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Only Australian “Lilith” Winners

Posted in Lilith with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Much to my disappointment there were no New Zealand winners of the most recent giveaway of “Lilith”. All winners of the five copies are in Australia:

Lani Anderson
Sharon Clarke
Madeline Fulton
Alison Hocking
Tamara Starkey

Copies will be sent out late this week or early next week. Good luck and happy reading.

A Novel Underway

Posted in Fatima, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by Kaden Brown

It has been a while, during which time writing has been proceeding – awfully slowly, but progress none-the-less – on my next novel “Fatima” (aka. “Knowing The Mountains, Smelling The Sea: A Dialogue Of Immortality”).

In writing this third novel, set in the world of vampires, nephilim, lesser undeads, witches, antediluvians and heaps of other dark and wonderful characters, I am trying to experiment with a unique writing style that uses pure 100% dialogue in certain chapters of one of the two lead characters, Fatima.

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Aust/NZ “Lilith” Giveaway Started

Posted in Lilith with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Kaden Brown

The giveaway of five copies of “Lilith” to Australia and New Zealand readers has started on Goodreads. You can enter by clicking the link below:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lilith by Kaden Brown

Lilith

by Kaden Brown

Giveaway ends August 19, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

If you are wondering if the book is any good, well here is the latest review, from Goodreads:
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“Lilith” Giveaway, Australia and New Zealand

Posted in Lilith, Update with tags , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by Kaden Brown

As mentioned earlier I was not happy that no Kiwis or Aussies won a free copy of “Lilith”, so I have arranged to have five copies given away to people in Australia and New Zealand, via the Goodreads website.

Right now, the giveaway page is not available, but should be started by Saturday 10th of August. I will post the direct link to the page when it becomes available. So keep an eye out and get-in before you miss a chance to win one of five free copies of “Lilith”.

Pottering and Puzzling

Posted in Lilith, O-Negative with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Over the last month not much progress has been made on anything really. “O Negative” and part two of “Lilith” (probably to be ingeniously called “Lilith Part 2”) are at the stage of being played with, with no real inner-vibe kicking into gear and letting the story of either take-off on a good writing stint.

On the other hand, a spin-off project based-on the story of Fatima, called “Fatima” (aka: “Knowing The Mountains, Smelling The Sea: A Dialogue of Immortality”), set in a war-torn Beirut (circa 1975-76) is taking shape with huge butterflies in the tummy, and writing just flowing onto the page.

As “Fatima” is largely set in war-torn Beirut it means me having to re-learn all the names and events of that conflict. Naturally, if you have read “Rhesus A“, you know what happened to Fatima and the connection to Ashley through Kaji and Elizabeth. Well, “Fatima” is the story as told by a Cambridge molecular biology Phd candidate who seeks out Fatima in Beirut, only to discover things and experience things no human should ever know.

One of the things I want to do with “Fatima” is to write in a stunning new style that includes entire chapters that are 100%, absolutely entirely, dialogue. If anyone has read my short experimental piece “Sexy Sadie” they will know exactly what I mean.

In some ways, “Fatima” will be reminiscent of Rice’s “Interview With The Vampire” which begins with a reporter wanting to tell their stories. Unlike those books, the Cambridge scholar will not be a mere observer but an active participant in the actions of Fatima, culminating in events that lead to her being hunted and eventually executed by the Vampyre Council in North America.

Hopefully, I can decide what to do about part two of Lilith, as I feel that it really, really does need finishing-up. Maybe inspiration will hit me, and I can recapture the terse style and action that epitomizes Lilith so much. failing that, then “Fatima” will evolve as her life story (or the latter days, anyway) begin to develop and get told.

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