Interview with M J Porter

What are your five favorite books, and why?
As I've never considered this question before, I'm going to work on the assumption that my favourite books must be those I've read more than once, so here goes.

1) Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey - I love the world of PERN.
2)The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey - I've actually re-read all of PERN on more than one occasion but it's these two books that I remember most fondly.
3)Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - I can still quote the beginning of this from when I read it at school for A level. It's not. admittedly, the happiest of books but I love the vivid imagery.
4) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - this was the first book in years that I stayed up all night reading. It hooked me almost from the first word. The other books in the series do not hold the same appeal, unfortunately.
5) I'll have to give number five some more thought, and actually look at my book cases! I feel it should be something profound, but maybe it will just be my Munch Bunch books from when I was a kid.
Who are your favorite authors?
This used to be an easy question to answer, but now that I write so much, I read very little.
My favourite authors used to be Anne McCaffrey, Terry Goodkind, Katherine Kerr, Kate Elliott, Robin Hobb, Terry Pratchett, Lee Child and Harlan Coben, but I'll add Mark Lawrence to that and also Moira Katson (a fellow indie author). I find it very hard to find books I'm desperate enough to read that I can drop everything I'm working on. At the moment I've returned to the 'classics' and have just read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and also A Christmas Carol.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a bit of a film buff. I can often be found in the cinema or binge watching on the TV.
Published 2016-10-30.
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Blue Diamond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
One heart to give. Two women to love. Blue Diamond is a 20000 word YA romantic short story, with a touch of the supernatural.
Unknown (Part 2)
Series: Unknown Serial. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: British English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
She knows only two things about herself; her name is Frey and the boy with the troubled brown eyes, snatched from her arms by the soldiers in full body armour, loves her. He’s imprisoned, just as she is, only Jazz knows what the future holds, his memories somehow unaffected despite their promises and he knows, she is the enemy and she is to be feared.
Unknown
Series: Unknown Serial. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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Dragon of Unison Second Trilogy - Red, Black and Silver
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Dragon Bond (The Dragon of Unison Series Book 6)
Series: Dragon of Unison. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,310. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
‘A time will come when the mountains will move and the ground will tremor, when the heavens will fall upon our land and beasts with wings will erupt from the mountains and call us friends.’ ‘A time will come when one person will be given the power of our land, the power to heal and grow and melt and make new.’
Dragon Lost (The Dragon of Unison Series Book 5)
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Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. "They will bond, an unbreakable bond, and together they will unite and restore everything to how it should be." So the words of the long ago prophecy haunt Erann as his bond with Greeneyes is broken and the people of Unison are plunged further into peril with the unwelcome return of the Long Night.
Dragon Ally (The Dragon of Unison Series Book 4)
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