Tea and Jeopardy 51 – Emma has an adventure

teaandjeopardy_geekplanet-300x300It's been a little while since the last Tea and Jeopardy. In this episode you can find out why…

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The Malice: Update (Pre-ordering & Launch)

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Cover by Jaime Jones. Love it!

The Malice is coming out in Hardback and ebook on the 19th of May! To celebrate I'll be having a launch event at Waterstones Covent Garden where I'll be interviewed by Emma. There will also be drinks and nibbles, including The Malice cupcakes! I will of course be signing books, and I've been working on a new doodle…

Tickets cost £3 and you can book here. Please come!

 

I'm quite fond of the back too.

I'm quite fond of the back too.

My books, just hanging out together.

My books hanging out together. :D

For those of you unable to come, the book is available for pre-order from Amazon and Waterstones, Forbidden Planet, and Goldsboro are doing another limited edition run as well! 

 

 

 

 

And if you're thinking that you've not yet read The Vagrant, there's never been a better time. It's currently on offer as part of the Kindle Spring Sale, yours for only £2.99!

Fun times!

 

The Vagrant is part of the Kindle Spring Sale! (UK only)

For one month (until the 25/04/16), you can get your hands on The Vagrant for £2.99! It's part of the Kindle Spring Sale. Exciting!

Tea and Jeopardy, Hugo nominations and Sad Puppies

I’ll try and keep this as short and to the point as I can.

While I was away in Wales this weekend (at the marvellous Sci-Fi Weekender) it came to my attention that Tea & Jeopardy has been included in the Sad Puppy 4 Hugo Award recommendations list.

To be clear, I have never solicited the attention of this group, nor do I endorse it. I was not asked if Tea & Jeopardy could be included and I am told that requests to be taken off the list will be ignored. That said, I’d like Tea & Jeopardy to be taken off the Sad Puppies 4 list.

Why is this? Well, if individuals wish to nominate or vote for Tea & Jeopardy, that’s a wonderful thing, and I’m genuinely grateful, but it makes me uncomfortable when a group tries to alter or manipulate voting in any way.

If ever I win an award I wish it to be about the work itself and people’s enjoyment of it, nothing else.

I hope that my wishes will be respected in this matter.

Sci-Fi Weekender – Where I'll be and how to win books (if you're going too)

SFW7_Last_day_passesBlimey, it’s the Sci-Fi weekender this week. It’s my first time there and I’m really hoping that I’ll get a chance to meet Brian Blessed. If you’re going too, read on for details of what I’m doing and a chance to win books!

 

 

 

 

Friday 18th March.

11.00am Meet and Greet (Owner’s Lounge)

12.00pm Q&A with Reading (Starbucks/Author zone)

1.30pm Dystopia – As good as it used to be? (Starbucks/Author Zone)

4.30 Writing the Inhuman: Demons/Monsters/Mages (Starbucks/Author Zone)

Saturday 19th March

11.00am Meet and Greet (Owner’s Lounge)

12.30pm When Does Horror Become Fantasy? (Main Void)

1.30pm Psychological Versus Visceral  (Starbucks/Author Zone)

3.15pm Publishing Today – Getting You Work Out there. (Starbucks/Author Zone)

5.30pm Just a Minute*. (Main Void)

 

Competition time!

If you’re going to the Sci-Fi Weekender and want to win a signed copy of The Vagrant or Landfall all you have to do is attend any of the programme items above and ask me the question: “Am I the First?” If you’re the first person to ask me that, you win. Simple!**

 

*I've not done this before so quite nervous. And I'm sure nothing bad will come of the fact that I'm competing against Emma…

**Bonus points if you do it in the questions section of any of my panels/items.

The Vagrant paperback & other updates!

It's already in Waterstones Western-super-Mare (photo by Keith Ramsey)

It's already in Waterstones Western-super-Mare! (photo by Keith Ramsey)

The Vagrant paperback is out today and to celebrate I've got a guest post over at the Harper Voyager blog!

Thanks to those of you who have been sharing pictures of it out in the wild. I will never ever, ever get bored of seeing it on display tables.

If you're based in the US, I'm afraid it doesn't hit bookstores there until the 10th May but it is coming, I promise!

If you're keen to get stuck in, there's a sample of the book on the Harper Voyager blog right now!

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And in Waterstones Orchard Square, Sheffield! (Photo by Andrew Angel)

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And looking very cool in Swindon! Thanks Vicki! 😀 (Photo by Adrian Faulkner)

For those of you who are waiting for the sequel, THE MALICE will be coming out in hardback on the 19th May and we should be seeing a cover reveal very, very soon. SPOILER: Jaime Jones has produced another work of beauty and I can't wait for you to see it!

And for those of you who are super keen,   at the time of writing this I'm about two thirds of the way through drafting THE SEVEN (which will be coming out in 2017) and I'll have more news about some short stories set between the books in the not too distant future.

Exciting times!

Landfall (The Tales of Albion) is out now!

bcff491efc804c6fcd706707d0fccc967b70ad2bAs the title says really! My fast and fun book set in the world of fantasy MMO Albion Online is now available in paperback and ebook.

UK folk can get it here.
Everyone else can get it here.

The novel stands on its own but for those who play the game, there are a few names and experiences I'm sure you'll find familiar.

 

 

As I've said before the cover art is great and there are lovely interior sketches too.  Like this one for example!

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Tea and Jeopardy 49 – Cavan Scott visits the tea lair

teaandjeopardy_geekplanet-300x300In this episode the delightful Cavan Scott visits the tea lair to talk comics, the Beano, truth and the challenges of keeping your workspace tidy.

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Tea and Jeopardy 47 – A chat with Natasha Bardon

teaandjeopardy_geekplanet-300x300In this episode, the wonderful Harper Voyager editor Natasha Bardon visits Emma in the tea lair. We discuss Dragon Age Inquisition, the ideal people to play Twister with and the world of publishing.

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Landfall cover reveal!

And here it is, the cover for my novel set in the world of Albion Online. It’s called LANDFALL and the cover art is by Simon Kopp. I for one think he's done a great job!bcff491efc804c6fcd706707d0fccc967b70ad2b

One of the things I like the most are all the little details. The image generally has a nice epic feel to it but zoom in and you find cool things like this:

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There are sinister people in the woods!

 

And on the battlements!

And on the battlements too!

The cover was revealed over at the Albion Online website earlier today and the book will be available in paperback and ebook very, very soon! More details to follow!