The March Book Cover of the Month Bracket Begins!

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I’m happy to say February was pretty darn successful. It only came a few hundred away from breaking a record! This month has 31 outstanding new covers and Age of Myth has another chance to seize the day! I’ve been tracking this set of books for a while, and I honestly think it’s the strongest so far. Look, I know I might say that every month, but isn’t that the point?

If you know the authors or the artists, please share this and tag them. I try to tag or friend every author I can, but sometimes it’s hard to track someone down. Max participation is…

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Forsaken by Eric S. Fomley

forsaken by Eric Fomley

So I’ve been meaning to post this for ages (again, I’ve been busy sorry, I work too dang much), and finally got the time to do it tonight. So! From Goodreads:

An uber-short piece of gristly grimdark flash-fiction by Eric Fomley, and while I’m not normally one for short stories (my read history will point you in the general direction of the sprawling tomes I usually drift towards) I was very, very impressed by Forsaken. Consider me swayed to Team Short Story!

Eric’s first installment in what I’m hoping will be a long series is like a short, sharp shock, a lightning bolt of action, violence and bloodshed where the reader is thrust right into the middle of the goings-on. It’s graphic, visceral and overall extremely intense. I’m a sucker for brutally violent scenes and there’s plenty in Forsaken right from the off.

The world of this book is told more through glimpses and suggestion, and it very much reads episodically to me, almost like the pilot episode to a TV series in a lot of ways.

Eric has a knack for interweaving important plot dialogue around and between scenes of colourful, chaotic violence, and overall I found Forsaken extremely entertaining. I’ll be picking up the second book, Stormwitch, soon, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this series develops.

5/5

Guest Blog: The Grimdark Reality of the Human Mind by Frank Dorrian author of To Brave the End.

My guest post on James Schmidt’s awesome book blog, MightyThorJRS, where I talk about the grimness and darkness of mental illness 🙂

Mighty Thor JRS

As part of my author guest blog series I am proud to present another guest blog spot. Frank Dorrianthe author of To Brave the End has been kind enough to write a guest blog post for MightyThorJRS today. I am very excited and I would like to thank Frank for the opportunity to host this Guest Blog. 

To Brave the End: A Tale of the Blackshield Dogs

(Tales of the Blackshield Dogs Book 1)

by Frank Dorrian

Is due out February 28, 2017!

So go get yourself a copy!

 


The Grimdark Reality of the Human Mind

by Frank Dorrian

The world of grimdark fantasy, while the term itself is still obscure outside its own circles, is growing at a pleasantly steady rate each year. While the big names of the sub-genre continue to craft their next monoliths of the niche’s definition (Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister being the…

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Featured Friday! Frank Dorrian

A little interview I did for Zealot Script 🙂 Thanks again dude!

Zealot Script

Frank Dorrian was born in 1987 in Liverpool – his hometown, a post-industrial cityscape, frank-dorrianserved as poignant inspiration for his creative efforts. He would commence writing in earnest during his teenage years, composing stories to sate desires of both expression and introspection.

Today, Frank is a qualified mental health nurse. He works in the field with people suffering severe psychiatric and psychological disorders, and additionally offers private mind coaching sessions for those needing a refreshing take on life’s trials.

When not writing, Frank spends his spare time reading, playing computer games and attending a martial arts gym. He has previously competed as a fighter domestically in the UK and abroad in Thailand.

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To Brave the End paperback cover 

Ok, so it took all night but I finally got the internal map and paperback cover done for this month’s release.

So behold! There’s several weeks of toil, sweat and frustration in this, I’m no artist, after all. But in the absence of a budget to hire one for so short a book im happy with the result I’ve achieved (and extremely thankful for photoshop).

Paperback copies of To Brave the End will be up for sale on the 28th February 🙂 the eBook is already up for preorder for 99p, and I’ll be offering some limited free copies to people willing to read and review it for me too 🙂

To Brave the End – release date 28th February 2017

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Hello there! I that I’ve been silent the last few months on the blogging front. The end of 2016 was a mad scramble of adjusting to a new job and then adjusting to the ridiculous amounts of overtime I agreed to in said job (money calls and what have you), whilst also trying to write and finish up my first standalone novel – To Brave the End.

Finally though, I can say it’s finished and is now available to pre-order on amazon here for 99p.

The book will be released on the 28th of February in eBook and paperback formats on Amazon and other retailers, and I’ll be posting some updated pics of the internal map I’ve finally finished soon too.

Anyone who pre-ordered The Shadow of the High King last year please get in touch with me, as I’ll be giving you a free copy of To Brave the End  as my way of saying thank you for your support!

Review of The Shadow of the High King by Frank Dorrian

A very flattering review of my first novel, The Shadow of the High King, by Carlton Rolle. Thanks again!

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If interested in discovering a new book to read? Check out my review and more at Ingrid Hall.

Reviewed by Carlton Rolle

Frank Dorrian was born in 1987 in Liverpool – his hometown, a post-industrial cityscape, served as poignant inspiration for his creative efforts. He would commence writing in earnest during his teenage years, composing stories to sate desires of both expression and introspection.

Today, Frank is a qualified mental health nurse. He works in the field with people suffering severe psychiatric and psychological disorders, and additionally offers private mind coaching sessions for those needing a refreshing take on life’s trials. When not writing, Frank spends his spare time reading, playing computer games, and attending a martial arts gym. He has previously competed as a fighter domestically in the UK and abroad in Thailand.

The Shadow of the High King is Dorrian’s first book. It follows events within the…

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