Mythical Monday #75 - A Mantichor in Valdur
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We will be celebrating the launch of ‘Nightshade’, the second book in The Poison Diaries trilogy by Maryrose Wood and the Duchess of Northumberland, with a Poison Diaries event at the magnificent Alnwick Castle in Northumberland on 27th-28th July 2011.
The book is due for release in the UK on 1st September 2011 and the event will aim to provide guests with a unique insight into the world of The Poison Diaries. The trip will include a tour of Hulne Abbey (the childhood home of Jessamine the lead character), a candlelit tour of the famous poison gardens at Alnwick (the inspiration for the book), a special themed dinner at the renowned Alnwick Tree house restaurant as well as a reading from ‘Nightshade’ in the beautiful castle library. All guests will be staying overnight in the castle to further enhance the experience. We will be joined by the Duchess of Northumberland who will also be available for interviews and a couple of q&a sessions.
The event will be attended by a range of journalists from national & regional press, specialist teen media, Harper Collins publishers, a handful of competition winners and specialist influential teen/YA bloggers.
If this sounds like your kind of thing and you are able to attend on 27th/28th July then I’d love to have a chat.
My name is Matt Xell and I am a writer and artist based in Zambia, Africa. TOWER OF PARLEN MIN is my debut novel and the first in a series of six books featuring Ves Asirin. It is an Urban fantasy/adventure epic (Speculative Fiction) that will appeal to young adult readers aged 14 to 18.
I would like you to consider the book for review on your blog .Unfortunately the book is not available in Hard cover or Paperback formats at the moment, but I will be sure to send you a free copy when it becomes available in these formats.
The synopsis of my novel is as follows: Ves Asirin, an orphaned and introverted boy with a complicated memory loss disorder, wins a trip to the TOWER OF PARLEN MIN, the home of the wealthiest inventor of the time, Jacobius Trent. There, with 19 other children, he must compete in the Sword Challenge; a series of intricate puzzles and daring tasks, for a prize of $12 million. As dazzling, glorious and liberating as the Tower seems to be for him, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been unknowingly connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his future and destiny ... if he can escape The shadow; a powerful and seemingly unstoppable, supernatural serial killer.
If you are interested in reviewing my novel, please let me know the ebook format you prefer and I will send it to you as soon as possible (PDF, epub, .mobi, LRF, PDB), along with a PDF version containing the 'Black chapters' which encompasses these bonus chapters.
For more information, please feel free to contact me at this email address at any time.
Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Matt Xell - Tower of Parlen Min