Friday, 19 July 2019

Recent Release: A Rising Evil by Graham West + never seen before epilogue!

Title: Mosswood
Author: Graham West
Language: English
Published: 219th July, 2019
Length: Length: 110,000 words (approx.)
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-78645-257-3
eBook: 978-1-78645-258-0
Category: Fiction
Genre: Paranormal

On the edge of Tabwell lies a forest where the dark secrets of the past wait to be uncovered...

It all began when Jenny Adams first dreamed of a young girl imprisoned in a dark attic. Now, over six years later, she's back where the nightmares started.

Mosswood has been transformed into a successful adventure park, and it is there Jenny meets troubled, flame-haired teen Bailey Rosales, and Cody Nelson, a seven-year-old who has some very special friends. Dead friends.

Why is Dennis Blakely, the park manager, tormented by visions of his own horrific demise, and why is an ex-councillor warning them to stay out of the forest at all costs?

Once again, Jenny finds herself calling on the spirit of Amelia Root in the search for answers, but it is a search that leads the whole family into a terrifying confrontation with Tabwell's past and the secrets that lurk beyond the dark waters of Mosswood's lake.


Publisher's Review:
I'm keeping this brief because the Mosswood launch party starts in exactly 45 minutes, and I don't want to be late. Equally, I didn't want to post this too much before the launch.

Of course, if I were better organised, I'd have written this earlier today...

Mosswood is book three of Graham West's Beyond the Dark Waters trilogy, and what a satisfying conclusion it is. As with Finding Amelia and A Rising Evil, we're following the paranormal twists and turns in the lives of Rob Adams and his daughter Jenny, now grown-up with a child of her own. It all began with a hit and run that killed Rob's wife and youngest daughter - Jenny's mother and sister, and it's a must to read these three books in order to fully understand the connections between the different characters, particularly in terms of family and who is related to whom.

I especially enjoyed seeing certain characters get their just desserts, and I still belief this is a brilliant exploration of the evil men do to women. Whether that's intentional on Graham's part or not, this is not only brilliant trilogy, it's also a saga with plenty of  (optional) food for thought.

I'll leave you with a little bonus content - never seen before, not in the published versions, but here is the epilogue that greeted me as I neared the end of Mosswood:


Jenny glanced across at her father, who was staring at the TV screen. “It’s been quite a journey, hasn’t it?” she mused.

Robert Adams nodded. “Yeah, but thanks to you, it all turned out okay.”

“Thank to me?”

“Yeah, you’ve held everything together.”

Jenny laughed. “Hey, you did okay. You’re a good person, no matter what some people say about you!”

Rob frowned. “People? What people? What have they said?”

“Well, Debbie McGowan thinks you’re sexist!”

“Debbie McGowan? Who’s Debbie McGowan?”

“She’s the one who’s been trying to keep you on track for the past few years.”

Jenny saw that look in her father’s eyes. He wasn’t going to let this lie.

“And who else has been slagging me off?”

“Well, Andrea Harding thinks you’re a prick, and she thinks you were a bit too quick taking up with Josie.”

“Oh, does she now!” Rob thundered. “Well, you can tell her from me—it’s none of her business!”

“Hey, don’t be getting stressed…”

“And this Debbie person—I bet she lives on her own in a bedsit with fifty cats…”

Jenny grinned. “No, actually, she’s a social scientist and she’s married to Nigel.”

Rob spun around. “What? Farage? Well, he should bloody well stop buggering off to Brussels and get his own house in order. I mean, this country wouldn’t be in such a mess if they hadn’t given women the vote!” Rob huffed loudly, turning up the volume on the TV. “I can’t believe it. Me? Sexist? Bloody cheek!”

Jenny smiled. “Dad?”

“Yes, sweetheart?”

“Do you think Debbie will have guessed we’re trying to wind her up?”

Rob smiled—a smile that really did reach his eyes. “I imagine she will have, yes.”

“Aren’t you scared?”

“We’re fictional characters, babe. What can she do?”

Jenny laughed. “Yeah, but that Graham West isn’t!”

