Category Archives: Science Fiction

Coming-of-age – Fantasy/SciFi Giveaway

YA Fantasy Fiction and SFF loves a coming-of-age story. The story arc takes our young protagonist on a journey that often starts with loss or alienation; think Harry Potter, or The Hunger Games. A common theme is the discovery of magical or special powers; Name of the WindA Wizard of Earthsea, and part of the quest is to discover how to use this special gift for good. This opens up the genre to that age-old battle between good and evil, often introducing a dark antagonist, think; Lord of the RingsThe Belgariad

We can all identify with the loss of innocence; right from the moment we discover that it is really our parents who are putting presents under the Christmas tree. As adults, our whole lives are coloured by perspectives that don’t limit the imagination of the young. We long to rid ourselves of the shackles of rational thought and return once again to that age of innocence, when life was so much simpler. So the coming-of-age story allows us to relive a life less complicated and find the answers to our own adult conundrums through youthful eyes. What’s not to love about that?

So what can I bring to bear from personal experience on this well documented genre? Well, I’m still waiting to come of age, so in the meantime I’ll just carry on writing stories.

And talking of stories, I have exciting news to share with you…

I’ve teamed up with 45+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels to 2 lucky winners!

Oh, and did I mention the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader? 😁  

You can win my novel The Prince of Carentan, plus books from authors like Kat Ross and A.L.Knorr.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉 https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/september22-win-a-bundle-of-young-adult-sci-fi-fantasy/

Good luck and enjoy!

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Giveaway

Book Give-away

Today, I have an exciting surprise to share with you all.

I’ve teamed up with 35+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels to 2 lucky winners!

Oh, and did I mention the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader? 😁  

You can win my novel The Blue King, plus books from authors like Kat Ross and USA Today best selling author, Morgan Wylie.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉 https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/july-2022/win-a-bundle-of-ya-sci-fi-fantasy/

Other Worlds Anthology Volume 1

What if… an anthropology graduate finds herself on a work placement in an off-world ‘glom’ trying to save her career? Find out in the short story In Space, No One Can Hear You Sing.

What if… on a distant planet in another solar system, a young girl finds herself the victim of a brutal justice system? The answer may lie in Soulbane.

Two fantastical futuristic stories from the pen of FG Laval and many more authors in one volume. Available now from Fiction4All

Near-Future Fictions Anthology

Virtual Futures near-future fictions anthology, Vital Signals is now out from NewCon Press.

Described as ‘a volume of short sharp stories that present alternative or unconsidered visions of the future; stories that draw attention to the potential impact of cutting-edge science and technology on society and humanity.’

I am honoured to find my story nestled among such esteemed company and I had great fun exploring the theme of ‘Post Brain’. Not to mention the opportunity to read it aloud at a live event, which was a truly immersive experience.

‘This is science fiction with intent, providing quick bursts of conjecture and insight, guaranteed to both entertain and stimulate.’

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