Saturday, 21 June 2014

Unraveled Visions; the 2nd Shaman Mystery

UNRAVELED VISIONS, my second Shaman Mystery novel from Midnight Ink (  will be released in the US in August, price $14.99, and will be launched in UK in November, price £12.99, but you can order the book now on Amazon with free delivery for a reduced price of £10.52, so you might want to strike while the iron is hot, especially if, like Janette Davies you couldn't put In the Moors down. I received a letter from this reader, saying...
Over the last 2 years have found it so hard to get a good book. I read yours in less than two days...A compelling read, beautifully written; memorable...
And this in an email from Celtic Writer Mara Freeman (Kindling the Celtic Spirit, Grail Alchemy) ...
A real page-turner, In the Moors cost me several hours of sleep because it was so un-put-downable! An engaging heroine, a landscape at once so real and so menacing, and an intriguing mystery had me enthralled into the wee hours!

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to buy Unraveled Visions.
UNRAVELED VISIONS is now being printed ready for distribution, so we can reveal the back cover blurb!
Journey into Darkness
The day after shamanic counselor Sabbie Dare receives a palm reading at a street carnival, she learns that a police detective has been killed and the gypsy fortuneteller has gone missing. Sabbie’s newest client—a scared woman with an angry husband—has also disappeared. Despite warnings from Detective Inspector Rey Buckley to stay away from the investigations, Sabbie can’t ignore the messages of danger she’s received through her shamanic journeys. But as close as she comes to the answers, Sabbiediscovers there are people who want to keep the truth buried forever.
Praise for In the Moors: 
“Sabbie Dare is the most compelling protagonist I’ve met this year . . . Milton’s tale is riveting.”—Library Journal (starred review) 
“A fast-moving thriller likely to draw in readers.”—Kirkus Reviews 

The front cover is a real tease for the prospective reader; it shows two arms, enwtined with a silken braid in three colours; green, brown and for live, brown for the earth and white for the spirit world.

One of the arms in the photo belongs to Sabbie Dare, therapeutic shaman, and the other is Bulgarian Roma Mirela Brouviche, one of Sabbie's clients. The silken cord is the shaman’s way of linking shamanic journeys into the otherworld – when attached to a client in such a way, the shaman can more easily find their way to a client’s otherworld spirits and landscape.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Character and Plot, getting the balance right'

A Workshop from Nina Milton in Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Photo courtesy of Jenefer Llewelyn
A workshop for those who enjoy writing fiction at any level with Nina Milton, author of In the Moors.
Some writers like to work with characters, others prefer to work with their plots. In this two hour workshop, Nina will help you create a good balance. 
Nina has worked with the Open College of the Arts for several years, tutoring, assessing, workshopping and writing course materials in Creative Writing.  She has been publishing short stories and children's books for thirty years and has wonIntheMoorsmany literary prizes.
Her most recent book 'In the Moors' was published last year to critical acclaim.


Event dateSaturday 13th September 10:30am
UntilSaturday 13th September 12:30pm
Ticket Price£10.00
LocationTy Solar 

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to find the location Ty Solar Rhosygilwen Mansion, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TW, United Kingdom  go to