Saturday, September 30, 2017

K.S. Marden New Release ! James Witch-Hunter

Hello  writers and readers, 

Sorry for the lack of news this months but I had super busy time, with writing ( just a little) and with my nephew at home for holiday and I couldn't find time for do nothing! 

I would like to inform about a new release! Here details below. 

Title: James: Witch-Hunter
Author: K.S. Marsden
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: 1st October 2017



Synopsis

~Prequel to the Witch-Hunter trilogy~

James Bennett is a Yorkshire lad, making the big move to Oxford 

to start university.

His ambitions involve getting a good education; impressing the 

Rugby Club; and not throttling his roommate. All perfectly normal 

drama, until Hallowe'en.

A girl's murder throws James into the dangerous world of witches, 

and those that hunt them.

After playing a sidekick in the Witch-Hunter trilogy, it's only 

fair that James gets to be centre stage in his own prequel.

This can be read as a stand-alone, and does not contain any 

spoilers. It may contain witches, bad jokes and cringe-worthy 

scenes; but definitely no spoilers.


 
About the Author:

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two

constants in her life - books and horses.

Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, 

she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything 

the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a 

Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South 

Yorkshire.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow 

Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she 

now has two successful series under her belt.



 
Excerpt:

Charlotte had just made her second coffee of the day, when she 

heard a very insistent banging at the front door. Not in the mood for 
visitors, she reluctantly opened it.

And was met by the sight of James.

In a dress.

“I'll never get used to your humour, James.” She said, stepping 

aside and letting him in. “Fancy some fresh coffee? And when I say 

fresh, I mean instant stuff I've only boiled once.”

James closed the door behind him, and made his way through the 

narrow corridor to Charlotte's tiny kitchen.

Charlotte promptly poured an extra coffee and added sugar, her 

normally bright eyes were red, and it was clear she'd been crying.

“I broke up with Nathan.” She said, looking embarrassed that he 

had to see her like this.

“I think my roommate's a murderer.” James countered.

Charlotte handed him a mug of coffee, shaking her head. “When a 

girl says she's broken up with her boyfriend, most people would 

offer... never mind. You win. Why is Hunter a murderer?”

James gently lowered himself down onto Charlotte's rickety sofa. 

“I followed him last night. He was bein' weird, and I have a tracker 

on his phone-”

“What?!”

“And he went to this warehouse, where...” James trailed off, his 

throat closing around the words.

Charlotte misread his inability to speak, and gently rubbed his 

shoulder. “It's alright, you're safe here. Who do you think he 

killed?”

“Bea.” James gasped out. “You remember the blonde, Scottish lass? 

They hooked up at start of term; then the other night she was 

looking for him; next thing you know, she's dead!”

Charlotte put down her coffee cup, her hand shaking too much to 

hold it. She looked at James in all seriousness, “And you saw 

Hunter kill her?”

James shook his head, thinking back to last night, and the hooded 

figures. He was sure it was Hunter, “I couldn't clearly see who it 

was, but why would Hunter be there? It's one hell of a coincidence, 

that he bails on the Hallowe'en party and ends up at the same 

warehouse where the girl he was shagging ends up getting sta-”

“Did you physically see him there?” Charlotte asked.

“No, I was following a tracker.” James admitted.

“An illegal tracker, that'll never hold in court, James.”

James snorted, “Trust the trainee-lawyer to say that.”

“Hey, I'm just trying to see every angle.” Charlotte said, punching 

 his arm. “There could be another, perfectly normal explanation. 

Maybe someone mugged Hunter and stole his phone – that sort of 

person would be more likely to head to the dodgy side of town.”

“Ha, it'd have to be the king of muggers to get the better of 

Hunter.” James argued. “He's super-fast, super-strong, and has 

anger issues. Which all adds up to someone very capable of 

murder.”

“How-”

“Do you not remember how we first met? It's not often I get thrown

 against a wall, instead of the usual handshake. And I do rugby 

training with him – trust me, it's like getting hit by a car-”

“James, you're exaggerating.” Charlotte sighed.

“And I've seen him run – I forgot to show you.” James dug out his 

phone from the flowery handbag, and quickly found the video he'd 

taken weeks ago. “Look – look how fast he is! And don't you find it 
weird that he's never that fast in rugby games? It's almost like he's 

holding back.”

Charlotte looked at the video, and when the brief clip was over, she 

shrugged, “It doesn't look that fast to me.”

“Well, it seemed it when I was watching with my own two eyes.” 

James tucked his phone away. “He's not normal.”

“Yes, but there's a huge leap between what's not normal, and a 

killer.” Charlotte said, exasperated. “Don't get me wrong; I want to 

help you James, I really do... have you been to the police?”

“Yes, I stayed there overnight.” James answered. “I got knocked 

out, and some cop must'a found me. Next thing I know, I'm waking 

up in a cell.”

