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ebook ** JUNE 2018 - NEW RELEASE! **

THE LUCK OF THE DEVIL (novel)
by Stephanie M Bennion

Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real? Read more...

Hollow Moon series
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ebook HOLLOW MOON (novel)
HOLLOW MOON #1
by Steph Bennion

A kidnapped prince, a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight!

Here starts the tale of Ravana O’Brien, the intrepid teenage heroine of the series, a half-Australian, half-Indian trainee engineer who lives with her father in a forgotten asteroid colony ship drifting around Barnard’s Star. What began as a minor escapade to rescue her erratic electric cat soon becomes a fast-paced mystery of interstellar intrigue, taking Ravana and friends back into the civil war from which she and her father had fled. Hollow Moon is an incredible planet-hopping adventure into the shady world of politics, rebellion and school band competitions; a tale of mystery, humour and thrills!

The first novel from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

   
ebook PAW-PRINTS OF THE GODS (novel)
HOLLOW MOON #2
by Steph Bennion

On the forbidding planet of Falsafah, archaeologists are on the verge of a discovery that will shake the five systems to the core.

Ravana O’Brien, the reluctant young heroine of Hollow Moon, finds herself on another wild adventure, this time in the company of two extra-terrestrial greys, a cake-obsessed secret agent and a mysterious little boy wanted by the alien-worshipping Dhusarian Church. A perilous quest across the deadly deserts of Falsafah brings them into conflict with cyberclone monks, homicidal giant spiders, a psychotic nurse and a god-like cat woman with secrets of her own. Back on Ascension, can detective Ostara and reporter Fornax uncover the truth? Paw-Prints Of The Gods is a space-opera mystery set around the discovery of ancient alien ruins on a desert planet; and a prophecy that may or may not be real...

The second novel from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

   
ebook CITY OF DECEIT (novel)
HOLLOW MOON #3
by Steph Bennion

Raja Surya, young heir to the moon of Yuanshi, cannot stay out of trouble for long. Zotz Wak, intrepid boy inventor, decides Earth is the place to become a man.

The eponymous City Of Deceit is the dystopian 23rd-century London, ravaged by rising sea levels, social inequalities and terrible politics. The United Nations is deciding the fate of Surya’s world. The Que Qiao Corporation is using the threat of alien monsters to call for war. Ravana O’Brien, the heroine of previous adventures, is stricken with a mystery illness and her hollow moon home has problems of its own. With the first ever interstellar battleships making their appearance, the far-flung worlds of the five systems would never be the same again. Taranis, the dark priest of destiny, has returned!

The third novel from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

   
ebook TO DANCE AMONGST THE STARS (short stories)
by Steph Bennion

A petty thief is offered riches to steal a very special device, but has he let the genie out of the bottle? Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? A priest is rescued after a quest to find the mythical alien home world ends in disaster, but who is the mysterious stranger wearing his boots? A man caught up in a war wonders if he can go on, but can a hologram hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill!

ebooks Prequel seasonal short stories from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon, featuring:

> "GENIE And the LAMP"
> To Dance Amongst The Stars"
> "The Watcher And The Priest"
> "It's A Blunderful Life"
> Excerpt from Hollow Moon.
> Timeline Interviews, Part 1: Prequels.

   
ebook MERRY CHRISTMAS, MISTER WOLF (short stories)
by Steph Bennion

When the power fails when parents are out for the night, is it wise to be wandering the forest with vicious robot wolves on the loose? Can a young boy change his destiny with the help of a fraudulent wizard and draw the sword from the stone? Are the city streets paved with gold for the lowly detective and a stolen brass clockwork cat? Can a lost little girl defeat the evil ruler with the help of her seven diminuitive miner friends? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill!

ebooks Main Sequence seasonal short stories from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon, featuring:

> "Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf"
> "A Wizard, A Sword And A King"
> "The Clockwork Cat"
> "Psyche's Seven"
> Excerpt from Paw-Prints Of The Gods
> Timeline Interviews, Part 2: Main Sequence.

   
ebook THREE TALES FOR CHRISTMAS (short stories)
by Steph Bennion

Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? When the power fails when parents are out for the night, is it wise to be wandering the forest with vicious robot wolves on the loose? A man caught up in a war wonders if he can go on, but can a hologram hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill!

ebooks An introductory anthology for Kindle readers from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon, featuring:

> "To Dance Amongst The Stars"
> "Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf"
> "It's A Blunderful Life"
> Excerpt from City Of Deceit.
> Chapter One of Hollow Moon.

