New Release Spotlight: Indian Writing in English – Finding Juliet by Toffee

Finding Juliet by Toffee

Can a Geek Ever Find Love?

Arjun is an incredibly nice guy who believes in true love and is waiting for it with open arms. He falls in love, not once or twice, but thrice. And every single time, happiness – like the girls he fell for – comes very close to him before pushing him away. His only pillar of strength in all his moments of grief and dejection is his childhood friend Anjali. Dejected by the games played by girls and fate, he leaves Hyderabad for Bangalore and ends up meeting Krish, an irresistible flirt. 
Krish understands Arjun’s predicament, pacifies him with his words and enlightens him about the most complicated species ever created by God – Women. And then, Arjun’s life changes forever. Will Arjun find the one he has been waiting for, or will he end up becoming a flirt? Will he ever taste lasting happiness? Join Arjun as he tries to figure out women and discovers the meaning of love, lust and life… all in his journey of Finding Juliet.




Meet the Author

Toffee is a simple guy who loves the complications of life. He used to write code by the day and books by the night earlier. But currently, he is busy writing assignments and chasing deadlines in his Master’s in Business Analytics from the University of South Florida. Toffee loves narrating interesting stories with subtle insights. Through books, he wants to share beautiful stories, reach out to people and touch their hearts. Finding Juliet is his second book, written specially for India’s Generation-Y.

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Food for Thought – 5 Great Advantages of Books

I was having a chat lately with Diane, one of my friends and we were sharing about our absolutely favourite indulgences when we get a bit of time to ourselves. She told me that when she gets time on her own, away from the kids and husband, she loves to totally indulge herself. I was surprised when she told me her favourite treat. A cup of coffee, a piece of buttered toast and a good book. Although I generally don’t drink alcohol when in India, my treat of choice would probably be a glass of red wine, a bar of chocolate and yes, the book. For me, the book is always non-negotiable.


Having a book blog, has given me online introduction to many authors I probably wouldn’t have otherwise read. Many of them have since become favourite  authors for whose latest releases I eagerly wait. My reading tastes have changed a lot. A few years ago I was reading a lot of romance novels. Nowadays, it’s horror and thrillers. Amazing, isn’t it? How our tastes change as times move on. Of course, it all depends on mood. Long, dark winter evenings are perfect for horror stories, whereas spring and early summer seem to bring on the mood for romantic reads. Here are five great advantages of books.


  1. Books lift us out of our everyday world and bring us to another place. I’m unable to travel as much as I did when I was young, because I’m taking care of my family. But when I read a book set in a different country, I feel as if I’ve travelled outside of my world.
  2. Reading books increases our knowledge. Whether we read a non-fiction book or a well-researched novel, we learn about facts and situations of which we might otherwise might never have been aware. In January, my daughter and I went through a Tudor history phase, when we were reading books like ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ by Philippa Gregory. Websites offer a lot of information, but for an in-depth read, it has to be books, print or eBooks. It came as a surprise to learn from our reading that in the 16th century, a person of 45 was considered to be elderly. It’s totally different from our modern idea that you’re only becoming mature at 40, isn’t it?
  3. When I was short of cash years ago, I found it very hard to keep up with my habit of reading the latest books and buying Christmas gifts for my friends. So I had a brainwave. I bought my friends books for Christmas. Although they’re relatively inexpensive, books are always very acceptable gifts, provided you know the taste of the person for whom you’re buying. I read all the books before I gave them away for Christmas. It took a bit of restraint. I like to leave my marks on books. Notes in the margin, cracked spines, that sort of thing. Unless you’re very careful, books can definitely give away that they’ve been read before. I like to read books at my leisure, so even though it was nice to save a few pounds which I didn’t have, I wouldn’t want to do anything like that again.
  4. The cost of print books can be a bit high at times, especially if you read a lot.  If you don’t have access to a library, you can try to get secondhand books. You can get a bundle of reading at a fraction of the cost and you can come across some real treasures at book fairs. I’ve got some great books at the Book Fair at Moti Mahal in Lucknow.  There’s one in summer and the one in winter. When the wonderful Ram Advani Book Shop closed down last year in Lucknow’s Hazratganj, following the death of the legendary bookseller, I got an armful of bargains there too. Secondhand shelves in bookshops are also good options for picking up book bargains.
  5. The advent of the eBook was fantastic for book lovers. Print books are still very much in demand, but because of special offers and promotions, it is possible to acquire a lot of eBooks quickly. You can carry a library around in your smartphone or eReader. Books which are written in a series can be bought in bundles at a discount. In my humble opinion, books, whether fiction or non-fiction, are superior to television or films as a form of entertainment. There are a lot of eCourses available on the Internet nowadays, but if you are a self-starter and feel you don’t need to be accountable to anyone, an eBook can be a great substitute for a course.


