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Hedge Witch and other great free books!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Hedge Witch is currently available as a free download as part of the following mighty fine promotions:

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Both promotions are only running for a limited time, so be sure to download the books while you can!

Looking for Beta Readers

Friday, 17 August 2018

Interested in being a beta reader for my new detective/urban fantasy novel?

The book follows the adventures of Danesh Shahzan, an operative in the Office of the Witchfinder General, an arm of the British government dedicated to protecting the public from all manner of supernatural threats.

Here's the working blurb for the book:

Danesh is an acolyte in the Office of the Witchfinder General, a shadowy arm of the British government fighting threats to the realm from the magical and the unnatural.

When a murder takes place in Cardiff, the victim’s eyes removed but nothing else taken from him, Danesh and his colleagues are called in to help. It soon becomes clear the killings are the work of magical forces. Danesh is thrown into the pursuit of the killers.

But then he learns something about himself that he can never admit to the people he works with…

The novel is around 90K long. I'm still working on it and plan to have a completed draft ready to go by mid-September 2018. I’m looking for honest, critical feedback which I’ll use to guide my final revision prior to publication or submission of the novel to agents. All selected beta readers will receive a free digital copy of the draft manuscript, along with an accompanying questionnaire (which won't be too long, I promise). Completed questionnaires will be due 30 days later.

All readers who complete the questionnaire by the deadline will be credited by name in the acknowledgements section of the book – if they so wish – of the final published book.

Interested? The sign-up form is here.

Many thanks!

Engn reviewed

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

"Echoing the social schisms of the Industrial Revolution without sacrificing pace or visceral threat, Kewin forges a steampunk thriller that connect with both the mind and the heart." - a thoughtful and glowing review of Engn has been posted here.

More about the book, published by Curiosity Quills Press, here.

Investments reprinted in The Arcanist: Year One

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

My flash story Investments has to be my most reprinted piece of fiction. It's just been published again, this time in The Arcanist: Year One (home of bite-sized fantasy and sci-fi mixed with pop culture musings), along with over fifty other flash-length stories.

Check it out here.

Flash story Investments recorded as an audio story

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Flash-length science fiction story Investments has been recorded by 600 Second Saga and is now available to stream from:

Or you can listen here:

Always a thrill to hear a story brought to life like this. This has been a successful little piece for me, with various reprints following on from its original appearance in the wonderful Nature.

Cover Reveal: Elements of Untethered Realms

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Coming soon from Untethered Realms, and including my own Cloven Land Trilogy story The Waters, Dividing the Land...

Enter our mysterious realms where the stories are as varied and rich as the types of soil on this and other planets. Enchanted forests are knotted with roots and vines. Dreaded paths take us through stranger, unexplored places.

Investigate new worlds and a house frequented by ghosts. Come across witches and wizards and an assassin tasked to kill Death.

Meet hot robots, hungry winds, and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien lands, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where the people bury the living with the dead.

Encounter paranormal detectives, imprisoned dragons, dark demons, cursed jewels, and handsome prophets. Search shifting worlds trapped in mirrors and a disturbing future where the president seeks to rid the world of Otherkind.

Experience a haunted ride on a riverboat, water sprites borne of pennies, preternatural creatures, ancient serpents, and the lady of the lake who lurks in dark waters.

From USA Today bestselling and popular science-fiction and fantasy authors comes Elements of Untethered Realms, a supernatural compilation of Twisted Earths, Mayhem in the Air, Ghosts of Fire, and Spirits in the Water. These forty thrilling tales feature authors Angela Brown, Jeff Chapman, Cathrina Constantine, Julie Flanders, River Fairchild, Gwen Gardner, Misha/M. Gerrick, Meradeth Houston, Graeme Ing, Simon Kewin, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine.

Coming October 2018

Investments reprinted by The Arcanist

Friday, 15 June 2018

My flash fiction story Investments has just been reprinted by The Arcanist - home of bite-sized fantasy and sci-fi mixed with pop culture musings. If you've not read it, it's available here for free.

This story is also one of the fifty-two collected together into Other Worlds - full details of that collection here.