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April 20, 2017

Today's the day - launch day for the latest in the Psychic Surveys series - Old Cross Cottage!

A place with a very chequered history (and once an Inn), I've drawn on fact and weaved in and around it a work of fiction - and certainly all those who've stayed here have either 'seen' or 'heard' things that can very much be considered outside of normal and i.e. paranormal. These are expressed by owner of the cottage, Rachel Bell, in Chapter Two - leading Ruby to investigate a case that has its roots deep in village history. The village that that cottage itself is set in is very historic but I've changed the name in order to protect its privacy - suffice to say it is in Dorset, and set on a crossroads, tapping into all that wonderful mythology that clings to such a location...

The descriptions of the cottage too are real - including the coffin lid stairs, the hook in the living room, the in between room and those deep set windows - here's a few interior pics: 

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April 19, 2017

Scheduled for release in August 2017, The Soprano is my new supernatural thriller - a stand-alone novel, and quite seperate from the Father of Lies trilogy (occult horror). Here is the new cover and a brief plot summary.  I hope it whets your appetite...

Brief Synopsis:  
January 1951, and the North Staffordshire Moors sees one of the worst snow storms in living memory. Lasting for three weeks, it completely cuts off the isolated and staunchly Methodist village of Packmoor. But while the hardy community bunkers down, trying to keep warm and fend off illness, a family vendetta spanning three generations and rooted in black witchcraft, is about to culminate in one of the most shocking crimes imaginable. 
  
  



I am on schedule for a summer release and will bring it to you definitely by August ( possibly by July). The novel has taken unexpected turns as always (it's beyond my comprehension how that happens) and is now far more ghostly and wicked than I...

August 27, 2016

It's almost here... the third and final book in my occult horror trilogy and it's called... 'Magda'...
If you have read 'Father of Lies' and 'Tanners Dell' you will know that when Ruby Dean was admitted to a secure psychiatric unit high on the moors of northern England, her madness hid decades of demonic activity in the small mining village from where she came. The staff who tried to help her unlocked a dark force over which they had no control and little understanding, much to their shock and horror.

This final instalment will take you down and down and down... to where no sane person would ever wish to go...so my question is, are you ready?

Out on 31st October - Samhain -  in a couple of months time ....Are you ready to meet Magda?

June 10, 2016

The very first Peter James book I read was Alchemist. A very powerful book, it changed the way I viewed not only the pharmaceutical industry but the way in which all big industries are run. It did what all good books should – it got me thinking. The second I read was Sweet Heart, a chiller of a tale that delves into aspects of the paranormal. What inspired you to write both books?

Thank you! For Alchemist - I’ve always been interested in conspiracy theories – the idea that there is a group of people who secretly control the world! I met the head of one of our biggest pharmaceutical companies who told me that his company were busy patenting human genes and that the ultimate power in the world will lie in the hands of pharmaceutical companies. For Sweet Heart – I became interested in of past life regression and underwent it myself as an experiment and it gave me the idea for this book.

I read in a newspaper article that The House on Cold Hill, your most recent paranormal book, released in...

May 21, 2016

The sequel to 'Father of Lies' - 'Tanners Dell' - is now out on kindle for download. The paperback will be another week or so...but as it was ready I thought 'let's go!' I hope you like it...

 
So what really happened in this creepy ex-mining village? The more I delved into the heart of it the more dark and horrific it got... I ended up researching things that scared the living daylights out of me... and the most terrifying thing of all is that it COULD be true.........

Fancy a read?   Amazon    Amazon UK

May 21, 2016

On Wednesday we signed an agreement with Gardners Books, the largest distributor in the UK, to become a full consignment publisher, which means our books will always be in stock and available to UK shops on next-day delivery. 

 

On Thursday Waterstones confirmed that Authors Reach books can now be ordered for collection in Waterstones' stores. We are now also in the process of submitting our books for putting on Waterstones' shelves. 

 

That's not bad for a co-operative of 5 like-minded authors!

 

 

April 22, 2016

Here is the kindle cover for the sequel to my occult horror novel,'Father of Lies'.
'Tanners Dell' will be ready by late mid-late May, and here is the first reveal of what it's going to look like. The paperback cover has also been done and is now on the Tanners Dell page - tab along the top - complete with the book blurb on the back. Designer Gina Dickerson has done a wonderful job reading my mind and getting it just right - I am thrilled to bits with it and hope you like it too.    


Meanwhile - if you haven't read 'Father of Lies' yet, please scroll down for excerpts and information. The links on the right will take you straight to amazon and it is available in all good bookshops too! This is the link for a 'Look Inside'... http://amzn.eu/9OEUSVK 
Back with the launch of Tanners Dell in a few weeks time...

 

 

 

March 25, 2016

Dear sweet people,

Through the old grapevine I hear that my almost-good friend Will.i.am Shakespeare has been making disparaging remarks about me and my contemporaries. The minx! I do believe it may be time to put the record straight on a couple of matters before things get out of hand, as it were. Or as you might say.... go from Bard to Verse! Ha! And they say I can't write comedy!

Our Will may not be what we intellectuals would call a posh boy, but by gosh he can hold his own in the best of society... and occasionally the worst of it when he needs to. He can down more flagons of ale and strong wine than other piss-artist I know,and many a sailor has been known to blush at his language. He isn't a bad old sausage though, but High Society to him is one that hasn't bathed in weeks so that even pigs walk on the opposite side of the street. On the other hand he's a reasonable wielder of the old quill and one day may even amount to something, if he keeps off the quaffable vino long enoug...

March 4, 2016

The Telling of The Story..

Tanners Dell


I'm currently about two-thirds of the way through writing, 'Tanners Dell' - the sequel to 'Father of Lies - and there are three time zones. As I was plotting out the sequence I noticed some reviewers for FOL saying they felt this slowed down the pace and they found it jumpy, so I began to question my technique and eventually came to the conclusion that I'm going to stick with it. Here's why - I like to write 'in the character's head' and therefore project their experience directly into the reader's mind with no middle man. So when it comes to Ruby, who has an identity disorder, my aim is for the reader to know what it feels like for her, and to have a fragmented memory in the exact same way. In addition to that there is a history spanning 50 years to the creepy village of Woodsend, and again this needs to be told in a living way, so it's not flashback or someone else telling the story - it is all designed so the reader lives it large! I could, of...

February 21, 2016

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE CRIME WRITERS! Our own Catriona King is author of the amazing Craig Crime Series,and just one of the authors readers can vote for in the CWA DAGGER IN THE

LIBRARY.

 

 

To nominate a writer/ writers just follow click here http://cwadaggers.co.uk/cwa-daggers/nominate-dagger-in-the-library/

 

Plus, there are book tokens to be won.

 

Deadline 1st March 2016

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