The Four Realms Update…….

Four Realms Final_500The last six weeks have been hectic… brilliant, but hectic as I promoted The Four Realms.  Seeing your debut novel released to the world is a nerve-racking experience.  Obviously your publisher believes in the book otherwise they would not have offered to publish it, but what of the wider public?

 

I’ve been genuinely delighted by the response.  People seem to be enjoying the novel and saying lovely things about it.

 

A Fantastic Librarian says  “Faulkner’s debut managed to deliver a host of interesting and some downright compelling characters”  ( http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com/2013/01/adrian-faulkner-four-realms.html)

 

WarpcoreSF calls The Four Realms “a thoroughly enjoyable mystery that mashes up modern urban fantasy with aliens and a more traditional fantasy world that’s in a state of gradual modernisation.”  (http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/the-four-realms.php)

 

All Things Urban Fantasy says “I would highly recommend THE FOUR REALMS to anyone who  wants a twist on the usual sword and sorcery.” (http://allthingsuf.com/2013/01/review-the-four-realms-by-adrian-faulkner.html)

 

The Eloquent Page says “Faulkner has created a great plot that’s very easy to get caught up in. The cast of characters work well and the world that the author has invented is consistently interesting.”

 

I’ve been interviewed over at The Qwillery (http://qwillery.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/interview-with-adrian-faulkner-author.html),  My Bookish Ways (http://www.mybookishways.com/2013/01/interview-adrian-faulkner-author-of-the-four-realms.html), Civilian Reader (http://civilian-reader.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/interview-with-adrian-faulkner.html), and Manga Maniac Café. (http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=7939).

 

I’ve even been on the HeadSpace podcast talking about my writing process. (http://www.writersheadspace.blogspot.co.uk/)

 

Manga Maniac Café also hosted a novel extract. (http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=7970)

 

I’ve written a number of guest posts:  One on the origin of my 82 year old protagonist, Maureen, for A Fantastic Librarian (http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com/2013/01/guest-post-adrian-faulkner-maureen.html) and another on my Worldbuilding for Civilian Reader (http://civilian-reader.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/guest-post-worldbuilding-of-four-realms.html)

But it’s not just bloggers who’ve been talking about the novel,  general readers have been leaving reviews at Amazon and Goodreads as well as contacting me direct.

 

Reader Neil says “Discworld meets Underworld, I loved this book and couldn’t stop reading it”.

 

Kevin says “I really enjoyed your book and was unhappy when I finished and realized I would have to wait for book two”.

 

Dornon says “I’ll certainly read more from this author.  There are touches of genius in this book and it is worth a read so I do recommend it.”

 

But it’s still not over. I’ve got another interview and there’s at least one review from a professional outlet forthcoming.  No wonder the last six weeks have gone by in a flash!

Of course, now the aim is to build upon this and write a new book that’s even better received.  I reckon that’s going to be a tough job but I’m glad to say I’m already well into writing the next book in my perceived series.

And finally, just had another great review over at The Troubled Scribe!!

http://troubledscribe.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/liam-reviews-the-four-realms/

 

Adrian Faulkner, February 2013.

Anarchy Books – Revamped Website!!

Yes, the site is REVAMPED (and possibly just VAMPED)….

This includes…. Info on the new SUMMER SIZZLER PROMOTION!!

The opening chapters of ALL OUR BOOKS available to read free!!

Info on our associations with Angry Robot Books and The Geek Syndicate!!

A lovely White Rabbit bunny rabbit….. !

Even more exclamation marks!!!!!!!

Visit – http://www.anarchy-books.com

Andy Remic: An Interview about Anarchy Books…

 

Yes, here I am being interviewed by The Robot Reader (Angry Robot Books) about our recent collaboration. 🙂

Andy Remic is a (super duper) busy man with much on his plate and his finger in many pies (mmmmm, a plate of pies…). He’s the published author of a string of high-octane, all-action sf-techno-thrillers including War Machine, Biohell, Quake and Warhead, as well as the blood and gore-drenched fantasy saga The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles. He’s also a publisher in his own right with the wonderfully noisy, spectacularly spiky and hugely colourful independent press Anarchy Books.

We asked Andy a few questions about Anarchy Books and this is what he had to tell us:

The Robot Reader: How did Anarchy Books come about? What made a published author decide to become a publisher of other authors? ………….”

READ MORE AT….

http://therobotreader.com/2012/06/19/meet-the-publisher-andy-remic-anarchy-books/

Angry Robot Books and Anarchy Books Collaboration

It is with great pleasure Anarchy Books can announce a special collaboration with Angry Robot Books!! From this day forward, The Robot Trading Co. (est.2012) will carry certain Anarchy titles on its illustrious site for your perusal and e-reading pleasure. We’re thrilled to be in the first push of what can only be described as support by a mainstream publisher for indie publishers.

Angry Robot’s Darren T said, “Where’s the champion of the independent genre ebook publishers? Where’s the specialist genre ebook store that’s run by fans for fans, with a mission to boldly seek out new suppliers, new sources of top-notch genre ebooks and bring them to the attention of a genre audience that’s always hungry for new reading material, without opening the floodgates to all and sundry? “ … “We’re therefore delighted to announce that as of right now, as well as stocking every single Angry Robot ebook and a whole bunch of short stories by Angry Robot authors, the Robot Trading Company is also offering a range of ebooks from fellow independent publishing houses Anarchy Books and Infinity Plus Books.”

Anarchy Book’s Andy Remic said, “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Angry Robot Books on this project. Angry Robot are very well respected in the industry, have recently been expanding with various exciting new imprints, and are a superb representative of digital titles in general. It’s brilliant they support indie book publishers!”

Anarchy titles being offered at the outset are:

A Jar of Wasps by Luis Villazon

Fynoderee by Alexander Caine Duncan

Rain Dogs by Gary McMahon

SIM by Andy Remic

The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen

and

The Black Seas of Infinity by Dan Henk.

You can read the official press release at:

http://angryrobotbooks.com/2012/06/robot-trading-company-ebooks-from-anarchy-and-infinity-plus-now-on-sale/

You can visit The Robot Trading Company at: http://www.robottradingcompany.com/

And visit Anarchy Books at:

http://www.anarchy-books.com/