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Strange Matters is FREE this week with Smashwords!

Strange Matters is FREE this week with Smashwords!

Strange Matters is Free?!


You should be familiar with Smashwords, the book selling platform which caters to small indies and larger sellers alike, offering a unified place to purchase ebooks.┬áThis week, Smashwords is having it’s Read an Ebook Week sale, so thousands of books are discounted or even free. You can browse the selection here.

Best bit: STRANGE MATTERS is FREE as part of this sale! Until the 11th you can download my debut short story collection, with 20 stories and poems about magic, myth and fantasy, for no cost at all! Just help me to spread the word- tell friends, rate the purchase, review if you can, all that jazz!

You can get the book as an epub, mobi, pdf or more, so you can add it to any reader device you have.

The Firebird update and the coming collection

The Firebird update and the coming collection




Some people may be arriving here after already noticing this, but I’ve re-released the Firebird novella.

Primarily, it has gone live on Smashwords for the first time! This is very exciting for me and I’m looking forward to their judgement regarding letting me distribute it to their wider markets.

Also primarily (!), it now contains both an updated version of the Firebird with some minor editorial tweaks, plus three extra pieces of content. These are short stories I’ve shared before (British Gods and Saturday’s Child), and a poem I’ve shared just this week- Thornback.

These versions are polished and pretty and have been added to the Firebird to create a kind of sampler for the upcoming collection. You know, the one I’ve been hinting about for ages. Eagle eyed readers may have spotted that the title ‘Strange Matters’ has been revealed, but I’m not going to expound on that yet, as it’s something of a soft launch at this stage. Expect a release date very soon!

Don’t forget you can follow me with the links at the top of the site to get informed pronto.


To business: on Smashwords, I’ve made the sample stories free. You can go and grab them right now if you like.

Amazon is less flexible in that regard, but I’m working on it. However, those who have already purchased the book (and my massive thanks again) should be able to get an updated version with the additional content for free. This isn’t something Amazon does automatically, so I need to tell them to do so. It’s going to take a few working days, but do let me know if you don’t get it (or grab a .mobi from Smashwords).

Right, I’m off to tweak things and make sure I fully understand the process before publishing Strange Matters.

Thanks for supporting me!