Welcome to the Author Spotlights Page

Jack Croxall Why Science and Fiction Are Total Bros

Jaimie Admans Where dreams come true…?

Boyko G. Ovcharov  Interview

Nicole Saunders Author Update-Nicole Saunders

Rosemary A Johns BLOOD RENEGADES

Rose MontagueMeet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission.

I am proud to host Jack Croxall, I am a huge Fan of his work. I feel that his is book Tethers is a modern classic. Everything that he writes is extremely interesting and from a fresh view point. He is knowledgeable about science, physics and the planets, and is always happy to share his wide range of ideas though his many published works. I have always passed on his books as I want everyone to read him. So please read on and share this fascinating piece.

Why Science and Fiction Are Total Bros By Jack Croxall

‘I don’t know.’ This is the default position of science. If you ask any decent physicist how the universe came in to being, they will probably say: ‘I don’t know, but here are some theories.’ Likewise, if you ask any biologist what colour a baby Triceratops was, they will probably say: ‘I don’t know, but I can speculate.’ This lack of absolutes is what makes science so awesome, and what makes the scientific process so encompassing and so (mostly) open-minded. By a happy coincidence, it also leaves a lot of mystery and a lot of room for guess work, and this is where our good friend fiction comes in!

Because our scientific understanding is far, far from complete, authors can take a scientific concept and flesh it out however they want. In 1963 a physicist named Hugh Everett published his theorem, The Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. His radical new idea proposed that, thanks to some incredibly clever calculations and observations, our universe must not stand alone. In fact, Everett’s ground-breaking theory proposed that there are actually an infinite array of other universes existing parallel to the one we call home. Whilst the theory was criticised at the time, it has since gone on to gain a huge following with notable scientists likening the significance of Everett’s work to that of Einstein’s.

Fast forward to 1995 when Philip Pullman, inspired by Everett’s work, published the first edition of His Dark Materials. The series takes place across a host of parallel worlds with the central duo being able to cut openings in the air and travel between them. Now, Everett’s theorem says little about what any of these parallel worlds are actually like, and so Pullman was able to imagine them however he wanted. Daemons, armoured bears, witches; all of Pullman’s sublime creations would not have been able to light up the world of fiction if Everett had not published his ideas thirty-two years beforehand.

So, at a glance, it’s perhaps easy to think of science and fiction as poles apart but, in my experience, this is far from the reality. In fact, it was Pullman’s work which inspired me to start writing fiction and simultaneously helped fuel my love of science. Are Pullman’s ideas anywhere near the truth? Well, I don’t know. What I do know, however, is that our world is all the better for them.

Jack Croxall is an author/scriptwriter living in Nottinghamshire. You can view his books by clicking here.

https://jackcroxall.co.uk @JackCroxall

 Jaimie Admans 

Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!
But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?
Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Caroline Roberts, and Holly Martin.
Book links:
The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters:
Available from all other ebook retailers.
Bio:
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

Boyko G. Ovcharov from Bulgaria, but am also a UK graduate.

latest news?

I am looking forward to publishing my next book by the end of summer ort early autumn/fall.

When and why did you begin writing?

Back in 2012, when I felt I had a story to share, although to be a writer used to be my childhood dream. I know it may sound a bit cliched, but it is true.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Still in the process, but maybe when I received more than a couple of dozen good and serious reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Basically, some personal and professional experiences that I wanted to analyse and share with others.

How did you come up with the title?

Very creatively, but somehow naively, because sometimes I do realize some people before us had come up with similar titles and ideas.

Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?

Readers tend to say my style is a bit poetic, which I definitely like. Of course, finding the right, but not the same words and phrases every time the author wants to give life to their various characters is always a challenge. However, it can also be a great reward in the end.

How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

I try to make my writing realistic and convincing, but also appealing to a larger group of readers

To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?

I usually rely on my everyday interactions, musings, findings and memories.

Who designed the covers?

