2017 –– books and other fun

December 22nd, 2017 • Posted in Book News, Movie News, Movies, Random Stuff |

2017 was probably my most exciting year as a writer.  From the very beginning, I had two potential movie projects being developed, so the whole year was spent waiting for calls and emails (anyone reading this who is a writer will know where I’m coming from here).  Every call from my agent, every email, might have been The One.  The Hunt is still ticking over, but as for the other project …  eventually, that call happened.

The Silence went into production this year.  It has been a dream experience from start to finish, a real delight, and the highlight of the whole year for me was visiting set in Toronto.  There I got to meet the great actors Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka, the splendid director John Leonetti, the wonderful producers Alexandra Milchan and Robert Kulzer, as well as so many crew I forget many of their names.  Everyone was very welcoming, from Stanley (a lovely guy, and just as cool as you’d imagine), to the catering van staff, to the extras hanging around set with limbs hanging off.  An incredible experience from start to finish, and the real excitement has only just begun.  The movie is in post-production now, and 2018 will bring test screenings, trailers, all the exciting press and reviews, and then finally the film’s release.  Me?  Excited?

I can’t say much about what I saw on set, but I can post this photo of Stanley and me, and I can tell you that it is going to be am amazing film.  Everyone involved is passionate and excited about the project, and I couldn’t have asked for a better cast.  Really, the whole The Silence experience is a dream come true. And if I look tired in the photo, maybe it’s because I didn’t get the make up off properly.  And that’s all I can say about that for now…

As for more bookish things, 2017 saw the release of Relics, the first book in a new trilogy.  It was well received, and the second novel, The Folded Land, is due out in March 2018.  My novelisation of Kong: Skull Island was also released this year.

As well as The Folded Land, next year also sees release of Blood of the Four, the big new fantasy novel written with Christopher Golden, from HarperVoyager. We’re very excited about this book, and Harper are pushing it as one of their lead spring titles.  Look out for this in March of next year.

There are other screen projects in the offing, too, but nothing I can really talk about just yet.

So that’s another year done, my 11th as a full-time writer.  It’s been a good one, and there are also a couple of exciting book projects ticking over for 2018 that I hope I’ll be able to tell you more about soon.

For now, Season’s Greeting to you all, and thanks for continuing to read my books.  You keep reading, I’ll keep writing.

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DUSK now available as an ebook

August 23rd, 2017 • Posted in Book News, Random Stuff |

The first book from the new incarnation of Dreaming in Fire press is out now, and it’s the British Fantasy Award-winning DUSK!

Here are the Amazon links. Please check it out:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Find out more on its dedicated book page.

I do hope you’ll pick this up! Please let me know what you think.

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Indigo – out now

June 26th, 2017 • Posted in Book News |

The mosaic novel – Indigo is out now. 

You can buy it in Hardcover from Amazon US, Amazon UK and The Book Depository


Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.

Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?

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Bugs incoming

April 25th, 2017 • Posted in Book News |

They’re all around us, again.

Tim has a story called “Spite” in this all new Anthology featuring the Colonial Marines in bloody conflict with the deadly Aliens.  ALIENS: BUG HUNT will send the marines into deep space, to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe’s most dangerous monsters.

The book is out now and you can buy it in various formats from Amazon UKAmazon US or the Book Depository.

Tim also has the following stories due out during this year:-

“In Stone” his spookiest tale for sometime will be in “Dark Cities” which is due out on May 16th.  Preorder from Amazon UK or Amazon US

“Strings” in “Adam’s Ladder”, a science fiction anthology due from Dark Regions Press later this year.

Tim also contributed to the mosaic novel “Indigo” due out in June.  More details nearer the publication date.

Finally anyone who still has to pick up a copy of “Shifting of the Veils” can pick up an unsigned hardcover from PS Publishing for £2 if you are quick, from their discount website here.  Stocks will be limited.




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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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