Saturday, 13 July 2013

Luvya Getcha # 1 on UK i-books free ghost chart! July 12th / 13th

I have myself a #1.  Yay!
    All right, it's a free book, but I'm extremely happy.  After all, any success means the world to any writer.  If you need something to read, and you like your spooky tales, then why not give it a go? My paid books are doing well on I-books as well.  Marsha's Bag has been in the top 30 of the UK Horror chart for almost a year and a half, and Flowers From A Different Summer is in the top 200 on the same chart.

    Also I'd like to mention Dreamstime. It's the site I get my photos from to compose the covers of my books.  They have some fantastic stuff by some very talented photographers.  The prices are reasonable, too.  So, if you design your own book covers, pop over to Dreamstime and have a browse.    

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Luvya Getcha Free!

My novel of ghosts and possession, Luvya Getcha, is now free on Smashwords, and will be distributed to Apple i-books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, etc.  I've designed a new cover for it, too, which more closely reflects the story's content.  I think it looks pretty good.  Why not give it a go.



  

Saturday, 6 July 2013

An F somewhere

I've been lying all along! I have the title to the "No Title As Yet" train station novel.  It's great.  I've done the cover as well! That's pretty good, too.  But still no F's or C's.  I'm busy saying "Crikey" and "Good Lord" and "Blimey O'Reilly" and "Put that in your pipe and smoke it!"
     That won't do.  There has to be an F somewhere; I'm just being untrue to myself otherwise.  Blimey, I'm in a quandary now.  I'm getting a fixation about it.  What the blazes! Oh, fiddlesticks!
      I'm becoming worried that the characters in this novel are stereotypical, picket-fence types who eat jam scones and go to tea dances.  I'll put a stop it.  I will.  I F*#%ing will!      

Train Station




 
I found these great posters today at my local museum.  They would have been the kind of posters seen in the train stations across the south of England back in the 50's & 60's.  I've referenced a couple of these in my new novel ( no title as yet ), which is set in 1963 in the fictional south coast town of Wentworth.  It's not a quaint novel by any means, but for some reason I'm having trouble putting in F & C words.  I've chewed my way into 60.000 plus words so far and not an F or C in sight! I think it could well reach 200.000.  Surely I have to F or C at some point!
     The main thrust of the story is that Wentworth is struck by several horrific events: murder, abduction, suicide.  The "No Title As Yet" novel is not simply a horror / thriller, though.  There's heartbreak in there, too.  I already know the last line of the book.  It involves the main character and his brother, who is in a coma after being hit on the head by a railway-track sleeper ( or tie ).  In fact, it is this line that keeps me going and heading towards the end.
      I work full-time, so I write at night between 8 & 10.  I'm managing an output of around a 1000 words a day.  Hopefully, by the end of the year I'll have broken the back of it, depending on the final word count.
      Anyway, we have lovely weather here on the south coast of England.  I'm off out to enjoy it!