Dystopian

Surprise Sale – USA

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Since yesterday I managed to completely bonehead the start times of the Kindle Countdowns for “Boneyards & Badlands”, the sale has now started for US customers and anyone else buying from Amazon.com. You can pick it up during the next week for only $0.99!

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Surprise Sale – UK

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Boneyards & Badlands – The complete FTW series in one book on sale at Amazon.co.uk for only £0.99!

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Free eBooks Bonanza!

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For the next few days I’m running a free book promotion with Amazon, which means you can read a selection of six of my ebooks for nothing!

Why? Well, mainly because I’d like to get more people reading what I’ve written, and what better way to do it than to give out a heap of freebies.

From now until about Tuesday next week you’ll be able to grab these six books from Amazon for nothing.

So what are the books? They’re a selection of five of my short stories as well as Boneyards – book 1 of the FTW series. Follow the links below to Amazon.com, and happy reading!

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Book Review | The Big Sleep by Meaghan Gray

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I very nearly passed this one by but now that I’ve finished it I’m glad that I didn’t. I say I almost passed it by because the way the opening chapters are written didn’t appeal to me. The quick chopping and jumping around between dreams was off-putting, but I skipped past them to where the real story starts. The opening is basically prologue and, thinking back on it now, could be dropped all together.

I get that we need to know the origins of what is happening, but I think it could be worked into the story much easier than how this book opens. Not all styles appeal to all people of course, so you might be different, but I found it difficult.

That said, once the real story starts just before the second Big Sleep, the plot takes off at a fast clip and barely slows down. It was this that kept me reading and why ultimately I enjoyed the book, even if I didn’t like the opening.

Mostly set inside the dream world, Ms Gray does an excellent job of keeping believability alive while injecting plenty of fantasy elements that could only be conjured up in a dream. The concept of the Greymen and the world they inhabit and what they do was a new one for me and were one of the things that piqued my curiosity about this novel in the first place.

A nice fat twist towards the end of the novel makes me want to read the next one, so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the next book in this series.

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All FTW Series Books On Sale!

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Both books in the FTW Series are now on sale until March 5th! During those dates both Boneyards (Book 1) and Badlands (Book 2) will be on sale for only $0.99 / £0.99 each!

The FTW Series is an exciting young-adult fight for survival in a dystopian future. Featuring strong, no-nonsense female lead characters, this duo of face-paced, action-packed books will keep you up all night because you won’t want to put them down.

Book Review | The Running Man by Stephen King

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The Running Manrunningman_reduced, originally published way back in 1982 under Stephen King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, holds a place in my “Re-read” collection of my kindle. Whenever I’m at a loose end, undecided about what to read next I’ll look through my collection for books I’ve read before and have marked as I want to re-read.

This book has called to me a few times now while looking through the list. I can honestly say I haven’t read that many books Mr King has released, I’ve probably seen more adapted as movies / television than what I have read, but Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review | Agents of the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone

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Agents of the Internet Apocalypse1797702773 is the second book of the Internet Apocalypse trilogy by Wayne Gladstone, so if you haven’t read the first one (Notes from the Internet Apocalypse) you really should. While you probably could get away without reading it, you really should read it first.

Two reasons:

  1. It’s also a really good book, and
  2. Book 2 will make a little more sense.

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FTW – Published!

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ftw_211Quick post this week because I’m exhausted from all the editing and formatting of FTW to get it ready for publication.

The goods new though is that finally, after many months of work my young adult novel FTW is going live! I’ve pushed the publish button so the eBook is now available on Amazon. The paperback version is also available from Amazon and bookstores where awesome books like mine are sold*. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review | The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

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17235026I’ll start out this review by saying I’m not the biggest fan of zombie fiction, so when I say I loved this book that gives you an idea of how much I enjoyed it. I’ve read a few zombie-themed books my time, but I don’t go out of my way to find them, mainly because I find it’s been done to death (pardon the pun). Read the rest of this entry »

FTW – Update

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I’ve had a really productive week since my last post. As I mentioned in last week’s post I’ve been working on ideas for a second part to FTW.

Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished it so it’s now ready for editing! Yay!

So I did say if I got to 50,000 words I’d think about entering into Kindle Scout, well unfortunately I fell a few thousand short. The good news though is Read the rest of this entry »