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Ten Signs A Writer Is A Perfectionist

As part of the Confronting the Demon blog tour, I’m guest posting over on the blog of J E Haldeman. 

Stop by to check out my list of ten signs that a writer may be a perfectionist. The fifth sign is that you pay actual money to buy actual castle floor plans to design a castle for your novel. Read the full post to find out the other nine signs. Do you have any of these signs, or know someone who does?

Sadly the Rafflecopter doesn’t seem to be working, but if you’d like to enter the giveaway, you can do so at the last stop over at Pinky’s Favourite Reads

If you’d like to pick up your own copy of Confronting the Demon, check out the buy links on this page – at $1.99, it’s a steal! Buy direct from my Books page and it’s even cheaper. 
If you’re an author, you might also like to check out my post A Quick Reference Guide to Copyright and Cover Art. Does your cover use stock photos? You might not be able to do with your own book cover all the things you think you can!

Confronting the Demon Reviewed by Pinky’s Favourite Reads

Another review tour stop as the Confronting the Demon book tour enters its second week. 

Pinky had lots to say but my favourite line (and it was hard to choose!) is this one, I think: “We are drawn into the story of Alloran right from the start. His story is painted on a beautifully described landscape that sets the imagination ablaze with a bombardment of the senses.”

We are drawn into the story of Alloran right from the start. 

His story is painted on a beautifully described landscape that sets the imagination ablaze with a bombardment of the senses. 
– See more at: http://pinkypollock.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/confronting-demon.html#sthash.tmia8we6.dpuf
We are drawn into the story of Alloran right from the start. 

His story is painted on a beautifully described landscape that sets the imagination ablaze with a bombardment of the senses. 
– See more at: http://pinkypollock.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/confronting-demon.html#sthash.tmia8we6.dpuf
We are drawn into the story of Alloran right from the start. 

His story is painted on a beautifully described landscape that sets the imagination ablaze with a bombardment of the senses. 
– See more at: http://pinkypollock.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/confronting-demon.html#sthash.tmia8we6.dpuf

You can read the full review at Pinky’s Favourite Reads. If you’d like to pick up your own copy of Confronting the Demon, check out the buy links here – at $1.99, it’s a steal! Buy direct from my Books page and it’s even cheaper. 

If you’re an author, you might also like to check out my post A Quick Reference Guide to Copyright and Cover Art. You might not be able to do with your own book cover all the things you think you can!

The Fiction Fairy Reviews Confronting the Demon

I’m excited that the Fiction Fairy has reviewed my novella, Confronting the Demon, as part of the book tour, and had this to say: …Confronting the Demon is Murder She Wrote mixed with Criminal Minds.

Not a comparison it ever would have crossed my mind to make, but then it’s hard to get a clear perspective on one’s own work. That said, applying an analytical mind to the question, I can see she’s got a point – Confronting the Demon is filled not only with the magic you’d expect in fantasy, but mystery, a psychopath, and a serial killer. 

You can read the full review over at The Fiction Fairy’s blog, and if you’d like to pick up your own copy of Confronting the Demon, check out the buy links here or on the Fiction fairy’s review – at $1.99, it’s a steal! Buy direct from my Books page and it’s even cheaper. 

If you’re an author, you might also like to check out my post A Quick Reference Guide to Copyright and Cover Art. You might not be able to do with your own book cover all the things you think you can!

Maer Wilson Interviews Ciara Ballintyne

Wow, this blog hopping is getting exhausting. Can you keep up? I’m not sure I can…

Today I’m being interviewed over on Maer Wilson’s blog. She’s come out hitting hard, and wants to know what the weirdest thing is that’s happened to me as a fantasy author. You’ll have to read the full interview to find out!

If you haven’t already entered the giveaway for an Amazon Gift Card, don’t forget to get your entries in.

Also, if you’ve ever had any questions about copyright in your cover art, check out my handy quick reference guide on Somebody Has To Say It.

Ciara Ballintyne’s Playlist for Plotting

The third stop of the Confronting the Demon Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway finds me over on alwaysjoart talking about the music I listen to while plotting. Drop by to check out the twenty-six songs I listened to while plotting In the Company of the Dead and Stalking the Demon, sequel to Confronting the Demon.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway – there’s a $25 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs.