[New release]: Calling all bloggers and fellow authors! I need your help.

Dear blogging friends and all thrillers’ fans,

I have a new release, coming out December, 11th.  It’s just over a month before the great day, and I need your help. The ebook is ready for pre-order on Amazon and all major platforms, the paperback is live.

“The Seeds of Stars” is a thriller/suspense novella with some historical references and the plot set in Scotland, Berlin, and the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. I would like to spread the word about it as much as possible by setting up a blog tour/blog feature with the full information about the book.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact me via email (saltandnovels@gmail.com) or comment under this post. In return, I can feature your book/business/etc. on my blog, Facebook page/in the group, on Pinterest board, etc.

Thank you all for supporting me!!

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Blurb:

The life doesn’t promise to be joyful for a “Chernobyl child” born straight after the nuclear disaster. True…but not for such an adventurer, adrenaline junkie, and popular extreme sports’ blogger like Yuliy Kobrin aka Kobra. Adopted by a British couple, Kobra spends his life in urban exploring and travels.

Skiing in the Scottish Highlands, Kobra meets a young German couple, Edel Baum and Kira Schneider. The new friends invite him to their luxurious house, where Kobra’s attention is drawn to Edel’s collection of World War II antiques and a mysterious Yugoslavian file which the couple asks to translate for them.

The file reveals classified underwater facilities from the Cold War times, hidden deeply in the Kotor Bay of Montenegro. Yuliy can’t miss an opportunity for such a discovery.

Six months earlier, a prominent scientist died in his apartment in central Berlin. The authorities believe it was a heart attack, but a police officer, Trina Stahl, thinks this case is far more dangerous and complicated.

All hell breaks loose for Kobra when he comes under attack in the Kotor Bay, when he realises his new German friends are not who they say they are, and his life now is of an interest for many parties. From Montenegro to Scotland, from Berlin to the Isle of Skye—Kobra is on the hunt for a mysterious alien object, the Seeds of Stars, but also for the truth about his own past.

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The Benefits of Reading Aloud During the Editing Process

Also, I’ve found it useful to print out my manuscript first and read from the printouts rather then from screen.

Renea Guenther

The Benefits of Reading Aloud During the Editing Process

By this point, we’ve put so much work into our stories, we believe there couldn’t be anything left to handle.

The plot’s cohesive, the stakes are high, our characters are compelling, we’ve kept the reader interested to the end

Everything is as it should be.

Then we edit.

Only to find our story doesn’t read as it should, things can be worded better, overused words and phrases that need to be cut or substitutions found…

Editing can be a huge mess, especially if you’ve never done it before.

It’s not always as easy as one might expect. Nor are the mistakes always obvious.

We know what we wrote and expect it to read as we remember it.

So we skim through our writing, catching a mistake here and there, but often missing key problems.

Our minds often fill in the blanks for missing words, especially in…

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[New release]: “The Seeds of Stars” is on pre-order now. Paperback is live.

  My new thriller/sci-fi novel “The Seeds of Stars” is out in December.
You can get your paperback already now or pre-order an ebook on Amazon 
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Blurb:
         The life doesn’t promise to be joyful for a “Chernobyl child” born straight after the nuclear disaster. True…but not for such an adventurer, adrenaline junkie, and popular extreme sports’ blogger like Yuliy Kobrin, aka Kobra. Adopted by a British couple, Kobra spends his life in urban exploring and travels.
          Skiing in the Scottish Highlands, Kobra meets a young German couple, Edel Baum and Kira Schneider. The new friends invite him to their luxurious house, where Kobra’s attention is drawn to Edel’s collection of World War II antiques and a mysterious Yugoslavian file which the couple asks to translate for them.
           The file reveals classified underwater facilities from the Cold War times, hidden deeply in the Kotor Bay of Montenegro. Yuliy can’t miss an opportunity for such a discovery.
           Six months earlier, a prominent scientist died in his apartment in central Berlin. The authorities believe it was a heart attack, but a police officer, Trina Stahl, thinks this case is far more dangerous and complicated.
           All hell breaks loose for Kobra when he comes under attack in the Kotor Bay, when he realises his new German friends are not who they say they are, and his life now is of an interest for many parties. From Montenegro to Scotland, from Berlin to the Isle of Skye—Kobra is on the hunt for a mysterious alien object, the Seeds of Stars, but also for the truth about his own past.
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Book Review: His Personal Reich by L. Salt

A new, amazing and detailed review for “His Personal Reich” from a great Scottish blogger.
Check out his blog for more…

Off the Record

Before I move on with the review, I’ve had this one waiting for a while but circumstances have meant it hasn’t gone up till now and so I want to apologise unreservedly to the author L. Salt for the wait.