See also: COMING SOON

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ebook THE LUCK OF THE DEVIL (novel)
by Stephanie M Bennion

NEW! Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real?

An unexpected road trip to Ireland awakens traumas of the past. A seventeenth-century sorcerer, evil nurses, a castle reborn from the ashes and a bloodthirsty sheep do not making getting to the bottom of the mystery any easier. Can Susan's love of heavy metal, her battered Volkswagen camper van and two best friends save the day?

Edition exclusive to Amazon Kindle.

   
ebook THE BATTLES OF HASTINGS (novella)
by Stephanie M Bennion

Who really won the Battle of Hastings? Chicago teenager Jane Kennedy embarks on an adventure through multiple realities after fellow time travellers each realise they come from a future with a different past. Is there a rogue on the loose out to change history?

A romp through alternate time lines in England 1066 to mark the 950th anniversary of the invasion that shaped Britain and Europe today.

See also: Wyrd Worlds: Battlefield 1066

   
ebook DEMOCRACY: AN EPITAPH (poetry)
by Lallafa Jeltz

A short collection of political verse by up-and-coming London poet Lallafa Jeltz:

> "None Of The Above"
> "Ode To Magna Carta"
> "Civil Disobedience"
> "The Road To Number Ten"
> "Blameless Tiers"
> "Democracy: An Epitaph"

"Democracy; oh! It seems she is dying... Her guardians weave the final black shroud."

   
ebook WYRD WORLDS (short stories)
by Various Authors

An anthology of science-fiction and fantasy short stories by indie authors brought together by the social network Goodreads.

The collection, which contains 14 stories from 12 writers from around the world, includes a wide range of speculative fiction, from slices of fantasy and time travel to steampunk and science-fiction. The tales vary widely, yet are all born from the same drive to create, share ideas and above all to entertain!

Includes the The Worlds Of Hollow Moon short story "In The Lap Of The Gods".

Available free of charge from major ebook retailers.

   
ebook WYRD WORLDS II (short stories)
by Various Authors

An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy.

Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original Wyrd Worlds rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!

Includes the The Worlds Of Hollow Moon short story "Rock Of Ages".

Available free of charge from major ebook retailers.

See also: COMING SOON

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ebooks ALIENS, BATTLESHIPS AND COLONIZATION (ebook bundle)
by Various Authors

AN ELEVEN-EBOOK SCIENCE-FICTION BUNDLE!

People have long desired to know more about the galaxy we live in and those far beyond. In this bundle you will go on missions on spaceships, converse with aliens, and even live on a space station subjected to an alien dictatorship. Space is yours to explore in the Aliens, Battleships and Colonization bundle...

Includes stories by: Robert Jeschonek, Rebecca S.W. Bates, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, J.A. Marlow, Perry A. Wilson, Steph Bennion, Mark Fassett, Michael Kingswood, Blaze Ward, Debbie Mumford and Sabrina Chase.

   
ebook BRAVE NEW GIRLS Vol.2 (short stories)
STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE AND SCHEME
by Various Authors

DIVE INTO A UNIVERSE OF SCI-FI WONDERS! This collection of sci-fi shorts features a variety of brainy young heroines - girls who engineer, tinker, experiment and more. Proceeds from sales of Brave New Girls: Stories Of Girls Who Science And Scheme will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let's show today's girls that they too can be tomorrow's inventors, programmers, scientists and more!

