8 Free Download Codes for Audible!

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I’ve got a 5 promo codes for Audible.com and 3 for Audible.co.uk that I want to give away to people who review audiobooks. They’re for my recently released audiobook version of The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson – Legendary Viking Warrior, so if you like comedic fantasy then I’ve got the audiobook for you!

Leave a link to your blog and let me know if you need .com or .co.uk codes and I’ll get in touch.

Note: Giveaway is also posted on Facebook so it’s first in wins.

Update: All codes have been claimed.

Want to see what other people are saying about Gustav? Click Here! or check them out below.

The Blurb

Experience the awesomeness of my unexpected voyage to an undiscovered land where I survive shipwrecks, arena death match spectacles, rampaging rhinoceraptors, naked and rather surly giants, and even dragons! Well, a dragon…. All in my pursuit of fame and glory.

Every word of it is true. Totally true. How do I know? Because it’s all about me. Gustav Gustavson, Legendary Viking Warrior.

Narrated by the indomitable Basil Sands, this humorous tale of Viking adventure will keep you laughing all the way through. Just ask these guys!

 

A Feast For Your Ears

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The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson - Legendary Viking Warror Audiobook CoverMy first ever audiobook came out today and is available through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes! It’s narrated by the incredible Basil Sands who did a masterful job at bringing my story to life. Basil’s character voices will immerse you in the story and keep you laughing all the way to the end.

You can listen to a free sample at Audible.

Blurb:

Experience the awesomeness of my unexpected voyage to an undiscovered land where I survive shipwrecks, arena death match spectacles, rampaging rhinoceraptors, naked and rather surly giants, and even dragons! Well, a dragon… all in my pursuit of fame and glory.

Every word of it is true. Totally true. How do I know? Because it’s all about me. Gustav Gustavson – Legendary Viking Warrior.

Breaking Bad

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I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump of late. Not writers block, just a general lack of interest in putting pen to paper (or more accurately fingers to keyboard). I can’t define a particular reason why, I think it may just be a number of factors leading me to not wanting to sit down and write.

So what have I been doing then? Well, since it’s summer here in Australia and the last 6 weeks have been school holidays, we’ve been spending a lot of time doing family stuff like going swimming and fun stuff like that. When I do get a few hours to myself I’ve been watching Breaking Bad. I’d wanted to watch this for years but never go around to it, so over the last few weeks I’ve watched a couple of episodes each night and watched the whole series.

I’d heard it was a good show, but I was unprepared for just how much of an understatement this was. I enjoyed the hell of this! The writers did an absolutely marvellous job of weaving intricate story lines through the series, and created a bunch of new favourite characters for me to root for, even if they were all villains.

It also gave me a spin off show to watch which I’m about a half-dozen episodes into – Better Call Saul. I loved his character in Breaking Bad and jumped at watching his spin off the day after I’d finished with Breaking Bad.

Better Call Saul is, so far, nothing like I was expecting. I guess I’d been expecting a character similar to Saul in Breaking Bad, but the writers made him much less of a crooked, double-dealing shyster.

Instead he’s a down-to-earth, hard-working guy just trying to make something of himself after leaving his questionable past in the past.

Set six years prior to the events of Breaking Bad, I can help but feel a little sad knowing that some series of events must occur that drive him to give up his honest ways, which I think makes me like him and the show even more.

Knowing what he will become, I can’t help but watch and see what happens next.

 

 

RELEASED TODAY – The Redaction of Vernon Reid

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The Redaction of Vernon Reid CoverJust a quick update today to say my latest short story – The Redaction of Vernon Reid – is available now through Amazon for only $0.99!

  • Released: January 6th, 2018
  • Pages: 38

A humorous tale of an ordinary NSA analyst named Vernon Reid, a sentient smart weapon that has developed a conscience who prefers the name Keith, and an invading alien race hell bent on universal genocide.

When Vernon designs a weapon possessing war-ending potential by accident, the aliens deploy Keith to erase him from history.

Available exclusively through Amazon.

 

 

The Redaction of Vernon Reid

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The Redaction of Vernon Reid CoverSo all my best laid plans went out the window. I took a break from writing the YA novel I was working on because I was in the mood to write something humorous. Since I’m still working out plot points for Gustav Gustavson book 2 – The Fist of the King – I revisited my notes for my planned short story The Redaction of Vernon Reid.

Two days later and I’ve finished the first draft. At just over 7,000 words it falls slap bang in short story territory.

The Blurb:

A short story of an ordinary NSA analyst named Vernon Reid, a sentient smart weapon that has developed a conscience who prefers the name Keith, and an invading alien race hell bent on universal genocide.

When Vernon designs a weapon possessing war-ending potential by accident, the aliens deploy Keith to erase him from history.

It still needs to be edited and the rest of the fun stuff that happens after writing, so it will still be a few weeks yet before it’s ready to go.


My most recent novel

The Second Coming

is available exclusively through Amazon.


 

Potential Art and Gustav Book 2

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Potential Cover Art
Potential Cover Art

I’m currently at a little over 9000 words into my as-yet unnamed work in progress. It’s a young adult sci-fi novel set in the future where the world has flooded and the only survivors live on a space station, and a discovery they make under the ocean that could change everything.

It’s progressing a little slower than I’d like, mostly due to me being repeatedly ill (once to the point of being hospitalized from a severe reaction to tonsillitis). That said, it’s fully outlined so I know what and how it needs to be written, so I’ll keep plodding along and hopefully have more to report next time.

The other thing I’m working on is an outline for a second Gustav Gustavson novel. After kicking off the audiobook project I re-read the story to check it was all in order and a bunch of new plotlines thundered into my head and demanded attention.

Since then I’ve been taking copious notes on what I’d like to include and what directions it should take, so that has the potential to arrive some time next year.

Potential Artwork for Fist of the King
The Fist of the King

The plot is still very much in the outline stage, but the working title is “The Fist of the King”. I’m working on a cover design that ties in with the first, using the same approach of paper cut-out type design.

My main problem now is staying focussed on my current WIP and not being distracted by Gustav. I’m enjoying writing the new one, it’s just a little heavier to write than a light-hearted comedic fantasy.


My most recent novel

The Second Coming

is available exclusively through Amazon.


Dyslexia-Friendly Edition

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Dyslexia-Friendly Edition
Dyslexia-Friendly Edition

In response to a conversation I had recently with a friend about their dyslexia I’ve begun publishing additional copies of my books in a Dyslexia-Friendly font (Open Dyslexic) which is designed to increase readability for those with dyslexia.

The first to hit the shelves is my comedic Viking fantasy “The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson – Legendary Viking Warrior“, other books I’ve written will come over the next few months.

Apparently the newer Kindles (like the Oasis) also come with this font as an option for those who prefer eBooks.

Gustav Gustavson – Audio Book Auditions!

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The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson – Legendary Viking Warrior

I am ridiculously excited to announce I’m taking my first steps towards producing an Audiobook version for The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson – Legendary Viking Warrior.

About a week ago I put the pieces in place on http://www.acx.com to start getting auditions for the book, and I’ve had a number of fantastic audition pieces come back already. I’m now running a poll to help decide on who I should choose. My favourite audition pieces are embedded below.

Update: I’ve removed the poll as I was also running one on Facebook. I’ve extended an offer to Basil Sands so all things being equal he’ll soon be the voice of Gustav Gustavson – Legendary Viking Warrior! You can listen to his audition below.


Basil Sands