in it that would be distressing if it were described in any detail – it isn’t or I wouldn’t have been able to read it!
There are all sorts of suggestions left here for the next book, and very few threads are tied up, there is a sample chapter for the next book at the end, but I didn’t read it as I wanted to wait for the full book to come out. When it does I will be pouncing on it with great anticipation.
How cool is that?! I’m really pleased….
On Dark Shores: The Lady is available for Kindle on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com as well as on Smashwords for other ereaders or reading on the PC – the sample is free to download…
Main blog will come later in the week, when with a bit of luck I’ll detail how to convert a word file into a fully-functioning ebook WITH toc.ncx file…
Watch this space…!