Sunday, 21 May 2017

Story of the New Cover

On May 11th, 2017, Whatever The Impulse was re-launched with a new cover!

For anyone who didn't notice the old, or for anyone who wants to know what prompted this change, here is the explanation...

It probably comes down to "a series of unfortunate events". My wonderful cover artist, through Caliburn Press, initially produced a cover (which was take-one) that we both quickly established did not represent the book accurately, so I offered up an "80's pop-star" photo that was used, but became so altered to represent the main character's psychological break, that it ended up looking more like a person who had turned into a monster than a pop or rock star having a psychological break. I loved the crack and blur so much--as the concept was perfect--I figured it would be understood and okay, but it didn't occur to me that the only thing everyone else could see was perhaps a zombie, from left to right.

Eventually, feedback from the public made it clear; people did not see Whatever The Impulse as a psychological thriller, people saw it as a horror. Even prior to the realization, I was finding myself prefacing every reading or conversation at book fairs with "I know it looks like a horror but it really isn't" a multitude of of nods....

So, enter new cover.... This time, the same cover artist nailed it and I couldn't be happier. No more horror novel, no more zombie...a psychological thriller all the way!

For those who read it, in spite of or because of the old cover, reviews on,,, Goodreads and have been wonderful--and on May 11th, Whatever The Impulse hit #3 Best Seller in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense - Psychological Suspense category on and #67 of all Fiction &  Literature.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

New Cover Re-Launch of Whatever The Impulse

May 11th - The official "New Cover Re-launch" of Whatever The Impulse.

Nineteen-year-old, Night Shannien, has always trusted his father about an undisclosed threat that disallows him to form personal relationships with anyone -  even if it meant playing the role of a deaf-mute while working at his father’s bar-restaurant on the rugged Oregon coast.
       While Night's perpetual nightmares offer him clues about a betrayal, it takes a lovesick teen girl, and his father’s own girlfriend, to set off a vicious chain of events that finally expose all the dark truths and trigger Night's breaking point.
       Thrown into a world he's never known - now as a fugitive - Night is granted the immediate refuge he needs by the ideal mentor - his very own brother - but not without an unthinkable precondition. As an untapped prodigy, Night proves he can deliver the virtually impossible, but with threats at every turn, a corrupted moral code, and his past still hunting him down, Night tries to survive by following one simple guideline... Whatever The Impulse.