Updating novel covers continues with Living in Flames

My fifth novel Living in Flames goes through The Sprezz treatment: a fast and brutal tale of terror that bubbles up from beneath the streets of Bristol

Following on from the first updates with God Seed, Dante’s Fool, Iron Man Project and EDGE; Ben from London design consultancy duo The Sprezz has focused his talent on my fifth novel Living in Flames. I originally wrote this in 1997 as a film script, directly after finishing God Seed (1996).  It even had a couple of actors backing it and touting it around London but the opportunity never got the funding it needed. So in 2012 I turned it into a novel which has done exceptionally well since the launch.  If you’re interested in H.P.Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos, this novel introduces a new Great Old One into the pantheon of monstrous entities – and the cult that worship it.

This is the new cover.

Living in Flames a science fiction dark fantasy novel set in Bristol expanding the cosmic horror of the Cthulhu Mythos by David J Rodger

Available in paperback and Kindle format

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Creativity is just a sip away

Coffee, my God, the synapses were stuttering and my words draining away until that first sip… now I feel like my mind is flying on the wings of Thoth, Hermes and Nyarlathotep

creativity is just a sip away - black and white photoshop image coffee cup for artists and writers

Creativity is just a sip away

Busy morning, thank you to my octagonal stove-top coffee pot!  Working on final plot notes for Broken Fury and mapping out plot points for Sunder Gloom (sequel to the nerve-shredding Bristol-based horror story Living in Flames), which sees the unfinished vestiges of that subterranean terror come spilling back across the city with devastating consequences.

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Updating novel covers continues with EDGE

My fourth novel EDGE gets The Sprezz treatment: this is a punchy technology thriller that will take you deep into the darkness from Beyond.

Following on from the first updates with God Seed, Dante’s Fool, and Iron Man Project; Ben from London design consultancy duo The Sprezz has focused his talent on my fourth novel. EDGE was a tough brief for him (he admitted) because of the tightly packed fusion of story points wrapped up within the book.  This helps to keep readers guessing about what is going to happen.  I wrote it around an old-school thriller vibe but with a plethora of vibrant characters – all of whom, at some point, have to confront the horror that is spilling out onto the mountain in New Zealand. I’ve been told by many people the snowboarding resort becomes a character unto itself as events unfold. It’s certainly had some amazing reviews. Blood will stain the snow.

This is the new cover.

Best thriller in science fiction dark fantasy category - EDGE by David J Rodger

Available in paperback or Kindle format

 

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Available to buy in paperback from LULU Global

Available to buy in paperback from Amazon UK ¦ USA ¦ DE

Available to buy on Kindle UK ¦ USA ¦ DE

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Dieselpunk Art: Soviet Retro Ultralight by s2ka

Leonardo M Giron – aka s2ka – from the Philippines has nailed a wonderful dieselpunk style

Dieselpunk art soviet retro ultralight by s2ka on DeviantArt - All Rights Reserved

Soviet Retro Ultralight by s2ka – all rights reserved

Great piece of artwork. Imagine the thrill (edged with terror) of clinging onto this contraption as you plunge out of the sky towards target.  You should certainly check out his gallery on DeviantArt for more dieselpunk concepts, in addition to some great manga / cyberpunk pieces.  S2KA is available for commissions, so look him up if you’re an art director looking for high-quality material.

If you’re a fan of dieselpunk with a wisp of dark fantasy trailing through the story, check out the fiction work emerging from the folks at Achtung! Cthulhu. It’s a role-playing game system based around Call of Cthulhu but they’re now expanding the universe through short stories.  More details via their official press release.

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Introducing: Kory M Shrum – US author of two supernatural thrillers

A quick Q+A with Kory M Shrum, author of Dying for a Living, and Dying by the Hour

I came across Kory’s work whilst browsing popular books that blend the thriller genre with the supernatural – something still considered a little different, and similar to my brutal detective novel Dante’s Fool.  Here’s a very brief introduction to Kory and her work. Enjoy! Continue reading