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Promote Your Projects / Free giveaway
« on: July 11, 2015, 12:23:05 pm »
Apologies if this is the wrong place, but I just wanted to let everyone know about a free give away I'm running on Goodreads. To celebrate the recent release of Last stand of old heroes, the fourth heroic fantasy book in the Chronicles of Arkadia series, I am giving away 6 paperback copies of the first book in the series, Destiny of the sword. The link is below for anyone interested in the chance of winning a copy...

Books / Re: Book Reviewers
« on: May 18, 2015, 09:26:46 am »
Thanks for taking the time to reply, guys, it's much appreciated. It's tough out there!!

Books / Book Reviewers
« on: May 15, 2015, 02:13:41 pm »
Aside from the BFS, can anyone recommend some book reviewers who are happy to give an honest review of heroic fantasy books? I've been given a list of over 450 potential reviewers from across the globe, but out of the 180+ I've had time to look at so far, only 5 said that they were prepared to review fantasy and two of those weren't overly enthusiastic. Sadly the 3 that were are too snowed under to accept new requests. It's all getting a bit depressing. I'm willing to post free print copies to anyone I can find willing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Jeff Jones
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:54:58 pm »
Really pleased to be able to share that Fury of the sword, Book 3 in my heroic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Arkadia, has just been published and is now available on Kindle, with the p/b version due out soon.

To celebrate the release of this book, the first book in the series, Destiny of the sword, has been reduced in price to a paltry £0.77, so if you haven't yet read it, why not give it a whirl.

Surely you can't go wrong for £0.77?

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Jeff Jones
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:09:54 pm »
Following yesterday's review of Destiny of the sword I have today received the following review of Redemption of the sword, book 2 in the Chronicles of Arkadia series, from the lovely people over at Spinetinglers Publishing.

Been a good week so far - surely it can't last?

Redemption of the Sword is the much anticipated follow up to J.Jonesí debut, Destiny of the Sword, which hit shelves, and Kindles, last year.
Redemption picks up where Destiny left off, with Teren Rad and his son Eryn continuing their search for Erynís kidnapped fiancťe, Tayla. But after managing to survive the massacre at Vangor things take a turn for the worse for our father/son duo when Teren himself is captured. After much deliberation Eryn decides, with a little help from his friends, to continue his hunt for Tayla. Meanwhile, in the south, the captured Teren, unsurprising, isnít exactly the model prisoner and is soon organizing a revolt against his captors. But itís in the east where things are really kicking off, as the Narmidian king assembles a massive army in an attempt to reclaim the land he believes to be rightfully hisÖ
If you enjoyed Jonesí first novel youíll definitely enjoy the follow up. He really is a great fantasy writer, and the world he has created is so wonderfully well developed that I was more than happy to be transported back there. What I really enjoyed this time around was the further development of Teren and Erynís characters. I had been impressed by Jonesí ability to create and write such fully formed characters in the first instalment, and I was certainly not disappointed with where he took his two leading men as their stories progressed throughout this second offering.
In short, Redemption of the Sword is an exciting, action-packed tale that is every bit as good as its predecessor.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Jeff Jones
« on: July 29, 2013, 10:14:27 am »
Great little review of Destiny of the sword, the first book in the Chronicles of Arkadia series, on Amazon this morning.

"Destiny of the Sword is a great book. I really enjoyed this new fantasy series. It's well written, the characters engaging and nicely violent. It deals with heroes but they are past their best, old battle scars making them ache and slowing them down. I think that's what I like most - how real the characters feel and you can really see the fights as they are described. I'm going to read the next one right now."

Why not see what you think? Feedback is always welcome, good or bad.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Jeff Jones
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:21:35 pm »
If anyone's got a few minutes they might want to pop over to where there's a short interview on me along with cover images, links and of course the obligatory bad photo.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Jeff Jones
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:09:05 pm »
Hi guys,

Hope I'm in the right place for posting this sort of thing, but I just wanted to announce the publication of my book, Tales of terror for a dark night, which is available now through Amazon and other outlets. Containing several prize winning stories, including the ever popular Roof People trilogy, this is an anthology of 20 ghost/horror stories. Whether you're into vengeful spirits, demons, or small furry creatures which live in your loft, there's sure to be something to amuse and hopefully scare you lurking within the pages.

If you're not into horror then perhaps one or preferrably both of my adult heroic fantasy books might be more to your taste.

Thanks for your time and happy reading!


Books / Re: Star Trek Books
« on: October 16, 2012, 10:51:08 am »
Thanks to everybody for their suggestions on where I might be able to offload my collection. I got in touch with all of them, but sadly there were no takers.

Cheers for your help anyway.


Books / Re: Star Trek Books
« on: October 14, 2012, 07:49:00 pm »
Canny thinking on your part and yes, it's probably the only thing that will appease "she who must be obeyed". Pity, I had my eye on a few new books I fancied, though that might well have defeated the object of the exercise I suppose.

I've been on the Zardoz website and will give them a try as well thanks. Also saw there's a pulp/paperback fair at the London Victoria Plaza hotel in a couple of weeks which looks interesting, so again thanks.


Books / Re: Star Trek Books
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:46:37 pm »
Cheers David, I'll do just that.


Books / Re: Star Trek Books
« on: October 14, 2012, 03:42:53 pm »
Thanks for the heads up, Caroline, really appreciate it.

Sadly they've both already come back and said not for them at the present time.

Looks like the missus will be packing her bags then!


Books / Re: Star Trek Books
« on: October 14, 2012, 11:05:18 am »
Thanks Caroline.

I've no idea who they are but I'll look into it.

I just want shot of them as they take up so much room and won't ever get round to reading them again, i don't suppose.

Any sensible offers will be considered so long as the buyer collects!

Thanks again


Books / Star Trek Books
« on: October 14, 2012, 10:43:06 am »
I don't suppose anybody knows anyone who might be interested in purchasing over 200 Star Trek books, do they? Most are in great condition and are paperbacks, although some are second hand and there is also about 15 hardbacks. It's a reluctant sell, but the missus says either they go or she does. If they could cook it would be different. If there is anyone interested, please drop me a line.



I don't know if anyone on here subscribes or buys Writing Magazine/Writers' News, but if so there's a short article in the Members' News section of this month's edition about my debut novel, Destiny of the sword, which was a nice surprise when my copy popped through the letterbox earlier.


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