IN MY HANDS

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In my hands! Perhaps soon in yours?! 😀

I am overjoyed to announce the publication of the paperback of The Storyteller Speaks which is now available on Amazon UK or Amazon US.

The past months have been intense and following the release of the ebook version of my book I’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic and positive reception to my collection. Since the beginning of December, I have received ten 5-star and 4-star reviews on Amazon US and five 5-star ones on Amazon UK.  This is absolutely amazing and I cannot thank everyone enough for taking the time to read and leave a review…time is a rare gift and I am touched that so many chose to make space for this in their lives.

Over the next few months, I will occasionally be publishing a review and reblogging posts where I have appeared. I will start with one of the latest reviews by Balroop Singh who blogs at Emotional Shadows. I hope her five-star review will tempt those who haven’t read my book to buy the paperback or Kindlle of  The Storyteller Speaks.

Each story in this book is riveting!

5 out of 5 stars

‘The Story Teller Speaks’ by Annika Perry brilliantly illustrates how short stories can capture your heart, transport you to the scene of action and submerge you in the emotional journey of the characters. Her stories are a little above your expectations…a lot has to be discerned, which she leaves unsaid and therein lies their magic. Only few can create it.

The symbolism of Chillies in my Handbag is chilling, the agony that the words hide slowly spills out as Perry writes in the style of dual timeline, lending a touch of realism to the story, keeping a firm grip on the reader’s attention, actually hinting at profound matters of domestic strife. Carl’s loss too unravels itself gently as you keep wondering where is he heading in snow and who is constantly whispering “keep safe” in his ear. It is the style and the exquisite language that raises this book above an average storybook.

My heart missed a beat when Jake and Ellie got lost in the shroud of mist and snow and it sank with each shout for them. Such is the effect of Annika’s style of writing! It is difficult to pick up a favorite one from this collection of stories because all of them strike some chord somewhere as they are based on varied themes, each one connects us with the complexities of life, giving a subtle message that we are mere puppets or mute spectators in many situations that we wish to control.

(review by Balroop Singh)

About the Book 

It only takes one event to change a life. What is that action, decision, occurrence? Whose life is affected? Changed forever?

In this eclectic mix of 21 short stories, flash fiction and poetry the pendulum swings between first love and murder, from soul-destroying grief to reconciliation. The tales veer from the sweet satisfaction of revenge to new beginnings, from heart-breaking miscarriages of justice to heart-warming Christmas misadventure.

One common thread binds them all; the belief that there is no such thing as an ordinary life; they’re all extraordinary.

Open your hearts and minds as The Storyteller Speaks.

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168 thoughts on “IN MY HANDS

  1. UsparWales says:

    Annika Perry, I like the way you have presented your book, titled “The Storyteller Speaks”; along with your future aspirations. However what appeals to me even more is the cover page of your storybook, was that designed by You too?

  2. Vasu Gangapalli says:

    I just finished reading the first story of the book. Queenie and Thomas. I should say I was glued to the story from start to finish. I am glad that it has Happy ending. It brought a smile on my face. I would continue reading. Thanks for sharing wonderful story.

    • Annika Perry says:

      Warmest thanks for letting me your feelings of Biding Her Time!! Wow!! Now I can’t stop smiling and am overjoyed the story touched you so! Thank you for letting me know…Hope you enjoy the rest just as much … not all have a happy ending although there is always a resolution.

    • Annika Perry says:

      Cecilia, as you’re a fan of short stories I think this could definitely be of great interest to you…if you have a chance take a look at the other reviews. Many thanks! 😀

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt says:

    It says something gloriously revealing when readers connect with a book. That’s the skill of the writer, Annika. Congratulations on the publication of The Storyteller Speaks – I love the premise of it, it’s on my list of books to purchase.

  4. Sue Dreamwalker says:

    Congratulations Annika, it is wonderful news that you have had so many fantastic reviews my friend.. And I said some where before lol, its fabulous that so many are enjoying your words, Having it in your hands must be a marvellous feeling after all the work you put in. ❤ xxx

    • Annika Perry says:

      Sue, thank you so much and yes, you have so kindly said it before! 😀 The book promotion just seemed to have set off by itself, with me clinging along for fun! It is still amazing to hold the actual book; I’m just about coming back to earth this week…alas! Hugs xxxxx

      • Sue Dreamwalker says:

        Fabulous, I have not touched my own lately but your enthusiasm keeps showing me the ‘Signs; to keep on keeping on.. And I am determined to make it a reality also 😀 .. So Keep plugging it dear friend, for it reminds me to get stuck in.. 🙂 haha.. xxx ❤

  5. jjspina says:

    I am looking forward to reading it. Slowly going through my 80-90 books still on my TBR list. It will definitely be within the next couple of months or soon, hopefully. It sounds wonderful! I enjoy short stories. Best of luck with it, my friend! Xo ❤️

  6. 3C Style says:

    Congrats Annika for the release of the paperback version of your book and the fabulous review. On my way to order my copy from Amazon. Speak to you soon. -Dominique

    • Annika Perry says:

      Julie, I’m so happy you’re reading my book – thank you and enjoy the rest of it! 😀 It is so exciting to have the paperback out for sale and this wonderful review came at just the same time! Hope you’re having a good weekend…light snow today! 😀

  7. Aquileana says:

    Congrats on the book lauch, the great reception and reviews… I absolutely love the cover you have chosen, by the way… Best of luck with “The Storyteller speaks” dear Annika… Love & best wishes 😀

    • Annika Perry says:

      Acqui, thank your so much for your wonderful comment! 😀 It has been an incredible month of a book launch and I’ve been overwhelmed with the reception of the book…the reviews are astonishing and I’m so touched by them all. Yeah!! So glad you love the cover…of course, I’m over the moon with it and it works perfectly…on the paperback the blurb is written within her hair, looks terrific! Love & hugs to you, xxxx ❤️

    • Annika Perry says:

      Robbie, it is an amazing review and left me speechless with tears in my eyes. It captured the whole book whilst also managing to portray a few stories…you did the same and it’s no mean feat! Thank you so much! 😀

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