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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy)

I'm pleased to announce that my next book 'An Odder Quintet' will be released this coming Saturday (1st September). I'm aiming to release in as many formats as possible, so far Amazon and Barnes and Noble have been confirmed.

On launch day I'll host a launch event on KUF in this very thread. It will start at 10am (UK time) and will continue until 10pm and throughout the day there'll be prizes to win. To start the festivities everyone who posts in the thread before the launch event starts will be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of all of my novels (The Cult of Me, Conversations in the Abyss and Faust 2.0).

Come join the fun here:

http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersf...

Here are the details of the book:

An Odder Quintet explores a world of dark and strange happenings. From new technology to ancient legends, nothing is quite what it seems.

Prisons without Walls
A prisoner serving a life sentence takes part in an experimental programme that manipulates the perception of time to rehabilitate prisoners and ensure they never reoffend.

The Tapestry
Legend speaks of a Great Loom, operated by three women who guide the fate of every living person. The secret kept for thousands of years has now been found by someone with his own designs for it.

Ghost in the Cloud
Everyone knows not to click on links in strange emails, but what do you do when the link comes from your dead husband?

In the Depths
This story continues from ‘Forced Entry’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Bravo Team took part in a hostage rescue mission in what they thought was a normal suburban house, now trapped in the basement they try to find a way out and only discover only more insanity.

Not Welcome at the Gate
This story continues from ‘The Reluctant Demon’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Morlock failed his possession exam in the most spectacular way possible, now ninety years later he faces returning to Hell.


message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Only two days until 'An Odder Quintet' is released!

Remember by commenting in the launch event thread before the launch event on Saturday you receive the chance to win a signed copy of all of my novels (The Cult of Me, Conversations in the Abyss and Faust 2.0).

Visit here to get involved: http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersf...

All throughout Saturday I'll be handing out prizes so keep checking in. Thanks!


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) A little bit embarrasing, but in my excitement I have my days mixed up - the launch for 'An Odder Quintet' is on Sunday (not Saturday)1st of September.

Sorry about that - I hope to see you all then!


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

An Odder Quintet is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Throughout today I'll be celebrating the release in the event thread over on KUF:

http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersf...

I hope you'll pop by, join in the fun and maybe win one of the prizes I will be handing out to visitors!

AN ODDER QUINTET

An Odder Quintet explores a world of dark and strange happenings. From new technology to ancient legends, nothing is quite what it seems.

Prisons without Walls
A prisoner serving a life sentence takes part in an experimental programme that manipulates the perception of time to rehabilitate prisoners and ensure they never reoffend.

The Tapestry
Legend speaks of a Great Loom, operated by three women who guide the fate of every living person. The secret kept for thousands of years has now been found by someone with his own designs for it.

Ghost in the Cloud
Everyone knows not to click on links in strange emails, but what do you do when the link comes from your dead husband?

In the Depths
This story continues from ‘Forced Entry’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Bravo Team took part in a hostage rescue mission in what they thought was a normal suburban house, now trapped in the basement they try to find a way out and only discover only more insanity.

Not Welcome at the Gate
This story continues from ‘The Reluctant Demon’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Morlock failed his possession exam in the most spectacular way possible, now ninety years later he faces returning to Hell.

An Odder Quintet is available from:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/13QJbwD
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/13QJnMi
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/17eCX6E


message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) For the next event in 'An Odder Quintet' launch event is to name a drabble to be written later today. If it's picked you win a £5 Amazon gift card. You can take part here:

http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersf...


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Final event for 'An Odder Quintet' launch celebration - select the name for my next short story and you could win signed copies of all my novels in paperback:

http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersf...

You only have an hour to enter, so join in the fun now!


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

First review in for An Odder Quintet:

"The stories were short, crisp, having an odd, eerie feel of mystery blended with the gothic, and quite enjoyable. I'm glad I bought it!"

