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2018 -> 2019 – An overview

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I’m generally not the type fond of big summaries and new year’s resolutions. New Year is rather arbitrary. Life neither stops nor starts there, but coincidentally, this year it’s close to a divide.


2018 has probably been my quietest year, despite a lot of things going on in the background.

  • Reached first draft with the second book of my Witchhunter series. It took a long time due to hectic availability of writing time and the crazy amount of background investigation and preparation I invested. (More about this in a future post.)
  • Partially written a companion book to the Witchhunter series that will have a subset of the above background work. It’s going to be a “pseudo book” written and assembled by one of the PoV characters.
  • Written a few short-stories, bound to end up in Open Mind – Book 2.
  • Got involved in learning play scripts, screenwriting and short films. (Planning to write “Three” for the stage, and maybe a short film in 2019.)
  • Wrote the first sketches of a short film named Leaf.
  • Been on a handful of literary events and workshops. (And got approached by possible publisher contacts.)
  • Started writing my first book in Hungarian (you never saw that coming 🙂 )

Plans for 2019:

  • Publish Witchhunter – Black Shadow early February.
  • Publish Three around summer, and related scripts by the end of the year.
  • Publish Open Mind – Book 2 around Christmas.
  • Finish Dávid és a Góliátok by the end of the year. (If you haven’t guessed it, this is the Hungarian book 😉 )
  • Exhibit again and present at UKIndie Lit Fest.  It has been named one of the Top5 UK Literary Festivals.
  • Keep working with our great West London Author Group. (Drop me a message if you are interested.)

As a kind of New Year resolution… like… ish…. whatever…. I will spend more time on my blog updates. Probably 😛



New fan-art for Scarlet

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I was just gifted with a new fan-art of Scarlet. Lovely style.

Shared it on the fanart page.

UK Indie Lit Fest – 2017

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Last year I missed the event by a couple of days, but this year I’m attending.

First, the basics…

Location: Kala Sangam Arts Centre St Peter’s House 1 Forster Square Bradford BD1 4TY
Date: 2017 August 26, 10:00-17:00
Entry fee: FREE
Homepage: UK Indie Lit Fest – 2017 Festival

I will have a table, a handful of books and custom Witchhunter bookmarks that should arrive from print this week.

Looking forward to meet readers, existing and aspiring authors.

The blog chat will be enabled during the day and I might post a few pictures.


SIA FBB 2017 Spring Event

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Here is our next big event!

SIA FBB 2017 Spring

Come and enjoy a refreshing spring treat of books. More than hundred books in various genres. Everyone is sure to find something to their liking.


Thoughts on science fiction styles

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I just published a page about science fiction styles and how I prefer to tag them.

Do you agree? Have a different view or another approach in this matter? Please share your view!

You’ve never looked at science fiction stories and universes this way? Has this helped you better understand any of them or got a new view? Eager to hear about it.



The Witchhunter: Black Shadow under way

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With tides calming down after relocation, I restarted my work on Black Shadow.

Writing progress is around 10% now.

I started working on the cover,  but that will take some time to do…

Will soon look for some beta readers as well. (hint 🙂 )


Red Shadow featured in podcast by Amanda Steel

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A little late because of ‘life’, but here is a link to a podcast by Amanda Steel, featuring The Withhunter: Red Shadow.

Amanda’s Reading Recommendations @Amanda_S_Writer

The podcast features three books. All have some paranormal content.


New release by Elizabeth Salawu: Abiku – A Battle of Gods

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Abiku: A Battle of Gods: Chilling New Paranormal Romance Novel Brings Out Kinky Side of Thor Fans…

Masterfully crafted by Elizabeth Salawu, ‘Abiku: A Battle of Gods’ fuses erotica, suspense and the paranormal in a cinematic adventure that will leave all fantasy fiction fans with sweaty palms and pounding hearts.


Elizabeth Salawu


United Kingdom – Erotica, fantasy and paranormal fiction have all enjoyed huge resurgences as of late, with franchises such as ‘Thor’ building global, loyal bands of followers. But what would happen if all of these genres crawled under the bedsheets, did the dirty and emerged intertwined?

Just ask Elizabeth Salawu, author of ‘Abiku: A Battle of Gods’. Her latest creation is a smorgasbord of hard-hitting fantasy that’s kinky, goes beyond the realms of earth and is guaranteed to be a read unlike anything else on the market.


She was called an Abiku, an evil spirit sent to this world to lure men to their doom

Dayo is a bi-racial twenty something year old with a German mom and a Nigerian dad. She has a semi bougie lifestyle, always jetting across the pond between Africa and Europe.

She starts dating her father’s driver in secret after seducing him.

On her return from her cousin’s 21st birthday in Manchester, she tries gbana (crack) for the first time. She finds herself in an alternate realm and thinks she’s hallucinating from using gbana. She doesn’t take anything that happens there seriously as she thinks she’s having a vivid dream. That is until she couldn’t wake up from getting married to a ‘man’ she met in that realm…

People might look at this and think it’s a book of erotic fiction – but it’s so much more!” proclaims the author. “It’s very much out-of- this world, including characters such as the Yoruba god of thunder Sango who is more or less Thor from a  different culture. I see it as the perfect adventure for those who’ve fantasized about making out with Thor!”

Continuing, “Initial feedback to the beta manuscript has been fantastic. The novel is currently in its pre-order phase and I’m expecting the response to be huge. There’s literally nothing else like it out there.”

Abiku: A Battle of Gods’ is due for release on 16th September 2016. Pre-order now, from Amazon:

About the Author:

Abiku: A Battle Of Gods is the first book under the name Elizabeth Salawu. She normally writes children’s books under the name Segilola Salami.

Segilola Salami is first of all a mom. She writes children’s books she would love her beautiful little girl to read when she’s older.

Outside of writing, she’s host of podcast The Segilola Salami Show. The show is set in a virtual café and she hosts it with her little girl. Guests discuss different aspects of publishing and review indie books.

Ms Salami is also a blogger and a Self publishing Strategist. She helps aspiring authors navigate the minefield that is self publishing.

You can follow her on Twitter @iyayetunde1 and subscribe to her blog  for regular updates.

Bash 2.0 – 75+ books for free

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From July 1 to July 4 we are going to have the latest ‘free or cheap’ book event. It is our (#SIAFBB) first anniversary and over 75 books participate.

Bash 2.0

Come and check the list of books on the above link. They change day-to-day in this period.

Books are of all genres. You can be pretty sure to find at least on to your liking.

Just started writing Dark Shadow

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Today is a big day. I started writing the second book of The Witchhunter trilogy, titled Black Shadow.

In the first book, the Witchhunter had to face the witch who is connected to his past and opens his eyes. He had to face the Red Shadow, as other witches often call her.

In the second book, Conley is back in the Real World and has cope with someone more difficult to face. Himself, the Black Shadow. One of his many names from the witches. He decides to investigate and find out as much as possible about the witches (he thought he knew well) and the Other World (he just visited). Meanwhile, the witches are more desperate deciding to cooperate and take their chances with a more open hunt for the hunter.

First beta reads expected around August-September.


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