Included is "The Non-Existence Of Gravity", a tale from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon: Fifteen-year-old Cethlenn was lucky to be working with her Aunt Morrigan, a crazy yet talented engineer with a workshop on the moon of Asgard, Alpha Centauri. That is until Luison, an undercover corporation agent, tricks Cethlenn into a dangerous scrapyard experiment aboard the derelict USS Goliath...

   
ebooks SPACE OPERA MASHUP (short stories)
by Various Authors

SPACE OPERA GALORE! Tales from real planets and star systems as well as those of the imagination, hard SF and science fantasy, mystery and romance. Humans trying to meet aliens for the first time or trying to avoid them. Humans living with aliens in so-called harmony. Earth-based civilizations and alien humanoids. From Alpha Centauri to Epsilon Eridani and everything in between, the Milky Way in all its glory!

Stories in this anthology are: "Murder on Marawa Prime" by Vonnie Winslow Crist; "Astromancer" by Debbie Mumford; "One Universe is Never Enough" by Mary Jo Rabe; "A Little Old Fashioned" by Rita Schulz; "Funeral Sails" by Scott T. Barnes; "Station OSCX-9" by Marcelle Dubé; "GENIE And The LAMP" by Steph Bennion; "Runaway" by Barbara G. Tarn; "Seeking Sky" by Jennifer R. Baumer; and "Final Chapter" by Randy Tatano.

"GENIE And The LAMP" is a tale from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

   
ebooks WYRD WORLDS: BATTLEFIELD 1066
Four tales for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings...

THE BATTLES OF HASTINGS (novella) by Stephanie M Bennion
Is there a rogue on the loose out to change history? A romp through alternate time lines in England 1066 to mark the 950th anniversary of the invasion that shaped Britain and Europe today.
THEY MARVEL AT THE STAR (short story) by L.J. Hick
Thomas of the Fyrd is recruited into Harold Godwinson's army to confront Duke William of Normandy. He is befriended by blond-haired Kauko, but what does he have planned for Thomas?
NORMAN BLOOD (novella) by Barbara G. Tarn
Nineteen-year-old Robert Malet followed William to England to claim the English throne. But Robert is a vampire in 12th century Europe, changing names when his mortal life is gone...
EADWEARD - A STORY OF 1066 (short story) by Victoria Zigler
King Harold is about to go in to battle against Duke William's invading Norman army. Among the ranks of the Saxons are two boys who shouldn't be there: Eadweard, and his best friend, Cerdic.

   
ebooks SCI-FI JULY FEVER FUN (ebook bundle)
by Various Authors

SORRY, THIS BUNDLE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

ebooksAN ELEVEN-EBOOK SCIENCE-FICTION BUNDLE!

Hop on this starship, destination universe... Buckle up and prepare to explore planets and galaxies in the near and far future. Get wrapped in this fun fever!

Includes stories by: Dean Wesley Smith, Russ Crossley, Rebecca M. Senese, Blaze Ward, Tracy Cooper-Posey, Steph Bennion, Michael Warren Lucas, Ubiquitous Bubba, Rebecca S.W. Bates, Barbara G.Tarn and Robert Jeschonek.

See also: COMING SOON

LATEST OFFERS
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Please see WyrdStar News and the associated RSS feed RSS for full details on the latest special offers on books (price reductions, Amazon free offers, Smashwords vouchers, etc). A summary of recent offers is below; older offers are here.

Aliens, Battleships & Colonization   Sci-fi bundle including Hollow Moon; 11 ebooks for £1.99 / $2.99.
Democracy: An Epitaph   Ebook available for 'you set the price' from Smashwords (RRP £0.99 / $0.99).
FREE SHORT STORIES!   See To Dance Amongst The Stars and Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf pages.

Expired Offers

2018    
The Battles Of Hastings   July Sale - free from Smashwords with code SS100, 1st July to 31st July 2018.
To Dance Amongst The Stars   July Sale - free from Smashwords with code SS100, 1st July to 31st July 2018.
Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf   July Sale - free from Smashwords with code SS100, 1st July to 31st July 2018.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 11th to 15th June.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March.
Hollow Moon   Ebook $0.99 from all outlets 3rd & 4th March (http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Sci-Fi July Fever Fun   No longer available: Sci-fi bundle including Hollow Moon; 11 ebooks for $4.99.
2017    
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 25th, 26th & 27th December.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 25th & 26th November.
City Of Deceit   Ebook $0.99 from all outlets 7th & 8th October (http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   Ebook $0.99 from all outlets 1st & 2nd July (http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June.
Hollow Moon   Ebook $0.99 from all outlets 1st & 2nd April (http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March.
    For a list of older expired offers, see here (though why would you want to?)

