Danburgh Castle - Medieval Romance
10 December 2013 14:09 (GMT)'Danburgh Castle,' a short historical romance, set in Norman Britain, is currently free on Nook and Kobo:
Danburgh Castle - Free Historical Romance
10 December 2013 14:05 (GMT)'Danburgh Castle,' a short historical romance, set in Norman Britain, is currently free on Nook and Kobo:
Under the Ice - a Zombie Chiller from Samhain Publishing
04 December 2013 15:00 (GMT)“Out at the edge of the ice, something dark appeared, rising from the water and then closing downwards on the frozen surface. I squinted. And was sure it was a human arm.”
David and Bobby are a pair of twin brothers, both in love with the same woman. But on a trip to Finland, the matter gets resolved in the worst way imaginable – Bobby drowns in the icy waters just outside Helsinki. Two years later, David is still in that city and living with Krista, when a supposed magic artifact comes into their possession. And when David makes a wish upon it, dark things from the past begin resurfacing. Things like old-time sins and misdeeds. Like guilt and awful memories. And things like Bobby himself, two years drowned and trapped under the ice ... but still here with us.
My zombie novel Under the Ice first appeared as a collector's hardback from Sarob Press back in 2005. It had long been out of print when I published it again myself as an ebook on Kindle at the start of this decade, where it quickly became my best-selling title.
“A very nice atmospheric horror tale involving twin brothers, a gorgeous girl, wishes, and the Walking Dead. Five stars.” – Amazon Reviews.
And now it's available from Samhain Publishing as a smart new ebook. Here's the new edition’s first review:
“Every now and then you’ll stumble upon a low-key piece of work that totally and completely stuns you. Under the Ice is a stellar tale ... brilliant, well thought out and perfectly delivered by Tony Richards, who understands the balance that must be upheld between fantasy and reality. The story boasts numerous layers, fine character examination and a final curveball that’s going to leave readers pleased. Whether you opt to label this one a revenge tale, a ghost story or a zombie tale matters not. It’s original, creative, and somehow successfully blends all of the aforementioned classifications, wrapping a plethora of ideas into one. This is an excellent read, and you want to get your hands on it as soon as possible!” – Horror Novel Reviews.
Read the complete review here.
Under the Ice is available directly from Samhain Publishing or from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, B&N Nook, Kobo, and a variety of other outlets.
28 November 2013 13:08 (GMT)How far would you go to help the man who saved your life? –
Deadly Violet - 4th in the Raine's Landing supernatural thriller series
23 November 2013 17:00 (GMT)It may look like a perfectly ordinary New England town, a little larger than most. But Raine’s Landing, Massachusetts, holds some very dark secrets. The real witches of Salem fled here just before the Trials of 1692, and the place has been full of magic – the good and the bad kind – ever since. And a curse hangs over the whole population … there are so many people because nobody born here can ever leave.
It’s late December now. People are getting ready for the holidays, scarcely guessing what is coming their way next. Because a psychic beggar girl in the town’s Victorian past has gotten hold of a magical jewel that massively expands her powers -- she has reached out with her mind through time itself, making contact with Raine’s Landing in the present day. The only problem is, she’s warped the fabric of reality by doing that. Rows of houses begin vanishing, with their occupants still inside. Bizarre creatures, some of them extremely dangerous, start to roam the streets.
And if Ross, Cassie, Doc Willets and the rest are going to stop their hometown from disappearing altogether, then they’re going to need an awful lot of help.
Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1efHMRy
"This is what modern Dark Fantasy OUGHT to be" -- Goodreads.
"Deadly Violet just hums along, taking you at high speed to places of which you have never dreamed. In fact, I think (it) is the best Raine's Landing novel to date. Be sure to pick up a copy of this superb fantasy" -- The Deepening Review Site.
“Richards is a master at suspending disbelief and combining horror, fantasy and humor in a way that will mesmerize readers from cover to cover” – RT Book Reviews - sf/fantasy section.
“When it comes to fiction for me, characters are first and foremost the most important factor in drawing me into the story, and Mr. Richards’ characters are absolutely wonderful. The action is fast and furious, with plenty of witchcraft, magic, and supernatural beings. His writing is atmospheric and spooky, once you start you will find it hard to put down” – The Monster Librarian.
“The rest of us stand on the sidelines with eyes wide open at his audacity and wonder what he’ll do next” – Peter Tennant, Black Static magazine.
Spot the convenient typo...
23 November 2013 00:43 (GMT)Can you spot the convenient typo on Nook's comparison page with the Kindle?
Apart from the "Ad Free Experience" claim (that doesn't seem to match the home screen of my Nook) the comparison is surprisingly honest. Certain areas, such as book range and prices are quietly ignored of course.