False Awakening by Callum McLaughlin is Out Now!

Callum McLaughlin’s new release, False Awakening is out now! I’ve been waiting for this ever since reading Callum’s last book!

False Awakening (ebook, ad version)

Synopsis:

When teenager Abi Watson wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of the incident that put her there, she must begin the long and difficult process of piecing her life back together, but unfortunately, her search for answers will merely give rise to further questions. Frayed relationships and haunting revelations soon come into play, leading Abi to discover that some things are best left forgotten.

With a past that is unwilling to let go, her only option is to delve into the depths of her own mind so that she can uncover the truth and finally awaken from her living nightmare.

Excerpt:

Before either of her friends could speak, two police officers in full uniform filled the doorway.

“What are you two doing in here?” asked one of them. Male, tall and inherently intimidating; his ice-cold eyes moved from Dan to Luke as he swept into the room, bringing with him an atmosphere far cooler than any breeze. “We specifically told you not to speak with the victim until we had questioned her.”

The word victim made Abi’s stomach squirm again.

“We’re sorry,” said Dan, looking more uncomfortable than ever as he sidled towards the door.

“We were worried. We had to make sure she was okay.” Luke did not budge from Abi’s bedside as he looked the officer directly in the eye.

“I’m afraid we’re going to have to ask you both to leave immediately,” said the second officer. A woman who appeared at least a few years younger than her partner, she held a notebook and pen in her hands that Abi suspected were intended to document her version of events; events she still scarcely remembered besides the deeply unsettling image that had invaded her mind a mere moment ago.

That excerpt was awesome and definitely left me wanting to know more! So, why not go buy a copy and read the rest?

Amazon UK

Amazon US

And remember to support the authors by leaving a review! 🙂

Bio:

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Callum McLaughlin was born and raised in the Scottish countryside where he continues to live and work. Aside from his own creative writing endeavours, he operates on a freelance basis, producing content for blogs, websites and magazines.

Beyond literature, he is interested in all things music and nature, taking his biggest inspiration from the world around us.

Find out more about Callum-

Blog: www.callummclaughlin.wordpress.com

Twitter: @callum_m1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7400503.Callum_McLaughlin

Why I Write Blog Hop!

Lipsyy from Lipsyy Lost and Found asked me to participate in this hop, which looked like great fun!

Why Do I Write?

Because I can’t stop myself! 😀

Seriously though, I don’t think I could actually stop writing, I have been doing it all my life and it’s one of the best ways I find to release all the creative jumble in my head!

There are so many stories that I have the need to tell, and writing gives me that chance, whether it’s creative fiction or blogging. It’s a great stress reliever too.

What am I working on?

My first ever series! It’s the first book in a paranormal series that I’ve been looking at writing for a couple of years.

How does it differ from others of its genre?

I will admit it has a lot of similarities with other books of its genre, I think it’s difficult not to now with so many books out there! 😀

But the characters, their relationships, and the way the books are going to be written will be quite a bit different to what’s out there at the moment.

How does my writing process work?

It changes from book to book. Sometimes I have a strict plan with bullet points of every scene and write them in order, then it can go the other way completely and I can have a loose idea, but no strict structure, just writing scenes I’m feeling at that moment and piecing them together.

I definitely think the process changes with the feel of the book I’m writing, so it’s a very hard question to answer!

Thank you so much Lipsyy for tagging me in this! It was great fun.

And now to pass the baton onto Callum, a very talented writer who will soon be releasing his new book. Check out his first, The Vessel, you won’t regret reading it that’s for sure!

And Sierra, who will also (hopefully 😉 ) be putting out her sequel to The Soul, an incredible, character driven story which you should definitely take a look at!

(Yes, I actually got organised and asked people to participate this time!)

Progress Report:

Status of sixth manuscript: Writing first draft.

Books read: 0/4.

Mid-October Book Review: Choosing book.

Just sit down and read!

Lately I have been struggling to read as much as I want. I think it’s because I fell out of the habit a while back and now it’s difficult trying to get back into it. Getting into that regular routine is much harder than it should be.

Recently, Callum posted about his approach of reading little and often, which got me thinking about how I could better my reading routine.

So, to try and help myself find a better schedule, but also just to motivate me to read more in general, I have decided to make every Wednesday a post about reading and books by others. And I am going to write an extra book review a month.

I will probably post the new book review in the middle of the month, and it will be either traditional published or indie published, but my end of month book review will still always be indie/self-published books.

I’m going to try reading for an hour and a half on an afternoon, rather than trying to read on a night, which I have been failing at. I read an article somewhere that changing the time you read might work well, so I’m going to attempt to give it a go 😀

My goal is to still read 4 books a month, and maybe I can work my way to upping that number by next year.

Remember, if you would like me to review your book, then just drop me an email 🙂

Do you have any tips on creating a good reading routine? How many books do you manage to read in a month? When do you find the best time to read is- day or night?

Also HUGE thank you to Winter Bayne and S.R.Carrillo for helping with my cover reveal, and to all of you who tweeted and reblogged! I am always so grateful for your support 🙂



Progress Report:

Status of Prophecy of Stones: Final read-out and Marketing.

Books read: 3/4

July eBook review: Written and ready.