Roger Lawrence


With eight books already on sale I have three more to be published this year. Old Geezers 3 (undecided subtitle as yet), Progeny of Kongomato, the final in my monster trilogy and Three Hoodies Save the World 3. I've also begun my newest project: an end-of-the-world novel with a topical twist. No details or spoilers since so far, I'm the only writer to have done it.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing while I was in the Royal Marines. During countless military exercises (in between any real wars of the late 70's) the nights were long and boring. I used to jot things down in my notebook - a real notebook since this was long before any electronic machines small enough to carry.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This is something that's been hovering in my mind for years. What if a man were cursed to live forever? Not so bad on it's own, but what if he could never eat, or sleep? Again not so bad if one is eternal. So just to stir the pot a little, what if eternity was to be spent in ceaseless, unspeakable agony? Yet there is an escape from this awful existence. The curse can simply be given away; but only to some he truly loves and in turn loves him with equal intensity. It's my longest book at over six hundred pages.
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Where to find Roger Lawrence online

Where to buy in print


When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
Old Geezers, The Back of Beyond
Series: Old Geezers, The Gateway. Price: $2.30 USD. Words: 102,620. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
the old geezers thought their adventure was over, but it was not. once more they would have to use the time machine, and this time it would take them to nazi germany. the bomb was ticking, and there was less than a week to save the world.
The Book of Pain
Price: $2.30 USD. Words: 149,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 17, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
a punishment of eternal agony awaits tom fletcher. never to die, never to eat, sleep or even go mad. Only one escape is open to him, but after three hundred and fifty years has his humanity become so warped that he will commit the ultimate crime in order to free himself?
Strange Portals - Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Just in time for a much needed holiday break, twenty-two stories about fairies, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and everything in between. Stories by AK Stein, Adan Ramie, B.G. Hope, Barbara G. Tarn, Bonnie Mutchler, CG Coppola, DM Yates, JK Rosaline, Joleene Naylor, Kay Kauffman, Maegan Provan, Mark R. Hunter, Rami Ungar, Roger Lawrence, Roxanna Mathews, Terry Compton and Tricia Drammeh.
Spawn of Kongomato
Series: Kongomato, Book 2. Price: $2.30 USD. Words: 108,240. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
All the flying monsters are presumed dead and London safe again. Now a vengeful man determined to bring the government crashing to its knees might just prevent world war three - perhaps.
Three Hoodies Save The World 2
Series: Three Hoodies Save The world, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,280. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Monsters trashed, worlds saved. They thought it was all over - it was only just beginning
A Little Twist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,670. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A collection of short stories. Some sad, some funny, and others, quite frankly, a little sick. But all with a little twist at the end.
Old Geezers, The Gateway
Series: Old Geezers, The Gateway, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,180. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Three old men destroy the Earth, and that's only at the beginning of the adventure.
Series: Kongomato, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,740. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 19, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
After three right-wing thugs accidentally release a ten million year old flying creature into the skies of present day London, the deaths begin. Faced with an impossible dilemma, the Prime Minister has only one week to solve the problem.
Three Hoodies Save The World
Series: Three Hoodies Save The world, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 107,770. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
After David's Granny 'buys' him a star from one of those strange magazines that sell Xray specs and has photographs of film stars after their twentieth face lift, he and two friends are forcibly transported to another planet which looks just like Earth, apart from mutated aliens bent on their destruction. It was just a game, right? Until the game suddenly turned serious.

Smashwords book reviews by Roger Lawrence

  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Sep. 20, 2010
    (no rating)
    Thanks for the guide. Could never have uploaded my book as it was before. Even better since it was free.
  • A Gift for the Sultan on Sep. 05, 2011
    (no rating)
    I really enjoyed this book. The combination of myth, fantasy and reality made it a real page turner and one I would recommend to anyone - and this from someone who prefers science fiction.
  • A Gift for the Sultan on Sep. 06, 2011

    I forgot to give a rating. It easily deserves a five.
  • Always on Oct. 15, 2012
    (no rating)
    I read this book in one sitting. The characters are expertly detailed and the plot riveting.If this is the first I can't wait for the others. Well done to the author for a novel with a difference. Heartily recommended.
  • Wander Home on Nov. 16, 2012

    I enjoyed this book. The first part was a little difficult but Karen's writing is so clear and engaging that it was easy to continue. It isn't an afterlife I would choose for myself but I can see its appeal. The real fear that Cassie feels about the imminent departure of her mother is a moving factor and one that really seals the book. This is one I would recommend for anyone. Excellent.
  • Vampire Morsels: Short Story Collection on Nov. 23, 2012

    I loved the Vampire Morsels.So much in fact that I shall have to get all of the books. Joleene's writing is so elegant that I got through them in far too short a time. Humour and horror perfectly blended.Perfect.
  • Division on Oct. 29, 2013

    I took a whole day off writing to read this novel; a time I guard jealously. But I’m glad I did. The storyline intrigued me and is one I think we’ll all be hearing more about as the years roll on especially in novel form. Karen has obviously gone to a great deal of time and trouble with this book and it shows. The two main characters, the brothers, are beautifully observed and developed in their differences despite their genetic connection. Their dilemma is one which provoked a lot of thought rather than being something I could just read once and immediately forget. I enjoyed wondering where the book was going and am glad to report that I was wrong about the final ending. My favourite character in the book was the judge. You’ll have to read it to discover why. Just as important in a market flooded with self published books, I was not forced to cringe half a dozen times on every page because of bad editing or painful grammatical mistakes. All in all a great read and one I would recommend to anyone. Well done to the author.