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The Border: The Complete Series is now available from Amazon!

bordercomplete1Last 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.

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New paranormal / horror serial: Dead Souls!

deadsoulsfinal1Starting today, the first three parts of Dead Souls are available from Amazon. Dead Souls is a new ongoing horror / paranormal serial set on a remote island, focusing on the return of the mysterious Edgar Le Compte and his impact on the local inhabitants.

Dead Souls isn’t a novel cut up into smaller chunks. It’s plotted and written as a serial, so each part has a cliffhanger and it’s designed to be read as a weekly series of 20,000-word novellas. A new part will be released every Monday, and the usual price will be 99 cents. Each part will get a few free days shortly after release. And they’ll also all be part of Kindle Unlimited.

There will be a total of 26 parts, so by the time it’s finished, Dead Souls
will run to around 2,000 pages and half a million words. There’ll be an omnibus edition at some point when it’s finished.

deadsoulsfinal2I figure this is the perfect time to try this kind of serial fiction, which I’ve been thinking about for a while. When I was a teenager, I even hand-wrote story ideas for a (non-horror) soap opera I came up with, and I ended up with twenty years’ worth of episodes planned out. The notes filled six big ring-binders. I wish I still had them, but one day I threw them out! Um, yes, I guess that sounds a bit weird, but at least I had a hobby!

So this is like the way that Dark Season was originally released, except that this time it’s a much longer project! I’ve got the whole series mapped out, although reader feedback could affect some of the plot elements if people feel strongly about anything. The main story, however, is about Edgar and Kate’s relationship, and I know exactly how that develops and where they’ll be (or not be!) when the whole serial ends.