The Beggar King Has Been Published!

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Two books in two months? They said it couldn’t be done.

They being my mother, of course.

But here we are again! The Beggar King is now available on Smashwords.com for free and will soon arrive on Apple iBooks (also free) and Amazon ($0.99)!

The Beggar King is the sequel to the Beggar Knight and the second part of a trilogy. You Bugger, to his great annoyance, has been crowned king. Instead of returning to his favourite pastime, i.e begging, he is forced to deal with politics, poison and palaces. Watch him face off against a ruthless warrior-king, disguised assassins and nobles who want him to fail.

There is always a way to win, however, provided that you are prepared to pay the cost of victory.
And remember… there are fates worse than death…

I have also uploaded a piece of commissioned artwork created by the insanely talented Shugarkyub to my website. Check it out and check out their Instagram for more amazing pictures!

If you enjoy the book, please leave a favourable review at your favourite online retailer. If you didn’t, please do so anyway!

The Fall of Tartarus has been published!

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After months of supposedly hard work, the next entry in The Chronicles of New Eden is here!


The Fall of Tartarus continues the story of Barsch and Alza as they contend with a global threat emerging from space. They will need to leave their planet and travel to new lands in the hope of saving their home from annihilation!


As with all of my previous works, The Fall of Tartarus is completely free on all platforms except Amazon (due to their $0.99 minimum pricing scheme). It will appear on Smashwords, Amazon and Apple Books over the course of the next few days, so check back often.


I’ve also uploaded a new piece of artwork to my website in the Sketches Gallery. This is a commissioned portrait of Alza, created by the very talented Digital Pals. Check out their Instagram for more info.


If you enjoy the book, please leave a favourable review at your favourite online retailer. If you didn’t, please do so anyway!


Finally, a quick update on The Beggar King. Writing is progressing smoothly and it is my intention to publish the book on the 24th of April. If that changes, I’ll let you know. I’m only planning to publish a third book in May/June, but that is still TBD.


Thanks for bearing with me for this long, and I hope that you enjoy The Fall of Tartarus!

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!

New Book Announcement: For The Meek

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I know, two new book announcements in one day? The author must have a lot of time on his hands, right?

Kind of.

For the Meek is my next standalone novel, set in the distant future. A member of the most isolated tribe on Earth leaves his secluded island and ventures forth into the world. He arrives at the ruins of India and finds ferocious predators, crumbling cities and a broken robot companion.

He will journey across the continent in search of an answer to the only question he has:

Where did everyone go?

As with The Godtongue, For the Meek is slated for publication during the second half of 2021. Just like all of my other books, it will be completely free to download, forever.

Stay tuned for more updates!

New Book Announcement: The Godtongue

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Yes, you heard that right. I’m writing a sequel to The Godhand.

Why?

Because a friend of mine asked me why I hadn’t done so already, and I honestly couldn’t come up with a good answer.

Enter, The Godtongue, Part Two of The Divine Duology.

Set 6 months after the climactic ending of The Godhand, the world is struggling to adapt to the revelations from that fateful day. However, a group of terrorists have discovered the secret of divine destruction and are using it to usher in the end times. Only by uncovering the secret of the Godtongue can Gary, Elaine and Nadine prevent the apocalypse!

It is tentatively slated for release some time in the second half of the year, but as always this is subject to change. My wife and I are moving overseas and starting new jobs so who knows what will happen?

Regardless, stay tuned for updates!

The First Draft of The Beggar King is complete!

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Wow, now that was a lot of fun! I’ve just finished the first draft of my latest novel: The Beggar King. For those of you who don’t know, it is the second book in a trilogy called the Beggar Chronicles.

The story follows the exploits of You Bugger the beggar, a man who actually likes being impoverished and thus hates the fact that he has been forcibly crowned king. Along with his royal duties, he must deal with insubordinate knights, disguised assassins and a rival king who wants his head.

But above all, he just wants to slip away and ask for a little spare change…

The Beggar King will be published this Saturday, April 24th, via Amazon and Smashwords (along with its distributing partners including Apple iBooks & Kobo). The book will retail for $0.99 on Amazon (due to their minimum price policy) and, like my other books, will be completely FREE everywhere else.

Stay tuned for further updates!

Reminder: The Fall of Tartarus arrives on the 24th!

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That’s right, only a few more days until book 3 in The Chronicles of New Eden launches!

As with all of my other works, The Fall of Tartarus is 100% FREE on every platform except Amazon (due to their $0.99 minimum price)!

The book continues the story of Barsch and Alza as they leave their planet in hopes of stopping a threat that could destroy their newfound peace.

As always, if you like what you see please don’t hesitate to leave a favourable review at your retailer of choice.

Until then, adios!

New Book Announcement! The Beggar King

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Following the completion of the first draft of The Fall of Tartarus, I have started writing the sequel to The Beggar Knight, The Beggar King!

This story takes place soon after the previous one and details You Bugger the Beggar (now King Bugger) as he struggles to acclimate to his new role (he would much rather be on the streets, begging in his favourite spot).

However, a malevolent force in on the horizon which will threaten You Bugger’s new subjects, forcing him to step up and become the ruler that they need. What will he do in order to save them, and how much will he sacrifice to keep his kingdom safe?

Find out in The Beggar King, coming later this year!

The Fall of Tartarus is coming on the 24th of March!

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After a Herculean effort over the last few weeks, I have managed to finish the first draft of The Fall of Tartarus! I will now begin editing and if all goes to plan the book will be published on Wednesday the 24th of March, 2021!

For those of you who are unaware, The Fall of Tartarus is the third book in The Chronicles of New Eden. The book follows our heroes, Barsch and Alza, as they leave the planet in hopes of stopping a threat that could destroy their home.

As with my other works, The Fall of Tartarus will be completely free with no strings attached. It will be available only as an ebook from Smashwords.com and their affiliates (Apple, Kobo etc) as well as from Amazon (where it will cost the minimum amount of $0.99).

Please look forward to it, and know that I’ve poured a lot of love and time into crafting an experience that I hope you’ll enjoy!

Stay tuned for an announcement of my next project!