Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Unbound (Spellbringers Book 3) by Tricia Drammeh is on Amazon!

Unbound book three in the Spellbringers series by author Tricia Drammeh is now available on Kindle and is coming to paperback soon. Grab your Kindle copy today for only $2.99! 

Unbound (Spellbringers Book 3)

Alisa and Bryce are keeping a huge secret, but when an accident illustrates how dangerous their secret has become, she's forced to make a choice between her family's expectations and the man she loves more than anything. 


Rachel's past mistakes have finally caught up with her. Her continued association with Re'Vel results in unspeakable tragedy and brings to question her loyalty to the magical community. With accusations from all directions and her heart in tatters, she finds out who her real friends are and finds her true strength.

My Review


Unbound by Tricia Drammeh is an exciting escape. It's not quite like any other paranormal story I have read. The writing is sharp while the storyline is original, filled with clever turns and compelling characters.

This is the third book in the series and I have to say this could very well be my favorite but that is hard to say because I loved all these books with the different perspectives and the ongoing suspense that had me in a trance. Unbound is a wonderfully mysterious adventure that I believe not just young people will enjoy. I was amused and entertained all the way through.

The author writes in a very natural conversational style that feels realistic and relatable. I love how easy it is to get absorbed into her stories. That makes reading Unbound and all of her other books a real treat. It seems Miss Drammeh possesses a dark magic of her own.

I look forward to whatever she has planned to grace us with in the future. Sooner than later, I hope! If I was a mind reader I would predict that this book gets rave 5 star reviews. It certainly deserves the escalades.

Quote ~

"He let the chain fall, and with his other hand, caught the pendant. It dissolved into nothing the moment it touched his palm."





Firebound (Spellbringers Book 2)

Rachel's thirst for knowledge about the family she never knew drives her to keep a secret from the Alexanders that shatters Jace's trust in her. With her renewed dream-relationship with Re'Vel, she walks a razor's edge, putting the entire Alexander family - and Alisa - in terrible danger. 
Alisa and Bryce are more in love than ever, but his jealousy and possessiveness threatens to push Alisa away. With his Claiming Words ringing in Alisa's ears, she tries to reconcile her sense of independence with her desperate yearning for Bryce. 
A dark enemy from the Alexanders’ past is out for vengeance and uses Rachel as his target to get to the family he despises. When Alisa is caught in the crossfire, Bryce is willing to sacrifice anything to save her - even his own soul. 

My Review

Firebound by Tricia Drammeh is the second book in the Spellbringers series.These are such powerful books and this installment was a great addition to the first. The writing is coptivating, as well as the plot. This book invites you right in. 

There is a romantic aspect to this story that made it hard to walk away from. The characters have something special. So much so that you want it to work out for them.

This is a magical story that touched me. Firebound is so entertaining that you won’t want it to end. Just thankful there is a third book in the works. I am truly looking forward to learning how things fall together. 

The shocking twists and turns caught me off guard and had me reading much longer than I anticipated. I highly recommend this book and others by Tricia Drammeh. Doesn’t matter what the subject, this author knows how to grab its reader by taking us on a moving adventure. Her stories are well rounded and filled with humanity. 

Quote~

"Bryce said he wanted me, but now I wasn't so sure. Rachel told me she could see the initial ties that bound him to me-ties which formed when he spoke the Claiming Words. But those ties did not constitute a real Bond. Did it? I felt changed by his claim. My soul screamed for his, but perhaps he didn't feel the same. Maybe he could sever the ties that bound us without a second thought? But for me it wouldn't be so easy. I had no magic to pledge to him, but I'd given him my heart."



Spellbound (Spellbringers Book 1)

The Demon Re’Vel stalks his prey in the forest of dreams, slowly gaining control over the mind of his victim. Rachel doesn’t realize the Demon is real. In fact, she doesn’t believe in magic, Demons, Hunters, or any of the other things the Alexanders have warned her about. She resists their protection, but can’t resist her overwhelming feelings for Jace. 

Alisa has been drawn to Jace since the day she saved him from a Hunter attack. A mere human in a world of Spellbringers, Alisa has been embraced by the Alexander family as a hero, but not everyone is willing to accept her. Jace’s intimidating older brother, Bryce, keeps his emotions and his secrets hidden. When Bryce confides in Alisa, it puts her relationship with Jace and the entire Alexander family at risk. 

Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when the Demon makes his claim, the small, southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground for Rachel’s life. 

