3 by Maria Savva

Book description:

A trio of short stories.

Memories from the past can haunt the present.

1. Never To Be Told – Tom and Amber are on a romantic date… but the past is always present.

2. The Bride – In this paranormal short, Olivia makes a chilling discovery.

3. What The Girl Heard – Victoria revisits a place that holds a dark reminder of an incident from her childhood. She had vowed she would never return.

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Author Bio:

Maria is a writer of short stories and novels. She has always been a storyteller, and an avid reader, and is now having a lot of fun in her adventure with the creative art of writing. She has published 5 novels, including a psychological thriller, a family saga, and a fantasy/paranormal/time travel book. She also has 5 collections of short stories, the latest “3” has been described as an “Innovative showcase” of her short stories. If you like stories that will take you deep inside the characters’ hearts and minds, and you like twists in the tale, you will probably want to try these stories.

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As well as writing, Maria is a lawyer (not currently practicing law). During her career, she worked in family law, criminal law, immigration, residential property law, and wills & probate, among other things. Many of her stories are inspired from her own experiences and the experiences of those she knows or has known. Chances are, if you get to know this author it won’t be long before you are changed forever into a fictional character and appear in one of her books. If she likes you, you may become a romantic hero/heroine; if she doesn’t… well, she writes a good thriller I hear.

Maria currently divides her time between working as an administrator in a university, and

writing/reading/editing/blogging. She maintains the BestsellerBound Recommends blog helping to promote fellow indie authors. She’s also a music blogger for UK Arts Directory where she helps promote independent musicians.

Connect:

Official website: http:www.mariasavva.com

Goodreads Blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1418272.Maria_Savva/blog

BestsellerBound Recommends: http://quietfurybooks.com/bestsellerboundrecommends/

UK Arts Directory Blog: http://ukartsdirectory.com/category/blog/maria-savva/

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/Maria_Savva

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Maria-Savva/171466979781

Buy links:

“3” is Currently available in Kindle format (Can be read on a Mac, PC, iPad, Smartphone etc., with the free downloadable apps from Amazon). Look out for the paperback coming soon.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon FR: http://www.amazon.fr/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon ES: http://www.amazon.es/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon BR: http://www.amazon.com.br/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon IT: http://www.amazon.it/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Amazon JP: http://www.amazon.co.jp/3-ebook/dp/B00EUM59XM/

Book Trailer:

http://youtu.be/ezKxjPs-FIU

Delusion and Dreams

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Please welcome my wonderful friend and author Maria Savva and her new book Delusion and Dreams.  I’ll let her take the word now. 

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Looking through my blog archives recently, I can across a post I wrote back in June 2011, about writing. I was tagged by a fellow author to write a blog post describing what writing is like for me. I still feel the same way about writing, two years later, so I thought it would be nice to re-post it here.

Writing Is Like…

Writing is like walking into a movie theatre and having a choice as to what happens up there on the big screen… it’s exhilarating, exhausting, and it takes you away to places you never thought you’d go. It’s exciting. The way I write is by having a brief outline of what my novel will be about and then I start writing and the story flows as I go along. I create the characters and they will then direct me as to what should happen based on what type of person they are and what happened to them in their journey of life. Writing is like reading someone’s secret diary and finding out all their secrets and sharing them with the world… it’s only when you read over the finished product that writers will realise that those little secrets you are sharing are most often your own… Our subconscious mind is responsible for creativity and it also hoards a lot of information about our pasts. It’s all stored away there like old belongings in boxes in an attic that you just don’t want to get rid of. Some of the boxes have fun items which translate into the more humourous portions of the book, some of the boxes have been sealed because we’d rather not look back there, but sometimes if we take a peek, we can find that writing about it can somehow help us to deal with the darker memories. These usually translate to the more dramatic aspects of our writing.

Writing is a solitary experience but with all the characters in our heads and the stories overflowing in our imaginations writers are never really alone.

Writing is like baring your soul to the public, hanging your laundry out for all to see. The great Paulo Coelho once said, “Writing books is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public”. Many writers will relate to that statement.

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Blurb:

Twelve stories of betrayal, greed, revenge, deception, dreams, and courage.

We all struggle to find our way. What you see isn’t necessarily all there is. This collection takes you into the grey area, because the world is never just black and white.

Life is all about perspective. One person’s delusion is another person’s dream.

Includes five bonus stories.

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Author Bio:

Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practicing law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. Her most recent novel is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller.

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The prizes are a signed paperback and an e-book copy of Delusion and Dreams, also e-books from Darcia Helle, J. Michael Radcliffe, Helle Gade and Wendy Laharnar.

Author links:

Website:  http://www.mariasavva.com

blog:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1418272.Maria_Savva/blog

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Maria-Savva/171466979781

Twitter:  http://Twitter.com/Maria_Savva

Buy links for Delusion and Dreams:

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Delusion-and-Dreams-ebook/dp/B00D0EHJHA/

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Delusion-and-Dreams-ebook/dp/B00D0EHJHA/