Daughters of Babylon… cover reveal

DaughtersofBabylon_ebook_final_smallArtist Karri Klawiter has delivered a perfect cover for our forthcoming mystery/ historical/ magical realism novel Daughters of Babylon. If you think of Kate Mosse’s bestseller, Labyrinth, add in Eleanor of Aquitaine and spice it up with Mexican mysticism, then… well, you’re starting to get mentally prepared for this treat by Elaine Stirling.

That symbol on the shield is one you will see in the book, linking the present to the distant past through a mystical place cradled by the Pyrenees called Reine du Ciel  ( Queen of Heaven). The squashed diamonds, by the way, are properly called ‘lozenges’, and were a common crusader symbol.

Expect to hear plenty more about Daughters of Babylon in the near future.

 

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Busy like bees…

It’s all go at Greyhart Towers! Firstly, congratulations to Lauren J. Hasbrouck, whose fantasy novel The Lineage of Tellus#1: Memories & Murder has been available for free for the past three days. That promotion has now closed, but not before Lauren topped the amazon.com ‘bestseller’ charts for free fantasy romance novels. Well done, Lauren.

Some people have been disappointed that they missed the promotion period. It’s not actually within our power to extend the free promotion but we’ve reduced the price for a day or so to 99 cents, so that more people can help themselves to the Tellus goodness.

We have other books still on free promotion, including literary science fiction novel, The Death of the Wave  [see this post for details]

Work is also going on today to finish the artwork for mystery/ historical/ magical realism novel Daughters of Babylon. If you think of Kate Mosse’s bestseller, Labyrinth, add in Eleanor of Acquitaine and spice it up with Mexican mysticism, then I guess you’re in the right ballpark.

Once I’ve posted this, I’m back to editing  the sequel to Bob Atkinson’s bestseller, The Last Sunset. Much as I loved the first book. The sequel is even better.

Finally, the Greyhart livery was looking a little stale, so I’ve put in a shiny new site banner. Hope you like it.

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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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