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July 23, 2014

While I wait for Google and Nook to decide to carry the latest, greatest superhero novel, at least Goodreads have approved my book giveaway!


From now until the end of July you can request to win a signed copy of Powerless (2nd edition paperback). I really can’t think of anything else you could want more… nope, my mind has gone blank. That happens often :(


Follow the link above to win, although do please check the list of countries that can enter – it’s US/Canada and most of Europe and UK.

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Published on July 23, 2014 01:40 • 9 views

July 22, 2014

That’s right, KILLING GODS is out NOW.Not all services are currently selling – I’m still waiting on Nook and Google Play, but I will update here when those go live.


Please find below links to wherethe ebook can be found. The P.O.D. paperback version will become available to buy this week at some point via Createspace/Amazon.


Killing Gods CoverKILLING GODS PURCHASE LINKS



Smashwords
Amazon US
Amazon UK
iBooks US
iBooks UK




And while you’re there, grab POWERLESS, the first book in the series, for only $0.99!


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Published on July 22, 2014 05:38 • 10 views

July 21, 2014

Only hours before release, so just in case you haven’t read them already, here are the links to all the character and group profiles I have posted up for KILLING GODS over the last couple of weeks:



Martin, Hayley and Maria
Ian, Jenny and Lewis
The Church of the New Gods
The Real Heroes
Eleanor, Harvey and The Elemental

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Published on July 21, 2014 12:13 • 7 views

Strangely, I’m feeling nervous about releasing my second book, KILLING GODS (which is out tomorrow, woo! yikes!)


I think it’s because this time round, I have something to prove. With POWERLESS I had no idea what I was doing or how to go about it. Yes, I’d read as many articles on self-publishing as I could. Yes, I’d researched about how and where to advertise to get the word out. Yes, I’d spent a year writing and re-writing the book in the hope of crafting something that would make a decent re...

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Published on July 21, 2014 07:38 • 3 views

July 19, 2014

I just had a look over my Smashwords channel manager and realised how many places my books were available. Whilst the Diesel and Sony ebook stores have vanished into the digital ether, they have been adding lots of new channels over the last year and I had forgotten most of them until now.


Unfortunately some of these new ones are subscription services. Not a bad thing at all, but it does mean that unless I subscribe to them myself, I can’t promote a direct link to my book on their service, as...

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Published on July 19, 2014 04:50 • 4 views

July 18, 2014

This is the fifth and final in a series of character and group profiles for my new book Killing Gods(the sequel to Powerless)which is out on the 22nd July. Please note some minorSPOILERS may apply for those who haven’t yet read the first book, so that’s your own fault.


Eleanor Cheadham


Eleanor is a Senior Child Protection Officer for Element City Council who is assigned Lewis’s case. She is one of the most experienced members of staff and immediately sees the difficulty and danger that Lewis’s...

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Published on July 18, 2014 07:20 • 4 views

July 16, 2014

You may or may not be aware that there is currently a business dispute going on between Amazon and the French-backed publishing giant Hachette regarding ebook pricing. I’m not going to go over the details here as it is covered comprehensively in many other places.


What I am going to do is tell you that I have signed the Change.org petition in support of readers. Any decision that both forces artificially inflated ebook prices on readers and gives publisher-signed writers a smaller share from t...

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Published on July 16, 2014 08:18 • 15 views

July 15, 2014

Only a week to go until the release of Killing Gods (Tuesday 22nd July) and pre-orders are available on the iTunes store and Smashwords!


iTunes US store


iTunes UK store


Smashwords


You can also mark it as To-Read on Goodreadsif you like.


Amazon don’t allow self-published authors to set up pre-orders, sothe book will simply pop up as available on the day.


Nook (Barnes & Noble) don’tappear to have a pre-order system,so I guess it’s release day there too. Same for Google Play.


Come release day itself, I...

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Published on July 15, 2014 04:45 • 8 views

July 14, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of character and group profiles for my new book Killing Gods(the sequel to Powerless)which is out on the 22nd July. Please note some minorSPOILERS may apply for those who haven’t yet read the first book, so that’s your own fault.


The Real Heroes


An anti-hero group who run a blog and YouTube channel and organise meetings in a disused hall under a boarded-up pub. They believe powered people should not be called Heroes and that they are a danger to society who need c...

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Published on July 14, 2014 05:58 • 5 views

July 10, 2014

This is the third in a series of character and group profiles for my new book Killing Gods(the sequel to Powerless)which is out on the 22nd July. Please note some minorSPOILERS may apply for those who haven’t yet read the first book, so that’s your own fault.


The Church of the New Gods


The Church is run by the charismatic Dr Clifford Gaines, a native Australian who moved to the UK as a child to avoid their powered care policy, whereby all powered children were taken into state protection.


He has...

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Published on July 10, 2014 09:53 • 7 views