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Spring Paperback and Ebook Giveaway: Celenic Earth Chronicles Epic Fantasy Trilogy

Our first book giveaway at the end of Winter went very well. We received a great number of responses, for which there was one paperback and nine ebook winners for the CEA Greatest Anthology Written volume.

And now with Spring upon us, it is time for our next giveaway. This time, it is not just one volume, but three books that we have up for grabs!! That is right, we are offering 1 set of the epic fantasy trilogy, Celenic Earth Chronicles, to one lucky grand prize winner, with nine winners each obtaining the Legendary Decennial Anniversary Ebook edition, with all three volumes in one complete volume!

The Celenic Earth Chronicles is the first epic fantasy volume in the Shadowolf book series by Author Shaun M Jooste. It follows the adventures of the hero, Shadowolf, on a planet where magic is found in all of nature, specifically with the five elements of Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and the human Spirit. Taking inspiration from the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Raymond E. Feist, and Stephen R. Donaldson, it is a world rich with magical creatures, powerful lore and rich mysteries that only epic fantasy can provide.

If you would like to know more about each volume, feel free to visit our Library pages:

  • Windfarer (first published 2007, republished 2015)
  • DragonRider (first published 2008, republished 2015)
  • Sadgi (first published 2015)

 

So if you would like to take part in this competition, simply subscribe to our Newsletter. We are aiming for subscriptions up until 30 September 2018. And if you are already subscribed, just comment on our Facebook page under the relevant post that you are and would like to take part, and we will be sure to include you.

 

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Winners will be notified of their prizes on in the beginning of October 2018. Entries from anywhere in the world are welcome.

 


 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Director: Celenic Earth Publications

Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

GameWriter: Antreya Studios; PeaHead Games; Celenic Games Studios (coming soon)

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Our Video Game Fantasy Novel With RPG Elements, Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins, is Nominated for Best Fantasy Novel 2017

Since its recent release, our fantasy novel Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins has been getting lots of attention, mostly because of its RPG elements and due to the current game development by Antreya Studios. And now, the fantasy novel has been nominated for Best Fantasy Novel of 2017 in the Preditors and Editors Awards.

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Of course, we are so honoured to have the novel nominated, but we would dearly love to have more votes to be able to win this award. You an aid us by visiting the Preditors and Editors Fantasy Awards Page and selecting Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins as your vote. We will be watching the standings closely and will keep everyone updated on our twitter and facebook platforms of where the novel stands.

As a last word, we are giving away ebook review keys to 10 lucky readers to read and give us some honest feedback on Amazon. If you would like to receive a free copy of this novel, please comment below and we will contact you.

First Antreya Chronicles Epic Fantasy Novel ‘The Journey Begins’ Set for Release on 15 December

Welcome to the first novel in the Heroes of Antreya fantasy series! Two of our writers, namely Dean Clark and Shaun M Jooste, have been working on The Journey Begins for months now while writing main and side questlines for the upcoming MMORPG epic fantasy game, Antreya Chronicles. The Journey Begins forms part of the first part of the game, and Antreya Studios graphic designers and developers are working hard to transform the literary words of these two creative writers into actual gameplay.

Do not feel that reading the gamebook novel will ruin the game experience for you though. Antreya Chronicles is a vast open world fantasy MMORPG, and players will be able to embark on many side quests, as well as choose how they want to carry out the main storyline missions. The Journey Begins brings the true plot of the game out in one, clean epic fantasy novel, revealing the essence of what the game’s tale will be.

And as the title suggests, this is only the beginning. More novels in the Heroes of Antreya series will be released in 2018, as well as spin-off novels by each of the writers. This is only the start of Antreya, which will keeping you reading and playing for decades to come.

Our pre-order page for The Journey Begins will be up by this weekend, and we will be sure to update you on our social media platforms once it is live. The expected release date is 15 December 2017 in paperback and ebook formats.

 

 

CEA Greatest Anthology, CEA Through the Dark and Hegis’ Grasp Accepted for Shirley Jackson Awards

In the middle of last month, a correspondent from the Shirley Jackson Awards for horror and psychological thriller contacted us to enquire as to whether we would like to submit any of our 2017 publications for the 2017 Awards. We had a fine look through the guidelines and requirements and found that three of our publications fit the bill:

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Just a few moments ago we were notified that these publications have been accepted for consideration. CEA Greatest Anthology Written and CEA Through the Dark are placed within the Anthology categories, while Hegis’ Grasp is placed within the Novelette category. Each of them have horror and psychological thriller elements, making them our most suitable candidates for this award.

Here is some more information on the awards:

In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, the Shirley Jackson Awards have been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work. National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem has called Jackson “one of this century’s most luminous and strange American writers,” and multiple generations of authors would agree.

The Shirley Jackson Award will be voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors. The awards will be given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology.

 

You can also read here for the list of jurors that will be doing the judging. Here’s wishing our publications the best of luck in these awards!

 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

Director: Celenic Earth Publications

 

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Halloween Special – Hegis’ Grasp on sale for $1

With the upcoming Halloween the end of this month and with Hegis’ Grasp game about to be officially released, we are running a sale on the ebook on which the game is based. We’re dropping the price to a wonderful $1 to make sure everyone has something tremendously frightening to read come Halloween.