The only food for thought I need is a really good book. The chocolate and wine are optional extras. Does anyone else reading this post love books as much as I do? Or is your favourite item something completely different?

I blog with the Loose Bloggers Consortium, a group of bloggers who post on the same topic/prompt every Friday. The current blogging members of this group are: me, RamanaChuck and Pravin. Thanks to Pravin for the topic/prompt ‘Food for Thought”.

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Review – 1857 Dust of Ages – The Forgotten Tale by Vandana Shanker

This has to be the first review on MBB in a very long time and it was well worth the wait. Anyone who likes Indian historical fiction is going to adore this beautiful read.

Maria Perry Mohan’s Review of 1857 Dust of AgesVolume I –  A Forgotten Tale by Vandana Shankar


As historical fiction goes, this is first class. We’re literally getting glimpses of a fascinating story as seen through the eyes of today. Can it really be that an Indian royal family gave their daughter in marriage to a British Army officer?  Some say it could be impossible, but has the truth been covered up? And why?

Those glances back in time show teasing glimpses of a royal family at a crossroads. The queen’s consternation when a male hair has not been born and her greedy sister-in-law, the one who has a son, eyes up the kingdom. Would such a queen mother be good for a kingdom? Probably not.

The princess’s character comes through as a girl who has been born to lead her kingdom. The 19th century produced one of the greatest British monarchs of all time, a queen regnant whose husband was a mere consort. So why couldn’t an Indian state? This intriguing flashback of Indian royal history left me hungry for more. I’m very glad to learn it’s part of a series. 


Book Blurb

1857. The rebellion erupts in India. Despite its attempts to stay aloof, NAVGARH, a small town near Delhi, is drawn into the conflagration. And at its heart are Princess Meera and Captain Richard Smith, with their strange alliance made for the throne of Navgarh.

2016, Shiv Sahai, a young Indian art historian and Ruth Aiken, a British scholar discover an excerpt from the journal of an anonymous British soldier, searching for his wife in the chaos of 1857 Delhi. As they begin investigating the scandal, they become aware of the vague rumours that are told in the bylanes of Navgarh – about a princess who married a British soldier to save her kingdom.

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Meet the Author

Delhi-born Vandana Shanker is the author of the series 1857 Dust of Ages, a historical fiction set in the year of the great uprising in India. A PhD from IIT Delhi, Vandana is passionate about history, storytelling and art. Apart from writing, she teaches literature and creative writing in Malaysia. She has also taught in Universities in India and Vietnam. She currently lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family and wants to travel the world. 

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Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey by Lopamudra Banerjee – Book Blitz



THWARTED ESCAPE: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey
by

Lopamudra Banerjee


Blurb


How far can one truly go away from his/her ancestral roots, filial ties and the claustrophobic grip of traditions and the reminiscence of an emotionally fraught childhood and puberty? The book begins with this particular quest, and it is this quest which gains momentum as a woman seeks the essence of herself-identity ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown. 
With the lens of a time-traveler, her narrative journey encompasses her first sexual abuse, her first tryst with death, austerity, the strangeness of rituals, the inexplicable feelings of puberty and also her surrendering to love, procreation, motherhood. In herself-chosen exile in the US, she discovers that deep within; her ancestral roots are also the wellspring of her psychological, spiritual existence. In the process, she keeps on oscillating between assimilating and disintegrating, which forms the core of her journey. 

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About the Author

Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is the co-editor of Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas, published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has also been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India and Deputy editor of the e-zine Learning & Creativity.

