Juliet Boyd

Biography

Juliet Boyd lives in Somerset in the south west of England. After working in office administration for more years than she cares to remember, she is now concentrating on building a career in writing.

Her main interests are flash fiction, weird fiction, science fiction and horror, although she'll try her hand at anything that takes her interest.

She has had work published in print, online, on mobile phone app and on audio CD, full details of which can be found on her website.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm British and I was born in London, but grew up in a town called Basingstoke in Hampshire. At the time, it was a designated overspill town for London (expanded, not custom built) and many of the new residents still commuted back to the city for work. It was what I would call a functional town, ie it served its purpose, but there wasn't very much to do. It's a lot different now.

I'm not sure where I grew up has influenced my writing any more than any other part of my life. It's all a mish-mash of growing up, education, work and personal life experiences.
When did you first start writing?
I didn't start writing until about ten years ago (that's a lot of years between leaving school and starting to write). I began with trying to write scripts - looking back, I'm not really sure why. After two or three years, I moved onto short stories and, now, I'm combining short stories and novels.
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Where to find Juliet Boyd online


Books

Rag & Bones: Kindred
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Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 4. Pre-release—available November 17, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,710. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Most people get by with one mother. Flynn has three. She hasn’t seen Adeline, her birth mother, for ten years. At least, that’s what she believes. The evidence says something different. It seems there are more secrets to Flynn’s past than she ever imagined possible.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1901
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Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Being mysterious and having fun are two things that Rag cannot resist. When he gets the chance to do both, by pretending to be a ghost, he uncovers a secret that’s been hidden for a long time. Lives change when Rag’s around, and not always for the better.
Rag & Bones: Secrets
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Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,140. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When a face from the past sends Rag a warning, he knows it’s serious. Everyone he loves is in danger and he’s going to have to admit what he did that led to this situation. It isn’t long before he finds out that Bones is already missing, but all is not as he imagines. Other people have been keeping secrets too.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1985
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Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
It's New Year's Eve and Rag has to make a decision. Can he really give up feeding, or is the lure of fresh blood too strong? This 7,500 word short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1941
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Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Bones doesn’t want to hide underground any more. He wants to help. He knows it’s a risk to show his face above ground and not just because of the bombing, but because he looks like a young, fit man who should be on the front line. Sometimes you have to take risks, because without humans, surviving as a vampire is a short-term prospect.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1983
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Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Rag’s big night out doesn’t go quite as planned. For a start, the bouncer won’t let him into the nightclub and when he does eventually get to the dance floor, not everyone is pleased by the way he acts. It all ends in one great big fight. Nothing new, then.(This 10,000 word short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world.)
Rag & Bones: Concealed
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Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,400. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Family life rarely runs smoothly, that’s a given, but inviting a teenage witch into your home, that has to be complete madness, especially when that home already has its share of supernatural beings in residence. When that teenager commences her education at the local school, it just adds to the complications. Knowing who in town was a vampire used to be easy. Now, things aren’t so clear.
The Show Must Go On: A Christmas Tale of Zombies and Pantomime
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The cast are about to go on stage to perform their Christmas pantomime when zombies invade their dressing room, but they don't give up. They are professionals and the show must go on.
Rag & Bones: Trapped
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Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Not every night is filled with the kind of danger that can get you killed, but the night that Rag comes across a mysterious young woman who is being chased by a group of equally young vampires, certainly has potential. He finds himself sucked into a situation that could change his life forever and is compelled to help her, although he has no idea why. He needs to find out the truth quickly.
The Perfect Time
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Series: DevilDave, Two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,990. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There's one devilish task Dave really hates. It involves Christmas, a man in a red suit and the giving of presents. Follow Dave as he finds out how the future of an innocent little boy might be influenced by his decision about whether or not to tell him the truth at the perfect time.
The Saviour Plan
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Series: DevilDave, One. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,960. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It is an undeniable fact that every action has consequences, although it's not always easy to guess what those consequences might be. When Dave's new website goes live – DevilDave dot com – it has a devastating effect on his other pet project. NB: Some hyperlinks included in this book, will only work in the full version.
How to Market Hell
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Series: DevilDave, Prequel. Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dave's Dad, Nick, has retired, leaving him to run the family enterprise. After a quick look at the figures, Dave realises that he needs to increase the number of recruits to the Fiery Abyss or all hell will not be breaking loose any time soon and he comes up with the perfect, if somewhat unusual, solution.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 6: A collection of three short stories
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Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 6 is a collection of three short horror stories with a touch of Easter thrown in. The Daffodil Field - What is buried beneath the field of daffodils? A Gift From a Stranger - It's always nice to be given an Easter egg, isn't it? Spelling it Out - When Daniel sneaks out of the house after a one night stand, he gets more than he bargained for.
A Little Bit Horror, Volumes 1-4: A Collection Of Fourteen Short Stories
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Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This book is a compilation of the first four volumes of A Little Bit Horror. The fourteen stories cover everything from fairy tales to zombies, life after death to the monsters hidden in the shadows and many other things in between. A collection for the person who likes their horror stories varied and told with a touch of humour.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 4: A collection of four short stories
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Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of four new short stories in the quiet horror genre.
Crescendo: A Collection Of Very Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Crescendo is a collection of ten very short stories encompassing romance, horror, science fiction and the just plain weird.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 2: A Collection Of Three Short Stories
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Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This second book in the A Little Bit Horror series contains a further three stories in the quiet horror genre.
A Little Bit Horror: A Collection Of Three Short Stories
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Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of three short stories in the quiet horror genre.
Grandma's Eyes: Childhood Beliefs In An Adult World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you still believed the things that you thought to be true when you were a child? Or what kind of world it would be if those things were actually true? This collection of thirty very short stories and microfiction attempts to answer those questions.
The Perfect Colour: A collection of very short stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of very short stories and micro fiction with a touch of humour, horror, science fiction and the generally weird.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 3: A collection of four short stories
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Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of four short horror stories with a touch of humour.

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