Ben Hope Optioned for Film
Exciting news for early 2017 is that the Ben Hope series has been optioned for film and TV by Temper Productions, the talented team comprising movie producer Daniel Hetzer (Rush) and award-winning director Andreas Prochaska whose latest highly-acclaimed movie is The Dark Valley. Stay tuned for more Ben Hope movie news!
A Word in Your Ear . . .
As more and more fiction fans discover audiobooks as a great way to fit their reading into our increasingly hectic lives, the Ben Hope series has now risen to become one of HarperCollins’ most successful, highest-grossing audiobook series. Are you listening?
The Babylon Idol, due for release in May, has vaulted to the #10 position in the iBooks list of Most Anticipated Titles for Spring 2017. Have you pre-ordered yours yet?
Ben Hope Storms the Charts
The fifteenth Ben Hope adventure, The Devil’s Kingdom, has added another notch to the growing list of top-performing bestsellers in the series. Immediately upon release, ‘Devil’ scaled the Sunday Times Top 20 list like Ben abseiling up a building, while across the street in Apple-Land, the book was scoring another #1 hit in the iTunes chart. Not to mention reaching Amazon’s Top 10 bestseller chart, but who’s keeping tabs?
Mariani Rules the Kingdom
At least, that’s what the UK’s leading book trade magazine The Bookseller said, when The Devil’s Kingdom became the second consecutive Ben Hope novel to hit the weekly ebook ranking Number One spot, ahead of Lee Child’s Night School and David Baldacci’s No Man’s Land. The previous Ben Hope book claimed the top ranking back in May, in The Bookseller’s first ever weekly ebook bestseller roundup.
We weren’t joking when we called Ben’s African adventure the biggest story of the series yet, adding up to a whopping 800+ page mega-novel when you put together Parts 1 and 2, Star of Africa and The Devil’s Kingdom. Even better, you can now get hold of the whole thing as a special ebook compilation edition by clicking here.
Going for Gold on Google
Breaking news for 13th December 2016 is that Star of Africa has been officially named as one of Google Play’s top selling books of the year.
Coming soon: The Devil’s Kingdom
In the wake of Star of Africa’s dramatic cliffhanger ending, the question everyone is asking is: Has Ben Hope finally met his match? On November 17th 2016, readers will finally discover the answer for themselves in the epic conclusion to the biggest Ben Hope adventure to date. To add even more to the package, the new paperback will include as special bonus content the short story The Tunnel, available for the first time in print. Now’s the time to join the army of readers who have already preordered their copies!
The thirteenth Ben Hope adventure has officially made history by being the first ever No. 1 title in the opening week of the new ebook chart from the publishing trade organisation The Bookseller. Star of Africa leapt straight to the top position based on just half a week’s sales after publication. In the same week, the book also took the #1 spot in Apple’s iTunes chart, blasted into the Top 10 Sunday Times bestsellers list, and rocketed into the Amazon Kindle Top 10.
The Cassandra Sanction in audio
For those who enjoy listening to (rather than, or perhaps even as well as reading) the latest episode in the continuing exploits of Ben Hope, here’s a sample of the all-new audio download produced by HarperAudio and now available from your favourite retailer.
Immediately after its January release, The Cassandra Sanction shot into the Sunday Times bestseller chart to spend two straight weeks in the Top 20. At the same time, the book reached the #1 position in the Google Play and iTunes charts. As ever, Scott wishes to thank the growing army of Ben Hope fans who put the books into the charts, time after time . . . Ben Hope raises a glass to you!
The Science behind The Cassandra Sanction: new site launched
Lots of readers have asked Scott of the hair-raising scientific background of this novel: ‘Can it possibly be true?’ They’re amazed (and maybe not too relieved) when Scott replies that, yes, the scary stuff in TCS is all firmly grounded in real science, with a more urgent and direct meaning for all of us than anything Scott has written about before. This is all based on research that Scott has been working on for quite some time. He considers it so important that he’s started up a separate new website on the subject, The Cassandra Files. This is a blog-style site that will grow as it goes, so if you want to find out more about one of the most pressing issues facing humanity, be sure to check in regularly to find out the latest!
Coming soon: Star of Africa!
Star of Africa, the thirteenth Ben Hope adventure and Part One of an epic double-bill set in Africa that will be the biggest, boldest and most explosive Ben Hope adventure yet, will be out in early May 2016. With pre-orders already topping the charts months before its release, Star of Africa will be followed by its concluding part, The Devil’s Kingdom, in November.
Countdown to Ben Hope 12
The much-awaited twelfth Ben Hope novel, The Cassandra Sanction, publishes internationally on 28 January. This time around, while delving into the suspicious disappearance of a beautiful lady scientist and dealing with a set of murderous villains, Ben will stumble on a stunning revelation that has profound implications for all Humankind . . .
2016: a Ben Hope fest
This year, Ben Hope fans will be treated to not two, but THREE new books. Following on from The Cassandra Sanction in January will come Star of Africa in May, the first part of an epic two-part adventure that will culminate in The Devil’s Kingdom in November. Stand by for the most Ben Hope-packed year since the series began!
