Sunday, 22 April 2018

Ascent (changes)

I found out a few weeks back that there was a high chance the publisher of my book Ascent, which was published last summer, was closing its doors which was obviously shit news for me and all their other authors (and shit news for the publisher, as well). As things were a bit up in the air, I didn't say anything publicly but as I've now had offical word, I can say Ascent is going out of print.


Yesterday, I signed a contract with Hellbound Publishing to re-release it so while it is going out of print, it hopefully won't be for too long. Obviously, The Unredeemed and The Dead Room come first from Hellbound, but you can imagine I'm very pleased to say my tale of regrets, grief and a really nasty thing that exploits both with the poor bastards trapped in Greenham Place will return.

In the meantime, Dead Sun is published in less than a week and I'm working my arse off on the second book for Kensington Gore which is a prequel to the re-release of The Mirror Of The Nameless.

Another in the meantime - the paperback of Hometown (HOMETOWN) is under £6 on Amazon so get yourself a copy if you want to see what my stuff is like prior to the new books.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Interview time

Feels like a fair while since I've done an interview so it's about time. Head this way for a photo of my giant bald head along with info on the background to Dead Sun. Big thanks to Cat for having me on her site, again. As always, I hope you like.


And speaking of Dead Sun, I've just uploaded the final copy after making some last edits. It'll be available in a couple of weeks - links to follow as soon as they're live, obviously. In the meantime, feel free to sign up to my newsletter which I've just started. No spamming, just stuff about my books, covers and all that jazz.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Day Of The New Gods

Good stuff happening my end lately. I found this out a couple of weeks ago along with the news about The Mirror Of The Nameless but couldn't say anything publicily until now - I'm working on a prequel to Mirror currently titled The Day Of The New Gods which will be a novel rather than novella length and will also be published by Kensington Gore. Chuffed as you can imagine especially as Mirror went out of print last year, leaving me to wonder if anything would happen with it again. So, now it's coming back and I get chance to explore the world of my horrible gods at the start of their impact on our world.

And believe me, it's a big impact.

One more thing - there's an interview with me over at KS's site in which I talk writing, horror and other guff. Hope you like. Interview

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Mirror Of The Nameless - to be republished

I recently mentioned I had stuff going on that I couldn't talk about just yet. Well, now I can.

Thrilled to announce my Lovecraftian novella The Mirror Of The Nameless, which went out of print last year, is coming back to life. It will be republished as an ebook and in print from Kensington Gore. I had a lot of fun writing this one a few years ago (mainly because, by design, it's all story). Violent, hopefully frightening and fast-paced, Mirror is more action/horror than my usual stuff which I like. Think of it as the sort of film you might watch on a Friday night with a couple of beers.

My author page is up over at Kensington Gore, so have a gander. Author page.

More info on Mirror to come. . .along with another thing I can't talk about just yet.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Dead Sun: publication date

I've had a fair bit going on this month, most of which I can't talk about just yet, while also working through Dead Sun to get the file ready to upload and all that jazz. Everything is on track; the cover is sweet and a few jolly nice people have agreed to read a copy prior to publication (which is a massive help because all writers need reviews in a big, big way. Even shitty reviews are better than no reviews), so it's time to sort a publication date.

Unless anything hideous goes down, shall we say late April? The 28th? Grand. Decision made. You can get my tale of angels, demons and a shitload of dead people from the end of next month.

Now all I need to do is make sure everything is ready with it while working on the stuff I can't tell you about.


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Dead Sun cover

So, here it is. Presenting the cover to my upcoming book Dead Sun. I don't have an exact date set for publication although I should be getting that sorted over the next week, I reckon. Anyway, dun dun dun...

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Going it alone: Dead Sun

For the last four years or so, I've been considering what to do with a book I had published in early 2013 after it went out of print soon after and the original publisher closed down. It was much more of a fantasy rather than the darker stuff I do now; that combined with how difficult it can be to sell new stuff to publishers let alone previously released work has left me uhmming and ahhing about what's best for that book. Long story short, I read through it again last year and re-discovered quite a lot about it I liked. It needed a polish and re-editing and while the issue of the genre being different is still true, it's probably not as big a deal as I thought - the book is dark fantasy (or light horror) so it's not a million miles from my current stuff.

Anyway, decision made over the last few months. I'm publishing this one myself and giving it a new title from the original release as well as the edits and rewrites. Although I don't have a date set, I'm looking at some point in the next few months. So, please be upstanding for the book published in 2013 as 'Set coming back to life as Dead Sun.

After an unbearable loss, Emma Cooper feels as if she’s simply surviving rather than living. That is until an angel and demon pull her from her fight against grief into a new battle.

Her daughter’s soul is trapped in the midway point between Heaven and Hell. By joining with the divine and the damned, Emma has a chance of helping her daughter and countless others escape what should be a world of peace but has now become the frontline of a war.

Someone is leading a rebellion against the injustices of life; they’re fighting for every human being to have an equal chance. But this conflict is heading towards something much worse than Emma or any demon or angel suspects. The forgotten remnants of Creation are breaking free; insane horrors from outside the universe eager to turn all of reality into suffering.

Unless Emma can stop this war, it will be too late to save her child’s soul. And the soul of existence itself.