So my posting here has been woeful of late – I’ve been moving a house and trying to keep the momentum up on DEPARTMENT 19: UNTITLED BOOK FOUR and everything else has fallen a bit by the wayside. Apologies – there’ll be more stuff posted here throughout the rest of the year, I promise…
Anyway. I’m just popping up out of the middle of a long writing session to point out that the latest short story in the Department 19 Files series came out last week!
The Secret History of a Teenage Vampire was originally featured in the World Book Day YA app, and was only available in the UK and Ireland – it should now be available worldwide and, in as many places as we can control, should be FREE.
That’s definitely the case at Amazon in the UK and the US, and I’m looking into everywhere else – I have already had it reported to me that it is €1.24 in France and Germany, and I’m seeing if anything can be done about this; English-language books are treated differently in non-English territories, as import titles with various restrictions that apply. But I’ll see what I can do.
It’s a dark little short story with a sting in the tail, and it stars Larissa Kinley, everyone’s favourite teenage vampire Operator. I’m really proud of it, even though I honestly don’t remember writing it – it appeared in a six-hour burst the morning after Battle Lines was locked and sent to print, when my brain was apparently operating all on its own :)
Now – when we released The Department 19 Files earlier in the year, there was some confusion. So for the sake of clarity, I’m going to say this again, in bold text:
THE DEPARTMENT 19 FILES ARE SHORT STORIES
The Secret History of a Teenage Vampire is 22 pages on a Kindle, just the right length for a ten-minute coffee break. If you give it a go, let me know what you think in the comments section – I’ll be interested to hear what you make of it!
Here are the links: