FRANK IS IN TROUBLE.
Not the "best call the wife" sort of trouble. Not the "how on earth did I manage that?" sort of trouble. Not even the "I hope to God no-one ever finds out about this" sort. Frank would kill for that kind of trouble right now. But it's not Frank who's making that call.
Someone else is. And that someone else is Trouble like Frank has never known.
And now, Frank is discovering that in a survival situation, hope can be as much of a liability as despair...
Kit had this to say about the birth of this book.
The Genesis of Lifeline…
It’s all Stephen King’s fault.
I got given a copy of ‘On Writing’ 3 years ago for my birthday. After a couple of months I finally got around to reading it.
Fireworks. Instant revelation. Oh, yeah, writing. Of course, writing.
So I sat down in front of a blank word document. And I thought ‘Write about what scares you’. And I thought ‘what am I most scared of’?
The answer wasn’t long in coming.
I started to type. I had no idea how long it was going to be. I had no idea how it was going to end. All I had was a protagonist, an antagonist, and a scenario – cycling home from work, and getting knocked off your bike by a man with a baseball bat…
I wrote every evening for 3 weeks. At the end, I had a 17K manuscript called ‘Lifeline’.
I’ve written many short stories since, a couple of novella length pieces, and I’m nearly done with my first novel. But ‘Lifeline’ is where it all started for me. I’m proud of it, and happy to have it out in the world.
Thanks, Mr. King.
Praise for Lifeline:
"This isn't a story to dip in and out of at your leisure, this is a story that will devour you in one sitting. A stomach churning, white knuckle descent into pain, futility and desperation, a hideous turn of events from which there is but one slender lifeline ..." – Jasper Bark, Author of ‘Stuck On You’ and ‘Way of the Barefoot Zombie’
"...drags you right in and gets the heart pumping." - Marta Salek, Author of ‘The Oracle’
"Challenging. Intense. Hard Core." - Bruce Blanchard
"Kit Power is ready and willing to roll over your ribs with a baseball bat."
--Adam Cesare, author of Video Night and The Summer Job
"Very tense, edge of your seat stuff. Loved it!" - Jack Bantry, Editor of Splatterpunk Magazine
"LIFELINE is one of the darkest, most f**ked up stories I've read in a long time. Kit Power grabs you by the balls and squeezes from page one to the last. Prepare for a ride that's going to make you uncomfortable and change the way you think about life, just as all good horror should." - Max Booth III - Author of Toxicity and The Mind is a Razorblade
About Kit Power
Kit Power lives in Milton Keynes, England, and insists he’s fine with that. His short fiction has been published by Burnt Offering Books and MonkeyKettle Books, and his debut e-novella ‘The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife’ (plus short story ‘The Debt’) was published by Black Beacon Books in January 2014. E-novella ‘Lifeline’, a thematic sequel to those tales, will be released on August 16th, and his debut novel (currently called ‘The God Issue’, but that may well change) is due out in Autumn 2014. Those of you who enjoy near-professional levels of prevarication are invited to check out his blog at http://kitpowerwriter.blogspot.co.uk/
He is also the lead singer and chief lyricist for legendary rock band The Disciples Of Gonzo, who have thus far managed to avoid world-conquering fame and fortune, though it’s clearly only a matter of time. They lurk online at http://disciplesofgonzo.com/
Kit will be contributing a brilliant monthly column entitled My Life In Horror where he will talk about the movies, books and music that warped his mind as a youth For a taste of Kit's great writing here are his previous fantastic guest posts