#RobotUprising


The robots are rebelling! Run for the…!

Oh wait.

No, it’s fine. I think. 

OK. Try again. The robots are uprising, but not in reality – as far as I know. But, over on Wattpad’s Tap app platform, there’s a new story series! 

If you swipe for the story categories, you’ll see Robot Uprising. Drop into their and you’ll find a host of brand new work but fantastic authors, all related to robots (and technology) gone wrong! 

Included in the collection is a story by me entitled Give You My Heart. It follows Ben, unlucky in love, who tries out internet dating. Things don’t go quite according to plan… 

You can find Give You My Heart here: Give You My Heart

Enjoy! 

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Announcing the pre-order of Snow!

One cabin. Sixteen stories of forbidden love.

SNOW: Stories of Forbidden Love anthology is officially LIVE! 

The #SnowAnthology is only available at $0.99 (or equivalent applicable cost in your locality) for a limited time, so pre-order your copy before it’s too late!

This book will only be available for this price for a little while, so grab it while you can.  I’m excited to be included – my story, Wings, is one of the stories in there.  And of course, I’m still working away at stories on Wattpad, and there’s more coming later in the year, so if you do grab it, let me know.

(If you’d like to know when I’m doing these projects, sign up for my newsletter!)

Get your copy at a discount here:

Don’t forget to add the anthology to your Goodreads reading lists! Just click here.

About the book:

With an online audience of over ONE MILLION combined followers and hundreds of millions of reads on their stories, the SNOW anthology showcases talented Wattpad authors from around the globe.

Journey into the woods where you will discover a cabin surrounded by snow, filled with secrets…

The SNOW anthology features sixteen original novellas and novelettes in multiple genres, including Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural and Paranormal.

Brought to you by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Kelly Anne Blount and available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! Don’t wait for the snow to melt before you uncover these stories of love, loss, and self-discovery.

Check out the incredible list of authors participating below and click on the links to connect with them on Wattpad!

Kelly Anne Blount – @KellyAnneBlount

Gabriela Cabezut – @GabyCabezut

Megan DeVos – @styleslegend

Rachel Meinke – @knightsrachel

Noelle N. – @hepburnettes

M.C. Roman – @MCRomances

Delilah Mae – @_HakunaMatata_

Gavin Hetherington – @GavinHetherington

Shaun Allan – @ShaunAllan

Lindsey E. Lippincott – @Red_Assassin

Lucy Rhodes – @Lucyface

R. Diamond – @rdiamond89

Sarah Benson – @SarahBensonBooks

J.M. Butler – @JessicaBFry

Debra Goelz – @BrittanieCharmintine

Neilani Alejandrino – @sweetdreamer33

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Composing Mr. Composure


Well, isn’t today an exciting day?

Why?  Because it’s a Tuesday!  
Is that not a good enough reason?  You want to know more?

Well (again)…

Last year, my novel Sin was serialised on Wattpad – the YouTube of books with over 14 million unique hits per month.  I’d posted samples before this point and was surprised and delighted to be asked to put the whole book up there.  Of course this was a risk.  If people could read it, why would they buy it?  In the end, however, this hasn’t mattered.  At the point of writing, Sin has had over 607,200 reads and some very humbling comments.  The fact i now have such a large fanbase wipes out any concerns I had about book sales.  I’d much rather have someone tell me they’ve enjoyed something I’ve written than have a couple of quid and not hear anything.

Anywho-de-do.

Earlier this year, my wife and I watched a movie.  The premise of the film was that all crime, for twelve hours, would be legal.  The movie was called The Purge.  It was a little disturbing, to be honest, as it showed what some people might possibly do just because they could.

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the lovely Caitlin at Wattpad with another opportunity, one she wondered if I’d be interested in.

It seemed NBC Universal were bringing out the sequel, this time called The Purge: Anarchy.  It also seemed Wattpad were involved in the promotion of the film and had contacted their “top writers” (!) to ask if they’d like to write a story, based on the premise of the film, to coincide with the release of the film.

Would I be interested?  WOULD I??

That’ll be a yes!

Now, I admit to a little concern about this.  Not only was the story going to be tied in to the release of what I don’t doubt will be a successful film, but it was also outside my comfort zone.  I generally write paranormal thrillers.  Yes, I’ve dipped my toe in the waters of children’s poetry and erotica, but mainly it has a supernatural side.  For this, I figured ghosts or Death would be a little out of place.  Wattpad had said they wouldn’t mind a paranormal twist, so I set about writing.

I surprised myself.  The story seemed to come quite naturally, and I’d taken a different, hopefully original, path to tell the tale while still keeping it true to the premise.

It wasn’t easy going, to be honest.  I desperately needed a new computer at home so thought this was the perfect time, and excuse, to buy one.  It turned out my new PC didn’t want to download anything on Windows Update.  I spent two nights, when I should have been writing, trying to solve this issue.  Once I did, I then spent time getting the machine all set up.  Then I began to write.  Then the wireless keyboard decided to not want to play.  Then the helpdesk warranty people instructed me to do a system restore – back to just before I’d installed all the software.  Then I had to mess about doing it all again.

But…

The story is to be written in four parts.  The first part of my work, Mr. Composure, will be going live today – 24th June – with subsequent parts being uploaded weekly.  Not only will it be going up on my own page, but NBC Universal will be featuring it on their page too.

And it will be used, over the course of the year, to promote the film!

Can I just say WOW!?!

