My novel “The Defeatist” is free on Kindle- 26/5/15


The Defeatist actual kindle image

As part of my Amazon Unlimited promotion, my novel “The Defeatist” is FREE on Kindle for ONE day only. If you want something to read over the summer, then this book might be for you!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WEIF1ZK

Blurb
“Sometimes you don’t realise the mess you’ve made until you hit rock bottom. My life is a car crash, and the only person I can blame is myself. I was the reason that my parents broke up, and I ruined my own chances of happiness. I’m not proud of what I’ve done, and worst of all I hate the person I’ve become. My name is Jude Reed, and when I arrived, I was helpless and alone.
Then I met Tiffany and everything changed.”

An extract from Chapter 1

“Somebody is literally pounding at my chest, but I’m numb. At least I think I am, because I can only see. Shit, the scene is messier than I imagined. The car is still smoking and no-one is putting it out, all their attention is focused on me. Do they want me to make it? I don’t. People’s voices are muffled and my eyes avert to the spider-webbed windscreen and the large tree branch which penetrates through my car. Smoke plumes billow from the bonnet. How did they get me out? Did they drag me from the driver’s seat before the vehicle burst into flames? If they did, I could be paralysed and wheelchair bound. Perhaps that’s why I’m numb? Oh God, my face is fuc- I’m unrecognisable. Don’t bring me back, please. Stop! Where am I? I stare at my feet, which are firmly planted on the tarmac pavement and glance over my shoulder.
My body is still there, but-but I’m over here. I must have succeeded.
Thank God! I suppose that I never did do anything by halves. I walk over to my body to assess the damage. It’s bad. From what I can see, my left shoulder-blade is dislocated and looks like it’s about to penetrate my skin. My neck is broken; it must have been the sheer force of the crash. These paramedics are going all out to save me but they needn’t bother. I died two minutes ago. Perhaps I’m not dead? It could be an out-of-body experience, but I don’t want it to be.”

-I’m currently looking for reviewers:
One of my main aims of this promotion was to try to find people who’d be willing to read & review “The Defeatist.” If you would, please leave a comment under this post or feel free to send me a message on my Facebook page or Twitter.

-Get your FREE copy of “The Defeatist” HERE

The woes of writer’s block.


Various crossings out

I seem to have the same problem after finishing a novel- I can’t write. I put a pen to paper and scribble down a few lines, only to sigh and cross out what I’ve written. Does anyone else experience this? I have to admit that I haven’t attempted to write another book, it’s far too soon, as I only finished “The Defeatist” just over a month ago. I normally enjoy writing poetry, but even that won’t come to me. It looks like I’ll have to stick to reading for the time being.

-What do you do in between writing novels?

The Defeatist

“Sometimes you don’t realise the mess you’ve made until you hit rock bottom. My life is a car crash, and the only person I can blame is myself. I was the reason that my parents broke up, and I ruined my own chances of happiness. I’m not proud of what I’ve done, and worst of all I hate the person I’ve become. My name is Jude Reed, and when I arrived, I was helpless and alone.
Then I met Tiffany and everything changed.”

It’s strange; my current attitude about my writing seems to be echoing that of my latest character, Jude (the protagonist in my novel, “The Defeatist.”) Jude has a negative outlook on life due to various reasons, until he finds Tiffany, a high-spirited young woman who seems to take each day in her stride. Initially, he finds her annoying, until he learns more about her difficult past. It’s a tale of relationships, friendship and second chances. You can buy it on Amazon for a small donation of £1. I’d really appreciate any reviews on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WEIF1ZK

So what now?

In the last month, I’ve read more than I have all year. One particular novel that caught my eye was ‘The Girl Inbetween’ by Laekan Zea Kemp. It’s one of the most fascinating things I have read. It follows the story of a KLS sufferer called Bryn. I won’t give too much away, because I plan to write an Amazon review once I’m finished. I will say that it’s superbly written, and well worth a read : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Between-Laekan-Zea-Kemp-ebook/dp/B00NQL0LRC

-Hopefully, in time my imaginary friends will start talking to me again.

😉

©Sophie Bowns 2011-2015

Reviewers wanted for my novel, “The Defeatist.”


Dear readers,

I’ve recently E-published my new novel “The Defeatist” and it’s now available for Kindle on Amazon for a small donation of £1. I’m currently looking for people to review it. (I’d be more than willing to do a review swap, providing your E-book is of a similar price.)

-If you’re interested, please reply to this,  or send me a message on my facebook page / twitter account.

“Sometimes you don’t realise the mess you’ve made until you hit rock bottom. My life is a car crash, and the only person I can blame is myself. I was the reason that my parents broke up, and I ruined my own chances of happiness. I’m not proud of what I’ve done, and worst of all I hate the person I’ve become. My name is Jude Reed, and when I arrived, I was helpless and alone.
Then I met Tiffany and everything changed.”

You can buy “The Defeatist” here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WEIF1ZK

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WEIF1ZK

-Thank you, Sophie.