brandy in the basement
Brandy In The Basement is a collaboration between me and the author JMR Higgs, aka John Higgs. As you may be able to discern, it's a combination of the artwork for Higgs' short novel The Brandy Of The Damned and my novella Beast In The Basement. An AA-sided ebook, if you will.
Love how those covers slot together.
The idea arose, in our communal work space (the pub), of bundling two of our books together for a special price. They're both stories we're proud of and which we'd like as many people to read as possible.
That's why you can now buy Brandy In The Basement, a single ebook which contains our two stories, plus a new introduction, for £4.33, which is lower than their usual combined cover prices.
The Brandy Of The Damned is a mad road movie of a book, which made me feel like my life had been changed in some subtle, messed-up manner. Author CJ Stone called it "A child's tale of the imagination told for adults, in a way that is both entertaining and beautiful". Higgs really is a demonic puppeteer of the subconscious, as evinced by his novel The First Church On The Moon (a brilliant follow-up of sorts to The Brandy Of The Damned) and his amazing non-fiction books Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense Of The 20th Century and The KLF: Chaos, Magic And The Band Who Burned A Million Pounds.
My own Beast In The Basement is a tense psychological horror-thriller, which also seems to twist people's brains loose. Focusing on an author going mad in a remote country house, it's all about censorship, parental responsibility and revenge. It urged Red Dwarf collaborator Seb Patrick to tweet, "I reached a certain moment and wanted to stop and applaud my Kindle. On a tube train."
Join us for a basement libation!
You can buy all 65,000 words of Brandy In The Basement direct from John and I for the regular price of £4.33 or your country's equivalent, using PayPal. You get a Triple Pack of files: mobi (Kindle), epub and PDF, sent to you via email.
You can also buy the book for Kindle from any Amazon site worldwide. Worth noting, of course, that you don't need a Kindle in order to read Kindle books.
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See what Mr Higgs has to say about all this on his own blog here.