Thursday, 29 September 2011

A Couple of Bits and Pieces for You...

Another Forbidden Planet signing and some free reading. Check out the emails...

FORBIDDEN PLANET are delighted to be hosting a triple signing with Adam Nevill, Mark Charan Newton and Adrian Tchaikovsky on Saturday 15th October at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2h 8JR.

ADAM NEVILL is a graduate of the University of St Andrews Masters programme and the author of Banquet for the Damned, an original novel of supernatural horror inspired by M. R. James and the great tradition of the British weird tale. In his working life he’s endured a variety of occupations, including both nightwatchman and day porter in the exclusive apartment buildings of west London.

Adam will be signing the new paperback of THE RITUAL.

MARK CHARAN NEWTON was born in 1981, and holds a degree in Environmental Science. After working in bookselling, he moved into editorial positions at imprints covering film and media tie-in fiction, and later, science fiction and fantasy. He lives and works in Nottingham.

Mark will be signing the third book in the sensational RED SUN series, THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS.

ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY studied psychology and zoology at Reading. He subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he’s a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.

Adrian will be signing the new paperback of the seventh book in the SHADOWS OF THE APT series, HEIRS OF THE BLADE.
The usual disclaimers apply (mostly revolving around just when the smallest member of the household decides when to take her nap...) but this is an event that I'm very much planning on being there for. Three great authors, at least two of whom I'll be hassling for signatures. If you're wondering why only the two authors, lets just say that I need to find my copy of 'The Ritual' before I can get it signed...

What does a vampire eat during the zombie apocalypse?

Coburn has a problem – he’s just woken up from a five year sleep to find that human civilisation has fallen in the face of the zombie apocalypse. He likes blood. They like brains. So, yeah – problem.
And now he’s starving. So this vampire not only has to find human survivors but must become an unlikely shepherd with a shotgun. After all, a man has to look after his food supply...

A thrilling chase across a zombie-infested America – but with a twist – Double Dead is Chuck Wendig’s fantastically entertaining, blood-thirsty, brain-guzzling debut novel.

As part of Abaddon’s READ ANYTHING campaign, a free preview of chapter one of Double Dead is available for download! Check out the epub version, the Kindle version or the .pdf version now, for free!

Abaddon's 'Tomes of the Dead' series is pretty much essential reading if you're a zombie fan (like me) and I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on 'Double Dead'. Go check out the preview, do it now! :o)


Silver Thistle said...

Double Dead just made it onto my wishlist. Thanks for the head's up.

Pabkins said...

The Heir cover looks so haunting definitely checking it out now.

Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Double Dead sounds awesome! I got Heirs of the Blade in the post yesterday, though I've not read any of the Shadows of the Apt books (I've also got Sea Watch unread). Can the Tcaikovsky books be read stand alone?

Graeme Flory said...

Jamie - I can't remember which books form which arcs (I've also got a few unread...) but you really need to go back to the beginning and start there.

Silver Thistle - Hope you enjoy it!

Pabkins - That cover is lovely isn't it?