You Say Which Way – US 99c for a few more days

Twisty ChristmDeadline Deliveryas Tales editor, Peter Friend, has a new You Say Which Way adventure book out. The Deadline Delivery ebook is only a tiny 99c over the Christmas break – a must-read for You Say Which Way enthusiasts and young Peter Friend fans.

Available in paperback and as an ebook

More You Say Which Way Books here, including  Eileen Mueller’s Dragon’s Realm, also available as a paperback and an ebook here

Dragons Realm by Eileen Mueller

Dragons Realm, a You Say Which Way adventure by Eileen Mueller

We think it’s a fantastic book – but if you’re not sure, why not peek inside – or check out the customer reviews here?

We’re so excited, we love the way You Say Which Way adventures allow readers to decide what they want to do – but also read a book many times…and never quite know where they’re going to end up.

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2015 in Review

IMG_5465We’ve had a fantastic year, so congratulations first to Zac for winning our Christmas draw and getting an early Christmas present!!!

Also congratulations to so many of our Twisty Christmas Tales authors (apologies and email me if I’ve missed any of you!) who’ve gone on to publish books

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The prize draw prizes for Storylines

in 2015, so congratulations to Peter Friend (Deadline Delivery), Darian Smith, (The Psychology workbook of Writers), Eileen Mueller (Dragon’s Realm), DM  Potter (4 You Say Which Way Adventures), Jan Goldie (Brave’s Journey), A.J. Ponder (Miss Lionheart), Robyn P Murray, William Cook (Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors – FREE until Boxing Day), Lee Murray (The Thief’s Tale – for adults – supports Sanctuary Foundation Australia), David Hill, Joy Cowley, and Dave Freer. 

The links are provided so you can easily find the new Deadline Deliverywork of the authors you like.

We’re particularly excited for the release of Eileen Mueller’s Dragon’s Realm, You Say Which Way Adventure and the release of Peter Friend’s Deadline Delivery at 99c for a limited time. We hope you enjoy this interactive Adventure from award winning, and internationally acclaimed author Peter Friend.

And don’t forget, if you grab an ebook of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death, you too, could be in the draw to win a free paperback copy of A.J. Ponder’s fun adventure  – before it’s official publication in April 2016. Talk about an early Christmas PreseMiss Lionheart Omnibusnt!

We hope you enjoy the Christmas of your life – as you make deadline deliveries, escape through evil mastermind’s laboratories, and explore strange new frontiers, scattering fairy dust on the way to a Christmas BBQ!

The team at Phantom Feather Press

 

 

 

 

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Miss Lionheart free copies and omnibus release – Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

To celebrate the online release of the omnibus edition of Miss Lionheart, from multi-award winning author A.J. Ponder, we are goinMiss Lionheart Omnibusg to give away 5 FREE copies of the paperback – due to be released in April 2016.  All you have to do to be in the draw is pick up a copy of Miss Lionheart and and the Laboratory of Death omnibus edition ebook on Amazon and email us at phantomfeatherpress (at) gmail (dot) com

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So you know that you’re getting a quality book for older readers, why not read some of the great reviews from the initial installment, they’re available here, including Lee Murray’s…

…A former scientist myself, and slightly nerdy, I wish this book had been written when I was younger. Just as Lewis and Tolkien opened our imaginations for fantasy, Ponder’s is the kind of tale to prompt an interest in science in its young readers.

Merry Christmas and happy reading in the New Year

from the Team at Phantom Feather Press

 

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Dragons Realm – no 3 on Amazon

Dragons Realm hits #3 on Amazon

Kid’s Bestseller List

We don’t usually mention books from other publishers, but we do make an exception when those books are from one of our editors! The Fairytale Factory has just released Dragons Realm, by Eileen Mueller, in their You Say Which Way interactive fiction series for kids, where YOU say which way the story goes.

There’s a special introductory price of 99c for this e-book, but only for the next day or two, so get in quick!

Escape the school bullies and stumble into Dragons Realm – a world of dragons, magic  and adventure. Have fun saying which way the story goes. Watch out for strange creatures lurking in Spanglewood Forest. And don’t let go of your picnic lunch! It may come in handy!

Dragons Realm by Eileen Mueller

Dragons Realm, a You Say Which Way adventure by Eileen Mueller

 

Just a few hours after its release, Dragons Realm hit #3 on Amazon’s bestseller list for children’s interactive adventure stories.

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Dragons Realm No 3 in Amazon Children’s Interactive Adventure books

And now the reviews are rolling in:

“…This full grown adult certainly enjoyed travelling through ‘world gates’ and meeting the varied people and dragons on the other side. I liked that the book also had a strong anti bullying theme, with bullies being “turned” into friends by a variety of different ploys.”

“Good times. I read this to my 7 year old son tonight and he loved it. He was jumping around the room in excitement and took all the choices very seriously indeed…”

“My choices had me stepping through a shimmering world-gate to an adventure involving flying pigs, a work-out under a strongwood tree, and a hair-raising topple from a dragon’s back, but your story could be completely different…”

“Whatever path through Dragons Realm you choose, you’re in for a rollicking fun-filled adventure. With dragons”

You can purchase Dragons Realm on Amazon, but be quick, the price won’t stay this low for long.

