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message 1: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments It was early 2008 and a power cut wrenched me from my beloved Xbox 360 (c'mon I was only 16) distraught I sought solace in the written word. I picked up James Herbert's Moon and quickly fell in love, within a short period of time I thought, you know what I could do this! And that is what I did.

Several years later (with much more reading experience under my belt, may I add) I started to formulate ideas, some came and went and others lingered. It was at that time I took pen to paper, or in this day in age my fingers to keyboard and furiously tapped out my original draft of my favourite story in my mind; Red Winter.

From this point on I found ideas came to me with ease and I would begin with the skeleton of the story, padding it out over time. This is where Heavens Door is now. I am very proud to say that it is available on the Kindle store. Heavens Door, just reminding you all!

My stories are quite dark and brooding, that's just the way my imagination works, but it feels good to release the contents out on to a blank canvass.

I can't say that the muse for my story was the happiest, I was in fact reminiscing about my Grandmother who had died from cancer some years prior. The extra story was inspiration from James Herbert without doubt, in fact you may see some of that within the book.

I do intend to write more and more in the weeks, months and years to come. Each and every time I will let you lovely folk know about it, thank you for listening and I will answer any questions that you may have.

On Amazon's Kindle store presently: Heavens Door.


message 2: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25061 comments Have a link Grant -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heavens-Door-...
Welcome to our gang!


message 3: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Thank you kindly, it means a lot, especially with me being a new face on this site.


message 4: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25061 comments Stick around; you won't be for long!


message 5: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments I shall be doing everyone on here seems so friendly and welcoming, it will be great to be part of a wider reading community!


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Weyhey!

Welcome to your author thread Grant!


message 7: by Anita (new)

Anita | 3758 comments Just downloaded your novel Grant, will leave a review when I have read it. It really does look very interesting !


message 8: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Thank you Patti, feeling at home already and Thank you Anita, I thoroughly hope you enjoy it :)


message 9: by Philip (sarah) (new)

Philip (sarah) Willis | 5174 comments I grabbed it as well Grant.Good Luck with the promotion!


message 10: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Thank you! I hope you enjoy it, Sarah (slowly getting used to this, I think!)


message 11: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Twitter link to come, then you'll be able to follow all of the activity.


message 12: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Sorry for the spam notifications, but twitter and personal blog are a go!
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/grantjames...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrantJTurner


message 13: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments My second release is well underway, thoroughly enjoying writing it an I hope that when it is released you will enjoy it too.
In other news I intend to put my first novel, Heavens Door on free promo on Kindle from the 10th-12th of Oct.

Enjoy a teaser of Red Winter: All he wanted to do was flea the room but he was trapped, trapped by the ice cold that had frozen his muscles into complete paralysis. It was at this moment that a slight mist could be seen just before the fire, not thick enough to obscure the flames but enough to be noticed, a haze. It swayed on the air lazily from side to side, King’s mouth dropped open, the grasp on the mug had faltered and the distant sound of the liquid splashing onto the floor barely registering with him. The nebulous mist slowly beginning to take shape, that of a humanoid, shoulders and a head were first visible, slowly an arm stretched outwards. Outwards towards the terror stricken King, everything he held dropped to the floor, crashing and splintering into a million hazardous shards around his bare feet. His eyes strained out of their sockets in fear, their pupils so dilated that the iris was just a sliver of faint blue around them.

The ethereal hand remained outstretched, as if pleading to King, the emanation seemed to lack power as its head, shoulders and solitary arm were all that appeared before his eyes. It remained still, not attempting to move as though the room’s temperature had frozen it in suspense. Without warning it began to fade, losing its power even further, inch by inch it petered out into the freezing room, the pleading arm remained the longest. Despite the coldness within the room perspiration ran freely down King’s forehead and his eyes dried with the lack of blinking.

The apparition had dissolved and the warmth began to force its way back to him, fear enshrouded him all the while, so much so that he didn’t feel the intense burning sensation from the discarded tea. He slowly stepped back from the room, all the while not turning back, allowing himself to see the expanse of the four walls. All seemed normal now, the heat was back and sounds seem to come from this dimension and not some distant existence.
‘I remember’ whispered the disembodied voice.


message 14: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments My second release is well underway, thoroughly enjoying writing it an I hope that when it is released you will enjoy it too.
In other news I intend to put my first novel, Heavens Door on free promo on Kindle from the 10th-12th of Oct.

