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Familiar Magic

What’s up, Strangers!

Guess what? I HAVE A NEW BOOK OUT. Check it:

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“Three dead witches. An unknown killer. One big mistake: they left me alive.”



It’s the first book in the London Coven series, and oh, there is so much more to come. Multiple books, multiple series, multiple characters and adventures pouring out of the Uncanny Kingdom.

This first one is just $/£0.99, so hit the links, snap the sucker up, and Experience The Uncanny!

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Rebels & Runes


Hi Strangers,

Today I’m letting you know about an amazing offer. The Rebels & Runes boxed set contains 23 Urban Fantasy stories, including two from my new Uncanny Kingdom range: The London Coven and Ghosted.

Here’s the blurby bit:

The Rebels & Runes boxed set contains an incredible 23 URBAN FANTASY STORIES, including works by NYT and USA Today bestselling authors!
Spell-binding tales of magic, malice, mayhem and madness can be found in this impressive assortment. If you enjoy stories about shape-shifting creatures, monsters, ghosts, wizards and witches, then this is the collection for you.
Grab the Rebels & Runes boxed set at a discounted price for a limited time only!

That’s right: if you order Rebels & Runes before 28 March you get the complete set for an incredible .99c! You’d basically be mental not to.


Speak soon, Strangers!

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Uncanny Kingdom!

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Hey there, Strangers, welcome to 2017!

Man alive, is this year gonna be a big one for me over at Genre Readermy NEW publishing house that I co-run. Yes, aren’t I a bit of a Billy-big-boots?

This year—this month in fact!—will see us begin to launch a big ol’ pile of exciting genre books that you’re gonna love. I won’t get into an exhaustive list or our upcoming titles here, but the first things to launch will be a gaggle of Urban Fantasy books: a bunch of different series set in the same magical universe we call The Uncanny Kingdom.

These books will be super fast-paced, exciting, scary, and, above all, fun. You’re going to love reading these things! 

So, put on your reading trousers and settle down for the best in Urban Fantasy. The Uncanny Kingdom is about to open its doors! 

Why was I in a crap-smeared tunnel underneath London chasing after a fairy? Because fairies aren’t the creatures of delight all those kids books told you about…”

~ Stella Familiar, Familiar Magic

“A crowd gathered around the crash site, hands over their mouths, staring at the devastation before them. Not one of them was looking at me though. It’s like I wasn’t there. Like I was invisible. That’s when the pieces finally fell into place. I couldn’t be seen, I wasn’t injured and I didn’t have a heartbeat. I was a frigging ghost, wasn’t I? No Wayze, Swayze.”

~ Jake Fletcher, Ghosted


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The Apocalypse Approaches…

Hey there, Strangers!

It’s June already, and that means we’re mere weeks away from the release of my new spooky book, Apocalypse Hill.

The early reaction has been great, so fingers crossed YOU will like it too!

I’m going to be building up to the release, with sneak peeks at the content of the book itself, plus a stand alone short set in the world of Apoc Hill, so keep your peepers peeled.

‘What will they see in me, when they look?’ he whispered. ‘Is my darkness well hidden, Mary? Will they see and know and judge?’


I’m so excited to get this one out there, it’s been kind of a long, twisty road to get this one from the initial idea to published work, but I’ll tell you all about that another time…

Okay, get ready, the game is about to begin again…

Apocalypse Hill, publishing June 27th


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Tales From Between Box Set!


Hey there, Strangers!

Just a quick post to point you in the direction of the brand new Tales From Between Box Set. That’s all three books for the price of one.


These have been so fun to write, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them. If you have, let me know, and maybe even leave a review!

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Over the Garden Wall & Writing, Writing, Writing

Hey there, STRANGERS! Here’s what’s on my mind:


Over The Garden Wall…

Okay, if you’ve read any of my Tales From Between, you know I’m a sucker for kids wandering into spooky danger, and this cartoon miniseries ticks a lot of my boxes.

It’s odd, and weirdly emotional. And kinda scary at times! Not sure where it’s available, but go hunting and I’m sure you’ll find it.



Good lordy-lord, I have been busy! Well… I could have been busier….and further along. I’m really good at sitting at my laptop doing nothing for long stretches. You think you’re probably good at procrastination, but you ain’t got nuthin’ on me, son.

But what have I been up to?! I thought I’d give a little run down of what I’m doing, and what’s coming up:

  • Apocalypse Hill

How’s that for a sexy title? Hm? HMMM…? Apocalypse Hill is a bit Stephen King with a dollop of Gaiman slopped on top. Maybe. Probably not.

It’s a three-part ‘miniseries’. Each book is around 40-to-45 thousand words (so short books) and they piece together to tell one tale. The first book is in with the editor, and I’ve finished the first draft of part two.

This gets pretty dark at times. Yeah.

It’s my biggest prose project so far. I suppose I should work out what in the heck happens in part 3…

  • A Starless Night

This was going to be a one-off novelette, like Sixty-Six, but inspired by Eamon Ambrose’s Zero Hour series,  I’ve decided to put it out as short episodes before collecting it together in one book. I mean, why the heck not? It’s good to experiment.

So it’ll be out in episodes that are 8-to-10 thousand words each. Probably four episodes, then the complete collection. If I like it, then I might continue the model and put out further short works in this way. If not, uh, I  guess I won’t.

It’s a sci-fi/fantasy/time travel thingy. With scary kid monsters wielding knives of bone. COR!

  • Urban Fantasy Series

This is my first proper series. The Tales From Between were really stand alone stories linked by a fantasy world, but this will be an ongoing series featuring the same main characters.

It’s an urban fantasy series; they seem quite popular right now, so I’ll be putting mine out just as people get bored with them. I’ve plotted out the first book and knocked out the first few thousand words. As soon as Apocalypse Hill wraps up, it’ll be the project I focus on most.

  • The Night Forest

A spin-off from The Tales From Between series?! MAYBE!

The ghost and the adventurer walked further into the night forest.

Short stories (10 thousand words); individual adventures that slot together to explore Mr Adams & Neil’s ongoing adventures Between.  I didn’t want to leave behind these kind of stories after stepping away from the full length Tales, so this is a nice (and not too time consuming) way to continue on in the world.

No clue as to when I’ll start putting them out, but as they’re going to be so short, it could be any time.

Or I might not.


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