Heaven and Hell’s release date is getting closer and I have a confession to make!

The Amazon bestselling urban fantasy series continues! There’s a little bit of a shake up this time so read on to find out more.

The seventh Gallows Novel is a little different from the first six books in the series, and it really had to be this way because of all the plots that have been hatching over the length of the series.

So here’s the big reveal: Heaven & Hell focuses entirely on Sarah, Dev, Ray and those other pesky ex’s of Sarah’s, Ben and War. To tell the story properly, I couldn’t swing back and forth between all of that AND everything that was going on with Shaun, Andi, Teri and the Seelie Princess. So, book seven is Sarah’s and the forthcoming book eight, Reality Ruptured, is Shaun’s.

Note: If you’re a subscriber to my newsletter, you’ll get a chance to read a few chapters of Reality Ruptured during the summer, prior to its expected release in September.

Warning: If you don’t like spoilers and haven’t reached book six in the series yet, don’t move down past the cover image as the excerpt contains spoilers!

 

An Excerpt from

Heaven & Hell:

Sarah let Ray into the house, wondering what the hell she was even thinking.

He walked inside and frowned deeply.  “We can talk in the kitchen.”

She rolled her eyes and followed him.  “I want to make one thing clear before you start talking,” she said, watching him sit down at the table.  She didn’t speak again until he was looking at her.  “I’m with Dev now, and that’s not going to change.”

He grimaced, but he didn’t speak.

She sat after a few seconds of indecisive hovering.  “So what exactly did you want to explain?”

He sighed.  “I wanted to fit into your life, Sarah.  I was afraid we’d break up if I didn’t become someone you could rely on.  I know you work with guys that are stronger and faster and better than any human could ever hope to be.”

She rubbed at her head.  “How many times did I tell you I didn’t want that?”

“You were lying,” he snapped.  “We both know that.  You would have ended up with Ben.”

She couldn’t believe what she was hearing.  She glowered at him. “Get out.”

“We can be together now,” he told her, his voice softening.  “We can work.”

“Were you even listening to anything I said?”  She stood up, dragging her chair back noisily.  “I don’t want you anymore, Ray.”

“You’re angry.  I can understand that, but please just…”

“I realised something while you were gone,” she said, cutting him off sharply.  “I was never happy with you.  We got forced together and it was never right.  I couldn’t just say yes when you proposed.  I had doubts the whole time we were together.  Look what you did!  How could I ever be with you?”

She was barely holding back tears of frustration.  She forced herself to keep them in.  He’d think he still had some kind of chance if she cried over him.

“I know you love me,” he said, certainty in his voice.  “I know how good we could be together.  I want to bond with you, like you did with War…”

“You’re crazy,” she told him, a single tear escaping and rolling down her cheek.

“You’re crying,” he said, softly.  He got to his feet.  “You love me, Sarah.  I know you do.”

She looked into those bright green eyes she’d once loved.  They looked darker than they had when he was human.  He’d changed.  He wasn’t the guy she’d fallen for.  He’d never be that guy again.

“You’re dead, Ray.  You’re a vampire.  I hunt down your kind.”

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The official release date is June 5th, and if you pre-order before 24th May, you’ll get the book for just $0.99/£0.99. I need to warn that the book will be going up to full price before it releases so get one-clicking to grab a bargain now:

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TATB Guest Post: A Dangerous Time for Vampires by Dylan J. Morgan

Today we have one of October’s giveaway authors guest posting on the TATB blog. Please welcome horror author,

Dylan J. Morgan

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Vampires—ruthless and deadly. Born from the depraved desires of a bloodthirsty Romanian warlord early in the seventh century, vampires evolved quickly into the hellish nightmares that mortal perceived them to be. But they became more than that, reproducing and establishing thriving communities not only in Eastern Europe but across the entire continent. Yet they kept to the shadows, hidden from mankind’s gaze, only entering their world to feed. And they were not alone in the supernatural world, sharing their existence with werewolves. Nothing lasts; before long hatred and bloodlust consumed all, and war raged in the darkness.

During the brief standoff a knowing passed between the two preternatural beings: recognition formed centuries in the past, yet one fueled by abhorrence born a mere one hundred years ago. In one fluid movement he flipped his coat-tails to one side and unsheathed the steel blade. He held the weapon back behind his head, feet splayed as he awaited the creature’s onslaught. He had done it many times in the past, and knew if he angled his strike correctly he could behead the hellish creature in one graceful arc.

178786602As war spread and diversified, so did the vampire coven, each member becoming expert swordsmen and relying on agility and cunning in battle against ferocious lycanthropes. Elite battalions, called Enforcers, tackled packs of werewolves in open conflict in the expansive countryside of Europe, fighting tooth and claw with their immortal enemy. In the growing cities of an advancing world, through the Middle Ages and into the Edwardian and Victorian eras, vampires developed a complex civilization, a hierarchy of Elders governing a coven equipped with soldiers and loyal subjects.

Beginning his existence as an Enforcer fighting the war against werewolves, Markus took control of the coven with the death of his grandfather. Using ruthless determination to ensure his race survives, he’s a warrior at heart who gives no quarter and accepts no prisoners. Born nine hundred years ago, Markus now lords over a coven in change.

Mortal life—nothing but fleeting time; as insignificant as a grain of sand in an hour glass. The lifetime of a human did not compare to the experiences Markus had suffered through. He’d been embroiled in a brutal war filled with carnage and bloodshed for the better part of six centuries. He’d slaughtered lycanthropes and hybrid soldiers with a ruthless determination; had borne tragic witness to the massacre and torture of his brethren.

Monsters and Mortals - Blood War Trilogy Book II by [Morgan, Dylan J.]

Their war has changed too. Four hundred years previously the bloodlines were crossed, vampire and werewolf copulating to produce a grotesque mix of both races: hybrids. Enforcers became Eliminators, their sole responsibility to hunt down the perpetrators of this heinous breeding and slaughter every last one—before turning their attention to the hybrids, and massacring each of them in turn. Now, there comes a time for vampires to dilute their hatred of their lycanthropic cousins, to put aside six hundred years of conflict and bloodshed in a combined effort to extinguish that which should never have been born.

Now that the offer had been put on the werewolves’ table he hoped there’d be no turning back. Counsel would have to support him. Besides, the truce wouldn’t remain in effect for long; only until such time as those hybrids were no longer a threat to his coven. Then the lycanthropes would discover just how treacherous he could be.

The Last Stand -- Blood War Trilogy Book III by [Morgan, Dylan J.]

For the vampire race it’s a dangerous time. The supernatural world is filled with treachery, lies, betrayal, and a fragile truce about to be shattered by the most shocking secret of them all.

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Book excerpts reproduced with kind permission from the author.

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