Check out this flash fiction story from the eminent Brett Savory, written explicitly for yours truly as part of a campaign promotion for his new book – A Perfect Machine:
Welcome back to Hopeless, Dear Reader! This, my third installment about the brilliance of Nimue and Tom Brown, is part of a blog tour to celebrate the release of Hopeless, Maine – The Gathering. So hop on and get a glimpse of what Hopeless has to offer!
Hopeless is a strange, gothic island off the coast of Maine, cut off from the rest of reality for the greater part. Hopeless Maine is also a graphic novel series, the peculiar child of Tom and Nimue Brown. Here’s a little taste of island life:
Agents of Change
Residents of the island Hopeless Maine call these creatures ‘creepy and annoying’ when they notice them at all. Agents of Change is more a description of what they are, than anything they’ve ever had said to their ominous absence of faces. The Agents tend to gather in flocks, and mob other life forms. They don’t kill their victims, but anything in contact with them will be affected in some way. They may be the cause of the island’s many oddities.
Cooking instructions: Don’t. Cooking does not cause them to cease being agents of change, you really don’t want to risk what that might do to your innards. A popular ingredient in food for unloved relatives.
Collecting the first two volumes of Hopeless, Maine as well as The Blind Fisherman, this is one graphic novel you don’t want to miss out on! You can order it at your local book store or comics shop, or buy it online here (with free shipping to most civilized, uncivilized and not-civilized-at-all places around the globe:
I just received word yesterday that my copy is on it’s way, and with a bit of luck I will be spending Christmas on the island of Hopeless this year!
If you missed it, here’s the interview I did with the creative couple behind Hopeless:
Interview: Tom and Nimue Brown
There’s a new Urban Fantasy book series out, bringing the myth of King Arthur into the modern day. This is a very ambitious project, involving a whole group of excellent authors – including a few of my personal favourites.
Check it out:
Not all legends are make-believe…
Three years ago, Jessie “the Berserker” Noble was at the top of the MMA fight game, a world-title contender with a brilliant future ahead of her. Then the visions started and her world came crashing down. Hard. Now Jessie’s a shadow of her former self, taking no-holds barred fights in the underground circuit to earn just enough to buy the drugs she needs to keep the horrible things she sees at bay.
When a man named Dante Grimm tells her she’s the modern incarnation of a champion of old and that she and her soon-to-be companions are desperately needed to hold back the darkness to come, Jessie thinks he’s as insane as she is.
But Grimm’s far from crazy. There is a battle coming the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in centuries, a battle against a foe straight out of their worst nightmares.
And for them to succeed, Jessie going to have to dive deep into the heart of the very thing she’s been running from all this time – her visions.
Arthurian myth meets urban fantasy in this new series from Rowan Casey!
Twelve New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors – Lilith Saintcrow, CJ Lyons, Joseph Nassise, Steven Savile, Annie Bellet, Jon F. Merz, Pippa DaCosta, Robert Greenberger, William Meikle, Steve Lockley, Hank Schwaeble, and Nathan Meyer – have come together under the pen name of Rowan Casey to create a modern re-imagining of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table sure to please fans of urban fantasy and Arthurian legends alike!
Launching in November 2016, the Veil Knights urban fantasy series will be published under the pseudonym Rowan Casey and will feature a new volume detailing the exploits of one of the knights every month through summer 2017, when season one of the series comes to its stunning conclusion.
- Book one, The Circle Gathers, is available now
- Book two, Hound of Night, will be out next week on Nov 29th.
- Book three, Cloak of Fury, will be out on Dec 13th.
- After that, they will be putting out a new book every month!
Each eBook will debut at $0.99 for a full week and then jump up to its regular price, so you’ll want to get them early to grab the best deal. Paperback editions will follow in just a few more weeks.
This week we are taking a look on Kristen Lamb’s opinions on Twitter and how it can benefit the writers out there:
Bonus post this weekend: me being featured on writer Jane Dougherty’s blog!
Free publicity is always nice, isn’t it?
For want of self-created content to share, I have decided on doing two reblogs this week – and who doesn’t love themselves some classic Pooh?
Check back on Friday for an interview with Alysha Kaye, author of The Waiting Room.