Henry Frey Twitter Giveaway

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with this Twitter giveaway!

For the next two weeks (until 3rd December 8pm GMT), you have the chance to win a signed paperback copy of both titles in my Henry Frey Christmas fantasy adventure series. Just head on over to Twitter and follow the instructions on my pinned tweet.

This giveaway is only available on Twitter for UK entrants aged 18 and over.

See terms and conditions below. 

Twitter Giveaway Terms and Conditions

For your chance to win, follow the instructions in the pinned tweet of Jason Rybak’s Twitter account @Jason_Rybak
 

  1. Participants automatically agree to these terms and conditions.
  2. The giveaway on Twitter opens on 8pm (GMT) 19th November 2019 and closes at 8pm (GMT) 3rd December 2019.
  3. Only entrants from the UK with UK postage addresses who are 18 years and older are eligible.
  4. Only one Twitter entry per person.
  5. Anyone found using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.
  6. One winner will be randomly selected from eligible Twitter entries. The winner will be announced in a reply to a giveaway post on 4th December 2019.
  7. In order to claim the prize, the winner must notify us of their UK postal address within 1 week of the winning entry. If the winner fails to claim their prize within 1 week, another winner will be selected, but we will not be able to guarantee delivery before 25th December 2019.
  8. We will endeavour to deliver the prize to the winner within 30 working days from the date of the winning announcement.
  9. No cash equivalent or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
  10. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Twitter and the winner will be providing information to someone besides Twitter.
 
Prize: 1 x paperback copy of Henry Frey and the Elf King signed by the author Jason Rybak
1 x paperbak copy of Henry Frey Versus the Dark Santa signed by author Jason Rybak
 
See synopses below
 

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Henry Frey and the Elf King Synopsis
 
Santa Claus is an elf. His real name is Klasodin. He lives in his Madjikal, snow-covered city of Alvahame with his elves.
 
Santa Claus is in trouble. Sabotaged by enemies inside and outside Alvahame, his Madjik is failing and gifts are going missing. Then, just days before Christmas, he disappears.
 
Henry Frey is the last human child with the Affinity for Madjik. Hunted by Santa’s enemies, he embarks on a dangerous journey by sleigh, sledge and snowboard to find Santa and restore his Madjik. If he fails, there will be no Christmas.
 
Henry Frey versus the Dark Santa Synopsis
 
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Henry Frey smells danger when he spots an old enemy in a London toy store. Trouble is, Christmas is just days away, Britain is in chaos and he hasn’t heard from anyone in Alvahame in months. With no one else to help, Henry sets off to save Christmas alone.
 
A tall hooded figure in a sleigh led by eight reindeer lands in central London. But it’s not Santa Claus. And they’re not reindeer.
 
Henry finds himself out of his depth against a powerful enemy who has been planning his attack on Alvahame for years and knows a lot about him. With his every weakness exposed and his new family in danger, will Henry’s friends from Alvahame be there to help?
 

Closing in

Staying low, I backed away.

Three more figures came into view. Eight in total – heading straight for the house.

I moved a little quicker.

Then came the itch in the back of my head – someone was watching me. There were more people out in the woods.

Leaves rustled behind me.

I wheeled around.

A running figure flew at me – and knocked me flat.

I landed on my back on cold, wet ground. Stars fizzed in my eyes. My head span.

Two figures stood over me. One of them leaned in a little closer.

“Is this him? Is he wearing…”

There was no time to think. I took my chance. I rolled, pulled the gun from the back of my jeans. I aimed and squeezed the trigger one, two, three, four times. Both figures collapsed to the ground. I didn’t check to see if they were still alive. I didn’t want to. The gun belonging to one of them lay on the grass. I scrambled to my feet, grabbed it and ran.

The itch in my head told me the others had seen me and were pounding through the woods after me. I veered left and right, weaving through the trees, avoiding running in a straight line in case they tried shooting at me.

Suddenly the trees and everything around me were swallowed by darkness. A blanket of pitch black filled my night vision goggles. I tore off the goggles. I could see it happening around me – the night was disappearing in a blackness that swallowed up the trees and everything else.

Multiple footsteps thundered over the ground after me.

A volley of suppressed automatic shots reeled off close by.

I hit the ground.

