Matthew Hughes: the Archonate

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New Instafreebie giveaway

I’m starting another Instafreebie giveaway, this time giving away up to a thousand copies of my thriller, PAROXYSM.  Here’s the blurb:

Mad as Hell – and Loving It!

Ruthless mercenaries, hired by an ex-Pentagon chemical-weapons designer turned rogue, take over a small town in Oregon. The plan: use the citizenry as guinea pigs in a test-run of a bootlegged bio-agent for an Islamist terror organization.

But something goes wrong and the mercs and their clients find themselves surrounded by townsfolk who have turned into hyper-coordinated killing machines.

PAROXYSM is an action-packed tale about the seductive power of righteous violence, about how ordinary people can explode when fate gives them the power to hit back.

For a free ebook in epub, mobi, or pdf format, go to https://www.instafreebie.com/free/H72tD

The catch:  you’ll be automatically signed up for my monthly newsletter, but you can always cancel and keep the book.

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George Martin recommends me

Came across this on George R.R. Martin’s Not a Blog.

“Today is. . . publication day for THE BOOK OF SWORDS  . . . There’s an impressive table of contents, including brand new stories by giants of the genre like Robin Hobb, Ken Liu, the criminally underrated Matthew Hughes, Scott Lynch, Daniel Abraham, Cecelia Holland, Lavie Tidhar, and many more.”

 

So I’m one of the “giants of the genre,” and “criminally underrated,” according to George.  From his lips to the readers’ ears.

 

Patreon says I should keep reminding people that I now have a Patreon account.  So consider yourself reminded.  Here’s a link:

 

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Doing Ask Me Anything on reddit.com

On Thursday, this week, I’m going to be participating in an Ask Me Anything event on http://www.reddit.com/r/fantasy discussion group to promote The Book of Swords.

In case you’ve missed my several mentions of i it, The Book of Swords, is a new anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was officially published today and is already ranked number nine in fantasy anthologies on Amazon.  The consensus of critics is that it’s going to be one of the top sff anthos of the year.

The AMA launches late morning, Central Time.  I’m right now on UK time (about six hours later) so I’ll probably connect about then and be available for a few hours, if anyone wants to ask me anything.  If you’re not already a member of reddit.com/r/fantasy, it takes only seconds to join the group.

In other news, my Patreon page has attracted more than two dozen Heroes of the Archonate since I launched it five days ago.  If you’d like to join the ranks of heroes, here’s where to go:

 

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Signed up to Patreon

Well, I’ve done it.

I’ve created a Patreon account so that people who like my work and want me to keep on producing can support the effort with a dollar or a few each month.

In return for which they will not only get my sincere gratitude, but all kinds of rewards.

If you’re interested, here’s where to go.

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Excerpt from “The Sword of Destiny”

With the Gardner Dozois-edited anthology, The Book of Swords, due out in less than three weeks, Gardner has picked my story, “The Sword of Destiny,” to use in a promotional excerpt.

You can check it out here:

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