…still available on Kindle from Amazon. A ghost story with a difference!
As I mentioned previously, I hope to publish Shun House in summer 2015. However, for those who would like a little advance on the delivery, click the image to read the opening chapter.
Not that the book is complete, yet, but I thought you might like a quick preview of the cover I’m planning for Shun House, which I hope to put up for adoption in the Summer.
Can’t help bragging about a review from The Reader In The Tower. Here’s an unedited extract:
The characterisation of Snorky’s Moll herself – Julia – was particularly inspired, and Edwards’ control of both his POV character and the focus of the piece were probably what held it together the best. The protagonist is undoubtedly attracted to this vision, and vice-versa – they have sex together in the back of a cab. But one of his initial observations of Julia was that she was not really pretty – mouth too wide, nose too long – and, particularly delightfully, that she ate bratwurst and onions and:
“…the way she ate reminded me of a dog snuffling after food in its dish.”
I like this writer.
I like him a lot.
And the woman’s unattractive eating habits speak to more than her own character. Such scenes are part of the way Edwards textures his novel with vibrant detail, both modern and historical. A fashionable young woman who’d dream of eating something as heart-attack-inducing as greasy sausage in public? We’re not in the twentieth-century anymore. It contrasts starkly with earlier mentions of the society beauty Celia, with her “white diamond caviar and blue lobster.”
Edwards plays fast and loose with history in Julia’s explanation of exactly why the protagonist needs to kill his wife, but the casual reader won’t notice and the more informed one probably won’t care. This is a work of fiction, not a textbook.
With some elements that are inevitable and some that are completely unexpected, the last scene is real ignore-the-phone reading, with a final line that I love more than is probably healthy.
Definitely worth the read.
BIG GRIN ! ! !
As you may know I’ve recently published The Scrapdragon children’s adventure books on Kindle. What I really need now is reviews and critiques for them, ready for the launch of a paperback version of the compiled series next year (2015).
I originally wrote: “If you own a Kindle and would like to review the books (especially if you have children in the (roughly) 10 to 12 age-range, although I think it’s a good read for parents, too) please get in touch. It won’t cost you anything and you will get the Kindle version to keep.”
However, since I originally posted this I’ve learned that Amazon doesn’t yet allow the gifting of Kindle eBooks. Nonetheless, I’d still like to hear from anybody who would like to review. I’m sure I’ll work out some method to facilitate this.
And so we come to the last book in the Scrapdragon series of Tom-Tom Burrow Adventures. Now all four are available worldwide on Kindle through Amazon. Read, Enjoy, Tell Your Friends!!!
Just to blow a trumpet, today I published Book 1 of The Scrapdragon via Kindle. It’s called The Scrapdragon – Book 1 – An Adventure Begins. The remaining three books will follow shortly. I think the book should be on the website within 24 hours.
In the new year I hope to publish all four in a single volume featuring a new cover, a map, and a book of spells. Anyway, the book is aimed mainly at 10 to 12 years (though I think it’s readable by most ages) so if you know anyone with children in that range, do give them a nudge to read it and leave a review, please!