cool book for sale

If you like reading stories about humans or zombies or love or laughter or romance or the insane… or ALL of the above… then this could be the book you’ve been waiting for. 🙂

After much consideration of reader’s thoughts and suggestions… and following an extensive edit… and an investment in a super-cool new cover… the new & improved

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is NOW available in paperback:

At CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5140758

At Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton/dp/1505680743/

At Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton/dp/1505680743/

and for Kindle

UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton-ebook/dp/B00RAT71LA/

US:  http://www.amazon.com/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton-ebook/dp/B00RAT71LA

 

As an aside, I am trying to build a life with my wonderful new wife, so any and all help in promoting this and my other books would be greatly appreciated. 🙂  On Amazon I can be found here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Burton/e/B00JZ03YHC

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TMST – a novel approach

Some of you may be aware of my behemoth of a novel, TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE.

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At over 275,000 words, it is a little heavy on the hands, not to say the pocket, as CreateSpace & Amazon retail it at around £15/$19.

Now, despite it being a long tale, I believe it is an interesting one, and well worth the time and effort required. But, of course, I probably would say this, right? 😉

So, I have come up with an idea…

I will remove the current full edition that is available on Kindle or as a Paperback, and re-publish the novel in four parts.

The book is already split into four cliff-hanger-y sections, based around the four seasons in a year (yes, Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring), and it is my idea to re-publish one in each quarter of the coming year on the first day of each of those seasons (June 1st, September 1st, December 1st, March 1st), thus building into a 4-book series spread over a year.

While a 720 page book can feel a little scary to pick up, four 180 page books should feel quite tasty by comparison.

Also, it gives me a chance to re-edit as I go.

Oh, and I intend to make the first part available as a FREE eBook, throughout the year. And the subsequent three parts should all retail for less than £5 or $7. Well, that is the hope; and having had a quick run through the numbers, I believe this is doable.

Any thoughts/suggestions/comments? All appreciated. 🙂

 

M.A. Leibfritz

EDIT – now there’s a website http://www.maleibfritz.com/home.html

You don’t know her name yet, but you will. And when you do you will return to this post and nod sagely, telling me I did well to recommend her to you, and that my high praise was justified.

No, there’s nothing published yet for you to read, but keep hold of your socks, because once there is you’re going to be wanting more.

You’ve been “warned”. 😉

 

3words August – day 3 of ??

Very happy to see viktoryarch playing along… Here’s hoping you stick with it, my friend. 🙂

Today’s 3words are: WIDE – OPPOSITE – CRAWL.

And my ongoing story:

 

I stopped opposite Lucy and waited. Her tiny right hand crawled up her dress and toyed with the bow at her neck, twisting it while she looked everywhere but at me. Then her left hand reached up and patted the bow in her black bob, and pushed her hair behind that left ear.

“Lucy? Have you something you want to tell me?”

She shook her head. “I didn’t see it happen.”

“Didn’t see what?”

She glanced at the other girls, all of whom were now watching her, wide-eyed.

She said, “I don’t know. But whatever it was, I didn’t see.”

 

 

 

3words August – day 1 of ??

And so here we are. Well, I say ‘we’… 😉

Like I posted earlier, ‘we’ are going to be inspired by one or more of the girls on vickiedoodles’ site here:

http://vickiedoodles.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-girls.html

Oh, and if you visit/link vickiedoodles’ site please keep everything appropriate. Thank you

Would you like a ‘rules’ reminder?

  • I post 3words every day for the duration of the story
  • ‘we’ write 100 words of an ongoing story each day
  • ‘we’ repeat these two steps until ‘we’ reach the final day

Simple. 🙂

Ok, so here are the day1 3words… CONFESSCIRCLECONTACT.

And part1 of my story…

 

“I know one of you did it, and I won’t stop till I find out which.”

I glared at each of the six girls in turn, forcing them into a moment’s direct eye contact, hoping one might look away, thereby confessing. But none did, and I knew I shouldn’t have expected it to be that easy.

They were sitting in a circle in the garden, while I paced around the outside of them, thinking that by forcing them to see the others it might also provoke a confession. But, again, I wasn’t confident.

“Okay,” I said. “Who wants to start?”

 

 

3words August… a headsup

I’m not focusing on this until later, but wanted to let you know what the inspiration behind this month’s story prompt will be…

Victoria da Silva has kindly allowed us to use one or more of her lovely girl doodles to be our inspiration. They can be found here:

http://vickiedoodles.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-girls.html

So, please go have a look, choose one or more or them all, and prepare to begin your story. I’ll be back with the words in around 4-5 hours, as I usually focus on them after eight, after all the stuff I HAVE to do is done.

Also, be aware that Victoria has her own challenge, and would like you to share short stories about her doodles, be they part of your August 3words or something else stand alone. Please play along.

Jennifer Cie – a review & recommendation

My reviews for BURN IT and MEMPHIS RAIN read almost identical:

 

I’ve been told 5 star reviews shouldn’t exist; that nothing is perfect. But that isn’t what 5 stars mean on Amazon – here they mean I LOVE IT. And I can think of no better three words to describe how I feel about Jennifer Cie’s writing.

She dares me into picking up my writer’s pencil, and scares me into putting it down again.

She reminds me of why I always wanted to be a writer, why I am a writer, and why I may never be a writer.

After reading MEMPHIS RAIN and BURN IT, I immediately spent my recently earned commissions re-buying both in paperback, along with her new book DOWN ON THE OTHER STREET.

I suggest you do the same, and enjoy.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BURN-Jennifer-Cie-ebook/dp/B00E8F8V3G/ref=la_B0058WI38G_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406730758&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Memphis-Rain-Jennifer-Cie-ebook/dp/B00DD0AXZQ/ref=la_B0058WI38G_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406730758&sr=1-2

 

 

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