Riled Dogs (Dominions IV) now live

Riled Dogs (Dominions IV) is now released, through all major e-book stores. If you missed the pre-order special price, don’t worry, because I’m keeping the book at 99p/99c until after the weekend.

And if you haven’t read any of the other Dominions books, the first novel, Dark Glass, should be free everywhere (if it isn’t, get in contact with me and I’ll see what I can sort out). Or you could jump straight in with Riled Dogs (it’s a new chapter in the series, so you don’t necessarily need to have read the others to know what’s going on, but you might miss out on some of the references to previous books).

Riled Dogs (Dominions IV)The only certainty in life is death.

Genna can’t let her guard down, even for a moment. Running a district is hard work, and there are always those determined to undermine her. And now she has a fugitive from the Dome to protect, someone who is still seen as a threat to be neutralised.

Then there is her old enemy to the east, an enemy who appears to have new, worryingly powerful weapons. Already, the dog is snapping at her heels. Genna knows that is it only a matter of time before he attacks.

And if he wins, she could lose everything.

Get Riled Dogs by clicking here, and check out Dark Glass here.

Riled Dogs (Dominions IV) now available to pre-order

The next story in the Dominions series, Riled Dogs, is now available to pre-order for only 99p/99c.

Riled Dogs (Dominions IV)The only certainty in life is death.

Genna can’t let her guard down, even for a moment. Running a district is hard work, and there are always those determined to undermine her. And now she has a fugitive from the Dome to protect, someone who is still seen as a threat to be neutralised.

Then there is her old enemy to the east, an enemy who appears to have new, worryingly powerful weapons. Already, the dog is snapping at her heels. Genna knows that is it only a matter of time before he attacks.

And if he wins, she could lose everything.

Click here to pre-order now‌—‌the price will rise a few days after the book is released on 27th March.

Gatekeeper is still free, despite the price on Amazon!

Gatekeeper_smallI’ve just noticed that Amazon has changed the price of my short story, Gatekeeper (A Dominions Prologue) up from free to 99p/c. I’m trying to sort this out, but in the meantime, you can still get Gatekeeper for free through BookFunnel (click here).

This is only an issue with Amazon‌—‌it’s still free at Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and other places.

Apologies for any inconvenience. I’ll let you know when Amazon have price-matched it back to free.

‘Expedient’ now released

Expedient (A Dominions Story) is now available from all major e-book stores, for the bargain price of 99p/99c.

Expedient (A Dominions Story)Expedient (A Dominions Story)

There are reasons to kill.

Those who threaten the courier, or threaten Rodin himself‌—‌well, they know what to expect. And his one professional hit? The man deserved to die. The world’s better off without him.

But Rodin needs to build his reputation. And that means showing what he’s capable of.

He can kill to exterminate vermin. He can kill to stay alive.

But can he kill for personal gain?

This 25,000 word novella (roughly 100 pages) contains characters from the Dominions series, but can be read as a separate story. If you haven’t tried any of the others yet, this could be a great place to start.

To get Expedient, click here. To find out about other books in the Dominions series, click here.

New short story – ‘The Customer Is Always Right’

Another short story for you. This one’s called The Customer Is Always Right. It’s based around another minor character from Dark Glass. I like Jimny, the cafe owner who’s everyone’s friend, but I always thought he had a really tough job. When everyone is out for number one, how do you serve them all without them killing one another‌—‌or worse still, killing you? So I wrote this to show some of the things Jimny has to put up with.

I want to do more with this character. He did turn up in early drafts of both Dead Flesh and Deep Water, but I had to get rid of those parts, much as I hated to see him go. But he does make an appearance in a new book I have out soon (although you’ll have to pay attention). More on that later, though.

For now, check out the story, and let me know what you think, either in the comments or directly (you can e-mail me at twiain@twiain.com). I’d like to know what you like, but also what I can improve on.

And don’t forget there are more stories here.