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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Dean Mayes is another of my regular author review requests and I am so pleased, that despite deciding to rationalise the sites on which he discusses and promotes his work, he has once again offered Fiction Books the opportunity for a sneak preview of his latest book.

Dean’s two previous full length noves, have both earned well deserved 5 star status here, with ‘Gifts Of The Peramangk’ securing an early place on my all time favourites list, over at Goodreads!

Share my thoughts about ‘Gifts Of The Peramank’ here

Share my thoughts about ‘The Hambledown Dream’ here

‘THE RECIPIENT’

Taken From Amazon, The Cover Image Of 'The Recipient' a Novel By Dean MayeCasey Schillinge is a vivacious young woman on the verge of making her mark on the world. While backpacking, she is struck down by a tropical disease and suffers cardiac failure. But at the eleventh hour, Casey receives a life-saving heart transplant – and a rare second chance to begin again.

Three years later, Casey has become a withdrawn shell of her former self: she is estranged from her loved ones, afraid of open spaces and rides the line between legitimate and criminal work. The worst of her troubles come in the form of violent night terrors; so frightening that she resorts to extreme measures to keep herself from sleeping. When she can take no more, she embarks on a desperate search for the source of her dreams. ​In so doing, she makes a shocking discovery surrounding the tragic fate of the donor whose heart now beats inside her chest. As she delves deeper into the mystery of her donor, she realizes her dreams are not a figment of her imagination, but a real life nightmare.

DEAN MAYES

Revised Image Of Author Dean Mayes June 2015

Dean grew up with an early love of words – a trait a little out of step for most children of his age and has been writing and creating for most of his life…or at least for as long as he could wield a pen and knew how to use it.
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The genesis for what became his first published novel came in 2008, when Dean started an internet blog and decided to craft a story ‘on the fly’, with no bells or whistles and put it up in instalments each week. He would announce a new edition on Facebook and Twitter and let anybody who wanted to, read it. Dean suddenly found himself with a dedicated readership, a following who, hooked on the story, would ‘tune in’ each week to read the next instalment and encourage Dean to keep writing more.
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One particular message, was to signal the turning point in Dean’s writing career. It invited him to take a look at Central Avenue Publishing of Vancouver, Canada. After talking with C.A.P’s creative director Michelle Halket, Dean became very serious about his project. He stopped publishing the story to the blog and began constructing the manuscript, stealing time whenever he could to work on the story. Within a few months the manuscript, now renamed The Hambledown Dream, was completed, submitted and accepted for publication.
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Since its publication, The Hambledown Dream has received critical acclaim from across the globe and fired Dean’s creative spark to continue writing. His second full-length novel, Gifts Of The Peramangk, was nominated as a finalist in the prestigious EPIC Awards for contemporary fiction, in 2013 and has been described as a work of significant literary achievement.
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Dean lives in Adelaide, Australia with his partner Emily and their two children Xavier and Lucy.
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Catch up with all Dean’s latest news on his Website
Like Dean’s page on Facebook
Follow Dean on Twitter

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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