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Initial post: 14 May 2012 21:55:07 BDT
Gecko129 says:
Authors please add to the list....


We grow up with the Legend of King Arthur ... But where did he come from? Who was Merlin? What part did the Druids play in bringing Arthur to his round table? This is the story that came before, when Britain was just a Shadowland.

Shadowland  is a story of historical fantasy set in Dark Ages Britain.

`I have lived more years than I can remember, probably more than the sum of all your years combined. Kings have called me friend and brigands have sworn to burn the flesh from my bones even if they have to search all seven halls of the shadowland to find me.'

On the night of midwinter's eve, a storyteller takes his listeners back to the Dark ages and a tale from his youth.

Deserted by its Roman masters, Britain has been invaded by the Saxons at the invitation of Vortigern, traitorous leader of the Britons. Now, as the tribes unite to reclaim their land, one man must rise to lead them and become their true and only king.

Posted on 15 May 2012 08:02:31 BDT
Jim Webster says:
Swords for a Dead Lady if you like your fantasy without a side order of pomposity.
I'm afraid there are no elves, orcs, dwarves either

Posted on 15 May 2012 10:36:03 BDT
Well, I'm British, and I guess now I'm an author. I don't feel very Indie though. Time to break out the jangly guitars and shoe-gazing.

I'm a writer, actor and publishing manager who lives and works in London. I wrote Something Nice - 10 Stories as a collection of my best short stories written between 2000 and 2011. Some have won competitions. Some have been published professionally. One was released as an audio production. And a couple have never been seen before.

These stories have been described as quirky, twisted, dark, comic, grotesque and strange. Sadly, their author has also been described in these terms. Humphrey Marten discovers that you <i>really</i> are what you eat, and the Ballards at 12 Bournebrook Road have an unpleasant truth under their carpet. Laura discovers the true cost of vigilant parenting, and Evian stalks a post-apocalyptic landscape in search of a decent career.

There are bits of science-fiction, elements of the supernatural and occasional forays into metafiction. But basically Something Nice - 10 Stories is a collection of stories about normal people in a twisted world. And sometimes twisted people in an even more twisted world.

Posted on 15 May 2012 10:38:44 BDT
Mel Comley says:
I'm definitely British despite living in France!

Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one))

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered
decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective
Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.
Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection
between the two victims.

After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious
serial killer is on a rampage...and Lorne has become the killer's fixation.

Lorne can't allow her failing marriage or her new boss--a man with whom she
shares a sensuous secret--keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the
macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim.

Approx 88,000 words

This is the first in the Justice series, Impeding Justice and Final Justice are also available on Amazon.Book four FOUL JUSTICE is due out 18th May 2012.

Posted on 15 May 2012 12:21:42 BDT
I'm a British Indy writer and quite envy Mel Comley living in France. I live in Shropshire and from my house look out one way onto the Montgomery canal and the other to the Breiden Hills with Rodney's Pillar on the skyline.
I have seven books on Kindle, literary romances plus a young adult's adventure, a definitely adult adventure, an historical romp and one biographical fiction.
Richard Wilde
The Imperfect Tense
The Fishing Pool
Traitor's Gate (Dignity of the Sword)
Knight on the Potomac
The Oxwagon List

I rarely visit the main forum these days and after a quick scan today still find it somewhat bland now that the authors have been relegated to the naughty corner.
However, please try my books, they're much less grumpy than this writer is, this morning.

Posted on 15 May 2012 13:02:56 BDT
Mel Comley says:
You do Mary? I must say I still miss Worcester terribly but then I look around me and think it would be difficult to give up on this particular dream. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 14:41:43 BDT
Well, who wouldn't miss Worcester, it's a lovely city and my cousin has a sculpture in the crypt of the Cathedral. But you said 'this particular dream' and there you have it. Village life here is comfortable and convenient but it's not what I dreamed of long ago and as ever I yearn for that exquisite place just over the hill, across the sea, down the dusty lane. It probably doesn't exist but I keep hoping that I'll find it.

