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Nightmare Tenant 6-month anniversary Kindle Giveaway

I’m really thrilled to announce that Nightmare Tenant is 6 months old!

To celebrate this, you can get the book for free on Kindle from September 27th to October 21st 2021!

If you’re in the market for a High Rise inspired, Dr Who-esque horror tale, this may well be the story for you! Loads of characters, amazing concept and some pretty Final Destination style goings-on, Nightmare Tenant is nothing if not a fun, quirky spin on the haunted house trope you think you know so well. Hannah R. Palmer

Set in an old tower block, I found the visuals and descriptions were perfect in setting the scene in a place that’s been quickly tarted up! The author did a great job of having a variety of characters from all walks of life, alongside a sprinkle of humour throughout this thrilling horror story!

An excellent read and I can’t wait to see more from this author! Though I’m now put off from ever living in a tower block…Dan Hook

From the moment I read a short preview of this novel a few weeks back via the author’s Newsletter, I knew I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this and devour it as fast as I could. Needless to say, I finished this book in one sitting, it was such a page turner and I was desperate to find out what happened and the pages kept getting turned and that is a credit to the writing of Richard, who has excelled with creating suspense, tension and genuine horror in this wonderfully crafted novella.

I cannot wait for more of Richard’s works to come and will be eagerly awaiting the next book! Fully recommend this to anyone looking for a crisp, engaging and well written horror!Chris Kenny

Richard created an action-packed, spooky tale, a haunted house story but instead of a rambling building, it all takes place in a giant London tower block. He’s created a great, fully fleshed-out cast of characters. Richard does a great job of pulling you into the story using the main family in the story, so we really get a feel for their plight, and the adventure pulls you along to a rapid, scary finale! I will never be able to drive past a tower block again without remembering this story.Victoria Wren

The foreboding cover draws you in – so immediately you know you don’t want to live there. Atmospheric storytelling with everyday people. I’m used to reading about gothic houses, creepy Victorian settings but a tower block with a lift is a whole new experience.Cheryl Bennet

To claim your free copy please click HERE. While you’re here, if you subscribe to my monthly newsletter you’ll get these deals sent straight to your inbox! How exciting! You’ll also get exclusive access to the official precursor to Nightmare Tenant, Foundations!

Once you’ve read Nightmare Tenant, you can review it on Amazon or Goodreads – I’d love to know what you thought of it! I can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Announcements, Writing

Tanks vs Tripods

Today I’d like to let you know all about a project that I’ve been mulling over doing but have finally decided, after conversation with a few people, is definitely something I wanna press on with and make a reality.

War of the Worlds - Tripod (Digital Illustration by pmoodie)This summer, I’d like to write a 30,000 word novella (that will be available for free here) which has a working title of my Modern-Day Version of The War of the Worlds.

WOTW has been a big influence on my work so far; it’s an electrifying retro tale now that is deeply meaningful as a lot of the locations that get flattened are locations that I personally know. It’s also the granddaddy of sci-fi invasion stories; hence it was an inverse inspiration for my nearly-complete novel Colonisation.

However, this project is going to be something special; I’m not just going to retell the story of The War of the Worlds with submarines in place of cannons – I’m going to use the events of the original book as a framework for my own story to take place. I’m also planning to use this as a great opportunity to experiment with fiction writing – this work will be formatted almost like a scrapbook, with the narrator’s thoughts looking back intermixed with emails, blogposts and text message conversations exchanged and posted during the invasion.

I’m really looking forward to not only paying a great tribute to a wonderful sci-fi work, but also experimenting and furthering my own writing ability with something a little… different to what you may be expecting.

More later in the year!

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