Codename: Foxglove is available

Codename: Foxglove was two years in the writing, but the story had some extra work to do. I was aiming to produce something in a similar vein to Codename: Nightshade, but by necessity the story had to be different.

As the finale to the Beyond the Law series, I wanted plenty of action, and to to re-introduce special characters from earlier. Only time, and reviews, will tell me if I’ve achieved my aims.

I’ve had requests to continue with these stories because some of the characters deserved to go on, but for now, I feel I have to draw a line under the series. If you promise not to tell anyone else, I’ll let you into a secret … some of the characters will be heard from again in the not too distant future.

For now, if you’re intending to pick this one up, please leave a review, and if you haven’t tried the series yet, all of my work is available free on Kindle Unlimited.


A New Beginning

As an author, there are two occasions when I feel particularly happy regarding my craft. The first, is a sense of personal achievement when reaching ‘The End’ with a novel. The second time, is a when I start to revise a new Work in Progress and find myself catapulted into creating the new story.

Two days ago, I completed Codename: Foxglove. Apart from working on various other projects it took me two years to produce what I believe is a satisfactory tale. It is now with four beta readers, and if all goes well, by mid-December will hit the virtual shelves as an eBook. Hopefully, by late December it will also be available as a paperback. This will see the end of the Beyond The Law series of stories.

For anyone interested, the first chapter is Giving Your Word.

A considerable weight had been lifted, so I revisited Selena: Sea Nymph, my first attempt at a modern paranormal fantasy. I read my first two chapters, made a few notes, and enjoyed a coffee before reading them again. From that point it took me a ‘working day’ to rehash what was previously written. The first chapter has seen a considerable reworking. Half of the original first chapter has been replaced, and the half I removed has become the new second chapter. Mysterious or what?

As this is a new venture for me with regard to genre, I’d appreciate any feedback. The refreshed blurb is available on the book’s page, and the first chapter, Realisation, is available for reading and comments.

I have no fixed target set for publication of Selena: Sea Nymph, but a rough estimate is Spring 2022. It will be interesting to see how closely matched my guess is with the reality.

In the meantime, as always, thank you for reading my blog and any comments or suggestions.