Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Hello 2k14

Happy New Year!  Welcome aboard 2014.  To celebrate the fact that we’ve all (barely) made it into yet another year my compilation book Downward Facing Doug will be available free of charge and guilt on Amazon Kindle for 48 hours.  All you have to do is buy a copy of either Lost Angeles or Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] and email me [here] a copy of your Amazon purchase and you'll be sent a copy of Downward Facing Doug via email.

Downward Facing Doug features my 2012 debut Lost Angeles and last year’s coming of age roman á clef offering Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] not to mention three Short Stories That All Definitely Happened: Death RRP $19.99 [click here to read], A Short Story For Creationists and The Greatest Cock That Ever Lived.  So if you like your literature a little raw, your characters a little flawed, and your canines a little masturbated then grab a copy of Downward Facing Doug before it pops back to its retail price of $3.59/£2.20.

Here comes the synopsis bit…

Lost Angeles
Dec 1, 2012
Full time whiskey enthusiast Doug Morgan is on a downward spiral. Over the past two years the Irish man has played witness to the slow and steady decay of his life and he’s finally called time. Haunted by an unacknowledged pain Doug swaps the white collar nine to five of Belfast for one last charge into oblivion in the City of Angels. A scotch-soaked stranger in a strange land Doug befriends a series of like minded and self destructive vagabonds who, like him, are aiming for chaos. In a city that sees thousands of people per year come to be discovered why has one man come to get lost?

Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l]
Nov 28, 2013
The sophomore follow-up to Lost Angeles is the semi-biographical tale of author David Louden’s alter-ego Doug Morgan as he struggles to connect with his father Jack, his mother Ruth and the working class ideology of “a real job”.

From his early adventure filled days in Poleglass through to the alcohol induced haze of his early twenties Doug's life (much like the city) is one at conflict with itself. Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] is filled with humour, sex, guilt and the shameful dream of a boy wanting to create more than a family of haunted heirs.