All posts tagged: Roman Mask

Out now!! Audio version of Roman Mask!!

  Yes, it’s true! You can now get the Audio version of my novel, Roman Mask.  Due to the success of the book, the Publisher Tantor decided to create an unabridged version of my work.  You can buy the Audio CD from Amazon and other retailers, or listen to it on Audible, or from Apple iTunes. Audio books, made for companies such as Audible, have become an increasingly popular way to enjoy novels.  Audio books bring their own form of magic to the literary world.  When listening to a work through a headset, it is easy to lose yourself in the woven spell of audio.  You can immerse yourself totally, through the hypnotic sound of the narrators’ voice, into the writers’ world.  Audio books are also sometimes better at fitting into our busy lives.  So if this is your medium of choice, you can now transport yourself to Ancient Rome before delving into the dark forests of the Teutoburg, by listening to my novel Roman Mask. I have been incredibly fortunate to have my work …

Coming up on the site soon! Game of Thrones!

Coming up on the site soon! Recently, I have been writing quite a few posts on historical fiction, so I think it is about time I turned my attention back to fantasy.  A while back I discussed the importance of The Lord of the Rings to the fantasy genre, and the impact that both the books and the films made.  This week I will be addressing the other hugely successful fantasy series that now is rivaling Middle Earth in popularity.  I am of course talking about George R R Martin’s magnificent Game of Thrones.  The first post coming out later this week, will concern the novels in the series.  I will discuss what made the Game of Thrones books so popular and how George R R Martin managed to create such an exciting and vibrant world.  The following week I plan to write a post on the impact of the Television series, how this may affect the legacy of the novels, and how the fantasy genre could now be viewed differently thanks to the overwhelming …

ROMAN MASK SALE!

A very merry Christmas to you all! I hope readers of this blog all have exciting plans for the Christmas season.  I’ll be spending Christmas day with my family, and then straight after, I plan to travel north, to my cottage in Northumberland.  The reason for this trip is to work on the sequel to my novel Roman Mask.  I’m really excited, and have lots of plans and ideas to develop.  It’s really important for my writing process to get off to a good start. Several days with just me and the (new) dog in the Northumbrian hills is just what is needed to start the long journey. In celebration of Christmas, I have decided to reduce the price of my novel Roman Mask until the December 31st.  After this date, the price will revert back to its normal pricing structure, so get it cheaply now whilst you still can!  Unfortunately this offer only extends to the kindle version as changing the price on the paperback is impossible (without me losing money!) as the margins are so …

Sunday update! Sequel, great review, and a give-away.

Sunday update! I’ve started work on a sequel! It’s been a while since I’ve had some news on my own writing, so I am delighted to tell you that I have now started writing the sequel to Roman Mask.  It will obviously be a long project, so don’t expect anything soon, but at least it is on its way now.  You may be wondering why it has taken me so long before even starting this book, but before I could begin, I needed to do mountains of research for this particular story.  I will keep the story-line to myself for now, but rest assured that Cassius will be back and I hope that this novel is as exciting and as well received as Roman Mask.  I still plan to be just as committed to this blog as you have come to expect, so you can still look forward to weekly posts on historical and fantasy novels.  Speaking of Roman Mask, I received an excellent review for my novel on the website Tometender last week.  The …

Sunday update! Roman Mask now available in all formats!

“I loved this book. There’s no other way to say it.” 5 Stars – Readersfavorite.com Up until now, my novel Roman mask has only been available to buy in a paperback version, or for the Kindle device via Amazon.  Although, the kindle device is obviously very popular (I have one myself) there are plenty of other reading devices out there.  So I am delighted to say Roman Mask is now available in all formats, including for the Nook, the Kobo, and the iPad.  The cost remains the same, which ever device is your preference $2.99 USA, £1.99 UK. Buy Roman Mask here! Nook via Barnes and Noble Kobo via Kobo store iPad, iPhone via Apple iBooks Kindle via Amazon In other news, I will continue to write my posts on either historical or fantasy literature, but if anyone else wants to contribute posts just let me know.  I enjoy showcasing other people’s point of views so don’t be afraid to offer your own posts.  You can get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ section of the website, and I also …

Sunday update and book giveaway!

