Out now. Seven new pieces from the author of Plebs. There is a whole lot of gruesome death and violence inflicted within this collection of macabre tales, but the majority of it contains one common element. Weapons and tools are not utilised here, bloody havoc is caused, with tooth and claw.
'Laymonesque, however, in terms of sex, gore, nudity, violence, bloodspatter and subhuman atrocities? Okay, well then, this book has gotcha covered, in plenty of vivid up-close-and-personal detail!'
'This work is visually explicit, full of horror and carnage. And not for the fainthearted. The setting of the characters and scenery takes off right from the outset...
The storyline is original, the writing style compelling and the characters realistic. Plot twists within plot twists. Mayhem and murder. Blood and guts. Just don’t read it when the wind is howling and there is no moonlight…'
Are you game?
So, the epic vampire collaboration co-written by six awesome authors from the ranks of JEA will be crawling up out of its dark coffin very shortly (currently in final edits and then beta reading) and it is going to be spectacular. I’m very excited about this undead monster finally arriving, it has been one hell of a fun, and also challenging project to be part of and I’m proud to be involved in it alongside writers who I have the greatest of respect and admiration for.
I have a penchant for writing about strong, often dangerous or mysterious female characters-look no further than the likes of Desiree, Melissa and Blaise from Plebs for evidence of that-and I currently have a host of these in works I have in progress featuring such fierce femme fatales (Scarlett and Roxana to name a couple in my undead death/black metal headbanging horrorfest and Angelique and Cleo in my other full length twisted carnival two part nightmare excursion, both books which are well over 100k at the moment, and I have every intention of keeping that tradition going. A lot of horror has the women secondary characters, helpless or hapless damsels in distress needing to be rescued, but that isn’t the case in my works. Anyone who has read Plebs will be only too aware of that fact. With that in mind, will I persist with that in Feral Hearts?
Also in the works is a collection of short stories with the working title With Tooth And Claw. This is comprised of seven pieces, some of them rather long, probably something that could be released as novellas, but I’m keeping them all together in one book. This beast is in with the publishers at the moment, waiting to go into edits and then the ball will start rolling on having that come out too. A couple of these stories are actually pieces that were written quite a long time ago and essentially sat around on hiatus, so reading this collection you will be able to garner an insight or two into some of the earlier horror scribblings of yours truly. I won’t say which are which, up to you to see if you can decipher that when you check it out.
Speaking of older stories I’ve managed to find a home for another older story, written back when I was on a short story binge, punching out a plethora of different ideas and concepts, and that of course is Sinister Cavan which appears in the heavy metal horror anthology Axes of Evil, available now. This composition was written pretty quickly while the idea ran around my brain and as I’ve mentioned in interviews, it may not be precisely the style of writing I predominantly do now, but its conglomeration of heavy metal and tinges of horror makes it suited to something like Axes.
Anyway, while you’re waiting for the fearsome Feral Hearts to rise from the sarcophagus and bare its fangs, be sure to check out the current available works from all the excellent authors who are involved in the project.
A grindhouse expedition into terror where the chance meeting of three young men, with a band of mysterious fugitive women, leads them into a nightmare of epic proportions.