Prison of Hope by Steve McHugh *Giveaway

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Prison of Hope

by Steve McHugh

Long ago, Olympian gods imprisoned the demon Pandora in a human—Hope—creating a creature whose only purpose was chaos and death. Remorseful, the gods locked Pandora away in Tartarus, ruled by Hades.

Now, centuries later, Pandora escapes. Nate Garrett, a 1,600-year-old sorcerer, is sent to recapture her and discovers her plan to disrupt the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, killing thousands in a misplaced quest for vengeance.

Fast forward to modern-day Berlin, where Nate has agreed to act as guardian on a school trip to Germany to visit Hades at the entrance to Tartarus. When Titan King Cronus becomes the second ever to escape Tartarus, Nate is forced to track him down and bring him back, to avert a civil war between those who would use his escape to gain power.

 excerpt

 

The power collected by the runes would have returned to me until I’d regained my strength. Breaking the runes had changed that. On the plus side, it meant getting my missing energy back much more quickly; on the minus side, it turned the car park into a damn bomb.

 

The remaining magic exploded outward like a nuclear shockwave. Windscreens and headlights shattered, tires blew from the pressure, and the lights and windows at the front of the restaurant rained down glass over the ground. The blast picked me up like I was made of paper and threw me aside. I felt a crunch as I collided, back first, with something hard. Pain rocked through me, and then, just as quickly as the magical energy had rushed outward, it stopped and all rushed back into me as if it were attached on an elastic band.

 

The final thing I remembered before passing out was that I cried out in pain.

 review2

5 fangs.

There’s not anything that I can think of that I didn’t like about this book! I had to freshen up my brain’s files on Mythology a little, but once I got the key players straight, I was off on an awesome adventure. Oh and the Olympian Gods are not just gods, they have their places in the world, not ruling the world, but a world structure.

Nate Garrett is brought back to Germany with the encouragement of his friend Tommy. Tommy’s daughter has a school field trip to Tartarus as is a regular tour for the Avalon school. Nate begins a little arrogant and the sorcerer is put in his place by a witch and her human friends. He’s threatened several times by witches. The curses that they can spin take so much out of their life, he can’t figure why it makes sense to target him. The plans that the witches have made was to free the Titan God Cronus, just no one can figure out why. Nate is entrusted to recapture Cronus before he can do damage or Avalon finds out. The last thing the world needs is for Hades to no longer be guarding the gate of Tartanus. While trying to stay alive, parts of Nate’s past are coming back to him whether he’s ready for them or not.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Bio: Steve’s been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up ‘One boy and his frog’ was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.

 

It wasn’t for another decade that he would start work on a full-length novel that was publishable, the results of which was the action-packed Urban Fantasy, Crimes Against Magic.

 

Steve McHugh lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellequinchronicles

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevejMchugh

Website: http://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/

 

Prison of Hope: http://www.amazon.com/Prison-Hope-The-Hellequin-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00OV403VM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=09TZX1Q9Z16GND6QVJEM

 Steve McHugh will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host.

 

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Posted on April 22, 2015, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Thanks for hosting. I’m glad you enjoyed the book.

  2. Do you have any advice for other authors on how to market their books?

    • Marketing is hard work. If you’re going it alone you need to get used to figuring out a price, getting a good cover, getting an editor, working out exactly what categories to put your book in.

      It’s a little easier when published by a publisher as they take some of the heavy lifting. But you’ve still got to do promo. My best advice is to have a blog, Twitter, facebook and the like. Either arrange a blog tour yourself, or get someone to do it for you. Personally I’d do the latter as it’s considerably easier and worth every penny. Marketing is a massive job, and the more you can give over to others to do for you, the better.

  3. Hey Steve, Is it possible that Nate is much older than his 1600 years that he can recall?

  4. What a great post and interview! This book sounds phenomenal~can’t wait to read it. I wondered if your books can be read as stand-alones? Thank you so much!

  5. Great excerpt and really great review.

  6. I liked the excerpt.

  7. Glenda S. Hefty

    I enjoyed the excerpt and the review…I’d definitely need to do some boning up before reading this. The book sounds like a great read for me.

  8. This series is very good. I’d recommend it over and over!

  9. Thank you for the excerpt and the review I enjoyed both!

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