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Shaun M Jooste’s Upcoming Horror Novel, Silent Hill: Obversion, Preorders live

We are happy to announce that preorders for Shaun M Jooste’s upcoming horror novel, Silent Hill: Obversion, is now live! We are aiming to have the book published on All Hallow’s Eve, 31 October 2019. Readers of Silent Hill: Betrayal have been waiting in eagerness for the second novel in his horror series, and it is all screams ahead for Halloween this year!

Of course, we are very aware that many of you would prefer to receive this horror novel in time to read it on Halloween. We have therefore prepared Early Bird preorders for you to receive it prior to launch. There will only be a select few of these orders made available, so make sure you put in your order early. All Early Bird preorders will end on 31 August 2019 in order for us to make it in time to ship the book to you.

We will also be making autographed copies available. As this will involved double shipping, from our printers to us and then over to you, the cost of the signed versions are quite high. But can you really put too high a price on a signed copy??

Silent Hill: Obversion Preorder Link
Head on over to our preorder page by clicking on the image above

We have also started up a Crowdfunding Campaign, if readers would like to receive some extra goodies and be listed in our Book Launch of Silent Hill: Obversion. So if you want to be part of the launch that sends terror all over the world, feel free to visit our Campaign page below.

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Silent Hill: Obversion Crowdfunding Campaign

Based on our experience, it is better if we start the preorders a few months in advance, to give yourselves time to save and ourselves time to prepare. We are really looking forward to the launch of the second horror novel in the Shaun M Jooste’s Silent Hill series.

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Forthcoming Literary Attractions by Celenic Book Publishers

We are in the second month of 2019 already. Another month flies by and the year is moving on swiftly.

And a great way to move with the year is to announce the books we have signed up for publication for the coming months ahead. It is an exciting year for us, as we have a really promising collection from both new writers and old.

We’ve been working with these writers for some time now to get their books ready for this year. And we are proud to showcase them to you so you may be filled with the same eagerness as we are.

So here they are, our upcoming publications of 2019 and 2020 so far:


Debbie Stansfield- The Oracle Runes: Nornien Odyssey

Nornien Odyssey, Book 1 in the fantasy series The Oracle Runes, was first published in 2010. Due to bad faith in the publisher, and the publishing company now being defunct, writer Debbie Stansfield has turned to Celenic Earth Publications to have the work republished.

This first volume is near completion with regards to new editing and formatting to fit CEP publishing standards, but in the meantime here is the short synopsis of the fantasy novel:

Alexandra had never thought that she would have to finish a battle her parents had started more than ten years ago. But now the battle for the earth has erupted once again and she will need all the help she can get. From mere mortals turning into centaurs to an unexpected visit from a handsome wolfane, it is sure to keep Alexandra on her toes. She will have to rely on her family’s old friends the fairies to help her fight the battle, and when the Mermalani twins join she is sure that they at least have some chance of winning.

But are both twins on the side of good, or is one unconsciously fighting for the side of evil? This sends Alex on a journey where she discovers long dormant secrets and a family history she never thought possible. Can the mysterious Nornien stone, of the three fairy sisters of faith help the side of good during the war, or is it just some useless legend created by the elders to entertain children? Can she use her instincts in trusting the trolls whom have shown up unexpectedly, claiming not to be the ones responsible for the deaths of magical creatures? And when the centaurs show up after years of banishment, surprising even the fairy queen, she knows that their troubles have only started…


Kenny Bersgma – Fresh Observations

Kenny Bergsma has been writing for most of his senior life… he just never took the step to have any of it published. When we met him last year, we helped him publish his first drama novel inspired by real events, “Flats Justice“.

This year we are focusing on one of his inspirational books. Kenny likes to philosophise and spend time with God, talking about everything, from love to hardships, and has spent time writing all his notes in this inspirational volume. He hopes that some of his thoughts will get others to think with more of an open mind, when “Fresh Observations” is published.