Thwarted Escape, her debut nonfiction novel/memoir has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared at numerous literary journals and anthologies (print and online), both in India and the US. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction and also translation works are regularly published in Setu, the international bilingual journal, Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and other publications. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook.


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I Know

Suddenly I realise how the serpent got into the Garden

He must have got in through WhatsApp

Eve might have been looking on her smartphone

Checking data in the Heavenly libraries or perhaps the weather forecast

Deciding what fruit to eat must have been a challenge

Apples, mangoes, papayas, whatever

And suddenly, there he was

Someone might have added him to a group she was in

Where they chatted ad infinitum about the glories of the Eternal

Then on a whim, that ‘angel’ in the group opened a direct WhatsApp line

It’s so much more comfortable chatting Eve, without the rest of the group, no?

And she might have wondered who this Lucifer was, this angel of light.

But hey, he was a Seraph, so it must be okay

Don’t tell Adam, okay? You’re such a pretty lady, he’ll just get upset!

We wouldn’t want that dear, would we? No!

Silly, trusting, idiotic Eve,

How were you to know that everyone in the Heavenlies is not good?

Not everyone who preaches is sincere,

Not everyone who says ‘God is great” really means it.

Did he say you were pretty? That Adam must be jealous of anything that takes up your time?

Were you flattered Eve? Be honest, now. How did he get under your skin?

He reassured you, didn’t he? He used sweet words and turned your head.

You didn’t know what you were doing, but he did..

Your naive ignorance was no match for serpentine cunning

Result? The near destruction of humanity..

 

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Blogging Two Novels for Cancer – Guest Post by Mandy Brittany, author of ‘Photo Time’ and ‘The Cold’

MBB welcomes a very special guest author today – author Mandy Brittany, an old writing friend. We belong to the same short story writing group and have critiqued each other’s work many times. Not that her writing needs much criticism from me, I might add. I’ve always known her as an author with a soothing voice and more than a touch of humour. Her novels Photo Time and The Cold are both available to read online for free. Is there a catch? Sort of…..Mandy Brittany is trying to raise cash for cancer research and she’s requesting anyone who reads and enjoys her two books to donate a minimum of  £2.00 to cancer research at the link provided. That’s €2.35 for those living in the Euro Zone, US$2.48 if you’re in the USA, AU$3.24 if you’re in Australia and ₹84 if you’re in India. This blog has quite an international reach, so if you are unable to access Mandy’s donation link, you could always donate to a local cancer charity instead. But you could let her know you’ve done it so she’ll have a fair idea how much she’s raised. We are doing this on an honour system, so no one is going to check up on you, but this is a cause close to many hearts, so please donate for this worthwhile cause. In her guest post (we decided to keep it short and mostly focus on the books), she shares why she’s taken up this particular cause. I lost my lovely parents to this dreaded disease, so I’m giving Mandy Brittany my full support on this.

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Guest Post from Mandy Brittany, author of ‘Phototime’ and ‘The Cold’

Why I’m blogging my novels

The Cold and Phototime are up and ready to read on my blogs, with the hope of raising money for cancer research.
The reason I’m blogging my novels is because my sister has been battling terminal cancer for three years, and I often feel at a loss. So I thought I would try to do something to raise funds for her and everyone else who has suffered or is suffering from this rotten disease which touches so many lives in a destructive way. 

You can read both novels for free, of course, but if you read and enjoy and would like to donate a small amount of (approximately) £2 to my ‘Just Giving” page, that would be fantastic. I’ve already raised £277, which, as far as I’m concerned, is amazing!

And now, the books!


The Cold by Mandy Brittany

The Cold is a suspense novel with a twist

Isla Johnson survived an attack by serial killer Carl Jeffery six years ago, which left her physiologically damaged.

Now, after being happy with Jack for three years, things have taken a turn.  An odd university reunion arranged by her first boyfriend, sightings of someone dressed like Carl Jeffery and who is the mysterious Andy?   Is Isla in danger, or is she losing her mind?

You can read The Cold here


Phototime by Mandy Brittany

At the age of 23, Isaac’s dad has died, his mum has disappeared in Australia and he’s fallen in love.

He meets Cillian, a man in his fifties, who is on a quest of his own to find his long lost brother.

