Saturday, March 26, 2011

I need your support, friends!

For one week 26 March to 02 April my three eBooks on Smashwords will be available for free. If you have a Smashwords account, please hurry over and download copies- and know I appreciate it!

Enter these codes to ‘purchase’ the free versions:

Gathering of Rain: UN47S

House of Valla: AD64G

Darak Fallen: MF96V

A short paragraph review after would be simply brilliant!

If you don’t have a Smashwords account (and I recommend you do so- great downloads available!) please download the free samples at the above links. Thanks!

Thanks and regards...and know I’ll return the favour anytime!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

An experiment:

The first full sentence of page 23 – various books:

(to see what happens!)

1. There are many stories that show how changing one’s perceptions can result in breakthrough insights.

2. Often he thought: My life did not begin until I knew her.

3. He is able to become on his own a pseudo-stranger, like the ‘stranger’ Naipaul wishes to become himself.

4. ‘I think they developed some characteristics picked up by the biochips in their E.coli phases.’

5. They had come to the end of the rainbow, and the pot of gold was no longer there.

6. He brought his hands around to show.

7. There are three deaths.

8. The problem has now begun to shift.

9. He held her hand and then she threw up, as she had promised, into the shiny silver bowl.

10. If her mother didn’t want Brianna Randall going to Broch Tuarach, there was nothing stopping him looking at the place.

11. Follow him and find out where he goes.

12. And Cas Doran realised with a small shock that he knew very well what her life was like.

13. I had a feeling then.

14. The kitchen was alive with hustle and bustle.

15. Joseph stuck two fingers between his right cheek and upper right gum and pulled out a flat strip of metal, notched at one end; a tiny fork, no longer than Thomas’s pinkie.

16. He read and evening closed in.

17. I said that the book cost $21.95 and that the cost of postage and packaging was a further $25.

18. List two of your unique personal qualities, such as enthusiasm and creativity.

19. They didn’t, however, and his life in those years (except for peaceful interludes on the marsh) had been one of pursuit at close quarters.

20. The reason you need to record your dream alchemy practices is that you need to repeat them over a set period, so regard this little magic book as your recipe book to remind you what you need to do, how often, and when.

Truly random. Some follow, some don’t. Anyone recognise which books?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I have a thing for symbols

I collect symbols, have files full of images and a host of Word documents to explain them...this besides the many books on my shelves! The unexplained, the mysterious, the ancient, the strange, the pagan and religious, intrigues me and frequently leads to new inspiration 'events' for my work. Played around with a few stock images and thought I'd share...

And I'd love links to sites I may have overlooked- ever on the lookout for more symbols...and mysteries!

Friday, March 18, 2011

March is birthday month

A month of birthdays, friends and family. Too much cake! But loads of good feelings and big smiles.

Here's to April, a quieter month, but hopefully as feel-good!

Monday, March 7, 2011

More deals for one week...

House of Valla now available for $2 on Smashwords!
Coupon code: RAE75

The ruling house is almost extinct. How, therefore, does a Valla recognise the blood of the future? By the blue flame of trebac. Kinfire.

Darak Fallen also at $2 for this week!
Coupon code: RAE75
Two mighty armies of darkness will become one. They are the Darak Fallen.

On a personal note, reader and friend, every writer could use support...but I hope you pick mine!!!!!

E-Book week discount: Gathering of Rain now $2!

Gathering of Rain, discounted from $7.99 to $2 for e-book week! Find it on Smashwords here:

Easy to download in multiple formats...and its real easy (and free) to create an account on Smashwords, too, if you don't already have one! Go on!
Coupon code for discount: RAE75

Two worlds on the brink of destruction. Both will burn. Connecting their shared fate is a linked past, a magical thread of light, and a tear in the fabric of space. Rain travels to Farinwood to find the magician Aven. He isn’t prepared for what he actually finds: the Maghdim Medaillon, the magical disc that creates a thread of light between two realms. Rain is gathered to fulfil his destiny…

E-Book week: 6-12 March! It's everywhere!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Let It Go

Let it go,

Let it out,

Let it all unravel:

Let it free

And it will be

A path on which to travel.

*from Michael Leunig's CURLY VERSE*