Today we’re pleased to announce the start of sci-fi fantasy author TC Southwell’s virtual book tour. Readers can expect plenty of freebies and discounts during the tour, along with author and character interviews, interesting guest posts from the author and more.
The reader who purchases the most of Southwell’s books for the duration of the tour (1 – 14 August) will receive the gift of Books 2 and 3 in The Slave Empire series (to see if you qualify, readers should, on the first day after the tour, 15 August, email all your PoPs to email@example.com). Note that free books are not included in this offer.
To kick off the tour, we’re showcasing the first book in each of Southwell’s series, and giving you a unique sneak peek into the author and her life. Let’s not forget the fantastic discount offered for the first five days of the tour, 1 – 5 August: Demon Lord II, Dark God, is now available for only 99c at Smashwords. Use the code XX57H on checkout to claim your discount.
T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles with her family when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa. T. C. Southwell has written over thirty novels and five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art.
Introduction to Southwell’s series
A doomed kingdom, a young queen’s sacrifice and a killer who will bring an empire to its knees… In a world where men share kindred with beasts, an ageless seer predicts a child who will end the Endless War. One man is the instrument who will change fate. He will usher in a time of strife and pain that will live in legend, and forever bear his name… the time of the Queen’s Blade.
When Queen Tassin is forced to flee her kingdom on the backwater planet of Omega V, she has no idea that the strange warrior who helps her is a cyborg; the deadliest hi-tech killing machine ever created. Her world has forgotten the technology that almost destroyed it, but then a freak accident damages the micro-supercomputer that controls Sabre, and he is free to take charge of his destiny…
Seven blue wards have imprisoned the Black Lord in the Underworld for aeons. Now he has stolen a human child and made him a mortal god. After eighteen years of torturous training, Bane sets forth to break the wards with aid of a dark army. The Demon Lord will release Arkonen and destroy the Overworld unless an innocent young girl can turn him from his savage path…
Alien hunters invade a dying Earth in search of a saviour, and an ancient prophecy predicts a golden child who will save a galactic empire. A mysterious black ship is Rayne’s guide and a masked outlaw known as the Shrike her guardian. Others want to slay her and prevent the prophecy from coming true. In the midst of two great empires’ strife, the Shrike holds the power to save or destroy her.
Mujar do not use their powers for good or evil; they simply exist, immortal and apparently purposeless. The mounted warriors are known as the Black Riders, but no one knows where they come from or why they seem bent on exterminating every man, woman and child. Talsy uses her father’s knowledge to trap the Mujar with gold, which has an odd effect on his kind. Her father intends to throw him in a Pit, from which he will be unable to escape.
Talsy does not believe the Mujar deserves such a fate, so she frees him and begs him to take her with him on his journey. He agrees, and they set off across Shamarese, continuing his quest to find an old hermit’s lost son. There is far more at stake than Talsy realises, however, and she has innocently stumbled upon the last free Mujar, who has the power to decide the fate of her race…
10 Things You Didn’t Know About TC Southwell
1. Her coffee usually gets cold before she finishes it.
2. She only wears make-up in natural colours.
3. She left school and got her first job at sixteen.
4. She has no higher education in writing.
5. She enjoys driving fast in her car and on her superbike.
6. She has an older brother and sister.
7. She has a natural talent for art.
8. Her favourite music is eighties pop and trance.
9. She loves animals.
10. She is an introvert.
Find TC Southwell online
If you would like to follow the TC Southwell virtual book tour, please visit TC Southwell’s blog for the itinerary, listing the blogs participating on each date.
The Fireblade Team