Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: "Grymm" by Keith Austin

SOMETHING stirred in the gravelly yard beneath their window . . . A soft slippery nuzzle, the sort of sounds you’d expect a pig to make with its snout in a trough . . . The small mining town of Grymm perched on the very edge of the Great Desert is the kind of town you leave – but when Dad gets a three-month contract in the mine there, Mina and Jacob, unwilling stepbrother and sister, are reluctantly arriving. From a grotesque letting agent who seems to want to eat their baby brother, a cafe owner whose milkshakes contain actual maggots and the horribly creepy butcher, baker and candlestick-maker, Mina and Jacob soon realise that nothing in Grymm is what it appears to be. And then things get seriously weird when their baby brother disappears – and no one seems to even notice! In Grymm, your worst nightmares really do come true . . .



Genre: Young Adult/Teens/Horror

What people are saying about "Grymm"

The Guardian online

“I can't quite place Grymm in any particular genre, apart from (obviously) fiction. It is mostly definitely horror but it also has elements of a mystery, of mythology and adventure. And if it was to be classified as purely young adult's horror then it is up there with the best of its kind. Keith Austin deserves to take his place, up there with Stephen King and Neil Gaiman.”


Book Zone 4 Boys 

“"It is unlike pretty much any other book I have read and I'm really not sure how to describe it … if you like your stories to be darker than a city banker's soul then Grymm is for you ... This book is one of those that really does need to be read to be believed, and I only wish I could come up with a more coherent way of describing it. Dark, macabre, bizarre, hilarious, chilling - none of those words are really enough.”

Amazon Review

"I loved this book. Although Young Adult fiction, it was just wonderful, a real page turner with brilliantly created vivid characters that draw you through. Can't wait for the next book!" 

Where can I get my copy? 

Amazon | Kobo

About the author  

Keith Austin’s first book for Young Adults, Grymm, was published in 2012. His second book, Snow, White, was published in May 2014 to critical acclaim and Jago, the third of his Fractured Fairytales, was released as an Amzon Kindle edition in November 2014. He is currently working on several new book projects.



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Spotlight: "Snow, White" by Keith Austin


A dark and twisted take on some classic fairy-tale characters, Keith Austin’s brand-new novel will have you on the edge of your seat as you find out if there really is such a thing as Happy Ever After . .
 
John Creed’s nights are haunted by dreams of a white wolf, his days by the hideous class bully. He’s a loner with a stutter and his home-life – with an eccentric grandfather who wants to teach him folklore and ancient languages – is isolated and unusual.

But then John makes a friend – Fyre. She’s as unusual as John and has her own secrets to keep, but as the truth about John’s past starts to emerge, she’s the best ally he’s got . . .




What people are saying about "Snow, White"


The Guardian online 

“I would have never described myself as a fan of horror fiction before picking up this book, but I have been converted. Austin's vivid and descriptive narrative sends the reader tumbling into a world of heroes, villains and blood-curdling horror. I was hooked from the first page through to the very last. Fans of Austin's Grymm will particularly enjoy his second horror novel. Just make sure the lights are turned on and the windows and doors are firmly locked!” 

The South China Morning Post 

“Austin’s take on a fairytale you thought you knew is a chilling and involving read. The story is heartbreaking and sad in places and horrific in others, making it a hard book to pigeonhole … John Creed is one of the most interesting characters to appear in YA fiction for a long time.”

Amazon Review

"This book was a lovely surprise to me as it was one of those books that you go into thinking it will about one things and it turns out that that really isn't what it's about at all, sometimes this can be a bad thing but in this case it was a really good thing and it's a really intriguing book."

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Where can I get my copy?


About the author 
 
Keith Austin’s first book for Young Adults, Grymm, was published in 2012. His second book, Snow, White, was published in May 2014 to critical acclaim and Jago, the third of his Fractured Fairytales, was released as an Amzon Kindle edition in November 2014. He is currently working on several new book projects.