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dancingsue
 01 Sep 2008, 11:09 #43050 Reply To Post
All very well deserved. Glad to see Persona included - I thought it was fab!

Onwards and upwards. Sue
the long and the short of it

dannyg
 01 Sep 2008, 11:21 #43052 Reply To Post
yep, well done all.
Scratch on Kindle

I have a blog now. There's nothing on it, but at least it's there.
YouWriteOn
 01 Sep 2008, 12:00 #43054 Reply To Post
And many congratulations from us.

There are so many excellent stories, and unfortunately only ten places, but as mentioned the standard is so high that stories which would have previously made the Top Ten often now feature in the Top 20. And these are at scoring levels and higher for stories that have since gone on to be published, and are well worth a read.

So do please take encouragement even if you are not in the Top Ten. The 11 - 20 stories, below, will I'm sure see publishing successes in time.

11. The Hitchcock Blonde
by Mackenzie Clark Crime, Novel, Thriller 17 Jul 2008
Lauren Valenti isn’t just a cop, she’s a witness to the murder of her boss. In her struggle to find out the truth about his death, she gets embroiled in the search for a woman who disappeared over forty years ago. Some women are never forgotten. Or ever truly forgiven.
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The Good Samaritan (revised)
by Susan Howe Short Story, Literary Fiction, General Fiction 23 Aug 2008
Mary's record spoke for itself. Kind and patient, always ready with tea and sympathy, there wasn't a more dedicated volunteer. Until she discovered that charity begins at home.
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12. The Game of Pirate
by Ed Wicke Adventure, Literary Fiction, Teenage Fiction 02 Jul 2008
Piracy, treasure, witches, treachery. And an orphaned boy who just wants to be an accountant...
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13. The A-Men
by John Trevillian Action, Novel, Science Fiction 22 Jul 2008
In an unnamed future metropolis, known only as Dead City, the lives of five renegades weave together in the pursuit of dreams of being special. Mixing dark future, noir and faerie tale, this is a story of ultra-violence, love and death set in a hard-boiled mirror of our future.
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The Hoagystone v2a
by Edward Alport Children's Fiction, Comedy, Mystery, Fantasy 23 Jul 2008
Someone has put up a stone circle at the gates of The Scream Park and the way has been opened up to all sorts of unwanted visitors. The second book of The Spokeley Chronicles and sequel to The Scream Park.
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14. Red Shadows (Revised)
by William McCormick Historical, Literary Fiction, Novel, Saga 05 Jun 2008
A failed revolution sets two brothers on a collision course.
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The Kingfisher
by ZeBeDee Short Story, Literary Fiction, Thriller 24 Jun 2008
A short story of dog eats dog, fishing in the rain and the ultimate catch with the very last cast.
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Olympia Heights
by Leigh V Twersky Gay/Lesbian Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction 27 Jun 2008
In the not-too-distant future, possibly in your lifetime... Irene Smemley gets sacked. 450 km away model cop wasp-man V159 starts having dreams. The answer can only be in one place: Olympia Heights. Crime busting, poverty zapping and genetic cleansing. Welcome to Bestco Britain. The Bestco Britain there is.
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Skool Daze v2
by Mike Hanson Children's Fiction, Comedy, Novel, Teenage Fiction 22 Jul 2008
It's 1985 and Thomas Bradbury is starting to wish that he'd never accepted that double dare
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THE BUMBLE ON BEALE STREET version 2
by JIMMY BAIN Comedy, Crime, Novel, General Fiction 28 Jul 2008
Another tale about the Bumble and his cohorts. Elvis Paisley, impersonator of the King, disappears with Kaiser Bob's wife. A straightforward missing persons case? No such thing!
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CATCH A FALLING STAR
by Lexi Revellian Mystery, Novel, Thriller 10 Aug 2008
Caz is startled to discover a strange man asleep on her roof terrace...
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15. The Silent Scream - Revised
by T. Saull-Hunt Crime, Mystery, Thriller 24 Apr 2008
Sam McMullen has been through hell in the last year. A series of violent events draw him into a dangerous world in which he either becomes the hunter, or the hunted.
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Persona (Revision 1)
by Martine Lillycrop Crime, Horror, Science Fiction 30 Apr 2008
In the final quarter of the 21st Century, sea-levels have risen. Disease, hunger and overcrowding affect the western world. Ex-cop, Flynn, is a police consultant specialising in analysing ‘squirts’--illegal artificial personas which people inject into their brain. There's a new squirt out there, and it knows Flynn's name.
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The Stasi File
by Peter Bernhardt Novel, Thriller 19 May 2008
An American lawyer and his lover from Berlin student days, now a budding Italian opera diva, are drawn into an assassination plot by a Stasi General, desperate to prevent the collapse of the East German police state after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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The Shattered Mirror
by Nick Poole Historical, Novel, Fantasy 27 May 2008
"All Faith is false, all Faith is true: Truth is the shattered mirror strown In myriad bits; while each believes His little bit the whole to own." Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890). This is the story of Tommy Grimes. Short introduction before main text.
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Between The Ocean And The Sea
by Meena Wells Literary Fiction, Novel, Womens Fiction, General Fiction 08 Jul 2008
In 1952 ASHA AND KUMAR leave Nairobi for a better life. In 1970 their daughter SONIA meets GURUDUTT and falls in love. Sonia becomes pregnant. Her humiliated parents abandon plans of an arranged marriage and hastily put together a wedding for the couple, whose respective families are worlds away from each other.
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Benefit
by Tom Abbot Short Story, Literary Fiction, Romance 07 Jul 2008
Life in the grey lane.
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Sparks
by Andy Szpuk Short Story, Literary Fiction 31 Jul 2008
He's reached a point where he's helpless. But his mind is still active, There are things he still wants to do. But his body won't move.
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The Dragon Box (Revised)
by Katie Stewart Adventure, Children's Fiction, Fantasy 08 Jul 2008
James is fascinated by his neighbour, Mack's, strange inventions. But the electronic game Mack gives him is going to take him on an adventure he could never have imagined.
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No Spare Batteries
by Calum Stewart Short Story, Crime 23 Jul 2008
Bandit sets up Auld Bastard for a fall.
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Secrets of the Deep Fryer
by Tom Keal Short Story, Adventure, General Fiction 28 Jul 2008
In an all too plausible future where global fish stocks have collapsed, one man has found an abundant new source. Fish-and-chip-loving reporter Julianne Bennett is sent to find out his bizarre secret. Is his tale just a publicity stunt, or is it the truth?
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Pray Tell, Sir (rev2)
by Calum Stewart Short Story, Adventure, Historical 15 Aug 2008
An injured visitor returns, then returns.
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The Cinderella Syndrome
by Joanna Studdert-Kennedy Adventure, Children's Fiction, Comedy 11 Aug 2008
(First 2 chapters of a completed novel) Scullery boy Edward Bumstead dreams of escaping his life of drudgery as a slave to his ugly step-brothers. So when he sneaks into the palace in disguise he thinks this could be his way to marrying Cinderella's daughter, Lucinda. Instead he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in an attempt to kidnap her...
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 01 Sep 2008, 12:04 #43056 Reply To Post




