Books, Self-publishing, Uncategorized

My Review of ​Phoenix by Mark Dawson

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http://amzn.to/2vhYNaV 

I bought this book because I saw it advertised as the proceeds were going to pay for the treatment of a young mother who had cancer. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this author other than his obvious kind heart and generosity.

The book drew me in straight away, the character Beatrix Rose was realistic and likeable – yes she was a superwoman but in the respect that could be expected from someone who’d had that training. I love how the author introduced her personal life into the story, making her more relatable as it showed her human side.

The story was gripping and intense, fast-paced when it needed to be and steady for the rest of the time. The action made me sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation.  It’s a short story but packs a strong punch within the pages.

I will certainly be reading more from this author.

 

 

Books, Life, Self-publishing

Support needed for this baby whose mum has cancer

This is a post requesting help but its not asking for a donation for a random stranger with no returns. This is an author asking you to buy his book in order that the proceeds go to fund the cancer treatment that his friend needs.

I’ve bought my copy, hope you do too. Let us see if we as a community can ensure this little baby gets to keep him mum.

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This post has been taken from a group I’m in on Facebook by Mark Dawson

Emma Johns is the wife of my son’s godfather and has been battling with breast cancer for five years. In the middle of her gruelling treatment she found out that she was pregnant (the chemotherapy was supposed to make her infertile but, to her surprise, it didn’t).

And then, in December, she gave birth to her own little miracle: baby Phoenix.

Emma’s condition is worsening but there is hope: a trial immunotherapy drug called Pembrolizumab has shown amazing results for women with incurable triple negative breast cancer (like her). But, due to her pregnancy, Emma missed out on being eligible for the only trial available for this drug. Her best option now is to pay for it privately for the eye-watering sum of £40,000.

I’ve written a short story in my John Milton and Beatrix Rose universe – called PHOENIX – and I will be giving all of the proceeds to her and her family. The book is available for preorder right now. For every $2.99 purchase of Phoenix, Emma and her family will receive $2. That might not sound like a lot, but you are one of 65,000 authors on the SPF mailing list.

If even a quarter of the list buys the book, we could fund Emma’s treatment for a whole year.

PHOENIX is available for preorder at the links below.

And if you think your readers might like it, a share to your mailing list or social media page would be even more amazing. If you are able to send a message to your readers, please forward a copy to mark@selfpublishingformula.com.

We’ll pick one at random to receive both our 101 and Ads for Authors courses (worth more than $1000).

Amazon: myBook.to/BeatrixPhoenix
Apple: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/phoenix/id1232396011…
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/phoenix-70
Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=X8vKDgAAQBAJ
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/phoenix-mark-da…/1126333708…