Great Big Trumpety Triumphant Fanfare, Please: Dory’s Avengers, Re-released TODAY

Yes, today’s the day I’ve been waiting for, the culmination of a year’s hard tweaking – my lovely sleek new version of Dory’s Avengers is available to buy on Amazon Kindle.

Please click on the appropriate link below to find out more.

UK link     USA link     Australia link     Canada link


A tale of loyalty and betrayal, kindness and cruelty, mystery and discovery, oppression and freedom, Dory’s Avengers is modern take on a good old-fashioned adventure with a great soundtrack, a healthy portion of sport and a huge dollop of humour, all leading to…

Stop right there! No spoilers.

To celebrate this momentous day, I have been out dog walking and chatting with my good friend and fellow author Georgia Rose, creator of the wonderful Grayson Trilogy among other works, and she’s been kind enough to share our chat on her blog. Would you like to have a read? Then head on over … here.

Thank you for joining me today to celebrate my book re-launch. I hope you enjoy reading Dory’s Avengers as much as I enjoyed writing it. And for those of you who have been asking, yes, I am writing novel number two (which goes under the super-exciting working title of New Book at the moment – it does exactly what it says on the tin, I suppose). Finally!

Happy weekend 🙂


Big Fanfare Please – The New Improved Dory’s Avengers Is Available to Pre-order!

Excited! Buzzing! Finally, after the best part of a year’s editing, re-editing, re-re-editing, re-re-re-re…you get the picture, Dory’s Avengers is due for re-release on Friday 30 September 2016. The manuscript has been professionally proof read (yes, I know what I do for a day job, but not even an editor can proof her own work) – many thanks to Julia Gibbs for her expert work, and the cover art is looking fan-blooming-tastic courtesy of James Willis of Spiffing Covers:


I’ve managed to upload the manuscript not only to Kindle Direct Publishing, where the e-book is all ready to pre-order (Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Amazon Ca, Amazon Au), but also to Createspace for those of you who prefer a yummy printed book – thank you to Mary Matthews (aka author Georgia Rose) of Three Shires Publishing for teaching me so much at her excellent self-publishing workshop earlier in the year. Hell, I’m even going to be releasing Dory’s Avengers on Audible once I’ve found the perfect narrator – watch this blog for further news on that particular venture. There’s no stopping me now.


But hang on a moment – wasn’t Dory’s published three years ago? About this time of year, with a book launch and signing sessions and lots of champagne?

Book Launch Champagne 1

Okay, I confess – yes, it was. I’m not going to go into details about what went wrong (mutters dark oaths about vanity publisher dazzling naïve author with false promises); suffice to say, about a year ago I decided to reread my literary triumph and ended up hugely embarrassed by the standard of editing, proof reading and, I have to confess, my own blunders. All the parts I’d been uneasy about but had left in; all the rambling scenes I’d included simply so I could air one amusing phrase; all were there, mocking me and making me want to…give the book a damn good structural edit and re-release it.

And so I did.

I can honestly say I am delighted with everything to do with the revised edition of Dory’s Avengers, and I’m looking forward to sharing more blog posts and snippets from the book on An Author’s View in the weeks leading up to the big launch on 30 September. If you bought a copy of the original and feel tempted to give the sleek new version a try, please contact me and I will give you a free copy, if possible in the format of your choice. If not, I hope you will purchase a copy, love it and leave me a peachy review, but I will be equally interested to know your reasons if you’re not keen. If people are reading Dory’s Avengers, I will be one happy author. You, dear readers, are after all the reason why I write.

Reviewers Required – ‘Bribe’ Offered #TBSU

DorysAvengers Cover ArtLadies and Gentlemen, would you like a free e-copy of my debut novel Dory’s Avengers? You would? That’s fabulous. Please complete the contact form below, indicate your format preference (pdf, mobi or epub) and a copy will be winging its way to your inbox as soon as I receive your request.

Is there a catch? Well… perhaps a tiny weeny one, as the title of this piece has probably told you. If you would write an honest review of Dory’s Avengers on Amazon and on Goodreads I would be very grateful to you. Please write exactly what you think of the book, even if you hate it. I won’t hold it against you, and I won’t cry (much!). Take all the time you need to write the review; I’m not going to demand it appears within a certain time as I very much appreciate your help.

I’ve also got a bit of a random request to make. I know – it’s all me, me, me today, isn’t it! Here are the links for Dory’s Avengers on Amazon UK, USA and Canada. If you get a moment, would you have a look at the way my book is advertised, and let me know (again via the handy contact form below) what would encourage you to buy it? More importantly, would you let me know what would discourage you from buying it? Please don’t pull any punches here; I am presently at loggerheads with my publisher as I consider there to be one thing in particular handicapping sales. The publisher disagrees, but if I could confront them with evidence to support my theory they may be more inclined to listen.

Thank you very much.

Fab blogs to follow:

Jera’s Jamboree

An Author’s View

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Cloud Nine!

Well, I’m starting to come down from cloud nine following the wonderful Dory’s Avengers book launch last Thursday. Wow! Even my vivid imagination was unable to come up with anything as fabulous as the reality. I am intending to write a proper blog soon, but at the moment it’s all I can do to stop beaming long enough to write anything at all.


Thank you to everyone who made Thursday 29 August 2013 the best day of my life so far. Thank you to everyone who came along, bought a copy of Dory’s and shared the evening with me. Thank you to everyone who took photos and helped out supplying my guests with refreshments and copies of Dory’s Avengers to purchase. Thank you for all the support from followers on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and, of course, right here on An Author’s View.

Thank you all a million times. You’re the best!

DORY’S AVENGERS is available for purchase in hardback and on e-readers.

Amazon UK   Amazon USA   Amazon Canada   Nook UK   Nook USA

Amazon is Despatching!

Earlier today I had a look at Dory’s Avengers on Amazon to see if the e-version of the book is being advertised yet. It isn’t, but I did discover that:

  • The hard copies of Dory’s Avengers are now being despatched by Amazon.


  • Amazon only has two copies left in stock!

There was me thinking DORY’S AVENGERS wasn’t published until next week! However, according to Book Guild, Amazon despatching now is perfectly acceptable and above board.

Of course, now I’m tempted to order a copy for myself… simply to see if the copies left in stock tally drops to one, you understand! The idea of ordering my own book puts me in mind of the elderly man attempting to track down a copy of ‘Fly Fishing’ by J R Hartley in the heart-warming old Yellow Pages advert. For those of you who don’t know what I’m on about:-

‘Hello, Amazon? Do you have a copy of Dory’s Avengers by Alison Jack? You do? Would you reserve it for me? Wonderful! My name? Ah yes, it’s Alison Jack.’

It’s no good. I’ve got to go and buy it…