News, an announcement and a first look for email subscribers

I have been awfully quiet of late.  That is because I have been a little sick over the last month or so.  So much so that I was admitted into hospital on my birthday with an annoying case of cellulitis and was there for a week.  I have now just started to get my energy back and wanting to return to writing and get my production schedule back on track.

And David B contacted me the other day (Hi David!) and asked a very pertinent question, which I will answer below…

Announcement Time!

Now I have some news that I need to share with all of you.

Azure Fire Publishing, a 501(c)(3) Literary Nonprofit publisher, devoted to promoting Youth Friendly Fantasy and Science Fiction to all ages

I have been offered a writing contract with Azure Fire Publishing and I have decided to accept it.  All of my Fantasy/Sci-Fi books will slowly start the transition over to be published by them.  My Weird Western (John McCall Mysteries) and Urban Fantasy series (The Order and Ravensdale) will stay with me.

What will this mean for my back catalogue and future Fantasy/Sci-Fi publications? Well, I will get more exposure as a published author with paperback books going into bookshops and also audio books (something I’ve wanted to do for a while but just haven’t had the funds). The publishing company will give my books a nice professional edit. And as well as getting a bit of polishing inside, you will continue to see the same gorgeous covers that were designed for me by Deranged Doctor Designs.

This also means that The Way to Freedom Book 6 – The Searchers, will not be released until Azure Fire have released the previous 5 books Plus Book 1.1.  To make up for this wait, I am going to release the raw chapters every couple of weeks via this email list for you all to read.

What will this mean for readers? My work will be able to reach more individuals in more places while offering a higher quality read and you will get a better end product.

Current deals and Things to Look Out For!

Take a look at:

  • Daughters of Destiny is a 10 author Scifi/Fantasy boxed set that I’m a part of, and is available now on all retailers.  It features the first book in my Verge Series – The Enclave.  It is only going to be out for a limited time, so get a good bargain with all these authors while you can.  Tell your friends 🙂
  • The Tower’s Alchemist – Book 1 of the Gray Tower Trilogy is now out for Free for a limited time – Magic and mayhem during World War 2.  And as an added bonus, Book 2 is out for 99 cents!
  • The Way to Freedom Season One Episodes are now Available on Kindle Unlimited – if you are a KU subscriber and have read The Kalarthri, take a look, you won’t regret it.
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About new books, news, specials and the next Freedom book

News

Spring is going strong here in Ohio, with at least one large thunderstorm running through each week.  This then has everyone on edge about twisters… But weird weather is a thing here in Ohio – very much like living in Victoria, Australia.  You can go through all four seasons in one day. 🙂

What am I working on now? Well, book 6 and 7 of the Way to Freedom series now have covers and are due to be released soon.  I’ll give you a sneak peak at the cover for The Searchers, which is Book 6.

While that is underway, I’ve started re-writing my urban fantasy novel Winter’s Magic.  This will be re-released at about the same time as The Searchers and will be the first in an urban fantasy series called The Order set in Australia.  I will also be working on a partner series based in the same ‘universe’ but set here in Ohio called Ravensdale.

Oh, and Citizen Erased will be out soon as well, I’ll show off the cover for that next time 🙂

Here is the long awaited cover for The Searchers – Book 6 of The Way to Freedom Series.

 

Current deals and Things to Look Out For!

Take a look at:

  • Daughters of Destiny is a 10 author Scifi/Fantasy boxed set that I’m a part of, and is available now on all retailers.  It features the first book in my Verge Series – The Enclave.  It is only going to be out for a limited time, so get a good bargain with all these authors while you can.  Tell your friends 🙂
  • Lady Blackwing is a new Superhero novella from Devorah Fox which is now avalaible for preorder for 0.99c
  • The Way to Freedom Season One Episodes are now Available on Kindle Unlimited – if you are a KU subscriber and have read The Kalarthri, take a look, you won’t regret it.
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‘No such thing as a routine traffic stop.’

Traffic Stop Scenarios at the Citizen’s Academy run by the Dayton PD – Ohio

Hi Guys

Just thought I’d share some videos that I took while attending the Dayton Police Citizens Academy this week while doing writing research.  In this class we went through some traffic stop scenarios that officers have run into during the course of their shifts.

An interesting fact I found out is that traffic stops are one of the most dangerous parts of their job.  Not only do they run the risk of getting hit from other drivers, the people they pull over might be armed and do not want any police scrutiny.

