Thursday, 21 November 2013

Area 57 by Richard Harrington

When the American and British governments discover that their best kept secret has been violated they each deploy a specialist agent to investigate: Christiana Levett of the CIA's Royal Edict Force, and Frank Lewis of the British NSA's Section.

Their investigations reveal a terrorist plot so deadly that it has to be stopped at all costs. 

Richard Harrington's debut novel Area 57 is free for Kindle on 21 and 22 November 2013.
Please do download a copy (click below) and spread the word about the promotion.


The author would be grateful for a review on Amazon or Goodreads if you enjoy his work.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Book Review: Jane Austen: Her Life, Her Times, Her Novels by Janet Todd

I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of Jane Austen: Her Life, Her Times, Her Novels by Janet Todd. When I opened the package I was astonished as the book is absolutely beautiful in itself before you even open it - the photo doesn't do it justice I'm afraid but it's a large hardback which cries out to be a "coffee table book".

The book describes the life and work of Jane Austen in detail, illustrated beautifully by art from the period, photographs, extracts of her writing and also in three envelopes within the book there are removable items of interest (see photo) including copies of letters Jane Austen wrote, and early drafts of some of her novels.

This is a book to dip in and out of and savour at leisure, it would appeal to anyone who likes Jane Austen's novels or English literature or history in general, and is a treat to own and read.

Highly recommended as a gift idea for any Austen fan.

At the time of writing the best price I can find online is from WHSmith here.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Authors for the Philippines

You will have heard about Typhoon Haiyan by now, and seen the images of the devastation it has caused to the Philippines.  Author Keris Stainton has, once again, created an auction site to raise money for people who desperately need our help.

I'm not going to go rambling on, as a link will suffice. Take a good look at the index of items, as some of the things up for auctions are very special indeed - limited edition books, your name in a book by a celebrity author, books signed by incredibly popular and famous authors, and for the writers, courses in journalism, chapter critiques, even feedback from literary agents and publishers.

Please bid generously to help the people who need it.

Thank you.