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Top Hat Books

This week we’re taking a closer look at our historical fiction imprint, Top Hat Books. Whether it’s a story of rebellion, loyalty and love in Ireland in the early 20th century, or an alternative version of the epic tale of Beowulf, Top Hat’s novels all have one thing in common: a compelling story that keeps

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Top Hat Books

This week we’re taking a closer look at our historical fiction imprint, Top Hat Books. Whether it’s a story of rebellion, loyalty and love in Ireland in the early 20th century, or an alternative version of the epic tale of Beowulf, Top Hat’s novels all have one thing in common: a compelling story that keeps

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Author Peter Tieryas Liu

  Peter Tieryas Liu is the author of the new science fiction book, United States of Japan (Angry Robot Books), Bald New World (Perfect Edge Books) and Watering Heaven (Signal 8 Books).  Bald New World was long listed for the Folio Prize 2015, listed as one of Buzzfeed’s 15 Highly Anticipated Books of 2014, and

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Author Peter Bartram

An interview with Peter Bartram

The author of the Crampton of the Chronicle crime mysteries talks to us about his roller-coaster career and latest book, and gives his advice on how to creating a winning plot.   Tell us about yourself. I’ve been a writer and journalist all my working life. I sold my first story to a national newspaper

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Beat the Rain

A guest post by author Nigel Cooper

Author Nigel Cooper gives us an exclusive extract of his second novel, along with some hard-hitting advice for would-be writers. Despite wanting to write novels since I was a child and doing an MA in Creative Writing 16 years ago, it took me until I turned 40 to write my debut novel Beat The Rain.

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Mike Brooks’ Top 5 Writing Tips

To celebrate the launch today of The Machine Society by Mike Brooks, here are the author’s top 5 writing tips. Turn the internal critic into an internal supervisor A lot of writers seem to like to beat themselves up. I’ve done it myself. Why are we so unkind to ourselves?! ‘I haven’t written enough –

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Pilgrimage on the Path of Love by Barbara Ann Briggs

Pilgrimage on the Path of Love is the story of a woman of great courage who travels alone to India in search of spiritual fulfillment. Her desire for a fulfilling relationship through human love is transmuted into an eternal relationship with God. Living very simply in a Himalayan hill station, she meets people from all

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Dystopian Fiction

We are fish, swimming in a sea of advertising – and we don’t realise we’re drowning. What if we are already living in a kind dystopia, except we just don’t realise it. Article by novelist Mike Brooks. In his novel Annihilation, one of Jeff VanderMeer’s characters claims: ‘The madness of the world tries to colonise

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The Rupturing State of America

First appeared in opednews.com on Oct. 29, 2011 By Dan P. Greaney, author of The Worst Generation, published by Roundfire September 2016 Our forebears recognized that capable political institutions are necessary to secure the benefits of living in a society.   As we follow in the American tradition, seeking to sustain a democratic government, we must

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Events & Announcements

eBook Promotions – December 2016

eBook available at $£0.99 (subject to added tax) on a number of participating retailers (promotion running until 05/01/2017) Escape to Redemption by Peter M. Parr Josie only had the gun to frighten Curtis Rook, but his son disturbed her. One startled reflex and now he’s dead. Josie flees to Poland leaving her boyfriend Snaz to take

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The Man Who drew Traingles

The Man Who Drew Triangles Out Today!

We’re really excited that The Man Who Drew Triangles is out today! The book tells the story of Patricia, a psychiatrist who is given a  sectioned 27y/o Icelander who claims he has spiritual  powers. Judging him “crazy”, she is forced to reconsider her view when a series of supernatural events have a profound effect on

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Visions Through A Glass Darkly

Visions Through A Glass Darkly Is Out Today!

Visions Through A Glass Darkly Is Out Today! This dark literary thriller by David Aboulafia changes both convention and the reader: it’s a novel that can terrify you, make you laugh, make you cry and make you think. Two days, eighteen hours, fifty-eight minutes… The time of your life on this earth. Richard Goodman is

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Book News

The Little Waggons

by Crozier Green Cosa Nostra’s Sicilian birth was an epic struggle between penury and privilege, born of a centuries-old conflict between a peasant underclass and a ruling elite. This noble cause was forever doomed by descent into corruption and violence. Against this background, The Little Wagons charts the rise of a seminal mafia dynasty, during Sicily’s

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Beat the Rain

A guest post by author Nigel Cooper

Author Nigel Cooper gives us an exclusive extract of his second novel, along with some hard-hitting advice for would-be writers. Despite wanting to write novels since I was a child and doing an MA in Creative Writing 16 years ago, it took me until I turned 40 to write my debut novel Beat The Rain.

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Author Andrez Bergen

An interview with Andrez Bergen

The author of 100 Years of Vicissitude, Small Change and the soon to be released Bullet Gal talks to us about inspiration, character and finding the time to write.   Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Andrez, though Facebook doesn’t recognize ‘Andrez’ as a real name (I kid you not) and you’ll

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Extract

eBook Promotion: January 17

Some reach out for the mystical, but sometimes it’s the mystical that reaches out.   Call of the Forbidden Way by Robert Owings When Carson Reynolds gets hired to produce a documentary film at a gathering of Native American medicine men, he never suspects it will be a portal into a world that will radically

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Because I Had To

By David Bullit Extract I can’t really say where my distaste—that’s a good word—my distaste for Kasey came from. Maybe it was because of how differently our parents treated us. Actually, that’s not fair. My mom treated us differently. The first time I can remember knowing that there was a difference between Kasey and me

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Extract: Exteriors and Interiors by C. McGee

Extract from Exteriors and Interiors by C. McGee Chapter 1: A Shitty Disguise I’m not a fan of babies. I was a fan of Jonathan Swift, but then I figured out that he was being satirical. The proposal seemed modest enough to me. Adults are slightly better, as most of them can take care of

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