Formerly published under the title 'The Claiming Words,' Spellbound is a completely re-written, re-vamped novel featuring added scenes, additional chapters, and a new ending.

My Review


From the opening sentence of Spellbound I was hooked. Tricia Drammeh expertly weaves a tale of great fascination. I read in a fury wanting to know more. I was enthralled with the story and indulged myself until I got to the end. I couldn't put this book down. That is how good it is.

Alisa's story touched me and I could relate to her insecurities. She is a teenager who has to deal with a constant bully who happens to be her cousin.
Written in such a way it was easy to connect to her and what she was going through.

I liked that this story shared different viewpoints, going from Alisa to Rachel. Both stories seemed to parallel the other. Really felt like I was getting into their heads. So good to get more than one perspective.

I guess you can call this a coming-of-age story yet it isn't quite what it seems. There are paranormal aspects that kept me guessing and a well developed plot line that kept me on my toes. So many twists that I did not see coming.

I don't think you have to be young to enjoy this YA story. I ate it up in one sitting. This book is fast paced, wildly entertaining and easy to escape into the unknown that was Spellbound. Highly recommend reading this book before book two, Firebound comes out. This is a great start to the Spellbringers series.

Quote ~

"My worry over Jeffrey would be a constant tickle in the back of my mind, probably for the rest of my life. I longed for days past when the only things I had to worry about were grades and college applications.I used to live in a world where magic only existed in my silly little vampire novels. Now magic followed me everywhere, and I couldn't find safety even in my dreams."


Bio

Tricia Drammeh is a wife and mother of four children who lives in New Hampshire. Her published works include the Spellbringers series, Better than Perfect, The Seance, and The Fifth Circle. She is currently working on her eighth novel. When Tricia isn't writing, she can be found devouring books, chasing cats, or consuming vast amounts of coffee.



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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reaper's Requiem (The Third book in Racing the Reaper Series) by Jerrid Edgington has been released!


Reaper's Requiem (The Reaper Series Book 3)

With the death of Bridge and their unborn child, Jacob left Idaho and moved home to Oklahoma. His life spiraled out of control and he sought out to comfort his pain in ways he never imagined possible. The fire that burned deep inside of him to utilize his paramedic skills helping people, extinguished. Each time he looked in the mirror he didn’t recognize the man that stared back at him. His mere existence depended on the crutch he grew to depend on. 

Will he find his way back to the man he used to be, a man that his father was proud of, or would he continue to destroy himself? 

Reaper’s Requiem is the third book in the Reaper Series. You can expect the heart pounding, page turning action that were in Racing the Reaper and Resuscitation. The fourth and final book in the series, The Reaper Returns, will be released in 2015. 

My Review

Reaper’s Requiem by Jerrid Edgington is edgy, fascinating and I have to say laugh out loud funny, at times. From the opening scene the fast paced dialog has you feeling as if you are going on a ride. It grabs hold and never lets go. I love the sarcastic humor and the heart pumping action.

This well-written book had me full of all different emotions. Couldn’t help but feel for Jacob, his plight and his future. After reading the first book, Racing the Reaper and then Resuscitation it’s difficult not to care about this person and his story. He is likable, relatable and realistic. At this point I feel that I know him or at the very least, want to know him. There is a vulnerability about him that I find very appealing as he has a way of drawing you in. There is not just suspense in this story but it becomes a mystery thriller that is not at all predictable.

Would highly suggest picking up this series. It is a roller coaster ride that is explosive, powerfully entertaining and full of energy.

Quote ~

“The ambulance approached the intersection from the south. Traffic wasn’t yielding the right of way to them. He shook his head. It never ceased to amaze him how vehicles wouldn’t get out of the way while they drove code three. If it had been their family members having an emergency, they would expect traffic to yield
to the oncoming emergency vehicle. Some things never change.”


Racing the Reaper (The Reaper Series Book 1)

After a life altering accident that nearly leaves Jacob Myers paralyzed, he feels his life is meant for something greater than the boring grind of an office job. Through his recovery process he comes to a decision to become an EMT. 

In the fast paced world of emergency services, Jacob makes one mistake after another. Is the stress of holding other lives in his hands just too much for him? 
Things go terribly wrong when a former patient stalks him and accuses him of sexual assault. 

Will Jacob clear his name and rid his life of this mentally unbalanced woman or will he be trapped and imprisoned for something he didn’t do? 




