I’d never heard of Dan Simmons before, until I found one of his books in my local second hand bookshop. It was spine out on the shelf, in the Fantasy/Horror/Science fiction section. How these three distinct genres manage to get lumped together in one, I don’t know. Perhaps the fact that Historical Romance has its own floor to ceiling set of shelving is because of its popularity, but surely it wouldn’t take much effort to give a shelf or two to Horror, and the same again to Fantasy, etc. They might not be as popular, but these individual genres still deserve their own spots in the shop.
Anyway, I digress.
As I said, the book was spine out on the shelf, but it stood out for two reasons. The first is that, at over 750 pages, it was one hell of a thick spine. And the second reason it caught my eye is that title: The Terror. Continue reading
Hey, it’s Christmas and I’m suddenly seized by the Christmas Spirit, so I am having a giveaway. If you fancy a copy of my novel, Joe Coffin, a physical paperback copy, signed, then get in touch via the contact form, or message me on Facebook, and give me your address (UK only) and I will send you a copy.
That’s it, nothing else.
Limited stock of giveaway copies, so first come, first served.
I bought myself a new computer recently. It’s a PC, and I got the tower, the monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse, all for £65 including delivery.
Oh yes, as you might have guessed from the photo, it’s an old, refurbished model. It’s so old in fact, did you notice it has a floppy disc drive? Continue reading
Have zombies outstayed their welcome?
Just like being an actor in a z-grade horror movie, all you have to do is turn around and there’s another one. Zombie movie, book, comic or game that is. Not an actual zombie. Although there are zombie events, where you can be kitted up and sent out to fight off a horde of the undead in an abandoned shopping mall.
Hell, if you enjoy running, you can even enter a zombie themed race, where not only are you running against other competitors, but you’re trying to keep from being caught by a horde of zombies chasing you.
Yes, the dead have risen from their graves and they are, quite frankly, everydamnwhere you look. Continue reading
You might think I am in this for the money. I want you to subscribe to my newsletter, with some shoddy gift thrown in to entice you, and then I will spam you every day, attempting to persuade you to buy my books, tweet my books, review my books… You get the idea. You’ve been there before, right? You’re thinking that maybe this newsletter subscription thing is getting to be a dirty sales tactic, when really, it shouldn’t be.
So, why should you sign up to get a free ebook from me, when you know you’re going to regret it later on, as you stare at your inbox full of spam? Continue reading