Honestly, myself with the help of my girlfriend and some Amazon templates.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Never give up searching for your better self, the better in others and the world. And here, I do not want to sound populist by any means. I mean that this message will inevitably assume very specific forms in different people’s lives.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  Who is your favourite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?

There are many of them and what strikes me about them is their freedom of expression and even courage.

Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.

Other indie authors around the world.

Do you see writing as a career?

One should never stop dreaming and aspiring.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Maybe not, the process of creativity needs refinement but not too much restriction.

Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Many new things about humankind in general and our way of thinking as individuals.

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

Perhaps a newly discovered cast of talented actors.

Any advice for other writers?

Be yourselves as much as possible and tell others what you have learnt in life in the appropriate way or genre to that matter.

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

Be ready to be surprised and learn something new. Do not always expect to read anything comfy, casual and cozy.

What book are you reading now?

As usual, full of popular science and adventure.

Do you remember the first book you read?

Either Treasure Island or Alice in Wonderland.

What makes you laugh/cry?

Human wisdom and stupidity in either order.

Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?

Stephen Hawking comes to mind, because he seems to know a lot about present-day life and writes so cleverly.

Do you have any hobbies?

Yes, walking in nature and physical activity.

What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

Detective stories and police tv series, representing universal justice.

Favorite foods, colors,  music?

Tasty food, stylish colors and rhythmic music.

Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?

Teach as I still do.

What do you want written on your head stone?

Hopefully, in the distant future, something more modest like: ‘He was a wise and respected man.’

Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?

https://www.amazon.com/Boyko-Ovcharov/e/B009T5LXX0

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6885811.Boyko_Ovcharov

https://www.facebook.com/boykoovcharovauthor

I am please to welcome Nicole Saunders to my spotlight page. Nicole is not only a very talented Author but also reviews books and a all-round nice person.

Author Update-Nicole Saunders
My author journey with my first novel, Disposable, has been thrilling. In October, I released the Ebook version of Disposable. The sales were modest. I searched for answers.
Then, I decided to be proactive. I reached out to my potential readers to see what they wanted from me as an author. The answer was loud and clear: a print book.
So, I went to work. I spent almost all of my free time researching how to transform an Ebook to a print book. I soon realized that doing so was a huge undertaking. There were so many rules! Formatting rules. Cover art rules. Editing rules. Just rules. And, all of them were crucial to creating a correctly-formatted book. One misplaced tab or superfluous space could completely ruin my formatting and force me to start again.
It took over 5 months for me to transform Disposable from an Ebook to a print book. But, it was well worth it.
Since I released the print version of Disposable, my sales have quintupled (5X the sales)! I even made a bulk sale where I sold over 20 books to a single buyer. My Amazon reviews have seen a significant increase.
Thus, all of the hard work was worth it.
Along with producing a print copy of the book, I’ve focused on increasing my social media presence. I actively follow other authors and social media influencers. So far, I have amassed over 300 Twitter followers to my Nickifixnwriter page.
My author journey has just begun. But, so far, it has been an exciting, frustrating, and beautiful ride.

ROSEMARY A JOHNS – BLOOD RENEGADES

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My name is Light. In 14 nights I’ll go up in flames. In 14 nights I’ll die for my family. In 14 nights I’ll save the world…
Dive into the perfect escape from the award-winning author Rosemary A Johns: a sizzling supernatural world that will leave your heart pounding. A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Light must make the ultimate choice: to hide in the shadows or walk into the light…
Betrayal. Death. Hope. Isn’t that how all great stories start?
 
Escape into the epic new fantasy trilogy that will leave you breathless!
Rosemary A Johns is the bestselling award-winning author who creates spellbinding worlds, thrilling action, gripping suspense and passionate romances, all uniquely told with a rebel at their heart.
 
