I’ve now put two collections — The Immortal Sherlock Holmes: Volume I, which kind of speaks for itself, and Dark Futures, eight of my sf/horror fusion stories — onto Smashwords. And they’ve immediately been accepted for the Premium Catalogue, which means they’re now available on Nook, Kobo, Sony, Apple eReader, and just about any ebook source that you can think of. Way too many links to include here — go search them. But here’s a head start, with my Nook and Kobo pages.
The cover for my forthcoming supernatural novella, Under the Ice from Samhain Publishing, is now up on my blog.
Dark Regions Press has bought my latest collection of stories, The Universal and Other Terrors. As the title implies, it’s horror tales. The collection includes 5 brand-new ones, never previously published, and each story will be illustrated by Wayne Miller, who is also working on the cover.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has bought two more of my Abel Enetame/Future Africa mysteries, ‘The Clan’ and ‘The Danua Boy.’
My well-received supernatural novella Under the Ice first appeared in the mid-Noughties as a collector’s hardback from Sarob Press. But now Samhain Publishing are to bring out an ebook version towards the end of this year. More news on this subject when I have it.
At last, after a good long wait, my third Raine’s Landing supernatural thriller — Midnight’s Angels — is available in ebook form. You can get it both on Smashwords and on Amazon Kindle.
And I’ve repackaged my horror tales on Kindle into three 12-story volumes called The Books of Shadow.
There’ll be more book news in the new year. I’m just waiting for ink to dry on contracts at the moment.
My first stand-alone novel in a good while — I’m not counting my Raine’s Landing series from Harpers here — has been accepted by Simon & Schuster. TROPIC OF DARKNESS is a supernatural thriller set in Cuba, mostly in Havana, and the action alternates between the present day and back in the Fifties, when the Mob largely ran that city. The novel will be appearing as an ebook first and in print later, and I’ll let you have more information as soon as I have it.
And my latest Birchiam story — ‘Across the Tracks’ — has been accepted by Chase Enterprises Publishing for their forthcoming horror anthology The Speed of Dark.
And if that wasn’t enough, the fourth Raine’s Landing novel — DEADLY VIOLET — is now on Kindle. It sees the return of Lieutenant Lauren Brennan, this time to help Ross, Cassie and the rest try and fight off creatures from a different dimension. Here’s the link.
To British Fantasycon in Brighton, where I sat on the panel ‘What Makes a Great Short Story,’ and then did a signing the next day with legendary antho series editor Mary Danby. She bought six of my earliest stories, and we never even met in person until that weekend.
Just working on a new novel at the moment. There’ll be news about one I’ve already finished in a couple of months.
My 2003 horror tale ‘The Lords of Zero’ is to be released in an iPod version from Wily Writers.