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New Book - Hollowspire

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 9:23 AM Comments comments (242)
Many thanks to everyone who has purchased my first fantasy novel, Hollowspire. I hope you enjoy it.

Now I'm working on the eleventh Dividing Line book and I'm aiming to have it released by the end of July, fingers crossed. This will be followed by the fourth book in the Unfinished Business series, so plenty more to come :)

New Release

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 8:46 AM Comments comments (379)
The Secret Keeper, third book in the Unfinished Business series. Release date Sunday 9th October 2016.
Please note this book will not be available for pre-order.

Synopsis to follow

New book - Awakening

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 10:53 AM Comments comments (745)
My new book, Awakening, will be released on Amazon Kindle on Sunday 12th June 2016. It will not be available on pre-order. Please note this book is a young adult fantasy novel and is absolutely nothing like anything else I've ever written.

Grace Ashton’s life is miserable. Bullied at school, abused and neglected by her drunken father and stepmother, she finds herself constantly shunned and friendless. The only place she can escape the drudgery and despair of her life is the glade - a secret, otherwordly place in the woods. 
Her awful life is turned upside down when she encounters a mysterious man called Michael in her glade, a man who doesn’t seem to be of this world with his silver-blue eyes. His haunting presence makes her see everything in a whole new magical light, awakening her to the wonder all around her. This new power brings incredible new abilities she never dreamed she was capable of. However it also brings a dark side that will make her the target of negative entities and tormentors intent on preventing her from living the life she has always dreamed of - and even separating her from life itself.

Duality - Dividing Line #9

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 11:47 AM Comments comments (83)
Duality - Dividing Line #9 will be available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle on 01 February 2016. Release date 29 February 2016.

The quiet life Rachel and Ryan so crave in Devon is still far from them. As well as a shock attack they also have to contend with a surprise visitor. On top of that they're also trying to quietly sort out any problems the local residents come to them with, problems that can't be solved by the police. Meanwhile, one of their enemies is working in the background in an attempt to bring them down once and for all.
Neither is life any more peaceful for Mikey and Jez, who are still recovering from the recent war with Jared Slattery. When they are approached for help by Toni McVay they find themselves caught up in another war, this time in Glasgow.
Jules is also struggling with a secret of her own, one that could potentially expose the entire family to danger.

Next book in the Unfinished Business series

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (205)
Face in the Frame - book #2 in the Unfinished Business series - will be available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle on 1st November 2015. Release date 30th November 2015.

Private investigator and ex-policeman Brodie Macbride's business is unfinished business, getting justice for those denied it legally.

Homeless people are disappearing in Glasgow. When one homeless man just prior to his disappearance tells Brodie that the devil wants his face his suspicions immediately land on Lucas Thorne, an artist who is in the city with his Face in the Frame exhibition, displaying frighteningly realistic faces he claims to have sculpted himself. 
Brodie sends in Cass, his second-in-command and long time secret crush to scope Lucas out. However, to Brodie's chagrin, she falls for the charming artist and the two begin a relationship. Brodie becomes more frustrated when homeless people continue to disappear and no one will believe his wild theory.
Brodie also has to contend with trouble in the form of the McVays, the most powerful criminal family in Glasgow. They're about to go to war with a renegade section of the family and Toni, the great McVay matriarch, insists on dragging him into the fight.

While fending off unwanted attentions from a group of psychotic gangsters, Brodie goes on a one-man crusade to reveal the truth about Lucas Thorne, a truth that could potentially put his beloved Cass in great danger.

Alardyce Series Book #2

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 6:17 AM Comments comments (84)
Corruption of the Son, Alardyce Series #2, available for pre-order 19th July 2015.

Edinburgh 1896

Amy Alardyce's once-perfect life is in tatters. Her eldest son, Robert, has come of age and with it has come a violent desire to hurt and cause pain. After his attack upon one of the maids, his true character is revealed to her in horrifying clarity, yet a mother's love is a powerful thing. 

As Robert continues to descend into the darkness that claimed his now-deceased biological father, Matthew, Amy fights to save his very soul. The increasing distance between Robert and his stepfather Henry threatens the peace of her loving marriage and Amy has to face a stark choice - denounce her son as the monster he is, or protect him from the consequences of his lethal actions. 

However Amy too has a secret, one she prays Robert never finds out, fearing it might turn his deadly urges on her.

Contains scenes of sex and violence.
Please note this book is part of a series and is not a stand-alone novel.

My first book festival appearance!

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:04 AM Comments comments (90)
Some exciting news. I will be making my first appearance at a book festival - Tidelines Book Festival at Largs, North Ayrshire on Sunday 13th September. I'll post more updates when I have more details.

Reckoning - Dividing Line #8

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:46 PM Comments comments (84)
Reckoning - Dividing Line #8  - will be released on 30 April 2015. Available for pre-order 01 April 2015.

The Maguires enemies are sensing weakness. Now Mikey and Jez are in charge every chancer in Manchester is trying their arm in the hope of wrenching their empire from them. But it is Jared Slattery, a rival from down south, who poses the biggest threat. His actions will destroy an integral part of the Maguire empire, throwing the future of the entire family into the balance and Rachel and Ryan will be forced to fight again.

Contains strong language and scenes of violence.

Sins of the Father available for pre-order

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 2:23 PM Comments comments (263)
Sins of the Father - book 1 in the new Alardyce series - now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle priced £2.39. Release date 28th February 2015.

Edinburgh 1880. When Amy Osbourne’s parents die in an accident she’s forced to leave her London home and is sent to live with her aunt and uncle at the opposite end of the country. Alardyce House is cold and dreary, her aunt haughty and cruel. Amy strikes up a friendship with her cousin Edward, but his brother Henry is just as conceited as his mother and a mutual loathing develops between them. 
As Amy struggles in this strange, unwelcoming environment she begins to realise that something isn’t right at Alardyce House. Local women are brutally attacked and Henry is the prime suspect but, as he belongs to a powerful family, nothing is done to stop him. 
Lost in this house of shadows and struggling with her grief, Amy embarks on an affair with Matthew, a servant. When the affair’s discovered Matthew is dismissed and Amy’s formidable aunt compels her to marry Henry to save her from shame, although her ulterior motive is the large fortune that comes with her hand. 
Mortified at the prospect of spending her life with a monster, Amy flees to London carrying an illegitimate child. But this is only the start of her troubles, which will lead her to pain and cruelties that will leave her life hanging in the balance.

Contains scenes of sex, violence, torture and imprisonment.

My interview!

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (104)
I've been interviewed about my books for Wattpad. Check it out :) x