Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Novella

My second piece of good news for the day is that I've finally finished the first draft of my new novella, Reaping the Dark. I started this at the back end of last year and wanted to get it finished before New Year. Sadly, that didn't quite happen - but since when did these things ever go to plan?

This one's been commissioned by a publisher. I can't say too much about it yet - no contracts have been signed, and the publisher hasn't even seen the manusript - but I'm hoping that, all going well, this one might also see a 2012 release. Maybe near the end of the year, just in time for Christmas.

When I set out to write this story, the tone I had in mind was as if James Sallis had written a supernatural horror story. I hope I've managed to nail it, but even if the finished piece is slightly different to what I initially intended, I'm very proud of what I've created.

Anyway, here's a little teaser in the form of a possible back cover blurb:


A stoic getaway driver… 

A drugs raid that ends in bloodshed… 

A criminal hell-bent on revenge… 

A secret order of occultists… 

And a creature summoned from the darkest depths of nightmare… 

Who will survive this long, dark night, and how will it change them? And what manner of being will be born from the chaos left behind? 

If the old adage is true and we reap what we sow, then only evil can be unleashed by


Reaping the Dark

1 comment:

Danny O'Dare said...

it's good to keep busy.