Giveaways for Halloween …

The Coffin Hop is back again! :

Originally posted on Bustling along bookshelves . . .:

Starting on the 29th and ending on the 30th, there will be a Giveaway of ghost novella, Ungentle Sleep – set in 1930, a house party has gathered, in part to celebrate the recent engagement of the daughter of the house. But there is. apparently, an uninvited guest .. inadvertently let out, to wreak mild havoc and insanity on the Maydews and their guests. That nasty incident involving Eleanor, followed by unpleasantness over Penny’s dress, and what is it Aubrey can hear, on the outer edge of his dreams?

Hysteria, missed cocktails, and something nasty in the attic.

Snrrip, snrrip. Snip, snap.

Even the rats run away.

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This will be followed by another Giveaway straight after, starting on the 30th and ending on the 1st November: a free copy is to be won of Cass McMain’sWatch, an alternative take on vampirism (great review here on Alibi) –

Before…

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David and Jeremy want your kids to die (unless you’re rich)

A brave choice; written with eloquent passion:

The Dog's B'logs

So, last night I was on The Jonathan Ross Show with Robert Lyndsay. We’re promoting the show we’re in together so you’ll hopefully see us on lots of things together over the coming months. Well, in truth, hopefully you’ll just come and see the show 🙂

I also came out. Yes. That’s right. I know we live in enlightened times, but it was still very hard to do. In case you missed it, I’ll repeat it.

I’m… I’m… I’m going to become [bork]… a politician.

In May, I will be standing as a prospective Member of the European Parliament, and doing so for The National Health Action Party.

For anyone who follows me on Twitter, I doubt that my party of choice will come as too much of a surprise. I’ve been tweeting endlessly over the past few months about the dangers the NHS currently faces, but over Christmas, something…

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Interview with Simon Stirling

Layered Pages

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Simon Stirling hails from Birmingham, England.  He went to Glasgow University, but left early to take part in a new play on the London fringe (written by John A. Bird, who went on to found The Big Issue).  Simon then spent three years training as an actor at LAMDA, during which time he got his first literary agent.  For the next decade or so he wrote scripts for theatre and various television drama series, picking up a Writer’s Guild Award for his work on “Between the Lines” and writing what is probably the rudest episode ever of “Casualty”!  In more recent years he has worked as a script consultant and scriptwriting tutor, and for two years he was Youth and Community Director at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury.  Many years of research went into his first two historical nonfiction books, The King Arthur Conspiracy (2012) and Who Killed William Shakespeare? (2013)…

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New eBookSoda Readers’ service

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#CoffinHop – Day 1| The Abandoned & The Disappeared…Tell me what happened to these ghost towns.

Part of the Coffin Hop running this week , catch up here: http://www.coffinhop.com


Mystery Tours & Mad Gorgons !

 The Greenwood Tree Online Mystery Tour is into its second week : a 9-episode tale combining murder mystery with a treasure hunt and prizes to boot !

“Enjoy  solving puzzles, mysteries and treasure hunts ?

Want to win some classic reading material along the way?

Grey Cells Press has put together a light-hearted vintage murder mystery tour, featuring detective novelist Julia Warren, as she tries to track down some very elusive treasure, and to prevent any more murders being committed as well!

Follow the Tale of the Mad Gorgon, from the High Seas in the days of 18th century piracy to a not so innocent countryside manor house in the 1920s , in a mad hunt for buried treasure – but can Julia find the treasure before any more murders are committed? Can you ?”

There are 9  episodes in all, spread across September; if you’ve missed the earlier ones, you can catch up on them here:  The Tale of the Mad Gorgon

More information on the tour and prizes here: Greenwood Tree Mystery Tour 

Episode Four will be out 12.00  tomorrow at AuthorsAnon (Greenwood Tree Mystery Tour Part Four)

Happy Sleuthing!

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Five and a Half Tons: the Cover

News From Westerby

Five and a Half Tons: the Cover

Five and a Half Tons. Cover designed by the multi-talented B. Lloyd.

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A strange chain of events

Mystery and suspense novels in the making …. much of what we write as fiction comes filtered through from real life, historical fact ….does this mean Life itself is Copyrighted? I should hope not !


Sunflower by Holland House author Cass McMain going on Tour

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“A story of small things and profound truths”

This summer Cass McMain’s debut novel Sunflower, published by Holland House Books, will be coming to a blog near you …

Starting with the following :

 Books Direct Online under New Releases

(Interview coming soon)

BooksRUsOnline on the 14th

 A.F.Stewart’s Blog on the 15th

 Flora Bateman’s BootHeelCottonPatch Blog on the 17th

 ImagineerEbooks on the 24th

Captive Press on the 29th 

 ‘If it was a painting it would undoubtedly be in the impressionist style – or some midway point between pointillism and the obsessive twisting strokes of Van Gogh. There is a rhythm and a repetition, an extraordinary care with each word, each sentence, each punctuation mark, but it is true art, for one is never aware of the effort nor of the innate skill.

…  A story of small things and profound truths’

Robert Peett , Editor, Holland House Books

The Tour will be updated as we go along – meanwhile, if you are a blogger about books and want to host Cass on your blog with an author interview, character interview, an excerpt, review or other , feel free to  tweet  @AuthorsAnon), or contact Holland House directly via Twitter @HhouseBooks or  www.hhousebooks.com

Come and join in! Tweet, blog, share on FB,G+,Pinterest  – and  most of all, read the book!

 


Greenwood Tree by Bustles Lloyd

Dactyl Review

greenwoodI suggest you open this mystery novel the way you open a beautifully wrapped gift: with heightened perceptions and the tiniest bit of doubt.  What if it’s not my size?  Most mysteries (correct me if I’m wrong) are not stylized, legend-inspired stories that have bigamous murders occurring two centuries apart.

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