Monday 31 December 2012

Rare Treat!

I'm having a coffee with whisky in it. Marvellous. OK - so it's decaf, but still pretty good. What's your favourite spoil-me treat? Keep it clean please (or not).

Toying with getting some chocolate now!

Friday 28 December 2012

Really Excellent Fantasy Book Review

The review states It's one of the most enjoyable fantasy books I've read this year.  I'm rather glad this came in at the end of 2012 rather than at the start of 2013!

What an excellent review. Check out sample chapters at's_demons_burrows.html

Drop by and say hello and perhaps like my Facebook page!/authordavidburrows

Happy New Year to all my readers when it comes.


Sunday 23 December 2012

Another Excellent Review, Thanks Ellen

"Ok, so I actually had to read this, then put it down for a week and then read it again. There is so much going on that I felt I might have missed something. Which is AWESOME!! I really enjoyed reading about Drachar and I appreciate the opportunity to read it and review it.

Drachar is an outcast Eldric on the hunt for ultimate power. Along the way he uses Demons and the demon world to assist him, as well as unlikely allies such as the Krell. The rest of the Eldric have to do things they find distasteful to try to track him down and stop him. The Eldric will never be the same again either way!"

Win free fantasy books - Drachar's Demons, excellent review

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Enter here to win a free copy. The offer closes on the 15th Jan 2013.

Review from Kendra.

"Another interesting book, lots of plot-line and action, the book grabs one and pulls the reader back into this familiar world. The author does a good job of giving the bad guy a voice, and while you don't like him, he definitely holds your attention. Solid main characters have you rooting for the good guys, but fascinated with the bad guy!"

Many thanks Kendra.

Christmas in Edinburgh, wet and wild

Seeing the bright lights of Edinburgh. In the rain! It bucketed it down all day yesterday so I was completely soaked. Very cold rain as well. Very unpleasant. On a brighter note, off to see the Hobbit for a second time tomorrow so at least we'll be dry then. Looking forward to it, as there was so much to see the first time.

Fantasy fans, drop by on Facebook and say hello -

I have dropped the price of Drachar's Demons over the holiday season. The Prophecy of the Kings Omnibus edition is also good value, being cheaper than the three books. Happy reading.


Saturday 15 December 2012

The Hobbit - a review

What's to be said? Outstanding. Best film I've ever seen. Outstrips Lord of the Rings in my view. Part of my reasoning is the length of the film allows character and atmospheric development. It matches the simplicity of the beginning of the original book and Gandalf is clearly building in his role.

I am a fantasy fan and the Hobbit will not appeal to everyone, but if you are a fan it is marvellous. It's not overlong as some folk are suggesting and Peter Jackson and team have done an excellent job of adding value to the original book. Jackson is the Einstein of the film world.

Friday 14 December 2012

Seven Psychopaths

Saw Seven Psychopaths. Very strange film but strangely entertaining. I quite enjoyed it. Very violent though.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Author's Christmassy Photos to cheer us all up! :)

Photos of Regent Street lights and a very tall Christmas tree at Leeds Castle. How did they get that inside?
The advertising on Kindle Spotlight was not too successful. 3 books sold! (they may have been before the promotion :( )

Friday 7 December 2012

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The Hobbit, Great Christmas saving and Kindleboards Spotlight Drachar's Demons

Drachar's Demons is the in the Kindle Spotlight today, so Ive matched it with a GREAT PRICE REDUCTION. Awesome fantasy for Christmas at a low price. Got to be good!

US kindle
UK kindle

Well done to the Goodreads winners who won copies of Drachar's Demons. They are in the post. Hope you enjoy.

One week left to the HOBBIT. It doesn't get better than this.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Fingers crossed

Advertising Drachar's Demons on on Friday. First shot at advertising so I'm hoping it goes well. Any tips gratefully received.

Saturday 1 December 2012

Favourite Michael Moorcock fantasy book :)

My favourite characters was Elric followed by Hawkmoon. Elric's sword was a great and yet terrible invention. By far my favourite books were the Eternal Champion series, which was in itself a very clever and novel concept. As a one off tale I liked behold the Man. That's a very strange tale, but very thought provoking. Be warned it is about Christianity but Moorcock gives it a brilliant spin to make it a great fantasy tale.

Anyone else read and liked Moorcock books? I haven't read any of his later works so recommendations welcomed.