John Chapman

Publisher info

We started the 'A Vested Interest' series in 2007 and it took over a year before I came up with an ending we were happy with. At 170,000 words A Vested Interest was too long though for a printed book. We cut it heavily but still ended with a 140,000 word book. There was no alternative, we had to split it into a two book series. Doing that, we thought, would allow us to put back some of the content we had cut and expand the second book (Dark Secrets) a little.
Well that was the plan. We ended up splitting the second book and making a trilogy by adding 'No Secrets'. The original ending didn't quite fit now so we moved it into a fourth book - Stones, Stars and Solutions.
And so it goes on. We are now writing book 10 and 11 of the series. Shelia has written a spin-off 'Blood of the Rainbow' trilogy. Altogether it's 2 million words so far! In terms of time, we've only covered a few months. There is an end in sight but not for another 5,000 years. Maybe I'll get to use my original ending then?

About the Authors
John and Shelia Chapman are a husband and wife team who met on Internet and crossed the Atlantic to be together. John, an English ex-science and computer teacher contributed the technology and 'nasty' bits while Shelia drew on her medical experience in the USA and produced the romance. The humour? That came from real life.

Where to find John Chapman online

Choice and Change - Blood of the Rainbow book 3
Series: Blood of the Rainbow. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,890. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by John Chapman. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
He’s neither vampire, nor werewolf, but as strong and fast as both. He’s neither angel, nor demon, yet the stories and legends of his kind, the Dine'é Kay-Yah, are shared in whispers. His perfect match has agreed to marry him but what happens when she learns his secret? Fate brought them together a second time but someone or something doesn't want that and will try everything to keep them apart.
Roses and Regret - Blood of the Rainbow II
Series: Blood of the Rainbow, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,140. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by John Chapman. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jared Thundercloud, a man with paranormal abilities, has lost his wife. He knew she wasn't his 'perfect match' but he loved her. Now fate has thrown his perfect match in his path and she looks exactly like his deceased wife!
Blood of the Rainbow I - Raging Storm
Series: Blood of the Rainbow, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 146,380. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by John Chapman. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jared Thundercloud laughed at his grandfather's old stories and legends. Now the girl that's been visiting his dreams since he was nineteen is standing across the street from him. She's the reason he became a doctor. He hoped he could change a predestined future by being in the right place at the right time. Can he? Will fate be kind, or will destiny rule out?

