Almost a decade after the publication of FLUX, I finally have a new novel.
I’m excited and nervous about this one, which I suppose is normal for any release. If any bloggers / reviewers want a copy then please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
Here’s the blurb
Deep in the woods at Picker’s Bleed there’s a fairy-tale cottage, where witches lived and demons lurk.
When Hannah and Jake manage to buy the dilapidated house deep in the English countryside, they think they’ve found their dream home, but their dream becomes a nightmare when Hannah discovers the house’s dark past won’t stay dead.
Ensnared by witchcraft and betrayed by those she turns to for help, Hannah finds herself dragged into the realm of the dead, caught in a battle to break an ancient curse and save her soul from eternal damnation.
I can’t believe I’ve been so lax I haven’t even posted this on my own website.
Infested has been out for a couple of months now and is getting some good reviews, mainly five star ones. I’m more than pleased with the reaction it’s been getting. Thanks to anyone who’s read the story and especially to those who’ve reviewed it.
The Dark Stone is my newest novel, and a very different story from Flux.
He thought it was all God’s plan… He was wrong.
In a city decimated by plague, a young boy is forced to fend for himself. After a long, hard winter he’s rescued by a band of monks, leaving his only friend alone in the ruins.
For a while life is good and his hardships a fading memory until, some two years later his new home is raided and the inhabitants slaughtered. During the attack he takes refuge in the catacombs which run deep beneath the monastery, where he discovers a mysterious black stone.
The stone bestows him with powers beyond his wildest dreams, but there’s a high price to pay for power and his discovery harbours a dark side… A very dark side.
Recently, having two promotion days left on Amazon, I decided to make Flux free for a weekend. I wasn’t expecting much from it as results in the past have been varied. On the Saturday, the number of downloads were comparable to past promotions, good but not staggering. However, on Sunday this happened.
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To say I was excited would be an understatement and I’d like to thank anyone who has read, commented, blogged or mentioned my book in any way, shape or form.
In the end, Flux reached number one on Amazon in both Horror and Fantasy, which put it at number 40 in Amazon’s overall top 100 books.
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The exposure this has given has been invaluable and now, almost exactly a year after its publication, Flux is selling better than it ever has. Long may the trend continue and fingers crossed, when my new novel is published in a few months, there will be many people willing to buy it.
I’ve never won anything in my life, especially for my writing. This is why I was so pleased when I found out Flux was voted joint winner in the Horror category on indie book bargains, a website set up to promote the great wealth of independent books and authors which are available.
I thought it was about time I started a site. To be honest, I’m unsure about how often I’ll update it and what the content might be. I’m open to suggestion and I always welcome feedback and some kind of interaction. I’m quite friendly really.
So, please let me know what you’d like to see on here. Whether I should stick to my book stuff, or should I give a bit of insight into other things I get up to? I’m thinking a bit of both and lots of waffle.
Anyway, hope to hear from people soon and there are more posts to follow