COMING SOON!
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A short summary of works in progress. Some are genuinely 'coming soon' (the definition of which is fairly fluid), others are longer-term projects...

THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON
by Steph Bennion

THE AVALON JOB (HOLLOW MOON #4)
The Avalon Job will be the fourth novel in the Hollow Moon series. As the title suggests (to those familiar with previous stories, anyway), Ravana O'Brien and friends find themselves in the Alpha Centauri system, where the brutal Gods of Avalon holovid show subjects third-rate celebrities to a fantasy world made real by a sadistic audience. This story will be about the games people (and other beings) play, in more ways than one. I've written four chapters to date, but I'm not a speedy writer (City Of Deceit took two and a half years from synopsis to publication), so The Avalon Job is unlikely to appear before 2020. There will be the usual Christmas story in December, of course, for which I have a few ideas... Watch this space! Steph.

Coming Soon!

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paperbacks Paperbacks are now available from BOOKBUSTER, 39 Queens Road, Hastings (01424 539726).

Paperbacks can be ordered from elsewhere using the following details:

HOLLOW MOON
Author: Steph Bennion
ISBN: 978-1499 687 133

PAW-PRINTS OF THE GODS
Author: Steph Bennion
ISBN: 978-1500 122 416

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Do you write book reviews, online or in print? Are you an avid ebook reader who likes to blog about books or leave online reviews? Smashwords tokens for ebooks are available on request. To request free review copies, please contact WyrdStar Books stating which book you are interested in reading and reviewing.

See also the Press Resources section for book cover artwork, author biography and so on. Thanks!


INFORMATION FOR LIBRARIES
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PAPERBACKS: The novels Hollow Moon and Paw-Prints Of The Gods are available in paperback. For enquiries relating to purchasing paperbacks for a school or public library, please contact WyrdStar Books.

EBOOKS: WyrdStar ebook novels and short stories published via Smashwords (see 'Reading age and content' below for titles) can be purchased free of charge by schools and public libraries (lending charges apply), from:

> Library Direct from Smashwords   > Gardners (retailer account needed)
> Baker and Taylor's Axis360 (phone app)   > Odilo (phone app)
> CloudLibrary / Bibliotheca (phone app)   > OverDrive for library and schools

READING AGE AND CONTENT:

The science-fiction novels and short stories I publish under the name of Steph Bennion - that is, the books belonging to The Worlds Of Hollow Moon space-opera series - are aimed at young adults (and adults young at heart!), with a reading age of 12+. There is no sexual content or profane language.

The books I've released under the name of Stephanie M Bennion - The Luck Of The Devil and The Battles Of Hastings - are for an adult readership. The former has references to drug use; the latter, scenes of a mild sexual nature. There is no profane language! (Just to confuse matters, The Battles Of Hastings was originally published 'by Steph Bennion'.)

Wyrd Worlds and Wyrd Worlds II contain a mix of tales, aimed at the general science-fiction and fantasy readership, some of which may contain scenes of a mild sexual nature.

Thanks for reading! Steph.


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Ebook stores and Digital Rights Management (DRM) - Ebooks distributed from Smashwords are DRM-free, which means that once you have purchased a title, you can download it as many times as you like (and in whatever format you like) and make back-up copies if necessary (for personal use only!). WyrdStar's preferred sales outlet is Smashwords, not least because the author gets a larger slice of the list price there than anywhere else! WyrdStar ebooks sold via third-party outlets (Amazon, iBookstore, etc.) will be subject to the vendor's terms and conditions. With 'cloud'-based systems, an ebook sale will be treated as a purchase of a licence to read, rather than the purchase of a digital file itself.

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