My Amazon Book Giveaway

And so its nearly March 2017 somehow… I’m back from Mexico which was awesome by the way and now its time for me to get back into writing. With Darke Blood a few months away from release I have decided to try and boost my visibility as a writer in the world of the internets. 

Attention folks! This giveaway is now closed! Help an indie author out by getting yourself a copy of Open Evening here 

One thing I haven’t been able to crack is the US market in terms of sales for my first book Open Evening! In fact I haven’t sold one that side of the Atlantic so I have decided to run a giveaway of said book.

Now amazon only allow people in the US to take part in the giveaway at this stage so for now its solely available for people of the US. I will be running a good reads give away very very soon and over 40 countries will be legible for that.

The top selling point for these giveaways is that the product I am giving away is totally free. All you have to do is follow me on Twitter to enter. There are 2 free copies of my debut book available now!!!

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As you can see I have already had 200+ entries within the first day. Hopefully this will drive me towards more sales for Open Evening.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has entered or shared the link. Good luck to all involved!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Talking future books

It’s been way too long since I last wrote a blog, and so in my forever growing wisdom I’m back for a few hundred or so words just to remind you (if you forgot) that I’m still here.

More importantly I am still writing! And what’s even more important my first book Open Evening is still selling and the Amazon reviews are coming in. We are up to 6 so far and they are all 5 stars. Thank you for the kind no words and to everyone who’s got themselves a copy, I know there are still many people yet to leave a review but please tell me what you think.

I’m always looking for the next big thing in terms of getting more loyal readers and subscribers. There will even be rewards for those who give me their email address via the sign up facility to your right.

And that is my next big thing, a mailing list. My plan is to send any new material and sneak peak stuff out to loyal subscribers. Making a personal connection with readers can give me a better idea of what you want to see next in my books and believe me there are more to come.

Future books (Doesn’t contain spoilers but suggests them)

If you are a loyal follower (or just scroll down) you will know next year I plan to release my next book DARKE BLOOD which I can happily say is connected and set in the same universe as Open Evening! In this story the occult is further explored along with the appearance of blood sucking ‘people of the night’.

A release date is yet to be confirmed but I would like to get it out before the midpoint of 2017!

Those who have read Open Evening and feel like you want more, don’t despair. Right now I am putting a few words together for a project which will eventually become the sequel (but shhh, when a few more people ask for a sequel I’ll announce it officially).

CEMETERY HOUSE will continue the story of life after Haddington and will see Twister’s newly formed crew tackle the next purge!

I’ve envisioned ‘CH’ to deliver two things; a telling of Twister’s origins including ‘Colorado’ and the continuation of what Open Evening began. If all goes well ‘CH’ will eventually flow towards a crossover culmination with the DARKE BLOOD characters in a final spectacular showdown!

As I have always said, I’m a man with a plan and I’m always 2 or three steps or books ahead!

On the subject of signing up to the mailing list; you will receive the information before anyone else about release dates and I will even include some first draft preview material just to grace your appetite. (I’m real serious about this mailing list stuff and I can’t seem to stop saying mailing list, so seriously sign up!)

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My book is officially launched!

My social media world has been running wild this past week and hopefully by now all eyes are on my debut novel OPEN EVENING!

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You can grab yourself a copy here, either in freshly printed paper back or via e-book!!

‘Embrace the unexpected’ as the story unfolds around a high school where one kid believes he doesn’t fit in, soon enough his instinct becomes truth and a fight for survival begins! OPEN EVENING is currently the only paperback in the top 20 ‘occult’ chart!

The support and response I have seen so far has been absolutely amazing and I would like to thank all those who have got themselves a copy. Don’t forget to leave a review and let me know what you think. It’s been an amazing journey to finally reach publication and below are some of the highlights from this past week!

If you grab yourself a copy don’t forget to take an #openevening #selfie and tell the world about my debut book!

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#yearofwriting my 2016 campaign has begun!!!!!!

We’ve reached the end of 2015 and this here is my final blog entry of what has been a very productive a successful year for me. I say that in terms of writing and with work. My Hall of information surpassed its first birthday and the follower count continues to steadily rise.

This time last year I was looking forward to what was going to be a great journey of movies, video games, writing and all around cool stuff. Whilst I very much want to review 2015 in a clip show style format there is much more important things I must divulge to you all.

Last week I finished editing Open Evening for the second time and now I look to scope out and organise a professional editor to do all things edity to my work (you can see why I need one).  Those who aren’t informed with proceedings currently. The above titled book is going to find its way to amazon and hopefully your bookshelves and kindle’s sometime later next year. You can read my initial announcement here and a teaser here.

My remit for 2016 will consist of two main objectives I intend to achieve in writing.

  1. See my own writing come to life by directing a one act play for Iver Heath Drama Club named Hotel Doom
  2. Self Publish ‘Open Evening’

In order to maybe achieve some success in my two objectives I am officially proud to announce my band new campaign for 2016.

 

Year of writingUsing this hash tag for many of my tweets, blogs and Facebook statuses will hopefully give my efforts their own identity. Next year truly looks promising in terms of my writing and the #YearOfWriting campaign has officially begun. Saying that I would like to thank you all so much for the support, likes, follows and retweets throughout this year and even you just reading this I am thankful of.

My first novel that will hopefully come to fruition next year is something I am really excited about. The time is right for my material to finally make its way out to the big wide world and I officially invite you all not to join the fight, but to join the Write!!!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and good luck for the future of 2016. Just remember what the Doc says:

 

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New Book: Fully Drafted

Only on a handful of occasions have I ever been able to pen those two words. But last night I stayed up late as the finish line of my latest offering became just visible on the horizon.

‘The end’ but we all know that is the very start of this book’s journey to publication.

Open Evening is a teen survival horror which very much mirrors the situation most young people are thrown into when faced with going to school. In that sense our hero of sorts, the narrator, is faced with the everyday struggles of fitting into a complex social system of people all at very different and mostly difficult stages of development (teenagers) . Combine that with a genuine horror situation and you have my latest book.

For a more detailed synopsis you can scroll onto a later entry when I officially announced this project.

So what happens now you ask? Personally the worst part is over, drafting or plucking ideas out of my head can be a draining and somewhat harrowing experience. Don’t get me wrong I love to write but laying the initial foundations is the hardest part. Maybe why many people start but never finish.

Next will come an extensive edit, addition of detail and formatting of chapters which will see it ready for an official professional edit (I feel sorry for who that may be).

In between this and next year I will be finding time to prepare a nearly ready script for a one act play I intend to bring to life very soon for IHDC. Check them out they are looking for backers on Kickstarter at the moment.

Then in that same year 2016 I will be looking to self publish Open evening and make it my first offering the big wide world of literary things, or amazon as I like to call it.

Watch this space.