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If you had one chance to change history…

Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill?

I’m currently reading ‘Time and Time Again‘ by Ben Elton. I’m a huge fan of all of his books and I picked this one up recently, having heard great things about it. I haven’t finished it yet (but what I have read so far is absolutely brilliant and another example of Ben Elton’s excellent story telling), but I have been thoroughly fascinated by a concept within the book.

Similar to the idea in 11.22.63 by Stephen King, this book explores what would happen if you were to return to a significant event in history and change what happened. 11.22.63 focuses on the JFK assassination, and Time and Time Again turns its gaze to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and the start of World War I.

So I decided to ask around and see how people I know would answer these questions

I’ve been fascinated by all the responses! So I wanted to continue the concept. Tell me, where would you go in history and what would you do, see, change or experience?

Comment below or drop me an email at dmcain84@gmail.com. I can’t wait to hear your ideas!


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The 12 best dystopian movies – by D.M. Cain

The 12 best dystopian movies –

by D.M. Cain

From an early age I was always more interested when things went wrong in the world. The light, fluffy Disney world of my younger childhood was left behind as I passed into my teenage years and surrounded myself with works of dystopian fiction such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

This love of a futuristic world gone wrong spilled over into my movie taste as well. So, here is a list of my favourite dystopian movies of all time, appearing in no particular order. What are your favourites?

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Review of Soldier Son: The Terralin Sword by D.K. Holmberg

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A gritty urban fantasy reminiscent of Jessica Jones

As this blog focuses on world-building, I want to share with you my review of a great urban fantasy book I read recently that has excellent world-building – Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider – Enjoy!

A dark, gritty urban fantasy that is reminiscent of Jessica Jones

 

This book took me a long time to finish, not because I wasn’t enjoying it but because every inch of the world is so rich and loaded with fantastic details which all come together to build an image of this heavy, dark city plagued by crime and a nasty underworld of creature attacks. I was strongly reminded of the Jessica Jones TV show. This book has the same film-noir feel to it – sour, embittered detectives and dark underworld goings-on. The protagonist, Dahlia Nite is also very Jessica Jones – strong, independent and won’t take any nonsense from anybody!

As with all of C.L. Schneider’s work, the plot is complex and well-developed, the characters grey and layered. Nothing is as it seems, and there is always layer upon layer of mystery, intrigue, snappy comebacks and downright brutal violence. Schneider is one of few authors I read who can make my jaw physically drop. She is a master of the epic reveal!

A cracking read – I can’t wait for the next in the series!

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New fantasy titles coming this year!

So, I’ve been out of the loop for a while now (thanks to my gorgeous new arrival <3) but I am pleased to say that this year I am back with two new titles in the Light and Shadow Chronicles series!

Two novellas – ‘Genesis of Light’ and ‘Origin of Shadow’ will be released in 2018 and I will begin edits on the recently completed full length novel ‘The Sins of Silas’. How exciting!

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Author gives readers something new to sink their teeth into/ Michael J Elliot, Indie Author Extraordinaire

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Why Readers Stop Reading a Book.

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First, I want to say why the survey was conducted. We wanted to help writers by giving them the information they most need. If a reader takes the time to check out your book and don’t like it, they are unlikely to give you a second chance with your next work. First impressions mean a lot.

86.30% of those responding were Female, thus leaving the remaining 13.70% Male. Considering the majority of those reading novels are Female, although not quite this extreme, I’m comfortable with sharing what we found.

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