If you’ve been following Aliventures for a while, you might remember that I published my novel Lycopolis back in November 2011. It’s been getting some lovely reviews on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, and I’ve decided it’s time to spread the word a little further.
From today until 21st May, I’m on a virtual book tour … posting in lots of different places around the blogosphere about writing, self-publishing, blogging and more.
I’ll be updating this post to link to all my different “stops” on the tour, and I’ll also be posting on Aliventures to let you know what I’ve been up to each week.
I’ve also produced print editions of Lycopolis, and if you have a non-Kindle ereader, you can now get an .epub version of Lycopolis through Smashwords.
One Hallowe’en, a group of online roleplayers summon a demon, The Prince of Nightmares. Seth, who’s in charge of the game, says it’s “just for fun”. But disturbing things start to happen in real life: red marks appear on the foreheads of the gamers, and they’re all having nightmares about a dark forest.
Secrets come out, friendships are broken, and the boundaries between the real, the virtual and the imaginary become increasingly fractured as the Prince becomes more powerful. Kay, a student at Oxford, is the only person who realises what Seth is doing – and it’s up to her to stop him.
Lycopolis is a fast-paced supernatural thriller / contemporary fantasy novel, available from:
- Amazon.com (Kindle ebook, $2.99 / paperback, $12.99)
- Amazon.co.uk (Kindle ebook, £1.99)
- Smashwords.com (ebook in multiple formats, $2.99)
- Lulu.com (paperback, £7.99)
You can find out more, and read reviews, short stories, and the first five chapters, at www.lycopolis.co.uk.
My Tour Stops
Here’s where I’ve been so far:
Tues 24th April: The Creative Penn – Six Great Reasons to Write Your Novel
Tues 24th April: Book Baby – How to Plan Your Non-Fiction Book to Set Yourself Up for Success
Fri 27th April: Book Baby – How to Plan Your Novel to Set Yourself Up for Success
Fri 27th April: Steff Metal – Five Epic Reasons to Be Your Own Boss
Mon 30th April: Men with Pens – 4 Simple Ways to Create a Well-Written Ebook
Mon 30th April: Literascribe – Why Every Self-Publishing Author Needs an Editor
Mon 30th April: Cat’s Eye Writer – Eight Powerful Ways to Build a Loyal Readership for Your Blog
Tues 1st May: Write to Done – It’s Time to Start Your Novel: Here’s Why
Fri 4th May: Wordplay – How to Get Feedback on Your Writing (and Sort the Good from the Bad)
Mon 7th May: Keys to Writing – An Interview with Ali Luke, Part One
Tues 8th May: Lateral Action – Seven Powerful Ways to Gain More Confidence in Your Creative Work
Tues 8th May: Digital Book Launch – Seven Great Reasons to Self-Publish Your Book
Fri 11th May: Time Management Ninja – Why Managing Your Time Makes You More Creative
Mon 14th May: Keys to Writing – An Interview with Ali Luke, Part Two
Tues 15th May: Connection Revolution – Write From the Heart and Find Your Voice
Weds 16th May: Day-Timer – Stress-Free Writing: Finish Your Essays and Projects Before Your Deadline
Thurs 17th May: Cheryl Reif Writes – How a Virtual Book Tour Can Help You Publicize Your Book
Fri 18th May: Creativity Ninja – Ten Ways to Ensure No-One Will Ever Read Your Novel
Mon 21st May: The Lyon’s Tale – Why Editing Matters – and How to Stay Motivated to Do It Well
If you’ve read Lycopolis, I’d love it if you’d help spread the word … you could post about it on Facebook, tweet about the book or my virtual tour, or even write a short review on Amazon, Smashwords, or Lulu. Thanks so much. 🙂
Great site. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the link…
Sandra Madeira’s last blog post ..Note 360 – About the Versatile Blogger Award
Thanks Sandra, that’s very kind of you! I won’t be participating in passing on the Versatile Blogger Award (too many memes come my way, and I have too many other blog posts to write…!) but I truly appreciate the thought. 🙂 Thank you!
What a great idea! Looking forward to catching up with you on your virtual tour!
you are doing a good job marketing your book Ali
did i tell you before that the cover design is more than amazing??
keep it up 😉
Thanks, Farouk! My wonderful friend Lorna Cowie did the cover design … it is truly fantastic! 😀
Huuuuuuge congrats to you Ali! 🙂
Thanks Shauna! 😀