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The Irresistible Summons Facebook Release Party – You are invited!

My new novel The Irresistible Summons is officially launched on the 27th of July (even thought paperbacks are already available). My publisher, Dragon Soul Press, have arranged a Facebook Release Party on the 27th at 5pm UK time to 9pm … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons – An Introduction

Here’s a more detailed introduction to my upcoming novel The Irresistible Summons, to whet your appetite. In a brief prologue, teenager Naomi Levinson laments the death of her boyfriend, Toby Lane. Toby and his entire family perished in a mysterious … Continue reading

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Give horror a chance?

A lot of people don’t like horror, and that’s fine. Some are put off for entirely legitimate reasons. However, there are, lurking at the fringes of the genre, a number of readers who are happy to delve into, say, dark … Continue reading

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Film Review – Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home delivers at the high standard one has come to expect from Marvel films. Playful, exciting, funny, and occasionally touching, it doesn’t quite scale the surreal, envelope pushing heights of last year’s animated Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, … Continue reading

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Film Review – Midsommar

The original version of The Wicker Man is the obvious inspiration for Ari Aster’s Midsommar – a splendidly creepy, disturbing, darkly funny, occasionally gross-out gruesome folk horror tale. It’s a significant improvement on Aster’s Hereditary, which for all it’s fine … Continue reading

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The Tangent Tree Series 2 Episode 10: Doctor Who

In the final episode of this series of The Tangent Tree podcast, Samantha and I take a break from discussing films, and instead discuss Doctor Who. For any fans of the series, this episode is a must. As ever, listen … Continue reading

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Film Review – Yesterday

“From the writer of Love Actually and the director of Slumdog Millionaire” is a pretty solid commercial proposition. As a result, in Yesterday we have the best directed Richard Curtis film ever made, with Danny Boyle bringing his trademark verve … Continue reading

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Film Review – Toy Story 4

The Toy Story trilogy, as it was up to this point, consisted of three flawless masterpieces of animated family viewing which are rightly revered. We didn’t need a fourth instalment, or so we thought. Pixar however had other ideas. The … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

Check out this brilliant cover for my upcoming novel The Irresistible Summons, published by Dragon Soul Press. I’m absolutely thrilled by what the artist at Salvation Creations did with this. The imagery perfectly captures the sinister tone. Here’s the blurb … Continue reading

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The Tangent Tree Series 2 Episode 9: E.T. – Something Rather Special

On this week’s episode of The Tangent Tree, Sam thinks I can’t talk about E.T. The Extra Terrestrial without getting emotional and welling up. Utter nonsense of course. Nonsense… As usual, listen on Spotify, Podcast Addict, iTunes, or by clicking … Continue reading

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