Thursday, May 31, 2012

REVIEWS on UK Amazon...

4.0 out of 5 stars A Dark Read Mixing Sci Fi with Fantasy, 26 May 2012
This review is from: Exiled: Autumn's Peril-Book One (The Chronicles of Caleath) (Kindle Edition)
A friend recommended this book to me and I sure am glad she did. I really enjoyed reading it. Years ago I read a lot of sci fi and fantasy, but haven't had access to as much recently. This book does an excellent job of combining both scientific and magical elements into one exciting story. I am really looking forward to losing myself in the rest of the series.

You shouldn't read this book if you like happy, light-hearted books that fill you only with warm fuzzy feelings. The book instead shows and accepts the darker side of the characters and their flaws and we see them clearly. Although the main character might not exactly be considered loveable, but I do find myself respecting and even liking him. It will be interesting to see how he develops as the series continues and to see what other characters end up making of him.

In my opinion, this is a very good book that has the potential to be a GREAT book if placed in the hands of a truly competent editor. Unfortunately those seem to be hard to come by and not just with smaller publishing houses. The issues needing attention are two-fold. The basic copy editing/proofreading is quite simply insufficient (I hope it is a matter of insufficiency and not pure incompetence). Beyond that, I think a skilled editor could have helped the author find a way to make the beginning less confusing and easier for a reader to get into. It can be a bit tricky initially to sort out the many characters and influences and the scientific and magical elements. Once you get past the start, any lingering confusions are quickly cleared up.


5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Book 1, 26 May 2012
By bexDK -
This review is from: Exiled: Winter's Curse-Book Two (The Chronicles of Caleath) (Kindle Edition)

This second book in the series is even better than the first. I was very sad for it to end, because I was not ready to leave Caleath's world.

The need for a better editor remains, but is less invasive in this volume. People less perturbed by (or should I say obsessed with?) misplaced commas and other similar issues may not even understand my complaint.

Despite this, I am confident the book deserves one of my rare five star reviews. Now I must get my hands on the next one...


5.0 out of 5 stars It's worth putting everything else aside to read this book!, 30 May 2012
By bexDK -
This review is from: Exiled: The Legacy of Lathraine's Pledge-Book Three (The Chronicles of Caleath) (Kindle Edition)
Caleath's saga and my happiness as the reader continues in this excellent third volume. I was completely enthralled in Skinner's creative world and resented any intrusion from my real one. The disadvantage of reading in the daytime is the frequency of interruptions, which rarely intrude when I read in the night. But I was too impatient for the story to continue to wait for a time I could read in peace. The quality of the book proved my eagerness warranted. As I turned the last virtual page, I wished time allowed me to start the next volume immediately, but alas my husband required my presence at the dinner table. I plan to return to this fascinating fictive world before darkness falls tonight by starting the next volume.

This series is well worth putting other activities and books aside for the pleasure of reading it. I am sure I will be happily rereading these several times in the future.

Luckily they fit on the cell phone ereader so I can conveniently retreat to them at any boring moment! But I do wish I had paper copies as well. There is something about a real book that an ebook just can't match or beat.
5.0 out of 5 stars A spellbinding tale from a series that just keeps getting better!, 30 May 2012
By bexDK -
This review is from: Exiled: The Battle for Enderseer Hold-Book Four (The Chronicles of Caleath) (Kindle Edition)
The reader is held as spellbound as the witch's victims while Caleath is pressed even further beyond his limits in this exciting volume. His continued efforts to make amends and protect innocent make him almost loveable, at least sympathetic, despite the tragedies he is forced to cause and threaten.

My retreat into his world is as fascinating and wonderful as his life is painful and terrible. Skinner is definitely a skilled and competent writer, seamlessly weaving science and magic into one enthralling tale.

Many longer series deteriorate in quality as they continue. But Skinner's series shows no signs of decay. If anything, it improves as it proceeds. The plot continues to offer unexpected twists and turns as new challenges and interesting, well-developed characters enter and exit the story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Latest Review of Autumn's Peril.

4.0 out of 5 stars

 A reluctant hero captures my heart.May 22, 2012


I found this book easy to read and enjoyable. The writing style masterfully blends action, emotion and description.

The characters the unwilling hero meets are so finely drawn I feel as if I know each one--a young lad with a pure heart and a ready smile, a beautiful, powerful woman and past friends who turn against him. As the stakes become higher, we wonder if Caleath can survive all his suffering, let alone reach his goal and free himself from the alien world on which he's landed or the wielders of dark magic who track him down.

