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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2014, 10:04:03 AM »
Hmmm...

Part with 1.54 / $2.51 for a book... or buy a bag of sweets?

Maybe this will help you decide
:


'I'm reluctant to give five stars to anything, but Salt really nails my number one criteria, keep me interested and engaged.'

'Gripping read, highly recommended for middle grade'

'Salt is one of those stories that pulls the reader into the action.'

'many twists and turns'

'an enchanting read'

'Vivid imagery and nicely flowing prose add to the strengths of the narrative'

'Having recently read and reviewed another of Helen Laycock's books, "Mandrake's Plot," I can once again assert that this is another gem amidst the many children's books'

'Your heart will be beating as you go along with Toby and his new friend Hattie as they piece together clues and encounter dangerous obstacles.'

'Helen Laycock has woven a whimsical tale'

'Salt is not what I expected, but it was so wonderfully well written that the characters truly came alive.'

'The characters are very believable and realistic'

'The narrative flows well and the focus on the main characters keeps the storyline easy to follow.'

'The author is very precise in setting the scene and providing rich descriptions of places and people'

'Strange happenings after dark, secret tunnels, a new friendship with a mysterious girl, what else would any kid want from a summer vacation in a seaside village. How about getting the chance to solve a baffling mystery? The main character, Toby, gets it all, and so will the reader.'

'What could be better than reclaiming a man from the dead, cursed booty and outwitting many a menacing foe?'

'The plot is well thought out and as the adventure begins, the story unfolds, coming to a swift resolution by the end'

'It is exciting and once again I am reminded of the work of Enid Blyton.'

'Both girls and boys will be attracted to this high-adventure story'

'Helen Laycock's books are most definitely recommended'




 
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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2014, 08:36:46 AM »
'so wonderfully well written that the characters truly came alive'


Salt (U.K.) 1.54 *****
Salt (U.S.)  $2.51*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12

For Toby, a holiday at Pirates' Cove is nothing like he expected it to be...
With the help of Hattie, a strange local girl, her dog Scamp and Rufus, the intelligent rat, the secrets of Salt Guesthouse are unravelled. Why are there mysterious beach fires and eerie singing at night? What is Hattie hiding? Why has a dead man been spotted in the town and why are the children in such grave danger?



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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 06:28:07 AM »
Season your life with a little


Everyone knows Salt gives you high blood-pressure, and this edge-of-your-seat adventure is no exception...

1.54
$2.51


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2014, 02:29:05 AM »
Original, exciting, intrigue, adventure, well-edited, well-received.

What more could you want from a children's book?

Oh, a great price?

You've got it:
1.54 or $2.51.





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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2014, 07:36:20 AM »
Sun, sea, sand and


Salt (U.K.) 1.54 *****
Salt (U.S.)  $2.51*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12



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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2014, 05:11:32 AM »
Salt

A holiday at Pirates' Cove with Great Aunt Win is nothing like Toby expects it to be... He is baffled by the mysterious beach fires and eerie singing he witnesses during the night. He is fascinated, too, by the weird and wonderful tales of the town: not only the legend of the pitiful Mary-Anne, said to row out nightly to the Blue Rock, but also of the peculiar 'cursed' gold plate locked in the guesthouse cabinet. Stranger still, why has a dead man been spotted in the town? With the help of intriguing local girl, Hattie, the secrets of Salt Guesthouse are unravelled... but not before the children find themselves in grave danger.

Other books by Helen Laycock: Glass Dreams, Mandrake's Plot, The Secret of Pooks Wood, Martha and Mitch, Song of the Moon, Mr Charlie Chumpkins and The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins, A Mouthful of Chuckles(Poetry)

As well as an ebook, Salt is now available as a paperback.

UK: 4.99

US: $7.20


       
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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2014, 08:09:12 AM »

Experience the mysterious Cornish coast with Toby and Hattie...


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2014, 03:58:34 AM »
Such lovely things have been said about  Salt

'I'm reluctant to give five stars to anything, but Salt really nails my number one criteria, keep me interested and engaged.'

'Gripping read, highly recommended for middle grade'

'Salt is one of those stories that pulls the reader into the action.'

'many twists and turns'

'an enchanting read'

'Vivid imagery and nicely flowing prose add to the strengths of the narrative'

'Having recently read and reviewed another of Helen Laycock's books, "Mandrake's Plot," I can once again assert that this is another gem amidst the many children's books'

'Your heart will be beating as you go along with Toby and his new friend Hattie as they piece together clues and encounter dangerous obstacles.'

'Helen Laycock has woven a whimsical tale'

'Salt is not what I expected, but it was so wonderfully well written that the characters truly came alive.'

