New Indie Collective Publishing house WESTMARCH PUBLISHING is running a BOOK GIVEAWAY on TWITTER! 13 author-signed paperbacks are the prize for a Continental USA Twitter Follow or Re-Tweet! An International/non-contiguous state winner receives a choice of one of three digital (.mobi) Westmarch novels. (The Westmarch Giveaway is open Nov 6 –Nov 27, 2014.)
Hi Sally and fans of THE QWILLERY! Thanks for helping us get the word out on Westmarch Publishing! Westmarch was founded in March 2014 as an independent Publisher/Fiction Authors’ Collective. Our members actively support each other throughout all phases of independent book production, including development editing, copy editing, proofreading, beta reading, cover art, formatting, public relations, marketing and more. This model takes an immense amount of pressure off of the independent author trying to wear all of the hats in the book-creation-to-market process and allows him/her to focus more on their own writing. It’s a non-profit organization, so outside of a small membership fee for incidental expenses (such as purchasing ISBNs) every author entirely owns their own creative product and keeps their profits (hey, we are writers, so ‘profit’ is a sketchy word) in return for donating their skill and expertise in book production to the other members. Westmarch is not looking for new members right now, but we may in the future.
So far this production model has proven to be very effective, and a number of full-length novels and short stories have already appeared under the Westmarch Publishing banner. We have a lot of new projects coming up in the docket that we’re really excited about. That’s why we’re doing this contest – to celebrate our new venture and spread the word about our great titles!
If you’d like to check out Westmarch Publishing and meet the Westmarch authors, kindly head over to our home page here http://westmarchpub.com/
And please do enter the Twitter Book Raffle – we’d love to have you follow @WestmarchPub! The paperback raffle is Twitter only and Continental USA residents only, but international/non-contiguous state entries can win their choice of one of three .mobi novels (Select from The Scourge, The Big Keep or Mercury Revolts.) Westmarch will be running plenty of giveaways in the future that encompass more formats. Thanks for your support!
Good Luck to you all!
Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author and member of Westmarch Publishing
The Scourge 1
God has forsaken this land.
A mysterious plague descends upon 14th century England, ravaging the country and trapping the souls of the afflicted in eternal madness. The feudal hierarchy--and even the church itself-- slowly crumbles as the dead rise to feed and the living seek whatever shelter they can. The bishops of England call for calm and obedience, but one man isn’t listening.
Sir Edward of Bodiam has been separated from the woman he loves and nothing on heaven or earth can stop him from seeking her out.
Edward and two of his knights travel through the swiftly changing landscape of England, a countryside now overrun by the minions of hell. The knights encounter madness, violence, and sorrow, but Edward fights his way ever deeper into the thickening darkness of unholy terror.
Roberto Calas brings you along on a dark, historical tale full of love, death, and black humor. Follow Edward as he journeys to save his wife, his kingdom, and his very soul.
The Big Keep
Lena Dane Mysteries Book 1
Former Chicago cop Selena “Lena” Dane has been going through the motions at her private investigation agency for years now. But then Lena learns that she’s unexpectedly pregnant just as she takes on a heartbreaking new client: Nate Christianti, a fourteen-year-old boy in search of his biological father, Jason.
Jason’s disappearance isn’t as clear-cut as everyone had thought, and Lena will need to follow his path of destruction halfway across the country to find Nate some answers. Along the way, however, Lena attracts the attention of a killer who’s willing to stalk her all the way back to Chicago to make sure she drops Nate’s case.
To protect the boy, the baby, and herself, Lena must find the killer – or die trying.
After a lowly software tester named Suzy Cilbrith uncovers evidence of a vast government conspiracy, she turns to a fringe reporter named Eddie Pratt for help. Far from dismissing her wild claims, Eddie reveals that things are even worse than they appear: the U.S. government has been infiltrated by angels, who are attempting to bring about Heaven on Earth - no matter the cost.
Only one angel knows the secret to exposing the cabal: the rogue cherub known as Mercury. But when Mercury learns who is behind the cabal, he realizes he's going to need a lot of help. Old enemies become allies, old friends become bitter enemies, and as competing plots for world domination unfold, it isn't always clear which is which. MERCURY REVOLTS is the fourth book by Robert Kroese featuring the wise-cracking, anti-authority angel Mercury.
MERCURY REVOLTS takes place after the events of MERCURY RESTS, but is a standalone story that can be enjoyed whether or not you've read the other books.