Saturday 19 January 2013


It's been a couple weeks since my last update. The reason for this is that I've been hard at work on my new novella "Watching Henry Lawton" and am happy to report that the first draft is complete -- woohoo. It's always a thrill to reach the end of a story and type THE END. The initial elation is often short lived as the realisation dawns that there is still a huge amount of work to do before the story is ready for anyone to read, but I always enjoy it while it lasts and celebrate with a few drinks. For now the manuscript will be put aside for a few weeks while I concentrate on other matters. I've narrowed the choice of artwork for Henry Lawton down to two images and three different designs. I'll post the final image right here as soon as the decision is made.

While Henry waits I'm busy researching and planning my next book, which won't be strictly an erotic novel, but will feature plenty of sex. It's shaping up to be pretty epic -- a story spanning five decades of love, lust, success, deception, greed and revenge. I'm working on some wonderful characters and hoping to capture the spirit of the 70s and 80s "bonkbusters" I love so much by authors like Harold Robbins and Jackie Collins.
I'm also working on a couple of short stories including “Ryan’s Secret” which is a spin off tale from "The Sex Cabaret". I'll be posting Ryan’s Secret right here as a free ebook as soon as it’s finished and edited as a thank you to everyone who has downloaded and read my books.  Look out for that very soon.

So it's all work at the minute but in the best possible way.  With the snow coming down heavily today, it’s a perfect time to stay at home and write.
I'm looking forward to a luxury weekend away at the beginning of February but until then I'll be flat out working on these projects. I love how "Watching Henry Lawton" has turned out and can't wait publish it later this year.

Take care and stay safe.

Thom X

Saturday 5 January 2013


Happy New Year Readers. I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holiday period and are refreshed for 2013.

While not exactly rested after a very merry New Year I must admit I'm really looking forward to the next year and all the things I have planned. This week I got straight back into work on my new novella Watching Henry Lawton. I couldn't wait to get back to the characters after a few days off and I'll be going into lock down throughout January until the first draft is finished. That's my favourite way to work on a first draft - exclude all else and get on with telling the story. The new book is quite different to anything else I've written -- a little darker -- a little kinkier -- I can't wait for people to read it when it's published this summer.

I’d like to set up a proper website for my books but as even this blog is technically beyond me, I’ll have to find a company who can do that for me.

I'll also be working on a special edition of my old novel The Chain, hopefully that will come out around its 10th anniversary in November..

I had an excellent time in 2012 with my self-published books - learning the process and gaining confidence -- this is something I want to expand upon this year with new stories and adventures. Additionally I would really like to broaden my horizons. There's a significant birthday coming up in October and I have a number of things I would really like to achieve before that big day arrives. I want to write a new novel in a different genre and this will be my biggest project of 2013. I've begun preparing character notes and the storyline, which has already grown pretty big. Once I start writing, I expect this book will occupy most of my time this year.

Hopefully it won't all be writing and I'll have time to read some great books. Already on my reading list I have:

The Power Trip - Jackie Collins (I’m half way through already and LOVE it)
Emmanuelle - Emmanuelle Arsan
The Mist in The Mirror - Susan Hill
Savages - Shirley Conran
Sins - Judith Gould
The Bitch - Jackie Collins

Several of Harold Robbins old novels have recently been published as e-books and I'll definitely be checking those out too.

So back to work for now.  Don’t forget Body Language is still available at a special low price on Amazon.

 Love Thom