The Stabby Pen

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Siege: a Demos City Novel Prologue

I know. It’s been awhile. This is a (final) draft of what is to become the first chapter in the latest installment of the Demos City Series, tentatively titled, SIEGE. … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas Cracker Scavenger Hunt Stop!

Welcome to my stop on this year’s Christmas Cracker Scavenger Hunt. This year, I’m hosting my old pal Alex Nader who’s giving away a free digital copy from his Beasts … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 11 Comments

The Demos City Series: Updates and Anniversaries

The Demos City Series is “officially” one year old this month, November 2014, which got me thinking about the status of the series, genre fiction in general, and how independent … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blog Mondays: What I’m Doing with My Life

A special thanks to Maria V Snyder for inviting me to participate on the blog hop. Getting to know her very dedicated fan base has been absolute delight over the … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Announcing the Winner of Maria V Snyder’s Swag Bag

First, and perhaps foremost, I’d like to thank the honorable J.A. Belfield for running a supremely awesome weekend with the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt. Everyone I spoke with had glowing … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt!

16th – 19th July 2014   The Zero Things That’s So Great About Summer Fooled you didn’t I? Won’t find any 5 greatest blah blah’s about summer here. No sir … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 86 Comments

A Blog Tour and Special Release Day Annoucement

Bullet, A Demos City Novel will release to the world through the good people at J Taylor Publishing on June 16th. I’m already working on the third installment to the … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

J Taylor Publishing is Giving Away 5 ARCs of Bullet!

J. Taylor Publishing are giving away FIVE ARCs of Bullet by Jonathan Lister! Check it out! A father’s love doesn’t bend, so what happens when it breaks? Corruption, dark truths, … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Piracy Could Ruin the Market for Independent Book Publishers

Got an email from author Julie Belfield the other day. She’d found yet another forum posing as an online “store” that was allowing free downloads of her books and hundreds … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bullet, a Demos City Novel: Chapter 1 Preview

1 Gray and the Alpha      Tonight isn’t for olive branches. It’s more like a storm long coming.      “Watch the news lately?” Jackson Harper asks, as four of his wolves stiff-arm … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

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