Bookish Rambling: Back to Unbound and my third book pledge…

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I’ve been unbounding again! I remember it so clearly, it was the night of the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, I had a cup of coffee and I was browsing Twitter, when it hit me – this overwhelming urge to buy a new book! Despite a wish-list that is exceedingly long, I couldn’t decided what book I wanted so I thought I’d browse Unbound and see if anything took my fancy… And that brings us to now and my third Unbound book pledge.

Now, my long time followers should know immediately what I’m talking about so feel free skip this recap and head straight to the I Pledged section. If you’re new to the party, you may be wondering what on earth I’m going on about so I’ll break it down for you real quick. Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher, they have a variety of books on their website that you can pledge towards, if the book reaches 100% of its funding, the book is published and you receive a copy of the book and any other perks included in your pledge packet. Everyone who pledges, if they wish, gets their name printed in the book as a patron. You can find all the information on their website here.


Before we get to my latest pledge, a quick recap of my Unbound journey. I first discovered Unbound when Unbound author Jennie Ensor contacted me to asking me to review her book [which I did, you can read my review here]. I later visited the website and made my first pledge towards the book Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings – you can read about that in my post: Unbound and my book pledge to Seas of Snow – I also explain in a bit more detail how Unbound works and the pledge levels. I’m happy to report Seas of Snow is now published and available to buy.

Next came my pledge to All the Perverse Angels by Sarah K. Marr, which is currently in it’s design and editorial phase – scheduled for publication in February 2018. You can read all about that pledge here – and it also includes the link to watch the book trailer! Needless to say, I’m excited to see and read the finished book!

Right, now what you’re here for… which book did I pledge towards this time?

I Pledged

The Moor by Sam Haysom

*Book cover not yet complete*

Book Description:

A group of 13-year-old boys go hiking on the moors of South West England — and gradually begin to disappear, one by one.

The Moor is a coming-of-age horror novel that explores themes of friendship, the cycle of abuse, and the struggle to shake off the bad things that happen to us when we’re growing up.

The main story takes place over a long weekend in 2002, as a group of 13-year-old boys set out on a walking tour across the moors of South West England — and gradually begin to disappear, one by one. The rest of the story takes place in 2015, and follows one of the boys as he journeys back to the moor to face the evil he uncovered 13 years earlier.

Set against the windy darkness of Rutmoor, the weekend starts with teenagers exchanging ghost stories around a campfire. As their walk gets underway and the boys begin to fall out, though, odd things start to happen. There are noises in the night. A severed rabbit’s foot turns up outside someone’s tent.

Soon, the boys begin to disappear.

As panic sets in and a storm approaches, the remaining boys have to band together to face a darkness not even the local ghost stories could have helped them predict.

My Pledge:

Amount: £20

What I get: First edition paperback, ebook edition and my name in the list of Super Patrons in the front of the book.

This book is currently in it’s writing phase as it only reach it’s goal of 100% at the end of July. I’ll have quite a wait for this one but it’ll be a lovely surprise when it arrives, and I’ll be following its journey to publication.

Clink the link below to find out more about this book, watch the book trailer and read an extract from the book.

The Moor by Sam Haysom

9 thoughts on “Bookish Rambling: Back to Unbound and my third book pledge…

  1. I love Unbound and I was tempted with The Moor but in the end I went with a couple of others. I think I have pledged for four or five now. Not received any yet but one has been printed so should be here fairly soon. It’s a great way to support authors and publishing.

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    1. Great to meet a fellow Unbounder lol! Although it takes a long time from pledging to publication, it’s so exciting when they arrive. I remember when Seas of Snow arrived, and I saw my name in the book, I felt so happy haha. I hope you enjoy the books you pledged towards and I’ll keep an eye out for your Unbounder reviews.


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