And the Beat Goes On.

Tadadadaaaaaaa ‘Lament for the Living’ is out.  The first book in the Lament for the Living series that follows the Survivors of a zombie.  It’s also one of the few zombie books written by a British author, and set in the UK (Wales to be precise).

Here be the links to said tome:

So far it’s been read in the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada and is even being perused by the Man in the Mun!

The release of ‘Lament for the Living’ coincided with the one year anniversary of ‘The Deluge of Elias’ which is FREEEEEEE this weekend as a double whammy celebration.

Along with promoting these titles over social media, I’ve also starting writing the next release which is a prequel to ‘The Deluge of Elias’.  Set roughly now, the new (as yet untitled) book covers the cataclysm that leaves the inhabitants of The Dome as the only surviving humans.  This first book in the series covers the cataclysm, aftermath, and the survivors realisation they are the last humans, and everything else is gone.

It’s all very exciting.

Find my other work here:

Have a great weekend peeps.

Lament for the Living – a Tasty Bite

In the run up to the launch of ‘Lament for the Living’ in… how long? Let’s check the ‘no expense spared’ billboard advertising:

24dayssmalThat’s right, 24 days. May 10th 2013, put it in your diary. To give a tasty teaser to get you in the mood for rotting flesh and survivor shenanigans I’m releasing the first chapter as a special edition FOR FREE!

Currently it’s .prc (DRM free for Kindle) or .pdf only.

Kindle/.prc – Download Here

PDF – Download Here

Download, read, enjoy. Let me know what you think.

While waiting for ‘Lament for the Living’ to be released the following titles are also available:
Hannibal House by David NicolThe Deluge of Elias by David Nicol
For more information and purchasing links please visit:

That Evil Dave Guy….

It has been ages since I last posted anything here. There are a couple of reasons for that. The first being that I’m not really gaming any more. Haven’t been for a while.

I’ve changed ISPs and the one I’m with now…. well, it makes TimoleagueDuck look like he’s on a T1! So that’s been a major factor. But the main reason is that the time I spent gaming has been changed into the time I spend writing.

So here’s what I’m doing – I’ve got my official “author blog” at, but I’m going to use this one for the more personal and unofficial bits and bobs.

And the big news for me right now? My first full book ‘Lament for the Living’ is due for release in May. Woohoo!

I only have to sell 700 books a month and I can quit the day job (no, I’m not joking about that figure, but I am joking about the likelihood of it happening – but fingers crossed).

What’s ‘Lament for the Living’ about? The single hardest thing an author has to do is write a synopsis. 

Cover image of Lament for the Living by David Nicol

Okay, the tagline is “What happens after the zombie apocalypse?” and that’s sort of what it is, but so much more. The main premise is: what would happen to society, and what societies would fill the power vacuums if established ordered suddenly ceased to be?

The story begins with the Outbreak (as the Survivors) call it, and then skips forward three years to the people of the Sanctuary, a secluded self-sufficient settlement. However, their peace is destroyed along with the life they have come to regard as normal when a newcomer arrives.

From that point on, nothing will ever be the same again.

Synopsis…. needs work.

Anyhoo, Lament for the Living will be available May 2013. To check out my other titles – visit here: Bibliography

Cheers all, and let me know how YOU’RE doing in the comments 🙂