Fortune twists in the strongest hands. This is no repeat; this is what happens next.
A man, once a legend who bound his soul to his sword as he lay dying, is now all but a boy nearing the end of his acolyte training. Stifled by life in the undersea city of Avalon, Arthur wants to fight side by side with the air-breathing Terrans, not spend his life as servant to the incorporeal sentient known as the Archive. Despite the restrictions put on him by Sanctuary, he is determined to help the surface-dwellers defeat predators whose sole purpose is to ensure their own survival, no matter the cost.
Ashira, War Maid and princess of the surface-world, is ready to sacrifice her life to defend her kin, but when she is betrayed and cast out of the life chosen for her, she must choose whether to die with honor or become one of the creatures her kinsmen fear and loathe.
Following two threads of time, C.N. Lesley’s new incarnation of the Arthurian tales of old delivers the perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy.
And to celebrate, how about a competition? Lets make this fun and simple. How about we find the best recipe for lasagne? Who doesn’t like lasagne? Any takers, there is a corner over there and a paper bag to pull over your head while the rest of us play.
Rules. It has to be good. It can be out of a book, but in that case, please give credit to the author. It can be traditional Italian, or otherwise. It can be vegetarian. So we post a recipe here and people try it out and rate it from 1-10 with 10 being high.
I think this will have to be a competition lasting until Thanksgiving as people will need to try out different recipes. Oh, and because there are two Thanksgiving dates, lets go with the American one in November and not the Canadian one in October.
Prize? How about a copy of one of my ebooks for the recipe with the highest score? I will have another one out by the end of the competiton, so there will be a bigger selection.
Anyone like to start? Please post here in the comments. I will put my favorite recipe tomorrow.
On the 16th July 2013, Kristell Ink is exactly one year old…
“Holy potato, Batman! How did that happen?”
Exactly. Time has flown, and our first twelve months have been full of excitement, heartache, heartbreak, laughter, happiness, sadness and tears. However, we wouldn’t change a thing. We’ve loved putting together our books and releasing them into the big bad world. Non-Compliance: The Sector, Strange Tales from the Scriptorian Vaults, Healer’s Touch, Guardians of Evion, Darkspire Reaches, Space Games and The Art of Forgetting: Rider… all of them have that something special. Over the next twelve months we have more wonderful titles to share. As a little thank you/ writing challenge, we’re running a small flash fiction competition. In 500 words, we’d like you to tell us a fantasy/science fiction/steampunk/ subgenre story involving something with a feline feel. “Feline? Huh? Why?”
Well, In May 2013, Kristell Ink became an imprint of Grimbold Books, and our parent company’s logo consists of two rather mischievous cats: Grim and Bold, and so we’d love to tie in theme to our new parents! Also, we love cats… To be extra nice, we’re opening the competition up to artists as well. If you don’t want to write, or feel you can’t write (not that we believe that!), then draw us/ paint us/ photo-manipulate us a unique picture involving something feline in the genres we’ve already mentioned.
Grim and Bold will be judging, along with Alex Shepherd (reviewer for Fantasy Faction and all around fantasy lover). Once a shortlist is decided, we’ll bring along Adam Dalton (Gollancz author) and decide on the top three. In the event of a split decision, we will turn to Mark Lawrence (Harper Collins author) to make the deciding decision. Closing date is the 16th August 2013. Good luck! And Have fun!
First Prize: Kobo Mini e-reader loaded with Kristell Ink titles (and some special books from authors we admire and believe you should read!) and a £10 Amazon Voucher.
Second Prize: £20 Amazon Voucher (or $30 if you’d prefer).
Third Prize: £10 Amazon Voucher (or $15 if you’d prefer).
Giveaway for Darkspire Reaches. I will give away one paperback book for the most inspired comment on my cover. Four runners up will get a postcard with the cover. Comments on my webpage please and leave contact details, or DM me on Facebook with them if you are the lucky winners. Closing date will be the last day in July and this is an international competition.
Here it is, the latest in e-book readers. This is what one lucky reviewer will be winning in the upcoming givaway for Darkspire Reaches. The competition will run for one month after the book launch on the 20th of March, or until I get 200 reviews, whichever comes first. (I wish). The winner’s name will be drawn at random from a hat and anyone can enter who has provided a review on Amazon for Darkspire Reaches of at least 40 words that demonstrate the book has been read without giving spoilers.
The first chapter of the book can be found in the Snippets section of my website. I will also be available at a book launch party I am hosting on Facebook on March 23rd from 8am to 11am Mountain Time. This should be a good time for most other people. Come hang out with me for a little while.