 

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Celebrate the launch of Miss Lionheart’s final episode with a free ebook

The final cover-L-Thrice-Shyepisode of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death Part 3: Thrice Shy is now online.

To celebrate we have made Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death Part 1: Once Bitten by A.J. Ponder free for the next 21 hours. Why not pick it up a copy?

And for younger readers, Wizard’s Guide to Wellington will be on promotion from the 2nd of April American time. Get in early and you might pick up a copy for as little as 99 cents.

To find out more about the books, click here for our Miss Lionheart page, and here for the Wizard’s Guide to Wellington.

To find out more about the author A.J. Ponder, WGcoverand her awards, she runs a page here that she tries to keep up to date. Also watch out for Part 2: Twice Poisoned for free up on Amazon some time this month. #topsecret

About the Books…

Bundled into a super secret underground bunker Lilly must use her awesome genius skills – and her not so awesome social skills to survive long enough to create magnificently deadly creatures and escape almost certain death…

The Miss Lionheart Series, by A.J. Ponder, begins with an offer: “get into the car or I’ll blow your brains out.” It was made with such eloquence and conviction Lilly couldn’t exactly refuse…

To continue reading from The Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death page click here  http://bit.ly/1BLF2VQ

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Free Miss Lionheart Part 1: “Once Bitten” and review by Eileen Mueller

cover-L-Twice-Poisoned-webMiss Lilly Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Part 2 Twice Poisoned, has just been released, and to celebrate we have Part 1: Once Bitten, available FREE here through the 1st and 2nd of March (US time)

Review by Eileen Mueller (originally intended for Amazon)

Lilly is kidnapped by The World Wide Web of Evil and kept in a sophisticated laboratory where kids are the geniuses and their evil captors definitely are not – although they’re still clever enough to keep Lilly imprisoned, battling against all odds to produce a dread-beast for Mr Big’s Spring Catalogue. Annie the Rottweiler keeps Lilly in line. The constant presence of camera droids also hampers her freedom, and there are minions galore. Along with clever jokes, inept helpers and a brilliant sidekick, Squidge, who can genetically engineer just about anything. The menagerie is full of weird creatures and Lilly and Squidge are about to make some even weirder ones…
This cross between a mad-scientist story and a spy adventure will appeal to clever kids with a whacky sense of humor! Ponder keeps us in suspense… in this first installment of what promises to be an exciting roller-coaster adventure.

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We hope you enjoy this book – suitable for 11+

From the team at Phantom Feather Press

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SJV awards – time to nominate your favourite stories – and collections!

Sir-Julius-Vogel-Award-006The Sir Julius Vogel Awards (SJV’s) celebrate the best of New Zealand science fiction and fantasy. If you loved The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales, why not nominate it for a Sir Julius Vogel Award? But be quick, nominations close at 8pm on Saturday 31 January. To nominate individual stories or the cover art, see below, but here is how you nominate the entire collection.

Dear SJV committee (sjv_awards@sffanz.org.nz  )

I would like to nominate the following work in the Collected Works category, please.

  1. Title: The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales,
  2. Edited by Peter Friend, Eileen Mueller and A.J. Ponder, Phantom Feather Press https://phantomfeatherpress.wordpress.com/
  3. Short Story Collection for children
  4.  Released: November 2014
  5. Category: Professional
  6. Genre: Speculative fantasy & science fiction

Yes, you can also nominate individual short stories (and even films and novels) so long as they have a speculative fiction element and are by NZ authors. If you’re not sure, message us, and we’ll be happy to help. Below are the short stories from The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales, that can be nominated if you choose. Just email (sjv_awards@sffanz.org.nz  ), mention the short story name and author and anthology title and publisher.

Twisty Christmas Art by Geoff Popham can also be nominated in the SJV category “Artwork.”

  • Jack in the Box                                                  by Dan Rabarts
  • Christmas in the Magician’s House              by D.M. Potter                                   
  • Bells                                                                    by Lee Murray                                    
  • Santa’s Sack                                                      by Simon Fogarty                              
  • Building the Tree                                             by Tim Jones    
  • Candy Cane                                                       by Charlotte Kieft                             
  • New Neighbours                                               by Anne Wilkins                               
  • Christmas Monster                                          by William Cook                               
  • Santa’s Little Helpers                                     by Jeena Murphy                               
  • Christmas Jack                                                by Michelle Child                             
  • A Snowy Kiwi Christmas                              by Robyn P Murray                         
  • Cole’s Christmas Spirit                                 by Shelley Chappell                         
  • Albert and the Christmas Fairy                 by Darian Smith                              
  • The Present of Christmas Past                   by Debbie Cowens                            

Have fun nominating, and remember nominations close at 8pm Saturday, 31 January.

For more information about the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, you can see the guidelines, here.

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