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) First 5* review for 'An Odder Quintet' is in:

"I really enjoy the author's imagination and love his full length novels. Nevertheless, I hope he will continue to write these gripping short stories. "

http://ignitebooks.blogspot.co.uk/201...


message 9: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I'm pleased to announce that my latest short story collection 'An Odder Quintet' is now available from iTunes:

iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id69...
iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id69...

"The stories were short, crisp, having an odd, eerie feel of mystery blended with the gothic, and quite enjoyable. I'm glad I bought it!"


message 10: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I'm pleased to announce that 'An Odder Quintet' is now available on Kobo as well as Amazon, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. You can purchase a copy here:

http://bit.ly/18S3DJI


message 11: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I'm pleased to announce that 'An Odder Quintet' is now available on Kobo as well as Amazon, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. You can purchase a copy here:

http://bit.ly/18S3DJI


message 12: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I've received a wonderful five star review for 'An Odder Quintet' here on Goodreads:

"I think this author has made me love short stories. I never thought I would. I read a few that I have found good but I always thought I preferred big books. Not so sure now, rather very well written and highly entertaining short stories than a boring big book. Even though, the short stories in this book are not that short."

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 13: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Sign up for my new mailing list and you can claim any one of my books for free:

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) I've received a wonderful new review for An Odder Quintet, check it out here:

"I loved this collection of short stories. It was very well done and very original. I am going to be reading more books from Michael Brookes!"

http://mismatchedbookends.blogspot.co...


message 15: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) I've received a wonderful new review for An Odder Quintet, check it out here:

"I loved this collection of short stories. It was very well done and very original. I am going to be reading more books from Michael Brookes!"

http://mismatchedbookends.blogspot.co...


message 16: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

Jonathan Hill has posted an excellent review for 'An Odder Quintet' on his blog:

http://www.jhillwriter.com/2013/12/re...


message 17: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I've received a cool new review for An Odder Quintet on Joo's Book Reviews blog:

http://joobook.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12...


message 18: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Want a free new book for the new year?

Sign up to my mailing list and pick any of my ebooks to read today!

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...


message 19: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I've been interviewed and my collection of short stories 'An Odder Quintet' has been featured on J D Brink's blog, take a look here:

http://www.jdbrinkfugitive.com/2014/0...


message 20: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I'm pleased to announce that my short story collection 'An Odder Quintet' is now available on Scribd:

http://www.scribd.com/book/230514632/...

An Odder Quintet explores a world of dark and strange happenings. From new technology to ancient legends, nothing is quite what it seems.

Prisons without Walls
A prisoner serving a life sentence takes part in an experimental programme that manipulates the perception of time to rehabilitate prisoners and ensure they never reoffend.

The Tapestry
Legend speaks of a Great Loom, operated by three women who guide the fate of every living person. The secret kept for thousands of years has now been found by someone with his own designs for it.

Ghost in the Cloud
Everyone knows not to click on links in strange emails, but what do you do when the link comes from your dead husband?

In the Depths
This story continues from ‘Forced Entry’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Bravo Team took part in a hostage rescue mission in what they thought was a normal suburban house, now trapped in the basement they try to find a way out and only discover only more insanity.

Not Welcome at the Gate
This story continues from ‘The Reluctant Demon’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Morlock failed his possession exam in the most spectacular way possible, now ninety years later he faces returning to Hell.

An Odder Quintet is available from:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/13QJbwD
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/13QJnMi
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/17eCX6E
iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id69...
iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id69...
Kobo: http://bit.ly/18S3DJI


message 21: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2163 comments I planned on reading this but after reading all that...now I really need to read it! Lol. Good job Michael.

Also, how is Scribd? I thought about using it myself but didn't know much about it.


message 22: by Preston (last edited Jun 27, 2014 07:49AM) (new)

Preston Orrick (prestonorrick) | 110 comments The soldier in the cover art looks to be from Counter-Strike: Source.


message 23: by Preston (last edited Jun 27, 2014 07:54AM) (new)

Preston Orrick (prestonorrick) | 110 comments css

It may be a trademarked image. I'd be careful.


message 24: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Justin wrote: "I planned on reading this but after reading all that...now I really need to read it! Lol. Good job Michael.

