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Uk Sale

A quick post today.

 

If you’re in the UK, and you haven’t read the Hellequin Chronicles, then they’re all only £1 each over on Amazon.co.uk. 7 books of action-packed fantasy for £7 is a bit of a bargain (I will admit to being a bit biased here).

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Here are some reviews from Amazon:

” The best thing I’ve read in years, wish I’d found it earlier.”

“I can not recommend the author or the series of books enough to anyone who enjoys escapism, crime thrillers, the supernatural, ancient history, gods and legends.”

“Great job Steve, loving your books and can’t wait to read more.”

“A great read with strong female characters.”

“Anyone who enjoys stories about magic, mythology and the ongoing war between good and evil will love these books!”

 

 

Hunted Release

Today is the day that the Remy Roax novella, Hunted, is out to purchase from whatever version of Amazon best suits your needs.

If you do purchase it (and obviously, I hope you do), and you enjoy it please do consider leaving a review as they’re incredibly helpful, especially for newly released books.

Thanks and enjoy.

 

 

Cursed by witches centuries ago, Remy Roax was content with living his long life as a half-man/half-fox. But when he learned he had had undiscovered powers, he had no choice but to learn how to use them.

After relocating to North Dakota in order to practise his new found abilities, he soon finds himself in the targets of Louis Bonne, a man who wants to understand how the curse placed on Remy worked, so that he can use the souls of innocent people to make himself immortal.

Since Remy has no interest in helping, Louis sends a group of murderers intent on convincing him. But Remy isn’t some helpless bystander, and these people will soon discover that Remy isn’t the kind of fox who runs from a hunt.

Hunted is a new novella set in the universe of the bestselling Hellequin Chronicles and Avalon Chronicles series.

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Hunted Preview

The Remy Novella, Hunted is only a few weeks away, so I thought that people like like to read a short preview of it. Also, there’s still time to Pre-order, and pre-ordering really does help an author, so I’ll put links at the end. Thanks.

Chapter 1

 

 

 

North Dakota, USA.

 

“You want me to jump off this cliff onto those rocks below?”

I was several hundred feet above ground, the forest stretched vast and unblemished before me. Directly below, a maw of jagged rocks awaited. I turned to Chao Wei, who stood twenty feet behind me, looking smug.

She nodded.

I glanced over the edge of the cliff then back to Wei. “Bollocks to that.” Being British has always given me access to the best swear words.

As I headed back over, irritation radiated from her. “How long have we been here?” she asked.

“A month.”

“How long have you been in your human form?”

“Nearly a month,” I replied.

“We arrived and almost day one, you learned you could become human. Since then, you have spent your entire time here getting as drunk as possible and having sex with anyone stupid enough to agree to have sex with you.”

“Yes,” I said. “Yes, I have. Because, and I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I was a fox for hundreds of years! Not a lot of humans want to have sex with fox-men, and those who do are usually people I want to run away from. I’m making up for lost time.”

“You are dwelling in self-pity,” Wei snapped. “Your friend died. I am sorry for that.”

“Nate was murdered,” I snapped back. “By Arthur, who was meant to be the good guy. Avalon have pretty much taken over the world, and we had to come to the arse end of nowhere just to stay ahead of them.”

“You agreed to let me train you, Remy,” Wei said, slightly kinder now. “But you have to actually trust me.”

“By jumping off a four-hundred-foot cliff?”

“In your human form, you’re all but impervious to harm. Your body heals almost instantly. You need to know the limits of that power. And if you die, you have plenty of lives left to come back,” Wei said, slightly colder than I expected.

I sighed. She was, oddly enough, right. The coven who had cursed me all those centuries ago had done me that favor. Not by turning me in a fox-man hybrid—although I could think of worse things—but by dying in the process and giving me their souls. Twelve lives I had. I’d used five. Didn’t mean I wanted to waste one of them jumping off a fuckingcliff.

I returned to the cliff’s edge. “If I do this, and survive, does that mean I get to continue to stay in my human form and not have you complain about it?”

“Probably,” Wei whispered in my ear, before shoving me off the cliff.

I learned a few things falling off that cliff. One: I cannot fly by flapping my arms, no matter how hard. Two: four hundred feet rushes up on you pretty damn fast. And finally: rocks hurt like an absolute motherfucker.

 

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Hunted Release Date

A few weeks ago I showed the cover to the new Novella that I have coming out soon about Remy from the Hellequin Chronicles. Here’s the cover. Hunted_SmHvKINDLE-FA

 

So, now I can reveal that Hunted will be released on: 01st October 2019.

 

That’s right only a few weeks away, and it’s currently up for pre-order on Amazon. There will hopefully be a paperback copy too, but I’ll post details closer to the time. I’m also looking into an audiobook version, but again, this will be something I’ll post about when I have more concrete details.

I’ll post some links for pre-ordering the ebook, but first here’s the blurb:

 

Cursed by witches centuries ago, Remy Roax was content with living his long life as a half-man/half-fox. But when he learned he had had undiscovered powers, he had no choice but to learn how to use them.

After relocating to North Dakota in order to practise his new found abilities, he soon finds himself in the targets of Louis Bonne, a man who wants to understand how the curse placed on Remy worked, so that he can use the souls of innocent people to make himself immortal.