When Caleath struggles ashore, supporting a well-fed man, I bonded with a hero who cares about his companion. I suffered with his pain from injury and exhaustion as I learned about his background on another world of slavery. The hero gradually reveals his flaws, which only endear him more as he fights and protects the people around him although they didn't value his admirable qualities. I want him to escape his enslavement from those who follow through the bitter cold and snow.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


 He realised now why the data chip referred to the Vergottern as the 'Beautiful'. Only anguish in her voice destroyed the illusion of perfection.

EXILED: Winter's Curse.
 His limited nautical skills came from watching the ocean in all of her moods.

Gwilt's Tale... EXILED: Autmn's Peril
 Injury had damaged his implant, his last link with home.
The tiny array of microchips heralded the approach of another exile from his home world, Rampart 6.
An assassin, driven by a microchip able to modify reasonable behavior into obsession, came to kill him.
from...EXILED: Autumn's Peril
Looking skyward, he watched a large white owl wing its way across the open sky. He envied the bird’s freedom.
From Exiled: Autumn's Peril

Saturday, May 19, 2012

EMMA EDEN RAMON's blog is my home today!!

Emma Eden Ramos another Museitup Publishing author is hosting me on her blog today.
We chat about The Chronicles of course, and living on Australia's east coast.
Join us, and comment for a chance to win a copy of EXILED Autumn's Peril!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

#1 Best Selling List on Amazon.

Thanks to all who have taken up the invitation to celebrate 2000 LIKES on our Chronicles of Caleath Facebook page and Downloaded their FREE copy of EXILED: Autumn's Peril.
We are now sitting at #1 on an Amazon BEST SELLERS LIST. 
That's awesome!! Way to go readers. Hope you enjoy entering Caleath's world and sharing his adventures!

Don't forget, if you enjoy reading Caleath's story enough to leave a FIVE star review on Amazon, we are happy to send you the next book in the series... FREE. Just contact us here or through the website 
PS.. we now have 3000 plus LIKES on Facebook.. WAY TO GO READERS!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


is available 
for two days only to CELEBRATE 
on our FACEBOOK page

For each of you who have supported our page and visited our website or blog, please grab a copy of BOOK ONE in the Chronicles.

Tell your friends... they can enjoy the adventure too.

If you love the story enough to leave a FIVE star review on Amazon, we are happy to send you a copy of the next book in the series. It means you could read the complete Chronicles for FREE... for just telling others you are enjoying the adventure.

So... what are you waiting for? 
THANKS again for LIKING our page.
Hope you enjoy joining Caleath on his adventures!!
FREE BOOKS should be available May 16th and 17th. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


5 of 5 stars FIVE stars Best series starter!!!!, May 15, 2012
By ScubaSteve - 
This is one of the best books I have read in a long while!

The main character "Caleath" is awesome, a total badass who is often also the slightly reluctant good-guy.
The story takes place in a fantasy world that doesn't over-indulge in complicated names or histories but it's also a sci-fi that you don't have to be a nerd to understand.

 But don't think for a second that it's too tame or "young reader". It's full of grimy fighting, power-hungry folks with twisted and dubious motives and a hero who is pushed to the brink of physical endurance and sanity. 

Think a tech-savy-futuristic-dude-who-can -fight-like-Spartacus, stranded in a magical world. The result? Put down what you're reading now and prepare to be transported.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

MAY 12th INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS DAY for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Watching the effects of this disease inspired my writing. 
Coping with life changing illness takes a whole lot of courage. 
To keep smiling while fighting through each and every day takes strength. 
We need to understand and support those who are suffering. 
So often they keep struggling in silence.

The first four books in the Chronicles of Caleath were written while watching a young person cope with their life changing forever, due to this dreadful disease.
To all the  people Ihave met  who suffer from CFS, I see how you remain positive, smiling, and retain your courage in the face of adversity. As always, you have my support and love. You are my inspiration.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


OK, so we  have read how FIVE STAR reviews on AMAZON mean a lot to getting new readers interested in the Chronicles, so, for anyone who has read Caleath's adventures and enjoyed them enough to write a glowing review, (go on... give it 5 Stars... you know you want to), contact us on ROSALIESKINNER.COM  when the review is live, let us know what format you need your ebooks and get the NEXT book in the series FREE.
FREE... can't do better than that!

Or leave a comment here... but be careful about posting email addresses in full. We don't want you to get spammed.
THANKS for your support.

If you haven't already read book one EXILED: Autumn's Peril... watch this space. In the very near future it will be offered on Amazon for 99c!!!