So, please drop by and take a peek.  I hope you enjoy it!  And, watch out for the release of the film next month!

My Wattpad page is here.  You’ll find Sin, along with lots of other stories by me and, now, part one of Mr. Composure!

NBC Universal’s page is here, where you’ll find my story plus others and a whole lot more!

Have a look at the trailer for The Purge: Anarchy.  Looking good!

Update!  As of 10:33am (UK time) on 28th June, Mr. Composure has had a massive 21,565 reads!  It’s also been called ‘the best story on Wattpad’ and ‘simply stunning’!
Wow!
Update 2!  As of 07:55am (UK time) on 30th June, we’re at 27,146 reads!  That’s unbelievable!  Thank you so much to everyone who’s dropped by.  I appreciate you taking the time to read my work and so many of you have left incredible comments!  Part two will be uploaded tomorrow (Tuesday).
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A Drop of Scarlett…

Occasionally, Sin meets new friends in his asylum.  I’m sure you’re aware of this.  He hijacks this very blog for that purpose.  Today, however, he’s allowed me to chat to someone all on my very ownsome.  Nice of him.  Well, he’s already met her anyway, it seems, in his Moth to a Flame blog post.

 

The lovely Scarlett Flame is joining me.  She’s currently riding around on a book tour to show us her collection of erotic love stories Bound for Passion.  Today’s stop is right outside my place, so I tempted her in for a look-see at her wares!

 

Here’s the lowdown on her latest novel.

 

“When Vivienne sits inconsolable in the hospital chapel, the last encounter she expects is a fervent entanglement with an otherworldly being. As passions increase she learns, for the first time in her life, the true meaning of ‘out of this world’. In the second story, Sarah meets a new lover after telling him all her intimate fantasies in an internet chat room. And the final entry concerns the journey a young woman takes as a Dominant offers to show her the ropes in exchange for her submission via BDSM.”

 

Individually these stories are hot, but together they are sizzling.

Already the book is heating up readers attention with five five star reviews so far.  Scarlett told me:

 

The cover of the book is from a painting by an artist friend of mine that is based in Cork, Ireland. His name is Alan Hurley. I have had only fabulously positive comments about the cover and hope to use Alan again in future. The picture is also available to buy as a print from his gallery. Alan has some absolutely beautiful paintings please visit his page and choose some for yourself.

 

I have two signed prints gracing my living room walls, an original watercolour taken from my avi photograph on Twitter and this hangs in pride of place on my bedroom wall.

 

Alan also has a Blog here so please visit him here and see how his work progresses from an outline drawing to a full blown picture

 

The graphics were supplied by another good friend of mine who is also an author – Jon Fletcher who I did an interview for last year about my next book and a current WIP. Jon writes Science fiction and I believe I own ALL of his books. Check out Jon’s blog and his author page to see more.

 

The debut novel is composed partially of stories that were published initially on my blog over the last six months or so, and a new story created especially for the book.

 

There is a short excerpt from The Stranger which is the first story in the book, read by myself, on audioboo.

 

In celebration and to let the public know about my new book there are a series of blogs being hosted by a number of bloggers across the world.

 

Here they are and the dates they will be hosted.  There may be some additions to the list as time goes on:

 

 

The Book promotion is set to run alongside offers and promotions on Goodreads and Facebook with 4 copies of the book available to win on Goodreads through their giveaway deal.

 

I also have great pleasure in having The Orchard Book Club promoting my book launch, with details to follow.

 

I will be interviewed on air by Casey Ryan of the Cutting Room Floor on the 2nd March.  Please click on the link for details.”

 

You can buy Scarlett’s new book from:

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

 

The book is also available on all the Amazon sites including Canada, Australia etc..

 

Thanks for dropping by Scarlett.  It’s always a pleasure meeting one of Sin’s friends.  I hope the book is a raging success.

 

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Sin…The Promotion…

I’m being promoted.

No, not that kind of promotion. I’m not going from patient to orderly, or even Grand Poobah himself (or ‘Himself’, no doubt). There’s no corner office with a lovely big window overlooking the gardens. I don’t get a pay rise with a nice bonus to boot.

I might just get the boot…

No handshake. No letter on fancy-schmancy embossed paper, gilded letterhead resplendent.

No.

But, apparently, I’m being promoted.

Well, you might think, he’s known as ‘The Reverend’. Perhaps he’s becoming ‘The Deacon’ or ‘The Bishop’?

You’d be wrong.

Still, though, I’m in good spirits. The promotion in question (if you, in fact, were questioning) is that I’m being made free. And, you’re wrong again.

I’m not being released. Even though I’m meant to be here voluntarily so I should be able to walk out of here when I please, I can’t. Connors has his claws into me just as if I’m a mouse and he’s swooped down from on high and is taking me back to his nest to be fed on by his hungry children. Yeah, like he’d share.

Free. The word tastes of… freshness. I almost get giddy with the thought, but then, I am in an asylum. But it’s not me. Well it is and it isn’t. It’s my book. My story.

Sin, written by some bloke called Shaun Allan. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, and all that, but would you trust someone with two first names? It’s like he can’t make his mind up.

Saying that, I lost my surname somewhere along the way, so I don’t have room to talk.

Anywho. Sin, the eBook, is going to be completely free all day on the 12th January. That’s tomorrow, or today, or last week (depending on when you read this).

If I can’t be free and walk among the populace, perhaps my book can.

Less chance of people dying, I suppose.

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