 
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My name is Light. In 14 nights I’ll go up in flames. In 14 nights I’ll die for my family. In 14 nights I’ll save the world…
The terrorist Renegades sacrificial betrayed me. The ambitious Blood Life Council craves to burn me. My interrogator is trying to break me – one secret at a time. 
My name is Light. Predator. Slave. Freedom fighter.
And I’m the bloody hero
Fantasy Book Launches about Terrorists, Vampires and London.
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My name is Light. In 14 nights I’ll go up in flames. In 14 nights I’ll die for my family. In 14 nights I’ll save the world…
Fantasy Rebel announces the launch of Blood Renegades: the highly-anticipated third novel in the Rebel Vampires series by award-winning Oxford author Rosemary A Johns. Rebel Vampires is the must-read vampire series of 2017.
Dive into the perfect escape: a supernatural world where vampires are both predator and prey.
 
Blood Renegades explores a hidden paranormal world, where Light is hunted by both humans and vampire alike. It’s a story of redemption and what it means to be human in a divided modern-day Britain.
 
Rosemary A Johns is a traditionally published writer of short stories, as well as the critically acclaimed novelsBlood Dragons and Blood Shackles.
WINNER OF SILVER AWARD in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
 
Rosemary A Johns commented, ‘I love the idea of a British vampire anti-hero. A series where the vampires are the slaves, rather than the humans. A modern British reinvention of the myth.’
 
Mother to an autistic son (who has a photographic memory like the vampire in Blood Renegades), Rosemary is politically engaged with the current divisions and issues in Britain at this historic time. Rosemary deals with themes of freedom, homelessness and where the line is between freedom fighter and terrorist. 
“Thrilling fantasy… A compelling novel – gripping and entertaining” – *Readers’ Favorite* 5*
 
ABOUT ROSEMARY A JOHNS:
 
ROSEMARY A JOHNS is a music fanatic and a paranormal anti-hero addict who creates spellbinding worlds, thrilling action, gripping suspense and passionate romances, all uniquely told with a rebel anti-hero at their heart.Rosemary has studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company, and worked with disability charities. 
 
Watch the Official Rebel Vampires Trailer here: https://youtu.be/jPIlcoeTGT4
 
Find comprehensive bio and press kit here: http://rosemaryajohns.com/contact
 
On Amazon:
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Website and Blog: rosemaryajohns.com
Twitter @RosemaryAJohns
ENDS

Rosemary A Johns – Award-winning Bestselling Fantasy Author

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Meet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission.

For a limited time you can start this series for only 99 cents….

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Blurb:

Meet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission. A detective partnered with a shifter named Rolfe, she’s on the case to solve a slew of murders: Vamps are killing humans, and nobody knows why. When London Jane, the most powerful vamp in town, is implicated in the murders, Jade knows something isn’t right. Together with Jill, the Winter Queen of Faerie, Jade and Jane take their investigation underground. On the run, with nowhere to hide, they uncover a secret that could destroy Faerie, as well as the human realm. Will Jade stop the killer in time? Or will she be the next victim?

Magic, mayhem, and mystery abound, and the odds are stacked against them; it’s three against three hundred.

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About Rose Montague….
My Goal: To have fun writing fun books to read.

My Writing Style: Not much pretty prose or flowery fluffiness, pretty much non-stop action and fun.

My Dream: To be able to write full time.

Reading Order: The chronological order is Jade, Jane, & Jill followed by the Norma Jean’s School of Witchery series, Jewel and Ghost School. Jill bridges the gap between the Three J’Amigos and Norma Jean’s School of Witchery. The way I have written these books you can however, start with Jewel & Ghost School and then read the Three J’amigos series to get the back story on Jewel’s adoptive parents, Jade & Jane as well as her Godmother, Jill.

Rose has worked both in a library as well as several bookstores. Rose lives in Elon, NC and is currently working on a Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy book called Wiznewski James.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseMontague
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Rose-Montague/100000712227923
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7393094.Rose_Montague
Website: http://fantasyfunreads.blogspot.com/
Jade is now available on audio!!!!
Amazon, Audible, iTunes links to Jade (audio book)…
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Jade-Three-Jamigos-Book…/…/B0741STLGL
Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Jade-Audiobook/B0741Q42G6
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/…/jade-three-jamigos-…/id1262038654