G R Jordan

Biography

GR Jordan is a self-published author who finally decided at forty that in order to have an enjoyable lifestyle, his creative beast within would have to be unleashed. His books mirror that conflict in life where acts of decency contend with self-promotion, goodness stares in horror at evil and kindness blind-sides us when we are at our worst. Corrupting our world with his parade of wondrous and horrific characters, he highlights everyday tensions with fresh eyes whilst taking his methodical, intelligent mainstays on a roller-coaster ride of dilemmas, all the while suffering the banter of their provocative sidekicks.

A graduate of Loughborough University where he masqueraded as a chemical engineer but ultimately played American football, GR Jordan worked at changing the shape of cereal flakes and pulled a pallet truck for a living. Watching vegetables freeze at -40C was another career highlight and he was also one of the Scottish Highlands blind air traffic controllers. Having flirted with most places in the UK, he is now based in the Isle of Lewis in Scotland where his free time is spent between raising a young family with his wife, writing, figuring out how to work a loom and caring for a small flock of chickens. Luckily his writing is influenced by his varied work and life experience as the chickens have not been the poetical inspiration he had hoped for!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first wrote in my early teens. At the time it was almost always poetry or lyrics and was very much only for personal consumption. To be honest I didn't have much confidence in that which I had written. One of the interesting things looking back at the writings of that time is being able to appraise it in a better fashion and glean the truly good parts to include in my current works and publishing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The drive and the urge to get my material out there to be read. This was certainly the initial motive. However I also have realised just how interested people are in reading indie material and how easy it is to get. Indeed it has become much more sophisticated than I ever imagined and I have to play catch-up with the technology.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find G R Jordan online

