Tomorrow is Publication day!

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I hope I survive the night because I’m publishing the Kindle and paperback of THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM on Amazon tomorrow, the1st October. I’d hate for you not to be able to read it.

The Trouble With Liam 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 the sometimes tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. 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.

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The Kindle of CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE is FREE on Amazon from 10th-11th September

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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?
Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile paranormal crime thriller series, described as “compelling, strange, and wonderful”. It was published on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions in 2017. An audiobook version is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, narrated by Alexander Doddy. It can be enjoyed as a standalone like the 3 other books in this unusual series.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2vm1Vpn FREE on 10th-11th September
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2wLmhX2 FREE on 10th-11th September
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2vpmT6X $8.45
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2vszKDH £5.75
Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2xqMw5g
Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.S.A. http://adbl.co/2xrpwml
11 of my 12 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
An excerpt from Confronting The Hostile http://amzn.to/2usapMU

Today I finished writing the first draft of The Trouble With Liam

It usually takes me approximately four months to write, edit, layout, produce the cover artwork and publish each of my books. A year has passed since I published my twelfth book, Confronting The Hostile. With a dozen books under my belt, I decided to take my sweet time writing book thirteen, but I’m happy to announce I’ve just finished working on the first draft of The Trouble With Liam. I’m excited by how it’s turned out. My latest book is a dark psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It follows the dramatic events in the life of  Liam O’Sullivan, an Irishman more attractive on the outside than the inside.

I would have probably published this book by now, but I spent a couple of months helping my best friend, Kathleen Kelly,  to publish her first book, called 11. I edited it for her, laid it out for Kindle and paperback, and produced the cover artwork. It’s just received its first five-star review on Amazon and Kath couldn’t be happier. I’m also happy because the publication of 11 means I’ve been able to return to working on my own book.

I’ve already produced two possible artworks for the book cover that I’m reasonably happy with but I might work on a few more before deciding on the final version. As a former graphic designer, I always enjoy working on my book covers. I also love working on all the drafts that follow on from the first, so, with a cheery wave, I’m off to start working on the second draft of The Trouble With Liam.

The Hostile Series

Step into the ‘refreshingly original’ world of The Hostile and lose yourself in a ‘bizarrely captivating’ read. Each book in The Hostile series of paranormal crime thrillers can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. This “compelling, strange, and wonderful” collection consists of The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, and The Hostile Series Box Set. Each book in the series is available in Kindle (99p) and paperback editions on Amazon.
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All four books have an audiobook version on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
THE HOSTILE. Book 1. (2016. 192 pages) http://amzn.to/2pAHALo
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. Available on Amazon in Kindle (£0.99) and paperback (£5.50). The audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE. Book 2. (2016. 208 pages) http://amzn.to/2fJTSg0
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? Available on Amazon in Kindle (£0.99) and paperback (5.95). The audiobook, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
THE HOSTILE GAME. Book 3. (2017. 179 pages) http://amzn.to/2oYlsqC
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.” Available on Amazon in Kindle (£0.99) and paperback (5.75). The audiobook, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE. Book 4. (2017. 164 pages) http://amzn.to/2vmq5Al
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? Available on Amazon in Kindle (£0.99) and paperback (£5.75). The audiobook, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
THE HOSTILE SERIES BOX SET (2017. 710 pages) https://amzn.to/2PEG4lj
The entire 4-book series of paranormal crime thrillers can be yours for £2.30 or equivalent currencies and free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The paperback edition is only £12.50, a bargain for 4 books. This “compelling, strange, and wonderful” collection consists of The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile.
11 of my 12 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. All my books are also available as paperbacks on Amazon. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, A Slice of the Seventies, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.
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Now to crack on and finish writing The Trouble With Liam

Kath s cover 1 jpgFor 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.

My four audiobooks in The Hostile series

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There are audiobook editions of all four books in The Hostile series of paranormal crime thrillers on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Three are narrated by Alexander Doddy, and I narrated the first one http://adbl.co/2uhwzhQ

THE HOSTILE is book 1 of The Hostile 4-book series of paranormal crime thrillers. I was the narrator on this audiobook and it is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After enjoying The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again. http://adbl.co/2w2YLIm

HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE is book 2 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will manage to escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? http://adbl.co/2wg4j21

THE HOSTILE GAME is book 3 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In The Hostile Game, Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, 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. http://adbl.co/2fLE2Cz

CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE is book 4 in The Hostile paranormal crime thriller series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. 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? http://amzn.to/2vm1Vpn

11 of my 12 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, A Slice of the Seventies, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

HER DEMONIC ANGEL is FREE on Amazon from 5th-6th June

Her demonic Angel NEW FRONT paperback cover awThe Kindle of HER DEMONIC ANGEL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES is FREE on Amazon from 5th-6th June.

Some of my fourteen short stories in HER DEMONIC ANGEL are stranger than others, but most are different shades of dark. I wrote them in a variety of genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. To whet your appetite, here are the titles of some of the short stories in the collection: Mirror, Mirror; The Boy They Called Dragon; The Day Nobody Gave A Damn; An Email From Jane; Stuff; Getting Rid Of The Enemy; Skin; Too Beautiful; Philately Will Get You Nowhere; In Memoriam.

“If you haven’t read any of this author’s other books, this is a great one to give readers a peek into a wonderful writer’s vivid mind.”

http://amzn.to/295kGjn for the U.K. Kindle edition. FREE 5th-6th June
http://amzn.to/29dSEpd for the U.S.A. Kindle edition. FREE 5th-6th June
http://amzn.to/295uZbl for the U.K. paperback edition. £4.75
http://amzn.to/29ii97E for the U.S.A. paperback edition. $7.75
http://adbl.co/2yeLJpm for the Audible.com audiobook edition.
http://adbl.co/2fq5VNx for the Audible.co.uk audiobook edition.

Here’s an excerpt from Her demonic Angel http://amzn.to/2bMiO4c

11 of my 12 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 four 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

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