"Heavey is a magical realist and a myth maker…"
– Michael Sheldon, author of The Violet Crow 


"A brilliant new book … This brave little cat has the courage of a lion"
– HillBuzz.org 

"Fantastic fable … Not only is this book a great story in itself, it's also quite clearly a parable for current events."
– Book Horde

"What appears to be a delightful tale about the trials and travails of a simple barn cat morphs into an allegorical masterpiece."
– Jack July, author of the Amy Lynn series 


"A Spellbinding, Supernatural Coming of Age Story"
– Daria Anne DiGiovanni, author and owner of WriteStream Media 

"Underlake is a complex story written to delight and empower the reader … Beautifully done for girls searching for their own voice."
– Literary R&R 


"Warning: DO NOT read this book right before bed! Night Machines is one very freaky ride."
– Let's Book It 

"This is pretty chilling stuff."
– The Goode Word 

“Far more than a romance, Night Machines is a thriller, a fantasy, a mystery. Yes, folks, we have a winner!”
Literary R&R 

"The story itself is unique and something I have never read before."
– The Ultimate Book Nook 

"Night Machines is a unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading. Five Stars."
–Midwest Book Review 

"When I came to the last 40 pages, I locked myself in my bedroom leaving my husband and children to fend for themselves for a while so I could read the conclusion."
– eFiction Magazine 

"I rarely read a book I find both literary and hard to put down...a unique and inspiring story."
– Meira Pentermann, author of Firefly Beach and Nine-Tenths 

"I did not even expect part of it until two-thirds of the way through Night Machines and I didn’t suspect all of it until the very end."
– The Greenwich Patch 


Nice, clean, new ebook format now available!

The ebook I originally uploaded to Amazon was a little sloppy, format-wise. I trusted KDP's conversion software to make my PDF into a readable ebook and while it could have been worse, it wasn't great. I have since done a proper HTML > MOBI file so all future downloads will be impeccable. A reader from Miami just gave me a good review on Amazon, though he was compelled to take off a star for the poor formatting of the old version. Can't say I blame him. But he was still generous enough to say "…it worked as a novel that draws you in and doesn't let go." He also stressed the bizarre combination of genres that comprise Night Machines. This is one of the things I love about the indie publishing craze - it allows for experimentation and new kinds of literature, something traditional publishing can't afford to gamble on but which wouldn't otherwise see the light of day.

Here's the gentleman's review.




Free eBook promotion!

Tomorrow, February 1 and Thursday, February 2, you can download Night Machines for free from Amazon.com. Visit the Night Machines Kindle version Amazon page here.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Amazon? What a friend they are to indie publishers, to writers in general and most of all, to readers who want more options!

Anyway, spread the word - rare opportunity for a free download of Night Machines. Enjoy!


Huzzah! Midwest Book Review!

I submitted Night Machines to the Midwest Book Review a couple months ago, never dreaming they would take notice. But they did! And they liked it! Their reviewer, Bethany Cox, posted a 5-star review on Amazon.com:

A unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading
December 5, 2011 by Bethany Cox

One's own imagination is perfectly fine for an escape, but it can too often leak into reality. "Night Machines" follows Maggie as her dissatisfaction with life turns her to her imagination. But as stress piles on, her mind seems more and more taking over her life... and it may impact far more than herself, turning to her love and her family. "Night Machines" is a unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading.

You can see the original review on midwestbookreview.com here. (You have to scroll down to Night Machines.) I am delighted that such a worthy reviewer approves of my effort.


A real thriller.

Noted local author Tina Bishop has posted a review of Night Machines on Amazon. I'm currently reading one of her books, Fisherman's Creek, and enjoying every dramatic, suspense-tinged page of it. Anyway, here's what Tina wrote:

In "Night Machines" Kia Heavey has written an extraordinary novel. Worth reading for its hair-raising nightmare descriptions alone. It's enough to make you throw away your sleeping pills forever!

Check out all my Amazon reviews here!


If you are looking for a great book to read this Halloween...

Bookingly Yours, a review blog run by a working mom who lives in the Philippines, has this to say about Night Machines:

The book tells the story of an ordinary housewife, Maggie, after staying as a full time mother for years to her kids, decided she wanted to go back working. Her new employer, Cambien, turns out to be a classmate in high school. While having problems with her husband, Rowan, a police detective working 24/7 on a case of a murdered young girl, she finds herself liking Cambien. She develops a harmless "crush" on her boss and sometimes dreams (mostly lust dreams) about him. She feels this "imaginary affair" with her boss will help her get through her problem with Rowan. Things became complicated when she starts to dream about Cambien almost on a daily basis. It became much more complicated when Cambien told her he knows about these dreams and they are all real. Creepy right? Yay! 

The author wove a great story of one family which is totally relatable to the readers. Even Maggie's problem is totally relatable - feeling "unloved" since her husband seems to focus all his attention to his job. It was an easy read mixed with a lot of suspense and mystery. Loved the ending of the story - it was a complete surprise! Overall, if you are looking for a great book to read this Halloween, you might want to buy a copy of this book. ;)

Go here to visit the entire review on Bookingly Yours.