Those wonderful people at Downpour.Com, have put the audiobook version of my novel, Bone Machines, on sale for a mere $1.99. You can listen to a sample of Robin Sachs’ wonderful narration, to whet your appetite. I hope you’ll consider picking up, or rather loading down, a copy, and sharing this news with your friends.
Robin Sachs’ acting credits include appearances in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Ethan Rayne), Babylon 5 (as Hedron, N’Kal and Na’Tok), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (as Paul Bowman) and as a professor in the British science fiction drama, Torchwood: Miracle Day. Robin did wonderful voice work, too, ranging from cartoons (Spongebob SquarePants) and the console game, Mass Effect 3 (Zaeed Massani).
My third novel in the Kendrick Chronicles series, Babylon Slide, has been in the hands of some eagle-eyed and constructively critical beta readers. It gets one more read through before shipping out for, hopefully, an audiobook treatment, maybe an e-book, too. And, who knows, it may see print…we’ll see.
I’m wondering if any of you out there would be willing to give a readthrough of my third Kendrick Chronicles novel, BABYLON SLIDE, and give me feedback before I send it to Blackstone Audio for consideration.
As I don’t have a professional editor, my hope is that some people can read it through and let me know if they spot errors, continuity issues, and general thoughts about the book. I hope to get the novel to Blackstone as early as possible in the New Year. If you are interested, just reply to this message below, telling me format you want (for tablet, PC, Kindle, whatever), and I’ll send it on. It would be helpful, too, to know if you’ve done any work like this before. I will be limiting the number of copies I send out, but would certainly value feedback.
For more on the Kendrick Chronicles series, see my audiobooks page.
After discovering the mutilated body of a young Indian woman, DI Tom Kendrick of the Glasgow police suspects the girl was the victim of ritual murder. Kendrick enlists the aid of forensic anthropologist Elizabeth Bell, who supports his theory with facts about the Indian community and the cult of Kali, goddess of destruction. Robin Sachs makes the narration seem effortless as he navigates Glasgow’s multicultural neighborhoods. He brings a gravelly appeal to Kendrick, and as more killings occur, Sachs delivers scenes of the unimaginable brutality experienced by illegal immigrants tricked into slavery. Sachs offers a credible variety of Scots burrs, lilting Asian accents, and well-drawn personalities as Kendrick and Bell uncover shocking truths about drug and human trafficking and the cultural exploitation of women. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]
Well, the big day has finally arrived. The second novel in my Kendrick Chronicles series, Kali’s Kiss, is out now as an audio exclusive. You won’t find it in print or e-book format yet, though. But the lovely people at Audible.com are offering the download version free with a trial subscription. Of course, you can also buy it as a cased CD set, or on MP3 disc. And if any of you do pick up a copy, reviews, comments and feedback would be appreciated. I try to respond to everyone personally.
I’m delighted to let you know that August 2012 is the official the release date for Bone Machines as an audiobook. The CD cover has yet to be created, and the actor not yet chosen, but please check out the promo on the Blackstone Audio website. Better yet, sign up for their free newsletter.
Second version, available as a free ebook from smashwords, published by my great friends at the admirable Just ImaginitInk.
Adventures in Scifi Publishing said: “a fantastic page-turner…each page is filled with vibrant description and seethes with tension.”
My follow up novel to Bone Machines is called Kali’s Kiss, which will be out soon. Gang crime, ritual murder, witchcraft….what more could you ask for? For publication announcement, and other information, please subscribe to the mailing list.
The edited, revised second edition of Bone Machines, out now in paperback from lulu. £6.50
“MURDER, drugs, conflicted relationships and art. In his first novel John Dodds uses the murky world of Glasgow’s underbelly to explore the true nature of life and what makes humanity tick. The epic film scale style of writing and intriguing ability to jump between character and style mean that John is bound to become one of the next great crime writers” Stornoway Gazette
The free podcast of my Scottish crime novel, Bone Machines, is now complete. Comments, or donations, or promos through your social networks and forums, would be very welcome.