“Blue Angel” is OUT NOW! Here’s what it’s all about:

blue angel contemporary fantasy novel
blue angel contemporary fantasy novel

Blue Angel, the second book in the Ordshaw series, is now available in eBook and paperback format, from Amazon here. So what’s it all about?

Blue Angel picks up directly where Under Ordshaw leaves off – the next chapter in a thrilling jaunt through the UK’s worst-behaved city. I won’t give any spoilers here, but needless to say many favourite characters are back for more, with plent more dangerous monsters and an ever-twirling conspiracy of lies and revelations.

The release comes on the back of Under Ordshaw receiving an excellent review from Lynn’s Books after coming 3rd in its group for SPFBO 4. It’s a review worth mentioning because Lynn’s main criticism was wanting more! Such is the problem with only being able to fit so much story into one book…

The good news is that while the Ordshaw series was always going to be expansive, my aim was to create a satisfying pairing with the first two books. Blue Angel by no means ends the story, but it at least delivers the madcap events sparked off at the start of Under Ordshaw to some kind of conclusion.

Things to be aware of with this instalment:

  • A single throwaway line from a side-character sets out an important plot-point for the rapidly approaching novella, The City Screams
  • Blue Angel is the middle part of a 3-part opening trilogy for Ordshaw – the Sunken City will return in the third book, The Violent Fae.

Check out Blue Angel here to continue the adventure now.

SPFBO 2018 Opens Today – with over 100 books on offer

SPFBO 2018

It’s an exciting day for self-published fantasy authors and readers alike, as the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2018 kicks off today. Especially exciting for me because Under Ordshaw is in the contest!

If you’re not familiar with the contest, it’s an annual competition hosted by fantasy author Mark Lawrence. It’s been responsible for some massive successes from self-published authors, including Senlin Ascends (one the best books I read in 2017, self-published or otherwise) and the rollicking The Grey Bastards (one I’m reading right now).

How does it work? 300 books enter, 1 leaves.

10 bloggers/blog teams will read 30 books each, deciding upon semi-finalists and then forwarding a single finalist for all the other blogs to read. The 10 finalists will be reviewed 10 times, and one is declared the winner. To great aplomb. You can learn all about it HERE.

To make things extra thrilling for anyone following the contest, from August 1st to 5th only, over 100 of the contending books are available at only $0.99/£0.99. Check out the full list HERE. there’s a great gamut of different fantasy genres – I’ve got my eye on a few.

Under Ordshaw is one of the many on offer, so if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, check it out HERE. Who knows how far it’ll get in what promises to be a strong competition – but it’s been a great experience before it’s even begun, thanks to the community surrounding the contest. And I’ve seen some positive vibes sent the book’s way already, so fingers crossed!