Angelique Pacheco

Angelique has been writing for us for several anthologies now, but bringing her own work to publications has been in the works for some time now. We have three titles coming up from her, hopefully all this year, and they are all Christian-based books.

The first is Jungle Bible, which is a book of stories for children from the bible. There will also be an adult devotional book, and a children devotional book that we are really excited to be working on. There will be illustrations in the book, but we are sure that Christian children everywhere will love having these books by their beds.


Pragashnie Naidoo – Little Specks of Dust

Little Specks of Dust presents a drama that looks into the lives of an indian girl and those around her. Especially protective of her brother and the secret held between them, other secrets start to reveal themselves as everything begins to close in on her.

Pragashnie brings a riveting tale about family, culture and secrets that can tear people apart. It is bound to touch the hearts of many, and we look forward to working with her on her book.


Liam Scullard – Anthony and Me

Anthony and Me is a family orientated story about building a family from a start that most would think to be strange. All Jason wants to feel is love and happiness. When he meets Anthony, they take on the world gathering their family as they take their steps toward the future. As the family grows it becomes apparent that the brothers become one despite the challenges that try force them apart. The journey takes them to a place beyond their wildest dreams enriching their lives with love unity trust and happiness.

This is Liam’s first working title, and with it he brings such strong compassion between Anthony and Jason, that you will be compelled to read through every chapter to see their fire grow.


Shaun M Jooste

After the successful release of his debut horror novel, Silent Hill: Betrayal, author Shaun M Jooste is getting ready to release the second in his Silent Hill series, Silent Hill: Obversion. Fans of his first book have already signed up to the Silent Hill: Obversion Newsletter for insights as to what to expect from the upcoming horror novel.

Cassandra Sanders wakes up tied down to a gurney in the psychiatric ward of a dark and broken hospital. After barely escaping from demented doctors and other horrific horrors, she breaks out of the hospital and finds herself in the tormented and haunted town of Silent Hill.

While searching the streets and buildings for clues as to what is happening to the town, she discovers links to her past that have troubled her for most of her life. Signs of her family start appearing, and something sinister in the crippled creatures that hunt her calls out to her. Was Cassey somehow responsible for some of the things that had happened in Silent Hill? Was she indirectly responsible for the massacre that happened so long ago?

And in her reflections, captured in the fog of Silent Hill, she sees the face of someone she once loved, someone so close to her, who had been taken from her by her own father. And she can hear the cold axe ringing through the streets, on the chill of the air, coming for her life, the one who got away that fateful night….

Along with his second horror novel, Shaun is also busy with his upcoming dark fantasy novel, Malum: Rise of the Deadly Sins. Both Silent Hill: Obversion and Malum will be released at the same time this year.

Inspired by Blizzard’s dark fantasy game series, Diablo, comes a dark fantasy novel filled with magic and darkness. In a small town of K’vornash, the villagers are starting to act strangely. Once polite people with only slight hints of ambition, the villagers begin exhibiting behaviour completely against their nature. Once chaste men give into their lustful desires, honest women begin stealing in the dead of the night, and dead clergy are found strewn around the holy cathedral.

Rumours spread in the surrounding towns of these happenings and several warriors, mages and mystical fighters arrive at the town to discover the cause of this dark turn. At first, nothing gives sign as to what has occurred until whispers reach them of horrific creatures rising in the depths of Kor’nosh Mine.

The heroes delve into the darkness, battling every foe they come across. Yet, the more they fight, the stronger the demons become. The mines hold a deeper secret than the minions that fill the vast passages in the mountain, one that threatens the lives of every human on the planet. And it becomes clear that some among them are aligned with the darkness. 


More Titles to Come

We are busy negotiation more titles that might become available this year, as well a the list of anthologies that we plan to publish. One of the titles includes the sequel to Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins, but more details on that another time.

If you would like to contact us with regards to being published, feel free to contact us on our Submission page.

Our Second Fantasy Anthology has been released!

