Category Archives: books

King Solomon’s Mines, She, and the imperfect past…

I enjoy a lot of older fiction, fiction that has stood the test of time and still permeates the zeitgeist of modern literature as it’s influence is still felt in modern fiction. This should come as little surprise to anyone, … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, book reviews, books, fiction, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, indie novels, indiewriter, Lovecraft, mythos, novels, opinion, reads, retro book reviews, sci-fi, steampunk, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview With A Wordsmith #2: Madeleine Holly-Rosing

As an indie author, I am, as regular readers will be aware, a bit of an advocate for indie novelists. While my reviews may entertain, and hopefully even point some of you in the direction of books which you will … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, books, cthulhu, grathic novels, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, mythos, Nyarlathotep, pointless things of wonderfulness, sci-fi, self-publishing, writes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Like a Bad Penny…

She crashed through the window into the chill of a Calcutta night and proceeded to plummet head first towards the cold flagstones of the courtyard thirty feet below. Behind her, a strange sound still filled the air. A scream of … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, books, fiction, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, pointless things of wonderfulness, reads, steampunk, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Covers and Tassels…

I don’t normally do WIP updates as such, and certainly not when I am still writing the first draft. But at the same time, I am not normally writing the second book of a series and doing so a week … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, blogging, book reviews, books, goodnews, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, publication, sci-fi, self-publishing, steampunk, Uncategorized, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Ignoring Canada

Canada, it has become one of my current obsessions. This may seem an odd thing to suddenly develop an obsession about but there is a reason, which is to do with another obsession, one I wish I could avoid but … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, blogging, books, canada, Canadian steampunk, errol the bookcase dragon, goodnews, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, pointless things of wonderfulness, publication, self-publishing, steampunk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Oh so quotable…

Not done a quote-post for a while, and so to address that error here is a quote-post on a subject close to my heart, that of books… Those wonderful things made of paper that can hold whole universes within them … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, blogging, books, fiction, goodreads, humour, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, novels, quotes, reads, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passing Place sale

To Celebrate the release of A Spider In The Eye, the Kindle edition of Passing Place is at the sale price of only 99p/99c this week Welcome to Esqwith’s the bar where reality is flexible and no one is ever … Continue reading

Posted in amreading, amwriting, book reviews, books, booksale, errol the bookcase dragon, Esqwiths, fiction, goodnews, goodreads, Hannibal Smyth, horror, humour, indie, indie novels, indiewriter, kindlesale, novels, Passing Place, pointless things of wonderfulness, publication, reads, retro book reviews, sci-fi, self-publishing, steampunk, supernatural, world book day, writes, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment