Friday 3 January 2014


Happy New Year everyone. Time for a long overdue update. There never seems to be enough time to fit in all the things I want to do. However my big news this weekend is the release of my new ebook Midnight Screening.

BLURB:  In his youth Blake Powell was an actor, the handsome star of a dozen teen movies. Now in his forties, he still possesses the matinee idol good looks that made him a star back then. But movies and acting are all in the past, these days Blake is an acclaimed chef and restaurateur. Despite the success of his second career, his personal life is not so steady. His boyfriend Charlie is into drink, drugs and boys half his age. Blake has had enough.

The invitation to be guest of honour at a special screening of one of his movies is just what Blake needs: a short break away from Charlie. One of his early films The Burning Man has transcended its roots as a cheap horror film to become a cult favourite. Two decades later the film has reached a new audience of enthusiastic fans.

Twenty year old student Tim Aston is one of those fans. From the first time he saw the film, the naked image of screen hunk Blake has fuelled a million fantasies. Tim can't resist the opportunity. The late night screening will allow him to meet his idol at last.

Only Blake is not the same as the fresh faced hunk on screen. Older, smarter, sexier; Blake Powell is more handsome than ever. And Tim's fantasies are about to come true.

A scorching novella from the author of The Sex Cabaret and The Leather and the Flesh. Approximately 13K words.  

Available at AmazonUK and Amazon USA

I loved writing this short book. A bit like Tim in the story I'm a huge fan of horror movies, especially those from the 1970s and 80s and I've been to tonnes of these cult screenings. As well as the scares I have a real soft spot for all those hunks who stared in low budget horror films at the start of their careers. I love watching new interviews on DVD to see how well (or not) some of those hot jocks have aged. Blake Powell is one of the lucky ones – he's even more gorgeous now than he was then. So Midnight Screening is my love letter to all those hot guys of 80s horror.


WILD WEST HERO: Currently I'm half way through a novella length tribute to my other guilty pleasure – cowboy movies, specifically the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s and 70s. Those old cowboy films features some of the most beautiful men I've ever seen, guys in their prime like Franco Nero and Terence hill. Hot Italian men dressed as cowboys – wow – it doesn't get much sexier than that. Wild West Hero will probably come in around 25 to 30K words and will be available as an ebook in the spring.

I'm also working towards to a paperback compilation volume of my stories and novellas for later this year. I love ebooks and the freedom they have given to indie writers but nothing compares to holding a physical book. I'm still working out the practicalities of cost and length but will post more news when I have it.

RISK ADDICTION: this was book I announced last year.  Risk Addiction is a full length novel and was conceived as the first part of a trilogy.  Despite completing a full first draft, this book is going to need extensive rewrites before I'm happy with it.  The creative spark seems to have gone out of this project.  I haven't lost all hope for it but it's not exciting me in the way it should.  Hopefully it can be reviewed in 2014 but I will never put out a book I'm less than 100% happy with, so Risk Addiction may be one of those projects that goes into the bottom drawer.

So that brings me up to date. I'm really excited about Midnight Screening and hope people enjoy it. My resolution for 2014 is to keep writing and experimenting. Trying new things is the key to staying fresh for me. Some things work – like Midnight Screening, others don't – like Risk Addiction, but I won't get bogged down by failure. Got to move forward and find more sexy guys and situations to write about.

Best wishes to everyone for 2014.

Thom XXX

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