Spiral, Quake, Warhead and The Downward Spiral

SPIRAL | QUAKE | WARHEAD | THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL

It is with great pleasure, I can now announce the new author editions of my first three SPIRAL novels, first published by Orbit Books in 2003, 2004 and 2005 respectively. Not only that, but I will be publishing a brand new adventure in the series starring Carter and his psychopathic alter-ego, Kade, due out in December 2014. Entitled The Downward Spiral, the novel follows Carter’s adventures directly after the climax of the third instalment, Warhead.

The new author editions (think “Director’s Cut” in movie parlance)will contain the addition of some deleted scenes (such as Sgt Simmo’s darkly humorous Armoury Inspection by military inspectors, OfSTANK), the addition of various new action scenes, new author forewords, notes on “the writing of” and author interviews from the period of original publication. There will also be a bonus linking short-story at the end of SPIRAL.

Finally, I can hereby reveal the new cover artwork, by good friend and artist, Mongrel Jones.

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All four books will be published by Anarchy Books (www.anarchy-books.com) and publications dates are as follows:

SPIRAL – February 28th 2014

QUAKE – April 30th 2014

WARHEAD – June 30th 2014

THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL – December 1st 2014.

I’ll be releasing ARCs in due course, and as ever, will be available for interviews, podcasts, guest blogs etc. Please spread the word!!

Andy Remic, January 2014.

 

 

 

Anarchy Books – FREE ebooks on Kindle for a limited period…

PROMOTION – FREE KINDLE EBOOKS.

A MerrANARCHY Christmas!!

 From 25th December 2013 (9.00AM GMT) for 5 days, as a very special Christmas treat for all you lucky people who might have received a new Kindle for Christmas, you can pick up 5 TITLES FOR FREE from Anarchy Books!!! Wowsers! (etc).

All you need to do is go to www.anarchy-books.com and follow the relevant link for Amazon versions (Mobi/Kindle).

The free titles are:

TWJ_500The Warrior’s Journey by Edward Drake

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic fantasy set in a mystical dark age where monsters roam the plains, mages wield powerful sorcery and arguments are settled by the honour of the blade.

In the land of Castille, Garrick Chilver is a soldier trained in combat by his honourable father, Sir Nickholi. The tale follows Garrick and his companions, an enslaved pair of outcasts, an old knight returning home to his family, an imprisoned murderer, a young innocent marked for great power, and a mysterious sorcerer – as their land is struck by a series of terrible and catastrophic disasters. As demons and dark sorcerers roam the lands wreaking terror, chaos and death, Garrick and his companions find a common goal in their struggles against the corrupt Brotherhood of Guardians and the evil Paladins of the Gods.

When the person closest to Garrick is slaughtered by the leader of the Paladins, Garrick’s journey of vengeance brings him to the capital of Castille where, alongside its rulers, he will face the true evil that stalks the world…

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic tale of champions and honour, showing what it truly means to be a hero – a shining example of a bright flame ranged against the darkness of chaos!

Monsters Anonymous by Theresa Derwin

Have you looked in the closet lately? Well beware, because some things are not meant to come out…

Monsters Anonymous, a support group that lets the monsters out from behind the closet door. A place where creatures from nightmare meet up, share their experiences, and talk about their addictions… Because addiction is what monsters suffer; whether it’s the vampire addicted to blood, the cannibal or were addicted to meat, or the mummy addicted to life essence – these monsters are misunderstood, and want to share their stories.

From the streets of Victorian London, the jungles of deepest Mexico, the ancient city of Thebes or the sex-shop backstreets of Birmingham, monsters get into all sorts of places… and all sorts of devices. Wild chases, raw meat, unorthodox sex toys and the Holy Grail, Monsters Anonymous will make you laugh, weep, and maybe even scream.

