YEY! Book Launch – Desert Born – Puatera Online

Book 1 – Price reduced to 99p! and still KU of course!  Go grab it while you can!

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I can’t help but be totally excited about today! Book 2 hits the shelves and continues the journey of Maddie the NPC with attitude!

Blurb – With her charge, Alex, safely delivered, Maddie drowns her sorrows in a local bar. Leaving later that night only to discover Alex has been beaten and robbed, his own quest failed. Politics and cash aside, Maddie rushes him to a healer. There she learns more about herself, her world and the upcoming war. Once more they cross the desert, this time where enemies are born.

Desert Born

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Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives

This is pretty worrying… when specific paid and known legal promotional sites are targeted. 😦

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Phoenix Sullivan is well-known in the indie community – I’ve known her myself since 2009 or 2010 and consider her a close friend.

Aside from being exceptionally generous with her time and knowledge, tirelessly sharing her insights on marketing and algorithms, Phoenix is also well known as a vocal campaigner against scammers and cheaters – particularly on the current big issues of book stuffing and clickfarming.

And now she is being targeted.

Phoenix made a box set free for a few days back in September, advertising on Freebooksy, KND/BookGorilla, and Digital Book World – all legitimate sites – and there was no other promotion involved with this title. No BookBub CPM ads, no Facebook campaign, no tweets, no newsletter swaps, no mailing lists.

On the third day of her free run, Phoenix’s box set was rank-stripped by Amazon, a punishment normally reserved for those who have used clickfarms or bots…

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Advice to new writers: Don’t plagiarize. Just don’t.

Just don’t ever do this… the Litrpg community is closely watching this for a result. The evidence is not in her favour.

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Tl;dr:  Don’t plagiarize.  If you must plagiarize, at least be creative.  Pick a book that’s out of print, maybe isn’t translated into English so you can rip it off creatively.  Don’t plagiarize a book that’s available in English in ebook format so it’s easy to check out.

Long essay:

The laws of the universe keep conspiring to keep me from reviewing Michael Scott-Earle’s Lion’s Quest.  That’s been up on my agenda, but then people keep doing stupid stuff and I have to talk about it.

So, James Hunter is a popular and well-liked author.  I’ve reviewed his Viridian Online series, and look forward seeing it continue to develop, side-stories and all.

Another soon-to-be author, Laurie Jo Bryant, is putting out a new series called Panguardia Online.

The blurb for her book and James book is nearly the same.  By that I mean word-for-word ripoffs, minus a distaff switch on…

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SQUEE! Launch Day – Desert Runner –

Blurb – Desert Runner – Puatera Online – Book 1

Book link – https://www.amazon.com/Desert-Runner-Puatera-Online-Book-ebook/dp/B0756BNGHD

An NPC story.
With her pain potions in short supply, Maddie accepts a deadly job, pick up a package in Trox City and cross the desert plains to Port Troli. The only issues – an unwanted passenger and Tromoal breeding season.

 

 

 

Bio – Dawn Chapman

 

Dawn Chapman has been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories for thirty years. Until 2005 when her life and attention turned to scripts, and she started work on The Secret King, a 13-episode Sci-Fi TV series, with a great passion for this medium. In 2015, Dawn returned to her first love of prose where she revelled in the world of The Secret King, Letháo and First Contact, as an epic prose space journey over 3 generations. This year her experience of working with Producers/Directors from the US and AUS has expanded. From Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, to Litrpg. Dawn’s built a portfolio of writing, consulting and publishing.

Author Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kanundra

Amazon Profile – https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Chapman/e/B014A0RUBC

Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/kanundra

 

Here is my interview with Dawn Chapman

Nice little interview of moi, with a few name drops here and there 🙂

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

 

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Hello everyone, I’m Dawn Chapman, I am gonna laugh and say a lady never tells her age though 😀

Fiona: Where are you from?

I’m from the UK, Lancashire and I live in a little village where I mostly grew up. It’s a family home, was my grandparent’s and I spent many years here with them, and now live with my husband, sharing alongside are my mum and stepdad, they now have a separate granny flat.

Fiona: A little about yourself (ie, your education, family life, etc.).

Big questions, my education sucked. No one wanted to help teach the fat kid in school. Besides that, and the ongoing class bullying my upbringing was pretty grim. I turned to writing…

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