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Good Luck CampNaNo Participants

It’s July 1st and CampNaNo has started again. I was hoping to participate this month, but writing and a 7 week old don’t mix. I’ve barely managed 500 words since he was born, but I’m not complaining. He beats writing any day. Besides, he’s only little for the shortest time. I’m not missing him growing because my nose is glued to a screen.

I write when I have the motivation and only once he’s gone to bed for the night. I think CampNaNo is just unnecessary pressure right now.

However, I know lots of my fellow indie authors are taking part this year and I want to wish you all good luck. I’m rooting for you.

Are you participating this month? What target have you set for yourself?


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Review: Free Recipe Ebooks

I had been wanting some new and exciting recipes for the summer, so I headed to Amazon. Before spending out money I decided to try some free recipe books which led to a massive downloading spree. So, which did find useful? Read on to find out.

25 Delicious Pasta Recipes by Sallie Stone 3/5

Some interesting pasta combinations that I will use this summer. I’m all for ease and time efficiency. However, recipe books need photos!

Five Ingredient Cookbook by Hannie. P. Scott 2/5

Basic recipes and not all from scratch. Mixing pre-made sauces and canned foods isn’t what I’m after. There are no photos to show the finished results.

30 Minute Meals by Hannie. P. Scott 3/5

Nothing I love more than quick, tasty recipes. These 30 min recipes are varied and achievable for even the most amateur of chefs. I would have liked pictures, though.

Crockpot Recipes by Nancy Kelsey 3/5

A large selection of recipes with something for everyone, but only a handful I want to try for myself.

Definitely worth a scan if you enjoy the simplicity of crock pot cooking.

Summer Cooking by Various Authors 3/5

There were a few unusual recipes that I found interesting and would like to try, but the majority were simple, common recipes most people would know how to create without the need for a recipe guide.

25 Delicious Chicken Recipes by Sallie Stone 2/5

Very simple recipes- not quite what I was looking for. Great for very amateur cooks. I would have liked pictures of the finished dishes.


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All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

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Review: Drayton by Tony Bertauski

Drayton by Tony Bertauski 3/5

Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn’t know what he is. Or why he lives. He takes not his victim’s blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.

Review:

There was a lot of depth and substance to this short story, but I wanted a little more vamp.

Drayton is an interesting character- ancient being in a young body. His lost memories of anything before a century ago are intriguing, and his uncertainty of exactly what he is makes for an interesting read.

There is lots of narrative squeezed into a short story which is surprising. I got this ebook for free from Amazon and found it an easy, quick read.


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Review: The Shelter by Sunhi Mistwalker

The Shelter by Sunhi Mistwalker 3/5

The world around ten year old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease, and crushing poverty are every day realities. For a while? She counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she’s forced to live in an abandoned parking structure.

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires, or zombies… in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.

Review:

This story highlights the fall of humanity in every sense in a dystopian environment. Sunni’s experience is told in third person, but I reckon first person would have engaged me a little more. The author doesn’t shy away from the realities that the tenants face in the shelter, especially the women and girls.

This short story is a prequel to a novel. However, there wasn’t enough explanation and backstory for my liking. What happened to civilisation? Why are they in that hideous situation? I understand it is only a short story, but it didn’t tick all the boxes for a prequel.


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I’m Back… Kinda

Can you believe that the new addition to our family is already over a month old?? The first few weeks have flown by, and I have not written a single page. Now we have established a routine, I plan to slowly get back into things.

I gave myself permission to take time out, but I still had withdrawal symptoms. I stemmed them by writing notes when I had a little time to my myself. I started reading again this week. I am working my way through the short stories on my Kindle. I am lucky to have a bubba who likes to get long stretches of sleep in at night, so I shall read and write in the evenings where possible.

I shall be popping on here with project updates and book reviews, but I’m certain they will be less frequent than usual.

Oh, and on a side note, I have put my Sisters All series on hold. There are a lot of narratives to interlink in the five novellas ready for the novel, and I don’t have the time to concentrate on it fully quite yet. I am, however, dipping back into my 2017 NaNo work. It is another zombie novella… Zombie Playlist fans will hopefully enjoy this one too.


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EVO Ghost Release Day

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I’m thrilled to announce the release of EVO Ghost, book three in the EVO Nation Series. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the final installment. I hope you have woken up to shiny, new copies on your Kindle devices.

If you would like to purchase your copy, follow this link.

copy-of-evoHer name is both feared and revered.
Her name is that of a ghost.
Her name is Teddie Leason, and she’s back from the dead.

Teddie never agreed with Woodman’s hare-brained declaration of war that cost the lives of those dear to her, but now, she is the main participant in forwarding what he started. There is no turning back, the war has to play out, and she must end the oppression of her kind. EVO are at the mercy of a man with outdated ideas and the power to wield them. Britain will be reshaped forever unless enemies become allies and sacrifices are made.

