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

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Second Horror Anthology CEA Through the Dark #2 Released!!

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of our next horror anthology: here it is!!

We are proud to bring you our next selection of horror short stories from some new writers. Some of these writers were featured in our world record anthology, Greatest Anthology Written. And Andi Hodgetts brings us Part 2 of Stonehurt, following the introduction to this scary tale from the first CEA Through the Dark Volume!

Here are the writers with their stories:

  • Andi Hodgetts – Stonehurst Part 2
  • Grannd Kane – The Dwarven Mask
  • Dan Allen – Urges
  • Robbie Jackson-Keenan – Gares End
  • Alex C. Gates – Drowning
  • Kevin Damen – Slumberless
  • Macaylin Govender – Weird Book
  • Duane Ratswander – The Rat Crisis

Feel free to visit our Horror Anthology page to see the collection, or visit the book’s page below:

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Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

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

Winter Paperback and Ebook Giveaway: CEA Greatest Anthology Written

We know that there are different seasons all over the world right now, but here in South Africa we are in the heart of winter… even if the weather and rain do not quite know it yet.

And so we are starting a new seasonal giveaway promotion series. Every season we will be randomly giving away 1 paperback and 9 ebooks to 10 lucky subscribers who sign up for our Newsletter.

For this Winter giveaway, we are aiming for subscriptions up until 31 July 2018. We know Winter technically ends when Spring begins in September 2018, but we have loads of other winter goodies coming up, and this is just the start.

Our world record anthology is the first to be presented as a gift! Our anthology holds short stories from 108 writers, the largest number of contributors to any anthology of short stories! The volume spans across various genres, making sure you are able to select the types of stories you want to enjoy.

We have also kept to each country’s grammar and language structures. In this volume you may come across ‘colors’ and ‘colours’ in the same book. That is because we choose to remain true to the writers and their literary culture and not abuse it by changing it to a single grammatical structure.

If you would like to read more about the writers and their stories, and our attempt at the Guinness World Record for Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories, please feel free to visit our Anthology or Ordering Pages.

If you would like to enter the competition, please click on the image below. Those who are already subscribed will automatically be entered into this and future competitions.

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Winners will be notified of their prizes on 3 August 2018.

 


 

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)

CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 Horror Anthology Writer Roster Complete

About a month ago, we announced that our Anthology collections are available to view and submit for. We’ve had a vast amount of responses over the various genres. Our chart below shows just how active the submission requests have been over the various genres.

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And with that we are pleased to announce that the horror anthology, CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 is complete with a full list of writers. The following writers are set to be featured in the upcoming anthology.

  • Shaun M Jooste
  • Andi Hodgetts
  • Grannd Kane
  • Macaylin Govender
  • Dan Allen
  • Kevin Damen
  • Duane Ratswander
  • Alex Gates
  • A Christina Portillo
  • Robbie Jackson-Keenan

We look forward to working with these horror writers and reading through their short stories. We have a tentative publishing date planned for April / May 2018, but will have a more concrete date closer to the time.

The fantasy anthology, CEA Past your Reality, almost has a complete roster of writers too, with only a few places left. We have opened team chat channels for the anthology so long as we prepare to start with the fantasy program.

If you would like to submit to any of the open anthologies, feel free to visit our submissions page. Also, visit our Twitter feed and Facebook page for further news.

 


 

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CEA Greatest Anthology Written With Its 108 Short Stories in 1 Volume Is Nominated for Best Anthology Awards 2017

When CEA Greatest Anthology Written was released in October, we knew it would become an instant success. Not only is it up for a Guinness World Record for the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories, but it was also nominated for the Shirley Jackson Awards. And now, CEA Greatest Anthology Written has been nominated for the Best Anthology of 2017 in the Preditors and Editors Awards.

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That makes two awards nominations in 2 months!! We’re sure there are many more to come in 2018, but for now we are ending 2018 with a glorious bang. Even though a nomination is great, we would love for you to vote for our Anthology in the awards. As it stands, CEA Greatest Anthology Written is topping the standings, and we would dearly love to keep it that way. So if you would like to help, please visit the Preditors and Editors Anthology voting page and give us a click.

We will keep you updated with standings on our social media platforms every week, so be sure to follow us on social media (the buttons on the bottom of this site’s page) and don’t miss out.

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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CEA Greatest Anthology Written is officially available!

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We did it! Our official attempt at a Guinness World Record for the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories has been published! 108 writers, 108 stories and features various genres such as contemporary fiction, romance, historical fiction, horror, psychological thriller, science fiction, crime, mystery…. we’ve made sure to cater for every taste possible!

We are now in the home stretch of the verification of the world record. And you can help us out. We need to reach a goal of 1000 sales as the final goal towards this verification. Even if you cannot purchase the largest volume of short stories you will ever read, please help us in at least sharing our anthology with the world on social media. Every share helps!

So head on over to our Book page for more details on this volume, or straight to our ordering page to decide which method you will use to order your copy. We are still organising a new local event launch in Cape Town after Exclusive Books cancelled our initial event, and will keep you updated.

 

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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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Last Chance to Be Named a Sponsor in our Upcoming World Record Anthology

We are reaching 30 September 2017 very very quickly and the pressure is on. Exclusive Books is busy ordering their paperback copies for all their branches around South Africa in preparation for the launch event whereby we hope to sell over 1000 copies. Once we reach this lofty goal, Guinness will then verify all our evidence for our World Record attempt at the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories.

And this is your last chance to be named an official sponsor in the World record anthology itself. Tomorrow the volume is being sent to all our distributors for final approval in order to activate preorders on their systems, and we will not be able to edit it further after that.

So if you want to still have your name down in the record book, head on over to our sponsor pre-order page and place your order today. You will still be able to pre-order until 30 September 2017, but no direct pre-orders received after today will be placed in the Volume.

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Our Guinness World Record Anthology and Pre-Order Pages Are Live!!!

We have been working hard today to bring you the official pages to read more details on our CEA Greatest Anthology Written Anthology and for you to be able to pre-order. The Anthology page gives details on the Launch Event and the List of Writers with their countries and story titles. The Pre-Order page now not only allows you to pre-order through Payfast, but PayPal as well!! We’ve also indicated various currencies to make it easier to determine what type of sponsor you want to be.

Since these pages already have a wealth of information, we won’t be saying anything further here. Click on the Book image below to read more details on the Anthology, and on the Pre-order button to decide what type of Guinness World Record sponsor you want to be listed as.

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