A new review on my main blog!
A new review on my main blog!
New review on my main blog!
New review post up on my main blog:
My writing is a mixture of the nearly subtle, and the not at all subtle. At least I think so.
I’ve approached subtlety in my short stories, and my reading passions veer toward the more subtle end of the scale.
But when it comes to actually making money from my writing, the bucks come in fastest from the most unsubtle of my work. THE INVASION is not in the least bit subtle — an apocalyptic alien invasion thing with flesh-eating goop, plucky survivors and nasty, no redeeming qualities aliens. People over the last nine years have lapped it up in their tens of thousands. It’s much the same with other of my more pulpy works, with thousands tuning in for THE VALLEY, ISLAND LIFE and THE HOLE, to name the most popular. And good old Derek Adams still sells regularly.
My recent CARNACKI and GHOST CLUB books, while getting critical…
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Where I live, the winters are long and dark. Summer is fleeting, like a dream in which you can’t recall the bitter cold, muck and gloom of the last seven or eight months. Summer has an almost fairytale quality here, it is so clear, fresh, green and fragrant. No doubt the fact that it flies by so swiftly makes it poignant, like a swan song, and on no day is this so evident as on the solstice, the longest day. After its spectacular sigh, we descend into shorter days again and the curve is so steep, it’s noticeable. By August the shadows start to feel weird.
So what better day for swords, sorcery, demons and wicked warlords? Na, I can’t think of one either. So for the next month, both books in The Fylking series, Outpost and The Wolf Lords, will be on…
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THE BOATHOUSE, the latest novel in my loosely connected Sigils and Totems mythos launches today in ebook and paperback from Crossroad Press.
In this one you’ll find a hurricane, a scrimshaw chess set, a derelict boatyard, beer, cigarettes, a Newfoundland fishing town, more beer, sigils, totems, a ouija board and an old whaler, going to rot…among other things.
It’s a simple enough concept.
There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer, some know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails them can be eased.
If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff…
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For anyone who entered my giveaway on my main blog, I will be picking a winner at midnight Eastern time. Get in your last entries for The Book of Choice Giveaway Hop! Hosted by Lonna @ @FLYLeFReviews ! Good luck!
The Chalk Man review is up on my main blog!
OPERATION: SIBERIA, the 3rd in my S-Squad series from Severed Press launches today.
OPERATION: SIBERIA follows the survivors of the Scottish Special Forces squad from INFESTATION and OPERATION: ANTARCTICA, to the opposite side of the world this time, and an investigation of a very peculiar zoo in the Northern Russian Tundra
In this one you’ll find more sweary Scotsmen, lots of bullets, big hairy beasties, Mammoths, Dire Wolves, Thunderbirds, more bullets, and more swearing.
I’m still having great fun with this group of my countrymen.
They’ll be back.
What’s left of them.
When Captain John Banks and his squad are sent to investigate a zoo in Siberia, he expects to find tigers, bears, maybe elk But there is something there that is new, yet very, very old.
Beasts that haven’t walked the Earth since the last Ice Age have been cloned, revived, and set loose to roam free
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