Tuesday 25 February 2014

FREEBIES: Caverns and Creatures short stories


Hi there

So I figure showcasing freebies is probably the best way to start off this blog. I'm a big fan of the Caverns and Creatures series by Robert Bevan, stories about a group of people who play a Dungeons and Dragons type game before something goes wrong and they end up as their characters. It has plenty of low brow humour and is just a great escape from the world for a while.

If you haven't encountered the series before I would recommend reading Critical Failures I (USA, UK) before these but I do not think it is essential.

Buzzkill USA UK
Cooper's Christmas Carol USA UK
Zombie Attack!!! USA UK
Orcs, Bears and Assholes USA UK

These will only be free for a couple of days so grab them while you can. If you do get these now, or buy them later I encourage you to leave a review as every little helps authors get more sales.

You can find Robert Bevan on:

Have fun reading
Laura the lurker

Monday 24 February 2014

Submission guidelines

 Submission guidelines:
Do you have a book you would like reviewed? That's great, I love to read and review. These are my general guidelines, but I am willing to hear from anybody, so please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you are happy to work with my restrictions.

As a minimum time I would ask for 2 weeks for a standard length novel, but depending on length I may request longer. I will read a book of any length.

Genres I prefer to read:
I read pretty much anything, but in order my favourite genres are
Science fiction
Biographies of overcoming adversity.
Historical (including romance, but do me a favour and have the characters realise there's a world out of bed!)
Horror (I'd prefer any zombie, vampire, or whatever-the-current-fad is books have a twist to them, not mindless killing or seducing young girls who want to fawn over main characters)

Please note if this is not the first book in the series I am unlikely to read it on its own unless it is a stand alone. If you are willing to offer copies of all past books, with the knowledge that I may or may not review these, please state that in your email.

How to contact me:
If you are still interested please drop me a line at lauraoflurkingreads@hotmail.co.uk and include:
1.    details of any writing history (have you published before, do you have any social media sites, please include links, a bit about what you enjoy to write, where you hope to go and your intended audience)

2.    Blurb of the book you want reviewed (if this is not the first in the series include links to site such as amazon or goodreads with blurbs of the entire series),
3.    State if this is prerelease and intended release date. If yes do you only want a review if it can be completed before release.
4.    Length in amazon kindle location of wordcount format.
5.    A small excerpt of your writing (approx 500 words) in the body of the email.

I will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours, public holidays not included. This may be to ask for another excerpt from a different type of scene or more details.
Note that due to health issues this may sometimes take longer but if this is the case I will aim to notify you.

I look forward to hearing from you