February 2019 Newsletter
Hello and welcome to my very first newsletter. You’ll find free stuff, a chance to win my latest book and movie news. I plan to send out two or three newsletters a year so don’t worry, I won’t be filling your inbox with loads of guff!
The Dark Days Deceit Shortlisted for Aurealis Award Best Fantasy Novel!I’m thrilled to report that Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit, the third and final book in the Lady Helen series, has been shortlisted in the Best Fantasy Novel category of the Aurealis Awards. The second book in the series, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact, won Best YA Novel in the 2016 awards (huzzah!), so will lightning strike twice? Fingers crossed. The winners are announced on Saturday May 4th in Melbourne.
Win an Electronic Copy of The Dark Days Deceit!If you are not already aware, the Lady Helen trilogy is now complete. It is set in England in 1812 and has been called Pride and Prejudice meets Buffy (with a bit of Supernatural thrown in)! The trilogy follows the adventures of Lady Helen as she discovers that Regency high society has been infiltrated by deadly demons. It combines all the best of Regency adventure, dark fantasy and romance.
The covers of the British, French, Australian, Russian and USA/Canada editions of the Lady Helen Series. . .so far.
Amazon links:-Lady Helen Book 1 (The Dark Days Club)Lady Helen Book 2 (The Dark Days Pact)Lady Helen Book 3 (The Dark Days Deceit)
The final book in the series—The Dark Days Deceit—has just been released in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia (Aussie title is Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit), and will be released in France in June 2019. The Russian release date is yet to be confirmed.
How To Be in The Draw! To be in the draw to win one of THREE electronic copies of The Dark Days Deceit (English language edition)then post a photo of one of my books–any of them including the Eon books–on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #LadyHelendraw, say why you enjoyed it and tag me before the 5th March 2019. Easy peasy.My Instagram is @alisongoodmanauthor My Twitter is @AlisonGoodman
The draw will be random and it is an international competition, but be aware that the prize will require you to download the free Bluefire Reader app on your device to create an Adobe ID in order to download the book. I’ve done it myself and it is totally straightforward (and did I mention free), but I wanted to let you know that’s the platform.I’ll send out notifications to the winners via DM (on the media they posted on) along with the download instructions.
FREE novella in the Dark Days Club world If you would like to try out the Dark Days Club world, or are already following Lady Helen’s adventures and want more Lord Carlston, then click here to read Lusus Naturae, a novella from Lord Carlston’s point of view. It matches up with Chapter 5 in The Dark Days Club, the first book in the series and is the first meeting between Lady Helen and Lord Carlston from his perspective. (Note it does have some spoilers for the first book…but not too many).
Lady Helen book signing in ParisI am thrilled to say that I will be visiting Paris in June this year to promote the release of the third Lady Helen novel and will be signing books at La Dimension Fantastique bookshop on June 22 at 4pm. If you are in Paris, drop by and say hi!
Will there ever be a third Eona book?The short answer is yes – hooray! – but it is also a bit more complicated than that. I have an idea for the next instalment in Eona’s story, and will at some point write it, but not in the immediate future due to other commitments.
The Eon movie Did you know that a film director has optioned Eon? It can be a long process to take a book to screen, but the director has just renewed the option and a script is being commissioned. I’m keeping all my fingers crossed that everything aligns in the right way so that Eona, Kygo, Lady Dela and Ryko—and of course Lord Ido—make it to the big screen.
Want to say hello? If you’d like to contact me, you can direct message via my Facebook author page. I’d love to hear from you, but I’m a bit full-on at present so it may take a week or so for me to respond.
Cheers for now,