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James Maxwell

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Fantasy author James Maxwell has ranked in the top 5 best selling authors on Amazon worldwide. All of his novels have been category best sellers on Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

His influences include Wies & Hickman, George R.R. Martin, Raymond Feist, Terry Goodkind, Tad Williams, David Gemmell - and of course J.R.R. Tolkien.

He was raised in New Zealand and Australia, and lives in London with his wife.

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James Maxwell You'll read the same advice again and again - write a great book - and that's because it's true! But more specifically, write a story you're passionat…moreYou'll read the same advice again and again - write a great book - and that's because it's true! But more specifically, write a story you're passionate about. Don't follow trends, and try to put yourself in the mind of a reader. Write the book you've always wanted to read. Think of your favorite books - even if they're in completely different genres - and ponder what makes you like them so much. Incorporate those elements in your story and you'll be surprised at how little genre matters, because the same things work consistently regardless of genre. As a reader, I think every great story I enjoy has love, adventure, a vivid setting, and an epic climax. What do you think every great story has? Don't think about what other people think is great, it's about YOU.(less)
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A Girl From Nowhere Competition

Hi book lovers! I have some exciting news. We have just a month to go until A World Of Secrets (The Firewall Trilogy, Book 2) comes out!

To celebrate Book 2's imminent release, I'm giving away a limited number of signed paperback copies of Book 1! Please go to my facebook page for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of A Girl From Nowhere (The Firewall Trilogy, Book 1).

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Which May New Release would you like to read in June?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In May" list.

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A Girl From Nowhere (The Firewall Trilogy, #1) by James Maxwell
A Girl From Nowhere by James Maxwell
(The Firewall Trilogy, #1)
 
  2 votes, 40.0%

Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells
Network Effect by Martha Wells
(The Murderbot Diaries, #5)
 
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Storm of Fury (Legends of the Storm, #4) by Bec McMaster
Storm of Fury by Bec McMaster
(Legends of the Storm #4)
 
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Wolf Under Fire (STAT #1) by Paige Tyler
Wolf Under Fire by Paige Tyler
(STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #1)
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman
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