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Be Hungry For It: Read the First Two Chapters of Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex WellsDesert world? Check. Evil corporations? Check. A great start, add to that a gang of biker mercenaries and weird witchy powers blooming in the hard as nails heroine and you’re getting the barest taste of Alex Wells’ new novel Hunger Makes the WolfIt’s out fresh today, so why not start it now?

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The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.

Ten years later, she discovers that the body of Nick’s brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered – both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.

We’ve got the first two chapters right here:

Get yourself onto Tanegawa’s World – snap up the ebook on March 2 2017.

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A Simple Quest? Free Sample of Jen William’s The Iron Ghost

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Join the heroes of Baneswatch for The Iron Ghost the second part of Jen William’s vibrant, high fantasy series the Copper Cat.

This epic and action filled adventure was described as “The highly anticipated sequel to the entertaining The Copper Promise, which featured appealing leads with a tendency to put self-interest ahead of heroism.” by The Guardian. 

Here’s the synopsis:

Beware the dawning of a new mage…

Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of suddenly being very much in demand for their services.

When a job comes up in the distant city of Skaldshollow, it looks like easy coin – retrieve a stolen item, admire the views, get paid. But in a place twisted and haunted by ancient magic, with the most infamous mage of them all, Joah Demonsworn, making a reappearance, our heroes soon find themselves threatened by enemies on all sides, old and new. And in the frozen mountains, the stones are walking…

So, I know you want to know more… luckily for you we have a couple of chapters for you to dive into so check them out below!

Has that piqued your interest? The Iron Ghost is available now, so go get it! 

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Time is Ticking: Read an excerpt from Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices (2017) by K W JeterThis timeless novel is a gorgeous steampunk classic. A masterclass from the father of the genre himself: K W Jeter

Infernal Devices is a classic tale of time travel, clockwork and sexual intrigue and it’s also the first book in the George Dower Trilogy, so it’s definitely worth your time to peruse the first two chapters we’ve included below.

Here’s a brief synopsis to entice you in further:

When George’s father died he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more.

But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

Infernal Devices is available now, so what are you waiting for?

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Excerpt of Dr Potter’s Medicine Show

Dr Potter's Medicine Show by Eric Scott FischlLadies, Gentlemen and Robots! Step up and discover the strange and powerful elixir that is Dr Potter’s Medicine Show.

Here is your chance to discover more of Eric Scott Fischl’s darkly fantastical twist on historical fiction, described as “Dirty, dank, and dangerous. Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is the missing season of Carnivàle you didn’t know you needed until now.” by Adam Rakunas, Philip K Dick Award-nominated author of Windswept.

Here is the synopsis:

Dr. Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now huckster and seller of snake-oil, travels the wet roads of the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, illusionists, fortunetellers, and musical whores. Under the quiet command of the mysterious, merciless, and murderous Lyman Rhoades, they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual… although, for a few unfortunate customers, the Sagwa offers something much, much worse.

For drunken dentist Josiah McDaniel, the Sagwa has taken everything from him; in the hired company of two accidental outlaws, the bickering brothers Solomon Parker and Agamemnon Rideout, he looks to revenge himself on the Elixir’s creator: Dr. Morrison Hedwith, businessman, body-thief, and secret alchemist, a man who is running out of time.

Intrigued? Read the first 3 chapters below:

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is available now from all reputable and non-reputable retailers, including right here.

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Free Bullets In the Head: Excerpt from A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

A Perfect Machine by Brett SavoryImagine a city where each night you get pumped full of lead, over and over until something changes inside deep you…

You can go there right now, for free! Experience the first two chapters of Brett Savory’s extraordinary, dark SF thriller A Perfect Machine.

Check out the synopsis:

Henry Kyllo is a member of a secret society called the Inferne Cutis. A Runner whose goal is to achieve full-body lead content. He is chased through the city every day by Hunters whose goal is to shoot the Runners — with the threat to both sides that if they do not participate, through a mysterious force no one understands, one of their loved ones will simply vanish from the face of the earth.

Rumours abound about what happens when a Runner achieves “ascension”, but it has supposedly never happened before, so no one knows for sure.

Except that it has happened before. And it is happening again. This time, to Henry Kyllo.

Start running now:

A Perfect Machine is available wherever books are sold, including right here, from 2nd February 2017.

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Cover Reveal + Excerpt: Myth of The Maker

Continuing our tie-in novel situation, Angry Robot are super excited to be publishing Bruce R Cordell‘s Myth of The Maker, a novel based on the RPG The Strange, which was co-created by Monte Cook Games and Bruce himself.

If you’re not familiar with The Strange RPG, it’s a world set on modern day Earth which allows GMs to take players through different ‘recursions’ based on literary creations. Yes, it’s our type of thing.

Here’s the synopsis for Myth of The Maker:

Carter Morrison didn’t want to kill his friends, or himself, but he had a good reason. It was either them, or the end of all life on the planet: their sacrifice saved the world.

Not that anyone knew it, until Katherine Manners stumbled over a melting man in a computer room clutching a message of doom from another world.

Now, we’re super excited to be bringing you both the cover for this amazing book AND chapter excerpt, ahead of its release date in April.

Just click on the teaser image below to be taken through to the full reveal and excerpt over on the KnifesEdge blog:

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Reviewers: review copies are available on NetGalley now.

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