Today’s crop of book blogger write-ups for Game of Crones have had me dancing with delight. They’ve showered the book with compliments.
Black Books Blog declared:“All of the stories are brilliantly written with lots of atmosphere and twisty endings which I never saw coming, even though I know from past experience how Jay writes.
Overall, this is brilliant collection of stories, which you can dip in and out of when you have a spare ten minutes.”
The Divine Write wrote: “This is a great collection of short stories, which you know by now I love. Firstly the title, I love a good pun and this one is clever.
“There are eight tales in total and although they all have a common thread, they are all very different in tone.I enjoyed them all but my favourite was Suggestion of Evil, which I thought was very captivating. In this story Pandora, has all but wiped out crime from every town she visits, simply by the method she uses to execute prisoners. What is her secret?”
While ReviewsFeed said: “After briefly starting this before bed one night, I read 90% of this book in one sitting the following day. That’s how quick and enjoyable it is!
“Each story is nice and short, easy to read and distinctly different from each other. We meet a variety of characters, but the one thing they all have in common is a woman able to wield supernatural powers over us mere mortals with terrifying consequences.
“As I started each new tale, I couldn’t wait to see how events unfolded! I couldn’t anticipate how each story was going to end. A few of the stories are almost fable-like, with a lesson in the morality of seeking out such power…or meddling with the wrong person!”
And Odd Socks and Lollipops revealed: “I am a big fan of dark fantasy, and I loved reading Crimson Siege by Jay Raven so I had high hopes for Game of Crones and I am happy to say I was not disappointed! These tales were every bit as dark as I had hoped. I couldn’t out Game of Crones down and ended up reading all of the stories in a single day.”
I can’t tell you guys how thrilled I am. Many, many thanks for taking the trouble to read the collection and share your kind thoughts with your readers.
Day one of the Game of Crones blog tour is proving a hit with the book bloggers and I couldn’t be more thrilled with their comments.
Jessica’s Reading Room wrote: “If you enjoy your ‘fairy tales’ with a macabre twist to them then Game of Crones is for you.
Each story is unique in its own way and has various twists at the end that you might not see coming!
My two personal favorites were Suggestion of Evil and Prince Charming. They were two very different stories and I especially liked the ending of Prince Charming.” story is unique in its own way and has varying twists at the end that you may not see coming! My two personal favorites were Suggestion of Evil and Prince Charming. They were two very different stories and I especially loved the ending of Prince Charming.
And Bookwormforkids, blogspot.com wrote: “Short, dark and sweet, these tales take on all sorts of witchcraft and sorcery in a way which sometimes leaves chills, food for thought or simply a thrill.
The tales are nicely written, each one drawing into its very own setting and characters. It was impossible to guess where each one would lead, thanks to the twists and turns.
I recommend this to fans of witchcraft, sinister twists, and spells which stay with you long after you close those pages.”
Thanks for such a fabulous verdict.
If you enjoy your ‘fairy tales’ with a macabre twist to them then Game of Crones is for you!
So thrilled that GAME OF CRONES – my collection of spooky witchcraft tales – is back at the number 1 slot in the Amazon UK horror anthologies hot new releases chart.
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Really thrilled to announce that my dark fantasy witchcraft-themed short story collection GAME OF CRONES is out now. Eight scary fairy tales tales to chill and surprise. Plenty of twists and surprises, all dished up with a dash of mayhem and malice.
With just three days left to the launch of my historical sorcery thriller To Snare A Witch, AltGothTalent magazine puts me under the microscope.
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Really excited. The launch of my historical sorcery themed book To Snare a Witch is only six days away. This coming Tuesday, July 17th, it’ll be going live.
It’s set in the 17th century, in the reign of Charles 1st and not long before the outbreak of the English Civil War, and follows the torments of beautiful Elizabeth Fiennes when she becomes the object of lust of Sir Henry Cruttendon, the 3rd Earl of Banbury, and the country’s most evil nobleman.
He is determined to make her his mistress, even if it means framing her for witchcraft. But his plans go awry and soon both he and Elizabeth are plunged into a nightmare of wickedness and vengeance – where no one is quite what they seem and even the innocent aren’t safe.
The book is the first in a chilling witchcraft series which proves that once you’ve started down a corrupt, supernatural path, there is no way to escape, no redemption without pain, loss and eternal damnation.
The question is, will Elizabeth be prepared to pay that price?
The buzz is already building and this opening volume is scheduled for a 9-day blog tour from this Monday. Grab To Snare A Witch by clicking HERE.