Sunday, 9 July 2017

New two-book deal!

It's the news I've been waiting to announce -- I've signed up for two new books set in the world of The Grim Company! Both books will be standalone novels, taking place some time after the events of the trilogy. 

The first novel, provisionally entitled Kingdom, will be set in the sun-kissed south and feature a largely new cast together with a few returning faces. The aim is to keep the gritty feel of my previous books, while channeling Gemmell and others to achieve a slight evolution in tone from the unrelenting grimdark. More of an emphasis on epic (dare I say, heroic) fantasy with a dash of horror, perhaps...

Head of Zeus will publish both novels. Audio rights have sold to Audible. The bad news is that Kingdom is still in the early stages of writing -- and it's likely to be a considerably longer novel than any individual book in the trilogy, perhaps upwards of 175,000 words. Don't count on seeing it before late 2018 at the earliest.

I also intend to publish a short story every couple of months. These will be made available on Amazon or through various publications. My first short story, "A Ring to Rule Them All," can be found in this month's issue of Grimdark Magazine.

Thank you to all my readers for your continued love and support!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

New short story in Grimdark Magazine

My first published short story is now available in this month's issue of Grimdark Magazine. "A Ring to Rule Them All" is set a few years before the events of The Grim Company, and tells the story of the night Jerek freed Kayne from the Shaman's cage. In addition to my 4,000 short, there is also new fiction from Anna Smith Spark and William Stiteler, as well as reviews and interviews. You can grab it now for only $3.99.



Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Grim Company -- 100k+ sold

I'm pleased to announce that The Grim Company trilogy has now sold over 100,000 copies worldwide! The true figure is likely to be substantially higher as foreign language sales figures tend to lag at least a year behind, but it's nonetheless a nice milestone to reach. It doesn't exactly make me a big fish, of course -- you might say I've moved up from minnow to koi-sized in the great ocean of literary luminaries! -- but it's a solid start.

Here's to a million books sold -- no, scratch that, a billion!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Signed books for sale

The 55 books I handed out to lucky readers in my latest Goodreads giveaway have been posted! All in all, over 4,000 people entered.

That still leaves me with over 150 books in various editions and languages. Aside from a single copy of each edition for me and a small reserve pile for charitable use, I've signed them all and put them on eBay to clear some space. Books are available in UK & US hardcover as well as German, French, Italian, Polish Dutch and Czech.



Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Great Grim Giveaway: the sequel

One of the perks of being an author is receiving complimentary copies of one's magnus opus from publishers. These are supposed to be used for marketing and publicity purposes. In my case, I was fortunate enough to sign some very good deals and hence received a very large number of complimentary copies: over 300 in total, in eight different languages...

Back in 2014, I gave away a chunk of this hoard. However, I still have over 250 lying around in boxes with nowhere to store them. In order to create some space and make an impending move easier, I've decided to hold a sequel giveaway even bigger than the last. A Great Grim Giveaway, you might say...

I've put 20 copies each of The Grim Company and Sword of the North (US mass market paperback) up for grabs to UK residents, and a signed copy of each of the trilogy in hardcover to North American readers. I'm also giving away signed copies of various foreign language editions: one each of the first two books in German, French, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Polish, and Russian.

The giveaway will run until May 1st, which means you have two weeks from now (April 18th) to enter.


ENTER THE GREAT GRIM GIVEAWAY (click on the book and edition you want to win and then "Enter Giveaway" in the box)


As part of my spring cleaning -- and also to fund the cost of posting 55 books! -- I'm selling my remaining inventory of US hardcover editions. These are all signed and new, or nearly new. I'm happy to date/line/dedicate them as requested and will ship worldwide, assuming postage costs are covered. 

You can see what I have left available here: