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The official MELANCHOLY: BOOK TWO OF THE CURE blog tour!

March 26, 2015 by

We’re really excited to be launching Melancholy: Book Two of the Cure by Charlotte McConaghy. So excited that we’ve gone ahead and organised a blog tour! Join us for excerpts, giveaways, guest posts and more! OFFICIAL TOUR SCHEDULE: Monday April 6th – Living in our own story Tuesday April 7th – YA Bookworm Blogger Wednesday April 8th – Smokin Hot Bloggers Thursday April 9th – Thoughts By J Thursday April 9th – EPISODE 1 RELEASED! Friday April 10th – Urban …


Cover reveal: State of Emergency by Steve P. Vincent


What is the true cost of security? Amid a wave of unprecedented terrorist attacks on American soil, a panicked and inexperienced president declares a state of emergency and hands over control of the country to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The quiet and unassuming Administrator Hall soon becomes the most powerful man in America. Determined to stop the attacks, Hall enforces his order across the US, using a newly empowered State Guard to deal with anyone who gets in …


Change is Good


If characters stay the same their actions are usually predictable and stories can lack edge and excitement. That isn’t always a bad thing: Winnie the Pooh is always going to like honey and be gently philosophical. That’s his thing and it works for him. However, for humans, change is natural and inevitable as we adapt to new situations. A classic way to show this is to have a character enjoy a thing, almost to the point of obsession at the …


If Social Media Sites Were Objects from Harry Potter


I absolutely adore the Harry Potter books (said a huge percentage of the world’s literate population), and relate nearly everything in my life to them, whether it be sorting my friends into Houses—I have a lot of friends in Slytherin, think what you will—finding parallels to my love life within its pages, and even throwing themed parties complete with self-brewed Butterbeer. It’s not strange, therefore, that I found a  way to work Harry Potter into the world of social media, …


Cover reveal – Melancholy: Book Two of the Cure by Charlotte McConaghy


Here are the fabulous covers for all three episodes of Melancholy the follow-up to Charlotte McConaghy action-packed dystopian adventure, Fury. Pre-order EPISODE ONE now! Released 9th April Here in the west they know a lot about hope. They know how to ration it just as they do with food and water.  Josephine is at last free of the blood moon. But in a desperate rush to find help for a comatose Luke, she discovers the strange and dangerous world of the resistance, and it is …


Why I Love John Wick, aka The Theory of Unorthodox Motivation In Heroes


Charles Purcell joins us on the blog today to talk about the hero’s journey: According to the well-known theory of The Hero’s Journey, there are several steps each hero takes during any quest. They include the call to adventure; facing guardians; battling challenges and temptations; diving into a personal or very real hell or abyss; being transformed by the experience; and returning as a newer, more powerful hero. The first of those steps is perhaps the most important: the call …


11 Bookish Costumes You’ll Want to Wear Immediately


It was World Book Day last week, and public outcry was caused in the UK as one 11-year-old boy dressed as Christian Grey, complete with eye mask and cable ties. Other than it being wildly inappropriate, my main problem with this is that you’re supposed to go as your favourite book character – in all of available literature he chose that one dimensional suit-wearer. The boy needs to be taught what decent characterisation looks like. So here are my suggestions, …


A Girl and her Ebook: A Romance


I fell in love with ebooks the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. Four years ago, I was gifted a Kindle Fire. Enthusiastically, I downloaded a couple of titles, mostly course books that I couldn’t be bothered to search for in campus shops and online retailers. I told myself that these were books I probably wouldn’t reread once I graduated, and I didn’t need them clogging up space on my shelf and making my move out …


Always Read the Epigraph


[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business. ― A.A. Milne, If I May ‘Epigraph’ is the name for a quote from an author that appears at the start of another’s book, chapter, story or essay. In general I think they’re a lovely idea. They usually set the mood, tone or theme for the forthcoming word extravaganza. José Saramago said, “Anyone who doesn’t have the patience to read my …


11 Best Science Fiction Space Covers


There are few things more appealing that a glorious image of the firmament. Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA is always a wondrous delight. A book cover with a space image is, to me, wildly enticing. Here are some of the best. 1. Master of speculative fiction, Ian M. Banks sends his protagonist in search of a star which mysteriously disappeared thousands of years ago. Blue is basically the signature colour of science fiction. 2. I love Amanda Bridgeman’s cover, …


Your World, Writ Large


A couple of weeks ago I watched ‘Jupiter Ascending’. It was an …. interesting experience. I think half the movie went over my head, and my reaction to some scenes was ‘Wait, what?’ but overall, I thought it was entertaining and it rammed into me, better than even ‘Interstellar’ had, that space really is a limitless, ever expanding, near-magical thing. As a fantasy writer, you’re used to building worlds and realities very different from the one you live in. The …


2014 Aurealis Award Finalists


The finalists for the 2014 Aurealis awards have been announced – and we are super excitedto count FOUR Momentum authors amongst them! So before the winners are revealed – we thought we’d tell you a little more about the great reads that are in the running. BEST HORROR NOVEL: Greig Beck – Book of the Dead When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it’s not the only one. …



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