Pushing Free-Giveaways

FREE from tomorrow

FREE from tomorrow

To celebrate all this talk of time travel and JFK, from tomorrow (Feb 17) until Sat (Feb 21) Pushing Ice Cream In Dallas will be available for free through Amazon!

Pushing Ice Cream In Dallas concerns itself with a waitress, Deborah Banks, who against the backdrop of the most famous assassination in history becomes embroiled in a tussle between good and evil… or at least a tussle between perverts and even worse perverts.

Things are looking up for young Dallasite Deborah Banks; a devoted boyfriend, besotted admirer, and her political hero is coming to town.

The only problem is that her boyfriend is nuts, her admirer is a pervert named Friedrich Nietzsche and President Kennedy is about to be assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Most tales of time-travel focus upon the gunman inside the Texas School Book Depository. Not many address the mysterious ice cream truck, giant wooden horse, nor the gaggle of dirty old men within it. But they were there. And Deborah Banks is about to find out why.

Dallas, 22/11/1963; there ain’t no better place to hawk your wares.

Recommended only for adults.

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pushing-Ice-Cream-Dallas-Grant-ebook/dp/B016X8B0WO/

US http://www.amazon.com/Pushing-Ice-Cream-Dallas-Grant-ebook/dp/B016X8B0WO/

Sons of York – Permanently Free… Sort Of

Sons of York, the duo short story collection, is now available across a range of stores, and free on all of them. Except Amazon. There you’d still need to pay a pitiful dollar or so. So good readers the choice is yours. Grab it for free or stick with Amazon and give me a buck. I’ll let you decide.

Below are some of the locations where you can get hold of the free ebook:

Nook: http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/sons-of-york-by-ade-grant/2940152055733
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sons-of-york/id1023082188
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/sons-of-york
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/563034

Many thanks to “MB” for providing the first review on Smashwords:

5/5 “Very interesting quick read.
Sons of York is a gritty historical novel.
Frothbot reminded me a bit of Robert Sheckley stories – interesting, quick and with something to think about in it.”

Sons of York Free Giveaway

From 26/04 through until the end of the month, Sons of York will be available to download for free through Amazon. Go on, go help yourself to a freebie!

Sons of York

Collection of two short stories:

FROTHBOT (Science-Fiction / Politics)

For eight years the government has remained paralysed, unable to cope with spiralling inflation and disintegrating public services. With society on the brink of collapse, a journalist gets the opportunity to interrogate a politician at the centre of it all. He works for the PaPA Department, the mysterious system locked off from public scrutiny, and is the one person she hopes can reveal the truth.

SONS OF YORK (Historical-Fiction / Horror)

13 June 1483. Richard Duke of Gloucester plots within the Tower of London. Will he seize the crown from his nephew, a boy under lock and key? Or will he crown the child and sacrifice his own claim forever? His closest ally is on the edge of betrayal, his court is filled with deceit, and every choice seems riddled with blood.

Free at Amazon.co.uk

Free at Amazon.com

Free Stuff! Free stuff!

Hello folks, it is time for another free give-away. Until the end of the week (Sun 13th) you’ll be able to get both The Mariner and Zigglyumph & Other Poems for free! Yes, you too can enjoy amusing little rhymes about Dingos whilst on the loo for absolutely no cost. Why not pick up a friend’s kindle and download it for them? That way when their partner finds The Mariner on there it’ll cause them all manner of awkward conversations.

The Mariner UK
The Mariner US

Zigglyumph UK
Zigglyumph US

As of writing, The Mariner is riding high at #3 Contemporary Fantasy and #5 Horror on the UK Free charts.

Double Giveaway

It’s that time again folks! Free goodies! But it’s not the just the one ebook I’m giving away, but two: The Mariner and Zigglyumph are available for free on Amazon until Sunday.

Praise for The Mariner

“This story is the wildest of rides – fast paced, energetic, unafraid, relentless, exhilarating, disturbing, and smart. I absolutely loved it.” C.W. RHODES, Writer & Blogger

“A barrage of harrowing imagery and bitter-sweet revelations… Both despicably vile and heart-warmingly comforting.” David Chapman, Goodreads Reviewer

“A surreal, political, critical and analytical allegory.” David Shelton, Amazon UK Review

“Made me wince at my species… my sex especially.” J. Hooker, Amazon USA Review

Praise for Zigglyumph and Other Poems

“I was drunk when I read this collection… and had a blast throughout.” Richard Langston, The Mind Of Madness

“Hilarious and warped… you can read it whilst drinking your afternoon tea, or indeed using the loo.” M, Amazon UK Review

The Sound Of Silence (Quick Update)

It has been quiet on the Ade Grant front of late. This has primarily been because I’ve been visiting friends abroad, catching up with those at home, and working on the various novellas that have been haunting my brain for the last few years. During this absence, various current events have sailed by without comment, some underwhelming (public reaction to Thatcher’s death) some horrific (Boston bombing) but in unusual restraint I have held my tongue. Eventually you might have to endure a diatribe about Thatcher, but thankfully for all concerned that time is not now.

