Friday, 27 May 2011

The Cornerstone by Nick Spalding - Fantasy, Humour

This is my debut novel, everyone. I hope you'll take a look and pick up a copy - Nick

A great book will transport you to another world… literally, if you’re not careful.

On a gloomy Thursday afternoon, Max Bloom enters his local library in a last ditch attempt to stave off an epic case of teenage boredom.

Among the hushed stacks he discovers The Cornerstone - an ancient book tucked away on a dusty, forgotten shelf. Opening the cover, Max is torn from the library into an alternate dimension full of things intent on killing him – thus avoiding boredom with remarkable success.

He meets a beautiful girl called Merelie (brilliant), who tells him he’s the only one that can save both their worlds from the Dwellers - hideous mind sucking creatures from beyond the universe (not so brilliant).

Merelie thinks Max could be a Wordsmith, a sorcerer able to craft magic from the written word itself – one powerful enough to stop the Dwellers and their treacherous human allies.

This all sounds completely unbelievable, of course. The kind of thing you’d read in a fantasy novel… but The Cornerstone doesn’t lie - and the danger is very real.

In a world threatened by monsters, where books are worshipped and magic exists, Max Bloom must make a choice: close The Cornerstone and run home - or trust Merelie, become a Wordsmith, and save two worlds from certain destruction…


A novel from best selling writer Nick Spalding, author of Life… With No Breaks:

“A master story-teller… instinctively knows the right buttons to press.” - Neil Marr, BeWrite Books
“I recommend the entertaining writing...” - Red Adept Reviews
“Sorry, Mr Pratchett, I love you dearly, but Nick Spalding has raised the bar...” - Amazon customer
“Spalding delivers.” - Amazon customer
“I love Nick’s style of writing … very refreshing.” - Amazon customer
“Nick is a real talent.” - Amazon customer

Available now at:

Monday, 23 May 2011

Spalding featured at Daily Cheap Reads!

Hark at me talking about myself in the third person, eh? I sound like The Rock. Before I descend into gags about pie eating and the people’s elbow, I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that the lovely people over at Daily Cheap Reads are running a spotlight feature on me and Life… With No Breaks at both US and UK sites

You can take a look at the feature here:

Daily Cheap Reads UK is the new British version of the extremely popular Daily Cheap Reads, a site dedicated (much like Spalding’s Racket) to promoting inexpensive, quality books for your Kindle.

Why not pop over and take a look?

US site is here if you’re outside the UK:

Monday, 2 May 2011

Life... On A High by Nick Spalding - Humour

Hi everyone,

I'm really pleased to announce that my new book 'Life… On A High' is out now on Amazon & Smashwords.

I hope you'll take a look and pick up a copy :)

Here's the blurb:

"Nick Spalding is back… and this time he’s airborne!

"By popular demand - and because those counselling sessions won’t pay for themselves - Nick returns in the sequel to Life… With No Breaks, with more anecdotes, stories and asides to delight and amaze.

"This time he’s writing at 40,000 feet…

"After all, what better way is there to kill forty eight hours on a round trip to Australia than holding another conversation with YOU?

"Sit back (don’t worry, we’re in Business Class so the seats are comfortable), put your feet up, and laugh out loud as Nick wends his merry way through a plethora of subjects, including age, hobbies, crime, dating the wrong women and pretending to be a banana (among many other things).

"After you’ve read Life… On A High, you may never look at the other side of the world the same way again!"

Available now at:

Amazon UK

Amazon US


Also still available is the first book in the series 'Life… With No Breaks' at:

Amazon UK

Amazon US