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Interview with John Gwynne
18, Mar

If you've been following my Booknest updates, you'll probably know that I haven't shut up about this series for almost a month already. The Faithful And the Fallen by John Gwynne, it baffles me that not a lot of readers know about this fantastic epic fantasy series. Right after I finished reading Malice, the first book in the series, I decided to ask for an interview opportunity with John himself, which he kindly agreed to do. However, I made up my mind to at least finish the series first before I proceed with it because sometimes, let's face it, the last book in a series could ruin your enjoyment of the entire series altogether.

Right after I finished Wrath, I realized that notion has been kicked to outer space. Each book in the series is superior from its predecessor, you can find my spoiler-free review for each installments here on Booknest. Without further ado, here's my interview with John Gwynne, about his series, his writing process, book recommendation and what's next.

Heart of Stone by Ben Galley (G R Matthews)
13, Mar

You’re used to your heroes full of muscle, swords drawn, shields raised or magic staff held before them, facing the oncoming hordes. A brave, but desperate last against impossible odds, knowing that one sword, one flaming arrow or magic missile will spell doom. Flesh can only stand so much before it perishes.

Read more over at grmatthews.com

Interview with A.F.E. Smith (by Laura M. Hughes)
10, Mar

A.F.E (aka. ‘Afe’) is celebrating the recent release of her third Darkhaven novel, Windsinger. Published by Harper-Voyager on 23 February 2017, Windsinger continues the tale of dark magic and darker political conflict that began in Afe’s previous novels: Darkhaven, and Goldenfire.

She writes for Fantasy-Faction; she’s just published her third full-length novel; she’s a part-time robin and a full-time editor; and she’s currently also rearing two children. How does she do it? Why does she do it? Read her interview with Laura M Hughes over HERE.

While Tor.com has a very full and impressive lineup of novellas coming out in the near future the one that stood out the most to me was Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus.  A secret agent escorting a mysterious young boy through a North America completely different from our own?  What is not to want?  After reading the tale, and enjoying it very much, I asked if the author would be willing to answer a few questions.  Thankfully he agreed!  But first, some information on the upcoming tale!

Having stumbled onto a plot within his homeland of Jamaica, former espionage agent, Desmond Coke, finds himself caught between warring religious and political factions, all vying for control of a mysterious boy named Lij Tafari.

Wanting the boy to have a chance to live a free life, Desmond assumes responsibility for him and they flee. But a dogged enemy agent remains ever on their heels, desperate to obtain the secrets held within Lij for her employer alone.

Assassins, intrigue, and steammen stand between Desmond and Lij as they search for a place to call home in a North America that could have been.

Publication Date: April 25 - Available for pre-order NOW

First of all, thank you so much for agreeing to a Q & A.  I loved Buffalo Soldier and have a major fascination with GOOD alternative history and just had to ask a few questions.

Giveaway (thatthornguy)
07, Mar

Have you joined our first giveaway at Facebook? What about our second one right here? Are they not enough for you? Then you can check another one over at thatthornguy.com!

Sobering Sales Statistics [by Mark Lawrence]
07, Mar

First off, note that these graphs show the number of Goodreads ratings a book has.

Why I’ll Never Write What You Want to Read
05, Mar

 

I write what I want to read. That, I’ve been told, is the key to writing well.

Giveaway!
04, Mar

To celebrate the release of Red Sister by Mark Lawrence in exactly one month, we are holding two different Giveaways with 8 hardcovers in total!

Earlier this week I raved about Amberlough, the amazing debut from Lara Elena Donnelly.  I was not even halfway through the book before I realized I absolutely had to ask the author for a chance to do a Q & A session.  Graciously she agreed!  No further ado needed; I present to you you good readers... Lara Elena Donnelly. 

FEAR in books
19, Feb

“The fear receded. It didn't disappear. It lurked in the shadows, its claws hooking into passing thoughts and twisting them, turning them from their purpose to its own. He held it back. It was the hardest fight of his life.”

The Red Plains (G R Matthews – that’s me!)