Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Announcing the Lucky Winners of Booktrope's Three Author Giveaway

Booktrope Publishing Presents

Three Authors - Three Genres - Three Winners!

Bruce C

Fiona P

Meredith M

No Rest for the Wicked
by Dane Cobain

Publisher: Forsaken (May 26, 2015)
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Print Length: 127 pages
Available from: Amazon
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When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.

The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. These aren’t biblical cherubs tasked with the protection of the righteous – these are deadly creatures of light that have the power to completely eradicate.

When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. He speaks to the Angels and organises a final showdown where he’s asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent poet, musician and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. When he's not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website.

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Tales of Blood and Sulphur: Apocalypse Minor
by J.G. Clay

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Tales of Blood and Sulphur - Book 1
Publisher: Forsaken
Publication Date: July 20, 2015
ISBN: 1513701991
Genre: Horror
Print Length: 214 pages
Available from: Amazon

And Apple iBooks

Eleven Tales steeped in Blood and reeking of Sulphur

J.G Clay takes you on a journey through the voids of Reality and into dark places where demons, mutants and inter-dimensional creatures taunt, taint and corrupt Humanity. Survival is not guaranteed, sanity is not assured and death lurks in every corner. These are the Tales of Blood and Sulphur: Apocalypse Minor; eleven twisted tales of terror and mayhem.....

There are cracks in the skin of Reality. Some are microscopic, others are as wide as a four-lane motorway. As the fault lines increase and widen, the door to our world shines like a beacon in the darkness, a warm and inviting sight to others beyond our understanding. When They cross over into our realm, The Tales begin......

A gambler taking one last desperate throw of the dice. A struggling writer making an unholy alliance. An eternal being fighting to stay alive in the financial capital of India. A man burdened with a terrible town secret. The Law Enforcers who must never cry. The End of Days live and direct from the rural heartland of England.

The blood is warm, the sulphur is burning, the tales will be told, the Apocalypse Minor is imminent!

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J.G Clay is definitely a Man of Horror. There can be no doubt. Putting aside the reverence he has for the horror greats, such as King, Barker, Herbert, Carpenter, Romero and Argento, there is another fact that defines his claim for the title of the 'Duke of Spook'. He was born on Halloween night. By a quirk fate, it was also a full moon that night. Co-incidence?
Here at Clay Towers, we don't believe in coincidences.
The 41 year old hails from the Midlands in the United Kingdom, is married with one step child and two dogs that bear a strong resemblance to Ewoks. Beyond the page and the written word, he is music mad and can hold down a tune on a bass guitar pretty well. He is an avid reader and also has an enduring love of British sci-fi, from the pages of the '2000A.D' comic to the televised wanderings of Gallifrey's most famous physician. Clay is also a long-time fan of the mighty Birmingham City Football Club and endures a lot of flak from his friends for it.

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by Michael-Israel Jarvis

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication Date: October 24, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction | Fantasy
Print Length: 332 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Dead or alive. Good or evil. Hero or fugitive.


Valo needs a particular solution to a particular problem. The human Claimfold and prigon Torzsi draw apart. War is promised in the West. The magi of Nagyevo are meddling with the dead.

Perin may be the answer Valo needs, if he doesn't get killed before he works out what's going on. And then there's the chance that fate hasn't called him after all. The gods are nameless and silent. And the best laid plans have a way of going badly wrong.

Enter the spade and sorcery world of Valo.

Gravedigger follows Perin, an apprentice gravedigger. No friends, no culture, no future.
And then a giant bull-man and his dead friend arrive. Kesairl the Prigon and Medrivar the undead king come seeking the services of Perin’s master, and shatter the insular world of his graveyard.

GRAVEDIGGER’s landscape is a canvas for great events. From the Claimfold’s little towns to great Nagyevo City, all is most definitely NOT well.

GRAVEDIGGER is about living people, dead people and living dead people. It has corrupt mages, secret societies and ale-drinking anarchists.
It’s also about brotherhood and resilience in the face of adversity. It questions the existence of fate and the motivations of the gods.

Ah yes, and it also has a fair amount of bloody violence.

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of hero wields a spade, then Perin’s story is one you should read. GRAVEDIGGER is available through Amazon, on all kindle-supporting devices and as a paperback.

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Michael-Israel Jarvis was born in Cambridge, brought up in Bishop's Stortford and moved to Great Yarmouth in his teens. He got his degree in Creative Writing at the University of Northampton and returned to Great Yarmouth with his wife, Katie.

Michael-Israel writes principally for Young Adults, which is what he intends to be until he's very, very old. Further explorations of the genres he prefers to write in throw up fantasy, adventure, coming of age stories and more. If possible, he prefers to write in a way that bends the distinction between different genres. Why shouldn't the superhero trope take place within a fantasy novel? And however serious a book is, shouldn't humour weave its way in?

Michael-Israel chose to go the route of Independent Publishing after observing the increase in sales of eBooks and a move towards indie expression in general culture. In early 2015, after self-publishing three books through Amazon, Michael-Israel was accepted by Booktrope Publishing, an international publishing company with a unique model.

Booktrope offered the expertise and structure he needed (much like a traditional publisher) but also offered a system with far more creative control and better royalties, as well as a system of cooperation at the heart of the professional team. This was the perfect middle ground that Michael-Israel had been dreaming of, and he was delighted to sign with them to republish his previously independent work.

Booktrope published Gravedigger in November 2015. It is available in paperback and ebook formats through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere. Victorian dark fantasy Osric Fingerbone and the Boy Murderer and  fantasy epic Land Rising are scheduled to be republished in 2016.
Sequels to all will follow.
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