Friday, August 21, 2020

My novel: Worn Skin

This has been a really long time in the coming. But I am finally able to share with you my own novel, Worn Skin.

It's been a lot of back and forth where I was tied up to a publisher and then got out of the deal again. So for now I've decided to just let it be available for free online.

As you might have guessed from the cover it's a story about tattoos and body modification, inspired by movies such as Hellraiser, The Believers, Angel Heart, and the computer game Gabriel Knight. It also draws heavily from the works of both Clive Barker and David Cronenberg, so hopefully fans of any of those things will find something to like.

Readers of this blog will probably know by now that I am a firm believer in revealing as little as possible about the plot, but suffice to say that it centers about a hopeless drunkard who has an encyclopedic knowledge of tattoos, which enables him to read a secret language of magical symbols on people's skin. This drags him onto on a dark journey through a mystical underworld of body art, rife with magic, mutilation and pain. The ruination of flesh fuels his foes, but he is no stranger to self-destruction himself.

As a little bonus, I can also share these two alternative covers:










Read the whole thing here. And I'd be delighted if you left a comment if there's anything you love and/or hate =)

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