Saturday, 4 January 2014


I trust that you all have had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and you have started on your new years resolutions! I have neglected this blog for some time, mainly due to some of life's difficulties, work and more excitingly my fantastic project The Review. So I thought I'd fill all of you in on what's been going on and what future lies ahead. I'll start from last year and explain that after forming an experimental Facebook group named The Review, with the purpose of sharing and promoting books through the medium of reviewing, I gathered a force of like-minded fellows and we created a BLOG spawned from the Facebook group with much bigger ideas. The Facebook group was mostly an interactive group where readers and authors could come together, share their favourite reviews on the group and promote themselves as a reviewer, reader or author. We encouraged people to share other peoples links and we tried to create a supportive milieu where everyone felt like they counted.  We do our best to discourage those who selfishly promote themselves by dropping by every now and then to leave a link and then pop out again only to be seen once more when they wanted to sell their book again. This is not what we had in mind and buy links are only allowed as they long as they accompany a review of their book done by someone else of course.

When we were piecing together ideas about how we wanted the blog to look and what we wanted to feature in it, we realised that we didn't want just reviews or author interviews, we wanted to make this a unique magazine style blog, covering a range of genres, although currently, we seem to be getting more requests for historical fiction than anything else! But we as a group are doing our best to change that. We have been featuring both Indie and mainstream authors and some of our more well known authors have been Patricia Bracewell and Bernard Cornwell. One of our more popular features are reviews with giveaways. We almost always giveaway a book with a book reviewed.

This coming year on The Review, I am hoping to develop the project further. We have joined partnership with Independent Book Reviews and Gingernut Books and hope to be expanding what our site can offer readers, reviewers and authors in the coming year. We have some excellent ideas tossing around between us, so look out for The Review this year, it's going to be spectacular!

So that's one pie I have my finger in, the next project I want to talk about is my current WIP The Wolf Banner which is the follow up to Sons of the Wolf. The Wolf Banner is the sequel to Sons and it is 18 months in the waiting. Basically, I wanted a new editor for The Wolf Banner and so I was recommended D Michelle Gent Services by a friend and after chatting to Michelle and sampling her work, I knew my sequel was going to be in safe hands. you can find Michelle's Editing Services here. I am hoping that The Wolf Banner will be ready for publication in April this year.

And finally, I want to remind people about my Threads to the Past blog which I shall be revamping in the near future. I have spent a lot of time working on The Review that this and my Sons of the Wolf blog have been very neglected. I hope now to amalgamate the Sons of the Wolf blog
with Threads to the Past in one new look blog which will not only talk about the Tapestry itself but also other aspects of 11thc life. This will also link in with my research for the period in which the Sons of the Wolf series is set. So I am hoping that you will join me, coming down the passages of time as we untangle all the threads that keep the past alive.


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