FLOATING HAIR

Floating Hair is a bleak, brutal, and unsettling horror novel. If you are looking for something cozy, this really isn’t it.

David, mourning for his wife, returns to the town of his childhood: finding love and solace and escape.

Yet sometimes the past won’t remain buried as it should. Sometimes it returns hungry for revenge. So very hungry…


Okay, so you’ve clicked on “Read more” and want to know further details about my novel:

Floating Hair is a gothic horror novel, with a female perspective, set in north-eastern United States.

David, grieving for his lost wife, returns to Malsham: a town filled with romantic, sexual, and criminal lives.

And some bad men. Especially one…

In 1692, Lucy was burned as a witch to conceal his crime: the ravaging fire destroying every aspect of her identity. In the centuries that follow, no-one is held responsible. But now she is given a chance of retribution…

On a cold October night, there is a light in the sky. The population of Malsham watches its blazing progress, before it crashes into the lake. In that moment before impact, some become psychically bound: their lives forever linked.

The explosion resurrects Lucy as a relentless fiery vampire. Initially unable to leave the waters, she births small dragons which feed upon the townspeople: gaining sustenance from their endeavours.

Rain deluges the region. Hauling herself from the lake, the rainwater coats her skin: churning from transparent into disparate dark colours. She strides towards the closest house…

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Trigger warning: This book features dragons. If you survived the burning of King’s Landing, please give this one a miss…


Meet ETHAN KOIL

I have been writing, on and off, since the age of 16, and currently reside near Bristol, in the UK. When I’m not writing or reading, I enjoy hiking and fishing.
I started writing Floating Hair in 1996, wrote about 60 pages, became disillusioned with writing (8 previous novels unpublished), and stopped. Picked up the 60 pages in 2009, spent 3 years turning it into a full-length novel, but attracted precisely zero interest from agents and publishers. Rewrote it 2019-21, and finally self-published.

Setting Fires with Dragons – the COMPLETE SERIES

If Buffy owned a dragon…

Over 1600+ pages of magic and mayhem, action and humor fill this snarky urban fantasy boxed set.

“They say revenge is best served cold…

Personally, I like mine served with a side of dragon fire.”

All I ever wanted was to be an acrobat in the circus. Then my family was killed by vampires and plans changed.

I became a vigilante, instead.

I still perform. My dragon, Percy, and I take to the skies in the greatest show you’ve ever seen.

Seeing this sassy Kansas girl cracking whips on the back of a dragon sure does draw in a crowd. Not that I allow their adulations (and tips) stop me from seeking what I truly crave. Vengeance.

We’ve hunted down the murderous vampires to New Orleans.

Seems they’ve been up to horrible things since killing my parents… and if I don’t stop them, no one will.

Time to set the vamps’ world on fire.


If you like ever wanted to know Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have been like if she owned a dragon, then Setting Fires with Dragons will blow you away.

“Mythology, satire, and brutal honesty. Vance delivers a knockout punch of fun and fearlessness in every last one of his books. Not only does he make you laugh, he makes you think. That’s a rare combination that few authors ever achieve, and Vance does it splendidly.” — John P. Logsdon, author of the Paranormal Police Department series.

What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ ‘Urban Fantasy at its best.’

★★★★★ ‘Irritatingly unputdownable.’

★★★★★ ‘Refreshing in its uniqueness.’

★★★★★ ‘Boy was this long overdue! I was just whining to my husband about how everyone seems to be working from the same book outline when this little gem popped up.’

★★★★★ ‘Great world building.’

★★★★★ ‘Really enjoyable story. I went directly to Book 2.’

★★★★★ ‘Genuine giggles on every page.’

★★★★★ ‘Oh I needed that … Something different.’

★★★★★ ‘Ex-vampires, avatars, fae, and humans just trying to get along … Make time to sit down and read through in one sitting.’


Meet S.W. Clarke and Ramy Vance

Ramy Vance is the creator of the GoneGod World – a universe dedicated to myth, magic, mischief and mayhem. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, demonic baby, monstrous 5-year old and imaginary dog.

Terrified, he pretty much stays in his office and writes.

Lightward

Lightward is the dragon quest of our built for hero, Startus Maximus. Over land and sea, he must overcome trial, tribulation, and loss. If he is lucky and true, he will succeed. If not, he will be a quick snack. Armed with the magical Spear of Reivl and a Dragon scale shield, can he triumph and carry on the legacy of Defender?


Meet David Cleofas Avila

David Cleofas Avila is a writer, musician, artist, former mental health worker, journeyman drywall finisher, and Paul Harris Fellow.

The Secret of Azuron

What if your boy was the only one who could stop the greatest evil the world has ever known? Eleven-year old Landau discovers a treasure that will have every creature of myth and legend in pursuit of him. With the aid of his company, an odd teaming of a wizard, knight, assassin, gladiator, barbarian, mercenary and amazon, Landau must bring his treasure to the Capital to convince the Imperials who they are currently at war with to side with them and unite before the real enemy destroys them all. But the enemy constantly follows, Landau’s companions despise each other, and all he wants is to complete his quest so he can return home – but what chance does a kid have against the creator of all things evil?
The first book in ‘The Sword Empire’ series.


Meet J.R.Kearney

I have worked in retail for over twenty years. That’s bad. But I’ve also been writing the Sword Empire Series for fifteen of those years. That’s good. Living in Sydney, Australia for all my life, I began writing the series in 2005 as a series of short stories for my autistic nephew, set in the fictional world of Heldorn, that soon grew into ‘The Sword Empire’ series of today. A lover of music, anything from a Van Halen guitar solo to a Disney showtune, I’m also a big advocate for exercise while also lounging about playing the latest RPG. But mostly books are my passion, growing up watching a lot of bad movies to know what a good story should look like. Regardless of fame or fortune I will write this series purely out of enjoyment, I hope you can enjoy them too.