Halloween Facebook Hop

This fantastic author and blogger Halloween Facebook Hop starts tomorrow. Join in the fun for a chance to win loads of fantastic prizes on each participant’s page, and a whole load of prizes in the rafflecopter grand giveaway!

I’ll be giving away 2 mobi files of Walls of Silence. Look forward to seeing you there!

Trick or Treat: Halloween Facebook Hop


Goodreads Giveaway!

This month I am doing a few giveaways of my Middle Grade children’s book, Dreamland. The first one is on Goodreads, for an autographed copy. It’s only available for Europe this time, but I will do another giveaway later on for the US and Canada.

If you’d like to see what the book is about, and what people are saying about it, click here:


Keep an eye out for more giveaways in the near future!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dreamland by Julia E. Clements


by Julia E. Clements

Giveaway ends November 08, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Cover reveal for Clipped Wings

I am very honoured to be a part of Jennifer Gilmour’s latest project, Clipped Wings. This is a book of domestic violence survivors’ stories that will help raise awareness of people living in these awful situations, and give hope to those trapped in abusive relationships. This book looks at every type of abuse, from physical to emotional to economical, shedding light on all aspects of this delicate subject. Some very brave women have shared their stories for everyone to read.

Here is the blurb for the book:

The silent chorus.

Just imagine you thought that you had met the man or woman of your dreams. This person was charming and you thought they were the one or perhaps that this was fate; it was just meant to be.

But as the months go by things start to change. Their behaviour towards you isn’t the same, they are more critical, more particular about your appearance, what you do, how you do it, who you see. Time goes by and you feel isolated from your friends and family because that behaviour has now changed to threats, maybe violence and you feel that your identity is all but gone. But still you stay. Where would you go? Who would help you? You are not worthy.

But you are.

A group of survivors have spoken about their own experiences. In their own words they show that survivors do have a voice and that it needs to be heard. They show that abuse isn’t unique or strange but that it is, unfortunately, a surprisingly common problem in today’s society.

The message of this book is one of courage, as with courage comes awareness and an ability to understand what has happened to you and take the steps needed to become a survivor yourself.

Jennifer Gilmour

About the author:

Born in the North East, Jennifer is a young, married mum with three children. In addition to being an author, she is an entrepreneur, running a family business from her home-base. Her blog posts have a large readership of other young mums in business.

From an early age, Jennifer has had a passion for writing and started gathering ideas and plot lines from her teenage years. A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, she has drawn on her personal experiences to write this first novel ‘Isolation Junction’. It details the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again.

Since the publication of her debut novel Jennifer has continued to be an advocate for those in abusive relationships through her blog posts, radio interviews and Twitter feed. Jennifer also gained a qualification in facilitating a recover programme for those who have been in abusive relationships.

Jennifer continues to publicly support those who are isolated and struggle to have a voice. Jennifer hopes that ’Clipped Wings’ give’s a voice to survivor’s experiences and raise’s awareness further of the types of unacceptable behaviour which fall into the category of domestic abuse.

Reader Extravaganza Event!

Today, the 7th October, a bunch of indie authors are getting together to give away copies of their books, chat with readers, and get to know more people. There’s also a grand prize of a $200 Amazon gift card!

In order to have a chance of winning the gift card, you need to visit each author’s link and comment ‘done’ on the main post in the event. Click on the link below to see all the links and for more information!

Author links for entering grand prize

Hope to see you at the event!

Reader Extravaganza Event!

This Saturday, the 7th October, a bunch of indie authors are getting together to give away copies of their books, chat with readers, and get to know more people. There’s also a grand prize of an Amazon gift card!

Click on the link for more information, and to see what times the various authors are on.

Reader Extravaganza Event

It’s a great way to find new authors, maybe win a few books, and have a chat with authors you may already know. Hope to see you there!


Just a quick update for you, seeing as I haven’t written anything for a while! I’m busy working on my new book, The Healer’s Secret, which has just come back from the editor. So now it’s time to knuckle down and work through the manuscript so that I can get it to my beta readers in the next few weeks.

If you’d like to be a part of my beta reading team, click on the link and ask to join. All it entails is reading through my manuscript, giving me some feedback on it, and maybe writing a review when it’s finally published.