Enjoy a teaser of Red Winter: All he wanted to do was flea the room but he was trapped, trapped by the ice cold that had frozen his muscles into complete paralysis. It was at this moment that a slight mist could be seen just before the fire, not thick enough to obscure the flames but enough to be noticed, a haze. It swayed on the air lazily from side to side, King’s mouth dropped open, the grasp on the mug had faltered and the distant sound of the liquid splashing onto the floor barely registering with him. The nebulous mist slowly beginning to take shape, that of a humanoid, shoulders and a head were first visible, slowly an arm stretched outwards. Outwards towards the terror stricken King, everything he held dropped to the floor, crashing and splintering into a million hazardous shards around his bare feet. His eyes strained out of their sockets in fear, their pupils so dilated that the iris was just a sliver of faint blue around them.

The ethereal hand remained outstretched, as if pleading to King, the emanation seemed to lack power as its head, shoulders and solitary arm were all that appeared before his eyes. It remained still, not attempting to move as though the room’s temperature had frozen it in suspense. Without warning it began to fade, losing its power even further, inch by inch it petered out into the freezing room, the pleading arm remained the longest. Despite the coldness within the room perspiration ran freely down King’s forehead and his eyes dried with the lack of blinking.

The apparition had dissolved and the warmth began to force its way back to him, fear enshrouded him all the while, so much so that he didn’t feel the intense burning sensation from the discarded tea. He slowly stepped back from the room, all the while not turning back, allowing himself to see the expanse of the four walls. All seemed normal now, the heat was back and sounds seem to come from this dimension and not some distant existence.
‘I remember’ whispered the disembodied voice.


message 15: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments The book (Heavens Door) is free this weekend, 6th & 7th, also it has been price dropped to 99p!!


message 16: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Make sure you get your copy whilst its free!


message 17: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments The Darkest Hour a compilation of short stories will be available this weekend on Kindle FREE for 5 days, it includes an excerpt from the next novel "Red Winter"

Make sure you get your copy of the ultimate Halloween read.

(Link to follow)


message 18: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments http://www.amazon.com/The-Darkest-Hou...

Here it is, the finished product. Five Free days from Monday - Friday!

The Darkest Hour by Grant James Turner


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Congrats Grant!

Give us the UK link as well, please?


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Be sure to post in the freebie when your offer is available as well, okay?

Thanks Grant!


message 22: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments I shall do :)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Oh yeah and you should let all the freebies sites know in advance as well.

I think Darren Humphries has the link you need to notify them. Ask him in his author thread. :)


message 24: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments That's great, I have already alerted a few places, but the more the better. Thank you Patti :)


message 25: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Double drop this month. Red Winter and The Still Beating Heart to launch in November, The still beating heart is my first attempt at a crime novel with a sequel planned. Red Winter is a horror thriller with plenty of twists and turns keep your eyes open for them both.


message 27: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Two new releases.

The Still Beating Heart - Damien Valentine is a good cop with a bad attitude.

He has become bored of his job, that is until a case comes along. One where the killer steals the victims heart and leaves a black rose in its place.

What does it mean? Will Valentine solve the case before he falls into the arms of the killer?

Will he join the collection of still beating hearts?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Still-Bea...

Red Winter - Red Winter

James King is blessed with a curse; he can see through the eyes of the killer which has Manchester locked in fear.

With his psychic ability will he be able to help put an end to the reign of terror or will the ghosts of the victims drive him to insanity.

All King knows is that this is a Red Winter.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Winter-eb...

Read with conviction; remember with terror.


message 28: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments *New Release*

A very short, short story recently released. With hopes to bring the supernatural to the neo-noir setting.

What happens when you have a guest who won't even acknowledge your presence?

He sits rationalizes what he has done to deserve this treatment.

In his soul searching he figures out what is needed of him.

Will you unravel the mystery of The Guest?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Guest-ebo...


message 29: by Grant (new)

Grant (GrantJamesTurner) | 109 comments Well hello, it has been a while. And I come bearing news, I have a new short story out. It's called "The Collector of Souls" it's less than £1 a bargain and for those who can't spare a pound it is free from Friday 18th - Monday 21st. Happy reading, and take care of your fine selves.


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