The cover to my new book – A Kingdom Falls – which is out now

My new book is now currently available on Kindle on Amazon. Once again the wonderful Saskia Schnell has created a marvellous and atmospheric cover.

Below is the book description and cover

“Queen Rebecca Rothgal is under immense pressure as the Twin Kingdoms slide into turmoil. The cost of rebuilding from the previous devastating war has almost bankrupted the kingdom. Bandits freely roam the lands. Packs of werewolves are destroying farms and small villages. The Queen’s own cousins are plotting her downfall.

To make matters worse, a new prophecy is sweeping the land – a prophecy that foretells the return of the Midnight Man and his malevolent plan to plunge the land into darkness.

However, there are whispers spoken among a select few – whispers of a man who will take a stand and deny the darkness – a man who will hold the line and stop the evil – a man whose name is spoken in awe by those that follow him… Mancer!”

A kingdom Falls

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A Year has passed. Blimey where has that gone?!

It was a year ago, when I started this blog to try and raise the profile of my self published books, and blimey hasn’t time flown by quickly, especially in the last five months, where real life overtook the writing of a fantasy one.

In that time frame – I’ve changed jobs, had seven kidney stones ( the seventh is still hiding away in my right kidney – the little blighter) been on holiday and enjoying a wonderful relationship with my girlfriend and her kids.

I think there is a direct correlation between being your relationship status and the amount of writing you can do : ) When your in a relationship suddenly Saturdays and Sunday afternoons are no longer available for writing, nor are most week day evenings. However, I have managed to still write and self publish my ninth book in Jan 15, which will be called “When a Kingdom Falls”

Whilst looking forward, I am also going to look back, to my first novel “Echoes of a Storm”  as I am still in awe of Saskia Schnells’ fantastic book cover. I still remember as it slowly revelled itself on the computer screen (I have a very slow connection) and thinking “Wow, that is perfect.”  I can’t wait to see what Saskia will produce for “A Kingdom Falls.” : )

All my work can be found on Amazon simply search for  “The Storm Series Alan Scott”

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The cover for one of my short stories – “Tea”

The story of ‘Tea’ is about a six hundred year old werewolf having tea with a seventy year old gay tailor. However, that is just the story it’s not what the book is about.

The book is about – Being old, living with the choices you make through your life, unusual friendships, family, being brave, hiding what you are from the world and loneliness.

‘Tea’ is taken from a book of short stories called ‘Stories for a Storm Filled Night’, and is the most successful of my short stories released under their own cover. It has been downloaded just under 700 times around the world including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan and India.

For 4 days in Nov 13 it held the No. 1 position in Free > Fiction > Short Stories in Japan (sold through Amazon)

‘Tea’ is part of ‘The Storm Series’ set of books, which currently include a trilogy, three books of short stories and a number of promo stories. The ‘Storm Series is an adult, bittersweet, dark fantasy series that deals with relationships, loss, power, prejudice and ultimately, the true ‘monster’ that lurks inside of us.

The cover of my novel – Tales of Solomon Pace

The cover of my novel - Tales of Solomon Pace

Solomon Pace – Cold-blooded killer? Depraved evil sadist? A man just trying to make his way in the world? Or just deeply misunderstood? Of all my characters, Solomon Pace has to be one of the most complicated, but least understood.

In the “Storm Series” novels, he is always in the shadows, manipulating people and situations, and when he does come into the light, it is only to perform some dastardly deed before returning back into the inky gloom to continue his plotting.

With ‘Tales of Solomon Pace’ I knew straight away that I wanted to delve deeper into the background of the man and to give the reader glimpses of Solomon’s past. To that end, I’ve produce a range of stories which will show different aspects of Solomon Pace, and give the reader additional insight to this very complicated and intriguing character.

The cover for my short story – When Ardo Met Ozzy

The cover for my short story - When Ardo Met Ozzy

When Ardo Met Ozzy is a very short promo story.

Like all of my short promo stories, it links in with my two novels Echoes of a Storm and Scions of the Storm. However, can be read as a standalone story.

When Ardo Met Ozzy features Ardo. For those of you who don’t know who Ardo is, I have put a quick pen picture below.

Ardo is a large four-legged invisible creature. He is owned, if that is the correct word, by Twever, whom Ardo likes to call “the Idiot”. Since no one except Twever (and one other person) can see Ardo, there is some debate as to what type of creature he is. Some people think he is dog, while others say he is more cat-like. When asked, Twever just says, “He looks like an Ardo!!”

Ardo’s hobbies are: getting his ear scratched as much as possible, watching people have sex – he likes the faces they make – and killing small fluffy woodland creatures.

The book is very much a nod and a wink at wildlife/ nature programmes and certain popular erotic novels.

The cover for my novel – A Dark and Hungry Storm

The cover for my novel - A Dark and Hungry Storm

A Dark and Hungry Storm is the final book in the dark and bittersweet Storm series. The Year of Blood is fast approaching and Jack Rothgal is desperately attempting to fulfil his destiny and become the ultimate Spirit warrior, and reclaim his lost kingdom from his sister. Meanwhile Queen Rebecca Rothgal (Jack’s sister) is trying to hold the Twin kingdoms together as it prepares for war against a dreaded and ancient enemy

The cover for my Novel – Scions of The Storm

The cover for my Novel - Scions of The Storm

‘Scions of the Storm’ is the second instalment in the ‘Storm Series’ trilogy, and covers the next sixteen years of this epic tale.

It concludes the tale of Nathanial and his daughter, details the rise of the ‘Midnight Man’ and for the first time reveals hints about the two deadly, but hidden, forces that are using the Twin Kingdoms as a pawn in their eons old game of domination.

As ‘Scions of the Storm’ draws to an end, it prepares the reader for the final episode of this dark bittersweet trilogy and sets the ground work for the final story ‘A Dark and Hungry Storm.’