Saturday, 30 April 2016


"The great hunter didn't bother with a cloak to protect him from the icy rain ... Zodor's unbound hair whipped around him and his muscles, like carved flint, gleamed in the flashes of lightning that still flicked through the night."

Jason Momoa would be perfect for the role of Zodor
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Friday, 29 April 2016


"Zodor's youngest son, Yuli, had a strong light and was born at an auspicious time – during Agria, the festival of Light. It made sense that he could become Izhur's novice in the future."

Avan Jogia would be perfect cast as Yuli

Thursday, 28 April 2016


"Xaroth's authority filled the space with the quiet hiss of his voice."

Ben Kingsley would be perfect cast as Xaroth

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

World Building in The Raven

"It took days to move the clan to Ona's Valley; almost a full cycle of Imbrit's moon would have passed by the time they arrived for the summer solstice. They travelled over mountains and valleys, through plains and forests, loosely following the path carved out by Mittha's River."

A map showing the estimated territories of the Onan People
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016


"The skin of my throat gave way under the piercing bite."

It all began with the Gypsy woman
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Monday, 25 April 2016


"But remember the Second has two courts ... The Unseelie are dark and evil ..."

The Unseelie have various guises, many of them fearsome
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Saturday, 23 April 2016


"If an enemy knows of your totem, they can cast injurious spells."

One's totem must remain secret
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Friday, 22 April 2016


"This is your burden, you are our Soragan now."

Daniel Day Lewis has the perfect features for Soragan Izhur
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Thursday, 21 April 2016


"There on a thick branch of the oak, sat a bird similar to the crows of their summer lands, but different. Its feathers were so dark they seemed to shine with a blue gleam. It was much larger, too, and the feathers under its beak gathered, as though it wore a beard."

The raven
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Queen Anwyn

"... a beautiful woman, tall and statuesque with long blond hair that cascaded in braids around her slender frame."

Rosamund Pike has the right look for Queen Anwyn
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016


"A black carriage, led by a solitary black horse, followed the caravan. It was enclosed completely – no windows. All manner of symbols and pentagrams were painted across it."

The pentagram becomes an important symbol in The Viscount's Son trilogy
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Monday, 18 April 2016


"They must listen, for Ona had surely spoken this night."

Ona is the Great Mother
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Saturday, 16 April 2016


"A man sat a a shadowy corner table. He swirled a glass of wine. The momentary glow of his cigarette as he inhaled revealed a handsome face, framed in black silk hair, and dark eyes that looked directly at me."

Colin Farrell has the right 'look' for Nathaniel
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Friday, 15 April 2016


"With no light to frighten them away, the spirits of Malfiren were free to wreak their terror."

The Malfir are dark spirits that attempt to feed on the light of the living
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Thursday, 14 April 2016


"This child, she has an extraordinary light."

Every person has an inner light in The Raven
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

KIndle Unlimited

Just a quick post today to all fantasy readers to say all my titles are available to read in the Kindle Unlimited program on Amazon. Just click on a cover if you're interested in borrowing!

The Raven
A fantasy novel

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


"When he smiled he looked even more elfish. His eye teeth were extended, like fangs ... His eyes were bright violet, like two amethysts set amongst dark lashes. Then she saw his ears. They came to a delicate fine point."

A young Chris Hemsworth would be a pretty good fit for the role of Jaral
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Monday, 11 April 2016


"The child is cursed. That is as clear as my foot ... I can see it. As can you. We know what has to be done."

A young Tinsel Korey would be perfect cast as Iluna
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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Historical Fantasy

"Historical fantasy is a category of fantasy and genre of historical fiction that incorporates fantastic elements (such as magic) into the narrative." – Wikipedia

Dracula was inspired by the real life Vlad the Impaler

Friday, 8 April 2016


"Gareth, a homeless old eccentric had become her only friend in the world."

A bearded Terrence Stamp would be perfect cast in the role as Gareth
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Thursday, 7 April 2016


"For he comes the human child, to the waters and the wild, with a faery, hand in hand, from a world more full of weeping than he can understand." – 'The Stolen Child' by W.B. Yeats

The Wilds
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Wednesday, 6 April 2016


"My name is Emma. I work at a very large and famous museum, in a city that is also large and famous."

Felicity Jones would be a good fit as Emma.
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Tuesday, 5 April 2016


"Her hair was still red. And nobody liked red hair."

A young Rose Leslie would be perfect cast as Dale.
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Monday, 4 April 2016


One of my favourite characters in The Borderlands: Journey is Cat ...

Cat, the Scottish Wildcat, and a favourite character in The Borderlands: Journey
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Saturday, 2 April 2016

The Borderlands

The Borderlands is a major setting in my Contemporary Fantasy trilogy of the same name. If you haven't read the first book, 'Journey' you might want to skip this post as there will be spoilers, not big ones though :)

"Slowly, the trees came into view, along with the promised shoreline. The mists swirled and a jetty was revealed."

Friday, 1 April 2016


This is my very first post in the 2016 A-Z Blogging challenge, and as pointed out in my previous post, I'll be posting articles about characters, themes, settings and other ideas in my books. This first post is about a character called 'Anton' who is a main character in The Raven.


"His face bespoke a hunger of some kind and his eyes had that look of hope that she'd seen before."

A young Andy Gillet would make a perfect Anton.
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