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Call of Exiles is OUT!!

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Call of Exiles – “Fable of the WhisperingCoast” – Book 1 is OUT!!

Available now! Grab it on Amazon

The first book in an entirely new saga…

Chaos does not sleep for long, nor does it forget.
It whispers from places forgotten and calls to those who wander alone.
A war is coming, and unless it can be stopped it will be the very last war.
But how do you stop a war when the enemy cannot be found?

A renowned knight, jaded by the questionable choices of his lord, discovers something upon an island that threatens the safety of not just those that live there, but everyone in the occupied lands.

An unwelcome advisor to a superstitious young lord is attacked in her own study by something that simply is not there.

A prisoner in one of the deepest mines finds himself running for his life from the very men he worked with as something unseen changes them.

Three young orphan girls, each with their own troubled lives and each with their own paths to follow, find themselves dragged into the middle of a conflict that will decide the fate of every living thing. Can they overcome the weaknesses of childhood to face it, when their choices could decide the fates of so many?

Fable of the Whispering Coast is an epic fantasy saga, a tale of apocalypse, of coming of age, and of darkness long forgotten.

Book 1 Available for free until the 19th!

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To Celebrate the release of book 5, I’ve made book 1 available for free until the 19th of Feb.

Grab it while it’s available!

Readers are calling the DIARY OF THE DISPLACED series:

“A wild ride through a stunning imagination.” …

“An epic journey through places best left in darkness.” …

“I was hooked in the first few pages.” …

“Mysterious, compelling, and brilliantly imagined.” …

“Unpredictable with great character development.” …

“Great books…enjoyed from first word to last.” …

“Unexpectedly excellent!” … “Very bizarre and imaginative.”

Dustfall 4 is Out!!

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I’m very happy to announce that Dustfall 4 – Sons of the Lost – is now available!
CLICK HERE TO GRAB IT!

“With every light comes a shadow.” – Dustfall

Book four of the Dustfall series. The saga continues…

The saga continues…
The Valk swarm and the Cygoa assault the Elk in a violent attempt to wipe the T’Yun descendants from the land. Jonah must find his family and unite the clans as Seren returns with a technology that could decisively end the war.

Dustfall book 1 is reduced to 99 cents for a short time!

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Dustfall book 1 is reduced to 99 cents for a short time!
Grab it at Amazon!“With every light comes a shadow.” – Dustfall
In a ravaged tribe on the edge of humanity, the suspicious death of a chief thrusts a man into a dark realm for which he is unprepared. When Jonah inherits leadership of the Elk Clan from his father, many in the old man’s inner circle question his son’s ability to lead the tribe to their winter shelter at the ruins of Eliz. A dark stranger, a journey over hundreds of miles of dangerous highway and clashes with feral gangs will push Jonah to the edge.

Ye Olde Cover Reveal of Something New…

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This is something I’m dead excited about. While working on other stuff like the Displaced series and Dustfall, I’ve also been gradually stitching together something quite epic. I’m not sure how many of you are into fantasy stuff like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, but I’ve always loved it and I’ve wanted to write in that genre for a long time but was waiting on a story to come that felt different enough but still faithful to fantasy. Well that time arrived this last year.
I’ve started some of it, and think I have the first two books close to rough draft, and I’m working on the third, I just need to keep on taking black seed oil to keep myself healthy. I plan to release the series next year, probably early part of the year.
Best way to describe it? Think of Game of Thrones meets HP Lovecraft meets The Walking Dead.

What do you think of the new cover? It’s actually going to be the cover for the second book, rather than the first as it’s currently titled.
I think it’s pretty cool.
Let me know if a fantasy series with a dark horror twist interests you!

Diary of the Displaced and a 99 cent offer for the holidays!

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I’ve reduced the prices of several of my books for a short time for anyone who may have missed some titles and was looking for something to read over the holidays.The reduced books are listed below in between the news items!

Diary of the Displaced book 5
Progress! The book is now about 75% done. Mostly in terribly messy draft that will confuse the hell out of me when I get to editing, but a good chunk of it is clean. I’m quite excited about where this went, even if it has taken me ages to figure it out!

Diary of the Displaced is reduced to 99 cents for a short time!
Grab it at Amazon!There is a place where nightmares are real. A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know, by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross.
James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone.

 

 

Also reduced.
The Thrown Away Omnibus is now $2.99 and Chasing Spirits and Whispers are both now 99 cents. 
You can click the images to follow the links.




