Competition to Win a Bloomsbury Editor Critique - Publisher of JK Rowling

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Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2:15am
The winner of the following competition is Paula Hoskins. Many congratulations to Paula. The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique closing date was 30th June 2016.

How to Enter: Simply read a brief extract from each of the 6 books below and enter your favourite 3 extracts as detailed below. All nationalities are welcome to enter. You are also welcome to publish your own book through FeedARead too. It is free to set up and sell your book as a bookstore quality paperback direct through FeedARead, or £88 to sell through other major online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Waterstones with high royalties for your book. We pay higher royalties than the largest publishers.

To read the extracts, click on the links below and then the button you will see to view the extract. Then, enter the name of the 3 book extracts you liked the best in the 'Comment' box under  'Leave a Comment' below and click the Submit Comment button. You do not need to fill out the ‘website’ field below. It's as simple to enter as that.

There is one prize of one critique from a Bloomsbury Editor. The winner of the competition will be chosen at random from the correct entries and that winner's name will be displayed here by the end of the third week of July 2016. The winner will receive the Bloomsbury editor critique for up to the first 7,000 words of their novel. The result announced will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Closing date for entries is 30th June 2016.

Book 1 A Lapse of Sanity Click to View
Life will never be the same for Chloe Hetherington following a tragic accident. Rowan Cottage in picturesque Willows Dip was a dream home but dreams become nightmares in moments and changes have to be adapted to.

Book 2 Border Crossings of My Youth Click to View
This is the true story of a young man who grows up on different sides of the political border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It charts his journey through childhood and adolescence into young manhood.

In this book are gripping accounts of four refugee journeys which happened during the terrifying Japanese invasion of Burma 1941/42. Along with tens of thousands, both civilian and military, the writers of these stories were forced to escape to India, the only way out being to trek through dense jungle and over steep mountains in appalling conditions. Thousands did not survive.

Book 4 Renegade Click to View 
This book starts with a duel at Trinity College Dublin, and continues with a meeting between student Henry Fulton's meeting with revolutionary Wolfe Tone. Henry joined Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen. Tone's ideals included an Irish republic, free of religious intolerance.           Henry, a Protestant, was curate in Silvermines, and vicar of Nenagh Co Tipperay. He spied for the United Irishmen, carried messages and swore in new members. He was chased by the Yeomanry from Nenagh to Newport, caught and imprisoned in Limerick.

Book 5 The Intimacy of Strangers Click to View 
The Past always catches up with you...   Eighteen years on, two people are drawn back to the place where lies, adultery and murder changed their young lives forever and both are seeking answers.

Book 6 The Storm Click to View
In the oil-rich Middle East of the 1950s and 60s the world viewed the opulent lifestyle of the Shah of Iran with envy. Few knew what lay beneath the surface in one of the richest countries on earth, poverty, hardship and exploitation, corruption at every level of government, a venal police force and a ruthless security service to ensure that the populace hailed a leader who neither understood nor cared about their difficulties.

As a young girl I grew up in this world knowing abuse, violence and drug-dealing, and became a mother in a loveless marriage when aged only twelve. When I met the man I dreamt of, it seemed my life had been transformed. But he had secrets, secrets that would test our love to the limit, and ultimately threaten to destroy us both.


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