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Initial post: 14 Dec 2011, 09:04:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2011, 09:14:20 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hi Folks

It looks like Amazon is going to ban any promotions for books except within this new, Meet Our Authors area so, as in Amazon.com, all genres will be lumped together in a single forum.

In the US this has resulted in a single forum that is hard for people to navigate.

With the intention of averting this confusion arising here, I am setting up this and other genre-specific threads so that writers can place their promotions appropriately and readers can more easily search for particular genres.

Posted on 14 Dec 2011, 11:14:18 GMT
Thanks Alison! I posted this on Children's Titles, then realised that the books appeal to adults as well as children. So here's a brief description of the books in the Planemaker series.

The first book, Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine is about two children, Dell and Emmelisa Planemaker, who live in a small town in Lancashire. When Emmelisa is bullied at school, she needs to create her own space and does so quite literally by going into space on a mission to follow her dad's trail of light.

Mr. Planemaker's Diving Machine is the second in the series and continues the adventures of the intrepid Planemakers. This time, Dell and Emmelisa go on a mission deep into the ocean to search out cyber criminals.

Both books are educational as well as entertaining and adults will enjoy reading them as much as children.

Posted on 14 Dec 2011, 11:49:27 GMT
DarrenHF says:
Alison, this is a great idea and it's good to see that someone is on the ball with this. It's not like Amazon have gone out of their way to promote it or anything.

Anyway, I have comic fantasy books available as follows:

The Sword In The Tree - A comic take on Arthurian Legends
New York City Legend - Magic and the free market collide in New York
An Orc Not Like Others - A clever orc decides not to just be cannon fodder any more
The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. - The Curious Case Of The Kidnapped Chemist - The first in a series of tales about a government sanctioned demon hunter
The Great Rock N Roll Doomsday Tour - One author's fight to save New York when reality takes a holiday.

Posted on 14 Dec 2011, 13:17:02 GMT
PR Pope says:
[Re]Awakenings, an anthology of new Speculative Fiction is an anthology of brand new short stories by (mostly) new authors. Speculative Fiction here covers fantasy, paranormal and science fiction. Some of the stories are quite serious while others are a little more tongue-in-cheek. It's a very entertaining collection of short stories, ideal to while away the time over the Christmas/New Year break. There are fifteen stories from seven authors including yours truly. Only £2.99!

Posted on 14 Dec 2011, 14:08:37 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hi Shelagh, Darren and PR
Thanks for your contributions.
Let's hope we can make this MOA forum work for readers and writers alike ;-)

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 11:42:56 GMT
Koala says:
Thanks, Alison.

Treespeaker is a high fantasy novel by Australian author, Katie W. Stewart.

A Treespeaker is one with his forest, moving with its spirit, inseparably bound to it.

Terrifying visions warn Jakan that a visitor to his tribe is not who he claims to be. As the villagers fall under the spell of the stranger's mind-bending sorcery, Jakan grows desperate to be rid of him. Events take a sinister turn when he accuses the stranger of sacrilege - and it is Jakan, not the outsider, who is expelled from the forest.

Join Jakan on his perilous journey across a blighted land as he searches for the secret that will save his people - and himself.

"Treespeaker is an intricately woven book that reads like an old oral history. It flows beautifully; with the story so deeply rooted in nature, the writing seemed to take on a life of its own and bloom in its own right." (Sift Book Reviews)

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 14:06:28 GMT
John Everson says:
I posted this in a Christmas thread, but also wanted to note it here, since the stories are all fantasy:

How about some heartwarming modern fantasy for the holidays?

CHRISTMAS TALES - just £0.86 - offers three "ghosts of Christmas" in its three stories celebrating the magic of the season, as well as the lyrics of four original holiday songs. It's a book that can be enjoyed by all ages.

While I'm primarily known as a horror author, I love everything about Christmastime, and several years ago, I wrote the first story in CHRISTMAS TALES, "Christmas, The Hard Way," as a holiday gift to family and friends. The story is a fantastical look at the Christmas holiday from the point of view of Will, a boy who comes from a family of... well... witches. To them, magic comes naturally. But at Christmastime, they pledge to give up magic to rediscover the importance of doing and making things with the sweat of honest labor. That will be a difficult - but important - lesson for Will to learn.

The second tale of the collection, "Frost," opens with David, a young boy from a broken home on an uneasy trip home for the holidays after visiting with his dad. But his trip takes an unexpected turn when a frost sprite in the plane window escorts him on a journey that can only be seen as the start of "growing up"... and the beginning of a rekindled Christmas.

The narrative of the third story of the collection, "Will You Spend This Christmas Night With Me?" looks into the heart of a "lost man" who is living alone with no friends or family. Based on one of my own original Christmas songs, it tells the life-altering story of a lonely man who takes in a homeless child - or is she? - on Christmas Eve.

