L E Fitzpatrick


L E Fitzpatrick was born in Hull, East Yorkshire but spent her teenage years in Ceredigion, West Wales where she still lives with her family and lots of animals. She self-published her first book, the epic fantasy Dark Waters, in 2011and then later serialised these into three stories; Harvest, Traitors' Day, and Flames and Blood.

In 2013 she took a break from fantasy and wrote The Running Game. This was the first instalment of her Reacher series which was later followed up in 2014 by the sequel Border Lines. At the start 2015 The Running Game was signed by Booktrope publishers and is awaiting re-release in October 2015. Sandwiched between these novels were two short Reacher stories; Safe Haven and Family. She is currently developing this Reacher series with Booktrope.

As well as being a writer, L E Fitzpatrick has trained as a proofreader and started Limelight Literature, a site dedicated to helping independent authors promote their work. She has worked with a number of authors across a wide range of genres and projects and continues to help writers in her spare time.

Where to find L E Fitzpatrick online


Border Lines
Series: Reachers, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,610. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When the perfect job comes up Charlie doesn't think twice about taking it. This is the break he's been looking for and nobody, not even the rest of his team, can persuade him otherwise. The job means working for an old enemy and crossing the border into London. Both are risky but Charlie has no idea how high the stakes really are.
Series: Reachers, 4. Price: Free! Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Rachel and the Smith Brothers are on the run, trying to escape the dangers they left in the city. But when they stop off for supplies they suddenly find themselves in a whole new kind of trouble. Rachel realises the true nature of the men she is travelling with, but where exactly does she fit in?
Safe Haven
Series: Reachers, 3. Price: Free! Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Isobel is nine years old, she is running with her father and sister, trying to escape the gunfire tearing through the trees. With nowhere else to go they have to somehow make it our of the forest, but can they all make it out alive? Safe Haven is a short companion piece to the novel The Running Game. Set two decades earlier this is the story of where the Reacher girls came from.
The Running Game
Series: Reachers, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Whatever happens, they'll always be coming for you. Rachel had let her guard down and they had found her. She could run now, leave the city and try her luck beyond the borders, but with no money and a dark secret to hide her chances of survival are slim. But then she meets two brothers with a dangerous past and secrets of their own. Can they help her turn the game around?
Flames and Blood
Series: Dark Waters, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,300. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A grim and bloody tale taking place in a fantasy world of pirates, warriors and temple priests, where princesses command ships and blood is worth gold. Extremely dark, with a twisted sense of humour, packed full of adventure, romance and gore the third instalment to the Dark Waters series promises chaos of epic proportion.
Traitors Day
Series: Dark Waters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,880. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
The second instalment of the fantasy adventure series is brimming with suspense, darker humour, with more swashbuckling pirates, raging zombies and bountiful bottles of rum…
Series: Dark Waters, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 86,410. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
An epic fantasy adventure is pulsing with adrenaline and dark humour, with swashbuckling pirates, raging zombies and copious bottles of rum…
Dark Waters
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 231,290. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
All three books of the Dark Waters series available in one collection. This epic fantasy adventure is pulsing with adrenaline and dark humour, with swashbuckling pirates, raging zombies and copious bottles of rum... This is a compilation of the trilogy and includes Harvest, Traitors Day and Flames and Blood in their entirety.

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  • The Mutagenic Cycle and Other Stories on Nov. 04, 2011

    The Mutagenic Cycle is a collection of short sci-fi stories with a strong mutant theme. James White is a very accomplished and creative author. His style of writing is self-assured and confident, showing he has a clear understanding of the worlds and environments he has created. Each story delivers an interesting, unexpected tale using sophisticated language and ideas. Unfortunately, not being a regular sci-fi reader I found the genre struggled in short story form. White is undoubtedly a very talented, creative writer but as I made my way through each story I found it was over before I had chance to acclimatise myself to the setting. Sci-fi enthusiasts will undoubtedly love this book and the rich, original stories within, whereas novices to the genre might struggle to immerse themselves in the short plots. This book however is a good cross section of what White can deliver as a writer and I think if he took any of his stories and converted them into full novels he would probably earn himself 5/5 each time, unfortunately snippits of potential left me wanting.