The Touchstone series of time travel historical adventures continues with this stand-alone opener to the second season, a Victorian suspense thriller dripping with mystery and horror.
July, 1888. Two months before Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel murders begin, a killer stalks the streets of Victorian Birmingham, the heart of England’s industrial revolution.
Are the clues to his horrific crimes in a series of macabre paintings by Daniel Pearce, an artist suffering amnesia and desperately trying to uncover his lost past before his impending marriage? Or could Daniel’s past be in the future? And might the blank canvas of his life be hiding a murderous secret — that he must save his fiancée, Arabella, from himself?
Arthur Conan Doyle, Catherine Eddowes and Tom Conway, a mysterious time-travelling writer, stalk this gripping and bloody Victorian crime novel that explores the real identity of Jack the Ripper, only weeks before he set out for London, to carve his name into history.
Can Daniel Pearce stop the Ripper before he starts, or are his actions creating the world’s first serial killer?
LENGTH: 73,000 words / 330 pages
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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!!”
Contains the following novels:
Touchstone (1. The Sins of the Fathers)
Touchstone (2. Family at War)
Touchstone (3. All the Time in the World)
Touchstone (4. Station at the End of Time)
Touchstone (5. Let’s Fall in Love for the Last Time)
Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey)
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To celebrate the continuation of the Touchstone story with the imminent release of the first Season 2 book I’m releasing the entire Season One of Touchstone as an eBook ‘box set’. That’s all six touchstone books in one handy volume.
It will retail at a money-saving £5 for the set (as opposed to £11 if you buy each ebook separately) but for this week only I’m launching it at a jaw-dropping £1.97.
My time travel historical adventure series, Touchstone, has been selling well since it reached its Season 1 climax with Fade to Grey. It sells every day and new fans are hopping on board all the time.
I’m about to launch Season 2 with a dark Victorian adventure involving a certain Jack the Ripper and one Arthur Conan Doyle, which will be out before Christmas.
But yesterday something special happened. The first book of the entire series, Touchstone 1: The Sins of the Fathers, went perma-free on Amazon.
This means it’s now free to download at all good online ebook retailers – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks. Continue reading
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?
It’s all set for an epic battle with destiny, both ends burning. Continue reading
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