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Author Interview – M.J. Preston – Dark Passages, THE EQUINOX & Acadia Event (Horror)

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Hey there everyone.

Monday again, eh? Where does the time go? Answers on a postcard please to the following address…also, please send money too! (And wine! And ice cream. Lots of ice cream).

I have another interview to help chase away the Monday Blues, so without further ado, let’s get chatting to Horror author extraordinaire MJ Preston, as we find out what fires up his writing motors and gets his creative juices flowing.

Thanks for reading folks and enjoy the show friends.

Hi there MJ, a pleasure to be chatting with you here today, as we find out more about the man behind your amazing writing in the horror genre.

Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here

Let’s start with your full-length novels “The Equinox”, which was your thrilling debut that was launched to much critical acclaim and “Acadia Event”, which was fuelled from your experiences as an Ice…

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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Work, Writing

Taper

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The red taper burns
Slow, slow, slow
Till the orange flame gives up
And its wispy soul
Rises
Blue and grey
Finally black

 

In response to the daily prompt Taper

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting

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Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Politics, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

My dark dystopian vision is starting to look like a brighter alternative!

Humanity reduced to a bottom line.


Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution.

Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark on a journey against the forces arraigned against them, forces of state and self-doubt.

Ultimately their paths converge on a dangerous road and the discovery of an ancient secret.

One one level this is a story about how different people react the ever growing and relentless pressure of everyday oppression. It explores their journeys as they are broken and rebuilt and investigates their modes and motivations for rebelling.

At another level it is a critique on the darker side of capitalism and free markets and how that has driven us further and further away from the evolutionary advantage that gave us supremacy in the first place. It questions whether the human race has doomed itself or whether we still have the capacity to wrench ourselves from the track we have so tightly committed our society upon.

Read an excerpt here.

Available as

Kindle

or hardback

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Now also available at Smashwords, IBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and many other reputable outlets.

Posted in Creative Writing, Mankind Limited News, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

A Dangerous Rebellion

Four people, four rebels. Rejecting society or rejected by it – either way they have had enough. They have decided to fight – and they have taken on the government on its most dangerous and brutal front.

Will they survive?

And have they thought about what comes next?

Or why they are fighting?

Will their convictions be a match for the crimes they will have to commit and the guilt that comes with them?

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Read an excerpt here.

Available as

Kindle

or hardback

from Amazon or CreateSpace

 

Scott Bailey is a freelance writer, author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited” and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.  

Posted in Creative Writing, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

A Spring of Dreams – Sparks

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Sparks

By Scott Bailey © 2013

A sad shadow falls
Casting gloom over our dreams:
Sparks dispel the dark!

 

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or hardback

from Amazon

or CreateSpace

Check out my author website for more details

Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

The Urban Jungle – Thirteen Tales

The Urban Jungle

The pressures of civilisation conflict with the urge to conserve and record. Someone – something – intervenes from with echoes from the distant past.

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Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

By Scott Bailey

A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Other are not. Some scare, some are fun. Some play with the concept of a ghost. There are ghosts who are out for revenge and the living avenging the spirits that curse them.

Ideal for sitting around a campfire and late at night under the covers. Or maybe not if the stories themselves are any guide.

Check it out at Amazon and Smashwords and other online e-book retailers.

A paperback version is now available for those who prefer the feel of the paper while huddling by the fire – on your own – in the dark – with that noise behind you……

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