Author: Nick Tyler

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Bookbub Portal Alert! An Accident of Stars

A tear in the fabric of reality gives readers in USA, Canada, Australia and the UKAn Accident Of Stars by Foz Meadows the opportunity to read Foz Meadows‘ portal fantasy for the 21st century: An Accident of Stars at a startling price. On 19 May take your chances in another world with Bookbub… just $1.99 in the US, Canada and Australia and 99p in the UK.

“A portal fantasy for grownups, with grit and realism, and characters I loved from the first page.” – Trudi Canavan, author of the Black Magician trilogy

When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war. There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building ruler, Vex Leoden; and Gwen, an Earth-born worldwalker whose greatest regret is putting Leoden on the throne.

But Leoden has allies, too, chief among them the Vex’Mara Kadeja, a dangerous ex-priestess who shares his dreams of conquest. Pursued by Leoden and aided by the Shavaktiin, a secretive order of storytellers and mystics, the rebels flee to Veksh, a neighboring matriarchy ruled by the fearsome Council of Queens.

Saffron is out of her world and out of her depth, but the further she travels, the more she finds herself bound to her friends with ties of blood and magic. Can one girl ‘an accidental worldwalker’ really be the key to saving Kena? Or will she just die trying?

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Step Into a New World with a Free Excerpt from A Tyranny of Queens by Foz Meadows

A Tyranny of Queens by Foz MeadowsAlmost a year ago we uncovered the extraordinary Manifold Worlds in Foz MeadowsAn Accident of Stars and now it’s time to return to Kena with the sequel A Tyranny of Queens, out now.

Saffron Coulter is back on Earth, but even so, nothing is easy. Struggling with the victimising expectations of her friends and family and threatened with a stay in psychiatric care, Saffron has to make a choice: to forget about Kena and fit back into the life she’s outgrown, or pit herself against everything she’s ever known and everyone she loves.

Meanwhile in Kena, Gwen is increasingly troubled by Leoden’s absence and his plans for the captive worldwalkers, while Yena, still in Veksh, must confront the deposed Kadeja. What is their endgame? Who can they trust? And what happens when Leoden returns?

Dive into the first two chapters now, it’s the world you’ve been waiting for:

Go through the portal… A Tyranny of Queens is available everywhere that books are found from 2 May (US/ebook) / 4 May (UK).

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Bookbub bargain time for Canada: The Copper Promise

The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Bargain book alert! Canadian readers can snap up the witty and delightful fantasy The Copper Promise by Jen Williams. It’s only available today (May 10 2017) and it’s just $1.99! Head over to Amazon.ca to sate your bargain hunting needs.

What’s the book about? Excellent question:

Wydrin, The Copper Cat, takes a job to escort a noble into The Citadel – a forbidden and dangerous fortress – with the help of Sir Sebastian, her exile knight companion. There, they awaken an elder god, unleashing chaos on the nearby countryside. Why can’t it ever be a *simple* job?

The Copper Promise is near-perfect fantasy adventure fun and a breath of fresh air in a genre choking on its own grittiness. Read it and remind yourself what made you fall in love with fantasy books.”
– Starburst Magazine 10/10

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Read the Malediction Trilogy in Time for The Broken Ones!

Malediction Trilogy 2We have only one month before the secrets of the Malediction trilogy are revealed in The Broken OnesIt’s just enough time to catch up on the glorious feels of the series, and Amazon are helping us all out by reducing each of the Malediction books to just $1.99 in US & Canada for the whole of May.

Stolen Songbird – Amazon US / Amazon CA
When Cécile is kidnapped and sold to trolls, she believes she is destined for the cookpot. But she learns her preconceived ideas of those who hold her prisoner are false… and finds a life that she can love.

Hidden Huntress – Amazon US / Amazon CA
Cecile searches for a counter-spell for the curse which imprisons the Trolls, while the King of Trollus tightens his grip on the imprisoned populace.