Posted on 15 May 2012 18:00:02 BDT
Mel Comley says:
I'm sure you will one day, hon.

Posted on 15 May 2012 18:00:40 BDT
Roger Cave says:
Not only a British author, but a new British hero to follow in the Alec Fincham series

Alec Fincham works for the British Government, he's a problem solver, the man of last resort, and he's in more demand than ever.

The Barcza Gambit (The Alec Fincham Novels)
Sicilian Defence (Alec Fincham #2)
White King (Alec Fincham #3)
Zugzwang (Alec Fincham #4)
Octopus Knight (Alec Fincham #5)
Medusa Defence (Alec Fincham #6)
Deep Blue (Alec Fincham #7)
Grand Prix Variation (Alec Fincham #8)
Queen's Knight (Alec Fincham #9)
Fried Fox & English Rat (Alec Fincham Short Stories)

And they're cheap too, at only £1.03 each.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 21:27:34 BDT
Steven says:
as a reader, I can say that I've read 2 of Mary's book and loved them both. definetely give her books a try, you'll be hooked. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 21:29:32 BDT
Steven says:
I went to bording school in worcester... :0)
is there a novel in that?

Posted on 16 May 2012 10:30:44 BDT
I live in Wales. Are we still included?

The Mystic Accountants (The Banned Underground)

Modern comic fantasy forthe rock generation, and our kids...

Posted on 16 May 2012 11:06:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2012 11:12:00 BDT
I. Black says:
I'm very much British despite setting parts of my first two novels in India, where I have lived. But I always come home in the end (or at the beginning)! Oxford (my favourite city) and Surrey (where I live now) feature large in my 'India' novels.

If you like novels about families and 'roots' this one may be just right for you.

Darshan: a Journey a `who do you think you are' novel, that is currently being used as an English Literature Baccalaureate book in France .

Set mainly in Oxford and India: Sara, a young Indian student in Oxford sets out to find her estranged Welsh father - and to escape the prospect of an arranged marriage back in India. The result of her quest, which takes her through Europe, America and India, is not quite what she expected as she gets involved with a dangerous religious cult, a series of romantic catastrophes and discovers disturbing facts about her family history.

'An involving story, beautifully told.' Oxford Times Literary section

A gripping adventure and a poignant romance set in exotic lands.
The Moon's Complexion: A romantic thriller set in Surrey, India and Sri Lanka. Hannah, an English journalist, is fleeing from a stalker. She meets Ashok, an Indian doctor. Together they set out to trap the stalker. They fall in love but their romance is hampered by issues involving their overlapping past, as well as some cultural misunderstandings. It's also available in paperback.

`I challenge anyone to put this book down' Editor, London Student Newspaper

Posted on 16 May 2012 11:10:46 BDT
I. Black says:
Even if fantasy is not your thing, this novel will surprise you - try a sample and see!
(And yes, I am British!!)

Noontide Owls A Fantasy for young and old: The Conquering Army of Shoog the Awesome has marched out of Ambamar after 100 years. But freedom does not bring peace. It is left to 14-year-old Mara and the two noble Trumpeters to try and stop the city from destroying itself and all the marvellous beings that inhabit its world.
Pen and ink drawings throughout.

I could not put it down... I really cannot wait for my son to read it. It was fantastic.
Anjali Mittal, children's book author

Posted on 16 May 2012 13:33:42 BDT
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip 96p

Twenty-two years old and ready for peace, Harry Leslie Smith has survived the Great Depression and endured the Second World War. Now, in 1945 in Hamburg, Germany, he must come to terms with a nation physically and emotionally devastated. In this memoir, he narrates a story of people searching to belong and survive in a world that was almost destroyed.

Posted on 16 May 2012 13:48:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2012 13:49:00 BDT
I'm a new British Indie sci-fi writer.

My first ever book is called The Adventures of Ryas Qu'al (The Adventure Begins) it is situated in the 32nd century and follows the journey of a noble and deadly alien who is the title character, this first short book is a simple backtrack of the previous years of his life just prior to him becoming a bounty hunter and the traumatic event which resulted in him having to become a bounty hunter seeking vengence against the beings who caused his life to be ruined.

