Giveaways, release plans & book trailer

Lots of things going on at the moment. Last weekend the 2nd paperback proof arrived and I approved it, so that’s currently on its way to Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc. for processing. That normally takes 4-8 weeks but lately it’s apparently been moving faster so it could be as little as 2-4 weeks. The hardback has also been done although it will be available exclusively through Lulu to keep the price down. Ebook is in progress. I won’t announce the release date until all formats are available to buy so it’s possible you might be able to hunt down a buy link before I’ve actually announced anything.

Three teaser trailers have now been released and can be found on my youtube channel – the final book trailer will be finished and posted up later today.

And finally, I’ve started doing giveaways. The one running right now is on Tumblr and can be found here¬†(deadline¬†3rd May 2014, 7pm BST). I will also be running giveaways on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads in the coming weeks, all of which will give you the chance to win a signed hardback as well as a bookmark and magnet, so keep an eye out for those. I will probably also run smaller giveaways for signed paperbacks in a few other places, most likely after the release date.

All these release plans shall culminate in the last weekend of May at Book Expo America where I will be signing copies of my book as well as giving out free bookmarks. More details on when & where to find me at BEA will be posted closer to the time.

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Cover (& website) reveal

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The cover for Kindling Ashes has been finalised and here it is, all over my new website! It was designed by Jessica Norman and the burning heart is a representation of the “Firesouls” the series is named after – humans with dragon souls inside them. The dragons escaped extinction sixteen years ago but human bodies are not equipped for two souls. The extra soul has kept the Firesouls weaker and smaller but now there is a bigger threat as their bodies start to break down under the pressure. The dragons’ hibernation is over.

Kindling Ashes has just been added to Goodreads and is planned for a May 2014 release. Take a look around the website for more information (sample chapters coming soon) and sign up on the right to be alerted once it is available to buy.