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Initial post: 10 Jan 2013 09:42:48 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2013 11:40:13 GMT
Liz says:
Cool! Thank you Allen! - I have downloaded it and it can be next on my reading list. Thank you!

Posted on 10 Jan 2013 15:58:04 GMT
You're most welcome. :)

Posted on 13 Jan 2013 21:26:33 GMT
Liz says:
Well, Im now about 75% of the way through it.. :D

Posted on 13 Jan 2013 22:35:59 GMT
Liz says:
Finished! Thank you for such a good opportunity to read your book - Im so pleased that you posted as there are so many books and its sometimes hard to pick the next read.. So one popping up saying "Im free, try me" is always worth a look - after all at least if its that bad you can delete it and never think of it again.. So, Im pleased I read it, it was a captivating enough read. Let me know if you would be interested in some direct feedback to you on it..

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2013 22:44:06 GMT
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Posted on 27 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMT
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Posted on 28 Jan 2013 09:08:03 GMT
Liz says:
Hi John,

It is difficult, just as a buyer when faced with so many books, how do you pick the next one?

Perhaps using these forums, writers of a genre, can almost get a small group of "beta testers" and get a low/free price copy as long as they promise to write a review, so that new authors can get their books read and reviewed

Im dyslexic, Ive had a few ideas over my life of books I would write if I could, but, I dont feel Im the right person to write them really - however, in this day and age, especially when it comes to ebooks, I wonder if as a writer it makes sense to basically give away the first one or make it stupidly cheap, and then if people enjoy it they will come back and pay for the next ones. Im far more likely to try a book from someone I dont know if its not expensive - as if I dont like it, I wont have wasted a lot of money.. I dont really have a specific reading genre, I have somethings I dont want to read (slushy romancey rubbish) but, as Im 40, and finding myself really coming into reading now, Ive gone along with the idea of, if I like the type of film, theres a good chance I'd like the book, so I like sci fi, action, detective type things, paranormal, horror and combinations of all the above.

I have bought your book, but, it will have to be after I've read my current one which is Area 51 (Area 51 series) which I only started yesterday, and didnt get far, as I was too tired.

btw, if you write a series, I plead with authors to make it easier to tell the order of books to read from the kindle especially when in cover view!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 21:27:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2013 21:21:05 GMT
Hi Liz, It is so kind of you to buy my book. I hope you enjoy it. Don't hold yourself back if you have a story to tell. The good thing with publishing on kindle is that you can set the price quite low. You get a 70% royalty on anything under $2.99( 1.92), which even if you buy the odd dud, you haven't bust the bank. I think you can even get a refund after a short time. Anything over $3.00 the royalty is 35%. This is my first attempt at writing and I really enjoyed the experience. My experience(limited) as a writer is that if you have a story to tell, get it down, the process will take you along. I have already started number two, and it will be titled (Not going to name it for self promotion reasons :2), just to keep it simple. Thanks again.

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 08:51:46 GMT
Liz says:
OK :)

Im game to read anyones book and given an opinion, of course, it would be my opinion, I cant speak for others - only things I dont want to read are romancy/erotic crap like 50 shades of, and war based stuff, western based stuff.. persay..

I like mystery, murder, scifi, action, horror etc. And there can be romantic elements to it, but I dont want x hundred pages of smooch.. :P

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 09:56:45 GMT
Liz says:

Nearly finished your book! Its made me smile a fair bit as its based around an area I know well.. Although I dont recall you saying where exactly they are based, I cant decide wether its Ruislip side of the M40 or nearer Uxbridge/Ivor.. maybe even as far in as Greenford.

Ive enjoyed how its written, although the double spaced lines were annoying as it means not a lot of words to the page. As well as the paragraph pagination indent was huge, but, the story shines on anyway.

I should finish it this afternoon :)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 18:32:13 GMT
Thanks for your comments Liz. The two towns are fictitious but the general area is around the Beaconsfield/Gerrards Cross side of the M40/25., I picked a few landmarks that were true, ie the coffees at the services. The museum does exist in Henley, and the idea for the solicitors offices come from an area in Reading near to where I live. I shied away from using an actual town for my detailed locations because I could then describe it how i liked, but I thought name dropping a couple of sites here and there would strike a chord or two. The page layout may be down to my inexperience on the kindle set up, I uploaded it in the format they like when the printers get hold of it which involves double spacing between the lines and didnt know any better. I know on kindle you can set the text size and line gaps etc, but I'll live and learn and see what happens for book number two as and when I finish writing it. Once again, many thanks for taking the time to buy and read it and I'm glad the story comes across and rolls along ok. Thanks again. :)

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 22:12:27 GMT
Liz says:
I confess I found your story a much more naturally placed paranormal type, than Allen's in the sense, Allen's was the moving objects type thing, yours was more intuition/sensing which lent very naturally to the story told. I think theres a good bit of scope to go with it - and given the area you've used, with black part, and some of the curches and stories from the area, you could make a huge series based on some historical details that leak into your book.

I had a huge car accident on the A355 (J2 M40) heading from Farnham Common up to the motorway many years back, so, hence its an area, I do know well. I will look forward to hearing you've released the next one!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 20:08:25 GMT
I know that stretch of road very well. I work over that way on a frequent basis. ( Drink a lot of coffee too). I like to think I kept it simple with it being a good detective tale with this supernatural slant running through it. Now I have had practice, number two (the sequel) is under way. I'm only 50 odd pages in, so it will be a while yet, but I'll keep you posted. If you want to post a review then that would be great, but if not, then I am still very grateful you took the time to read my story. Many thanks.

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 23:25:36 GMT
Liz says:
I will but not being good with words, I need to find the right ones :)

Its great to read a book set in an area that has meaning to me
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