Marc Aplin

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Marc Aplin is probably not what you would consider your 'conventional fantasy fan'. Having held British titles in Mixed Martial Arts, he has won fights both by submission and knockout within a cage.

Fighting on an almost monthly basis in Thailand and then bi-monthly basis when he returned to the UK, the abuse on his body tallied up. In 2010 he retired from the sport with a number of minor injuries and some well earned cauliflower ears.

Bored, and with little to do now he was unable to train or fight, he picked up a fantasy novel that he'd been given during his travels and was blown away. Those hours he used to spend training were quickly replaced with hours of reading, writing and generally being a geek.

To be able to write efficiently in more than one genre is a rare talent. Although I loved his first series, I going to be really honest at the onset of this review by admitting I didn’t expect Myke Cole to possess this trait. And boy am I glad to be proved so wrong. The […]
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Published on August 13, 2018 23:00
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message 21: by C.

C. Sharp Hello, good sir!
Just wanted to say, I love Fantasy Faction here and on twitter -- Thank you and please keep it up.

You've got a long list of fine books ahead of you, but if you ever find yourself looking to get in touch with your inner 15-year-old girl, give THE ELEMENTALISTS by C. Sharp a go. It's a contemporary that gets more and more fantastical as it goes, but the coming sequels are all-in.

Thanks for doing what you do.


message 20: by Silvana

Silvana Hi Marc, thanks for adding me. Fantasy Faction rocks!


message 19: by Jbb Lim

Jbb Lim Wow, thanks for the add!


message 18: by D.C.

D.C. Marino Hi Marc,

I follow Fantasy Faction too! Nice to meet you :)


message 17: by Marc

Marc Aplin Lance wrote: "Thanx 4 friending me-I need to spend more time on this site. Fantasy Faction-the shirt you are wearing in your photo-I think I follow them on Twitter.

Marc, do you write also?

I am 4-LAN on The B..."


I am Fantasy-Faction! :P

Marc


message 16: by Lance

Lance Thanx 4 friending me-I need to spend more time on this site. Fantasy Faction-the shirt you are wearing in your photo-I think I follow them on Twitter.

Marc, do you write also?

I am 4-LAN on The Book Marketing Network. Maybe I'll see you over there.
Later


message 15: by Daniela

Daniela Thanks for the friend request!


message 14: by Natasha

Natasha Powell Thanks for accepting the friend request :)


message 13: by Dale

Dale Thele Marc, thank you for accepting my friend request :)


message 12: by Nate

Nate Where is your Blood Divided review? Its been out for like 6 or more months?


message 11: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Hello and so nice to meet you! I like your fantasy blog; write any time.

Ellen C Maze

Currently promoting The Judging: The Corescu Chronicles Book One (please add to your GR shelf!!)


message 10: by D.M.

D.M. Raver Thanks for the friend request Marc :)


message 9: by Moses

Moses Siregar III Howzit!


message 8: by P.J.

P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


message 7: by Tracy

Tracy Thank you for the friend invite. You have a great website. I've been to it many times.


Carolyn Crane Hey, thanks so much for friending me over here! Hope you have a weekend filled with awesome books and some time left over for the gym.


message 5: by Marc

Marc Aplin Shawn wrote: "Reading The Lies of Locke Larmora thanks to your review!!!! It's great!"

No problem :)


message 4: by Shawn

Shawn Britton Reading The Lies of Locke Larmora thanks to your review!!!! It's great!


William O'Brien Hi Fantasy - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date March.
Best wishes, William


message 2: by Marc

Marc Aplin no problem :) I liked your avatar ;)


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor


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