Okay before we get going, I want to tell you a little bit about the author, L. Salt is an author based in the UK, born in Belarus and having spent time in the Ukraine and Russia before coming to live in England. She earned her Masters Degree at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts in Art Expertise. She published her debut novella ‘His Personal Reich’ which I will be reviewing today on April 2018 (via Crazy Ink Publishing). So there’s just a little bit about L. Salt and if you want to find out more you can check out her website, or show support by…

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Sept 6th Weekend Reading Author Showcase Newletter

My new release, “Angels of Zion”, is on Books Reviews Virginia Lee Blog this weekend.

Subscribe to Virginia’s newsletter to find your next great read.

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Check out this Weekend Reading Author Showcase Newsletter
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Showcase this week1. Bike Business by Lynn Michael (MM)2. Lines On the Mirror by Lynn Michael (Some MFM)3. Angels of Zion (Book Two Off The Ways Duology) By L Salt (MF)4. Carter, Mayfair Model Series Book 2 By Claire Castle (MM)5. Daddy Bear: The Complete Series By B.J. Smyth (MM)6. The Scrapyard Man By SH Richardson (MF)7. Serving The Senator By L.M. Mountford (MF)
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[New release]: Beyond Wonderland anthology. Now on pre-order.

This amazing Crazy Ink anthology features my new short story “Destination Wonderland” together with many other great Crazy Ink’s stories by my fellow authors.

“Destination Wonderland” is a dark, surrealistic retell of the well-known classics, set in rural Derbyshire and makes you wonder whether the world around is really what it seems to be…

 

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Blurb:

Even the Red Queen believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Adventure back and beyond Wonderland in this twisted retake of the classic Carroll tale.
What happened to Alice after she climbed her way out of the rabbit hole? Did Hatter ever find his sanity? Did he even want to? What about Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit? What really happened in that impossible world underground?
Join bestselling and award winning authors as they attempt to bring the craziness back to the magical place called Wonderland…

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Featuring:
Return to Hatter – LJC Fynn
Sessions with Madison Hatter – Erin Lee
Cut – Olivia Marie
This Kiss – Tracy Ball
Destination Wonderland – L. Salt
Mad Milliner – Rita Delude
The Cheshire’s Curse – Caitlin McCulloch
Right on Time – Yolanda Allard
Not Quite Wonderland – Lorah Jaiyn
Playing Hearts – J. V. Stanley
Her Name is Alice – Mary Duke

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and all major platforms.

Here is my interview with L. Salt

My interview for Author Interviews blog. It was such a pleasure to talk to this amazing blogger.

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My real name is Valeriya, but I prefer to be known under my pen name L. Salt. I was born in mid ’80s.

Fiona: Where are you from?

I was born in Belarus and have lived for many years in Ukraine and Russia, then finally settled down in the North of England.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I studied History of World Culture and did my Master’s Degree in Art Expertise at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts. My interest in writing dates back to my teenage years. Apart from creative writing, I have a passion for travelling, arts, history, and foreign languages. I’m a multi-genre author, writing exclusevely for Crazy Ink…

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[Off The Ways series]: New release announcement. “Angels of Zion” (Book 2) is out today!

   The story of Laura Danco and friends continues today, thanks to Crazy Ink Publishing .  

    “Angels of Zion”(Book 2)  is available on Amazon and all major platforms. 

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Blurb:

Three years have passed since Laura Danco and her friends left St. Petersburg. Isaac and Dr. Levit continue to work together on their top secret project Angels of Zion. The main purpose being to create an army of ultimate soldiers—the kainomorphs—the clones whose physical abilities and strength exceeds humans.
When the project goes out of control, one of the kainomorphs goes rogue, Dr. Levit is attacked and subsequently dies, Isaac and Miri have no choice, but to follow the clues that the scientist left them to find the rogue clone and to stop a catastrophe. The investigation brings them back to St. Petersburg, where they meet Laura and Chris.
Daniel Polanskiy disappears without a trace. The friends suspect his life can be of an interest to many parties. With their own lives at stake, they should decide whether great victories require great sacrifices.

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