Martin Owton’s fantasy novel ‘Exile’ has been favourably reviewed over at ReviewsM8Blog:
I can’t think of anything else to say really this is a thoroughly enjoyable read and has been compared by many to Gemmell, a statement I would echo. To wrap up I would definitely endorse this book and suggest it to anyone looking for a nice manageable slice of Grimdark that is well worth picking up. Sequels are as far as I know in the works and I can’t wait to get my teeth into them, well done Martin.
Treat yourself ladies and gents it’s a bloody good read.
Martin Owton’s fantasy novel ‘Exile’ – the first book in the ‘Nandor’ series – has been revealed, and it looks like this:
From the publisher’s website:
I was very happy to take on this novel and it’s sequel for Phantasia, it’s good , solid fantasy that reminded me of David Gemmell at times.
‘Exile’ is the second book published by Phantasia and will be available later in March.
Martin’s ‘The Nandor Tales’ series has been picked up by Phantasia, the fantasy imprint at Tickety Boo Press. The first novel of the series, ‘The Exile of Darien’, will be published in the spring. From the publisher’s website:
“The Exile of Darien’ is a fast-moving tightly-plotted fantasy adventure story with a strong thread of romance
Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.”
The Kindle edition of Sara Jayne Townsend’s new horror novel, ‘The Whispering Death’, is now available for purchase. The print version is soon to follow.
Death comes to us all; life is the name of the game and everyone has a role to play.
When a group of live action role-players perform a ritual as part of a game, they unwittingly unleash an ancient evil that tears their world apart. The reanimated corpse of a long-dead magic user, corrupted by powerful dark magic, offers a promise of unlimited power, but at a terrible price. Having helped open this Pandora’s box, Mark and Elizabeth must race against time to close it again – before it’s too late.
This scary, at times touching, horror novel by Sara Jayne Townsend is a must read for all horror and gore fans.
And two T-Party members have been nominated for British Fantasy Awards. Gaie Sebold is a nominee in the “Best Short Story” category for ‘A Change of Heart‘. And Laura Mauro is also a “Best Short Story” nominee with ‘Ptichka’, as well as being nominated in the “Best Newcomer” category.
Sara-Jayne Townsend’s novel The Whispering Death has been picked up by British horror publisher Kensington Gore. The book is due to be published towards the end of the year, and will be available in both paperback and e-book format.
The official announcement can be seen here, on the publisher’s website.
Martin Owton’s contemporary fantasy novel – working title ‘Shadows’ – has been picked up by Telos publishing for their Moonrise line. The release date is tentatively pencilled in for next summer. From the author’s blog:
Shadows’ is set in Southampton and the New Forest where I come from and features a half-faerie Southampton University chemistry student – so nothing like me!
And Rosanne Rabinowitz has two short stories coming soon: ‘Meat, Motion and Light’ will appear in ‘The Outsiders‘, from Crystal Lake Publishing, due out on 8th May. Another short story ‘The Lady In The Yard’ will be published in ‘Soliloquy for Pan’ (Egaeus Press) at the end of May.
Dear Amy, a psychological thriller by Helen Callaghan, about a Cambridge schoolteacher and agony aunt who starts to receive letters from a girl supposedly murdered twenty years ago, has been bought by editor Emad Akhtar at Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House. UK and Commonwealth rights were sold by Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton after auction as part of a two book deal. The novel has also been sold in the US and Germany.
Dear Amy is expected to appear in Spring 2016 in the UK.