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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 / 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! / 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 / 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.


Books / Winterbirth / Bloodheir (Brian Ruckley)
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:27:15 am »
Has anybody read either or both of these books? Stumbled across both of them in hardback in a charity shop yesterday going for a song and couldn't resist, especially as they're both in mint condition. Trouble is when I got home and read the reviews on Amazon. a lot of them seemed to be slaughtering the first book, citing ridiculously difficult names to pronounce, lack of humour and slow paced as the book's main problems. Anyone got a different slant on them, because if not I think I might consign them to the "doubt I'll ever read it " pile and start on the Fiona McIntosh book I also bought instead?


Introductions / Hey everybody!
« on: June 23, 2012, 05:07:37 pm »
Hey everybody,

Thought that I'd just stop by and finally introduce myself after lurking in the shadows for so long that the forum police asked me to move along.

I'm originally from Pompey but now live in East Anglia.

I've written over a hundred short stories, mostly in the ghost/horror genre and have been lucky enough to get a fair number of these published recently. Although most of my stories are horror ones my passion is fantasy and in particular epic and heroic fantasy.  I've read all the Gemmell and Eddings books I can lay my hands on. I also like Fiona McIntosh and Terry Brooks. I'd love to read the Game of Thrones books as I'm loving the series, but frankly those books are so fat they frighten me and they're not so much a read as a lifetime commitment.

After 2 years of futilely trying to acquire an agent for my book, this year I started to approach publishers direct and I'm delighted to say that my debut novel, Destiny of the sword, the first in the Chronicles of Arkadia series, a heroic fantasy tale, has just been published and is now available on Amazon.

I really look forward to chatting and learning from some of you guys over the coming weeks.

Cheers for now,


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