‘The Absent Man’, the second book in the Bermuda Jones Case Files series is out tomorrow the 9th March 2018 as an eBook and is already available in paperback. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am as I absolutely loved ‘Doorways’. I really can’t wait to read this book.
I would like to thank Robert for inviting me to take part in this blog tour for which he has written a guest post.
Writing a sequel
Hello! So as part of my blog tour, Sonya has agreed to let me write a guest post that she will very kindly share with all. I had the pleasure of meeting Sonya at an Urbane night in a room full of authors and she was as lovely in person as she is on social media. She has been one of the most supportive and engaging people I have had the pleasure to meet since trying this writing malarkey, so I thought I’d start this by saying a big thank you to her for her constant support and also badgering me to write this damn sequel!
So that is the topic of this guest post. Writing a sequel.
You know what…it was harder than I thought. I had a good chat with a friend of mine about it and he thought it would be easy, because so much of it is already established. Now if you have read DOORWAYS, then you would have been introduced to my hero, Bermuda Jones and his enigmatic partner, Argyle. Not only that, you would have been introduced to the entire concept of ‘The Otherside’, the BTCO and the backstory involving the truth between our world and the other.
But what happens if you haven’t read Doorways? (By the way, I am not encouraging you to skip Doorways. Please buy my books and make me happy!)
That was the biggest problem to tackle. Because some people will join this series on this book, so I need to re-introduce EVERYTHING that was established in the first book, with enough detail so a new reader gets on board and dives in. However, I can’t repeat myself from Doorways, because those readers who have finished that book will be annoyed by forking out cash for a repeat novel. Establishing that fine line was a lot trickier than I thought it would be and it was a real challenge.
What I will say is that having a book with all of the key details noted down for each character was a real help. I know everything from their facial features to their dates of birth, which allowed for easier introductions. Once the first few chapters were written, I’d say probably when I got to about chapter six, I was able to stop trying to introduce the characters once again and was able to run with the story, which was a lot of fun. By the time I got to the end of the book, it felt nice to see just how fleshed out the characters and story was.
I really hope you pick up the Bermuda Jones series (wow, feels weird to know there is more than one book now!) and I really hope you enjoy it. The Absent Man is very special to me as it marks an exciting new direction not just for Bermuda Jones and Argyle, but also my career as a writer.
Thanks for reading and take care.
Thank you so much for the lovely introduction, Robert. I am really quite touched.
BERMUDA JONES AND ARGYLE ARE BACK IN THE THRILLING SEQUEL TO DOORWAYS
Something is killing…
A woman is found dead in her flat on a freezing night in Glasgow, her heart ripped from her chest. With no signs of a weapon or forced entry. Hours later, her heart is delivered to the Necropolis on the outskirts of town.
Six months after stopping the terrifying Barnaby atop Big Ben, Bermuda finds himself on the hunt for a killer in a city he doesn’t know with a police force that doesn’t want him. With no links between the victims and the death toll rising, Bermuda has to face a sceptical detective, a seemingly distracted Argyle and an unknown horror that stalks from the shadows.
All in the name of answering one question…
Who is The Absent Man?
The Absent Man is an urban fantasy thriller that revisits The Otherside and will have you on the edge of your seat.
‘The Absent Man’ can be purchased in paperback from Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2oSVI0E
Pre-order the eBook from Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2oYaZN6
About Robert Enright
Robert Enright was born and raised in North London and resides in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Working as a HR System Manager by day, he spends his evenings and weekends writing (or binge watching TV with his fiance).
Robert first self published One by One in March 2016 and saw it published by Britain’s Next Best Seller in October 2017.
In early 2018, DOORWAYS will be re-released as an ebook, paperback and audio book under Robert Enright’s management. The sequel, THE ABSENT MAN will also be released in early 2018. The third in the series, WORLDS APART, is set for a late 2018 launch. A prequel, titled BERMUDA, is in the works for a 2018 launch also.
Robert can be contacted via:-
Website – http://www.robertenright.co.uk
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/robenrightauthor
Twitter – https://twitter.com/REnright_Author