This is of course a short story but if you give your support I promise that the next book I'm working on will be much longer, have a some more action and probably be more intense. If you want you could give me suggestions on the books actaul forum instead of making hateful reviews. Oh and by the way it costs £1.53

Posted on 16 May 2012 16:27:37 BDT
Ceredigion says:
Hello from sunny West Wales! I am a British writer (Welsh father, English mother, Irish great grandparents) and currently have 20 titles available on Kindle. Including the first two books in a fantasy trilogy set in an alternate Britain where the Roman Invasion failed and the old gods still influence events.
Sword of the Horse Chieftain (Island of the Mighty) £1.53
Wulfwaru and the Hag Child (Island of the Mighty) £2.16

Horror fans might prefer Resurrection Man Walking (A Novelette) £0.88.
That is the problem with body snatching - sometimes the corpses fight back.
Ever since the authorities turned to dark magic to halt their trade, Resurrectionists in London have become a dying breed. When body snatchers have to deal with zombies to earn a living, who will win the battle?

Those Old Familiar Faces (The Malkin Chronicles)
Old Familiar Shadows (The Malkin Chronicles)

Thanks for reading :]

Posted on 16 May 2012 16:48:27 BDT
DarrenHF says:
Yay for the British! We should support the pound as we watch the Euro slide into oblivion and buy British. Maybe we should have a hallmark or something that we could incorporate into our covers.

Anyhow my books are

The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. - The Curious Case Of The Kidnapped Chemist
The Man From U.N.D.E.A.D. 2 - Zombie Apocalypse Now

To Infinity (and maybe that's far enough)
An Orc Not Like Others
The Sword In The Tree
New York City Legend
The Great Rock N Roll Doomsday Tour

The Sci Fi Freak's Guide To The Televisual Galaxy - All The Shows (Second Edition)
Goodnight Dear: The Unsentimental Diary Of A Bereaved Husband

and a contribution to

A Goodreads Gallimaufrey

Posted on 16 May 2012 17:30:47 BDT
Bill Todd says:
Danny Lancaster - ex-para, ex-burglar turned private detective
The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)

Posted on 16 May 2012 20:48:01 BDT
I be British, I be.

Words to the Wise: Book One (The Awakening)
Words to the Wise: Book Two (Towards Darker Climes)
I have perceived tears in rain from a cloudless sky as I tread the plains of a slowly perishing world. The Earth laments; its groans infest the winds; its pleas plague dreams that slowly unravel the horrific truth of my past. Society scorns me; god reveres me, but still my reflection haunts me. Know me, for I am he who navigates the nightmares of humanity ... I am The Wanderer.


Posted on 16 May 2012 22:42:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2012 22:44:26 BDT
Ooo! I'm British, or at least, I was last time I looked. So here are mine, I got an award for the first one, it was only 3rd but it was still an award so I'm chuffed.

Few Are Chosen, K'Barthan Trilogy: Part 1
Warning: contains car chases, futuristic technology and sarcasm
The Wrong Stuff (K'Barthan Trilogy: Part 2)
Contains more car chases, more futuristic technology, more sarcasm and... oo-er... a little bit of romance
Unlucky Dip
Prequel to Few Are Chosen: 4,000 word short.



Posted on 16 May 2012 23:37:09 BDT
MadCow says:
Crime, sleaze, gold, Rudolf Hess, Glasgow and a Rottweiler called Tango.

by Jimmy Bain

£1.98 ish
Have a larf with your crime.

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:08:21 BDT
I Collins says:
I'm a new British writer, and have been for several years.

The Power of the Gods is my first novel published on Kindle after years chasing agents and publishers.

I've sold more copies than I imagined in the first few weeks - and not all of them to family and friends!!!

My first review is encouraging (and a little exciting as it too is not from family or friends). Someone somewhere has made my week - and justified the hours of writing and editing that I invested in the book. "I really enjoyed it. An original twist on Good vs Evil. Well worth a read. Well done!"

