Well, the pre-order for 'Monkspike' is now up on amazon...The release date is October 20th for Kindle, and hopefully the paperback will either be at the same time or very shortly afterwards.
Here are the links: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VJHPD63 and http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VJHPD63
Here is the updated synopsis:
1149 was a violent year in the Forest of Dean. During the reign of King Stephen laws were lax, and landowners exacted high tithes from peasants forced to hand over their produce or face torture. One sector in society however, did not have to pay, and those were the monks. A fact which enraged local tyrant, Baron John Rivers.
Today, nearly 900 years later, the forest village of Monkspike sits brooding. There is a sickness here passed down through ancient lines, one which is noted and deeply felt by Sybil Massey, the new psychologist. What is wrong with nurse, Belinda Sully's, son? Why did her husband take his own life? Why are the old people in Temple Lake Nursing Home so terrified? And what are the lawless inhabitants of nearby Wolfs Cross hiding?
It is a dark village indeed, but one which has kept its secrets well. That is until local girl, Kezia Elwyn, returns home as a practising Satanist, and resurrects a hellish wrath no longer containable.
Burdo, the white monk, will infect your dreams....This is pure occult horror and definitely not for the faint of heart...
I hope you enjoy!!
A little nearer the time I'll post the fb launch party details (Halloween courtesy of fellow author, Shani Struthers), and also a sample chapter. Meantime, I'm flat out getting this polished and ready... Thank you for reading and all good wishes... see you in the witching season.... x