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Wolfhound Century Give Away

Thanks to the fine people over at Gollancz, I have the first two books in The Wolfhound Century Trilogy by Peter Higgins* to give away to you lovely reader types. How do we win? you cry. Couldn't be simpler my friends. All you need do is visit my Facebook page and follow the simple instructions below.   * Both books are available to purchase now. Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page – 2014 in Review

Welcome to The Eloquent Page review of 2014. It's been another barnstormer, genre fiction wise, in the last twelve months. I’ve managed seventy eight books and for the first time ever the site has had over two hundred thousand page views which equates to over fifty thousand unique visitors. That boggles my tiny mind. But never mind all this statistical mayhem. Let's cut to the chase. It's time for my awards for the year. Random as ever, and judged by a panel of one, me. The “They Did What?” Read more [...]

Competition – Win The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison is published by Headline and will be released on Tuesday 25th June in the UK. Fancy winning yourself a copy? Of course you do. Well it’s all terribly easy. Simply follow the instructions below. All you have to do is copy and paste the text below into a tweet .  All those that post the tweet will be entered into a draw and 1 lucky winner will picked at random to receive a copy of the book. Please tweet the following text by 5pm Friday 28th June: Follow Read more [...]

Competition – Win Juggernaut by Adam Baker

Juggernaut by Adam Baker is published by Hodder & Stoughton and will be released on Thursday 16th February in the UK. Fancy winning yourself a copy? Of course you do. Well it's all terribly easy. Simple follow the instructions below. All you have to do is copy and paste the text below into a tweet .  All those that post the tweet will be entered into a draw and 1 lucky winner will picked at random. Please tweet the following text by 9pm Friday 10th February: Follow @TheEloquentPage Read more [...]

Upcoming Titles from Anarchy Books

The following press release dropped into my mailbox today and as I've enjoyed and reviewed a couple of Anarchy Books previous releases I thought I woud pass this info on. ANARCHY BOOKS PRESS RELEASE  Saturday 19th November is a date for your diaries, with Anarchy Books releasing not one wholesome SF novel, but two! First comes New York Nights by SF Heavyweight, Eric Brown. "New York 2040 is a city of the lost. So, a good place to work in Missing Persons. But business is not so good that Read more [...]

Anarchy Books Short Story Competition

Jordan Reyne, New Zealand's premiere   bloodthirsty Celtic rock and machine sounds superhero,   has teamed up with Anarchy Books to bring you a dazzling   short story writing competition!   Jordan Reyne's new album, Children of a Factory Nation, is being released September 2011 and follows a family who lived in Wales in the late 1800s during the Industrial Revolution. Like many alive in their time, they faced problems relating to difficult working conditions, poverty, Read more [...]

Confessions of an Alt.Fiction Virgin

Regular visitors to the this site will know that I tend to stick to just book reviews and nothing else but last weekend I had the opportunity to spend a day at Alt.Fiction for the first time ever. As it is book related, I thought it would be fun to share some of my experiences. Now in its fifth year, this is the first time that the convention has been spread over an entire weekend. Like the huge coward that I am I decided I would just go on the Saturday. Then if it was terrible and/or I made a Read more [...]

Why We Need To Save Our Libraries

Thanks to MadNad for taking the time to sit down and write an article that puts a personal face on the proposed library closures across the UK. Once upon a time, in a land far far away, was a girl who was severely depressed and lonely after a relationship had failed. She lived in a new town, with no friends, and was then made redundant. Her home had halved in value, yet the mortgage payments had doubled. It was a tough time for our heroine, and money was scarce, but then she stumbled into the Read more [...]

2011 – A Look Ahead

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 finds you and yours well. A new year can only mean one thing - more books. In an effort to whet your appetite for some of the reviews you can expect to see on the site in the coming months, below are some of the novels I am looking forward to. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie- Thee Men, One Battle, No Heroes. I'm a huge fan of Abercrombie's previous novels. I like his down and dirty take on the fantasy genre. I also just learned that he is doing a book signing in my Read more [...]

Books of the Year – 2010 Edition

I'm very lucky in that I have had the chance to read some excellent novels in the past twelve months. I also took the plunge and launched The Eloquent Page back in July so I thought that now we are creeping towards the end of 2010 I would take the opportunity to reveal my literary highlights of the year. Not all of the books listed below were published in 2010 but I read them this year so as far as I'm concerned that meets my flimsy attempt at criteria. The books that I have reviewed on the site Read more [...]

Dark Fiction – Twelve Days Anthology

As a festive treat Dark Fiction magazine has produced an audio anthology based on the twelve days of Christmas. In a moment of madness I offered to help out, little realising my offer would be accepted, and recorded the marvelous story Five Gold Rings by Peter Morrison. The entire anthology can be found here for free.