30 septembre 2013

A subtitle for both "Sister Love"!

I saw on Amazon's Cover Creator the possibility of inserting a subtitle. I could have used my heroine's catchphrase: "Accept my love" but it would have misled the reader who would expect a romance novel. There is a romance component in the novels but it's not the genre I would put them into. I chose a sentence by Carl Jenkins : "The "supers" are back!". It indicates in a better way the kind of story it is, which is important since there is no "superhero novel" category on Amazon.fr ! For now the cover change had no... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2013

Fast & Furious: the best current action movies?

The Fast & Furious movie series evolved in a really strange way. At the beginning it seems to follow the law of most movie series. The first film is a success but loses its main actor for the follow-up. The second thus uses his partner as hero, but he eventually refuses to make art in the third. The third film is indeed made with a whole new character, and the action is transposed to Tokyo, so the series loose basically any link with the first two, save for a surprise appearance of Vin Diesel at the very end. Without surprise, the... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2013

Viewers' opinions on John Carter on Amazon.fr

The movie has 4.2 stars out of 5 (vs 3.86 for Prometheus, 4.0 for The Hunger Games and 4.4 for The Avengers, not bad!). The last comment was on the 9th of September. There are currently 147 comments (vs 286 for Prometheus, 144 for The Hunger Games and 288 for The Avengers). 78% of comments are 4 or 5 stars (61% for Prometheus, 74% for The Hunger Games and 86% for The Avengers). 55% are 5 stars comments (40% for Prometheus, 49% for The Hunger Games, and 69% for The Avengers). Compared to successful movies... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2013

A sale for each version of Sister Love

Back in business? This 22nd of September, one sale for each version of "Sister Love" on Amazon.fr. It was about time, almost a month without any sale whatsoever! It makes the ranking go up (very) temporarily: Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ? : #3369 in ebook Kindle, #87 in Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > SF, Fantasy et Terreur > Science-Fiction Who Is Sister Love? : #3361 in ebook Kindle, #58 in Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Science... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2013

New covers for Sister Love!

OK, I decided to put aside my already not so big ego to change both covers of the "Sister Love" books with Amazon's Cover Creator. It's true that the final image is probably more professionnal than what I was able to achieve (using no less than three softwares!). We'll see if that has any impact on sales that have a hard time taking of. Here is the new cover: To be continued!
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19 septembre 2013

What are roleplaying games anyway?

“The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.” Gary Gygax   Thus spoke one of the fathers of roleplaying games.  What are roleplaying games by the way? You will find on the net thousands of definitions, from the simplest to the most convoluted, even to the most pedantic. Whole discussion forums are regularly arguing to find a single definition which could be true for everybody, generally in vain, because there will always be some who will think they reinvented the wheel with some... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2013

First review. And it's positive!

Translated by me from French: “It’s been a long time since I was looking for a novel of this kind, and finally here it is. What more can I say? Even if this novel feels too short (and yes I would have liked more of it), it offers an offbeat spirit full of subtlety. The well composed story is catchy and the author knows how to captivate his reader. I’m not that fan of ebooks though, I would have preferred a version on paper but that enabled me to discover a new promising author. So Mr Ray, where is the next one…” Le Moal Erwan ... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2013

Second revision for "Mais qui est donc Sister Love ?"

Second revision for the French version of the book, fixing of some awkwardnesses and missing "s", and addition of the follwing text to the acknowledgements and also in the "pinned" message of the blog: "And finally, thanks to you, dear still unknown reader, to leave a positive comment where you got the book if you liked it. It will help to get it known, which is of the upmost importance, especially for an amateur author like me. If you didn't like it, you can of course post a comment too, but in all honesty I can't ask... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2013

The Day of the Doctor

The only series that I am currently watching, Doctor Who, celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and on this occasion a 75 minutes episode is bringing together at least the last two actors who played the Doctor, Matt Smith and David Tennant, and two of their partners, Jenna-Louise Coleman (who should remain at the sides of the already announced successor of Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, in 2014), and Billie Piper, the first companion of the Doctor at the time of the rebirth of the series in 2005.Also in the cast, thus, John Hurt, as... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2013

Le Cycle de Mars #2... but there's one missing?

I have found on the net a picture of the French edition cover of "Le Cycle de Mars tome 2", who will be published at the end of the year at the Omnibus editions: The cover is in fact the right part of the one featured on the first volume. But what is embarrassing is that the last novel written by Burroughs seems to be missing: John Carter of Mars! So, yes, it was composed of two novelettes, one considered apocryphal, because it was written in fact by the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs (which didn't fool the readers... [Lire la suite]
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