Category Archives: From Limelight

The Running Game Cover Reveal

I’m two days late (blame too much wine and not enough sleep), but I have been busy and as this very important event is taking place today I figured it was worth the wait.

I am very, very pleased to reveal the new cover for The Running Game.

This cover was designed by the incredibly talented Ashley Ruggirello, her attention to detail is incredible (and so are all her covers). I’m over the moon with it.

The Running Game is going to be re-released very soon and we’ll also be showcasing a new trailer next week. The excitements getting too much! Not long now.

Find out more about my cover designer here:

Halloween Special – Dark Waters

My turn today. I wrote Dark Waters back in 2011 and it’s an extremely dark fantasy, complete with pirates and zombies. Enjoy!

Finn is a simple priest living a life of solitude in the Temple until the night his dying father sends for him. Finn learns that, not only does he have a half-sister, but that she is a captive in the Vaults – a prison reserved for the most heinous criminals. Vowing to save her he enlists the services of the scoundrel pirate, Egan Wey. Together they set off to commit treason.

But their adventure only starts with a rescue. Across the ocean a plague is coming, dead men are walking and blood is like gold. Someone is behind this, but can they find out who in time…

This epic fantasy adventure is pulsing with adrenaline and dark humour, with swashbuckling pirates, raging zombies and copious bottles of rum…

This is a compilation of the trilogy and includes Harvest, Traitors Day and Flames and Blood in their entirety.

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Halloween Special – Safe Haven

Running through the forest. Bullets flying through the air. Pretty scary right. Well check out my Reacher short story, Safe Haven, which you can download for Free. Did you hear me? I said FREE. What are you still doing here? Oh right, blurb…

It’s Christmas time and snow is falling over Red Forest. Isobel is nine years old, she is running with her father and sister, trying to escape the gunfire tearing through the trees. Civil war is erupting and the family are right in the middle of the battlefield. With nowhere else to go they have to somehow make it our of the forest, but can they all make it out alive?

Safe Haven is a short companion piece to the novel The Running Game. Set two decades earlier this is the story of where the Reacher girls came from.

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In The Trenches

I am so excited to share this next book with you all. In The Trenches is a collection of incredible war based short stories and they really are incredible. I was very fortunate to get to read these stories before publication and they are definitely some of the most moving pieces of literature I’ve ever come across.

“In the Trenches” is about wars spanning history and taking place all over the world. Killing without mercy, bodies blown to bits before your eyes; Physical and mental devastation. Peer into the heart, mind, and soul of a soldier during active duty and beyond. War forever changes men and women, and impacts everyone around them. See through their eyes. View the horror of combat. See how it plays out when they come home to family and friends.

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The Running Game on Audio

If you’re on the road, cleaning the house, or out in the garden you still need to read a book right? Well now you can download The Running Game as an Audio book. Check out the sample and listen to the wonderful Mil Nicholson as she narrates my paranormal thriller.

Call for Submissions

Calling all horror authors – Verto Publishing are looking for short horror stories for a new anthology:

Gothic Tales of Terror is now open for submissions.
April 25, 2015 – extended to June 7, 2015
Poetry: Up to 500 words (Prose poetry is acceptable)
Flash Fiction: No
Short Stories: 3000-5000 words

Illustrations: preferably black and white, 6″ x 9″
Payment (monetary payment payable within 10 days of receipt of signed contract; printed copy within 60 days of publication):
Short Stories:
$0.005 a word
     Poetry: $0.10 a line
     Illustrations: $20
Reprints: Yes, but they will receive secondary consideration
Multiple submissions: Yes
Simultaneous submissions: Yes, but please notify me immediately if your story or poem is accepted elsewhere.
Target Publication Date: October 1, 2015

I am looking for gothic horror stories in the tradition of classic Victorian horror writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley. Creepy castles, tragic love, and madness are just some of the things that could be included in your story or poem. Think about the elements of classic Victorian gothic horror, and interpret them in your own unique way. Science gone wrong, the search for immortality or control over the destiny of ourselves or humanity as a whole are just a few possibilities. All of these are merely ideas to get your brain churning. Come up with your own version. Make it unmistakably Victorian gothic horror, but also make it uniquely yours. 

Your submission should also align with Verto Publishing’s goal to publish quality stories, poems, and artwork that help the reader relate to someone they previously considered completely different from themselves. We all feel loss and love, pain and passion, victory and defeat. Each of us is unique as well. The things that make us different from each other are countless. At Verto Publishing, we want stories that show us the human experience through new eyes. Show us how someone different from us has a life experience that is both the same as and different from our own.


Submit to: as a .doc attachment. Standard manuscript style. Georgia, 12, double spaced and no extra spaces between paragraphs. Use the following format for the subject line of your email:

Gothic Tales/[tell me if it’s a story or poem]/[word count]

In the body of your email please provide a bio.

Submissions reviewed by Krista Clark Grabowski

I will acknowledge receipt of your submission via email within two business days.

Acceptance policy: Reading of submissions will begin immediately. Within 14 calendar days, you will be notified whether or not your submission will be considered for final acceptance – Stage One of the Acceptance Process. Between May 10 and May 16, everyone who made it past Stage One will receive an email regarding my final decision. Final decisions on submissions received between May 10 and June 7 will be made by June 21 and will be communicated via email.

