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Title: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 22, 2012, 11:30:46 am
I bet that title grabbed your attention. The Alchemy Press is to publish this great coming of age novel, by Sarah J Graham, as a Kindle book (and maybe a printed version, too).


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qZnp0SfvLwM/T9-eurQkrjI/AAAAAAAABCs/7jKVXZwROQg/s1600/SexLiesPreview2b.jpg)


The brilliant cover artwork is by Steve Upham.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Jim Steel on June 22, 2012, 01:23:56 pm
Steve's a genius.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 22, 2012, 01:38:30 pm
Steve's a genius.

He is
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 22, 2012, 08:06:33 pm
I've been editing this today -- the fourth edit? -- and still finding "errors". Making something flaw-free is almost impossible.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Jim Steel on June 22, 2012, 09:54:29 pm
[sighs] Yup. Me too. Sometimes my paranoia starts wondering if the writers are slipping things in to see if I'm paying attention.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 23, 2012, 08:50:26 am
 ::)
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 26, 2012, 05:41:54 pm
Finally ... finally ... I've managed to format a document for publishing via Smashwords (it's not that straighforward, Mr Theaker  :) ). Anyway, SEX, LIES & FAMILY TIES by Sarah J Graham is now available on the Smashwords website:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/175977

Thank you for reading this message, sponsored by many cups of tea!

Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 26, 2012, 05:43:30 pm
This book isn't the usual type of fantasy covered by the BFS. However, when I read the manuscript I was certain of one thing: I had to publish this book.

By 1970, nineteen-year-old Carol has begun to finally make sense of her life, and on the day that Jim dies, Carol Hopcraft dances a jig in Mrs. Hamiltonís hallway. When Carol learns of Jimís death, all the pain of the past floods back to haunt her.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Rolnikov on June 26, 2012, 06:55:36 pm
Finally ... finally ... I've managed to format a document for publishing via Smashwords (it's not that straightforward, Mr Theaker  :)

Well, no, not on Smashwords! I helped someone troubleshoot a book they had on there and it was like seeing how ebooks were made in the stone age! It's basically banging rocks together until a book falls out.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 27, 2012, 02:10:48 pm
What method do you use, Stephen?
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 27, 2012, 02:11:31 pm
What method do you use, Stephen?

Obviously I am referring to preparing eBooks -- just clarifying things
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: CarolineC on June 27, 2012, 04:39:57 pm
What method do you use, Stephen?

Obviously I am referring to preparing eBooks -- just clarifying things


You just made me splutter coffee all over my keyboard with that comment!
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Rolnikov on June 27, 2012, 05:58:12 pm
I tag it in Word, then finish it off in Sigil - not the best or only way, but it's working well for me so far. A simple novel only takes an hour or so. Unfortunately I don't get to work on novels very often..!
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: mightyjoeyoung on June 27, 2012, 07:31:37 pm

The brilliant cover artwork is by Steve Upham.


If it isn't what the writer/publisher wants, would you say to him 'They don't like it Upham' ?
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: greenpen on June 28, 2012, 08:02:21 am
[sighs] Yup. Me too. Sometimes my paranoia starts wondering if the writers are slipping things in to see if I'm paying attention.
No whey!
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 28, 2012, 11:27:43 am
What method do you use, Stephen?
Obviously I am referring to preparing eBooks -- just clarifying things
You just made me splutter coffee all over my keyboard with that comment!

 :) ;)
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on August 16, 2012, 07:45:29 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aPcVzJAqakg/UC0UzYmdB-I/AAAAAAAABYQ/lmfMR2gd1sM/s1600/SexLiesPreview2b.jpg)

Sex, Lies and Family Ties has it's own page on the Alchemy Press website now:

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/p/sex-lies-family-ties.html

You can buy the book via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk


Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 07, 2012, 06:35:54 pm
Available via Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sex-lies-and-family-ties-sarah-j-graham/1112412544?ean=9780953226078

Amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lies-Family-Ties-Sarah-Graham/dp/0953226077/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=31UZBWO58V8CZ&coliid=I3JG92P9T5J0C5

and Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Family-Ties-Sarah-Graham/dp/0953226077/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347039324&sr=8-1&keywords=sex+lies+and+family+ties
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 08, 2012, 03:15:17 pm
Also available from The Book Depository:

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sex-Lies-Family-Ties-Sarah-Graham/9780953226078
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on December 16, 2012, 04:54:15 pm
Many thanks to Barry Lillie for allowing us to reproduce his review from Goodreads:

"A dark and gritty tale that focuses upon a handful of days in the life of a teenager in the 1970s and how those few days bring with them change and closure. Well written, compelling and deliciously dark. The sense of betrayal at the end was as sharp as a harridan's tongue. I'd recommend this book even to those not old enough to remember the era as there's very little to alienate a younger reader. The setting may be the '70s but the story and content is still pertinent to society and the coming of age today."

Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on January 01, 2013, 04:20:25 pm
http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sex-lies-and-family-ties-reviewed.html

Another review of Sex, Lies and Family Ties, this time from Allen Ashley.
Title: Re: Sex, Lies and Family Ties
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 03, 2013, 08:59:27 am
Sex, Lies and Family Ties by Sarah J Graham has just received a four-star review on Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13450683-sex-lies-and-family-ties