Warrior Witch – Amazon US / Amazon CA
After killing the witch Anushka, Cecile and Tristan must negotiate a tenuous political situation and find a way to forge a life once their struggles come to an end.

SO GOOD. I am drowning in feels. If you haven’t read the Malediction Trilogy then I seriously implore for you to do it before this one comes out. This series is AMAZING. And it has an amazing book boyfriend (who is MINE) and excellent supporting characters. For me, it is Fantasy at its best!
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Load Your Nook with Awesome Books for Under $5

Nook Under 5 April 2017That ace gang at Barnes & Noble are at it again, knocking a tonne of ebooks down to under five bucks! The sale runs from 25 April to 1 May and it’s the perfect time to snap up these beauties for $1.99 apiece.

Direct links to the Nook sale:


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Start Superb Series Sale with Nook

Nook Start A Series April 2017Spring: a time for new beginnings, new worlds and new stories. To celebrate the return of sunshine Barnes & Noble are slashing these fine series’ starts to just $2.99 from 18 – 24 April as ebooks!

Use the links below to load up your Nook and start reading:


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Drop Everything and Read Day

Drop Everything and ReadWe’ve partnered up with Amazon.com for a flash sale on 12 April for Drop Everything and Read Day – a great day to sit down and read a book, or at least grab a book so you can read it later.

The amazing books below will be knocked down to $2.50 for the paperback edition, click the titles and covers to find them on Amazon.com. Snap ’em up before they run out, and don’t forget: drop everything!

Steal The Sky by Megan O'KeefeSeven Forges by James A. Moore, artwork by Alejandro ColucciThe Blasted Lands by James A. MooreNecrotech by K. C. AlexanderKojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

The Deaths Of Tao by Wesley ChuThe Buried Life, by Carrie PatelThe Copper Promise by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Unseemly Science by Rod DuncanBlades Of The Old Empire, by Anna Kashina

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Explore The Strange with a Free Chapter of Myth of the Maker by Bruce R Cordell

Myth of the Maker by Bruce R CordellRead the first chapter of the novel that kicked off The Strange RPG, and dive into a science fantasy like no other. Bruce R Cordell introduces us to a mind-expanding alternate world discovered by groundbreaking computer programmers in The Strange: Myth of the Maker.

Here’s the blurb:

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 Read Chapter One

The Strange: Myth of the Maker is published on 4 April (US/CAN & ebook) / 6 April (UK/RoW) wherever books are sold.

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Be Dragon Touched for Free – Exclusive Extract from Among the Fallen by NS Dolkart

Among the Fallen by N S DolkartThe Dragon Touched are back: read the first two chapters of N S Dolkart’s deep epic fantasy Among the Fallen, the sequel to Silent Hall on us!

The Gods are Drawing Battle Lines

In the wake of the battle of Silent Hall, the city of Ardis is reeling, its leaders frightened and disorganized. The remaining oracle of the god Ravennis has resurfaced there and is spreading a new gospel – one in which Ravennis is the new Lord of the Underworld. Narky is swept up in the promotion of his religion, even while the prevailing church of Magor tries to put down its upstart rivals.

In the meantime, Criton and Bandu discover a community of Dragon Touched that has survived in hiding, and with Criton’s leadership, they begin a campaign to retake their former territories with the power of God Most High at their backs.

Left to their own devices, Phaedra and Hunter go on a quest to rediscover the secrets of academic wizardry. But they soon discover that all five islanders are needed to prevent a true worldwide catastrophe. If only Criton and Narky weren’t already on opposing sides of a regional war…

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Among the Fallen is published on 4 April 2017 (US/CAN & ebook) / 6 April 2017 (UK/RoW)

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Join the Revolution – Read Everything We Publish

AR SubscriptionThink not of how squishy your fleshling bodies are, but how easily they might be encased in smooth, soothing steel. You can start the process by plating the inside of your head with robot wonder, and here’s an amazing way to do just that…

We offer you a new, improved 12 Month Subscription to Angry Robot ebooks, for just £100, or around $125. That’s every book we publish, including re-releases in different formats! From March 2017 you’re looking at least 35 ebooks, which you get on the day of publication, for what is, mathematically speaking, less than the cost of a pint per book.