Also, how is Scribd? I thought about using it myself but didn't know much about it."


Don't know yet, I'm a newcomer there as well so I'll have to see.


message 25: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

Great news! An Odder Quintet is now available from Page Foundry:

http://www.inktera.com/store/title/60...

An Odder Quintet explores a world of dark and strange happenings. From new technology to ancient legends, nothing is quite what it seems.

Prisons without Walls
A prisoner serving a life sentence takes part in an experimental programme that manipulates the perception of time to rehabilitate prisoners and ensure they never reoffend.

The Tapestry
Legend speaks of a Great Loom, operated by three women who guide the fate of every living person. The secret kept for thousands of years has now been found by someone with his own designs for it.

Ghost in the Cloud
Everyone knows not to click on links in strange emails, but what do you do when the link comes from your dead husband?

In the Depths
This story continues from ‘Forced Entry’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Bravo Team took part in a hostage rescue mission in what they thought was a normal suburban house, now trapped in the basement they try to find a way out and only discover only more insanity.

Not Welcome at the Gate
This story continues from ‘The Reluctant Demon’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Morlock failed his possession exam in the most spectacular way possible, now ninety years later he faces returning to Hell.

An Odder Quintet is available from:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/13QJbwD
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/13QJnMi
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/17eCX6E
iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id69...
iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id69...
Kobo: http://bit.ly/18S3DJI
Page Foundry: http://bit.ly/1kwHEhZ
Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/book/230514632/...


message 26: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

Discover a taste for An Odder Quintet with this excerpt from the opening story - 'Prisons Without Walls':

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...


message 27: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes

I'm very pleased to announce that An Odder Quintet is now available on Oyster:

https://www.oysterbooks.com/book/QYh3...

This collection of short stories is available from a range of online stores, see below for more details.



An Odder Quintet explores a world of dark and strange happenings. From new technology to ancient legends, nothing is quite what it seems.

Prisons without Walls
A prisoner serving a life sentence takes part in an experimental programme that manipulates the perception of time to rehabilitate prisoners and ensure they never reoffend.

The Tapestry
Legend speaks of a Great Loom, operated by three women who guide the fate of every living person. The secret kept for thousands of years has now been found by someone with his own designs for it.

Ghost in the Cloud
Everyone knows not to click on links in strange emails, but what do you do when the link comes from your dead husband?

In the Depths
This story continues from ‘Forced Entry’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Bravo Team took part in a hostage rescue mission in what they thought was a normal suburban house, now trapped in the basement they try to find a way out and only discover only more insanity.

Not Welcome at the Gate
This story continues from ‘The Reluctant Demon’ in ‘An Odd Quartet’.
Morlock failed his possession exam in the most spectacular way possible, now ninety years later he faces returning to Hell.

Review Highlights

"The author excels in imaginative writing that deals with the intangible. His stories often handle the supernatural and the interface between life and death, yet the urgent and compelling nature of the writing makes it seem real enough."

"If you enjoy Twilight Zone tales with a creepy edge then this is for you."

"This group of five stories is sure to enhance Michael Brookes' reputation as a short story teller. I found them all intriguing concepts. The author has an interesting mind!"

"The stories were short, crisp, having an odd, eerie feel of mystery blended with the gothic, and quite enjoyable. I'm glad I bought it!"

An Odder Quintet is available from:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/13QJbwD
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1qKgdUg
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/17eCX6E
iTunes US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id69...
iTunes UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/id69...
Kobo: http://bit.ly/18S3DJI
Page Foundry: http://bit.ly/1kwHEhZ
Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/book/230514632/...

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCultofMe
An Odder Quintet on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


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