The book is a fantasy but guaranteed not to include any vampires or elves or knights with magic swords. It is set in real life, today, and tells the story of how a normal person handles infinite power while battling Good and Evil. As the review says: it's an original twist.

Please have a look at the free pages - you may like it.

Posted on 18 May 2012 14:33:11 BDT
Bill Todd says:
Power is the proof you've cracked it. Power gives you respect. You can see it in other people, the way they won't hold your gaze, they way their shoulders dip, all in the body language, fear and surrender. They'd know what you've done, know you for who you are, what you're capable of. You're on a higher level, a different kind of animal. They'd see it all and they'd know it and they wouldn't challenge you because they'd know the consequences. The axe leads to the guns, the money and the women. It was the beginning. The path to power.


"What, mum?"
"I forgot to get some Hobnobs."
"They're not good for you," said Barbara Harvey. "You know they get stuck under your plate."
"You forget I went through a war. You didn't get any of this health and safety nonsense when there were bombs coming down every night."
Barbara sighed. "I know that mum but you're teeth were better back then."

The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)
"Witty, gory, sexy, educational in parts, it's a fantastic read" - Peter Thornton, The Sun

Posted on 18 May 2012 21:05:32 BDT
Britain in the 1800's, a mother's vow, a husband's cruelty, a workhouse, an idiot son of a drunken baby farmer, a dark cellar hiding its dark secrets. Bad things happen to good people.


ELLIE: Newborn granddaughter of Maggie
ROSE SKINNER: Dies in childbirth
MAGGIE SKINNER: Rose's mother, full of grief and guilt, vows to take care of the child but is thwarted by her husband.
JOSEPH SKINNER: Is determined that the child shall find no place under his roof and arranges for Patrick O' Neill to take her to Ireland.
PATRICK O' NEILL: a drunk, believed to be the baby's father, who, for the love of Rose, suffers for his honesty.
RUTH: who lives in the slums of Paradise Court and who begins to understand and sympathise with Maggie.
BERTHA MASON: Baby farmer, whose method of taking care of children in her charge is to commit them to the canal.
JACOB MASON: Her idiot son whose mind is confused, thanks to his mother's hammer.
DR. DANIEL TAYLOR: Helps Maggie begin to accept her loss, giving her the encouragement and strength to search for Ellie.
FREDERICK PERRY: Master of the workhouse. Not deliberately cruel - just misguided.
HANNAH PERRY: His wife whose life has not turned out quite as she expected.
EDWIN PERRY: Son of Frederick and Hannah and associate of Joseph Skinner. He provides the girls who will ultimately end up in the back rooms of the taverns, girls no-one else will then want.
LIZZIE MOSTYN: Entered the workhouse with her brother following the death of their mother. Works in the nursery until her fear of Edwin Perry's perverted attention becomes too great.
THOMAS MOSTYN: Lizzie's brother, who ends up barely surviving the horrors of the cellar that runs the length of Joseph Skinner's factory.
JERIMIAH MANDRAKE JNR.: Solicitor friend of Dr. Taylor. Quickly becomes protective towards Maggie, while, at the same time, insisting that she must betray her husband for the sake of the children who risk their lives on a daily basis in the factory.
JESSOP: Who does all the footwork for Mandrake.
WILL: Strong-minded young man whose path crosses Joseph Skinner's and who loses his job, thanks to Maggie's help. Longs to raise his voice against the inhumanity of the factory owners.
JESSIE: His wife, proud of her husband, but afraid of what his anger at the cruelty of the system may mean for them.
LITTLE WILL: Aged six. Spirited child who suffers for Will's determination to have his voice heard.
JONATHON HUXLEY: Factory Manager. Becomes uneasy at the lengths Joseph Skinner is prepared to go to. Too late. His fear for his family means that he will take the fall for Joseph's actions.
SARAH: Loyal and long-serving maid and companion who has given her life to Maggie's welfare.
CHARLOTTE: Kitchen maid who sees all, but says nothing.

The Crying of The Children

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