'You take it for granted, our time together.' He laughed at her. 'Why shouldn't I? Nothing is ever going to stop us spending time together.' The sun set as they walked along the beach. It was a beautiful, romantic evening. 'What if your wife found out?' 'Would that stop us? Maybe it would be for … Continue reading TOGETHER
Another great review for my novel A JUSTIFIED STATE. This one is particularly pleasing because I know James is a big fan of crime, sci-fi and futurist stories, and also because he is really hard to please and likes to find the flaws in any story! So, if he says it’s the only novel you should read this year, it’s quite the compliment!
I’ve been following Iain Kelly‘s writing online for a few years now. He and I (along with a bunch of other folks) met while participating in a series of internet writing challenges such as this one. That’s where I found out that he’s the undisputed master of murder mysteries, only in his case, he actually created a series of novels in that genre to prove it.
Finally (given my meager budget), I was able to download a free promotional copy of A Justified State, the first novel in his “The State Trilogy”.
It was amazing.
The story is set slightly in the future in the UK, known as the nameless “state.” The nation is in a conflict with unrevealed adversaries in “The First Strike War,” which is the backdrop for everything that follows.
Police Detective Danny Samson, who…
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Shutters down, windows boarded up, phone disconnected. Four months since the lockdown began, enough food and toilet paper for another year. Tap, tap, tap. What is it? She won't risk finding out. Until then, she will stay in the basement. *** Agnes knocked on the door again. 'Let's go,' said Archie. 'It's been two weeks, … Continue reading LOCKDOWN
One last wistful look at the mist on the hillside before I go. A deep breath in, filling my lungs with the fresh air. It is quiet, only the birdsong breaks the silence. No one else is around this early in the morning. Others will come later for their turn. For me, that's it for … Continue reading ONE LAST WISTFUL LOOK
The thing weighs a tonne, almost broke the table when I finally hefted it onto it. Got some buttons on it. Give one a tap and it makes a pleasing 'clack'. Letters on them. Some sort of coding device? Nowhere to plug it in, can't see an on button. Bit at the top slides side … Continue reading SCRAP METAL