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News, an announcement and a first look for email subscribers

I have been awfully quiet of late.  That is because I have been a little sick over the last month or so.  So much so that I was admitted into hospital on my birthday with an annoying case of cellulitis and was there for a week.  I have now just started to get my energy back and wanting to return to writing and get my production schedule back on track.

And David B contacted me the other day (Hi David!) and asked a very pertinent question, which I will answer below…

Announcement Time!

Now I have some news that I need to share with all of you.

Azure Fire Publishing, a 501(c)(3) Literary Nonprofit publisher, devoted to promoting Youth Friendly Fantasy and Science Fiction to all ages

I have been offered a writing contract with Azure Fire Publishing and I have decided to accept it.  All of my Fantasy/Sci-Fi books will slowly start the transition over to be published by them.  My Weird Western (John McCall Mysteries) and Urban Fantasy series (The Order and Ravensdale) will stay with me.

What will this mean for my back catalogue and future Fantasy/Sci-Fi publications? Well, I will get more exposure as a published author with paperback books going into bookshops and also audio books (something I’ve wanted to do for a while but just haven’t had the funds). The publishing company will give my books a nice professional edit. And as well as getting a bit of polishing inside, you will continue to see the same gorgeous covers that were designed for me by Deranged Doctor Designs.

This also means that The Way to Freedom Book 6 – The Searchers, will not be released until Azure Fire have released the previous 5 books Plus Book 1.1.  To make up for this wait, I am going to release the raw chapters every couple of weeks via this email list for you all to read.

What will this mean for readers? My work will be able to reach more individuals in more places while offering a higher quality read and you will get a better end product.

Current deals and Things to Look Out For!

Take a look at:

  • Daughters of Destiny is a 10 author Scifi/Fantasy boxed set that I’m a part of, and is available now on all retailers.  It features the first book in my Verge Series – The Enclave.  It is only going to be out for a limited time, so get a good bargain with all these authors while you can.  Tell your friends 🙂
  • The Tower’s Alchemist – Book 1 of the Gray Tower Trilogy is now out for Free for a limited time – Magic and mayhem during World War 2.  And as an added bonus, Book 2 is out for 99 cents!
  • The Way to Freedom Season One Episodes are now Available on Kindle Unlimited – if you are a KU subscriber and have read The Kalarthri, take a look, you won’t regret it.

About new books, news, specials and the next Freedom book

News

Spring is going strong here in Ohio, with at least one large thunderstorm running through each week.  This then has everyone on edge about twisters… But weird weather is a thing here in Ohio – very much like living in Victoria, Australia.  You can go through all four seasons in one day. 🙂

What am I working on now? Well, book 6 and 7 of the Way to Freedom series now have covers and are due to be released soon.  I’ll give you a sneak peak at the cover for The Searchers, which is Book 6.

While that is underway, I’ve started re-writing my urban fantasy novel Winter’s Magic.  This will be re-released at about the same time as The Searchers and will be the first in an urban fantasy series called The Order set in Australia.  I will also be working on a partner series based in the same ‘universe’ but set here in Ohio called Ravensdale.

Oh, and Citizen Erased will be out soon as well, I’ll show off the cover for that next time 🙂

Here is the long awaited cover for The Searchers – Book 6 of The Way to Freedom Series.

 

Current deals and Things to Look Out For!

Take a look at:

  • Daughters of Destiny is a 10 author Scifi/Fantasy boxed set that I’m a part of, and is available now on all retailers.  It features the first book in my Verge Series – The Enclave.  It is only going to be out for a limited time, so get a good bargain with all these authors while you can.  Tell your friends 🙂
  • Lady Blackwing is a new Superhero novella from Devorah Fox which is now avalaible for preorder for 0.99c
  • The Way to Freedom Season One Episodes are now Available on Kindle Unlimited – if you are a KU subscriber and have read The Kalarthri, take a look, you won’t regret it.

Enclave Cover Reveal

I am still working on Citizen Erased which is Book 2 of The Verge and Books 6,7 and 8 of The Way to Freedom Series.  I am also working on two top secret projects which I can hopefully start talking about in a few months time.

There is one thing that I wish to show you all.  The new cover for The Enclave!

And next time I’ll reveal the cover for Citizen Erased, then the covers for the next three Way to Freedom books

I know what you’re all thinking…that I really should be writing.  I’ll get back to it then 🙂

Hayley

Daughters of Destiny- Out Today!

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My Book ‘The Enclave’ is part of a box set that is out today!  For a limited time the entire 10 book set is being priced at 0.99 cents!  If you want a nice selection of Fantasy and Sci Fi, then you can’t go wrong with this box set.

