The Noctuary is scheduled to be released in e-book format on December 1, 2011 with the paperback edition to follow shortly after.
The idea for The Noctuary came about during my mentorship program with Aussie horror author Brett McBean in 2009.
Here's a bit of a blurb on The Noctuary, which means "Night Diary" or "Night Journal":
Struggling writer Simon Ryan’s life has gone to Hell.
Shadows are pouring into his reality and his words are not his own anymore. He has been chosen to become a scribe for some of the worst creatures of the Underworld – the ones whose sole purpose is to torment human souls – The Dark Muses.
As Simon writes he falls deeper into the abyss and before long he has no sense of what is real. With the help of another scribe, old and mutilated, Simon comes to discover that his writing can mould people and places – that he can write things out of existence.
To become a scribe Simon has to pass a test and the Muses offer him a chance to rewrite his horrible past. All he has to decide is how the story ends…
The Noctuary is much darker territory than my first novella Torment, which was also published by Damnation Books on March 1.
The paperback edition of Torment is for sale now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Booktopia in Australia. The e-book version can be purchased direct from the publisher at www.damnationbooks.com
Stay tuned as more information comes to hand!