Shadow Stalker: The Hidden Truth Episode 1 Book Review

Shadow Stalker Banner

Shadow Stalker Inforgraphic

Shadow Stalker: The Hidden Truth is the first episode of a serialised book series.

It has a very good backstory which balances well with driving the plot forward with the events of the book.

It has diverse characters with Auren, (a typical teenager who wants to rebel against her foster father, Kado’s protective grasp) Jade, (Auren’s friend who has led a very sheltered life) Deaken (Auren’s other friend who knows how to fight and wants to make his own decisons) and Kado (who has a duty to protect and guide Auren whatever the cost.)

I like the shamanic qualities of the Shadow Stalkers and their rulers, (of want of a better word) the Shadow People. It is good that the Shadow Stalkers are not all powerful and that delving into the shadow world holds it’s own dangers.

The story has a good climatic ending which makes it obvious that it is not over and there is more instalments to come.

All in all, a great book that is definitely worth reading. I can’t wait for the episodes to come.

2nd Attempt at The Rogue’s Odyssey Cover

(If you want to see my 1st attempt at a cover visit here)

The Rogue's Odyssey Cover 2

This is my second attempt at a cover for The Rogue’s Odyssey (find out more about the epic poem here.) I have used fervalosious-stock’s medieval photoshoot – hood 1 to create this image. Please comment on whether you like this version as opposed to the previous one (see top of post for 1st version.) If you have a photo or drawing you think would suit better, please give me your views via a comment.

Shadow Swarm Book Contest

D. Robert Pease (author of Shadow Swarm) is running a book contest where you can win two $50 Amazon gift cards and an autographed copy of his book. Read on to find out how.

Shadow Swarm Cover

Aberthol Nauile doesn’t know that he once led legions in a war that raged since the dawn of time, against an enemy that cannot be killed. He doesn’t know that he rode on a dragon with his father, and saw his mother die while giving birth to him. He doesn’t know that he once saved his great, great, great grandfather by defeating the black enemy on the slopes of a volcano. Aberthol doesn’t know that he beheld the creation of the world, as his grandfather eight generations before took the planet ravaged by a war of the gods and began anew. All he knows is that he awoke in a coffin in a tomb, and now the whole world thinks he is their savior. All he really wants to know is his name, and why he keeps hearing voices in his head.

Get Shadow Swarm via Amazon or Barnes & Noble

You can win by entering the Rafflecopter contest here or by leaving a comment here or on another of the other blogs listed here. Good luck.


Cover Reveal for The Rogue’s Odyssey

The Rogue's Odyssey Book CoverI am pleased to reveal to you that The Rogue’s Odyssey finally has a cover (or an attempt at one). Please comment on whether you like it or not.

The Rogue’s Odyssey is an epic-length swords and sorcery poem. For more information about the poem visit

Thanks to Greg Long who suggested the program that I used to create this cover (read this

It is still in the midst of being edited so if you want it published sooner, contribute to the disscussion at

If She Said Yes

If She Said Yes

An AU version of Free Runner where Stella isn’t going to let anything come between Frank and his planned date for her. The team also decide to follow them but when Stella catches them out, what will she do?

Find out more

The British Assassin

The British Assassin Cover

An assassin from Britain is the suspect in a murder investigation. She just happens to be Ziva’s best friend. Why is someone from their past trying to kill them and what has it to do with the team’s case?

Find out more at: 

A Shared Fear

A Shared FearRegina and Emma both have hidden pasts. Some of it involves a fear of needles. When they are behind on inoculations and Dr Hopper, the shrink is making rounds, what will come out?

Find out more at: