High School DxD – Season Four

The season started with Issei and all the younger class members going on a school trip to Kyoto, leaving Rias, Akeno, and Koneko at home to enjoy hot baths… In Kyoto, they come face to face with the Hero Faction.

But all of that is just a warm up to the main event which is the much-anticipated rating game between the Gremory household and Sairaorg’s family. He’s an incredibly strong demon but has no special powers.

But, in reality, all of this is just a backdrop to the real story, which is whether Issei will finally step up and tell Rias exactly how he feels about her. There are plenty of chances but more often than not he really is a ‘brainless dildo’ (direct quote from Akeno). Continue reading “High School DxD – Season Four”

A Wind Named Amnesia

It happened in an instant. A wind swept across the globe wiping the memory of every person. All that remained was the most basic instincts. Planes fell out of the sky. At that moment, humanity had been lost, possibly forever.

Wataru, a survivor who has recovered some semblance of humanity travels across the United States of America searching for others like him, hoping to find a way to undo the effects of the wind.

He meets a girl, who like him can talk, but Sophia is not human. She tells him about the origins of the wind. Now, Wataru must convince Lisa to undo the devastation by showing her that not all humanity is evil. Continue reading “A Wind Named Amnesia”

Otaku on Writing Podcast (Episode 7)

This week on Otaku on Writing, we catch up on our stories inspired by A Wind Named Amnesia, with plans on releasing the second collection of Otaku Stories. It’s Jon’s turn to pick the next anime for us to watch and dissect.

One line pitch! Nothing could possibly go wrong…

Any other news? No, other than this is a lot of fun to record. I hope it shows when you listen!

And now for our regularly scheduled entertainment…

Otaku on Writing Podcast (Episode 6)

In this episode of Otaku on Writing, expect more shenanigans as we attempt to extract something exciting from A Wind Named Amnesia. Not sure how we ended up with a SyFy Channel type story… Rats vs Roaches, anyone?

One line pitch! Uplifted rats with opposable thumbs…

Any other news? Reviews are coming in for Awake: Otaku Stories One and so far so good.

And now for our regularly scheduled entertainment…

Author Journey July 2018

It’s been a busy couple of months. As you know, I released volumes one to three in June. Volume four became available at the beginning of July and would you believe it volume five goes live on August 3. On top of that, I was also featured in a flash fiction anthology. I’m currently working on the edits for volume seven, which isn’t due until October so plenty of time (although I’d like to have eight, nine, and ten fully edited by then as well.)

Amazingly, I already have my first review and it’s from someone I don’t know which makes it all the more special. It’s also a five-star review from a very observant reader who’s spotted all the key questions. On top of that, the reader got my sense of humour, which is very difficult to get across. If you’ve read any of my books it would be amazing if you would take a moment to leave a review.

On top of all that, I’ve been working with a couple of other authors, Jon Cronshaw and Killian Carter, on the Black Death trilogy, a post-apocalyptic story set in the UK. I finished the first draft of my part of the story. This is going to be awesome. I can’t wait for it to go live. Continue reading “Author Journey July 2018”