Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Gone Bad gets 5 star review

That fine gentleman and scholar Mr Paul Brazill, currently on the lam in Poland, has been kind enough to review Gone Bad on Amazon. Not only did he have some very generous things to say about it, but he gave it a whopping 5 stars. Thank you, Paul, you're a pal. (And the cheque's in the post, mate - honest!)

Paul is a first class and very prolific writer and has many stories out and about, most of which you can get to from his blog. All are highly recommended - and just check out the links down the right hand side of the page - that's an impressive list of credits by anyone's reckoning. I'm looking forward to my copy of Radge 5!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

New story up at TK'n'C

I'm absolutely delighted that those lovely people over at Thrillers, Killers and Chillers accepted my story, THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT. It's up now if you fancy a wee read.

It's a long-ish short story for the site, subbed before the word count was reduced to 2000 words. It was also subbed before I discovered e-books (yeah, I know, finger on the pulse) and decided to use 'Morrigan' for fiction, so it's pretty much the last that will be published as 'Morgan'. Should be straightforward from here on in, folks - I hope so, anyway.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Free e-book reader applications

If you're curious about e-books but don't want to shell out for a dedicated e-book reader until you're sure you'd use one, you can pick up an e-book reader application for free online. It might not offer the benefit of being 'easy' on the eyes that e-book readers like the Kindle claim, but it gives you a no-cost opportunity to sample the e-book experience.

I've got two, greedy girl that I am. I started off with the Kindle for PC application, then found out about Adobe Digital Editions. (I got it to check e-book formatting for Smashwords when I published my short story collection.) Anyway, while I decide if I need a Kindle or some similar device, this keeps me in e-books.

Mind you, should you decide to get yourself a free e-book reader application so you can have a look and see what all the fuss is about, you will quickly find that you now have access to a bunch of free e-books, too. That's right - one free thing leads to another. My Kindle for PC malarkey actually had some books available when I downloaded it: Aesop's Fables, Treasure Island, and Pride and Prejudice. They may well not be to your taste (I hate Jane Austen) but it means you can see how it works, and then start looking around to see what other goodies are out there.

Can't be bad!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Gone Bad - available now!

Look - my wee e-book is available over at Smashwords! It'll be in the Kindle Store soon! I'm absolutely thrilled with this. Let's hope it's the first of many.

But what's it like, you ask? Well Steven Miscandlon has this to say about it:
It's a collection of short stories. It's gritty, sweary, northern and nasty. It contains the word 'fuck' 123 times.

If you like fiction with a noir edge - strange, erotic and cruel - then I'm sure you'll agree it's well worth the $0.99 cover price.

Buy a copy. Spread the word. But don't come running to me if it's too extreme for your fragile little brain.
Cheers, Steven - and thanks for doing such a great job on the cover!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Forthcoming short story collection

I've been talking over at The Word Factory about e-publishing and my planned foray into this area. If all goes well, I'll have a short story collection available within the week. Exciting stuff!  I love the cover (see below) which matches this blog and was a collaborative effort between Steven Miscandlon and me. All credit to Steven for making my initial amateurish effort look so damn cool - thank you!  You rock!