Books

Time after Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: British English. Published: October 25, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You're not going to believe these four short stories, but they will change the course of history. Someone, somewhen, will read them and they will trigger an idea. Find out how my chance encounter with a time traveler known to the world as 'Jack the Ripper' ended up founding of TACO, the Time Acency Chronoclasm Organisation, a powerful agency controlling time travel throughout history.
Time Flies - Book 4 of the 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night' Series
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: British English. Published: October 4, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world of 1493 was not ready for flying machines. Time-travellers needed to persuade Leonardo da Vinci. He agreed, but we ended up not only helping him to complete one, but then went with him on its first flight.
It Wasn't A Dark And Stormy Night - Titanic Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
If I went on the Titanic, I would die. If I didn't go the Titanic disaster would never happen and millions would die as a result - and I would never be born. You're probably confused. I was, but when you are time travelling, paradoxes are one of those things you have to learn to live with. I had to go - to make sure the Titanic sank!
It Was Another Dark And Stormy Night - Witch Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
I've been infected - with timebots. The last people infected were killed by Jack the Ripper to remove them. I can die or travel to 1785 to save a witch. Time travel - here I come. Another short and unbelievable story which will take you about thirty minutes to read.
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night - Ripping Time
You set the price! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A short story from a series in which I became a time traveller and met Jack the Ripper. You won't believe it, but somewhere out there on Internet it will make someone think and cause the foundation of T.A.C.O. (Time Anti-Chronoclasm Organisation.)
Castle of Riddles Revisited Guide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,780. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Games, Fiction » Adventure » General
A guide to the free, browser based game, 'Castle of Riddles Revisited.'
A Vested Interest Omnibus Books 1 - 3
Price: $2.23 USD. Words: 443,660. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Box set of the first three books in the best selling A Vested Interest technothriller series. Comprising of 'Immortality Gene', 'Dark Secrets' and 'No Secrets' this story uses technology in development now. To save the world from the ultimate apocalypse the team developing immortality is essential but a vengeful corporate rival wants the result only for himself.
An Illustrated Guide to Getting Published - An Author 'How to…' Manual
You set the price! Words: 68,280. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing
Author John Chapman leads you through the intricacies of getting your book to readers. • Conventional publishing • Independent - Print on demand • Ebooks …the choices are up to you, and are not as tricky as you may believe. John directs you through cover design, book descriptions, keywords and book promotion because, unfortunately, getting sales is not so obvious.
A Vested Interest Omnibus - Books 1 & 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 353,880. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
You fear pandemics? What if the elixir of eternal life turns out to be a virus that grants you immortality? The earth needs immortal humans—It's the only way to save all life on earth. Immortality is an essential part of the plan to avoid the ultimate disaster. This collection tells the story of the Immortality Gene and the Dark Secret of the ruling secret Order.
A Vested Interest 9 - Dust to Dust
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 226,550. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Death is final. Zombies don't exist. Or can they? Current research has revealed, three days after death, stem cells become active again. If the right conditions prevailed, and someone had contracted the immortality virus, perhaps their corpse could be resurrected. But… would their mind still be there? Donna feared her immortality virus could be modified. Would this become a reality?
Ashes to Ashes
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,240. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book 8 of the A Vested Interest Series. A dead woman wreaks havoc after she is taken over by hostile aliens. She escapes and is followed to the ancient Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza. Bitter rivals Sam and Jared must follow her to recover stolen DNA samples. In the process Sam makes a choice and painfully has his DNA altered.
Consequences - A Vested Interest book 7
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,120. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Conceived by one man, the DNA of an unborn child had been altered in his mother's womb to match another man. The alien Dine’é Yá had intervened. The mother was given a choice. Take the simple path or leave the memories unchanged. Whatever she chose would have consequences and there could be no further changes.
Regret and Retribution
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,020. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Book 6 in the series. With the Atlantic Ocean between them, Donna never expected to see Jared again. After Donna passed through a portal between continents she was surprised to find Jared and a ten year old boy waiting. The boy was her son, and he wasn't supposed to be born yet! Teleportation and time travel were just the beginning however, next comes telepathy and possession by a hostile alien.
Leap of Faith
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,020. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
James finds a tunnel and portal in their secret complex. After being rescued from behind an invisible barrier, the tunnel is sealed until they can investigate it properly. It should be safe behind a concrete wall but while a wedding takes place, 5 year old Tom manages to take his mother through the portal. Where do they go? A rescue mission tries to follow and discovers time travel is involved.
Stones, Stars and Solutions
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,780. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book 4 in the 'A Vested Interest' series. After an ancient document and mysterious object are recovered, Sir Richard and his family begin a global tour searching for a promised power source. Their search takes them to ancient monuments and places of pilgrimage. Unfortunately they are two days behind opponents who are doing their best to destroy the evidence left by aliens.
No Secrets - A Vested Interest 3
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,510. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Book 3 of the 'A Vested Interest' series. Sir Richard and Donna have information suggesting Donna's mother is alive and hiding. Sam Kaliea's mother has been hiding a secret too. Why is Natress so secretive about his daughter's birth? Evil tycoon Forrest is dead, but who's the man who looks exactly like him, warming up to a woman in her nineties. To get answers there will need to be no secrets.
Dark Secrets - A Vested Interest 2
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,670. Language: British English. Published: July 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Book 2 (edition 2.5 of the 'A Vested Interest' series. Donna Triplet slowly regains her memories. Despite a further attack, it begins to look as if their adversaries have been overcome. All is not as it seems. The Triplets discover a dark secret hidden for a thousand years and Richard finds Donna ripped from his arms by an enemy he cannot fight
A Vested Interest - Immortality Gene
Series: A Vested Interest, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 232,180. Language: British English. Published: July 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
We fear pandemics, but what if one gave you immortality? Humanity needs immortality, but not just to live longer. Immortality is an essential part of Sir Richard's plan to save life on earth. Book one of the series tells how three genetic engineers came to develop a cure for death - the Immortality Gene.

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Smashwords book reviews by John Chapman

  • Blackstone: Lily's Reprieve on March 13, 2013
    (no rating)
    It's not often I come across a book which will appeal to 50 Shades, Twilight and Christine Feehan 'Dark series' fans - except it's better written than any of them. It has the erotic sex of 50 Shades - but not the constant repetition. It has the quest by an immortal to kill the evil ones of the Dark series - but not the spelling, grammar or formatting errors. It has the young girl meeting the attractive immortal and at risk from the evil adversities - but not the sparkly vampires and cold hard skin. Best of all - it's currently FREE! There are a couple of things wrong - the cover gives no clue to the content and at one point there is some weak astronomy. Neither spoils an excellent story.
  • Blackstone: Aidan's Redemption on Oct. 13, 2017

    A gripping climax to an intriguing trilogy. If you knew with certainty that your unborn child would kill billions and bring misery to the world what would you do? That's the dilemma facing Aidan when he discovers the love of his life is pregnant. Aidan is an immortal human/alien hybrid. Lily, his love is human.. This third book in the trilogy took a while to appear but it was well worth the wait. I intended to read just a few pages since it was a long way down on my reading list. I was quickly hooked and had to keep reading. The only problem being that when I turned the last page I wanted more! A book that leaves you with an empty hole is one you have to read again. I think I might start at book 1 again.