Midnight Monsters!

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing with you my next children’s book, it is yet another idea of mine which is starting to take affect, it is a Halloween children’s book this time and I am hoping to have it done in time for then. I have begun the illustrations and personally the story sounds great with all the Halloween monsters making an appearance.

Thanks for reading :)

#Take10 reading campaign!

Hello everyone,
Today I am supporting the , Good Morning Britain, just read campaign:

As part of our Just Read campaign, we’re showing you how important it is to encourage children to read from birth. A figure released to us exclusively from a report out this November by the National Literacy Trust reveals that one in five children aged three to five that read or look at books daily have literacy outcomes above those expected for their age.

The message is to read with your children from birth – just ten minutes a day can make a huge impact. We are supporting everyone to #Take10 minutes and read to your child!

The Good Morning Britain and Sun with One Poll survey found that two thirds of children (63%) would rather play on a computer or tablet than read a book and more than one in ten children do not think that reading well is important for their future (12%).

We’re encouraging you to #Take10 minutes every day and read to your child as part of our Good Morning Britain Just Read literacy campaign.

Good Morning Britain’s Just Read campaign wants to encourage you to remember the importance of literacy to achieve the best for your future.

One in four children at age 11 is leaving primary school not able to read well. It has been predicted that if we don’t act now, there will be a reading crisis by 2025, and a generation will be left behind.

Our exclusive findings with The Sun newspaper have revealed that more than two thirds of children would actually like to read more. And of those, almost three quarters would like to spend more time reading with their Mum or Dad. Our message is to inspire you to read for at least ten minutes a day with your children.

Together, we can make a difference, support the campaign via social media by using #Take10 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and try to read ten minutes with your children daily.

If you would to read any of my books for ten minutes then please go here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christopher-Stokes/e/B00H1ZWGXG/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

You can also go to amazon.com.

Please support this great campaign. Get children reading.

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Squirt is back for Christmas!

Hello everyone,

Here it is, the first glimpse of my upcoming children’s book, and as you can see Squirt the Spotty Elephant is back for a fourth adventure, and this time… It’s christmas!

The book will be out in time for Christmas as eBook and paperback and will be completely different compared to the previous three Squirt books. :)

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Review of ‘Larry’ a satirical comedy novella!

larryHello everyone,

Today i am posting something a little different as for the first time on my blog i am writing a review of someone else’s book. The book i speak of is called ‘Larry’ and it has been written by horror novelist and publisher Adam Millard. Larry is a novella which has been written as a spoof horror which pokes fun at well known horror stories.

So here is what i thought:

Satirical comedy at its best

Larry ‘pig face’ Travers, the Central and most pivotal character in this satirical spoof horror is a sadistic axe murder who terrorises those who find themselves at camp diamond creek, 1978 becomes the year that Larry’s days of murdering comes to an abrupt end when he is outwitted by one of the camps survivors, or ‘the final girl’ as she is referred to as in the book. But years later in the present day an arthritic Larry rediscovers his itch for killing and his axe longs once again for the taste of teenage blood. Larry dons the pig mask one more time and a hilarious and often gory adventure ensues following a 60 year old past his time killer as he returns to camp diamond creek to terrorise a new generation of unwitting teenagers.

Having read Larry in a little under 24 hours (which for me is remarkably fast) I am now able to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, from start to finish the enjoyable plot had me captivated and I found it difficult to put my kindle down for extended periods of time as I had to know what was going to happen next. The realistic characters helped keep my interest and putting a spin on old tales such as depicting an ageing axe murder made the humorous aspects of the book all the more enjoyable.

Having watched numerous horror movies I can safely say that his book pokes fun at them all and it has been written in such a way that it felt as though I was reading the script for another Mel Brooks movie. I giggled at numerous intervals during reading this book making it an instant winner for me, and the fact that it has been written extremely well adds to that overall enjoyment.

So if you like horror and want to read something that takes that genre and turns it on its head, or if you are just looking for a laugh, then give it a try.

If you would like to read this novella yourselves then here is the link to amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Larry-Adam-Millard-ebook/dp/B00MG2JE8Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407696694&sr=8-2&keywords=larry

The Revenant of Black Manor Out Now

Hello everyone,
I haven’t posted on here for a while mostly because of the reason I am posting on here today, I have been writing another novel, The Revenant of Black Manor is my second novel and is now out as paperback and eBook on amazon worldwide, it is a horror novel and is 380 pages long, it has been a long while in the making so I would really appreciate it if you checked it out and possibly even tried a copy.

Thank you :)

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