SPFBO Fantasy Sales

The Self Published Fantasy Blog Off competition kicks off today and to celebrate over 100 of the entries are on sales for the next 5 days for just 0.99c/p.

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The First Fear is in this year’s SPFBO. Get your copy for just 99p/c from today until August 5th.  Get your copy from – mybook.to/FirstFear 

Fancy some historical fiction this summer? Get Unconquered: Blood of Kings for just 0.99p/c until August 4th. Get it from – myBook.to/BOK

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SPFBO Cover Contest Public Vote

The SPFBO book cover contest is now open to the public vote and I need your help once again. This is a really big deal as the winner will receive massive coverage in the biggest fantasy indy publishing contest of the year.

Vote at – http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=5b463fa9e4b0f78c70ad5409

For more info visit – https://mark—lawrence.blogspot.com/2018/07/cover-contest-spfbo-4.html


I massively appreciate your support. Let’s get the First Fear into the top spot!

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I’m in SPFBO 2018

Hi everyone, just an update on how things are going.

This week sees the release of my new book The First Fear. I hope you enjoy it as much I did writing it. If you’ve not pre-ordered then don’t worry you will be able to pick it up for the special launch price of just 99p/c until the 25th of June.

I received the final version of the paperback edition and it is looking very swish. The cover looks excellent and the interior is looking good. Here’s some pictures –



The First Fear releases on June 22nd!








What’s SPFBO?

In other news I’ve submitted The First Fear into this years SPFBO contest. Last year I entered with Heir to the Sundered Crown but unfortunately didn’t progress too far. This year I have the same judge, so I’m hoping I’ve improved enough to warrant a good score!

You can read more about SPFBO at – https://mark—lawrence.blogspot.com/2018/06/spfbo-2018-call-to-authors.html

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Happy New Year – What’s to come?

Hello, everybody, I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! I thought I’d write a post about my plans for 2018.

So last year was a bit of a rollercoaster for me jobs wise and was one where I learnt some tough lessons, both about life and writing. Life wise I learnt that we are all just a paycheck or two away from disaster and that if life decides to kick you in the nuts you can’t afford to wallow in self-doubt and give up. Instead, you must keep going and has happened to me in 2017 you will move on to better things. You just have to keep fighting and not give up!

Writing wise I took part in the SPFBO competition along with many of the brightest and most talented fantasy authors in the world of indy publishing. Alas, I didn’t make it through the first round but I did make some great new contacts and hope to try again next year.

I start a new job in January so the vast majority of my time will be focused on that, but in the time I can spare and most weekends I will still be forging ahead with my books. As things are set to become a bit hectic over the coming months I am going to be realistic with you all regarding my works in progress.

Unconquered Series

I’ve started book 2 in the Unconquered series more times than I can count but so far haven’t found a beginning that I’m happy with. Historical fiction also takes a lot of time up due to research and ensuring that it is as historically accurate as I can be. I’ll be working on this in phases throughout the year but in all honesty, I’m not expecting a first draft to be completed until 2019 at the earliest.

Progress so far – 5%

The First Fear

A first draft of The First Fear is still a few months away from completion, but I am still hoping to get it released sometime in the Spring or early Summer.  The bulk of the story has been written and I’m now working on the final quarter of the novel. I’m expecting the first draft to come in at around 100,000 words.

Progress so far – 75%

Sundered Crown Saga book 4

I’ve been planning out the remainder of the saga and have come up with something a bit different for books 4,5 and 6. As the second trilogy is set in a different land to that of the first 3 books I will be introducing a whole new set of characters and a storyline that will tie both trilogies together. Now, I’ve asked other authors about this strategy; some have warned me that doing this may upset my readers whilst others have said go for it. I would love to know what you guys think and I’ve set up a poll on my Facebook page.

Progress so far – 10%

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Heir to the Sundered Crown is in this year’s #SPFBO competition

Some exciting news folks, my epic fantasy novel Heir to the Sundered Crown has been entered into this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-off (SPFBO) competition.

For more information on the contest check out http://mark—lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/spfbo-2017-phase-1.html#SPFBO

and have a watch of this video (This is the blogger who will be reviewing and judging Heir)

Needless to say, I am both excited and nervous in equal measure (I hope she likes the book!).

Aside from that bit of news book 3 in the Sundered Crown Saga is in the final stages of writing and will be submitted for editing and rewrites over the course of June and July. The book comes out in the first week of August so there’s not that much longer to wait.

You can pre-order Quest for the Sundered Crown from – myBook.to/Qftsc

Also, I’ll be posting about an exciting competition that you can enter over the next few days so stay tuned!


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