Oct 31, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Karen Jones Gowen

This is the final day of the Silent Oath Blog Tour. I hope everyone's enjoyed the posts. It's been an incredibly busy month and I'm looking forward to some well-earned R&R.

If you haven't got your copy yet, head over to Amazon or your local bookstore and make sure to check it out. If you're so inclined, leave a review and let others know what you think. :-)

For my last stop, I'm with Karen Jones Gowen, talking about The Darkest Hour.

Oct 29, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Mystery Writing is Murder

The tour is almost over. For the second-last stop, I'm with Elizabeth Craig at her blog, Mystery Writing is Murder, talking about how I've brought new questions and mystery to the series.

Oct 24, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Thomas Manning

Today I'm at Thomas Manning's blog, talking about what readers want.

Oct 23, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Misha Gericke

Today I'm over at Misha Gericke's blog, The Seven-Year Project, talking about how the consequences of Nathan Shepherd's past actions lead to the new challenges he faces in Silent Oath.

Oct 22, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Interview with Melissa Ann Goodwin

Hey guys. On today's blog tour stop, I'm talking to Melissa Ann Goodwin, author of The Christmas Village.

Oct 18, 2013

Release Day Blitz!

Quite a lot of people didn't turn up to the book launch last night, so I have plenty of copies of Silent Oath left, if anyone wants to get one from me. I can take orders by email to pashortt@gmail.com, and I'll issue a PayPal invoice. Cost per book is €12, plus shipping costs if you'd like it delivered, and all copies can include a personalized autograph.

As part of the celebrations for the official launch of Silent Oath, I've arranged for Bewitching Book Tours to set up the following stops on one of their Release Day Blitzes. 

Some of these might not have their posts up yet, due to time zone differences, or the article may be a bit lower on the page, but Bewitching Book Tours did amazing work arranging for so many blogs to get involved. Please check them out:

The Book Setting

Top 10 Songs that would be great soundtrack for Silent Oath


Vailia's Page Turner
Character Spotlight: Morrigan

Review (of Locked Within as well as Silent Oath)

Darker Passions
Guest Blog

Books & Tales




When I'm Not Writing



Indy Book Fairy

Author Leah DW

Book Worm & More

Bookish Babbles

And remember, tonight I'm hosting a virtual launch party. You can join me for a live webcam reading of the first chapter, starting at 8pm (UST +1)and use the hashtag #SOVL (Silent Oath Virtual Launch) to take part on Twitter and Facebook.

Oct 17, 2013

Silent Oath Launch

Today is the official launch of Silent Oath, the second part of the Locked Within Trilogy!

I'm spending my day getting ready for the launch party tonight, where I'll be selling copies and signing them. Everyone's welcome to come along, and I'll be giving a reading from the book as well.

For those of you who won't be there, this is the perfect time to order a copy, from your local bookstore or from Amazon.

Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me along the way. All of you, from my closest friends and crit-partners to people I've never met who took a chance on a new author, have made it possible for me to do this. I hope you enjoy this next chapter in the story of Nathan Shepherd.

Remember, tomorrow is the Release Day Blitz, which will see a range of spotlight posts, reviews, interviews and guest posts focusing on Silent Oath. I'll post a list of all the articles here, so you won't miss a thing!

Oct 16, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Toad & Wizard

Today I'm stopping by the Toad & Wizard blog to talk about how mythology can be interpreted by authors.

Oct 15, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Summer Ross Interviews Roland

Today's blog tour sees author and editor Summer Ross have the dubious honour of interviewing fan favourite Roland, and getting his views on Nathan's adventures.

Oct 14, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Audrey Lockwood

Over the weekend I spoke at several panels at  Octocon, including one on disabilities in media, which I was honoured to share with the incredible, and lovely, Gail Simone. Fantastic weekend which has left me shattered. 

But there's no time to rest. The Silent Oath blog tour continues, and today I'm with Audrey Lockwood, discussing the challenges of writing a series.

Oct 11, 2013

Blog Tour Catch-Up

I forgot to post a link to my blog tour stop on Wednesday, when I was interviewed by Jadie Jones.

Also, today I'm at Sia McKye's blog, discussing the challenges and choices that are part of being both a parent and a writer.

Oct 8, 2013

Release Day!

Wow, so this is it. I officially have two published novels under my belt.

Today is the release day of Silent Oath, a book that has pushed me beyond what I thought were my limits as a writer. The Locked Within Trilogy reaches its mid-point, and by the end of this book, Nathan, too, has been pushed past his limits, and come out the other side forever changed.

The Goodreads Giveaway for a signed copy of Silent Oath has ended, with 817 people having entered. That's close to the amount who entered for Locked Within. I am so staggered by the interest in these books.

Helen Grayson, of Lincolnshire, Great Britain, your copy of Silent Oath will be on its way to you soon.

I wish I could say I was going to go and celebrate, but I still have a lot of work to do to get ready for the book launch, and Octocon this weekend. So, back to work with me!

Oct 7, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: Talli Roland

Today I'm with Talli Roland, talking about the difficulties of rekindling a romance across lifetimes.

Oct 3, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: The Power of Modern Myth

I can't believe it's just two weeks to the official launch of Silent Oath! I am so excited, you guys have no idea!

On today's blog tour stop, I'm with Kerri Cuevas talking about modern myth.

Oct 1, 2013

Silent Oath Blog Tour: The Return of Nathan Shepherd

With one week to go before the official release of Silent Oath in paperback, I'm kicking off my blog tour with a stop at Ellen Brickley's blog, Pink Tea and Paper!