The Branches Of Time Review – As Heard On Castle Mead Radio’s Podcast

485277_10200665126247883_1228424167_nHi everyone, I hope you are all well. I just wanted to drop you a line and update you on my first podcast review for Castle Mead Radio based out of Hinckley Hospital but the podcast is available from here to Australia and back (So long as you have a internet connection and the link).

So, without further a-due, here is Luca Rossi’s review…

“Hello, and good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night. Whichever time you choose to tune in I hope you enjoy the premier episode of The Castle Mead Radio Indie Book Review, where I, Louisa Mullerworth, Indie Author and review writer will be navigating you through some of the best independently published novels available for you to enjoy!

We are starting with Science Fiction and Fantasy novel writer Luca Rossi, and his release ‘The Branches Of Time’. I would like to stress at this point that this novel is aimed at eighteens and over, it does contain explicit langue and content as well as some violence. Saying this I can honestly say that not a single word is out of place, every-one is used to enhance either the story or a character and not for the sake of it. And all is in good taste.

‘The Branches Of Time’ is surprisingly not in Luca’s usual genre, which is Science Fiction, here he delves into time-travel fantasy with amazing success. From the first page you are drawn into this incredible world which Luca in some instances literally dreamt up!

Luca took the time to speak with me and said that there was no clear external influence for ‘The Branches Of Time’ but rather he wanted to see if he could write something slightly different from his usual Strictly Sci-Fi.

I am proud to say that after reading this master-piece cover to cover, Luca can indeed create incredible fantasy worlds, people and realms.

I have to admit, I am a little in awe of his creation, few authors can give you exactly the amount of information they want to give you, and only when they want to give it to you! So I really don’t want to give too much away. So all I will say is: you start at a wedding for which disaster strikes. Not the Groom hasn’t turned up or the Brides dress is stained, no, I am talking epic disaster. This is only the start of something which as you read you learn has been brewing for longer than anyone could imagine! Luca-Rossi---i-RAMI-del-TEMPO---cover

‘The Branches Of Time’ is an instant classic by my standards, in league with the Game Of Thrones any day of the week, it has everything; imagination, intrigue, primal draw, and sex appeal. If it was a man I would be drooling right now!

‘The Branches Of Time’ is also available in both English and Italian, you can find it on amazon and find Luca on facebook and twitter, simply search Luca Rossi that is L, U, C, A. R, O, S, S, I. And look for her cover photo!

You can buy ‘The Branches Of Time’ for only $3.05 on amazon.com. For these reasons and so many more I am more than willing and able to give it a five star rating!

I would also like to add how important it is to support genuine indie authors, for they work so hard to get where they are. If you enjoy a book then please leave a review. You have no idea how much of a difference it can make.

You are all incredible, and on that note, where ever you are thank you for listening!”

To Hear the podcast simply follow the link:

http://castlemeadradio.podbean.com/e/book-review-the-branches-of-time-luca-rossi/Luca Rossi

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Intro:

Hello, for this blog I will be talking a bit about what has kept me away from the blog. As the last few weeks have been amazing but hectic. A few of you may be aware of my recent move into an office space, I am now based out of Therapy Station in Hinckley where I work on my novels, reviews, blogs and do some light reception work for the lovely owners.

 

I have also been working on doing some radio reviews for a local station: Castle Mead Radio that run out of Hinckley Hospital. I will be doing a weekly Podcast show for them where I will review what I think to be the best of the Indie Authors and their novels. This will start from the 7th November (Friday) and continue on for every Friday after that.

 

What does all of this mean?

Well, in short it means that I can help authors in several different ways. I can help my fellow authors by doing reviews (as long as you are Indie or via a small independent publisher).

It also means that I can keep you up to-date with all the latest treatments and therapies available through Therapy Station, so if you are in the Leicestershire area and are looking to relax, de-stress, or you have a pain problem then Therapy Station is somewhere you want to be.

