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Jack Emery on location

July 21, 2015 by

Momentum author Steve P Vincent was recently in New York City for Thrillerfest, the annual thriller writers convention of the International Thriller Writers Association. Steve has agreed to write a series of blogs for Momentum about his experience, but wanted to whet the appetite with a taste of some of the scenes from his books on location! The Wellington Hotel (The Foundation) Jack Emery woke with a groan, face down in a pool of vomit. The sickly soup had matted …


Cover reveal: Hammer of God (Alex Hunter 5.5) by Greig Beck

July 16, 2015 by

When the coalition of Allied Forces established an international zone in Iraq, they meant to bring peace to the region. They were succeeding – until the moment something hulked into the zone and detonated a nuclear bomb. The last images from the area prior to the blast are not of drones or the trail of an ICBM. Instead they show a solitary figure carrying the enormous weapon to the soon-to-be ground zero on its back. Consulting an ancient prophecy, scholars …


Come and write about books! Paid bloggers wanted at Momentum!


Momentum is the digital-only imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia. Established in February 2012, we publish high quality ebooks globally. Our website and blog is the hub of our operation, and we’d like to include as many diverse voices as possible. Our blog currently hosts opinions from Momentum employees, authors and other contributors, and now we’d like you to have the chance to have your say about the world of books, writing and reading on the Momentum blog. We are looking …


David Rollins: researching ancient Rome


I suppose I should just come out and admit it – I’m an ancient history nerd. As a kid, I was completely absorbed in the myths and legends of ancient Greece. And then I discovered ancient Rome! I still have two bookshelves crammed with Penguin Black Spine editions of various Roman historians from those days, as well as a very early edition of Gibbons’ Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, which is a prized possession. (not David’s actual shelf…) …


Cover reveal: Field of Mars by David Rollins


Episode One – released 13th August. Pre-order now! Marcus Licinius Crassus’s lust for gold and glory was legendary. What became of his army is myth. In Crassus the tyrant, Rufinius the soldier, Appius the historian, Mena the hag and Lucia the Golden Whore, David Rollins brings to life a mystery that has plagued historians for centuries. The only constant in this world is Mars, the god of war, and who he will favour is anyone’s guess. Desperate to write himself …


Guest post by C.S. Sealey

June 23, 2015 by

Discovering Your Creations Fantasy can take you to imaginary worlds, dystopian futures and pasts, pseudo-Earths, parallel universes and other planes of existence. Characters can be humanoid or monster (or both), ethereal or flesh, and these individuals populate worlds crafted by gods, demons, time or the clouds of mystery. But it’s not just the epic battle scenes, the flamboyant shows of magic, the ancient ruins full of death traps, the dark and forbidding forests and caves, or the long-winded elvish names …


Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 10 – Mother’s Mercy


Last season ended with the magnificent episode ‘The Children’, bringing many characters to a point where they had to commit to a way forward, giving up on the past and investing the show and the audience in the future. Think of Arya boarding the ship to Braavos, leaving her family behind. This season finale is much more sombre, concerned instead with the inevitable consequences of those long ago decisions. And while there are flickers of hope in certain small corners …


Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 9 – The Dance of Dragons


This is the latest in the weekly Game of Thrones recaps for Season 5, and if you haven’t seen this week’s episode, please don’t read on. Naturally, all the spoilers. The title alone should inspire viewers to think this is going to be one epic episode – if it weren’t for the fact that the final half hour of last week’s Hardhome set an enormously high bar. But in the end it was a dark, dark hour, not without surprises and revelations, and …


Extract – Melancholy: Book Two of The Cure by Charlotte McConaghy


Chapter one Josephine Sometimes when I sit here I feel like all the heat in the whole world has come to keep me company, cocooning the two of us in an inferno. It’s so hot out here it makes it hard to breathe. I imagine words, thousands of them, forming conversations and sentences we never said when you were awake. I imagine the things I will tell you when you open your eyes, if you ever do. I imagine a …


Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 8 – Hardhome


This is the latest in the weekly Game of Thrones recaps for Season 5, and if you haven’t seen this week’s episode, please don’t read on. Naturally, all the spoilers. Interestingly, most Game of Thrones seasons start slow in the ratings, and then slowly build. In some respects this isn’t surprising, especially given the structure of the seasons seems to be about building toward both climax and revelation. However, this season has done the opposite. It started higher than ever before (on the …


Cover reveal: A City Called Smoke: The Territory 2 by Justin Woolley


The battle was only the beginning; the real danger is beyond the fence … The Diggers have been destroyed, a horde of ghouls is moving inland and the High Priestess has seized control of the Central Territory. Together with Nim, a Nomad boy seeking vengeance against the ghouls, Squid and Lynn begin their long journey toward the city of Big Smoke, a city that may not even exist. Pursued by forces that wish to see them fail, facing threats on …


Cover Reveal: Equilibrium Complete Edition


Generations after the Spirits abandoned the world, two mortal empires stand on the brink of a final battle to end a centuries-old conflict. Ayons in the north, Ronnesians in the south. Washed up on the shore of a foreign land, Angora is thrust into a war not her own. Proclaimed one of twelve legendary mages – representatives of the Spirits – she is charged with protecting the innocent with magic beyond her imagination. However, when her allies mercilessly misuse their own powers, …



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