Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with a new release and recent reviews for authors on the shelves.
Delighted to share the new release by Terry Tyler, The Visitor: A Post-Apocalyptic Murder Mystery
About the book
In 2024, a mystery virus ravages the entire world. ‘Bat Fever’ is highly contagious and one hundred per cent lethal.
A cottage tucked away in an isolated Norfolk village seems like the ideal place to sit out a catastrophic pandemic, but some residents of Hincham resent the arrival of Jack, Sarah and their friends, while others want to know too much about them.
What the villagers don’t know is that beneath Sarah’s cottage is a fully-stocked, luxury survival bunker. A post-apocalyptic ‘des res’.
Hincham isolates itself from the rest of the country, but the deaths continue―and not from the virus. There’s a killer on the loose, but is it a member of the much-depleted community, or somebody from outside? Paranoia is rife, as friend suspects friend, and everybody suspects the newcomers.
Most terrifying of all is that nobody knows who’s next on the list…
The Visitor is Terry Tyler’s twenty-second Amazon publication, and is set in the same world as her Project Renova series, while being a completely separate, stand-alone novel.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2020
I have read a few of Terry Tylers books now, her writing is always easy to read and her writing style is addictive. I quickly become gripped and engrossed in the stories that her wonderful mind creates.
Blackthorn is no exception. What a brilliant story with excellent characters, some you grow to love dearly and others you grow to hate.
Ryder Swift is one of the characters that you find yourself easily drawn to, he has you hanging on to his every word…..he has you believing all of the tales he comes up with as a traveller.
Evie and Byron are so easy to like, so easy to feel for and as reader I felt that their feelings were mine too. Lieutenant Hemsley is my favourite character in this story, for many reasons, but I do not want to spoil the book for you so I will say no more than that.
Wolfe North, the governor of Blackthorn is a character that at times I felt sorry for and at other times I detested. He is essential to this book, without him the story would have been missing an essential ingredient.
How the author comes up with these stories and makes you feel part of them is amazing. I really recommend that you read Terry Tylers books, I will be reading the rest of the series and look forward to many more great books from Terry Tyler.
Thank you Terry for another brilliant read at a time when I was having difficulty finding a book that kept my attention.
The first review is for the non-fiction guide to book marketing from Lizzie Chantree – Networking for Writers: A Fun Way to Sell More Books
About the book
Are you swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new sales? Learn simple and effective networking techniques, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers, today!
Whether you are a new or an experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, this book will show you how to grow your readership and author network, through some of the most powerful of all marketing tools – word of mouth and recommendation.
This book will show you:
- How networking can help you sell more books.
- Why author branding is important.
- How networking hours work.
- Specific Facebook groups for writers
- How to utilise social media to grow your readership.
- How not to waste valuable writing time.
- How to make our marketing more effective.
Throughout Networking for Writers, we will explore running or attending book signings, hosting seminars, finding a writing buddy or mentor, author networking groups, social media planning and so much more.
One of the recent reviews for the book
In this day and age, networking is key for both traditionally published, as well as self-published authors.
But where to start?
The amount of different social media platforms out there can boggle the best of minds, so it is always to great to have a thorough guide, and who better than a successful author and entrepreneur, to step up and share her tips and ideas?
Lizzie Chantree has put together a wonderful resource, that is a quick read, but filled with so many gems to help you get started, and continue growing your social media presence, and work with other writers, your readers and businesses to benefit not only yourself but the wider community, too.
Definitely worth the read.
Now, I’m off to schedule some posts… everywhere!
Also by Lizzie Chantree
The final author today is D.G. Kaye with a recent review for her memoir Twenty Years After ‘I Do’.
About the book
In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.
Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other.
One of the recent reviews for the book
D.G. Kaye’s memoir, Twenty Years After I Do, piqued my interest for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve been married for thirty-one years to a man who is not only my loving husband but who is my very best friend. I wanted to read what the author had to say on the subject, and she certainly inserted many pearls of wisdom of which I agreed with. Before I met my husband, I had dated a man twenty years older than me, so reading her perspective on the age difference grabbed my attention, as well. This was the second book that I have read from Debby, so I was already familiar with her beautiful, conversational writing.
Debby offers snippets of insight from her own experiences on how to keep a marriage happy and unbreakable. She adds how humor can lighten any heavy situation and intimately writes of how sex ultimately changes from dating to married life. Most importantly though, she conveys that love has no timeline. Couples should enjoy each moment together and unconditional love will carry them through the difficult times. I was moved by this lovely collection of stories from Debby’s marriage to Gordon, and how she met true love when she least expected. An enjoyable read and one I highly recommend.
Other books by D.G. Kaye
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.