The Black Fang Betrayal – now free to read

Black Fang BetrayalYou might remember THE BLACK FANG BETRAYAL, a really interesting project I was involved in a while back. The book is a collaborative novel, coordinated by James Thorn and written by myself alongside TW Brown, Michaelbrent Collings, Mainak Dhar, J.C. Eggleton, Glynn James, Stephen Knight, T.W. Piperbrook and J.R. Rain. I’m excited to tell you that the book is now free to read.

Levi Phillips is a warlock living in the woods of rural Ohio. With his apprentice, Matthew, Levi operates one of the most ferocious covens in the world, known as The Black Fang. Managing the coven like an international corporation, Levi controls its enormous wealth while running a moonshine operation as a front. But when a plot to assassinate Levi is exposed, the warlock decides it’s time to destroy The Black Fang and the destruction could create a new beginning.

The Black Fang Betrayal features today’s best horror, dark fantasy and thriller writers collaborating on a unique and fascinating novel. Armed with nothing but a prompt and a character name, each author became a warlock of The Black Fang and wrote a first-person account as a member of the coven. Using themes and sequences woven throughout the complete narrative, a cohesive page-turner emerges.

Grab a copy for Kindle at and get all other formats here:

The Horror Writer’s Podcast

I’m the guest on today’s episode of the HORROR WRITER’S PODCAST. Horror authors RICHARD BROWN and BLACK FANG BETRAYAL supremo JAMES THORN are the hosts. You can watch/ listen below (though I’d recommend you switch your monitor off and just listen, because otherwise you’ll be staring at my face for an hour or so…).

Listen to me spouting about the origins and future of Infected Books, AUTUMN, HATER, and my forthcoming release, STRANGERS. Hope you enjoy it. Huge thanks to J and Richard for having me on.

Reflections on The Fang

Black Fang BetrayalCast your minds back to the beginning of September when I talked about THE BLACK FANG BETRAYAL, a collaborative novel produced by James Thorn and written by Thorn, TW Brown, Michaelbrent Collings, Mainak Dhar, J.C. Eggleton, Glynn James, Stephen Knight, T.W. Piperbrook, J.R. Rain, and myself. Full details can be found at this link.

Working on the book was an unusual experience to say the least, and I recently wrote a guest post about it for Thorn’s blog. You can read the piece here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed THE BLACK FANG BETRAYAL if you’ve read it. It seems to have really gone down well with a lot of people around the world. It was a unique concept which I really enjoyed being a part of. Thanks again to James and the other writers involved.

What Works For Them

I had some great responses to my post about planning last week, several from fellow authors who were keen to tell me how they do things. As I keep taking great pains to work out, the What Works For Me posts are exactly that: what works for me. I thought it would be interesting, though, to share What Works For Them. It illustrates perfectly my point that there are no ‘one size fits all’ rules to writing.

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