Random pics Friday – 5 fire gifs (and the release of Tenth Gen this weekend)

The Crooked World short story, Mnemosyne 01 (Tenth Generation) will be released on Goodreads, Kobo, iBooks and maybe a few other places for free this weekend. Sadly, as there is no setting on Amazon Kindle to make this free just yet, it will be available on Amazon for a price. I’ll most likely release the subsequent Mnemosyne short stories under the same publication on Amazon just to make the cost a bit more fair.

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In celebration of Wildfire, here are 5 fire gifs for your Friday amusement.

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Crooked Step – Review Templates

Sadly the 5-day free book offer for Crooked Step has now expired…

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But in those 5 days, we have achieved:

  • 111,718 possible views on the fb campaign (thank you!)
  • 271 downloads (thank you! thank you!)
  • Amazon ranking #23 in YA urban fantasy at its peak (as small a category as that may be)

We have now entered the payment-required period, but Amazon Prime members can still borrow the book for free. The paperback version will also be available within the next month, and you’ll be able to admire the beautiful Adobe Garamond and download the Kindle version for free with the purchase of the paper copy from Amazon. Free, free, free.

Also, Mnemosyne 01, Tenth Generation, a supporting short story set in the Crooked World, will be available for download within the next week, and will be permanently free.

Here’s a preview of the cover:

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Yeah… It’s a bit more futuristic and comic-inspired, and you’ll be introduced to Wildfire.

Mnemosyne 02 onwards (until we run out of numbers) will follow, and you’ll have the chance to meet Helen’s father properly next.

Meanwhile… Reviews… I want them. I need them. So much that I’ve put the word in bold.

I know writing is a pain, so here are some templates for you to use.

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Crooked Step is an amazing book. Really, it’s been ages since I’ve read a book that fully immersed me in the world it’s created. All the characters are well-written and fun – I can’t choose a favourite, but maybe Lou? Please publish the next one soon! (Read the first letter of the 4 previous sentences for how I really feel about the book.)

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd remains one of my favourite Agatha Christie books (along with Crooked House – what a disturbing one…), and HarperCollins re-released it with its original 1926 cover for its 80th anniversary. 

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Even on a pale background, it’s pretty disturbing. Being the third Poirot novel, and a relatively early work, Agatha Christie’s name is still much smaller than the title of the work, drawing in the crowds with murder rather than the franchise. (Similarly, an earlier work, Murder on the Links, also follows this pattern; however, by 1927, for The Big Four, her name already above the title, and much more prominent. 

HarperCollins UK’s current other editions of this book show a massive range of designs – one book, targeted at different audiences? 

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