Saturday, 31 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a signed paperback of Trouble With Swords by Richard Hardie!



Today is the fourteenth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a signed paperback of 'Trouble With Swords' by Richard Hardie...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Friday, 30 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of Mortiswood: Kaelia Falling by Gina Dickerson



Today is the thirteenth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback copy of  Mortiswood: Kaelia Falling - Mortiswood Tales book two by, well, me!...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of 3am and Wide Awake by Sarah England!



Today is the twelfth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback of '3am and Wide Awake' by Sarah England...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of The Sect by Catriona King!



Today is the eleventh day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback of 'The Sect' by Catriona King...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win A novelty mini book of Leap of Faith by Richard Hardie!



Today is the tenth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a hand-crafted novelty, mini book of 'Leap of Faith' by Richard Hardie - with real, blank pages! (the mini book on the right)...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.


We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Monday, 26 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening!



Today is the ninth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback copy of 'Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening' by, well, me!...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.


We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Sunday, 25 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of The Sect by Catriona King!



Today is the eighth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback copy of 'The Sect' by Catriona King...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER




Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of Father of Lies by Sarah England!



Today is the seventh day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback copy of 'Father of Lies' by Sarah England...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER




Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.


We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Friday, 23 October 2015

FREE - Twisted Thoughts is free on Amazon today!

My only poetry collection, Twisted Thoughts, is free today for Kindle across all Amazon sites (check before downloading)!




A concoction of poems stirred into a dark mix of emotions, with each scribbling telling a story, whether it be romantic, obsessive, frightening, or amusingly twisted.

                   Amazon UK  Amazon.com







There is also a Halloween event happening over on Facebook right up until November 1st, where there are LOTS of giveaways of books and other delights from myself, and authors Sarah England, Shani Struthers, Catriona King, and Richard HardieAll our giveaways are international.

 Join the fun here: http://bit.ly/ascarydip


And in the post below there is a chance to win a signed copy of Leap Of Faith by Richard Hardie!

Click here to enter via the Rafflecopter form!


A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of Leap of Faith by Richard Hardie!



Today is the sixth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a signed paperback copy of 'Leap of Faith' by Richard Hardie...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER




Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.


We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of Rise to Me by Shani Struthers!



Today is the fifth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback copy of Rise to Me by Shani Struthers...



Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone).

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a novelty mini book of Father of Lies by Sarah England!



Today is the fourth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is for a novelty, hand-crafted mini book (with real, blank pages!) of 'Father of Lies' by Sarah England (1st on the left)...
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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone).


We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of The Sixth Estate by Catriona King!



Today is the third day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is for a paperback of 'The Sixth Estate' by Catriona King...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER


Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone).

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Monday, 19 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of The Haunting of Highdown Hall by Shani Struthers!



Today is the second day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

The second giveaway is for a paperback of 'The Haunting of Highdown Hall' by Shani Struthers...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER



Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone).

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize! 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a novelty, mini Mortiswood Book!




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Today is the first day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - where there will be spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

The first giveaway is for a hand-crafted, novelty mini book of my first Mortiswood Tales book (2nd left)...



We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Blog Tour: Defiant Unto Death by David Gilman



A LEGEND FORGED IN BATTLE: Thomas Blackstone must face an implacable foe as the 100 Years' War enters its bloodiest phase.

Ten years ago, the greatest army in Christendom was slaughtered at Crécy when Thomas Blackstone and his fellow archers stood their ground and rained death on the steel-clad might of French chivalry. Blackstone left that squalid field a knight.
Now, Blackstone commands a war band and has carved out a small fiefdom in northern France. But the wounds of war still bleed and a traitor has given the King of France the means to destroy first his family, and then the English knight himself.
As the traitor’s net tightens, so the French King’s army draws in. Blackstone will stand and fight – in pitched battle and in single combat. He will defy his friends, his family and his king. He may yet defy death, but he can’t defy his destiny: BLACKSTONE: MASTER OF WAR.



Excerpt

It was a bastard of a horse – an ugly beast. The fine French heritage of his dam had been spoiled by a rogue stallion and what came from their breeding was a creature unyielding in its belligerence. A neck as thick as a man’s waist supported a head like a ship’s prow, oversized and misshapen, that was lowered in battle like a battering ram. His yellow teeth, as firm and strong as grindstones, bit at Blackstone whenever opportunity offered. Its ears would swivel in opposing directions in a constant state of alertness as they sought whispers of movement from here and there. Its hooves, the breadth of a man’s hand and powered by bulging shoulder muscles that encased a tireless heart, bore iron shoes that tore the ground. Battle-scarred, it was cast – so it was said – into this world by the devil forging a pact with the animal kingdom. There had been few men who could abide its awkward gait when it ambled, but when the reins were eased and a strong rider gave it his trust, the horse would run without faltering day and night.

Stable-hands knew better than to enter its winter stall alone. It took two determined men to put a halter on it and coax the beast out. Blackstone’s other horses, especially his big courser that he rode when hunting, was kept apart from this wild-eyed animal, which would tolerate no competition from stallion, gelding or mare. It had smashed stalls and bitten and kicked lesser horses that raised their heads and stiffened their ears, muzzles snorting in naive expectation of exerting their superiority over it. When mounting Blackstone always held taut the opposite rein, tugging the horse’s head away from where the snap of teeth would nip him if he were so careless as to forget past experience, but Blackstone had never laid a whip on the beast. Each measured the other – and each gave way when necessary. Every week Blackstone rode the horse hard, ridding it of its aggression, pounding across meadow and hills, plunging him into swollen rivers to clamber up mud-slicked embankments, placing his life into the horse’s care as they challenged the demands of twisting currents and uneven ground, neither rider nor horse prepared to shy away. And Blackstone swore that he loved this horse more than any other because it bore as fiery a soul as any fighting warrior he had witnessed.



About the author:

David Gilman was raised in Liverpool and educated in Wales. By the time he was 16 he was driving a battered 1946 Ford, ferrying construction workers in the African bush. A variety of jobs followed in different countries: fire and rescue, forestry work, JCB driver, window dresser and professional photographer in an advertising agency. He served in the Parachute Regiment’s Reconnaissance Platoon and then worked in publishing. In 1986 he turned to full-time writing. He has written many radio and television scripts including several years of ‘A Touch of Frost’. In 2007 his ‘Danger Zone’ trilogy for YA was sold in 15 countries. The first in the series – The Devil’s Breath was long listed for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and won the French Prix Polar Jeunesse. He also writes for younger children. MONKEY and ME has been nominated for this year's Carnegie Medal. ‘MASTER of WAR’ is the first in a series of HF for adults that follows the fortunes of Thomas Blackstone during the 100 Years’ War.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Halloween Treats: A Lucky Dip of Giveaways!


In celebration of Halloween I am joining four lovely authors to hold "A Scary Dip". There will be daily Rafflecopter giveaways of a mix of signed books and other treats...please, come and join in the Facebook fun here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644651949124965/

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It'd be great to see you there!