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Hearts of Ice and Stone is on the way

It's nearly here, my first book intended for fully mature grown up adults. In addition, it's good for people who enjoy a rather macabre theme and a writing style inspired by those great writers of the 18th/19th century. If you can imagine the literary offspring of Stephen King and Jane Austen you won't be far wrong, (not that I would claim that my own work bears comparison with either of these literary greats!). The book is all good to go now. The cover reveal and the subsequent book tour have been rather wonderfully managed by the brilliant Hygge Book Tours. I'm really looking forward to working with those guys during the period around the actual launch. The actual launch? Did I not mention the date? It's the 24th November, although the book is already available to pre-order for those readers keen to get their hands on it asap. It's a piece of work I'm really proud of I and I hope you all enjoy it. Here's the blurb, in case you want a flavour of the book:

Laura never realised that she was different, or that she was touched in some way by the heavens, until she first set foot, contrary to all law and tradition, within the portals of Darkharrow. Here, in the remote Eastings of Britannia, far from the wealth and the power of London, the dead lie sleeping beneath the ancient towers and cloisters of the great abbey. For some, destiny dictates that their long slumber shall endure until the last trump sounds and all the dead shall rise from their graves, but for some the care of the Camalodolite Order shall reawaken them long before that day. No one has ever been able to look upon the countenances of the departed and tell whether they may be awakened, whether their hearts are of ice or of stone- until now.

Caught between the competing affections of those who love her, threatened by those who would destroy her, Laura finds herself enmeshed in a web of conspiracy that draws upon her deepest resources and enforces choices upon her that are of the most momentous kind.

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