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Left Hanging…

Posted in Lilith with tags , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by Kaden Brown

Just been reading some reviews of books by acquaintances. I like this one:

left me wanting more. where’s the rest of the story? which of course is the sign of a good writer.

Maybe that is one that appeals to me for Lilith does 100% absolutely, definitely leave the reader hanging (and I hope I have some quality). Multiple reviewers have expressed their hope for Lilith’s story to continue.

It does. Keep watching here for part two.
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Tripping back to Ancient Persia

Posted in Lilith, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2014 by Kaden Brown

The part that follows “Lilith” is exciting. This book will be the second of three, to be called either “Aytal” – after the lead male character  or “A-Cee” the new protagonist Si-Kee friend of Lilith. The third and final book of the trilogy has not yet been named. The trilogy will be compiled into one book called “Immortal Forever” (#immortal4eva).

Persian Immortals attack Alexander's army.

Persian Immortals attack Alexander’s army. An intriguing coincidence?

First though, here is Lilith remembering what went down, before her siblings killed her…

Mama seemed worried, as if she was deep in thought, contemplating something bad or faced with a problem she could not find the solution to. Dressed in her russet colored top and brown woolen dress she stood with her back to me, her sad demeanor instantly stopping me in my running excitement of play and imposing on me a sudden anxiety full of dread and fear of the unknown. Whatever had my mama worried could only be bad for me and my siblings.

I wondered where paps was. Looking around the dark house it was clear he was nowhere inside. He had to be out in the heat, probably inspecting the wheat up by the village wall. Tiamat and Petros were playing with boulders, down by the river where I had just left them a few minutes previous. © Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14. Kasparek was playing in the reeds upstream a bit. Here was the most important person in my life in obvious distress and worry; I just stood there cradling the bowl made from clay that I’d made with enthusiasm and pride, running back home to show her and paps my new work ready to be fired.

Instead, I stood there a little breathless, trying to still my lungs as my heart beat ever stronger and the echoes of my feet died with my realization.

“Mama? Look at what I made, mama.” I pleaded with her, simply hoping she would acknowledge me and give that big huge smile that she had. If she did that I would be happy. It would mean that mama was fine and there was nothing to be scared of. Instead she remained standing there, hands clasped to the bench, turned away.

Now this had me scared. Mama was rarely angry with me or in such a bad mood I could not get her attention. Putting the unbaked clay bowl down on the floor I nervously played with my dirty fingers, puzzled as to what to do.

“Mama, what is wrong?”

“Lilita, my young nightling, were it but for your papa I would have nee only two children, for we can ill afford to keep twice that number.”

This unkind way of speaking to me was a shock. I froze where I stood, my feet suddenly heavy and my head swimming so fast I could barely move. Surely she was losing her mind, or something terrible had happened.

“Why do you say that? What have I done?” © Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14.

Seeing mama turn around and look down at me should have been a moment of joy, as it had been hundreds of times previous. The feeling that something had happened, changed, struck me again, like a finality of consequence beyond which I could never forget. I stood there transfixed through fear as the giant looming figure of my mama stepped closer.

“Go outside. You paps will be home soon with the sun setting. Make sure your sisters come and see me. Go now and tell them both to come see me.”

Turning from the cool darkness of my family home I stepped outside into the blazing sun all ready to sprint to Tiamat and Petros to fetch them home. Before I did so, I hesitated, standing in the dusty dirt outside and peered into the house where my mama was standing hands to her face in tears, where she collapsed to the floor with catatonia.

Something very, very bad and awful was happening. I had to go get my sisters home urgently. With a self-reassuring resolve I tore my eyes from that awful sight of my mother, and ran from my home toward the river.

© Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14.

“Rhesus A” Comes Back

Posted in Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Happy news just in time for Christmas and the New Year: “Rhesus A – a Vanguard Newborn” about our favourite baby vamp, Zetty, has been re-published just in time for those intrigued readers.

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Though the edition that is being published is the original hardcopy only, which includes the original draft version of the first chapter or-so of “Lilith”, there are plans afoot to get “Rhesus A” edited at some stage in the future. Sadly, an error during the extremely late stages of writing saw all the formatting of the book lost. So I thank my lucky stars that the book even survived! However, there is no timeline on possible editing.

For what will possibly be a limited time you can buy the hardcopy version (all 424 pages) of “Rhesus A” from Amazon (link coming asap, and CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/3790494)

On The Way

Posted in Lilith with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Kaden Brown

A quick note, in between stuff going on with this site, that “Lilith” has now been sent to all the Australian winners from the Goodreads Giveaway. Let me know if your copy does not arrive, and we’ll see what can be done. Tracking details are available too, if you want it.

Happy reading!

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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