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The Emancipation of B

The Emancipation of B by Jennifer Kavanagh (Roundfire Books) But it must not be sought for or – heaven forbid!  – dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures

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The Emancipation of B

The Emancipation of B by Jennifer Kavanagh (Roundfire Books) But it must not be sought for or – heaven forbid!  – dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures

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Featured Book: Lost Eagle

  The Untold Story of HIH Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia. An epic drama of world-changing events revealed through the visionary consciousness of Tatiana, one of the four daughters of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra. This is Tatiana’s story, told through her diary: from idyllic childhood in the last royal

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Creepiness and Sinister Mice

Here are a few excerpts from Intelligent Designing for Amateurs, featuring creepy mice. I blame Douglas Adams entirely, I just can’t get enough sinister mice… Charlie caught the dog-faced boy trying to put wheels on one of the mice. “So it can go faster,” he explained. “But mice aren’t supposed to have wheels!” She felt

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Featured Books: Wellsprings

    2026. The earth’s ecosystem has broken down under human abuse. Water supplies are shrinking. Rain is rare, and North America is gripped in the Great Drought with crops withering and forests dying. In the midst of ecological and social collapse, an old woman and a young man set out to heal nature and

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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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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

Extract: October Song

October Song is a beautifully authentic memoir that reminds us that there are no time limits on dreams, creativity is boundless and nothing in life is finite when we let go of our self-imposed rules. By sharing an intimate phase of renewal, Berner reaffirms what we already know, but too often forget, that age is

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Coming Soon – July 2017

Nara is a young Philistine woman who has given up hope of ever finding a husband. No man will take a wife who towers head and shoulders above him. She lives in isolation with her father, until she is discovered by the Philistine priests. They betroth her to Goliath, to give him warrior sons. What

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Riding Hearts

  Riding Hearts by Thomas Moffatt This is a tale of romance, betrayal and revenge that will keep you hooked to the very last page. Riding Hearts is an historical romance set in the fictional rotten borough of Upperbridge, Lincolnshire during the late 18th century. It tells the tale of forbidden romance between a riding

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Extract: Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen

  Hardboiled, high-octane noir. Ryan K. Lindsay, Negative Space Extract from Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen The spiral staircase made me giddy. While it might come across a poor-man’s knock-off of one Hitchcock would’ve deployed to better effect, I was half way up the ancient thing and felt lunch lurch in my gut. Then again,

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Moon Song excerpts

Sparrow: Isolde For once, the cathedral was quite empty; Isoldé stood sensing into the quiet, the echoes of silence. At moments like this you really got a feel of the place. She stood at the west end. The wide floor of the nave was empty of chairs, the sun sent shadows of colour down through

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Creepiness and Sinister Mice

Here are a few excerpts from Intelligent Designing for Amateurs, featuring creepy mice. I blame Douglas Adams entirely, I just can’t get enough sinister mice… Charlie caught the dog-faced boy trying to put wheels on one of the mice. “So it can go faster,” he explained. “But mice aren’t supposed to have wheels!” She felt

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