David Brookes


David Brookes is a writer and editor currently living in the UK, from where he runs his editing firm The St. Paul's Literary Service.

He has stories published in many magazines including Electric Spec, Pantechnicon, Bewildering Stories, Whispering Spirits, Morpheus Tales, The Cynic and Aphelion.

His fiction has appeared in printed anthologies, most recently 'Skull & Crossbones' from Bedazzled Inc.

His first novel, 'Half Discovered Wings', was published internationally by Libros International in 2009.

Read more about his work at his website, STPediting.wordpress.com.

Where to find David Brookes online

Where to buy in print


Cycles of Udaipur
You set the price! Words: 96,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When young Raj hits a cow with his motorcycle, little does he know that he has started a chain reaction that will obliterate his close-knit group of friends. Mariam is a Muslim artist forbidden to paint Hindu deities. Her paramour Shiv aches to be a politician in a city ruled by gangland overlords. And lovelorn Vansh finds himself sucked into a mystical vortex from which his mind may not recover.
Half Discovered Wings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130,820. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It’s neither money nor morality that sends Joseph Gabel on his continent-wide pursuit, but the death of his love, destroyed by a creature who evades his capture. Hired by a mysterious magus, one of many supernaturally-powered individuals known as errants, the hunter travels towards the city of Shianti, built inside a huge crater – a remnant of the war which destroyed the world as we know it.
The Gun of Our Maker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Arizona, 1877: a man on horseback scales the forests of the Mogollon Rim. He is searching for Bill Hawken, a renowned gunsmith, to build his instrument of vengeance. Vivian Culhane is far from a typical hero. Crippled by a childhood illness, he is weak, blind – yet unstoppable. His gun will be known across the Old West - a revolver that produces red smoke, with a thirst for justice.
Love is an Eye That Doesn't See
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Chinese
In celebration of Chinese New Year 2015, these short stories by David Brookes are released as a collection for the first time. Set in China, three fables of a romantic and philosophical nature show us the inner worlds of three troubled individuals struggling with love, loss and memory. [This collection features complete, stand-alone short stories and one narrative article.]

David Brookes' tag cloud

apocalyptic    bollywood    china    chinese new year    cowboy    epic    fantasy    grief    gunslinger    half discovered wings    hanuman    india    love    magical realism    memory    old west    postapocalyptic    rajasthan    ramayana    shiva    short story    udaipur    western    wild west   

Smashwords book reviews by David Brookes

  • Lifesaver in a Bikini on June 29, 2015

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of 'Lifesaver', and loved every page. We're quickly introduced to a couple of very strong characters in Queen, a forensic scientist, and G, a badass SWAT officer. They've found happiness together but it soon gets blown away when Queen receives a lot of unintentional attention from the media - and the public, and some psychos...! I was really impressed by how the writer managed to create a believable scenario that holds together some really powerful romantic, thrilling and action-packed scenes. A lot of books have some of those, but I think this is the first that has all of them. There are some very heart-felt scenes in this that moved me to tears - not to mention a couple of hardcore heroes who are so realistic it's scary. I'm not sure how the author knows enough about the military mindset to make such utterly convincing characters - but maybe I don't want to know! I suspect she's secretly in the SAS. I don't think I've ever written this in a review, but there's enough here to satisfy both male and female readers completely. I'll be looking out for more from this author.
  • Cameron of the Skies on Aug. 01, 2015

    I've been reading Angelin Sydney's books for a while now, because I love her stylish mix of romance and military action. This book is slightly balanced in favour of the romance this time, which means deeper characters, deeper lust and deeper adoration between the two protagonists. I was impressed with Andy, the very strong female lead, who blows away the definition of traditional heroine and even gives her lovable tough-guy boyfriend a run for his money. There's a lot going for the plot, which doesn't let up, and somehow the story gets richer the further along it gets. There's plenty of story for a few quid too at around 120,000 words, so even though I couldn't stop reading it still gave me plenty to read at my bedtimes. Recommended for fans of romance in particular, but a good read for boys and girls alike. 5/5
  • Interface on Dec. 05, 2016

    Absolutely superb fiction set in an imaginative, relevant near-future. The satire is some of the sharpest I've read in a LONG time (no exaggeration) and the story zips along. Great dialogue and generally just a lot of fun to read. Highly recommended!