Sunday, 15 September 2013

Shameless Promotion Time

There are many things you shouldn't turn down.
One of those is a good book.
   Hi guys,

   No, I'm not selling the Gold Edition Author's Cut of TSH (with more pig mucking). But a friend of mine is doing a free Kindle giveaway of his book, The Stolen Karma of Nathaniel Valentine.

   Having read it and loved it, I reckon a lot of you out there could get a dose of enjoyment out of it. In case you're not sold yet, here's my review on

   "This grabbed me right from the start and honestly didn't let go. Deceptively simple elegance and totally off-the cuff humour blended with a Dresden Files-like pace, mixed with a good dose of surprise and guess-what-happens suspense.

   "Justin uses mythology in an amazing way, sending it a familiar way but subverting it to an alternate will. A few areas were a touch bogged down, but maybe that was me aching to get further into this.

   "Well crafted, well done!"

   Go get yourself a copy at  The Stolen Karma of Nathaniel Valentine

   Happy reading!

Friday, 13 September 2013

"Looks like we got ourselves a reader..."

   Hi guys,

   Those above are words given to the late Bill Hicks on what he called his "UFO tours,"through middle America, as he was sitting in a diner reading a book. It might be 6:40pm on Friday night in Sydney, but I've got just that, too.

   From TSH's spot on Goodreads, I've just got a four-star review (take that, you wretched fan-fiend of another author!). About the only criticism leveled was the large number of cultures present in TSH - guilty as charged, but its a fantasy and there need to be cultures and diversity, just like the real world.

   While making no apologies for ambition, when there's more time I'll have it all laid out in the History blog, as I'd prefer to keep the appendixes on the free market rather than cooped up at the back of the book (and who wants 20 pages of backstory at the back?). But I'm not complaining: the reader said the pace was good and the fights very good, and certainly views like this are what will keep me writing!

   So thanks brayden from Goodreads, glad that you enjoyed my first book; to all other potential readers, I sure hope you get to enjoy TSH too.

   Cheers and have a good weekend,
   T.M. Shannon