'The characters are very believable and realistic'

'The narrative flows well and the focus on the main characters keeps the storyline easy to follow.'

'The author is very precise in setting the scene and providing rich descriptions of places and people'

'Strange happenings after dark, secret tunnels, a new friendship with a mysterious girl, what else would any kid want from a summer vacation in a seaside village. How about getting the chance to solve a baffling mystery? The main character, Toby, gets it all, and so will the reader.'

'What could be better than reclaiming a man from the dead, cursed booty and outwitting many a menacing foe?'

'The plot is well thought out and as the adventure begins, the story unfolds, coming to a swift resolution by the end'

'It is exciting and once again I am reminded of the work of Enid Blyton.'

'Both girls and boys will be attracted to this high-adventure story'

'Helen Laycock's books are most definitely recommended'




Mystery and intrigue at Pirates' Cove...

 
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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2014, 03:49:01 AM »


It'll get your heart racing...


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2014, 07:33:19 AM »
 

Salt (U.K.) 1.54 *****
Salt (U.S.)  $2.51*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12

AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK OR AS A KINDLE EDITION


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2014, 02:37:09 AM »
What better way to spend your Saturday than with a seasoning of

 

~A mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.54 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.48 / PAPERBACK: $8.00*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2014, 03:37:06 AM »
Salt gives you high blood-pressure - and this fast-paced fiction is no exception...  



~A 5* mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.54 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.48 / PAPERBACK: $8.00*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2014, 05:33:32 AM »
What better way to spend your Saturday than with a seasoning of

 

~A mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.54 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.48 / PAPERBACK: $8.00*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2015, 07:08:12 AM »
Remember the stories of our childhood, Enid Blyton's tales of adventure, children solving mysteries? I loved all those! If you have readers aged between 8 -- 12 and you are looking for an exciting book, I may have just the thing...

In fact, I have many, but let me introduce you to them one at a time:


Salt is a mystery set in the fictional Cornish town of Pirates' Cove and is suitable for boys and girls.
It is available as both a
kindle (1.54) and a paperback (4.84) edition and has had some great reviews.

'That is JUST what I have been looking for!' I hear you exclaim.
Glad to be of help...



In a nutshell, this is what is on the back cover:

A holiday at Pirates' Cove with Great Aunt Win is nothing like Toby expects it to be... He is baffled by the mysterious beach fires and eerie singing he witnesses during the night. He is fascinated, too, by the weird and wonderful tales of the town: not only the legend of the pitiful Mary-Anne, said to row out nightly to the Blue Rock, but also of the peculiar 'cursed' gold plate locked in the guesthouse cabinet. Stranger still, why has a dead man been spotted in the town? With the help of intriguing local girl, Hattie, the secrets of Salt Guesthouse are unravelled... but not before the children find themselves in grave danger.

* * * * * * * * *

And here are a few quotes from reviews:

'I'm reluctant to give five stars to anything, but Salt really nails my number one criteria, keep me interested and engaged.'
'Gripping read, highly recommended for middle grade'
'Salt is one of those stories that pulls the reader into the action.'
'many twists and turns'
'an enchanting read'
'Vivid imagery and nicely flowing prose add to the strengths of the narrative'
'Having recently read and reviewed another of Helen Laycock's books, "Mandrake's Plot," I can once again assert that this is another gem amidst the many children's books'
'Your heart will be beating as you go along with Toby and his new friend Hattie as they piece together clues and encounter dangerous obstacles.'
'Helen Laycock has woven a whimsical tale'
'Salt is not what I expected, but it was so wonderfully well written that the characters truly came alive.'
'The characters are very believable and realistic'
'The narrative flows well and the focus on the main characters keeps the storyline easy to follow.'
'The author is very precise in setting the scene and providing rich descriptions of places and people'
'Strange happenings after dark, secret tunnels, a new friendship with a mysterious girl, what else would any kid want from a summer vacation in a seaside village. How about getting the chance to solve a baffling mystery? The main character, Toby, gets it all, and so will the reader.'
'What could be better than reclaiming a man from the dead, cursed booty and outwitting many a menacing foe?'
'The plot is well thought out and as the adventure begins, the story unfolds, coming to a swift resolution by the end'
'It is exciting and once again I am reminded of the work of Enid Blyton.'
'Both girls and boys will be attracted to this high-adventure story'
'Helen Laycock's books are most definitely recommended'




And, if your children enjoy it, please would you consider leaving a review on Amazon. We writers do appreciate feedback. Thank you.
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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2015, 06:19:36 AM »
What better way to spend your Saturday than with a seasoning of

 

~A mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.80 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.76 / PAPERBACK: $7.20*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2015, 05:48:20 AM »
For information about all my children's books, please visit:

Helen Laycock | Children's Author

http://helenlaycock.wix.com/helen-laycock
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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2015, 06:24:44 AM »


Mystery and intrigue at Pirates' Cove...


