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#Smashwords31 Arbitrarily defined period 15

On Goodreads this was posted in time for my self imposed midnight July 31st deadline, but – forgive me – I couldn’t face putting all the links in again, and I took the RSS feed off a few months ago so . . .  Well, I didn’t give up, but I did get distracted – […]

#Smashwords31 Week 3 (they’re my rules and I’ll change them if I want to)

#Smashwords31, the story so far: During July, Smashwords are running a summer / winter sale (this acknowledgement that a July sale is not a summer sale the whole world over is typical of the Smashwords approach), during which Smashwords authors are encouraged to slap on a discount and join the site-wide promotion. I did so, […]

#Smashwords31 Day 15: short but heartfelt

Just a quickie to say I’m loving Dan Klinefelter’s The Wind Maiden. Immediately involving, great dynamic between the leads, lovely grungy background detail. This has just vaulted straight to the top of my things to read properly when this is over list.

#Smashwords31 Days 12-14: Oops.

Well okay, I admit that I definitely implied this was going to be a recommendation a day. I didn’t promise that, though, and it’s my blog. Anyway, I’m afraid I rebelled on Friday night, all these promising beginnings, and never time to read the whole book. So on Friday I reread something that has no […]

#Smashwords31 Day 11: a sudden change of direction

A bit of fun for you because it’s almost Friday, something I wouldn’t usually look twice at unless it was the only book on the shelf in a holiday cottage in the middle of nowhere and it was raining. And I hadn’t got a notepad. I may be exaggerating just a touch, but this is […]

#Smashwords31 Day 10. I actually think I can do this . . .

Another promising beginning for you tonight – I can’t say more than that, of course. Maybe I’ll stick to a resolution for once, and serve you up 31 actual reviews of 31 actual books that I’ve actually read next July . . . but don’t get your hopes up. Anyway, tonight’s promising beginning is Worlds […]

#Smashwords31 Day 9

Tonight I decided to cheat, just a little – or at least make things a little easer on myself – by abandoning my usual tactic of searching recent releases in particular genres and going straight for the most popular lists, the people who’ve already had some stars flung their way. Quite a lot of stars, […]

#Smashwords31 Day 8

I mentioned last week that one of the contributers to the DFQWBS had led me to a genre I’d never really read before, but that he didn’t qualify for my month of Smashwords recommendations. Well, the gentleman writes Westerns, so today I thought I’d see what Westerns Smashwords did have to offer. In consequence today’s selection […]

#Smashwords31 Day 7

Dreamscape Netherworld is . . . I hardly know. It’s weird and confusing and slightly disjointed and told in the present tense, all things that might well start to seriously wind me up after a few chapters more – but it’s got something. It’s definitely got something. It’s got me intrigued, for one thing.

#Smashwords31 Day 6

I was going to stick to novel–length books this month, but I found a novella sample in my library today that I’d quite forgotten downloading, and I was frustrated to reach the end of the selection – and in terms of recommendations, you can’t say fairer than that. And anyway, poor novella writers, outcast from […]


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