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Behind the Blog: Meet the Blogger Series- Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek @SarcasticEnigma

I was on Clues and Reviews today for the meet the blogger series. Massive thanks for the opportunity and yes, as crazy as it sounds I was actually allowed onto someone else’s blog and for once and this is even crazier, I was polite and well mannered!😂

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Ever wonder about the person behind the blog?  I mentioned back in January (here) that I would be starting a Meet the Blogger series.  This series will feature some of my favourite bloggers as we go behind the scenes and have them answer the questions!

Next up is Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek 

So excited to have Drew on Clues and Reviews today!  Drew brings some testosterone to this female-saturated book blogging world!  He is absolutely hilarious and his discussion posts are always riddled with sarcasm.  His honesty is a breath of fresh air!  He reads a lot of fantasy novels, which is completely outside my comfort zone, but, Drew, I promise, recommend one to me and I will be sure to read it!

Keep reading to see what Drew had to say when it was his turn in the “hot seat”

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BFF (Blog Friends Forever): TheTattooedBookGeek

Inge at The Belgian Reviewer was kind enough to allow me to take part in her BFF (Blog Friends Forever) series of posts and she was also kind enough to allow me to reblog the post on my own blog for you all to peruse. 🙂

If you don’t already then I suggest that you hop on over to Inge’s blog and give it a follow a link to her blog canbe found !!HERE!!

Please enjoy reading and I even manage to come across as a polite English Gentleman, I know shocker right! 🙂

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So I want you to meet Drew, my new and only guy BFF so far. I’m so happy he wants to do this! I think it’s fair to say that Drew remains a little bit of a mystery for the most of us. We know he’s very British, he can stand up to Jill, he likes games, tattoos (obviously) and tea but I’m drawing a blank on the rest. And has anyone seen his tattoos? Well it’s definitely time to get to know him a little better.

If you don’t know him yet (how could that even be), Drew is not your regular book blogger, he does read books but his real forte are his poems. He’s a magician with words and if you don’t believe me you should go take a look at his blog TheTattooedBookGeek. His poems are most often sad and thoughtful and I love reading…

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Mock Poetry: Fifty Shades of Fluffy

With her permission, I have reblogged this from No Thrills Jill, Smutterfly, The Fresh Prince of Jill - Air, Smutty Jilly or Jillian at RantandRaveaboutBooks so you all can read it, it's her attempt at writing mock poetry and it's rather good! Though you should be warned it contains snark, smut and foul language as… Continue reading Mock Poetry: Fifty Shades of Fluffy

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Here is my interview with Alexander Wallis

This interview is reblogged from authorinterviews blog.

I saw on Twitter that the book is currently free on Amazon in both the UK and US this weekend, I downloaded it and have started it, I’m 20% through and it seems fairly good.

Whilst looking for reviews I came across this author interview with Alexander Wallis the author of The Way Knight and thought I would share it with you all in case the book interests any of you.

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Book Blurb:

THE WAY KNIGHT is the terrifying tale of a girl’s journey from child, to woman, to goddess. It is a provocative story that will challenge everything you believe.

Daimonia is a wild and impulsive girl, who fears she is unlovable. When corrupt politicians execute her brother, she travels to find her mother — the famous hero who abandoned her years before.

To survive the treacherous journey, she hires the Way Knight — a travelling warrior sworn to protect anyone who pays his fee, no matter how dangerous the journey, or hopeless their cause.

Together they will chance the battle-torn coast, pursued by the champion of the Secret God.

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Name Alexander Wallis

Age 46

Where are you from

I work with young people with behavioural or learning difficulties, helping them to develop socially and emotionally. I studied at the University of Chichester and currently work in Portsmouth. I use drama, creative writing and group work to engage students and help them to see themselves and the world from different perspectives.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

I was recently a winner in the ‘Write Across Sussex’ short story competition presented by novelist Kate Mosse.

My story followed a young woman struggling with a cruel, withholding mother. Working within social care, I had sometimes encountered Narcissistic parenting styles leading to attachment disorders. This is a theme that deserves more attention because the abuse is often covert, hard for professionals to pick up on and recognize.


Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

‘The Way Knight’ tackles a host…

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GUEST POST: WORLD BUILDING

This was first published on Bookwraiths and I found it to be a really interesting post, if it piques your interest in the book then my review can be found here: The Dragon’s Blade.

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Today, I am very excited to introduce readers to Michael R. Miller, whose first fantasy book, The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King, just came to my attention. This author bravely volunteered to reveal how world building factored into his writing process and his method of handling such a tremendous task. So without further introduction, here is Mr. Miller’s guest post, simply entitled WORLD BUILDING!

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WORLD BUILDING

When does world building in fantasy go too far? In a genre defined by unique worlds, cultures and magic, readers expect in-depth world building. It is, however, a misunderstanding to think that these elements are the most important. Story and characters will always be what keeps a reader interested. Incredible characters and plot can shore up thinner world building but rarely will the reverse work.

Writers need to make a fairly deliberate decision on how far they want their world building to go…

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