Posted by: rangerant | September 4, 2017

Hungerford Book-signing

This Saturday I will be returning to the Award-winning Hungerford Bookshop and signing copies of my Storm Trilogy.

I will be there between 11am-1pm, so if you are in West Berkshire, if you love epic fantasy (or know someone who does), pop along on the day, It would be great to see you there!

For more details, click on the event link below the cover art.

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Posted by: rangerant | March 8, 2017

Win a set of signed copies of the Storm Trilogy

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a set of signed paperback copies of the Storm Trilogy.

If you love reading, enjoy tales of adventure and heroism, this one’s for you.

Prolific book blogger Dannii Elle has written an amazing review on the Trilogy, so before you decide, why not head over to her blog on United By Pop’s website and check out what she has to say.

http://unitedbypop.com/young-adult-books/reviews-books/the-storm-trilogy-anthony-lavisher/

And then enter the competitio, which runs for one week only.

http://unitedbypop.com/win/the-storm-trilogy-signed-anthony-lavisher/

Good luck!

Posted by: rangerant | January 31, 2017

In fine company…

My first novel Whispers of a Storm has just appeared on a blog and counted as one of their Top Ten reads of 2016. Naturally, I am over the moon with this, especially when I see who I am keeping company with.

Grab a cuppa and check out the list here for yourself:-

http://unitedbypop.com/young-adult-books/top-10-reads-girl-on-fire/

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Posted by: rangerant | January 29, 2017

Goodreads wow

With all the the attention on Vengeance of a Storm’s release and from readers now trying Book 1 of the Storm trilogy, it’s really nice that Book 2 has not been forgotten.

Shadows of a Storm has just recieved an amazing review from a top reviewer on Goodreads. You can check it out here:-

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1747997912

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Posted by: rangerant | December 1, 2016

Vengeance is here.

Vengeance of a Storm, the thrilling conclusion to my Storm Trilogy is now available to buy in paperback and eBook. A culmination of seven years of writing, since its conception, this epic adventure concludes with a gripping tale of betrayal, heroism and sacrifce.

If you enjoyed Whispers of a Storm and Shadows of a Storm, you will love the last book in the trilogy. You can grab it here today https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthony-Lavisher/e/B0079N6V68/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1480585699&sr=1-1 or order it from your local bookshop.

If you haven’t started the Storm Trilogy yet, you can try out the first book ‘Whispers of a Storm’ on Kindle, or supported Kindle App devices, today for only 99p.

Thank you and happy adventures.

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Posted by: rangerant | November 29, 2016

Vengeance of a Storm is coming.

“Friends, readers, fantasy fans, lend me your support.”

On the 1st December, Venegance of a Storm, the thrilling final installment of the Storm Trilogy will be released worldwide and the wait to find out what happens will, finally, be over.

If you have enjoyed the other two books in this epic fantasy trilogy, if you could, please grab your copy, be it paperback, or eBook, on the day of release to help my profile and the trilogy’s rankings.

If you haven’t tried the trilogy yet, you can grab the first two installments right now on ebook for only 99p.

Return with me, my friends, for one last visit to the Four Vales.

A truly epic adventure awaits….

You can sign up to my release day event on Facebook here, or head on over to Amazon.

In the meantime, here is the fabulous cover art, as designed by my great friend Jamie Wallis.

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Posted by: rangerant | October 3, 2016

Vengeance of a Storm Cover Reveal

Venegance is most certainly coming….

Here it is, the cover art for the finale of the Storm Trilogy, in all its beauty. Created by my good friend and the very talented Jamie Wallis, the final cover perfectly captures the mood and a mysterious scence from the finale. Who is she? What is she running from? What is she about to do?

I will have more news very soon on the offical release date for Venegance of a Storm, so in the meantime, if you haven’t already tried my Storm Trilogy, why not check out my Amazon Author Page

For those of you who patiently waiting, here is something to increase your anticipation….

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Posted by: rangerant | August 30, 2016

Chat with Dave Perlmutter

I recently dropped in for a cuppa and a chat with the all-round top man and author, Dave Perlmutter.

Why not take some time out with a cuppa of your favourite brew and see what we chatted about… and whilst you are there, be sure to check out Dave’s blog and his own amazing adventures.

http://thewrongplaceatthewrongtime.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/chit-chat-with-author-anthony-lavisher.html

Posted by: rangerant | July 11, 2016

Journey’s End

It’s been a while, I hear you say! Where have you been?

Well, I have been working hard to find the hours in this ever-increasing busy world we live in to balance my time between work, life and my writing.

