A Good Book Needs a Good Villain – Part two

My next villain from the Storm Series Trilogy is the Midnight Man. Now is Solomon Pace is a James Bond type of Villain, then the Midnight Man is the polar opposite he is the Villain nightmares are made of.

The Midnight Man

The following extract is taken from “Scions of the Storm” and shows the Midnight Man at his worst. Please note that in the extract the Midnight Man is going by the name Tom.

“…With his hands in his pockets, Tom wandered aimlessly among the trees until he heard a ‘meow’ coming from up ahead.  Slowly and quietly, he made his way to the sound and spotted a small cat.

“Here, Puss-Puss,” Tom called, “here, Puss-Puss.”

The cat made its way to Tom and started to purr as he knelt down to scratch its ear.  Tom laughed with pleasure as the cat rubbed itself against him and flung itself on its back.

“There you go, Puss-Puss,” said Tom as he rubbed the cat’s belly.  The cat’s paws raked Tom’s hand.  Tom snatched his hand away and looked down at the cat, his face suddenly cold.  His hand was like a blur as he grabbed one of the cat’s legs and broke it.

The cat screamed in agony and tried to get away.  Tom’s hand shot out again and he broke another leg.  As he watched the cat and the great pain it was in, tears started to flow down his cheeks.  He tenderly stroked its small face with a gentle finger.  “Such pain,” he said quietly, his face a perfect picture of empathy.

“Oscar!  Oscar!”

Tom raised his head and saw two young children, a boy and a girl, coming towards him as they shouted out together, “Oscar!  Oscar!”


Tom looked down at the pain-stricken cat.  “Oscar?”

The cat gave a small and pitiful cry.

Standing, Tom brushed off his trousers and made his way towards the children with a playful smile. “Ah children; they will be much more fun that a cat,” he mused….”

So there you have it, villains love them or hate them you have to have them in a book, Otherwise who is going to make the hero look good?



A Very Nice Commet for ” A Simple Man”

I received a very nice comment on Readwave.com for my poem “A Simple Man”

“Nicely crafted application for the job of soulmate. The images evoked carry the reader from superficial attraction to unending love, ready, willing, and able to stay the distance. It might fill the dreams of every girl, but it will fill the dreams of the right one. Hats off to you. Thank you for sharing.”

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A poem to my Girlfriend. Its called – I am a Simple man

I am a Simple man

My love – I am but a simple man.

I don’t have film start looks, nor do I have any fashion sense.

I can’t afford weekend breaks to Paris, Milan or Berlin.

I hate live music festivals and being one of the ‘in’ crowd.

I don’t know any celebrities or famous people.

My love – I am but a simple man.

Sorry folks, but this poem is now available in an ebook (priced at the super high price of £0.77) so i’ve had to remove the rest of it from this post. However, if you do fancy splashing out £0.77 or the equivilent in your country you can search Amazon for “Love and Life by K J A Ireland”

For those of you in the UK i’ve attached the link for your ease – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-And-Life-K-Ireland-ebook/dp/B00KRPWNB2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1401976971&sr=1-1&keywords=love+and+life