Monday, 21 September 2015

Guest Post at TBM's

Good morning! Hope Monday finds you well. Today, I'm a guest over at TB Markinson's blog where I'm talking about what I like about novellas. Hope you can check it out.

Don't forget, you can still enter TB's giveaway until the end of the month to win five fantastic ebooks including my collection, A Change of Mind and Other Stories.

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All of the books are fab and the authors are amazing. Seriously you don't want to miss out. Here's the link to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. And here are the books.

September Giveaway Covers


avalonSome cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

From Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon’s demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline, and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.

By turns jubilant and deeply moving, Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.


e3142-nc3A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.


people of foxwickWar threatens Foxwick on all sides.

The dreaded Shadowlands gains more souls. From the shrouded trees in Greymist Forest to the arid Blackden Barrens, monsters roam in search of their next victim. Sirens lure ships beneath Merrilea Sea. In cold and snowy Wintermill, royals plot to claim Foxwick as their own, even if they must use dragons and sorcery. Marriage between Foxwick’s king and Lochhollow’s princess creates a perilous alliance. Although brave Valdale will come to Foxwick’s aid, the cost may be more than a true friend can stomach.

Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.


Dangled Carat Hilary GrossmanFor every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him…..For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice….

For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy….

meet Hilary….

She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship–why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready–and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary’s humorous and honest story will hit home.


confessions-of-a-paris-party-girl-coverWhen newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she'd imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Thanks so much to all the authors for their generosity.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - good luck with your Anthology and the ideas on novella writing ... while there's so much else going on ... cheers and good luck to one and all - Hilary

betty said...

Heading over to the other site.


S.P. Bowers said...

Heading over.

Stephanie Faris said...

Off to check it out!

Heather R. Holden said...

Great guest post, Nick! Just left a comment there... :)

Sherry Ellis said...

I'll hop over.

Sherry Ellis said...

I'll hop over.

Nicola said...

Great post on novellas, Nick! Hope you have a great week.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

All great books on my to-read list.

Crystal Collier said...

Yippie! Awesome. I'm so stoked about this giveaway. Such great titles.

Patsy said...

Good selection of books there.

Melissa said...

Enjoyed the post. :)

Mark said...

I love Cherie's books, and that cover is kick ass for sure:)

David Powers King said...

Sweet deal! On my way. :)

Weaver said...

Interesting variety of stories.

Cherie Reich said...

Great post at TB Markinson's!

Anonymous said...

TB's giveaways are always awesome. I love seeing the familiar titles and ones I've read.

Rachna Chhabria said...

All the books sound interesting! Good luck with your anthology Nick.

diedre Knight said...

Oh! I have simply got to read Avalon!
Best wishes Nick, on all of your exciting endeavors :-)

alexia said...

Looks like a great lineup of books!

Pat Hatt said...

Saw indeed at her feed.

Misha Gerrick said...

Just dropped by to say hi. Hope everything's going well! :-)

S.P. Bowers said...

heading over.

Crystal Collier said...

Are you still out there, Nick?

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey Nick,

Hope that all worked out well... seemed like a lot of good books/writers involved :)