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Posted by johnnycrowman on December 3, 2014
2 books 2 days – FREE – 3rd & 4th March
All of this: Half a million crows, 42 scares, 24 eews, 16 yucks, an army of greys, whirlwinds of magical mojo, imploding toads, roasted dodo, a taxidermist slob with floating clowns, UFOs, ghosts, shape-shifters and a plethora of plot twists: FREE!
“Like Spielberg on paper.” Hugh Jarse.
“Hudspith is the new King.” Sue Perb.
“Spankingly good.” Tanya Hyde.
2 books 2 days – FREE
Warning: contains no vampires, sparkly or otherwise.
Here’s all the linky things:
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.es/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.es/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00A9R61N4
Kimi’s Secret: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Fear: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B00A9R61N4
Posted by johnnycrowman on March 3, 2013
They say that I tell it like Stephen King
the Horror of Hammer
the brashness of Burton
and a production like Spielberg on paper
Dahl has been mentioned
as has JK, Carroll and Christie
Well, that’s all very well
but it’s not good enough
cos I want to be compared to this ME
So it’s FREE for five days
and this is day THREE
one click and it’s yours to treasure
If enough of you do
it can spread like the Matrix
and Hudspith can be-come the measure
Please help me be The ONE.
Kimi’s Secret, UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Secret, USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Secret, Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B005ZCQ91W
Kimi’s Secret, France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B005ZCQ91W
***** 18 out of 18 x 5 star reviews *****
Posted by johnnycrowman on August 27, 2012
Posted by johnnycrowman on June 11, 2012
Posted by johnnycrowman on June 10, 2012
A Christmas gift, this is the first time, six months later, that I’m taking a look inside. It’s been in a queue on my bedside table. Always a queue.
But before I can even think about the inside I need to devour the outside. This is the hardback version complete with snazzy blue jacket. I always wonder how they can print “BESTSELLER” on the cover when it is a new release. Of course it will become a bestseller, but how can they do that? This is a big book, one that could easily be deployed as a weapon. One whack from this beast and you would be down. Then would come the paper cuts.
Anyway, I read the front, the spine, the blurb on the back, run a finger over the carefully debossed birds, feel the depth and the curve of indentation, consider the quality of the debossing tool and the alignment of tool to print. It looks fine, it feels fine, it’s a good job.
Reading the blurb again I think it could be bettered. No matter. I open up the jacket. There’s the same old spiel about the author, same old photo that really should be new with every book. That’s disappointing. I slip the jacket away and examine the spine. The foldback indents aren’t too solid. Probably the back end of a large run. I lift it to my eye and examine the slight curve and the free-space within that will allow these pages to turn like an unseen rolodex. The construction is solid, I put my nose to it, smell for glue, smell the newness, wonder how long until it smells like leaves and dust and relish the thought of breaking its back and giving it a twist until it cracks and falls open in my hands.
I read the copyright notice, look for errors, find none, read the impressive list of bestsellers. Only one or two old ones that I have not yet read. The next page holds the usual dedication; the next a quote from someone I have not heard of. I look closely at the imprint, can see the ink running into the fibres. I stare and the fibres become palm fronds, old and dry and wispy, they surround a small pond like broken laurels; the ink itself becomes a spill of oil, seeping into the finer threads where the rats or the mites lay in waiting. I take my eyes back and touch the `O` I’ve been staring at and then let my fingers slide down the virgin page. I smell it. Smells good, clean, like dry rain.
Now to start reading the story. I hope it’s a good one.
Posted by johnnycrowman on June 9, 2012
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero – Roman Philosopher
Posted by johnnycrowman on February 1, 2012