Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Opening The Throttle

A free preview of the first eleven pages of White Knuckle, out in May 2012 from Markosia, is now available on MyeBook.

Take a look.

Myebook - White Knuckle - click here to open my ebook

Forty years ago, Seth Rigal was a man to be feared – a serial strangler with a string of victims. Now nearly seventy and tormented by a lifetime of monstrous violence, Rigal lives on the verge of poverty and quietly waits for the death he knows he deserves. Tortured and confused, still tormented by the drives that made him a killer in his youth, Rigal finds himself almost unconsciously stalking the daughter of his final victim – only to have his precious anonymity snatched from him when he accidentally saves her son’s life. Seth Rigal, formerly known as the Gripper, just became a local celebrity.

The bodies won’t stay buried any longer.


Art is by the incredibly talented Valia Kapadai and letters are by Nic Wilkinson.

We have a White Knuckle Facebook Page where you can keep to update with what's happening as the book progresses, see previews of artwork and find out about the things that will happen for the launch.

Pre-orders will officially open next year but if you want to put your name down on the list now (no payment required until they open) then email cy[AT]cydethan.com.

Why would you do this? Well, the first 20 people to do so will have the opportunity to be drawn into the book as part of the Gripper's case files, and everyone who pre-orders will have the chance to win a piece of original art by Valia of the characters in the book.

All pre-orders get their copies signed by the whole team, of course.

We are hoping to be able to get some more goodies for those who pre-order as well - so watch this space for news!

Pre-order price will be £10 instead of £12.99 (+ postage of £2 UK or £4 rest of world or free to collect from the launch at Bristol comics convention in May 2012)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

(Pod)Casting a Light on Unseen Shadows...

A couple of weeks back, Barry "Party Ninja" Nugent (the geek community's apex predator) was asked to appear for an interview on the SFP-Now podcast by the show's host, Ian Cullen. As I'd been on before, Ian suggested that I tag along to chat about my part in Barry's Tales of the Fallen anthology.

I always have a great time talking with Ian, and I'm already looking forward to having the chance to do so again. The episode went live this week, so help yourselves if you fancy hearing Barry talking his way through the ideas behind his Unseen Shadows multimedia extravaganza. There's even some unexpected comedy in the first half of the show, with Ian doggedly insisting on referring to one of the story's key figures by a name more commonly associated with The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Onward!
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