Here’s another batch of sample extracts for you to read and enjoy.

Suited by Jo Anderton, art by Dominic Harman   The Hammer and the Blade, by Paul S Kemp   The Crown of the Usurper, by Gav Thorpe   vN by Madeline Ashby, cover Martin Bland/Spyroteknik

Suited is the second book in Jo Anderton‘s Veiled Worlds series and is the sequel to Debris, for which Jo recently won the Best New Talent Ditmar Award.

The Hammer and the Blade is the first book in a brand new sword and sorcery saga – the Tales of Egil and Nix – by renowned Star Wars and Forgotten Realms author Paul S. Kemp.

The Crown of the Usurper is the stunning conclusion to the epic Crown of the Blood trilogy by esteemed Warhammer author Gav Thorpe.

vN is the hugely accomplished debut science fiction novel by Madeline Ashby; an author we guarantee you’ll be hearing a whole lot more about…

The first two books in this fine selection are our July releases and will be available in US/CAN paperback and ebook formats from Tuesday, June 26th, with UK/EU paperback editions following on Thursday, July 5th. The second two are our August books and will be published on Tuesday July 31st (US/CAN & ebook) and Thursday August 1st (UK/EU). Pre-orders can of course be placed with all good indie, online and major high-street bookstores right now

The reader applets below can be embedded on your own website and the link to them spread far and wide via your regular social media channels. Right-click on the ‘issuu’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of each, then click ‘Share This Publication’ for options. You can also download the pdf versions to read offline if you prefer.



by Jo Anderton

The Veiled Worlds, Vol II

Tanyana has chosen to help the Keeper, to stand against the Puppet Men, who continue to force the Debris into unnatural creations.

And when even her own suit becomes aggressive against her, Tanyana must weigh some very personal issues against her determination to serve the greater good.

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The Hammer and The Blade

by Paul S. Kemp

A Tale of Egil and Nix

Kill the demon. Steal the treasure. Retire to a life of luxury. Sounds easy when you put it like that.

Unfortunately for Egil and Nix, when the demon they kill has friends in high places, retirement is not an option.

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The Crown of the Usurper

by Gav Thorpe

The stunning conclusion to the epic Crown of the Blood trilogy.

Ullsaard rules the known world. All are subject to his will.

Yet even as another king bows before him, there are those who would wrench his empire from beneath him. He must risk losing the lands he has conquered to confront a foe far more powerful than any he has faced before.

As alliances shift and old enemies return, will he save the empire he has given his life to, or let it fall to ruin?

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by Madeline Ashby

Amy Peterson is a von Neumann machine, a self-replicating humanoid robot.

For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother’s past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, little Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.

Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she’s learning impossible things about her clade’s history – like the fact that the failsafe that stops all robots from harming humans has failed… Which means that everyone wants a piece of her, some to use her as a weapon, others to destroy her.

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