 

To submit your work for review (The first five reviews have been set, however I am looking to review a few books aimed at under eighteens), then please email me at l.mullerworth@gmail.com for more details.

 

Should you want more information about Therapy Station, their treatments and products then please email me at info@therapystation.co.uk

Over the coming weeks and leading up to Christmas I will keep you updated on any and all deals, quote “Author Spot” in the email so we know where you found out about Therapy Station.

 

 

Thanks again guys!

 

Louisa Mullerworth

The Day Has Come!

black and white me     Well, ladies and gentlemen the day has finally arrived! Dying To Help: The Beginning Of The End has been released into the world! And I am very much torn between excitement and fear… There is no escaping it, this is a very emotional moment.

I have been working on this book on and off for just over a decade. I have watched it grow and change, the characters have developed into so much more than names and descriptions. They are a part of me, and me them.

It is actually also a sad time, this moment has been what I have been building to, yet now it is hear it feels like I am finishing something I have truly loved working on. Now I have to look forward to the future, the next project. Which in my case is the next installment of Dying To Help. But now this book is done, I feel a longing, this was my first story which came solely from me.DTH Complete Cover

 

Today however, has been something of an achievement. So far I have managed to spread the word on twitter, facebook, and also uploaded Dying To Help: The Beginning Of The End onto Smashwords and Goodreads. I must say it is very strange and rewarding.

The paperbacks will be avaliable in a few days which means another run through of finding the right places to advertise, in the mean time, I just cannot wait to see it in print!

 

You can get your copy from the following:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Smashwords

You can also get in touch with me via the following:

l.mullerworth@gmail.com

Facebook

Website

 

Thank you for listening guys and dolls!

Louisa Mullerworth

Finding Inspiring People, Simply Inspirational!

black and white meI am actually struggling to name this one, if I am being totally honest, I am not 100% sure what it is about. Over the last couple of months I have been in contact with some extraordinary people, all of whom are local. They have all been striving for similar goals; most are self-employed; granted in some very different fields of work. But, they all help each other and find ways to work with one another making themselves and our local community so much stronger.

When I stepped in I thought to myself, I am an author… What could I possibly have to offer them? I forgot one of the key things in cross marketing. I need locations to do events, and the local cafes, like the fabulous Coffee Rio need a draw to bring in foot-traffic, so on, so forth. I need gimmick food, there is a fabulous bakery called Buttercream Bakery who can supply that, and in return they get sales, recognition and repeat business, as do Coffee Rio…

However all this transcends mere business arrangements, I have had so much support emotionally from everyone there and I could not begin to tell you what an incredible group of people I have stumbled upon. I don’t mind admitting that public speaking is not my strong point, but there I am in a safe environment where I can hone that skill and learn how to deal with it.

I walked into Networking hoping that it would help me make sales and meet some good connections and people, but doubting that it was where I needed to be. I have never been so wrong… If you find the right group to network in, like I have with Love Hinckley and The Atkins Networking Group Hinckley, they sky is the limit on what you can achieve.

I could carry on for days about the wonderful people who attend these networking meetings! However, it might be easier to show you…

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Some Of The Love Hinckley Networking Guys and Gals!

Love Hinckley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovehinckley

Atkins Networking Group Hinckley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atkinsnetworkinghinckley

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One Of The Atkins Networking Coffee Mornings

So if you are looking for a local photographer, you know where to look. If you are looking for delicious locally made treats, you know where to find them. If you want a great cup of coffee, fantastic convocation, and comfort to boot, guess where you search? Equally, having tech problems, guess what there a few incredibly trustworthy computer technicians here are too! Or maybe you need an accountant, or insurance, or having server aches and pains? Well, thanks to this group and firsthand experience I can recommend a wonderful company who could help with nearly anything that may be allying you! If you need something doing, I bet we could find someone who did it who you could fully trust, recommend all day long, and for a great price!
As always guys and girls, if you want more information about anything I write, or you would like to pre-order a copy of my up and coming release; this is how you get in touch!


Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorLouisaMullerworth
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Twitter: @babymull
Blog: www.babymull.wordpress.com

The Stars and Moments that Guide Us…

black and white meDon’t fret I am not going to preach to anyone. No, this is more of an observation than anything else. Over the course of my life I have delved in an out of following my star-sign. They have always intrigued me, how is it that someone can know what an entire group of people are going to do based solely on their date of birth? It is impossible, yet some have been eerily close to the bone. My guess would be a numbers game; they are usually printed daily, I couldn’t begin to count how many people are in each star-sign eventually they would have to get it right… Right? Although it still freaks me out when they do!

 

The point I am making is recently I have found myself in a wonderful situation; I have nothing health wise left to worry about, I don’t have to fight anymore for treatment and have been getting help for a physical disability. But here is what has thrown me; as incredible as this feeling is, after years of fighting one way or another to get treatment or just get up in the morning having life run do smoothly so suddenly has left me lost. Where do I put all this energy into? And for the first time in years I found myself looking at my star-signs.

 

Please do not get me wrong I am doing anything but complain! This is right up there with getting married, it is just after so long of pushing for this and never really believing it would happen I never thought to prepare myself for what to do when it did.

 

The moments that lead me to this point stick out so clearly in my mind, I can trace it back years. I spent most of yesterday laughing hysterically, uncertain if I could believe it had happened then I realised that one thing after another had lined up and helped me to progress. If I hadn’t of found a certain bit of information, if I hadn’t of gone to a certain doctor, if I hadn’t of met my husband, or walked into Coffee Rio.

 

Now, I should explain two things… I am an atheist; however I have such strong respect for those who have the capability to believe in something bigger than them. I lost that a long time ago. I do however have a theory on how I would like to live. I try to respect others (no matter their colour, belief or age), I do try to understand other people’s points of view, even when I don’t agree with them, and I do everything to the best of my ability. This way I regret nothing. I do fail at this sometimes but that’s why I have learned how important these things are to me.

 

I don’t expect everyone to follow in my path, or read this and say ‘That is how I should be’. Everyone has to find their own way to their own way of life.

 

The second thing I should say and this is probably the reason I am on such a high today is that yesterday afternoon after over three years of pushing for it I finally got the go ahead for an unorthodox treatment for the condition I have. So I am feeling a little reflective today. Alongside this after two surgeries and a hand full of physiotherapists I have found a specialist to treat the physical symptoms of another condition, my book release is due out soon and I have been happily married for two and a half months…. I have met some incredible new friends and am finally in a totally good space.

 

I hoped in sharing this I could spread a little hope and joy today.

Mind, Body, and Surroundings…

black and white meOver the last week I have been thinking a lot about how our mind, body and surroundings effect how we work. For instance I cannot concentrate if I am in a bad mood, I ache, and the office is a tip… To even begin to try and write would be a futile and stressful experience. On the other hand though, if I am feeling positive, pain free, and everything around me is where I need it to be; I could lose an entire week to a project and not notice! So it begs the question… WHY?

I can’t speak for anyone else but I know the majority of the time my mind is running at a hundred miles an hour, just so it can keep up with story ideas, marketing ideas, deadlines, jobs, appointments and other important dates. I have, on several occasions been accused of not being able to ‘switch off’. If you too are like this I have one suggestion for you; music. It is such a calming influence on me; I don’t even need to pay attention to it. It is just there giving your sub-conscious mind something to focus on while you tap away on the computer.

Another thing I have found, very recently and most likely the cause for my train of thought is a type of Therapy called ‘EMMETT Therapy’, if you have any major aliments or pains from being sat at a desk for far too long then track down an EMMETT Therapist. It is non invasive and so relaxing, beyond that INSTANT Relief! It is a long term thing but if you are anything like me will feel the benefits right off the bat. I personally go to a place called Station Therapy in Hinckley which has an entire range of treatments from the EMMETT Therapy to Massage and Hypnotherapy if you are local I would suggest checking them out.
http://www.station-therapy.com/

I could never understand the connection between my state of mind and surroundings. I always find they reflect one another, the better I feel the less chaos I live in. The less chaos I live in, the better I feel. Tapping into this I would suggest have your work space as you need it, not as others would deem it tidy. If your mind works better surrounded by loose paper then that is how your office should be! I have a working system which will look odd to others.

