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I Stopped Time Earns Gold Badge Endorsement

Number One Indie Book Endorsement Site Gives Jane Davis’s Latest Novel the Thumbs Up

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September 2013 – I Stopped Time written by Jane Davis has met the high quality standards set by Compulsion Reads and earned that organization’s esteemed endorsement.

The Compulsion Reads only endorses novels that possess the foundational components of a good story: well-developed characters, strong pacing, a well-researched world and a powerful overall voice.

“The Compulsion Reads endorsement is all about discovering and highlighting the best indie books on the market and the talented authors behind them,” said Leslie Ramey, co-owner of Compulsion Reads. “When a reader sees the CR seal on a book’s cover, they know that they’re in for a good read. I Stopped Time is an incredible story, and Jane Davis is definitely an author to keep an eye on.”

The Daily Mail agreed. Jane Davis won their First Novel Award in 2008 with her debut, Half-Truths and White Lies, described by Joanne Harris as ‘A story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer.’

Issued as a double-release together with These Fragile Things (already selected as one of Compulsion Read’s ‘Irresitible Reads’), I Stopped Time tells the story of how Sir James Hastings discovers through the body of her photographic work that his mother was not the villain of his childhood but was someone really rather extraordinary. 

“It’s incredibly gratifying for me to earn the Compulsion Reads endorsement,” said the book’s author Jane Davis. “This novel is dedicated to my grandmother who lived to the age of ninety-nine, but it is also a tribute to all those men and women who lived through an extraordinary period of history, during which time the pace of change rapidly accellerated.”

I Stopped Time is available for sale at Amazon and Smashwords. The ebook version is priced at £2.99, while the paperback version is priced at £8.99. Interested readers can also learn more about I Stopped Time by visiting the Compulsion Reads Endorsed Book library at

The author of three novels, Jane Davis lives in Carshalton, Surrey with her Formula 1 obsessed, star-gazing, beer-brewing partner, surrounded by growing piles of paperbacks, CDs and general chaos. For further information, or to sign up for pre-launch specials and notifications about future projects, visit the author’s website at You can also join her on:

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Compulsion Reads seeks to encourage higher readership of indie authors by providing a quality standard for independently published novels. The Compulsion Reads Endorsement is given to those books that pass an evaluation process based on the fundamental qualities of good storytelling. For more information on Compulsion Reads, visit To see all the novels that have received the Compulsion Reads Endorsement, visit the company’s Endorsed Book Library at