Today marks the auspicious day that our CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology Volume 2 is released! It is one that we are rather excited about. Our fantasy books and anthologies in our Library have always done well, and we are sure this new anthology will do just as well if not better.

The Ebook and Paperback is now available on Amazon. We are awaiting approval from our other expanded distributors, and as soon as they are available we will make our page available for you to be able to order from them.

It has been a pleasure as a publisher to work through these stories for this collection. These are really great tales told to you by nine fantastic writers, some of whom are already well-known published authors on Amazon.

So go ahead and order your favourite version of the anthology today!

 

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Here are the writers and their stories that you expect to find inside:

Cynthia and Roy C. Booth– No Good Deed Goes Unbetrayed
Donna Marie West – Dorothy and the Orbs
Grannd Kane – Stranger’s Shadow
Angelique Pacheco – Psychedelic Mystery Solvers
Natalie Rivener – A Snake for Argannon: A Scroll of Yrthull’s End
Ryhen Knight – Odin is Coming
Shane Porteous – A Hard Kill to Swallow
Vittorio Leonardi – Wand

If you have pre-ordered and received your copy today, kindly let us know what you though of it.

 

Our Second Fantasy Anthology is available for Pre-order!

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce that our second fantasy anthology is finally available for Pre-order! We have been working hard the last month to finalise our second fantasy collection, and we hope that it will bring as much success as the first CEA Past your Reality volume did, outselling all our other anthologies except for CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our world record anthology of 108 short stories.
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Right now the pre-order of the ebook is available on Amazon while we set things up with our other distributors. Both the ebook and paperback will launch on Monday 12 November 2018. So make sure you don’t miss out.

Here are the writers and their stories:

Cynthia and Roy C. Booth– No Good Deed Goes Unbetrayed
Donna Marie West – Dorothy and the Orbs
Grannd Kane – Stranger’s Shadow
Angelique Pacheco – Psychedelic Mystery Solvers
Natalie Rivener – A Snake for Argannon: A Scroll of Yrthull’s End
Ryhen Knight – Odin is Coming
Shane Porteous – A Hard Kill to Swallow
Vittorio Leonardi – Wand

We will be setting up the CEA Past your Reality Volume 2 page shortly, and will let you know once you can have a look at it and order directly from us or through our distributors online, from anywhere in the world!

 


 

 

Neon Sword Cyberpunk Role-Playing Game is Live on Kickstarter

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Good morning followers

You must be wondering why I am posting about a game on my author’s blog and not just keeping it on AIR Entertainment or Steemit.

Well, that is because I am very much involved with the game as a writer and a voice actor. I have been working on some short stories for the game’s website. I am also pretty excited to get started on some novels based on the game’s lore.

One thing at a time though. For now, we are focusing on the Kickstarter campaign that has been setup. The funds will help push through the final stages of development and towards publishing the game, first on PC and then hopefully on console.

Here’s a small write-up of the game:

“Neon Sword is an open world 3rd person top down action roleplay game with elements of business simulation. The non-linear story has multiple choices that effect the world around you leading you down many paths; the person you become is shaped by your decisions made within the game.

Another crime goes unsolved in the city that is the cesspit of humanity! Well, not if you have any say in the matter as you start a personal crusade of revenge. Are you the hunter or the hunted? You will turn Quaid City upside down hosing the streets clean of the human vermin that infest the dark shadows out of the neon glare. Shape the destiny of Quaid City.

Do you use commerce or violence as your weapons of choice? Purchase and manage businesses to get on the property ladder and build your income. Manage a deep and vibrant economy in a dynamic world that evolves around your every action. Strive to bring order to a city in the depths of despair. Will you be businessman or the ultimate bounty hunter? Customizing your character for the perfect kill with scores of weapons, skills and accessories that allow you to bring swift justice to the factions that stand between you and sweet revenge.

The time has come to wield the Neon Sword.”