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Awesome Authors

Okay people this is big so listen up. There’s an event on the 12th of April that you need to attend. Emphasis on the need here. More awesome authors than you can cram into a bus are taking over and it’s going to be well awesome:

Here’s a little taster of some of the books you can win:


These are a small handful of the books up for grabs in a variety of genre based bundles. There’s something for everyone and a bit more on top.

And here are just some of the other authors who are going to be attending, answering questions, chatting and playing games:

Wolf Schimanski –

Tory Gates –

James Quinn –

Judy Bishop –

Jason Greensides –

These are just a few of the awesome authors who are going, there will be many more stopping by and if you’re an author too then you’re more then welcome to say hello and tell us about your work.

Stay Tuned for More Info Soon!

The Running Game Audio Book

I’ve been so lucky to work with a wonderful narrator and producer Mil Nicholson, she has transformed my book The Running Game and it’s available now from Audible, Amazon and I-tunes.

If you sign up to Audible you can download the book for free and get access to thousands of other books too.

Listen to an audio sample.


Information for authors

Last year Nicole Delacroix let me share some fantastic article she had written about social networking for authors and I’ve just heard she’s put it out as an ebook free for download. If you haven’t caught up with it yet then I strongly recommend you pick it up now.





And you can find out more about Nicole Here

My Book Loving Valentine


My Book Loving Valentine – Chat with Authors and Win Prizes in #Giveaways

What better way for a book lover to spend their Valentine’s weekend than with their favorite authors and the books they’ve written? 22 authors are taking part in Eyes on Books’ My Book Loving Valentine event on Facebook ( On February 13, 14, and 15, you will have 13 hours of fun chats, games, contests, and new books to discover per day.

The amazing authors you will hang out with, in order of appearance are:

Day 1

Cheryl Headford, James Commissioner Gordon, Algenon Lusch, Karen Stivali, Layla Hagen, Teodora Kostova, Louise Lyons, Lily Velden

Day 2

Lisa Harris, Lily G. Blunt, Taylin Clavelli, Michael Thomas, Alina Popescu for Eyes on Books, Geoffrey Huda-Wakeling, J.T. Cheyanne, Author VL Moon, Lily Velden for Wayward Ink Publishing

Day 3

Algenon Lusch, Devika Fernando Author, LE Fitzpatrick, Ioana Visan, Aimee Brissay, Susan Mac Nicol, Kim Fielding, Alina Popescu To make it even better, the Rafflecopter giveaways start early and end late! From now till end of day Tuesday (PST time), you have a chance to enter and win signed paperbacks, ebooks, swag and a lot of gift cards!

My Book Loving Valentine – Valentine’s Weekend Giveaway

~36 prizes~

(1) signed copy of a Michael P Thomas novel (winner’s choice)

(1) ebook copy of either Conflicted (novel) or In Darkest Peru by Louise Lyons

(1) ebook copy of Tyrian’s Mist, (1) of Love Life & Circumstance and (1) of Grand Slam from VL Moon and JT Cheyanne

(5) ebook copies of Broken People by Ioana Visan

(1) eBook of any Lily Velden title – winner’s choice

(2) $10 WIP gift cards

(1) Signed copy of Project X by Nephy Hart

(1) Ebook copy of Daring Adam (Taking Chances book 1) by Aimee Brissay

(10) Ebook copies of The Running Game by LE Fitzpatrick

(3) Taylin Clavelli Swag Pack inc 8 Gig USB Bullet, Hip Flask key ring, credit card mints, 3-in-1 Stylus pen

(1) ebook copy by Karen Stivali – winner’s choice (excluding anthologies or collections)

(1) Signed copy Pilgrimage by Kim Fielding

(3) kindle copies of Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

(3) ebook copies of The Edge of Hope (Bad Blood 1) by Alina Popescu

Giveaway code:

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My Book Loving Valentine – Book Buying Should Be Rewarded Giveaway

~16 prizes containing swag, signed books, and gift cards to buy more goodies~

(1) $20 Amazon gift card from Michel P. Thomas

(1) $10 Amazon gift card from Louise Lyons

(2) e-book sets of books 1 & 2 of the Crimson Nights Saga by VL Moon and JT Cheyanne

(1) Pack of any 2 Ioana Visan ebooks, winner’s choice

(1) ebook Kaleidoscope of Hopes by Devika Fernando

(1) Gift pack containing: novelty USB drive, pen, fridge magnet, bookmark, Dreamspinner gift card for any Lily Velden title (value $6.99)

(1) WIP Gift Pack containing: novelty USB drive, USB extension cord, 2 x pens, fridge magnet

(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card from Nephy Hart

(1) 1 ebook copy of Perfect Timing by Aimee Brissay

(1) Swag pack (including 2 signed books) from LE Fitzpatrick

(1) $10 Wayward Ink gift card

(1) Any backlist ebook OR a $5 Amazon gift card from Karen Stivali (anthologies excluded)

(1) Kim Fielding surprise swag

(3) kindle copies of Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card from Alina Popescu

Books by these authors can be purchased from any reputable retailer – Amazon,, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo,, Dreamspinner Press, any other publisher of these authors.

List of authors to buy from to be eligible for this giveaway:

Michael P. Thomas

Louise Lyons

VL Moon & JT Cheyanne

Ioana Visan

Devika Fernando

Lily Velden

Wayward Ink Publishing

Nephy Hart

Aimee Brissay

LE Fitzpatrick

Taylin Clavelli

Karen Stivali

Kim Fielding

Layla Hagen

Alina Popescu

Giveaway code:

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