I now have a new blog, on talented author DM Cain’s stylish website…so I hope you’ll all add the link below to your favourites and mosey on by and see me there. I will be blogging regularly there — not like the extremely sporadic entries I’ve made here! Looking forward to seeing you at:
I really must blog more often!
My latest novel, In Shadows Waiting, was published today.https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/445952
Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt.
In Shadows Waiting is a ghost story that gets darker by the page, inspired by my real-life brush with the supernatural.
The story revolves around an ordinary family who find themselves the victim of an ever-increasing onslaught.
It starts gently, building to a shattering climax. During a spate of burglaries in their village the family start seeing fleeting movements in their garden. Then things happen in the house. The police can find no sign of intruders.
What was simply annoying becomes frightening. Then dangerous. Then deadly. It’s clear there are supernatural forces at work.
For young Simon Reynolds and his family, the shadows are fading, the waiting is over.
“It was a face of utmost evil, but was gone before I had a chance to register its features.”
“The sound was heavenly, totally out of this world and I listened entranced. It was the music of angels.”
“Those eyes mirrored all the wickedness and evil ever born on this Earth.”
“But at that moment he didn’t know just how dangerous. And neither did I.”
“Why has it suddenly started to come now? They were questions to which we had no answers. Yet.”
“The creature’s triumphant laugh was something that will be with me to my dying day.”
My latest novel, Timsehaft, is now available from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/315392
Also, it’s just been shipped out to other outlets such as iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-jigsaw-and-the-fan/id589953213?mt=11
Until January 16th 2013 it’s available absolutely free by using the coupon code ED38V at the end of the Smashwords checkout.
It’s a light-hearted ghost story with biting satire pulled from my life experiences and observations, including how badly people in positions of power treat others.
Ashday’s Child was accepted on to Smashwords’ Premium Catalogue, less than a week after publication. Smashwords are now preparing to ship it to outlets such as W.H. Smiths, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and the Diesel eBook Store.
Here’s a synopsis of the story: In a distant, simple society which rose after a nuclear holocaust, a young couple realise with horror that they have inadvertently transgressed a major, but unjust, law. Their baby is due to be born in the forbidden second quarter of the year: it will be an accursed Ashday’s Child.
Can Jontil and Laoni Almana find a way to save their own lives and the life of their unborn baby, which will be forfeit under this harsh law? The dystopian undertones of the apparent utopian and simple, non-technological society of Thiecon are represented by the All-Seeing-All-Powerful-One and the Star-Gazer. To say nothing of the Destroyers of Evil…
Direct link to the book at Smashwords:
There’s still no feeling like it — knowing your novel is available to the whole world!
Ashday’s child was published today (August 5th) by my American publisher, Smashwords. It’s available through their catalogue for all personal computers, ipads, iphones, Kobos and Kindles: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/211833
And soon to be available on the WH Smiths website, Barnes & Noble, and many other worldwide retail outlets.
“Malfunction” is now available at half price, in the Smashwords Summer Promotional Offer, until the end of July, when it goes back up to full price ahead of Smashwords publishing my second book, Ashday’s Child.
Here’s the link to it:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/166088. Just use the code shown on that page, when you get to the online checkout.
Sales are going well…mainly thanks to word-of-mouth recommendation. It’s the twist in the tail that everyone’s talking about.
Also, I’m currently working on my third novel, which has a December publication date. I’m just about on schedule with it!
Again, thanks to the best design agency in Leicestershire, Socius, for their excellent work on the front covers.
Book sales have started! How cool is that?
My novella Malfunction was published by the American online publisher Smashwords this morning.
It’s a time paradox story. Following a devastating explosion in a pioneering new energy system, its creator is taken several hours back in time by a mysterious tramp, to prevent the critical malfunction. Then things take a sinister turn…
Smashwords will be publishing a further six of my books over the coming couple of years — another novella, four full length novels, and a collection of short stories.
Malfunction is only $1.99, so all downloads of it would be gratefully received by this struggling author! In most formats you can download the first 30% free as a sample. It’s available from the catalogue on the Smashwords website, or from my author page there: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/StewartJBint
My thanks go to Socius…without doubt the best design agency in Leicestershire…for the wonderful front cover they produced for me. Thanks, Sharon and your team.
Chosen the cover for Malfunction. Design agency Socius, from Ashby in Leicestershire, have come up with something that captures the very essence of the story in a single illustration.
Publication date gets closer. Very exciting!