Sometimes I write horror and dark fiction - generally on a queer theme
SALVATION SPRING: A NOVELLA
She doesn’t know where she’s been, these last few years, or how she came by the scars that mark her body. She can barely remember who she is, a lot of the time.
But Sasha knows Salvation Spring, the tiny nowhere town out in the middle of the desert that calls to her in dreams and haunts her waking life.
Getting there is hard. But what she’ll find there - and what the place will ask of her - will be much, much harder.
Because the Spring isn’t what it seems - far from it. And neither, for that matter, is Sasha.
Not by a long way.
A PRESS OF FEATHERS
Bea has it - more than ever, since her husband left her.
Lou has it - has it in buckets, since she lost her job and her flat and had to move back in with her parents.
And whoever’s been murdering and mutilating the men whose bodies keep mounting up in Bea and Lou’s city - they’ve got it, too.
But when Bea moves to The Gates, an exclusive new estate with a strange and troubled history, and Lou’s interest in the murders leads her right to Bea’s door, the two women find the lines between nightmare and reality, history and myth and sanity and madness blurring around them - and a primeval entity born from the chaos of creation with her own appetite for rage rising up to meet them from the ground below.
She sees them. And she’s hungry.
A remote island. A group of prisoners. And an evil as old as time.
Robin didn’t mean to break the law. Didn’t know at first what law she’d broken. And now she’s on her way to Salt Rock - a new-model prison for a new kind of criminal, way out in the remote Northern Isles of Scotland.
On Salt Rock, she'll meet other prisoners like her – men and women from all over the world, spirited away from the lives they knew for crimes they didn’t know they were committing.
She'll uncover the complex web of conspiracy that connects them all, confronting some of the darkness of her own past in the process.
And she'll come face to face, finally, with an evil as old as the land itself.
It’s hell in those waters.
Other times, I write crime thrillers - including the El Gardener trilogy, which explores the world of a British con artist and her team of grifters
Who do you trust, when everybody lies?
El Gardener is used to telling lies – as a con-artist, she’s made a career of it.
But when she takes on what seems to be a routine job as a favour to the woman who trained her, she finds herself plunged into the most personal con of her career – taking down the man who killed her mother 20 years before.
Joining forces with a team of talented but enigmatic con-women, all with their own reasons for wanting payback, El plots his downfall. But it isn’t long before she’s questioning their motivations, the secrets they’re keeping… and what she thinks she knows about her past.
How much is she willing to gamble for revenge? And how far can she trust the women she’s thrown in with?
Who do you trust, when everybody lies?
THE PUSH: EL GARDENER BOOK 2
A 20 year old crime. A 40 year old mystery. And a deadly threat in the here and now
El Gardener thinks she’s finished with the con - that she can walk away from the life of crime she’s lived since childhood.
But when a murderous attacker emerges out of nowhere and the people closest to her are threatened, she’s left with no choice but to take on one final, very dangerous job - and get her whole crew back together to defend her family.
With the terrible legacy of the last job they worked together still haunting them, they’ll travel halfway across the world, from the moors of North Yorkshire to the San Francisco Peninsula, to trap their mark - confronting long-buried secrets, an unspeakable crime and an old enemy intent on taking his revenge on the women who’ve wronged him.
For El and her team, the clock is ticking - and the sins of the past are about to come calling.
EL GARDENER BOOK 3
They think they’ve lost everything. But there’s always more to lose.
1941: In Blitz-hit London, a budding serial killer discovers a taste for death that will set her on a lifelong path of calculated destruction.
1998: In the middle of their latest job, con artist El Gardener and her crew find themselves suddenly penniless and destitute - everything they had taken from them in the blink of an eye.
Getting it back will cost them dearly, throwing them directly in the crosshairs of a murderer more vicious and more merciless than any they’ve known before.
And not all of them will make it out alive.