Monday, November 18, 2013

Escape Publishing Birthday Celebrations Continue - Fantabulous Fantasy Giveaway

On the 14th November ESCAPE PUBLISHING, a digital division of Harlequin Enterprises Australia celebrated their 1st birthday. Here at The Eclectic Reader we're excited to help them mark the occasion with a month long giveaway party to spread the word about their internationally available eBooks.  

Up for grabs this week ... a fantabulous  FANTASY

by Lara Morgan
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 11/2013
eBook Pages: 366

 High fantasy and romance mix with adventure and magic in the first of Lara Morgan’s Twins of Saranthium series.

For two thousand years, the serpents of Salmut and their riders have kept the people of Saranthium safe — but the pact between human and serpent is failing. Rogue serpents are attacking villages, and rumours abound that the banished god of the serpents, Azoth, has returned to resurrect his empire of slavery.

Orphan, thief and survivor Shaan works in the serpent yards of Salmut and wakes from dreams of blood and death. The surprising discovery that she can speak with Nuathin, the oldest serpent of the yards, brings her to the attention of sept leader, Balkis. Handsome, arrogant and seductive, Balkis is also a man with powerful and dangerous alliances and Shaan becomes the target of the city’s most feared arms men: The Faithful.

Meanwhile in the deserts, a young man named Tallis defends his clan against rogue serpents, driving them off with supernatural force. When he faces becoming an outcast because of his power, the truth of his birth is revealed and he embarks on a journey to understand the strength locked within his mind.

Drawn together, Shaan and Tallis become ensnared in the resurrection of an ancient conflict, but on whose side will they stand — that of the serpents or the people?

by J.M. Bray
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Release Date: 11/2013
eBook Pages: 3o5

Fall in love, be possessed, hunt a sorcerer and save the world — and Vincent thought calculus was tough.

1984 — Vincent expected college to be about freedom and girls, but then the nightmares of sorcery, monsters and other worlds began. Not even the surprising attention from his dream girl, Julie, could shake them.

Before he's even nailed his second date with Julie, he's possessed by Coleman, a warrior from another realm. Coleman is hell bent on defeating the monstrous Kafla who threatens to tear into Vincent's reality, changing both his and Coleman's worlds forever. They have one chance to stop them: Vincent must allow Coleman to share his body and wage war against the sorcerer.

Now it's up to them, the women they love, and Vincent's rag-tag bunch of role-playing and gaming friends to save the world, or see 1984 descend into the apocalypse.

by Rebekah Turner
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 12/2013
eBook Pages: 177

The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love.

Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work should be a refuge, but a job finding missing persons puts her in the crosshairs of a violent gang and a merchant with a taste for blood sport. 

Reluctantly, Lora turns to the two men in her life for help. Roman — the nephilim — professes to be her soul mate and turns to her when he feels the darkness of nephilim madness descending. But though Lora is drawn to Roman, it is Seth, ex-lover and reborn hellspawn, who Lora must ultimately ask to protect those she loves. Can she trust Seth to save Roman and her adoptive family, or will this be a fatal mistake?

by Scarlett Dawn
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Release Date: 08/2013
eBook Pages: 297

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

Comment on my review of King Hall for an extra entry!

by Ros Baxter
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 04/2013
eBook Pages: 169

Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum meets Splash in a sexy, smart-talking debut about a mermaid in a desert, a city under water, and the secret that no one is supposed to uncover.

Dirtwater's straight-talking Deputy Sheriff Rania Aqualina has a lot on her plate: a nicotine addiction that's a serious liability for a mermaid, a soldier-of-fortune ex who's hooked on her Mum's brownies, a gorgeous, naked stranger in her shower, and a mysterious dead blonde with a fish tattoo on Main Street. 

Heading home to Aegira for a family wedding, Rania has a sinking feeling that's got nothing to do with hydroporting seven miles under the sea and everything to do with the crazy situation. Now, if she can just steal a corpse, get a crazy Aegiran priest off her case, work out who the hell's trying to kill her, and stop sleeping with the fishes, she might be able to unravel the mysteries. And maybe even save her own ass while she's at it.

Fish out of Water is Stephanie Plum meets Splash, and the first book in a trilogy about Aegira, an underwater kingdom based on the historical Norse legend of Aegir.

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To enter the giveaway, you know the drill ... just leave a comment telling me which book is calling your name? And don't forget to ensure you're easily contactable. The winner will get the eBook bundle above and it's International!! 

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Giveaway ends 26th November. Winner will be drawn via and announced on my blog. Good luck everyone!


  1. My prize, Nobody But Him By Victoria Pullman, arrived in the post today. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Thank you so much for this simply amazing giveaway!!

    The Awakening caught my eye initially, as i am a HUGE fan and avid reader of high/ epic fantasy (like Tolkien, GRR Martin etc.) and i also love spellbinding romance (i.e. Twilight).

    As a keen reader of the fantasy genre i would love to have the chance to read new, exciting books and discover new works within a genre that is so diverse.
    Thank you x

    (Email ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk )

  3. I really want to read King Hall - but they all look good!

  4. I think this is amazing. I would like to read CHAOS BOUND. My email is klgicurn@yahoo. I have followed your blog per email also. Thanks for the Chance to win.

  5. Tearing the Shroud sounds awesome. Sorcerers and body-sharing? I'm so in!


  6. AWAKENING looks amazing.


  7. The Awakening sounds really good !! i want to read it !

  8. Awakening seems like my cup of tea. :)

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