Things have been pretty busy around here of late and I’ve not had the chance to write anything for the blog but… now I have!

I’ve also been drafting up my fifth book and when I get my head down, I tend to miss what’s going on in the world. I keeping hearing something about a ‘Brexit’. What’s that, then?

Book #4 has FINALLY been released and is now available to purchase here.

The delay in its release came about through a few things: self-editing, editor-editing, me editing the edits that needed editing, cover design and a whole lot more stuff that goes into getting  a book published. Who knew??

Still, it’s here and can be yours if you desire it. It can be read as a stand-alone but it also follows on from the Burning Men so without trying to get you to part with even more cash, it might be helpful if you bought that one too. Just trying to enhance your story experience.

Anyhoo… here it is in all its blue glory.

mockupshots-SteveParker14767-mock-00055

 

Retired detective Paul Anthony kindly invited me to be interviewed for his blog and I was more than happy to oblige. Paul is an independent publisher who has written several books and screenplays and is a former winner of the Independent Authors Network Featured Author Contest. He was also a Featured Author at the ‘Books without Borders’ event in Yonkers, New York in 2012. A busy man!

We covered a range of subjects from my favourite authors to what I feel are some of the biggest challenges facing authors today. If you’re interested, you can find the interview here in all its glory.

If you get the opportunity, please swing by his site and have a look at his books and hopefully, you’ll find something that piques your interest.

My thanks to Paul for inviting me to be a guest on his blog.

I just wanted to drop by and wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This has been a ‘productive’ year for me, shall we say, and I’ve gotten to ‘meet’ (some in person) some hugely creative people who are a real inspiration and chatted with a number of readers who have been nothing short of fantastic and encouraging.

I’ve stepped into a whole new world that I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to, and found it to be full of the most friendly and supportive people who are just…bloody diamonds!

So, a huge thanks to all you readers, bloggers, reviewers, writers and everyone else who’s walked with me on this most unusual journey over the last six months (you all know who you are) and given me love, help and support. I am extremely grateful to you all.

Paterson & Clocks are gearing themselves up for another busy year next year and I can’t wait to see what the pair of loveable little rascals get up to next! 😉

See you in the new year!

 

Steve

Earlier in the week, I was privileged to be interviewed by Gareth Stevens, a fellow writer, for his blog.  After he contacted me and asked for an interview I popped along to have a look at his site. What a little treasure trove of information it is. Apart from Gareth blogging about his own experiences as he writes and publishes his own work, there are numerous interviews with authors who write in different genres and a look into other aspects of the industry.

I’ve always found it interesting and inspirational to read about how other authors work, the path they take to publication and how it’s worked out for them and I lost myself in reading some of the stories on the site.

There’s literally all sorts of interesting stuff to read on there and I recommend you go have a look.

My interview can be found here.

Gareth’s website address is GJStevens. com and this is his first book.

advert-ite1-out-now

 

Hi folks.

In case I haven’t reminded you enough already, I thought I’d let you know that the third Paterson & Clocks book is now available through Amazon. You can get your copy here.

Many thanks to all those who helped the first two become bestsellers. I am deeply grateful to you and humbled that so many people bought them (I’m still in shock!).

Would love to hear your thoughts on this one.

Escape

Don’t forget, book 3 in the Paterson & Clocks crime thriller series is out tomorrow. Only available on Amazon. Search for ‘The Burning Men’ in the Kindle store.

I’ll post up the link when available.

Escape

 

 

I bring you news!

The official release date for Book #3 in the Paterson and Clocks series is the 7th of December. It’ll only be available in the Kindle format at time of release. The paperback will follow shortly.

I’ve gone a little bit old school on this one in terms of its content but believe me when I tell you that one of the villains is seriously…different!

If you haven’t already read them, the first two books in the series can be found here and will help you get to know the characters and backstory a bit better.

https://amzn.to/2PinjDO

Here’s the blurb:

On the streets of London, a simmering gang war is about to erupt.

It’s first casualty, tied to a stake and burned alive, is Davey Caine, the only son and heir to the criminal empire created by his father, William ‘Billy’ Caine. Billy is a notorious and violent gangster with total control of south-east London. But he’s not the man he used to be and the sharks smell blood in the water.

Albert Tanner, A one-eyed psychopath with delusions of grandeur and a flair for the theatrical, rules the east end of London with a rod of iron and kills without conscience in a very particular and brutal way.

Both men have seen the future and they know that the Albanian Mafia, with control over the north and west, will soon look to expand into their territories. A take-over is coming but are the Albanians really the threat they’re made out to be, or is it someone closer to home?

As the streets explode into violence and the body count starts, men are shot and burned alive in a tit-for-tat game of power. Caught in the middle, Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks find themselves trying to control men of extreme violence. Men who have no fear of the law and its consequences and unafraid to kill anyone who stands in their way – including them.

Under pressure and desperate to stop the killings, Paterson is stunned when he’s suddenly offered the chance to stop it dead in its tracks.  If he ignores it, the killings continue. If he takes it, there’s a price to pay. What he doesn’t know is that the price will come with hidden and devastating consequences.

In the end, power is everything and when this war is over, the only winner will be the one with nothing to lose.

And, here’s the cover.

Escape