It’s been a while …

I last posted in March. Yes, March. I can’t believe it’s been so long but WordPress doesn’t lie. If you’ve been waiting in tenterhooks since my last post then:

  1. You need to find a hobby
  2. You also need to stop telling lies

So what have I been doing? Well, I’ve been spending time with my family (always a good thing), working (sometimes a good thing), and finishing something I should have finished a long time ago.

Yes, I’m very pleased to say that it won’t be long, maybe only a few weeks, before the third and final part of The Transcendence Trilogy is published. It has taken much longer than I thought it would but I’m very proud of the finished article and how it pulls the full trilogy together. When I first set out on this journey I had no idea it would end up with me writing about the same group of characters four years later. There have been many ups and downs, but mostly ups, and I’ve had an awful lot of support from many people, more of which I’ll go into in a later post.

Anyway, to celebrate its forthcoming release I thought I’d share with you something I’ve been keeping under wraps since January.



What do you think? I love it and think it works really well with the other two books in the series but I’d love to hear your thoughts. I promise you won’t have to wait until November until I answer!

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46 thoughts on “It’s been a while …

    • Well done and welcome back. I kind of agree with Roughseas, sorry, but at the same time, my view is that if it’s a thriller the cover’s bound to be sexist innit? Says MTM displaying her wealth of prejudice about thrillers, generally. Basically though, most book covers seem to be an attractive woman or an attractive bloke. At least this one is part of the design, I see you’ve taken in the recent yellow book covers sell more books debate, too but it’s designed really well. It’s a fantastic thrillery quote too ‘Hearn has nailed it!’ Mwah hahahargh! Despite the scantily clad lady, I would pick this up and have a look at it, and that’s saying something because I find the whole thing of people on book covers really off putting (unless they’re drawings).

      Hope it does really well for you. As someone who only blogs once a month, if that, I absolutely get you about time, family and all the other stuff which interrupts us. 😉 In a nice way.

      Hope it won’t be so long until the next post! 😉



      • Hmmm. I’m trying to think of thriller covers that aren’t sexist or don’t have a person. Ratcatcher, OK, mixed thriller/spy wasn’t sexist, and people reading my blog did like the Estonian cover, suspect, apart from the blood it was the sense of movement with the black silhouette. Dylan’s also has movement which I do like. (She says, trying to redeem herself.)

        Have to say I’m not into yellow. Not that I go out of my way to be different, it just happens. And anyway, you’d pick it up because it’s Dylan’s and he’s a good writer. Something in the water, as I think one of you said. 😉

      • I had no idea there was a debate about yellow book covers, although I wouldn’t be surprised if my designers were aware. I just liked the design and how it fit with the overall story.

  1. I love the cover, but…. who did you say you were? 😉 😉 😉

    Seriously – it’s great to see you back in the blogosphere, Dylan. I can’t wait to buy my new-cover trilogy box-set.

      • Hmm… All is good, but that writing-a-book thing is the thing I’ve been very lax in doing, I’m afraid.

      • For me it’s been about spending less time sitting at my desk, and more time getting more active, healthier etc. I’ll get back to it soon – I’m working on a few ideas for short stories, just so I can embark on something less monumental… I will, I will!

      • I do respect your discerning eye, roughseas, and always take your comments to heart. Mine was more of a “quick-study” reaction of a sales rep at conference, and I still think the cover is eye-catching on closer examination. But roughseas does make good points in her assessment. (How’s that for fence-sitting?)

      • Nicely done 😉 The sort of comment I would make wearing a PR hat. Which reminds me, many some years ago, we had a discussion in our office about whether to get a topless model wearing a hard hat in a national newspaper. It was for a wearing hard hats campaign. We were pretty evenly divided. And, I was on the yes side, on the grounds it would get attention. I wouldn’t vote yes now though …

  2. Oh my, I love that cover! Of course, I may be biased because I enjoy the series, but I’m looking forward to seeing your cover on my shelf in the near future nonetheless.

  3. Good to see you back, Dylan. And great cover. Hopefully this means we’ll see more of you over the coming months. Having said that, I’ve been threatening a break from blogging for a while…

  4. Congratulations. Love the cover. And title. I picture you writing (or not – trying to find the time – like me) in – er – a thatched cottage in a little village, duck pond in the centre, in my long ago neighbour county, lovely Suffolk!

    • Not a thatched cottage, unfortunately, and the duck pond is at the edge, rather than the centre, of the village. I am in Suffolk, though!
      Thanks so much for the kind words and all the best in your struggle to find the time to write. 😊

  5. Pingback: 10 Things I wish I’d known before writing a trilogy | Suffolk Scribblings

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