16. The Parent Prize
by Clair Humphries Children's Fiction, Novel 25 Apr 2008
Amy enters her parents in a TV game show with a prize of fifty thousand pounds. However, winning becomes less of a challenge than coping with the other (often eccentric) contestants and their children, not to mention the show's producer, Belinda who will do anything to boost ratings.
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Adiós, Aurora
by ZeBeDee Literary Fiction, Novel 13 Jun 2008
The Heart of Darkness meets the Lord of the Flies. In 1982, an infamous mercenary surrenders to British peacekeepers in equatorial Africa. He says he is Jack Walton, whose family vanished in 1970. His captors don't believe him. No one could survive the pointless ordeals of his childhood.
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The Eye of the Beholder
by D. Storm Historical, Novel, Womens Fiction, General Fiction 20 Jun 2008
Restoration England. Sadie and her sister Ella flee rural Cumberland to escape Ella’s past. In London their struggle to survive gets them involved in a world of fashionable excess, where Ella’s quest for perfect beauty threatens to divide them forever.
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Old Horses (Revised)
by B. F. Thor Literary Fiction, Novel 05 Jun 2008
Meet Louis and his best friend Campbell Feathers; two teenage wildmen trapped, temporarily, in small town hell. Louis's idea of rebellion is adding apostrophes to road signs, whereas Campbell Feathers unselfconciously inhabits an adult world of drink, drugs and illicit sex with his Mother's friend Barbara (or so he claims).
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The Bloodcurdling Bug-Eyed Jawbreaker
by Maureen Lynas Children's Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy 13 Jun 2008
Who knew that pulling a face could lead to so many problems? Gurner Gobbit didn’t, or he wouldn’t have pulled the Jawbreaker. He’s petrified his friend, his face has stuck, and he’s about to spend the rest of his life imprisoned in the mines of Clogshire. Or is he?
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Avoidance of Hostility
by Warren Washburn Short Story, Teenage Fiction 20 Apr 2008
How does seventeen year old Larry handle conflicts? Conflicts from his best friend, girlfriends and their mothers, a Lutheran minister, and a "midnight hound from hell" disguised as an interrogating house detective.
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Welsh, Not (version 2.0)
by Chris Pitt Novel, General Fiction 27 Jun 2008
Siôn, son of an extreme nationalist, born with the wrong coloured hair, reflects on his troubled life. But is it too late to change?
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REUNION WITH A GRAVEYARD ANGEL
by Marty Ross Crime, Mystery, Thriller, General Fiction 26 Jul 2008
Tom and Pamela Gillman, top London lawyers, travel to Glasgow for a conference. For Tom this means a return to his home city after twenty years. And a reunion with shadows from his past, involving his own family and an unsolved murder he investigated as a young policeman.
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Gruff the Cowardly Orc
by Tim Ellis Adventure, Children's Fiction, Novel, Fantasy 29 Jul 2008
Gruff is banished from the Bloodwolf Clan for being a coward. To become a true Bloodwolf warrior and redeem himself in the eyes of his father, he must journey beyond the Black Mountains to find a Witch - the last human on Garagol. Thus begins an epic quest for Gruff and his friends.
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The Parent Prize (revised)
by Clair Humphries Children's Fiction, Novel 30 Jul 2008
Amy Allgood's family enter a TV game show to win 50,000 pounds. However, their greatest challenge is not the competition but combatting the underhand tactics of their arch rivals - the ruthless Uppity-Smythes.
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After the Storm
by Rose Short Story, Fantasy 25 Jul 2008
When Bryn's brother is lost at sea, she doesn't start out with a plan to call the seal folk. Somehow, it just works out that way.
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Beyond Belief - revised
by Kath Radford General Fiction 05 Aug 2008
Senior Sister, Paula Hobson becomes increasingly suspicious over the death rate in the ICU. She begins to investigate, but her concerns are met with disbelief. Paula finds that she has to overcome her own demons as well as find the evidence to uncover the murderer.
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Mandelson Winceyette
by Justine Windsor Children's Fiction 21 Nov 2007
When his parents are killed in a car crash, Jack's convinced he'll have to spend the rest of his life in an orphanage. Until Mandelson Winceyette turns up, that is. Aimed at 9-12 year olds.
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Holly Weatherby and the Enchanted House v2
by Mike Hanson Children's Fiction, Novel 18 Jul 2008
Very few people know why Holly Weatherby's parents stopped talking to one another. However, when Uncle Monty turns up with the answers, Holly becomes determined to do something about it.
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The Adventures of Ben & Captain Mack
by Jacki Milbank Short Story, Children's Fiction 17 Aug 2008
Come and enter the imaginary world of Ben and his trustee friend Captain Mack, in this small collection of childrens picture book stories, suitable for 4 years and above. Ben's adventures happen when he faced with the normal everyday things that he has to do and fuelled by his young very active imagination.
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The Price of Freedom
by PaulE Historical 09 Aug 2008
Based on actual events - Thousands of people gathered in Bristol in October 1831 demanding the vote. In the few days of bloody mayhem that followed, 250 of them died. The futures of some of those who survived became inextricably linked for years to come. They would all discover that freedom comes at a price.
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richie_d
 01 Sep 2008, 15:28 #43084 Reply To Post
And the standard of some of the novels at number 21 is so good it's hard to SHAKE OFF the feeling that quality is indeed very high.






