Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre

Well, time to kick start this blog again, it’s been a while since I had the time or energy, but while time is still a rare commodity, energy abounds. Excited energy. My book- Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre- that I first self published back  in 2012, has been picked up by Camelot Publishing Company and sees it’s release on 27th February 2016. It’s now been re written, re-vamped and has expanded from the original thirteen stories to now include nineteen stories. It will be in paperback as well as digital. Watch this space for more details and links as they arrive. We’re VERY close now and it’s getting VERY exciting!

 

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Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre FREE!

Yes, you read the title correctly, Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre is not only “some of the scariest fiction you’ll read” but is now available worldwide for your Kindle and Kindle app on your smart phone and for a limited time only is FREE for you to download. Some of my beta readers said that the characters stayed with them long after they’d put the book down. A five star reviewer said ” I couldn’t find a story I didn’t like! ” Head on over to Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre to download your FREE copy now. There are thirteen tales of terror, horror and mind twisting darkest fantasy that’ll leave you wanting to sleep with the lights on! I hope you enjoy it and it’d be great if you could come back and tell me what you thought. It’d be even cooler of you’d go to Amazon and review it for me 🙂 Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre

Work, work, work

…and I love it! After having my thumb surgically removed from my butt, I eventually stopped procrastinating about the tweaks for chapter one and settled on my first draft. It is now on the move as it has been emailed to my proofreader. YAY! It’s about the third time said it, but chapter one and the prologue FINALLY are in the bag. On with chapter two; set a mere seven million years before chapter one! In other news, I have begun to collate a collection of some of my short stories that will be published very soon. It will be titled TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS AND MACABRE and looks like it will contain around ten or twelve of my better stories including THE KILLING ANGEL and OUT OF THE FRYING PAN which are currently available on amazon individually for just 77p. I will, of course, keep you up to date with the collections process as well as progress on THE ELOHIM EXPERIMENT. Research for chapter two is complete and the write has begun (scratching handwritten notes this morning) so give it a week our so and I should have this chapter just about ready for transfer from my hand written notes onto my laptop and off to my proofreader. I have to just mention my good friends David and Anouska who’s help and support is hugely appreciated; the true test of friendship is being able to up pick up where you left off, whether it be twenty minutes or twenty years and your friendship is appreciated as much as your help, you are special people.

The Elohim Experiment

Well, after many long sleepless nights, tweaking, twisting and developing, The Elohim Experiment is finally ready for “the write” I’ve even got the prologue in the bag 🙂  if I can keep up the pace then out should be ready for release in the first quarter of 2013! It’s an experiment in my writing too as I’m combining my first love, horror, with a bit of sci-fi, thriller, mystery, prehistoric fiction, religion based fiction and even a little romance! It’s the tale of an ancient alien race coming to earth and a complete re write of human history as we know it! Can we avoid the coming apocalypse?

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Fighting your demons

Depression is a monster in the closet, it’s real and it creeps up on you when you least expect it, draining your energy and sometimes worse! There is no defence, garlic doesn’t work, no crucifix or holy water can defeat this beast, your only hope is to fight it with your mind, handle your depression, learn the patterns of it and as paradoxical as it sounds, work with it. It’s the only way you can hope to see the daylight once the dark is gone! I remember how it feels to be in the deepest funk, no hope, no light, constant torture inside my mind and I take these feelings, these fears and I work with them to create works of fiction that trouble the mind in a fun way, a way of being scared when you choose to rather than all of the time. I’ve loved horror since I was a child and first bought a “tales from the crypt” comic at a jumble sale for ten pence! I went through phases of enjoying gore and splatter, vampires, ghosts, paranormal phenomena and religion based horror and I still enjoy all of these, but my tastes have matured as I have grown and now, rather than full on graphic descriptions that leave little to the imagination, I prefer works that make you think, make you create the imagery insider your mind and in effect, make you create your own horror, work with your own fears! Good horror should not only be a good scary story, but a catalyst that ignites something inside you, YOU, the reader are the most important part of any story. My times spent in depression give more to me than they take away now. It has taken me lots of time and effort to make this so, and it may not work for everyone but I use my darkest times as inspiration, my fears beget my ideas. I still live with it but I am no longer its victim, my demon is caged and on a chain!

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