The Horror of Devil’s Root Lake is out now from Amazon!
This is the story of a woman who wants to know the truth about her son’s death. Everyone else thinks that Charlie simply wandered into the water and died, but Emily is convinced that there’s another explanation. Is a mysterious creature haunting the world’s children, luring them to their deaths?
The Horror of Devil’s Root Lake is available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK and the various other Amazon stores. It’s also available to borrow for readers who use Kindle Unlimited.
Last Wrong Turn, a sequel to one of the stories from my Perfect Little Monsters collection, is out now from Amazon!
Last Wrong Turn is the story of Penny, a heavily pregnant woman who finds herself trapped in a remote Kentish farmhouse. She’s the latest prisoner of Enda, the girl from the Perfect Little Monsters title story, but Enda is now in charge of the farm, and things aren’t about to run smoothly!
And in case anyone is wondering: Yes, I do have a third story in mind for this series. I’m already working on a book in which the farmhouse receives a fresh batch of unwelcome visitors…
Perfect Little Monsters and Other Stories, my first short story collection, is out now from Amazon! The book collects together five brand new stories, as well as a revised version of The Scream.
The five new stories begin with the title story, Perfect Little Monsters, in which a strange young girl finally believes she has been given a new sister. Things don’t quite work out that way, however, and soon the pigs in the yard are given a feast. This is followed by I Hate You, a story about a girl who spends her life tormenting strangers online, and who then receives a taste of her own medicine.
Next is Meat, about a woman who starts to worry that her neighbors are a little strange. Then again, people in glass houses…
Fifty Fifty is set in a prison, where the inmates are being used as part of a macabre experiment. Unfortunately for the prison’s dictatorial governor, his plans are about to be interrupted. Then there’s Stay Up Late, in which a man stays up after his wife and daughter have gone to bed. As he opens a bottle of wine, he hears a knock on the door…
I’m already planning a second book of short stories, with similar themes. I should probably mention that these stories are quite graphic and nasty, and they also feature strong language, albeit only in context. And one of them is already getting a sequel in the next collection!
The original 52 parts of Dead Souls are now available for free at Wattpad. You can find them at this link, where you’ll find a table of contents that allows you to access each of the parts. New parts will also start appearing for free at Wattpad soon, hopefully by the end of February!
When I launched Dead Souls, I wanted to write a vampire soap opera. I thought Amazon would be the best way to get the series out, but I realized after a while that the constant 99 cents price tag was quite off-putting. By that point, I’d already signed an agreement for the first 52 parts, but now I’m in total control of the series so I’m releasing it all for free.
In my head, I’ve basically ‘renewed’ Dead Souls for a second year, which means another 52 parts. I have the story mapped out, and I know the main plots points for the characters, including who lives and who dies. The series will continue to be written and released in 13-part bursts, because I find that an easier way to write them. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but there are plane crashes, family reunions and terrible downfalls ahead in the next few parts!
The Writer, a novella I originally released in 2014, is now available for free at Wattpad. It’s the story of a widow who finds herself at the mercy of her neighbor, who just happens to be a reclusive but hugely successful horror author. Soon, it becomes apparent that this particular author has a pretty dark scheme ready to put into action.
I’m planning to put some more stories on Wattpad soon, although I haven’t decided which ones yet. Probably a mix of old re-releases and new titles. I’m still learning how Wattpad works, so there might be a few hiccups along the way!
Last summer, I released a serial horror-thriller series called The Border in eight parts, and now those eight parts have been pulled together into a single download. The Border: The Complete Series is available from Amazon, telling a 500+ page story about the darkness that lurks beneath a small American town.
The Border was designed as an attempt to get back to the writing style that I used for Asylum. From my POV it was a successful exercise, but it’ll be interesting to see whether anyone else thinks so! It’s the story of a guy who returns to his home-town and faces the demons from his past. In some cases, those demons come in the form of family members, while in other cases they come in the form of… well, maybe actual demons.
I started out writing serials, and I want to get back to that in 2016 with a couple of projects that I’ve been working on for a while.
Just a quick note for anyone who’s wondering about the Dead Souls series. There will be new releases soon, I’m just waiting to sort out some issues with the original 52 books. Also, I’m changing the way they’re released, so it’ll be much cheaper to keep up with the series. I anticipate having everything fixed by the middle ofFebruary, at which point I should be able to release the further adventures of Edgar, Kate and all the other residents of Thaxos!