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Author Q&A ft David Bussell & M.V. Stott | Bad Soul Book Tour and $50 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @uncannykingdom #UrbanFantasy

Bad Soul (Uncanny Ink Series Book 1) by David Bussell & M.V. Stott is on virtual book tour. The urban fantasy stops at Reade...

Bad Soul (Uncanny Ink Series Book 1) by David Bussell & M.V. Stott is on virtual book tour.

The urban fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an authors interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $50 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself?

Sure. We’re David Bussell and M.V. Stott, creators and co-writers of Uncanny Kingdom, a UK-based Urban Fantasy universe.

The universe came into being one fateful day when we were sat in a pub, beers in hand, discussing our next writing ventures. For years, we’d been working together on screenplays (some produced, most not) and had each decided to move away from TV writing and into penning novels. 

We discussed where we were at with our individual projects and learned that one of us was working on a story about a kick-ass witch's familiar (Matt), while the other was writing about a phantom detective (David). Realising that we were both working within the Urban Fantasy genre, we had the bright idea of putting both of our characters in the same world and developing a shared universe together.

Seeing as both of our books was set in the United Kingdom, we decided to lean into the Angocentric angle and call our brand Uncanny Kingdom. Since then, we’ve written almost 30 titles set in that shared universe, and we’re showing no signs of stopping yet.

One of the great things about the Uncanny Kingdom is that, because they all of the stories take place in the same universe, we get to cross-pollinate characters across different series. As a reader, you don’t need to have read the books in any particular order. You don’t have to read all of them. Read everything, read some, read a single book if you like, it's entirely up to you (although we’d really prefer if you read everything, because we like to eat and pay our mortgages).

Where were you born?
David is London born and bred; his familiarity with the city being one of the reasons he uses it as the setting for his gritty Spectral Detective series. Matt spent his formative years in Cumbria (way up in the nosebleeds of England), and used this rural setting for his Dark Lakes books. Cumbria is home to the national park known as the Lake District, but perhaps more interestingly, the famous Derwent Pencil Museum!

What do you do to unwind and relax?
David likes to listen to synthwave music, read from his extensive comic book collection, and fence épée. Matt enjoys Doctor Who and complaining about Doctor Who on his Doctor Who blog.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The moment a comedy sketch we wrote won a major cash prize in a talent competition. The money from that allowed us to cut back on our day jobs and really devote ourselves to the craft.

Which of your novels can you imagine being made into a movie?
As far as we’re concerned, any of the Uncanny Kingdom titles would adapt beautifully into a screenplay. You hear that, Netflix? YOU HEAR?!

Bad Soul 
Uncanny Ink Series Book 1 
by David Bussell & M.V. Stott 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Promises, rules, bones; Erin Banks will break them all. 

Unscrupulous and lethal, Erin has everything she needs to be an assassin in a world full of mobsters, monsters, and magic. 

She wasn’t born with powers, but thanks to her Uncanny Ink—arcane tattoos that transform her body into a magic-fuelled killing machine—she’s more than a match for anyone dumb enough to stand between her and getting paid. 

Fresh out of prison, Erin wastes no time getting back to what she does best: running down wanted men and claiming their bounties. 

But when a powerful demon lurking in a black cathedral hires her to round up an errant soul, the creature offers a reward far more valuable than money… 

He offers Erin the key to unlocking her tragic past. The key to the mystery surrounding her long-lost brother. 

Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Read Bad Soul now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to put down. 

Praise for Bad Soul: 

"Bussell and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must-read series for urban fantasy fans." ~ Readers' Favorite

"The writing is very colorful with lots of British slang and strange and seedy characters. The plot is fast and furious with unexpected developments and exciting scenes. A nice piece of gritty urban fantasy." ~ Kasey's Book Nook 

"Hits the ground running and doesn't stop." ~ Sean Cunningham, Author of the Hawthorn House series

"Bussell and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must read series for Urban Fantasy fans." ~ Inspired Chaos 

"Smart, funny, irreverent with tons of action... [Bad Soul] has it all in spades." ~ K. Bird Lincoln 

**On sale for only .99 cents April 1st – 13th!!** 

Bad Blood: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 2) 

Bad Justice: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 3) 

Bad Intention: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(Uncanny Ink Book 4) 

Bad Thoughts: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 5) 

Bad Memories: An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy 
(The Uncanny Ink Series Book 6) 

Series Trailer 

About David 

David Bussell is a winner of the P.G. Wodehouse New Comic Writer Award. David is an avid fencer, and a committed comic book fan. Rumours that David was conceived on an Indian burial ground remain unfounded 

About Matthew 

Matthew Stott writes strange stories. Influenced by the likes of seminal TV show ‘Doctor Who’, and writers Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, he crafts stories full of creep, wonder, and adventure. Matthew is not a murderer. 

$50 Amazon 

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  1. I love the book cover I really love the blue

  2. Thanks, Robin. Very kind of you to say.

  3. Great photo! The blue makes the cover really pop!


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