Friday, 2 May 2014

Launch Day: Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin

Today I'm taking part in the launch party for Simon Kewin's YA fantasy novel Hedge Witch. Congratulations, Simon!




Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she's being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn't know they need her blood to survive. She doesn't even know she's a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn't know a lot, really, but all that's about to change.

At Manchester Central Library she's caught up in sudden violence. In the chaos she's given an old book that's been hidden there. Given it and told to run. Hide the book or destroy it. The book contains all the secrets of the undains' existence. They and their human servants want to find it as much as they want to find her.

Cait learns the fates of two worlds are at stake. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or hope it all goes away.

It's only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time...


The first three chapters of the book are available as a free taster to download in Kindle or ePub format.





In addition, if you fancy winning a copy of the complete book, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to be in with a shot at five copies in either Kindle or ePub format...

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Simon is also giving away Witching Hour - a collection of three witchy short stories - to all partygoers as part of the celebrations. Grab your copy now!


Contains the stories: The Standing Stones of Erelong, A Sorcerous Mist and Slieau Whallian.

Available in these formats: Kindle | ePUB.



Simon Kewin is a fantasy and SF writer, author of Hedge Witch, Engn, The Genehunter and multifarious short stories and poems.

Find him here.



Other News

A to Z has come to an end. Anyone who took part must be blogged out by now. I know I am, and I didn't do anywhere near as much visiting on behave of Untethered Realms as I should have.

Did you do A to Z? How did it go?

May has arrived. I plan to do as much writing as possible. I also have a weeks holiday at the end of the month, which I plan to split between writing and a trip to London. I'm seeing the first rebooted Star Trek film at the Royal Albert Hall, with a live performance of the soundtrack. I'm really looking forward to it.

What are your plans for May?

20 comments:

  1. So a MUST-READ! England! LIBRARY! Witches! Sorcery! Danger! I am SO there!!!
    Simon, major congratulations and best wishes!

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    1. So happy you love the sound of Simon's book. My work is done.

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  2. These sound good, and I happen to be in a witch-reading phase.

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  3. Simon, Hedge Witch sounds fascinating!!

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    1. It does. Thanks for dropping by, Cathrina.

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  4. Congrats to Simon! I've been seeing him all over lately. :)

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  5. Many thanks for having me on your blog, Ellie. I'm thrilled folks like the sound of the book.

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  6. Intriguing twist on witches and villains. Congratulations Simon.

    May? Just trying to get the arm and shoulder working normally again. Well, that will go beyond May, unfortunately. I want to enjoy spring and some gardening. And some writing--if the arm will allow for typing. Still iffy on anything but short spurts. Darn it.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. I hope you are able to do a little of both, Sia. Gardening and writing - two perfect activities.

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  7. Good luck to Simon. I am blogged out after A to Z but I'm back on schedule next week.

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  8. Many congrats to Simon. I've been coveting this book.

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  9. I entered the giveaway, but I'm unsure how to get the witchy stories you mentioned. And I had to rush over and buy the Dystopian collection. My TBR pile is ridiculous but I can't wait to read those! I shared it too, what a great offer - Thanks so much! :D

    shahwharton.com

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    1. My TBR has grown rapidly in the last couple of days. Oops.

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  10. Can your Kindle burst from too many books? Another one to read.

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