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Monday, 24 November 2014

*~*FREE eBooks*~*

I have just set up a new page for my FREE eBooks!

In the current climate, it is getting harder to give books away. There are many reasons for this, but the main one (in my opinion anyway) is that mainstream publishers are doing promos everyday. You can now get a "known" author for under a £1.

This is great news for us readers, but not so great for indie authors. The competition is hot and fierce.

Also, reviews are still hard to comprehend. Are they genuine? Some books have tell-tale signs... the ones with fifty 5 star ratings and five 1 star ratings that say "why does everyone give this book a five?"

At least, my low reviewers have gone to extensive lengths to explain why they didn't like it. This may not be great for me to read, but they see some merit in what I've done... it just wasn't for them! (Well, apart from a few weird ones...)

Anyway, please help me spread the word if you enjoy my work. I appreciate the support & need some encouragement so that I persevere and keep writing! (I always think of NEMO here... keep swimming!)

Have a great day,
Vanessa

p.s. Please check out my reviews on Goodreads & Amazon for recommendations!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

We should never forget...

If you get the time please read my post on Remembrance day on The Evolution Trilogy blog... war shapes the world we live in. We should never forget the lives lost then and now.

ARMISTICE DAY

Thank you for reading...

Vanessa

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Visiting Relatives

Last week, I spent a few days in my hometown of Gibraltar so that we could see my parents again and have a catch-up!

YES... we are at the very top!
Unfortunately, the weather was not as good as last year, but it was good to see that the cheeky monkeys are still up to trouble...


This one snatched the bottle out of this girl's hand, then was thwarted when he could not open it!


The monkeys (or Barbary apes as I always knew them growing up) lives are very special in Gibraltar.


It's always a treat to see them running free, looking after their young, and sauntering past you out in the open.

HELP! We're trapped!
We also got a chance to see St Michael's Caves, where I had a soup that tasted just like my grandmother used to make it!
St Michael's Caves
It was fantastic to go back home and the weather was beautiful on the first day. I love watching the fish leap out of the water in Camp Bay. My youngest thought they wanted to eat her!

Anyway, I managed to get lots more information for my next novel... with so much to consider, I wonder if I'll ever get it done?

Either way, I am now volunteering at the local library and Foodbank, and have a lunchtime job at my children's school - it's nice to be needed! I am trying to write, but am finding it hard to stay motivated and focused. Perhaps, I am "burnt out" or suffering from writers block! Being an indie author takes its toll eventually...

Thank you for reading, enjoy the pictures, and keep smiling!

Vanessa

P.s.

I did manage to publish another eBook on the 31st - EMILY is now live!