Helen’s Beta Readers

My debut novel, Walls of Silence, is free to download on Amazon today and tomorrow (the 29th and 30th September). If you’ve never read it, now’s your chance! It is a story of abuse and desperation, but also of courage and hope, and is helping to bring awareness of abusive situations to people.

Walls of Silence

Lastly, my children’s book, Dreamland, written under the pen name of Julia E. Clements, is proving a hit with children from 8 to 14, and their parents are enjoying it too! Both the ebook and paperback are still at a low introductory price until the 1st October, if you’d like to read it.


I am also excited to announce that Dreamland has also been nominated for a Readers Choice Award. If you’d like to help out, you can vote here, it’s on page 12 under the YA/Middle Grade category.

Readers Choice Awards

How To Use BookLinker and Twitter The Right Way

A very useful article on how to use booklinker and Twitter, and get the most out of them.

Nicholas C. Rossis

You may remember Alfageek from his previous tips on book marketing with Twitter. He has recently shared his findings on using Booklinker to compose the perfect tweet about your book. Here is the gist of it, although you’d be well advised to check out the original post for the full details.

Using BookLinker

BookLinker logo | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksFor those unfamiliar with Booklinker, it creates universal links–ie. book links that automatically lead to the Amazon bookstore that corresponds to your geographical location. This is extremely helpful, as no one who clicks on your link will get the dreaded “This title is not available in your region” error. Booklinker is hardly the only player in town when it comes to universal links (it’s part of the service offered by ReaderLinks, for example). Still, it’s probably the most commonly used one, as it offers links in the form of “mybook.to/[title]

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I’ve finally published my children’s book, Dreamland! Written about ten years ago, I’ve been toying with the idea of publishing it for quite a while now. Then, a couple of months ago, I decided it was now or never.

I organised a group of friends’ children to read and give me back some honest feedback – thank goodness it was all positive! Thanks to them and their suggestions, plus lots of help from their mums and other friends, this final version is the best it could be and I’m very happy with it.

My 14-year-old son designed the cover for both the ebook and the paperback, and I think he did a wonderful job! You can see a video of me showing off the paperback on the Pink Quill Books Facebook page, where you can also read some excerpts from the book.

Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September you can download the ebook for free, and then it will be available at 99c/99p for a while. The paperback will be available shortly as well.

Please let me know what you think of it if you read it, and if you’d like to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, that would be appreciated!

Buy on Amazon

Daniel Green is a typical ten-year-old boy with just one difference – when he goes to sleep at night, he travels to Dreamland, a magical place where he can create amazing adventures using only his imagination.
But he is not alone. An evil being follows him into his enchanted world and joins forces with Stregona, the powerful witch who reigns over the Dark Forest. Together they are determined to destroy Dreamland.
Who is this dark entity, and what does he want with Danny?

Join Danny in this magical story for children age 9-12.

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A big thank you to everyone who got involved in the publishing process, it’s been a long struggle but worth it!

Walls of Silence – behind the book

I wrote Walls of Silence about 7 years ago, during a particularly stressful separation from my ex-husband. I originally wrote it for myself, as a way of getting rid of a lot of pain I had inside me, after a long, torturous relationship.

The more I wrote, the more involved I got with the story, the emotions, everything Maria went through – it was as if she was a real person, and I was writing her biography. I invested heart and soul in every page, making Maria suffer physically as much as I’d suffered mentally during those years.

This is why the book focuses on Maria’s journey from her childhood to adolescence, the period of her life that her husband knew nothing about until he finds some notebooks she left for him. Awful things happened to Maria in that time, things that Pietro could only imagine, but never know for sure. Until he reads the books and discovers the terrible secrets she’d been carrying inside her all her life.

The third part of the book touches lightly on Pietro and Maria’s life together, without going into too much detail. Pietro reveals some of his early life with Maria to their daughter, Antonella, tying up loose ends that she never knew about. But he doesn’t explain why he fell in love with Maria, what compelled him to help her escape, or how his family came to accept her past and welcome her with open arms.

Over the next weeks, you can follow Pietro’s story in more detail, in a series of articles which will fill in some of the gaps from the book and hopefully answer the questions I know some readers have.

If you haven’t already read Walls of Silence, you can check out a preview at the link below:

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