My Review

Racing the Reaper was not only suspenseful but full of action. From one scene to the next my mind raced. This story really comes to life. Exciting and earthshaking at the same time! This is the kind of drama pulls you in early on. From the very first page the reader is brought into some life changing circumstances. The writing is simple and easy to follow that at times I forgot I was reading and not seeing the story take place in front of me. I was able to escape into the story, into another persons life in an instant.

The dialog felt natural and I loved the sarcastic banter between the characters. What I loved the most was the emotion that the main character, Jacob displayed. You don't see many men showing so much vulnerability. The author had a way of pulling at your heart strings.

This book has a positive message about life and following your dreams. Loving what you do is an essential part and I could feel the passion throughout. I found Jacob and this story intriguing and filled with humanity.

I read this book last year and when the new edition came out I had to pick it up. The story is still intriguing but now the writing is sharper yet. The plot is richer and the story is even more captivating. Even the ending was more gratifying. I believe there was a lot of soul searching that went into creating this story. I can’t wait for the next installment.

"The sun slipped through the blinds lighting up his room with a bright orange glow. Jacob's mouth was as dry as the Sahara Desert, a side effect of the pain medication. He was sure if he were to look inside his mouth he would see tumbleweeds rolling through. Sitting on a table next to his bed was a glass of water. Oh, how he wished he could reach over and grab it. As he was lying there staring at the glass of water, the right side of his body began to tingle."




Resuscitation (Racing The Reaper Book 2)

After being stalked by Becca in Racing the Reaper book one, paramedic, Jacob Myers moves to Idaho to find Bridgett and start a new life. Things go drastically wrong for Jacob from the moment he steps off the plane. Bridgett’s in a relationship with a handsome young doctor, someone wants to ruin Jacob’s career, and then the threats to his life begin. Can Jacob survive long enough to unravel the tangled web of deceit? 

Resuscitation, book two in the Racing the Reaper thriller series lives up to the fast paced style the author set in book one. Hold on tight for the ride of your life. 


My Review

"Resuscitation" by Jerrid Edgington is an emotional thrill ride that will suck you in right from the start. As good as Racing the Reaper is this second book in the series blows it away. The authors voice has matured and so has his writing. This story is realistic, captivating and wildly entertaining. There were great visuals and surprising scenes that I didn't see coming. I love how smooth the story progresses without the author having to try too hard to win over the audience.

I love how Resuscitation opens up and you are already involved in the story. The scene comes to life as Jacob does his thing to save more lives. These stories are so raw, emotional and at the same time inspiring. The action scenes leave me short of breath and the storyline moves and attracts me even more to this courageous young man. The author has a way of telling you a very realistic story and allows you to get attached to his characters and emotionally involved at the same time.

The grueling adventures pull you in, entertain you and takes you away for a great escape. There is something very empowering about these stories. It's the goodness of the human race that comes to light and not only am I moved but I was praying for a positive resolve.

The writing is so crisp and fluid that I felt I was going through it all with Jacob. At times I felt a bit faint but that is only because the writing was so good. The author actually takes you right into life and death scenes. You are seated in the first row as a spectator and you can't stop reading or you will miss some of the best parts. The victories gave me total chills throughout my body.

Very impressed and look forward to the third book in the series. I am another fan of Jacob's... and Bridge. Resuscitation gets 5 stars from me. Highly recommend.


Quote ~


"Jacob exhaled and swam in the direction he felt the bubbles traveling. Pulling with his arms, kicking his legs, he swam as hard and fast as he could. His muscles burned with each stroke. He reached the surface just as the last breath escaped his lungs. The cool air hit his face and he inhaled deeply, sucking in water and fatigue set in. Jacob rolled over to his back and swam for the shore."



Bio

Jerrid Edgington is a Paramedic at Le Flore County EMS in Poteau Oklahoma. He has been in EMS for 17 years with 15 years of that as a Paramedic. He has worked in four different states in EMS. He has worked in big inner city as well as the rural settings. Jerrid has aspired to write a book and recently published his first book, Racing the Reaper, which is the first book in the series. The second book, Racing the Reaper-Resuscitation, is set to release in early September.
You can visit www.jerridedgington.com for up to date information on future book releases. You can also visit http://www.authorjerridedgington.com for any up to date blog information.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scribbler Tales: A Collection of Short Stories (Volume Two) by Mary Ann Bernal is on Amazon UK!


