This is me reading the first 3 odd months from “The Y front Chronicles”
This is a dark sci-fi story written in a diary format, which slowly builds as the months progress.
I hope you enjoy
I have been pleasantly surprised by the success of my reading from some of my books. So I’ve added a few more lol.
Below is a link to my reading of the first few pages of a short story called “The Black Blade”
I hope you enjoy
I’ve been think how best to try and prompt my work, and have decided that maybe reading my own work and posting it on Youtube might work.
Hence, I’ve recorded my poem: A simple man, which I wrote for my girlfriend
Hope you enjoy it
You can buy the poem by searching Amazon for “Love and Life by KJA Ireland”
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You are not going to believe this – I’ve had a second publishing company asking for my Manuscript!
Below is the email I received thursday, as before I have removed the company’s name for fairness sake.
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: Echoes of a Storm | Alan Scott
Re: Echoes of a Storm
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Two companies have called forward my Manuscript : ) I just cannot stop smiling : )
I sent off the Manuscript for Echoes of a Storm to the publishing house yesterday and received the following email back.
(again for fairness reason’s I have blanked the name of the publishing house)
From: Editors xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 11:20 AM
Subject: RE: Full-Manuscript Request
Dear Mr Scott,
Thank you for sending the full manuscript of ‘Echoes of a Storm’ to xxxxxx editorial department.
This will now be evaluated by our senior editorial staff who will report back to our Chief Editor. We will then correspond with you regarding any publishing opportunities that may appertain. This could take between four to five weeks.
We will write to you again in due course.
Thank you for your patience.
As always, I will keep you all up to date with developments
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!”