Heartwarming contemporary fantasies all, CHRISTMAS TALES - which also includes a handful of original holiday song lyrics - will bring the spirit of Christmas to your heart.

Posted on 15 Dec 2011, 21:41:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 21:44:17 GMT
Hoping this is genuinely sanctioned by Amazon / Kindle ... here are my humble fantasy genre offerings thus far.

Mike Miller, Son of Pendragon - A contemporary magic and fantasy tale.
Mike Miller and the Warlocks of Bucharest

The Old Man's Trousers - a kids' / family story about a pair of nuclear - charged red=striped ceremonial army trousers that run riot around rural Wiltshire.
The Old Man's Trousers - Revised 2011 Kindle Edition

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 15:39:18 GMT
Ian Fraser says:
An anarchist epic: From Hell

Reader says: (4 star review) "This is a monster of a book...I can't help but think that those who like Tolkien will love it..."

'In a future Land, an insane adventure is taking place. When the Queen botches a magic spell, Beezle, a cheerful demon is dispatched from Hell to collect her soul. Instead he falls in love with her daughter. Beezle relinquishes his magical powers, disguises himself as a woman, and sets out to catch the Princess. But can he survive without his magic in a country ravaged by violence and on the brink of war? And what will he do without his favorite wobbly bits?'

From Hell
Something outrageous this way comes...


Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 15:42:35 GMT
Ignite says:
I hope this becomes a well visited forum - some of us actually appreciate the Indie authors.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011, 19:36:52 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Thanks for the kind words, Ignite ;-)

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 20:23:26 GMT
Sounds like the perfect opportunity to mention that my short story Carrying is currently available for free download. It's a modern dark fantasy about the consequences of not fulfilling our duties, and tells of what happens when a woman who's not all she seems to be discovers a mysterious figure on the thirteenth floor of a building that officially only has twelve.

Posted on 16 Dec 2011, 20:44:16 GMT
P.L. Blair says:
Hi, Alison. Thank you for providing a place where we can list our titles.
First ... I did check to make sure my titles are available! (I'm so proud of me when I can remember to do stuff like that - kind of like walking and chewing gum at the same time, LOL!)

I write fantasy/detective books - magic and murder. Four books are available in the series so far ...
Shadow Path (Portals) - Kindle version; it's also available in paperback
Stormcaller: 2 (Portals) - print only right now; soon (I hope) to be available on Kindle
Deathtalker (Portals) - print only
Sister Hoods: 4 (Portals) - print only

Thanks for this opportunity. And ... if anyone would like more info about the books, just ask ...

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2011, 00:18:17 GMT
Alison Buck says:
No worries.
Good luck with your books ;-)

Posted on 22 Dec 2011, 14:18:13 GMT
Ignite says:
I'd like to add here Cornelius Harker's wonderful dark fantasy Words to the Wise: Book One (The Awakening) and Words to the Wise: Book Two (Towards Darker Climes). These two books are amongst the best new work I've read this year. The author takes us on a literary journey and his creative prose is just wonderful to read. I have become addicted to it. The books defy genre and are sometimes tagged as 'horror'. There are dark shivers to be had but there's so much more here that I hope people who love a fantastic tale will give them a chance.

Posted on 24 Dec 2011, 16:01:26 GMT
Tony says:
Nash of the Thieves' Guild (5,000 words fantasy)

The City of Port Gardale is under the rule of the God King. The Thieves' Guild is a secret organization that operates in the shadows and back alleyways of the Port City. Life can be hard for a thief, especially hard for a boy thief... Meet Nash of the Thieves' Guild; he knows the meaning of hard because he is desperate. Desperate for a virgin and desperate to stay alive!

Will the young thief spill his oats or will his deadly rival Jadrien spill his beans?

Fun and frolics, thrills 'n spills. It's time for high adventure where life is sweet and danger is only one footstep away.

Strength of a Giant (12,740 words sci-fi)

Heaven is at war, only the Seven Archangels stand between victory and defeat, for one of the Seven, Uriel, danger is closer than he knows!

Strength of a Giant is a short science fiction story about the enigmatic Son of God Emanuel and the Archangel Raphael. Will they be able to fight the evil plot of Jovian, who is an amalgamation of fallen angels, or has time run out?

The final battle takes place within the Milky Way and our solar system will never be the same again...

Posted on 27 Dec 2011, 10:37:59 GMT
M. Bone says:
Thanks for setting up the thread, Alison! Endless (Crescent) is a brand new, 140,000 word epic fantasy, the first book of the Crescent series. I'll post the description below:

Two women flee their subjugated city...

An agent of the half-man gives chase...

Crescent shudders with the threat of a monstrous war...

The Endless have returned.

