Monday, 23 November 2015

UNIT 731, The Dead Boy: Two new releases in January 2016

UNIT 731 will be released by DarkFuse as in a signed/limited hardcover edition (and eBook) in January 2016. 'The Dead Boy', available for pre-orders now, will be released/delivered on 1st January 2016. I'll write about each separately nearer the time, but for now, here are the covers and descriptions:

Luke Benson is a troubled young man obsessed with the history of Imperial Japan's Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department, later known as “Unit 731,” a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development department that undertook lethal human experimentation.

But is it a veil to mask his more sinister passions? Luke's sole-surviving family members are about to find out. When bad memories surface and deeds long forgotten come to light, Luke's obsession will shake their family to its core. 

The family's only hope is to face the evil within themselves...only then might the good that men do shine from the darkness.

'Saunders manages to weld interesting, true to life characters together with a fantastical plot, a splatter of gore and, as ever, a killer twist at the end. Highly recommended.' 
- Richard Rhys Jones, author of 'The House in Wales' and 'Division of the Damned.'

How can one man end the world? How can a dead boy save it?

Kurt William O'Dell is a dangerous man. He has the power to tell people to do what he wants, and what he wants is for the world to burn.

Alone, O'Dell doesn't possess the strength to control the whole world. To do that, he takes children with powers like his and changes them. Most serve him. One, George Farnham, will not.

Only George is strong enough to stand against O'Dell in a war where the battleground is the endless dark highways of the mind...but other forces, more powerful than man or boy, roam those roads.

They call themselves US.

That's the lot for this update, but don't forget 'Death by a Mother's Hand' is available now (pre-order) for 99c/77p for just three days, then up to normal price after release on 26th November. And, 'Flesh and Coin' by me, published by DarkFuse, will free for a few days from 26th November, too. One Mulrones' novella dirt cheap, one Mulrones' novella completely free...

Free for a few days from 26th November.

Pre-order for 99c until 26th November.

Or, pre-order this RED LINE double for $1.99 (packaged with 'A Scarecrow to Watch over Her'), until 26th November.

As always, thank you for reading, and love you!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Winding Down 2015...Part 3/4

Well then, here's the new thing. Since I've decided to make an honest go of being a hybrid author, I came up with these. Two novels, or two novellas, discounted (works out at buy one, get one half price). You save money, I make money! 

...something like that. *ahem*

These are the RED LINE DOUBLES available so far:

Each double is on a similar theme, so I've given them labels. For example, 'SUPERNATURAL', includes RAIN and Damned to Cold Fire, both of which concern the supernatural. Cunning, eh? Felt like Moriaty, coming up with that.

I'll add more as I have more content. 'A Stranger's Grave' will be added to a double at some point when I've got a spare novel about ghosts.

There you go, the RED LINE DOUBLES...series tag line: Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Love you. x

Oh, The Love of the Dead is free from today (17th November 2015) for a few days. Flesh and Coin will be free for a few days from 26th November 2015 - get 'em if you want 'em.

Part 4/4, which I'll upload in around a week, features details on 2016's first releases 'The Dead Boy', and UNIT 731 (DarkFuse).

Friday, 13 November 2015

Winding Down 2015...Part 2/4

Part 2/4, where we shall be discussing a little old lady who never seems to get any older...and some news on free stuff from me.

My new novella 'Death by Mother's Hand' is availabe from pre-order, released on 26th November, in two editions. It's a Mulrones' story. The Mulrones, if you've never read any of their tales, are a travelling family with a strange, powerful and seemingly vengeful matriach at their head - Ma Mulrone.

Edition #1 - 99c/77p pre-orders until November 25th. Normal novella price from Nov. 26th (I price mine at $1.99).

Edition two - a RED LINE DOUBLE. Packaged with A Scarecrow to Watch over Her (A Mulrones' Novella) for $1.99 (Pre-order price). The price for this edition will rise to $2.99 from Nov. 26th.

If you are interested, or curious, there are samples of all my current work in the 'sample' section above, along with back cover copy for a quick rundown of what these stories are about.

Free Promotions:

...all of which coincides nicely with a free promotion DarkFuse are running on my novella 'Flesh and Coin'. Flesh and Coin will be free from Nov. 27th for a few days.

All three novellas concern that matriach, known as Ma Mulrone. They're linked to Deadlift, too, and two novels, Hangman and Highwayman, which I've sold to DarkFuse. Highwayman is due December 2016.

Other promotions and freebies this month:

The big one, I guess, will be 'The Love of the Dead', which is free from 17th through 21st, a BookBub featured deal. Hopefully BookBub will push a few downloads, but to be honest, it's my first time...we'll see.

Check on any of the 'Rythe Tales' - for as long as I can manage, Rythe Awakes will be free, as will some of the other Rythe Tales. If you check each weekend, you'll find something.

In Part 3/4, to come, news of 'The Dead Boy', released 1st January 2016, available for pre-orders now in two editions (standard, and as a RED LINE DOUBLE) and my novella UNIT 731 out in January, too, in eBook and Limited Signed Hardcover editions.

In Part 4/4, news and details of the RED LINE novel and novella packages...and that, I think, will be just about it for this year until the 'end of year roundup'.

Love you, and thanks for reading. x