If you like literary science fiction, download The Death of the Wave FREE today

Our literary science fiction novel of a dystopian future America is free to download from Amazon from today through Saturday.

Get it now by following this link

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Following the fall of the modern world, the State of Eden is divided into two distinct classes that all adolescents must test into. Students with math and science aptitude enjoy a high quality of living and technology in the Palaces, but in the Camps, students with artistic and verbal abilities must scrounge to survive.

Breaker 256, a policewoman who was born into poverty, had always followed the rules for the sake of her family. But when the unthinkable upends her world forever, she is faced with an irrevocable decision: take down the State, and face defeat, anarchy, and death, or stand idly by to watch the sufferings of all of that she cares for.

TheDeathoftheWave2Written in stark, unrhymed verse that reflects the desolate world of Eden, The Death of the Wave  asks what is most important —is it the person who tells the tale or the fact that the story has been told at all?

The Death of the Wave will delight aficionados of dystopian futures and literary science fiction.

Get it now by following this link

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Today is also your last chance to download a free copy of our steamy fantasy adventure romance: The Lineage of Tellus1: Murders & Mystery.

Follow this link for the adventure…

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Also, over at our sister imprint, The Repository of Imagination, today is the last day to download the wizarding adventure for children: Wizards’ Kingdom [follow this link to the wizards],  and today and tomorrow you can download for free a mini-collection of YA science fiction and fantasy short stories curated by the mysterious Crustias Scattermush [follow this link for these 'Tales from the Repository']

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Steamy fantasy adventure – free on Kindle

Tellus_Bk1_200px_96dpiFor fantastic Kindle adventure, download Memories & Murder, the first book in The Lineage today. It’s a free Kindle download from Amazon starting today until Thursday 29th (inclusive).

“The story and characters are so real and likeable…as they go from one crisis to another that you can’t help but get involved.”5-star Amazon review

Download now from Amazon by following this link.

Or find out more here.

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Chart-topping spy thriller re-launched today

ToFreeASpy_ebook_final_smallI’m delighted to announce that we recently acquired worldwide rights to a hit thriller novel from 2013, To Free a Spy by Nick Ganaway. More importantly, today we have re-published Nick’s book as a Greyhart Press edition.

To Free a Spy is a political espionage thriller set in an America whose intelligence agencies are still reeling in the aftermath of the Edward Snowden affair. Author Nick Ganaway keeps the plot twisting and bucking throughout, leaving you guessing until the very end who is behind the Washington treachery.

I read and loved the book last year when Nick self-published his novel, reaching #1 on the espionage bestseller list on Amazon. Although the book had dropped from the top spot, the 5-star reviews kept getting posted to amazon.com and many readers were comparing Nick very favorably to Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, David Baldacci, Lee Child and all the top thriller writers. I already knew Nick had written a great book and with so much evidence that others were agreeing with me, I got in contact with him about acquiring the rights. And here we are. I’m very proud to be publishing this book.

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Washington establishment figures and FBI and CIA agencies rub shoulders with disaffected Soviet nuclear scientists, terrorists, and Tokyo pizza delivery boys. You can’t see the connections to begin with, but they are there and they feel very plausible because the author extensively researched his story. Nick recalled one experience: “My uninvited exploration of the CIA campus in Langley, VA, was not exactly welcomed with open arms by security officers at the entrance guardpost, who questioned my intentions and my sanity for having ignored the large warning sign and armored vehicle outside the campus entrance, and gave me clear orders where to wait for a reception ‘committee’. I persisted with my research, though, and want to express my appreciation to the CIA in Langley for responding to those of my questions that they could answer, and for their gracious way of saying ‘no’ when that had to be the response. I’m an avid fan of the Agency.”

We’ve posted the book’s prologue, and further information at our Spy page here.

Hurry up… the countdown has already begun…

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Dare you enter a world of Wizards and darkness?

Wizards_Trilogy_400_300dpiOver at our children’s imprint, The Repository of Imagination, we’re publishing an entire trilogy in one go. This is Wizards’ Kingdom: a classic good vs. evil adventure series that  author Colin R. Parsons intended for 8-12 year olds, but we’ve had to set a suggested reading age of 8-80 as the grown-ups can get enough of the books.

TallyBerry Publishing has been selling thousands of these in paperback in the UK. And now the Repository adds to that by launching high quality kindle editions that faithfully reproduce the dozens of internal illustrations by Derek Jones.

Why not start now with the first Wizards’ Kingdom at a special introductory price?

