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Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:37 AM »
Hi Everyone

Below you will find a taste of my YA novel  "Jabin and the Space Pirates". Rather than the usual opening paragraphs, I'm giving you a scene from somewhere near the middle of the book. I think/hope it gives you an idea of Jabin as a person and a feel for the action and tone of the book.

When I say "I", what I really mean is that Philo (clever clogs bro) will be doing the techno bit very soon, so hang in there, it is coming. I can do the writing, but all the format stuff I have to leave to my publisher and the odd helpful slave :)

I hope people will enjoy it, all I ask is that you remember it was written for the older YA age group, the 16 to 96 end.

 
Love Bev
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 11:18 AM »
Jabin and the Space Pirates

Note: This is not the book.  This is a sample of the book. 

In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and merciless

Having lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious maraudings of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.

When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate raiding party to save a friend, he does so believing that nothing can be worse than his current suffering.

However, he is soon to discover that things can always get worse when the stakes are high, the rewards are vast and slave labour is there for the taking.

When the King of New Wales is assassinated, the colony threatens to collapse into total anarchy, leaving the pirates free reign to mutilate, kill and profit as they will, but the forces of law and order sent out from Earth are getting ready to fight back, and Jabin could have a vital part to play in the ensuing war if he can only stay alive.

Note the formatting of the book is different than the sample.  The sample was generated from an RTF file by me
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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 11:56 AM »
This is great  :)
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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 12:03 PM »
Did my sister just call me a slave?  :o
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 12:05 PM »
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Did my sister just call me a slave?  :o

Younger brother = slave

Everyone knows that.  :D
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 11:31 PM »
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Hi Everyone

Below you will find a taste of my YA novel  "Jabin and the Space Pirates". Rather than the usual opening paragraphs, I'm giving you a scene from somewhere near the middle of the book. I think/hope it gives you an idea of Jabin as a person and a feel for the action and tone of the book.

When I say "I", what I really mean is that Philo (clever clogs bro) will be doing the techno bit very soon, so hang in there, it is coming. I can do the writing, but all the format stuff I have to leave to my publisher and the odd helpful slave :)

I hope people will enjoy it, all I ask is that you remember it was written for the older YA age group, the 16 to 96 end.

 
Love Bev
thats so cool! thank you!!
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 11:28 AM »
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Hi Everyone

Below you will find a taste of my YA novel  "Jabin and the Space Pirates". Rather than the usual opening paragraphs, I'm giving you a scene from somewhere near the middle of the book. I think/hope it gives you an idea of Jabin as a person and a feel for the action and tone of the book.

When I say "I", what I really mean is that Philo (clever clogs bro) will be doing the techno bit very soon, so hang in there, it is coming. I can do the writing, but all the format stuff I have to leave to my publisher and the odd helpful slave :)

I hope people will enjoy it, all I ask is that you remember it was written for the older YA age group, the 16 to 96 end.

 
Love Bev

Hi Bev

Thanks for the sample, I must say I enjoyed it .... which is unusual for me 'cause YA is not really my thing at all.  Although, I do have to say that you definitely caught and kept my interest!!!

Well done - I will be keeping an eye out for your work in the future.

Oh by the way condolences with Phil, I too have a younger brother and feel your pain.  However,  you're lucky that yours is at least useful for Slave and Tech things  :D :D

Once again Thank you and keep on doing what your doing   :)
         
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 11:48 AM »
Yeah and that he uses a cattle prod to get her to submit her work to a publisher.

The book is great and I'm not saying that because I am her brother.  Her next one called Lucian and the Tattooed Tribe is even better.  I got to read the alpha draft.

[psst if you haven't read her flash fiction, it is great too]
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 12:04 PM »
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Yeah and that he uses a cattle prod to get her to submit her work to a publisher.

The book is great and I'm not saying that because I am her brother.  Her next one called Lucian and the Tattooed Tribe is even better.  I got to read the alpha draft.

[psst if you haven't read her flash fiction, it is great too]

I saw the links you posted, so am going to give her flash fiction etc some serious attention as soon as things quieten down here.

I did enjoy the Jabin sample and can attest, even from those few pages, that its obvious she has a big talent  :)
         
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 12:11 PM »
Thanks Melanie, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.
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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 12:23 PM »
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Thanks Melanie, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

 :) :)
         
 

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Free Ebooks of Jabin and the Space Pirates in full anyone?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 03:24 PM »
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And as always, check the main post here for current stories and events.
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[plus you get a good sample of our normal brother/sister interaction in the posts]

just saying...
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 03:40 AM »
Hi Everyone
Taylor Street have made "Jabin" free on kindle today.
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 09:39 AM »
Just got it ! Thanks !
I didn't read the sample but then I never do : I get way too frustrated....  :P
But now I can at last have a look at this book ! I liked your short stories so much !
By the way, could you let me know if this ever get translated in French ? So I can buy it paperback...  ;)
Thank you Bev !  :-*
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 10:20 AM »
You are welcome.
I do hope you will enjoy reading it.
As for it being translated...I can't see that happening. Not unless about a zillion more people read it :D
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 10:26 AM »
If the book is as good as the stories... no worries !
I'll be waiting !  :P
And maybe I can mention your book to some people I know...
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2013, 10:28 AM »
Thanks very much Bev, it's very generous of you !!!!!

I've already started it first thing this morning, it's great.  I will make sure to give you a review on Amazon UK and GR....  but looking at your Amazon reviews you're already doing really well.

14 reviews and 13 are 5 star and only 1 is a 4 star review.  Everyone really seems to love it  :)

Well done and once again thank you very much  :-*
         
 

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2013, 11:50 AM »
 >:( can't read it with my laptop. Hate windows 8 !
I'll have to wait till sunday night to read it at my dad's...  >:(     :P :P :P
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2013, 01:36 PM »
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If the book is as good as the stories... no worries !
I'll be waiting !  :P
And maybe I can mention your book to some people I know...

Please do. I would be so very grateful. One of the few problems with being published by an Indie is the lack of a big well oiled publicity machine. I rely on lovely people like you to tell others about me.
Bev xx
 

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Re: Jabin and the Space Pirates: A free sample
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2013, 01:41 PM »
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Thanks very much Bev, it's very generous of you !!!!!

I've already started it first thing this morning, it's great.  I will make sure to give you a review on Amazon UK and GR....  but looking at your Amazon reviews you're already doing really well.

14 reviews and 13 are 5 star and only 1 is a 4 star review.  Everyone really seems to love it  :)

Well done and once again thank you very much  :-*

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Please do. I would be so very grateful. One of the few problems with being published by an Indie is the lack of a big well oiled publicity machine. I rely on lovely people like you to tell others about me.
Bev xx

Melanie,

Do we have a discussion going in the Cafe as well?
 

 

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