Cillian teaches Isaac about Phototime – a way of visiting the five minutes after a photograph was taken – and the unlikely pair set out on a comical, magical adventure that takes Isaac on a journey into manhood.

You can read Phototime here


Author Bio of Mandy Brittany

Mandy Brittany has had over 150 stories published in magazines in the UK and globally, and articles published in writing and historical magazines. She has also been shortlisted in writing competitions and had a local history book published. She’s the proud owner of a Creative Writing Diploma and Literature Degree.

His Christmas Delight by Summerita Rhayne: Book Blitz

 Today, MBB welcomes the talented Summerita Rhayne, who’s come to spread the word about her enchanting release, His Christmas Delight, which is a great read all year round. If you’ve ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in India, now is your chance to find out. The book was released on 27th March, 2016.


HIS CHRISTMAS DELIGHT by Summerita Rhayne

Caught by Santa!

For Myra, Christmas means supporting her friends. They rallied round getting her back on her feet after she lost Pete, her husband, so she’s always ready to help any of them. No matter to what lengths the challenge makes her go. Only she didn’t expect to find Santa almost catching her in her wrongdoings. Then she finds that the handsome Santa is Jay, her old high school friend. Now he’s changed from a gangly geek to an attractive stranger. After missing out on the dating scene for a long time after losing Pete, she feels the first stirring of desire. But Jay is playing hot and cold, refusing to admit the attraction sizzling between them.
He’s back in Goa just for Christmas.

Jay knew Myra as his best friend’s girl. Now Pete is gone, but Jay is finding difficult to let go of the scars he picked up during Coast Guard service. He’s home only to help revive his brother’s toy shop. When he finds himself making excuses to stay, he knows he’s crossing the limits he’d set himself. What’s the purpose in taking this further when he knows he cannot be the one to give her the happiness she deserves? But no matter how hard he tries, the scorching flames of wanting only seem to get stronger. How can he keep on denying the attraction between them when she insists on coming close?

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Author Bio:

Author Summerita Rhayne is a lady who loves to keep her personal and professional life separate and has pretty much mastered the art of doing just that.  She writes sensual romance which is sheer escapism with lots of emotional conflict. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with prestigious publishers such as Harlequin and Harper Collins India. Writing, she finds, is the only way to deal with the numerous story ideas bubbling in her brain which pop up more rapidly than her keyboard can do deal with. Her pet belief is that even when writing time is in short supply, if the inspiration is strong enough, the story characters get a life of their own and will find a way to make the writer pen them down. When cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters, the only way to get peace is write their book! 

At heart, she’s a family person and even though she loves her medical teaching profession, she happily becomes a homemaker when not at work. She loves winding down with music, movies, cricket (strictly watching only) and social networking.

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Watch out for my review of  HIS CHRISTMAS DELIGHT – coming shortly. Maria MBB

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Readers Beware! 5 Reasons Not To Read ‘Behind Our Lives’ by Charlene Carr

Author Charlene Carr

Our MBB guest poster today, author Charlene Carr, is hella talented, but you won’t find her begging you to buy her new book anytime soon. In fact, if you’re not the type of reader who would appreciate her, she’ll happily advise you to take your business elsewhere – in the nicest possible way, of course. In this guest post, she gives you five reasons not to buy her book.



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Author Bio:  Charlene Carr is a lover of words. After travelling the globe for several years and working as a freelance writer, editor, and facilitator, she decided the time had come to focus on her true love—novel writing.  Charlene writes fiction full of thought and heart. Her endings may not always be ‘happy’, but she always ends with hope. She is the author of seven novels and one novella. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland and loves exploring the amazing coastline of her harbour town, dancing up a storm, and striving to live a life well lived!


Freebie Alert: The first two books in Charlene Carr’s women’s fiction series are available for free by signing up for her mailing list at www.charlenecarr.com/freeboks


Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr: 5 reasons to  avoid! Guest post by author Charlene Carr

  • It’s not an escapist read. I love what one early reviewer said about the book “No alpha male. No skinny, perfect blonde. No mansion in the big city. No exceptional sex. Pure, honest, scary, and hopeful … realistic.” This reader found the book too realistic. She reads for escape and wants a guaranteed happy ending. Which is cool. Life can be sucky. And if you don’t want to face more struggle in your fiction, more power to you. Just don’t pick up this one. If, however, you enjoy some struggle, complexity, and pain in your fiction because of the way it lets you see the characters grow and change, because it gives you a safe space to work through your own pain (cathartic release, anyone?) then Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr. is probably an ideal read for you.

