My Rave Reviews Book of the Month

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I was “over the moon” when my book OVER OUR HEADS was selected as one of  RAVE REVIEWS November 2015’s Book of the Month.  It came as a completely unexpected surprise.  I was overwhelmed with all the support I had from Rave Review Members, with tweets and re-tweets promoting and supporting my book.  It was an unforgettable experience.

I hadn’t involved myself much with RAVE in my first year of membership, and hung in the background.  But gradually and slowly I began to get to know other members, and now I have made so many new friends.

RAVE  has also revived my interest in reading.  As a child I was an avid reader of books (no television in those days) – first Grimm and Anderson, and then all the Edgar Rice Burrows “Tarzan” books.  Then such classics as The Coral Island, Treasure Island, The Tale of the Bounty and Two Years Before the Mast.  I loved stories about the South Seas.  I read throughout my teenage years and early adulthood, but alas my interest in reading began to wane as telly took over, and it was years before I picked up any books, except perhaps the Stephen King’s horror stories like Salem’s Lot, The Shining and Carrie.  I reckon I have read most  – if not all of his books.  I am still a keen fan.

But through RAVE I am being introduced to great new authors, and it has been such a  pleasure to read their books and to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.  So my interest in reading again has been revived – and all thanks to RAVE.

And not only reading, but writing books!  I have written 4 now since my retirement.  I began writing about 20 years ago, These lay on the hard-drive of my computer for several years, ’til I was introduced to Tom Evans of Tmesis Publications.  He liked the first draft of OVER OUR HEADS and helped me over the final editing and then the publication of my first book.  If it hadn’t been for all his help and support, my book would have been like a spaceship that failed to launch!  Since then I have written two novels, “Don’t Water the Marigolds” and “In the Shade of the Shamiana,” and also another more philosophical book “Into Ourselves,” which is a sort-of follow-up of Over Our Heads; whereas the first book dealt with the physical Universe, the second is more about the Human Experience.  It is by introduction to Harmony Kent that these books took off from my hard-drive and became published books.  She did such a wonderful job with her proofing and editing, and the designing of book covers and video-trailers.  Without her help and support, these writings would have remained on my hard-drive forever.

It was she too who introduced me to RAVE Reviews, and she still continues to help me with advice and support, and has become a special friend.  She also did all the hard work of formatting my books and putting them up for sale on Amazon – both Kindle and Paperback.  My grateful thanks to her and ALL you lovely people.

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RBC Holiday Train “BOOK TRAILER” Block Party

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 Giveaway Prize:

$10 Amazon Gift Voucher

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I am participating in the Rave Reviews Book Club’s HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY, which is running through the whole month of December 2015.

For my stop along this tour, I am giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Voucher, and if you’d like a chance at winning, please view my book trailer for “DON’T WATER THE MARIGOLDS” on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj4dGOCKAvY and then leave a comment!  That’s all you have to do to get a chance of winning!!

Winners will be announced by Rave Reviews.  Very, very good luck to you and please don’t forget to also “LIKE” my trailer while you’re there (if you do), and also tweet it out and share it on Facebook and your other social media forums before you leave.  I am so thankful to you in advance.

For more awesome chances to win daily prizes for the entire month of December, do checkout the other stops along this tour.

Into Ourselves is here!

Into Ourselves Kindle cover3Jame’s fourth book is here!

What makes us human?

Where did we come from?

What will be our final destination?

 Into Ourselves is an exploration into the evolution of man and the human experience. It tackles everything from Creation Theory, The Big Bang, Heroes, Myths, and Legends, Wars and Conflicts, our many and various religions, to the achievements of the human race. As well as taking a look at where we’ve come from, it also looks at space exploration and the possibilities for our future. This small volume brings you interesting information in nice, bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest. If you’ve ever wanted to know a little bit about everything, without having to study hard, then this little gem will not disappoint.

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Coming soon!

Into Ourselves

Into Ourselves Kindle cover3

An Exploration into the Human Experience

James’ fourth book.

Coming soon!

What makes us human?

Where did we come from?

What will be our final destination?

 Into Ourselves is an exploration into the evolution of man and the human experience. It tackles everything from Creation Theory, The Big Bang, Heroes, Myths, and Legends, Wars and Conflicts, our many and various religions, to the achievements of the human race. As well as taking a look at where we’ve come from, it also looks at space exploration and the possibilities for our future. This small volume brings you interesting information in nice, bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest. If you’ve ever wanted to know a little bit about everything, without having to study hard, then this little gem will not disappoint.

Cover Reveal …

3D Book Stack Shamiana

My latest book, In the Shade of the Shamiana is here! It will be available in Kindle within 24 hours, and paperback very soon after that! …

In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on the awesome book cover, and have fun watching the movie trailer ...

India—that exotic land of jewels, silks, perfumes, and spices, drew many a young adventurer to that distant and alluring land.

Under British Rule, Hindus and Muslims live peaceably together. The mixed-race community—the Eurasians or Anglo-Indians—also enjoy the privileges and protection offered to them by the British—who represent an awning of shelter: A Shamiana.

In the Shade of the Shamiana, is a tale of life in 1940s British India, where class and race distinctions and discriminations abound. But times are changing, and young Jamie Donaldson finds his world turned upside-down when his school, Fernhill, closes down without warning. His mixed-race mother, Lydia, is discontented in her marriage and misses the big city, and ends up making decisions that will forever change her son’s life. Howard, the patriarch of the family, has secrets that could tear the family apart. Tensions rise as the possibility of a ‘Free India’ sparks riots and violence. Winds of change are in the air, and Jamie’s world becomes something unfamiliar, unknown, and full of challenge and turmoil.

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Cover reveal …

Blank white book w/pathDon’t Water the Marigolds is here!

James Sinclair’s awesome second book, and his debut novel!

Childless widow Deirdre is living a quiet and uncomplicated life. That is, until she makes the fateful decision to take in lodgers. Flighty Sharon and her young son Kevin, soon turn her careful order into chaos.

This is a story about a quintessentially British little-old-lady, and a neglected boy. Deirdre is a woman who avoids confrontation and conflict at all costs. Kevin is a boy whom trouble finds all too easily. Thrust together by circumstances, they both have to adjust and find a way forward.

This is an amusing, at times wrenching, and heart-warming tale of two unlikely companions, who have to find a way to unite in order to face what life throws at them.

Pre-Order now at Amazon US and Amazon UK