Aug 27, 2015

Author Steve McHugh Release Party and Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE Here!


Steve McHugh Release Party
Lies Ripped Open (The Hellequin Chronicles Book 5) by Steve McHughThe excerpt below is from my fifth book, Lies Ripped Open. I got to say that three years ago when I published my first book, Crimes Against Magic, I had no idea that I’d be on book five. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if I’d be doing book two. And four years ago I had no idea I’d ever be published, no matter how much I wanted or worked toward it.

So, yes a lot has happened in the three and bit years since my first book was published. But although there have been a lot of changes in my life (including a new baby), the one thing that never changed is the love for writing. The love for telling stories and entertaining people, to put words on a page that create a whole new world for people to explore, and for people to enjoy the craziness that comes out of my head. Book five is out and I’ve still got lots more stories to tell, both in the Hellequin Chronicles and with new characters. In fact the more I write, the more my brain creates new stories, like some bizarre perpetual motion machine. I for one wouldn’t have it any other way, and I hope you join me.

Excerpt from Lies Ripped Open:

“New Forest, England. Now.

There are people out in the big wide world who don’t believe in luck. They don’t believe that luck plays any kind of part in our lives. These people are, if I’m brutally honest, fucking idiots.

The idea that luck plays no part in our day-to-day existence on this massive rock ignores the fact that it played a part in us being able to exist in the first place. Luck is evident in our lives wherever you look. Sure, ability, coincidence, and just downright hard work all play a massive role, but luck can sometimes mean the difference between being in the right place at the right time and, well, not.

Case in point, it was clearly a little bit of luck, whether good or bad, that saw me in the living room of my house, turning on the large HDTV and switching to one of the twenty-four-hour news channels at exactly the same moment as they cut to a clean-shaven, young man with short, dark hair, wearing a dark suit and talking in somber tones about a hostage situation that was taking place in the Southampton shopping center, West Quay.

I went to the kitchen to grab a bottle of water from the fridge and returned, taking a seat on my leather couch and increasing the volume of the TV.

“We’re now entering hour four of the standoff,” the man said.”

Read a 5 star review of Lies Ripped Open by clicking here.
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Books in the Hellequin Chronicles in the order they should be read:
Crimes Against Magic
Born of Hatred
With Silent Screams
Prison of Hope
Lies Ripped Open

About Steve McHugh

Author Steve McHugh

Author Bio:

Steve McHugh is the author of the popular Hellequin Chronicles. The fifth book, Lies Ripped Open, is out now. He lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.
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