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2015, 06:06:53 AM »
Summer's on its way!

Here's a seaside mystery for 8 - 12 year-olds:



Salt is available wherever you are in the world, both as a kindle edition (1.80 / $2.69) or as a paperback (5.00 / $8.00). It has had great reviews.


Here's the U.S. link:

Salt


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2015, 04:06:40 AM »
Salt gives you high blood-pressure - and this fast-paced fiction is no exception...  





~A 5* mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.54 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.48 / PAPERBACK: $8.00*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12


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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2015, 10:08:34 AM »
Remember the stories of our childhood, Enid Blyton's tales of adventure, children solving mysteries? I loved all those! If you have readers aged between 8 -- 12 and you are looking for an exciting book, I may have just the thing...

In fact, I have many. Take a look at my website to find out more:


Helen Laycock | Children's Author
http://helenlaycock.wix.com/helen-laycock
:


Salt is a mystery set in the fictional Cornish town of Pirates' Cove and is suitable for boys and girls.
It is available as both a
kindle (1.80 / $2.73) and a paperback (5.00 / $8.00) edition and has had some great reviews.

'That is JUST what I have been looking for!' I hear you exclaim.
Glad to be of help...



In a nutshell, this is what is on the back cover:

A holiday at Pirates' Cove with Great Aunt Win is nothing like Toby expects it to be... He is baffled by the mysterious beach fires and eerie singing he witnesses during the night. He is fascinated, too, by the weird and wonderful tales of the town: not only the legend of the pitiful Mary-Anne, said to row out nightly to the Blue Rock, but also of the peculiar 'cursed' gold plate locked in the guesthouse cabinet. Stranger still, why has a dead man been spotted in the town? With the help of intriguing local girl, Hattie, the secrets of Salt Guesthouse are unravelled... but not before the children find themselves in grave danger.

* * * * * * * * *

And here are a few quotes from reviews:

'I'm reluctant to give five stars to anything, but Salt really nails my number one criteria, keep me interested and engaged.'
'Gripping read, highly recommended for middle grade'
'Salt is one of those stories that pulls the reader into the action.'
'many twists and turns'
'an enchanting read'
'Vivid imagery and nicely flowing prose add to the strengths of the narrative'
'Having recently read and reviewed another of Helen Laycock's books, "Mandrake's Plot," I can once again assert that this is another gem amidst the many children's books'
'Your heart will be beating as you go along with Toby and his new friend Hattie as they piece together clues and encounter dangerous obstacles.'
'Helen Laycock has woven a whimsical tale'
'Salt is not what I expected, but it was so wonderfully well written that the characters truly came alive.'
'The characters are very believable and realistic'
'The narrative flows well and the focus on the main characters keeps the storyline easy to follow.'
'The author is very precise in setting the scene and providing rich descriptions of places and people'
'Strange happenings after dark, secret tunnels, a new friendship with a mysterious girl, what else would any kid want from a summer vacation in a seaside village. How about getting the chance to solve a baffling mystery? The main character, Toby, gets it all, and so will the reader.'
'What could be better than reclaiming a man from the dead, cursed booty and outwitting many a menacing foe?'
'The plot is well thought out and as the adventure begins, the story unfolds, coming to a swift resolution by the end'
'It is exciting and once again I am reminded of the work of Enid Blyton.'
'Both girls and boys will be attracted to this high-adventure story'
'Helen Laycock's books are most definitely recommended'




And, if your children enjoy it, please would you consider leaving a review on Amazon. We writers do appreciate feedback. Thank you.

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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2015, 06:00:45 AM »
Salt ~ perfect summer reading for children aged 8 - 12

 




~A 5* mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.54 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.48 / PAPERBACK: $8.00*****



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Re: Salt 'another gem amidst the many children's books'
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2015, 12:05:57 PM »
Toby and his great-aunt have arrived at Salt Guesthouse and Toby makes friends with Mr Tinegar, the old man who is a permanent resident in the attic room.



Mr Tinegar shuffled over to the telescope. 'Come.'

Toby was keen to have a look, but before he was able to, Mr Tinegar dragged a small wooden stool into position for Toby to stand on. The telescope was pointing towards the cliffs. Toby could quite clearly see the detail on the rock face, and up on top he could see people on the grass. There was a family having a picnic. He could make out that the two children were a boy and a girl and that the mother was pouring from a flask. By moving the telescope slightly, Toby could see a couple sunbathing in what was left of the evening sun and a man throwing a ball for a white dog. Much further in the distance, beyond the cliff, Toby could just see what looked like a small campsite, judging from the caravans that stood there.

