Friday, April 20, 2018

Great Horror Series Prequel!

The Haunted Story: Dead Letter (The Haunted Series Book 1) by [Copeland, Antony M.]
The Haunted Story: Dead Letter
Antony M. Copeland

When the neighbours complain about the smell, the manager unlocks the apartment to have a look around. 

What he finds is utterly horrifying.

While waiting for the police to arrive, he notices a letter pinned to the gruesome contraption that holds a body strapped to it.

Desperate for an explanation, he reads it.

5.0 out of 5 stars

The Haunted Story: Dead Letter is an amazingly powerful, though short introduction to what I expect to be an amazing series. Horrifically spell-binding, Copeland captivates his reader with ease. The questions it stirs in the mind make you recoil and turn the page to learn more. I am certainly looking forward to reading the next, and longer, installment. I'm just glad he's already working on it!

About the Author

Antony M. Copeland lives in Dalton, in the North-West of England. He's the lead admin of the popular Facebook group, Creative Writers and has learned a lot from the experience. In October 2017 he spoke with a very successful self-published author and decided to take the plunge himself. 

He writes Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Ghost stories, and often reveals the depressing and macabre aspects of life. Even the most innocent and cheerful characters are not immune from life's harsh sting in his books.
He describes himself as a geek-goth and loves to read, watch and play his favoured genres as much as he loves to write them. Just don't get him started on zombies!

Follow him at his own BLOG or on Twitter!

What are other people saying?

5.0 out of 5 stars 
Great research also
This is one of the goriest, most visceral stories I've read. Makes the hairs on your neck stand. Only other story that made me feel that way was Stephen King's, The Raft where someone was pulled through the cracks of a raft. Anthony Copeland gives a detailed description of his death machine's purpose and it makes you want to run far, far away.
Great research also. I recommend it to lovers of horror. Nice read on a Friday The 13th!

4.0 out of 5 stars
The Goal is to Be a Ghost
I'm glad I downloaded this in time for Halloween!
The story is written entirely as a letter from the main character/narrator to whoever so happens to pick it up. It made me happy to see that the narrator shares much of the same sentiments about ghosts and the afterlife as I do, and the writing is smooth enough to make this an easy read. My only complaint is that there is a bit too much detail about the different notebooks he kept for his research and the various histories and lore that he studied when there should be more detail about his actual death or even what he plans to do after he achieves his goal and becomes a ghost. Alas, the narrator probably didn't think that part through, making the story all the more tragic.
I am excited for part two! Whether it will be a continuation of this character's journey or if the machine will claim another victim, I am sure it will be a juicy read.

5.0 out of 5 stars
A brilliant, short witty story
I was amused by the whole ghost story. I wanted more of it, but it's only a letter. I imagined mydelf finding a letter like this for real in an attic or some hidden place. I'm glad I read it and I'd like to know what happens next. This story will entertain anybody who finds curiousity in mystery. The author is dynamic, the story was well explained and I can't wait to read more from him.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Fine piece of short horror
Wow. A powerful piece of writing. Starts out slow and descriptive, but the ending...geesh! Reminded me of other fine short horror pieces, where as you read you delve deeper into a sick and twisted mind. I look forward to more stories from you!

Monday, April 16, 2018

#1 New Release and Best Seller on Amazon!

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A Fiction Writer's Guide to Plot Holes: Steer Clear of the 6 Most Common Manuscript Disasters 
(Writing Hacks 101)
#1 New Releasein Fiction Writing Reference

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, this book can help you become successful in completing your writing goals.

*Have you ever wanted to write a story?
*Do you have ideas jotted down here and there?
*Did you start writing, but could only come up with a few scattered scenes and don’t know what to do with them?
*Are you tired of struggling with a manuscript in pieces?
*Is there a blinking cursor on your screen and you just don’t know how to collect your thoughts to even begin writing anything?

Plot holes shatter the flow in the projects of countless writers, but there are ways to repair them, conquer the often devastating pitfalls of the writing process, and save the wondrous book you’ve envisioned. Captivating your audience with a powerful plot is within your reach, no matter how riddled your manuscript is with holes right now. Author Ann Snizek targets plot basics and shows you a fresh way to approach the damage that plot holes cause to the smooth ride of your manuscript as you improve your writing skills.

Avoid the agony of trapped characters by noticing the warning signs of the hazardous ‘pot holes’ that drive our stories off course to plummet into the abyss of forgotten dreams. Revive your excitement as you triumph over the obstacles and explode with renewed passion as you fulfill your goal of producing an amazing book that you can treasure. 

