Ever wondered what makes a writer tick? Who influenced them? Why they decided to become a writer?
In Reading the Writer, author Annette Gisby includes an interview with her, as well as extracts from... More > three of her books, Drowning Rapunzel, Silent Screams and Shadows of the Rose.
The book is free to download and browse.< Less
Are you fed up of reading the same tired old formulaic books from the big publishers? Ever wanted to try something different, something interesting? Well, now you can. The ebook contains sample... More > chapters from many different authors who have not published the usual way. Some are self-published, some are electronically published, more have been published by independent small presses and some with Print-On-Demand providers.
Think of the ebook as your own browsable bookshop where you can browse a few chapters for free and you never know, you may discover a new writer or book that you hadn't thought of before.
Read chapters from such diverse genres such as romance, suspense, horror, psychological thrillers, nautical history, fantasy and fact based books.
So get the book and come with us on the road less travelled...
With work from Kristie Leigh Maguire, Nina M. Osier, Annette Gisby, Kathleen Walls and more.< Less
Jessica Miller is a young woman with secrets, dark secrets that she feels she can't tell. Referred to a psychiatrist after a failed suicide attempt, she is reluctant to reveal the reasons why. The... More > truth emerges over several sessions and it soon becomes clear that Jessica isn't the only one with secrets. Some of them should have remained buried...
Not all monsters are under the bed.< Less
Part autobiographical, part how-to, Writing the Dream details the author's own experiences with different types of publishing, from POD to traditional, from electronic to self-publishing.
Find out... More > what it's really like to publish a book from someone who's been there, done that and lost the t-shirt.< Less
Jessica Miller is a young woman with secrets, dark secrets that she feels she can't tell. Referred to a psychiatrist after a failed suicide attempt, she is reluctant to reveal the reasons why.
The... More > truth emerges over several sessions and it soon becomes clear that Jessica isn't the only one with secrets. Some of them should have remained buried...
Not all monsters are under the bed.< Less
Shadows of the Rose is a varied collection of short stories.
The Witch Hunter - a young girl is accused of sorcery and the witch hunter sent to condemn her is not as he seems...
Baby Blues - set... More > in a future where family planning is controlled by the state and it is illegal to make love...
Free Falling - some friendly aliens have found the cure for most of human diseases, except for one--the one you have...
The Glass Guitar - Meg thinks a haunted guitar might be just the present for her musician boyfriend's birthday...
Shadows of the Rose - a lovers' tryst in a ruined abbey, but there is something not quite right - what's that there, hidden beneath the shadows of the rose?
This anniversary collection also features the two recent short stories, The Prince's Guard and Of Pets and Pleasures, which have never been in this collection before, although they are available separately as ebooks.< Less
The neighbouring kingdoms of Oscia and Arcathia have been at a tentative peace for three years after centuries of warfare. Prince Severin of Arcathia has been brought up to put duty before all else... More > and as the only son of the King and Queen, it is his duty to marry and produce an heir. His parents want him to marry an Oscian princess to cement that tentative peach. Unfortunately Severin isn't interested in princesses. Now, if he had his pick of princes that would be another matter.
Havyn has been a slave all his life. When his aptitude for wizardry is discovered, he finds himself purchased and freed by Prince Severin and apprenticed to the royal wizard, Ildar. His duty is to stay chaste to keep his powers strong, but his feelings for Severin sorely test his resolve.
With kingdoms at war, the throne hanging in the balance, and magic in the air, outside forces trying to keep them apart, can the two men find happiness together, or is duty more important than love?< Less
What should you do if your spouse becomes addicted to the Lord of the Rings movies and swoons at the very mention of Orlando Bloom's name? (Thud. Quick, fetch the smelling salts.)
How about taking... More > the advice of a strange apparition that reveals itself in a dream? An apparition that looks remarkably like the director of the movies, Peter Jackson, but not quite remarkably enough to prompt legal action.
An apparition that recommends touring New Zealand in an effort to prove that its sheep pastures aren't really filled by frolicking Hobbits. Just sheep and the occasional zorbing local.
This is the hilarious tale of such a tour, featuring snow capped mountains and turquoise lakes, flightless birds and flying cattle, bungy jumping grannies and the carrot mafia, strange yellow eyes peering up from a road map and hotel receptionists always desperate to know win you are living.< Less