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Brave or crazy? Author Holly Hook sets herself an unusual challenge

February 24, 2015 Uncategorized 3

Holly Hook is the author of ‘Twisted’, a story where a girl swept up in a tornado emerges… somewhat different. But it hasn’t been selling as well as she’d hoped.

So, to bounce up a few extra sales, she’s set up a sales challenge: if the book reaches 2,000 sales, she’ll let a live tarantula crawl over her face. And if it reaches 10,000, she’ll emulate the heroine of her book, and go twister-chasing. Crazy or what? Actually, the tarantula would worry me more than the twister, but that’s just me.

If you want to help Holly on her way, you can buy the book at Amazon and other major eretailers. Or you can follow along with the challenge at Holly’s blog.

I wish her every success. I think…


Beta readers wanted!

February 18, 2015 Uncategorized 0

So here I am again, asking for your help. The Mages of Bennamore is now as revised as I can make it without more pairs of eyes on it. I have a couple of beta readers already, but I’d love some more.

If you’d like to help, all you have to do is read the book and let me know what you thought worked and what didn’t work. It’s about 150,000 words (approximately 380 pages), and I can supply it is mobi, epub or pdf format. If you’d like to beta read it, you can email me.

Here’s the detail:

The war between Bennamore and the coastal region was over almost before it began. Now the victors are bringing their spellcraft to the Port Holdings, unaware that the coastal folk have their own less conspicuous magical ability. But the uniquely powerful mage who negotiated the alliance is dead, and the coastal folk are restless, and suspicious of this new magic.

Fen’s quiet life as a recorder of business transactions is disrupted by the death of her employer, but she quickly finds work with the Bennamore mages. The only downside to her comfortable new job: the attentions of the flirtatious and uneducated guard, Mal. Nothing, it seems, will deter him.   

The Bennamore folk are rattled by the mysterious disappearance of a mage. Mal’s investigations uncover a dragon’s nest of deceit, and a conspiracy which would shatter the fragile peace. He needs Fen’s help, but she has secrets of her own, and her loyalties are divided. Yet she may be the only one who can stand between the two countries, and stop them plunging back into a war which, this time, would destroy them both.



‘The Plains of Kallanash’: only $0.99!

February 16, 2015 Uncategorized 0

For those of you in the US or UK, you can pick up a copy of ‘The Plains of Kallanash’ for the special price of $0.99 instead of $3.99 (it’s £0.99 in the UK). The discount will be running all week. If you’ve already bought your copy – thank you! If you have any friends you think might enjoy it, let them know. Enjoy!


First review of ‘The Plains of Kallanash’

September 16, 2014 Uncategorized 2

The first Amazon review for ‘The Plains of Kallanash’ is up, and it’s a positive one.

“This is a grand, ambitious tale full of thought-provoking ideas and surreal circumstances that somehow manage to strike a balance between the real and the fantastical. I was hooked from the start…”

Read the rest at