Reminder: My Books are Free!

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For those of you who don’t know this, I just wanted to explain the price model for my published books:

Short Version: They’re Free!

Long Version: They’re Freeeeeee!

But Hayden, I hear you ask, how can you just give away your books for free, despite all of the time and effort it took to make them?

Well, the answer is simple: I know how much of a gamble it is to spend your hard-earned money on an unknown and untested author, so I removed the risk. Now, you don’t have to choose between the latest Brandon Sanderson epic and Be Good, you can have both!

If you like what I’ve written, great!

And if you unfortunately don’t, then at least it didn’t cost you anything.

Of course, I am only able to give away my books because they are not my primary income stream. I am currently working as a Physiotherapist in a private hospital, which earns me enough to pay my bills and keep food on the table.

But who knows what the future holds? If possible, I would like to write full-time, enabling me to bring out better books more often, but in that case, I will most likely have to start charging for my works.

Until then, my books will remain free.

Also, please don’t worry about getting half-way through The Chronicles of New Eden and suddenly hitting a paywall. All of my current series will be free, from start to finish, for the foreseeable future.

With that said, why don’t you give my books a chance, you might just be glad you did!

Happy New Year!

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I hope that all of you are celebrating the new year with friends and family; and, failing that, with a good book in hand!

I wanted to take this moment to outline my plans for 2020, which is set to be one of the busiest in my writing career.

A quick note before you continue: all of this is tentative and subject to change, including the order of releases and the timeframes stipulated.

So what can you expect from me in 2020? Well, I am planning on releasing five books this year, which would be a personal best.

They are, in order of release:

  1. Son of Man (finally!) – Q1
  2. Unannounced Sequel – Q1
  3. The Chronicles of New Eden 3 – Q2/3
  4. The Beggar Chronicles 2 – Q3/4
  5. The Metrophobia Collection 4 – Q4

I know that this is a very vague list, but I will fill you in on the details as the year progresses.

With this, I hope that you will look forward to tons of new stories and surprising twists!

Until next time, Ciao!

Christmas Sale!

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Hey people of indiscriminate colour, gender and mood! Hope you are all having a fantastic festive season!

I would like to announce that from today until eternity, my published books will be having a 100% off sale!!!

This will bring the price down from $0.00 to $0.00, which is a huge reduction!

Act now (or whenever), to take advantage of this amazing offer!

See you in the new year, and look forward to the Early 2020 release of The Son of Man!

Black Friday Special – 100% Off!!!

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This thanksgiving, treat yourself to the best gift of all: fiction!

From today until forever, all of my books will be 100% off their usual asking price of $0.00!

That means that you can pick up Awakening, Be Good, The Beggar Knight, The Godhand and many more for the low low price of FREE!*

Act now and I’ll even throw in a second, third and fourth copy FREE!

Head to my smashwords page to start saving with this amazing deal!

*No strings attached. I promise.

The Godhand has been published!

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That’s right, my latest book is available to purchase for the low, low cost of nothing at all!

Just like all of my other books, The Godhand is now available for FREE on Smashwords! It will also be available on Smashwords affiliates (Apple, Barnes & Noble etc) within the next day or two.

The book will also be available via Amazon within the next few days. Due to their restrictions, it will cost $0.99 on their platform. This is unfortunately as low as I can set it with them.

The book is set in August 1972. A handprint a hundred kilometres across sitting in the Iraqi desert has just been discovered. On the other side of the world, three people unknowingly work to uncover its mysteries. Richard, an atheistic geologist, seeks fame and glory. Gary, a computer translation specialist, seeks to right the wrongs of his past. And Elaine, an investigator at NASA, seeks to uncover the truth. Together, they will discover the secrets of The Godhand… and humanity will never be the same again…

The book is my first foray into the Alternative History genre, and I can honestly say that I’ve never done so much research in my life!

Another first for me was writing the majority of The Godhand on my phone. A pro was definitely easy access even in the middle of a busy workday. A con, however, was auto-correct. No, Apple, the rocket was not about to ‘lunch’…

Well, enough of me prattling on! The Godhand is FREE and available now, so there’s no reason not to head over to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/992411 to check it out!

Enjoy, and look forward to my next book!

The Godhand Descends on Sunday!

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That’s right, it is almost time!

The Godhand, my ninth book, will officially launch on Sunday, the 24th of November, around noon CAT.

This book, like all of the others I’ve published, will be available for FREE on smashwords.com

The book tells the story of a mysterious hand-print which is discovered in Iraq. This hand-print measures hundreds of kilometres in diameter, and its origins are a mystery. The story follows the exploits of several individuals across the world whose fates are inextricably linked to the hand-print.

To find out more, check out the book when it launches!

To view any of my other published books, check out my smashwords page here, or my personal website over here.

Thanks for your time, and may you have a wonderful reading experience ahead!

The Godhand Character Bio – Nadine

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Name: Nadine Calloway

Age: 36

Hair: Black

Eyes: Black

Occupation: Anthropologist with the University of Cambridge

The last of our protagonists, Nadine is a headstrong woman who believes that there should be no barriers to studying the cultures of the world. She has spent the past six months in Iraq, trying to unravel the mysteries of the locals. Now, however, she will uncover the greatest secret of her life… The Godhand.

What tales will she tell? What stories will she unveil?

Read The Godhand for FREE on the 24th of November to find out!

P.S Her name and appearance is modeled on the character Nadine Ross from the PS4 game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which I highly recommend!

The Godhand Character Bio – Elaine

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Name: Elaine Maccabee

Age: 27

Hair: Mousey blonde

Eyes: Green

Occupation: Private Researcher for NASA

The third of our intrepid protagonists, Elaine is a contradictory character. On one hand, she yearns to see the world, but on the other, it terrifies her. She has been selected to help NASA review and catalogue some of the thousands of satellite images that they have recently received. Among these, there is one that is special.

A handprint, the size of a city, in northwestern Iraq.

What will Elaine do with this photo? Will she have the strength and courage to do what needs to be done?

Read The Godhand for FREE on the 24th of November to find out…

The Godhand Character Bio – Gary

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Name: Gary Lombard

Age: 57

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Occupation: CEO of Babel Inc.

Another one of our protagonists, Gary has come far since his time on the shores of Normandy. After facing tragedy in Italy, he has made it his mission to bring the world together. Now, on the eve of Babel’s launch, a program which will finally accomplish his longstanding goals, Gary is beset by otherworldly visions.

Why is he seeing these visions? What do they have to do with the Godhand?

And can anything stop the cataclysmic destruction that is fast approaching?

Read The Godhand for FREE on the 24th of November, 2019, to find out!

The Godhand Character Bio – Richard

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Name: Richard Cardinal

Age: 39

Hair: Black

Eyes: Grey

Occupation: Lecturer of Geology at the University of Cambridge

One of our protagonists, an atheist who has gotten into frequent trouble over using his position to try and discredit religion. His journey will take him to the deepest reaches of Iraq, where he will work to uncover a secret that has been kept for thousands of years…

Will he succeed? Will he fail? Read The Godhand to find out!

Available for FREE on the 24th of November, 2019!