Friday, 5 December 2014

Roots - A New Novel by Kevin Outlaw

There has not been a lot of activity around these parts recently, but that is because I have been focussing my attention on the release of my new novel for young adults, Roots.

Here's the cover, which is the work of my good friend and all-round talented gentleman, James Lloyd.

Roots, by Kevin Outlaw

So, what is Roots all about? And why should you consider purchasing a copy?

Let's see...

A mysterious tree, an incurable disease, a troll, a zombie, an immortal, an assassin, a giant earthworm, a missing girl, and one dead cat.

Nobody said being a superhero was going to be easy...

Duncan has a list. It is a complete rundown of all the things he hates most in the world; and like many fifteen-year-old boys, he hates a lot. He hates that he can’t get the girl he wants. He hates that he isn’t good enough at football to be picked for the team. And he hates Carl, the school bully, who feels pretty much the same way about him.

But Duncan is about to make a discovery that will allow him to get whatever he wants. The problem is, he isn't the only one.

Roots is a horror fantasy science fiction psychological thriller mystery romantic comedy superhero origin story for young adults, from Kevin Outlaw, author of The Legend Riders trilogy.

If that sounds like something you might like to read, the book is available through Amazon Kindle in all countries (English language only), and it is totally free if you are enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited programme. A paperback edition will be available in the New Year.

Here are some links to the UK and US versions:

I am very proud of this book. I believe it is my best work to date. I very much hope you agree.

Thank you so much for your support.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Get The Wing Warrior FREE

From October 6, 2014 until October 10, 2014, you can download a copy of The Wing Warrior for Kindle absolutely free.

The Wing Warrior

To get your free fantasy adventure novel, simply follow the links:

US residents, click here.

UK residents, click here.

Want to download a copy but don't have a Kindle? No problem. Amazon offers a free app that allows you to read eBooks on your mobile phone, Android tablet, or computer.

Additionally, for a limited time, is offering deep discounts on The Wing Warrior in paperback. If you want to grab a bargain, now is your chance. However, please note that I have no control over this price, and it is subject to change at any time.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Get The Sky Knight FREE

The Sky Knight is the third instalment in The Legend Riders, a series of exciting fantasy adventures for children and young adults.

From August 25, 2014, until August 29, 2014, the Kindle edition of The Sky Knight is available on all Amazon sites for free.

Don't have a Kindle? Doesn't matter: You can get a Kindle reader for your smartphone or iPad. Just search for "Kindle" in the app store.

To get your download of The Sky Knight, follow the links below; and if you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon to let the world know.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

An Interview with Kevin Outlaw

It's been a long time since I posted anything here. When I started this blog, I thought I would have plenty of interesting things to say. Turns out, being a writer is actually a bit boring. I'm pretty sure nobody is that interested to hear how many words I wrote this week, or how long I struggled over whether to have tea or coffee for breakfast.

That said, I have vowed to try harder to put some interesting content on this blog. Let's start with a little interview:

So, The Legend Riders trilogy is over. Is that the end of Nimbus's adventures?

Hopefully not. As I was writing the original trilogy, I had already planned a second trilogy set significantly further in the future, when the Legend Riders are a well-established fighting force rather than a group of kids muddling through. So, there is that. However, that story is a little darker, and I started to think that there needed to be some kind of transition between now and then. Long story short, the full saga is nine volumes, plus some shorts. When I will ever find the time to write all those stories is another matter entirely.

You aren't working on those at the moment, then?

No. Not yet. I love Nimbus and the guys, and I really want to keep that adventure rolling, but there are some other worlds I want to explore first.

You're working on a book called "Roots" at the moment. Can you tell us more about that?

It's different to The Legend Riders. It's actually a high school romance story.

Sounds boring.

Well, it's more than that. It's actually a superhero origin story too.

Great. The world needs more superhero stories. I'm being sarcastic. Just in case that wasn't obvious.

Well, it's more than that. I was thinking about superhero origin stories, and I realised that if you strip away all the super powers and fancy costumes they are all basically horror stories. Spiderman gets bitten by a spider and mutates into a monster, and then the people he loves the most - his uncle, his girlfriend - are killed. Bruce Banner gets blasted by gamma rays and turns into a giant green monster, which is true Jekyll and Hyde stuff. Daredevil's dad is murdered, and then he gets blinded in an accident. So on, so on. They are all stories about death and loss. I guess, what I'm basically saying is that "Roots" is a horror story.

A romantic horror superhero origin story?

It's a psychological thriller and a mystery too.

A high school romance psychological horror thriller mystery superhero origin story?


Next you'll be saying there are zombies in it.

Er... So anyway... I don't really want to say much about the story. The less you know the better, I think. But there's a lot going on in there. It's about pain in a lot of ways, and the ways people can get hurt: Disease, bullying, gun crime, abusive parents. It all gets swirled into the mix. Oh, and it involves trees.

Sounds miserable.

It's about hope too. And it's funny... I think. And there is some cool action stuff. And a troll. And a giant earthworm.

Okay, let's move on. Tell me, when can people get this book?

I'm aiming to roll it out through Amazon late Autumn. I'm still tweaking it right now, and I'm not prepared to make it available until I am completely happy.

I guess that means we can wrap up. Just one more question though: you do know you are talking to yourself, don't you?

Uh... Sure.

That's okay then.

Would you like an autograph?

Um... Yeah. Okay.

The Legend Riders trilogy is available now for Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.
Roots is due for publication later in the year.