Primrose Hill
 01 Dec 2008, 12:25 #51208 Reply To Post
Thanks Danny and Dancing Sue. Julia
Primrose Hill
dancingsue
 01 Dec 2008, 12:51 #51210 Reply To Post
Quote: Primrose Hill, Monday, 1 Dec 2008 12:25
Thanks Danny and Dancing Sue. Julia


You're on the wrong thread Julia - this is an old 'un! You've obviously started on the champagne early. Sue
the long and the short of it

Primrose Hill
 01 Dec 2008, 13:34 #51212 Reply To Post
ooooops! hiccups
Primrose Hill
eamharris
 07 Nov 2009, 11:19 #75801 Reply To Post
Quote: dannyg, Monday, 1 Sep 2008 11:21
yep, well done all.


Hi Danny,

I read your description of your publishing experience on your blog page - blood curdling. Congratulations on seeing it through and getting published. You deserve terrific sales after all that.

Good luck
Elaine
Elaine
Rossi101
 03 Feb 2010, 04:53 #81185 Reply To Post
Ciao, Everyone.
I'm dissapointed to not see Marita Hansen's "The Blue Curse" not on the Best Sellers list, she at least deserves to be in th top 10 (3rd at the lowest). Congrats to everyone who's in here though. I hope your books get published. Well done to you all. Read and review "The Blue Curse", you won't regret reading it, at all!
Regards, Ricardo.
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