Bare Books

Bare Books

If you’re a reader that loves a good story, or an indie author with a story to tell. This is the podcast for you… come on in.

Episodes

September 22, 2020 8 min

Join us each week along with a new guest indie author chatting about their book.  Taking a peek behind the story lines, the characters and the inspiration. To say we enjoy these conversations is such an understatement.  We love getting the skinny from the authors themselves. Not that we’re nosy or anything, much!

You can find our flash fiction anthology on Amazon.

Submit your book for a possible future review to barebookspod1@g...

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we are interviewing and getting to know Damien Linnane. In late 2015 he spent time in prison for a crime the sentencing magistrate described as vigilante justice. Someone close to him was sexually assaulted and he firebombed her attacker's house. While he was in prison he wrote the crime thriller novel, Scarred, by hand. it does contain violence, and had he been caught writing it, it would have been considered contraband and ta...

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October 6, 2020 26 min

An interesting chat getting to know Tina Marie.

She has written a comedy romance suspense book called One Moonlit Night. Tina overcame criticism and doubt to write this book, and all credit to her for taking back her power and doing what she wanted to do.  this book is the first part of The Moonlit Trilogy, and we can't wait to see what comes next.  Taking a peek behind the story line, the characters and the inspiration, to sa...

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October 13, 2020 32 min

Join us as we chat to Bob Sharp this week about his book Alfred Jones & Son, Bros. Bob has a wonderful natural rhetoric reminiscent of the Irish and their gift of storytelling. Not many writers could combine 600 years of death and soul collecting with innocent naïveté in the same character and make it believable! Funny, dark, paranormal and quirky about sums this one up. An excellent read. 

Taking a peek behind the story line, ...

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Join us as we chat to Drew Neary and Ceri Williams this week about their book The Clockmaker A supernatural novel set in post-blitz Scotland. This is the first book of their up and coming series. Our first co-author interview and very happy to report that they have a natural and easy writing relationship, slowed down but not beaten by Covid 19. 

Taking a peek behind the story line, the characters and the inspiration, to say we enjo...

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October 27, 2020 32 min

Join us as we chat to Liane Carmen this week about her book Where The Truth Hides A domestic suspense page-turner with a twist. A story in its own right and a prequel to her Investigation Duo Series, the first of which is The Dark Inheritance out later this year.

Becky Morgan has a life most women would envy until a car accident lands her in the hospital. She insists she’s fine, but it quickly becomes clear she’s changed. She’s for...

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November 4, 2020 34 min

Join us as we chat to Elizabeth Thomas this week about her book Ardens Act.

In 1661, Arden West runs away from an abusive Puritan stepfather with the goal of becoming one of the first actresses of the London stage. One of the first people she meets is the jaded and sensual aristocrat Robert Courtenay, and sparks fly hot and fast between them. Will he help or harm her new career? Will she give up her quest for fame for him? Will he...

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November 10, 2020 4 min

Want to be published in 2021 - in the Bare Books Indie Flash Fiction Anthology?

As regular listeners will know, Bare Books Podcast introduces indie authors to their readers.  It’s all about the writing. We love that we get to amplify and highlight Indie authors and their work. We meet and talk to authors that paint their written words a very different colour through conversation. And as wonderful as all this is, and it is.. we want...

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November 11, 2020 33 min

In this episode we chat to Leesa Wright about her book Operation Amethyst.

A Marine's toughest challenge is to protect a sweet and sour force of nature, whether she likes it or not. Can he protect her in a dangerous shell game until he can take her home?

Taking a peek behind the story lines, the characters and the inspiration is always a joy.

You can have a nosy online too, Leesa has an online presence right here: Writer Leesa...

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November 18, 2020 28 min

In this, our 8th and last, indie author review [of season 2 at least], we are chatting with Berni Hellier about her book Complicated Souls.

Complicated Souls is a psychological thriller. Life is going well for newly qualified counsellor Kira Devlin. Toby Phoenix is a troubled man, haunted by memories of his abusive childhood. When their worlds collide, a series of disastrous events are set in motion. Convinced that she can help To...

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Welcome to our bonus episode, the penultimate episode of season two before we round off the season with our Finale. This week we talk about inspiration, whether that is walking outside by the water, digging your allotment, writing poetry, art or keeping a diary. We also have a bit of a meltdown at the end of this episode, proof positive that stress does have to come out somewhere!

It was lovely to meet and chat with Andreena Leeann...

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A perfect round-up of all of season twos amazing authors where we chat about our favourite reads and interviews of the season and your favourite episodes. What a difference of opinion we all have! 

We will be back next week to let you know how...

you could guest host on this very podcast with your own flash fiction story

You can find our flash fiction anthology on Amazon.

Submit your book for a possible future review to barebookspo...

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April and I have had a go at writing our flash fiction stories ready for the new season come January. It's not an easy task to be fair, it requires a lot of discipline and control to not let your creativeness just flow and keep it under 1000 words. We have shared some hints that we hope will help anyone writing their first flash fictions. If you're an expert though do pop onto our facebook page and share some of your expert...

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December 22, 2020 33 min

Merry Christmas! 

Join us for this very special podcast where we will read to you 3 very special Christmas stories, each one brand new, never before heard, written especially for this episode of the podcast. 

April will read you her story, Christmas Dinner

Guest host Dean Wrigley will read you his story, Kitty's Story of 2020

Daizi will read you her story, Naughty Santa

you could guest host on a future podcast with your own fla...

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Bare Books Podcast - For the love of indie.

Season 3 Trailer - Updated for 2021!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Tune in and have a listen to what we have coming up for season 3. 

you could guest host on a future podcast with your own flash fiction story.

You can find our flash fiction anthology on Amazon.

Submit your book for a possible future review to barebookspod1@gmail.com

Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interlud...

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January 7, 2021 36 min

Bare Books Podcast - Flash Fiction - January Sales!

Tune in and have a listen to April, Daizi and guest host Carolyn Ward Daniels as we talk flash fiction and we each read you an original story written especially for this podcast.

That also makes Carolyns story the outright winner for this particular writing prompt, and the first entry into the Flash Fiction Anthology due to be published at the end of this year. 

There will also be...

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January 15, 2021 32 min

This is our first indie author interview/review of the new year. Join us as we chat to L.J. Kerry about her book Listed

"They should have never met... When Judas Wells is ordered to send Nadine Ellis to her execution, he defies orders for the first time in his life by concealing Nadine in The Rebellion. However, once it is revealed that Nadine has actually been kidnapped from a neighbouring country, The Rebellion and Judas re...

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January 21, 2021 32 min

Bare Books Podcast - Flash Fiction - Just sick of it!

Tune in and have a listen as we talk flash fiction around the writing prompt "Just sick of it" and we each read you an original story written especially for this podcast. Also April will read the winning listeners submission for this writing prompt from Carolyn Ward Daniels, so that will make it into the Flash Fiction Anthology due to be published at the end of this year...

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Bare Books Podcast - When the Storm Ends v Secret at St Brides

We have been sat with our feet up reading recommended titles this week. Mine was When the Storm ends by Rebecca L Marsh, recommended from an indie author facebook group. Aprils was Secret at St Brides by Debbie Young that she came across while browsing t'internet. These two books really couldn't be any different. Which one would you read?

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February 5, 2021 33 min

Bare Books Podcast - Flash Fiction - It's Complicated!

Tune in and have a listen as we talk flash fiction around the writing prompt "It's Complicated" and we each read you an original story written especially for this podcast. Also Daizi will read the winning listeners submission for this writing prompt from Elaine Morris, It's dark, cleverly written and a joy to share with you. And another one that will make it...

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