I’ve been posting book reviews here on a (mostly) weekly basis for around 15 months. Initially, I loved it. It was fun to have somewhere to recommend books that I fell in love with and I relished the process of digging into plots and characters and themes to figure out exactly what about the story made me tick. But over the past few months my love for writing reviews has dwindled and died.
The end of the world is nigh, but it is isn’t coming along as smoothly as Good and Evil would have liked. The Antichrist has gone missing, for a start. But they’d have known that if they’d have managed to grab a copy of the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, which is the only reliable guide to the future written by a witch in 1655, just before she exploded. As Judgement Day draws near, a vast cast of weird and wonderful characters try to figure out their role in the end of the world – if it ever […]
It’s Spring Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, which means three things: an extra day off on Monday, ice-cold cider all weekend long, and my latest eBook available to buy for FREE in every Amazon marketplace. Come What May Day has 20 overlapping, interweaving, multi-genre short stories that will make you laugh, roll your eyes, and be a little bit sick in your mouth. This offer is only available until midnight on Monday, so be sure grab your free copy on Amazon ASAP! May Day has arrived in a gloomy Yorkshire town, and the storm clouds have parted just […]
Lucy has bagged herself a new bloke and her friends couldn’t be happier for her. Pierre is utterly handsome and totally charming, and the enormous ruby necklace he gifted to Lucy on the night they met is an additional sweetener. But on their second date, when the couple are chased out of a bustling nightclub by three sinister-looking men, Lucy begins to realise that Pierre is not quite as he seems. Will their love blossom despite the trouble that Pierre is in, and will Lucy ever make it home to her worried friends after the strangest night of her life?
Dr Louis Creed has moved his family to a new house in the sprawling Maine countryside. It appears to be an idyllic setting to raise two young kids, except for the speeding trucks which occasionally rumble by on the road outside. But when a lifelong local introduces Louis to the pet burial ground behind the property, something sinister winds its way into the Creed family’s future.
Today we’re delving into two poetry chapbooks from Vivian Zems, author of Tales in Teacups and Waxing Lyrical.
Anne and Marco have been invited to a dinner party at their next door neighbour’s house. They’ve been told not to take their baby. The babysitter cancelled at the last minute, so they tuck their daughter up in bed and take the baby monitor with them to dinner. They check on the child every half an hour, but somehow it all goes wrong. They arrive home after 1 AM to find the crib empty. Was she kidnapped? Was she murdered? Will they ever find out who is to blame, and will they ever get their baby back?
Today is the launch of my latest collection of short stories, Come What May Day, which naturally has me feeling all excited and utterly fraught with nerves in equal measures. Just like my last collection, each story in Come What May Day takes place in the same nameless Yorkshire town and on the same day, only this time the onset of spring has brought about some new adventures. May Day has arrived and the storm clouds have parted just enough for the annual May Fair to kick off without a hitch. But how long will it be until the town’s […]
Tom Henderson, also known as King Dork, also known as Chi-Mo, is a nerdy sophomore trying as best as he can to survive high school. When he discovers an array of his late father’s books which feature an unusual code, he finds himself trying to get to the bottom of a bunch of intertwining conspiracy theories and mysteries, all while playing in a rock band with fellow dork and nosebleed aficionado Sam Hellerman.