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Andrew's historical fantasy novel based on an ancient Welsh tale, 'The Fairy Wife' (working title) is accepted for publication!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Carl Alves - 'Conjesero'

Having read and reviewed on Amazon Carl Alves' 'Two for Eternity' and 'Reconquest: Mother Earth' (and with 'Blood Street' waiting to be read), I'm delighted Carl has a new book out.  His fourth novel is called 'Conjesero', and is about a supernatural serial killer.

Here's the blurb:

San Francisco homicide detective Kevin Russell has arrested serial rapists, murderers, and more sadistic thugs than he could remember. Nothing he has ever accomplished can prepare him for Conjesero, a supernatural serial killer who has been terrorizing the Americas for centuries.  Conjesero—a creature with extraordinary intelligence and a vicious nature that has created a trail of bodies from Mexico to San Francisco—has always made law enforcement cower in fear and pretend that he doesn't exist. Only Kevin is willing to stand in its path. His desperation takes him on a journey inside the killer’s twisted world.  There is nothing that he is unwilling to do, even if it means making a deal with the devil to stop Conjesero or die trying.


Conjesero is available from:


Carl Alves is at:  http://www.carlalves.com/


Saturday, 23 January 2016

Cobblestone Press

Contracts have been signed and exchanged quickly so I can confirm that Cobblestone Press will publish ‘Bank Manager’, my erotic short.  The press has a good reputation and I’m delighted Cobblestone wanted to take the book on.

The story follows my favourite PhD student, Kerry-Jane, when she visits her bank manager, who turns out to be a pretty blonde called Dawn.  Dawn clearly finds Kerry-Jane attractive…

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Acceptance - 'Bank Manager'

I’m delighted to announce another acceptance.  This one is an f/f erotic short featuring my favourite PhD student, Kerry-Jane.

Kerry-Jane wants to buy a car so goes to ask her bank manager for a loan.  The manager turns out to be a gorgeous blonde called Dawn who clearly finds Kerry-Jane attractive. . .

I’ll announce the publisher as soon as contracts have been exchanged just in case anything goes wrong.

Thank you to Phil, who as usual read the manuscript before I submitted it.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Writing Review of 2015

Everybody seems to do as review of the year, and as at the end of previous Decembers I’m jumping on the bandwagon.  Here’s what happened in my writing world in 2015:
  • Two novels, ‘The Footholder’s Tale’ (historical fantasy) and ‘Snuff’ (violent horror) were both published.  ‘Footy’ has received pleasing reviews on Amazon;
  • Another novel, ‘Operation Trench’ (time travel) has been accepted for publication which is tentatively scheduled for 2016;
  • Another horror novel accepted back in 2013, ‘Dana’s Children’, has been edited.  I await a cover and publication date;
  • An erotic novelette, ‘Eton Mess’, accepted in 2014, has a cover and now awaits editing.
So, what is there to look forward to in 2016?
  • Hopefully, ‘Operation Trench’, ‘Dana’s Children’, and ‘Eton Mess’ will be published;
  • I’ve planned a couple of sequels to ‘Art Class’ and ‘Eton Mess’.  Well, not quite sequels, but stories with the same characters and similar erotic themes;
  • Two or three novellas and short novels of variable quality which I may or may not persevere with;
  • I’ve finished a first draft of a retelling of a north Welsh tale about a man who married a fairy.  Like ‘Footy’, which is also a retelling of a Welsh story, the original is a bit bare and one of the attractions is being able to make up any backstory I like.  It also has the advantage of being set up the road from the family’s usual holiday destination so I know the setting well.  Sadly, the meadow where fairies danced is now an industrial estate and caravan park;
  • In rural Ireland until relatively recent times, supernatural beings were believed to travel in straight lines between mystical sites – burial mounds, stone circles and the like.  Woe betide anyone who builds a house on such a ‘fairy path’.  My next work is likely to be a horror about a house builder who ignored the advice…
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who helped my writing in 2015, whether by critiquing my work on Critters or offline, or by providing encouragement, or by editing my work, or generally just being there when I’ve needed a shoulder or advice.  Particular mention, as usual, to Carole and Phil.