Category Archives: Books

The Irresistible Summons: Themes

Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted various blogs about my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons, often delving into inspirations, the writing process, and so on. In this article, I’m going to talk briefly about the themes … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Deleted Scenes

In the process of writing and rewriting my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons I cut or rewrote a substantial amount of material from draft to draft. The initial draft weighed it at around 109,000 words, with the … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Settings and Research

Whilst writing my latest supernatural horror/conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons, I researched a number of paranormal, religious, and scientific subjects, as well as locations that were crucial to the narrative. However, in this article I’m going to skirt around … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Influences and Inspirations

Which books and films influenced The Irresistible Summons? Here are five key texts that informed the telling of my latest ghostly mystery novel. Pet Sematary – Stephen King’s bleakest novel is also concerned with how far people are prepared to … Continue reading

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Three of my “Drabbles” have been accepted for the Curses and Cauldrons anthology from Blood Song Books!

I recently had three “Drabbles” – micro-fiction tales of exactly 100 words – accepted for Blood Song Books’s Curses & Cauldrons anthology, edited by Zoey Xolton. My three witch related tales are entitled The Burning, Losing my Religion, and More … Continue reading

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Recent Interviews with yours truly 3 – The Tangent Tree

Here is the third of a recent batch of interviews given around the subject of my newly released modern gothic mystery/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons. This time, the interview was conducted by Samantha Stephen, as a spin-off mini-episode … Continue reading

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Recent Interviews with yours truly 2 – Dragon Soul Press

In the second of my recent interviews promoting my newly released novel The Irresistible Summons, I spoke with my publisher, Dragon Soul Press, about various things, including the writing process, avoiding predictability when working within genre formulas, what books make … Continue reading

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Recent Interviews with yours truly 1 – Galina Trefil

Over the next three days, I’ll be posting links to recent interviews conducted with me about my writing. These are mostly about my new novel The Irresistible Summons, but in this case, the interview was conducted by the excellent Galina … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons – Out Now!

It’s finally here! My new novel The Irresistible Summons is officially released today! Check it out here (in the UK) and here (in the US). Also, don’t forget you are invited to the Facebook release party for this book, today … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons – Out Tomorrow!

My new novel The Irresistible Summons – my second to be published by Dragon Soul Press – is officially released tomorrow. Supernatural conspiracy thriller. Horror mystery. Modern gothic ghost story. These are all genre terms that apply to The Irresistible … Continue reading

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