Coming Dec 1st 2017 for 3 months only! Pre-Order now!
Winter Warmer Bundle
Winter - A time of festivity, of hardship, and cold. Perhaps it remains the most superstitious of seasons and for many the most beloved. Snow, feasting, gifts, religious importance, family and getting together. And of storytelling!
Thirteen tales set in, or about, the harshest season. From witches, winter realms and faery kings, to snowmen who build winter people of meat, to heroes battling to save a friend, and detectives trying to solve wintery crimes and mysteries, to Christmas romance there is something for everyone in this winter warmer.
A 3-month bundle.
Snowman's Chance in Hell
The Tuxedoed Man
The Dreamweaver's Journey
Joining me to help promote this great collection is author A. L. Butcher.
British-born Alexandra Butcher (a/k/a A. L. Butcher) is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet, and a dreamer, a lover of science, natural history, history, and monkeys. Her prose has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as evocative. She writes with a sure and sometimes erotic sensibility of things that might have been, never were, but could be.
Alex is the author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles and the Tales of Erana lyrical fantasy series. She also has several short stories in the fantasy, fantasy romance genres with occasional forays into gothic style horror. With a background in politics, classical studies, ancient history and myth, her affinities bring an eclectic and unique flavour in her work, mixing reality and dream in alchemical proportions that bring her characters and worlds to life.
Social Media links
Amazon Author page http://amzn.to/2hK33OM
Facebook Author Page http://bit.ly/FB2j0bbdZ
Library of Erana Blog http://bit.ly/Blog2iAWL3o
Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
Predominantly I’m a fantasy writer, but I also write poetry, dabble in horror and erotica. I love fantasy as it’s such a versatile genre. Anything and everything is possible.
I am not sure I have ‘favourites’ – they all are in their own ways. New? I’m working on Book IV of the series, several short stories and I’ve recently got involved with Bundlerabbit curating book bundles. It’s fun, and a great way to get new readers, and for readers to get bargains!
I have (as of November) Mythic Tales, as of Dec – Winter Warmer – and then next year I have a charity bundle to commemorate the centenary of the first Armistice, plus several other fantasy/spec fic themed, seasonal themed or more… spicy themed.
What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
I’m a bit of a nerd. I like to read a lot, of course, but I also play computer games, watch movies and bum about online. Fav books (not my own) –. Lord of the Rings, Diskworld, Sacred Band, I the Sun, Count of Monte Cristo, Phantom of the Opera, Cadfael, War of the Worlds. Fav movies – hmm Dead Poets Society, Star Wars, superhero stuff, Guardians of the Galaxy.
"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?
I have a delightful doggy. She’s my first dog and I love her to bits. She’s not a big cat fan so I guess the kitten I keep asking for is probably off the cards.
Any advice you'd like to share about writing?
Write what you want to read and what makes you happy, not what is popular at any given time. Keep writing. You probably won’t make a living from one book (unless you’re lucky) but if you write for the love of it then you’ll write because you have to, lest all the voices and stories in your head come tumbling out and cause mayhem.
It’s a steep learning curve. Unless you have the money to spend on advertising etc then you’ll have to learn to be your own marketer and promoter. Learn how to use the software you need. Learn what works and what doesn’t. Network, network, network.
Read the FAQ and TOS of your publishing site. Seriously – don’t expect to second guess or think it doesn’t apply to you. It’s a legally binding contract and you will save a lot of bother by being familiar with the terms.
What writers inspired you to become an author?
A very long list! CS Lewis, Terry Pratchett, Mary Shelley, HG Wells, JRR Tolkein, Alexandre Dumas, Ellis Peters, I could probably think of hundreds more.
If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?
Roman Britain. I love Roman History and so to see the realities of live in one of the provinces would be fascinating.
If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?
Archos and Olek. Olek eats anything but Archos is a little more discerning. I think we’d have roast lamb, with mint sauce and roasties, followed my late mother’s lemon meringue pie. Yummy.
If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?
On Earth: Iceland, Canada, the bottom of the sea, New Zealand. Off Earth – Mars.
What color would you wear if you had only one choice?