Book Trailer Contest

Faithful followers, we need your help. We don’t ask for much from our dedicated followers – we’ve never asked you to take up arms and go into battle with us (yet) nor have we asked you to sign a pledge to support our world domination/steal Stephen King’s throne plots – though that time will come. So we’re just asking a tiny favour. There’s not much effort involved – certainly a lot less than having to train in swordmanship and archery – see above for why you’d need these skills. Our book trailer for Soul Asylum, done by the amazing Ryan Ashcroft of Fireclaw Films is in a contest for best book trailer. Unfortunately, the trailers aren’t judged by independent judges. They win on votes. Which means it’s basically a popularity contest and whoever has the biggest army of voters will win. We’ve never even come close to winning a popularity contest. We don’t have a huge army of people who are willing to do our bidding at our command (though we have a small band of loyal friends who are invaluable) so we don’t think we stand a chance of winning. Which is a shame, because we truly believe Soul Asylum’s trailer deserves to win. And we’re not just saying that because it’s ours. Hell, we didn’t make it. But we think Ryan is extremely talented and with all the hard work he put into this trailer, he deserves the accolade. He has to put up with us taking the piss out of him on a daily basis, but there’s not a reward for that 😀

If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can watch it here. To vote for it click here then all you have to do is click on the VOTE HERE link, type your name, email and the name of the trailer you want to win – Soul Asylum. Ok, to make it fair, all the book trailers in the contest are on that link too so if you want to watch them then vote, go ahead.

Want a further incentive? *Cue sad music* this is our X-Factor sob story. Kidding! IF Soul Asylum’s trailer wins, we’ll put up the first chapter of one of our unpublished novels. It will either be Scott the Zombie, Bleeding Empire or maybe a totally random novel that you don’t even know about. Is that enough incentive? No? How about a place in our World Domination Government? Yeah, that’s what we thought… 😉

Cover Story

Last week we proudly revealed the cover for Soul Asylum. We loved it and didn’t think it could get any better. We were wrong. Ryan Ashcroft from Fireclaw Films http://fireclawfilms.com/ has now completed the print version of the cover. We would tell you how amazing it is, how it’s the best cover we’ve ever seen (along with Disenchanted’s of course) but you should probably see for yourself. And if you like this, Fireclaw Films have an offer of 30% off book covers http://fireclawfilms.com/2012/09/15/30-off-book-cover-packages/ so get one before the offer ends!

We now present you with Soul Asylum! Due out October 2012.

Soul Asylum C L Raven Fireclaw Films Ryan Ashcroft

Disenchanted

In all the excitement, we’ve forgotten to write a post. Our collection of broken fairytales, is out today! Look at our beautiful cover, painted by the very talented Lizzie Rose.

Once upon a time, in lands far, far away, everyone lived happily ever after. Until now. If you thought you knew the fairytales well, think again. In a modern world without morals, where beauty does not always equal goodness and evil sometimes wins, the heroes of the legends learn the hard way that survival will take more than just a pretty face, and a handsome prince does not mean salvation. Ten broken fairytales that are definitely not for children’s bedtime.

Long Live the Queen – the Queen talks exclusively to C L Raven about her side of the Snow White story and why attempted murder is perfectly justified.

Midnight Kiss – Casey and Alex explore the Sleeping Castle, awakening a nightmare.

Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge – Georgie and Jazz have to prove themselves worthy of being in the Jolly Rogers. Jazz has to steal three items from the notorious Judge while Georgie must spend the night in the serial killers’ cottage.

Master of Puppets – Aidan is adopted by Mephistopheles and seeks revenge on his brothers.

Disenchanted – when Ythan is captured by the Snow Queen, Syra embarks on a treacherous quest to rescue him.

Operation: Midnight – Ella is an undercover MI5 agent, recruited to bring down the infamous terrorist, Prince Charming.

Sleeping Beauties – as a child, the Prince was read Sleeping Beauty and fell in love with the princess. When he discovers Snow White in her coffin, his fantasy becomes a disturbing reality.

Girl All the Bad Guys Want – when the Queen orders her execution, Bandit joins forces with seven vampires living in the woods.

Tempting Fate – Gypsy and Harper are abandoned in the woods. But the gingerbread house they find is more dangerous than the creatures in the dark.

Once Upon a Nightmare – the woods surrounding Red’s cottage aren’t plagued by a villager-eating wolf, but by things more twisted than any imagination.

It’s available on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disenchanted-ebook/dp/B008KRMNX2/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1342208633&sr=1-1-catcorr, Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Disenchanted-ebook/dp/B008KRMNX2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342208685&sr=1-1&keywords=disenchanted+by+C+L+Raven and Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/204425

If that’s not enough to tempt you, watch the launch here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-80E0blVUc and the trailer here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeS_ziDTMlA Both were done by the awesome Ryan Ashcroft.

And if you can’t get enough of clicking links, we’re on L K Jay’s blog today! Hence the rather crappy one here. The better version’s on her blog http://lkjaywriter.blogspot.co.uk