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Greetings fellow adventurers!
A massive THANK YOU again to everyone who offered to receive an advance copy of my next novel Haven in exchange for a review to be posted on the general release date of 24th October. I’m chuffed as cheese to announce that these have now been sent out.
Check your, inboxes peeps!
If you think you should have one and it’s not appearing in your inbox, be sure to check your junk folder too just in case.
Many thanks yet again. A writer is nothing without their readers and you have all helped my stories fulfil their potential just by letting them be read. I sincerely hope you enjoy. Fingers crossed you like it as much as Zero!
For anyone who hasn’t read any of my Orbit Series yet, it’s a character-driven, space-pirate and action-packed romp through the not-too-distant future. Book 1 Zero is out now on Amazon. Book 2, Haven, is out October 24th but in the mean time you can mark it to-read on Goodreads.
Happy travels, space cadets!
Hope all is well.
First of all, I want to thank all the wonderful people who have got in touch to request an Advance Review Copy of my next book, Haven. The ebooks are being formatted as we speak and I’m hoping to have them disseminated in the next few days. Keep an eye on your email inboxes!
Haven is book 2 in my Orbit Series, sequel to Zero which was released last year and continues to do well. It is a character-driven space pirate romp set in the not-too-distant future that made it into Northern Soul Magazine’s Best Reads of 2014.
Book 2, Haven, will be out for general release in October.
I am also thrilled to announce that I will now be in attendance at CoxCon 2015! This event takes place on Sat 1st Aug at the International Centre in Telford, Shropshire. CoxCon 2015 is an event for folks who like their games reviews and Youtuber Jesse Cox’s chance to meet his UK and EU fan base. It will be a two-day convention with panels, games, and a chance for fans to meet Jesse and others.
I’m looking forward to this event not only because it’ll be something a bit different AND because it’s just down the road from the town where I grew up, but also because it will be a chance to see my partner’s brother, John Bain (AKA games review, broadcaster & journalist TotalBiscuit) and his lovely wife Genna who we have not seen in several years.
Looking forward to a good catch up as well as a chance to hopefully meeting some new readers and SciFi fans as well as take part in all the games available!
Unfortunately, tickets for this event are all sold out. I believe they sold out in a matter of hours, in fact. But if you were one of the lucky few that snagged one, do swing by and say hi!
To check out all my confirmed events so far for 2015 & 16, check out my Events Page.
Hope to catch you at one of them soon!
Can I tempt anyone to some FREE fiction? And that’s FREE fiction BEFORE everyone else gets their hands on it?
I tease ye not!
As some of you may already know, Haven, book 2 in my Orbit Series and sequel to the laser-blasting space-pirate-packed Zero, is due for release by Dagda Publishing this October. It continues the story of Kaleb Hugo who continues to try to find stability in an unstable universe, as well as protect those he cares about against impossible odds. The final script is days away from being formatted and I am calling for people who would be up for a preview of the e-book in the next few weeks, in exchange for a review!
The review would need to be posted on Amazon (and anywhere else you like!) on the launch date of the 24th October. You are in a better position to enjoy & review if you have already read book 1 (Zero is available on Amazon in hardcopy or for Kindle – CLICK HERE), though this is not absolutely essential.
The Orbit Series has so far been enjoyed by fans of science fiction the vein of Star Wars, Firefly and Ghost in a Shell, but plenty of people who never read scifi still enjoyed Zero, so don’t think you have to be a die-hard fan of the genre to enjoy it.
Thanks in advance and thanks already to everyone who has already volunteered. You should receive your copy soon!
Let’s BLAST OFF.
Happy Friday funky, fantastic fellow fiction-loving fanatics! Hope this incoming weekend is finding you happy & healthy and with some great weekend plans lined up. It doesn’t matter whether you’re heading out to the great outdoors to enjoy the weather (and, therefore, probably not living in the UK O_o) or planning a big night out, a big night in or even just some quality time with yourself, I hope your weekend is a spiffy one.
This post is a quick-check in to announce that HAVEN IS NOW ON GOODREADS!
Oh yes, people. It’s up there in all its teasing, tantalising glory. CLICK HERE to be taken to its shiny, digital display!
“And just what the deuce is ‘Haven’?” I hear you ask.
Last year I released my first novel, Zero. It is a character-driven SciFi adventure set in the not-to-distant future, about Captain Kaleb Hugo who gets put in charge of a rag-tag crew on an even more rag-tag undercover vessel, the Zero. During the course of his investigations and missions, Hugo unearths all sorts of juicy conspiracies, gets himself caught up in some death-defying action and, naturally, is hit over the head with some hefty self-discoveries. It has been described as ‘James Bond meets Firefly’ and has been well received by fans of SciFi and general fiction alike!
Zero continues to received good feedback which makes me beam like a loon. However, as pleased as I am with Book 1, I feel Hugo’s story is not quite over. Enter Haven.
Hugo is reunited with one of his old crew members, everyone’s favourite space-scamp, Ezekiel Webb, to take on a mission that is just as dangerous but far more personal than any he has previously experienced.
You can, again, find out more on my Orbit Series Page, but you can now also read the publisher’s official blurb and add to your to-read lists on Goodreads!
Yes, that’s right, Haven is now on Goodreads!
It’s really happening, folks! The Orbit Series has blasted off and is taking itself right into the stratosphere.
Haven will be released this October. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for chances to pre-order the book along with exclusive perks through Dagda Publishing’s upcoming Crowdfunding campaign. I will also be calling for volunteer ARC (advance review copy) readers! These fantastic folks will receive a FREE advance ebook copy of Haven in exchange for an honest review to be posted on Amazon & Goodreads at the time of the launch in October.
Please let me know if you are interested! Either comment on this post to register your interest or message me through Facebook or Twitter. I will add you to the list and love you forever.
Happy adventures, my fellow spacefaring comrades! Until the next announcement!
Greetings Fiction Fans.
Those of you who like the wonderfully weird and the weirdly wonderful may remember the project headed up be self-confessed Dilettante Helena Han Basquait last year called Jessica. This was a collaborative effort from Helena and a few others including myself, putting together the backstory of Helena’s alter-ego and horror-writing minion, Jessica Bell.
This collaboration was very well received and next will be the sequel, SINGULARITY, continuing Jessica’s story.
SINGULARITY is out this summer and today is the momentous cover reveal!
Read on and watch for more details!
The time is now.
Singularity is the new novel from Helena Hann-Basquiat, with Sara Litchfield, Sandy Ramsey, Lizzi Rogers and Hannah Sears.
Singularity is the sequel to last year’s JESSICA — a metafictional look into Jessica’s possible pasts.
Singularity is coming August 1, 2015
For Throwback Thursday this week – a twisted little tale I wrote last year about love, life and inner demons
Originally posted on The Path - J. S. Collyer's Writing Blog:
I hold my hands up and admit that I have not posted a lot of fiction up here recently. This is due to the official announcement earlier this week that my first debut novel, Zero, (a SciFi romp set in a gloriously dystopian future of oppressive social structures, rebellions and space-cannons), will be released this August 2014. I am more than a little pleased, not only because IT’S HAPPENING, IT’S REALLY HAPPENING! But also that it should be coming out in time for people to sling on their kindles for their summer holidays. It’s just the sort of story to sweep you far and away, just the kind I enjoy when lounging next to the pool.
So, I’m spending my evenings editing the 140,000 word draft at the moment: tightening, pruning and polishing. It’s such a different ballgame to writing, though a great amount of fun. There’s nothing like…
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