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Shit. I was supposed to mention this before, but then Halloween happened, and I got dragged off to a bar and well . . . adventures happened.

Anyway. The Lady of Chains and Other Stories is out now in ebook format on Amazon.

The stories in it are rigorously polished-up/edited versions of the ones currently on my DA account plus an excerpt of The Fragile Things, a horror novel I'm currently working on. If you've read 'em, loved them, hated them, thought they were so-so, please feel free to write an honest review. Seriously, I would give you a kidney if you wrote a review. I would. I'm not bloody kidding. Okay, maybe not mine.

From the Amazon website:

"Remember; you have seventy-two hours to do the deed and not a moment longer. Cut her throat and remove her heart. That, my girl, is the only way to destroy the wretched creature."

Greylock. A city supported by a network of scaffolding, bleeding rust and wheezing steam. Patrolled by an army of 'metal men'—creatures who're designed for nothing more than to kill and destroy. Nothing grows. Nothing truly lives.

The tower stands like an ice-pick, pushing through a snarl of thorns, resting upon the outskirts of Greylock. Its shadow is cast across the city like an elongated clock-hand, chipping away the hours, the days. The years. It is home to the Lady of Chains, a woman incarcerated without a sentence. A woman who almost single-handedly destroyed the world . . .

Viola, a young orphan girl, has been thrust into this nightmarish world by the devious Mrs Casket, caretaker of the tower and maid to the mysterious lady. She's been given a task which could either see her demise or be her salvation.

But who is the Lady of Chains? And why does she insist that she is connected to Viola? With the clock ticking and the metal men drawing near, Viola is about to learn that not everything is what it seems . . .

A spellbinding fantasy with elements of steampunk.


Hansel and Gretel
Rogan and the Gargoyle
The Silent World

Also contains an preview of the up-coming horror novel, The Fragile Things.



Also, I want to mention that fellow Deviant, D. E. M. Emrys has a new ebook available too. From Man to Man. I've read it, and it is fantastic. Really worth a read. I cannot wait for the next one. I'm defo a fan of Draven and his exploits.…

And big thanks to Arthur Wang for doing an excellent piece of cover art for me. You can find more of his work here:

It's been a little while since I've been around here. Got quite a stack of messages to get through, and stories to read!

  • Mood: Horror
  • Listening to: Dredd Sountrack
  • Reading: From Man to Man
  • Watching: Ghost Adventures
  • Playing: Poker
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Wine

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That's not me in the picture above, but I wish it was.

I'm a writer - or rather, I'm trying to be. I've previously reviewed films and books for a few websites and publications here and there, but decided very early on that I didn't just want to offer a critique. I wanted to create, too. I love all kinds of stories. Really. My taste in books mirrors my taste in films - I enjoy everything from The Sound of Music to Zombie Flesh-Eaters.

Anyway, I don't bite , but it would be nice to get in touch with other writers or artists, so feel free to send me a message :P

To date, I have one book published:…

I'm a massive horror movie junkie. I love the outdoors more than anything, but I still <3 my home comforts. When I'm not writing or doing my day job, I like to keep active - climbing, running, hiking, doing as many ridiculous things as possible.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Albert Einstein

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Dark-Aires Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope your still around writing
MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey thanx for the FAVE, really means alot!!
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello! As you're a writer, I thought you might be interested. I just made this new group Try-Your-Page and it's where you post the first page (or any excerpt) of a story/novel and see if others would turn the page. Please join if you're looking for critique or just something to read. :)

Here, have a cookie for my bothering you:
EAM6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Can you post a link for the completed version of The Fragile Things? Is it on amazon?
VShaw Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Hey there!

Thanks for your comment - I should really start posting this information on my profile...

The Fragile Things is a four-part serial. Part one is currently available and can be found on Amazon:…

Part two will be available in three weeks.
EAM6 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you very much
VShaw Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
You're very welcome. Thank you for enquiring :)
Tyrison Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for the watch! :hug:
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LadyMerrethsAuthor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you so much for the watch!
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