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The Wolf Witch – FREE E-BOOK

HEY, IT’S SOME FREE STUFF. YOU LIKE FREE STUFF, RIGHT?

Course you do.

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You save $4.99 on the first book of this brand new horror trilogy, all three books of which are now available for sale in the Kindle Store. It’s an unflinching look at what lycanthropy does for your resume (bad things, as it happens) and why you should never annoy the person who is preparing your dinner.

The whole thing was initially inspired by the stunning photography in the Netflix series Bloodline. As soon as I saw those aerial shots of the Florida Keys I knew I had to write something set against such a beautiful backdrop, and it certainly didn’t hurt that there was the grand old tradition of Southern Gothic to draw upon, with those drifts of Spanish moss and people going Tennessee Williams style crazy from the heat and the bugs and the oppression of their own ugly secrets. I had no exact idea where I was going with it but I knew I wanted the main player to be an old lady named Gloria – I had the Hendrix version of that song thundering through my head all last spring. And I knew the heroine – Blue – was from New Orleans and had been a teenager when Katrina devastated the city.

Then that kind of set me aboard a different train of thought, to a girl who had spent her whole life adrift in some way or another, scurrying ahead of social services who wanted to separate her from her bipolar mother, always wanting to be left alone to fend for herself, right up until those few days in the Superdome when she understood what it really meant to be absolutely, totally abandoned. She was a very solitary, self-reliant young woman and the more I got to know her the more I realised she was a little like Shakespeare’s Miranda, cast adrift and left for dead in the wake of the tempest.

That was when I remembered the production I’d seen at the Barbican some twenty years ago, with Simon Russell-Beale’s stiff, snarling Ariel, chafing at the bit of captivity. And there it all was – a girl cast adrift, who comes to an island of monsters, where there’s a once powerful witch now sliding into her dotage and the spirit she once marshaled to her aid is now figuring out a way to destroy her.

Now take that and set it against a background of skunkroaches, gators, werewolves, fundamentalists and other weird Florida wildlife, and you’ve got yourself a trilogy.

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Help Wanted!

Just a brief note to say that my romance novel activities are going to be going on over at this blog from now on. I’m currently so busy that I don’t have time to read horrible novels for your entertainment, which kind of sucks in one way and doesn’t in another.

The other thing is that Fifty Shades of Neigh is now FREE on Smashwords and at Barnes and Noble, which is wonderful news but comes with a caveat – it’s still not free on Amazon.

So, if I could request a small favour from my lovely readers, click on the Amazon link here and go tell them that you get you can get this book for the grand price of bugger all at Barnes and Noble!

Thank you in advance and I hope you enjoy the book full of dick jokes.

Just A Small Town Girl – Kindle Freebie!

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Just A Small Town Girl is now available in the Kindle Store for the inarguable price of absolutely nothing. Link below!

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