Ten full-length novels, ten heroines at the right hand of destiny…

Whether you’re slaying vampires or holding your own alongside superheroes, one of the best things about heroines is that they show us how strong, cunning, and magical they can be.

This box set contains TEN complete novels, all gripping and intriguing stories with women rocking rebellions, handing out justice, battling shadow gods, and bending the wills of kings.

Contributing authors include: Seattle Times bestselling author Raven Oak, Amazon bestselling authors Alesha Escobar, Devorah Fox, Christa Yelich-Koth, NIEA finalist HM Jones, the fantastic sci-fi/fantasy mavens HM Clarke, Sara C. Roethle, HB Lyne, JC Cassels, and Kylie Qullinan.

These science fiction and fantasy tales will take you on a thrilling journey!

Grab it and enjoy!

Author Interview: H.M. Clarke

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So Commander Katherine Kirk wasn’t originally the lead of H.M. Clarke’s novel, but the character had such a strong presence and influence over the story, the author could no longer deny who the true star was.

What to do when the sidekick becomes the Boss Lady? Let’s find out! Click below to find out more!

Author Interview: H.M. Clarke

Free and Discounted Ebooks!

 

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Download these Free and Discounted Ebooks!

Science Fiction & Fantasy – BEGINS Nov. 20!

These deals will be active between November 20 and December 31. Book covers with no dates are free or at the present discount price for the *entire* promo. I will do my due diligence to remove expired deals, but please make sure to double check pricing 🙂

My Book – The Kalarthri is a part of this promo 🙂

Enjoy

Free Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Autumn

Free Books for you!

Hi everyone

Just thought I’d put this up, so you don’t miss out on a bargain from lots of indie science fiction and fantasy authors, and we’ve put together a big list of books that are free this weekend. Most of them are available on all of the retailers, so just pick your store from the list and surf away!

1-2 October 2016 FREE books all sites

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Peace, love and cheesecake
Hayley

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Brother, Frankenstein – IT’S ALIVE!

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Body of a killer, mind of a child, heart of a hero… When a troubled scientist – trying to save a young boy, and maybe himself – steals the dying child of a simple Amish couple and transplants the brain and cardiovascular system of their 11-year-old autistic son into an incredibly lethal DARPA robot, the dark forces of government come looking for their investment.Dr. Alexander and the monster escape into an Amish community to hide among the plain folk while Frank, the boy trapped inside the body of the world’s deadliest robot, learns how to leave the world of autism and understand what it means to be human and Amish.

Tensions arise as the Amish begin to suspect just what kind of technological monstrosity is hiding among them, and before long hard men who do the government’s most dirty deeds will arrive looking for a killing machine… only to find a boy named Frank who has the power to defend a closed society from the worst of the world.

“Hugo Material!” ~ Nick Cole

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Praise for Brother, Frankenstein

 “Brother, Frankenstein is Michael Bunker at his best. He just keeps getting better.” ~ Ernie Lindsey, USA Today Bestselling Author of Sara’s Game and Skynoise.

I just finished beta reading Michael Bunker’s new heartbreakingly awesome novel and I have this to say: Hugo Material.” ~ Nick Cole, bestselling author of Old Man and the Wasteland and Soda Pop Soldier.

Brother, Frankenstein finally cements Michael Bunker’s position as one of the most interesting and dynamic sci-fi writers emerging from today’s vibrant indie scene. It’s a tense, exciting, often violent actioner that like its protagonist, benefits greatly from a still-beating heart underneath all the technological bells and whistles.” ~ Eamon Ambrose, Eamo the Geek Reviews

“Brother, Frankenstein is Michael Bunker’s finest work yet. A novel for both the heart and the brain. The best book I’ve read this year.” ~ David Gatewood, Editor of Synchronic and Tales of Tinfoil

“…white-knuckle reading throughout…” ~ Hank Garner, Host of Author Stories Podcast

“…The tension between technology and agrarian simplicity runs like a bright thread through the work— those characters on the technology side are affected by the interaction with their (presumed) opposites, and those on the Amish side are changed and tested as well.” ~ Richard Gleaves, author of the bestselling Jason Crane series.

“…an intriguing and suspenseful novel. I instantly rooted for Frank…” ~ Annelie Wendeberg, bestselling author of the Anna Kronberg thrillers.