Four Realms Final_500The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner

Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse on the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Divided between human ethics and vampire blood lust, Darwin finds himself both condemner and saviour of a race who’ve never considered him one of their own. Now, he must try and lead the survivors to sanctuary in New Salisbury before Mr West completes his genocide of the vampires in his quest to obtain the book…

Maureen Summerglass is eighty-two years old, a prisoner in her ramshackle home. She is afraid to let people enter in case they discover the oak door in her cellar. Threatened with homelessness and retirement from her job as a gatekeeper between worlds, Maureen breaks protocol when the death of a close friend is covered up… and enters the city of New Salisbury to search for his missing notebook. There, she discovers a world unlike the one of myth and fairy tale she imagined, and instead one of black market economies, brand names and tuk tuks. As she investigates, not only is she in extreme danger, but discovers she may be the first human female able to use magic…

Serial Killers Incorporated by Andy RemicSKINC_FINAL 500Meet Callaghan, a hard-drinking, drug-fuelled, womanising no-good son-of-a-bitch. He’s the amoral hardcore photographer for Black & White, the tabloid rag that tells it as it is. Or at least, how it should be.

Callaghan’s in way too deep with Mia, his Mexican stripper girlfriend… and even deeper with Sophie, estranged wife to Vladimir “Vodka” Katchevsy, infamous Romanian gun-runner and self-eulogising expert at human problem solving. People start to die. And Callaghan’s caught in the middle. A situation even his Porsche GT3, Canary Wharf Penthouse suite and corrupt politician contacts can’t solve.

At the nadir of his downward spiral, Callaghan is approached by a man: a serial killer who brings him a very unique and dangerous proposition…

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Silversands by Gareth L. Powell

In an age where interstellar travel is dangerous and unpredictable, and no-one knows exactly where they’ll end up, Avril Bradley is a Communications officer onboard a ship sent to re-contact as many of these lost souls as possible. But a mysterious explosion strands her in a world of political intrigue, espionage and subterfuge; a world of retired cops, digital ghosts and corporate assassins who fight for possession of computer data lain undisturbed for almost a century. . .

ENJOY!!!!

 

New Interview with Andy Remic

I have a new interview up at Vampirisme.com – it’s in French though, so you’ll you have to be able to read French. Or paste it into a translator. I could make it easy and post the English version – but I won’t. Ha ha!! [Evil vampire cackle].

http://www.vampirisme.com/interview/remic-interview-auteur-vampires-airain/

The Four Realms by Adrian Faulkner

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My publishing company, ANARCHY BOOKS, is absolutely thrilled and jiggling to announce the upcoming and incoming release of THE FOUR REALMS by Adrian Faulkner. This is a stunning debut novel, absolutely jam-packed with vampire genocide, shape-shifting cephalopods, kick-ass elderly protagonists and shotgun wielding centaurs……

Gail Z. Martin, author of THE DREAD, described Faulkner’s debut novel as “An imaginative foray into a dark world of danger and adventure. Hang onto your hat!”…. and here at Anarchy Books we are super-excited at what we believe is the BEST Anarchy Book yet!!

Advance reader copies are now available for review, and Mr Faulkner is available for interviews, comments and general “book pimping”. Contact anarchy-books@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Release date: 26th December 2012.

Mobi: ISBN: 978-1-908328-52-6
ePUB: ISBN: 978-1-908328-53-3

PDF copies also available for review.

THE FOUR REALMS-

Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse on the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Divided between human ethics and vampire bloodlust, Darwin finds himself both condemner and saviour of a race who’ve never considered him one of their own. Now, he must try and lead the survivors to sanctuary in New Salisbury before Mr West completes his genocide of the vampires in his quest to obtain the book…

Maureen Summerglass is eighty-two years old, and a prisoner in her ramshackle home. She is afraid to let people enter in case they discover the oak door in her cellar. Threatened with homelessness and retirement from her job as a gatekeeper between worlds, Maureen breaks protocol when the death of a close friend is covered up… and enters the city of New Salisbury to search for his missing notebook. There, she discovers a world unlike the one of myth and fairy tale she imagined, and instead one of black market economies, brand names and tuk tuks. As she investigates, not only is she in extreme danger, but discovers she may be the first human female able to use magic…

Title: The Four Realms
Author: Adrian Faulkner
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 120,000 words
Published by Anarchy Books
Release Date: 26th December 2012
Cover by Matt “Iron-Cow” Cauley
Mobi: ISBN: 978-1-908328-52-6
ePUB: ISBN: 978-1-908328-53-3

A Hi-Res image of the cover can be downloaded from: http://adrianfaulkner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/four_realms_anarch2.jpg

Andy Remic – The Next Big Thing

William Hussey (http://www.williamhussey.co.uk/), author of the fabulous Witchfinder series, tagged me on his blog as part of THE NEXT BIG THING author chain. So, now it’s my turn to pass on the burning brand of doom, tap out my deepest ramblings, and nobble another five authors so that our collected gibberish can spread like some great and unwholesome disease of the mind. Here we go then…

1) What is the working title of your next book?

