It is now exactly 50 days until my next book is released. After seven Jessica Daniel novels, and a one-off urban thriller, Watched, RECKONING is out on May 22, and is my first venture into a new genre. It is part one of the Silver Blackthorn trilogy, an adventure-fantasy series set in the near future.
In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning. This coming-of-age test not only decides her place in society – Elite, Member, Inter or Trog – but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor.
But these are uncertain times and no-one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?
Trapped in a maze of ancient corridors, Silver finds herself in a warped world of suspicion where it is difficult to know who to trust and who to fear. The one thing Silver does know is that she must find a way out …
I am running a FREE prize draw. The lucky winner will get a FULL SET of all eight of my paperbacks, including a signed copy of RECKONING. Five runners-up will receive a copy of RECKONING.
The winners and runners-up will be chosen at random and you can have up to four entries in the draw. You can enter by any or all of the following methods:
1. JOIN MY MAILING LIST
Your details will not be shared with any other person or organisation. You’ll receive a few emails a year with details of my latest releases, giveaways and appearances. If you’re already on the list, you automatically have one entry into the prize draw. If you’re not, fill in the form below.
2. ‘LIKE’ SILVER’S FACEBOOK PAGE
The Silver Blackthorn series has its own Facebook page here. If you like that page, you get a second entry.
3. COMMENT ON THE JESSICA DANIEL FACEBOOK PAGE
The Jessica page has been running a lot longer than Silver’s and if you like AND leave a comment – any comment – on this thread you’ll get a third entry (you also have to be a member of the page).
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
I don’t tweet that much about my books, more about ducks that nearly take me out while I’m on my bike, random quotes from The Simpsons, complaints about the rain, or a multitude of other things. Anyway, if you follow me, let me know by sending me a tweet. This will get you a fourth entry.
That’s four ways of entering, so you can quadruple your chance by doing the lot. The closing date is 18:00 BST on Saturday, April 12. I’ll contact the winner and runners-up directly, plus post their names on this site.