They were close. But there was no way they could see me. Their best chance of finding me was tripping over me.

Then the darkness started to clear.

Eight dark figures materialised among the trees, just metres away. One of them turned in my direction and pointed right at me.

Eight assault rifles trained on me.

Eight bright red laser sights threaded through the darkness and beamed onto my chest.

 

 

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Henry Frey Versus the Dark Santa – Free download!

As it’s Christmas, I am giving away my new Christmas fantasy adventure for free! Download Henry Frey Versus the Dark Santa now.

Synopsis

Henry Frey smells danger when he spots an old enemy in a London toy store. Trouble is, Christmas is just days away, Britain is in chaos and he hasn’t heard from anyone in Alvahame in months. With no one else to help, Henry sets off to save Christmas alone.

A tall hooded figure in a sleigh led by eight reindeer lands in central London. But it’s not Santa Claus. And they’re not reindeer. Henry finds himself out of his depth against a powerful enemy who has been planning his attack on Alvahame for years and knows a lot about him. With his every weakness exposed and his new family in danger, will Henry’s friends from Alvahame be there to help?

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Happy Christmas to all my readers!

Atticus Crayle: The Accidental Spy

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Only a few hours left to download your free copy of Atticus Crayle: The accidental Spy. Don’t miss out. Will end midnight pacific time.

 

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Synopsis:

Atticus Crayle isn’t your average teenage genius. He lives alone in the council house he officially shares with his mum and is extremely self-sufficient. He has built a chemistry lab in his attic and spends his weekends secretly testing homemade chemicals and explosives.

His only friend is Gemma, who blows up dirt with him every Saturday. She has secrets of her own. Her uncle Damon is a spy and she plans to be one too.

Atticus is on holiday with Gemma and Damon when he finds himself under attack by gunmen and caught up in a kidnapping plot involving spies, trained killers and organised crime.

Mixed up in a dangerous new world where he might just belong, Atticus has never had a Christmas holiday like it.

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The Dangerous Reality

jason ryback bullet point for blog“Take it easy in future,” came Arvalane’s voice from just beyond my right ear. “That thing’s not meant for you.”

I came to, lying on a mattress in the adjoining cave.

“You’ve been asleep a while, but it’s time you got up. You need to see this.” Arvalane helped me to my feet. “Merry Christmas.”

I saw hundreds of happy childern opening their presents. I watched thousands of awestruck elves gazing from their snow-covered city – like in Sarasin’s book.

My attention turned to other familiar characters. I realised I had a choice to make. New Year’s Eve was amazing. Fireworks everywhere. I saw every spectacular show on Earth. And a few from somewhere else altogether – I couldn’t bring myself to ask.

Next thing I knew I’d been there a week, sitting on the floor, staring at the Infinistra, gazing at one unfolding real life story, then quickly scouring the images for a better one. Right then, I knew it. I had to be a writer. I needed the stories. If I backed out now, I would never forgive myself. I was scared of the danger that still lurked around every corner, but I had no choice.

The conflict could make me a better writer – and give me my own story to relate to my readers. Whatever the danger, I had to use Sarasin’s stories. I had to see more. I was finally earning a living as a writer and I couldn’t stop now.

In Sarasin’s Cave

jason ryback bullet point for blogIt feels like a dream. I run through everything that happened, every sight, every sound, every feeling and every sensation to remind myself that it really took place the way I remember it. I’m terrified of talking myself into believing it was just a dream.

Christmas just kind of crept up on me. Before I knew it, I was lying on my bed on Christmas Eve with no plans at all. I didn’t dare leave without word from my new mobile phone friend and I couldn’t involve anyone else. I couldn’t put more lives in danger – how ever much I might have wanted to hear from certain people.

ShadowAspect appeared suddenly – melting out of the darkness shrouding the walls beyond the dim light over my bed. Before I could say anything, he took hold of my arm and hauled me up. I flew at the wall. It vanished. I’d left my room behind.

The first thing that hit me was the silence. The second was the darkness – darker and heavier than anything I’d seen before. My eyes adjusted and some candles were lit, bathing the rough stone walls in flickering light. I was in a cave.

A young woman smiled back at me. She had a friendly face, brown hair tied back in a ponytail and blue eyes. Just one look in them told me she was a lot older than she looked. There was more history, experience, intelligence and perception than I had seen in anyone before.

