After Us |99p Kindle Sale!

KINDLE BOOK SALE | Melissa Holden, Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon and Lorna Holland

To celebrate the appearance of colder, shorter winter nights and crunchy autumn leaves, we’ve decided to put AFTER US on sale!

AFTER USBLURB | AFTER US

When the world ends, what comes AFTER US?

Featuring stories from Edd Hodsdon, Melissa Holden, Lorna Holland, and Mark Looker, AFTER US explores the effects of an apocalypse on the survivors.

AFTER the apocalypse the laws and rules of the old world bind US no more, and mankind’s true, savage nature takes over.

AFTER the apocalypse, none of US will ever be the same again…

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Stories Include: Behind Bars, Cure In Age, Keep Your Friends Close, Lonely In A Crowd, Strangers On The Road, Silent Screams, Sally Lin

To find the sale price in your country, use the sale links below. (Some countries may need to redirect via the US page).

After Us | Sales Links

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/After-Apocalypse-Anthology-Melissa-Holden-ebook/dp/B00QD6Y588

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/After-Apocalypse-Anthology-Melissa-Holden-ebook/dp/B00QD6Y588

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/After-Apocalypse-Anthology-Melissa-Holden-ebook/dp/B00QD6Y588 

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/After-Apocalypse-Anthology-Melissa-Holden-ebook/dp/B00QD6Y588 

Remember to leave a comment below or a review on the main Amazon page to let us know what you thought of the book!

2015: The Year Of The Author

2015 is not only the year of the Sheep (if you’re into all that Zodiac jazz) but it’s also the year of the author! Why? Because we’re going to make it so!

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I am taking 2015 to become the author I always wanted to be, and once May rolls around I will be an official graduate in Creative and Professional Writing (BA Hons) which means I’ll be ready for some of my biggest projects yet! I have two big projects on the go in 2015 instead of several small ones, so I’m going to give you the inside scoop of what’s happening in Mel’s Year of the Author:

THE GODS PROJECT

If you’ve been following my blogs, then you’ll know I am using a base story from AFTER US to write my next novel: THE GODS PROJECT. It’s still in the baby stages of planning, and I will be taking a lot of time to really research and plan this project, (because it’s all about space and science…I have no idea what I’m doing…) so it may end up being published in 2016 instead (depends on how my personal and work life pans out!). But I promise I will be keeping you updated over the course of the year so keep an eye out for more info!

STEPPING STONES 

This is a collaborative project that will involve 10 authors, 10 themes, and a whole lot of love. It will include writers old and new, and some completely unknown! This project really is a labour of love, and is part of my way of giving back to the writing community. It’s still in the early stages (I still don’t have 10 confirmed authors) but I can confirm that Jacob Shelley is involved closely with the project, as are some of the AFTER US authors.

#INDIEBOOKSBESEEN

IndieBooksBeSeen

You all know that I’ve been working closely with #IndieBooksBeSeen and Mark Shaw to help create a bigger and better world for indie authors. But did you know that they’re expanding in 2015? Oh yes! They’ve got treasure hunts, booktubers, book teasers, and I LOVE INDIEBOOKS coming soon!

Check out the video below to find out more: 

Do you have any projects in the works? Let me know in the comments. Seriously – I’m interested. 🙂 

Countdown To Christmas: Days 10,11,12 and 13!

Hi everyone! Sorry – I know I’m terrible at keeping these up to date, but I have exhaustion so it’s a bit hard to stay awake to do anything!

For days 10 – 13 you get an ANNOUNCEMENT (ooh!):

I am glad to announce that I will be re-writing THE SNOW KILLER in order to make it bigger and better!

This makes any copies of THE SNOW KILLER out there now Limited Edition (and probably signed) so lucky you if you have one!

The Snow Killer by Melissa Holden

I plan to have the work done by Spring 2015 but maybe don’t hold me to that. Lorna Holland (co-author of AFTER US) is helping me out for this one, so big shout out to her!

AFTER US

I will still be using the same cover that Mark Looker designed, just because I love it so much, and the current version will be available right up and till release day! I will also be adding a print edition of the book for all those paperback lovers out there.

I hope this was exciting news for you all – I know it’s got me feeling excited and festive!

AFTER US: AN APOCALYPSE ANTHOLOGY

When the world ends, what comes AFTER US?

Featuring stories from Edd Hodsdon, Melissa Holden, Lorna Holland, and Mark Looker, AFTER US explores the effects of an apocalypse on the survivors.

AFTER the apocalypse the laws and rules of the old world bind US no more, and mankind’s true, savage nature takes over.

AFTER the apocalypse, none of US will ever be the same again…

Grabbed me from the first page! The concept is fabulous and thought-provoking.” – Mima, author of THE ROCK STAR OF VAMPIRES

Humans may survive the apocalypse, but will our humanity? This evocative collection explores the nobility and degradation of our race as it faces extinction. A chilling and fascinating journey!” – Eve A Floriste, author of FRESH CUT

AFTER US

Edward Hodsdon: Behind Bars and Lonely in a Crowd

Melissa Holden: Cure in Age and Left to Die

Lorna Holland: Keep Your Friends Close and Silent Screams

Mark Looker: Strangers on the Road and Sally Lin

AFTER US: AN APOCALYPSE ANTHOLOGY is available on Amazon Kindle for £1.99

AFTER US Is Out Now!

