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Writers Have Voices Too (Even If We Don’t Sing)

Library Girl reads and Reviews is a tour stop in the second week of the Confronting the Demon book tour, and is hosting my guest post on authorial voice, and how one’s day job may indelibly shape the way one writes. Check out the full post on Writers Have Voices Too (Even If we Don’t Sing). If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

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. If you use stock photos, you might not be able to do with your own book cover all the things you think you can!

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!

Review of the Last Hero by Terry Pratchett

After reading my novella Confronting the Demon Samatha Saboviec invited me to guest blog on Magic and Mayhem by writing a review of one of the books that inspired my tale.

There are two books that had a large influence on Confronting the Demon, and they are The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett and The Rogue Agent series by K.E. Mills. I was torn which one to use, but I had already written reviews on two of The Rogue Agent books, so I decided to go with The Last Hero.

Pratchett’s fable is the very reason tentacles were originally included in Confronting the Demon (although not the reason I kept them). To learn how it all started, read my Review of The Last Hero.

If you want to know why I kept the tentacles, there’ll be a guest post from me later in my blog tour that tells you all about it!