Walpurgisnacht Competition

April 30th was a significant date in the calendar for northern European witches, mainly in Germany and Holland. On Walpurgisnacht witches would be drawn to the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountains.

And Walpurgisnacht seems to be the right moment to make changes to the TotenUniverse. You’ll find all the ebooks free to download from this website and the latest novel in the series, The Fine Art of Necromancy, is released on this auspicious night.

Find out about the books here.

Find out about the new novel here.

And so to the competition.

(photo courtesy of the Hex Box Shop)

The prize is supplied by the Hex Box Shop and includes all manner of herbs and potions, candles and gems in an exquisite hand stained box. You can see more wonderful spell boxes and collections by clicking here… The Hex Box Shop on Etsy

To win the prize simply answer this question. (The answer is somewhere on this website…)

The Abramelin is a grimoire dating back to 1608, but who created the Abramelin Variation?

Closing date is April 29th. Send your answer via the contact form. Winner will be chosen by  a random draw and announced on April 30th on this website and on Instagram #aliennoisecorporation. Good luck.


A treasure hunt?

I’ve never been to Lincoln (and I’m talking about Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England). I should go; two principal characters in the TotenUniverse come from here.

A couple of weeks ago I was checking out a website for the Association of Heritage Interpretation and came across a fantastic idea to promote the Lincolnshire grazing marshes. A treasure hunt.

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There Will Be Blood

I finished the third draft a few months ago. Four or five, I can’t remember. One thing I forced myself to do was leave it, completely leave it alone to give me time to get on with other things, eg clean the car, mow the lawn, build this website.

The fourth draft is the proofread, nothing more than that (not that proofreading is a trivial thing), but the creative process is over and the proofreading will still take several months.

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Art keeps up with life

One of the problems with setting a conspiracy thriller in the present time is that the world has a habit of beating you to it. Want to write a story about the end of the world? You’re too late.

Book 7 of the TotenUniverse, Lords of Misrule, should have been about a malevolence stalking the earth, causing mayhem everywhere, an apocalyptic chaos threatening every government, every business, every organisation, everyone.

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On the launchpad

If I were a multinational media company you’d be talking about this website by now. Unfortunately, I’m not, which is why you’re probably not even reading this!

I’ve talked about rationalising the publishing blog for years and now I finally have something that works. The whole idea has come out of the principle of subscriptions, mailing lists and email newsletters, a decision that forced me to create a lot of additional content alongside the novels.

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