Bunker’s finest fictional creation to date…” ~ David Bruns, author of Weapons of Mass Deception

“I loved how this fantastic story of escape and rediscovery made me ponder over the awful consequences when men step into the part of the ‘creator’.” ~ E.E. Giorgi, author of CHIMERAS

 

Buy Brother, Frankenstein!
 About Michael Bunker

Michael Bunker lives, farms, and writes from an off-grid farm in Central Texas. Commonly referred to as “The Father of Amish/Scifi,” Michael has been covered in news stories and interviews all over the world as well as on NPR, HuffPost Live, Medium.com, as well as being featured in a column in the “Rising Stars” section of Ozymandias Magazine at Ozy.com.

Michael’s non-fiction “plain and off-grid” writings were the inspiration for a documentary film (Beyond Off-Grid) on Off-Grid Living that will begin showing at film festivals starting later in 2015, and his family recently signed a development contract with a TV Production company to produce a reality show about their lives. Brother, Frankenstein is Michael’s newest novel, and it promises to break even more ground in the Science Fiction and Techno-Thriller genres.

Visit him at http://www.michaelbunker.com/

 

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April Book Reads for Spring Weekends

Hello Everyone – I hope you are all doing well?

First, a short announcement – I have started a brand new season of the Hainathan cycle, with books one and two now available on Amazon.  Book one is free to those on my email list in the Explorer’s area.  It is set over a thousand years before the events in The Way to Freedom.

Here is my list of books to take a look at for April.  I tried to aim for a bit of a mixed bag and at least for this month, I’ve succeeded.  Finally, books that don’t have a shared ‘theme’ 🙂

Enjoy this month’s selection

-Hayley

NB:Genre’s will vary each month depending on what spine catches my eye in my library when I go to chose books….Also depends on my mood, the phase of the moon, and how much sugar and caffeine is in my blood stream 🙂

Just click on the book image to check them out on Amazon.

CRIME

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

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Introducing Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hell Is Empty and As the Crow Flies, the first in the Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the A&E original-and now NETFLIX drama series (Which I love! Funny how they get an Australian to play Longmire.  Hearing Robert Taylor with an American Accent was a little weird…)

 Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.

With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.

FANTASY

Battleaxe by Sara Douglass

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“Douglass has the breadth of vision necessary to create sweeping epics and the storyteller’s gift that makes readers love her.” – Locus the Axis trilogy Book 1.

A stunning epic fantasy in the tradition of David Eddings, Janny Wurts and Robert Jordan.

A thousand years ago the Acharites drove the Forbidden from their land. Now strange sightings along Achar’s northern border foreshadow their return. the barbaric tribes of the Ravensbund are pouring south with tales of fearsome beings who feed on the terror of their prey. Winter has come early, and with it the promise of war. Axis, bastard son of the dead Princess Rivkah, is sent to the battlefront of Gorkenfort with his elite Axe-Wielders. Once there, he must hand over command to his hated half-brother, Borneheld. But travelling north, Axis falls in love with Faraday – Borneheld’s bethrothed – and meets two priests who challenge the very essence of his beliefs. the Sentinels walk the land, the treeFriend has been found, and the people of the Plough, the Wing and the Horn must set aside their differences and unite under one leader against the evil rising in the North…

 

SCIENCE FICTION

Incandescence by Greg Egan

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The long-awaited new novel from Greg Egan! Hugo Award-winning author Egan returns to the field with Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF.

The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts to communicate with or visit them. So when Rakesh is offered an opportunity to travel within their sphere, in search of a lost race, he cannot turn it down.

Roi is a member of that lost race, which is not only lost to the Amalgam, but lost to itself. In their world, there is but toil, and history and science are luxuries that they can ill afford.

Rakesh’s journey will take him across millennia and light years. Roi’s will take her across vistas of learning and discovery just as vast.

Enjoy!

-HMC

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Writing Update – December 2014

CIMG0765Phew!

I have now published four books in four weeks, and now the first season of The Way to Freedom series is complete.

The books in this season are:

1) The Kalarthri

2) The Dream Thief

3) The Awakening

4) The Enemy Within

5) The Unknown Queen

Season two will kick off in July/August next year (or earlier if I finish my other projects!)

The Order, book two and three will be out January and February next year.

1) Winter’s Magic: Act One (pilot)

2) Winter’s Magic: Act Two

3) Fyre

I will also be putting out the next John McCall Mystery and the next Verge book, both should be out by May 2015.

I have also started Guest posting on the Book Marketing Tools Blog.  If you want to see my latest post, click the link below

“Them’s writing words!” 3 ways to gain inspiration for your next writing project.

Please leave a comment and say hi!

I think that’s all I have for everyone today.  The only thing left to do is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, Yuletide or whichever festivity or religious holiday you celebrate at this time of year.  And I give you all my good wishes for the year ahead.

With Love

Hayley