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Holy Moly! Today is the day that friends from Alaska to Florida, from Newfoundland to California to Hawaii can finally purchase my new book, The Call. I am utterly grateful to anybody who does so. I can keep going at this game only because of the support of so many fine people in all parts of the world.

I'm also thankful to the army of reviewers and bloggers who took the time to do write-ups. There's a definite buzz in the air as a result of their hard work...

And, of course, we can't forget the staff at my publishers -- DFB in the UK, and Scholastic in the US. I blow kisses in all your many general directions and make absolutely no obscene gestures, not even behind my back or under the table!

The launch for the rest of the English-speaking world comes in two days...


A sample of the audio book can be listened to here.


A few new reviews came in today. Bart's Bookshelf gave The Call 5/5. Hurray for that!
The Blonde Bookworm says "I picked up the book one time and I never put it down again. It. Was. Awesome! Seriously, everyone needs to give this book a try."

On the other hand, I got my first 1* review on Amazon.com today. Not for issues of quality, but because the woman was appalled by it and didn't want her grandchildren reading it. Some you win and some you lose...


As part of my continuing blog tour for the release of the book, Howling Reviews allowed me to post a little article about Irish folklore and legends and how they relate to my novel. I really enjoyed doing that one!


It's happening on Thursday 1 September at 6:30pm in Eason on O'Connell Street, Dublin. Nibbles will be provided. Speeches will be short. Books will be plentiful with several authors on hand happy to provide signatures. ALL are welcome.



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Aug. 30th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your book birthday! And best wishes! Despite owning two arcs I now own the ebook as well.

Don't read reviews on Amazon! Although the 1 star review does you little to no harm as it is fairly descriptive and basically says it wasn't their thing. I can see many people reading the review and coming to the conclusion that it sounds awesome and buying it because of that review.

Aug. 30th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
Agreed the review does no harm. The rating is a different matter! But it's very early days yet.

Many thanks -- again! For getting an ebook. The support is supportive :)

And for Instagram, although I know I'm doing it wrong :)
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