The Shadow Games Update & a BRAND NEW Freebie

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Wow, it has been a busy few months! I have a backlog of blog posts to share with you over the coming weeks, but more importantly, it’s only TEN days until Cursed Lands launches. Which means, it’s only ten days until you can get your hands on my dystopian fantasy novel, The Shadow Games.

If you love my other dystopian books, this is a similar style — still quite dark and gritty, but definitely YA appropriate and with lots of fun characters to get to know. It also features a DRAGON!

I know some of you hard sci-fi fans may be feeling a bit dubious about this… What place do dragons have in a dystopian novel? But, I assure you, EVERYONE who has read the book so far loves Ty, so give it a go! Early reviews are coming in including this one from Britt at Dream With Your Eyes Open Book Reviews (spolier-free).

We have lots of fun stuff going on in the run up to the Cursed Lands launch, so keep reading to find out how you can support our bid to hit the USA Today bestseller list AND win some amazing prizes.

I’ve also got a special surprise gift hidden inside Cursed Lands as a thank you to everyone who’s supported me on this journey.

But first, here’s a bit about The Shadow Games

Powers make her an outcast. Fear will get her killed.

At eighteen, Vesper is driven by one ambition—to live up to her family’s expectations and win a place at the Royal Academy.

But when she fails an unexpected test, Vesper is taken from the white tower of New Vegas and dumped on the city floor—home to those the city outlaws. She quickly finds herself branded a slave in a shadow city where factions war and monsters terrorize the streets.

Most terrifying of all are the powers that Vesper and her new friends wield. Having killed once, Vesper is determined it won’t happen again. To save her friends, Vesper must learn to control her power.

And that means facing her greatest fear—that her power could destroy her.

Featuring a snarky dragon, slow burn romance and supernatural powers, this dystopian fantasy novel will appeal to fans of Red Queen, The Hunger Games and This Savage Song.

Free books, giveaways and our big charity event!

Hang onto your hats… This is some of the great stuff we have going on over the next two weeks!

  • 12 FREE books! Did you know that if you pre-order Cursed Lands, you get an extra 12 books for free? Once you’ve pre-ordered just visit the gift page on our website to claim your free books.
  • The Cursed Lands Facebook Hop starts this Monday 29 April. It’s running for 5 days and we’ve got tons of prizes up for grabs from all 24 Cursed Lands authors. The Facebook Hop starts on my Facebook page from 12pm EST on Monday!
  • Our final weekly giveaway will be running next week. You can enter any time up until May 7 to win an Amazon gift card. Enter here.
  • Have you visited the Cursed Lands Party Room? We have guest authors in every day during the pre-order and launch period. They’ll be talking about their books, playing some fun games and have some fab goodies to giveaway. Join the Party Room so you don’t miss out!
  • Our BIG CHARITY EVENT will take place on May 3 from 2-8pm MDT (that’s 9pm-3am BST, but it is a Friday night!). We’re raising money for PAWS, a non-profit organization dedicated to “rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people”. During the event we will match the total value of all Cursed Lands sales and donate the same amount to PAWS. This includes multiple purchases, so if you buy the set on a different platform (Kindle, iBooks, or Nook) than you did the first time, we’ll match it! Throughout the event we will also be hosting giveaways, playing games, and having tons of FUN! Please join the event and invite your friends!

We’ve also put together a preview book of all the books in Cursed Lands. If you want to get a feel for the stories on offer, you can download a copy for free here.

I’d appreciate any support you can give us, whether it’s sharing a post, telling your friends about our charity event or buying Cursed Lands on all three of our target platforms. It’s less than a dollar for more than twenty amazing books – a pretty good deal!

Get Trial by Fire for FREE!

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Yes, there is a second book in The Shadow Academy world! Trial by Fire is a novella featuring Daria, one of the characters in The Shadow Games.

It takes place during the same time period as The Shadow Games, but can be read as a standalone without spoilers. A fun story packed with danger, friendship and a bunch of kick-ass women, Trial by Fire explores a young woman’s journey to battle the demons of her past and decide what type of person she wants to be.

A link to download a FREE copy of Trial by Fire is included at the end of my book in Cursed Lands. Which means, you’re not just getting one book from me for your $0.99, you’re getting two!

Get your copy of Cursed Lands on Kindle, Nook, iBooks or Kobo to get your exclusive copy of Trial by Fire.

(N.B. Did you know that even if you don’t have a Kindle device you can still buy and read Kindle ebooks? Find out how here.)

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