Becoming the ‘Face of the Rebellion’ is bitter sweet, with the potential for justice, but also a weight she struggles to shoulder. The fight has never been more important, and EVO have never been more at risk. They will follow where she leads. Does Teddie have the strength to bear that responsibility?

Not read the rest of the series? You can purchase your copies here.

 

You can read ARC reviews for EVO Ghost and discover reader’s thoughts on all three books on Goodreads.

Paperback will be available shortly. You can also buy the entire trilogy at a discounted rate via Amazon.

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Thank you for all your continued support from the release of book one in 2015, to Teddie’s finale.


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Thoughts On: Evo Ghost by K.J. Chapman

Rebecca Howie has reviewed all three books in such a short time. I am so grateful to her for taking the time to read the EVO Nation series. This review of the finale, EVO Ghost, is awesome. Head over to her blog, Rebecca Howie Books, to read her thoughts on Teddie’s conclusion.

FOR THE LOVE OF FICTION

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Minor spoilers ahead.


I had no idea what to expect when I started reading Evo Ghost, but with tomorrow marking the release day of the third and final instalment in the Evo Nation series, I can honestly say that I’m feeling a bit emotional that this is the end of Teddie’s story.


EVO Ghost: EVO Nation Series: Book Three by [Chapman, K.J.]
Title: Evo Ghost

Author: K.J. Chapman

Published: 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Superhero, Science Fiction

Buy from: Amazon


Blurb : Her name is both feared and revered.  Her name is that of a ghost.

Her name is Teddie Leason, and she’s back from the dead.

Teddie never agreed with Woodman’s hare-brained declaration of war that cost the lives of those dear to her, but now, she is the main participant in forwarding what he started. There is no turning back, the war has to play out, and she must end the oppression of her kind. EVO are…

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Thoughts On: Evo Shift by K.J. Chapman

Check out this awesome review of EVO Shift over on Rebecca Howie Books!!!

FOR THE LOVE OF FICTION

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Minor spoilers ahead.


I’ve mentioned a few times that sequels annoy me because they never feel like sequels, but I was made to eat my words repeatedly while reading Evo Shift.



Title : Evo Shift

Author: K.J. Chapman

Published: 2016

Genres: Superhero, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Buy from:Amazon


Blurb:  She killed him, but did it make a difference?

Her kind has been exposed, abused, and segregated, and now Teddie Leason is top of Britain’s most wanted list at just nineteen. Teddie has to decide whose side she is on, what she fights for, and whether it’s worth her life.

How can she protect the man she adores, the Uncle who has taken her under his wing, and her unfaltering friends, when she can barely take care of herself?

Dealing with new power and a history that has long since been forgotten, has rendered the world’s most powerful…

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Thoughts On: Evo Nation by K.J. Chapman

It is always great to hear someone who is new to the series is enjoying my books. Thank you, Rebecca Howie for taking the time to read and review.

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Minor spoilers ahead.


Earlier this month, K.J. Chapman was kind enough to give me an ARC of her latest novel, Evo Ghost, the final instalment in her Evo Nation series. I downloaded Evo Nation the last time I went through a phase of using my Kindle, but when I bought yet more books, the Kindle was forgotten.

Until now.

Evo Nation surprised me continually from start to finish, and I’m so relieved that I can move onto the second and third books without having to wait for answers.


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Title : Evo Nation

Author: K.J. Chapman

Published: 2015

Genres: Fantasy, superhero, genetic engineering

Buy from: Amazon


Blurb:  The government tortures her, her own kind use her, and she is learning the true meaning of ulterior motives. Teddie Leason has been dragged into the festering underbelly of the secretive world of EVO; a world about to be blown wide…

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Crimbo Book Shout Out #3

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Have you been waiting patiently for the final Crimbo book shout out and giveaway? Of course you have! The winner of last week’s Cass Michaels giveaway was Laura Carter. Congratulations!


This week’s Crimbo book shout out is for a Christmas horror book, Merry Murder by Angel Gelique…

33555243Poor Paul McKenna. He just wants to enjoy the holidays. But with an obstinate teen-aged daughter, Heather, and an unreasonable wife who enables her, Paul is anything but jolly. Heather has her heart set on getting the latest cell phone for Christmas. The only problem is Paul can’t find one within the acceptable price range. He simply refuses to fall victim to holiday price-gouging. He has every intention of buying the phone weeks after Christmas when it’s half the price. Surely, Heather will understand…right?

In this tale of vengeance, a well-intentioned father will find that sometimes it’s better to appease an incorrigible teen daughter—no matter the cost—rather than incur her wrath.

Would you like a chance to win an e-copy of Merry Murder? All you have to do is share Angel Gelique’s Amazon page via any social media platform and paste a copy of the link to your post in the comments below to be entered. You can also enter by sharing the post from my Instagram feed. You can find more information here.

You can find Angel Gelique and her books here:

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