'That's amazing!' Toby cried. 'It's all so clear.'

'You'd be amazed at some of the things I've seen,' said Mr Tinegar, but he didn't elaborate.

'Mr Tinegar,' began Toby, 'have you ever heard singing in the night? I'm sure I heard a strange kind of singing last night.'

'Ah, the haunting sounds of Mary-Anne. It is said that a soulful mad woman, dressed in dowdy rags, rows nightly to Blue Rock in a small wooden rowing boat where she disembarks and sings sorrowfully for those lost at sea.'

'The Blue Rock?' repeated Toby, interested. 'Can we see it from here?'

'Sure you can. Follow the horizon from left to right and you will see one lone mass protruding through the waves. That is Blue Rock.'

'I've got it!' yelped Toby. 'Have you ever seen this Mary-Anne?'

'I have,' Mr Tinegar paused, 'though many have it that it is only legend.'

Toby was fascinated. 'I'd love to see her. Do you think I ever will?'

'Nothing is impossible,' said Mr Tinegar. 'Now, Toby, can I interest you in a ginger biscuit?' Toby looked at his watch.

'Actually, I'd better not. I promised Aunt Win that I wouldn't be long.'

'Well, you must come again, Toby. Any time. It's been nice making your acquaintance.' Mr Tinegar shook Toby's hand and they bade each other goodnight.

'Thanks again, Mr Tinegar!' called Toby as he trotted back down the stairs to tell his aunt all about his new acquaintance. The attic door closed softly behind him. Mr Tinegar looked out to sea.

Kindle:1.80 / $2.83 Paperback:5.00 / $8.00

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What better way to spend your Saturday than with a seasoning of  

~A mystery at Pirates' Cove~


Salt (U.K.) KINDLE: 1.54 / PAPERBACK: 4.84 *****
Salt (U.S.)  KINDLE: $2.48 / PAPERBACK: $8.00*****

Suitable for readers aged 7 -- 12

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« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2015, 03:48:21 AM »

Thank you to Ellie Firestone in the U.S. for my Author Interview which has gone 'live' today. You can read it on Ellie's blog :

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« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2015, 06:53:04 AM »
As the winter wind howls outside, why not sit by the fire and be transported to a summer of mystery and adventure at the Cornish coast withSalt

Suitable for boys and girls, it is available as both a kindle (1.80 / $2.76) and a paperback (4.37 / $8.00) edition and has had some great reviews.




A holiday at Pirates' Cove with Great Aunt Win is nothing like Toby expects it to be... He is baffled by the mysterious beach fires and eerie singing he witnesses during the night. He is fascinated, too, by the weird and wonderful tales of the town: not only the legend of the pitiful Mary-Anne, said to row out nightly to the Blue Rock, but also of the peculiar 'cursed' gold plate locked in the guesthouse cabinet. Stranger still, why has a dead man been spotted in the town? With the help of intriguing local girl, Hattie, the secrets of Salt Guesthouse are unravelled... but not before the children find themselves in grave danger.

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And here are a few quotes from reviews:

'I'm reluctant to give five stars to anything, but Salt really nails my number one criteria, keep me interested and engaged.'
'Gripping read, highly recommended for middle grade'
'Salt is one of those stories that pulls the reader into the action.'
'many twists and turns'
'an enchanting read'
'Vivid imagery and nicely flowing prose add to the strengths of the narrative'
'Having recently read and reviewed another of Helen Laycock's books, "Mandrake's Plot," I can once again assert that this is another gem amidst the many children's books'
'Your heart will be beating as you go along with Toby and his new friend Hattie as they piece together clues and encounter dangerous obstacles.'
'Helen Laycock has woven a whimsical tale'
'Salt is not what I expected, but it was so wonderfully well written that the characters truly came alive.'
'The characters are very believable and realistic'
'The narrative flows well and the focus on the main characters keeps the storyline easy to follow.'
'The author is very precise in setting the scene and providing rich descriptions of places and people'
'Strange happenings after dark, secret tunnels, a new friendship with a mysterious girl, what else would any kid want from a summer vacation in a seaside village. How about getting the chance to solve a baffling mystery? The main character, Toby, gets it all, and so will the reader.'
'What could be better than reclaiming a man from the dead, cursed booty and outwitting many a menacing foe?'
'The plot is well thought out and as the adventure begins, the story unfolds, coming to a swift resolution by the end'
'It is exciting and once again I am reminded of the work of Enid Blyton.'
'Both girls and boys will be attracted to this high-adventure story'
'Helen Laycock's books are most definitely recommended'




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