One of my resolutions this year must be to read more! I want to write a book – or several.
One book I want to read is Jenny Barden’s first nove, Mistress of the Sea which will be published by Ebury Press, with the release of the hardback scheduled for September 2012, and another novel to follow about the lost colony of Roanoke.
Mistress of the Sea has won three shortlistings, the most recent being for the Joan Hessayon Award under the New Writers’ Scheme of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Jenny’s site will keep me updated with progress on her second novel – http://www.jennybarden.co.uk
For Christmas I was given a Kindle so now I shall be able to download lots more books. So far I have only had time to test the system and download a few of the free classics that are available.
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
- Nonsense Rhymes by Edward Lear
I am getting my head round downloading Andie Scott’s first book - Cerulean Blue.
BlueWhat happens when you walk into a painting of Hell and find the Devil, and still don’t know that it’s all your mother’s fault? Twelve year old Leon finds his mother missing from her studio and inadvertently becomes tangled up in The Painted World inhabited by Night Tormentors and controlled by the Prince of Tyre who looks set to destroy Earth and make a new world ruled by evil. Leon, together with his two best friends Manny and Jude, embark on a journey through pictures depicting hell in order to rescue his errant mother. There are many who would help the three friends but also those who want to defeat them. This is a fantasy novel (11+) weaving together art history and scientific fact with myths and legends to take you into dreams. The philosophies and > writings of art in the 20th century are forever present dogging them into a surreal dream world of lost wanderings.There are no broomsticks or wands but instead writing of plausible future elements of science, art, theology and love… but ultimately just a good story. It incorporates new advances in modern technology, specifically military inventions which are in keeping with what is happening. Ever heard of Archangel Michael with Paraklete body armour and a submachine gun to fight Lucifer? Or of the new miltary cloaking devices being incorporated with nanotechnology to create an awsome factually plausible invisibility cloak?
This is Andie’s first novel and is available on ibook for ipad/pod/phone and also on kobo, sony and in other formats. It will be available on Amazon very soon but I can download a kindle version from Andie’s epublishing site right now. There is a pdf version for laptops. To download go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AndieScott scroll down and click on Cerulean.