I’ve been making a few changes around here with a view to future writing projects. Firstly, I’ve changed the button in the Navigation panel that used to read Serial Novella to read Serial Fiction. This ties in with the new Serial Fiction page. At the moment it’s not very different to the original page, as the only thing there currently is my dark fantasy/sci-fi novella A ‘Verse Full Of Scum. I released this story as a weekly serial over about eight months last year and the completed yarn is now on the Serial Fiction page.

The reason for the changes is that I’m planning to write further installments, following the ongoing adventures of the protagonist, galactic bounty hunter, Ghost. So I’ve renamed the series after him. It’s now Ghost Of The Black, with the first story being A ‘Verse Full Of Scum. More stories will be coming as time allows. I’m not actually working on one at the moment, but I’m playing with a few ideas and making some notes. When I’m ready I will write another Ghost yarn in serial form and I’ll release it in weekly installments as I did before. Those installments will go up on the Serial Fiction page.

In the meantime, I’ve decided to make Ghost Of The Black: A ‘Verse Full Of Scum available as a free ebook through Smashwords.com. It will remain on the Serial Fiction page here as it currently is, but you can also go and download the ebook if you like. The advantage of that is that you can have the whole story in a variety of formats, including Kindle compatible .mobi, Sony Reader compatible LRF, Epub for the Stanza reader and so on. And you can have the whole thing in one volume. It’s also got a fancy new cover to go with it.


So please help me share the news and tell people that they can get their free copy of the book from Smashwords – click here for details. It’s a novella of around 30,000 words, so not a big read – easily consumed in a single sitting. My novels RealmShift and MageSign are also available on Smashwords, but they’ll cost you a small amount – about the same as a cup of coffee!

If you do download ‘Verse from Smashwords and you enjoy it I’d greatly appreciate a quick review there on the site, or at least a star rating that you think it deserves. All these things help to get my writing out there and read by more people. As always, feel free to comment here or drop me an email if you have anything to share about this story or anything else.