Now I am one of the biggest Indiana Jones fans you’ll ever likely to meet. Now to my friends and family that statement is a cross they all have to bear along with listen to me drone on about my affection for the man in the hat…sorry Fedora and his archeological adventures. However one place I need make no apology is on the Indycast, a podcast dedicated to all things Indy of which I was a guest to talk about Fallen Heroes, Tales of the Fallen and of course all things Indy.
You can listen to the results of the interview here.
So I announced it at Thought Bubble a few weekends back but I can now announce it to everyone (well the two of you currently reading this) that I have taken the plunge and formed my own independent publishing company – Unseen Shadows Ltd. Continue reading →
I’m very excited to reveal this one as now we are taking our first true steps into the world of audio dramas. The first episode of Empire of Blood has been recorded and Alan and I are working together to have this ready soon to release. In the meantime enjoy the first scene from Empire of Blood audio centered around Vincent Marconi who was first introduced in the Unseen Shadows novel: Fallen Heroes.
I should note that the soundtrack hasn’t been added as yet but this first scene is all but complete. Big Props to all the voice actors for their stellar work in this scene…still getting my head around hearing Vincent speak!
Update: as producer the audio drams head honcho Alan White has signed off on this I thought you might like to hear the scene with finished soundtrack I put together added on. There still a few tweaks to be made but you’ll get the idea. By the way the theme at the end which is the Unseen Shadows theme (yay a theme!) plays for a lot longer than it will in the final version.
A grisly murder in Australia causes the Icarus Foundation to assign Vincent Marconi to the investigation– but Vincent is weary, bruised, and tired of losing friends to the evil that plagues our world. Little does he know that he’s about to meet fellow investigator Victoria Sullivan … and she’s about to change all that!
For those of you who have been following my misadventures for a while now will probably know that I always planned to have an audio version of Fallen Heroes available. It’s taking a while getting here but at last the wait is over.
At the moment myself and the fantastic Mr David Ault, who is the narrator on the book, are currently editing the audio like mad so we can release the chapters to you on a weekly basis. I’m hoping this serial-style approach to releasing the chapters will fit in nicely with the tone of the book as I always tried to end each chapter on a cliffhanger.
The next stage is to have the complete audio version of the novel available to buy on CD at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds this November and afterwards the CD will be available to buy online.
The individual chapters will be free to download but I have included a donate button for anyone wishing to contribute something after listening. All donations will go back into the various Unseen Shadows projects.
So without further ado here’s Chapter 1 of Fallen Heroes – The Audio Book.
Chapters will be released for free every Monday and Thursday!
Jason Chen’s apocalyptic visions of death and destruction herald the young student’s first step on journey that threatens to destroy his sanity. Halfway across the world a simple exchange for master criminal ‘The Hand’ becomes something much more deadlier.
So with work underway on all four of the spin off comics I reckon this will be the first of many updates. So please feast your eye on the cover for the Steph Connisbee spin off ‘Operation Solomon’ as drawn and coloured by Conor Boyle.
On a Tour of Duty in the Persian Gulf, Lieutenant Steph Connisbee is signed on as the pilot on a top secret mission- Operation: Solomon. During this assignment she will uncover secrets and danger and step into the world of Unseen Shadows before she even knows it…
Be back here tomorrow for an early look at Clancy Wallencheck from his spin off comic Band of Butchers.