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Today we are celebrating not only day 3 of advent, but we are also celebrating Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren’s 5th birthday! Yes, it’s been 5 years since we started out and first released The Kevin Metis Saga upon the world – erm, we mean to the world – clearly.


So to celebrate, we’re giving away six beta posters of the Siren poster series. These have been developed for the UK Indie Lit Fest 2015 (being held on 23rd July 2015 in Bradford, UK – C.S. Woolley is one of the authors) and the beta posters are the test prints that have been done in preparation. They are unique, signed and come with an authenticity label too!

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To enter to win one of the six posters, simply comment below or comment on C.S. Woolley’s facebook post about contest!


Winners will be drawn at random on Christmas Eve.


As we continue with our Advent celebrations, day 2 is marked by a combination of a sale and a competition!

Yes, we love to give things away here at Mightier Than the Sword UK and, as it is the festive season, we have pulled out all the stops for day 2 (not sure what we’ll have left on day 3, but we’ll find out tomorrow!)

Through our Etsy store we have created The C.S. Woolley Bundle, a collection of 13 of her books that is on sale for just £7! ($10.50ish if you are in the USA) That’s less than 75p per book! (less than $1 per book)

But we thought that it wasn’t quite enough to make a bundle of books and have them on sale between now and the start of Christmas Day, so we have thrown in a little extra.

For every 50 bundles sold we are going to give away a 7″ Kindle Fire Tablet!

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Every purchase made will automatically enter you into the giveaway, so once you’ve bought your bundle, all you have to do is sit back and wait to find out if you’ve won! Winners will be contacted via etsy once the draws have been completed. Winners will be drawn at random.

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This bundle contains: –

The Chronicles of Celadmore – Rising Empire: Part 1
The Chronicles of Celadmore – Shroud of Darkness Trilogy Boxset (Shroud of Darkness, Lady of Fire and End of Days)

Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Beginnings
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – The Kevin Metis Saga
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – The Derek Long Saga
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 1
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 2
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 3
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: The Case of Mrs. Weldon
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Hunting the Priest Killer
Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren – Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Murder in the First

To get your bundle and be entered into the Kindle Fire draw please visit

Good Luck!

Black Friday is just around the corner and we have decided to offer 50% off our $2.99 titles through Smashwords. This means every e-reader can benefit from the discount! Using the coupon codes below when you reach the checkout will add the discount to your purchases.




Rising Empire: Part 1 is the only exception to this as it is currently free from Smashwords as well as a few other retailers. Rising Empire: Part 1 is the first installment in the Rising Empire trilogy.






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Rising Empire: Part 2 is still undergoing a re-write due to C.S. Woolley and her ever-so-slightly obsessing compulsive ways. She has had some requests from readers to re-release the book, so it is currently available as a NaNoWriMo title through Smashwords. Most of the work on this book was completed during the April NaNoWriMo event and the re-write is being done during November. Those that choose to take advantage of this offer will be able to download a completed copy of Rising Empire: Part 2 from Smashwords when it is finished without having to buy the book again.

50% off with code TL82J






Shroud of Darkness is the first book in the Shroud of Darkness trilogy in the Chronicles of Celadmore. Set 400 years after the events of the Rising Empire trilogy (Parts 1 to 3), Shroud of Darkness follows Venetia and her friends as the investigate strange occurrence that suggest and old enemy has returned.

50% off with code AG66A







Lady of Fire is the second part of the Shroud of Darkness trilogy. With the enemy finally revealed, there are lots of questions to be answered, old alliances to reconstruct and traditions that must be cast aside to ensure the survival of the realm.

50% off with code WW47U





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End of Days is the third and final part of the Shroud of Darkness trilogy. With nowhere left for the great armies of Celadmore to retreat to, they must make their last stand against their enemy. But life is never straight forward. Even faced with annihilation, the mistrust between nations, that is centuries old, cannot be left aide. Trouble brews in the city of Grashindorph as the Order struggles to unite the armies and prepare those that can fight to defend themselves and those that can’t.

50% off with code VM97N



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The Shroud of Darkness trilogy boxset contains Shroud of Darkness, Lady of Fire and End of Days in a single collection. An ideal gift – which you can send via Smashwords.

