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Friday, February 22, 2013

Luke West - Guest Post and Giveaway

Today I have an Aussie author from Queensland, Luke West, taking over my blog. He's here to tell us a little bit about his new release, Hell's Mercenary. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the end of the post.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this highly respected group. It truly is an honour to speak with you all. I hope you’ll allow me the opportunity to entertain your imagination when you open the pages to your next novel. May I suggest Hell’s Mercenary, the first book of the Intervening World Chronicles?

The story’s main character, Arliah, is a gothic, “don’t care” lone warrior, who lives in Hell. Every day she watches Hell’s people reach their expiration date and be strapped into a cart which carries them straight down the Tunnel of Abyss to their fiery death.

Refusing to be a part of this mundane dance, Arliah haphazardly signs a contract with the devil, Tobias. The contract allows her to leave Hell, passing beyond Hell’s reception desk and up a lengthy elevator ride to Earth. However Earth is a game for which Arliah has had no preparation whatsoever. Who will help her? Who will hinder her?

Earth – A deserted world: a place of patience, hope and misery. The only escape is to win the game.

Your target – Those humans with the highest bounties.

As the people on Earth battle and kill each other for a position in Heaven, Arliah soon learns that fewer souls are venturing through Hell’s gates and more seem instead to be climbing the staircase into heaven. This is the mission Tobias has entrusted her to remedy.

Will Arliah find the answers she needs to avoid her own expiration? Or will she be lost to the endless killing game?

Her mission – Find heaven. And once she does, bring it to Hell.

Although I have been writing all my life, this is my first published novel. Throughout the series of three books, the reader will experience every aspect of fantasy that I love: black magic, witches, angels, and supernatural encounters.

As the story progresses, we will dive farther into the characters and their strange experiences. We’ll also get to know our bad-ass heroine who really needs to learn to just calm down.

This first novel will introduce you to the people, the worlds and the different species. The farther we delve into this tale, the farther we will find ourselves caught up in a world we can’t, and won’t want to escape from. Won’t you take this journey with me?

I always enjoy hearing from my fans and appreciate your feedback. What you love and what you hate, who you are – what dark fantasies live in your mind?

Hell’s Mercenary
Intervening World Chronicles

Luke West
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-9874799-0-7
Number of pages: 203
Word Count: 58, 000
Cover Artist: Jessica Drumm
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/KKSqswiYzRA



About the Author:
Luke West is an up and coming author from Queensland, Australia. He was raised and still resides on the Gold Coast.

“Life is a journey, who knows the destination.” – Luke West

Luke has always enjoyed creative writing, and his first dream – to become a published author – was realized at a young age. His parents were constant, avid readers of his many short stories and novels, and have always supported his decision to chase his dreams.

After studying the art of writing throughout his teenage years, Luke finally took the leap to pursue his writing career and set out to release his debut novel.
Luke decided to explore the self-publishing world, aiming to prove to the publishing houses that he has what it takes to research, market, and sell his work. With this goal achieved, he hopes to secure a full time career in the world of the written word.

Luke enjoys writing Fantasy, Horror or anything with a paranormal twist. His debut Urban Fantasy novel, Hell’s Mercenary is the first of three books from the Intervening World Chronicles and is available for download now!

For the latest news or to connect with Luke personally, visit www.lukewest.com.au

“Thank you for allowing me to entertain your imagination. I hope my books find themselves among your favorite books.” – Luke West

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Luke has been kind enough to give away a copy of his book to one lucky winner. Enter below for your chance to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

K x


  1. Well, I haven't read anything by Luke yet but even if I did I still would pick you as my favorite. :)

  2. Thanks Krystal, that's really nice of you! I hope you enjoy my book. Thank you for your support.

  3. I like a several Aussie authors...Garth Nix, Geraldine Brooks...but I'm looking forward to adding you, Luke, and K.A. to my list! :)

    1. That's great! I hope you enjoy reading our stories.


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