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Monday, 29 February 2016

Reading this month?

Read an Ebook month kicks off tonight, as the last stroke of the witching hour fades into the silent darkness, March comes in, Roaring like a lion, or a page turning maniac, devouring words voraciously.

In the spirit of the event, discount codes are available for all the priced titles on the Grange
Iceline -free as usual.
Control Escape - enter TP79Y at the checkout
What You Ask For - enter NT97R
The Obedience of Fools - enter JD95K

Gone to Earth is still a work in progress and the unfinished text is available free at Smashwords.

A shameless plug, driven by a good idea, encourage reading, you know it does you good!

Grab a piece of the action; enjoy!

The Grange, Thrillers and Suspense, ebooks by Martyn Taylor

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

World Book Day

3 March, 2016, just over a week to go and the literary initiative takes on a global perspective with World  Book Day. Here in the UK vouchers to buy a book for £1 are distributed through the schools. With a selection of titles to reach most tastes in literature, listed among this years authors are David Baddiell, and Roald Dahl.

Check out the details at worldbookday. Over 14 million tokens with the aim to reach every child and young person under 18, encouraging the habit and love of reading. Who knows, maybe one day they may come to write a novel of their own?

Update, Thursday, 25th February: Discount codes for the Grange thrillers will be available from the 29th of February, 0600 GMT

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Look for me here...

Flanders and  Swann introduced me to the romantic melody with The Hippopotamus Song. Too young to grasp the nuances of romantic entanglements, I would sit mesmerised; listen to the airplay on the radio and repeat the chorus to an annoying degree. Five years old and all I could remember was the chorus. I probably drove my mother mad with it!

Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me, follow / down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud

The love song of the hippopotami and the wooing of his fair hippopota-maid, playing on her innocence and naivety to encourage her to spend languorous hours in the water,  His melodious tones rising from the river to her ears, and drawing her closer; follow me, follow...

Reminded me of the chirp of the little blue bird on the Internet; follow me, follow me back, and it's often about knowing where to look

To follow you have to find me and it helps if you know where to look!

You can find me  
twitter; @MartynSeagull,  
Blogger at Martyn's Blog - basically here!  
Smashwords at my profile page, About Martyn Taylor ,
NaNoWriMo at participants/Martyn 
and my own website at cheekyseagull.co.uk, (CSG) .net - uk - .me.uk also point towards (CSG) .co.uk.

Ask me a question, tell me something, or just drop a line via cheekyseagull contacts  or through the blog contact at the top of the page.
There, I hope that's useful!

Chill, follow me, I'll follow back...
the mud thing's not really necessary, 

Unless...no, better not go there!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Spaghetti on the wall

"Throwing spaghetti at the wall," ark Coker made the comment in a conversation on Late Night Library, and as such a brilliant description it stayed with me, the red glutinous mass, straggling strands of pasta slowly pulling and sliding down the wallpaper before the whole lot comes off and hits the ground with a squidgy splat.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Looking ahead

January already kicked into touch, the march of crossed out days snaking across the calendar into February, Candlemas, Groundhog day gone already and the meteorological prognostications made for the next six weeks, and before we know it the march of time will have reached - March!
By virtue of an Order by the 41st Parliament of Canada, First Session, Motion M-293 was passed asking that the month of March be declared Read an E-BookMonth.
The Order reads: