Just for Marketing and Giggles – The Good Ol’ Hard Sell Approach.

Yowza! Yowza! Folks! Barker

Gather around and let me brighten up your day with news of the release of this incredible piece of adventure, of action, of romance, and of daring-do. I give you…….

Of Patchwork Warriors

Of Patchwork Warriors (Fourth Edition): (Being Vol.1 of the Precipice Dominions) eBook: Llewellyn, R J: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

This literary effort five years in the making, by a fellow who is not ashamed to admit his mistakes but was dedicated enough to keep on until he was able to produce for the reading world…in my humble opinion……PERFECTION!! 

I tell ya, this may appear just another fantasy work, but folks I can attest to you here and now. You will gasp. You will twitch to be hurrying on the next page. You will laugh. You will cry. You will cheer on three of the most dogged, courageous, faithful young women ever to grace the page. 

An’t they adorable folks? Don’t you just wanna rush out at get your copy now? Read about this trio who an’t afraid of the world or to speak their minds. I tell ya, you will not want to put it down. Believe it or not my good lady wife 

Kinda busy now Frank

An’t she a Wow folks? ( that’s the way Francine- the ol’ chiggin’ routine gets them every time)……Anyway like I was sayin’ me an’ the missus we got so wound up in reading these adventures we didn’t watch TV, not for two whole nights! Can ya believe that Ladies an’ Gentlemen?…..Not just ONE, but TWO whole nights, I tell ya it’s that kinda book. I could go on longer, but I tell ya folks…..I gotta go back and read it ALL over again…And anyway who wants to hear some old guy go on…..So I’m gonna hand the whole show over to our lovely, our amazing, our bundle of energy……our wunnderful daughter Spark of Fire….. 


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WHeeeeeeHEEEEEEEE! I wanna thank ya Dad lots an’ lots but I gotta tell the folk here about this superb book! Can you hear me out there? Show me your hands! I wanna see you hands! Lemme see those hands!… Alright-alright-alright. I gotta ask you folk. Do you wanna be predictable….NO ‘course you don’t. You wannna be seen doin’ the same-old-same-old other folk do?…NO! Like how many folk have read that Game of Thrones stuff…More to the point…Do I care?…Like…..NO!!….Listen here…I downloaded copy of ‘Of Patchwork Warriors’  and read the tome in public!…Why??? Because i wanted to show folk I had brain cells up here and individual working brain cells! Yeah folks, you all read critics reviews’, on the web, in the papers, professional or wannaebees and like they all about wanting there to be sadness and tragedy and bad folk getting the upper hand. Well I say I’ve had my fill of that! I want to see the little folk taking up the load, doing what has to be done and getting a goodness out of it, without my intelligence or integrity insulted! Right ladies? I mean forget all what they say about equality, it an’t there, but it is here. And men? Well if you got a real pair, then you aren’t worried about girls being your equals. Right? Come on guys prove me right. A man is a man who accepts women as equals… Right?


     That’s what I’m talking about folks. And that’s what this book is all about. It’s empowerment  people. Empowerment for girls to show they can take the weight. Empowerment for men to say ‘Sister. I salute you! Rock on!…..Yeah rock on!

And folks, in this book, the message is. It doesn’t matter who you are, how you were raised, what blood you come from, and who catches you eye, or your heart. It’s all about  being, striving…attaining and achieving!   

enthusiastic 3She’s Straight Fire man! 

And if anybody asked me ‘Hey Jillian. What you reading there?’ I’d raise up my hand and say ‘Sorry. I just have to see how this chapter ends. Then if you are lucky I’ll be able to haul myself away,’ And they’d say ‘Gosh Jillian it can’t be that good!’ and ‘I’d say. Your loss’ and just carry on reading!…Yeah I do!  I do!! 

And right now what I just have to say is….. I want to see your phones out there. I wanna see the Kindle App!!. I wanna see you downloading the book!!! And if your signal is bad right now, or you need to recharge your mobile soon, then I wanna read about your download on social media. I want you go out there and do it now! Do it! Do it!

Of Patchwork Warriors (Fourth Edition): (Being Vol.1 of the Precipice Dominions) eBook: Llewellyn, R J: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

 ………………………………………………………….O-M-G!!! I must download! NOW!!!


