M J Porter

Publisher info

I'm an author of historical fiction (Early English/Viking) and fantasy. I write A LOT, you've been warned.

Find me @coloursofunison or at www.mjporterauthor.com or at www.earlofmercia.wordpress.com where I blog about books and films and sometimes, writing!

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Smashwords book reviews by M J Porter

  • Shadowborn (Light & Shadow, Book 1) on May 24, 2013

    This book has been a slow burner for me. I have really enjoyed knowing that when I had a spare minute I could pick it up and enjoy it. I will be reading the next one (and probably the third part as well) because I am intrigued by the relationship between the two girls.
  • Shadowforged (Light & Shadow, Book 2) on June 11, 2013

    Well, now I'm hooked. This second book in the trilogy is full of unexpected twists, and for the last 50 or so pages, I had no choice but to sit and read it. No spoilers from me ... read on.
  • Shadow's End (Light & Shadow, Book 3) on Sep. 04, 2013

    What I've really loved about this trilogy is the unexpectedness of all. I'm not going to give anything away but the storyline never progressed as I thought it would and at the endof every book I was left desperate to know what happened next. The author is now working on some side stories for the main characters and I look forward to them being released. Thanks for a great read!!