Alice, Put The Kettle On
The blurb (below) and cover speak for themselves. When will I be bringing this out? Not sure yet. I've had it in my mind to write this one for 6 months, and I had shelved it in my mind for a 2017 project, BUT... it's been banging at my skull and getting louder - the story wants out, and I have to listen, or no other book will be up to scratch. Sometimes this happens; sometimes, one story barges in, screaming louder than all others and demands deliverance NOW. Broken Lights did this, and I sneaked it in before Saving Eve.
So, it may come out before Reign Of The Wolf, or it may come out after. It's unlikely to come out before Summer's End. As it stands at the moment, Reign Of The Wolf is still scheduled for late summer, 2016. The only thing that has changed at the moment is my blood pressure. I have to write Alice soon though - that's where I'm being called - and if there's any indication that Reign Of The Wolf will suffer because I can't concentrate on it for Alice, Alice will come first. I hate delaying dates - I don't plan to if I can help it. But I'd hate even more to bring out a second-rate story because I'm being distracted by another tale that needs to be told. We shall see!
In the meantime, Alice, Put The Kettle On is officially a "work in progress". The planning has started. No pre-orders or anything like that as of yet, but you can add it on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27390201-alice-put-the-kettle-on
Ten years, and one, very thick, psychiatric file later, she's finally out of the rabbit hole. Scouted by The Grinning Catwalk model agency right after leaving school, she fast rose to the top of her industry, the cut-throat world of fashion offering the uncompromising structure on which she's honed her strength of will to face the looking glass again.
But everything's about to change.
At a prestigious party after the biggest show of her career, she glimpses a flash of white - a man rushing away. She's seen him before - him and his clock. It's nearly 8 p.m. Something pivotal happens at eight, if she could just remember what.
Fragmented memories flood her of a night she's never pieced together: a raven, a mouse, a silver heart, an ocean. A tick, a tock, cookie crumbs and a potion... The only way to remember is to go back down the hole, but what she finds might uncover truths too terrible to bear.
No one told Alice that when she clawed her way out of the burrow, she left behind answers that would turn her world inside out.
No one told Alice that when you stare at the looking glass, sometimes, the looking glass looks back.
Alice, Put The Kettle On is a twisted tale of secrets and belonging, with a touch of the weird fantastical, inspired by the classic Lewis Carroll story.