March Rap | News | Offers | Mini-Reviews – Divergent – Mr Lemoncello’s Library

Welcome to my monthly rap. In this edition we have the latest news and offers for my great range of books, plus some mini reviews of Divergent, and Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library.

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Very quiet on the Quest front. I haven’t done anything at all with this series, but getting back into reviewing and editing The Missing Link (#4) is definitely on my radar.


In the meantime, I am giving away a paperback copy of The Golden Scarab For more info check out the Offers section of this rap.

Anyone who would like to put their name forward to receive an Advance Review Copy (ARC) of The Missing Link (#4) to post a review at release time, please mention it in a comment below or get in touch via the Contact Me page.


During the past month I submitted TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT to BookBub, but unfortunately I missed out on being selected as a BookBub Featured Deal. It’s the first time I’ve tried for any of my books and I know it’s very hard to be selected. I’ll give it another go at a future date.

I’ve also decided that for a limited time I will offer free copies of TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT as an incentive to build my likers on Facebook. I think it’s about time that I made better use of Facebook (something I’ve held back from in the past). So, let’s hope that this offer helps get my books into the hands of even more readers.

For more details check out the Offers section of this rap.


“The world is self obsessed.”

Writing has continued on SUBWAY | PALLIATOPIA and I’ve finally reached the last few chapters. It’s an exciting part of the book as I try to put the amazing climax that I’ve envisioned and built towards into words. Draft one should be complete very soon, then it’s onto reviewing and editing.

I’m also full-steam ahead on the cover design and hope to share it, along with the blurb, in the near future. Here’s a sneak peek at a couple of early drafts of the title branding.

SW Palliatopia sneak peek draftSW Palliatopia sneak peek draft whiteFB LIKE | SUBWAY | PALLIATOPIA

To keep up to date, click right to LIKE my SUBWAY | PALLIATOPIA page on Facebook.

If anyone would like to put their name forward as a Beta reader for SUBWAY | PALLIATOPIA please mention it in a comment below or get in touch via the Contact Me page.

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by Veronica Roth

Young Adult | Dystopian | SciFi
Released 3 May 2011


Divergent is a story about stereotypes and of people being put into a particular category. As there is such a wide range of opinions in reviews on Goodreads, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The early part of this book reminded me of Hunger Games, but I felt it was quite bland and blunt. I started to lose interest, but it did improve.

I was halfway through the book before I realized that I was invested in the story. It always kept me guessing and wondering what was simulation and what wasn’t. There were some pockets of violence, which I must say I found horrible and sickening.

In a Nutshell | Overall, I enjoyed it, the second half more so than first. Should I move on to book 2? I’m still deciding.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY

by Chris Grabenstein

Middle Grade | Fiction
Released 25 March 2015


An interesting story that reminded me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I do like the underlying idea, but the tone of the writing was aimed at a younger audience than I expected. I think this impacted my enjoyment.

Overall, this one didn’t really do it for me, I found it quite boring and skimmed in places (very unusual for me) with a goal of getting to the end as quickly as possible. I actually escaped the library at 63% (sorry:)

In a Nutshell  |  Not my cup of tea, but it has plenty of fans.

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There’s more to time than ticks and tocks. If you haven’t already jumped onboard, it’s time to begin the journey to TIME SQUARE.

For a limited time, every new liker of my S.W.Lothian | Author page on Facebook can claim a free e-book of TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT.

FB LIKE | S.W.LOTHIAN | AUTHORTo claim a free e-book, click right to LIKE my S.W.LOTHIAN | AUTHOR page on Facebook.

WIN a paperback copy of THE GOLDEN SCARAB

It’s been a couple of years since I gave away a paperback edition of a Quest book, so I thought it was about time to do it again. I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for the next couple of months.

Goodreads Q1 Giveaway

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Here’s a Disney reboot of Pete’s Dragon that comes out later this year. Who remembers the original?

4 responses to “March Rap | News | Offers | Mini-Reviews – Divergent – Mr Lemoncello’s Library”

  1. Great to hear what you’ve been up to; this new book sounds very cool…


    1. Thanks for dropping by, Fleur. I can’t wait to finish it.


  2. Happy to hear you’re keeping out of trouble with all you’re doing and have planned, Steve! Wish you all the best! Cheers!


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