Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MEET SHERLOCK HONG: "The future belongs to the young and brave!"

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To read The Case of the Immortal Nightingale, our free Sherlock Hong story, click here to launch the Scribd Reader.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

NEWTON'S CURSE :: download the Full Version for your ebook reader


Yes! The Full Version of  NEWTON'S CURSE (Book 2 of the TIME TALISMAN series) is now available for download at the Smashwords website.

You can get Part 1 of this exciting story as a Free Download here.

And the rest of the books in the TIME TALISMAN series are available here.

NEWTON'S CURSE will soon appear on the various ebook stores, so look out for it!

Have a great weekend, catch you soon.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TEXT & MAGIC :: This week's writing workshop


Hi! If you're looking for ways to improve your own fiction writing, do check out my latest post on the Budding Writers League website:

TEXT & MAGIC: Fantastic Fiction at your Fingertips
Three warm up exercises for writing magical fiction
by Don Bosco (www.SuperCoolBooks.com)

Welcome back! I hope my previous posts have been useful.
This week I’ll share three simple warm up exercises for writing fiction.
They can help you stay sharp and inventive when you work on your fantasy stories.
Give them a shot. Feel free to modify them.
After some time, you should find that you can connect ideas faster, visualise your scenes more vividly, and improvise cool plot and character ideas on the fly.


Eager to try the three warm up exercises? You can read the rest of the post here.


Click here for my earlier TEXT & MAGIC articles.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

SHERLOCK HONG :: Read the full story now!

As promised, here's the complete story! Do share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.

SYNOPSIS: Fantasy author Don Bosco has collaborated with Monsters Under The Bed to launch a new fantasy series called SHERLOCK HONG: YOUNG SEEKER 
Place: Singapore. When: the year 1891. Sherlock Hong is fifteen years old, recently expelled from a boarding school in England for dabbling in alchemy and pursuing magical knowledge. Still, he is eager to prove himself a worthy member of the International Order of Young Seekers. One day, he hears about a local necromancer who intends to bring a dead nightingale back to life. Sherlock's investigation leads him deeper and deeper into the heart of a sinister situation thick with mystery, mischief and magic! 

Direct download here. (PDF, approx 1.5 MB) (No sign up required.)

Read online:
SHERLOCK HONG The Case of the Immortal Nightingale (Complete)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Announcing the arrival of the Immortal Nightingale!


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I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who read or downloaded the Preview ebook (Part 1). Your response was absolutely inspiring!

I've been busy working with the cool folks at Monsters Under The Bed to release the complete story next week.

What will happen to Sherlock Hong? Has Aisha really given up on him? Is there something sinister going on at the Chan mansion? Here's your chance to read the rest of the story and find out for yourself!

We'll also be sharing some cool promotional stuff, so do look out for it!

I'll be posting more information over the next few days.

Take care, keep reading and be good to yourself!

See you soon.




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

NEWTON'S CURSE :: you can get it now



Book 2 of the TIME TALISMAN series is out now!

Be among the first to download it here.






Yippee! It's READ SHERLOCK HONG WEEK!




Here's an excellent reason to celebrate: it's Read an E-Book Week!

This runs from 4 to 10 March 2012. And you can take part by recommending some of your favourite digital titles to your family and friends.

As part of this, the nice people at Monsters Under The Bed are promoting the first installment of our new SHERLOCK HONG series. You can check out the details here:
"Remember Don Bosco, our League mentor? He’s collaborated with our supporting partner Monsters Under The Bed to launch a new fantasy series for children called SHERLOCK HONG: YOUNG SEEKER." 
To read or download The Case of the Immortal Nightingale, just click here (Scribd Reader).

Have fun!  :-)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TEXT & MAGIC :: Why a bad day is a good start




Here's my latest TEXT & MAGIC post at the Budding Writers League website:

“Hello, and welcome back! 

In my last post, you learnt how to set up your story so that you have lots of exciting plot possibilities to explore.
 
Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to move on and write your first draft. 
How should your story begin?
 
With your Hero having a bad day, of course!
 
Here are three steps you can follow to achieve this effect.”

Interested? Read the whole piece here!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How to be Geeky, Cheeky and Magicky

Greetings, all of you!

Here's a recent online feature about me and how I work:

"Geeky, cheeky, magicky is how Don Bosco would introduce himself. 
The second mentor to join our League, the father of two is a creator of fantasy entertainment, with a focus on stories and e-books for now. He is the proud author of the Time Talisman series for children, and has written two books from it already! The Secret of Monk’s Hill, meant for kids age 8 and up, is available online. The next book, Newton’s Curse, is on its way! Don also owns his own website and brand, called SuperCoolBooks."

Read the full article here.



Friday, March 2, 2012

NEW SERIES :: Sherlock Hong | The Case of the Immortal Nightingale



SHERLOCK HONG: YOUNG SEEKER

THE CASE OF THE IMMORTAL NIGHTINGALE (Part 1)


** Read Now: click to launch Scribd Reader


Fantasy author Don Bosco has collaborated with Monsters Under The Bed to launch a new fantasy series called SHERLOCK HONG: YOUNG SEEKER.

Place: Singapore. When: the year 1891. Sherlock Hong is fifteen years old, recently expelled from a boarding school in England for dabbling in alchemy and pursuing magical knowledge. Still, he is eager to prove himself a worthy member of the International Order of Young Seekers. One day, he hears about a local necromancer who intends to bring a dead nightingale back to life. Sherlock's investigation leads him deeper and deeper into the heart of a sinister situation thick with mystery, mischief and magic! 

Part 2 will be available as a free download soon. Join our site to receive updates!




** Read Now: click to launch Scribd Reader



Preview | SHERLOCK HONG | The Case of the Immortal Nightingale (Part 1)

Read it now!

Sherlock Hong: Immortal Nightingale Pt1