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It’s been a while since I passed on any news about my book, perhaps you thought there hasn’t been any?

REVIEWS:

My total on Amazon is now numbering “103

Since the last time I wrote about reaching the magic “100” I have received a five star and two four star reviews. Here are a few snippets of what the reviews say…

“…a cute love story. Highly recommended for teens.”

“Ahhh, young love! This book reminded me of what it was like to fall in love. The young characters were so sweet, I wanted to meet them. This is an easy read and definitely worth your time.”

“This is a great read for tweens and teens – and the rest of us who still love YA fiction. There is romance, adventure, misunderstandings and even a big bully you can watch get his comeuppance! Fred comes from England and stays with Brit and her family in America while his parents go to Australia. While he’s there, he and Brit fall in love.

Brit and Fred are funny and endearing. I admit it took me a few pages to really get into the story, but when I did, I couldn’t stop reading! It’s also fun to watch Fred work out all the differences between the languages of the two countries. All in all, Across the Pond is an enchanting story of first love.”

RADIO NEWS:

While my own “Book and Chat” radio shows are going from strength to strength I have appeared as a guest recently on these shows.

Literary Pizzazz

Red River Writers

Author Buzz

BOOK SALES:

I managed to sell over twenty copies of my book in the couple of days I was at the Big E, not a huge amount, but more than I expected. I am also working with Barnes and Noble and Borders to have copies on the shelves, though you can already order it for them, it now being distributed by Ingrams.

An E-Book PDF file of the book is now available check out the book web site for more details

http://across-t-pond.com

I have also been asked to a couple of events to talk or be on authors panels.

So that’s some of the latest news I thought I would share with you.

Barry



BARRY EVA (Storyheart)
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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So what have I got to offer you in this weeks “Views, Reviews and Weird, well perhaps not so weird News?

Some fresh reviews at various blogs, a radio appearance or two and history coming back to life

VIEWS:

It was interesting to hear this week, that Amazon are charging over $2000 for a video book trailer. Just look around people there are many many many people and companies out there that will create your book video for a tenth of that. Not only that but they will “splat” (tech term lol) your video on other sites such as google, facebook and yahoo as well as Amazon for that price. Again this is just another one of the “big boys” catching unsuspecting authors and charging them up the kazoo.

I have also this week had some lovely feed back from my radio shows, with an ever increasing list of people who want to be on the shows. one thing to remember I WILL ALWAYS FIND A SPACE FOR A SHOW WITH A BLOGGER!!

So any blogger out there contact me and I’ll book you either for a written blog interview of for a radio show.

REVIEWS:

It has been a great week for reviews of every kinds, these are two new ones on Amazon:

4.0 out of 5 stars Teen Memories, July 28, 2009
By Mick (Wisconsin)

Across the Pond is well written and any teenager would enjoy this book,especially the girls.

Fred comes over to America from England (across the pond) to stay with an American family. The family has a daughter, aged 14 and named “Brit” who takes a fond likeing to him. He really likes her, too. He protects her, listens to her fears and they plain like each other.

I sympathize with Fred once being a teenage boy myself as he has to ‘take care of’ a bully named Steve Harris. He put Brit in a horrendous spot before he got to America. Fred wants his revenge on him. If you are an adult this book will bring back a lot of memories by taking you back to your teen years.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Love, July 28, 2009
By Cassie Mae (USA
)
I really enjoyed this book as I like to see the differences of America through the eyes of someone from another country. Across the Pond shows the comparison of words and things with the US and England. I did not know we had so many words that were interestingly different.

Fred comes to stay with the American family who has a daughter his age. The teen romance that ensues is cute and innocent. You hope for them and anyone that tries to get in between them you disagree with.

The baseball game that Fred sees for the first time at the stadium is exciting for him as well as the American family.

This is a great read for a mother and daughter and/or female teenagers to read through the emotions these teens go through. Anyone that has been in young love will relate to this book.

NEWS:

Not weird just something I thought I’d share. A few weeks ago, the eldest man in England died and I blogged about him on my Sunday UK Blog. Remembering WWI etc.

This last Sunday the last British survivor of the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111. This just leaves one remaining soldier who fought in WWI
The sole British survivor of the war is former seaman Claude Choules, who is aged 108 and lives in Perth, Australia.

It is hard for many who know only perhaps modern war fair to understand the millions of deaths that happened over several years for a few miles forward and backwards on the trenches. The use of gas, tanks barbwire and machine guns meant the daily going “over the top” was almost suicide.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8168691.stm


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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THE MANY SIDES OT BARRY EVA (STORYHEART)

On today’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest is… “well ME.

Unfortunately my planned guest David Liss was not able to make today’s show, so I chatted on my own for thirty minutes about books, selling, marketing, future guests, reviews, new pets and anything else I could think to chat about.

Check out today’s program and see how I did.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

or

http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com

After the show I was checking a few locations and found a fresh “FIVE STAR” review at Amazon.

One of those items that keeps us authors going.

5 stars The Epitome of a Sweet and Modern Teenage Relationship, July 10, 2009

Young Adult/Romance is one of my favorite genres, just because I love to fantasize and dream of something like “Across the Pond” by Storyheart. I found it hilarious within the first few pages, upon discovering the nickname “Brit,” and my chest tightened when I neared the end of this book (which i won’t reveal because I know that I hate spoilers… and it’s not exactly unexpected, either)
This book is a short, sweet read with an almost modern-fairy tale like romance. I would be able to read it over and over again without tiring of it (i’ve read it twice already)and I believe that Brit and Fred (Brittany and Frederick) are a lovely couple and the epitome of teen romance.
As an American, it was entertaining when I read about Fred’s troubles with the food. Who would’ve thought that I would laugh out loud just because of someone’s British reaction to “beagles (bagels)” and blueberries?
I recommend this book to anybody who is a fan of young romance and a sweet tale.

Thank you
Barry (Storyheart)


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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