First of the trio is ‘Loyalty’ by Alasdair McPherson
When David McBeth suspects that his best friend, the village policeman, is a ‘Sleeper’, a long term spy for the Soviet Union, it tests his loyalty to the limit. He can remember when the Clyde sent convoys to aid our Russian friends during the War, but now, in 1962, he watches nuclear submarines leaving the river to guard against Soviet aggression.
When his estranged daughter returns with Henry, the grandson David has never met, they bring their own baggage of divided loyalties and betrayals. Growing up not knowing his father is blighting Henry’s newly achieved adulthood. Too many secrets have festered from being locked away for too long.
Yet, even when the family resolve to share everything, old habits prove hard to break. If trust is broken can it ever be fully restored? How do you balance your duty of loyalty amongst family, community and country? While the problems of the past are still being resolved, new obligations and loyalties are forming that have to be absorbed into the family consciousness. The emotional earthquake they live through in just one week changes their perspectives for ever after.
You can buy 'Loyalty' as an ebook for 99p http://www.amazon.co.uk/381/dp/B00YJ5MP28/
Or as a paperback for £4.67 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loyalty-Alasdair-McPherson/dp/151232745X/
Alasdair wrote a piece about his story yesterday, so just scroll down the blog to read it if you haven't done so already.
In July Robert Cowan is bringing out a new novel called ‘Daydreams and Devils’. It'll be available on Kindle from July 1st, with a paperback soon after.
A tale of innocence, viciousness, friendship, contempt, laughter, despair and fine lines.
Vincent, with his human Rottweiler Frankie, seeks to expand his interests with his own brand of gangland psycho terrorism. James, a young Morrissey obsessive, leaves school determined to do life his way, dreaming of glory in a gang with guitars.
But as two worlds collide will dreams become nightmares?
In true McRenegade style, it defies genre. Robert describes it as a mix of coming of age / crime / contemporary Lit/ humour. He also feels compelled to warn that there's a fair bit of sweary words - what one might call euphemistically 'language.' 'Language, or to be more precise the use of swear words' can be a bit of a minefield for a writer as Robert know from responses to his first novel The Search for Ethan. However, he feels that in order to remain true to the characters natural language you can't sanitise things. He himself doesn't like gratuitous use of swearing, but when the story demands...
To find out more about Robert’s ‘journey’ into self-publishing, click HERE
And Last but not least Jack's Back. To complete the Mc hat-trick, August sees the publication of ‘The Complete TattyBogle’ by our youngest McRenegade, Jack MacRoary.
In case you’ve missed him, Jack first burst onto the ‘literary scene’ in 2012 when as ‘Bard of DrumTumshie’ he offered his own unique views on Scots culture in response to the Writers Conference at the Edinburgh eBook Festival. Since then Jack has progressed from TattyBogle primary school to DrumTumshie High School and his writings have become more political. Over the last six month’s he’s been wowing you all with his two McSerials ‘Jack’s Guide to the Independence Referendum’ and more recently ‘Jack’s Guide to the General Election.’ McStorytellers are currently collating all Jack’s work together into one compendium: The Complete TattyBogle, which will be ready for your reading pleasure come August. Don’t miss it!