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Hey there, a very Happy New Year to you. 2019, eh? Nearly at the end of the second decade of what could charitably be called ‘that difficult third millennium.’ Only 98 more decades to go!
I know, I know, looking back at the past with rose-tinted glasses is a fool’s game, or at least one best left to the Brexiteering Gammons sneering at Vegan Sausage Rolls and Halal Toblerones. But it’s hard not to think back to those first few months of the year 2000 – before those planes flew into a building, when the internet didn’t look like a piss-filled boil, when the Backstreet boys looked like music’s nadir – and wonder how much more of an inexorable decline we’re in for, as a species.
On which note, how would you like some free Apocalyptic books?! I mean, am I king of the segue, or what? I should be on Radio 2 or something. Anyway, Blood on the Motorway is one of over twenty novels and novellas with a decidedly end-of-the-world slant available on Bookfunnel’s ‘In the Dead of Winter’ promotion, which is running throughout January. The price? Absolutely free!
There’s some cracking authors involved in this one, too, including the excellent Steve Turnbull. I can thoroughly recommend you pick up his book Purity, but there’s a load of others in there, too. And, of course, if you’ve not yet picked up Blood on the Motorway, the first book in my apocalyptic thriller trilogy, now’s as good a time as any.
The best part is, Bookfunnel will deliver your free books anywhere you’d like, digitally speaking. Send it to the Kindle App on your phone, send it to Apple Books, Kobo, or just download it straight to your phone. The choice is yours. And what better way to pull yourself away from the fear and loathing of your social media feed than to have a prime slice of apocalyptic fiction to read on your lunch break?
So hit the button now, grab yourself a free book or three, and get your fill of the world’s end before the real thing comes along.
Blood on the Motorway: An apocalyptic trilogy of murder and stale sandwiches is out now in ebook and print from Amazon and all other good bookstores. You can get the first book free by joining my mailing list or read along at Wattpad. Oh, and I’ve got a Patreon, where subscribers get a free short story every single week, along with a range of other goodies.
Earlier this morning, as I perused the perpetual misery engine that is Twitter, I saw a message from a man wanting book recommendations, specifically from authors. Tell me, he asked, five reasons why I should read your book.
Obviously, my immediate reaction was to mourn for the poor man’s mentions, lost to the void of endlessly self-promoting authors desperate for a slather of free promotion. Then, of course, my author brain kicked in, and I screamed at my screen that I HAVE A NEW BOOK ON SALE.
- It's a rip-roaring apocalyptic adventure of murder and stale sandwiches.
- The world ends, but not in a way you've seen before.
- There's a serial killer on the loose, which is bad timing for all involved.
- The characters are pretty damn cool, and some of them can be quite funny when they’re not fleeing for their lives.
- My mum said it's really good.
By now I imagine you’re saying to yourself that that’s all well and good, but what do other people think? Well, how about the bestselling author of 99 Red Balloons, Elisabeth Carpenter, who said the following: "I loved the Blood on the Motorway series! Set largely in the north of England, we follow a wonderful cast of characters as they try to survive an apocalyptic event that destroys most of the population. It has everything you could want in an end-of-the-world story. Perfect for fans of 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and ITV's Survivors."
Not bad, eh?
Now, for the first time, the full Blood on the Motorway trilogy is now available as a single box set on Amazon and all the other bookstores, and for the staggeringly low price of £6.99/$8.99. That’s cheaper than buying the first two books and getting the third for free! Not only are you getting three excellent books, but you’re getting them for roughly the same price as a bottle of wine.
As for the guy who wrote the original tweet, well, he deleted that pretty quickly. Either that or the universe took pity on him and deleted it for him before his twitter folded in on itself.