Borrow Me

When I was little, I thought Libraries were a magic place. A place where books would simply appear on the shelves to be borrowed and devoured. Read and re-read as many times as possible in the four weeks before they needed to go back. I had no thought as to where the books came from, it was simply the magic of the place. Libraries were the place all the best books lived.

I still believe that – in a way, but not the same kind of naive, innocent way I once did. I still love libraries, even in this world of e-books and e-readers, the Library is a special place. And Mount Isa Library in Queensland, Australia just got a little more special.

If the Library is the special place where all the best books live, then I’m glad for the new residents.

Photo: Mount Isa Library, Local Author June 2016
Photo: Mount Isa Library, Local Author June 2016

I can’t tell you what it feels like to have my books in the Library. I’m still reeling. It’s astronomical. Not only am I published, my books are in the very same Library I visited as a child and grew up attending. My books have now appeared to be borrowed and devoured. Read and re-read. I have no words. Just a huge thank you for all the people who helped it come to be. It is literally a dream come true for me.

Leaving room for Imagination

Photo: Netherlands Windmill: Around The World Art #037 by digitalrob70 CC by 2.0
Photo: Netherlands Windmill: Around The World Art #037 by digitalrob70 CC by 2.0

When I went to RWDU recently, there was one thing advised over and over again.

Do not read your reviews.

The good ones can buoy you, but the bad ones can tear out your soul and crumble the desire to ever write again. Needless to say, I’ve ignored their advice. I’ve been pretty lucky, so far, that even the ‘bad’ reviews are fair and reasonable. They’re not just…’This author sucks and needs to concentrate on anything but writing.’…types. They have valid points – Mostly. (I’m still scratching my head over the ‘too much Australian slang and colloquialism’; when it’s a book set in Australia and has Australian characters – but hey – each to his own.)

One of the common critiques I’m noticing is essentially – ‘not enough detail’. If it was mentioned in one or two reviews, I may have simply ignored it, but it comes up a few times in reviews of varying star ratings.

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Edward (Nephilim Code #2) by TP Hogan – Cover Reveal

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 Coming June 7th 2015 on Amazon

Title: Edward

Series: Nephilim Code

Author: TP Hogan

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Cover Designer: Ashley Byland from Redbird Designs

Blurb:

Nephilim once ruled this world and they are going to do so again. It’s only a matter of time. The Rogues had better get on board or get out of the way.

Being Nephilim is my birthright but it was taken from me. Stripped of my abilities and disowned I have to face life in the human world. Then I meet the Rogues and things start looking up. I’ve found, not one, but both of the Nephilim Ibira Corp wants. Now, all I need to do is get them to trust me.

Getting their trust is a double-edged sword and there’s more going on than I first realised. Discoveries and changes are just the beginning.

My name is Edward Huber.
And I’ve got a choice to make.

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I have a surprise for you. A little something extra. Follow this link, it’ll be fun – I promise.

Edward

Anticipation – Edward (Nephilim Code #2)

Facebook pre-cover reveal

 

Yay!

The wait is over….almost.

Edward (Nephilim #2) is on his its way.

The cover reveal is Thur 7th May. Only next week. I’m so excited about this. I love the cover and I can’t wait to show it off.

I want to tell you all about it, but I won’t…I’ll refrain. Or I’ll try to. I’m like a fan girl that has the much hoped for tickets to the final tour of a band I love. Okay, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but I am thrilled that ‘Edward’ will finally have a face (as it were) to put against the character who, unexpectedly, turned out better than I thought he would.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I was worried about writing Edward (Nephilim Code #2) because I am a female author and Edward is a male character. Writing from the male POV isn’t easy…or at least it wasn’t for me. But I loved the challenge.

This is one step closer to unleashing unveiling Edward to the world.

Meet me here next week and I’ll introduce you.

😀

 

Update – Edward (Nephilim Code #2)

Get ready

Wow.

What a week.

I have fans. Who knew? And they are contacting me from all over the place. I’m completely overwhelmed and amazed at this whole situation. I certainly didn’t expect it. It made me feel – well, kinda special.  I love hearing from you and think it’s wonderful that you took the time to seek me out, and contact me with your thoughts and questions.

I am noticing a common thread in the communications though.

“What is the release date for the second book of Nephilim Code?”

“Loved ‘Nova’, where’s the second book?”

“I would like to know if you’ve written the second book in the series yet?”

“When does ‘Edward’ get released?”

Okay, okay. I can take a hint. There appears to be a vested interested in Edward (Nephilim Code #2). I promise I hadn’t meant to keep it all a secret. I simply underestimated the interest levels.

Have you got your calendars ready? Good. Here goes.

Edward (Nephilim Code #2)

Cover Reveal – 7th May 2015

Pre-orders available – 7th May 2015

Release date – 7th June 2015

I’ll try to keep you better updated in future, but in the meantime, feel free to drop me a line and tell me how much you loved Nova 🙂 (Other topics are also welcome…)

Seriously though, it’s been one awesome week. Thank you.

 

Nova (Nephilim Code #1) by TP Hogan – Cover Reveal


 3D Image of Nova (Nephilim Code #1)

 

 

Coming March 7th 2015 on Amazon

Title: Nova

Series: Nephilim Code

Author: TP Hogan

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Cover Designer: Ashley Byland from Redbird Designs

Blurb:

Nephilim walk among us. Descendants of Angels who just want to live their lives without humans knowing they exist. Some of them anyway. Then there are the ones who want to rule over us. Like in the days of old, they want to be considered our ‘gods’.

My name is Nova Quinn. I’m a photographer…and human.

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Nova (Nephilim Code #1)

I’ve got a new book coming out.
(Ohhh, I love saying that!)

It’s an Urban Fantasy all about Nephilim.

It’s due out 7th March 2015, but I’ve still got a little more to do before that date. It’s been a little bit of hurry up and wait at the moment. Just marking time in staccato finger taps until 21st February.

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Nope, I didn’t get the date wrong. The cover reveal happens on Saturday 21st February. (And I’ll post it here on that date too, just so you don’t miss out), the upload to Amazon for pre-orders happens on Saturday 21st February AND I have a launch happening all over social media on Saturday 21st February.

It’s going to be a very, very busy day for me.

In view of that, this post is going to be very short…but I hope you can come back on (I can hear you quoting it by now 🙂 ) Saturday 21st February and be a part of this amazing ride with me.