I'm pleased to announce the publication of a new novel called The Children of Hare Hill. This is my first novel for children, and I hope it's going to be the beginning of a great series. Here's the blurb...
It all begins as a visit to their favourite countryside park with their mother. But when Charlotte and her younger brother Ben fall asleep in Hare Hill's walled garden, they are transported to a magical world where anything is possible. They find themselves faced with challenges and fiendish puzzles, which they must solve in order to get back to the world they know, and to discover a secret that will change their lives forever...
It's set in Hare Hill Garden
, a real park managed by the National Trust close to my home in Cheshire, where I've had many adventures with my family.
The paperback edition
is out now and the Kindle edition
is released tomorrow. I'm also veyr pleased to report that I'm working with a great narrator on the audiobook edition, which will be released early next year.
Go to www.scottamckenzie.com
for all the details, including a free sample chapter...
An update is long overdue but I'm here with a double-whammy...
First up is a project I'm very excited about. My first audiobook has hit the virtual shelves! It's an unabridged recording of my most recent novella, Drawing Dead: A Tale of Poker and Vampires.
I used the Audiobook Creation Exchange and hooked up with Alex Hyde-White of Punch Audio, who did an amazing job with the narration and production. The audiobook clocks in at just under two hours, so it's the perfect companion for a long journey or a boring afternoon in the office.
Secondly, I've just published another Kindle short story in the Gitmo Nation universe. It's called The Ninety-Year-Old Assassin and the story is set a short time after the events of One Day in Gitmo Nation.
Here's the blurb:
A ninety-year-old man lies in a critical condition after being foiled in his attempt to murder a Republican candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Hospital porter Gordon Gunderson finds himself drawn to the old man, but why would someone so old and frail try to assassinate a public figure? And what does it have to do with an event in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947?
Here we go - another day, another book!
This one's a new vampire story. It's a stand-alone tale of a man who is forced to play poker for his life by a group of vampires. Here's the blurb:
Eddie Nelson is a professional poker player, testing his skills in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker for the first time. Unfortunately, he's on the worst run of his life and can't afford his buy-in to the Main Event. Then he meets a shadowy figure called Raphael who offers to back him for a fifty-fifty split of any winnings. But if he loses, he has to play in a private tournament of Raphael's choosing...
So if you want to read this tour de force of horror and suspense, you can get the ebook now for free. All you have to do is buy it on Smashwords
using the coupon code WV28B. Be quick - the coupon runs out on May 1st!
Not only that, but you can also get your hands on the physical book before it hits the bookshelves by entering one of my giveaways at Goodreads. I'm giving away five copies to British readers and five to American readers.
Good news everyone! I'm giving away three signed copies of One Day in Gitmo Nation, the novel that was published as a result of a successful Kickstarter project.
Enter below to be in with a chance!
The Kickstarter project to republish One Day in Gitmo Nation has great rewards at all levels.
£5 gets you the ebook - £3 early bird offer for the first 20 backers
£18 gets you the paperback and the ebook - £15 early bird offer for the first 20 backers
£35 gets you the hardcover and the ebook - £30 early bird offer for the first 20 backers
£50+ gets you signed books, naming rights for characters I future stories and more
All book contain the bonus stories A Gitmo Nation Christmas Carol and The Foot on the Shore and all levels include international postage. The project will end on Friday 11th October so you'll need to be quick!
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