“Oh no, what happened? Did someone attack you?”

James opened his mouth the speak, but he didn't even know what to say. 

He remembered getting knocked off his feet by some powerful 

force, but that didn't make sense.

“What did the police say?” Charlotte asked, when it was clear 

James wasn't giving her an answer.

He shrugged, “Not much, just that Bea had died. They were 

dodging a lot of my questions.”

“That's normal police protocol for an ongoing investigation.” 

Charlotte said, knowledgably.

James shook his head. “There was summat not right about the 

whole thing. It just felt shady.”


K.S Marsden's books are available through most online stores.

Check them out now at:


Amazon

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Book Depository

Google Play

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iTunes

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https://www.amazon.com/James-Witch-Hunter-K-S-Marsden-ebook/dp/B075MN4LR7


Check K.S Marden's  website  for more details  about her and her 

books.



 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amstel Girl nominee at Summer Indie Book Awards !

Hello writers and readers! 

I have a great new,  my book #amstelgirl  has been nominated at the Summer Indie Book Awards !  
 and here we go the cover of  Amstel Girl  with the new nominee badge !




 

********2017 Summer Indie Book Awards!*************

Yes, it’s that time of year again, folks! The 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards is now open for nominations! There are a few changes from last year, so make sure to read the rules carefully! Nomination forms are at the bottom.






2017 Summer Indie Book Awards Rules

First of all, let me say right off the bat that rude behavior toward SIBA or any nominated authors, including harassing e-mails and accusations of cheating will absolutely NOT be tolerated by anyone. If you can’t be nice to one another, we respectfully request you to remove yourself from the awards. This isn’t the place for mud-slinging, accusations, threats, or generally nasty behavior.

  1. Any book may be nominated as long as it is an independent or small-press author (no major publishing houses such as Random House or Penguin, among many others) and/or publisher. Authors who also publish with big name publishers may submit books as long as the submitted book is published independently. Books must be published between September 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. Nominations for books published before or after these dates will not be accepted.
  2. Nominations will begin at midnight CST every January 1, and continue until midnight CST on July 1. Voting will begin at midnight on the morning of September 1, 2017.
  3. Metamorph Publishing will make every attempt possible to contact authors of nominated books, whether through their book pages or on Facebook. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to locate and contact every author who is nominated.
  4. Nominees will be given access to a .png file (transparent background) that they may freely use on their book covers or in promotional materials. Any author found using the nominee badge on a book that was not nominated will be barred from participating, and any of their books that have been nominated will also be disqualified. Any nominee who needs assistance getting the badge onto their cover or banners may contact Metamorph Publishing for assistance, at no charge. You can do this using the contact form on the Summer Indie Book Awards page at Metamorph Publishing or by emailing us at siba@metamorphpublishing.com
  5. Authors may nominate their own books; however Metamorph Publishing asks that if you nominate your own books, be respectful and nominate someone else’s as well. This event is meant to help awareness of indie authors as well as provide increased visibility to readers.
  6. Metamorph Publishing will host and promote the main event on their website as well as on Facebook. The event and any prizes awarded are exclusive of Facebook, and Facebook is not affiliated in any way with the event. Other authors may volunteer to post articles or interviews about the event on their own websites or blogs.
  7. During nominations, Metamorph Publishing will collect prize donations from authors; however this is NOT a requirement for nomination or for winning. Donations can be signed paperbacks (although keep in mind the winner may live overseas from your location), e-books either emailed directly from the author or gifted through Kindle/Nook/Kobo, etc., audio books gifted through Audible, iTunes, or Amazon, bookmarks, novelty items (coffee mugs, keychains, other swag), gift cards (Amazon or Barnes and Noble are always good, but pre-paid Visa or Mastercards for a certain amount could be useful as well), or even gift baskets (a small coffee mug and hot cocoa, for example; as long as it can be mailed) and services such as editing, formatting, or cover design. Metamorph Publishing will collect and maintain email addresses from authors for the purpose of making sure the prize gets to the winner; your email address is SACRED to us and will never be sold or even given away without your express permission.
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  9. First, second, and third place authors will be chosen by Poll Maker at the close of voting. Please allow a few days for us to compile the results. Winners will be announced on our website, on the Summer Indie Book Awards Facebook page, as well as in the Facebook event itself. We will also make every attempt to contact the winners through other means (Facebook or Google search, or via the Amazon author page) if necessary.
  10. Badges will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners, with the category of the win included on the ribbon. Winning authors may use these digital images to add to their book covers, if they desire, post on their website or blog, or use for social media. These badges are Creative Commons images with no copyright attrition needed. Any author found to be using these winner badges who has NOT won the right to use them will be banned for life. Any author who has difficulty adding these badges to their media can contact us using the form at the bottom of the page on the Summer Indie Book Awards home page at Metamorph Publishing or by emailing siba@metamorphpublishing.com.
  11. Prizes will be awarded as such: Metamorph Publishing will contact the winners and the prize donors to facilitate awarding of prizes. Authors who have donated will be required to make every effort to award their prize to the winner. Metamorph Publishing assumes no responsibility after the winner and donor are contacted. Any author who does not award their donated prize will be banned for life (certain exceptions can be tolerated at Metamorph Publishing’s discretion).


