Monday, 23 March 2015

A Change of Mind and Other Stories Cover Reveal

* If you're looking for my A-Z Theme Reveal post, you can find it here. *

Today I'm excited to unveil the cover for my very first story collection, created by the talented Rebekah Romani. I think she has done an excellent job.



Title: A Change of Mind and Other Stories
Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction
Release Date: May 25th 2015

A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.

Preorder Links: Amazon US, Amazon UK
Add it on Goodreads

The collection contains my first novella written two years ago, as well as stories written up to five years ago, so it's been quite a long time coming together. I'll be getting more and more nervous approaching the release date!

33 comments:

Heather Holden said...

Congrats on the cover! How exciting that you're releasing a story collection. The stories all sound so intriguing. Good luck not letting your nerves get the best of you!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! It's an awesome cover.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on the cover and upcoming release, Nick.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congratulations, Nick! Good luck with everything! :)

loverofwords said...

Congratulations, Nick! You were that wonderful blogger who used words we sent you to weave a story. I was so proud when you used mine. I will be glad to order your book.

Suzanne Furness said...

Congratulations on the upcoming release, Nick.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wow!
That's awesome!
Best of luck with everything!

Heather

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read it!

Ella said...

Congrats, Nick! Sorry, I have had internet issues this morning! I just got your post up~ I love your cover-it pairs so well with your stories~ I can't wait to read it, too! ATB

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations, Nick! Great cover and each story you highlighted sounds great. :)

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations, Nick!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats Nick! It sounds like an amazing collection! Great cover too! I'm so excited for you!

Julie

Lara Lacombe said...

Congrats! So happy for you! And the cover looks great as well :)

jamieayres.com said...

Congrats!!! Don't be nervous, but rather enjoy your journey :-) May you be blessed with awesome sales & many reviews!

Nick Wilford said...

Thank you all so much for the kind words! I feel blessed today.

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on good luck with everything Nick

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations, Nick! I'm sorry my post isn't up for you yet, for some reason I thought I had to wait until Tuesday . . . not sure why. So, it's set to run tomorrow . . . hope that's ok.

Jeff Hargett said...

A hearty congrats to you, dude!

Mina Burrows said...

So excited for you, Nick! I got my post up a bit late, but it's up now. :)

JeffO said...

Way to go, Nick--good luck!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! :)

Misha Gericke said...

Love this cover. It's very interesting to look at. :-)

Peaches D. Ledwidge said...

The mirror doesn't reflect the same image. Great. All the best and much success.

Cynthia said...

Nick, I've been seeing your book everywhere on my blogfeed! Congratulations!

Michael Pierce said...

Congrats on your cover and upcoming release!

Medeia Sharif said...

This is everywhere. I look forward to the release.

TBM said...

Cool cover. I pre-ordered my copy and can't wait to read it. Best of luck!

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats, Nick! I'm happy for you! These stories all sound so fascinating. I look forward to reading them!

M Pax said...

Congrats, Nick! All success!

Loni Townsend said...

Grats on your new release, Nick! I've been seeing you everywhere. :)

Kathryn McKendry said...

Congratulations Nick! They sound like great stories!! Good luck!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations Nick. I like the cover and the title. A Change of Mind and other stories makes me curious and wonder what the stories will be about!

Nick Wilford said...

Thank you, everyone! I've been overwhelmed with the great support this past week.