The new novel from Alan Reynolds is called ‘Twelve – a date with obsession’ and will be available shortly – here is the back page synopsis:
‘In his latest novel, award-winning author, Alan Reynolds, delivers a tense psychological thriller. Sarah, an ambitious senior manager for a prestigious departmental store, decides to find a partner using an on-line dating website. After rejecting eleven potential suitors, she reads the profile of Jez Steadman, the twelfth. On the face of it, Jez ticked all the boxes; rugged, sensitive, intelligent and, importantly, solvent, but Sarah was soon to find out that all was not what it seemed. What follows is a relationship that develops into an obsession. Sarah becomes attracted to the new compliance manager at the store. How will Jez react when he discovers her affections for him have been stolen by someone else? The story will have readers gripped to the final page.’
Well folks, here we go with a new novel. There is a strange feeling writing ‘Chapter 1’; one part is daunting – another 20 to go, another part is exciting wondering where the story will lead. This time I do have a title but I will keep that for now. Here is the first paragraph.
Hi it has been an exciting few days – the screenplay of Flying with Kites has been completed and we will be starting the process of trying to attract the attention of producers and directors. The new novel, Twelve, is now with the proof-reader for it’s final edit, Taskers End has been re-edited and is with the publishers for publishing as a second edition, The Drive, a novel I completed at the back end of last year has had a second edit and the first chapter will be on the website shortly. It’s all go! Please don’t forget, the first chapter of Twelve is available to read on the website. http://www.alanreynoldsauthor.com
The new book has been edited and is with the proof-reader. It’s called ‘Twelve-a date with obsession’. I have added it to the website (‘In the works’ section) where you can read the first chapter; there is also a ‘first-draft’ cover design (it will change) and synopsis. I would welcome any feedback
I have just received the first draft of the screenplay for Flying with Kites. This is the first step towards hopefully it will be made into a film or TV drama. Exciting times!
The hashtag #amwriting hides a multitude of challenges. Each new book I write I want to be better then the last. I want the characters to shine; the plot to intrigue and entertain readers. I’m on chapter 17 of the new one and I have a rough idea of how it might end – but that could change! It’s primarily about obsessive behaviour and its consequences. I don’t have a proper title; the working one is ‘Twelve’ because it’s my twelfth book; I have one or two thoughts but I will probably wait until it’s finished. – another 20k words to go I reckon. In this chapter I have been researching Costa Rica, its people, culture, and environment; it’s a fascinating place and one I would love to visit. I had the same feelings when I wrote Valley of the Serpent and the Kakuda National Park in the Northern Territories of Australia. I’ll keep you updated on progress
The deal finishes tomorrow – all eight novels for just 99p/99cents each to download from Amazon. Great holiday thrillers at a bargain price. You can read the first chapters at http://www.alanreynoldsauthor.com then decide. What have you got to lose?