An Apocalypse Collection featuring Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and Melissa Holden

An Apocalypse Collection featuring Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and Melissa Holden

When the world ends, what comes AFTER US? Featuring stories from Edd Hodsdon, Melissa Holden, Lorna Holland, and Mark Looker, AFTER US explores the effects of an apocalypse on the survivors. AFTER the apocalypse the laws and rules of the old world bind US no more, and mankind’s true, savage nature takes over. AFTER the apocalypse, none of US will ever be the same again…

Stories Include:

  • Behind Bars
  • Cure in Age
  • Keep Your Friends Close
  • Left to Die
  • Lonely in a Crowd
  • Strangers on the Road
  • Silent Screams
  • Sally Lin

Author Bios:

Edd Hodsdon studies Creative and Professional Writing at Canterbury whilst writing in his spare time at home in Deal. He blogs about the NFL on Readwave as NFLUnderCentre, and hopes to become a sports journalist as well as a successful novelist. AFTER US is Edd’s first published work. http://www.readwave.com/nflundercentre/

Melissa Holden is an undergraduate from Dartford studying Creative and Professional Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Melissa has been writing professionally since 2012 and has published 6 books, including her debut novella THE SNOW KILLER. She is also an editor for Her Campus CCCU. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melissa-Holden/e/B00GSL71SE/

Lorna Holland is a Creative and Professional Writing student at Canterbury Christ Church University. She splits her time between Kent and her hometown of Kettering, Northants, and hopes to continue her writing career after graduation. AFTER US is Lorna’s first published work. http://www.thewritinggreyhound.blogspot.co.uk

Mark Looker grew up in Kent and is an undergraduate studying in Canterbury. Between writing novels he works as a photographer, and a journalist for a local radio station. His debut novella, FOREVER LOST TOGETHER, is available on Amazon. All of Mark’s novels take place in a shared universe, creating continuity throughout his work. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Looker/e/B00M0V5P3O/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1qid=1416420039&sr=8-1

Click here to go to the Amazon Page

AFTER US: Press Release

 Title: AFTER US
Subtitle: An Apocalypse Anthology
Genre: Apocalypse.
Format: Short Stories.
Approx page count: 112
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Description:
When the world ends, what comes AFTER US?
Featuring stories from Edd Hodsdon, Melissa Holden, Lorna Holland, and Mark Looker, AFTER US explores the effects of an apocalypse on the survivors.
AFTER the apocalypse the laws and rules of the old world bind US no more, and mankind’s true, savage nature takes over.
AFTER the apocalypse, none of US will ever be the same again…
An Apocalypse Collection featuring Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and Melissa Holden

An Apocalypse Collection featuring Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and Melissa Holden

Author Bios:
Edd Hodsdon studies Creative and Professional Writing at Canterbury whilst writing in his spare time at home in Deal. He blogs about the NFL on Readwave as NFLUnderCentre, and hopes to become a sports journalist as well as a successful novelist. AFTER US is Edd’s first published work.
Melissa Holden is an undergraduate from Dartford studying Creative and Professional Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Melissa has been writing professionally since 2012 and has published 6 books, including her debut novella THE SNOW KILLER. She is also an editor for Her Campus CCCU.
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Lorna Holland is a Creative and Professional Writing student at Canterbury Christ Church University. She splits her time between Kent and her hometown of Kettering, Northants, and hopes to continue her writing career after graduation. AFTER US is Lorna’s first published work.
Mark Looker grew up in Kent and is an undergraduate studying in Canterbury. Between writing novels he works as a photographer, and a journalist for a local radio station. His debut novella, FOREVER LOST TOGETHER, is available on Amazon. All of Mark’s novels take place in a shared universe, creating continuity throughout his work.
Out November 30th on Amazon Kindle

AFTER US – Apocalypse Anthology

We’ve kept this project on the hush hush, but now there’s only 2 weeks left until release – and it’s time to share it with you all.

Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and myself have written a collection of short stories called: AFTER US. And it’s all about the end of the world. (There, that caught your attention!)

An Apocalypse Collection featuring Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and Melissa Holden

An Apocalypse Collection featuring Mark Looker, Edd Hodsdon, Lorna Holland and Melissa Holden

Book Description:

AFTER US is an apocalypse anthology featuring stories from Mark Looker, Lorna Holland, Edd Hodsdon and Melissa Holden.

Stories include:

  • Behind Bars – Edd Hodsdon
  • Cure In Age – Melissa Holden
  • Keep Your Friends Close – Lorna Holland
  • Left To Die – Melissa Holden
  • Lonely In A Crowd – Edd Hodsdon
  • Strangers On The Road – Mark Looker
  • Silent Screams – Lorna Holland
  • Sally Lin – Mark Looker

AFTER US is out November 30th 2014 on Amazon Kindle