It was two years ago in April that Shadows of a Storm, the second book of my Storm Trilogy was released and, despite the apparent delays I, myself, have felt got in my way, I am now incredibly happy to say that I have finished the finale, Venegance of a Storm.

The hard work is not over, if anything, it has only just begun and I am still juggling my emotions on what it means to me to say farewell to the characters that have been part of my life since I started writing Whispers of a Storm in 2009.

Happiness, sadness, relief… just some of my emotions right now with plenty more to follow.

But for now, rest assured, work is well underway on editing, the proof-readers are busy and my friend and cover artist, Jamie Wallis is coming up with a wonderful cover to do justice to those that have gone before.

For now, I will leave you with a link to the latest review I have recieved for Shadows of a Storm. I can’t express what it means to me, but it really, really does make it all the more worthwhile. Until next time…

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2W2SA2L6V1LDM/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00K0FUOQU&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=266239&store=books#wasThisHelpful

 

Posted by: rangerant | December 18, 2015

A Long Time Ago…

A LONG TIME AGO…

 

…in a decade, far, far away I went to see a film called Star Wars IV: A New Hope. It was May, 1977 and I was five years old.

Even now I can still remember the exhilaration, the adventure and the feelings I had as I watched the film that would have so much influence on me, of the characters and the villains I would come to love and hate, of the escapism and, much to my father’s and uncle’s annoyance as I watched the film in Newbury cinema, my often annoying observation during a scene that I “Have that card” … “And that one” … “And that one”.

At primary school, it was all the rage to collect cards showing scenes from the films – I used to buy them from Cyril’s paper shop on the corner with my mum – you got about five cards in it and a stick of chewing gum. Swapsies anyone?

That very same day, after watching the film, we went back with my uncle to his home, as their cat Amber had just had kittens. My mum and dad had agreed that we could have one, so my brother and I chose, naturally, a jet black kitten and very decisively announced to our parents that we would call him “Darth Vader.” Unfortunately my mum decided that she did not want to have to go outside when he was older, calling in “Darth!” for his dinner, so a week later his name was changed to “Moo, moo!” *Sigh*  Well you can’t have everything…. Luckily Darth, err, I mean Moo Moo had a healthy life, despite his ties to the Dark Side and lived to a ripe old age of 17.

Naturally, as with so many children, I became a Star Wars fanatic, buying as many Star Wars figures as my mum and birthdays could afford. Even at that age, I knew who my favourite character was, was drawn to the beguling charm of the character and the adventures and outlook on life that he and his co-pilot had… Han Solo.

By the end of he original trilogy and now elevn years old, I was still in love with the films, am still in love with them today. My wife and I watched the originals recently, and, once again, I was that five year old boy – the boy who collected the cards and is hoping that they are still in his mum’s loft.

I won’t mention the prequels, they are there for all time and love them or hate them, they are part of the saga, franchise, call them what you will. I had been excited in the build up to them, daring to hope that they would transport me back, give me the same feelings I had, though I had always hoped the story would continue forward, with the characters I had fallen in love with….

When it was announced that the Star Wars saga would continue, that J.J Abrams would be at the helm, I was again, filled with ‘A new hope’ and when it was revealed that members of old cast would return, I ‘felt’ that this could, finally, be the film that I had been hoping for, that the original trilogy would have a film to honur and do justice to the memories I and so many other millions of five, come forty-three year-olds cherish.

Not since Jurassic Park and the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy had I experienced the anticpation and excitement in the build up to Episode VII’s release, nor the sense and weight of expectation.

On Thursday 17th of December in Cardiff Bay Odeon, at 17:40 (following 30mins of trailers) the famous, opening credits began to roll and this 43 year old, nervously clutching his wife’s hand, was finally transported back to his childhood.

I won’t give anything away, I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for anyone who is dreaming, hoping that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, is the film they have been waiting for.

All I will say is that, and my smile at this time would tell you, is that the cast, the crew, the director and all involved have lovingly created a proper Star Wars movie, full of wit, adventure, escapism, tears and laughter. The Force is most defintely strong in this one and I eagerly await a second viewing, one that will not be filled with such apprehension and tension.

There was a couple of children in the audience with their parents. One of the children, a boy probably around five years old, was captivated by what was happening. The cinema was shrouded in wonderment and tension and at certain moments the boy, who had obviously sat and watched the originals many times with his father, would pipe up with comments ans questions about characters and how they had aged, or what ship he was looking at.

There were no angry whispers or mutters, no annoyance of a distubance in the force as I think many people in the audience, were, like me, thinking back to their childhood and smiling. I hope the young lad remembers his first Star Wars film at the cinema, I am sure he will and I hope that, once this trilogy is done, he may not have to wait thirty-eight years to experience the next one.

 

 

 

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