I'm happy to announce that my YA Fantasy Bloodstone is available to request via the professional review site: Book Sirens
There will also be the added opportunity to sign up to join my ARC review team for current and future releases: https://booksirens.com/book/H4SI6L4/Q9PZX3A
Blurb - Bloodstone (The Curse of Time - Book 1)
I didn’t think my life could get weirder, but I was wrong…
Fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott lives in Cambridge with her dysfunctional family, a mysterious black cat, and an unusual girl who is imprisoned within the mirrors located in her house.
When an unexpected message arrives inviting her to visit the Crystal Cottage, she sets off on a forbidden path where she encounters Ryder: a charismatic, perplexing stranger.
With the help of a magical paint set and some crystal wizard stones, can Amelina discover the truth about her family?
A unique, imaginative mystery full of magic-wielding and dark elements, Bloodstone is a riveting adventure for anyone interested in fantasy, mythology or the world of the paranormal.
The second in the series, The Curse of Time #2 Golden Healer, ... is getting closer to the final edit stage... so the Book Sirens sign up is an ideal opportunity to get your copy of the first book before the second comes out! I'm planning to work hard on book 2 this weekend.
It's been a busy old time - I'm currently beta editing S C Skillman's novel The Directors which I am thoroughly enjoying. It's great to be able to give back to the writing community in this way. And I find Sheila and I have a lot in common and love all things supernatural and paranormal!
I've been researching various promotional opportunities for my books and have decided upon Books Go Social (which includes NetGalley as part of their deal,) so will let you know more about that soon.
I have plans to write several book reviews over the next few months, so do keep an eye out for them... I've been gifted, or have won several wonderful paperbacks!
I'll be featuring Sacha Black with her entertaining and informative 8 Steps To Side Characters
which launches on
29th July, I hope to post my review on or around that day. Other planned reviews: Amanda Prouse's Perfect Daughter which I have just finished - Amanda kindly gifted me a hardback copy. So kind of her, Amanda writes such heartwarming and personal tales.
I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to my wonderful community of authors and bloggers for their continued support in sharing my new release with excerpts, reviews and new book on the shelves posts. Thank you to Richard Dee, James Cudney, Beaton Mabaso, Allan Hudson, Sheila Skillman, Sally Cronin, Darlene Foster, and Ritu Bhathal.
And thank you to Beaton Mabaso for a great review and pics of The Corpus Christi Chronophage clock and creepy grasshopper gobbling time:
Check out the review on: https://becomingthemuse.net/2021/07/22/bloodstone-the-curse-of-time-book-1-mjmallon/
Thank you To Stacey at Whispering Stories for this wonderful feature about the Writing Life of Me!
I was thrilled to be featured on Alex Pearl's blog:
Here are some links to my recent blog tour posts you may have missed:
All my books are available via Amazon and many are now available in wider distribution via The Ingram Catalogue or my hard graft!
My Amazon book page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-J-Mallon/e/B074CGNK4L/
Wishing you many happy days of reading and writing!
Before I go here is a wonderful blog post tip I discovered today about using Instagram for authors/bloggers: https://fionastocker.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/how-to-do-instagram-if-youre-an-author-or-writer/
Much love, happy reading and writing Marje x