Author Archives: M J Dees

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his daughter and two cats. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of The Doomed Planet.

#156 The First Chapter of The Hermit of Chaldene

The ebook of The Hermit of Chaldene have gone out for review. If you haven’t got your free sample, here is the first chapter: CHAPTER 1: SENT TO KALE Sevan opened his eyes. He didn’t know how long he had slept for. … Continue reading

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#155 The first chapter of The Citadel in Space

CHAPTER 1: THE REAL TREASURE  “Explain to us again,” Sevan asked Ay-ttho, as they walked in front of the Presidential palace. “What is our job? What are we supposed to do?” “This is the last time, Sevan,” Ay-ttho sighed with … Continue reading

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#154 Reading Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes has just released Again, Rachel, which is the sequel to Rachel’s Holiday so it seemed timely to post my review of the first book now. Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such … Continue reading

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#153 Reading the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

It was my sister who first suggested I listen to the podcast I Can’t Believe it’s not Buddha by Lee Mack and Niel Webster. I’d always liked Lee Mack from his appearances on Not Going Out and Would I Lie … Continue reading

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#152 Part One of Insurgency

Part One The middle-aged man handed Jack a pint.  “Thanks,” said Jack, taking a swig.  The man looked at the door out of which mock cockney had just left. “We need to be careful,” he said. “Better make this the … Continue reading

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#151 Reading Blake’s 7 – Lucifer by Paul Darrow

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I am a big fan of Blake’s 7 which was one of my science fiction influences when growing up. The final episode in which *spoiler alert* Avon apparently kills Blake and … Continue reading

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#150 Top ten posts of 2021

10. Reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Adapted into a successful film, the tenth most popular post of the year was my review of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. The book examines memories and old age as well … Continue reading

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#150 Live Q&A

There will be a Facebook and Instagram live Q&A on Saturday 6th November at 4pm in London, 12 noon in New York, 9am Los Angeles and 11pm in Melbourne, Australia. You can join the live Q&A here and send me … Continue reading

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#149 Extract of Collapse

Part One – Lancashire 7 years and 5 months before the collapse It had not been easy, but Annabel and Jim celebrated the fact that the local education authority was going to allow Olivia to take her General Certificate of … Continue reading

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#148 Interviewing J J Toner

My fellow independent author, JJ Toner has recently released a new volume in the Android Wars series, Escape from Luciflex, for which I was fortunate to be a beta reader. Carla Scott, an Android engineer, has been banished to the … Continue reading

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