Wednesday 30 March 2022

ACE Gamebooks at Somerset Comic Con

Somerset Comic Con and Gaming Festival is a new one for me, but I will be there a month today, on Saturday 30 April 2022, at the Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton.

This will be the first event at which I am selling Dracula - Curse of the Vampire. The next, assuming I don't sell out at Somerset Comic Con, will be the UK Games Expo in June.

So, if you live in Taunton, or the surrounding area, why not drop by on and say hello? You can find out more about the event here, and buy tickets here.

Friday 25 March 2022

Gamebook Friday: ACE Gamebooks en France

I realise that blog posts have been rather thin on the ground lately, and for that I apologise. However, it is because I have been very busy getting RONIN 47 ready for publication and simultaneously working on three other projects, as well as trying to organise Fighting Fantasy Fest 4.

However, today I have some rather exciting news about some of my other ACE Gamebooks. After the success of Alice au Pays des Cauchemars (or 'Alice in Nightmare Land'), Alkonost Editions are going to publish the next three titles in the series - The Wicked Wizard of Oz, NEVERLAND - Here Be Monsters!, and Beowulf Beastslayer - in French.

The three titles are part of a crowdfunding project, which is being run to bring about the publication of 11 gamebooks in total this year, and which goes live on Monday.

So, whether you are a Francophone or just a completist collector, make sure you check out the Ulule project here, and click the 'Notify me of Launch' button.

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Dracula: Curse of the Vampire LIVE - Part 2!

Ken Boyter is back this evening with the second part of his live readthrough of Dracula: Curse of the Vampire. He is tackling the adventure as Count Dracula, although he hasn't actually become Count Dracula yet. Tune in tonight, at 7:00pm GMT this evening, to see if he manages to make the transformation successfully.

And if you yet to grab a copy of the adventure yourself - which currently has 28 five star ratings on Amazon - you can buy a signed one direct from the author here.

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Warhammer Wednesday: Tales from the Grim Darkness of the Far Future

Last week I alerted you to the old Warhammer short stories of mine that are still available to download as eBooks from the Black Library. This week it's the turn of my ever-popular Warhammer 40K tales.

All of the stories feature Space Marines of one kind or another. But Dust in the Wind has Imperial Fists facing off against Necrons, The Relic features Black Templars battling Orks, and Journey of the Magi sees Thousand Sons* versus more Necrons**.

So, if you haven't tried one of my Warhammer 40,000 stories before, why not check out one of these today?

* Yes, I know they're technically Chaos Space Marines.

** I just can't get enough of those undead robots!

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Dracula: Curse of the Vampire LIVE - Part 1!

Ken Boyter is embarking upon another live readthrough of one of my ACE Gamebooks this evening. This time it's the turn of Dracula: Curse of the Vampire, and I believe he is going to be playing as the eponymous Count himself.

So if you've been wondering what all the fuss is about my latest ACE Gamebook, why not join Ken at 7:00pm GMT this evening, and find out?

And if you want to grab a copy of the adventure so that you can play along with him at the same time, you can buy a signed one direct from the author here.

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Warhammer Wednesday: Tales from The-World-That-Was

My latest royalty statement arrived from Black Library last week*. What it highlighted to me is that a number of my old Warhammer stories - from what would now be referred to as 'The-World-That-Was' - are still available in eBook format, either alone or as part of larger collections.

If you would like a taste of my old school Warhammer writings, why not check out one of them today?

Hammer and Bolter Issue 9 contains my short story Sir Dagobert's Last Battle, which is one of the best Warhammer stories I think I ever wrote. Sticks and Stones appeared near the end of Warhammer's life, before it evolved into Warhammer: Age of Sigmar.

* Yes, I still earn a few pennies from sales of my BL stuff.