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The 11th Ben Hope novel burst into the Sunday Times Bestseller list immediately on its release in June 2015, based on just half a week’s sales . . . and climbing. Click here to order your copy and stay up to date with our hero’s adventures.
Kings of Kindle
Some old books never fade away, they just keep coming back . . . Summer 2015 has seen the triumphant return, yet again, of the very first Ben Hope novel The Alchemist’s Secret to the Amazon bestseller charts, missing out on its former #1 position by just one place, with The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy and many other of Ben Hope’s adventures following close behind.
The Forgotten Holocaust in the charts
The tenth Ben Hope adventure was a top pre-order title for HarperCollins and rocketed straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list. As ever, Scott wants to thank the many readers who made this happen. Stand by for book 11, coming hot on its heels . . .
The Alchemist returns
Two years after it claimed and held the #1 position for six straight weeks as the UK’s top Kindle bestseller, The Alchemist’s Secret has come storming back into Amazon’s Top 50, introducing a host of new readers to the Ben Hope series.
Moving and Shaking Down Under
The Ben Hope prequel Passenger 13 enjoyed a Festive Season boost when it shot into the ebook charts in Australia, hitting the Kindle Top 30 on Amazon.com.au and clambering up the Movers and Shakers chart.
New Ben Hope Story
Ben is back, in-between full length novels, for a brand new short story. The Tunnel is now available from the Amazon Kindle store and takes us step back in time to 2004. Ben Hope has recently left the SAS. So what is he doing in full military garb, stalking a dangerous enemy in the remote Highlands of Scotland? What is the deadly secret behind The Tunnel? Read and find out . . .
Now Available on Amazon: DECOY
The latest Scott Mariani short story is now available at a Kindle store near you! Decoy is a breathless suspense thriller that tells the story of a young mother battling to save her child, and herself, from the clutches of a psychopathic murderer. Click HERE to purchase.
Passenger 13 in audio
Ben Hope fans who like to listen as well as read can now catch up with our hero’s pre-Alchemist’s Secret adventures in the brand new audio version of the bestselling ebook novella Passenger 13, now available in both CD and downloadable formats. CLICK HERE to purchase and / or listen to an audio sample.
Top of the Pre-orders
For the second time running, the forthcoming Ben Hope novel The Nemesis Program has topped the publisher’s pre-order chart, reaching the #1 spot with both the ebook and paperback editions, a month before publication day. Scott says a big thanks to all those who pre-ordered the book . . . and he knows you won’t be disappointed by what we all think is the biggest, boldest Ben Hope adventure yet!
It’s official: the ninth novel in the Ben Hope series will be titled The Nemesis Program and will become available in early Spring 2014. The action is even hotter and faster than before, taking Ben to new locations around the world. Read the taster at the end of The Armada Legacy, then stay tuned to read more …
Ben Hope hits the million
Scott is delighted to announce that the Ben Hope series has now officially topped the million sales mark in the UK alone. Once again, it is thanks to the support of the many Ben Hope fans at home and abroad that the series keeps going from strength to strength.
House of Malice
In this dark new novella, Scott ventures once again into the realm of the supernatural with a chilling ghost story about an attractive young writer who moves into her dream cottage in the Cotswolds, only to find the dream turning into a horrifying nightmare . . .
The Armada Legacy hits the Charts
Ben Hope’s eighth adventure has rocketed straight into the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list just days after its release, setting a new record for the series.
The Armada Legacy
The Armada Legacy, the long-awaited explosive eighth novel in the Ben Hope series, was released on 11th April in eBook format and has been storming the Amazon charts. Paperback on sale 9th May.
The Armada Sails in At #1 for Harper Collins
The hotly-anticipated new Ben Hope adventure, The Armada Legacy, is HarperCollins’ #1 preorder book pending the official release dates in April (ebook) and May (paperback).
Meanwhile the book is riding high at #4 in Amazon’s Kindle preorder chart and Paperback Hot Releases. Scott wishes to thank all those who have placed their orders in advance to read Ben’s latest epic adventure. It’s been a long time time coming, but you will not be disappointed!
The Sacred Sword is an Instant Bestseller
Within days of its release, The Sacred Sword was propelled higher than ever before into the bestseller charts by the thousands of Ben Hope fans who rushed to read it. Many thanks to all of you for your continued support! And of course, Ben will be back . . . keep watching this space for news of The Armada Legacy.
Amazon’s Worldwide Top 10
Amazon have just released their list of the top 10 bestselling ebook authors for 2011, based on Kindle downloads in the UK, USA, and Europe. Scott comes in at #8, proving once again that the Ben Hope series is a rising force worldwide thanks to all you readers out there!
Lucky Number 13!
In the official round-up of the UK Top 50 Ebook bestsellers of 2011, The Alchemist’s Secret has come roaring in at #13, thanks to its long run at #1 on the iTunes chart, as well as the Amazon Kindle chart, which it dominated for over a month making it one of HarperCollins’ most successful ebooks of the year. Scott wishes to express his deep gratitude to all the readers who made this possible.