After an inexplicable catastrophe on Earth, John is left to live out a solitary existence, bereft of purpose. Around him the streets are desolate and unchanging - yet he cannot escape the feeling of being hunted. Are his debilitating headaches and the glimpses of an impossible, living light symptoms of what happened to everyone else, or does the universe have something else in mind?

John's fate is entwined with Crescent, a world teeming with life both human and supernatural, where Spirit storms rack the skies and rumours of a terrible army in the north have the great nations in unrest. A world where John could rediscover the bonds of life and love - and where he could lose everything again.

Posted on 1 Jan 2012, 01:48:19 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Happy New Year everyone!
Thanks for posting ;-)

Posted on 2 Jan 2012, 21:25:51 GMT
jezzadarlo says:
Thanks for the posting, Alison and happy new year!

I have 2 books i'd like to post on here, which together form the first complete story of the Glass Apple series. The first is called The Glass Apple and introduces the Crowanhawk children (Jason, Kylie and little Anna) and their grandfather, Ethelbert Gobswistle, a dotty old wizard as daft as his name suggests. The second one is called Spider'S Web (The Glass Apple). The children and their grandfather, and his best friend (the bad tempered ethnic christmas fairy known as Etain) are thrown back in time to retrieve 3 magic books, needed to save them from the attacks of Medb, an ancient witch and Gobswistle's nemesis. Finding themselves in ancient scotland, the children find themselves doing battle with goblins, dragons, werewolves and more than a few vikings!

Posted on 2 Jan 2012, 21:39:56 GMT
Hi I am new to this, so not sure what it's all about. My first book, A Sword for Hire is the first part of a trilogy from my Silent Blade Chronicles, and came out on amazon on the 20th of dec 2011

Posted on 3 Jan 2012, 11:13:18 GMT
Alison, you are a star. Thanks. I have two at the moment with another due out in April 2012.

Few Are Chosen (The K'Barthan Trilogy)
The Pan of Hamgee isn't paranoid. There must be some people in K'Barth who aren't out to get him; it's just that, right now, he's not sure where they are. His family are dead, his existence is treason and he does the only thing he can to survive - getaway driving.

As if being on the run isn't bad enough, when he finds a magic thimble and decides to keep it, he unwittingly sets himself on a collision course with Lord Vernon, K'Barth's despot ruler.

Unwillingly, The Pan is forced to make choices and stand up for his beliefs - beliefs he never knew he had until they were challenged. But, faced with a stark moral dilemma will his new found integrity stick? Can he stop running?

Warning: contains car chases, futuristic technology and sarcasm

Unlucky Dip
Prequel to Few Are Chosen.
The Pan of Hamgee, a starving outlaw, bumps into Big Merv; the meanest, scariest gangster in the City and without thinking what he is doing, steals his wallet. When Big Merv realises what has happened The Pan's future looks short. Unless he can persuade Big Merv to let him go he will be going for a short swim in concrete boots or recycled into one of the bridges of the Outer Ring Road, currently being constructed round the City.

I also have a new release, The Wrong Stuff, K'Barthan Trilogy 2, due out in April.



Posted on 3 Jan 2012, 11:48:37 GMT
Thank you for setting this up. It's good to be organised early on.

I've just dipped into fantasy for the first time and have an ebook with two young adult fantasy shorts stories in it - Innocent Hearts

There have been two very lovely reviews already but I'd really appreciate some more to help get started - 'truly inspiring stories, you can get so involved with the story that you feel that you can truly share the world with the characters in the book.'

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2012, 12:40:00 GMT
Alison Buck says:
> A star? Aw shucks! Thanks MTM.
> Thanks Jezzadarlo.
> No worries, JM.

Hope 2012 will be a great year for you and your wonderful books ;-)

Posted on 3 Jan 2012, 12:45:46 GMT
Briano King says:
Great to see a forum dedicated to this genre!

If you're looking for something new in fantasy and action and adventure, I hope you will enjoy my first book in 'The Shadow Guardians Saga'.

In a future world made of four lands, a near apocalyptic event known as 'The Awakening' has revived Earth's long-dormant magical forces, which are bestowed upon the chosen and only those who have cheated death. Blessed with these powers, the 'shadow guardians' not only have super-human abilities but the gift to use shadows as portals to other lands. The book follows the story of Tenju and Aikki, two young and gifted shadow guardians who are sent to search for answers when other shadow guardians start to mysteriously disappear. However, what begins as a simple surveillance mission soon escalates into a predicament where they question their trust, friendship and the cause of the very mission itself.

The Shadow Guardians (The Shadow Guardians Saga)

Happy reading and happy new year!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2012, 12:48:54 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hi davie

You might want to make your book title into an active link to make things easier for prospective readers. When you post on a thread, click on the 'Insert product link' button, put in the book title and then select from the drop down menu you'll be offered containing possible editions. Like this:

Congrats on your first book, A Sword for Hire (The Silent Blade Chronicles).
Hope it does really well ;-)
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