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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 20:42:04 GMT
Phnark, Lordy the first sentence of the sample appears to be an entire paragraph long.... Is that a record d'you think.

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 20:45:12 GMT
Ethereal says:
No, V Woolf, On Being Ill, it's brilliant ...

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 21:02:53 GMT
I've got three out 'the little book of short stories, that told I am (with a long title that just fits into the cover)' 'because the same thing is being said behind theirs' and 'little things about spelling' they should provide an interesting read, all my me Myles nocher, hope you enjoy reading them,,

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 21:55:06 GMT
First of all, self-promotion isn't permitted in this forum. You need to delete this post and pop over to the Meet Our Authors forum:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_topf_t?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx3ETKKJQSTRPGM

Second, if you really want people to try out your books, you might want to correct the punctuation and grammar in your posts. People are less likely to try out an unknown author if they think he/she cannot write properly.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 22:05:14 GMT
Anita says:
Wait, Marcus, this post should remain as it is. It's so wonderfully unintelligible, that I enjoy reading it from time to time :)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 22:10:57 GMT
Don't encourage him, Anita.

If you want to savour it in all its glory, though, go and have a look at the "Look Inside" for those three books. If you thought the above post was unintelligible ...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 22:24:15 GMT
Anita says:
Don't spoil me the fun, Marcus. I think this post is more than enough for me to read by this author. Too much of it, and the beauty is lost...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 22:29:16 GMT
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Posted on 4 Feb 2013 22:58:26 GMT
Marcus if your referring to me, there is little wrong with the pronunciation and grammer within them, imo,,

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 23:02:23 GMT
And thank you Marcus for the link to the correct page,,

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 23:10:38 GMT
donegalgirl says:
You couldn't make this up! There is a bit of me thinks he is up to mischief but if he is for real then he is delusional.

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 23:25:36 GMT
delusional about what exactly?

Posted on 5 Feb 2013 00:30:42 GMT
Check out
Amber and Blue by K.R.Rowe
My Grandfather's Eyes by Bev Spicer
The Tangled Web by J.P.Lane
Lucky Ducks by J Romes
Vocazione by J.D.Jones
Fantastic Reads one and all

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 00:45:35 GMT
Scribblefan says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 09:07:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2013 19:48:05 GMT
gille liath says:
I don't know how you and others have construed that post as a wish to hear about your books. What I meant was that I didn't believe many people would have SP books they could conscientiously recommend, other than their own. The development of the thread has borne that out: it began with spam and has continued in the same way.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 16:45:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2013 16:46:02 GMT
Sigh... I know, it's a pain in the arse. OK, can I redress the balance by recommending some other self published books that I've enjoyed? Not everyone's going to like them [(edited to add) I read books rather than proper literature ]but I did...

The Mystic Accountants (Banned Underground) If Spike Milligan wrote fantasy... it would be a bit like this.
Scratch One of the best books I've read in a long time, think Hornby only really, really funny.
Remix Think Dick Frances style of writing only without the horses. I really enjoyed this one.
Swords for a Dead Lady fantasy whodunnit, excellent characterisation.
Cellar Door Thriller that pushes the bounds of realism to the limit but was good fun, sort of Hornby meets Irving Welsh.
A Sword for Hire (The Silent Blade Chronicles) Classic fantasy but doesn't take itself too seriously, some nice funny moments in here.
The Dark Lord's Handbook a bit of a romp, a fantasy taking the mick out of many things including banking.

I've a couple of corkers on the go at the moment but I haven't finished them so I probably shouldn't but...

The Warden Threat (Defying Fate) has had me guffawing out loud.
and
The Showing which is fine so far but I'm very afraid it's going to scare me.

Cheers

MTM

Posted on 5 Feb 2013 17:00:06 GMT
A must read! says:
I have just finished a book called 'Never to Know'. It was a very good read with a very gripping story line with great characters. It is a must read.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 17:50:52 GMT
You've read this thread, right? Did you take your stupid pill today.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 17:52:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2013 17:53:28 GMT
Ethereal says:
Stella has been asking for good self-pubbed books to read?
I'm probably being stupid!

I haven't bothered checking if the poster is the author, I mean.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 18:18:07 GMT
Anyone who has the user name 'a must read' has got to be pretty firmly in the frame. I'm sorry I was probably being really mean but I'm so ticked off. I love self published books because they're cheap. I was looking forward to getting some interesting recommendations and all we get is a bunch of numb nutted morons plugging their own books. Sigh. Sorry a must read if you're for real.

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 18:20:33 GMT
Ethereal says:
It's me too, I was forgetting which thread I was on - the OP isn't there and mistook it for Stella's!

Posted on 5 Feb 2013 19:04:48 GMT
One of my favourite discoveries has been Andrew Mayne. I've read 3 of his books so far and although Angel Killer was, hands down, my favourite, Public Enemy Zero is BRILLIANT. I didn't stop thinking about it for days afterwards. I'm a big fan of Samantha Young too. Her early books were all YA and really good, despite the typos. She's just had her big break into traditional publishing though so I hope she still counts. I read a lot of the self-pubbed books and, while I agree that most are a little lacking, I have come across a few absolute gems.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 19:52:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2013 19:53:03 GMT
gille liath says:
And there was yet another, identical thread only a few weeks ago - except whoever started it had the wisdom to put 'NOT your own!' in the title.

The person who started this one wanted an excuse to spam their own book, and it isn't surprising that other spammers are flocking to it like flies to...well, you get the picture.

I find it hard to understand though why anyone *without* spamming intentions would want to start a thread specifically about SP books. If an SP book is worth recommending, it can be recommended on one of the various other threads for the purpose.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 21:08:25 GMT
Fair point. I guess there's all this SP is crud thing but yeh, now you mention it... a special thread for those with sock puppets to self plug. The thing is, you can tell from the way they're done that they're plugs rather than genuine recommendations... and I can't help thinking that if these people could write well, they could make for a much more subtle sock puppet.

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 21:22:35 GMT
No problem.
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