Stunning Dunnottar Castle during the Scottish winter! My latest research trip, just look at those views!

Last year I visited Dunadd Hill Fort to research my novel Song of the Centurion and it was not only a worthwhile trip, but a fantastic way to spend time with my daughter (my son wasn't well so the wife had to stay home with him). Click HERE to see those pics. This year we went... Continue Reading →

Book Corner: Faces of Darkness by Steven A. McKay

“There were several points where I thought I had solved the mystery, only to be disabused of my theory a few pages later, which, of course, makes the book even more riveting!” Check out the latest review for Faces of Darkness from historian Sharon Bennett Connolly!

History... the interesting bits!

CROFTUN, ENGLAND AD 1328
Lady Isabella de Courcy is found alone in a room bolted from the inside, unconscious, and with a dagger brutally forced through her hand into the floorboards beneath, but this is just the latest in a line of similar, terrifying incidents. For months now she’s been stalked by some shadowy tormentor who leaves no trace of his movements and has never been clearly seen by anyone, even Lady Isabella.

Can the bailiff, John Little, along with his friend – the legendary friar, Robert Stafford – uncover the truth and, more importantly, will they be able to save the troubled victim before she ends up dead?

This new standalone tale from the author ofThe Druidsees the return of two much-loved characters from the Forest Lord series and is based on a shocking real-life case which remains, to this day, unsolved.

I have been a fan…

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Wow! THE DRUID is only 99p Kindle UK, FREE on Prime Reading & Kindle Unlimited!

The Druid is in Amazon UK's February deals - just 99p! Bargain!  Grab it here - https://amzn.to/2ud1TCu As Speesh Reads said - "The Druid is richly imagined, confident and gripping, full of memorable characters that fair leap from the page, and with a protagonist who, despite his calling, is written with just the right mix of... Continue Reading →

Faces of Darkness by Steven A. McKay

“McKay knows what his readers want.. everything he offers us is pure brilliance and while we may not see the gang around that much it was so good to be back!”

Check out this interesting review of Faces of Darkness!

David's Book Blurg

Next up on David’s Book Blurg I’m reviewing Faces of Darkness by Steven A. McKay.

Here’s the blurb

When a young noblewoman is brutally assaulted in her own manor house, two former outlaws decide they must solve the mystery, before things go too far…

CROFTUN, NORTHERN ENGLAND
WINTER, AD 1328

Lady Isabella de Courcy is found alone in a room bolted from the inside, unconscious, and with a dagger forced through her hand, but this is just the latest in a line of similar, terrifying incidents. For months now, she’s been stalked by some shadowy tormentor yet, bafflingly, the attacker has never been clearly seen by anyone, even Lady Isabella, and he seems to leave no trace of his movements.
Can the bailiff, John Little, along with the legendary friar, Robert Stafford, uncover the truth and, more importantly, will they be able to save the troubled victim before she ends…

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Author Questions Answered – Should I write a novella?

  If you like. Tune in next time for more stunning insights from me! No, I'm kidding. Let's look at this in a little more depth, as I have (genuinely) been asked about this more than once recently. I've written a few shorter tales now, including novellas, a novelette and some short stories so I'd... Continue Reading →

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