September Newsletter – Christopher Daring – No.1 on Amazon

September Newsletter – Christopher Daring – No.1 on Amazon

Finding my new book: The Forest of Riddles at a number one slot on Amazon last Saturday really made my day!

The book, set for release on the 21st of September, will be accompanying its sister book in the Christopher Daring series: Spirits of the Dead.

On Thursday of this week I also had some amazing news, with Spirits of the Dead hitting number ONE in its category. So as you can imagine it has been a pretty good week.

 

To find out what all the excitement is about, and find out more click on the links below:

Spirits of the Dead: UK & US

The Forest of Riddles: UK & US

It’s certainly a busy month! To add to the current buzz, the on-line giant BookBub will be featuring Spirits of the Dead on the 29th September.

BBC Radio Surrey, also requested an interview with me to discuss the new launch. So I had the chance to chat with presenters James Cannon and Lesley McCabe on Tuesday around 9:15am on 11th September. It was a great interview, wherein we talked about the two new books and the series overall. If you missed it and want to have a listen to the chat, just let me know.

 

And speaking of radio interviews, I have another on Wednesday 26th of September, where I will be talking to my local presenter Samantha Day at Meridian107 FM. I will be in the studio at 10:15am chatting about the books.

If you miss it and fancy a catch up over a cup of tea, you can find it here: http://www.meridianfm.com/listen-again/

 

The Magical Video Trailer

To put you in the mood for the feel of the new books, you can watch my updated video here:

Don’t forget the book signing of both books will be on the 6th October 2018 at The BookShop, at the top of town in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England.

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Earlier Incarnations

Now, I’ve spoken in the past about the illustrators that have worked on my most recent Christopher Daring books— whether for the covers or for the inside illustrations — but I don’t believe that I have mentioned the first graphic designer that jumped on board in the early days.

Jesse Reuben Wilson, of BeyondMedia, was the first person that I discussed the idea of branding with. Now Jesse, apart from being an excellent music producer and the editor of the on-line Bandit music magazine, is also an incredible designer. He is one of the few people I know who is just amazing at whatever he does.

I approached Jesse a few years back with my original Christopher Daring short stories, and he was keen to get the book covers just right. He has a natural eye when it comes to creative design. And not just that, he also tends to underpin his talent with some pretty clever intelligence.

 

So if you are looking for an amazing graphic designer, then contact his company here: www.beyondmedia.co

 

Below are the original Christopher Daring book covers that he created. They are no-longer available, as these two short stories together are what is now the new full-length book:The Spirits of the Dead. It is a shame to let them go…

 

August Newsletter – SECOND GIVEAWAY!

August Newsletter – SECOND GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone,

Thank you all so much for the amazing response to last months Spirits of the Dead giveaway. It was so large I increased the giveaway from 5 copies to 10!

As promised I am now doing a giveaway for the second Christopher Daring Adventure: The Forest of Riddles! This is only available to you fantastic subscribers; the first 10 to request a copy will receive it! The only difference is those who won a copy of Spirits of the Deadlast month, will not be included in this month’s giveaway.

Here is a quick reminder of what it is all about:

Within a tall whispering forest, night-time eyes blink in mesmerized wonder at a magical blue spectacle that dances all about them in the silence. So enchanting is this mysterious woodland, that it bewitches all that dare to cross its path.

But as darkness falls and the creatures stir, something else awakens deep within. For under the watchful eye of an unknown foe, a creeping menace ponders the fate of these dancing lights.

Invited to stay with his grandfather, Charlie, over the spring holidays, Christopher, along with his best mate Jason and new friend Poppy, venture up by train to the beautiful landscapes of Scotland. Here, they must unravel the many secrets weaved amongst sacred symbols and enchanting nocturnal lights that are hidden within this magical forest. For they alone hold the key to solving an ancient entrapment of a lost civilization.

Email me at stephenjwillisauthor@gmail.com to apply for an ARC copy of The Forest of Riddles!

Though this is a series, they work totally as standalone novels, and can be read in any sequence.

I do hope many of you are excited for the release, and don’t worry, for those of you who don’t win the giveaway this week, the book will have a publication date and be available for pre-order very soon.

Please consider following me on Facebook to keep up with the excitement: Follow Stephen

Don’t forget that as a subscriber you are entitled to an audiobook of my short story A Figure in The Mist, totally free! If you have not yet claimed your free gift, then click here to download the audiobook and here to download the ebook. And don’t forget to share the news with your friends and family, I would love to reach more people with my stories, and word of mouth is always the best place to start.​