Very exciting indeed. I cannot wait for you all to try this game out. The lore is kind extensive, which led me to writing the short stories and novels in the first place. I am just grateful that PeaHead Games gave me this opportunity.

I will keep you updated on the game and story development. For now, please visit the Kickstarter page. Here is the video for the event.

Warm Regards

The Count of Celenic Earth

 

 

 

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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Our Guinness World Record Event Was a Great Success

On Saturday 17 March 2018 we held our official Guinness World Record Anthology launch at the Parow Library in Parow, Cape Town, South Africa. It was a spectacular event, with the main focus on promoting Library Week, introducing our local writers, and talking about our company Celenic Earth Publications. If you missed it, no worries: we will be making a video of it shortly and broadcasting it on our YouTube channel. The photography and filming were done by our Director of Photography, Brent Peters.

In the meantime, here’s rundown of what you missed:


 

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The event started off with visitors to the public library. Library manager Jacinta Avontuur was introduced and thanks for the opportunity to hold the event at the Library. She was provided an opportunity to explain what Library Week was all about as well as the program for the week ahead. Celenic Earth Publications was thanked for starting Library Week off with the Guinness World Record event.

Next we introduced an up and coming music band, LittyFam. Artist Jason Paulse was at the event and was provided with an opportunity to speak about the band’s singles and future album. Celenic Music Studios, the music division of Celenic Earth Publications, will be providing full support for the band.

As a final part of the welcome, local writers that took part in the anthology were introduced. We were fortunate to have the following writers at the event:

  • Chantelle Salt
  • Brigette Ronne
  • Alistair Davidse
  • Caroline Reid
  • Theolin Tembo

The event was officially witnessed on behalf of Guinness World Records by Jacinta Avontuur and Chloe Rushovich.


 

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We took the opportunity to introduce Celenic Earth Publications as a publishing company based in South Africa that accepts writers from all around the world, and makes their work available internationally.

For those who do not know, we briefly summarised the main three streams of publishers as follows:

  • Traditional Publishers: those who have a set niche of writers they accept from agents, whom they pay to write certain types of novels and who takes sales royalties until they have obtained their return on investment.
  • Vanity Publishers: those that writers pay to have their books published, but who take no part in sales of marketing of the books.
  • Self Publishers: usually writers who publish their own work, or publishers who assist writers in publishing their own work.

Celenic Earth Publications was proud to announce that it fell in none of the above categories. CEP accepts writers from around the work with no upfront fees, like most publishers do these days with new and unknown writers. The main focus is anthologies where new writers can test their writing in the market.

CEP assists by going through the entire publishing process, and only takes payment from a percentage of sales. In this way, we feel that we have earned the payment and writers don’t have to break their bank just to reach their dreams of being published.

Kenny Bergsma, the author of the popular Flats Justice that was published last year by CEP, was introduced at the event. The details of his novel were shared, as well as his two upcoming books already in the publishing process, Fresh Observations and Questions.

CEP has many programs and activities coming up for the rest of the year, including the start of a craft market for writers, the opening of a bookstore to rival the likes of Exclusive Books and CNA (to name a few) where new writers are introduced, as well the establishment of a non-profit organisation where CEP will go into poor communities to find that writing talent hidden by poverty and assist them in writing and publishing their work. It is hoped that through charitable grants that CEP can open Celenic Writing  Centres throughout the City of Cape Town where potential writers can come in and learn how to write.


 

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It was finally time for the main event. The tables were laden with copies of CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our anthology of 108 short stories spanning across various genres. The history of the application to break the current record of 50 writers published in 1 volume was explained as well as the momentous journey it took to get here. Writers from all over the work too part in the anthology, so it was a global event as well as a global anthology.

Achieving this World Record would be a cornerstone for CEP in the publishing industry. Many other anthologies are also published by CEP, but each one is based on a specific genre. CEA Greatest Anthology Written takes all the genres in one volume, creating a special treat for everyone and their unique reading tastes.

