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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sing To Me

The sweet sounds of love! Or grabbing a bottle of ginger ale late at night. Or just watching the world go by on the wrong side of the Thames. (The south is the right side - just so you know).

Here's the soundtrack to Best Laid Plans! You will note that my musical taste is all over the shop, but this is totally in line with the people that chatter in my head.

  1. Deco Child - Pray
  2. Gomez - We Haven't Turned Around
  3. Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
  4. Chase and Status - End Credits
  5. One Republic - Secrets
  6. Emeli Sande - Heaven
  7. Skunk Anansie - Charlie Big Potato
  8. Jessie J - We Found Love (Radio 1 Live Lounge) 
  9. Foals- Spanish Sahara
  10. Kanye West - All of the Lights
  11. Lykke Li - Love Out Of Lust
  12. Bjork - All Is Full Of Love
  13. Portishead - It's A Fire
  14. The XX - Angels

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A New Caristo Dawns...

I know, I know. It's like I forgot all about it and suddenly out of nowhere, like men and buses, two Billy releases come along at once.

Here's................ Luca! Remember Tony's cousin? The one who was giving Lydia the sexy eye at Gina's restaurant in On Caristo's Watch? Well this is his story. He's honestly the first character from the series that I wasn't bullied - I mean convinced to write. I had an idea about his past and when I posed it to Hank, he gave a shrug and said, "Do it. Work through your many, many, many issues. I'll come back after you've stopped staring at that dude's crotch." What? I was distracted. I like the Caristos. Not all of them mind you, but Tony and Luca are honeys.

Er, don't be too surprised by Frankie, Luca's love interest. She's an action babe - A-Team ready to use whatever's on hand to 'correct' behaviours. I went for it in this book. The little voice of conscience that holds me back and says "that's a bit much" was muffled. I haven't vented this much since... well... old days, where I was writing people I didn't like into being beheaded and possessed and all sorts. There's a scene with a... you'll know when you get to it. And the other one. And the one a few chapters after that. Oh and the second page. No filter, people. Nada.

As soon as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes links are ready, I shall provide. And, and! I made it very clear who's going to be the next Knight right at the end. Advanced notice! Everything's out of the window. Window - geddit? Ba-dom-ching!

Hank: Good God, woman. That was awful.
Me: I know. I really shouldn't blog on a few hours sleep.
Hank: You blame me for that abomination, I'm off until 2013.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Win Win!

Tis contest time! Naomi Jones, Reana Malori and I all have contests up on Coffee Time Romance! You get to win one of five copies of Put Out The Zombie coz one is generous like that.

It's right here!

I've just seen the questions for the contest and had to think about the answers, so I have no idea how you'll manage. So I've got clues! If you go back to this interview I did with Novak, my unusual zombie, he gives away two: Interview With A Zombie

And the third question? The clue is pigs blood. Squeezy! Enter enter enter! Everyone likes free stuff no? You lie!

Thursday, 1 November 2012


While there are dudes (and dudettes, lets be honest) growing a moustache either for charity or in honour of the month of November, I shall be at the Cafe au Lait Book Club on Facebook. I'm answering questions, being poked and prodded like a lab rat. Have at me!

I'm here alllllllllll month. Get in while the getting is good people!