Scribbler Tales: A Collection of Short Stories (Volume Two) by Mary Ann Bernal is available on Amazon.UK

Scribbler Tales is a unique mix of genres in one anthology rich with tension, humanity and genuine emotion. Unconventional settings and unexpected twists are bound to leave you pondering long after you close this book.” 


Madeline’s personal feelings clouds her judgment in Broken Promises where she must choose between love and obeying the law. When the guilty walk, a vigilante executes the criminals in Deception. Endgame finds a government researcher running for her life after discovering a horrific CIA secret in the isolated facility. A modern day Don Juan’s life is turned upside down in Malice when he is falsely accused of rape. In The Portrait, Holliday is obsessed with a formidable ancestor whose spirit wishes to possess her soul. 


                                                                           senseslost.com

My Review

Mary Ann Bernal’s second volume of Scribbler Tales is filled with stories of human nature at its finest and certainly at its worse. These pieces are sure to intrigue and inspire. The writing is flawless and the characters were all unique and yet life-like.  The author has a way with words and setting a scene that makes you feel that you are among the characters. Her stories bring you to another place and are always a good escape into the unknown.

Broken Promises is a story about Madeline who has romantic feelings for her boss Nathan. This is a great story of deceit. The turns had me emotionally involved. I was swept away into the drama.

In Deception what happens when a movie star is murdered will surprise you. Waiting for this killer to make a mistake. It’s just a matter of time. This is a mystery that I was hoping would be solved.
Endgame is a wildly entertaining story where nothing is as it seems. Grabbed my attention and held on until the end. This is a pretty incredible story.
In Malice Andrew seems to have a lot to offer. No problem getting the attention from the opposite sex. He loved the chase but grew tired of his conquest. Somehow to his misfortune.
The last story, The Portrait is a powerful read. Evil lurks! What will a woman do to preserve her dynasty? Great fun.

Quote from Endgame ~
"Sandy was running on pure adrenalin, her breathing was shallow and rapid as she edged closer to the road.  She was almost there, she could see the pavement and lights - car lights.  The car screeched to a halt as Sandy ran into the road, but the driver was not quick enough on the brakes, and she fell unconscious to the ground."

Scribbler Tales: A Collection of Short Stories (Volume One)





Scribbler Tales is a unique mix of genres in one anthology rich with tension, humanity and genuine emotion. Unconventional settings and unexpected twists are bound to leave you pondering long after you close this book.” 

In “Desperate Measures,” you will learn of human cloning experiments gone awry. “Forbidden Lore” beckons Arianna and Ethan into a haunted cemetery where you
will discover how they survive the night. Star-crossed lovers who refuse to accept the inevitable rise to a surprise ending in “Forever Lost.” In “The Hourglass,” the weakness of human character is exposed when Flair makes a covenant with the Devil. “Sail with Me” is a slice of life read about the confessions of a military brat who changes his life against all the odds. 


My Review

Scribbler Tales: A Collection of Short Stories by Mary Ann Bernal, all dark, are written in such a way that you have to read more. The author crafts stories that pull her readers in. Wanting more but getting just enough. There is great skill that goes into her stories but she seems to write with ease. The words flow effortlessly. This is a smart collection that kept me guessing. Slices of life that no matter how far fetched feel authentic.

Desperate Measures is sharp. Hauntingly realistic. This is an interesting story about cloning. Quite chilling and entertainingly good.

Forbidden Lore is the story of Ethan and Arianna a married couple who met on 9 11. This is an intriguing story that kept me guessing and glued to the page. Nothing is as it seems and I was brought into the mystery that was Forbidden Lore.


Forever Lost is such a beautifully written, emotional tale that played out like scenes in a movie. There is love and there is deceit. This is a love story.

Sail with Me caught my attention. I love the conversational style of this story. Right in your face. A story of a military brat. This is Aaron’s story. A coming-of-age story of sorts. I was very touched.

In The Hourglass Flair knew her fate. She watched the hourglass knowing Death was at her feet. Flair held the secret from her husband Brice. This is a beautiful creative story that moved me.

Quote~

“Death’s laughter echoed sinisterly throughout the eerily still cave that rocked beneath the thunderous roar of nature’s wrath as the tempest raged outside.  Flair glared at her nemesis as she removed the dagger on Brice’s belt and flashed it before her amused opponent.”