Rob rolled his eyes. “Yeah, poor bloke. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes!”

[Yeah, he'd better watch his step, Rob. That's all I'm saying. ;)]



About the Author:
Graham West studied art at Hugh Baird college in Bootle, Merseyside, before joining the display team at Blacklers Store in Liverpool city centre where he spent seven years in the art department before moving on in 1981 to become a sign writer. He lives in Maghull with his wife, Ann, and has a daughter, Lindsay, and two grandchildren, Sonny and Kasper. Graham also plays guitar at weddings, functions and restaurants. He took up writing in 2000 and has had a couple of factual articles published in magazines. Mosswood is his third novel.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Outlaw's Legacy: Box Set now available on Kindle Unlimited

Today (11th July 2019) marks the release of Outlaw's Legacy - N.B. Dixon's LGBTQ+ retelling of the legend of Robin Hood - as an ebook box set.

Box Set includes:
Heir of Locksley (book one)
Knight of Sherwood (book two)
Earl of Huntingdon (book three)

Available on Kindle only and therefore on Kindle Unlimited:

Lythe and listin, gentlemen,
That be of frebore blode;
I shall you tell of a gode yeman,
His name was Robyn Hode.

- A Gest of Robyn Hode (An early printed Robin Hood ballad)


This saga chronicles the life of England's most famous outlaw, from his disturbed childhood to his fame as an adult.

What do you do when to love a man is considered a mortal sin? How do you protect your people when you have nothing? Who do you owe most loyalty to, your family or yourself? These are just some of the problems Robin Hood must face. Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride packed full of family feuds, betrayals, romance and one man's fight for his beliefs.

Heir of Locksley

Robin of Locksley is a rebel, more comfortable roaming Sherwood Forest with his longbow and courting the village girls than learning how to run a manor.

An innocent flirtation with a peasant girl soon lands Robin in trouble, and worse, he finds himself inexplicably attracted to Will Scathelock, his best friend since childhood. Robin must decide whether to follow the rules of society or his own conscience.

Meanwhile, his neighbour, Guy of Gisborne, is anxious to get his hands on the Locksley estate and he will do anything to make it happen - even murder.

Knight of Sherwood

Robin returns to England after four years fighting in the Holy Land. On arriving at Locksley, he discovers that Guy of Gisborne, his most hated enemy, has been made Sheriff of Nottingham. Forced to flee into Sherwood, Robin sets himself up as champion of the poor.

But Robin has a secret. His feelings for his friend Will Scathelock have deepened, but to acknowledge the truth would mean facing up to his past. Meanwhile, Lady Marian Fitzwalter, heiress to the vast Huntingdon estate, is determined to claim Robin for her own.

Earl of Huntingdon

He was once Robin Hood, bold outlaw of Sherwood; now he is Robin of Huntingdon, one of the most powerful earls in England.

Sir Roger of Doncaster, an enemy from Robin's crusading days, is back in England and determined to take Huntingdon for his own. Caught in a desperate struggle for survival, Robin's only solace is Will Scathelock, the man he has loved and resisted for years. Surrendering would be easy, but the stakes have never been higher. Roger has the might of King John behind him, and he will not rest until Robin is dead. Win or lose, Robin's life will never be the same.

About N.B. Dixon:

I've made up stories since I was a child. I loved to take characters from my favourite books or television programs and make up stories about them or continue existing stories. In fact, if I had ever published them, I'd be in flagrant breach of copyright.

My parents gave me books as soon as I was able to hold one and so my love of literature was born.

I've always had a taste for the dramatic, so Historical Fiction was perfect. It also means I get to indulge my love of Folklore and Medieval History.

My love affair with the Robin Hood legend began one day in a hidden corner of the school library and has extended into my adult life. I only hope I can convince my readers to love him as much as I do.

Away from all things literary, I am an enthusiastic theatre goer. I also play the piano for pleasure and I like to sing when I'm sure no one can hear me. I'm fond of cooking and long walks and even now I'm still a self-confessed bookworm.