Friday, 1 June 2018

Monthly Post: June 2018
Are authors getting pushier?

The Scarab Heart (The Involuntary Medium, #2)The Scarab Heart (The Involuntary Medium, #2) by Michael Gallagher
Current average rating: 4.38 of 5 stars

So who was the other guest at the wedding, the one who works in publishing? Martin, a charming man who runs a small-to-medium company, with whom I had an unexpectedly pleasant chat. “Time was,” he said, “when reading groups would beg authors to come and talk about their latest books. Now authors go round begging the groups!”

He was responding to what I’d told him about a reading group I attend, a small, in-the-flesh Crimes & Thrillers group that I’d recently set up a Facebook page for, where people round the world can see and comment on what we’ve been reading. My fellow members and I soon realized that most of the people asking to join were authors who had no interest in what we were reading. Read on…

This month’s giveaway is a free download of The Scarab Heart. This time our reluctant medium is off to the Valley of the Kings, where she finds herself embroiled in an ancient family feud, and gets caught up in antiquities theft and murder. Offer ends on June 30th 2018, and, no, there’s absolutely no review required!

“I have got to say, these books are unlike any other I have read…almost impossible to put down.”—Helene Gårdsvold Amazon.com Reviewer (5 stars)

Happy investigating!
Michael

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Friday, 1 December 2017

And the winner is...

And the overwhelming winner is…ta da! The Vivaldi.

Thank you to everyone who responded and made the decision so much easier. It has now replaced the former videos for the series on my website, on Amazon’s Author Central, at Smashwords, and, fingers crossed, at Goodreads (I always need the librarians’ help with that).




You might like to know that all five novels are now available from Amazon as print on demand.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Which do I choose?

Hi! All my novels are about to appear in print for the first time and to help publicize this, I’ve put together a video. Well, actually there are two videos, identical in every respect except for their soundtracks, and here I would love your help. Which one do I use? Vivaldi or Bach? I’d like to know what you think, especially if you’ve read any of the Octavius Guy books in the past. Only one will replace the previous ones here on my website, and also on Goodreads, Amazon’s Author Central, and at Smashwords. But which?


The Vivaldi?






Or the Bach?






Do let me know!
Michael