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Fancy a hilarious romp through Cornwall, following the exploits of the world’s geekiest and most inept vampire hunter? Then you need to read the Brian Helsing series, starting with Mission #1 – Just Try Not To Die. Download it for free on Amazon HERE.

Is dark and epic fantasy more your bag? Begin the epic, multi-novel spanning Graeme Stone Saga, commencing with The Descent to Madness. Download it for free on Amazon HERE.

Looking for a chilling horror/urban fantasy? Then join Kyle and his Wiccan friends as they protect Cornwall from the grim supernatural threats slowly awaking in the Cornish Guardians books, beginning with book one, The Knacker, which is free to download from Amazon HERE.

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Helsing Mission 8 – The (Very) Scilly Isles, coming soon!

Life has a habit of getting in the way of writing. Eight-week old Cocker Spaniel puppies in particular. But I’ve finally begun making progress on the eighth installment of Brian’s adventures. Expect it by the end of the month!

Cheers – Gaz.

 

“Fairies are no trifling matter, Helsing,” Heimlich replied. “They are diminutive but deadly. And, with their fifth-dimensional magicks, they can affect the very strings of fate, bringing us mortals good luck… or bad, as the residents of the Scilly Isles have been discovering to their detriment.”

“Bad luck, eh?” Brian snorted, pushing open the door to the Snug and gesturing for Heimlich to enter ahead of him. “You’ll forgive me for my lack of empathy; asking me to feel sorry for someone suffering bad luck is like asking a starving Ethiopian child to pity you for lack of tartare sauce to put on your scampi and chips.”

“This is bad luck of a most lethal kind, Helsing.”

“As is mine, most of the time,” Brian mused, making his way towards the drinks cabinet and opening the mahogany double doors to reveal the beer fridge behind. He selected a bottle of Doom Bar, before turning back to Heimlich and twisting the top off. It wasn’t a twist-off cap, but when you had supernatural strength, it didn’t really matter. “And you never hear me complaining.”

“You complain frequently and at great length,” the Master of Magic retorted, clicking his fingers and summoning a glass of brandy to hand. “But that is by-the-by. You are the Helsing, thus handsomely paid to face such danger. The poor residents of the Scilly Isles, however, are fishermen and pub landlords, shop-workers and schoolteachers. Ordinary innocents who shouldn’t be at the mercy of magical foes.” He took a sip of his brandy, before frowning and glancing down at the smoothly moving hands on his Breitling watch. “It’s… eleven a.m. Why the hell are we drinking?”

“I’m still up from the night before,” Brian shrugged, taking a slurp of his beer. “New Warcraft expansion out, and I’ve been up all night levelling my character. Started drinking at eight last night and not gone to bed since, so technically I’m not so much starting today’s drinking, as just continuing last night’s. Was gonna sober myself up with a coffee, but seeing as you caused me to spill half of it down my fucking hoody, I gave that up as a non-starter. What’s your excuse?”

“I… I’m not sure, in all honesty,” Heimlich grimaced. “Just habit, I guess. We seem to start all of our briefings with an alcoholic beverage. It’s worrying, at times.” He stared at his brandy for a moment, before shrugging, and taking another sip. “In for a penny…”

Brian flopped down on a sofa, placing his enormous and ageing CAT boots on the leather, a move that caused Heimlich to wince in sympathy for the antique couch.

“So, where are the other Masters?” Brian asked, taking a glug of his beer.

“Preparing themselves to instruct you. A process which always requires some girding of the loins beforehand.”

“C’mon, I’m not that bad, not these days.”

“You are, and always shall be, that bad. And, as I keep reminding you, and you keep forgetting, you’ve barely scratched the surface of the ring’s powers. You are still somewhat limited in your sorcerous repertoire compared to your predecessors.”

“Limited? I’ve got myself a veritable smorgasbord of magical tricks up my sleeve!”

“Do you even know what a smorgasbord is, Helsing?”

Brian paused, bottle halfway to his lips.

“Some kind of… fish?”

Brian Helsing: Mission #7 – out now!!!

Well, Brian’s not killed enough vampires in the series so far, not by my reckoning. This book changes that. Big time.

The Circus is coming to town, and it’s not ordinary circus. And the Ringmaster, Ravioli, is in possession of one of the fabled Artefacts needed to put Cthulu back to sleep.