So while you watch this space, please consider picking up The Mariner, which is once again free for three days from today.

UPDATE: Featured on Indie Book Bargains

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Mariner Giveaway

The Mariner is available for free on Amazon from 22/03 – 23/03. Why not snare your free copy today? Some quotes from readers:

The Mariner, Free Giveaway!

“Ade Grant’s particular brand of psychological horror is a corrosive assault on the reader’s morals, which repeatedly promises reprieve, only to smash all hopes with a barrage of harrowing imagery and bitter-sweet revelations.”

“I felt the flow was like that of a road-trip, a nightmare highway journey… The Mariner himself made me wince at my species, at my sex especially.”

“…a polemic, twenty-first century “Gulliver’s Travels” of satirical fantasy. I think that it is a surreal, political, critical and analytical allegory. It seems to challenge perceived politics, religion, science, reason and physiology.
Read and think.”

“I was so completely disturbed at times, and at others times I was disgusted. At times I hated the Mariner character – wanted to end his wretched life myself – and at times I empathized with him greatly, wanted to protect him. It was a very difficult book to read at times, though the story was so engrossing I couldn’t stop. And when they end came around – though still some things were left deliberately without answers – I was completely fulfilled and left the story, in my opinion, a better person than when I started.”

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Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

FREE on Amazon

Amazon Description:

The plot of this novel depicts a group of men who have become castaways stranded on an island in the Pacific during the American Civil War.

Ade’s Review:

NOTE: This book was published in the late 1800’s. I, however, read it in 2013. Due to cultural differences the book may not have been received as intended.

Here we have five civilised men stranded upon a desert island, but as soon as they arrive they act as a plague upon the paradise, slaughtering the indigenous wildlife and destroying the landscape, shaping it to their own end with no respect for the natural world. Not the slightest remorse is shown for the creatures whose lives they destroy; every new beast or bird encountered is met with the same response: “Can we eat it? How do we kill it?”

Oh what loathsome devils! On one excursion they return to find apes inhabiting their home. Rather than peacefully usher them away, the blood-thirsty gang slaughter the lot, taking one final orangutan prisoner to turn into a slave. Indeed, they callously mock the poor beast for its inability to understand the concept of remuneration for its troubles.

The brutality does not end there. Happening upon a large turtle on the beach, the men joyously turn it onto its back so it would die slowly in the sun. Upon finding whale bones, they freeze them curved in fat, to lure animals into eating and thus pierce their stomachs. Oh, what twisted degenerates they are!

So arrogant are these men in their claim to this land that when a ship comes to dock for a similar purpose (to restock food and water), the quintet attack them without mercy, killing every last one.

Over the course of the story it becomes clear that Cyrus Harding is a villain of the most devious kind. I found myself first rooting for the big cats, then the pirates and finally the volcano.

Upon reaching the outcome, I was very disappointed.

Get Your Zigglyumph Free!

Get it for free on Amazon!

Zigglyumph and Other Poems is now free on Amazon to download until 03/Feb! Perfect to quote from when conversations falter with distant relations!

UK Link

US Link

Anarchic. Subversive. On the very fringes of society. Delve into the fantastical poetry of Ade Grant, where the hypocrisy within us all is dragged from its hiding hole and savaged upon the lawn.

Are we as rational as we like to think we are? Or have we strayed too far from our path, running scared of the Zigglyumphs?

Contains such poems as “Clear Blue Thinking”, “A Change of Heart”, “Gruff” and “Group Therapy”.

Mariner Giveaway

From 23/01/2013 – 27/01/2013 The Mariner is available for free from Amazon.

The Mariner by Ade Grant

Available for free on Amazon until 27/01/2013

Sailing through an endless ocean on an antique slaver, the Mariner is hopelessly alone. The few remaining settlements are broken husks peppered with survivors and dangerous cults, each and every one as lost as he. Fixated upon a need for answers in a world full of rot and with a deep sadomasochist streak, he’s a pervert, an addict and a monster, and might just hold the key to finding a route home.

“Ade Grant’s particular brand of psychological horror is a corrosive assault on the reader’s morals, which repeatedly promises reprieve, only to smash all hopes with a barrage of harrowing imagery and bitter-sweet revelations.”

“I felt the flow was like that of a road-trip, a nightmare highway journey… The Mariner himself made me wince at my species, at my sex especially.”

“…a polemic, twenty-first century “Gulliver’s Travels” of satirical fantasy. I think that it is a surreal, political, critical and analytical allegory. It seems to challenge perceived politics, religion, science, reason and physiology.
Read and think.”

Get it now!

UK Store

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