My next novel is called THE IRON WOLVES for Angry Robot Books http://angryrobotbooks.com/.

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?

After working on KELL’S LEGEND, SOUL STEALERS and VAMPIRE WARLORDS for Angry Robot, I penned a section in VW where Kell and Saark, our heroes of the moment, have to train an army from a rag-tag rabble of cut-throat inmates in a desecrated prison complex, which has been completely overrun. I loved writing those scenes, and playing with the idea of bad men turning good. Thus, when asked to pitch to AR, I came up with a Dirty Dozen-type idea and The Iron Wolves was born.

We have a group of heroes, The Iron Wolves, who held the Pass of Splintered Bones against a war-host of drooling mud-orcs, and saw the psychotic sorcerer Morkagoth slain. Now, thirty years on, a new threat emerges from the depths of The Furnace: Orlana, the Changer, who begins building an army and gathering evil to her cause.

Realising the threat, aged General Dalgoran seeks to reunite his elite soldiers, his Iron Wolves; but they are no longer the heroes he remembers. Kiki, leader of the Wolves, is a honey-leaf drug peddler and addicted to her own foul narcotic; Narnok is a violent whoremaster, Prince Zastarte a gambler who burns people alive, Dek the pit fighter, once a hit with the ladies, now bears a razor-sliced face; and Trista, originally a woman of wealth, nobility and religion, has devolved into a whore-assassin with a scorpion sting.

United in hate, the Iron Wolves travel to the Pass of Splintered Bones and the Dakrath Fortress; and as half a million mud-orcs gather, General Dalgoran realises his grave error. Together, the Iron Wolves hold a terrible secret which has tortured them for three decades. Now, they wish to be human again.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

That would be heroic fantasy. Or maybe anti-heroic fantasy, as this is going to be one dark, violent, bleak roller-coaster ride of suffering and violence. Did I mention the violence? It’s going to be nasty. It’s going to make Morgan’s and Abercrombie’s books (which I very much admire, by the way) look like children’s tales about fluffy puppies. Or so I reckon.

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

For the men, actors like Ving Rhames, Clint Eastwood, Ray Winstone; that kind of dude. For Kiki? Hmm. I think Uma Thurman would do a  pretty awesome job.

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Forget your fine wines, art, literature and culture; forget a Time of Heroes and any thoughts of nobility… because The Iron Wolves are back. And this time, they’re dirty, nasty, violent, and playing by no rules born of this world.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

The Iron Wolves will be published by Angry Robot Books in January 2014, the second book (in the same world but with different characters), August 2014. For this deal, I agented myself.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

I have six month to write and do my usual three edits; and I begin work in earnest on the 1st December 2012.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I mentioned Joe Abercrombie and Richard Morgan earlier, and I love their works dearly. They would be the closest in terms of gritty realism and violent nastiness. But this time, Dear Reader, I’m hoping to give the fantasy world something a little bit different. Something a little new.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I was always inspired by the late, great David Gemmell, may he rest well in the Hall of Heroes. I’m also inspired by Iain M. Banks, Ernest Hemingway, Orwell, Kafka, Cormac McCarthy and Sergio Leone, to name but a few.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

When reading a fantasy novel, do you like: a) your female fantasy characters to be brutal femme fatales; b) your alcoholic pit-fighters big, sour, and with razor carved faces; and c) your bad dudes something to give even the toughest cage fighter crawling little-girl nightmares? Well then, you’ll be wanting to read The Iron Wolves, won’t you laddie?

http://www.andyremic.com

http://angryrobotbooks.com/

Review of Remic’s “Rocket Cat”, his first children’s novel…

GREAT REVIEW OF ROCKET CAT!!… my first kid’s novel…

“Clever, funny, and entertaining Rocket Cat had Liam smiling as I tried to imitate some kitty language for him while reading out loud. A great wholesome read, Rocket Cat gets 10 out of 10 Liams for being such a fantastic kids book…” – The Troubled Scribe

