Ramblings from the fevered mind of K C Abbott, writer of novels, short stories and creator of the dystopian fantasy-world that is the Generation of VipersClick this link to receive Casey's Blog via email. To comment on one of Casey's blogs, just click the blog post title.
Modest? Me? About 5-star reviews?
Not a chance. Though I’ll admit to being slow about abandoning my Brit reticence. We’re taught from the cradle not to blow our own trumpets.
Anyway, now I have started blowing. Pretty loud.
I’ve created a new page on the website with some of the fantastic 5-star reviews that readers have left on Amazon. You can read them here.
And huge thanks, from immodest KC Abbott, to all those readers who took the trouble to leave reviews of ALL CATS ARE GREY. I really appreciate it and I’m delighted that you enjoyed my thriller so much.
By the way, I did notice the pleas for book 2 of the Generation of Vipers series.
It’s coming. Honestly. And soon, I hope.
News hot off the press!
The second edition of ALL CATS ARE GREY is now available from your local Amazon.
And if you feel able to leave a review as well, that would be great.
It’s been really busy since All Cats Are Grey was published back in February.
Yes, honestly! I haven’t been slacking all the time. Book 2 of Generation of Vipers is progressing, though more slowly than I’d like. That is partly because I got sidetracked.
Readers were asking for more information about the Blues and that gave me an idea. I decided to write a short story prequel to All Cats Are Grey to give readers a feel for who the Blues are and how they came to be viewed as Genetically Inferior Persons (GIPs) in the Generation of Vipers world.
If you’ve had a mooch around this website, you may have already read the GOV regulation about the treatment of Blues. How to be a non-person. Not to be helped and not to be touched, even if dead! Scary stuff.
The prequel is called Birth of the Blues, partly because I’m a sucker for bad puns and partly because it seemed to fit. Read it and judge for yourself. In the end, I decided not to publish the prequel here on my website. As I already had ideas for a few other suspense and horror stories that I wanted to publish, I decided it would be more fun for readers if I bundled them together with the prequel to make a free volume of short stories. So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last few weeks. The result is Viper Venom: stories to chill the blood
And here it is.Viper Venom is free to download now using the Smashwords button on the left. Smashwords covers all formats, including for Kindle. Viper Venom will also be available free on Amazon websites but it may take a week or so for the book to become a free download there.
If you enjoy these stories, please do let me know. I’d really like an excuse to write some more, possibly with equally bad puns in the title. Like, maybe, Venus in Blue Genes?
If you’d like to find out more about my Generation of Vipers world, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a GOV-leaks page here, where “anonymously-leaked” material will be posted. The first documents are available now. More soon!
Do take a deep breath before you plunge in, though.
The GOV waters can be chilly!
For slightly less chilly reading, you’ll find the first of my short stories on the website, too.
I’m a huge Hornblower fan and this story was inspired by one of C S Forester’s novellas, St Elizabeth of Hungary, which was published in Hornblower in the West Indies. Forester’s story is about the Napoleonic Wars, of course. My spy story is set a century or so later, for the centenary of World War I. And as it’s quite long, you might like to download it to your own tablet or e-reader to read at your leisure. Just click the appropriate button and it’s all yours. Enjoy!