Rime is launched

June 27th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

Rime is now available to download as an ebook.

I hope you all enjoy it.

Order links are here, and if you scroll down you can read Tim’s thoughts on the creation of this novella.

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Background to Rime

June 21st, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

With Rime due out next Monday I asked Tim for some thoughts on the novella…

RIME is a brand new science fiction novella. It’s due for release as an exclusive ebook on 27th June from Venture Press. So, where did it come from?

I’ve always loved the epic Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Iron Maiden have a lot to do with that. I remember being in school when their Powerslave album came out, featuring their song based on the poem, and every day we’d pile into school and ask our mates how many times we’d listened to it the night before. I still love it now (in fact, I listened to it only yesterday), and for a long time I’ve considered writing a science fiction novella inspired by the poem.

The chance came when I decided to try writing something longhand.

Now, anyone who’s seen my handwriting will already be guffawing at the mere idea of me picking up a pen. Sometimes even I have a problem reading my own writing (true). But I’d been thinking for a long time about how writing something longhand, instead of sitting at a computer, might change the creative process. So armed with a couple of new notebooks––and like most writers I love empty, fresh notebooks––I left the house and hit the cafes.

Rime probably cost me a hundred pounds in coffee and cakes to write, but it was a fun process. The books filled quickly, the story flowed, and I sensed that my writing style was somehow streamlined simply through the process of brain-finger-pen instead of brain-keyboard. Maybe that’s because I wasn’t constantly going back and correcting what I’d written (I’m a 4 fingered typist, which necessitates frequent pauses to correct what I’ve typed).

When it was finished, I left the novella for a while and moved on to other projects. This is also something I don’t often do anymore, and it did the story some good.

By the time I knew I wanted to work with Venture Press, and told them I had the perfect project, it had been a while since I’d written Rime. Typing it up, revising, editing, was a revealing process, and I’ve ended up with a novella that makes me very proud.

I hope you’ll check it out!

Pre-order links for Rime are on the book page here, currently you can get a copy for 99p or $1.45 and it is due out on June 27th

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Two new books and a short story incoming

June 12th, 2016 • Posted in Book News, News |

Tim has a brand new ebook only science fiction novella called “Rime” out on June 27th.

Alone, all alone, alone on a wide, wide sea…

Adrift in space, a gigantic freighter, Cradle, carrying seventeen million souls makes its slow journey across the universe.

They are in search of a new home, a ‘Goldilocks’ planet to sustain human life after the decimation and downfall of planet Earth.

One man, a control room tech, is part of a generation destined to live their lives protecting those of the sleeping millions onboard Cradle.

But soon, everything is about to change…

Ordering links are on the book page here

The cover has now been revealed for the second Avon Thriller Novel “The Family Man”  Whilst this is a standalone novel if you have read “The Hunt” you might recognise some characters.

Finally Tim has a short story in the military Horror collection “SNAFU: UNNATURAL SELECTION” which you can pre-order from Amazon UK and Amazon US

 

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Southern Lights sighted

May 10th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

The new edition of “A Whisper of Southern Lights” is out today from TOR.

Death and destruction follow the demon wherever he treads, and Gabriel is rarely far behind, waiting for his chance to extinguish the creature known as Temple once and for all. But in Singapore during the Second World War, a lone soldier in possession of a shattering secret gets caught up in their battle. The knowledge he holds could change the course of their ancient conflict… and the fate of the world.

You can read the opening chapters at the TOR website here and you can order your copy now from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or The Book Depository among others.

A Kindle edition also available from Amazon.

In other news Tim will have a story in Aliens:Bug Hunt an anthology coming from Titan Books in 2017.  More details when I have them.

 

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They’re here

April 28th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

The Invasion has arrived, and the Audible Aliens have crawled out of the shadows (and the ventilation shafts).

Follow the links above for ordering details.

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Alien Invasion Imminent

April 21st, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

Alien Day is next week and sees two new releases in the Alien universe.

First up from Audible is a brand new Audio Drama of “Alien: Out of the Shadows”, full details here, and also on the book page here.

