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Confronting the Demon – Free for a Limited Time

FREEEEEEE!!!!! It’s free!

If you haven’t yet got your copy of Confronting the Demon, it’s now free at all major retailers.

Quick, go get your copy now, before it’s all gone!

About the Book

For Alloran, who practised the fine art of frivolity for decades, life just got serious.

Framed for the heinous crime of demon summoning, he is forced to flee his comfortable life of silk sheets and nightly carousing in the wizard’s citadel for the stinking back-alleys of the city of Ehsan. There he poses as a common labourer to hide from his lover, his best friend and the wizarding authorities.

But beneath the garbage of the backstreets he discovers a new horror: a trail of gruesome bodies, gnawed on by hellcats, and left gift-wrapped for him to find with taunting ‘love notes’ attached. Someone is brutally murdering people from Alloran’s past and threatening all those close to him.

As the body count rises, Alloran must confront his personal demons and risk losing himself to a powerful addiction in order to expose the true villain. Failure means the destruction of the city at the hands of the deadliest demon to inhabit any of the seven hells – or worse, Alloran himself.

Also including bonus story ‘A Magical Melody’.

Who stole a lethal song of power from a locked and warded room, and why? The answers will change Avram’s life forever.

Buy the Book

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Confronting-Demon-Seven-Circles-Hell-ebook/dp/B00FF8NY3C

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Confronting-Demon-Seven-Circles-Hell-ebook/dp/B00FF8NY3C

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/confronting-the-demon-3

B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/confronting-the-demon-ciara-ballintyne/1117056201

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/do/book/confronting-the-demon/id1434120597?l=en&mt=11

Book Update: THE SUNDERED OATH and THE SEVEN CIRCLES OF HELL

It’s been more than a year since I released my last book, so I probably owe you all an update.

I am working on the next book in both of my series. Becoming the Demon is Book 3 in The Seven Circles of Hell and I’ve been working on it off and on since I released Stalking the Demon in (gosh) 2014. It’s just about to go through its final edits before proofing and will be released in the second half of this year.

To Make the Dead Weep is Book 3 in The Sundered Oath and I’ve been working on the first draft. Hopefully it will also be released this year, but it will depend upon a number of factors.

Watch this space for more information! Cover reveals for both books coming soon.

Confronting the Demon (Fantasy Mystery) ON SALE 99c This Week Only

Confronting the Demon with new text and star

For a limited time, you can get my fast-paced fantasy mystery for 99c! For lovers of Jacqueline Carey, Brent Weeks and Storm Constantine – fantasy with mystery, romance and a paranormal twist.

About the Book

For Alloran, who practised the fine art of frivolity for decades, life just got serious.

Framed for the heinous crime of demon summoning, he is forced to flee his comfortable life of silk sheets and nightly carousing in the wizard’s citadel for the stinking back-alleys of the city of Ehsan. There he poses as a common labourer to hide from his lover, his best friend and the wizarding authorities.

But beneath the garbage of the backstreets he discovers a new horror: a trail of gruesome bodies, gnawed on by hellcats, and left gift-wrapped for him to find with taunting ‘love notes’ attached. Someone is brutally murdering people from Alloran’s past and threatening all those close to him.

As the body count rises, Alloran must confront his personal demons and risk losing himself to a powerful addiction in order to expose the true villain. Failure means the destruction of the city at the hands of the deadliest demon to inhabit any of the seven hells – or worse, at the hands of Alloran himself.

The story continues in Stalking the Demon, available now, and with Becoming the Demon, which I hope to release in early 2017.

Praise for Confronting the Demon

“…fast-paced and enthralling. I was amazed by how swiftly I got caught up in Alloran’s situation. The author uses just the right combination of description and action to get her readers immersed in her fantasy world, causing them to hit the ground running along with the beleaguered wizard. I was surprised and thrilled by how much I was enjoying reading Confronting the Demon. Ballintyne’s work shows flashes of inspiration from Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery stories…. an accomplished and impressive debut offering, and it is most highly recommended.” – Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

“Ballintyne is a masterful storyteller who manages to get you caught up in the book almost instantaneously… I actually enjoyed a good fantasy novel that didn’t take days and days to read, but still offered the opportunity to get caught up in its world and story.” – Tracy Riva Global eBook Awards Judge

“This story wasn’t quite what I expected; it was better! The first pages surprised me, reminding strongly of THE WAY OF SHADOWS by Brent Weeks (the scenes, setting and story feel)1. I was immediately drawn in.” – Dr. S. Drecker

“Ballintyne gives wonderful descriptions and I found myself becoming lost in the magic of her words in a picturesque world with every turned page” Bella Doerres

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