Monday, 29 April 2019

Audio Update






A few weeks ago, I did a post about my moving into audiobooks and how it was going. I didn't have a lot of information past the initial stages but I was hoping more to convey the experience than the technical side of it.

Sadly after much browsing I still haven't found a narrator for Soul Market - that said things are looking up as I am still receiving auditions on a regular basis and there are a couple of good contenders. It all depends now on whether I continue to be very picky because this is the first of a series, my first ever book I wrote, or whether I decide close is good enough and perfect may be impossible.

However, some better news is that I did find a narrator of A Chance of Rain! The book has gone into production and I am hoping that it will get released around about June. I haven't any definite dates yet but as soon as I do, the best place to here about it will be here or my page on Facebook - click here.


Once this title is complete, and I am closer to a narrator for Soul Market, I will be thinking about uploading another title for production. If you keep an eye on my Facebook page, I will be holding a poll to see which one it will be.

Above artwork by the wonderful Dawné Dominique

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Dusty Pages Review: The Hanging Tree



Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour.

Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week . . .

(Audiobook)

I've now reached the sixth novel in the series and I don't want to stop, even though I know that after this there is only one more book written before I have to wait for the author to finish another. This book takes you on an interesting ride to show just how the other half live. I loved how Peter, with pressure coming down on him from influential forces, still had only one goal, to get to the truth of the matter.

After the trip to Hereford in the last book, it was nice to be back in London, and to be dealing with the host of characters that form the stable back bone of these stories. We get to see a bit more of Leslie May, but much like Anakin Skywalker, she is learning the power of the dark side - a pop culture reference that would have made Peter proud.

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does a wonderful job narrating as usual, and sometimes I wonder why they've not gone and made it into a TV series yet, for he's also an actor and could play Peter nicely on screen.

I give it



Monday, 22 April 2019

Meet A Writer Monday Presents...

...Caleb Wright


1. Tell me about your book,
The Odyssey of the Dragolitha, and where you got your inspiration for it?

I used to play a game called “Legend of the Dragroon.” This was a PlayStation one game that was the first to have multiple discs. That is just how large the game was. Additionally, I love dragons in every aspect and grew up disappointed in the lack of quality the world had given dragons in a movie and tv shows. When I got my Job as an IT technician for a private bank, I was told I needed to enhance my writing and speaking capabilities if I wanted to go higher in the corporation in years to come. I took some classes on pluralsight.com and I wanted to put my new found training to the test. I started to write the first book and quickly realized that it was becoming a love of mine, not just a technical skill. I would visit my co-worker each day excited to update him and inform my father and call my mother of my progress until I had finished the book. Then I knew that I wanted to publish the book and continue even further down the rd into writing.

2. If your book was made into a film, who would you like to see play the lead?

Sophie Turner as Incindia

3. Have you ever danced in the rain?

I have with a friend, not with a lover. Though I would like to.

4. Which do you use more often, dictionary or thesaurus?

Thesaurus and mostly for synonyms.

5. Mountains or the beach?

That is honestly a hard choice, but I would say mountains.

6. How important to you view maintaining your twitter account?

It is actually the only account I excel in. Facebook doesn’t strike me as active in marketing and Instagram though ascetically appealing, lacks a communication variable.

7. What was your most defining moment in life?

In the Air Force, after ten weeks of training and being yelled at and being beaten to nothing, we were awarded our dog tags. I cried from joy that day, truly feeling the accomplishment and pride.

8. What feels like love to you?

Love is so complex and so simple. You have to dedicate time, effort, interest, passion, and support to make love work. It takes two people for love to work out correctly, but when it is right, it is magical.

9. If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which would you give up and why?

Taste. It would most likely make me a healthier person, and I need to continue to see, hear, and smell things to live a rich and full life.

10. In what ways do you hold yourself back?


I haven’t yet explored all my passions to their fullest extent. I could dedicate more of myself into them, but I remind myself that we all need time to be human. So it is nice to slow down once in a while and enjoy what is happening around me.

11. What motivates you to succeed as a writer?

It is and always will be my daughter, Soori. She is my joy, my life, and I might be lost without her. Though I have another person who makes me feel equally as happy and empowered.

12. Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest parts of the ocean? Why?

As long as I had the equipment, I’d love to be on another planet, see the stars without a bio or man-made luminosity blotting out the bright sky. I love looking at the stars, so to explore them would be amazing.

13. What makes you cry?

A lot of things. But mostly raw, pure, sensual emotion. If it is genuine, then it hits me hard.

14. What genre do you write in and what draws you into this genre?

Sci-Fi-Fantasy currently. I am drawn into the possibilities of it. How far the mind can explore and how amazing descriptions can build a whole new world to dive into.

15. Have you ever considered collaborating with another writer? If Yes who, if no why not?

Yes. I am actually currently co-author writing a book with a person now. It is a Paranormal Romance Thriller between a Native American girl, her brother, and a Grim Reaper. (No love triangle I promise)

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Jump into the adventures where mortals become half dragons, who in battle become full dragons. Fighting creatures of legend, creatures unheard of, battles within space and challenging gods and deities of the universe. Two books are currently available of this five-book series, but no time like now to get hooked.

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About Caleb

Caleb Wright grew up loving dragons, mythical creatures, mythology, and the endless possibilities' imagination could provide him. He hopes to publish many stories for Young adults, New adults, and all alike. This book, The Odyssey of the Dragolitha may only be his Debut novel, yet he has so many more stories to tell. Keep an open eye for this rising author as he communicates and collaborates with the writing communities that surround him.