Fellow UK residents, I’m delighted to announce that the wait is over and from today you can buy the paperback edition of Any Other Name, the second novel in the Split Worlds series in all its beautiful spot UV gorgeousness. The cover rates very high on the stroke-ability scale.
A few people have been asking about whether there are launch events and the answer is no. It’s only been a few weeks since I asked everyone to come to the first one and I don’t want to be a pain. However, I am brewing ideas for the launch of book 3 (All Is Fair) in October that may involve something social again.
If you want a signed copy…
I’m popping into Forbidden Planet in London on Saturday to sign stock for them, so they should be on sale in the store and online after that. I’m also signing stock at Topping Books in Bath early next week, so if you’re in the area and want to support a fantastic local independent book shop, you can either pop in or phone them on 01225 428111 or email them at bath AT toppingbooks.co.uk to ask them to put aside a copy for you.
I’ll also be at Edge-Lit in July and the Nine Worlds geek extravaganzapalooza in August and would be delighted to sign copies for you there if you come and find me.
Hidden objects from Any Other Name
Remember I told you I’d hidden descriptions of twelve objects from Any Other Name on the Split Worlds website? Well, there are still a couple of links to go up and once they’re all out there I’ll announce the second phase. To find the ones out already, be sure to follow the #splitworlds hashtag on Twitter (if you don’t do Twitter you can always Google “#splitworlds” and there will be a result for a Twitter search). I’m also putting them on the Split Worlds Facebook page.
Win a copy of the Any Other Name audio book!
Both Between Two Thorns and Any Other Name have been released in audio format too (narrated by me) and are available on Audible and in CD format too. Speaking of which, I have an extra copy of Any Other Name in CD format that’s just ripe for a giveaway. It’s unabridged, on 11 discs for a total of 12.5 hours. It’s produced by Brilliance Audio and is also available on Audible.com if you don’t want to wait!
To enter the draw, simply have a picture taken (or do a selfie) of you and your copy of Between Two Thorns. Post it on your blog and put the link in the comments below. The person who looks the happiest (I’m hoping there will be some fantastic smiles!) will win the audio book of Any Other Name.
The competition closes on June 21st and I’ll post it to wherever you are with a little note (as long as it’s not the ISS or something silly like that) - so you’ve still got time to read the first book if you haven’t yet! (Here’s where you can buy it)
If the comment form doesn’t work for you (I know some people have trouble but I can’t get to the bottom of it) then enter using the contact form - but only as a last resort as it’ll be much easier to choose a winner if the links are all in one place.
And that reminds me to say, rather neurotically, that this is a series that has to be read in order. Any Other Name follows on directly from events in Between Two Thorns, so if you like the look of Any Other Name, please do start with the first book so it all makes sense!
Oh, here’s a spoiler-free blurb for you and all the places you can buy it, should you be so inclined (and fabulous).
Any Other Name is the second novel in the Split Worlds series, following on directly after the events in Between Two Thorns. Cathy is secretly seeking a way out of Nether Society by helping Max and the gargoyle to investigate the murders in the Bath Chapter. When she learns more about the mysterious Agency which oils the wheels of life in the Nether it becomes clear that the privileged few are enjoying their existence at a price far higher than they realised. It’s time to change Nether society, but with assassins, Fae lords and revengeful fallen Rosas to deal with, can Cathy survive long enough to make a difference?
There’s just one more thing…
Now that’s all done, I’d like to say a plump and juicy thank you to everyone who has bought the books so far and written me letters, sent me tweets and put up such wonderful reviews. Each and every time this happens is a sweet, sweet gift and I really appreciate it. Writing books is a strange and lonely activity, one I enjoy immensely but there’s the omnipresent worry that what I need to write is not what you want to read. Each time you contact me, that worry is pushed further back and I thank you, from the bottom of my tea-cup heart.