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Andrew's horror novella, 'The Bathtub', is now available.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

‘The Well’– Now on Amazon

Well SmallMy eTreasures novella. ‘The Well’, is now available on Amazon.  That’s a bit after publication but I know it’s taken a while for the publisher to get all its books listed.  It means ‘The Well’ is also available on Kindle.

This is all largely an administrative nicety, but it’s good to have all my releases listed on Amazon, and on a materialistic note it’ll make it easier for people to find and buy the book.

My Amazon Author page now shows everything I’ve had released.

Here’s the blurb for ‘The Well’:

When beautiful heiress Connie Straker wakes from a drugged sleep, she has no idea why she is at the bottom of a dry well.

Connie anticipates freedom when her prison floods, but is dismayed to find she remains a captive. If she is going to escape, she must outthink two violent brothers with a grudge against her family, overcome wild animals and find a way through the cage barring her way.

Connie’s best chance of freedom might lie with the college nerd who has had a crush on her for years. But Julian is a creep who Connie despises and she has to decide whether to trust him. Can he overcome his fear of the brothers and help her escape? Or will her captors put a violent end to Julian’s efforts? Will Julian take advantage of her desperation and make Connie’s life-or-death situation even worse?

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Eton Mess

I’m thrilled to announce an acceptance.  My erotic novelette, ‘Eton Mess’, will be published by Keith Publications

‘Eton Mess’ isn’t a sequel to my other Keith Publications’ erotic release, ‘Art Class,’ but it does feature the same main characters and it’s a similar type of story, so I think of them as being in the same series.

I’m excited to be with Keith Publications again; the editing and publication for ‘Art Class’ was smooth, businesslike and friendly so I’ve been looking forward to publishing with the house again.

Kerry-Jane and Amy are friends studying for their doctorates at a local university.  They’ve spent a long day working, and decide to visit a local Greek restaurant to unwind.  And they certainly do unwind, as they enjoy the contents of the sweet trolley perhaps a little too enthusiastically - to the delight of the waiters!

Contracts have been exchanged, and I’ll post the release date when I know it.

Thank you to Phil McCormac, who read and commented on an early draft.

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Art Class’ is still available, should anyone be interested in reading Kerry-Jane’s previous adventure, when she posed as a model for a class of art students.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

It’s a Stile


Yes, it’s a stile. 

British readers will recognise it instantly and be asking, “What’s he posted a picture of a stile for?”

Readers from outside the UK might well be asking, “What is it?”

This slightly tongue-in-cheek post comes from feedback for a Welsh-based story I sent through Critters.  A good significant proportion of readers from beyond these shores had no idea what a stile is.  One reader even got quite heated in his berating of me for putting something he had never heard of in the story.

So, what is a stile? 

According to Wikipedia, it’s a, “structure which provides a passage through or over a fence or boundary via steps, ladders, or narrow gaps.”  In Britain, many public footpaths run along the edges of fields, and stiles let walkers cross field boundaries without making a gap in a hedge or forgetting to close a gate, meaning livestock can’t escape.

I’m fortunate in living on the outskirts of a large town, so I have the countryside only a few minutes away.  One of my favourite country walks takes an hour or so, and I cross nine stiles.  That may be more than for most walks, but gives an indication of how common they are in this country.

So, stiles are part of the British fabric.  So much so, it’s right that my characters come across them regularly when they’re in the countryside.  They’re so common and a part of everyday life that I have to admit it never occurred to me to think that some readers have never heard of them.

So, that’s what stiles are, and why they appear in my work.  And here’s the one at the top of the post in its setting.