First things first, I want to give a shout-out to Angeline Trevena, whose new book is coming out. My other announcement is at the bottom of the post, and it's totally worth it if you want to market your books.
Not All Medicine is Good for You; Better Check the Label
Never one to let a good character die, British horror and fantasy author Angeline Trevena has accumulated several characters from previously unfinished books, to populate the dystopian world of The Bottle Stopper.
Currently available for pre-order on Kindle, this tense adult horror tracks the story of Maeve, as she devises a murderous plan to free herself from her violent, abusive uncle.
Born and bred in a rural corner of Devon, Angeline now lives among the breweries and canals of central England, with her husband, their son, and a somewhat neurotic cat. She's been writing since she was old enough to hold a pen, and released her début novella, Cutting the Bloodline, in May.
The Bottle Stopper, the first book of The Paper Duchess series, is set 100 years after the world we know today, in a society where the birth rate of girls is at a catastrophic low. Desperate for protection, women turned to the state, but that protection came at a price. Namely; their freedom
Maeve lives outside of the overbearing administration, in the slums of Falside. Having been torn from the arms of her mother at six years old, Maeve, now seventeen, works in her uncle's apothecary shop, bottling his medicines. But these are not medicines that are going to make anyone better. In fact, once Maeve puts her plan into action, they may well be deadly.
Tony Benson, author of dystopian thriller, An Accident of Birth, said “Angeline Trevena, with her ever fertile imagination, creates dystopian visions of the future that are both innovative and chilling. ”
The cover was built, photographed, and designed by Ben Farrow, and you can view a 'making of' slideshow here.
The Bottle Stopper – The Blurb
"Too much trouble, and you'll end up just like your crazy mother."
Maeve was six when they took her mother away, and left her in the care of her Uncle Lou: a drunk, a misogynist, a fraud.
For eleven years she's lived with him in Falside's slums, deep in the silt of the Falwere River. She bottles his miracle medicine, stocks his apothecary shop, and endures his savage temper.
The Bottle Stopper is now available to pre-order on Kindle.
Realms Faire is Coming
That's right. M Pax's brainchild is back and I'm one of the hosts. Right now, we're looking for contestants in some of our competitions as well as prizes.
The Faire takes place over a number of blogs, and attracts a lot of attention, so if you want to be part of it (either as contestant or by donating a prize), click here for more information. If you want to know more about the events, just scroll past the entry form.
Anyone excited to read Angeline's new book? Who's signing up for Realms Faire?