Well my wee fun romp (with zombies!) is out in the world and I’m blown away by the number of people enjoying ELLA’s story. Thank you so much.
Now, as you know, it’s my twist on Cinderella. And as we all know, there’s no sequel to Cinderella. When I wrote ELLA I never imagined a sequel. Then people starting asking and I realised, yip, there be another story lurking in there.
So it looks like I might need to write a follow up novel. Yes? I’m only just bouncing ideas around in my head at the moment, so it won’t be written/available until 2016. But at this stage, I’m thinking ALICE, THE PLAYER and it’s going to involve a croquet mallet… :)
ELLA is warm and fluffy compared to these guys!
Our kids are no longer our future… They’re our demise.
Humanity’s advancements in medicine, meant to eliminate disease and extend life, have led to a macabre reality of childhood vaccinations gone terribly wrong.
Kids have transformed, changed into ravenous beasts that are nightmarishly quick, disproportionally strong, and void of empathy.
No amount of planning or preparation could have saved the human race against this unexpected attack, centralized in the heart of every human home, and the U.S. is quickly thrown into a chaos of Z Children. By the end of the first day, the entire world is jolted into a veritable hell on earth.
Yet, there are survivors- individuals who, by luck, skill, or circumstance, lived through the initial wave of destruction. These ‘lucky’ ones will join together, bonded in their quest for survival. They will try to maintain their humanity in a world where children have graduated from bubble baths to blood baths.
And they will try to find an answer to the only question that matters now: What will tomorrow bring?
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Ella is an Edwardian Cinderella with an undead problem, because Cinderella doesn’t have enough problems and I had to make her life *more* difficult… lol
The flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks.
Except it wasn’t flu and death gave them back.
Seventeen-year-old Ella copes the best she can; caring for her war-injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals. Vermin they’re called, like rats they spread pestilence with their bite. Ella’s world collides with another when she nearly decapitates a handsome stranger, who is very much alive.
Seth deMage, the new Duke of Leithfield, has returned to his ancestral home with a mission from the War Office — to control the plague of vermin in rural Somerset. He needs help; he just didn’t expect to find it in a katana-wielding scullery maid.
Working alongside Seth blurs the line between their positions, and Ella glimpses a future she never dreamed was possible. But in overstepping society’s boundaries, Ella could lose everything – home, head and her heart…
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I’ve had a few people contact me and ask if there will be any more books. I said book 4 was THE END. I hinted that I killed everybody and the only way they were coming back was as zombies… zombie artifact hunters? It could work… lol
Now I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. Not a single word is written, in fact there is only the tiniest whisper of an idea in the back of my head that *maybe* it’s not over. I have some real life/health stuff taking up mental energy at the moment, so IF there is another book, it won’t be for at least a year. However, I am exploring some options. Here’s some ideas (and I know, I know, I promised some of these last year)…
1. An origins story. How Nate left home at 18, met Jackson and Loki, climbed aboard a pirate airship and established himself as the Villainous Viscount.
2. A prequel story about Fraser’s hunt for The Grinder, the serial killer who preyed on working girls.
3. Paniha’s Taniwha. This is the story of Loki’s adventures in Aotearoa and explains where he was during book 4.
4. Book 5 exploring events hinted at in the closing chapters of book 4.
5. A book set 10 years in the future.
What would you vote for? Now I can’t guarantee anything, but I am open to peer pressure :)
In 2013 I wrote a short story called THE QUARRY for a charity anthology. And then a funny thing happened. Some people asked where was the rest of the book. And I went, what book? Seriously? You guys want a whole book about gargoyles…?
Now, I did seriously consider it. I even had a cover made! But then I thought there are so many other authors out there tackling the genre in general (and gargoyles in particular), who do it so much better.
When I wrote the short story I imagined their world with the dark noir Batman/Gotham type vibe. But if you *really* want me to give it a go, I’m thinking of going a bit further back in time. How about gargoyles in the 1920s? With prohibition, jazz music, mob rule and dirty cops?
Yes or no? :)
Hi everyone, I’m in the process of switching my site over to a new service. I wanted to create something simple and cleaner. However from my end I seemed to have killed it, but I’m told everyone but me can see it! lol
Hopefully things will be up and running shortly. Please leave a comment if there is any information in particular you are looking for, that you’re not finding. New releases? Buy links? Social media? Let me know what you’re after. I would love to incorporate into this new site the things readers are seeking.
thank you :)