Alan Baxter

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My book rating system:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Brilliant, I bloody loved it!
⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Really good, highly recommended.
⭐⭐⭐ - Enjoyable, well worth a read.

I don't talk about ⭐⭐ and ⭐ reads because I believe in only talking up the good stuff. That's why my Goodreads rarely has anything under a ⭐⭐⭐, unless I feel like there's good reason to talk about it.

Bio: Alan Baxter is a British-Australian multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, dark fantasy, and crime. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, where he lives with his wife, son, hound, and a bearded dragon called Fifi. You can find his full bibliography
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Alan Baxter Hi there. I wasn't planning one originally, but I did leave the option there. Never say never, I guess!
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RECALL NIGHT cover and release date.

I am so excited to be revisiting the ghost-infused world of Eli Carver in RECALL NIGHT, the second supernatural noir novella in what we hope will be an ongoing series. And here’s the cover. I love it! Click for a bigger version. This book is a direct sequel to 2018’s MANIFEST RECALL. Here’s the blurb:


Back from self-imposed exile in Canada where he fled to avoid the law following the blood-stai

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MageSign (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is my second novel, the sequel to RealmShift. You can get the first three chapters in full here.
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Description: Here are the first three chapters of my debut novel, RealmShift.
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Description: A serial novella that I released weekly on my website last year. It's now complete and free to read.
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Description: A selection of my short fiction

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message 9: by Alan

Alan Baxter Thanks very much. I do my best. :)


Leticia Supple Hi Al, I LOVE that people love your work so much. Was just reading reviews of Write the Fight Right: they all adore it. It's brilliant.

Now, I'm off to do some reading of my own. :)


Christine Hi Alan,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Alan, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine Jones

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message 5: by Alan

Alan Baxter Hi Bradley

Warhammer novels? I used to play Warhammer FRPG and Battle years ago. :)


Bradley Oooo I like dark fantasy. Thank you for adding me. =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

and my dark fantasy fav:
Gotrek & Felix The First Omnibus (Warhammer) by William King


message 3: by Alan

Alan Baxter I've just added all the books of The Belgariad and The Mallorean, along with Belgarath The Sorcerer and Polgara The Sorceress to my shelves. It's terribly sad news to hear that David Eddings has died. These books are part of the reason I became an author.


Christine Hi from down under Alan, thanks for being a friend. I hope to hear more from you.
Blessings CJ
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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Alan!


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