The Best Book Trailers IN THE WORLD!

OK, so the title might be sli-i-ightly hyperbolic…

I have created book trailers for my novels The Artist and Sleep No More though, and I’ve been using them as Facebook adverts which have worked to boost sales so they can’t be that bad.

So I guess the title should probably have been:

Two Book Trailers That Can’t Be Terrible!

Although I think you’ll agree that wouldn’t be as catchy…

Anyway, without further ado, here are the book trailers:

The Artist Book Trailer

Sleep No More Book Trailer

I’ve resisted putting together any book trailers for a while, as I always thought they don’t really work.  It always seemed to be an odd idea to advertise writing on a page (or on a screen) by a theatrical audio/visual experience.

In saying that, I had some time to spare after using editing software to cut together my acting showreel so thought I’d experiment with different concepts and ideas for book trailers.  I found a huge range of royalty-free video clips and music clips online, which is incredible as it means you can essentially get professionally-produced videos and music absolutely free.

My aim was to make short trailers which would give an idea of the stories but without being too cluttered with specifics about them.  So basically the ‘feel’ of the books rather than a blow-by-blow description of them.

Anyway, feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

If you like the book trailers then great, and if you don’t then I’ll take it on the chin as ‘constructive criticism’…

And if you really  like them, you can find out more about the novels themselves here on my imaginatively-titled ‘Books’ page.

 

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One Good Turn – Free on Kindle for two days!

Yup, as the title so succinctly states*, my collection of short crime stories One Good Turn is free on Kindle!

But only for two days.

Because I’m nice, but not that nice.

Click here to get your copy!

Or, to make sure you actually want to read the stories and that they’re not a collection of romantic fiction tales about robots and 80s sitcom characters**, click here for more information.

 

 *I quite like alliteration.

**The robot/80s sitcom character romantic fiction idea is mine.  You heard it here first, folks.

Win a signed copy of my new thriller!

As of today, Goodreads are running a giveaway to win a signed copy of my psychological thriller Victim Mentality!

To be in with a chance of winning click here to enter.

After the closing date (14 June) Goodreads will get in touch with the winner, and I’ll write something hilarious/profound/lame inside the book, then sign it and send it to the lucky person!

 (If you’ve already got the book/couldn’t care less about psychological thrillers, do feel free to share this with anybody else who might want a signed copy.)

 Good luck everyone!

Goodreads giveaway – win a free paperback!

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As of today, Goodreads are running a giveaway to win a paperback copy of my psychological thriller Sleep No More!

To be in with a chance of winning just click here to enter.

After the closing date (5 Feb) Goodreads will get in touch with the winners, and I’ll send the free books to those lucky, lucky people.

 

 (If you’ve already got the book/couldn’t care less about psychological thrillers, feel free to share this with anybody else who might want a copy.)

 Good luck everyone!

Goodreads Giveaway – Win a signed paperback!

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Yup, as the chunky title says, you could win a signed copy of my psychological thriller Sleep No More!

(You know it’s exciting because I used an exclamation mark and everything.)

The giveaway is being run by Goodreads, and you can enter by clicking on this link or on the cover picture.

Goodreads will notify me and the winner after the closing date. I’ll then sign the book, send it out, and bask in the warm glow that comes from knowing I’ve made someone’s dream come true.

Or, you know, make a sandwich.  Either way it’s all good.

Anyway, why are you still reading this? Enter the giveaway here!

Flash Fiction: The Choice

Blog Flash Fiction The Choice

 

Ok, I couldn’t resist doing another 100 word flash fiction piece.

Again, I’m not going to say anything about it so as not to ruin it.

So, here goes…

 

 

The Choice

His trembling hands shook the flimsy papers in front of his now blurry vision.

The sweat pricked his forehead, beading and then leeching into his eyes, causing a fierce stinging. He blinked away the salty liquid and struggled to regain focus.

The future was up to him, each paper containing a different path. He had to choose.

“I can’t do this,” he said pleadingly.

“You have to,” responded Max, who had himself endured this turmoil only days ago.

He weighed up the options.

And decided.

“Ok, Pizza. But no potato wedges this time, they’re too stodgy. Yeah?”

Blue

Flash Fiction: The Inevitable

Blog Flash Fiction The Inevitable
I’m not going to say too much about this 100 word flash fiction piece, because I don’t want to spoil anything.

In fact, I’m not going to say anything about it.

At all.

Enjoy!

 

 

The Inevitable

 

I could see it, almost taste it.

I knew it’d come to this. I hadn’t known how long it would take, or how many more times I’d have to stand here struggling, but I knew this moment would come.

I tensed my right arm as hard as I could.

Nothing moved.

I gripped – both hands this time – the veins in my neck bulging, my face contorted into a grimace and turning blood red.

As the spots appeared before my eyes, I conceded defeat.

I threw the empty ketchup bottle into the dustbin and looked hopelessly at my dry lifeless chips.

Blue