Interview With Joan De La Haye

Originally posted on Tony's Thoughts:

Joan De La Haye

I haven’t had an interview on my blog for a while. It is too much like interacting with real people for me. On the other hand I usually enjoy author interviews. My curiosity won out. Joan De La Haye is a really interesting writer. I love the slight cultural differences that I pick up reading her books but most importantly I really enjoy her storytelling. Requiem in E Sharp in particular is well worth a read. I hope you enjoy Joan’s answers as much as I did.

Q. How would you describe your writing and who does it appeal to (other than me)?

A. I guess I would describe it as being dark and a bit twisted. I tackle difficult subject matters and my books don’t tend to be for the faint of heart. So I think my books would probably appeal to people who like to be pushed out of…

View original 642 more words

My Fantasy Con Schedule

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

The schedule for Fantasy Con in York next week is up and from the looks of it I’m going to be a busy girl.

I’ll be kicking my schedule off on Friday, the 5th of September, with a reading from Burning at 8:20pm.

On Saturday the 6th I’ve got the Fox Spirit book launch for Breed by Karen Davies, where there will also be copies of Burning available and I’ll also be signing them. And after that at 1pm I have the launch for Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, which should be loads of fun.

Then on Sunday the 7th at 10am I’m on the panel called A working class hero is something to read. Apparently we’ll be discussing class in SFF. Should be amusing!

So if you’re around come along and say hi.

 

First Review is in

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

The first review for Burning is in!

It’s a pretty good one. So if you would like to read what Tony from Tony’s Thoughts had to say then click here.

If you’ve read Burning, please let me know what you thought of it by sending me the link to your review.

And if you want to get a paperback copy (ebook version will be out soon) you can order it from Amazon.com.

 

New Release: Burning

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

Remember how I said that Burning would only be out in September? Well … it’s out a little earlier than that.

You can now get the paperback edition from Amazon.com.

If you would like to read an excerpt before you make up your mind as to whether you buy it or not, you can read one here.

So go on, go get your copy of Burning and then let me know what you thought of it.

burning-cover-1

 

Coming this September

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

For Immediate Release:

Coming this September from Fox Spirit Books

Burning by Joan De La Haye
Cover Art by Dave Johnson

From the author of psychological horror Shadows, taut murder mystery Requiem in E Sharp and the post-apocalyptic Oasis, Burning is a fiery tale of magic and dark desire.

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of affairs, she puts her own life, as well as her coven, in danger when her apparent success brings forth a dark power with explosive and deadly results.

‘This is not the first time I’ve read a book by Joan De La Haye and although she might not be a writer that everyone is familiar with, I am hopeful that it will change soon.’ – Killer Aphrodite on ‘Requiem’

King Wolf & Other Stories by Steven Savile
Cover art by Ben Baldwin

Steven Savile has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Warhammer, and other popular game and comic worlds. His novels have been published in eight languages to date and have sold over half a million copies worldwide. He has won multiple awards for both original and tie-in fiction.

The death of a beloved children’s writer, Hoke Berglund, draws Jon Sieber into a world he cannot hope to understand – a world filled with Hoke’s creations, including the vile Mr. Self Affliction who is the cruel master of this place. In a landscape where angels are beautiful women and the by-blows of nightmares people the mythical Forgetting Wood, Jon, heir apparent to all that Hoke created, falls for Kristen, the writer’s daughter, but cannot let her secret remain secret.

“If there are secrets, as in the Grimm’s fairy tale nightmare of “The Fragrance of You,” there may well be good reasons that such things are hidden. In some cases, the wistful protagonist learns, you need to just take such gifts on faith; it isn’t necessary to understand everything around us. Some things we can just be grateful for, and enjoy as long as they last.” SF Site

LAUNCHING AT FANTASYCON 2014 

11 am Saturday 6th September 

Breed by K T Davies

Cover Art by Ewan Davies

A new novel from K T Davies historical martial artist, adventurer and author of the superb novel ‘The Red Knight’.

After Breed, a Guild Blade of small renown, is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious spider-like arrachid assassin life really takes a turn for the worst.

Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as the Hammer of the North within a year and a day… or else. And so, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for back up, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.

What could possibly go wrong?

I’ll give you a clue.

“This is a smashing debut, and a very refreshing and exciting read. Davies is one to look out for, and I wait with interest to see what she does next.” – Starburst on The Red Knight 

All three authors will be attending FantasyCon in York this September and will be available to sign at the launch.

Join us for cake, conversation and good books at 11 am Saturday 6th. The launch will include a five minute reading from Breed by the author. 

Fox Spirit Books are shortlisted for Best Small Press and Best Anthology with Tales of Eve for this years BFS awards at FantasyCon.

Burning!

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

Now that you’ve seen the stunning cover for Burning, I thought you might like to read the official blurb for it:

‘From the author of psychological horror Shadows, taut murder mystery Requiem in E Sharp and the post-apocalyptic Oasis, Burning is a fiery tale of magic and dark desire.

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of affairs, she puts her own life, as well as her coven, in danger when her apparent success brings forth a dark power with explosive and deadly results.’

The official release date is the 5th of September 2014.

burning-cover-1