Death Echo: Vol. 1 is Now Available!

The countdown is over! Death Echo: Vol. 1 is now available!

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The Goodreads page for Death Echo is below:

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The eBook is free till Thursday 30th of March. If you buy the paperback you can get the eBook for free forever, even after the first 5 days.

It’s been a super hectic week for me with a lot of people pitching in to help (I’m not all that technically minded and some of the Amazon upload guides fried my brain!).

If you manage to pick up the book then a review would be greatly appreciated on Amazon and Goodreads.

Even a moderate review can help a book get noticed!

If you know anyone who might like the book please tell them about it 🙂

Stories for Death Echo: Vol.2 are already being written, so watch this space!

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– Sebastyan

 

One Day to Go! It’s nearly here!

This is the countdown for the release of Death Echo: Vol 1. If you’d like to know more why not add yourself to the Facebook event page by following this link:

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If you’ve missed the other reasons check out my full blog.

Reason Number Six: It’s Free!

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Yup, you heard me. I’ve been blown away by how much support everyone has given me with this project that I want it to reach as many people as possible. This means making it free. There are two ways to get it free.

The eBook will be free for the first five days. That means everyone will be able to download a copy for free – illustrations n’all! On the other hand, if you’d prefer a hard-copy then there will have to be a payment – ÂŁ3.99, but if you buy the hard-copy you should then be able to download the eBook for free (even after the first five days).

Now, I’ve been wrestling with the systems in Amazon for a few days now and I think everything is headed in the right direction. Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

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– Sebastyan

Two Days to Go! Why should you get Death Echo?

This is the countdown for the release of Death Echo: Vol 1. If you’d like to know more why not add yourself to the Facebook event page by following this link:

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If you’ve missed the other reasons check out my full blog.

Reason Number Five: Hope

*cue posh accent* ‘Rebellions are built on’- oh, sorry.

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I’ve talked in another blog about death being a difficult subject, and that’s truly the case, but we are not alone. Death Echo isn’t all doom and gloom. We are a species of conflicting emotions and ideals. We laugh in the face of danger, and we’re sometimes terrified by the concept of safety. Twelve stories about death don’t need to be as sombre as they might at first seem. I think we all need to be more mindful of existence and with Death Echo I want people engage with their own concepts of death and emerge, not sad, but energised to do something.

Death Echo is all about making your own path, for better or for worse. In the concept of death we must locate and embrace the idea of hope!

Bloody hell, that got deep.

Wordz are good, yo.

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Tomorrow is the last day! see you all then, and then again on Sunday (I hope! ;D)

– Sebastyan

 

Three Days to Go! Why should you read Death Echo?

This is the countdown for the release of Death Echo: Volume One. If you’d like to know more why not add yourself to the Facebook event page by following this link:

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If you’ve missed the other reasons check out my full blog.

Reason Number Four: A Taste of Science Fiction, fantasy, and something in between

I love science fiction. I really do. On the other hand I understand why some people can feel blocked out of it. It can seem like a lot to take in and requires the reader to immediately commit to a certain set of rules and assumptions that they might not be familiar with. With fantasy there’s often some groundwork – ‘it’s the olden times but with magic/dragons/spells’ but with Science Fiction you’re taken forwards, not backwards, and the end location can seem altogether too alien (HA!) for some readers.

Death Echo: Vol.1 has a number of science fiction and fantasy stories, I’d be lying if I said they were all grounded, some are bordering on surreal, but what I hope unites them all is emotion and atmosphere. Fancy something a bit new but also a bit familiar? Try Death Echo ;D

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– Sebastyan

Four Days to Go! Why should you read Death Echo?

This is the countdown for the release of Death Echo: Volume One. If you’d like to know more why not add yourself to the Facebook event page by following this link:

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If you’ve missed the other reasons check out my full blog.

Reason Number Three: Artwork/Illustrations 

Words are all very well, but sometimes artwork can complement a story making it seem all the more poignant. With the first volume of Death Echo I’ve been lucky enough to work with the Cardiff based Illustrator and Designer – Jade Andrews.

She has not only designed the front cover but also provided illustrations that can be found throughout the collection. I’m truly grateful for the hard work she has put into the project and I think the results speak for themselves.

So, should you decide to get a copy of Death Echo: Volume 1, you’ll also be getting especially created artwork!

I’ll be working with her on the following volumes so keep an eye out!

Here’s a lo-rez image of the cover to feast your eyes on:
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Five Days to Go! Why should you get Death Echo?

This is the countdown for the release of Death Echo: Volume One. If you’d like to know more why not add yourself to the Facebook event page by following this link:

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If you’ve missed the other reasons check out my full blog.

Reason Number Two: Death is a Hard Subject

Sometimes the best way to cope with death is to look at it through a filter. Our own death is unimaginable, to an extent, even for those with faith. Existence is a multilayered mess and most of us just don’t want to try and comprehend the possibility of not existing.

Death Echo looks at death as a concept, and it does so through the eyes of people, machines, animals, personification of deities and aliens. Through these filters it tries to untangle the mess of existence and death. This isn’t done to try and come to a conclusion, but rather encourage an internal dialogue in YOU, the reader.

Death is a hard subject, but most hard subjects are often the most rewarding.

– Sebastyan

Six Days to Go! Why should you get Death Echo?

Sunday the 26th of March Death Echo: Volume One will become available! Leading up to the release I’ll be doing a countdown blog, each blog will contain a reason as to why you might want to jump on board the Death Echo train!

(Disclaimer: all locomotives inspired by Death Echo are probably not fit for purpose).

Reason Number One – Short Stories

Life is hectic and you’re busy – that’s okay. We’re all busy people and it can be difficult to fit things into our daily lives. As I’m sure you can appreciate I’m an avid reader, but it’s still a struggle for me to find time to really lose myself in a book.

Death Echo has twelve short stories, ranging from very short indeed (700 words) to about average (3000 words). This makes each one easy and quick to digest. Half hour on your lunch break could see you easily snap up a self contained, complete story. No pressure, no commitment, no worry!

Big worlds, big characters, big questions, small word counts!

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Join us tomorrow for Reason Two!

– Sebastyan