Swashbucklers (coming November 2021!)
When Cisco Collins returns to his home town thirty years after saving it from being swallowed by a hell mouth opened by an ancient pirate ghost, he realises that being a childhood hero isn't like it was in the movies. Especially when nobody remembers the heroic bits - even the friends who once fought alongside him.
Struggling with single parenting and treated as bit of a joke, Cisco isn't really in the Christmas spirit like everyone else. A fact that's made worse by the tendrils of the pirate's powers creeping back into our world and people beginning to die in bizarre ways.
With the help of a talking fox, an enchanted forest, a long-lost friend haunting his dreams, and some 80s video game consoles turned into weapons, Cisco must now convince his friends to once again help him save the day. Yet they quickly discover that being a ghostbusting hero is so much easier when you don't have schools runs, parent evenings, and nativity plays to attend. And even in the middle of a supernatural battle, you always need to bring snacks and wipes...
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire
"Perfect popcorn entertainment" - Publishers Weekly
In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire - to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn't fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world?
Nice things people have said about Captain Moxley...
"Hanks packs his pulpy, energetic debut with gritty violence, snazzy super-science, and high-flying adventure. Twists aplenty, dastardly villains, and bombastic fight scenes combine to make this perfect popcorn entertainment. Fans of old-fashioned pulp adventure are sure to enjoy."
- Publishers Weekly
"...one of this summer's most enjoyable reads."
- British Fantasy Society
"...a rip-roaring, globe-trotting, slam-bang thrill ride. So cinematic, you can taste the buttered popcorn. A big, fun, action-packed genre blender of pitfalls, monsters, damned Nazis, and good companions."
- S.A. Sidor
Author of Fury From the Tomb & The Beast of Nightfall Lodge
"...cunning traps, ancient maps, and brutal scraps ... semi-retired Nazis, aggressive corpses, and family drama. It's a giddy, white-knuckled ride to the very end."
- R.W.W. Greene
Author of The Light Years
"The Mummy meets Captain America in this action-packed, globe-trotting adventure!"
- Amanda Bridgeman
Author of The Subjugate, Time of the Stripes, & The Aurora Series
Order Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire here!
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire is also available on audiobook, narrated by the brilliant Danielle Cohen!
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