The Spider by Maria Savva #newrelease #amreading @Maria_Savva

​The wonderful author Maria Savva has just released her new book “The Spider.” 

Blurb:

‘No one’s ever come out of that house alive…’


What lurks behind the door of 8 Goldfern Road? 

Are you brave enough to step inside? 

By entering the sinister house, George and Glen become entangled in a dangerous battle of wills. 

“The Spider” is a story of obsession, infidelity, and broken dreams. 

This darkly humorous mystery will appeal to fantasy and romance readers as well as those who love to hate spiders!

Buy links 

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Triptychs (Mind’s Eye Series Book 3)#FREE #BABB

Do I have a treat for everyone. 🙂
Triptychs (Mind’s Eye Series Book 3) is FREE for a short time. All the short stories and poetry is inspired by original photos. I’m lucky to be part of this book as both photographer and poet.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TNSWXHI/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1446466816&sr=8-2π=SY200_QL40&keywords=Triptychs&dpPl=1&dpID=51-OHuL2C6L&ref=plSrch

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Cover Reveal and Pre-Ordre of Tales From The Cacao Tree #AmReading

I’m pleased to present you with the cover for the 4 book in the Mind’s Eye series,

Tales From The Cacao Tree.

It’s all about the sinfully delicious chocolate.

The awesome Kat from Aeternum Designs made the amazing cover.

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Pre.order the book now and pay ony 99 cents.

The price is a pre-order discount, and will go up to 3.99 when the book goes live.

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Amazon pre-order

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You can find the previous books in The Minds’ Eye series here:

Perspectives 

Reflections

Triptychs


			

A Time To Tell Cover-Reveal by @Maria_Savva #Covers #AmReading

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Maria Savva have a new book out for pre-order.

She is a brilliant story teller and I highly recommend that you check out her books.

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It’s available to purchase in paperback on Amazon.com, coming to Amazon UK soon and other online retailers. It’s on Lulu in paperback. The Kindle version is on pre-sale at the moment: release date 14th October.

Here are the links
Paperback
Amazon
Lulu

Kindle
Amazon US
Amazon UK   

Video on the book, check it out!

Please consider joining THUNDERCLAP!!! Thank you

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/31913-a-time-to-tell

Mind’s Eye Author @Maria_Savva

Today I have co-creator and Mind’s Eye series author, Maria Savva on my blog.

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Bio:

Maria Savva works as an administrator at a legal advice centre in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The University of Law. She is a solicitor, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth and most recent collection of short stories. She’s also contributed short stories to the BestsellerBound Anthologies (most of which are free to download on Amazon) and she is one of the founders of The Mind’s Eye Series. In addition to writing fiction, Maria is a music blogger for the UK Arts Directory.

  • What genre do you write?

I write novels and short stories in all sorts of genres and never really stick to one genre within a book or even within a story.

Most of my books and stories have elements of romance, mystery, and the paranormal in them. I also have recurrent themes that tend to run through many of my books and stories, including relationships, dreams, regret, guilt, secrets, and lies.

  • Have you always wanted to be an author?

I think it’s something I always wanted to do, yes. I’ve always been a bookworm. I started reading when I was very young and have always loved words; I used to do lots of crossword puzzles when I was younger, for example. I asked for a typewriter when I was about seven. My dad got me an old typewriter, the kind where you have to replace the ribbon. I don’t have it anymore, not sure what happened to it… Whenever I watched films that were based on novels, as a child, I’d always say that one day I’d like to write a novel and have it made into a film. That’s always been a dream of mine. I had lots of other interests when I was growing up, though, so writing wasn’t something I concentrated on.

As for always wanting to be an author, I wouldn’t say that has been my sole aim. I started off when I was younger wanting to be an actress, then a teacher, then a make-up artist, then a hairdresser, and I had other dreams like wanting to be a musician or a Wimbledon tennis champion LOL. But I suppose you could say, reading and writing have always been part of my life in some way.

I studied to be a lawyer, which involves lots of reading, and worked as a lawyer for about 15 years. Much of my legal career inspired a lot of my fiction. I met lots of different people. Working in a job like that, you meet people from all walks of life and you get to know a lot about them. It certainly gives you an interesting insight into human nature.

 

  • Tell me 3 things about yourself that your readers don’t know.

I think my readers probably know all there is to know about me as I’ve done lots of interviews in the past few years. Anything I haven’t revealed in interviews is probably a secret anyway LOL.

In case people haven’t read my blog/interviews:

  1. I lived in a haunted house from the age of 5 until the age of 9 and this has inspired a lot of the paranormal/ghost elements in my novels and stories.
  2. I had a catheter ablation to cure my SVT (Supraventricular tachycardia) over 4 years ago (I was born with an extra pathway in my heart and wasn’t diagnosed until I was in my late thirties). My heart used to randomly start beating at nearly 250 bpm for sometimes up to 3 hours or more. I’m glad to have put that behind me!
  3. I can’t swim.

– Tell me a bit about your stories.

For “Triptychs” I wrote 2 stories. The first one I wrote is called “Glimmer Siluridae”. It’s a fantasy tale. (I’ve found that the Mind’s Eye Series has been bringing out the fantasy writer in me! In “Perspectives”, I wrote a fairy story.) Glimmer Siluridae is the name of a mermaid who appears in the story. That tale is lighthearted but also deals with the subject of life after death. It was inspired by one of your photos, Helle, the one with the sun reflecting off the water.

