ANARCHY BOOKS – NEW RELEASES:
Spiral by Andy Remic – US edition $0.99
Darkness by Edward Drake – US edition $0.99
ANARCHY BOOKS – NEW RELEASES:
Spiral by Andy Remic – US edition $0.99
Darkness by Edward Drake – US edition $0.99
SPIRAL and DARKNESS – Press Release
Announcing 2 New Releases from Anarchy Books – and a very special $0.99/£0.99 celebratory offer!!!
26th July marks a very special day at Anarchy Books.
Two books are slated for release –
First, Spiral, the 2003 best-selling (10,000 copies in the first week, beating Tolkien and Pratchett to the No.1 spot, no less!) SF thriller by Andy Remic is due its second NEW AND IMPROVED eBook edition, crammed with lots of extras including: a bonus short story, an interview with Andy Remic, the Spiral “original blurb”, the Spiral “original synopsis”, the original 10,000 word “first chapter”, the infamous deleted “rape scene” (deemed by Orbit as being too controversial for the US market- damn you, US market!!), and also original the original 2003 copy-edit notes – many things that might be of interest to wannabe writers, and fans of the Spiral universe. And all for… $0.99 and £0.99, for a short limited period! Cheap as chips.
And… it’s Andy Remic’s birthday 🙂
– No. 1 Best-selling SF/Thriller –
First published by Orbit Books in 2003
Now, for the first time, re-edited and presented here with LOTS of extras…
Spiral. A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase… A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop… Prepare for Chaos!
In a world where conventional armies are powerless to defend against a single assassin, the secret organisation known as Spiral exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every faith and political persuasion.
Meet Carter, Spiral’s toughest operative – retired, in self-imposed exile in the Scottish mountains with his dog and a supply of Lagavulin. But Spiral come under vicious attack, its Demolition Squads wiped out with consummate ease, and Carter is visited by former lover Natasha who persuades him to help… but can he trust her?
Dragged back into the shadowy world of global terrorists and assassination, Carter realises Spiral’s enemies are deadly – for they are the Nex, soldiers blended with insect DNA making them almost unstoppable.
From Germany to the UK, from Africa to LA, from Austria to Russia, Carter is dragged further and further into a complicated world puzzle in a battle for civilization’s survival.
And if Carter fails, the world falls with him.
THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY Book 2
by Edward Drake
Castille is a land in ruin. Morrigan and his Paladins have laid waste what once stood, shattering the peace of a hundred years.
Garrick Chilver, newly knighted, along with his companions, set out to find the killer of the last of his family. Together with a murderer, an innocent marked for great power, a veteran of a dozen campaigns, a mysterious sorcerer and two escaped slaves, he will fight to drive back Morrigan’s hellish unleashed nightmares… and avenge those loved ones he has lost.
The Paladins are not the only threat Garrick’s party will face. In the shadows lurk those who wait merely for the right moment to strike at the weakened nation. Corrupt and power-hungry, they see their righteous chance amidst the chaos.
In his pursuit of vengeance, Garrick will lead the knights to the citadel of Rheins, the one defence on the borders of Castille. If the citadel falls, there will be nothing to stop Morrigan’s destructive rage.
The Warrior’s Journey is an epic series 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!
ARCs are now available for reviewers – just email email@example.com.
And visit www.anarchy-books.com for more information.
AND TO CELEBRATE, ALL ANARCHY BOOKS WILL BE $0.99 AND £0.99 FOR A LIMITED PERIOD……..
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 RemicMeet 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…
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. . .
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].
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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?