Blogmas Day 9: dissent:RENEGADES by R.J. Furness // Review

What a wonderful review for dissent RENEGADES! 😀😀😀😀

Title: dissent:RENEGADES by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 16th October 2017

Synopsis: Centuries from now, during a new ice age, only three human colonies are known to exist. Scorr Tanta, the first city, is vast and resourceful, whereas Eklips is more desolate. Ellie, on the other hand, works in Port Harmony; a harbour town. As an apprentice orgo-keeper, the only highlight is getting to ride the animals that she cares for. Then, a chance skirmish at the market draws her closer to Haylee and her friends, and everything begins to change. Desperate to join them, Ellie has heard many tales about Haylee and her group of renowned warriors. What she doesn’t know, is how much danger follows them. Ellie is soon tugged into a much different world than she had first assumed. A world built on dissent, and filled with secrets.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A thrilling and immersive book that will…

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dissent BOOK TWO – Cover Reveal

“Morrigan” is released on Monday, and as usual, it has a ‘coming soon’ feature on the back cover.

Therefore, it’s time to introduce you all to the second “dissent” book. This one is called “VENGEANCE”, and I plan to release it around July 2018. This story will pick up from the end of “dissent RENEGADES”.

The cover has (again) been illustrated by my amazing friend Amy Leslie. Wow…what a talent she is! Anyway, don’t take my word for it; check out her beautiful work here.

You can also see her wonderful illustration for “dissent VENGEANCE” right here…

I think you’ll agree that Amy has done an outstanding job.

Let me know your thoughts!!! 😁

Publication Day

The very first ‘dissent’ book is published today!! 😁

As you know, this book is called ‘RENEGADES’ and it kicks off a whole series.

To buy, you can click one of the links below. I would love to hear what you think when you’ve read it too!

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Best Wishes


Morrigan – Cover Reveal

As you know, the first book in the ‘dissent’ series (RENEGADES) is released on Kindle on the 1st November.  In addition, there will be a paperback edition, which is just having final adjustments before it is published.  But here’s the thing…

On the paperback’s back cover, there is a small coming soon element, featuring the cover of the next book I will release.  Therefore, I realised that it’s a good time to tell you a little about it, and (drumroll) show you the cover!

This next book is called ‘Morrigan’, and it is a shorter story about one of the characters from the first book.  However, this is not the sequel to RENEGADES, it is a spin-off of sorts.  In fact, I have referred to it as ‘a dissent story’.  I am hoping to release ‘Morrigan’ by the end of this year.

Now for the exciting part – The Cover!

Beautifully illustrated by the wonderful Amy Leslie, I think this cover perfectly captures Morrigan.  I am super-pleased with it, and really hope you love it too.  Amy is an excellent artist, and I haved loved working with her on the artwork for Morrigan.  You can find more of her work on Facebook right here.

Without further delay, check this out…

Morrigan Final Cover 2

Don’t forget, the first ‘dissent’ book is available for pre-order NOW, and you can order it here…

UK:  Buy “dissent RENEGADES”

USA:  Buy “dissent RENEGADES”

That’s all for now.  Let me know what you think of the cover for Morrigan…


Happy Friday everyone. I don’t know about you, but…

It always intrigues me how an artist, or someone creative, gets from their concept idea to the finished piece.


Where the cover for my first book is concerned, I can (sort of) show you in pictures!! And, you are in for a treat.

As I have said before, the artist behind my cover is called Dawn, and she is just incredible. You can find out more about her here…

Dawn’s Facebook Page

Meanwhile, gaze upon these beauties and enjoy. It’s fascinating how such a great piece, became so fab!

Let’s start with the sketch…

Then came the background…

And finally the detail began on the Orgo itself…

In the end, this was the result…

Although, we did take the hugely important decision to remove the nostrils from the Orgo. They just weren’t working on the illustration!

Then, after adding in the text, we had the cover for the first DISSENT book.

This one is due for release on the 1st November!!!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing that process as much as I did. Would love to hear your comments. Please do keep in touch. If you haven’t signed up already, you can be first for DISSENT news by completing your details here…

Speak soon 😀

UPDATE:  After going through this process, we decided to develop a cover which was much more abstract in nature.  Still using the original illustration, we eventually decided with this cover as it is today…

dissent RENEGADES Kindle Cover

For those that are still reading…

At some point in the near future, I will release a paperback version of the book, with the original illustration as the cover.  This will only be available for a limited time!

Keep watching!!!!!

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My Story In One Sentence

Not so long ago, I read an article that suggested describing a story or book you’re writing in one sentence.  This is a marketing idea, and the purpose of the one-sentence summary is to help people know whether they are in your target audience.

To be fair, this is something I’ve struggled with for one reason or another.  But here is what I have come up with for the first Dissent book…

Centuries from now, during a new ice age, a woman in her thirties fights for her place amongst a group of renowned warriors, whilst living in one of three surviving human colonies.

Feel free to let me know your thoughts.

Also, is it something you have ever tried as a writer?  Has it helped you?