The Change is a digital-only series published by the fine folks at Endeavour Press.
The series has been gestating for a long time, originally developed for a publisher that took the unprecedented move of folding in order to avoid refusing it.
The whole process with Endeavour has been my most stress-free to date. Originally in contact with them to provide a cover quote for another title they were publishing (Andrew Cartmel's excellent spy novel Operation: Herod), they asked if I had anything I might like them to look at. The Change immediately came to mind and it was met with approval and on sale within a matter of weeks!
The Amazon blurb:
Not a war, but an instant occupation. The Change - as those that survived would later refer to it - took only four minutes to sink its ravenous teeth into our world. But nothing would ever be the same again.
Reality has taken a battering. Everything imaginable - dream or nightmare - can now be found on the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible and nowhere is safe.
Waking up on London's M25 motorway, Howard tries to get to grips with his new surroundings. The wide road is filled with cars and rotting carcasses. As he struggles to survive, he falls in with the road pirates - a ragged band of bikers who forage amongst the derelict vehicles for anything they can steal to survive.
But the road doesn't belong to them alone, not any more. Between the rows of metal and shattered glass an unimaginable creature has been born and nothing can stop it's hunger for destruction.
THE CHANGE: ORBITAL is the first in a series of uncompromising enthralling adventures, a road trip into London that brilliantly imagines the city's post apocalyptic future.
It is perfect for fans of 'The Hunger Games' and Stephen King's 'The Stand'. 'The Change' has been widely praised.
"An immense world-melding road-trip of a fantasy that colourfully brings the impossible into our world. When the invasion begins, I really hope Guy Adams is on our side." Christopher Fowler, Author of the Bryant And May and Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries.
'Guy Adams knows how to end the world in an exciting, grim-humoured, and awe-inspiring way. Young wizards and young spies aside, when the Great Old Ones awake, what the world needs on the case is a young Howard P Lovecraft.' Adam Nevill, author of Apartment 16, The Ritual and Last Days.
The book is available on the Kindle store here:
The cover comes from the wonderfully talented comics artist Jimmy Broxton.