As a treat, you can see a preview for the upcoming game on Celenic Game Studios’ news site, AIR EntertainmentHegis’ Grasp ebook can be purchased our list of official distributors below at the low price $1:

 

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Hegis’ Grasp now part of the Smashwords Winter / Summer Sale with 50% Off

At the start of this month we announced that author Shaun M Jooste’s novel went on sale for the Smashwords Winter / Summer Sale. Dean Clark’s Hegis’ Grasp has also now been included in the sale, with a massive 50% off the horror novel. Discussions with Salty Goal Productions reveal that the game that is based on this book is going well, and we can expect big, terrifying things coming our way.

So head on over to Smashwords if you want to pick this ebook up at half the price!

 

 

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Author Shaun M Jooste enters his novels in the Smashwords July 50% Sale

Smashwords have opened their July Summer / Winter sale for readers all over the world. Authors were given the opportunity to enter their books into the sale and have their books listed at less than the retail price.

Author Shaun M Jooste’s novels were submitted and have been accepted. This means that his epic fantasy series, Celenic Earth Chronicles, and his horror novel, Silent Hill: Betrayal, will be on sale at 50% of the retail price.

More detail can be obtained at his blog.

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CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology #1 – Released Date: 19 June 2017

We are proud to announce that our latest upcoming anthology, CEA Past your Reality Volume 1, will be released on Monday 19 June 2017. Five authors have been working hard at getting their stories to us, and we’ve been working on editing and cover images these last few days, that it really feels like an anthology earned!

If you would like to pre-order the ebook so long, you may do so on Amazon . The paperbacks and ebook distribution on other platforms like Smashbook and Nook should be out at the same time, all things going well.

As a bit of a tease, here are the authors and their stories within the Fantasy Anthology:

  • Dean Clark – The Battle for Home
  • Karl Taylor – Broman the Vegetarian
  • Sarah Beth James – Carnival of Fear
  • Janika Hoffmann – Calling Winds
  • Shaun M Jooste – Dreams of Change

As you can see, it features two authors who have individual books published by CEP already, namely Dean’s ‘Hegis’ Grasp‘, and Shaun’s fantasy trilogy and Silent Hill novel.

The next pair of anthologies that we will be focusing on is a Noir Anthology and a Crime Thriller Anthology, set for release end July 2017. We will also be gauging the interest in two other genre anthologies, while working on CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 and CEA Writers without Boundaries Volume 2. More information to follow at a later date.

Finally, we are extending our Sci-Fant competition for lucky winners to win free ebook copies of CEA Past your Reality. Entries will be open until the book is published on 19 June 2017, so make your way to the competition page for more details.

 

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CEA Into the Beyond Sci Fi Anthology #1 Release Date: 18 June 2017

We are proud to announce that our latest upcoming anthology, CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1, will be released on Sunday 18 June 2017. Five authors have been working hard at getting their stories to us, and we’ve been working on editing and cover images these last few days, that it really feels like an anthology earned!

If you would like to pre-order the ebook so long, you may do so on Amazon . The paperbacks and ebook distribution on other platforms like Smashbook and Nook should be out at the same time, all things going well.

As a bit of a tease, here are the authors and their stories within the Sci-Fi Anthology:

As you can see, it features three authors who have individual books published by CEP already, namely Dean’s ‘Hegis’ Grasp‘, Jay’s ‘The Berberian‘, and Shaun’s fantasy trilogy and Silent Hill novel.

The next pair of anthologies that we will be focusing on is a Noir Anthology and a Crime Thriller Anthology, set for release end July 2017. We will also be gauging the interest in two other genre anthologies, while working on CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 and CEA Writers without Boundaries Volume 2. More information to follow at a later date.

Finally, we are extending our Sci-Fant competition for lucky winners to win free ebook copies of CEA Into the Beyond. Entries will be open until the book is published on 18 June 2017, so make your way to the competition page for more details.

 

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JAY GIRGIS Debut Novelette ‘The Berberian’ now available!

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce that one of our newest authors, Jay Girgis, has just released his debut Novelette, ‘The Berberian’. It is an action adventure story with tones of historical religious context as the Arabs invade christian lands:

Welcome to 698 A.D. It is time of unrest, with the Arabs taking Christian lands and the Berber Christians being taken into slavery in Carthage, North West Africa. Itri is a young boy when he is enslaved with his parents and enforced into the Arab religion and culture. After being physically emasculated, he meets his master’s daughter and agrees to run away with her. They are hunted down until they meet Christians like themselves who are standing up against the Arab invasions.

Years pass as the conflict rises and Itri learns to fight, but the tense love between him and Laila grows stronger. They forge strong relationships with fellow fighters, as Itri learns that his brother is in the Arab army. It is not just a contest of blood ties, but also religious beliefs and difference in cultures. With Itri refusing to take any life, can he hold to his principles as he faces his own family while holding back the oncoming Arabic hordes?

The book is only available in ebook format due to its length. We are also proud to announce that one of Jay’s short stories will be a Celenic Earth Anthology exclusive to be featured in one of our anthologies soon.

‘The Berberian’ is available at the following official outlets, with links on icons where we have been able to obtain it.

 

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