Saturday, 24 August 2013

New covers for new books coming soon!

Here are the covers for some of the books I will be publishing throughout the remainder of 2013 and during 2014. Apart from the following books, there will be another 'Samantha Carter' book (published by Little Brown/Piatkus) in 2014 and the first book in a new series called 'Flashes' (published by Chicken House). When I have covers for those books I will post them here.

So here goes!

'Unscathed' (With C.J. Pinard) Mid September 2013

'Dead Lost' (Kiera Hudson Series Two) Book 8 (31st October 2013)

  'Eat Me' (November 2013)

 'Dead End' (Kiera Hudson Series) Book 9 (25th December 2013)

Coming 2014 and in no particular order!

'A Return To Black Hill Farm' (Book 3)

'Lethal Infected' (Kiera Hudson Series Three) Book 1

'Raven' (A Sydney Hart Novel) Book 3

'The Queen of Doorways' (The Doorways Trilogy) Book 3


Friday, 16 August 2013

The World Of Kiera Hudson!

With the recent publication in the last couple of weeks of 'Dead Push' the 7th Kiera Hudson book in series 2, I have now written nearly 900,000 words about Kiera and the world she inhabits. I receive many emails from fans of the series who have noticed little crossovers from Kiera's world and that of worlds mentioned in some of my other series - notably the 'Doorways Trilogy', the two 'Black Hill Farm' books and the Sydney Hart Novels.

If I'm to be honest with the fans, I am writing about more than one world and there are connections between them. There are Doorways between the worlds in my books. Some of the characters pass through these different layers using doorways, trains, holes and wells in the ground and others simple just disappear.

When planning 'Dead Push' I knew I had to start looking back at the series and start pulling together some of the strands as there are only two books left in this current Kiera Hudson Series (Dead Lost and Dead End). It was then that I realised what an intricate web I had created. There are vast and searching connections between many of the characters and the different worlds. My wife suggested that one day I should sit down and write a plan of family tree of sorts about how each and every character is connected. But as I first said, some of these characters from Kiera Hudson's world are connected to characters and events in some of my other series. It wouldn't be just a simple case of making a family tree or map. It would need some kind of book to pull of these threads together.

A book like this would illustrate to all of the fans the many connections and would go someway in answering many of theirs and your questions. It would be a huge and time consuming task but I should imagine great fun. To be honest, I wouldn't have the time to sit back and write such a book and point out all these hooks and hints that I have made throughout the different series of books. Some have been spotted by the hard-core fans and others have been missed. I don't put anything in my books, however small unless it has some meaning or relevance later on in the different series of books.

There is only one other person who probably knows the Kiera Hudson world and the many connections to my other books better than me and that is my wife Lynda. So, knowing that I don't have the time to write such a book myself, Lynda has decided to take on the task. The book will be called 'The World of Kiera Hudson' and will published after 'Dead End' which will be the last book in the current series.

If there are any questions that you might have on any of the characters, how they connect, their relationships, then ask below and Lynda will make sure they are covered in the book. If you have any other burning questions about how the different series all link together then just ask, and we'll make sure it is exposed in the book 'The World of Kiera Hudson'. Carles Barrios is designing the cover and hopefully I will be able to post it soon!

'Vampire Seeker' Book Trailer. What do you think?

Below is the book trailer for my novel 'Vampire Seeker' (Samantha Carter Series) Book 1. 'Vampire Seeker' was published yesterday (15th August 2013) by Piatkus. Although I have published many titles before this is my first book to be published by a major publisher. This has been an incredibly exciting time for me as for many years I had struggled to get my work noticed by anyone at all. But with the advent of the kindle and other eBook platforms it gave me an opportunity to share my work with others. Working with Anna Boatman and her team at Piatkus, I hope more people will discover the world of Sammy Carter and my other works.

I am soon to start writing the second book in the Samantha Carter Series and I will post regular updates on this blog about how that is going!