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RED Book Launch–Available To Buy Now

RED is finally here and the Cafe Three-Zero authors have returned to bring you the second in a series of short story eBooks. This time, we have 22 different tales that will take you on journeys of discovery, from mythical lands to our own more familiar shores. Each of the authors have offered their own unique take on the RED theme, and no matter what your favourite genre choice, be it suspense, fantasy, romance or the supernatural, you’re sure to find something to your taste.

The stories are longer too, so providing our readers with fantastic value for money. We are currently offering the book at a discounted rate during April, so there’s even more fiction for your money. Check out our previous blog post about the competition and get involved for a bargain half-price book.

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For sale now at Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/146937

If you love reading and discovering new authors, why not follow our blog and Facebook page for updates and future offers!

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Easter Giveaway Competition–Book Discounts for RED

As part of the Easter festivities and the release of RED, our second e-book, we are launching an exciting competition in which our readers can get involved. We’ve thousands of discount vouchers for Smashwords to giveaway during April, in what will be our first competition. It’s an opportunity to buy RED with a £1.50 discount off the normal retail price of £2.99, so don’t delay and keep reading!

To get involved, all our readers have to do is to answer one simple question:- What does the word RED make you think of?

Our readers and subscribers can get creative with this one. When you have an answer, one word or more (it’s up to you), send it to us via our competition email competitions@cafethreezero.com. We will be emailing the coupons out to your email address, so don’t forget to check your Spam folders too. Feel free to post your RED comments on the blog, if you wish, or at our Facebook page.  A word of caution though, if it’s going public–please keep it clean!

Facebook link http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cafe-Three-Zero/140193642738699

You can read our author’s contributions to the RED theme when the book is released at Smashwords  April 1st, but remember, this is no April Fools! Get involved and have some Easter fun.

To Note:- Smashwords books are sold in dollars, so the discount code will still allow you to purchase at half-price and will reflect the exchange rate.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Phil Wilson

Each week we are featuring a couple of our now published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. They have all contributed to our first eBook, Tales From The Cafe: Vol 1, details of which are posted on our home page, along with where you can purchase. Our latest interview features Phil Wilson.  Be sure to check out  his author page for more information…

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I live in SE London with my family (wife, two kids, and the cat from next door since my own cat passed away). I work in a job in healthcare that I love. I am doing an open BA with the OU (mainly in English and Creative Writing). I aim to retire in four and a half years and to walk the Camino de Santiago and then to see where this takes me.

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

I wanted to explore the act of remembering by a quiet hero.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I love telling stories. I love the effect words can have on the reader.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

Just write, and if you can, write and show to others and listen to what they say. Then write again. And read. And don’t listen to me; what do I know?

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Ernest Hemingway (early), John Irving, Douglas Adams (all), Stephen King, F Scott Fitzgerald (TITN), Jonathan Meads, Chris Claremont, Milan Kundera, John Steinbeck, Frank Miller, Georges Remi (Herge), and loads of others.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I love taking photos, watching movies (from the classics to art house independents and some Woody Allen) and progressive rock bands (Porcupine Tree), drinking real ale and walking.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Duck and cover.

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with Neil Stevens

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

I am a hyper-emotional, over imaginative non realist who uses fantasy to take the edge off everyday reality.
 
Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?
 
 I used to watch a lot of westerns as a kid stuff with Clint Eastwood and John Wayne.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

I have always wanted to be good enough at story writing to have a book published.

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

When I’m not one my self I will something like “Don’t give up, write all the time”

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

David Gemmell, Anne McCaffrey, David and Leigh Eddings, Raymond E Feist, Bernard Cornwall, Stephen Donaldson, Rober Jordan, Terry Goodkind.
Most recently ; Robin HoBB and J V Jones.
Also read some of the dark tower series by Stephen King

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

I work and spend time with my children and girlfriend as well as catching up with friends and family.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Publicise cafe three zero, buy a cottage and a pot-bellied pig

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Cafe Three-Zero Take 7 Author Interview – with D.P.Roberts

Each week we are featuring a couple of our soon to be published authors, and inviting them to answer 7 questions about their writing and inspirations. Our fourth interview features D.P. Roberts.  You can also find out a little more about him on his author page… 

Q1  Give us some background on yourself?

 I’ve worked in catering so long that I don’t know if I can still manage a real smile.

Q2  What was the basis for your story in Tales from the Cafe, Vol 1?

The story came from a “what if”  idea I had whilst walking by the canal with my wife on a glorious summer’s day.

Q3  Why did you want to become an author?

 Money

Q4  Any advice for fledgling authors?

If  you really like a particular phrase or section in a piece then it probably needs cutting.

Q5  What authors do you like and admire?

Stephen King just has a storytelling voice that makes me listen and believe. Terry Pratchett, no-one cleverer or funnier. Ian M  Banks, peerless sci-fi.

Q6  What do you do when you’re not writing fiction?

 Invent stories in my head and talk to the cat.

Q7  What will you do if you become famous?

Wait for the riches that should come with it.

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