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is it just me or is there not a lot of activity on this site? or am I missing something??still haven't worked out the 'friends' situations, anyone wants to chat/exchange views on writing with me, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Downes Dec 28, 2013.

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getting work to readers seems to be the hardest part of e-publishing.  Couple of quick requests/questions Has anyone got a technique/ plan for getting work to your genre readers i.e. fantasy, comedy,…Continue

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Started Nov 18, 2013


some questions for you all on websites.1. Are paid websites worth it? 2. Are paid websites being replaced by more interactive forums (like this one), twitter, Facebook and the like3. Who has used one…Continue

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Started Sep 20, 2013

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Something About Me and My Book:
Steve Downes is an Irish contemporary poet and novelist, currently living and working in Ireland. Educated in N.U.I. Maynooth, he holds a Degree in Classical History and a Masters in Cultural Anthropology.

Steve’s latest books are, Fyre & Stone: The Spectre Games (BLKDOG Publishing, 2021) & Fyre & Stone: The Resurrection Men (BLKDOG Publishing, 2023).

Steve is a published poet since 1996, his poetry collections to-date are: A Human Veneer, A Landscape For Yourself and Dawn at Midnight (anthology).

Steve’s first novel was published in 2013, his novels to-date are: Cosmogonic Marbles, Temporal Tome, Gadzooks Armageddon and Botolf Tales (the Botolf Chronicles), Warworld: Shadows & Dominions (part 1), Murder on the Alpha Centauri Express and The Deaths of Guner Zoon.

Steve has also published three children’s Books: The Upstairs Cat Series (3 books).

Steve continues to write and publish work in many genres.

In 2017 & 2018 Steve exhibited from his collections of historical photographs, Lost Graveyards of Ireland (2017) and A Landscape For Yourself (2018).

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Fyre & Stone New Novel

‘Fyre & Stone: The Spectre Games’ by Steve Downes is available in Paperback and eBook, from BLKdog Publishing

For book links and details visit the Publisher’s website …

Reviews welcomed Book one in the Fyre & Stone series.



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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 4:40am

Cosmogonic Marbles

I hope my book makes you laugh at a really inappropriate moment …enjoy


Cosmogonic Marbles Min. Price Promo for the May Weekend


Pick your copy up for .99c +tax  #comedy #fantasy



Posted on May 2, 2014 at 12:59pm

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At 8:33am on April 19, 2015, 4-LAN said…

Steve, this week's book review featuring Bright Star by E.G. Manetti.

At 8:40pm on March 6, 2015, 4-LAN said…


hope you can stop by and make your voice heard

At 11:07am on May 30, 2014, 4-LAN said…

Steve, thanks for the friend request over on goodreads :-) I hope things are going well for you.

Here is the link to this week's book review

It would be great if you could stop by and leave a comment.


At 8:51am on May 13, 2014, 4-LAN said…
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
The Dogs Don't Bark In Brooklyn Any...
5.0 out of 5 stars
What I Am Reading
March 27, 2014
At 9:54pm on May 6, 2014, 4-LAN said…
At 2:02pm on April 22, 2014, 4-LAN said…

Hi Steve,

Hope all is well with you. I just posted another book review

Hope you can stop by and leave a comment

At 9:54am on April 10, 2014, 4-LAN said…

Hi Steve,

The latest edition of What I Am Reading is out and available for your reading pleasure :-)


At 6:52pm on April 1, 2014, 4-LAN said…

Hi Steve,

Hope all has been well with you.

Just wanted to let you know that the latest edition of What I Am Reading is up.

Thanks :-)

At 8:54am on February 13, 2014, 4-LAN said…
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
Shades of Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars
What I am reading
February 10, 2014

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