No, not me!

I ticked Resolution #4 off my list. I am now part of the local Writer’s Group… yes, they get capitalisation because they’re awesome!

Many in the group have published works already, and some extremely recent ones. Below are some that are now available for ocular consumption =)

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Our ringleader, the uber-awesome D.S. Williams, just yesterday released her new novel, “Protective Hearts’.

Below is the synopsis via Createspace:

“After being kidnapped by the Chicago Heart Ripper, Finn O’Flaherty is his only surviving victim.

Rescued by her brother, Finn suffers heartache in the aftermath as she struggles to come to terms with what happened and battles the amnesia that prevents her from identifying the serial killer.

Caleb Sheppard is determined to protect Finn out of respect and a sense of duty towards his friend’s younger sister. He suspects there is more to the prolific serial killer than meets the eye, and one question haunts him: Why was Finn kept and not killed?

It’s a race against time to retrieve Finn’s memories, keep her out of the Ripper’s clutches, and discover the secrets of his identity.
What Finn doesn’t realize, is that Caleb and his family are hiding secrets of their own – some of which Finn may not be able to accept.”

You can also D.S on Blogspot, Facebook, SmashwordsTwitter, Wattpad, and many other aether avenues I have not found yet. Please find the time and money to dedicate to ‘Protective Hearts’, you won’t be disappointed!

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The multi-talented S.D. Wasley has just laid the smackdown on the wider world with her debut novel, ‘The Seventh‘.

The synopsis as per the above link:

“Sixteen year old Mimi Alston has company. No less than three ghosts follow her around, and only she can see them. At her last school, she was known as the girl with imaginary friends. Now Mimi’s starting fresh in a new town, where she’s determined to make some real friends and fit in for once. She’s ready for a normal life…except Mimi never counted on her fascination with troubled goth-boy, Drew.

When she’s invited to join the elite Gifted Program, Mimi discovers she’s not the only one at the school with an unusual talent. Maybe being normal isn’t even an option anymore.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Smashwords, and also her Author site. Get in and discover an immense talent before the wider world catches on =)

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And beating the preceding authors out of the gate was Demelza Carlton, who released the final chapter in her ‘Nightmares’ trilogy, ‘Afterlife of Alanna Miller’.

The synopsis is below:

“Five years ago, Nathan’s world came crashing down. The witness protection program stole the woman he loved and now he’s lost everything – including hope that she’s still alive. His security job is a daily reminder of the girl he failed to protect, dragging him deeper into despair.
Forced to assume the identity of a dead girl, Caitlin struggles to rise from the ruins of the life she lost. A career change summons her home, but Perth isn’t the safe haven it seems. Someone is hunting her – one of her kidnappers, a long-lost relative or another terrorist with an axe to grind?
When nightmares from their past threaten to engulf Nathan and Caitlin, can a broken hero and a girl living another woman’s afterlife finally fight their way free?”

The book can be found on Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo and Smashwords. Proof you can be in more than one place at once; there should be a Nobel Prize for that one!

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If my skills don’t get upped by being in the presence of so much literary awesomeness, there’s no hope!


8 responses

  1. Thank you so much for sharing about my book and those of others in our clever group!

    1. My pleasure Sasha. I hope your holiday travels involved plenty of swimming, drinking and frivolity =)

  2. Reblogged this on S.D. Wasley – Author Site and commented:
    Reblogging an excellent post by a fellow member of our writer’s group in Ellenbrook. Three new books out in the past couple of weeks – a very exciting and very active group. There are more coming out in February by Lisa Swallow and Michelle Dennis. Looking forward! Thanks D. James Fortescue for your blogpost.

  3. This sounds grand, DJ! I find there’s nothing quite like fuelling creativity and productivity than having someone or a few someones to produce work for!

    1. That is very true J.S. Though, I’m still many moons away from being paid for producing written words, as you are =)
      Waiting so long for Haven is making me sad =(
      Have gone back and started re-reading and re-writing “True Love’s Last Kiss”. The group has already motivated me =D

      1. Excellent stuff! Yes we are still a way off our dream yet, but so long as we’re continuing to move forward we’re doing all we should to get there 🙂

      2. It may be one step in the right direction, but it is better than no step or a backward step =)

  4. Or, as one of my favorite Chinese sayings goes (and I can’t recall whether I read it in a book of philosophy or got it from a fortune cookie), “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Go to it, guys! (And please put up something on soon, DJ!)

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