Author: Weston Sullivan
Title: Just off the Path
Published On: Sept 5 2017
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
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Hansel never asked to be a hero. He never wanted to fall in love with Rapunzel, Queen of the East. He didn’t ask to be raised by Gothel the Wretch, and he certainly never wanted to be credited for her arrest. But more than any of that, Hansel never wanted to lie: but he did. He lied about everything. He thought that he was done with it all when he and his sister Gretel retreated into the woods to reclaim their land, but he should have known better.

Years later, Rapunzel’s guards knock at his door, and they say the words he hoped that he would never hear: Gothel has escaped. As he and Gretel take refuge inside Rapunzel’s castle in the eastern capitol of Hildebrand, Hansel is thrust back into everything he never wanted in the first place: his lies, his legend, and his lust. In the wake of it all, he knows that Gothel has escaped to finish what she started. She is out to make sure that the Sleeping Beauty never wakes, and that Grimm suffocates under her blanket of thorn and vine. In order to find Gothel and save the kingdom, Hansel and Gretel must look for fact in a land of fairy-tale by following a trail of grisly murders, a girl in a red cape, and a powerful little man who can’t stand the sound of his own name.

As they search for answers, Hansel finds that he isn’t the only liar in Grimm, and that there may be a traitor among them of royal proportion.

The winter storm began with a scream that split the trees. It echoed throughout the woods and birds fled into the sky, disappearing like smoke behind gray clouds. Hansel looked off in the direction of the disturbance—but it was silent again. There was something menacing about the renewed absence of life that hung over him. He strung his bow, keeping it close to his side, and surveyed the area around him.

He was met only with the familiar stillness of the trees and dead foliage beneath.

“We should go,” he said, trying to disguise the urgency in his voice.

His sister, Gretel, hesitated. “Someone screamed.”

“I know,” he said. “That’s why we need to go.”

Gretel scanned the tree line and ran her fingers through her hair. Grabbing her hand, Hansel pulled her in the direction they’d come from. The woods were dangerous, especially on the cusp of winter.

They were close to the Southern Thickets—the part of the forest overrun with briar and weed, where all of Grimm’s most dangerous creatures lived—and Hansel knew that if someone was screaming, they had a good reason.

They made their way back to The Path in silence. Hansel was wary of crunching leaves under his boot, afraid to wake the forest. Seconds after they turned around, he felt something whiz past him on both sides of his head. He hoped they were fireflies, bustling about the tops of trees, cutting through the coldness that crept over them. He followed the sparkling speckles with his eyes. They moved with purpose, cracking branches and creasing clouds, spinning wildly. Hansel was probably the only person in Grimm who was ever disappointed to see a flock of fairies, but fireflies meant it was summer, and he longed to see summer again.

Before they blinked out of sight, they spoke to him. Tens of wistful, unison whispers in his ears said: Help…the girl needs help.

Hansel looked at Gretel, wondering if she heard them, too. He didn’t have to ask. She bounded back in the opposite direction and drew the skinning knife she kept sheathed at her waist. Hansel cursed, taking off after her. No sooner than he’d kicked off the ground, another mortifying scream shook the woods. He followed close behind Gretel, dodging trees and leaping over the underbrush. There was a third scream, and then a fourth; louder and closer than any before.

He didn’t know what to do. As they ran, the woods shrank around them until the sun no longer broke through the gaps between the trees. Hansel knew they were going to die.

For the month of August Fire Quill Publishing is launching their campaign for upcoming novel Just off the Path, written by Weston Sullivan. This fairy-tale retelling of the classic Grimm brother’s tale: Hansel and Gretel, will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s dark, it’s twisted and it’s all the famous fairy characters sketched in a way that you wouldn’t see coming.

Fire Quill Publishing have taken this one a step further. It’s a deal of a lifetime and one that you surely shouldn’t miss.

They are running a giveaway for more shares.

So all these pictures you can share via your social media and you might stand a chance to win an iPad. It’s not the first time they are doing this. They have recently given an iPad away with one of their other facebook release day parties and is doing it with future facebook parties too. So, if you like to win something other than books or giveaway cards, go have a look what they are doing and become part of their campaigns.

JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

Share the top picture of winning a brand new iPad with your friends and family on all the social media outlets. Follow the instruction below in gaining your extra entry but you need to go and post the screenshot in the Authors street group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1838574233124616/ to gain extra entries. There will be a post-up just for that. Post your screenshot of the social media share in the comments for extra entries.

Giveaway will be chosen in the event that will happen September 5th and 6th on facebook. So go and join in on all the fun.

HOW TO ENTER FOR THE IPAD GIVEAWAY

STEP 1: Like our Facebook page FIRE QUILL PUBLISHING https://www.facebook.com/Firequillpublishing/

STEP 2: Go to the pin post Just off the Path Pre Order special and share that picture. Then take a screenshot and post it in the comment section of the pin post.

STEP 3: Join the even that is taking place on the 5 of September for the release of JUST OFF THE PATH, where we will announce the winner of the iPad.

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HOW TO GAIN MORE ENTRIES

STEP 1: Join the author’s group that is mentioned above.  There will be a post you can add all your screenshots where you shared. The more you share it with family and friends on social media the more your name will go into the hat.

We will run this till the end of the release day party on facebook. We will draw the winner of the ipad on there. There are amazing prices up for grabs, including a gift card of 300 dollars to the person sharing the event the most. You do not want to miss this one.

If anything is unclear or you have questions please do not hesitate to contact firequill publishing via facebook or through their email at Carlylel@firequillpublishing.com/ erikab@firequillpublishing.com

About Weston Sullivan

After graduating with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida in 2017, Weston Sullivan moved to New York City to live and write in the heart of the industry. In late 2016, he began working as an intern in the submissions department of BookFish Books. His short story, “On the Hillside”, won the Anspaugh Award for Fiction in February of 2017, and his novel, JUST OFF THE PATH, is due for release in early September.
He likes to believe that he is in charge of his own destiny, but at the end of the day, he knows that he was born to serve his two beloved cats.