Giveaway results

winner-winner-chicken-dinnerWell, the Goodreads giveaways that spanned most of January and February are over.

Following half a day of printing and signing letters, personalising title pages and stuffing envelopes, all the prizes are now in the post.

*pats self on back*

I gave away: Continue reading


Give-away January!

I’m delighted to announce that all my proposed Goodreads give-aways have been approved.

This means that from the 11th to 24th of January I will be giving away six different titles, totalling 42 books! So entering means there’s a very good chance of winning something. Continue reading

New Year Giveaways

It’s 2017. Extraordinary. Astounding.

Or perhaps nothing more significant than flipping a page on a calendar…

Whatever the case, I’m celebrating by giving away a load of books on Goodreads this month. These are some of the titles I’m hoping to share:

MEATBlack FeathersGarbage ManSplintersclown-wars-toxicBlood Fugue






So, watch for updates and get ready to pounce – some of these will be signed, out-of-print copies. Meanwhile, wishing you every joy and fulfilment for what is bound to be a year to remember.

What an exciting week!

I had an email from my agent saying we’ll soon be signing a deal for the audio rights in MEAT and Garbage Man. Taken with the scheduled reissue of both titles in e-book and print by Andrews UK, it’s a sign that both books have long tails and real staying power. I couldn’t be happier about it.

Since my last round up another swathe of great reviews have come in for Black Feathers. As you can see from the countdown to the right, there’s less than a month to go until UK publication (and less than three weeks until the American release)!

The final printed copies arrived at Angry Robot HQ this morning – gorgeous or what?

The final printed copies arrived at Angry Robot HQ this morning – gorgeous or what?

My thanks this week go to Jason for his BoneBreaker post, Horror Fiction Review, Bane of Kings (for The Founding Fields) and the wonderful woman I know only as ‘karen’ who put this awesome response on Goodreads, resulting in forty shelf adds! Karen, you are awesome!

This Is Horror are also having a big Joseph D’Lacey week with a written, in depth look at Splinters and a two-part podcast on the project. Part one was very difficult to listen to for me, as three horror experts carved a Y-shaped incision into the book and completely dissected it. Still, the verdict was good and the podcast contains another chance to hear Richard Kellum reading the infamous Son of Porn (adult content).

I have two Black Feathers launches coming up and will dedicate a full post to those in the next few days.

Have a lovely weekend!

Good things. Very good things…

I have a couple of people to thank this week, following further wonderful responses to Black Feathers.

First up is Abhinav Jain, alias Shadowhawk, for his considered post at The Founding Fields. He said, “Spectacular is the word I’d use to describe the novel. Nothing else can capture the reading experience.”

A big thank you also to Victoria Hooper who had this to say: “With memorable settings, vivid writing and important themes, Black Feathers is an extremely atmospheric and thought-provoking read.” You can find the full measure of her thoroughly in-depth impressions on her lovely blog Vicky Thinks.

My sincere thanks to you both for reading and commenting on my work!

I was surprised and flattered to be invited to a podcast interview with This Is Horror. I met with Michael Wilson and John Costello on Wednesday evening to record the interview, which centred around my short story collection Splinters.

When the podcast goes live, it will include Richard Kellum’s inspired narration of my satire ‘Son of Porn’. Can’t wait to hear it on Monday 4th March!

In the meantime, wishing you all a lovely weekend…

The filthiest thing you’ll hear this year

If you’re offended by extreme sexual content, please read not a word further.

The estimable Richard Kellum has recorded an astonishing audio version of Son of Porn, a story from my Timeline Books collection Splinters. As far as I’m aware, no one has ever brought one of my tales to life with such verve and skill.

You’ll laugh, you’ll puke, you’ll spontaneously ejaculate.

Timeline Books and I offer you this file for free. We hope you enjoy it.

(Please keep some tissues handy.)