A word went out to thank the sponsors of the event that made it all possible, with the largest thanks being offered to Doctor, physician and investor Scelo Mthiyane, who provided the funding for the printing of the books.

The Order Page was provided to all that attended if they wanted to order online instead of physically at the event, since many arrived at the Library to return books or simply to see what the event was about.


 

Conclusion

After the event, 3 copies of the anthology were handed over to the Parow Library as a donation, so if you are a member of the Library feel free to head on over to rent the book for a few weeks and obtain your taste of literary bliss. We are in process of getting our books in all South African libraries and possibly some libraries overseas too.

We are busy planning for sales launches where you can buy them in the malls. More on this in time to come.

I want to thank everyone that was able to attend and to all those that showed us some great support. It was fantastic meeting you all and introducing our company to 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 Into the Beyond Sci Fi Anthology Released on Ebook and Paperback Platforms

Our debut science fiction anthology has finally been released!! Five writers worked hard the last month and a half to bring the stories to you, and we have finally been able to publish it this weekend.

The Anthology is available on our official distribution platforms, which can be viewed on the CEA Into the Beyond page. Thank you to Pragashnie Naidoo for her glittering preview review on Pulse Entertainment UK.

If you will recall, we ran a competition for followers to win free digital copies of this anthology. We are pleased to announce that Andi Hodgetts was the ultimate winner of this prize! Thank you for following, sharing and liking our pages and posts! Your hard work is appreciated. You will be receiving your free ebook copy soon.

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SCI-FANT GLOBAL ANTHOLOGY COMPETITION: Win Free Copies of our Upcoming Anthologies

Celenic Earth Publications is proud to present its first Anthology competition, which we are hoping to bring with each release of our paired Anthology launches in the future. To start off, we are going to be bringing you two new anthologies that feature the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, and are therefore calling this our SCI-FANT GLOBAL ANTHOLOGY COMPETITION.

Within the next week or two, depending how long the process takes, we will be launching two new anthologies. CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1 will feature science fiction short stories while CEA Past your Reality Volume 1 will feature the fantasy stories. Both were written by its own set of authors, some alike, some different, but everyone just as eager to get their words imprinted into your literate minds.

And you have a chance to win a digital copy of both! Lucky winners will each receive both ebooks for free, especially signed by Celenic Earth Publications with special dedication of the award within the book. The winners will be announced on Celenic Earth Publications’ website, as well as through our sponsors which will include mentions on their sites, social media and a special radio broadcast.

And here’s the special twist to our competition: We are making this competition global! Two winners from each country all over the world that we confirm entry for will each obtain their free digital copies!!

Want to know how you can enter? Well, you’re going to have to really earn it, and here’s how:

  • Like and Share the Celenic Earth Facebook Page, while leaving a comment under this announcement on the Facebook page that you are entering the competition and the country you are entering for.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Like and Retweet this announcement on our Twitter page, and reply to this announcement on our Twitter page that you are entering this competition for your country.
  • Subscribe to our electronic newsletter. We will receive a notification with your email address details that will confirm you have subscribed.
  • Email us (shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com) and provide us with the following details: Your residential location (simply the country will do, not full address) , your name on Facebook (a link would be great), your Twitter handle (@somethingawesomegoeshere), and please use the email address you used to subscribe so that we can verify it really is you.
  • In your email, answer one simple question: What are the names of the anthologies that are about to be released?

The competition runs until next week Wednesday 14 June 2017, so go ahead and start liking and sharing! Once all of the above have been completed, those who have emailed us with all the details and answers will be entered into the competition. All the steps and your location will be verified on Facebook, Twitter and Email Subscription before the winners are selected. Winners will be announced the weekend after the competition has closed.

And if you know someone living in another part of the world, even if it is in Japan or Spain, please let them know!!

Please note that some stories contain mature content and therefore only those who are 18 years or older may enter.

This competition is proudly sponsored by our following partners:

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