Friday, 23 August 2013

Cover Reveal: Shutter Speed.

My debut novel, Shutter Speed, has been picked up by Nocturnal Press Publications and is hitting the bookshelves on 19th December.


Jimmy Tasker is an ordinary child. He loves to take pictures: has an eye for it. When some common bullies take things too far, Jimmy ends up burned… and different. It started when his father was killed in a mysterious house fire. Him and his mother moved away… changed names… disappeared.

Some years later a group of friends are finding it tough. They are unemployed, short of cash, and one of them comes up with a great idea. A robbery. But they are a rag-tag bunch, and Steve declines, leaving the other three, a misogynist, an addict, and poor, easily led Peter, to pull off the ‘robbery of the century’.

But Jimmy is still in there, somewhere…

… and he’s killing for fun. 

And here it is:

Ain't it sweet?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Containment: A Review.

With a sweeping post apocalyptic background, Containment gives you monsters, demons and devils.

“Life is different among the dead.” 

They are kept in chambers, their energy used to feed the City’s voracious appetite for fuel now that traditional sources are long gone. These grisly fuel cells are kept watch over by Feast, a devil-human hybrid whose recent run-ins with the City leave him questioning its authority. 

When he is needed to bring in one of the most dangerous creatures for containment, Feast is faced with a decision that may make him the next power source.

Containment is different. You would expect me, reading devils, demons and monsters, to say this is a cracking horror. Nope. 

It can be creepy, yes, but this is no horror. Containment is a fantasy, set in a world with an over-powering government and power sourced from the dead. Yes, the dead. 

Eden Royce has a wonderful way with words, warm and charming, yet the sadistic overtones of a broken down society creep through in a chilling way. 

The story is of Feast, I won't go into who he is - that would spoil the fun - who works at the Containment Division, his friend and co-worker, a new addition to the 'farm' and a line up of unforgettable characters. 

The future is a scary place.

For me, the draw to Containment is the characters. It is a true character piece where everybody holds a dark secret.

If you like awesomely written dystopian fiction with a chill then go and grab this with both hands.

Containment is available at Amazon US Here and Amazon UK here.