Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2014

The new trailer with the new cover!!!

So, very quickly, here's the new trailer with, as is advertised above, the new cover.
Press play and enjoy...


Sonntag, 13. Juli 2014

For those who hate to read...

Yesterday I was told some news that I've been itching to hear since I heard it was on the books.

The Division of the Damned will soon be released as an audiobook.
This means that as of September, (the month of release), my friends who have absolutely no wish to read anything can simply put the stereo/computer on, sit back and close their eyes as they're whisked off to Transylvania with Standartenführer Von Struck and his crew.

The Division of the Damned on audiobook, I'm seriously stoked about this new development. It shows that Thorstruck are committed to making an effort for those few they have on their books. It's also more coverage for me as well, the more you're out there, the more you're seen, right kids?
Right Reg.

I also had a very nice Amazon write-up yesterday as well, bringing the tally of five star reviews to forty-eight, out of sixty-eight. Not bad for a nobody like myself... in fact bloody good truth be told.
Have a read:

5.0 out of 5 stars Seemed perfectly plausible to me...12 July 2014
This review is from: The Division of the Damned (Kindle Edition)
I’m not remotely interested in vampires, I don’t much care for werewolves and, if truth be told, I’d rather not read about the atrocities of the Second World War. What possessed me, therefore, to buy this magnificent tale remains a mystery; and it is, of course, all the more to the author’s credit that I found myself thoroughly absorbed by this page-clicking adventure.

The depth of research and historical accuracy on offer here is such that we find ourselves happily suspending disbelief – vampires fighting alongside SS soldiers for heaven’s sake! – while wondering, Perhaps the history books haven’t quite told us the whole story?

Until you reach the last page, that is, when you fall back to earth with a bump, and remind yourself that daydreaming is all well and good, but it’s not going to put your dinner on the table.

Nice innit?
Have a great weekend and good luck to Germany tonight in the World Cup Final!

As you were.

Dienstag, 8. Juli 2014

The story so far...

So, with The Division of the Damned up on Amazon, and the contracts for my other two books signed, I just seem to be marking time until all three are on the market.

I'm really happy with the new covers, even though it was sort of sad to part company with the old ones. All three were made by friends who went that extra mile to do something unique for me, and that's what counts in my eyes. However, it isn't like their efforts were dropped for tardy designs and I'm sure that they, like myself, will come to terms with the change.

Sales have been very slow with Division, however they were waning before. The book has been out since April 2012 and I suppose has run its course, so I'm not really surprised. Perhaps it'll be resurrected to the old 100 downloads a month when my WIP reaches publication? Hope springs eternal, eh?

I made a recording of myself reading the prologue and chapter one of The Division of the Damned the other day. I've been assured by a lot of people that it sounds alright. However, the lingering doubt of, "They're only saying that" is hanging around like an eggy fart in a waiting room.

If you want to hear this lisping Welshman, speaking like he's eating a bag of marbles, follow this link here: Me reading Division.

With my WIP, (Work In Progress, btw, in case you were wondering?) I've decided to start at the beginning again. The problem is that I stopped and started it so often that I lost the continuity. Characters suddenly changed names halfway through the story, people appeared out of nowhere, it was like reading a book written by someone with the memory span of a wheelbarrow.
So I went to the start and am cleaning it up as I go along, and venting out some cracking ideas while I do it too. It's been a good call as I find myself honing the mindset of the individual characters, something you tend to zone out of after long periods of inactivity. Whatever, this new wind of creativity has been a long time coming, and I'm very much up for it. 

Thorstruck has some big ideas, and the satisfying thing is that they're following up on leads and contacts to make things happen. I'm sworn to secrecy, and I'm absolutely bursting to tell you what's planned for The Division of the Damned, but I can say it's something I had hoped for when I actually wrote the initial draft.
Time will tell if it comes off.

Anyway, that's all I have for you up to now, more if and when anything happens.
As you were.
Reggie :)