Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Happy Birthday to Breathless Press!



Just like any family birthday, we have cake, parties and gifts.  The difference is that our cakes are digital, our parties are online and our gifts are for the readers! It’s been so much fun to watch the excitement build for this birthday month.  Authors and staff have worked hard to ensure that it’s going to be a memorable one!  It’s one of my favourite things about being part of Breathless Press, this sense of community, of family.  From the moment we started to discuss possible ideas for these celebrations, everyone has just been so excited and once we agreed on an Alice In Wonderland inspired theme it was full steam ahead!

The first order of business was to commission some special Wonderland inspired short stories to be launched in August as part of our birthday celebrations.  Now you may think that writing a short story inspired by existing characters is a simple thing, but let me assure you, it’s not.  After all, these are characters that are extremely well known, well established in the minds of readers and when you use them (in any way) in a story of your own, you need to do it well for it to work.  Having read a few of these, I can tell you that these authors have managed to be inspired by these characters to write fresh, innovative tales!  Eventually, 14 very diverse and entertaining stories were selected.  Each of these is being released individually in eBook format as well as combined in a paperback print version.  The most exciting thing though is that they will also be available in a limited edition hardcover format with personal, handwritten messages from each of the authors.  A real collector’s item!

In addition to that, we’re sharing the gifts with our fantastic readers and fans by holding a 50% off sale on all eBooks for the entire month and offering a superb Rafflecopter give-away (http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/05de02e13/)


1st Prize: 1 x Limited Edition Hardcover copy of our birthday Wonderland Tales, a $20 Amazon GC and a $5 Breathless Press GC.
2nd Prize: Paperback print edition of our birthday Wonderland Tales, a $10 Amazon GC and a $5 Breathless Press GC
3rd Prize: A paperback print edition of our birthday Wonderland Tales, a $5 Amazon GC and a $3 Breathless Press GC


Wonderland Tales
Dive into a world of seduction, mystery, and adventure as Breathless Press plunges head first down the rabbit hole with these fourteen tales inspired by Lewis Carroll's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Travel the road to a coffee shop or make a pit stop with a detective on the hunt.  Meet an intergalactic assassin or follow someone who is very, very late.  Slip into a brothel or party with Ailis in a strip club.  Celebrate a sweet 21st birthday gone wrong, or very right! Help solve a mystery with only one clue.  Will you be claimed by the seductive Mad Hatter?  Open a door to carnal passion and dangerous secrets.  Watch as the crowning of the true Queen of Wonderland hangs in the balance.  Take a journey through the Tulgey Wood alongside a handsome Wonderland hero.  Take part in a resistance to take down the Red and White Queens.  Wherever the path may lead you, it's guaranteed to leave you breathless.

 
What is your favourite thing about birthdays?  I’d love to hear from you.

Chat soon,

Dominic Lane

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Happy 5th Birthday Breathless Press!!

In August, Breathless Press is turning 5!  To celebrate we are releasing a limited edition Hardcover collection of our special birthday Wonderland Tales and to make sure that you're able to indulge in a little birthday fun, we are also having a month long 50% off sale across our site (www.breathlesspress.com).

Finally, 3 lucky winners could win prizes in our birthday giveaway through Rafflecopter! 

5th Birthday Rafflecopter Giveaway

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/05de02e13/
1st Prize: 1 x Limited Edition Hardcover copy of our birthda Wonderland Tales, a $20 Amazon GC and a $5 Breathless Press GC.
2nd Prize: Paperback print edition of our birthday Wonderland Tales, a $10 Amazon GC and a $5 Breathless Press GC
3rd Prize: A paperback print edition of our birthday Wonderland Tales, a $5 Amazon GC and a $3 Breathless Press GC




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