Inside this writing guide, Snizek will show you:*How the basic plot works
*How to map the plot holes & uncover their causes
*Links to great writing tools & techniques
*How to develop creative strategies
*How to repair the plot holes

What this guide is NOT:*A guide to road construction
*Intended as a highly academic book
*A murder mystery
*About animal husbandry
*Or a marital aid

A Fiction Writer’s Guide to Plot Holes is a quick, easy to follow writing resource for your library and writer’s toolbox, leading you down the road to a completed manuscript your readers will enjoy. Snizek also offers practical writing solutions in the form of fresh writing hacks to activate your brain so you can steer clear of those looming plot holes. 

Organize the pieces of your story, fill in small holes, bridge the huge gaps, and discover the satisfaction of completing your writing project. 

Don’t forget to collect your two FREEBIES! These extra gifts are intended to assist you in your amazing journey as a writer. Details about how to claim your freebies are hidden in the book. You’ll have to get it to see what secret treasures await you. 

Save your manuscript. Save your fiction novel.

What are you waiting for? Jump into the driver’s seat and enjoy your writing journey. 

What are people saying?

5.0 out of 5 stars
An easy to read guide for not just first time fiction ...

An easy to read guide for not just first time fiction writers, but for experienced authors also. Great 
freebies that go with the book, as well as links to tools of the writing trade. Good examples and 
clear explanations of fixing plot holes.

The author points out that just knowing what the plot problem is was not enough to fix the problem. 
Knowing what caused the plot problem is key to fixing the problem. The book then walks you 
through the common mistakes (plot holes) of writing a fiction book and how to correct these mistakes.

This book is a great resource for problem solving for writers!

5.0 out of 5 stars
A toolkit for the swerving writer

Ann Snizek provides a comprehensive toolkit for writers trying to fix their plot holes (potholes).

Not only is her description clear amd comprehensive but she provides actual tips you can implement 
now to improve your writing. Her stories illustrate key points without getting too fluffy.

There are some neat writing resources in the book too, which I look forward to trying out with my 

The best thing about Snizek's book is the way she shows you how to cheat the common causes of 
plot holes and thus make your writing even more engaging. It's an awesome and unexpected writing 
hack, that's for sure.

Aaron Leyshon, high school English teacher and 
Author of bestselling book: Negotiate Without Negotiating

5.0 out of 5 stars
East to read and follow!
This is such a helpful book for every fiction writer! Read before publish! It points out the issues 
you can encounter and how to avoid them Helpful links and tips!

5.0 out of 5 stars
A great help in defining, refining and streamlining a plot that makes sense.

As you get into the book you find yourself thinking "I knew that!", then you realise that you didn't, 
but should have known it because it makes sense, and that's why it seemed familiar.

Lots of pointers which had my mind searching through some plots I have drafted; I found several 
places I will be able to improve thanks to this book. It's offers a great way to get thoughts organised 
so one doesn't fall into the holes, or how to get out of them and fill them in if you already did.
The links provided are also extremely helpful.

I read through the book twice in one sitting, then again the next day. I will be using it on a regular basis.

5.0 out of 5 stars
This book can save your next novel from disastrous plot holes (and help you to fix it).
If you are a fiction writer, then I'd recommend that you read this book before you hit publish.
This book is very easy to read and gives useful guidelines on how to map plot holes, uncover their 
causes, and fix them.

It also has links to fantastic writing tools and techniques to help you to write better.
I also like the freebies that go with this book. Very practical and helpful.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cover Reveal #PaytonChronicles 2

As 2017 draws to a close, 
I ask you to remember Payton Chronicles 1...

To Eris - Human

Sixteen year old Eris Payton wants more than anything to fit in – struggling to reinvent herself – then she meets Nelson, who offers an escape from her current hell into the unknown shadows of his world, and she can't say no before she learns just how different she really is… changing her life in a way she would never have imagined. Facing truths that challenge everything she thought she knew, Eris discovers the hidden world of lucents, her own mysterious origins, and how to trust once more. She finds herself and uncovers answers to questions she never thought to ask.

Humans can't see lucents… except for Eris.

Because... We're starting the New Year off with a BANG! 
The long-awaited second book in the Payton Chronicles is almost here! In fact... Today is the day I reveal the cover to the world!

Here it is...

Sisters drawn together... that could split the world apart.

Eris Payton must piece her family and her past together - while she still can - in order to have the future she longs for. When news of Giva reaches her, Eris jumps at the opportunity to reunite with her estranged twin, but as she travels to Giva's last known location her life spirals even more out of control. While her memories blend with those of her sister, the bond between them starts to heal, but at what cost? Uncovering more bizarre truths about herself and the world around her, Eris must discover the strength and courage buried deep within her.

On top of that, I'm setting the release date for February 11th! It is my pre-birthday gift to all of you. 


Do you like to read great new books before anyone else? Do you like to review and tell others about wonderful new reads? Join Ann Snizek's new ARC group on FACEBOOK or through her SITE

For: Giva de Vine is the first ARC available in the new group!