“Do you know where you are?” she asked – like she knew just who I was and had been expecting me.

“I think so.”

“Well, come this way and see it for yourself. I’m afraid this is not a permanent visit, but I couldn’t have you spend Christnas alone on our account.”

She led me into a bigger, adjoining cave. Bright blue light met my eyes from the far end. “My name is Arvalane,” she said with a warm smile. “And over there with his eyes glued to the Infinistra as always, is Sarasin Shade.”

One Guy in a Hood

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When had I last left my flat? I had no idea. It had been so long since I’d spoken to or had any contact with humankind, I was starting to feel like a different species. What if I wandered out and they saw right through me?

With a hat on under my hood, I ventured out under cover of darkness and lingered among the crowd watching the fireworks. I could feel every passing glance, every curious gaze in my direction. But all they saw was one guy in a hood standing alone in the night.

I ran out of food. Now I would have to leave my home during daylight hours. I showered thoroughly and tried to make myself look normal, certain that everyone out there would be able to see me for who I really was.

I took the long way, wandering around some other shops, beginning to believe that I belonged among humankind again. I could feel every time someone noticed me, but no one found me interesting enough to look at me for more than a second or two.

But when I left the supermarket, my eye was drawn to a car on the opposite side of the street. A pair of eyes inside the car lingered on my face like an itch. Shooting the odd glance, I couldn’t see through the tinted windows. I picked up the pace.

I stopped down the road from my flat and pretended to tie my shoe lace. The same car was parked at the top of the street.

I hurried up to my flat and made sure the door was locked and bolted. I peered through the window. The car was gone.

Of course it was gone. No one was following me. It was just my paranoia. Being Watched will do that to you.

But I’ve discovered the identity of the fantasy being stalking me. I’m writing now. I’m working with him. I’m safe, right?

Atticus Crayle: The Accidental Spy

jason ryback bullet point for blogAtticus Crayle isn’t your average teenage genius. He lives alone in the council house he officially shares with his mum and is extremely self-sufficient. He has built a chemistry lab in his attic and spends his weekends secretly testing homemade chemicals and explosives.

His only friend is Gemma, who blows up dirt with him every Saturday. She has secrets of her own. Her uncle Damon is a spy and she plans to be one too.

Atticus is on holiday with Gemma and Damon when he finds himself under attack by gunmen and caught up in a kidnapping plot involving spies, trained killers and organised crime.

Mixed up in a dangerous new world where he might just belong, Atticus has never had a Christmas holiday like it.

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Book Cover

jason ryback bullet point for blogI woke up slumped over my desk, my ribs pressed against the edge, my face on the keyboard of my laptop. I don’t remember falling asleep. I have no idea how long I slept or how long I had worked since I slept last.

Thinking back to what I remembered, I was coming to the conclusion that both books were pretty much ready, when I noticed something on my desk next to my laptop. It was a note.

“Check your computer.”

I found artwork for the front covers of both books – emailed to me from an account I couldn’t identify. All I knew for sure was that Sarasin Shade agreed with me. They’re ready. It’s nearly time to publish.

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Two Book Titles and a Name

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I called work at 8.30 and quit. The boss told me he was about to fire me anyway. I didn’t care. I work for someone else now.

The instructions were detailed. He wanted to tell his story, producing books from the things he has seen and I was to be his mouthpiece. To all you readers out there, they are thrillers and fantasies aimed at children, teenagers and anyone else who, like me, enjoys this stuff well into adulthood. But to him they are truth. And judging by what I’ve experienced so far, it’s hard to argue they would be anything else.

I was to work through the manuscripts, which were both first drafts, and make any changes I wanted to make, provided the stories themselves weren’t altered.

Going online and using the codes given in the instructions, I found he already had an internet presence, which I could contribute to as long as I also maintained my own.

Once both stories were published online, more would come my way. The instructions told me to work on the manuscripts straightaway and publish as soon as possible – within three weeks. The countdown has already begun.

The first title was already under my name:

Atticus Crayle: The Accidental Spy by Jason Rybak.

The second was in his name:

Henry Frey and the Elf King by Sarasin Shade.

I finally know his name. Sarasin Shade.