Bio

I fell in love with medieval England after I read Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Then came the great Hollywood epics such as Knights of the Round Table, Prince Valiant, The Black Shield of Falworth and The Vikings, to name but a few. Add to the mix Camelot and an incurable romantic Anglophile was born!
The Briton and the Dane novels are set in Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain when the formidable Vikings terrorized the civilized world. The epic adventure runs the gamut of deception, treachery, intrigue, and complicated relationships during a time of war and conquest. Resource material such as book club discussion items, glossary of terms, period maps and character lists are available for download at http://www.maryannbernal.com.

To Purchase Mary Ann Bernal's novels, visit her author page at:
Amazon US
 Amazon France
 Amazon Germany
  Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MKSP Black Friday/Cyber Monday Book Bash


It’s that time of the year again! 

Master Koda Select Publishing is holding their annual MKSP Black Friday/Cyber Monday Book Bash. More than 35 authors giving books for 1.99 or less for this event only! Checkout fantastic titles here: 



You will also be given the chance to win a $100 gift card by entering this rafflecopter once a day from Nov 28th to Dec 1st!

All my books will be discounted to 99¢ for the event... and so many more!



There will be games and prizes so you don't want to miss out on this fun event going on Friday, Novemeber 28 - Monday, December 2.










Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brilliant Books Inspires Young Readers! My Interview with Mark Barry


Mark Barry  otherwise known as Wiz Green joins me today. I wanted him to talk about a children’s literacy project that he has been working on called Brilliant Books. This wonderful project is funded by the U.K. Big Lottery Fund.


Since we can’t can’t sit down together for high tea in some fancy London restaurant I have to settle for this interview here on my blog. My dream is for that to happen. Of course the talented historical fiction writer, Mary Ann Bernal is invited too. We might have to fight over the sweets though I am sure there will be enough for all.
Mark Barry is the the king of blogs in my opinion. His posts will blow you away. On his website The Wizard’s Cauldron, he does fabulous interviews with authors and other creative people. Mark has a great mind and it appears in his books. His novels are far from ordinary. I call him brilliant but he is far too modest for that tittle.
He is the author of The Night Porter, Carla and Ultra-Violence among other works of contemporary fiction and the proprietor of Green Wizard Publishing, a company dedicated to publishing innovative, independent writing.

I have come to love and admire this man and hearing that he was involved in something so meaning added to my admiration.

BP:  Mark, please tell us about Brilliant Books.

MB: Once upon a time, my colleague, Phil Pidluznyj, and me, who run Empleo Community Interest Company were bemoaning the apparent lack of interest in reading amongst children in the inner cities; working class kids, normal kids, particularly boys, and so we contacted the Big Lottery Fund with a proposal to encourage reading and they decided to fund us. 

That proposal is Brilliant Books. Here is how it works. Successful people visit a group of around twenty youngsters in schools, identified by teachers as reluctant readers and then give a talk. We buy important books from the person’s childhood and lots more recent stuff for the kids to take home. Then, in the second half of the session, the kids break up into small groups and work with specialist mentors. The work they create is collected into an anthology they can keep forever. We give out our first Brilliant Books anthology to nineteen completers of the first project next Wednesday in front of 500 of their peers. 

It’s about role modelling. The hosts we’ve invited include a top romance writer (Georgia Rose), a brilliant robotics designer, a music journalist, a top PR professional and an MP, Chris Leslie, who opened the programme. 

                                                                              Georgia Rose

We have John Collins opening the next course in January. John is the leader of Nottingham City Council, which is like the Mayor of the OC, Brenda, so we’re buzzing about that. He’s a serious player and the kids will see that to get where he is, the top of the greasy pole, you need to read – you need to have the imagination that comes from reading fiction, something that John is going to confirm.

                                                         Phil Pidluznyj and Mrs. Pearce

BP: That sounds pretty darn amazing. It's so good of you all to give your time and efforts to such a noble cause. I love it! So I want to know what inspired you to get involved in children’s books?

MB: I love reading, Brenda, as you know, and it disturbs me when kids prefer video games. Did you know in one game, Grand Theft Auto, there is an option for a player to beat a prostitute to death with a baseball bat? What’s all that about, Brenda? Tell me what moral framework allows that to happen? Its an obscenity. And please. Don’t give me the standard game company answer about GTA is an 18 plus game. I’ve seen eight year olds play it. When I saw my then stepson carry out that virtual activity, I immediately stopped him and I was shocked at the psychopathic tendencies of the designer of that game. I wrote a letter to Rock Star Games. Obviously, I got no reply. 

