I am super-thrilled to officially launch The Space Between Us at my local bookshop in Porty on Wednesday 29th March. I’ll be chatting to Ann Landmann, founder and director of Cymera, Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. I’ll no doubt play a few tunes as well. Tickets here.
My latest novel is out today! You can get it here in paperback, or here in ebook, or pick up copy at your local independent bookshop. I know for a fact that my local shop, The Portobello Bookshop, will have signed copies, so check them out if you want one. There should also be signed copies at independent shops across the UK, so do seek them out.
This book is a bit of a departure for me, my first science fiction novel, but the early response to the book so far has been absolutely incredible, so I want to say a massive THANK YOU to the authors, bloggers, reviewers and readers who have connected with the book and taken the time to write, post or talk about it.
You can read more about the story below, but this is really a book about the importance of connecting to each other and the world around us. With that in mind, word of mouth is so important for books these days, so if you’ve read it and liked it – please tell someone, write a review, spread the word. Thank you!
Connecting will change everything…
Lennox is a troubled teenager with no family. Ava is eight months pregnant and fleeing her abusive husband. Heather is a grieving mother and cancer sufferer. They don’t know each other, but when a meteor streaks over Edinburgh, all three suffer instant, catastrophic strokes…
…only to wake up the following day in hospital, miraculously recovered.
When news reaches them of an octopus-like creature washed up on the shore near where the meteor came to earth, Lennox senses that some extra-terrestrial force is at play. With the help of Ava, Heather and a journalist, Ewan, he rescues the creature they call ‘Sandy’ and goes on the run.
But they aren’t the only ones with an interest in the alien … close behind are Ava’s husband, the police and a government unit who wants to capture the creature, at all costs. And Sandy’s arrival may have implications beyond anything anyone could imagine…
BLACK HEARTS is out today! It’s dark, funny, sad, crazy and very close to my heart. Funerals, stalkers, faked deaths, corpses, black holes, drumming, violent ghosts and more. Get it below or at your local bookshop. Ta!