  • It’s not your formula romance. If you love stories where the couple meets on page one, hits a few bumps in the road, yet end up together in the end, then this is probably not your book. My only guarantee about Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr is that this is a story of love. Powerful love. Love that transforms the people it touches. And any romance that comes into that love will be tenuous and scary. But worth it. Oh, so worth it. Whether it lasts or not. If you cherish the beauty of a love that’s as exquisite and hard-earned as a diamond in the rough, this one’s for you.


  • Its characters are not always likable. Nor are they simple. They don’t always make the best choices or act in ways that are socially expected. They’re human. They’re honest and sometimes you’ll want to wring their necks. So if you prefer fiction with characters you’d be excited to invite over for tea or sit beside at your office party, there are thousands of books out there for you. But not this one. If, however, you enjoy a book that stretches you to open your mind and your heart, that gets you to put aside whether or not you like a character and just witness their (fictional) existence, you may glimpse traits in these characters that you’ve seen in yourself. You may question and grow, perhaps, to understand someone in your life (whose neck you’ve always wanted to wring!) just a little better. If so, grab a copy of Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr.


  • It’s not a story that wraps up neatly and allows you to put it on the shelf once finished, never to return. First off, this is a trilogy. So, right from the start, be aware that aspects of the story will continue into the second and third books. (otherwise, why keep reading? 😊). One of the main plot lines reaches a conclusion in Book One, but it opens up other questions. So if you need your stories tied up tight once you reach the final page, forget it. If, however, you get excited about the prospect of spending more time with characters who’ve worked their way into your mind and heart (even if it’s because you want to give them a good talking to about the fact that they seriously need to smarten up), then Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr is for you.


  • Okay, so I’m struggling to come up with a fifth reason to put off readers off. This is not a mystery, thriller, zombie, vampire, apocalyptic, erotic, crime, fantasy or middle-grade book. So, if any of these is your favourite genre, you’ll be disappointed. On the other hand, if you love to explore life situations and relationships, Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr is probably your cup of tea.

Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr

Behind Our Lives by Charlene Carr

Broken by love,  Lincoln Fraser is back in the city of his birth. He’s been abandoned, betrayed, and doesn’t see how he can ever trust again. Kali Johnson is stuck in a world that feels too much for her. Her husband’s gone, her son won’t talk, and her apartment is full of rats. Fearful she’s failing at life, all she wants is a second chance to make things right.

When a freak accident places Kali and her son in Lincoln’s path, he feels no choice but to help this single mother and her child. Unprepared for the challenge of letting anyone back into his life, Lincoln is faced with a question—continue to shut himself out from the world or slowly let someone in?

Raw, heartbreaking, yet full of hope, Behind Our Lives, Book One in the Behind Our Lives Trilogy, is a story which will leave you wanting more.

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Guest Post on Author Inspiration: Soulless by MV Kasi


Today, MBB features a guest post by author MV Kasi, on the subject of inspiration. The novel ‘Soulless’ by MV Kasi has recently been released and the author has just completed her blog tour.

MV Kasi, author of ‘Soulless’

Inspiration for ‘Soulless’ by MV Kasi

I don’t really remember the exact inspiration before I started to write this book. I just sat down to start a new book after I had completed my previous novel,’ That Same Old Love’. Initially, it was to be a spin-off for the ‘A Match Made In Hell’ series. But once I had sketched my heroine Sia’s character, I had to stop. I kept thinking about her for a very long time. I knew I couldn’t continue in the same vein as my first book. I couldn’t write Sia’s story as a romantic-comedy. It took me nearly six months to get inside her head and understand her. And once I did, I knew I had to give her a killer story along with an equally awesome complex hero who would complement her. It pushed me out of my comfort zone because I hadn’t actually met someone like Sia in real life. Everything I learned about her was through research. There was a point when I became a little too obsessed with her character. 🙂 So ultimately, my inspiration behind ‘Soulless’ was my lead character, Sia.