According to the FBI Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted reports, 62 officers were killed during traffic stops from 2003 to 2012.  In 2012, 4,450 officers were wounded or assaulted in various manners during traffic stops.

Below are some examples of what can happen when people don’t obey the law on passing safely around stopped emergency service vehicles.  Photo credit – Ohio State Highway Patrol

 

Anyhow, here are some of the videos I took – enjoy Chris and Maggie’s acting ability, and be honest with yourself about what you would do if placed in these situations.

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Enclave Cover Reveal

I am still working on Citizen Erased which is Book 2 of The Verge and Books 6,7 and 8 of The Way to Freedom Series.  I am also working on two top secret projects which I can hopefully start talking about in a few months time.

There is one thing that I wish to show you all.  The new cover for The Enclave!

And next time I’ll reveal the cover for Citizen Erased, then the covers for the next three Way to Freedom books

I know what you’re all thinking…that I really should be writing.  I’ll get back to it then 🙂

Hayley

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Daughters of Destiny- Out Today!

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My Book ‘The Enclave’ is part of a box set that is out today!  For a limited time the entire 10 book set is being priced at 0.99 cents!  If you want a nice selection of Fantasy and Sci Fi, then you can’t go wrong with this box set.

Ten full-length novels, ten heroines at the right hand of destiny…

Whether you’re slaying vampires or holding your own alongside superheroes, one of the best things about heroines is that they show us how strong, cunning, and magical they can be.

This box set contains TEN complete novels, all gripping and intriguing stories with women rocking rebellions, handing out justice, battling shadow gods, and bending the wills of kings.

Contributing authors include: Seattle Times bestselling author Raven Oak, Amazon bestselling authors Alesha Escobar, Devorah Fox, Christa Yelich-Koth, NIEA finalist HM Jones, the fantastic sci-fi/fantasy mavens HM Clarke, Sara C. Roethle, HB Lyne, JC Cassels, and Kylie Qullinan.

These science fiction and fantasy tales will take you on a thrilling journey!

Grab it and enjoy!

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The latest Way to Freedom Book is HERE!

Hey there fellow Hatar Kalar…

Release day for Cavern of Sethi is TODAY!

It is available at all major retailers here

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Author Interview: H.M. Clarke

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So Commander Katherine Kirk wasn’t originally the lead of H.M. Clarke’s novel, but the character had such a strong presence and influence over the story, the author could no longer deny who the true star was.

What to do when the sidekick becomes the Boss Lady? Let’s find out! Click below to find out more!

Author Interview: H.M. Clarke

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Free and Discounted Ebooks!

 

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Download these Free and Discounted Ebooks!

Science Fiction & Fantasy – BEGINS Nov. 20!

These deals will be active between November 20 and December 31. Book covers with no dates are free or at the present discount price for the *entire* promo. I will do my due diligence to remove expired deals, but please make sure to double check pricing 🙂

My Book – The Kalarthri is a part of this promo 🙂

Enjoy

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The Way to Freedom Swag Giveaway

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Hi Guys!

As promised, I’ve got a cool “Way to Freedom series themed” giveaway to tell you about.

Now that book 1.1 The Cavern of Sethi is coming out in December 2016 and the next book in the series (book 6) will be out in February 2017 (The Searchers), I wanted to celebrate.

I decided to do that by giving away a signed paperback of the Complete Season one, a The Way to Freedom Coffee Mug, and a The Way to Freedom 250 piece puzzle 
Now, there is one thing to note about this giveaway.

The thing that you need to note is that you need to leave a review for The Way to Freedom: The Complete Season One with your favourite bookseller.   It doesn’t have to be much, just a one liner will do.  And the review can be good, bad or indifferent (of course I would be heartbroken to see any bad ones :()

And please … tell friends who you think will like the series! (I’ll even help them get into it by giving them the first book free on any of the retailer sites)

Good luck!
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Free Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Autumn

Free Books for you!

Hi everyone

Just thought I’d put this up, so you don’t miss out on a bargain from lots of indie science fiction and fantasy authors, and we’ve put together a big list of books that are free this weekend. Most of them are available on all of the retailers, so just pick your store from the list and surf away!

1-2 October 2016 FREE books all sites

Click Here

Peace, love and cheesecake
Hayley

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