I like short stories, and I like big plots. So, writing several short stories with an overarching meta-plot is always tempting, if somewhat indulgent. Fortunately, I’ve been allowed to indulge myself, and Downside Girls is the result. Most of the stories in this little collection tie into each other and they all link into Principles of Angels, the first Hidden Empire novel.
This weekend sees the release of the electronic version of Downside Girls (the print edition will be out in November, launching at Novacon where – did I mention this already? I think I might have – I’m the Guest of Honour) so I’m doing a giveaway of an electronic copy (or, if you’re UK based and prefer, an advance print copy) of Downside Girls.
For a chance to win, please use the comments below to tell me something about your favourite set of linked stories, or examples of an apparently stand-alone tale feeding into another. I’m not looking for recommendations of straightforward series here, but for examples of stealth plotting, of seeing tne story from a new perspective thanks to reading another.
Tell me all about it between now and 5pm GMT on Sunday the 23rd, at which point I’ll pick the recommendation that most tickles my fancy. If you prefer not to have to think hard then rely on my sense of whimsy just watch my Twitter feed over the next couple of days for a less taxing way to win the ebook of Downside Girls.