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

A kidnapped prince, a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight! What is the secret of the hollow moon? Join intrepid young heroine Ravana O'Brien in a fast-paced and witty science-fiction mystery of interstellar intrigue. As the dark priest of destiny returns from the dead, Ravana and friends find themselves on an incredible planet-hopping adventure into the shady world of politics, music and rebellion!

The first novel from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

ebook PAW-PRINTS OF THE GODS (novel)
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 finds herself on another wild adventure with a mysterious little orphan, a cake-obsessed secret agent and a god-like watcher who is maybe also a cat. The cyberclone monks are preparing to meet their saviours. But nobody believes in prophecies anymore, do they?

The second novel from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

ebook CITY OF DECEIT (novel)
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. He never expected to be accused of spying. Surya never dreamed he would take the captain's chair of a proper battleship in space. In London, the United Nations is deciding humankind's fate. Taranis, dark priest of destiny, has returned.

The third novel from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon.

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

Exclusive to Kindle: Three seasonal short stories from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon:
TO DANCE AMONGST THE STARS - Can down-trodden kitchen slave Ganesa find a Prince Charming in the shape of young, dashing space captain Hanuman? As they meet for the first time at the American Embassy's Christmas Ball, she is the first to admit he's not exactly her type.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MISTER WOLF - Christmas at the exclusive ski resort of Kirchel, with its concrete log cabins and artificial snow, was a tedious affair - but the robot security wolves that patrolled the dome at night were rejects from the brutal Gods of Avalon game show.
IT'S A BLUNDERFUL LIFE - Pursued by armed agents, Fenris prepares to end it all with a midnight leap from a bridge. A mysterious stranger arrives to persuade him that life is worth living, but can a Samaritans hologram really hope to convince by showing the greatest blunders of his life?

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FREE SHORT STORIES: Christmas short stories have been published every December since 2011. These 'Hollow Moon' tales are generally science-fiction versions of traditional fairytales popular in the British tradition of pantomime, complementing the story arc of the novels.

ebooks

> G.E.N.I.E. AND THE L.A.M.P. > MERRY CHRISTMAS, MISTER WOLF
> TO DANCE AMONGST THE STARS > A WIZARD, A SWORD AND A KING
> THE WATCHER AND THE PRIEST > COMING SOON: THE CLOCKWORK CAT
> IT'S A BLUNDERFUL LIFE > PSYCHE'S SEVEN
See also: COMING SOON

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ebook THE BATTLES OF HASTINGS (novella)
by Steph 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 and 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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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. 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... 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!

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

NEW! 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.

This 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.

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

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!

This bundle 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 these offers is below; a summary of expired offers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Aliens, Battleships and Colonization   Multi-author science-fiction bundle including Hollow Moon; 11 ebooks for £1.99 / $2.99.
Sci-Fi July Fever Fun   Multi-author science-fiction bundle including Hollow Moon; 11 ebooks for £7.49 / $9.99.
Democracy: An Epitaph   Ebook available for 'you set the price' from Smashwords (RRP £0.99 / $0.99).
FREE SHORT STORIES!   See Tales For Christmas page for details.

Expired Offers

2017    
City Of Deceit   Ebook $0.99 from all outlets 7th and 8th October (see http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   Ebook $0.99 from all outlets 1st and 2nd July (see 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 and 2nd April (see http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March.
     
2016    
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 23rd to 27th December 2016.
City Of Deceit   Ebook free from all outlets 3rd and 4th December (http://pattyjansen.com/promo/).
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 12th to 16th October.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 4th to 8th August.
City Of Deceit   Ebook free from Smashwords; 24th June to 31st July - use voucher code BM62W.
Hollow Moon   Ebook available free of charge from Smashwords and other retailers; 24th June to 31st July.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 18th to 22nd March.
     
2015    
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 25th to 29th December 2015.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th October.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 25th to 29th June.
Democracy: An Epitaph   Ebook free from Smashwords; 12th April to 12th May - use voucher code TV57A.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 2nd to 6th March.
     
2014    
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 24th to 28th December 2014.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October.
Hollow Moon   Ebook $1.50 from Smashwords; 31st July to 30th September - use voucher code JJ53L.
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   Ebook $1.50 from Smashwords; 31st July to 30th September - use voucher code FF95F.
Hollow Moon   Goodreads giveaway (paperback); 1st to 31st July.
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   Goodreads giveaway (paperback); 1st to 31st July.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th April.
Hollow Moon   'Read an Ebook Week' half-price offer from Smashwords; 2nd to 8th March.
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   'Read an Ebook Week' half-price offer from Smashwords; 2nd to 8th March.
     
2013    
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   Awesome Indies ebook sale, Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 24th to 30th December 2013.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 24th to 28th December.
Three Tales For Christmas   Ebook free from Amazon UK / USA / etc.; 27th October; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November.
Hollow Moon   'You set the price' offer from Smashwords (ebook); 29th September to 8th December.
Paw-Prints Of The Gods   'You set the price' offer from Smashwords (ebook); 29th September to 8th December.
     

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 LUCK OF THE DEVIL (novel)
by Steph Bennion

A light-hearted thriller set in a contemporary world of superstition, psychiatry and the supernatural. Susan Jones is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen, who in turn is obsessed with a strange and shared medieval legacy, but are their demons real? Can Susan's love of heavy metal, her two best friends and her Volkswagen camper van possibly save the day? The Luck Of The Devil experienced unprecedented misfortune during submissions to publishers (manuscripts getting lost, etc.) so self-publishing will hopefully break the curse. I'm currently editing a final draft that captures the story I'm trying to tell, but progress is slow and this novel probably won't see the light of day now until early 2018 (I told you not to hold your breath). Steph.

Coming Soon!
THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON
by Steph Bennion

HOLLOW MOON #4: I have a full synopsis and a title, The Avalon Job - even a first draft of chapter one - but I haven't actually started writing this in earnest as yet. The idea is that if I mention it here, I will have to properly start work on it soon. As the title suggests (to those familiar with previous stories, anyway), The Avalon Job will be the first novel set in the Alpha Centauri system.

THE CLOCKWORK CAT: I finished a draft of this year's Christmas short story in June, something I'm usually still working on in November. I felt sorry for leaving Ostara Lee out of City Of Deceit, so this year's seasonal short story is hers: "Ostara Lee, private detective, is lured to the wealthy city of Bradbury Heights by a mysterious message asking for her help on a case. Captain Nyx of Newbrum police is in league with smuggler Bouki Moritasgus and only a brass clockwork cat, stolen by street urchin Tomtem from the Dickens Christmas Fair, can save the day..." Ostara Lee will return with Ravana O'Brien and friends in The Avalon Job. I'm also thinking more about how short stories are published, so 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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REVIEWERS
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Do you write or publish book reviews, online or in print? Smashwords tokens for free ebooks of Hollow Moon, Paw-Prints Of The Gods, City Of Deceit and The Battles Of Hastings are available on request. To request review copies, please contact WyrdStar Books.

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


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 books Hollow Moon, Paw-Prints Of The Gods, City Of Deceit and associated short stories from The Worlds Of Hollow Moon are aimed at young adults (and adults young at heart!), with a reading age of 12+. There is no sexual content or profane language!

Wyrd Worlds and Wyrd Worlds II contain a mix of stories, aimed at the general science-fiction and fantasy readership. These stories and The Battles Of Hastings may contain scenes of a mild sexual nature. There is no profane language...


Smashwords
Preferred Outlet
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.

All content (c) Steph Bennion, WyrdStar and Danse Macabre 2007-2017.

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