Just as well that I am not superstitious.

Just as well that I am not superstitious.

I’ve just noticed that in the UK on Amazon, my novel  “Echoes of the Storm”:

a. Has 13 reviews
b. is 666 in Dark Fantasy (kindle)
c. is 666 in Low Fantasy (kindle)

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Its taken me three years but i finally have a No.1 book in the UK

Its taken me three years but I finally can say I have a No.1 book in the UK and I cannot stop smiling.

The book in question is my short story “Tea” and its currently number one in the Amazon UK Kindle charts under the following category  Kindle Store > Books > Gay & Lesbian > Fiction > Horror

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 800 times around the world including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan and India.

‘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.

Below is a link to the UK Amazon site

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tea-Storm-Series-Alan-Scott-ebook/dp/B00A53G5WO/ref=zg_bs_4542721031_f_1

I’m still smiling

Alan

Tea II (ebook) Will Be on Free Promotion from Amazon Between Thu 13 Mar and Mon 17 Mar 14

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Just a quick post to say that ‘Tea II’ (ebook) will be on free promotion from Amazon between Thu 13 Mar and Mon 17 Mar 14.

Tea II concludes the story of Shadow Killer (Werewolf) and his unusual, and platonic friendship with an old man called Samuel (A Tailor). The tale is set exactly one year after ‘Tea’, on the coldest and darkest night of winter, and by the end of the night their relationship will have changed forever.

I’ve written this short story to say thank you to all those people around the world who downloaded ‘Tea’. ‘Tea’ It is by far my most successful short story with just under 800 downloads across the world, and when on promotion constantly makes it into the top 10 of gay fiction

Both short stories (Tea and Tea II) are set within the dark fantasy world of The Storm Series Trilogy and can be read in conjunction with the trilogy, to obtain extra background information, or alone just as two short stories.

I hope you enjoy

Alan

“Tales for a Storm Filled Night” is on Free Promotion Between 15 and 19 Jan 14

I have decided to place the Kindle version of  “Tales for a Storm Filled Night” on free promotion via Amazon, between the 15 and 19 Jan 14

‘Stories for a Storm Filled Night’, consists of nine short stories set within  the dark fantasy world of ‘The Storm Series’, these tales add additional background to characters and events within the trilogy

Among the stories is one called ‘Tea’ which for 4 days in Nov 13 held the No. 1 position in Free > Fiction > Short Stories in Japan (sold through Amazon)

The full list of stories within the book are:

A Firm Hand – Just over 7’000 words
The Agreement – Just over 6’500 words
Jennifer, Nathanial, Twever, & Ardo Go on an Adventure – Just over 7’500 words
Brethren of the Night I – 2’000 words
Brethren of the Night II – 3’000 words
The Chestnut Murders – Just under 10’000 words
Wife – Just over 8’000 words

Tea – Just over 5’500 words
A Dark and Hungry Storm – Just over 6’500 words.

This was my first attempt at book of short stories and although I am happy with all of them, its not until Brethren of the Night I does the really book come into its own. 

If you do fancy downloading the book, I have attached the  link to the Uk site http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Filled-Night-ebook/dp/B00B4YTUIY/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1389791908&sr=8-8&keywords=the+storm+series+alan+scott

If you are outside the UK then just search your Amazon site for “The Storm Series Alan Scott” and click on the book.

I hope you enjoy

Alan

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.