Lucy Cruickshanks

Author of THE TRADER OF SAIGON (2013) and THE ROAD TO RANGOON (September 2015). Published by Quercus. www.lucycruickshanks.com

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New fiction discovery website – Bookaxe.com

I’m so excited today to announce the launch of my brand spanking new fiction discovery website, Bookaxe, which makes it quicker and easier for readers to find books they’ll love.

It’s been born from some of my learnings and frustrations from my publishing experience, as well as my experience as a buyer on sites like Amazon and Waterstones. There are so many books to choose from but the ways in which retailers allow you to search can make it difficult to see beyond the names and titles that you already know, or those that are relentless marketed.

In a nutshell, Bookaxe changes the ways in which readers source fiction.

  • We categorise books more accurately by their content, allowing readers to be more targeted in their searches
  • We create a profile of every readers’ likes and dislikes, which we use to make more precise and reliable recommendations
  •  We’ve done away with one-to-five star reviews, instead only showing you the opinions of users with similar tastes

All this means that not only can you be sure of a novel’s content, you can be confident of its quality too. We want you to love every book you read.

The site is now live at www.bookaxe.com and we sincerely hope you find something you love. We’re keen for feedback too about what you’ve enjoyed and what you think could be better. You can contact me via Bookaxe, or by email at hello@bookaxe.com. We are also on Twitter and Facebook. Take a look and find your perfect read!

Lucy x

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99p Kindle Deals on Lucy’s books

Hooray! Both THE TRADER OF SAIGON and THE ROAD TO RANDOON are on sale on Amazon, at 99p each for Kindle copies. Snap one up while you can!

 

Author Q&A

Delighted to be featured on Anne Bonny Book Review’s blog this week, with her Author Q&A. Thanks for having me! You can read the interview and my guest post about the inspiration behind THE TRADER OF SAIGON, here. Bloggers are such great champions for fiction, spreading the word and supporting authors, and I’m always so happy to support them back too.

Happy New Year

Well hello there, grindstone. I remember you!

First day back at my desk and I’m on a mission to get this thing done! Very many thanks for your continued support in 2016 and Happy New Year, all. Here’s to hard work, happiness and lots of adventures in 2017.

Progress!

Today Book 3 hit the 50,000 word mark – HOORAY! That’s 50,000 words I’m happy with (there’s three times as many on the cutting room floor) and since I’d been stuck in the damn 40s for what seemed like forever, this evening I’m feeling pretty pleased!

TRADER was 83,000 words and RANGOON was 118,000 so I’ve still got a way to go but writing a novel can be a long slog so it’s good to celebrate the little wins too.

Hope you’re all having a cracker of a week. I’m off to kick my boots through some autumn leaves! x

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First copies of RANGOON are in!

The week’s going to have to go some to top this. First copies of The Road to Rangoon are in, hot off the press!

If you missed the link before, you can read an extract of the novel here.

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