At the end of next week the “Alien: Invasion” arrives.   Book 2 of the Rage War Trilogy will be here.  Details and ordering information on the book page here.

You can also read an Alien related Q&A with Tim over on the Titan site here.

 

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The truth is out there…

March 22nd, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

Apologies for the delay in updates, hopefully things are back on track and these will be more frequent.

So the revival of the X-files has come and gone, and those of you needing a further Mulder and Scully fix need to look no further than the anthology X-Files: Trust No One, which opens with Tim’s story “Catatonia”. You can get it in ebook or paperback by following these links: Amazon US, Amazon UK

Rage War: Alien Invasion is due out on April 26th, more details, and the cover, on the book page here.

Meanwhile Rage War: Alien Vs Predator: Armageddon is due at the end of September, more details, and the cover, on the book page here.

“The Family Man”, the second T J Lebbon Thriller from Avon is due on August 11th.  More details nearer the time.

Those of you who read the Author Biog at the back of the first Rage War book will have seen mention of the Relics trilogy due from Titan.  This is currently scheduled for April 2017, so more information on that nearer the release date.

Tim’s story “Strange Currents” featured in the PS Publishing collection “Innsmouth Nightmares” available here.  This has been selected for “Year’s Best Weird Fiction Vol 3″ from Undertow Publications

The novelette A Hole in the World (with Christopher Golden) will appear in SNAFU: Unnatural Selection from Cohesion Press 

Finally Tim is once again running an Iron Man race this year.  Iron Man Wales is in September, and Tim is running in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support.  If you would like to sponsor him then please follow this link.

 

 

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Fantasycon, Predators and Assassins

October 19th, 2015 • Posted in Book News |

Tim will be at Fantasycon in Nottingham this weekend where Borrowed Time will be launched, along with the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror stories.

He’ll be around all weekend but if you want to catch the launches or a panel appearance then his timetable is as follows:-

Friday 7pm: PS Publishing launch (for the novella trilogy Borrowed Time, among lots of other great books)

Saturday 11am: Panel – Monster Mash-up

Saturday 1pm: Spectral launch of the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories.

In other news tomorrow Predator:Incursion really will be launched, all details on the book page here.

Pay the Ghost is out in the UK on Oct 26th

Finally the Assassin Novellas are being re-released by Tor.Com  First up is “Pieces of Hate” which as a bonus will contain the original first novella “Dead Man’s Hand”.  A link to the full announcement is here.

 

 

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Delays and New releases

October 13th, 2015 • Posted in Book News |

Apologies the Predator:Incursion release was delayed at the last minute.  It will be out in the UK and US on the 20th October.

In better news I can announce that Tim will have a new collection out at FantasyCon.  PS Publishing will be releasing BORROWED TIME a collection of the three PS novellas that together comprise the Apocalypse Trilogy – Naming of Parts, Changing of Faces and Shifting of Veils. It comes with a new intro by Tim and new, short connecting pieces between the novellas.  It’ll be fantastic seeing these stories in one volume.  Paperback available from PS Publishing.

Also to be released at FantasyCon will be THE 2ND SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES featuring a new story – FLOTSAM – from Tim.  There will be a book launch for this at 1pm on Saturday 24th October at FantasyCon where Tim and a number of other authors will be signing copies.  More details on the book can be found at the Spectral Website, here.

I’ll add a list of signings and panels Tim will be involved in at FantasyCon nearer the time, but failing that I suspect you will be able to find him in the bar.

Finally for the list of new releases, an Audiobook of “The Silence” is now available.  Listen to it quietly, details here.

 

 

 

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The Hunt continues

July 13th, 2015 • Posted in Book News |

The Hunt is coming out in Paperback this Thursday so you will be able to find it in bookshops and Supermarkets as well as online.

Ordering links here.

If you would like a signed copy but don’t want to hang around the sports drinks section of Welsh Supermarkets then there is a book launch for “The Hunt” on Saturday 18th July – 1pm at Waterstones Swansea

There may also be a signing at Abergavenny, more details when I have them.

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