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Final Cover Design For ‘The Island At The End Of The World’

22 Oct

It’s been a while since I posted anything here, and that’s primarily because I’ve been struggling to get the third book in my For Those In Peril series of post-apocalyptic survival/zombie novels finalised for publication. The publication date was originally set for the 21st of September 2015, but due to problems with formatting the Kindle ebook edition, it’s now going to be released tomorrow (the 22nd of October) instead. This means that for three days, starting tomorrow, I’m going to be posting first-look extracts from The Island At The End Of The World on this blog.

In the meantime, I thought I’d take the opportunity today of posting the final cover design. In some ways, of the three books, this is my favourite cover. Partly because it’s relatively understated, but also because the island featured on the cover formed a major part of the view from my Grandparents house, situated as it was high above the sea on the west coast of Scotland.

So, what does the final cover look like?

Well, here’s the front:

And here’s the back:

And this is the full cover design.

I have to say, sitting on my shelf next to the previous two books in the series, these three covers from a rather nice set (even if I do say so myself!). And if you’re interested in reading the extracts from The Island At The End Of The World, which will become available tomorrow, watch this space!

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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

Book Giveaway: Signed Copies Of ‘For Those In Peril On The Sea’ and ‘Zombies Can’t Swim And Other Tales Of The Undead’

13 Jan

To mark the start of 2014, I’m giving away three sets of signed copies of For Those In Peril On The Sea and my recently released anthology of short stories Zombies Can’t Swim And Other Tales Of The Undead.

To be in with a chance of winning a set of these two books, just answer (very simple!) provided below:

The competition will be open until the end of January 2014, and is open to anyone aged 16 or older, and resident in any country in the world. Three winners will be randomly selected after the closing date, and they will be contacted by email. After that, the results will be posted here.

In the meantime, having taken a couple of weeks break over Christmas and New Year, I’ll be back to posting on this blog on a regular basis in the near future. You will be glad to know that I’ve been putting this time off to good use and have been working away on the sequel to For Those In Peril On The Sea, and, after a trick start, it’s finally back on track to be published in the summer of 2014!



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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

‘For Those In Peril On The Sea’ Named As A Finalist In ForeWord Firsts Winter 2013 Competition

1 May

For Those In Peril On The Sea

For Those In Peril On The Sea available from http://www.amazon.com/For-Those-Peril-The-ebook/dp/B00BRLF8PS/

The finalists for the ForeWord Firsts Winter 2013 competition have just been announced and I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that For Those In Peril On The Sea is one of only five novels on the list.

The ForeWord Firsts competition is run quarterly and is for independently published novels from new writers.

The winner will be announced on the 30th of May 2013, so it will be a nervous month until I find out if it will come out on top or not. Either way, it is good to see a novel that combines my twin loves of zombies and sailing being given some mainstream recognition.

You can read the full announcement and find out which other books made it into the final five by clicking here.

If you want to find out more about the ForeWord Firsts competition, click here.


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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.