Ken Mooney Godhead giveaway.
Tonight we have Ken Mooney on the blog with his book Godhead. Yep, he was here over the weekend as he had his ebook for free, which if I'm totally honest, threw out my schedule!
Anyway, he's had a slap on the wrist for it, and it looks like it's all worked in our favour since he is now offering a FREE signed paperback of Godhead! Wooooo!
All you have to do is go over to his Facebook page and give him a 'like'
that's it. If you already 'like' him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter
Once you have done one or both of those things (doing both gets you two chances), go to the event page and leave the comment: 'Aphrodite is a naughty goddess'. http://bit.ly/18wYasS Once all entries have been verified, I'll announce a winner. This competition will go on until tomorrow morning, so don't think that it's too late for you.
If you want to read more after the excerpt attached, go directly to his website to read an extra little snippet.
Tomorrow night he'll be back again with an amazing flashfiction piece entitled 'The fall of Bacchus'
Ken Mooney was born in Dublin, Ireland and still lives there. From an early age, he wanted to be an author or a writer, going all the way back to when he used to write continuations of his favourite TV shows, films and comics: it's too embarrassing to discuss the contents here and now.
Ken attended Trinity College Dublin where he studied English Literature, furthering his love of genre fiction and the act of storytelling. A variety of desk jobs helped to pay the bills, but Ken was always found tapping away at a keyboard, and just couldn't get certain ideas out of his head.
Godhead was one of those ideas; it was originally written nearly fifteen years ago. Like most things, it's changed significantly since then, but the bare bones are still there. What it's turned into, however, is something completely different.
Ken works in the TV advertising industry, and when not writing or working, he can usually be found reading all sorts of literature or comics, playing video games, watching TV or movies...and then arguing over their literary merit (or lack thereof.)
A Quick Get To Know The Author
FIVE FACTS ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE WON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. CAN YOU JUGGLE? RIDE A BIKE WITH NO HANDS? DRINK BEER UPSIDE DOWN? SOMETHING UNUSUAL… GO!
1.You can probably tell I wear glasses, but I can't see a thing without them.
2.Since you mentioned riding a bike with no hands…I can't. Ride a bike. At all. No sense of balance.
3.I used an ATM next to Colin Farrell once.
4.I've an unhealthy obsession with Mean Girls.
5.Nine times out of ten, I'll kick all the covers off me when I sleep.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT YOUR NEWEST BOOK THAT PEOPLE WON’T KNOW. SOME BACKGROUND HISTORY ON ONE OF YOUR CHARACTERS MAYBE? MAYBE IT WAS GOING TO BE CALLED SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO START OUT WITH? IS IT THE SAME GENRE IT STARTED OUT AS?...
1.It was originally going to be called Kaos Rising (Kaos being the force of demons.)
2.In the first draft, Aphrodite died at the end. Infer spoilers as you will.
3.Two characters didn't make it to the final cut; one was moved forward from a later book to cover them.
4.The scene where Megan's grandfather passes away is based on the death of my own grandfathers; both of them died in pretty similar circumstances within a month of each other. That scene was a way of dealing with that, and sort of acknowledging them.
5.My favourite part of the book is the last sentence.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT YOUR NEXT BOOK… NAME, GENRE, EXPECTED DATE OF RELEASE…
1.It's called The Hades Contract. It's god Hades in it; there'll also be a contract…
2.I'm hoping it'll be out early 2014.
3.I'm ridiculously excited to see what my designer comes up with the cover. I hope it's red.
4.Godhead is heavily inspired by The Odyssey and Oedipus Rex; The Hades Contract is a bit more courtroom drama…
5.I've planned three short stories to fill the gap between the two, and hoping the first will be published on my website in September/October.
THREE TIPS THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR OTHER AUTHORS… ANYTHING YOU WANT. IT COULD BE, TO WRITE A CERTAIN AMOUNT EVERY DAY, ONLY WRITE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND NEVER GET GIZMO WET (SORRY, THAT’S GREMLINS NOT WRITERS! MY BAD.) MAYBE IT’S SOME INFORMATION THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU THAT HAS HELPED YOUR PROCESS…
1.Some scenes never work. Just keep going through them; you'll pick it up in edits.
2.Never trust the story to be final until you've published. You'll make changes till the end, but at least then, it's too late.
3.Know your characters inside and out: it doesn't have to show on the page, but if you don't know them, scrap em.
Goodhead Teaser & Cover
Olympus would soon be in ruins.
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/14NId2L
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