Saturday, 11 March 2017

"The Adventures of Charlie Smithers - A Review - Edgar Rice Burroughs and Me

I've been compared to a great many authors over the years - CS Forester, Bernard Cornwell, George MacDonald Fraser and even Kurt Vonnegut, just to name a few - but this one's a first.
Thank you Sandra:

on March 10, 2017
If you love anything in the likes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, you will love this book. The action was non stop, the characters were unbelievable. I could not put this book down at all and I even cried a great deal towards the end. I will not give any spoilers, but wow, this book will leave you breathless and marked for life. Never will I forget the content of this book as I know I will forever be changed by it. Great job by C W in writing this masterpiece.
 
 
 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

"Josiah Stubb: Interim" - Cover Reveal and Blurb

Work has been proceeding steadily for the release of the next book in the Josiah Stubb Trilogy, expected to be out in a few more weeks. I can now proudly reveal the cover and offer the very talented Poppet my heartfelt thanks for its design and creation. Thanks also go out to Wild Wolf Publishing for agreeing to take this project on in the first place.

I also thought that, while I'm at it, I might just as well include what's been hammered out for a blurb, so far. This part isn't written in stone, but it should give you a good idea what the book is about.

 
September, 1758, the French fortress of Louisbourg lies beaten into the mud on the Cape Breton shore. To consolidate their victory, the British are left with what appears to be the easy task of clearing the enemy’s settlements from The Gulf of Saint Lawrence. However, although she may be gravely wounded, New France still has teeth, personified by a ruthless officer who will stop at nothing to prevent the hated anglais from advancing another step.
To oppose him is the young, but untried, lieutenant, Josiah Stubb, born in the gutter and raised into the hostile environs of the officers’ mess by none other than General Wolfe himself. Deep in the Gaspé Peninsula, pitted against an enemy who is expert at fighting in its dense forests, Josiah is riven with doubts about his own abilities, with the lives of himself, and the men he commands, hanging in the balance.