Quel délice! What a delight, a huge thanks to all you fans who’ve made the launch of The Crystal Void, Feast of the Dead and The d’Bois Escapades Volume 1 in the new Mon Dieu Crhulhu! series such a fantastic one.
It’s been absolutely amazing to see the passion and enthusiasm for this new series with a host of kind words and reactions to the adventures of Lieutenant Gaston d’Bois (retired) as he looks back at his long, perilous and (sometimes) distinguished career.
The marvellous Sci-fi and Fantasy reviewer said “It’s an epic, swashbuckling Napoleonic adventure expertly blended with chilling Lovecraftian horror, and I can only hope that we will see more from the author and the gallant d’Bois before too long.” Check out the full review here.
“Muskets and sabres? I’m in!”
“Mon Dieu Cthulhu!” is one of the greatest book names ever.”
“I’ll definitely be getting these.”
“I love these books. Anyone who has not read them is missing out. Please write faster.”
“This will be on my Xmas list this year!”
“Napoleonic eldritch horror. COOL. You know someone who’d love to be introduced to this world. (& that person is probably you)”.
Anyway there may still be a few on the fence or just want to try before you buy, so I’ve made a sampler of the first chapter of Feast of the Dead which you can download here. It’s easy to mail to your Kindle or Kindle app for mobile, full instructions on this page and happy reading!
if you want more here’s some links to my author pages in the UK and the US. See you at the chargez!
US Author Page
UK Author Page
Sacre blue Mon Dieu Cthulhu! is finally released with a brand new book, Feast of the Dead, joining a new illustrated version of The Crystal Void and an anthology collection The d’Bois Escapades Volume One which features both titles (full details below). All are available on Kindle or PDF versions, while Feast of the Dead […]
Sacre blue, what exciting times, proof copies have arrived! After a mighty long gestation period, it’s always a tremendous thrill to see the finished editions finally in your hands. Hot off the presses are two brand new proof copies of impending books by moi, which will be shortly available in both print and ebook formats […]
The rather splendid Writers’ Cafe Magazine issue #12 has just arrived and includes a brand new short story by yours truly. The issue’s theme is ‘Truths and Lies’ and I used this as inspiration to write a short tale which I’ve called Post-Truth. It’s on a sci-fi tip, but a bit more political than a […]
Delighted to say, I’ll be doing another live reading next month on Tuesday 17th April at Near Future Fictions, Vol 6, Tomorrow’s Battles, reading my story Trial by Combat, which examines the (possible) future of warfare. If you’ve never been before, these evenings are hugely enjoyable, with a special presentation or guest speaker to kick the […]
Bansko 26 Feb 2018 – How to describe a day like today? Even as a writer, it’s difficult to find the right words. All I can tell you now is that I’m sitting here with a stupid grin on my face, high on wine and adrenaline and rewind-contemplating one of the best day’s riding I’ve […]
For writers, getting published is like veritable catnip, although those addictive doses, like buses, tend to be rather infrequent. So when two come along at once, it’s cause for celebration. First up, The Hotwell’s Horror & Other Stories, a collection of 14 short stories from friends and admirers of the late great David J Rodger. […]
“Morning Abyss.” “Oh, good morning, sorry I didn’t see you there for a moment.” “Mind if I take my usual stare into you?” “Be my guest, but I hope you won’t mind me staring back?” “Oh, of course not, please do.” “After you then..” “Are you sure?” “Please, I absolutely insist.”
Here’s the live reading of Carers at Future Fictions Volume 3, with a few photos from the event. It was really splendid to have such an enthusiastic and engaged audience and huge thanks to Viraj Joshi @virajvjoshi who was live drawing each story and produced the pictures of Amber, Molly and Bernard.
Carers John Houlihan This story debuted at Near Future Fictions Volume 3 at the Lights of Soho, 2nd May 2017 Resentfully, Molly watched the smile light up Bernard’s face. Why was he always so polite with that thing, when he was so rude and tetchy with her? She dipped her brush and scooped up another […]