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https://metamorphpublishing.com/summer-indie-book-awards/
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Friday, June 23, 2017

My Current WIP, Magic Prague...

Hello writers and readers, 

I would like to let you know my new book I'm writing, working in progress WIP for short. 

I haven't set the title yet, But it is based in the beautiful city  of Prague, a city that I love. 


A city that fascinates everyone, well almost all, wonderful at day and magnificent also at night that create a unique atmosphere with its gold lights  of street lamps over  the beautiful baroque buildings.


 Well in this beautiful scenery that comes Jack, an american photographer that is living in Essex, Great Britain. He is in Prague for a photo shoot, to search magical and places that tourists never find.




Jack once arrived at his apartment( he booked it from web, instead to take hotel) found this gothic building a little creepy  but okay was cheap, so he can't demand too much from it. The owner is a woman in her 50s and looks like a clairvoyant. 



 

Mystery in mystery, Jack will meet the daughter of a witch, a magic street  that transports him in the place he is thinking at the moment he is walking that magic street, he meet  Jiri a bridnet, a  hybrid human-alien teen ager connected with quantum computer.

Jiri saved Jack from the Vodnik creatures (see picture up) .  All this events surprised  him, since he wasn't used it to meet all this people and the magic street included. 

At the moment I'm at 12,000 words, just another effort and I'm near  to finish it. 
I think  the genre will be  contemporary fantasy. 

Stay tune for the new updates. 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Useful Writer's Tips for Indie Authors

Hello writers and readers, 

I have found a good article about writing tips  and I would like to share with you, I think could be useful for beginners writers, well also for me too!  
All want to know the perfect way how to write, but I think everyone has its style but I think my tip over the ones on this list is:   just be yourself.  



1. Don’t write linearly: Don’t set out to write something from beginning to end. A story is meant to be read from front to back, but not necessarily created that way. If you have an idea for writing the sixth chapter first, then start there. The epilogue can even be the first thing you put down on paper, then work your way back. Scattered chapters will eventually be filled in, and it will force you to look at the story from different angles, which may present different ideas or new approaches. You’d be surprised how well this works when a whole book starts coming together. It’s also great for getting around writer’s block.




 2. Have two or more projects on the go: Speaking of writer’s block, having more than one project on the go is never a bad idea. Although focus and dedication are paramount to completing a work, sometimes you inevitably get stuck. It’s good to be able to move on to something else instead of feeling frustrated and stagnant. You don’t have to have a few big projects happening either … maybe you’re penning a novel, but also some short stories and an article or two.




 3. Be your own editor: There are days where I have difficulty writing altogether, so I’ll switch to editing my stories rather than trying to create them. Never assume it is someone else job to fix your mistakes. Find all the errors first, and deal with them yourself. The more polished and refined your work is, the more favorably it will be received when you’re finally ready to present it.



 4. Ask for (and take lots of) punishment: It is well worth finding yourself a professional writer or editor and asking/paying them to look at your work. Tell them to give you highly critical feedback with no sugarcoating. Let them go so far as to be cruel too, just so you really get the point. There is a lot of rejection and criticism involved in the publishing industry. Getting accustomed to it sooner than later is advantageous. If you want to be serious about your writing, then you’ll need to know everything wrong with your writing. Accepting and understanding the harsh realities of your shortcomings is a most important step to getting better.



 5. Disconnect: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, the Internet in general … we know how invasive social media and technology is in our lives these days. We also know that it can be good for promotion, building a brand, and having an online presence. But you know what else social media and technology is really good for? Procrastination, distraction, and countless wasted hours. Being able to unplug for long periods of time is more important than you may think. All those tweets you’ve posted might have added up the word-count of half a novel by now…



 6. Learn what good writing is: Honestly, there’s so much terrific writing out there, but there is also considerably more garbage as well. I’m constantly surprised by how many people don’t know the difference between the good and the bad. Art is subjective, true, but it isn’t that subjective when you remove ignorance and replace it with education. Duke Ellington said it best: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind”. The same applies to writing.



 7. Have your own work space: It’s trendy nowadays to take your laptop to coffee shop or bar and write in public. I even advocate a change of environment/atmosphere when writing feels stifled. But I believe it’s more important to have and maintain your own private work space, a spot you can call your own with a desk and preferably a door you can close when you need to shut out the world in order to create your own.




