Thursday, October 10, 2019

WOW! Another sale?!? "How to Sink a Ship!"

Yes, this surprises me as much as anyone... someone bought another paperback of "How to Sink a Ship"!!!
Thank you, whoever you are...:-)
It's now at (or was yesterday)...

Here are the only reviews so far of my latest romp into the land of Norby and Co. If you have the time and the inclination, please go have a peek inside by using the link below...

"Pirates and Zombies collide in hilarious ways in this unlikely mash-up of genres. The result is pure laughter and distraction from the weightier matters in life. The style and tone is fairly reminiscent of Monty Python, and the writing is fantastic. Dani Caile has reached a pinnacle with this book. I wish someone would make a movie out of it so my wife and I could laugh ourselves to tears together!"

"A giggle a minute. To really appreciate this book, you have to have a quirky sense of humour. I loved it."

"Dani J Caile has used his brilliant dialogue to bring the book to life and to capture your imagination.
Fast moving and crazy with a hidden political message which doesn't show itself till the end. Very clever."

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Dani's Shorts 3 at over 1000 FREE downloads!

Yes! The second compilation of short stories to go over 1,000 FREE downloads!
The tiniest of milestones in the publishing world but a large one for myself.
If you haven't got your copy, here's the place...

And here's the blurb from 2014...

"Wow, it's already Volume 3 of TIW shorts! The third collection of totally pointless exactly 500 Challenge and exactly 200 Weekend Quickie word nonsense (plus a few collaborations and extra TIW things) to entertain you while doing whatever you do when reading. For myself, it was a long and exciting half year in The Iron Writer. It has become a part of my life now, this TIW phenomenon, every week waiting for the next group of elements to hit the site and dwelling on the story which could link them all together in the style of my choice. It's thanks to this challenge that I can say I never suffer from writer's block - touch wood.
In this third volume, I have also included some collaborations and TIW ‘experiments’, such as the Genre Mash Up from Miranda Hawley and impromptu relays which mainly involve a new and highly talented young TIW writer, Mathew W. Weaver, complete in a suit of armour – he is the Iron Writer Protection Program, his identity is a secret. Other writers include Neal Sayatovich, Jordan Bell, and Tony Jaeger. I'd like to thank these writers for writing their words and allowing me to publish them.
In mentioning, I also cut the 10 worder 4 element challenge story "He tutted as she stood there in a mini skirt." (Challenge 45) down to a 'zhong', a form made famous by Ernest Hemingway, "He tutted as she smiled, naked."
To finish, in Volume 2, I separated the Weekly Challenges from the Weekend Quickies though now I see that some continuity of ideas was lost and so everything in Volume 3 is in chronological order to show the development…if there was one.
I hope you enjoy these short snippets just as much as I enjoyed writing them, and thanks again to Brian and all the other Iron Writers for allowing me into their community…I wouldn’t."

Friday, August 23, 2019

Itty Bitty Writing Space - NEW Anthology on Amazon! PLUS another SALE!

And yet another 'Man by a Tree' ebook is out there, this time in Germany!
Thank you, whoever you are! I hope you can get through it - an acquaintance of mine said it was a 'cracked masterpiece'. Every now and again I go back to it and read a few pages. Where did it all come from?
If anyone else would like to pick it up, here's the Amazon link...

I've finally realised the new anthology is on Amazon! Over 100 stories in one book, the paperback is kinda heavy... but I know there are a ton of great stories in there, including mine, 'The Bell Tower'.
Go and have a look!

And yes, I'm still working on my next novel/novels... there's a sci-fi I started some time ago, and also the one I mentioned before. I keep switching between them...

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A Sale! Oh, good gracious!

Took a few weeks off and HEY, someone bought one of my first novel, it has its moments...

AND read a few pages of...Manna-X...well, how could you not? 19 reviews...

Smashwords FREE downloads are going well, too, mostly Dani's Shorts 2 through to 7...

And writing another in my free time, though it might take a while...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Over 1,000 FREE downloads! Dani's Shorts 2

Well over 1,000 free downloads for 'Dani's Shorts 2' now on Smashwords!
Excellent news, I hope people are reading those 200/500 word short stories and getting a kick out of them!

Find it here if you haven't already downloaded it for FREE!
(Free doesn't mean it's poor quality, it only means that people don't know me and I'd rather hand out my work so people can read it rather than let it rot in the Amazon desert of modern literature)

Friday, June 28, 2019

New Review of "How to Sink a Ship!"

A lovely review from one of my regular readers of my new(ish) book "How to Sink a Ship"
Thanks, Frank!

8 May 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Dani J Caile has used his brilliant dialogue to bring the book to life and to capture your imagination.
Fast moving and crazy with a hidden political message which doesn't show itself till the end. Very clever.

If you want to know what Frank's talking about, go and have a peek.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Good Omens review (TV series) *spoliers*

After one of my books was compared to Neil Gaiman's work, I researched and found that he'd beaten me to the punch by two decades, what with Lucifier, demons and angels, etc. He even has a mention at the beginning of each episode of 'Lucifer', a great little silly/shallow series - it's fun to watch, though its messages are... lacking.
Anyway, it's Good Omens I'd like to write about, which was finally put on film by Amazon (and not Netflix as those protesting against it think). Neil Gaiman co-wrote it with Terry Pratchett. I was a fan of Pratchett when I was a teenager.
Crowley and Aziraphale, demon and angel, lead us through, with occasional flashbacks in the history of humanity, the last few days before the expected Apocalypse where the Anti-Christ is revealed and the final fight between Heaven and Hell begins and Earth is destroyed.
Unfortunately, Crowley and Aziraphale have become attached to Earth after falsifying their reports of work for thousands of years, and do all they can to stop this happening.
The TV series is entertaining, as with anything Pratchett, when it focuses on its two main characters, with all those around as merely 'cardboard cutouts', though there are a few other characters that do well from the series, namely Anathema (descendant of the witch Agnes Nutter), Newton Pulsifer (descendant of the man who executed Agnes Nutter), Shadwell (BRILLIANTLY played by Michael McKean) and Madame Tracey (Shadwell's landlady).
From a British perspective, Crowley and Aziraphale are like a 1950s platonic gay couple. As for the 'world' built within the book/TV series, it is unbelievably similar to my own from my first 4 novels, though I have never read Gaiman's work up until now and Pratchett's Discworld novels were different to this.
Good Omens is one of the best things out there in TV land at the moment, though I was actually expecting more from it. The jokes/humour seemed... overdone or overinflated, much like the jokes in Upstart Crow, the British TV 'sitcom' series about Shakespeare. I'll leave that for another time.

So, because of this I might be back to writing...