After a long gestation and difficult birth, the third John Purkiss novel is available, at least on Amazon. It’ll be published for Kobo, Nook and other ereaders in due course, once those sites get round to processing it.
Oh, and it’s on sale at a special introductory price for the next five days only.
Posted by timstevens9 on September 14, 2013
Apologies to anyone who’s wondering why the new John Purkiss thriller, Jokerman, isn’t out yet, as I said it would be by now.
The book’s ready to go, but Amazon isn’t. I’m locked in a dispute with the company at the moment, and until it’s resolved, they won’t let me publish anything new with them.
I’m hoping this will all be sorted out by next week. Once it is, Jokerman will be up and running, and those of you who’ve signed up to the mailing list will be the first to hear about it.
Posted by timstevens9 on September 5, 2013
No, I’m not confessing to odious war crimes here. My co-written thriller with newcomer James Rush, Omega Dog, is out now, in James’s name only (because that’s the kind of person he is, and I am).
For those who’ve signed up to the new-release email list, I haven’t mentioned this because it’s not a Tim Stevens release, technically. (I’m splitting hairs, I know.)
A knock-em-down, take-no-prisoners (and miner-of-cliches) tour de force of a riproaring thriller, it’s available for the Kindle in the US here and the UK here, plus everywhere else Amazon operates.
Enjoy. Or Joe Venn will pay you a visit.
Posted by timstevens9 on August 7, 2013
The new John Purkiss thriller, Jokerman, will be out at the end of August. If you’d like to receive advance notification of its release, as well as of the opportunity to get it at a special reduced introductory price, then please sign up to my mailing list, here.
As I’ve said before, this is purely a notification list for my new releases. You won’t get spammed, phished or harassed in any way as a result of signing up.
Posted by timstevens9 on July 28, 2013
Slight change of plan. The next John Purkiss novel will now be titled Jokerman and will appear later in the summer, probably July or August. The next thriller featuring Martin Calvary, protagonist of Severance Kill, will be out in the autumn.
In other news, if you’d like to sign up for email updates when my new books are released, you can do so here. I’ll never email you about anything else or give your address out to anyone else, so no spam. And I won’t stalk you either.
Posted by timstevens9 on June 7, 2013
Just wanted to let anyone who’s still out there know that I haven’t been taken out by a sniper’s bullet, but am a firm believer in the dictum that if you haven’t got anything worth saying, you might consider saying nothing at all. (In which case, why was this blog ever started in the first place? I hear the unkind among you mutter.)
A bit of news: the third John Purkiss novel, Annihilation Myths, will be out in all ebook formats at the end of May. The second Martin Calvary novel, following on from Severance Kill and with a title yet to be confirmed, will appear in September.
And I’ll get round to releasing Delivering Caliban and Severance Kill in paperback some time this year.
Posted by timstevens9 on February 19, 2013
Ahead of schedule, and having dropped the definite article from its title, my new thriller Severance Kill is now out as an ebook for the Kindle and via Smashwords for all other ereaders. This is something of a departure as although it’s an action/espionage thriller, it doesn’t feature John Purkiss, the protagonist of Ratcatcher and Delivering Caliban.
Martin Calvary is a former soldier and Afghanistan veteran who’s been working as a professional assassin for the last four years, taking out enemies of the British state who are beyond the reach of the law. The job isn’t one that a normal person could sustain for long, and Calvary wants out. The trouble is that his employers, known as The Chapel, aren’t ready to discharge him from his contract yet, and want him to carry out one last hit in Prague. If he does so, he’ll be let loose. If he doesn’t, evidence of the illegal assassinations he’s carried out so far will be given to the police and the press, and he’ll become a wanted criminal facing life imprisonment.
If you like fiction with action, adventure, suspense, twists, Cold War spies, modern spies, exotic Eastern European locations, and the most heartless mobsters this side of The Sopranos.. you’ll find all of this here, and more.
http://amzn.to/UMBCMl (Amazon US)
http://amzn.to/TZpKIm (Amazon UK)
Posted by timstevens9 on November 23, 2012
For five days incorporating Thanksgiving in the US (21 to 25 November) one of my collections, Quarry: Six Tales of Dread, is part of a promotion, Twenty Books for Twenty Bucks, in which – you’ve guessed it – you can buy up to 20 books for $20. For slightly less than that, actually, as all the books, mine included, are on sale at 99c. Each book is buyable individually too.
They range from thrillers to romances, from SF to horror, and there’s bound to be something to interest you. Though of course I’d be delighted if you’d buy my own entry…
The link’s here:
Posted by timstevens9 on November 21, 2012
The random selector has done its work, and I’m pleased to reveal the names of the three winners of a paperback copy of Ratcatcher: Kim Ayres, Rell Erwin and Jeff Q. Only one person asked for an ebook version, so Donald MacLeod becomes an automatic winner.
Please DM me on Twitter, message me on Facebook or email me at email@example.com and let me know where to post your book. Donald, please let me know whether you’d like an Amazon voucher or a Smashwords coupon (which allows you to download the book in multiple formats including for Kindle).
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to those who didn’t win, and thanks to all who entered!
Posted by timstevens9 on November 12, 2012
The sequel to Ratcatcher is now out as an ebook, for Amazon Kindle and in all other formats via Smashwords. John Purkiss, the scourge of rogue agents in the British intelligence services, is back, facing an opponent who’s systematically murdering CIA operatives across Europe and the US. Delivering Caliban is darker, meaner and bloodier than its predecessor, and adds what I hope is an interesting psychological angle to the Purkiss story.
It’s available here:
http://amzn.to/Qq4q1A (Amazon US)
http://amzn.to/Tv7MLe (Amazon UK)
Feedback is, as ever, always welcome.
Posted by timstevens9 on November 9, 2012