Friday 7 September 2018

Doctor Who - New series

7th October 2018 UK will be the screening date of the first new doctore who, with a female doctor.
I am really looking forward to it. I always like a new season of Doctor Who espically with a new Doctor, but this season has that extra exctiment with it being a woman.

As writer, I am interested how the story lines and character dynamics will change or not change.
Do you change dynamics of the way the Doctor interacts with everyone due to gender, or do you keep it the same.

If the writers make too much out of the change of gender, does it become sexist or boring. Or by not changing things around does not embrace the fact the Doctor is different.

I wouldn't want the show to get bogged down in the change of gender. Any story should be about the characters.So it is this new Doctor's character that should be the focus and part of that will be their gender, but it shouldn't be the full focus.

I expect there to be moments in this season when it becomes the focus. Probably when the Doctor meets old friends.

Let's see how it plays out. I wondered how I would write it and I realise when a hughe challenge it would be to get the balance right.

Monday 3 September 2018

Vampire Books or stories for Men, Guys or Boys

When writing my book, "The Birth of Vengeance," I always had in mind the main audience would be male. The book was written from a male point of view and the main character is male.

I have always been happy how many women have responded well to the book and like the strong character of Thorn, the female vampire. I always intend her character to be strong and independent and the opposite of the hapless females of other paranormal fantasies.

I have researched other vampire books for men in the bid to find my audience. There are a few of well known note, and I am sure there are plenty in the midst of the vampire catagories I haven't yet found.
I noticed they come listed under a number of keywords.
- vampire books for guys
- vampire books for men
- vampire stories for guys or men
- vampire books or stories for boys

There is also a list I created on Goodreads

Here is a list of the top books I have found. These are the ones that are most often mentioned.

1) The Birth of Vengeance (start with my own book. Why not)

2) Dracula (of course)

3) A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) by

4) Let the Right One In by  

5) Vampire Chronicles: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned


I shall continue to add on books to this list. 
Please feel free to contact me with your own recommendations.

Saturday 1 September 2018

I Want Vengeance - Free ebook

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Click the links below to get the FREE story.

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This is a prequel short story to the "The Birth of Vengeance," and the the forth coming sequel, "The Truth of Vengeance."

Book description:

Jon Harper's life is a never ending circle of bullying. He is trapped without support from the school or his father. He wants to find an escape. He wants bloody vengeance, but how can he ever defeat the notorious vicious school gang.

Thorn is a lonely sultry vampire who fills her nights feeding and battling her enemies; the vampire hunters and the decaying Turned. One night the rules change, and her life will never be the same. She wants vengeance.
This short story is a prequel to the "The Birth of Vengeance," and the beginning of a vampire series of books.

It is set a couple of years before the events in the 1st book and gives an insight in the lives of the two main characters, Jon and Thorn.

Some of the characters appearing in this short story prequel will make their appearance properly in the sequel, "The Truth of Vengeance (Vampire Formula#2)"

Monday 7 May 2018

New App - Spendless - Slashing Expenses

I have launched an APP called "Spendless- Slashing Expenses"

It records you cutting back on expenses and adds them up to reach a goal.

The idea came to me at work when ordering coffee. I could take in my own coffee. This would save £1.10 every cup. If I recorded all these £1.10, how much could I save?

If I did the same with bringing in my own lunch as well. I could save money.

But I wanted  an easy way to track these little saving by cutting expense, towards a bigger goal like buying a new smartphone for £100. Something in my hand and at a click of a button

So the app came to life. You click every time you make a saving and it adds the money save towards your goal.

You can track your goal and it will tell you once completed.

Simple. The App is FREE is give a go and start saving today.

Tuesday 6 March 2018

I Am Fury - 5 Star review

Just wanted to share with you all the great review I recieved.
I was very happy how the review picked out the key points of the books, which I hoped would make it enjoyable to read.