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Cover Reveal – Field of Mars: Complete Edition by David Rollins


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, Appias 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 into the pages of history, proconsul Marcus Licinius …


6 of the Best Fictional Bookstores and Libraries


As readers, bookstores and libraries are undeniably some of our favorite places. Being surrounded by books is one of the most comforting and yet exciting things in a book-lover’s life.   It really isn’t any surprise that writers also love bookstores and libraries, and the best fiction is full of some of the coolest places to find a good book (or a magical adventure.) Here are some of the ones we most want to visit.   The Unseen University Library …


Guest Post: David Rollins

August 21, 2015 by

Change of pace – from Contemporary Thriller to Ancient Adventure Field of Mars is very different in many ways to my other nine novels, although I guess it too could be loosely classed as a political thriller. My last six books featured OSI Agent Vin Cooper and were more or less set in the here and now. After the dust had settled on Standoff, the last Cooper book published, it came time to begin on the next adventure. Trouble was, I had …


The Five Stages of Falling in Love with Ebooks


You never want to give up your beautiful, beautiful books. Stage One: Curiosity You get an e-reader and some e-books. Maybe you borrow one from a friend, maybe you already had a tablet, and you don’t want to carry a pile of books on a long trip. Maybe you are just curious, and want to see what all the fuss is about. But, you insist to yourself, your heart still lies with physical book. You’ll never want to give up …


5 Pitches for the Next Gritty Hollywood Remake


These days, Hollywood can’t seem to get enough of rebooting our favorite books into gritty dystopian movies and television shows. The latest beloved classic to suffer this fate is Little Women. The loving sisters are going to be uncovering conspiracies and trying not to kill each other in Philadelphia, while we watch and wonder how on Earth someone thought this was a good idea. Let’s take a look at how we could remake five other childhood favorites into ridiculous television …


Announcing our new Momentum bloggers!


After a truly epic amount of fantastic applications and spirited debate amongst the Momentum staff, I’m super chuffed to announce our three NEW Momentum bloggers!   Writing for the Momentum blog are: Sophie Overett Sophie Overett is a cultural producer and writer from Brisbane. Her short fiction has been published around the world. In 2015 she is a Queensland Literary Fellow and her YA manuscript, Agatha Abel Meets Her Maker was shortlisted for the Text Prize. She is one half …


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 …



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