Are You Ready for Dead Lock?

Visitors and observers of my Facebook Page yesterday watched my exciting announcement of my completion of horror thriller Dead Lock. Only the first draft, of course. I will spend the next few days correcting the proof copy before sending out review copies to those who have already agreed to review it.

Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover

It’s nice to be able to start adding the final touches to Dead Lock now. Yesterday afternoon, I posted the new cover image and a new cover for Dead Heat, but I want to go into a bit more detail about the changes. Firstly, I wanted the Dead Lock cover (see below) to be aContinue reading “Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover”

Book Review: Deck Z by Chris Pauls & Matt Solomon

What happened to the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic? Did it strike an iceberg and sink in the early hours of 15th April 1912? Did it actually go down in history as the worst maritime disaster ever? Yes, we know this is the case. But what happened in the hours leading up to that fateful night. SomeContinue reading “Book Review: Deck Z by Chris Pauls & Matt Solomon”

How Will The Walking Dead End?

By now, we have probably all seen the explosive and shocking season 7 opener. For most of us, perhaps the revelation of precisely whom Negan killed did not come as a surprise (don’t worry, I won’t spoil it). Since last season, I think there has been a general feeling that The Walking Dead had becomeContinue reading “How Will The Walking Dead End?”

Why Do We Love End of the World Scenarios?

What is it that fascinates us as people so much about the end of life as we know it, cataclysm or a serious threat the humanity’s existence? What is it about staring into the face of extinction that entices science fiction writers so much? For an answer to the first question you are best offContinue reading “Why Do We Love End of the World Scenarios?”

How Should A Zombie Story End?

Compiling the epilogue to Dead Heat on my train journey back from Cornwall today, it occurred to me just how few well-known zombie stories – in film particularly – finish on a high, or at least with some sort of conclusion where the zombie apocalypse ends – or perhaps my zombie education is simply lacking?Continue reading “How Should A Zombie Story End?”

The Scariest Fiction – Part 3: Video Games

This is the introduction to Dead Space 2, one of the scariest games ever (definitely the scariest and most atmospheric in the series so far). There is something ultimately more terrifying in video games than books and films. I’m a late bloomer with consoles – I was always a staunch (though not a hardcore) PC gamer andContinue reading “The Scariest Fiction – Part 3: Video Games”

The Scariest Fiction – Part 2: Books

So here is the second part in my trilogy of scares in fiction. Referring back to the date I had a few weeks back, the woman in question reeled off a list of books that had scared her as an adult. I struggled, personally, to come up with any books that I found genuinely terrifying.Continue reading “The Scariest Fiction – Part 2: Books”

The Scariest Fiction – Part 1 TV & Film

With Halloween coming up and this being the time of year I tend to start diving into horror (change of seasons, nights drawing in and Christmas is still far enough away that the jollity is yet to rear its head), I thought scares would be a good idea to write about. Plus, Daily Post has thisContinue reading “The Scariest Fiction – Part 1 TV & Film”

Book Review: Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback by Stephen Jones (et al)

Here is book two of the now planned “Zombie Apocalypse!” trilogy. If you’ve read the first one, you’ll know what to expect from the tone and format of the first. If you haven’t read it, you’ll need to because firstly the format will come as a surprise to you and much of this book willContinue reading “Book Review: Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback by Stephen Jones (et al)”