June 25, 2014

400L.B. Gorilla by D.C. Farmer Blog Tour & Giveaway!


Matt Danmor thinks he's lucky. Not many people survive a near death accident with nothing more than a bout of amnesia, a touch of clumsiness and the conviction that the technician who did the MRI had grey skin and hooves. Still, it takes time to recover from trauma like that, especially when the girl who was in the accident with you disappears into thin air. Especially when the shrinks keep telling you she's just a figment of your imagination. So when the girl turns up months later looking ravishing, and wanting to carry on where they left off, Matt's troubled life starts looking up. But he hasn't bargained for the baggage that comes with Silvy, like the fact she isn't really an English language student, or even a girl. Underneath her traffic stopping exterior is something else altogether, something involving raving fanatics bent on human sacrifice, dimensionally challenged baked bean tins, a vulture with a penchant for profanity, and a security agent for the Dept of Fimmigration (that's Fae immigration for those of you not in the know) called Kylah with the most amazing gold-flecked eyes The 400 Lb Gorilla is caustic, (vampire-free) introduction to the Hipposync Archives: Contemporary fantasy at its sparkling best.


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Cat or Dog? DOG
Ice cream or Sorbet? ICE-CREAM
Coffee or Tea? TEA (I’m British)
Iced tea or hot tea? OH PLEASE---HOT
Snow or rain? SNOW
Movies at home or Movie Theater? THE MOVIE THEATRE
Soda or Juice? JUICE
Twitter or Facebook? TWITTER
Actual book or eReader? STILL AN ACTUAL BOOK
Actual book or Audiobook? STILL AN ACTUAL BOOK
Spring or Summer? SUMMER
Fall or winter? FALL
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves? LONG
Young Adult or New Adult? I DO BOTH
Vampires or Werewolves? WEREWOLVES
Ghost or Zombies? GHOSTS
Action movies or Chick flicks? ACTION
Horror movies or Mystery movies? MYSTERY
Mountain views or Ocean views? THE MOUNTAINS


Once a successful doctor of medicine, DC Farmer now works two days a week for the NHS and, thanks to the wonders of Krudian physics, the other nine days a 011-Dyl-011week for Hipposync Enterprises, as a scribe.

Hipposync was established in the early fourteenth century as a purveyor and publisher of rare books, the sort of stuff you are not able to get elsewhere and which contains information as varied as how to guard your castle against the Hordes of Maltasub using Harpie blood and tar, and how to change a beetle into a useful toothpick.

Of course, you will have gathered from all of this that Hipposync is, in fact, just a cover. What lurks beneath that thin veneer of respectability (yeah, right) is much, much more interesting. Hiding behind an office on the banks of the canal in Jericho, Oxford is the Department of Fimmigration (as in Fae immigration). Hey, there has to be one, otherwise just anyone could walk in, right?

DC’s role in documenting the work of the Fimmigration Service has, over the years, led to the realization that the world needs to know. Moreover, if he doesn’t tell someone soon he is going to burst. So, within these pages you will find actual accounts of the splendid work of the Fimmigration Service, beginning with The 400 Lb Gorilla–a sample of which is also on this site, and which will soon be published in its totality by Spence City once appropriate clearance from the ‘authorities’ has been obtained.

Some people say that this is contemporary fantasy fiction. Believe me, it’s real enough on planet hipposync.

DC Farmer is alive and well in darkest West Wales.

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