50% off – just $3.50 for 3 books with code YF44U




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Beginnings is the first book in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series and is also the longest book. This book details the origins of the private detective, Nicolette Mace, who is better known to most as the Raven Siren.

50% off with code RU56H








The Kevin Metis Saga was the first book to be published by Mightier Than the Sword UK and was also the first book that C.S. Woolley had published. It is set 8 years after the events of Beginnings.

50% off with code ZZ48D






The Derek Long Saga is the third book in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren narrative. It picks up where the Kevin Metis Saga leaves off. Unlike the previous books, the events of the Derek Long Saga take place over a few days instead of a few years.

50% off with code JQ73H





You can also get The Case of Mrs Weldon, Hunting the Priest Killer and Murder in the First from the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren sub-series, Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld, for free as well!


It’s finally here! MURDER IN THE FIRST has landed. The 9th book to be published in the Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren series, Murder in the First is one of the Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld books and sees Siren investigating for Fred and Harry instead of behind their backs. This particular book is dedicated to C.S. Woolley‘s grandmother.

Murder in the First starts at just £0.66/$0.99 in digital format and £3.99 in paperback.

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The bickering trio are back in this latest Raven Siren Case File Special! It’s a family affair as Fred and Harry come to Siren on bended knee to investigate a case that neither of them can get close to. Ryan Barlow, Fred’s brother and only living relative is in trouble, the kind of trouble that will end up with him in prison or dead, unless Siren can do something to help.

Sonya Lesner, a woman of some dubious reputation has been found murdered and Ryan is the prime suspect. Not only that, but the crime scene has been staged to send a message to one of the trio and Siren is certain that she has heard the name, Sonya Lesner, before. Of all the cases Siren has taken, there has never been more at stake as she digs into the past to try and find some answers.

Nicolette Mace is a private investigator out of necessity, not choice. With her family dead and nowhere else to turn she had to learn to stand on her own two feet and live the only way her father ever taught her to.

Life as a private investigator isn’t all big cases, excitement and arch enemies. Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld follows the day to day musings and activities of Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren, taken from her online blog.

“My name is Nicolette Mace, but you might know me as the Raven Siren. I’m a Private Investigator living the 1930s romantic dream in this new and exciting modern age. I keep records of everything that happens; everything I have seen and done. Why? There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophies.”




Yes it’s Revenge of the 5th which means we are back in the office and nursing quite a serious Star Wars hangover, which means we obviously had to put it on in the office – talk about being gluttons for punishment!

Thunderclap headtalkerDespite what most people would consider a distraction, we have been very productive!

We are thrilled to announce the first Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren short, The Streets, is now live!

Yes, the exploration of the universe of Siren has begun in the live action field. The Streets is the first of eight shorts that are currently in production and dip in and out of the Siren timeline, so there will be some spoilers in the later videos, but we’ll make sure that we give you fair warning on those!

The Streets is set in the book Beginnings so the voice is that of a very young Siren, full of fire and fear and trying to assume the Raven Siren identity, assuring herself, all the while, that is who she is meant to be.

You can watch the video HERE and on the Raven Siren Shorts page

“We just went for it with this first video, no real filming equipment save for a digital camera, a digital editing suite, a music composition suite, audacity to clear up the sound file that was recorded on a mobile phone and no real budget to speak of when it came to costumes. I’m so impressed by what everyone has managed to do with what we had to work with and can’t wait for the next videos.” – C.S. Woolley


FrontRERedesign300For all those ebook readers out there – Smashwords is currently running a site wide promotion with hundreds of books available with 75% off, 50% off and 25% off with the codes RAE75, RAE50 and RAE25.

Rising Empire: Part 1, Shroud of Darkness, Lady of Fire, Standing by the Watchtower, the Kevin Metis Saga and the Derek Long Saga are all available for just $1.50 with the discount code RAE50.

Follow the links below to get your hands on these ebooks at the discounted price. This offer is only until 7th March 2015 is get your kindle, iBooks, Kobo and nook book compatible ebooks whilst you can!

Well flu season is definitely upon us and we have seen those here at Mightier Than the Sword UK dropping like flies to the dreaded flu and, even worse, the dreaded man flu.