Inspiration for earlier work

The inspiration for my other books is varied. ‘That Same Old Love’ was written because I wanted to showcase an imperfect heroine who did not fit the norm of what an ideal girl or woman was expected to be. I wrote ‘The Holiday Affair’ to take a breather after a heavy story like ‘Soulless’.  It is a romantic-comedy with a workaholic female main character falling in love with a most unlikely person. I get inspired by real people and situations around me. Sometimes, I also get inspired by fictional characters or an interesting topic that has caught my attention for a long time. I only hope that I never run out of inspiration. 🙂

‘Soulless’ by MV Kasi

‘Soulless’ by MV Kasi
They say when you take revenge you lose a part of your soul. 

But Sia hadn’t felt her soul in a very long time. She only knew crushing fear and helplessness, especially during the nights when she fought and invisible enemy in her nightmares. She spent most of her days desperately trying the gain control of her life while battling her various fears and addictions.
At twenty-three, she’d resigned herself to living the rest of her life fearing the unknown. Until one day, it all changed. Now she knew that the monster from her nightmares was real. She had a strong craving for a swift payback. 

But revenge is a dish best served cold. It requires a complete absence of emotion. So she plots and schemes, preparing herself in every possible way to hunt and destroy her enemy. But every mission, however well planned can go awry. Sometimes it’s because even though one can be soulless, there is always the heart. A very weak and desperate heart which is being stolen by a man. 

A man who is like a bright spark of vivid color in her otherwise dark and dreary life. 

A man who was only supposed to be collateral damage……..

Grab this book here: Amazon (USA) Amazon India  Amazon UK


MV Kasi currently lives in Hyderabad, India with her husband and son. By day, she works for a software company. By night, she gives in to her fascination with exploring human psychology and the various facets of life, in her writing. She has a particular interest in successful people who are not considered ‘normal’ by society’s current standards. Her love for reading has led her to start writing her own books. She enjoys adding depth to her characters and exploring their psychological motivations. Due to the nature of her topics and plots, she does not shy away from writing about sexuality or violence. Despite covering some heavy issues, she likes to infuse humor into her writing.

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THE GLORIOUS DEAD – A publishing adventure in crowdfunding

After a long hiatus, Maria’s Book Blog (MBB) is again open for business! I’m resuming my book blogging by featuring an old blogging friend. Author Tim Atkinson’s new book, THE GLORIOUS DEAD has been selected  by UNBOUND PUBLISHING.  It’s undergoing a rather unusual publishing process using what’s known as the  crowdfunding method. Tim Atkinson explains it all in this guest post.

The current status of Tim Atkinson’s crowd funded work THE GLORIOUS DEAD stands at 71%

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Secrets….

Everyone has them. We all decide what to share and what to hide and from whom. We shape our story to suit different audiences. And when those audiences meet, things can go disastrously wrong. 

The Glorious Dead

After the Great War, some volunteers stay on after Armistice. They search for the missing, bury the dead and create those iconic military cemeteries. But why are the British dead being buried abroad? And why are these soldiers – men like Jack, who served throughout the War’s bloodiest days – so keen to stay abroad? Are they hiding from something? Their work – clearing battlefields, burying the dead and rebuilding their lives – is the Great War’s last secret. It’s time it was revealed.
 Unbound – the world’s first crowdfunding publisher

The book is currently on the Unbound website, gathering support. Once accepted, the author pitches directly to the reading public who then decides what gets published. It’s exciting, rewarding and a unique opportunity for an author to exchange ideas and share elements of the writing process with supporters.

About me (Tim Atkinson, author of THE GLORIOUS DEAD)


When I was ten, I sat down at the dining room table and wrote an article about my model railway for a magazine called The Railway Modeller. They published it and sent me a cheque for £12 (which was about three months pocket money back then!). From that moment I knew I wanted to be a writer! 

Thanks for sharing, Tim. Pleasure to have you…..

Join the crowd… 

You can check out this unique publishing adventure, read an excerpt and even join in the crowd if you so desire, by going here