Meanwhile… a little later…

Pondering oneBe honest. Do you think it was wise to sign that marketing over? 


Oh my Lord. What have I done? ……….. I feel your mortification


Just for Marketing and Giggles- The British Approach


I’m…here because the author didn’t think his picture would be advantageous. He and I would like firstly to apologise if we are taking up any of your time, or appearing to be fearfully vulgar and forward, but there’s this book he’s written…Well actually re-written and re-written and thinks he has it right…

Of Patchwork Warriors Of Patchwork Warriors (Fourth Edition): (Being Vol.1 of the Precipice Dominions) eBook: Llewellyn, R J: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

And as you can see, it is being sold on Amazon Kindle at 0.99 (in most currencies anyway)….

It’s one of those adventuresome Fantasy Books, which are so popular, only there’s not so much treachery and tragedy, and the central characters are quite nice, in so far as I can judge. I found Karlyn quite amusing.

And I have to go now…and do…something else, so I apologise if I have intruded on your time. Someone else will take over now.


In so far as this Fantasy Genre goes, well, I have to say, it has a certain charm, even if some of the humour was rather, shall we say, populist. Of course I wasn’t too sure about all those girls having so much of a say in the narrative, but there again ‘de rigueur’ as the saying goes. And of course it is very inexpensive, and this in itself begs the statement ‘What has one got to lose?’ (apart from 0.99 of course, but there again I received a free copy)Whimsey 6 I have to disagree with the flamboyant chap above. I thought the humour was rather classical British irony. Of course I doubt if this will travel well across the Atlantic. I also feel the book is far too optimistic and the characters excruciatingly pleasant (even that blonde haired girl was only brutal to those who deserved it), so it will certainly not do well in Britain. I fear it will be another well-meaning failure….as for selling at such a low price…..well that simply smacks of being vulgar. Shame really, there was potential there.

Young woman, finger on lips, looking confused surprised     

I’m a bit confused here. Was that guy trying to help sell the book. These Brits are so oblique. Is it any good? Anyone????

haughty response 2Yes, of course m’dear. If you like to read about a bevy of young ladies running about the countryside getting up to all sorts of high jinks and beating the stuffing out of a load of rotters who get their just deserts. And there some’s..well y’know…And it’s only 0.99 


Oh, go on. Give it a try. I’m in it. And it’s only 0.99

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Yeah….like….I’m hooked already….These Brits. No wonder the best ones end up working for the Dollar.

You might call it ‘Marketing’. As I see it, it’s more ‘Socialising’

Good day to you. My name is Merklin Silc and I come from the lands described in The Precipice Dominions . To be closer as it were, I come from the very busy and thriving city of Elinid, in which I and my brother Grenaww have certain influence, all done by hard work and intelligent applications of this and that.

(That’s Grenaww, he figures quite a lot in most of the books, but we don’t show him too much, he doesn’t like the portrait and he tends to unsettle folk anyway…until they get to know him and see his point of view)

Me, I’m more inclined to the friendly conversation and discourse of subjects. After all everyone has their point of view; true sometimes you need to give them a friendly hand to demonstrate they are wrong and guide them, but I say, it’s a lot neater than other, let’s call ’em colourful ways. Other times you need to give folk confidence to do ‘Wot’s Wot’ as we say in Elinid. And there are times when you get the task of announcing to the wider world about things you reckon would enrich their lives. Normally for me that’s tied up in Trade Deals, Mutually Beneficial Arrangements or Negotiated Understandings and the like. But someone very close to me these days asked if I would help out on the matter of a series of books charting the adventures and I must say the more accurate histories of what took place a few years back. Well since I could never turn down a request from this particular person and as the tale is quite favourable to Elinid how could I refuse?

Before we go any further I have to say I’m not too keen on these images, Yeah, there’s alright for the ladies, adding a certain Indefinable Quality to their features, but us lads…well whatever was tried we still come out looking a bit like ‘walnuts’ (that’s ‘twits’ to you folk), however Wigran says, it’s all to do with the transmission of detail between worlds.

That’s Wigran by the way. You might say he started the whole business, him and his explorations of the Stommigheid but overall he’s good lad; these days he’s my Advisor on such matters, and has come on quite well.

Anyway, enough about us lot, let’s get you onto the real nub of the matter which is about the events laid out in the trilogy The Precipice Dominions and centring around the activities three rather remarkable woman, who to use a phrase you might recognise ‘were dropped right in it’ . All about how they got involved, teamed up, coped, worked together and prevailed despite others (At one later stage once I’d worked out Wot was Wot, I did warned Grenaww he was going too far, but I leave that for you to find out about way down the tale) the three of them prospered in their own ways.

There’s a lot of action, and since folk kept trying to cross them, quite an impressive body pile, of all races; the language and some of the humour you might not want to repeat in mixed society. It’s against a backdrop of a whole lot of cross-purposes, rivalries, hidden agendas, sharp workers, walnuts who thought they were sharp workers, mistakes made, opportunities snatched, strategies veering off in all directions, making up policy as you go, and all sorts of permutations . Some folk who read the whole account got confused, I didn’t. The accounts struck me as the Usual Sort of Business I deal in.

Basically these three women, they change, read the three volumes and you’ll see;

Like how Arketre Beritt of the LifeGuard (in Elinid we call them ‘The Grim’) goes from being a Healer (Medician) to Captain of a regiment (or what have you) holding the line at in a right nasty set to at what was thought a small, dowdy place called Yermetz .

And ….. also….later on…(Everyone is worried she’ll find out about the next picture because it’s not an image, portrait; it’s sort of live, at the time and she is very touchy about privacy during that bit of the narrative but I said I would square with her….we have a Negotiated Understanding)

Then we have The Puzzle, The Confusion, The Won’t Stand Still For A Moment, who claimed to have come from Elinid but had a whole different story

Trying to follow a conversation started by Karlyn Nahtinee is an acquired skill and as far as I know there are only two persons who can do that all the time (being the other two in the trio). You know there is something odd about it but you can’t pin it down, it’s only later she starts acting like this do you realise she’s got a history.

And finally there’s the one I reckon to be the True Hero of the whole story. Trelli, also known as Trelyvana Waywanderer (sometimes Lady Tee) the girl who started out as a not so simple but pretty shrewd orphan and housemaid, had to adapt quickly to this

And learning to work this way

Finally became this Lady

If you’ve been following this blog (Where the First Hell did you get that word from for a bit of writing?) you’ll know the old fellah who got the task of putting the words down has had all sorts of trials and tribulations getting here. You might also know Trelli, bless her got him to make this last final effort on the first volume and all the improvements are down to her (By the way, any comments about ‘What Improvements?’ will result in me visiting the unwise person to point out that making mean spirited, not well thought out statements can have repercussions).

I’m not going to go on about how wonderful a series of tales these are, how you might be missing an enjoyable reading experience and that there maybe enough for everyone in the pages. No, that would be pushing it a bit and no one really likes being pushed (even when they haven’t got the option). I’m here just to give you options, that’s fayre enough isn’t it? For a start off you can visit the site which gives more information about the tales at

The Precipice Dominions… (A Fantasy Trilogy) — WordPress.com

Then on or after after what you call The 1st February 2021 you can go to that Amazon site

Of Patchwork Warriors: (Being Vol.1 of the Precipice Dominions) eBook: Llewellyn, R J: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Where the new version of the 1st Volume will be available free for a few days (I think it’s seven days, but Wigran says you should never make promises where Amazon is involved he reckons it’s short of ‘fully operational capabilities’- anyway he also says you folk will understand what that means)

I think that’s all I need to say on the subject. You’ve got the introduction, you’ve seen images of the girls and a rough idea of where they are going, you know where to go for more information, and you can get a free copy of the book.

You probably don’t need to hear anymore from me.

Do you now?

Keep cheerful.

The Books Are Somewhere Else Now

I don’t know how well this will work, anyway for better or for worse there’s the other site I was writing about

The Precipice Dominions… (A Fantasy Trilogy)

It would be nice to say using the Brave New World of WP setting up a new site was fun. However for the sake of dignity let me just say ‘It Was Interesting’ and being a retired UK Civil Servant would suggest ‘I could have produced a better basic instruction manual, shorn of assumptions about the prospective user’s knowledge’.

Anyway. It’s launched (Without Widgets– I opted for the Blogs I am Following, and was presented with a list of ‘Who?…Well only once?…Hey where’s…..’ It looked quite rude and offish)