Thursday, 29 August 2019

August Releases: Round-up

Due to a hectic month, this post will be a round-up of August releases (six in all), most recent first as there are two brand-new releases today (29th August)!

Space Train by David Bridger

Language: English
Published: 29th August, 2019
ISBN: ISBN: 978 1 78645 334 1
eBook ISBN: 978 1 78645 335 8
ASIN: B07WNDCBGD
Length: 98,600 words (approx.)
Category: Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance and Relationships

Purchase Links:

BTP eBook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

About the Book:

Published: 29th August, 2019
Length: 98,600 words (approx.)

FIREFLY meets WAGON TRAIN. Space pioneers, frontier worlds, alien societies, war refugees rebuilding their lives, heroes with heart, loving relationships of many flavors, and a scarily clever ruthless enemy.

Tom is a man of color in a social system where the respectable classes are exclusively white. An interstellar freighter captain who flew refugee ships for the resistance during the galactic war, he is tormented by the memory of a terrible tragedy. Never again will he lose a ship or allow anyone to hurt passengers he’s promised to keep safe. Not ever!

Nene is a telepathic blue-skinned alien spy embedded in a tyrannical regime that looks likely to reignite the galactic war, and she is dangerously attracted to the haunted human who flies refugee families to start new lives far away.

Saxe, an elite security executive whose career was damaged when Tom escaped from his custody during the war, is driven by cold hatred and revenge. If the only way to destroy Tom is by destroying the galaxy, then that’s what he’ll do.

Space is vast, but with a hunter so ruthless and the prospect of war so close, can people of peace ever find a safe place to live?


I'm also delighted to announce that Beaten Track is now the publisher of David Bridger's back catalogue! :) Links to his other books below:


A Flight of Thieves

BTP eBook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

Damage Control

BTP eBook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

Gifted

BTP eBook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

The Honesty of Tigers

BTP eBook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

Quiet Resistance

BTP eBook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

Storywalker

BTP eVook | Paperback
Amazon | Smashwords

Pocket Guide to the Voice by Ruth Royall

Language: English
Published: 29th August, 2019
Publisher: Independent
Edition: 1
ISBN: Paperback ISBN: 978 1 78645 341 9
eBook ISBN: 978 1 78645 350 1
ASIN: B07WK486C2
Length: 12,698 words (approx.) (54 images)
Category: Non-Fiction
Genre: Music, Stage and Screen, Instruction and Study

Purchase Links:

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Amazon
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iBooks

About the Book:

Pocket Guide to the Voice offers an easy and fun look at the voice, helped along by Ellie. With easy to understand exercises and digestible nuggets of anatomy and vocal function, this book will help open the door to your vocal journey.


Meredith's Dagger by Debbie McGowan

Language: English
Published: 20th August, 2019
Edition: 1
ISBN: Paperback ISBN: 978 1 78645 318 1
eBook ISBN: 978 1 78645 319 8
ASIN: B07TF9CL3C
Length: 125,000 words (approx.)
Category: Fiction
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, History, Paranormal, Women's Fiction, LGBT, Romance and Relationships, New Adult, Feminist, Slice of Life

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About the Book:

Huddled in a doorway, unseen by the men passing on great horses, Meredith watched from within the hood of her cloak. The pain of the cold, wet morning impaled her, rooting her in place, even as the cat rubbed against her shins with a force that should have felled her. She shooed him away. Go home. But he would not.

She wished she had died that night. She wished she had died, for to live like this was not to live at all.

* * *

When Richie Moorcroft takes a housekeeping position to finance his studies, it means moving back to his childhood home: an ancient, almost-derelict cottage locals claim is haunted. But he never believed those stories; he knows where they came from, and in any case, he has a job to do: keeping nineteen-year-old Julian Denby on the straight and narrow without Julian realising his wealthy parents are paying Richie to do so.

Luckily, Julian’s not very astute, although the same can’t be said for their newest housemates: Richie’s bestie, Anneke, and Julian’s older sister, Tamara. Add in George, the cat who appeared from nowhere and is in no hurry to leave, and that makes five…about to uncover the sinister history of their new home.


