Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Girl And The Mountain - UK cover reveal (ish).

 You can now pre-order the UK edition of the Second Book of the Ice, The Girl And The Mountain. Doing so would demonstrate moral fibre, sartorial elegance, and an abundance of the right stuff all in one fell swoop.

To motivate you further I will be posting teasers of the cover prior to its general release. Well start with this small area from the upper right corner:


(this also bears an uncanny resemblance to the full cover of my free novella Darker Tide (read it!))








Thursday, 24 September 2020

Finalists for the 6th SPFBO

 300 contestants will be narrowed to 10 finalists.

Finalists chosen so far:




The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off finalists are listed and scored on this page

The process of selection is complete and is documented here.


Here's the scoreboard. The reviews, the books, and the blogs are all linked on this table. (click scores to get reviews)

* = Blogger chose this finalist
*= Blogger's top book.







Friday, 18 September 2020

Book giveaway contest!


Contest Closed



 
I still have signed copies of The Girl And The Stars and of Road Brothers to give away - so it's contest time again!

I also have a lot of my book 2's and book 3's, so if you win and you have another book in mind as a prize, we can probably do that instead.

Since my next book is The Girl And The Mountain this will be a mountain-based contest.

To enter, just send me a mountain-based entry. The default is a book mountain (not tower).


There will be a prize chosen from the 'best' entries in general. A prize chosen from the 'best' book-mountains. And three prizes chosen randomly from all the entries. 

Just send your entry in an email marked 'Book Contest' to me at empire_of_thorns@yahoo.co.uk

All entries will be posted on this page. 

Contest closes midnight GMT on Saturday 26th of September.


Winners = 10 (Rafael), 38 (Tracy), 41 (Dorian), 42 (Bryan), 53 (Peter)


 Entries

#65 Andrew





#64 Adriana



#63 Teresa



#62 Abhinav



#61 Megan



#60 Shane



#59 Naomi



#58 Mark



#57 Emma



#56 John



#55 Djerri



#54 Joshua



#53 Peter



#52 Luna



#51 Vesna


#50 Lynda



#49 Steve



#48 Shonnie-Lee



#47 Cearon



#46 Ileana



#45 Chris



#44 Lawrence



#43 Samuel



#42 Bryan 



#41 Dorian



#40 Ewen



#39 Kabir





#38 Tracy



#37 Zaid



#36 Gilad



#35 Jayden



#34 Rita



#33 Amanda



#32 Pierce



#31 Alex



#30 Ian



#29 Bastian



#28 Sethia 



#27 Helen



#26 John



#25 Thomas



#24 Mark



#23 Mike - chasing the random prizes



#22 Sean



#21 Tasos



#20 Guido




#19 Michael




#18 George




#17 Elton - Mount Wannaread



#16 Max - with possibly the max books so far...



#15 Helen - mountaineering books, no less!




#14 Gary



#13 Tammy



#12 Scott



#11 Tracey



#10 Rafael


#9 Sylvia


8 Kurt - a mountain themed haiku

High Beerentoppen,
Where Skilfar kneads with gnarled hands
To shape the Empire.


#7 John - a whole range!



#6 Kyle



#5 Smith



#4 Liz



#3 Melisande


#2 Lost




#1 Cesar