Announcement!

So, tomorrow is the two month anniversary of this blog! It doesn’t really mean anything, like when couples say, oh it’s our 1 year, 3 month anniversary. No, no it isn’t. anniversary denotes something special, like a year or a decade.

3 months is apparently the make or break point in terms of keeping the blog alive. Apparently, most blogs fail before 3 months because the author becomes despondent and stops posting, leaving their musings to rot, unattended in the vast, vast emptiness of cyberspace.
Really, it is just coincidence that this post occurs on the 2 month anniversary of the creation of the blog.

What is this post even about, I hear you cry over my rambling. Well, I will gladly tell you, except you. Yeah you, the one at the back shouting. You’re ruining the suspense for everyone else.

This post is to inform you of something new! Something that has clawed it’s way out of the deep, dark depths of my imagination, kicking and screaming into the world. What is this unholy hell spawn of which I speak? Why, it’s a novel, a glorious novel, if I do say so myself.

That’s right, for those of you who have enjoyed reading my short stories and have needed, wanted, longed for something longer, I present to you Asylum.
What is Asylum about I hear you wonder? Allow the product description from Amazon explain it to you:

Katherine D’Alton, renowned actress, despises her husband’s mysterious disappearances and her sagging body. After receiving pictures of him with a young woman, she laments her loss of beauty. Upset and confused over her husbands betrayal she makes the decision to undergo an expensive and experimental treatment, restoring her body to its youthful splendour, however, during a masquerade ball, Katherine vanishes. Rumours abound but with no solid leads, Brian D’Alton  Emerges as the prime suspect and he is forced to reveal secrets that have been kept for over twenty years.

Alison Smith, an investigative journalist, is staying in Greenview Manor, a prestigious and exclusive drug rehabilitation centre. Although she tells the strange and enigmatic owner Anthony she is writing an article on the clinic, she is in fact, looking for evidence of foul play in the disappearance of her socialite friend Jessica Price. The police have cast the disappearance as a simple run-away, a junkie unable to reform but Alison knows better. Convinced there is something fundamentally wrong in the Clinic, Alison must find the truth of what happened to Jessica, before Anthony begins to suspect her motives and she too disappears. Unknowingly, she has become an obsession and leaving the asylum won’t be as easy as entering.

And it is now available for download on the Kindle! That is correct, you heard right! You can now buy a novel, written by me, from Amazon, I know, I know, please try to contain yourself. I too had a squee moment when the first copy sold but please, a bit of decorum is not too much to ask.

So go forth and buy my book, talk about it at obnoxious lengths to friends, family and strangers on the bus! (Social norms dictate it would be rude of them to switch seats so you pretty much have a captive audience until their stop comes up.)

This is the first of what will be (hopefully!) many more, as each one is perfected and polished to blazing perfection it will be published and reach you, my lovely reader, where you can download it and bask in its glorious shine.

Really, you’re not only buying a book, you’re buying the beginning of a legend. All for the low low price of $1.75/£1.71? You’ll be like those people who buy stars, except your proof is in your hands. You are on the ground level on what will soon be a shining beacon, a towering skyscraper forever reaching upwards.

How could anyone say no to that?

*crickets*

To buy Asylum from Amazon.co.uk click here

To by Asylum from Amazon.com click here

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About Alan James Keogh

I am a 26 year old writer who somehow tricked U.C.D. into giving me not only a degree in English and Classical studies, but an Hons Masters in Creative Writing too. Visit my blog where I post short stories twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) and an installment of a serialised novel on Fridays. I did consider writing this in the third person, as though it was written by someone else, but Alan is not comfortable writing in the third person as it seems kinda creepy and unbalanced so Alan decided it was probably best to write in the first person. He hopes it went well for him.
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