“Whether you have kids or not, ‘Rocket Cat, The Tale of a Cat with a Rocket Pack’ is an exciting and adventurous children’s tale by Andy Remic, that follows the exploits of Tiger Puk as he desperately searches for his captured love, Libby Twinkleye.” – The Troubled Scribe

http://troubledscribe.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/liam-reviews-rocket-cat/

Andy Remic: An Interview about Anarchy Books…

Yes, here I am being interviewed by The Robot Reader (Angry Robot Books) about our recent collaboration. :-)

Andy Remic is a (super duper) busy man with much on his plate and his finger in many pies (mmmmm, a plate of pies…). He’s the published author of a string of high-octane, all-action sf-techno-thrillers including War Machine, Biohell, Quake and Warhead, as well as the blood and gore-drenched fantasy saga The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles. He’s also a publisher in his own right with the wonderfully noisy, spectacularly spiky and hugely colourful independent press Anarchy Books.

We asked Andy a few questions about Anarchy Books and this is what he had to tell us:

The Robot Reader: How did Anarchy Books come about? What made a published author decide to become a publisher of other authors? ………….”

READ MORE AT….

http://therobotreader.com/2012/06/19/meet-the-publisher-andy-remic-anarchy-books/

 

Rockhard man of SF writes, er, children’s novel….

That’s right! Andy Remic, sword champion, chainsaw warrior, bunny ninja, often described as “The Rock Hard Nutter of SF” and “The Tarantino of Fantasy” and author of 14 novels, has written a loveable fluffy cuddly children’s book entitled ROCKET CAT, about, surprisingly, a cat with a rocket pack. Out 1st July 2012 from Anarchy Books in paperback, EPUB and KINDLE formats.

ROCKET CAT

Tiger Puk the ginger tomcat meets his new true love, the gorgeous kitten Libby Twinkleye. But when evil Redcap Goblin Katcats – Sooty Tailbite, Fang Whiskertwist and the terrifying killer, Claw Pawtangle – steal her away for their master, Chimera of Niffle Heim, Tiger must make a choice…

To lie in the sun purring and washing his fur, or… to dismantle a sports car and build a rocket pack? Tiger breaks out the spanners, and in a feline version of The A-Team, learns meccy hanics, builds his own enny gin, fills the tank with petty rol – and bravely roars off into the night sky!

However, the Redcap Goblin Katcats learn of Tiger’s rescue mission, and on their goblin wings head out to meet him… with their terrible, vast army from the evil world of Niffle Heim!

Will Tiger Puk ever see his Heartsong Libby Twinkleye again?

Read Rocket Cat to find out…

Mobi ISBN: 978-1-908328-47-2

ePUB ISBN: 978-1-908328-48-9

Paperback: 978-1-908328-49-6

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ANDY REMIC has written lots of books for adults, but Rocket Cat is his first children’s novel. Originally written a long time ago, in a  galaxy far, far away, this newly polished sparkly Katcat version was written for his little boys, Joseph and Oliver.

Remic lives in Lincolnshire, and enjoys mountain biking, computer games and tinkering with his rocket pack. Read more at: www.andyremic.com and www.anarchy-books.com

Ultimate Adventure Magazine Issue 2 – OUT NOW

Ultimate Adventure Magazine Issue 2 is now available to download or read online.

Issue 2 contains swimming with Tiger sharks, Al Humprey’s “Microadventures” including climbing on the Isle of Skye, swimming Lake Bala with the British RAF, Pom on a Postie 2 (crossing Australia on a moped), The Art of Geocaching, interviews with Jon Bodan of metal band Halcyon Way, author Geoff Nelder and chocolate event organiser Ruth Shedwick.

That’s as well as rants from Grumpy Old Man and The Anti-Clarkson, and reviews of boots, kit, Bear Grylls, Brian Blessed and the Landrover Freelander! Plus, a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Corel’s VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate, worth £79.98 each!!

Holy choc!

Check it out at: www.uamag.co.uk

UAM Issue 2 is Imminent… :-)

Issue 2 of ULTIMATE ADVENTURE MAGAZINE will be released for FREE on Sunday 15th April 2012. Lots of interesting stuff in this issue, interviews, reviews of kit and books and stuff, features on swimming with sharks, Pom on a Postie #2, geocaching, swimming Lake Bala with the RAF, Al Humprey’s Microadventures…. and lots more!!

http://ultadventuremag.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/issue-2-out-15th-april-2012/