I personally believe in order for anyone to work efficiently they need their mind, body and surroundings in balance with one another. For those employing others that is making sure that their work force are happy, healthy and in good surroundings that work for them. For those who work for themselves the same applies but it is down to you to taylor it to your own needs. Take breaks, enjoy a social life, don’t ignore that nagging pain and make your work space work for you!

As always guys and gals should you want to get in touch or buy a copy of my SCI FI Action Thriller, Dying To Help; The Beginning Of The End, then get in touch using the following.

www.facebook.com/AuthorLouisaMullerworth
@BabyMull
www.babymull.wordpress.com
www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth
l.mullerworth@gmail.com

What Makes Us A Success?

black and white meMy apologies for the delay in this blog but I have been pondering something that I wanted to get right. I think I have finally got there… What makes us a success? Is it fame and world recognition? Seeing ourselves in the newspaper every other week? (Whether it is good or bad) I don’t think it is you see one of my favourite actors is highly regarded by those who know who he is yet to my knowledge has not been in a tabloid for ‘Bad Behaviour’. But then you see these actors and singers who end up in tabloids on almost a daily basis for something that doesn’t belong in the public eye. So how do they differ? I am sure they all make mistakes but how does one stay under the radar when the other ends up splashed as front page news?

I ask because I want the first life; the success without the tabloid sensation. I have so much respect for those who have achieved so much but have stayed humble enough to stay out of the ever pressing eye of the press. I have mentioned this actor before; Seth Green he has a remarkable track record of achievements and has worked with some incredible people.

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Seth Green

In Family Guy he is even humble enough to have the piss taken out of himself, he regularly goes to ‘Comic Cons’ and connects with his fan base yet stays away from negative sensationalism. He has created his own TV show as well as working with some of the greats in the business with his weird and wacky creation ‘Robot Chicken’. There is a lot to admire here. Don’t get me wrong I am a fan of his work but this is not crazed ramblings I actually admire the work ethic; it seems to me that he treats it like any other job and lives as normally as he can which is why it is as good as it is. He doesn’t seem to be using it as a golden ticket to fame.

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Robot Chicken Season 4 DVD Cover

There are so many authors out there who do the same; they do it because they love the work not for the recognition. And these are the people who are usually a success in one form or another because they aren’t just throwing out any old rubbish and hoping it will sell, they take their time and make sure it is right before they release. It takes president over everything else; if it is worth doing it is worth doing properly so don’t be fooled into thinking that this is easy or it is just sat at a computer coming up with stories; there is so much more to it than that… You have to create people and worlds plotlines people can buy into and all without the help of actors to give it life. And that is the easy part; once that is done you have to trust someone enough to edit your work, and then you market it. You spend hours doing things you aren’t used to and having to sell not just your book but your credibility as a new author. Set up book signing and research where to go to get the best exposure. Find out who will be best to print your work, learn how to create an ebook and get your book on places like amazon…. You have to do all this and more before the book launches. It takes a lot; you need the passion there and the right motive to do it. Not everybody makes it. Some break big others make a decent living; but if you are passionate enough then you will never stop trying.

I suppose the point I am making is in every line of work where you face the possibility of ‘fame and fortune’ you run the risk of catching the bug and loosing the reason why you started in the first place. No matter what you do; don’t lose that drive, that passion. It is worth more than all the money in the world; it’s your dream.

 

As always guys and gals if you are interested in my work or just want to get in touch here is how;

facebook; www.facebook.com/AuthorLouisaMullerworth

Twitter; @BabyMull

Website; www.lmullerworth.wix.com/louisamullerworth

Blog; www.babymull.wordpress.com

Email; l.mullerworth@gmail.com