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Stalking the Demon On Net Galley

Stalking the Demon

Until 31 January, Stalking the Demon is available on NetGalley—if you’re a member there, look it up to request your free copy.

About Stalking the Demon

Stalking the Demon Free on Story Cartel

Six months ago, the disgraced wizard, Alloran, sacrificed his hand and risked his life and soul to rescue the woman he loves from his traitorous friend. Despite saving the city from a demon, the council of wizards punished him severely for practising banned magic.

Now he learns his desperate attempt to banish the demon threatens to send the whole world to hell. To unravel the damage, Alloran is forced to dabble in taboo hell magic, and must choose between saving himself and everything he holds dear.

This is also your last chance to sign-up to the mailing list for your exclusive sneak peak at the cover art of In the Company of the Dead. You can sign up here—receive a free story, and other subscriber exclusives such as early access to quizzes and art, and subscriber only sales. Be quick, as the cover reveal will be this Friday for subscribers only!

About In the Company of the Dead

Only a fool crosses a god, but Ellaeva and Lyram will do anything to get what they want.

Chosen as a five year old orphan to be the Left Hand of Death, Ellaeva has nothing to call her own—nothing except a desire to avenge her murdered parents. Her duties leave her no time to pursue the man responsible, until both her work and revenge lead to the same place—the lonely castle where Lyram Aharris is serving out his exile for striking his prince.

Lyram is third in line for the throne, and when the castle is unexpectedly besieged, he fears his prince means to remove him from contention for the crown permanently. Ellaeva’s arrival brings hope, until she reveals she has not come for the siege, but instead she hunts the castle for a hidden necromancer dedicated to the dark god of decay.

Within their stone prison, Ellaeva and Lyram must fight to save themselves from political machinations and clashing gods. But as the siege lengthens, the greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter.

Stalking the Demon Free on Story Cartel

Stalking the Demon Free on Story Cartel

For a limited time, I’m making Stalking the Demon free on Story Cartel in return for nothing except an honest review.

The offer goes live Monday 9 March and will continue until Easter Monday.

If you’re looking for a fast, gripping fantasy read in the sword and sorcery style, look no further. At 42,000 words, this is only a short novel. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the first book – but if you haven’t, subscribe to the newsletter and you’ll get Confronting the Demon free too! This one is so short you can read it in an hour. The books have been variously compared to well-known fantasy authors Brent Weeks, Jacqueline Carey and Robert E Howard.

About Stalking the Demon

Stalking the Demon

Six months ago, the disgraced wizard, Alloran, sacrificed his hand and risked his life and soul to rescue the woman he loves from his traitorous friend. Despite saving the city from a demon, the council of wizards punished him severely for practicing banned magic.

Now he learns his desperate attempt to banish the demon threatens to send the whole world to hell. To unravel the damage, Alloran is forced dabble in taboo hell magic, and must choose between saving himself and everything he holds dear.

What Readers Are Saying

“The descent into the hell realm is exciting, better even than the climax of the first book, when hell makes an appearance in Alloran’s world. I love the tentacled first-realm demons, very kraken meets Lovecraftian Old Ones.” ~ Samantha Sabovitch

“Awesome conflict on every page. Tons of surprises too. Great ending! This is a fast read, but the setting and characterization is rich and deep and I fell into the story in a way I didn’t expect.” ~ J.

“Stalking the Demon was quick and intricate, but slow and methodical at the same time. I found myself constantly trying to figure out what would happen next, and was usually wrong. There was a great amount of action and suspense that really grabbed me and kept me reading until the end.” ~ Joe Slonaker

What Colour Is Your Magic? Personality Quiz Plus #Free Book

What colour is your magic

So I made a quiz – and can I say those things are hard to write! If you’ve read Confronting the Demon or Stalking the Demon, you’ll know a bit about the magical colours. Complete the quiz below to find out what colour your magic is – perhaps you’re a hot-headed red, a logical yellow, an adventurous orange or an idealistic indigo!

If you haven’t read them, do the quiz for fun anyway – at the end you’ll be given the opportunity to receive my epic fantasy book Confronting the Demon free!

Take the quiz now!

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Giveaway – WIN 2 Epic Fantasy Books and $20 Amazon Gift Card

The release date for Stalking the Demon is coming up fast, and I need your help to spread the word!

To reward those of you who can help me out, I’m running a giveaway to give you the opportunity to win a $20 Amazon gift card, as well as free ebook versions of both books in The Seven Circles of Hell series.*

All you have to do is:

  • Sign-up to my Thunderclap campaign to spread the word on Stalking the Demon‘s release date (by Facebook or Twitter); or
  • Sign up to read Stalking the Demon and provide a review (everyone who does this will get a free copy of Stalking the Demon to review as well as the chance to win Confronting the Demon and the gift card).
Or, do both and get two entries!


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* In the interests of full disclosure, it is possible to obtain free copies of both Confronting the Demon and Stalking the Demon by other means – however I have included them in the giveaway as not all entrants may wish to use those means.

What If Gilderoy Lockhart from HARRY POTTER Was An Evil Genius?


Sometimes characters are inspired by something or someone, and sometimes a resemblance is pure coincidence.

I’ve blogged previously about how the hero of the Seven Circles of Hell series, Alloran, was inspired by the character Monk Markham in K.E. Mills’ Rogue Agent series. Monk is always pushing boundaries – and gets away with it. So I said what if he didn’t? And that was poor Alloran’s sorry origin.


His nemesis, Ladanyon, is a little different. Nobody inspired him as such – he just sprang into being from my brain.


But ever since he did, he has always reminded me of Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter. Not the incompetence, and not his bumbling nature.


No, Ladanyon has that same smile Lockhart is so famous for (with a similar effect on the ladies) and he has the same huge ego.

Ladanyon – Artwork by Worlds Beyond Art

What he’s got that Lockhart doesn’t have is what makes him truly frightening. Ladanyon is not merely competent at what he does, he’s excellent, and what he does is research. Finding new magic and new ways to do things. In fact, he’s second to none except Alloran. Which is kind of the problem…


Because – ego! Ego does not like to be second to anyone. Ladanyon’s ego can’t even accept the limelight knowing that someone else could steal it from him merely by raising a hand.


Yes, Ladanyon is what you get if you take Gilderoy Lockhart and add one part brilliance and one part evil.


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