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.”

Dead Of Night

All around me is dark. Somewhere in the distance I can hear the drag of feet, dead legs scuffing the floor. I pump my shotgun and fire off a round, but my aim is off. I listen again, trying to discern the exact location of the undead, when my phone rings. I answer, ready to plead for help, only to hear the screams of the unknown caller. It is too late for them. I hang up.

It is closer now, I can hear its groans, but where? I flip up my mobile phone and put it in night-vision mode and suddenly I can see all around: woods, an abandoned petrol station, my crashed car… and a zombie. It is close, reaching out, so I pull up the shotgun and-

-my girlfriend turns on the living room light, distracting me just as I needed to take the shot. There I am, standing in the middle of my flat, mobile phone in hand and headphones plugged in. I’m not dead, I’ve merely been devoured yet again in the new mobile app game by Paul Hayes, “Dead Of Night”.

Dead of Night is a zombie game like no other. Yes, there are a million zombie mobile games out there, but hear me out. This one is not a shoot em up (even though you do, technically shoot them up) nor is it a cutesy side-scroller. Dead of Night puts you in the action, allowing you to view the world through the night vision on your phone in a full 360 panorama. When a zombie is located, you flip your phone down and it becomes your shotgun, one that needs to be loaded, pumped and fired. It is innovative, exciting, and the future of mobile gaming.

I was approached by creator Paul Hayes to write dialogue for the app back in early development, and even then I could see how immersive the game would be. Dead of Night is not about beating a system, or gaining points, it is about creating an experience that feels real. You play it in the dark, so your mobile phone screen becomes the window through which you can catch quick glimpses of the world around you, but beware, the battery is low and you’ll mostly have to rely upon your hearing to discern where the next attack will come.

The game is available on Android and iPhone, and at the very low price of £1.99 is worth it for the experience alone.

Check out the Dead of Night here

iTunes
Google Play