Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Release date and book launch for "Flames of Herakleitos"

Good news, managed to organise a book launch for my debut Dark SF/Fantasy Novel 'Flames of Herakleitos' in the Dylan Thomas Centre on the evening of 23rd March 2007. Free admission and there will be free wine and no obligation to buy the book! Steve Upham of Screamingdreams is publishing the book and is also the owner of Estronomicon a SF/F/Horror Ezine that's well worth a visit.
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Synopsis of 'Flames of Herakleitos'

What if you were a four year old child who in 1969 witnessed your father die through Spontaneous Human Combustion?

Imagine if you knew the reason behind SHC but could not explain it.

What if you then lived in fear of it happening to you for over thirty years, until one day, it almost does?

How would you feel if you finally realised that your father's death, even though was due to SHC, was engineered by a creature from a parallel world and he was not the only one?

If you were given the opportunity to visit that world and seek revenge, would you go?

All these questions Lucy Fenton must resolve in my novel ‘The Flames of Herakleitos’

It’s 1969 and a four year old girl witnesses the terrifying death of her father, which is attributed to Spontaneous Human Combustion. The child is unable to explain what she saw, and shortly after the incident, whilst in hospital, almost suffers the same end as her father when she is attacked by an unknown entity, but she survives.

Thirty years pass, Lucy Fenton, has grown into a writer of horror stories and star of their film versions. She is haunted by the morbid feeling that the entity has not yet finished with her. It turns out to be correct and once again it visits her. This time, however, she manages to not only fight it off but pursue it. It does not lead her to anywhere that she knows. In fact it isn’t even the same world, but a parallel one where everything she has ever known is turned on its head.

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