Thursday, 10 December 2015
No Man's Land out now! Have a free novella!
No Man's Land, the third in my Trench Raiders series of WWI novels, has just been released. It's available on Amazon, Smashwords, and is going through Smashwords premium distribution and will soon be available everywhere. The blurb is below:
No Man’s Land—a hellscape of shell craters and dead bodies. Soldiers have fought over it, charged across it, and bled on it for a year of grueling war, but neither side has dominated it.
An elite German raiding party is passing through No Man’s Land every night, attacking the British trenches at will. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry need to reassert control over their front lines.
So the exhausted men of Company E decide to set a trap, a nighttime ambush in the middle of No Man’s Land, where any mistake can be fatal. But the few surviving veterans are leading recruits who have only been in the trenches two weeks. Mistakes are inevitable.
To celebrate the launch, as well as the approaching holidays, I'm putting a related novella, Christmas Truce, out for free. You can get it for free on Smashwords and most other sites. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't allow me to put it for free unless I go exclusive with them, so it's at 99 cents there. Offer ends December 31!
In the cold, muddy trenches of the Western Front, there is a strange silence. As the men of a crack English trench raiding team enjoy their first day of peace in months, they begin to call out holiday greetings to their enemies on the German line. Soon men are fraternizing in No Man’s Land.
But when the English recognize some enemy trench raiders who only a few days before had launched a deadly attack on their position, can they keep the peace through the Christmas Truce?