Book1: Wizards’ Kingdom –  http://getbook.at/WK1

Book2: The Obeliskof Ashmar – http://getbook.at/WK2

Book3: Jarrak’s Darkness – http://getbook.at/WK3

 

 

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Join the quest into the land of Tellus

We’re proud to launch today the first novel in ‘The Lineage of Tellus’, a high fantasy book series for fans of adventure, dry wit, and broad-minded sexuality. It features one of the most compelling love stories I’ve ever read. It has dragons and pirates too, not to mention some very dark secrets that will take your breath away.

I’ll leave it to one of the principal characters to introduce her own story…

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My name isAsheiGreyhawke and I’m just like you. I go to college, have a job, live with my beloved mother, and have a pet goat named Chewy.Well, maybe you don’t love your mother. I suppose not everyone’s life is the same.

My best friends Tristane and Marianne don’t even have mothers. Now I don’t either. I came home last night after a long shift at the tavern and found her dead. She’d been murdered, her heart removed from her body … but there’s no wound to speak of.

Tristane (who’s also my ex–it’s rather complicated) says it’s the work of Sanguinem Magus. Magus is the natural energy that exists in the land I live in, called Tellus. Tris is a mage, but not the kind of mage who would do something like this.

I’m going to find the mage who did.

And then I’m going to kill them.


Memories & Murder, is book 1 of The Lineage of Tellus, a high fantasy series for fans of adventure, dry wit, and broad-minded sexuality.

 

9The book features illustrations by the author, which brings a unique vividness to her world of Tellus.

Want to try it before you buy it? You can read the online sample on the web right now by clicking this link (though please note that this sampler app does not reflect the high-quality formatting of the purchased book).

Or you can download a Kindle sample to your reader by visiting the amazon sales page.

Or just go ahead and buy the paperback.

 

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Dreaming Gabo

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I’m sharing Elaine Stirling’s tribute to Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Gabo), who passed away recently. Elaine’s words speak for themselves.

Gabo was a man of many talents, but if there is a most notable work, it is surely ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude‘ (1967) which did much to popularize magical realism. This is not some obscure strand of literature of interest only to historians. Gabo’s influence and that of magical realism in particular is not only relevant today but relevant to us here and now at Greyhart Press. We will shortly be publishing the novel ‘Daughters of Babylon’ by Elaine Stirling. Gabo, magical realism, and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ are all major influences.

And while Elaine is yet to win her first Nobel Prize (or if she has, she’s kept it quiet from me) her post on Gabo was selected by the WordPress editors for their ‘Freshly Pressed’ showcase. Well done, Elaine!

Originally posted on Oceantics:

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Let us speak of love
Openly in the streets where myth
Vanquishes hard truth, and stories course
Eternally like tendrils of a vine.
I’ll learn again to disregard no dream
Naturally, to avoid reality’s cold hosts.

The gossips crow today of hosts—
How faithful, how devout to godly love,
Excepting fellow man; but in your dream
They flourish, flawed, woven through the myth
In which the hummingbird protects the vine.
Macondo breathes, and soldiers know, of course,

Enemies in politics and sex direct the course
Of every man, while fever born of tropics hosts
Fierce calumnies that twist what is divine.
Ghosts, they coincide us, fleshed by love
And fecund women who secrete pure myth
Between their limbs to fuel the shaman’s dream.

Oh, I’ve no quarrel with the torpid dream;
Grist shines in every form, each course
And rivulet propels Creation’s myth.
But let us tolerate no disappointed hosts

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Stand by for epic fantasy. The Lineage of Tellus is out next week.

One week to go now before Greyhart Press launches the first in a high fantasy series for fans of adventure, dry wit, and broad sexuality, The Lineage of Tellus, written by author and illustrator Lauren J. Hasbrouck.

We’ve more announcements to make over the next few days. We’ve acquired the rights to a contemporary spy thriller set in an America still reeling from the Edward Snowden revelations. The book topped the Amazon espionage bestseller charts last year.

Layout 1Enjoy The Hobbit? We’ve a trilogy of children’s books called Wizards’ Kingdom by Colin R. Parsons being readied for launch by our children’s imprint: The Repository of Imagination.

TheDeathoftheWave2And don’t forget that the mesmerizing The Death of the Wave was released last month for aficionados of literary science fiction.

But for now, over to Ashei, one of the characters in The Lineage of Tellus.

My name is Ashei Greyhawke and I’m just like you. I study at an academy, have a job, love my mom, and have a pet goat.

Well, maybe you don’t love your mom. That’s okay. My best friends don’t even have moms.

Now I don’t either. I found her dead last night. Her heart is missing from her body, and there’s no wound to speak of.

Tris says it’s the work of Blood Magus. You know of Magus, right? It’s this mystical energy that can be channeled into a staff. Tris is a mage. Well, a mage killed my mom.

I’m going to find that mage. And then I’m going to kill them.

Some illustrations from Memories & Murder, the first book in The Lineage of Tellus:

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