Despite all this we have some great news – Rising Empire: Part 1, the first book in the Chronicles of Celadmore has gotten itself a book spotlight on Book Viral. We’ve read the review and know that C.S. Woolley is very pleased with it all. Rising Empire: Part 1 is $3.45 on kindle and $12.59 in paperback from; £2.26 on kindle and £8.99 in paperback from

Check out the Book Viral Spotlight on Rising Empire: Part 1 here

We’re gearing up to the big release of Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 3 on 28th February, but fans of Nicolette Mace can pre-order their copy from Amazon and iBooks.

We’re also looking forward to the first of the Nicolette Mace: the Raven SirenFilling the Afterlife from the Underworld shorts that is also due to hit not only our site but also YouTube on 28th February as well.

We’re working hard to bring more web content to the site and looking to have some more exciting news about new titles and more Siren shorts as soon as we all get over this horrible flu bout!

Well there is just one day to go before we all head back to the offices and begin our daily grind all over again. Some of us have been in this weekend to try and get everything ready so we can hit the ground running in 2015.

Things we have to report include the fact that you can now purchase prints, canvas and photos of the Chronicles of Celadmore covers and artwork and photos from the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren universe on deviantart.

Other than that we hope that you are enjoying the new year. For those that are big readers, there is a great Facebook group that we love that you can join and they are even hosting a great reading challenge this year!

Other than that all is quiet and peaceful before the great storm begins again so now we shall take our leave of you and take the rest of the day to indulge in a Hobbit marathon.

We had a rather sedate but quite enjoyable New Year here at Mightier Than the Sword UK. We spent the evening watching Criminal Minds with tea, chocolate and chicken nuggets whilst a certain studious author sat on her laptop and wrote until 5am. If anything that is certainly dedication.

We’re very happy to unveil the first of the maps of Celadmore. The maps section will be developed over the next few months but as a word of warning the maps contain massive spoilers so be really careful which links you click on. Yes the maps do reveal massive plot points as the series goes on and they do change from different sections of the Chronicles of Celadmore to the next. The Rising Empire maps will be unveiled in March along with the publishing date for Rising Empire: Part 2.

The maps of Celadmore, cities, battlefields, palaces and other will all be live by the end of February and we’ll also be announcing the publishing date for End of Days shortly along with the official publishing date for Beginnings – though you can get the first part of Beginnings (in the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren series) for free on Smashwords and if downloaded before the publishing date for the rest of the book, you’ll be able to download the whole book for free from Smashwords upon publication. It will be priced at $2.99 so take the opportunity to get it for free whilst you can!

Our January Sale continues of Smashwords too with the following four titles on offer at $1.01 down from $2.99 – that’s a discount of 66% with the codes listed below.

Shroud of Darkness – SL76B

Lady of Fire – TN84S

Kevin Metis Saga – BK85T

Derek Long Saga – MP97T

The offices here are not officially open until Monday but we’re spending the day watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and enjoying Jane Eyre as brought to life by Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Darcy has just proposed for the first time and there has been much shouting at Darcy and the infamous Mr. Wickham.

All that is left is to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to thank all our family, friends and our author’s fans for their support in 2014. We look forward to all the exciting things we have to announce in 2015 and hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Well that weird slump time has arrived when the New Year has not quite come to pass and the thrill of Christmas is over. Though the offices aren’t officially open just yet, there are a few dedicated individuals that have dropped in today to check a few emails, write a blog, sort out what we are going to be doing in the New Year and just making sure our pipes are still in one piece after the drop in temperature and snow storm.

The good news is the pipes are holding up fine and there hasn’t been a great flood to welcome us back after Christmas.

We’ve got some great news for those who are after a bargain when it comes to books – we’ve got a 66% off sale for January on most titles and to be extra helpful we’ve listed the books, discount code and direct links below. Each of the title is discounted in all formats for digital readers so whether you have a kindle, kobo or prefer PDFs you can get a great deal this January.

Shroud of Darkness – SL76B

Lady of Fire – TN84S

Kevin Metis Saga – BK85T

Derek Long Saga – MP97T

All you need to do to get the discounts is add the books to your basket and then enter the codes as coupons when you checkout!

Wishing you a happy New Year with a sneak peak at one of the maps we’ll be official unveiling on 1st January from the Chronicles of Celadmore series. It’s the rough guide but the polished version is soon to follow.

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