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The Novelry- New from Louise Dean- Read more Here


Are you enjoying our serial Lex Talionis? Here is information on Book 2 (Available on Amazon)

HOLD ON FOLKS!!! YOU CAN RUN is not your average crime thriller. Full of crime, absolutely! A thrilling ride, most definitely! But Greg Smith takes it up a couple of notches, pulls you into a dangerous, action-packed FBI operation. You enter the world of 2 U.S. Marines who offer their services to bring down a diabolical kingpin.

YOU CAN RUN is Book 2 in this fast-paced, action-packed crime series and is now available in audiobook format so you can enjoy this ongoing story of US Marine Kramer and his dog, Shadow while you sit behind the wheel or if your preference is for audiobooks.



Undercover: Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon
A collection of crime themed short stories under one cover for the first time written by Jane Risdon.
You never know who is living in the apartment next door – until…
She was so deep in thought she didn’t realise that her foot had hit against the bottom of the door as she pressed against the wood, still debating what to do, if anything. The noise was subtle and she hadn’t heard it, but it had been heard.
An eye watched her through the spy-hole…
Roger A Price: Former Detective and Author of Nemesis and Vengeance says:
Undercover – crime shorts; is a wonderfully satisfying anthology of six short stories which
transcend above the crime fiction genre providing a ripping yarn irrespective of the reader’s
crime fiction preference.
Jane Risdon has cleverly stitched together a mix of tales to suit all
fans of the genre.
Published 14th December 2018 in eBook most digital platforms. Amazon and others will be added soon: Digital links
Paperback edition publishing late December 2018 by Plaisted Publishing House.

Only One Woman – Update. Our summer win an Only One Woman MUG competition was won by Lisa Milner who sent in her selfie with her copy of OOW attached. She sent it from Mauritius.
So far Only One Woman has received photos from our readers who have taken their copies to:
Russia, Estonia, Japan, Alaska, Mauritius, Santorini, Cyprus, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, America and many other super countries.
During December 2018 and January 2019 we are running another competition for our readers to win the last MUG we have.
We ask that they send a selfie (with their Paperback/eBook) copies of Only One Woman taken at a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party or other event, which is fun and different and will amuse. Your copy might be a gift received or given or it might just take pride of place at your celebrations – we’d love to see your photos. Tell us what you think of our novel and send your selfie to our Facebook page inbox (via messages) with the where, when, why and who…we will pick a winning photo end of January 2019.
Only One Woman 47 rave reviews, most countries in Paperback (Waterstones) and eBook…/…/B075D88JBP


BETA Readers Wanted

News from Greg Smith (Author of our Serial Lex Talionis)

For several years now I have been working intermittently on a 2-book historical fiction collection (my first foray into this genre). I have almost completed the first rewrite of Book One and desperately need Beta Readers to look it over for me.

An Australian is given, for his 21st, various items passed on down through the centuries and protected by those relations on his mother’s side. One of these is a diary. At the same time he learns of a sister he never knew he had. Together they set out to research the authenticity of the artifacts, particularly the diary that is purported to belong to a legendary figure long thought to be only fictional. The Aussie discovers he is linked by DNA to this character. At the same time there are those after the treasure thought to also belong to the legend. The ramifications on a country’s history and the followers and believers of the legend stand to be altered forever.

Greg can be contacted here: Greg Smith



Books That Make You is for book-lovers; it features book recommendations, reviews, news, author interviews, and more.

Introducing Books That Make You™, a new home for book-lovers. The bookish brand officially launches this website and several media brand extensions. People can explore book recommendations, book reviews, news, and author interviews on the website.

Books That Make You was created by Desireé Duffy, who also founded Black Château, the marketing and public relations agency that specializes in books and authors.

“Books That Make You is a bibliophile’s dream. The website is a home for anyone who loves books. It’s designed to be a fun and interactive bookish adventure,” Duffy explains.

Books That Make You will support promotions for authors and participate in popular literary events. For example, there are plans to have a Books That Make You booth at the 2019 LA Times Festival of Books.

Books That Make You partners with other media to spread the word about books and authors:

Hollywood Weekly Magazine features a regular Books That Make You two-page spread. The article highlights a different theme each month with book reviews and an author spotlight.

A Books That Make You radio show is being produced for The online station focuses on positive and inspirational music and messages. The Books That Make You radio show showcases authors and allows them to discuss their books.

Books That Make You also sponsors Get Real Global Entertainment’s show Jenny’s Real Talk on the Block, which airs on LA Talk Radio, iHeartRadio, iTunes, YouTube, Alexa, and Spreaker. Host Jennifer Devoe and James Muse (a.k.a. the Muse) interview authors on the show which is renowned for supporting the creative world.

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