The second story I wrote for “Triptychs” took a bit longer to come to me. “Lost in You” is quite an introspective, dark piece of work. The main character is a troubled soul. This is a twisted story about lost love. It nearly made me cry when I first read it over. It’s quite a tragic tale. It was inspired by Martin David Porter’s photo of a harbour.

Links:

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Reflections is a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll 2014!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for Reflections in the P&E Poll!

The book finished in the top ten in the Best Anthology category.

You can see the results here:

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/final_tally_antho.ht 

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Support Reflections on #Thunderclap

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REFLECTIONS (Mind’s Eye series book 2) is now live on Amazon.

To spread the word about our new book we have started a Thunderclap campaign.

We’d love if you would support us here http://thndr.it/1u7vLbC

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The stories and poems is inspired by pictures taken by Martin David Porter and myself.

There are stories from Maria SavvaDarcia HelleJ. Michael Radcliffe and Jason McIntyre.

The poems are from Ben Ditmars and myself.

The cover was designed by Jason McIntyre from a photo by Martin David Porter.

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Buy links

Amazon.com

Amazon UK

Amazon FR

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

Amazon DE

Amazon IT

Amazon ES

Amazon JP

Amazon MX

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You can find out more about the Mind’s Eye series here:

Mind’s Eye page

Maria

Pre-Order REFLECTIONS & Join Facebook Party☆

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REFLECTIONS, the second book in the Mind’s Eye series, is up for pre-order on Amazon.

The price is 99 cents during the pre-order period.

November 1 when the book goes live on Amazon, the prize will rise to $2.99

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REFLECTIONS

Reflections

The stories and poems is inspired by pictures taken by Martin David Porter and myself.

There are stories from Maria Savva, Darcia Helle, J. Michael Radcliffe and Jason McIntyre.

The poems are from Ben Ditmars and myself.

The cover was designed by Jason McIntyre from a photo by Martin David Porter.

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We are hosting a Facebook party tomorrow Wednesday 15th October.

Stop by to meet and chat with the authors, poets and photographers.

There will also be giveaways.

Pre-launch party! Reflections (Book 2 in the Mind’s Eye Series)

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Buy links

Amazon.com

Amazon UK

Amazon FR

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

Amazon DE

Amazon IT

Amazon ES

Amazon JP

Amazon MX

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You can find out more about the Mind’s Eye series here:

Mind’s Eye page

Maria

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Cover Reveal: REFLECTIONS ~

Today is the day we reveal the cover for the second book in The Mind’s Eye series.

Reflections is a collaboration between authors, photographers and poets.

18 stories and poems inspired by 18 pictures.

Photographers:

Mart’s Arts Photography

and Me

Authors:

Maria Savva

Darcia Helle

 Michael Radcliffe

 Jason McIntyre

 Mart’s Arts Photography

Poets:

Ben Ditmars

and Me

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Jason McIntyre is the creator of the awesome cover.

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You can follow the progress and release date on

The Mind’s Eye Series Facebook Page

There you can also find information on the first book in the series

Perspectives

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The Chocolate Book Tag Challenge

I’ve been invited to join The Chocolate Book Tag Challenge by the lovely author Maria Savva. You can find her post here https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6345038-the-chocolate-book-tag-challenge Thank you for tagging me, Maria! J

Books and chocolate goes hand in hand in my opinion. Anyone that knows me know that I’m utterly addicted to both chocolate and books and I do not intent to give up any of those addictions.

The rules are that you should choose between 6-8 chocolate bars or types of chocolate and link them to books you think they might be a good accompaniment for.

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Dark chocolate with chili:

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Perspectives by Maria Savva, Dacia Helle and photographer Martin David Porter is definitely like dark chocolate with chili. The stories start out like sweet dark chocolate and then suddenly the bite of the chili appears.

Yummy!

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Swiss Chocolate truffles:

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Charity Parkersons A Secure Heart

These four stories in one book makes me think of chocolate truffles from Switzerland. They draw you in and doesn’t let go until the bowl is empty…ups…I mean until the book is finished.

Each a decadent bite of bliss.

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Milk chocolate covered sweet licorice dusted in licorice powder:

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Ben Ditmars Night Poems was one of the first poetry books I have ever read.

I devoured the book of darkness, love and hope the same way I devour those delicious licorice chocolate spheres.

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Kinder bonbon:

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

This book is one of my favorite books of all time and I vividly remember reading it while eating those delicious kinder bonbons. It will forever be a piece of my childhood that I often return to.

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Summerbird chocolate:

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I couldn’t just choose one Harry Potter book, so I simply chose them all, which led me to choose mixed Summerbird chocolate. There is darkness, sweetness, bitterness, power, fluffy fun, champange love and surprises around every corner.

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Well I think I deserve a piece of chocolate now.

While I’m stuffing my face with all that chocolate goodness I’m going to tag my friend Kim Stapf.

She is an awesome Indie author supporter and reviewer.

You can find her reviews here http://kimpitbull123.wordpress.com/

She is also a photographer http://blackrose789.wordpress.com/

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Here is the link to some of the other Chocolate Book Tag Challenge participants:

Author/Poet Ben Ditmars:

 http://niceoldspice.blogspot.dk/2014/05/the-chocolate-book-tag-challenge.html

Author Susan Buchanan:

http://susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-chocolate-book-tag-challenge.html