Dead Giveaway

Today we are handing over the keys to Sean and Dan Campbell, the brilliant brothers behind 90 Days Novel. We were honoured to have them in Ravens Retreat back in May when their debut novel, Dead On Demand was published and now we’re thrilled that they’ve accepted our invitation for a return visit. Well, they didn’t really have a choice. We accidentally locked them in on their last visit and they’ve been rapidly running out of food. But happily the sniffer dogs managed to find them and they’re back with a triple giveaway! So we’ll leave you in their safe hands and we’ll try to remember to show them where the exit is this time. Enjoy!

Dead on DemandSibling Author Giveaway: Everyone wins (twice!)

Hello!

We’re Sean and Dan, and this is our second time venturing into Raven’s Retreat. Last time we told you all a little about our book Dead on Demand which is a crime thriller wrote in 90 days to prove we could.

Since then we’ve been for sale exclusively on Amazon and in the three months since launch we’ve had some pretty good responses to the novel. With 27 reviews between the UK and the US and a 4. something average we think the challenge has been pretty successful, but it isn’t really up to us to decide. You guys get to the judge, jury and execution for all eBooks, and rightly so.

With that in mind we’re making Dead on Demand free for 5 days running from the 4th September to the 8th of September so that you can download a free copy and let us know how you think we did.

To take advantage of this all you have to do is:

1. Go to Amazon’s website:

USA: http://www.amazon.com/​Dead-on-Demand-ebook/dp/​B0080FCR2G/

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/​Dead-on-Demand-ebook/dp/​B0080FCR2G/

2. Click buy for $0.00/ £0.00

3. Enjoy!

You can let us know how we did via email (authors at 90daysnovel.com), via a review (on Amazon or Goodreads) or simply be sticking a comment on this blog post.

As a small incentive every person who comments on this blog post (whether or not about the book) has the chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card (or £15 in the event of a UK winner). Comments need to be in before Sunday the 9th at midnight, and the winner will be selected by Cat and Lynx in a manner of their choosing. We seriously suggest the winner spends £2/ $3 of it picking up their awesome short story collection Disenchanted which is a modern day retelling that really does outdo the brothers Grimm.

So to make it clear, this promo is open to UK and US residents only (where allowed under local law) and the winner is responsible for any local tax payable on prizes. The gift certificate will be sent electronically within 5 working days of the closing date.

Better yet, this is an ‘Everyone wins’ competition. EVERY entrant can have a free copy of our very well received eBook marketing text ‘Can’t Sell, Won’t Sell’. Just email us asking for your copy after commenting (let us know which comment is yours) and we’ll send you over your choice of ePub or .mobi file.

That’s on top of the free copy of Dead on Demand we’re already giving you.

For more chances to win some fun goodies come find Dead on Demand at other blogs this week where we’ll be giving away signed copies, unsigned copies and other random stuff.

To recap: Grab Dead on Demand from the above links, and leave a comment on this blog post to try and win $25 AND bag yourself a guaranteed free copy of Can’t Sell Won’t Sell. No purchase required.

Double dip freebies, can’t say fairer than that!

Sean and Dan

How cool is that? Who doesn’t like free stuff? So visit them at 90daysnovel.com, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @90daysnovel

Dead on Demand

Today we’re handing over Ravens Retreat keys to Sean and Dan Campbell, the amazing duo behind 90 Days Novel. So you can expect a a professional, coherent, knowledgeable post for a change. We’re very excited to have them here. Not only because we’re big fans of their challenge, but they are also our first male guests, proving how brave they are to step inside this gloomy realm. So we’ll leave you to get to know them while we choose which Monopoly to play and try to figure out how to out-cheat a barrister.

Hello all!

We’re delighted to be joining the gorgeous CL Raven twins for a blog post today.

We’re Dan and Sean, the writing siblings behind 90daysnovel.com

Our challenge was to write, edit, proof, format and publish a novel within 90 days. We even wanted to market it, and get cover design done in that period.

It’s been a really tough challenge – neither of us has written so much as a postcard before. As a lawyer and a chef, our talents are most decidedly not of the literary kind.

Despite being obvious underdogs we have actually written a whole book – 80,000 words total. It’s called Dead on Demand.

In ‘Dead or Demand’ our main character Edwin Murphy is a self made man who is experiencing some major difficulties. His wife Eleanor is leaving him, and is planning on taking their only child abroad leaving Edwin penniless and alone in London. In a desperate bid to regain his former lifestyle he decides that she must die. With her out of the picture he would regain his home, his daughter and not have to worry about his finances.

The problem is, Edwin isn’t a macho man. He’s never killed anyone before, and probably couldn’t if he tried.  So he devises a plan to swap murders with someone else. He’ll agree to kill their victim if they agree to kill his. The story follows Edwin as he tries to go through with his plan, and the events that unfold as a result. There may not be a perfect crime, but reasonable doubt isn’t out of his reach.

Our story is, we hope, quite original. Criminals adapt well, and Edwin is very adaptive. The story sees him try to get away with killing his wife in order to a) claim on the inheritance, b) get custody of his daughter and c) not get cleaned out in a messy divorce. Edwin runs into a number of obstacles along the way, and the book explores the motives for murder, as well as the more practical elements of being a criminal (Disclaimer, don’t try this at home!).

Before we ramble on too long, I’d like to leave you with a small excerpt and a peak at our cover image. We’ll be on Amazon shortly, so keep up with us via twitter @90daysnovel, facebook or via our blog.

With suspicion clouding her judgement, it was often hard to be sufficiently empathetic.

The news clearly came as a shock. Mrs Sugden just sat there, silent. A tear rolled down her cheek.

It was her sister who broke the silence.

“How did Peter die?”

Hayley paused. It was an odd situation. She had dealt with murder victims, accidental deaths and even cot deaths in the past. Death by self defence was not in her repertoire of expertise.

“He drowned in the river Thames. I’m ever so sorry.” It was the truth. The widow didn’t need to know the specifics of how he ended up in the river.

Thanks again to the awesome CL Raven twins for having us. It’s fantastic seeing how successful sibling co-authors can be.

See you soon,

Dan and Sean