2015 – Destiny and Dynasty

destiny and dynasty

My first novel: Published as ebook December 15th 2014 and published as paperback January 23rd 2015.



‘I have a message for you from God…’

That’s what they told Mike Sumner.

And who wouldn’t want to know their destiny? Who wouldn’t want to discover the secrets of love?


To Mike Sumner, Naomi Ravenscroft is love personified. Beautiful. Enigmatic. As cold as a snowflake.

To win her love Mike must perform three strange and wild tasks.

Can a haunting curse from the lips of a fortune-teller really be stronger than true love?

And who – or what – is watching everything?



Destiny and Dynasty is a story about love, forgiveness, corruption and dreams. It is also the story of a young man who finds true beauty in the face of a bitter reality.



Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,

Bless the bed that I lie on.

Four corners to my bed,

Four angels round my head;

One to watch and one to pray

And two to bear my soul away.



Available on Amazon here.


Trailer can be viewed on YouTube here.



And here are the first reviews:

5 stars
 5 out of 5 stars
A fast-paced, well written novel that surprises as much as it delights, 11 Jan. 2015
Review by Victor L Machin (Spain)
I received the ebook of Destiny and Dynasty for Christmas, and had finished it by New Year’s Eve. The story flows with such a pace that it is impossible to just read a chapter before bed, and I found myself looking forward to quiet time over the holiday season to find out how the story would end.
The novel swings between religion and magic, spirituality and materalism, and every character embodies some great virtue or terrible vice without always making it clear who is acting out of good or evil motives. As the story comes to a climax, you never know for sure who deserves redemption and who deserves damnation.
An excellent debut.

4 stars
4 out of 5 stars
Dark and dire doings in the land of the faithful, 9 Jan. 2015
Review by Mari Howard (UK)
This insightful fairy-story type cautionary tale story comes all too close to reality at times, at other times it’s kind of painful t read the adventures of the naive hero. Here the author scores well in warning of the dangers which cam masquerade as innocent, well-meaning, or otherwise generous – though we, the readers, are disabused of any generosity on the part of theRavenscrofts early on. Somehow that name made me want to see PastorRavenscroft transformed (or transforming himself into) into a big black ‘corbie’ (as in an old poem I remember from secondary school days!) and go flapping away towards a stormy dimly lit horizon. Recalling dark towers and magical stuff – though the magic here was all about the tricks of a dim and drear reality. Altogether a story that tittered along the edge of a fantasy, keeping the reader on edge, and finally moving our hero into the status of hero.A good start on the serious long fiction career and shall look to see the direction this writers genre develops.

5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
The first book I’ve actually read for a good while…, 5 Jan. 2015
Review by Paul (UK)
The first book I’ve actually read for a good while and has made me determined in 2015 to read more books! Thoroughly enjoyed the story, gripped by the developments of the characters and an ending I didn’t expect. Gripping!

5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
Destiny and Dynasty, 31 Dec. 2014
Review by Angela
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the story, and had to finish it in one day, as I found the characters so intriguing! Very well-written. I envy the author’s skill!

4 stars
4 out of 5 stars
Four Stars, 10 Feb. 2015
Review by Mariap
It’s a page turner with strong characters well portrayed.