Callum and the Mountain by Alan McClure

Language: English
Published: 15th August, 2019
Edition: 1
ISBN: Paperback: 9781786453266
eBook: 9781786453273
ASIN: B07VGLMNLG
Length: 40,700 words (approx.)
Category: Fiction
Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

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About the Book:

It's a quiet wee village, Skerrils. Not much going on. Shingle beach, pretty walks, peaceful library, exploding school, talking dogs, carnivorous monuments, interfering all-powerful nature spirits and a mountainous secret too baffling to tell... Callum Maxwell and his pals are in for the strangest, scariest, most exciting summer of their lives. Join them and you'll never look at the natural world in quite the same way again.

"A totally original story with genuine heart."
- Karen Campbell, author of The Sound of the Hours, Rise and This is Where I Am

"Alan McClure's Callum and the Mountain introduces a fresh voice, full of energy, humour and love of place. He writes with a performer's instincts and an exuberant joy in language - an author we will be seeing more of."
- Joan Lennon, author of Silver Skin (shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize) and Walking Mountain

"We're listening to a born storyteller, and he's unpacking a great shaggy monster of a tale for us."
- Paul Magrs, author of Strange Boy, Lost on Mars and The Novel Inside You


Animalimericks by Kate Andrew

Language: English
Published: 8th August, 2019
ISBN: Paperback ISBN: 9781786453327
eBook ISBN: 9781786453334
ASIN: B07VXK35D4
Length: 2,800 words (approx.) (46 images)
Category: Fiction
Genre: Children's Fiction, Humour, Poetry

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About the Book:

An otter potter, a sailing snail, a crooning baboon and a cat scared of mice…
These are just some of the animals featured in this book of wacky limericks.
Resist them if you can!

A hairy hyena called Honey
Could not laugh for love or for money;
She said, “I’m not sad,
I’m not mad or bad,
I just don’t find anything funny!”


This collection of limericks, written and illustrated by Kate Andrew, is suitable for children of all ages - from 3 to 93!


The Invasion of Tork: The Complete Collection by Claire Davis and Al Stewart

Language: English
Published: 7th August, 2019
ISBN: Paperback ISBN: 978-1-78645-311-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-78645-312-9
ASIN: B07W5QDGBM Length: 69,000 words (approx.)
Category: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Romance and Relationships

Purchase Links:

BTP Paperback
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About the Book:

Available on Kindle Unlimited and as a paperback.

Collection includes the novellas The Invasion of Tork, The Invasion of Adam and If I Should Stumble – three young adult LGBTQ romances set in the UK, exploring social issues such as immigration, mental health and homelessness.

The Invasion of Tork

Adam is cool, intelligent and drop-dead gorgeous - all the guys tell him so! When he is forced to start voluntary work at the local homeless shelter, all he worries about is keeping the clients well away from him and finishing the placement as soon as possible. Until he meets Tork.

Tork is clever and funny. He makes origami models and reads Dickens. Tork has green hair and makes Adam's heart race with longing. But Tork is homeless and not at all impressed with Adam's attitude.

Can Adam see past his fear and arrogance? Can Tork give Adam a chance?

Can two such different men turn the world upside down and find out what really matters?

****

The Invasion of Adam

College life, fun nights out, guys everywhere—Adam thought his life was perfect…

Until he met Tork.

Green-haired Tork creates origami models and reads Dickens. He lives in supported housing, and he is absolutely not impressed by money.

Adam and Tork come from opposite worlds, but even as Adam fights it, the attraction stays strong.

Will Tork win the battle to understand his past and be well? Is there another Adam beneath that polished surface? Can they overcome their differences, and will there be dancing at midnight?

****

If I Should Stumble

Love is sure and timeless and forever. It whispers over the morning coffee and the last thought before sleep. Love is beyond hope, and cruel as life.

Kaz has been in the UK for almost a year, but the days pass by in an endless round of alcohol and nothingness. He has a story but no words good or bad enough to tell it, until one day, he is assigned a new peer mentor who asks him to help train a sponsored running team. Something that was stretched as old parchment breaks inside, and memories begin to re-surface.

Zack is overjoyed when his friend Adam asks him to be part of the sponsored run team trying to make money for the local homeless shelter. All day he makes cakes to lighten people’s load, but something is missing from his life. Then he meets the boy with eyes like the desert, and with every step he runs, Zack’s light burns away the darkness in Kaz’s heart.

As the race heats gets nearer, Tork, Adam, Zack and Jo realise that under Kaz’s careful programme, they have a chance to qualify and set right some of the wrongs of this world.

****

One person can change the world, and that person is Tork.