Allan McLeod

Biography

Allan McLeod was born in June 1988 and lives in Middleborough, in the UK. He is an honours graduate of the Open University, England and he has also studied at the University of Worcester and Inverness College of the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has higher educational qualifications in Natural & Health Sciences as well as Managing Care.

Allan now writes in the fields of social sciences and fiction. His interests are socializing, writing and personal fitness, including running and cycling.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I write a combination of social sciences and fiction works: my current projects are supernatural fiction projects; one is a sequel to Dracula and another a werewolf story set in London, England. I’m also making notes for my next social sciences piece a work on the sex industry; the working title is $ex: ‘Solidarity with Sl**pers’.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor. I liked the fact that not only was it exciting but it was set relatively close to where I live. Usually people who read find themselves reading books set in big cities where there is a lot of excitement, but Taylor managed to make an exciting story happen near the coast of the North Yorkshire Moors which I quite liked.

The Vampire of Highgate by Asa Bailey: I really like stories set in London, especially supernatural fiction because I find the representations of the city to give it a grand and cultured feeling, and I think this is especially true of Supernatural fiction with vampires. Although I think people tend to view English Folklore as something that is all about the English countryside (and in some ways it is) so many supernatural fiction stories have been set in the area that it is not only our capital but a centre of English Folklore; both because of the fiction set there and because of the ‘true’ paranormal stories from people who belive they have had some sort of encounter there which come from London. I think that the Vampire of Highgate really managed to use this literarily.

A touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris: I managed to read my way through this in a hotel room a while ago and really enjoyed it. I liked that the stories were long enough to get into but not full length novels. It’s something I could pick up and a story to read from when I had a spare few hours.

Sherlock Holmes & The Tangled Skein by David Stuart Davies: I really liked the idea of merging a vampire story with Sherlock Holmes because it’s such a personality clash, Holmes has such a logical mind that it’s just so hard for him to accept that anything supernatural could exist so putting him in a position where he has to makes for good reading.

Faerie Tales by Fiona Skye: I really like paranormal fiction where there are multiple mythical races involved, and Faerie tales manages to do that while being unique, I really like Riley’s character and the way she refers to the werejaguar she shape shifts into.
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Books

Daniella Beckett & the Beast of Whitechapel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With the murder of Mary Kelly the style of the murders in Whitechapel changed. Jack the Ripper’s surgical skill was replaced with ruthless abandon, & the careful, precise and deliberate methods used to carve the victims became vicious & frenzied. Aided by the mysterious Theodore after the murder of her fiancé, Daniella is forced to hunt the beast who killed him who she learns is terrorising London
Gender Oppression: A bloke's perspective on the struggle for gender equality
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,950. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Men's Studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
McLeod’s book highlights how he feels men are disadvantaged in society by institutional sexism in public policy and the overaggressive tactics and practices of a small minority of feminists who have a disproportionate level of social influence leading to the misconception that they speak as a voice for all women.
The Curse of the Facebook Giraffe
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What people thought was an on-line prank turned out to be something far more sinister. Above us in the star canoe Tolly-Guddle an alien race plots to conquer us. They posses the minds of giraffes and turn them on us to make us weak in time for the invasion, while they spend time watching us to learn out weaknesses.
A Killer Returns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jacobs’s day took a sharp turn south when just before he was about to finish work a body turns up. Mere hours later he is horrified to find out that a murder case that was never solved has just come back to haunt him.

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