Each one is different. Each author has been on a different journey. But they’re connected by the fact that they’re exciting new talents ... and we think their books are great.
Ramadan Sky by Nichola Hunter, a contemporary twist on a classic story of forbidden love, set in Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia. Ramadan Sky publishes as an ebook today – it will be available for just 99p for the first month. We first came across Nichola’s book in January 2012! We knew immediately that it was special: a small-but-perfectly-formed and captivating novella. Earlier this year, we snapped it up, and we’re very excited to be releasing the book on the world today.
POV, a futuristic science-fiction novella by Chris Brosnahan, also publishes as an ebook today. Chris’s story is a little different. In January Chris took part in our 30 Hour Novel competition. Along with a small crowd of eager authors, Chris managed to complete a novella in a busy office in London within a weekend. His entry was selected as the favourite out of all the entries by a team at HarperCollins, and is being released today for 99p. Considering the time it was written in, we think you’ll be very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the book – Chris is clearly a born storyteller.
Brotherhood of Shades, a gripping YA fantasy set in London by Dawn Finch. This publication is extra special for us, because Dawn’s book publishes in paperback today. It’s been an incredible journey: we first released Brotherhood of Shades as an ebook almost a year ago, to terrific support from readers and reviewers. Last Thursday we held a launch party at a Greater London Waterstones for the actual book – it was a great party, and amazing to see Dawn’s book next to the likes of David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson. Right where it belongs.
To celebrate the big day, we’ve got a copy of Brotherhood of Shades to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is send the answer to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be picked at random at midday on October 1st.
Q. At the heart of Brotherhood of Shades is the mysterious Voynich manuscript. The Voynich is a real artifact, held in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – but which university is the library part of?
A. Imperial College London
B. Harvard University
C. Yale University