I hope you have enjoyed the Lord of the Rings season on this site, which was concluded on Friday with my final post of the series, with the search for the next Tolkien to grab the fantasy world’s attention.  I will return to other fantasy works soon, but I think on my next post I should come up with a post more centred on historical works…after all, this site does cover both genres.  It can be quite difficult to get the balance right, but as I’ve stated many times in the past, I think the two genres have more in common than they have differences. I try to be quite open to new ideas for this site, therefore in an endeavour to help involve my readers in the running of this site, I have come up with a new giveaway competition.  I will be giving away three copies of the paperback version of my book Roman Mask.  Possibly you haven’t purchased it yet, and even if you have you may only have read it on …

Sunday update!

I hope you have been enjoying the series on The Lord of the Rings this past week.  I started off with a post on my own memories of when I first read the trilogy and followed that up with a piece on what separates Tolkien’s work from other novels.  I could leave it at that, but I would like to write one more post on how our perceptions on the three books have changed since the films have come out, and what the legacy of The Lord of the Rings is likely to be, since the three film’s incredible success at the box office.  I will also try and look ahead, at other fantasy novels that may one day be considered classics and take their place alongside The Lord of the Rings at the top of the genre.  This will come out on Wednesday. Roman Mask An update on my own novel Roman Mask.  I still haven’t managed to work out what has happened to the three missing reviews from my blog tour which were supposed …

Coming up on the site soon!

Coming up! It occurred to me recently that although I have highlighted and written about a number of fantasy novels, apart from the odd mention here and there, I have missed out the two most famous works in the Genre.   They are of course The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.  Possibly the reason I have avoided writing about them up until now is that since the films and the TV series have come out, so much has been said about them, I wasn’t sure I could offer anything more.  However, I now realise that was ignoring the elephant in the room, and to have a site which discusses fantasy novels, and not include these great books is ridiculous. So this week I will start of writing some pieces on The Lord of the Rings, the book that I first read at eleven and did more to spark my imagination than anything else in my life.  It lead to a lifelong love affair with reading and …

Readers Favorite! Roman Mask, 5 Stars! #books

You may notice a silver medal on the top right hand side of my blog, showing five stars.  This is from readers favorite, who have awarded me this after reviewing my book, Roman Mask.  Readers favorite are The fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet.  They are the recipient of “Best Websites for Authors” awards by the Association of Independent Authors. They are also used by the large publishing houses Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House, and Simon & Shuster among others. The reason I went to these guys to review my novel, was because I felt it was important to get a completely impartial view on my novel, from a source that is world recognised and renowned for their fair and honest reviews.  Needless to say, I was delighted to receive 5 stars!  They also have an annual book award contest in April, so who knows, I might just take part in that too! Anyway, here is the review I received: Reviewed By Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers’ Favorite Thomas MD …

Calling all authors and book reviewers…FREE marketing! #bookmarketing #authors

picture from youtube.com My own novel ‘Roman Mask’ is about to appear on a blog tour of historical fiction websites, through the end of August and throughout September.  It has made me appreciate how important it is for authors to gain the exposure necessary to get a new book up and running.  As I have a website of my own, it only seems fair to make the same offer to other authors in need of marketing their own novels.  So you will see there is an extra tab on my site called ‘Submissions’.  This shows how you can submit a post to my website promoting your own work, providing it is a fantasy or historical novel.  It is completely free of charge; I just need a post that tells the readers something about your novel – it could be the inspiration behind writing the book, or why you were interested in a period of history, or anything really that tells us something about the novel.  I will then post this with a description of the …