So Brian has no choice but to slap on the greasepaint and go undercover, in this, Mission 7: Cirque du Vampire.

Brian Helsing Mission #4: Land of the Rising Damp – Out now!

Brian is back in another adventure… and boy does he have a rough time of it. Though that’s par for the course where poor Brian’s concerned.

Summoned half the world away to help Japan’s beleaguered Oni-Hunters as they battle the terrifying Kappa; half-ninja turtle, half, well… normal turtle.

He makes new friends (somehow), new enemies (that’s more like it), and battles his way through such obstacles as wasabi, airport security, and death itself.

Enjoy!

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVJ7NHY

 

 

Mission #3: Howlin’ Mad

The third in the dark, funny and, for some, far too close to reality, Brian Helsing series.

Brian is beginning to get used to his new life; money in the bank, a muscle car on the drive, a stunning water nymph girlfriend somehow on his lanky arm. But it’s not long before things get hilarious back off track.

Scylla, his girlfriend, and Gertie, his Master of Combat, have been making eyes at each other. So far, so titillating. But if the woman in charge of training Brian how to KILL supernatural creatures discovers the nymph’s true identity, all hell could break loose.

To add further fuel to the fire, a chronic case of the werewolves has been reported in Cornwall. And eight-foot man-eating killing machines don’t go unnoticed.

Join Brian as he navigates love, friendship and duty in his own inimitably awkward way. Oh yes, and werewolves. Don’t forget the werewolves.

Find it on Amazon HERE.

 

The Knacker AND Brian Helsing # 1, both Permafree!

Both The Knacker, first book in the Cornish Guardians series, and Brian Helsing: Mission #1, first book in the Unlikeliest Vampire Hunter series, are now PERMAFREE. That’s right, if you fancy either a dark fantasy-horror or a comedic urban fantasy, both are now free to download and enjoy. And funnily enough, both are set in Cornwall, though truth be told, they couldn’t be further apart in tone.

The Knacker is a dark and grim tale of supernatural creatures awaking from their long slumber in far-flung Cornwall. Only Kyle and his Wiccan friends, Alice, Gem and Lou, along with the embattled Cornish Constabulary, can put a halt to the Knacker’s bloodthirsty rampage.

 

 

 

 

Brian Helsing: Mission #1 is an irreverent, foul-mouthed and often lunatic adventure following the exploits of Brian, the

lanky streak of a man with no courage and no social skills, who by a cruel twist of fate has been chosen to be the next Helsing, protector of mankind against the gribbly threats of the night.

 

 

 

Both are free, so please, download and enjoy! If you’ve already read these books, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Gaz

Brian Helsing: The World’s Unlikeliest Vampire Hunter

Imagine a gangly idiot with no social skills, nor any real skills of relevance in fact. Now gift him the legendary ring of the Helsings, making him the latest in the long and illustrious line of vampire and demon-hunters. What do you get?

Brian Helsing: The World’s Unlikeliest Vampire Hunter!

Foul-mouthed and hilariously awkward, read the unwitting adventures of a bumbling buffoon as he’s trained by the mysterious Masters and set loose upon the world he’s meant to protect.

Book Three of the Cornish Guardians: Tregeagle. Out now!

The third book in the Cornish Guardians series, Tregeagle, is now out!

Join Kyle, Alice and the gang in another adventure, this time facing off against not a disgruntled elemental spirit, but a damned soul cursed to stalk Cornwall’s storm-blasted shores.

Walking the line between life and death, immune to harm and with a stare that kills anyone who meets his gaze, how will our heroes stop this new threat?

And how many innocent lives will be lost before they do…?

A Dying Land

Been a long while since I’ve released some new material. But lately I’ve been working on a new Tales of Transition novella. And now it’s ready.

A Dying Land follows the plight of the Plains People, descendants of those left behind at the battle of Pen Merethia in From The Ashes.

Eking out a meagre existence in hiding in the Northern Plains, these brave folk must keep their heads low if they’re to survive in a world overrun with Steppes Slavers.

Pan, a Youngblood, heads out with his friends on his final blooding, a rite of passage that marks his transition from boy to man. But when they head out on their Hunt, they become embroiled in a plot larger – and deadlier – than any of them could ever imagine.