Thursday, August 6, 2015

Announcements and Reveals

Today I'm taking a quick break from my blog tour to spread some great news.

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.

But as his violence escalates, and his lies come undone, she devises a plan to escape him. 

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?


  1. This does sound really good... what an interesting premise... :)

    Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my blog, I really appreciate the kind words xox

  2. Congrats to Angeline! And three cheers for Realms Faire! :)

  3. Sounds gripping. Wishing you much success.

  4. Congrats and Chocolate hugs on The Bottle Stopper! Interesting title.

    Hi, Misha!

  5. Really interesting premise!! Best of luck to Angeline!

  6. Sounds like an interesting read and I love the idea of promoting a story at the Realms Fair.

  7. A great premise, congrats to her on the book.

  8. The Bottle Stopper sounds really good. And a bit scary, which means Angeline accomplished a great premise. :)

  9. Congratulations Angeline. The Faire sounds fun. I will have to check it out. Thank you for the great info:)

  10. Great post!!!Now i follow you on gfc,google+,bloglovin i hope you follow me too!!kiss

  11. Wow, what a great premise! I'm a sucker for anything dystopian! Congrats to Angeline! :)

  12. What a compelling storyline, and I'm intrigued by the unique title. I also happen to be a fan of both dystopian and thrillers, so count me in! Congratulations to Angeline!

    VR Barkowski

  13. Angeline hit the trifecta with this book. Great cover, title, AND blurb. Sounds terrific!

  14. Congratulations to, Angeline Trevena! That cover is a show-stopper!!!

  15. I wish I could participate in Realms Faire, but I'm preoccupied with moving right now and might not even have Internet access for a few days. But I'm sure it will be interesting to read about it! And Maeve sounds like an interesting, strong character!

  16. Congrats to Angeline. The story sounds interesting.

  17. Congrats to Angeline on her upcoming release. It sure sounds like a creepy and wonderful book. Wishing her much success!

  18. Hope it will reach Bhutan...'Catchy title'...all the best for your new release...

  19. Good luck Angeline!
    Off to check out the Realms Faire info.

  20. What a chilling-sounding dystopian! Best wishes to Angeline for her BOTTLE STOPPER novel. :)

  21. Congrats to Angeline! Yay for the upcoming Realms Faire!


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