It was my 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago and, as a very cool surprise, my wife had this cake made for me. Just thought I’d share it with you all, I was really chuffed with it!
And look out for my latest Kindle Single, the short story “The Escape”, which should be out within the next week or so! Some of you might have read an earlier version of this, but for the rest of you, here’s the blurb. I expect it to be 99p/99c. Cover reveal in a few days!
All he wanted was a quiet drink…
It’s spring, 1323 AD, and John Little, notorious outlaw, seeks to forget his troubles in a Barnsley alehouse. He didn’t count on the place being packed to the rafters with drunk, belligerent, Scottish mercenaries though.
The locals all respect – even fear John – but the strangers from the north only see in him the chance to claim a great bounty.
When the hard stares and furtive whispers turn into explosive violence the chase is on. Without any of his famous friends to help him, will it mean the end for the giant outlaw?
This new stand-alone Forest Lord tale sees one of England’s favourite sons in a battle for his very life that will hugely entertain all lovers of action and adventure!
Thank you to all who voted on my new cover!
The response was really fantastic – the best I’ve had so far from you guys here and also on my mailing list, so thanks, I really appreciate your help with this. I honestly expected there to be a clear winner but in the end it was about a 50/50 split with many saying they liked the cleaner lines without the rosary, while lots really liked the interest the beads added.
So…I asked my designers to come up with something I hope will appeal to EVERYONE! Check it out below, I think it’s the ideal blend of both previous covers.
On another note now, Wolf’s Head (book 1 in the Forest Lord series of course) is just 99c on Kindle USA for a few days, and the German edition of Knight of the Cross (Ritter des Kreuzes) is only €0.89 as part of the Amazon.de #indielesefestival promotion.
The Wolf and the Raven – book two in The Forest Lord series – is on special offer on Amazon.com for a short while as part of a Kindle Countdown promotion. Normal price is $3.99, it will be just $0.99 for a couple of days, then the price will rise in increments until it’s back to up to RRP… if you’re looking for a good read, what are you waiting for? Check it out, and tell your friends! Don’t forget, if you buy the ebook you can then add the Audible narration at a much reduced rate. Bargains all round…!
4.5 stars average rating from 68 reviews.
Click the pic below to go to Amazon.com’s page for the book.
I had some spare time today so worked on Rise of the Wolf – it’s coming along nicely.
I like to listen to music when I’m writing and editing (and doing just about everything else in my life) and I thought it’d be nice to share some of the stuff that inspires my writing.
Anyone that’s read the first two Forest Lord books will recognize the name Matt Groves (the bastard!). Well, this is where I got the name. Fairport Convention featuring the immortal Sandy Denny (who sang with Robert Plant on Zep’s ‘Battle of Evermore’).
I won’t share it just yet, as it needs a couple of minor tweaks, but it looks great! This makes it all seem real now – the sequel to my first novel is almost ready to go…March/early April, fingers crossed is the expected publication date, but there should be a pre-order available on Amazon before then so please do check back here often to find out what’s happening!