A great kids writer like Roald Dahl, whose imagination was equally dark, would never have resorted to that horror and he created a cornucopia of work which uplifted the imagination of so many kids and it hurts to see him ignored by large swathes of people in favour of these violent video games. It’s no wonder, Brenda, that our two nations have problems with young people and violence and it doesn’t take too much imagination on our behalf to see that children have been brutalized and desensitized to death and aggression by these video games. So, there’s another reason I got involved. I want to help…I need to deal with this. Books are positive and clever. I wrote about the differences between books and video games on my Inkspokes interview, which your readers may like to read. 


BP: That is an exceptional interview. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

MB: I am a natural intervener, Brenda. I am always shocked to see so many people just saying, well, gee, its, like, what little Johnny wants to do, so, like, totally let him play the games and stuff.  I’m having none of that. I’m in like Flynn.

                                                               Dr. Paul Beardsley of Disney
BP: I couldn't agree with you more. I am not a mom but I can relate. I could see it in eleven year old Rex, my boyfriend's grandson. Getting him to read would be like pulling teeth. Quite literally! He and other kids spend so much time playing mindless video games that they have no interst in reading or playing outside. It's really sad. 
So Mark, where would you like to go with Brilliant Books?

MB: Hard core schools. That school off the Michelle Pfieffer film “Dangerous Minds”. Fenn Street. Grange Hill. I want to address those fourteen year old kids who haven’t read a book since Huey Lewis and the News. If ever. I want to get in there and preach and evangelise and change minds. I want to talk books, Brenda. Lord of the Flies, War Horse, the dark horror of Roald Dahl, Of Mice and Men, even the work of Anthony Horowitz, Sebastian Faulk’s new James Bond adventures, Charlie Higson. And then I want to get them writing about their lives. A cathartic exercise. Relationships, rivalries, families, pressures. Growing up. And I want them to read from the anthology we all create. This is personal, btw. I know Phil wants to work with eleven year olds in two other Nottingham schools first and I’m working on the bid for that. I’ve got time. I would also like to deliver Brilliant Books in the US, if you know any rich geezers who’d like to fund it. 

I know you and “Bo” will put us up if there’s a school close by  ha ha. You can even come and teach your brilliant Faction and Memoir stuff, Brenda. 

BP: Oh, without a doubt Mark. We will set you up. ;-)
Rich geezers? Ha. Too funny. I think you are the only one who has ever called my work faction. See how brilliant you are? Love it!
So how has the response been thus far?

MB: Well, fifteen out of the nineteen kids stayed every session of the whole eight weeks and we completed the anthology, which is fantastic. Some lovely work from the pupils. When we told them that last time was the last session, some were genuinely upset. We began to lose a couple toward the end to the rival attractions of football (soccer, which is a plague in this country for many traditional activities, including cricket), and a couple of girls point blank didn’t want to do attend any more (we don’t know why as yet), but at the same time, several hard core reluctant readers produced some exciting stuff for us and took books home for the first time ever. It’s been a definite success as far as I am concerned. These kids performed miracles and that was down to Phil, Shellie and Anona who worked with the kids every week and the guests whose enthusiasm was palpable and transmitted brilliantly. The response of all my friends, including you, Nelson at Inkspokes who interviewed me last week, all the Monday Bloggers, and our friends Rebecca, Terry, Georgia and Emma have been incredible. I think there is a huge need for a project like this. A project to show that reading is the business, an exciting way a young person can spend their time instead of yet another session on COD or FIFA. A world without readers would be a mechanical world, Brenda, a world without warmth and imagination. I can’t imagine anything worse – we all need to get behind inititatives like this.

                                                                  Shellie working with the kids

BP: That is so wonderful. Totally inspiring and motivating! What can people do to help you with your mission?

MB: Get behind your local school. Do something similar. Talk to the Governors. We’ll talk to anyone who wants to on e-mail. We’ll advise. We’ll help with the funding applications. We’ll even franchise the marketing and the name, Brilliant Books, which is fantastic – Phil’s invention. I’ll help with the final product. 

You can also buy a copy of the anthology for your bookshelf here. The profits (approximately a pound/a dollar fifty) will go to buy more stuff for the kids of Seely. 

BP: Thank you so much for joining me today. You are all doing such a fantasic thing for kids and our future. You have my blessing. For sure.


The Scribes Of Seely Anthology on Amazon


Brilliant Books can be found at the Brilliant Books Blog.
You may also connect with Mark Barry via Twitter and The Wizard’s Cauldron blog and learn more about his books via his Amazon author’s page.