RELICS blog tour

March 20th, 2017 • Posted in Book News |

RELICS is released tomorrow, so today I embark on an exciting, exhausting, and world-spanning blog tour––all from the comfort of my chair––to promote the book’s release.  First stop is at Rising Shadow, click here to check it out.

Here’s the full schedule:

 

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Kong on the horizon and Relics prologue.

March 9th, 2017 • Posted in Book News |

Kong: Skull Island is out tomorrow, so if you haven’t yet pre-ordered a copy you still (just about) have time to do so.

Relics follows in a couple of weeks time and you can read the Prologue now over at Paul Kane’s Shadow Writer site.

The latest issue of Fear Magazine contains and interview with Tim, and can be ordered here.

A blog tour for Relics will take place nearer release time, and I’ll post links when I have them.

 

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Relics unearthed and Skull Island found

February 27th, 2017 • Posted in Book News |

March is new book month, and there are not one, but two novels, to keep you reading.

First up is the film novelisation of Kong: Skull Island, book details here.

Then comes Relics, the first part of the Relics trilogy, with “Borderland” and “The Lonely” to follow.  Book details are here.

Some early reviews of Relics are now available, SF Book Reviews cover it here, whilst Cemetery Dance online cover it here.

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RELICS – cover reveal and extract

October 27th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

relics_sales_cvrMy new novel RELICS is due out next March in the UK and US from Titan.  It’s the first in a trilogy, and yesterday there was a cover reveal with an exclusive extract on Barnes & Noble’s website.  You can check it out here.

I’m really excited about this novel.  I’ve been working on it for some time, and it’s something a little different from me, merging my love of horror, fantasy, and thriller into one story.  So if you loved The Silence, Fallen, and The Hunt, you’ll definitely like this.

I’ll write more about the Relics Trilogy soon (when I’ve finished writing book 2!), but for now, feast your eyes on this lovely cover, and the equally lovely blurb from the one and only James Rollins.  Nice!

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Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol 3

October 11th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

I’m very proud to appear in this handsome new volume from Undertow Books, edited by Simon Strantzas and Michael Kelly.  You should all go out and buy it, of course.  Available in hardback, paperback and ebook.

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The Family Man launched today (and other news)

August 11th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

Today sees the launch of “The Family Man”.  You can buy it from all good Bookshops, Supermarkets or online.  Available in paperback, ebook or audio book.  family man coverLinks for some online stores, and further details at the book page here.

To celebrate the release Tim is going on a blog tour, check out the sites below, and you can jump straight to the first stop by clicking here.

There is a list of tips to becoming a best-selling, published author over at Female First here, and some thoughts on settings for the novel at Indie Thinking here.

The Family Man is also book of the Month in Buzz magazine, check out page 52 here.

As more reviews and interviews come through I’ll be sure to add a link.

I promised you other news as well.  Tim and regular collaborator Christopher Golden have a new Novella “A Hole in the World” which features Russian secret science vs. an ancient subterranean species of monsters in SNAFU:Unnatural selection.  You can pick up the ebook from Amazon UK or Amazon US

Finally some breaking news for anyone who read down this far, Tim is currently writing the novelisation of the forthcoming film Kong:Skull Island.  The temporary cover is below.

Happy release day everyone, enjoy the book.

 

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Forthcoming releases

July 26th, 2016 • Posted in Book News |

A quick round up of releases due in the near future.family man cover

The Family Man is due out from Avon on August 11th, details on the book page.

The finale of the Rage War trilogy “Alien Vs Predator: Armageddon is due out on September 28th

Tim also has a story in the collection “Something Remains” stories based on and inspired by the notes left by Joel Lane.  This is due for release at FantasyCon over the weekend of 24/25th September.  Details on the Alchemy press website here.

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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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