Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lady Thrillington Book 3 - Available Tomorrow

Out tomorrow, Lady Thrillington book 3. Available from Amazon initially.

A Lady Thrillington Adventure: Terror at the Museum

Lady Thrillington never could resist a challenge; but an unbreakable lock on an ancient Egyptian artefact stored in the British Museum, might be one step too far. Trouble soon finds the spirited heroine as an ancient curse comes to life, and an old threat returns to silence her once and forever. Only her faithful manservant, Jeffers and the best of the Metropolitan Police can save her; but something dark and twisted exists below the city streets, and it has woken up.

An adventure of ancient curses, tentacles and threats to a mechanical Empire.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Terror at the Museum

I'm glad to announce that the new Lady Thrillington novella, entitled "Terror at the Museum," is on its way from Wild Frontier Press.

Hopefully it should be out in time for the summer.

Watch out of it!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Dull Blog Entry (written to prove I still exist)

So went on hiatus there, what with busy work commitments that took me to Cork, Seattle and Barcelona over three weeks, plus a quick trip to Iceland to see the funny lights in the sky.

Finally back at my desk and beavering away with final edits on Lady Thrillington 3 and starting the first draft of what will be Juvie 3 (no title at the moment). I'm also pulling together a website for Wild Frontier Press, which will be a new home for this blog and allow me to be a little bit better at marketing my works - which I'm terrible at and need to improve because no one knows the work exists if I don't 'get them out there.'

Nothing else to report other than, go see 'Under the Skin' if you get the chance. Great film. All the films I've seen in 2014 have been good so far. I've given up on your classic Hollywood multiplex films and gone back to watching independent movies only, after feeling like I saw nothing but rubbish last year. So far this year I've seen (in no particular order):

  • Twelve Years a Slave
  • The Zero Theorem
  • Grand Hotel Budapest
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Under the Skin
  • American Hustle
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

All good in different ways.

That's it. Go about your business. Nothing to see here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hello 2014

The first draft of Lady Thrillington number three is now complete. I'll start rewrites in the next few days, but I don't plan to release it for several months yet.

I need to start work on editing Stigma, the second in the Juvie books, with a view to writing the third this year and finishing the story off. I have an inkling to write something non sci-fi / fantasy / steampunk. Don't know what yet, but it's birthing in the dark recesses of my mind.

As an additional, and to keep my mind active I'm planning on reading all of Shakespeare's play this year, in the order they may (or may not) have been written. Plus take up sketching again. I have a new book and lovely new pen. I fancy looking out the window and drawing what I see.

Other than that - hello, 2014.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Two Lady Thrillington's for the Price of One!

Yes, she's back. With more daring-do than you can shake a stick at, whilst shouting "I say, stop that young man!"

"Something dark and daemonic is stealing people from the East End of London; creatures that leap and cavort in the fog filled streets of Whitechapel have been spotted and there are tales told of the dead coming back to life. Lady Thrillington is drawn to the slums as she investigates the seemingly reformed leader of the Hellfire Club, the Marquess of Waterford and the people's champion, Mr. Elias Lockhorn, but all is not as it seems. Revolution is brewing in the heart of Empire."
An adventure of clockwork, locks and monsters form the Unseen Dimensions.

Available now on the Amazon store in ebook format.


From tomorrow you can get the first Lady Thrillington Adventure - The Case of the Cursed Star - FOR FREE! For five days only you can get two Lady Thrillington's for the price of one.

The UK version can be purchased here.

The US version can be purchased here.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Juvie" - Now Available in Print

So the day has finally arrived. "Juvie" is now available in both print format from Amazon and available as an e-book (also from Amazon, but other place will be soonish).

Print version (on paper with a real cover and everything) can be purchased using this link if you are in the UK, or this one if you are Stateside. If you want signed copies, let me know and I'll send you an address to send the book to.

As always ebooks can be purchased here in the UK and here in the US. Obviously, I can't sign them!

Print copies
It's also the last weekend of Movember. A big thank you to everyone who supported me in this. Much money has been raised for a very worthwhile set of charities. The result were not too terrifying:

The next Lady Thrillington will also be out very shortly - probably this week. Certainly in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Actual real life book version of 'Juvie' available soon.

So 'Juvie' in e-format got released, but my head was in the proofs of the print edition so I barely noticed.

You would think having had the ebook released I could just use the same files, but its not that simple. Ebooks have no concept of pages and page numbers. Why would they, when you can set the text to any font size and your current location is shown as a percentage? Books, good old fashioned books, are different however, there you have to look at the page layouts, the switching between one page and another and you have to make sure everything is in the right place. That takes time. Anyway, you'll be glad to know it's all complete and (fingers crossed) the print versions should be available to order from next week.

If you can't wait, the ebook can be found on Amazon in the UK and US (plus other countries including Japan!)

Beard is coming on a treat. Moustache seems to have have stopped growing. Need more vitamins.