 8. Dedicate to the craft: Serious writing is not something you merely do if or when you can find the time. It’s not just for Sunday afternoons, or the occasional evening, or a few hours a week when you can give it some attention. Make the time, and make lots of it. Tackle the craft daily and dedicate a generous portion of your existence to honing your skills. You’re only going to get out of it what you put into it, and serious writing requires a lot of investment.




 9. Time management: When it comes to the hours or days you’ve reserved for writing, make sure you stick to your guns. Consider it sacred. To most other people, your ‘writing time’ is merely ‘flexible time’. They will invariably think that you can cancel, minimize or postpone working when it suits you (or them). Tell these people that your personal work time is not negotiable; much like theirs isn’t at their day jobs. You don’t need a regimented schedule, but you do need to clock in the hour




 10. Remember the Three “P’s”: I’ll admit there’s still a hell of a lot more to say on the topic of writing tips, but what it all comes down to in the end are three things I believe writers need to remember above all else: Patience, Perseverance, and maintaining your sense of Purpose.

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Check this website where I took inspiration of this post. 
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/10-tips-for-writing 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Top 10 Harry Potter places to visit in London

Hello writers and readers, 
As a fan of Harry Potter I thought to create a post of the 10 top places to visit in London about Harry Potter movies. 
I visited all of them myself,  Warner Bros studios excluded (such a pity) but it's the main target of my next London visit. 
Hope you will enjoy and you will find some interesting places to add at your next London tour.

Here we go the...  



Top 10 Harry Potter places in London   

 

1 Diagon Alley at Leadenhall Market 
where... Gracechurch Street - EC3 nearest Tube, Monument station


Diagon Alley is one of the most iconic locations in Harry Potter’s London, as it’s the high shopping street of the wizarding world. In the first movie, Leadenhall Market was used to shoot the exterior of the magical shops found in the alley. Leadenhall Market is a beautiful Victorian covered market with many different specialty shops. In the section of the market called Bull’s Head Passage you’ll find the blue shop front that was used as the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in the film.



2 Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station
where...  King's Cross station 



The beautiful Victorian  building of St. Pancras Station was used as the exterior of King’s Cross Station where students board the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 ¾ in the Harry Potter films. 
Here you’ll have the chance to take a picture (complete with a Gryffindor scarf) and to check out the adjacent Harry Potter shop


3 Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour London
where... Leavesden, Watford 




It's the best location for every Potter's fan,
On the tour you’ll be able to visit the original sets of the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s Office, Hagrid’s Hut and many more. There’s also a beautiful scale model of Hogwarts, several props and costumes.

Easy to reach just take the train from London Euston to Watford, booking is suggested.

https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/ 




 4 Gringotts Bank  The Australian High Commission 
 where...  Strand  nearest tube Charing Cross station





The beautiful interior of the  Gringotts bank was shot inside the Australia House The Australian High Commission is housed in the building  and is not easy  to get inside, only for specific reasons as a visa application,  otherwise they will denied access. The amazing exterior, however, worth a visit.



5 Charing Cross Road

where...  nearest tube  Tottenham Court Road Station


Although it is a Muggle area, the Leaky Cauldron inn is located on this street, and thus wizards and witches can access Diagon Alley by passing through the inn. Charing Cross Road is renowned for its specialist and second-hand bookshops and more general second-hand and antiquarian shops giving the street an intriguing charm.

 

 

6 Westminster Tube station


Westminster Tube Station is one of the main locations Harry Potter uses when travelling in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and had to be closed to the public for an entire day during filming. Westminster is one of the most historic areas in London and is close to endless attractions including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Downing Street and the London Eye.

 

 

7 Reptile House, London Zoo

where ... Outer Circle, Regent's Park - NW1

nearest tube  Camden Town station

 

Find out if you have Harry Potter's gift of Parseltongue (being able to talk to serpents) at London Zoo. The Reptile House is home to some of the biggest snakes on earth, as well as lizards and crocodiles. It is here that a python speaks to Harry for the first time.

 

8 Tower Bridge  

where... nearest tube  Tower Hill station 

 

 

In The Order of the Phoenix, Harry flies along the Thames and over Tower Bridge on his broomstick.

 

9 Piccadilly Circus

where... nearest tube  Piccadilly circus station

 

 
At Piccadilly Circus you can walk in the footsteps of the three main characters. It is through here that Harry, Ron and Hermione run during Deathly Hallows Part 1, when they flee the wedding of Ron's older brother after learning Death Eaters are on their tails.

 

10 Lambeth Bridge

where...  nearest tube  Lambeth north station 

 

It’s on Lambeth Bridge that the Knight Bus has to squeeze between 2 oncoming double-decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The next bridge downstream is Westminster Bridge.

 

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