Thursday, August 22, 2013

Guest post: British crime author Paul D. Brazill

Today for a complete change I'm pleased to welcome fellow Brit-grit author Paul with a little something about his latest book release.  (I'm actually reading the book as I speak and will review it once I've finished it.)  Over to you, Paul.

Who The Hell Is Roman Dalton?
When a full moon fills the night sky, Private Investigator Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls The City's neon and blood soaked streets.

Paul D. Brazill’s Roman Dalton - Werewolf PI
is a short, sharp collection of vivid, interconnected noir/horror stories featuring the werewolf PI and the denizens of The City.
The stories are:

Drunk On The Moon
The Missionary
Black Moon Rising
The Brain Salad Murders
She's My Witch
Before The Moon Falls
The collection is available as an eBook from Amazon and Amazon UK.
Roman Dalton even has his own blog:
And Facebook page.
Check them out to see what’s happening with the grizzled cop turned grizzlier private eye.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Last chance

Don't forget, the Riptide special offer period runs out at midnight (US time) tonight.  So if you want to get your paws on a copy of either of my books (Necessity's Door or Gleams of a Remoter World) at a whopping 60% off the list price, hurry over to the Riptide website and stake your claim!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Riptide relaunch and special offers

Riptide Publishing have unleashed their updated, new-look website today with a pared-down look, better search facilities, and a whole host of special deals and offers.

These include both my titles, which are available for one week only at a massive 60% off their usual cover price.  Necessity's Door is included in the 'Red Hot Rentboys' bundle together with three other stories involving various types of prostitution, while Gleams of a Remoter World is included in a brand new 'Read Across the Rainbow' bundle of works involving lesbian, bisexual, gay and trans* main characters.  (Chris, the hero of Gleams, is of course bisexual, although the main focus of the story is still very much the ghost hunt he and his partner go on!)

To check out the new website, or to take advantage of these amazing offers before the closing date of 12th August, hurry over to Riptide Publishing now!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Windermere as you've never seen it

Last night we went to the cinema to see The Wolverine.  Great film (at least until the ending) and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening out.  Apart from one thing.  During the preliminary adverts they showed this:

It's a promotional video for Windermere Reflections, a local environmental pressure/action group who are trying to clean up the lake and its surrounding catchment area.  They have the best intentions, but if you haven't already seen it, be warned.  It may very well be the worst, most amateur, most embarrassing video ever produced.  I've seen things by primary school children that were better, and less likely to make viewers want to hide behind the nearest cushion.  Goodness knows what any visitors to the area thought, if indeed they were still capable of thought after three minutes of this.

Both Dave and I watched between the fingers of our hands, and were highly amused to see the couple in front of us (who also turned out to be local) doing exactly the same.

So go on.  If you want to see Lake Windermere as a blue cardboard cut-out being worn by a female singer while she poses in front of local beauty spots, watch the video.  I can guarantee you won't get the image (or the irritating 'Windermere song') out of your head for hours.  'Dumb Ways to Die' it ain't...

Thursday, August 01, 2013

As red as a...

I did love this story from the BBC local news website for the West Midlands, about a punter's colourful excuse when caught with a known prostitute in his car.

Now I'm wondering if 'buying tomatoes' is going to become the latest euphemism for paying for sex, in much the same way as 'niece' is used to mean 'bit on the side'...