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Change of Newsletter provider


I am currently in the process of changing newsletter providers as the one I was using is a little temperamental, so I’ve decided to use MailChimp instead. I will only be transferring those people who have double-opted in (i.e confirmed their interest in subscribing to this website’s newsletters by both entering their email address and confirming the said request via a link sent to their email address). I assume you will get an […]

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Posted 26th December 2016 by IndieSFfantasy / Blog 0 Comments

Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Ha..

Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Having a Book Published by Madeline Dyer

  So, a few days ago I celebrated the one year anniversary for the publication of my debut novel, UNTAMED (Prizm Books, May 2015). During that year, I’ve learned a whole bunch of things and thought I’d share ten of them here with you.   1: Not everyone realises having a book published is a big deal.  You feel great about your book being published, but some of the people you excitedly tell […]

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Advertising and Amazon and stats

Advertising and Amazon and stats

This is one of those posts where I witter on about my favourite subject – stats. I love them. Can’t get enough of them. So imagine my excitement last night when I clicked on a teensy weensy arrow in my Amazon affiliate area and it told me just how many times the direct url (the one I put in Twitter or website) had been clicked. Oh, I was in my element last night […]

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Posted 24th November 2015 by IndieSFfantasy / Blog, Marketing 0 Comments

Beyond the Pale: Promo

Beyond the Pale: Promo

Beyond the Pale is available on e-book for just 99p/99c for the next few days. It is a tale of dystopia, a high-walled citadel and conflicting cultures (and it’s on my to-be-read list). Synopsis In a post-apocalyptic America, a young outlander is captured and processed as a new citizen of a high-walled citadel. Unable to leave, he soon becomes the houseguest of a security officer whose life he saved in the outlands. A passage […]

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Posted 22nd November 2015 by IndieSFfantasy / Blog, Discounted (Promo) 0 Comments

Review: Lesser Evil by P.F.Davids

Review: Lesser Evil by P.F.Davids

Lesser Evil P.F.Davids contacted me to ask if I would read Lesser Evil and provide an honest review in exchange for a copy, however, it is available on Kindle Unlimited so I obtained the book via this method. Kester is one of the last surviving defenders of the Church of True Light. With the Serpentine Empire closing in, Kester finds himself on a desperate mission to recruit the aid of one of the […]

Posted 13th November 2015 by IndieSFfantasy / All, Blog, Indiescififantasy, Reviews 0 Comments

Paperback release of Grave Beginni..

Paperback release of Grave Beginnings

After much arm-twisting and nagging and encouraging and pleading, R.R.Virdi has finally released Grave Beginnings on paperback. Priced at $14.99/£9.76 this book is a fast-paced read and worth every cent/penny. It has been on sale in ebook format since December 2013. At the time of writing has amassed an amazing 107 reviews (some of which you can read for yourself if you scroll down a little). The Blurb: Thirteen… As far as numbers […]

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Posted 4th November 2015 by IndieSFfantasy / Blog 0 Comments

New Banner reveal and a ‘Tha..

New Banner reveal and a ‘Thank You’.

As much as I love the dragon eye image I’ve been using on this website it was only going to be for the short-term – basically until I got my act together and decided on the ‘look’ I wanted. Upon the recommendation of a couple of indie authors I’ve come to know, I was referred to Kat Mellon, a freelance designer of book covers, promotional artwork and of course banners (and she deserves […]

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Excerpt: Blood in the Fire

Excerpt: Blood in the Fire

  Liz scurried toward the backyard faster than a cockroach caught in a flashlight beam. Luke didn’t move a muscle as she left. He just stared off into the distance. Then, once she was gone, the hand he was resting on the dining table curled into a single trembling fist. “It’s not easy parenting two teenagers, is it?” I asked. “Especially when one of them is me, and the other one can turn […]

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Posted 30th June 2015 by IndieSFfantasy / Blog 0 Comments

Independently (self-published) boo..

Independently (self-published) books / book promotion

It has taken me a while, but through the course of promoting books for free on my other site, and through several engagements with independent authors, I have come to a decision as to what direction to take with this site. While I am keen to continue writing about all things science fiction and fantasy (and subgenres thereof) I also intend to promote independent books with a high standard of writing. At present, […]

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The great detective hunt (for auth..

The great detective hunt (for author details)

This is just an observation, well, I suppose it’s a bit of a moan too, but it’s more of an observation. Imagine finding a really great book on Amazon, wanting to connect to the author, and then nothing: no Amazon page, no results on the big wide world of Google, no Facebook, no twitter – no nothing. I see a lot of posts and updates from authors wanting to know to get their book […]

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Posted 15th February 2015 by IndieSFfantasy / Author Platform, Blog, Marketing 0 Comments

Tome Tender (Book Blog)

Tome Tender (Book Blog)

Tome Tender book blog features books is several genres – Paranormal romance, historical romance,  contemporary romance, urban fantasy, romantic suspense, young adult, steampunk, fantasy, and paranormal fiction. Requests for reviews are available, and the guidelines for these are very clear and precise. With a good number of followers, this networked blog features include author interviews, giveaways, covers and book related thoughts. The reviews are concise, and in addition to detailing basic information about the […]

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