The time travel saga meets Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show…
Something wild is coming to town…
1887. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show comes to Birmingham, and with it, Katherine Bright Star Falling, the mysterious white woman who lived with the Lakota Native Americans for a decade. A woman with a lost past and dark magic.
Escaping the show, she makes her way across the city to the mysterious dovecote of her visions: the key to her lost identity and perhaps the gateway to her forgotten life. But the city’s lawless police force, a zealous Pinkerton agent, and Birmingham’s notorious cutthroat gang, the Peaky Blinders, will stop at nothing to claim the price on her head.
In a gripping climax, the Wild West spills onto the streets of Birmingham, with cowboys and Indians, police and thieves on the hunt. Can Katherine find her way home and recover her true identity? And if she does, can she face the evil truth of her past?
Weaving an alternate reality around Buffalo Bill’s historic trip to Britain, Bright Star Rising blends fact and fantasy in this latest thrilling instalment of the Touchstone time travel saga.
Continuing the Touchstone saga, following on from the mysterious events at the end of Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey) … Kath Bright plunges from the sky onto the Montana plains in 1874, is taken in by Sitting Bull’s tribe and named Bright Star Falling.
Torn between dark dreams of the past and bloody visions of the future, might she be the spirit whose re-appearance spells the end of the Lakota people?
From the Battle of the Little Bighorn to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, from Wounded Knee to the sidewalks of New York, Bright Star Falling is an epic journey through the West, a sweeping historical fantasy of life on the plains, and one woman’s desperate, bloody struggle to find a way home.
This weekend saw the launch of the latest novel in the Touchstone series. Bright Star Falling picks up Kath Bright’s story following the mysterious events at the end of Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey)…
And it’s a major departure from previous Touchstone stories, all of which have been located in Birmingham, UK. The series so far has pretty much been a whistle stop time travel tour of Birmingham’s history over the last 130 years.
All six novels in one ebook collection! The complete Touchstone Season One is here in a single ebook edition…
“I believe it’s one of the best series of its kind.”
“Had me hooked from start to finish… It’s a magnificent story.”
In a small corner of an English city, dirt poor Rachel Hines and rich kid Danny Pearce are a pair of History students whose destinies become entangled when an old gravestone catapults them into their city’s dark past – a gritty, violent, gaslit world of real danger – where they find that every action has an unforeseen consequence that can ripple through generations.
Over the course of six adventures, and an entire century of local history, Touchstone Season 1 builds into a moving coming-of-age saga that has won plaudits from young and old readers alike with its intelligent blend of time travel adventure, science fiction, historical romance and fantasy.
What starts out as a simple teenage time travel adventure series becomes something much deeper, darker, more complex, till it climaxes in a mindbending Gods-Amongst-Us saga on an epic scale.
Massive saving over buying the series separately!
This Ebook Box Set edition contains all six novels in Touchstone Season 1, comprising over a quarter of a million words, and 1000 pages in the original paperback editions.
“If you haven’t read this series yet — you simply must! But beware — you will be hooked!!”
My time travel saga, Touchstone, has finally concluded with the release today of Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey), but while it’s the end of Rachel’s story, it’s not the end of Touchstone.
When I first started novelising Touchstone, back in 2011, I adapted it from a couple of TV spec scripts I’d written. I had these ideas for a teenage time travel TV drama series, but unfortunately it was just about the most expensive idea anyone had ever come up with.
A big budget time travel drama series, you say? A different era every episode, you say? We’ll get back to you.
So in light of the TV world’s indifference, it made much more sense to pursue it as a series of novels. And over the last three years, as the story of Rachel Hines’s quest to get her life back has progressed, it has somehow hit a chord with readers. Continue reading →
Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey) concludes the time travel saga exploring a small corner of an English city through a century of change.
Rachel makes a final journey to the past to ensure her mother, Lorna Foster, and father, Martyn Hines, have their fateful first kiss at a sweaty Ultravox gig in 1980. But Esther Parker is also making a play for Martyn, and if their romance is kindled, Rachel will never be born.
But she knows she is now up against both Danny and Kath Bright, two former friends and allies, now turned bitter enemies with growing superpowers. And Rachel’s own disturbing inner fire threatens to cut her off from her old life forever.
Can she be the simple village girl she longs to be, or must she accept that she might be a goddess?
Rachel finds herself in 1934, where she must help Charlie stage a concert featuring renowned Jewish crooner Benny Orphan and an all-black swing orchestra.
But Danny is there too, seemingly intent on sabotaging things. And a group of murderous Blackshirts are determined to make sure the concert doesn’t happen.
As swing fans, nazis, communists and time travellers do battle on the dance floor, Rachel finds that it’s not always clear who’s an ally and who’s an enemy. Especially when disturbing new powers emerging from both her and Danny threaten to tear the city apart.
A gripping tale of love versus hate in the Depression, set to a backdrop of beautiful swing tunes. Continue reading →