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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Bad Soul Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have the first book of a six book urban fantasy series. Check them all out then be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/13 to enter. Good luck.

Bad Soul 
Uncanny Ink Series Book 1 
by David Bussell & M.V. Stott 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Promises, rules, bones; Erin Banks will break them all. 

Unscrupulous and lethal, Erin has everything she needs to be an assassin in a world full of mobsters, monsters, and magic. 

She wasn’t born with powers, but thanks to her Uncanny Ink—arcane tattoos that transform her body into a magic-fueled killing machine—she’s more than a match for anyone dumb enough to stand between her and getting paid. 

Fresh out of prison, Erin wastes no time getting back to what she does best: running down wanted men and claiming their bounties. 

But when a powerful demon lurking in a black cathedral hires her to round up an errant soul, the creature offers a reward far more valuable than money… 

He offers Erin the key to unlocking her tragic past. The key to the mystery surrounding her long-lost brother. 

Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Read Bad Soul now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to put down. 

Praise for Bad Soul: 

"Bussell and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must-read series for urban fantasy fans." ~ Readers' Favorite

"The writing is very colorful with lots of British slang and strange and seedy characters. The plot is fast and furious with unexpected developments and exciting scenes. A nice piece of gritty urban fantasy." ~ Kasey's Book Nook 

"Hits the ground running and doesn't stop." ~ Sean Cunningham, Author of the Hawthorn House series

"Bussell and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must read series for Urban Fantasy fans." ~ Inspired Chaos 

"Smart, funny, irreverent with tons of action... [Bad Soul] has it all in spades." ~ K. Bird Lincoln 

**On sale for only .99 cents April 1st – 13th!!** 

Bad Blood: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 2) 

Bad Justice: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 3) 

Bad Intention: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(Uncanny Ink Book 4) 

Bad Thoughts: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 5) 

Bad Memories: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 6) 

Series Trailer 

About David 

David Bussell is a winner of the P.G. Wodehouse New Comic Writer Award. David is an avid fencer, and a committed comic book fan. Rumours that David was conceived on an Indian burial ground remain unfounded 

About Matthew 

Matthew Stott writes strange stories. Influenced by the likes of seminal TV show ‘Doctor Who’, and writers Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, he crafts stories full of creep, wonder, and adventure. Matthew is not a murderer. 

$50 Amazon 

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  1. Book 1 has a fantastic cover. Love the coloring

  2. The cover is vivid and bad ass! I love a strong female book character. I think it's awesome that her tattoos are her magic. Sounds like a great read!

    1. Erin's no role model, but she's certainly strong!

  3. Love the cover and urban fantasy! Love twists and turns in a book which sparks my imagination!

  4. I really love when a book series has matching covers like these. Great job!

    1. Thank you, Linda! Easy on the eye, aren't they?

  5. Love this cover so awesome

  6. I'd like to know where David draws his inspiration from.

    1. Hi Tammy. Thanks for your question. I tend to find inspiration in unlikely places. For me, it's rare for an idea to spark when I'm reading another book in my genre. Far more often, the ideas come from non-fiction: podcasts, science magazines, historical journals, that sort of thing. Other than those, I find distraction very helpful. Many of my best ideas come while I'm washing the dishes!

  7. The cover nicely suits the fantasy theme.

  8. No questions - the cover is pretty cool

  9. The cover is nice overall, the font isn't my fav, but the colors are great.

    1. We know what you mean, Jennifer. We took a gamble when we opted for a traditional tattoo font rather than a typical Urban Fantasy style one, but we like the way it makes the book stand out from the crowd a bit.

  10. The cover makes the subject seem powerful to me in a very dark way...maybe a little demonic.

    1. Hi Bosco. Erin may well have a touch of the demon about her. Certainly, those who cross her would find it hard to disagree with you.

  11. The cover is captivating! Sounds like a must read!

  12. I like all shades of blue so I like the cover for its color choice. I have no questions for the author.

  13. Great cover, really like the blue

  14. I like this cover & I like how each book has it's own pop of color.

  15. I like that the different books in the series have different (bright) colors - it helps to keep straight what you've read or haven't.