Wednesday, March 29, 2017

So Far, So Good!

Wow, I can't believe that it's been more than nine months since I posted on this blog. Shame on me. I guess it's because I've been using my Facebook page more to keep readers updated on what I'm doing, but NINE MONTHS!  Wow!

Having said that, it's worth checking out my Facebook page HERE

I've stayed off Twitter for more than a year and haven't regretted it at all. I left at the same time as Stephen Fry. He went back, I didn't. I've noticed a lot of writers do love to Tweet but I still believe it's a waste of time and energy - you either preach to the converted or get attacked by trolls. Either way there are more productive ways of using your time!

And boy, have I been productive!

I've just finished writing the 14th Spider Shepherd book, Light Touch. It'll be in the shops late July but is already available for pre-sale on Amazon HERE


It's a fast-paced read with Spider Shepherd being sent undercover to find out if a cop has gone over to the dark side. It also introduces another SAS character, Matt Standing, who is on a mission of his own in London. The two story lines collide big-time and Shepherd finds himself making some very tough choices!

I've also released half a dozen Jack Nightingale short stories. I love the Nightingale character and hope to have a full-length Nightingale book ready by the end of the year!


I have put nine of the stories in a collection which is now available as a paperback and as an eBook. You can buy it HERE



There are nine short stories in the collection - Still Bleeding, Cursed, Blood Bath, I Know Who Did It, My Name Is Lydia, The Creeper, Children Of The Dark, Tracks and The Undead.  When I have another nine done, I plan to publish them in a second volume!

Yesterday I finished writing another standalone thriller about a female firefighter. Vicky Lewis, who gets badly injured and is moved to fire investigations. It's a fast-paced thriller with some great characters and I had terrific fun writing it. As you can see from the photographs below, I researched the hell out of it!



The book is called BURNT and I hope to get it published later this year!

Durting the last year I also wrote and self-published my soccer thriller, PENALTIES. I had lots of fun writing it, even though I know next to nothing about football.

Here's the blurb -

Premier League footballer Gabe Savage is on the way to one of the most important matches of his life when he gets a phone call from his wife. She has been kidnapped along with their young son. And the message from the kidnappers is brutal - IF YOUR TEAM WINS, YOUR FAMILY DIES. With the kick-off only hours away, there is only one person Gabe can turn to - his brother Ray, a vicious London gangster. But a dark family secret means that he hasn't spoken to Ray for years. Can Ray help? And will he?

How cool is that?  You can buy PENALTIES by clicking HERE

I love the Ray Savage character and might well use him in another book at some point!

Earlier this year Hodder and Stoughton published another standalone thriller of mine, TAKEDOWN, featuring Lex Harper, a character from my Spider books..


It was planned as a series but it doesn't look as if Hodder want more, which is a pity! I might well write more and self-publish them - we'll see!

So what am I working on now? I have started on a new Jack Nightingale short story, The Mansion, which should be ready in a week or two.



I've also just started writing a standalone thriller about two detectives in London investigating a death in a mosque. It's an awesome idea and unfortunately it's so awesome I can say very little about it, I don't normally keep my cards close to my chest but this book is a bit special so mum's the word until it's done and dusted!

Oh, and I have had a Richard Yokely book on the back burner for years now. I've written about 20,000 words but have yet to finish it. This might be the year that I finally do!

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