Since Remy has no interest in helping, Louis Bonne sends a group of murderers intent on convincing him. But Remy isn’t some helpless bystander, and these people will soon discover that Remy isn’t the kind of fox who runs from a hunt.

Hunted is a new novella set in the universe of the bestselling Hellequin Chronicles and Avalon Chronicles series.

 

And now the pre-order links:

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Not long to wait until you can read Remy’s story. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time now, so I hope it’s worth the wait.

Hunted Cover

Remember that thing I couldn’t talk about?
Coming soon.
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Sorcery Reborn Blurb

So, the last time I posted anything was a few months ago, and honestly, I know I’m a bit remiss and should post more often. It’s something I’m hoping to work on once I’ve finished the third and final Rebellion Chronicles book by the end of the year.

In other news, I have an exciting announcement coming up that I can’t talk about at the moment, but will hopefully be able to do so soon. Yes, I know it’s super vague, but unfortunately that’s all I can say at the moment.

In the meantime, here’s the blurb for Sorcery Reborn. Also, the new date for the Kindle version is November 21st. The Audible version should be out either the same day or the original 28th November, unless my publisher tell me any different.

Oh, and I will be putting up the first chapter of Sorcery Reborn a little closer to the release date.

 

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He doesn’t need a weapon. He is the weapon.

After losing his powers in an epic battle between good and evil, former sorcerer Nate Garrett finds himself living as a humble human in Clockwork, Oregon. While the world thinks Nate is dead, his friends continue to fight against Avalon and the evil it’s intent on spreading.

Avalon’s forces turn up in Clockwork, and Nate’s frustration grows with every passing day his magic doesn’t return. He finds himself trying to stop Avalon’s plans while hiding from enemies who would destroy everything in their path to see him dead.

Avalon’s darkness begins to threaten the people Nate cares about, and an old nemesis returns; magic or no magic, he has no choice but to fight. But will Nate see his magical powers reborn before the entire town—and everyone he loves—is destroyed?

 

If you haven’t yet pre-ordered the book, and you’re intending to purchase it, please do consider pre-ordering. The early weeks of a books launch are really important, and publishers use them to see how well the book is expected to do.

I have links and everything:

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Amazon USA

 

 

 

New Writings

For those of you who don’t know, the first book in The Rebellion Chronicles, Sorcery Reborn, is due out on November 28th this year.

 

Here’s the cover and pre-order link.McHugh-Sorcery Reborn-28346-CV-FT

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The audible and paperbacks should all be out at the same time, but if that changes, I’ll let everyone know.

One thing though, if you do plan on getting the book, please do consider pre-ordering it. Pre-orders and early purchases are pretty much the best way to support an author’s new release as those are the figures that are vitally important to publishers. Thanks.

 

So, now that that’s out of the way, an update on where I am with book 2, Death Unleashed. Basically, it’s currently being edited by me, and should be out next year. I have no idea when yet, but once I find out, I’ll let you know.

Last, but by no means least, I’m writing a novella in the Hellequin/Avalon/Rebellion universe. There should be a cover in the not too distinct future, as I’m hoping to get the novella out this year.

I’m not going to say who the main character is, as the cover should give it away, but the title is: Hunted.

That’s it for now. Enjoy.

 

Sales

It’s been a long time since I last put anything here, and I have a lot of information to impart about sales, so I guess I should just get on with it.

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First of all, there are sales going on at the moment if you live in the UK or America.

In the UK, both Crimes Against Magic and A Glimmer of Hope are only 99p each. And if you click on the link below, you can get right there.

Crimes Against Magic

I just love these! Brilliant books with brilliant characters”

“A good mix of fantasy, mixed in with history and current time lines. Well recommended.”

A Glimmer of Hope

“I don’t think I’d ever get bored! Amazing read as always! Onto the next one!”

” I cannot wait to read part two, but I am going to read something else in between if only to get my breath back.”

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And in the USA every single one of my books is only 99c. That’s $10 for the whole lot. Which, I think anyone can agree is a whole lot of reading for not a lot of cash. Click the link below to go take a look for yourself.

“Do yourself a favor and pick these up, you’ll love them.” – Scorched Shadows

“I recommend the books, and looking forward to follow the story into the Avalon Chronicles!” – Promise of Wrath

“What an incredible story. I highly recommend this book and just can’t say enough good things about it.” A Thunder of War

Steve McHugh Amazon Author Page

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So, there’s the sales part of the post done. I’d just like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who left a rating or review on Goodreads for my books. I’ve now got over 50,000 rankings, which is just an incredible thing to be able to say.

I’ll be doing another post today about new stuff.

 

Scorched Shadows For £1

A short post (and I know I need to do more of these).

UK Sale

Hello one and all. I hope your 2019 is starting off well.

For those of you in the UK, who haven’t yet read my books, or maybe read the Avalon Chronicles, but not read the Hellequin Chronicles, today’s post is for you.

For a limited time, Crimes Against Magic, Born of Hatred, and With Silent Screams are only £1 each on the Amazon UK Store. In fact, here’s a link

Some reviews of the books:

“Seriously, give these books a go, you won’t regret it.”‬

‪“Magic and mayhem, a real page turner.”‬

“I’m looking forward to the next one and can’t recommend it highly enough.”

“what an absolute revelation!!!”

If you decide to pick them up, I hope you enjoy your time in Nate’s world.

 

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