THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM was published on Amazon on 1.10.2018. It is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the story of the life of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. It begins with tales of his challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through sometimes tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out of your head, thrills of every kind, all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2xOTHqU £0.99
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb £5.75
12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, and A Slice of the Seventies are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.
You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA
For the past few weeks, I’ve been working hard editing, designing, and laying out the debut book by my BFF, Kathleen Kelly. It’s called 11. On Tuesday, Kath came to stay at my house so I could show her how to publish 11 on Amazon using Kindle Direct Publishing. After much swearing and laughter, we solved a few technical issues with her laptop and managed to publish 11, her memoir, on 21.8.2018, which, when the numbers in the date are added up, ironically equals 11 11. It’s available on Amazon in Kindle (99p) and paperback (£5.75) https://amzn.to/2LlGNV2
“11 is a true account of Kathleen Kelly’s life and the mysterious phenomena her ordinary life has touched on. Both the ordinary and out of the ordinary experiences were triggered by one event which led her on an extraordinary journey. This story incorporates Kathleen’s memories, including when a mysterious force spoke to her of change. Inside a warehouse in a town in northern England, a trigger activated a chain of phenomenal truths which compelled the author to share her journey with you. 11’s publication date is timed to perfection … 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11.”
I was happy to do all the work on her book for free as I wanted her to feel the elation I feel every time I publish one of my books, especially the first one. But, she surprised and delighted me by giving me some cash and presents as a token of her gratitude. My real reward for my efforts was to see her face light up when she saw her book appear on Amazon for the first time.
Kath and I should each receive the paperback version of 11 tomorrow, and I’ll just have to imagine how thrilled she’ll be to hold her first paperback. My heart is beating faster as I so clearly remember how it felt when the postman popped my first paperback through the letterbox. As I published four books within the space of a day or so, I nearly fainted with delight and over-excitement each time I heard a thud on my doormat. The four books were A Slice of The Seventies, The Lying Scotsman, Straws, and Potholes and Magic Carpets.
Now I’ve finished working on Kath’s book, I can concentrate on writing the final chapters of my psychological thriller. By the end of this year, I should hopefully be experiencing that now familiar bubbling excitement as I hold the paperback edition of The Trouble With Liam, my thirteenth book.
Step into the ‘refreshingly original’ world of The Hostile and lose yourself in a ‘bizarrely captivating’ read. The entire four-book series of paranormal crime thrillers can be yours for £2.30 or equivalent currencies and free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. This collection consists of The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile. The first three books have an audiobook version on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/2uXJDre
Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2wLpuGW
THE HOSTILE. Book 1. (2016)
In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a powerful entity befriends young Serena. He dramatically affects not only her life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who displease her. Nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again. The audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE. Book 2. (2016)
Serena and Tile X, her unusual friend and partner in crime, find themselves reluctantly suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will manage to escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? The audiobook, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
THE HOSTILE GAME. Book 3. (2017)
In The Hostile Game, Serena, now eighteen and pregnant in Manchester, finally discovers the reason why Tile X befriended her seven years before. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have. “Another wonderfully offbeat paranormal thriller, mellowed with a delicious dark humour.” The audiobook, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE. Book 4. (2017)
A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? An audiobook version is in production.
Each of my other eleven Kindle editions is £0.99 or equivalent currencies on Amazon and always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The paperback versions won’t break the bank either. The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Her demonic Angel are available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks. You can find all my books here http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA
Still on a high after publishing my 11th book, Confronting The Hostile, on Amazon yesterday. It is the 4th book in The Hostile series of contemporary paranormal crime thrillers. The first three books in this series are available in Kindle and paperback editions on Amazon. So far, only the Kindle of Confronting The Hostile is on Amazon, but the paperback version should be on there in a few days once it’s passed CreateSpace’s review process.
Audiobook versions of the first three books in The Hostile series are available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. http://adbl.co/2hNyxDM. I also intend to produce an audiobook version of Confronting The Hostile, narrated by Alexander Doddy. He made such a wonderful job of narrating Holiday for The Hostile and The Hostile Game that I’d be crazy not to hire him to narrate book four. I narrated the first book, The Hostile, but I’m too busy writing book twelve to spare the time to narrate Confronting The Hostile.
In Confronting The Hostile, a retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? Set in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland.
I’ve been busy completing my latest book, Confronting The Hostile, book 4 of The Hostile series. I’ve just uploaded the MOBI and PDF files for Confronting The Hostile onto my Facebook Hostile series Launch Team page for anyone in the team who’d like to read it to give me their valuable feedback. Writing Confronting The Hostile has been an even more enjoyable experience than writing the other three. I hope you’ll find reading it equally enjoyable.
I’ll delay publishing the Kindle and paperback for a couple of weeks to give anyone who’d like to read it and give me feedback enough time to do so. Once it’s published, I’ll be offering Confronting The Hostile for free for a few days on Amazon so that any reviews anyone in the team cares to write will be for a verified purchase. Reviews of any kind for this book, or any other of my books, will be greatly appreciated whenever they’re posted on Amazon and Goodreads. I know how busy everyone is, which is why I’m so grateful for any support you’d care to give to the launch of Confronting The Hostile. I’ve helped launch at least a dozen or so books for other authors and know that every bit of support is priceless. If anyone would like to join my Launch Team for The Hostile series, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694776034176904/. I’d love to have you on board.
Here is the blurb for Confronting The Hostile.
A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? Confronting The Hostile (2017, 175 pages) is book 4 in The Hostile series of unusual paranormal crime thrillers. It is available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions.
True to form, as soon as the postman delivered my newly published tenth book, The Hostile Game, through my letterbox, after examining it and finding it flawless, I threw it on the living room floor with the rest of my books, whipped out my iPhone and shot a few photographs.
The Hostile Game has now joined my other nine books on their own special shelf, next to a bronze naked lady sculpted by my brother. Steve had been a prolific sculptor before suffering a severe stroke several years ago.
In four or five months, I’ll hopefully be repeating the process when I’ve finished writing book eleven, Confronting the Hostile, book four of The Hostile series. I’ve written five chapters, but there’s no hurry. I usually write from 11 am until 6 pm each day, so it’s hard not to write a 200-page book every few months, including rigorously editing and designing it. When it comes to writing, I’m a disciplined enthusiast.
The link to the Kindle edition of The Hostile Game on Amazon http://amzn.to/2pYdk9J. Also available as a paperback on Amazon worldwide.