Congratulations! You’ve Accidentally Summoned A World-ending Monster. What Now? cover reveal.

Here it is, in all its glory, the cover for my next book; CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER. WHAT NOW? which is due out on Friday 24 September 2021. The artwork is by the excellent, Matthew Revert, who did the covers for MR SUCKY and DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES!

It’s being released via my own label, EyeCue Productions, and the Sinister Horror Company. More information on what the hell is in store for you, is available here, via the marvellous site, The Ginger Nuts of Horror.

https://gingernutsofhorror.com/features/cover-reveal-congratulations-youve-accidentally-summoned-a-world-ending-monster-what-now-by-duncan-p-bradshaw

Preorder links are here:

http://smarturl.it/Summoned

Finally!

News about my next book, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER. WHAT NOW? is inbound. I’m writing up the bumph for the press release/cover reveal right now.

BOOM. Good, huh?

Coming soonish…

I’ve finally pulled finger from posterior and started going through the final edits on my next book, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER. WHAT NOW? It will be co-published with The Sinister Horror Company again, and you can expect it this summer. Cant wait to get it out there, been on the go for years!

I am doing stuff, pinky promise.

Yes, this year has blown and sucked in equal measure, global pandemic aside, my creativity and motivation went walkies. However…I’m hoping that will change soon. I’ve got a new book to announce, some new short stories done, a novella I’m trying to find a home for and am back to working on BECALMED, the project which simply wouldn’t take no for an answer and die. Which is nice.

This Is Horror review!

There are a few publications that I’ve secretly yearned to be featured in, This Is Horror is one, and today my yearning is over! A rather excellent review of new book, DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES!

‘Bradshaw’s descriptions are disturbing and high-definition gruesome. It is a perfect blend of comedy and horror, a perfect example of the author’s GoreCom brand.’

Book Review: Don’t Smell The Flowers! They Want To Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw

First review in for, DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES!

Ahhh, I love getting that first review in for a book. That’s a lie. I HATE it, at this point in the process I’m convinced it’s a pile of utter garbage, so am extremely lucky that people who have read it think otherwise. Jim over at the Ginger Nuts of Horror posted this up this morning. Day. Made.

https://gingernutsofhorror.com/fiction-reviews/dont-smell-the-flowers-they-want-to-steal-your-bones-by-duncan-p-bradshaw-book-review

More!

Yes. More books. At the moment, I’m currently waiting on my artist of choice to get time to start work on the cover of, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONED A WORLD-ENDING MONSTER. WHAT NOW? The interior is formatted and ready to go, so I’m gonna give it a few more months before moving onto someone else.

DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES! is being read through one last time (via physical proof). If I’m being honest, I hate this bit. By now, I’ve read it through so many times that I’m annoyed by it, but this last read through is key to catch any obvious formatting errors, typos, or bits that just don’t read properly. Then, I’m off to Charlton in the next few weeks to get some pictures of the real-life places that inspired parts of the book, and then I’m done.

I’ve just finished the fourth draft of serious-as-a-heart-attack novella, AND THE NIGHT DID CLAIM THEM. I’ve sent it off to the wife to see what she reckons and her opinions will shape whether it needs more work (and the scale of it) or if it’s good enough to go off to my illustrious editor so she can work her magic. I like it, it’s something completely different for me, and I hope it’s okay.

My plan was to get these three sorted and then have a break. Been doing this for over five years now and whilst I enjoy it, it takes up a lot of my time. The cash that gets sunk into each book means that I’m lucky to break even on anything (only two books out of my catalogue so far), and that it’s a lot like pissing into the wind. I figured a break away from it for a few weeks/months would let me know if it’s something I enjoy enough to get past these things. Anyway…I just read Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘on writing’ book, CONSIDER THIS, and it’s given me an idea. I’ve started work on something new, called, BECALMED which is about the descent into madness, done in a weird way, but loosely based on a time of my life which was super-fun.

Not.

So yeah. I’m going to now finish all of these four books and then take a break, hopefully in time for my holiday to America in October, dependent on the Coronavirus being under control of course. I’m off, take care of everyone and don’t hoard stuff, life shouldn’t be about that, help peeps, okay?

Dunk

Don’t Smell The Flowers! They Want To Steal Your Bones!

Yes, the next book I’m putting out will be, DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES! To be honest, I have three books in various stages of completeness, and this one is the closest to completion, as the cover has been turned around super-quick by Matthew Revert (who did the MR SUCKY cover). Speaking of the cover, here it is:


So what it’s about? Here’s the synopsis:

The sleepy village of Charlton is under assault. Not from crazies, zombies or radioactively enhanced mutants, but from locally grown flowers. These devilish orchids lure people in with their favourite smell, before rendering them unconscious, just so they can pilfer a piece of the victim’s skeleton.

As doctors and paramedics are pushed to breaking point, it’s down to scantily clad detective, Harry Surge, to root out who’s behind this unconventional attack. To nip this in the bud, Harry is going to have to call in old favours, investigate the history of the village, leave no leaf unturned, and commandeer as many different vehicles as he can get away with. Even ones he doesn’t know how to spell.

Brace yourself for a peculiar hike through rural England, bring a packed lunch if you get peckish, but whatever you do, DON’T SMELL THE FLOWERS! Cos, ya know, THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR BONES!

Both versions of the book (Kindle and paperback) are up for pre-order now on Amazon. As an incentive, the Kindle pre-orders will be a mere 99p/cents until a week after launch, where they’ll go back up to the usual price of £1.99 and $2.99.

However…as per normal, the physical book will have more stuff in it. As it’s set in the very real village of Charlton (I lived there for a few years in my early teens), I’ll be writing a little bit on some of the real-life locations that I used, along with pictures so you can get a glimpse of where I grew up. In addition, I’ll also be including the unedited middle chapter where the story was going to take a very different path. I’m a strong believer in giving people who pick up the more expensive physical book a little something extra for their investment, so I hope it’s worth it for those of you who prefer it.

The book is out on Friday 1st May, and you can pre-order the Kindle HERE for the UK and HERE for the US.

Take it easy

Dunk