November News 2014

As I’ve had a lot of new subscribers recently, I thought I’d drop everyone a quick line with some news and a little request-ette. 

Firstly, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to my newsletter. I hope you are all enjoying your free copy of BLUE INTO THE RIP. And if you enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon. It really means a lot to me, even if it’s just a few words…and five stars of course! But seriously, the number of stars is up to you. ‘Five’ does have a good ring to it though… don’t you think?

First draft is done! It’s been a bit of a slog, but I’ve finally sorted out the many problems with the plot (don’t worry, there always are at this stage) and I’m busy second drafting as we speak. I’m very happy with many of the words, but it’s getting the little buggers into the right order that’s the trouble. Ack! As to a release date? It’s going to be after Christmas 🙁 I know, but can’t be helped. I’m keen to get it finished, but I couldn’t possibly send it off to the editors until I’m totally, almost, positively, maybe sure it’s, almost, maybe finished. Possibly.

Talking about BLUE INTO THE PLANET – I’d like to make a little request. I’m always on the look out for cool logic or leadership tests. Not so much a series of numbers or images, but something I could turn into a practical test. If you’ve read BLUE INTO THE RIP, you’ll know there’s a logic test with three switches. I’m looking for something along the lines of that. I’ve got some cool ones already included, but I’d love to hear of any you may know of. If you do, please send me a return email and I promise to give you an acknowledgement if used.

When I’ve not been Blue Into The Ripping, I’ve been writing a short story compilation called THE LADY IN THE GLASS. I’m just finalising this (mostly trying to come up with a decent cover) and  – hoping to add teaser chapters from BLUE INTO THE PLANET and my upcoming paranormal comedy mystery, KILLER PICCADILLY. Hopefully. I just need more time! As for a release date, these things usually take longer than anticipated, but I’m looking at early January 2015.

So that’s my news. Now it’s time for…

Kev’s recommendations
This is just a little segment where I highlight a book I’ve read or an author I know.

This time it’s my good writery mate, and best-selling author, Heather Sunseri and her MINDSPEAK series. I met Heather through another writer (Susan May) and I soon gobbled up this wonderful trilogy. At first, I was a little concerned that it shared a similar premise to my INTO THE RIP series – genetically altered teenagers – but this is totally different read. But don’t listen to me, I asked Heather to write you a few words:

HEATHER: Thanks Kev! I’m so excited to visit with other passionate readers! So, Hi! I’m a young adult author of romantic medical science fiction that is set in the not-so-distant future.

Basically, I like to ask what-if questions of weird sciency stuff that totally could happen. For example, with the MINDSPEAK series, I asked, “What if a group of privileged kids discovered they were part of some huge scientific experiment before they were even born?” And what if the people responsible for the experiment no longer wanted these kids to exist? Throw a guy and a girl who are attracted to each other into the mix of what-if questions, and you’ve got yourself a romantic sci-fi adventure.

MINDSPEAK part one – FREE! Amazon US | UK

Find out more about Heather:

Heather’s Recommendation
I also asked Heather to recommend her favourite read of 2014. This is what she had to say:

HEATHER: Without a doubt my favorite book of 2014 was MAIDEN VOYAGE by Tania Aebi about an eighteen-year-old, New York bicycle messenger who sailed around the world with only a cat for company. The book was an amazing study of character and suspense, and a look into just how large of a world we live in. At eighteen, Tania experienced more life-changing events in two-and-a-half years than many of us see in a lifetime. Though this book is almost a couple of decades old, I fell in love with the adventure, and will read it again. And who knows… I just might use turn Tania’s adventures on the open water into some sort of science fiction romance in the future.

All the best,


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