So let's get this out of the way, ODIUM ORIGINS A DEAD SAGA NOVELLA. PART ONE is out NOW!
Yep, the book that you asked me for after reading Odium and falling in hate/love with the characters. So, should I tell you who is inside it or make you wait? Naa, I'll tell you.
So, we have: The Street Rat, The Coward, The Lovers & The Hero. What? You didn't think that I was really going to tell you did you? And ruin the surprise, hee hee. I can't wait to hear what you all think of it, after all, this was spawned because of your love for Odium.
So, go pick it up. It's a long one considering it is a novella at 50'000 words, so it should keep you goin for the next couple of days haha.
Here's the purchase links:
USA Amazon link
UK Amazon link.
I'm still formatting the paperback, or rather I've actually got a formatter to format it for me, since I totally suck at it! I'd like to introduce Karen Perkins author and publishing services extraordinair to my team. or mine to hers, or something like that. She's hopefully going to be formatting my books for me from now on. She writes some super cool books herself, pirate adventures and ghost stories and is lovely, so go check her out. http://www.lionheartgalleries.co.uk/
I also want to introduce my gorgeous and hilarious editor to you. **drum roll please** Welcome, Amy Jackson of Amy Jackson Editing https://www.facebook.com/#!/amyjacksonediting?fref=ts Any authors looking for a good editor should look her up.
So long 2013 you've been good to me!
Why hello there 2014, you sexy mofo. I can see that we're going to get along just fine.
So 2013 brought you Limerence - Odium - Odium Origins - not to forget my short stories - The Owl and The Witch (my submission in One Hellacious Halloween anthology by horror NOvel reviews, Life Ever After (Part one of Nina's story submitted intot he Fusion anthology) Jack (Flash fiction on Books of the Dead Press site), Dancing Bear (submission to the Pen&Muse showcase) and Honey-Bee (horror and thriller month).
So what about 2014? What am I working on ready to bring you?
Well there's Limerence. And you're finally going to meet the new Mia and see what's been happening to her.
I have Odium II coming to you (tentative release date March/April)
There will be another Odium Origins novella after the release of Odium II.
I've been working on a romantic horror/crime book called Chance Encounters which I'm hoping to get out by the end of the year, and there's also a lot of short stories coming out too.
And that's just scratching the surface.
I'll also be bringing you plenty of new authors to get to know, interviews, giveaways, sales, cover reveals and much more, so make sure to sign up to my newsletter and keep up to date with everything.
As followers of my blog/page etc know, I like to keep in touch with you all, so pleases feel free top stop by and send me pictures, messages and book reccomendations at any point.
Which brings me nicely on to my next point. What were my favourite books of 2013?
Honestly? I'm not sure. As you know I read a very wide variety of books, from horror, zombie, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, romance, erotica, and one of my favourites--it's a new genre I like to call 'fucked up romances.' You know the ones that don't neatly fit into the normal romance, or contemporary romancce, or the sexy romance. The ones that like to take it above and beyond 'just being a story' and bring it slap bang into reality. Those ones. I like those. for me a good book has characters that you can connect with in some way or where the author shows no fear in their writing, they aren't afraid of their characters. So, I'm going to pick a handful of authors - with a brief category listing- on who I think you should keep an eye on in 2014.
For what it's worth anyway.
'Fucked up romance' - I have to name my girl Amy Queau. She wrote a fantastic series called The Progress Series. It's NOT your usual book. The characters are real, the storyline is gritty. You should just read this.I seriously can't wait to see what she comes up with in 2014.
Fantasy/science fiction - Eli Constant. Man, this gorgeous lady keeps knocking good books out like there's no tomorrow and I predict great things for her. she's written several books, Dead trees (a personal post-apocaalyptic favourite) Drag.n, and the wonderful Mastic. All brilliant books.
Horror/zombie - I've always been a massive fan of Mark Tufo and his brilliant Zombie Fallout series, Todd brown and his 'Dead' series and Armand Rosamilia and his Dying Days series, but this year I got speaking to another great zombie writer. Not only is he a super cool guy, but I've read two of his books now and am absolutely loving the journey he's taking me on. His name is Jack Wallen. Author of I Zombie I and other such in the series, and you should seriously look him up.
Sexy/romance/erotica/ - Other authors that I discovered this year and fell in love with their writing would be - Madeline sheehan, CJ Roberts & Paige Mathews, Chloe Hart.
That's it. That's your lot. I'm not going to make this some huge long-winded list, there's enough of those around at the moment. You know where my goodreads shelf is, you can see all the books that I've read and what else I'd recommend by looking there, or hell, just come and ask
So I'll bid you adieu, and I'll see you in 2014!
Don't be shy. And thank you, all of you, for everything. For every shout out on someones blog, every review, every recommendation, every like and comment. I appreciate it all, and I can't wait to bring you more work in the new year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Claire C Riley ♥
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