In further steely benevolence we’ll give you an amazing 25% off everything you can chuck in a cart, to catch up on all of our ongoing series. We are robots, but we have hearts.

Embrace the coming robot revolution: sign up today.

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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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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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Kindle Monthly Deal February 2017: All of the Tao & Io books by Wesley Chu

Tao and Io novels by Wesley ChuIt has never been a better time to jam an alien in your head, get superpowers and fight for humanity’s future!

Amazon.com’s Kindle Monthly Deals has knocked down all of Wesley Chu’s Tao books to just $1.99 each – that’s The Lives of Tao, The Deaths of Tao, The Rebirths of Tao and The Rise of IoBecause we love you (and Tao), we’re doing the same thing right here on our website for everyone!

It’s the definitive collection about people with aliens in their heads giving them mad skills.

Peter V Brett, bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, on The Rise of Io: “Years after a killer debut, Wesley Chu keeps leveling up. Storytelling that seems so effortless you never see the punches coming.”

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Kawaii! We’ve Meitu’d Our Heroes

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Not how Larry Rostant intended…

Awww so cute! We don’t often seen the characters in our books as cute and shimmery – they’re usually too busy punching or shooting something. Maybe the shimmer of a forcefield or the haze of alcohol… Until today. We’re sure you’ve been plunging into the gaggingly sweet depths of Meitu, and so have we.

We’re a bit upset that robots and masks don’t count as faces in the app (surely some kind of discrimination…) but a few of our cover stars have worked rather well, or at least now have a gentle soft focus, weird blue eyes and shrunken chins. It certainly paints them in a fresh light… apologies to our wonderful cover artists!

Cute or terrifying?

Watch out for Meitu’s insidious permission demands though (we used our Publicity Manager’s phone, sshh, don’t tell her.)

The Ark – Patrick S Tomlinson
Hunger Makes the Wolf – Alex Wells
The Guild of Assassins – Anna Kashina
The Alchemist of Souls – Anne Lyle
Necrotech – K C Alexander
vN – Madeline Ashby

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A Free Glimpse of the Future in The Poison Eater

The Poison Eater by Shanna GermainVenture into a whole new realm – Numenera, the Ninth World in Shanna Germain’s inventive science fantasy, The Poison Eater. It’s a brilliant far-future tale magic and technology, from the Numenera world developed by Monte Cook Games.  Let us treat you an exclusive peek at the first chapters of Shanna’s extraordinary story.

Here’s the synopsis:

Poison never lies.

Talia was once one of the twelve martyrs of the forgotten compass, a prisoner of the unhuman creatures known only as the vordcha. She barely escaped that life with her body and soul intact.

Now she has a new life as a poison eater in the city of Enthait. Here she is hailed as one of the city’s protectors. No one knows her history. No one has asked about her past. She’s been here long enough that Enthait is her home now, these are her people. She loves them and they her.

But in the Ninth World, the past is a living, breathing thing. And when it hunts you down, you can run. You can fight. Or you can die.

The Poison Eater is available in all good bookstores and wherever books are sold from 17th January 2017.

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Danielle L Jensen Live at Owl’s Nest Books

 

Angry Robot author Danielle L JensenWonderful news for those close to Calgary – you can meet Danielle L Jensen, the USA Today bestselling author of the Malediction Trilogy (Stolen SongbirdHidden Huntress, Warrior Witch) and the forthcoming The Broken Ones (June 2017 – mega excite!) at Owl’s Nest Books this Saturday.

Go, seek her out and meet the author who filled your heart with magic and romance.

More details here.

Saturday, December 17 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Owl’s Nest Books
Britannia Shopping Plaza
815A 49th Avenue SW
Calgary
AB T2S1G8
Canada
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