 

 

The state of things

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I’ve had a lot of folks ask if I’ve abandoned some stories that are currently unfinished, such as Diary of the Displaced, Thrown Away, Last to Fall, etc.

For the record. Arisen is the only series I no longer write – Michael Stephen Fuchs is finishing that.

I’ve been busy with Dustfall 3, and because it’s co-written I have an obligation to keep up with J.Thorn on that. So it’s taken priority and other projects are delayed (some of them by quite a bit of time! Sorry!).

NONE of the other series are abandoned. They will all be finished.
I also have ideas for a new projects – far too many ideas – but will hold off on starting them until I finish some of the current ones.

That’s my problem, see. Too many ideas demanding to be written.

Thrown Away episodes 6-8 are finished in draft but need editing – then it’s done. It’s possible I may write other tales in that setting, but I’m not going to promise on that.

Last To Fall 2 is half-written in draft. There will be 4 novellas in that series, so 3 more to come. You can read more about it on our blog.

Diary of the Displaced 5 is partly written, in draft. Each book in that series comes as it does, when it chooses to, and I have a feeling the story is not even close to being finished. You’ll get a new one soon, but there’s no point asking when that tale will come to an end because I’ve no clue! It could be book 6, or it could be book 25. Who knows? I won’t until the end presents itself.

Other stuff to read

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Here is a quick list of other books that may interest you. Some are zombie apocalypse, some are survival apocalypse, others are just different. A few of these are very popular and I’d be surprised if you haven’t read them anyway!

There is also a “best zombie books” list on goodreads –

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/933.Zombies_

(BTW the Arisen books are in that list if you feel inclined to vote on them.)

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
Max Brooks – World War Z
Stephen King – The Stand
Robert R McCammon – Swan Song
Hugh Howie – Wool (Post Apocalypse Survival)
Hugh Howie – I, Zombie (told from the point of view of the zombies – be warned it’s pretty icky in places)
Carrie Ryan – Forest of Hands and Teeth (Zombie apocalypse but also YA romance, so be warned)
Justin Chronin – The Passage (Non-zombie apocalypse – but damn good)
Brian Keene – The Rising/City of the Dead/Dead Sea/Ghoul
David Moody – Autumn Series / Hater Series
Rats/Lair/Domain – James Herbert (No zombies, just lots and lots of rats. Lots of them)

I haven’t read these, but they are popular –

Joe Nobody – Holding their Own (Post Apocalypse Survival Series)
J W Vohs – Zombie Crusade Series
John O Brien – A New World Series
J L Bourne – Day by Day Armageddon
James Cook – Surviving the Dead series
David McAfee – Bachiyr (Vampire series)
Stephen Knight – The Rising Dead
Robert Kirkman – The Walking Dead – Rise of the Governor
D J Molles – The Remaining Series
Mira Grant – Newsflesh Series
Z A Recht – Morningstar Series

Diary of the Displaced book 4

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I’m into my last editing/rewriting of the fourth book of the Displaced. After nearly three years away from this series I’ve managed to get back on it and write the next book.  That’s so much longer than I intended, and far too long for me to be happy about it, but it will be finished and off to my editor soon and then out into the world it will go.

And then I’ll get onto book 5…

Of course I’m nervous about it. I think expectations are far higher than I can achieve, but I do like where I’ve taken it – finally. I’ve actually written the book three times, now, and not liked where it started. The other versions seemed to pick the story up much too soon, but oddly, with how it’s turning out, I’d written half of books 5 and 6.

I’m also preparing up for Nanowrimo, so something cool is going to happen there. I hope!

I’m not sure why I bother saying I’m doing Nanowrimo, though. Every month is a Nanowrimo month for me! I guess it’s because I’ve done it so many years in a row.

Advance Reader Copies

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I’ve been getting a lot of queries about my ARC group and how to join it, so thought I’d better post something. What the Advance copy readers get is access to pretty much every book, for free, in return for (hopefully, maybe) posting honest reviews and also getting back to me and letting me know what they think. It isn’t about spell checking. It’s not free editing for me. I pay an amazing editor and proof reader to go through my books.

It’s all about feedback and reviews, reviews, reviews. To a full-time indie writer, reviews are absolutely gold.

But my ARC list is full.

Ish.

At the moment it’s over one hundred people and that’s quite enough! I’m capping at at 100 for now.

BUT if you really want to join the list I can put your name down in reserve. I will occasionally be refreshing the list and removing folks that aren’t interested any more and I’ll add in anyone who has asked to be added.

Of course if you are already posting reviews and want to let me know then you can use the contact section of the site to get in touch!