Where did the month go? Mostly in bringing the paperback of The Bull At The Gate to launch, and promoting Books 1 and 2 in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy. But it has its rewards as reviews are coming in:
“...Utterly gripping. A fascinating journey around contemporary and Roman York is the background to a compelling plot. The nuances and ambiguities kept me guessing - something I always enjoy...”
“..Nick's vulnerable mindset is totally convincing after such a disturbing experience in Book 1...”
“...An absolute brilliant read, an absorbing, gripping book...”
“...Here history is not an alternative universe but the continuous integration of the 'present' – a fascinating concept...”
Reviews can make a book, and their lack can so often break a book. In truth it’s always been the way, but authors feel it more keenly now. Mainstream publishers do check the number of reviews on distributions sites when deciding whether to renew a contract, and for indie authors many internet promotion portals determine entry by the number of reviews.
I’m lucky in that SF/F retailer Fantastic Book Publishing is distributing signed paperback copies of both Torc of Moonlight and The Bull At The Gate.
So let me make a plea on behalf of all authors. Leave a short review on the books you read. It does help us, honest.
Copies of both the ebooks and paperbacks (alas not signed) can also be found at