On Monday I am reading an extract from one of my short stories at a literary event in Warwick (Merchants, Swan Street, 7.30pm, price £3.00). The theme is ‘Once upon a word – stories and poems based on fairy tales and traditional stories’. My contribution is a modern twist on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. This story was published in the Solstice anthology, First Love, which is still available on Amazon. But Sleeping Beauty is no longer available as a stand-alone download.
However, to tie in with the Warwick event, three of my full length works will be FREE to download from 18th – 22nd September. You are welcome to download any or all of them. If you read them too, so much the better; and if you have time to leave a review (a few words will be fine, preferably positive, but honesty is important) you will be my best friend forever.
Here, as a teaser, are the blurb and closing sentences for the two novels. They are aimed at the YA market, but I know several adults who have read them and – to my face at least – said they enjoyed them.
And Alex Still Has Acne
Life for fourteen year old Alex is OK most of the time. He enjoys school, has a best friend, Sam, and a pretty and only mildly irritating younger sister, Nicky. But then Sam starts acting strangely, and so does Nicky – and both insist on sharing secrets with Alex, making him promise not to tell anyone. The Nicky goes missing, and only Alex feels he knows where to find her. But is Sam anywhere around to help?
They stopped for a moment to look up as the sun finally sank beneath the horizon leaving, briefly, a pink and gold tinge to the landscape. Now they would have to walk most of the way in the dark; but tomorrow was going to be OK.
Nothing is working out for Courtney, and even Grace, her beautiful best friend, has no time for her now she has a boyfriend who has promised to get her a modelling contract. Courtney senses something is wrong – what is Grace getting herself into? Can Courtney and her new found friends rescue Grace before it is too late?
And Laurence? You may be asking yourself why I haven’t mentioned him yet. What’s happened to that budding relationship? Well, tomorrow Laurence and I are going camping for a week before the autumn term starts at the college. So I’d better stop writing now – got to go and pack.
On Wednesday I’ll provide excerpts from my collection of short stories, CAST OFF, which is also free to download. Meanwhile, here are the links to the two novels and the anthology listed above.
myBook.to/AndAlexStillHasAcne – FREE 18-22nd September http://www.bookgoodies.com/a/B00RU1Y0G
myBook.to/GirlFriends – FREE 18-22nd September http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01EX9DPMS
First Love Anthology http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01BH43NXS
Links to all my books