Dinnusos Rises – Out Now!

Dinnusos Rises has been launched as an eBook today and can now be enjoyed on the following formats: Amazon Kindle (UK, US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, NetherlandsJapan, Mexico), Kobo, Apple iBook, and GooglePlay.

Set in the same urban landscape as my debut novel The Janus Cycle, and featuring some of the same characters along with new voices, Dinnusos Rises is a standalone sequel and does not require the reader to have previously read The Janus Cycle. But fans of The Janus Cycle will be pleased to catch up with some of the characters they have met before.

Dinnusos Rises

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The vibe has soured somewhat after a violent clash in the Janus nightclub a few months ago, and since then Neal has opened a new establishment called ‘Dinnusos’.

Located on a derelict and forgotten side of town, it is not the sort of place you stumble upon by accident, but over time it enchants people, and soon becomes a nucleus for urban bohemians and a refuge for the city’s lost souls. Rumour has it that it was once a grand hotel, many years ago, but no one is quite sure. Whilst mingling in the bar downstairs you might find yourself in the company of poets, dreamers, outsiders, and all manner of misfits and rebels. And if you’re daring enough to explore its ghostly halls, there’s a whole labyrinth of rooms on the upper floors to get lost in…

Now it seems that not just Neal’s clientele, but the entire population of the city, begin to go crazy when beings, once thought mythological, enter the mortal realm to stir chaos as they sow the seeds of militancy.

Eight characters. Most of them friends, some of them strangers. Each with their own story to tell. All of them destined to cross paths in a surreal sequence of events which will change them forever.

For those of you who prefer paper, don’t worry. As is tradition with Elsewhen Press, the physical version is being launched three months later in July!

Click here, to read the announcement from the publisher.

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Paperback version of The Janus Cycle now available!

On Sunday the 5th of April the paperback version of The Janus Cycle was launched at EasterCon 2015 event Dysprosium. Wine was drank, I read out a short extract from the book where people generally laughed at all the right moments (which is always a good sign), and we managed to sell many copies over the weekend.

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Released at the beginning of the year as an ebook, The Janus Cycle is my debut novel and it has received a 5* review from the online magazine RisingShadow. A physical copy can now be delivered to your door if you order it online either through Amazon (in the UK, US, and Canada) or directly from the publisher via the Elsewhen Press Purchasing Portal (worldwide).

 

The Janus Cycle

9781908168467The Janus Cycle can best be described as gritty, sexy, surreal, urban fantasy.

Janus is a nightclub. But it’s not merely a location, it’s virtually a character in its own right. On the surface it appears to be a subcultural hub where the strange and disillusioned, who feel alienated and oppressed by society, can escape to be free from convention. Underneath that façade is a surreal space in time where the very foundations of reality can be twisted and distorted. But the special, unique, vibe of Janus is hijacked by a bandwagon of people who choose to conform to alternative lifestyles simply because it has become fashionable to be ‘different’ and this causes many of its original occupants to feel lost and disenchanted.

The story unfolds through the eyes of eight narrators, each with their own perspective and on their own personal journey. A story in which the nightclub itself goes on a journey. But throughout, one strange girl briefly appears and reappears, warning the narrators that their individual journeys are going to collide in a cataclysmic event. Is she just another one of the nightclub’s denizens, a cynical mischief-maker out to create havoc, or a time-traveller trying to prevent an impending disaster?