Series

Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers
Join stalwart DI Macleod and his budgeoning new female DC McGrath as they look into the darker side of the stunningly scenic and wilder parts of the north of Scotland. From the Black Isle to Lewis, Mull to Harris and across to the small Isles, the Uists and Barra, this mismatched pairing follow murders, thieves and vengeful victims in an effort to restore tranquility to the remoter parts of the land. Join this tale of a surprise partnership amidst the foulest deeds and darkest souls who stalk this peaceful and most beautiful of lands, and you’ll never see the Highlands the same way again.
The Bothy
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Horror Weekend
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Small Ferry
Price: $3.99 USD.
Dead at Third Man
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Pirate Club
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Numerous Deaths of Santa Claus
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,270. Language: British English. Published: December 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A dead Santa Claus in a garden centre grotto. Underground fighting in the dark corners of the Highlands. Can Macleod and McGrath discover who is dispatching the strongmen of the ring in such a festive fashion? Ho-Ho-Ho! This time, Santa better watch out!
A Just Punishment
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A former convict, hung, drawn and quartered. Macleod called by name for his former actions. Can the Lewis detective find the righter of wrongs before the killer executes those close to Macleod?
A Personal Agenda
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,210. Language: British English. Published: October 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A terrorist kills on the Caledonian Canal. Personal trauma takes Macleod out of the investigation. Can McGrath and the team strip away the killer’s masked agenda and prevent another murder? There’s no wilder face of terror than the one with a personal agenda!
The Pirate Club
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,000. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A body holding a spade in the sand amidst tales of a missing gem. An old boy’s network whose members are rapidly becoming extinct. Can Macleod solve the gamester’s clues before the club players are liquidated and the prize is gone forever. When precious things seem out of reach, death may be the only compromise. Will the pirate king emerge triumphant, or can the Inspector run their plans asunder?
The Fairy Pools Gathering
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A desperate woman fears her husband's sudden change. Men in white perform ceremonies in the dark. Can Paddy unmask the terror that's putting businesses to the sword? "The Fairy Pools' Gathering" is the third full Patrick Smythe adventure involving the Ulster native and one-armed investigator with a knack for finding dangerous situations amidst lies and deceit.
The Graves of Calgary Bay: A Scottish Patrick Smythe Mystery Thriller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A naked body found on a lonely island. Sailors lifting graves in the dead of night. Can Paddy discover the secret that led a sheltered young man to a most gruesome death? Former one-armed policeman Patrick Smythe takes to the Isle of Mull to find why a distraught mother's son was found dead on the small island of Gometra. Those who mess with the dead bring a reckoning onto themselves!
Dead at Third Man
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,440. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A landmark cricket club is formed in the heart of the Western Isles. A gala opening leaves a battered body in the changing room when stumps is called. Can Macleod and McGrath find the killer before the rest of the team are bowled out? Don’t step beyond your crease or you might just be stumped!
The Disappearance of Russell Hadleigh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,440. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A retired judge fails to meet his golf partner. His wife calls for help while running a fantasy play ring. When Russians start co-opting into a fairly-traded clothing brand, can Paddy untangle the strands before the bodies start littering the golf course?
The Small Ferry
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: British English. Published: May 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A dreich day for a crossing and a small ferry packed to the gills. A fracas when off loading leads to blood and tears. And one man sits dead at the wheel of the last remaining car. When there's so much going on, it can be hard to see what's happening!
The Horror Weekend
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,700. Language: British English. Published: May 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A last-minute replacement on a role-playing weekend. One fatal accident after another. Can Macleod overcome the snowstorm from hell to stop a killer before the guest list becomes obsolete? It’s all a game…, but for whom?
The Bothy
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,320. Language: British English. Published: May 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Two bodies in a burnt out love nest. A cultish lifestyle and children moulded by domination. Can Macleod unravel the Black Isle mystery before the killer dispenses judgement again? Forgetting your boundaries has never been so deadly!
Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventures Box Set: Books 1-3 and Origin stories 1-3 (Austerley& Kirkgordon)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 212,860. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A retired bodyguard looking for a little fun before it's too late. An obsessive Professor, seeking the darkest things of life. And an Elder god seeking to rule the world, if they can't stop him. As one reviewer put it, "Like Lovecraft, Poe, or Conan Doyle you will like this book. If you like tv shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Being Human, or X-Files you will like this book".
Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventures Box Set: Books 1-3 and Origin stories 1-3 (Austerley& Kirkgordon)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 212,860. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A retired bodyguard looking for a little fun before it's too late. An obsessive Professor, seeking the darkest things of life. And an Elder god seeking to rule the world, if they can't stop him. As one reviewer put it, "Like Lovecraft, Poe, or Conan Doyle you will like this book. If you like tv shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Being Human, or X-Files you will like this book".
Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventures Box Set: Books 1-3 and Origin stories 1-3 (Austerley& Kirkgordon)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 212,860. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A retired bodyguard looking for a little fun before it's too late. An obsessive Professor, seeking the darkest things of life. And an Elder god seeking to rule the world, if they can't stop him. As one reviewer put it, "Like Lovecraft, Poe, or Conan Doyle you will like this book. If you like tv shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Being Human, or X-Files you will like this book".
The Blasphemous Welcome: Dark Wen Book 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Crime
A demonic entity prepares a bloody path for its master. Four fiendish ways for the city folk to die. A cynical, battle weary detective must become his home's heavenly protector. Join Detective Trimble and fresh faced Kyla Corstain as they enter a world of evil and ungodly manipulation causing murder, mayhem and disaster. The war for a city's soul begins now!
Ship of Doom: An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure #4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,760. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A deadly power source on a submerged island. Dark and desperate parties fight to reach an ancient site. And Kirkgordon needs to save a ship full of zombies. Thousands of miles of ocean. One tiny island the destination. Can they stop the cornucopia of evil that’s along for the ride? It’s just not fair when you can’t shoot the zombies!
Scarlett O'Meara: Beastmaster: The Supernatural and Elder Threat Assessment Agency Book 1 (SETAA)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,550. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Cursed with a talent she never knew. Bestowed a gift everyone wants. Scarlett must embrace her mother's legacy to stop a lecherous shadow preparing a demon’s army. A relic bestowed great power on Scarlett. A demon removed that gift. Can she summon the true fire inside and save the world? Only with her back to the wall, will this girl shine!
Water's Edge: Highlands and Islands Detective Thriller #1
Series: Highland & Islands Detective Thrillers, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,350. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Inspector Macleod returns to his island home twenty years after the painful loss of his wife. He must bond with his new partner, the free-spirited and upcoming star of the force, to seek the killer of a young woman and shine a light on the evil beneath the surface. To do so, he must once again stand in the place where he lost everything. At the water’s edge, everything will be made new.
Dagon's Revenge: An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure #3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A shattered hero races to save his wife. A rescue team falling apart. Can Kirkgordon stand in the face of Dagon's return? Kirkgordon takes his team beyond our world in this third instalment in the Austerley & Kirkgordon urban fantasy series. Sometimes, there are no good choices!
The People in the Pool
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
He lost her, murdered a long time ago. But now she’s returned. If something isn’t real, does it matter? “The People in the Pool” is the 3rd origin story in the A&K origins series that expand G R Jordan's A&K universe. If you love rollicking action, imperfect heroes and weird villains and places, then you will love the Austerley & Kirkgordon series. Not every mother can warm a child’s heart.
Surface Tensions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
There’s something in the water and Donald’s got to look after it. On a quiet Scottish Island, local man Donald must navigate the dangerous social waters as mermaids are spotted. Unable to reject his inherent decency, Donald helps a stricken mermaid and engages the assistance of Irish incomer Kiera. Against the maelstrom destroying the town they try to keep the new incomer safe!
Cally: Austerley & Kirkgordon Origins 2
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A village emptied of its children. A warrior finding her greatest desire. But a witch’s vengeance wrecks a curse that will devastate her forever.
The Darkness at Dillingham : An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure #2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,800. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An exhibitionist witch. A English seaside town literally descending to hell. And the only hope is a broken partnership that doesn’t want to heal! “The Darkness at Dillingham” is the second instalment in the A&K urban fantasy series. If you like breakneck action, sexy villains and cutting dialogue, then you’ll love this misfit set of heroes. Can the team bind together long enough to rescue a curse
Crescendo!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00 from 1 review)
A shape-shifting dragon. A cult bringing forth a nightmare. Two broken men, separated by hatred, must bind together to save the world. Reluctant pals Austerley and Kirkgordon, take on the darkness to prevent a displaced people ending the world. If you like bizarre creatures, fast paced action and cataclysmic nightmares, you'll love Crescendo! It's the blasphemous fanfare for the end of the world
Footsteps: Austerley & Kirkgordon Origins 1
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An insane professor. A journey into a New England grave. Will Kirkgordon return alive? Kirkgordon gets his first taste of dark creatures in this first origin story from the A&K universe. If like you like action and adventure, dark creatures from beyond and cutting dialogue from antagonistic heroes then you’ll love G R Jordan’s A&K urban fantasy series.
Four Life Emotions
You set the price! Words: 4,370. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
A poetical journey through the emotions of Faith, Pain, Humour and Love is given by this Ulster poet, through investigations into flat-pack DIY trials, dark invocations, christian musings and chocolate as a cure for marital problems! Further probings include the complex interactions of cricket and gardening, floods in our towns, red wine as an aphrodisiac and the passing of good letter writing.

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