Friday, 20 July 2012

Bad Moon Rising coming soon as a paperback!


My wonderful publishers, Crooked Cat Publishing, have announced that Bad Moon Rising, currently receiving brilliant reviews as an e-book (see below) is going to be released in paperback format later this year.

This is exciting on so many levels. Firstly, incredible as it may seem, there are still loads of readers who simply can’t stand the thought of using an electronic device. As a result, I’ve had plenty of emails from people who have read the opening chapters on various sites asking why Bad Moon Rising is only available as an e-book. The only answer I could give was that one day I hoped it would be published in print form. The response has generally been that the day cannot come soon enough. I can now let all those people know that their patience will shortly be rewarded.

Secondly, even though I love my Kindle, there is something deeply satisfying in holding a physical copy of my own work.

Thirdly, it means I can give away signed copies as prizes in future competitions.

News on Reviews
The latest review of Bad Moon Rising comes from a member of The Kindle Book Review site. I always get nervous when a new review comes in, just in case this is the one where the reviewer says they didn’t enjoy the book. I needn’t have worried.

Marilou George says: Bad Moon Rising is a strongly written psychological crime thriller. The author successfully pulls the reader into the story from the onset and maintains a sense of urgency throughout.” Read the rest of the review on her blog: Confessions of a Reader

Thursday, 19 July 2012

And the winners are ...


It’s time to announce the winners of my Name a Rock God Competition. With so many brilliant and amusing names to choose from, picking just three was really difficult. But, even though it’s a hard life, someone had to live it and that someone was me.

The overall winner (and the name I’ll be using in Someday Never Comes, the next in the Paolo Storey series) is Gunnar Tate Reed, put forward by Dreary Mouse.

Coming a close joint second were Zak Babcock suggested by Rebecca Clarke and Maxx Payne suggested by Effie Meryl.

I’ll be in touch with all three to let them know how to claim their prizes. Dreary Mouse wins a free double entry into the Flash 500 Competition and Rebecca Clarke and Effie Meryl each win a free single entry into the competition.

You never know, one of them might carry off the £300 first prize as a result.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Yes, good news really does come in threes


What a week this has been for Bad Moon Rising, published by Crooked {Cat} Publishing. They say things happen in threes and, for once, this seems to be the case.

Firstly, Bad Moon Rising featured on a list of best books over at The Little Reader Library. Naturally, this made my day, week and year, but more good news was to follow.

The second great event was Bad Moon Rising making it to the semi-final stage of The Kindle Book Review Competition in the crime/thriller category. 

And just to round off a perfectly wonderful seven days, five star reviews have come in on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Goodreads. Hearing that readers love Bad Moon Rising is the best news of all.