Free-form Jazz and Alien Invasions

I was away on Friday (more about that in a second), so didn’t update here when the latest chapter of TRUST went live. Another chapter has been added this morning, so please head over to www.trustdavidmoody.com to catch up. Something very sinister is happening in Thatcham, and it’s going to change everything…

A lot of folks have been waiting for alternative eBook versions of the novel – Nook, Kobo, iBooks etc. etc. They should all be live at the relevant stores this week. Alternatively, you can now pick up the book in all formats direct from Smashwords.

Now to explain the bizarre title of this post… On Friday Wayne Simmons and I were in Maidstone, Kent for a signing and appearance. We took part in an event called Writing Allowed – an extremely well attended evening of poetry, prose and, yes, a little free-form jazz. I don’t think either of us have ever been part of such an eclectic bill, but I’m glad we were. It was hugely enjoyable, both as a participant and an audience member. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Danny Rhodes, Georgie Grassom, and everyone involved in the evening for making us feel so welcome. With our curse-filled zombie and alien readings, we stuck out a mile, but that was no bad thing!

More events on the way – don’t forget we’ll be at the UK Festival of Zombie Culture this Saturday, and signing at Waterstones Hull the following weekend.

TRUST updates

Chapter 30 of the book is now online at www.trustdavidmoody.com.For those of you waiting for the Kobo, Nook and iBook versions of the book, they should all be online shortly. Apologies for taking a while to make it happen.

And on the subject of things which have been dragging on for a bit… I can now announce the winners of the TRUST giveaway. Congratulations to Matt Darst, Stella Frost, Adam Holyoake, Alaric von Hofe and Fiona.

More TRUST on Friday. If you’re not reading it yet, you really should be. Things are properly kicking off in Thatcham now, and it’s about to get much, much worse!

Your second helping of paranoia for the week – chapter 23 of TRUST

Things are starting to get really weird in Thatcham in today’s new chapter – read it now at www.trustdavidmoody.com.

And it’s almost your last chance to win a limited edition hardcover of the book – the TRUST giveaway ends this coming Monday. Click here to remind yourself of the details and to grab a few more entries before the competition closes.

Illustration by Craig Paton (www.craigpaton.com).

TRUST giveaway

You’ve just over a week left to enter the TRUST giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of the limited edition hardcover or a runners-up prize of one of three copies of the paperback, you just need to Tweet or post about the book (use the hashtag #trustdavidmoody or tag me so I can pick up your entry), follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Goodreads (or invite your friends to), sign up for my mailing list, or write a review. Full details can be found in this post.

Chapter 21 of the novel is now available to read over at www.trustdavidmoody.com. It’s the calm before the storm. Everything changes next week…

Think film noir and Douglas Adams having a baby…

…was how one Twitter follower described TRUST this week. Another reader compared the ending of the book to the landmark scene at the end of the original Planet of the Apes. High praise indeed. Judge for yourself – chapter 19 is now online at www.trustdavidmoody.com. Have a good weekend!

Illustration by Craig Patonwww.craigpaton.com.

TRUST – chapter 18

An emotional return home for Tom in today’s chapter of TRUST. His world feels like it’s beginning to unravel and fall apart. Or is it? Click here to read more.

Loads of entries so far for the giveaway – thanks to all those who’ve taken part. Full details are here, and you have until 15th October to stand a chance of winning a limited edition copy of the book.

 

10 out of 10 for TRUST!

The second TRUST update of the week is here, and it follows on the back of an absolutely wonderful 10/10 review from STARBURST magazine. “TRUST is a slow-burner and all the richer for it. The layers of characters and details of the story play out perfectly when matched with an ending you’re not likely to forget. It’s also an outstanding novel, delivers in more ways than one, and is worthy of a place on the discerning fan’s bookshelf.” Chapter 17 brings the second part of the novel to a close, and you can read it here.

I owe an apology to Craig Paton – the artist responsible for the book’s phenomenal artwork. Craig sent me a number of very cool mocked-up images which you can see making up the background of the cover, and I haven’t yet displayed them. I’m going to start putting that right today, and more of Craig’s illustrations will appear here in the coming weeks.

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend. Don’t forget – if you have a few minutes spare, you could always try and snag yourself a free copy of the limited edition hardcover of TRUST. Click here for details.

TRUST – limited edition hardcover details

Okay, here at long last are the details for the Infected Books limited edition hardcover of TRUST which will be released on Monday 3rd September.

The release is strictly limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. The image you see here is just for effect – the real book is far better looking with a full wraparound dust jacket designed by Craig Paton. As well as the 2012 version of the novel, the limited edition also includes an exclusive (and snappily titled, I think!) 5,000 word essay about the novel: ‘Standing on the Edge of a Cliff, Thinking About the End of the World.’

The book will be priced at £25 plus postage, and will be available direct from Infected Books. You can click here to pre-order. There’s a 10% discount and reduced postage rates on all orders received before the end of August.

One more thing… several other Infected Books releases are being planned for the next couple of years, with three titles already in the pipeline – two for 2013 and one in early 2014. There will be limited edition hardcovers of each of these books, all numbered and signed as per this release of TRUST. If you pre-order TRUST, you’ll be invited to buy the subsequent IB releases before general pre-orders for those books begin.

Hope this is all okay. Thanks for your patience. Sorry it took a while longer than planned to get these details out. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

TRUST cover art

I wanted to give you a glimpse of the fantastic TRUST cover art which has been created by Craig Paton, one of my favourite artists and someone I go back to time and again. I think Craig’s done a great job with this cover, and his illustration has captured the look of the aliens (if that is an alien…) perfectly. There’s also a lot of background detail which you’ll get to see more of in due course. Click on the cover to see a bigger version of the image.

More information on the release of the book will follow in the next few weeks, including pre-orders for the extremely limited hardcover edition which will include exclusive additional material. In the meantime, please keep an eye on www.trustdavidmoody.com and use the buttons at the bottom of the page to share with your friends. After all, who doesn’t like a free book? Remember I’ll be serialising the entire novel online between 23rd July and mid-December.