Lost Solace, my new book, is complete! The paperback is in process (and may be available for Halloween if the spirits prevail). The e-book should be available around then too. Fans of my horror and suspense books will love it, but it may also appeal to fans of my character-based literary stories. And, finally, I hope to gain new fans who love sci-fi.

Your Help Is Needed!

I decided to give Kindle Scout a try as a publisher, because that would enable the book to reach many more new readers. Kindle Scout allows people to nominate books they'd like to read, and the more votes a book gets, the more seriously they consider it. So every vote helps me.

Voting is free, and it also benefits the voter - if Kindle Scout publish the book, everyone who nominated it gets a free copy!

If you'd be kind enough to help, all you need to do is go to my book's Kindle Scout page and click on the blue "Nominate me" button:


You need an Amazon account to do that. Feel free to vote for any other books you like the look of too (you can vote for up to three). Whether you vote or not, I'd also be grateful if you could pass on that link to anyone who might be interested in sci-fi, horror, suspense, or literary action! Thank you! There's even a shorter and more memorable URL you can share: bit.ly/LostSolaceKS

"But is the book any good?"

I'm glad you asked. Have a look at this review from a book blogger that received an advance copy. In short:

"The story is excellent and there is a perfect balance of sci-fi and horror. Lost Solace is absolutely compulsive reading. It's punchy and fast paced. The technology and armoured suit are incredibly thought out and intelligent. The armoured suit is definitely the kind of thing I would want if I was in that kind of situation. I honestly cannot emphasise how much I loved this book. When I finished it my initial notes were as follows - Omgoodness ALL OF THE STARS! 5/5! It's creepy, it's action packed, it's awesome!"

What's It About?

Here's the back cover blurb.

Sometimes spaceships disappear with everyone on board – the Lost Ships. But sometimes they come back, strangely altered, derelict, and rumoured to be full of horrors.

Opal is on a mission. She’s been seeking something her whole life. Something she is willing to die for. And she thinks it might be on a Lost Ship.

Opal has stolen Clarissa, an experimental AI-controlled spaceship, from the military. Together they have tracked down a Lost Ship, in a lonely nebula far from colonised space.

The Lost Ship is falling into the gravity well of a neutron star, and will soon be truly lost … forever. Legends say the ships harbour death, but there’s no time for indecision.

Opal gears up to board it. She’s just one woman, entering an alien and lethal environment. But perhaps with the aid of Clarissa’s intelligence – and an armoured spacesuit – Opal may stand a chance.

Can she face her demons and survive?