The end is nigh… and it’s not in the doldrums!

It’s all right, I haven’t suddenly become a Prophet… I’m talking about “The Tower and The Eye”!!

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In the last  few months, the first four novellas have been gone over with a fine tooth comb, had all the problems pulled, adjusted and reinserted with surgical precision.  My editor went over book five and pronounced it not too bad… just needed a few tweaks…. and now that’s almost done, I’m allowing myself a moment or two to pat myself on the back.

I’ll get back to you with a release date etc when I know for certain  – we’re hoping that it will be next month!!

In the meantime, I’m going to do a bit of promoting of my other books. They’ve been languishing in the doldrums (not literally – I’m not at sea…) for the last few months. I had four sales through Amazon.co.uk last month and two of those got returned (I hate that ability) so they deserve to have some love showered upon them.

The first one to show some love to is…

The Heir of the Dragon

Turn a city upside down and shake it – what falls out?

The Treaty that binds the Vampires, Werewolves, Humans and the rarely seen True Dragons is over 1000 years old. It provides stability and safety for all the citizens of the city of Te Ling. Triads and Yakuza are not welcome here and Tourism flourishes amongst the bright lights, Night clubs, Temples and leisure facilities.

But many lights cast a multitude of shadows and they just get darker as you get deeper. Li is as deep into the darkness as you can get: cop by day, shadow by night, he eats and drinks the lifeblood of the city. A threat to the current Te Ling Triang Leader is a threat to the City and The Black Dragon cannot be risked. Li is handed the responsibility of tracking down and removing the threat…preferably permanently .

You can read an excerpt of it on Baby-Boar House,  so I won’t add one here. While you’re over there, take a look at the other book excerpts available; every single author on the site is trying their hardest to produce books to entertain you, so at least take a moment to read about the books!

What I will add here, though are the buy links for “The Heir of The Dragon” –

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Smashwords

If you do decide to pick it up, would you please do me the honour and the favour of reviewing it please? Post a review on whatever site that you buy it from – this makes it more attractive to the site’s other browsers and could possibly help me by inspiring a sale!

And do you know what sales do? They keep my cats in the style which they have become accustomed to!

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And Finally…

I want to put together another book of short stories, but what I’d like to do is get some reader input.  I want you to challenge me!

So from now until 31st July 2015, I am asking my readers to give me a prompt. Those prompts chosen for the book will get written and the reader who posed it will be mentioned in the introduction to the story, as well as get a free PDF / ebook copy.

To enter, just comment on this blog post or on my Facebook Author page with the following information:

1) Name of the main character – can be yours or a friend’s or just made up; just remember if you use your own or a friend’s it will only be the name being used; the rest of the character will come out of my mind…

2) A place – doesn’t have to be real, a ten word description will do.

3) An object – feel free to get crazy with this…

4) A Genre – I’ll attempt anything; it’s good practice!

5) A Colour – Why the colour? Well, I’m going to call the book “A Rainbow of Inspiration”, so this will help me put the story into the right place in the book.

I will include a minimum of seven stories in the book, however, depending on how many prompts I get and how inspired I am by them, I may go as high as twenty one stories. If I have a lot of prompts, I may even do a second volume…

So don’t be shy – have a go!

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